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    September 2017
  1. WANG HB, Ji P, Zhao XS, Xu H, et al
    Recombinant human TNK tissue-type plasminogen activator (rhTNK-tPA) versus alteplase (rt-PA) as fibrinolytic therapy for acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (China TNK STEMI): protocol for a randomised, controlled, non-inferiority trial.
    BMJ Open. 2017;7:e016838.
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  2. HSU RCJ, Salika T, Maw J, Lyratzopoulos G, et al
    Influence of hospital volume on nephrectomy mortality and complications: a systematic review and meta-analysis stratified by surgical type.
    BMJ Open. 2017;7:e016833.
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  3. JHAVERI MM, Benjamin-Garner R, Rianon N, Sherer M, et al
    Telemedicine-guided education on secondary stroke and fall prevention following inpatient rehabilitation for Texas patients with stroke and their caregivers: a feasibility pilot study.
    BMJ Open. 2017;7:e017340.
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  4. ZHANG FL, Guo ZN, Wu YH, Liu HY, et al
    Prevalence of stroke and associated risk factors: a population based cross sectional study from northeast China.
    BMJ Open. 2017;7:e015758.
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  5. PURRUCKER JC, Hartig F, Richter H, Engelbrecht A, et al
    Design and validation of a clinical scale for prehospital stroke recognition, severity grading and prediction of large vessel occlusion: the shortened NIH Stroke Scale for emergency medical services.
    BMJ Open. 2017;7:e016893.
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    August 2017
  6. TOKAIRIN K, Osanai T, Abumiya T, Kazumata K, et al
    Regional transarterial hypothermic infusion in combination with endovascular thrombectomy in acute ischaemic stroke with cerebral main arterial occlusion: protocol to investigate safety of the clinical trial.
    BMJ Open. 2017;7:e016502.
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  7. VAN LIESHOUT ECC, Visser-Meily JMA, Neggers SFW, van der Worp HB, et al
    Brain stimulation for arm recovery after stroke (B-STARS): protocol for a randomised controlled trial in subacute stroke patients.
    BMJ Open. 2017;7:e016566.
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  8. KUO CS, Chen YT, Hsu CY, Chang CC, et al
    The impact of chronic hepatitis B infection on major adverse cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality in patients with diabetes: a nationwide population-based study from Taiwan.
    BMJ Open. 2017;7:e016179.
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  9. EBBEN HP, Nederhoed JH, Lely RJ, Wisselink W, et al
    Microbubbles and UltraSound-accelerated Thrombolysis (MUST) for peripheral arterial occlusions: protocol for a phase II single-arm trial.
    BMJ Open. 2017;7:e014365.
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  10. OLSSON OA, Persson HC, Alt Murphy M, Sunnerhagen KS, et al
    Early prediction of physical activity level 1 year after stroke: a longitudinal cohort study.
    BMJ Open. 2017;7:e016369.
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  11. CADILHAC DA, Andrew NE, Stroil Salama E, Hill K, et al
    Improving discharge care: the potential of a new organisational intervention to improve discharge after hospitalisation for acute stroke, a controlled before-after pilot study.
    BMJ Open. 2017;7:e016010.
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    July 2017
  12. SHIH CC, Yeh CC, Hu CJ, Lane HL, et al
    Risk of dementia in patients with non-haemorrhagic stroke receiving acupuncture treatment: a nationwide matched cohort study from Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database.
    BMJ Open. 2017;7:e013638.
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  13. YU AYX, Quan H, McRae AD, Wagner GO, et al
    A cohort study on physician documentation and the accuracy of administrative data coding to improve passive surveillance of transient ischaemic attacks.
    BMJ Open. 2017;7:e015234.
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    June 2017
  14. MANSFIELD A, Brooks D, Tang A, Taylor D, et al
    Promoting Optimal Physical Exercise for Life (PROPEL): aerobic exercise and self-management early after stroke to increase daily physical activity-study protocol for a stepped-wedge randomised trial.
