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    September 2021
  1. PENGPID S, Peltzer K
    Prevalence and associated factors of self-reported ischaemic heart disease and/or stroke: a cross-sectional nationally representative community-based study of adults in Malawi in 2017.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e048167.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  2. OSEI E, Zandbergen A, Brouwers PJAM, Mulder LJMM, et al
    Safety, feasibility and efficacy of metformin and sitagliptin in patients with a TIA or minor ischaemic stroke and impaired glucose tolerance.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e046113.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  3. STRAIN WD, Elyas S, Wedge N, Mounce L, et al
    Evaluation of microalbuminuria as a prognostic indicator after a TIA or minor stroke in an outpatient setting: the prognostic role of microalbuminuria in TIA evolution (ProMOTE) study.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e043253.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  4. LIU Z, Huang J, Xu Y, Wu J, et al
    Cost-effectiveness of speech and language therapy plus scalp acupuncture versus speech and language therapy alone for community-based patients with Broca's aphasia after stroke: a post hoc analysis of data from a randomised controlled trial.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e046609.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  5. JOHNSON JA, Haq KT, Lutz KJ, Peters KK, et al
    Electrophysiological ventricular substrate of stroke: a prospective cohort study in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e048542.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  6. FOLEY L, Larkin J, Lombard-Vance R, Murphy AW, et al
    Prevalence and predictors of medication non-adherence among people living with multimorbidity: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e044987.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    August 2021
  7. GUANG Y, He W, Ning B, Zhang H, et al
    Deep learning-based carotid plaque vulnerability classification with multicentre contrast-enhanced ultrasound video: a comparative diagnostic study.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e047528.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  8. LI G, Li T, Chen Y, Guo X, et al
    Associations between aortic regurgitation severity and risk of incident myocardial infarction and stroke among patients with degenerative aortic valve disease: insights from a large Chinese population-based cohort study.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e046824.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  9. KARAKUS A, Girerd N, Sanchez JC, Sabben C, et al
    Identifying patients with cerebral infarction within the time window compatible with reperfusion therapy, diagnostic performance of glutathione S-transferase-pi (GST-pi) and peroxiredoxin 1 (PRDX1): exploratory prospective multicentre study FLAG-1 pro
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e046167.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  10. BHATTACHARJEE S, Yaghmaei N, Phuong CTL, Neupane D, et al
    Factors influencing the readiness to tackle the burden of ischaemic heart disease in India: a systematic review protocol.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e047464.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  11. ZHANG Y, Gu S, Wang C, Liu D, et al
    Association between fasting blood glucose levels and stroke events: a large-scale community-based cohort study from China.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e050234.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  12. NORTHCOTT S, Thomas S, James K, Simpson A, et al
    Solution Focused Brief Therapy in Post-Stroke Aphasia (SOFIA): feasibility and acceptability results of a feasibility randomised wait-list controlled trial.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e050308.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  13. SELVARAJ S, Arora T, Casameni Montiel T, Grey I, et al
    Early screening for post-stroke depression, and the effect on functional outcomes, quality of life and mortality: a protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e050451.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  14. SLENDERS J, Van den Berg-Vos R, Visser-Meily J, van Heugten C, et al
    Screening and follow-up care for cognitive and emotional problems after transient ischaemic attack and ischaemic stroke: a national, cross-sectional, online survey among neurologists in the Netherlands.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e046316.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  15. ROBBA C, Citerio G, Taccone FS, Galimberti S, et al
    Multicentre observational study on practice of ventilation in brain injured patients: the VENTIBRAIN study protocol.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e047100.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  16. LIN J, Wu B, Lin L, Ding Y, et al
    Effect of aspirin in takotsubo syndrome: protocol of a systematic review and meta-analysis.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e046727.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  17. DE CELIS-RUIZ E, Fuentes B, Moniche F, Montaner J, et al
    Allogeneic adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells in ischaemic stroke (AMASCIS-02): a phase IIb, multicentre, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial protocol.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e051790.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  18. NORDANSTIG A, Curtze S, Gensicke H, Zinkstok SM, et al
    EndoVAscular treatment and ThRombolysis for Ischemic Stroke Patients (EVA-TRISP) registry: basis and methodology of a pan-European prospective ischaemic stroke revascularisation treatment registry.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e042211.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  19. LIPSON-SMITH R, Pflaumer L, Elf M, Blaschke SM, et al
    Built environments for inpatient stroke rehabilitation services and care: a systematic literature review.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e050247.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    July 2021
  20. ACKAH M, Yeboah CO, Ameyaw L
    Risk factors for 30-day in-hospital mortality for in-patient with stroke in sub-Saharan Africa: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e049927.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  21. LI KC, Tian M, Neal B, Huang L, et al
    Protocol for the economic evaluation of the China Salt Substitute and Stroke Study (SSaSS).
