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Complications after ischaemic stroke, including both neurological and medical complications, are a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Neurological complications, such as brain oedema or haemorrhagic transformation, occur earlier than do medical complications and can affect outcomes with potential serious short-term and long-term consequences. Some of(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies indicated overall relatively low prevalence of dementia in older people in China, which may be biased by studied samples or methods. We determined the prevalence of dementia cases and subcases in China and examined their socio-economic correlates. METHODS Using the Geriatric Mental State interview, we examined random samples of(More)
Stroke mostly occurs in elderly people and patient outcomes after stroke are highly influenced by age. A better understanding of the causes of stroke in the elderly might have important practical implications not only for clinical management, but also for preventive strategies and future health-care policies. In this Review, we explore the evidence from(More)
BACKGROUND Determinants for undetected dementia and late-life depression have been not well studied. AIMS To investigate risk factors for undetected dementia and depression in older communities. METHOD Using the method of the 10/66 algorithm, we interviewed a random sample of 7072 participants aged ≥60 years in six provinces of China during 2007-2011.(More)
Association of passive smoking with cognitive impairment in older adults is unclear. We carried out a systematic literature review and a new study to determine the association. There were 3 cross-sectional studies published, showing a significant association of passive smoking with cognitive impairment (a relative risk (RR) of about 1.30-1.90). In the new(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the association of socioeconomic deprivation (SED) with survival after stroke in China. DESIGN A systematic literature review and a new population-based cohort study. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS In urban and rural communities in Anhui, China, 2978 residents aged ≥60 years took part in baseline investigation and were followed up for 5(More)
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