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    November 2022
  1. LI Z, Hu Q, Ji W, Fan Q, et al
    Prevalence of stroke and associated risk factors: a population-based cross-sectional study from the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau of China.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e065605.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  2. WOLF M, Hasselstrom JK, Carlsson A, Euler MV, et al
    Identifying factors explaining practice variation in secondary stroke prevention in primary care: a cohort study based on all patients with ischaemic stroke in the Stockholm region.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e064277.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  3. SINGH H, Nelson M, Martyniuk J, Colquhoun H, et al
    Scoping review protocol of the use of codesign methods in stroke intervention development.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e065150.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  4. DIXON M, Appleton JP, Scutt P, Woodhouse LJ, et al
    Time intervals and distances travelled for prehospital ambulance stroke care: data from the randomised-controlled ambulance-based Rapid Intervention with Glyceryl trinitrate in Hypertensive stroke Trial-2 (RIGHT-2).
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e060211.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  5. MANSOURIAN M, Ghasemi K, Haghdoost A, Kopec JA, et al
    Measuring the burden of comorbidity for ischaemic heart disease and four common non-communicable diseases in Iran, 1990-2017: a modelling study based on global burden of diseases data.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e054441.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  6. ZHONG H, Li Z, Zhou T, Li T, et al
    New device multisegment Mechanical Thrombectomy System for endovascular treatment in acute ischaemic stroke: study protocol for a prospective, multicentre, randomised controlled trial.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e063389.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  7. BLATCHFORD EG, Aquino MRJ, Grant J, Johnson V, et al
    Patients' experience of and participation in a stroke self-management programme, My Life After Stroke (MLAS): a multimethod study.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e062700.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  8. LI H, Zhang L, Wang W, Xiang D, et al
    Benefit finding in first-ever young and middle-aged patients who had a stroke and their spousal caregivers in China: a longitudinal mixed-methods study protocol.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e062859.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  9. ZHAO S, Cheng Y, Tong X, Han M, et al
    Cost-effectiveness of recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator for acute ischaemic stroke with unknown time of onset: a Markov modelling analysis from the Chinese and US perspectives.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e065133.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  10. ZHANG Z, Yang H, Tu Z, Nepal G, et al
    Multicentre registration of wake-up stroke in China (MCRWUSC): a protocol for a prospective, multicentre, registry-based cohort study.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e060818.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  11. TANIZAWA K, Nishimura Y, Sera S, Yaguchi D, et al
    Incidence of stroke, systemic embolism and bleeding events in patients without anticoagulation based on real-world data in Japan: a retrospective cohort study.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e063623.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  12. XIE C, Wang K, Peng J, Jiang X, et al
    Efficacy and safety of human-derived neural stem cell in patients with ischaemic stroke: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e055108.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  13. JIANG L, Cheng L, Li X, Yan J, et al
    What should nurses do on post-stroke depression? A global systematic assessment of clinical practice guidelines.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e064069.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  14. NISHIMURA N, Fukuda H
    Risk of cardiovascular events leading to hospitalisation after Streptococcus pneumoniae infection: a retrospective cohort LIFE Study.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e059713.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    October 2022
  15. MIN X, Li W, Zhao H, Chen Q, et al
    Mechanical thrombectomy first versus direct angioplasty or stenting for the treatment of intracranial atherosclerotic stenosis-related large vessel occlusion: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e060136.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  16. YE C, Han X, Chen Y, Liu F, et al
    Stroke prevention of thoracoscopic left atrial appendage clipping in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation at high risk of stroke and bleeding: study protocol for a non-randomised controlled clinical trial.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e063931.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  17. TANG L, Liu S, Gan L, Ding H, et al
    Effects of dry needling intervention on lower limb dysfunction after stroke: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e062494.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  18. SHEN Y, Li M, Chen Y, Liu S, et al
    Comparison between collateral status and DEFUSE 3 or DAWN criteria in patient selection for endovascular thrombectomy within 6-24 hours after stroke: a protocol for meta-analysis.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e059557.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  19. JAKSA A, Gibbs L, Kent S, Rowark S, et al
    Using primary care data to assess comparative effectiveness and safety of apixaban and rivaroxaban in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation in the UK: an observational cohort study.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e064662.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  20. HU Y, Chen Q, Zhang B