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e045929.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  22. ABOU-ARAB O, Huette P, Haye G, Guilbart M, et al
    Effect of the oXiris membrane on microcirculation after cardiac surgery under cardiopulmonary bypass: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial (OXICARD Study).
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e044424.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  23. YU Q, Wu Y, Jin Q, Chen Y, et al
    Development and internal validation of a multivariable prediction model for 6-year risk of stroke: a cohort study in middle-aged and elderly Chinese population.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e048734.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  24. XU T, Wang Y, Yuan J, Chen Y, et al
    Contrast extravasation and outcome of endovascular therapy in acute ischaemic stroke: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e044917.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  25. LANNIN NA, Clemson L, Drummond A, Stanley M, et al
    Effect of occupational therapy home visit discharge planning on participation after stroke: protocol for the HOME Rehab trial.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e044573.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  26. JIMENEZ-RUIZ A, Vargas-Gonzalez JC, Fridman S, Sposato LA, et al
    Phenotypes of atrial fibrillation diagnosed before-versus-after ischaemic stroke and TIA: study protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e044288.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    June 2021
  27. SCHAFER SK, Fleischmann R, von Sarnowski B, Blasing D, et al
    Relationship between trajectories of post-stroke disability and self-rated health (NeuroAdapt): protocol for a prospective observational study.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e049944.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  28. LI X, Yang R, Yang W, Xu H, et al
    Association of low birth weight with cardiometabolic diseases in Swedish twins: a population-based cohort study.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e048030.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  29. KAPRAL MK, Kurdyak P, Casaubon LK, Fang J, et al
    Stroke care and case fatality in people with and without schizophrenia: a retrospective cohort study.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e044766.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    May 2021
  30. LUNDE ED, Joensen AM, Fonager K, Lundbye-Christensen S, et al
    Socioeconomic inequality in oral anticoagulation therapy initiation in patients with atrial fibrillation with high risk of stroke: a register-based observational study.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e048839.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  31. WU C, Huo X, Liu J, Zhang L, et al
    Development and validation of a risk prediction model for in-hospital major cardiovascular events in patients hospitalised for acute myocardial infarction.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e042506.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  32. ZHANG X, Wang A, Zhang JY, Jia B, et al
    Efficacy and safety of butylphthalide for patients who had acute ischaemic stroke receiving intravenous thrombolysis or endovascular treatment (BAST trial): study protocol for a randomised placebo-controlled trial.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e045559.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  33. WANG Y, Liu Y, Liu R, Zhao J, et al
    Cluster-randomised controlled trial of Stroke 1-2-0 education programme to reduce stroke prehospital delay in China: a study protocol.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e048064.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  34. FERNANDEZ-GARCIA C, Ternent L, Homer TM, Rodgers H, et al
    Economic evaluation of robot-assisted training versus an enhanced upper limb therapy programme or usual care for patients with moderate or severe upper limb functional limitation due to stroke: results from the RATULS randomised controlled trial.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e042081.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  35. SVEDMAN S, Alkner B, Berg HE, Domeij-Arverud E, et al
    STOP leg clots-Swedish multicentre trial of outpatient prevention of leg clots: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial on the efficacy of intermittent pneumatic compression on venous thromboembolism in lower leg immobilised patients.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e044103.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  36. JING C, Li K, Li Z, Sun Y, et al
    Tai Chi postural training for dyskinesia rehabilitation: a study protocol for a randomised controlled trial in convalescent ischaemic stroke patients.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e046003.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  37. SOMBOONSIN P, Canudas-Romo V
    Mortality attributable to fine particulate matter in Asia, 2000-2015: a cross-sectional cause-of-death analysis.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e043605.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  38. NICOLO JP, Chen Z, Moffat B, Wright DK, et al