    BMJ Open. 2017;7:e015843.
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  15. RAO A, Jones A, Bottle A, Darzi A, et al
    A retrospective cohort study of high-impact users among patients with cerebrovascular conditions.
    BMJ Open. 2017;7:e014618.
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  16. ROCCATELLO D, Sciascia S, Rossi D, Naretto C, et al
    Outpatient percutaneous native renal biopsy: safety profile in a large monocentric cohort.
    BMJ Open. 2017;7:e015243.
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    April 2017
  17. BAATIEMA L, de-Graft Aikins A, Sav A, Mnatzaganian G, et al
    Barriers to evidence-based acute stroke care in Ghana: a qualitative study on the perspectives of stroke care professionals.
    BMJ Open. 2017;7:e015385.
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  18. KOOHI N, Vickers D, Warren J, Werring D, et al
    Long-term use benefits of personal frequency-modulated systems for speech in noise perception in patients with stroke with auditory processing deficits: a non-randomised controlled trial study.
    BMJ Open. 2017;7:e013003.
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    March 2017
  19. COZZOLINO F, Abraha I, Orso M, Mengoni A, et al
    Protocol for validating cardiovascular and cerebrovascular ICD-9-CM codes in healthcare administrative databases: the Umbria Data Value Project.
    BMJ Open. 2017;7:e013785.
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  20. MULDER MJ, Venema E, Roozenbeek B, Broderick JP, et al
    Towards personalised intra-arterial treatment of patients with acute ischaemic stroke: a study protocol for development and validation of a clinical decision aid.
    BMJ Open. 2017;7:e013699.
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  21. SADLER E, Wolfe CD, Jones F, McKevitt C, et al
    Exploring stroke survivors' and physiotherapists' views of self-management after stroke: a qualitative study in the UK.
    BMJ Open. 2017;7:e011631.
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    January 2017
  22. LIAO HW, Saver JL, Wu YL, Chen TH, et al
    Pioglitazone and cardiovascular outcomes in patients with insulin resistance, pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
    BMJ Open. 2017;7:e013927.
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    November 2016
  23. HOLBROOK A, Dormuth C, Morrow R, Lee A, et al
    Comparative effectiveness and safety of oral anticoagulants for atrial fibrillation in real-world practice: a population-based cohort study protocol.
    BMJ Open. 2016;6:e013263.
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  24. COTLARCIUC I, Marjot T, Khan MS, Hiltunen S, et al
    Towards the genetic basis of cerebral venous thrombosis-the BEAST Consortium: a study protocol.
    BMJ Open. 2016;6:e012351.
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  25. GWYNNE K, Flaskas Y, O'Brien C, Jeffries TL, et al
    Opportunistic screening to detect atrial fibrillation in Aboriginal adults in Australia.
    BMJ Open. 2016;6:e013576.
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  26. CUI XP, Lin M, Mu JS, Ye JX, et al
    Angioplasty and stenting for patients with symptomatic intracranial atherosclerosis: study protocol of a randomised controlled trial.
    BMJ Open. 2016;6:e012175.
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  27. GERAGHTY O, Korompoki E, Filippidis FT, Rudd A, et al
    Cardiac diagnostic work-up for atrial fibrillation after transient ischaemic attacks in England and Wales: results from a cross-sectional survey.
    BMJ Open. 2016;6:e012714.
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  28. MCCLURE GR, Belley-Cote EP, Singal RK, Jaffer IH, et al
    Surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation: a protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials.
    BMJ Open. 2016;6:e013273.
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    April 2016
  29. HORTON S, Clark A, Barton G, Lane K, et al
    Methodological issues in the design and evaluation of supported communication for aphasia training: a cluster-controlled feasibility study.
    BMJ Open. 2016;6:e011207.
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  30. DE SIMONI A, Shanks A, Balasooriya-Smeekens C, Mant J, et al
    Stroke survivors and their families receive information and support on an individual basis from an online forum: descriptive analysis of a population of 2348 patients and qualitative study of a sample of participants.
