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Poor Blood-Pressure Control Related to More Lacunar Strokes at Earlier Age

Tuesday, May 15, 2018—While elevated blood pressure is a well-established risk factor for stroke, there has been debate regarding the roll of elevated blood pressure in lacunar stroke with some stu…

FDA Issues Recommendation on Neurovascular Stents Used for Stent-Assisted Coiling of Unruptured Brain Aneurysm

Wednesday, May 09, 2018—The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a letter to health care providers that gives recommendations on patient selection and use of neurovascular stents for sten…

Get Ahead of Stroke Campaign Improves Triage and Transport in Tennessee

Friday, March 30, 2018—The Get Ahead of Stroke campaign is an initiative from the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) designed to improve national public education and systems of care for …

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March/April 2018—Lawful Physician-Hastened Death, Hearing Loss and Cognitive Impairment, Extended-Release Amantadine, Fibromyalgia Biomarkers, Phase 3 Trial of Rimegepant for Migraine, A Blood Test for Concussion, and more.

The Speed of Trust Advances Treatments

A. M. Barrett, MD, FANA, FAAN, FASNR; and The AAN 2016-2017 Transforming Leaders

March/April 2018—Spatial retraining for spatial neglect by learning at the speed of trust.

Arterial Stiffness is Associated with Amyloid-Beta Deposition and Lower Brain Volume in Alzheimer Disease-Susceptible Regions

Friday, March 16, 2018—Results from the atherosclerosis risk in communities (ARIC)-neurocognitive study published today (Neurology. 2018;published online ahead of print March 16, 2018) show an assoc…

Eating whole grains, leafy greens, and fruits is correlated with lower depression rate as well as lowered stroke risk.

Sunday, February 25, 2018—A study of the effects of the dietary approaches to stop hypertension (DASH) diet shows that people who eat vegetables, fruit, and whole grains may have lower rates of depress…

Stryker's Trevo Retriever Now Indicated for Treating Stroke Up to 24 Hours From Symptom Onset

Thursday, February 15, 2018—Stryker has announced that its Trevo Retriever device has received an expanded indication from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a front-line treatment for patients…

 
 

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