    Effects of chronic disease diagnoses on alcohol consumption among elderly individuals: longitudinal evidence from China.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e062920.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  21. PARRY M, Visintini S, Johnston A, Colella TJ, et al
    Peer-support interventions for women with cardiovascular disease: protocol for synthesising the literature using an evidence map.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e067812.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  22. XU C, Jin T, Chen Z, Zhang Z, et al
    Increased blood pressure variability during general anaesthesia is associated with worse outcomes after mechanical thrombectomy: a prospective observational cohort study.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e059108.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  23. LI ZD, Qiu HJ, Wang XQ, Zhang CC, et al
    Transcutaneous auricular vagus nerve stimulation in poststroke cognitive impairment: protocol for a randomised controlled trial.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e063803.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    September 2022
  24. FUSARI G, Gibbs E, Hoskin L, Lawrence-Jones A, et al
    What is the feasibility and patient acceptability of a digital system for arm and hand rehabilitation after stroke? A mixed-methods, single-arm feasibility study of the 'OnTrack' intervention for hospital and home use.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e062042.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  25. RATTANAVIPAPONG W, Worakijthamrongchai T, Soboon B, Luankongsomchit V, et al
    Economic evaluation of endovascular treatment for acute ischaemic stroke in Thailand.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e064403.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  26. KOVACS EH, Dembrovszky F, Ocskay K, Szabo L, et al
    Effectiveness and safety of fibrinolytic therapy in critically ill patients with COVID-19 with ARDS: protocol for a prospective meta-analysis.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e063855.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  27. SCUDELER TL, Farkouh ME, Hueb W, Rezende PC, et al
    Coronary atherosclerotic burden assessed by SYNTAX scores and outcomes in surgical, percutaneous or medical strategies: a retrospective cohort study.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e062378.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  28. REEVE NF, Best V, Gillespie D, Hughes K, et al
    Myocardial infarction and stroke subsequent to urinary tract infection (MISSOURI): protocol for a self-controlled case series using linked electronic health records.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e064586.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  29. KOWALEWSKI M, Wanha W, Litwinowicz R, Kolodziejczak M, et al
    Stand-Alone Left Atrial appendage occlusion for throMboembolism prevention in nonvalvular Atrial fibrillatioN DiseasE Registry (SALAMANDER): protocol for a prospective observational nationwide study.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e063990.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  30. LESAINE E, Francis-Oliviero F, Domecq S, Bijon M, et al
    Effects of healthcare system transformations spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic on management of stroke and STEMI: a registry-based cohort study in France.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e061025.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  31. COORS M, Flemming R, Schuttig W, Hubert GJ, et al
    Health economic evaluation of the 'Flying Intervention Team' as a novel stroke care concept for rural areas: study protocol of the TEMPiS-GOA study.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e060533.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  32. JIN S, Jiang C, Xia T, Gu Z, et al
    Age-dependent and sex-dependent differences in mortality from influenza-associated cardiovascular diseases among older adults in Shanghai, China: a population-based study.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e061068.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  33. CHOCKALINGAM M, Vasanthan LT, Balasubramanian S, Sriram V, et al
    Experiences of patients who had a stroke and rehabilitation professionals with upper limb rehabilitation robots: a qualitative systematic review protocol.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e065177.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  34. FULTON S, Janssen H, Salih S, James A, et al
    Feasibility and acceptability of a mobile model of environmental enrichment for patients with mixed medical conditions receiving inpatient rehabilitation: a mixed methods study.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e061212.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  35. KANG S, Eum S, Chang Y, Koyanagi A, et al
    Burden of neurological diseases in Asia from 1990 to 2019: a systematic analysis using the Global Burden of Disease Study data.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e059548.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  36. GONZALEZ DIAZ E, Rodriguez-Paz C, Fernandez-Prieto A, Martinez-Galdamez M, et al
    Economic impact of the first pass effect in mechanical thrombectomy for acute ischaemic stroke treatment in Spain: a cost-effectiveness analysis from the national health system perspective.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e054816.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    August 2022
  37. SHIINA T, Goto-Hirano K, Takura T, Daida H, et al
    Cost-effectiveness of follow-up invasive coronary angiography after percutaneous coronary stenting: a real-world observational cohort study in Japan.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e061617.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  38. LEE J, Kim H, Moon J, Shin J, et al
    Temporal trend of first-ever ischaemic stroke incidence from 2010 to 2019 in South Korea: a nationwide retrospective cohort study.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e059956.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  39. THIRUMATHYAM R, Richter EA, Goetze JP, Fenger M, et al