    BMJ Open. 2016;6:e010501.
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    March 2016
  31. HEWITT J, Walters M, Padmanabhan S, Dawson J, et al
    Cohort profile of the UK Biobank: diagnosis and characteristics of cerebrovascular disease.
    BMJ Open. 2016;6:e009161.
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  32. NIU PP, Guo ZN, Jin H, Xing YQ, et al
    Antiplatelet regimens in the long-term secondary prevention of transient ischaemic attack and ischaemic stroke: an updated network meta-analysis.
    BMJ Open. 2016;6:e009013.
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  33. JENNUM P, Baandrup L, Iversen HK, Ibsen R, et al
    Mortality and use of psychotropic medication in patients with stroke: a population-wide, register-based study.
    BMJ Open. 2016;6:e010662.
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    February 2016
  34. WANISHAYAKORN T, Sornlertlumvanich K, Ngorsuraches S
    Benefit-risk assessment of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins): a discrete choice experiment.
    BMJ Open. 2016;6:e009387.
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  35. MCGRATH RT, Hocking SL, Priglinger M, Day S, et al
    Rationale and design of Short-Term EXenatide therapy in Acute ischaemic Stroke (STEXAS): a randomised, open-label, parallel-group study.
    BMJ Open. 2016;6:e008203.
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  36. TARRANT M, Warmoth K, Code C, Dean S, et al
    Creating psychological connections between intervention recipients: development and focus group evaluation of a group singing session for people with aphasia.
    BMJ Open. 2016;6:e009652.
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  37. SUN Z, Yu N, Yue J, Zhang Q, et al
    Acupuncture for urinary incontinence after stroke: a protocol for systematic review.
    BMJ Open. 2016;6:e008062.
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  38. SURESHKUMAR K, Murthy G, Natarajan S, Naveen C, et al
    Evaluation of the feasibility and acceptability of the 'Care for Stroke' intervention in India, a smartphone-enabled, carer-supported, educational intervention for management of disability following stroke.
    BMJ Open. 2016;6:e009243.
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    January 2016
  39. GREENWOOD N, Holley J, Ellmers T, Mein G, et al
    Qualitative focus group study investigating experiences of accessing and engaging with social care services: perspectives of carers from diverse ethnic groups caring for stroke survivors.
    BMJ Open. 2016;6:e009498.
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  40. GINER-SORIANO M, Vedia Urgell C, Roso-Llorach A, Morros R, et al
    Effectiveness, safety and costs of thromboembolic prevention in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation: phase I ESC-FA protocol study and baseline characteristics of a cohort from a primary care electronic database.
    BMJ Open. 2016;6:e010144.
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  41. NELANDER M, Cnattingius S, Akerud H, Wikstrom J, et al
    Pregnancy hypertensive disease and risk of dementia and cardiovascular disease in women aged 65 years or older: a cohort study.
    BMJ Open. 2016;6:e009880.
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  42. GUNNOO T, Hasan N, Khan MS, Slark J, et al
    Quantifying the risk of heart disease following acute ischaemic stroke: a meta-analysis of over 50,000 participants.
    BMJ Open. 2016;6:e009535.
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  43. LAIWALLA AN, Ooi YC, Van De Wiele B, Ziv K, et al
    Rigorous anaesthesia management protocol for patients with intracranial arterial stenosis: a prospective controlled-cohort study.
    BMJ Open. 2016;6:e009727.
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  44. BLOMSTER JI, Woodward M, Zoungas S, Hillis GS, et al
    The harms of smoking and benefits of smoking cessation in women compared with men with type 2 diabetes: an observational analysis of the ADVANCE (Action in Diabetes and Vascular Disease: Preterax and Diamicron modified release Controlled Evaluation) t
    BMJ Open. 2016;6:e009668.
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  45. CHEN L, Fang J, Jin X, Keeler CL, et al
    Acupuncture treatment for ischaemic stroke in young adults: protocol for a randomised, sham-controlled clinical trial.