    Study protocol for a phase II randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of perampanel as an antiepileptogenic treatment following acute stroke.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e043488.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  39. WEN L, Huang B, Tu R, Wan K, et al
    Effectiveness and safety of glibenclamide for stroke: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e043585.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  40. KRITTAYAPHONG R, Phrommintikul A, Winijkul A, Methavigul K, et al
    Influence of gender on the clinical outcomes of Asian non-valvular atrial fibrillation patients: insights from the prospective multicentre COOL-AF registry.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e043862.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  41. PARRY-SMITH W, Sumilo D, Subramanian A, Gokhale K, et al
    Postpartum haemorrhage and risk of long-term hypertension and cardiovascular disease: an English population-based longitudinal study using linked primary and secondary care databases.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e041566.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  42. D'SOUZA S, Godecke E, Ciccone N, Hersh D, et al
    Hospital staff, volunteers' and patients' perceptions of barriers and facilitators to communication following stroke in an acute and a rehabilitation private hospital ward: a qualitative description study.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e043897.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  43. TAKASHI N, McCarthy MJ, Suzuki R, Ogahara K, et al
    Association of patient quality of life with the degree of agreement in the perceptions of patient disability within the stroke patient-rehabilitation therapist dyad: a cross-sectional study in postdischarge rehabilitation setting.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e043824.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  44. BAI X, Zhang X, Yang W, Wang T, et al
    Safety and efficacy of transcarotid artery revascularisation versus carotid endarterectomy: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis study.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e043039.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  45. ABZHANDADZE T, Lundstrom E, Buvarp D, Eriksson M, et al
    Development of a short-form Swedish version of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (s-MoCA-SWE): protocol for a cross-sectional study.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e049035.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    April 2021
  46. GUO Y, Chan KST, Chan CH, Chang Q, et al
    Combined effects of individual and neighbourhood socioeconomic status on older adults' mortality: a retrospective follow-up study in Hong Kong.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e043192.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  47. LIN BL, Mei YX, Wang WN, Wang SS, et al
    Unmet care needs of community-dwelling stroke survivors: a systematic review of quantitative studies.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e045560.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  48. POWELL EM, Douglas IJ, Gungabissoon U, Smeeth L, et al
    Real-world effects of medications for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation: protocol for a UK population-based non-interventional cohort study with validation against randomised trial results.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e042947.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  49. LEE SM, Oh CM, Kim MH, Ha E, et al
    Current smoking status as a predictor of cerebral infarction in men: a retrospective cohort study in South Korea.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e042317.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  50. LO SHS, Chau JPC, Choi KC, Yeung J, et al
    Feasibility of a ballet-inspired low-impact at-home workout programme for adults with stroke: a mixed-methods exploratory study protocol.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e045064.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  51. RYOU IS, Chang J, Son JS, Ko A, et al
    Association between CVDs and initiation and adherence to statin treatment in patients with newly diagnosed hypercholesterolaemia: a retrospective cohort study.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e045375.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  52. LUNDQUIST CB, Pallesen H, Tjornhoj-Thomsen T, Brunner IC, et al
    Exploring physiotherapists' and occupational therapists' perceptions of the upper limb prediction algorithm PREP2 after stroke in a rehabilitation setting: a qualitative study.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e038880.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  53. LI H, Ye SS, Wu YL, Huang SM, et al
    Predicting mortality in acute ischaemic stroke treated with mechanical thrombectomy: analysis of a multicentre prospective registry.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e043415.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  54. DWYER M, Francis K, Peterson GM, Ford K, et al
    Regional differences in the care and outcomes of acute stroke patients in Australia: an observational study using evidence from the Australian Stroke Clinical Registry (AuSCR).