    Investigating the roles of hyperglycaemia, hyperinsulinaemia and elevated free fatty acids in cardiac function in patients with type 2 diabetes via treatment with insulin compared with empagliflozin: protocol for the HyperCarD2 randomised, crossover t
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e054100.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  40. APIYASAWAT S, Thongsri T, Jongpiputvanich K, Krittayaphong R, et al
    Outcome disparities in patients with atrial fibrillation based on insurance plan and educational attainment: a nationwide, multicenter and prospective cohort trial.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e053166.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  41. MENG L, Tsang RCC, Ge Y, Guo Q, et al
    rTMS for poststroke pusher syndrome: study protocol for a randomised, patient-blinded controlled clinical trial.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e064905.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  42. NOWRIN I, Bhattacharyya DS, Saif-Ur-Rahman KM
    Community-based interventions to prevent stroke in low-income and middle-income countries: a protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e063181.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  43. ERIKSSON G, Tistad M, Elf M, Fors U, et al
    Study protocol of a non-randomised controlled trial evaluating the effectiveness of the F@ce 2.0 programme: a person-centred, ICT-supported and interdisciplinary rehabilitation intervention after stroke.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e058748.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  44. LIU Y, Liu J, Zhou S, Xu X, et al
    Life satisfaction and its influencing factors of middle-aged and elderly stroke patients in China: a national cross-sectional survey.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e059663.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  45. HACKERT MQN, Ankersmid JW, Engels N, Prick JCM, et al
    Effectiveness and implementation of SHared decision-making supported by OUTcome information among patients with breast cancer, stroke and advanced kidney disease: SHOUT study protocol of multiple interrupted time series.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e055324.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    July 2022
  46. QIN P, Cai C, Chen X, Wei X, et al
    Effect of home-based interventions on basic activities of daily living for patients who had a stroke: a systematic review with meta-analysis.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e056045.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  47. BESKA B, Mills GB, Ratcovich H, Wilkinson C, et al
    Impact of multimorbidity on long-term outcomes in older adults with non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome in the North East of England: a multi-centre cohort study of patients undergoing invasive care.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e061830.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  48. BLADIN CF, Bagot KL, Vu M, Kim J, et al
    Real-world, feasibility study to investigate the use of a multidisciplinary app (Pulsara) to improve prehospital communication and timelines for acute stroke/STEMI care.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e052332.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  49. WONG CK, Hai JJ, Lau YM, Zhou M, et al
    Protocol for Home-Based Solution for Remote Atrial Fibrillation Screening to Prevent Recurrence Stroke (HUA-TUO AF Trial): a randomised controlled trial.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e053466.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  50. GALLUCCI L, Umarova RM
    Association of cognitive reserve with stroke outcome: a protocol for a systematic review.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e059378.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  51. FADEL M, Sembajwe G, Tripodi D, Bonneterre V, et al
    Association between reported work in cold environments and stroke occurrence in the CONSTANCES cohort: a prospective study.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e054198.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  52. CHAU JPC, Lo SHS, Lau AYL, Lee VWY, et al
    Effects of a social participation-focused virtual reality intervention for community-dwelling stroke survivors with physical disabilities: a randomised controlled trial protocol.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e061069.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    June 2022
  53. XIE Q, Pei J, Gou L, Zhang Y, et al
    Risk factors for fear of falling in stroke patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e056340.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  54. ZHANG M, Wei J, Wu X
    Effects of whole-body vibration training on lower limb motor function and neural plasticity in patients with stroke: protocol for a randomised controlled clinical trial.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e060796.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  55. WANG HY, Gu HQ, Zhou Q, Jiang YY, et al
    Thrombolysis, time-to-treatment and in-hospital outcomes among young adults with ischaemic stroke in China: findings from a nationwide registry study in China.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e055055.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  56. TURNER GM, Jones R, Collis P, Patel S, et al
    Structured follow-up pathway to support people after transient ischaemic attack and minor stroke (SUPPORT TIA): protocol for a feasibility study and process evaluation.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e060280.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  57. WANG X, Liang M, Zeng F, Wang Y, et al
    Predictive role of modifiable factors in stroke: an umbrella review.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e056680.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  58. LI Y, Yang W, Li J, Zhang Y, et al
    Relationship between serum insulin-like growth factor 1 levels and ischaemic stroke: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e045776.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  59. GAO M, Wang Y, Xu L, Wang X, et al
    Safety and performance of oropharyngeal muscle strength training in the treatment of post-stroke dysphagia during oral feeding: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e061893.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  60. FULTON JI, Singh H, Pakkal O, Uleryk EM, et al