    BMJ Open. 2016;6:e010073.
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  46. JONES F, Gage H, Drummond A, Bhalla A, et al
    Feasibility study of an integrated stroke self-management programme: a cluster-randomised controlled trial.
    BMJ Open. 2016;6:e008900.
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  47. FENG X, Liu Y, Astell-Burt T, Yin P, et al
    Analysis of health service amenable and non-amenable mortality before and since China's expansion of health coverage in 2009.
    BMJ Open. 2016;6:e009370.
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  48. FLETCHER-SMITH JC, Walker DM, Sprigg N, James M, et al
    ESCAPS study protocol: a feasibility randomised controlled trial of 'Early electrical stimulation to the wrist extensors and wrist flexors to prevent the post-stroke complications of pain and contractures in the paretic arm'.
    BMJ Open. 2016;6:e010079.
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  49. ENDO M, Sairenchi T, Kojimahara N, Haruyama Y, et al
    Sickness absence and return to work among Japanese stroke survivors: a 365-day cohort study.
    BMJ Open. 2016;6:e009682.
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  50. AZIZ NA, Pindus DM, Mullis R, Walter FM, et al
    Understanding stroke survivors' and informal carers' experiences of and need for primary care and community health services--a systematic review of the qualitative literature: protocol.
    BMJ Open. 2016;6:e009244.
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    January 2015
  51. OWEN CG, Kapetanakis VV, Rudnicka AR, Wathern AK, et al
    Body mass index in early and middle adult life: prospective associations with myocardial infarction, stroke and diabetes over a 30-year period: the British Regional Heart Study.
    BMJ Open. 2015;5:e008105.
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  52. XIONG L, Lin W, Han J, Chen X, et al
    A retrospective pilot study of correlation of cerebral augmentation effects of external counterpulsation with functional outcome after acute ischaemic stroke.
    BMJ Open. 2015;5:e009233.
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  53. WIREKLINT SUNDSTROM B, Herlitz J, Hansson PO, Brink P, et al
    Comparison of the university hospital and county hospitals in western Sweden to identify potential weak links in the early chain of care for acute stroke: results of an observational study.
    BMJ Open. 2015;5:e008228.
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  54. CLARKE DJ, Tyson S, Rodgers H, Drummond A, et al
    Why do patients with stroke not receive the recommended amount of active therapy (ReAcT)? Study protocol for a multisite case study investigation.
    BMJ Open. 2015;5:e008443.
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  55. RENOUX C, Dell'Aniello S, Saarela O, Filion KB, et al
    Antiepileptic drugs and the risk of ischaemic stroke and myocardial infarction: a population-based cohort study.
    BMJ Open. 2015;5:e008365.
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  56. ELLIS-HILL C, Gracey F, Thomas S, Lamont-Robinson C, et al
    'HeART of Stroke (HoS)', a community-based Arts for Health group intervention to support self-confidence and psychological well-being following a stroke: protocol for a randomised controlled feasibility study.
    BMJ Open. 2015;5:e008888.
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  57. HERON N, Kee F, Donnelly M, Cupples ME, et al
    Systematic review of rehabilitation programmes initiated within 90 days of a transient ischaemic attack or 'minor' stroke: a protocol.
    BMJ Open. 2015;5:e007849.
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  58. AYIS S, Wellwood I, Rudd AG, McKevitt C, et al
    Variations in Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) and survival 1 year after stroke: five European population-based registers.
    BMJ Open. 2015;5:e007101.
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  59. YUAN Z, Wang B, Li F, Wang J, et al
    Intravenous thrombolysis guided by a telemedicine consultation system for acute ischaemic stroke patients in China: the protocol of a multicentre historically controlled study.
    BMJ Open. 2015;5:e006704.
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  60. BERGLUND A, von Euler M, Schenck-Gustafsson K, Castren M, et al
    Identification of stroke during the emergency call: a descriptive study of callers' presentation of stroke.
    BMJ Open. 2015;5:e007661.