    Community-based culturally tailored education programmes for black adults with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension and stroke: a systematic review protocol of primary empirical studies.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e059883.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  61. WAN X, Chau JPC, Wu Y, Xu L, et al
    Effects of a nurse-led peer support intervention for stroke survivors: protocol for a randomised controlled trial.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e062531.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  62. ZHANG R, Liu G, Pan Y, Zhou M, et al
    Association between hospital volume, processes of care and outcomes after acute ischaemic stroke: a prospective observational study.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e060015.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  63. KILBRIDE C, Warland A, Stewart V, Aweid B, et al
    Rehabilitation using virtual gaming for Hospital and hOMe-Based training for the Upper limb post Stroke (RHOMBUS II): protocol of a feasibility randomised controlled trial.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e058905.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  64. MIECH EJ, Perkins AJ, Zhang Y, Myers LJ, et al
    Pairing regression and configurational analysis in health services research: modelling outcomes in an observational cohort using a split-sample design.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e061469.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  65. GONZALEZ-PEREZ A, Roberts L, Vora P, Saez ME, et al
    Safety and effectiveness of appropriately and inappropriately dosed rivaroxaban or apixaban versus warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation: a cohort study with nested case-control analyses from UK primary care.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e059311.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    May 2022
  66. PANDE SD, Roy D, Khine AA, Win MM, et al
    Acute kidney injury without need for dialysis, incidence, its impact on long-term stroke survival and progression to chronic kidney disease.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e050743.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  67. SUDA S, Nito C, Ihara M, Iguchi Y, et al
    Randomised placebo-controlled multicentre trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of JTR-161, allogeneic human dental pulp stem cells, in patients with Acute Ischaemic stRoke (J-REPAIR).
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e054269.
    PubMed     Abstract available



  68. Multicentre collection of uniform data on patients hospitalised for transient ischaemic attack or stroke in the Philippines: the Philippine Neurological Association One Database-Stroke (PNA1DB-Stroke) protocol.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e055954.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  69. CHEN HH, Chern YB, Hsu CY, Tang PL, et al
    Kidney transplantation waiting times and risk of cardiovascular events and mortality: a retrospective observational cohort study in Taiwan.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e058033.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  70. WU X, Zhang Q, Qiao J, Chen N, et al
    Calligraphy-based rehabilitation exercise for improving the upper limb function of stroke patients: protocol for an evaluator-blinded randomised controlled trial.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e052046.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  71. LARSEN BS, Aplin M, Host N, Dominguez H, et al
    Atrial cardiomyopathy in patients with ischaemic stroke: a cross-sectional and prospective cohort study-the COAST study.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e061018.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  72. KITE TA, Banning AS, Ladwiniec A, Gale CP, et al
    Very early invasive angiography versus standard of care in higher-risk non-ST elevation myocardial infarction: study protocol for the prospective multicentre randomised controlled RAPID N-STEMI trial.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e055878.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  73. WANG L, Ge J, Chen Y, Liu Y, et al
    Predictors for the prognosis and recurrence of ischaemic stroke among young Chinese patients: a cohort study.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e052289.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    April 2022
  74. ORTIZ-PRADO E, Cordovez SP, Vasconez E, Viscor G, et al
    Chronic high-altitude exposure and the epidemiology of ischaemic stroke: a systematic review.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e051777.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  75. DANESE M, Sidelnikov E, Villa G, Catterick D, et al
    Longitudinal evaluation of treatment patterns, risk factors and outcomes in patients with cardiovascular disease treated with lipid-lowering therapy in the UK.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e055015.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  76. HUANG YC, Chang CH, Tsai YH, Weng HH, et al
    PCSK9 inhibition in patients with acute stroke and symptomatic intracranial atherosclerosis: protocol for a prospective, randomised, open-label, blinded end-point trial with vessel-wall MR imaging.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e060068.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  77. BIVARD A, Zhao H, Coote S, Campbell B, et al
    Tenecteplase versus Alteplase for Stroke Thrombolysis Evaluation Trial in the Ambulance (Mobile Stroke Unit-TASTE-A): protocol for a prospective randomised, open-label, blinded endpoint, phase II superiority trial of tenecteplase versus alteplase for
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e056573.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  78. KIM IC, Lee JH, Choi DJ, Park SJ, et al
    Rationale design and efficacy of a smartphone application for improving self-awareness of adherence to edoxaban treatment: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial (adhere app).