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  61. KHAFAJI HA, Sulaiman K, Singh R, AlHabib KF, et al
    Clinical characteristics, precipitating factors, management and outcome of patients with prior stroke hospitalised with heart failure: an observational report from the Middle East.
    BMJ Open. 2015;5:e007148.
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  62. LUENGO-FERNANDEZ R, Leal J, Gray A
    UK research spend in 2008 and 2012: comparing stroke, cancer, coronary heart disease and dementia.
    BMJ Open. 2015;5:e006648.
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  63. KRISTOFFERSEN DT, Helgeland J, Waage HP, Thalamus J, et al
    Survival curves to support quality improvement in hospitals with excess 30-day mortality after acute myocardial infarction, cerebral stroke and hip fracture: a before-after study.
    BMJ Open. 2015;5:e006741.
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  64. SHIGEMATSU K, Watanabe Y, Nakano H
    Weekly variations of stroke occurrence: an observational cohort study based on the Kyoto Stroke Registry, Japan.
    BMJ Open. 2015;5:e006294.
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  65. SALMOIRAGO-BLOTCHER E, Hovey KM, Andrews CA, Robinson JG, et al
    Statin use and risk of haemorrhagic stroke in a community-based cohort of postmenopausal women: an observational study from the Women's Health Initiative.
    BMJ Open. 2015;5:e007075.
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  66. EKSTAM L, Johansson U, Guidetti S, Eriksson G, et al
    The combined perceptions of people with stroke and their carers regarding rehabilitation needs 1 year after stroke: a mixed methods study.
    BMJ Open. 2015;5:e006784.
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  67. CHEN R, Hu Z, Chen RL, Zhang D, et al
    Socioeconomic deprivation and survival after stroke in China: a systematic literature review and a new population-based cohort study.
    BMJ Open. 2015;5:e005688.
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  68. EDJOC RK, Reid RD, Sharma M, Balfour L, et al
    Correlates of former smoking in patients with cerebrovascular disease: a cross-sectional study.
    BMJ Open. 2015;5:e005753.
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  69. LOWRES N, Freedman SB, Gallagher R, Kirkness A, et al
    Identifying postoperative atrial fibrillation in cardiac surgical patients posthospital discharge, using iPhone ECG: a study protocol.
    BMJ Open. 2015;5:e006849.
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  70. WU IC, Hsieh HM, Wu MT
    A short-term risk-benefit analysis of occasional and regular use of low-dose aspirin in primary prevention of vascular diseases: a nationwide population-based study.
    BMJ Open. 2015;5:e006694.
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  71. HOFFMANN TC, Walker MF, Langhorne P, Eames S, et al
    What's in a name? The challenge of describing interventions in systematic reviews: analysis of a random sample of reviews of non-pharmacological stroke interventions.
    BMJ Open. 2015;5:e009051.
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  72. LUNDSTROM E, Zini A, Wahlgren N, Ahmed N, et al
    How common is isolated dysphasia among patients with stroke treated with intravenous thrombolysis, and what is their outcome? Results from the SITS-ISTR.
    BMJ Open. 2015;5:e009109.
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  73. MORAN GM, Calvert M, Feltham MG, Ryan R, et al
    A retrospective cohort study to investigate fatigue, psychological or cognitive impairment after TIA: protocol paper.
    BMJ Open. 2015;5:e008149.
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  74. MILNER J, Green R, Dangour AD, Haines A, et al
    Health effects of adopting low greenhouse gas emission diets in the UK.
    BMJ Open. 2015;5:e007364.
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  75. YAN YL, Qiu B, Wang J, Deng SB, et al
    High-intensity statin therapy in patients with chronic kidney disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
    BMJ Open. 2015;5:e006886.
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  76. PERSSON LG, Lingfors H, Nilsson M, Molstad S, et al
    The possibility of lifestyle and biological risk markers to predict morbidity and mortality in a cohort of young men after 26 years follow-up.
    BMJ Open. 2015;5:e006798.
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