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e048777.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  79. KOKORELIAS KM, Nelson MLA, Cameron JI, Colquhoun H, et al
    Exploring the poststroke experiences and unmet needs of South Asian communities in high-income countries: a scoping review protocol.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e059017.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  80. ACKAH M, Salifu MG, Ameyaw L, Boakye H, et al
    Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on acute stroke admissions and case-fatality rate in lower-income and middle-income countries: a protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e057893.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  81. MEE H, Clement C, Anwar F, Whiting G, et al
    Exploring the experiences and challenges for patients undergoing cranioplasty: a mixed-methods study protocol.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e048072.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  82. YANG HQ, Yin WJ, Liu K, Liu MC, et al
    Renal safety evaluation of aspirin plus edaravone in patients with ischaemic stroke: a retrospective cohort study.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e055469.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  83. XU L, Li B, Zhang X, Bai X, et al
    Sex differences in outcomes after mechanical thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke in the 'real world': protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis study.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e056025.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  84. DAYYANI M, Mousavi Mohammadi E, Ashoorion V, Sadeghirad B, et al
    Aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage-cerebral vasospasm and prophylactic ibuprofen: a randomised controlled pilot trial protocol.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e058895.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  85. HAN M, Qin Y, Tong X, Ji L, et al
    Cost-effective analysis of mechanical thrombectomy alone in the treatment of acute ischaemic stroke: a Markov modelling study.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e059098.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  86. MAAS WJ, Lahr MMH, Uyttenboogaart M, Buskens E, et al
    Expediting workflow in the acute stroke pathway for endovascular thrombectomy in the northern Netherlands: a simulation model.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e056415.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  87. MALLOUK N, Garcin A, Li G, Epinat M, et al
    Platelet transmission electron microscopy for the assessment of poor biological response to antiplatelet agent: pilot descriptive and prospective study - ELECTROSTROKE.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e050060.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  88. MILTON AG, Lau S, Kremer KL, Rao SR, et al
    FAST-IT: Find A Simple Test - In TIA (transient ischaemic attack): a prospective cohort study to develop a multivariable prediction model for diagnosis of TIA through proteomic discovery and candidate lipid mass spectrometry, neuroimaging and machine
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e045908.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  89. GITTINS M, Lugo-Palacios DG, Vail A, Bowen A, et al
    Investigating the association between inpatient stroke therapy and disability, destination on discharge, length of stay and mortality: a prospective cohort study using the Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e059684.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  90. LOREM GF, Opdal IM, Wilsgaard T, Schirmer H, et al
    Assessment of mental health trajectories before and after myocardial infarction, atrial fibrillation or stroke: analysis of a cohort study in Tromso, Norway (Tromso Study, 1994-2016).
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e052948.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    March 2022
  91. LI G, Li Y, Jing L, Tian Y, et al
    Incremental significance and sex discrepancies of neck circumference on the odds of ischaemic stroke: a multistage, population-based, cross-sectional study from Northeast China.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e056932.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  92. ROWE FJ, Hepworth LR, Kirkham JJ
    Development of core outcome sets and core outcome measures for central visual impairment, visual field loss and ocular motility disorders due to stroke: a Delphi and consensus study.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e056792.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  93. HOARE S, Powell A, Modi RN, Armstrong N, et al
    Why do people take part in atrial fibrillation screening? Qualitative interview study in English primary care.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e051703.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  94. RADFORD KA, McKevitt C, Clarke S, Powers K, et al
    RETurn to work After stroKE (RETAKE) Trial: protocol for a mixed-methods process evaluation using normalisation process theory.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e053111.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  95. GAO XF, Ge Z, Kan J, Kong XQ, et al
    Rationale and design for comparison of non-compliant balloon with drug-coating balloon angioplasty for side branch after provisional stenting for patients with true coronary bifurcation lesions: a prospective, multicentre and randomised DCB-BIF trial.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e052788.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  96. ESTEVAO C, Baldellou Lopez M, Davis RE, Jarret L, et al
    Evaluation of a community-based performance arts programme for people who have experienced stroke in the UK: protocol for the SHAPER-Stroke Odysseys study.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e057805.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  97. LU Y, Xia Y, Wu Y, Pan X, et al
    Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for upper limb motor function and activities of daily living in patients with stroke: a protocol of a systematic review and Bayesian network meta-analysis.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12:e051630.
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