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e040418.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    March 2021
  55. JUSSIL H, Chaimani A, Carlberg B, Brunstrom M, et al
    Comparative efficacy and acceptability of different antihypertensive drug classes for cardiovascular disease prevention: protocol for a systematic review and network meta-analysis.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e044302.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  56. SILVA PINTO S, Teixeira A, Henriques TS, Monteiro H, et al
    AF-React study: atrial fibrillation management strategies in clinical practice-retrospective longitudinal study from real-world data in Northern Portugal.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e040404.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  57. HADWEN J, Kim W, Dewar B, Ramsay T, et al
    Association between insulin resistance and post-ischaemic stroke outcome in patients without diabetes: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e044771.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  58. WILLERS C, Westerlind E, Borgstrom F, von Euler M, et al
    Health insurance utilisation after ischaemic stroke in Sweden: a retrospective cohort study in a system of universal healthcare and social insurance.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e043826.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  59. LI FE, Zhang FL, Zhang P, Liu D, et al
    Sex-based differences in and risk factors for metabolic syndrome in adults aged 40 years and above in Northeast China: Results from the cross-sectional China national stroke screening survey.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e038671.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  60. ZHOU M, Guo J, Chen N, Ma M, et al
    Effects of Message Framing and Time Discounting on Health Communication for Optimum Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Prevention (EMT-OCSP): a protocol for a pragmatic, multicentre, observer-blinded, 12-month randomised controlled study.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e043450.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  61. PIAYDA K, Hellhammer K, Nielsen-Kudsk JE, Schmidt B, et al
    Clinical outcomes of patients undergoing percutaneous left atrial appendage occlusion in general anaesthesia or conscious sedation: data from the prospective global Amplatzer Amulet Occluder Observational Study.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e040455.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  62. KEARNS T, Diaz A, Whop LJ, Moore SP, et al
    Investigating inequities in cardiovascular care and outcomes for Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: protocol for a hospital-based retrospective cohort data linkage project.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e043304.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  63. RIOU-COMTE N, Zhu F, Cherifi A, Richard S, et al
    Direct transfer to angiosuite for patients with severe acute stroke treated with thrombectomy: the multicentre randomised controlled DIRECT ANGIO trial protocol.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e040522.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  64. CHEN M, Wang Q, Sun J, Zhang PP, et al
    Double-blind, placebo-controlled randomised clinical trial to evaluate the effect of ASPIRIN discontinuation after left atrial appendage occlusion in atrial fibrillation: protocol of the ASPIRIN LAAO trial.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e044695.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  65. KUNDETI SR, Vaidyanathan MK, Shivashankar B, Gorthi SP, et al
    Systematic review protocol to assess artificial intelligence diagnostic accuracy performance in detecting acute ischaemic stroke and large-vessel occlusions on CT and MR medical imaging.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e043665.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  66. LI T, Li G, Guo X, Li Z, et al
    Predictive value of echocardiographic left atrial size for incident stoke and stroke cause mortality: a population-based study.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e043595.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  67. YASAKA M, Yamashita T, Akao M, Atarashi H, et al
    Background characteristics and anticoagulant usage patterns of elderly non-valvular atrial fibrillation patients in the ANAFIE registry: a prospective, multicentre, observational cohort study in Japan.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e044501.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  68. MADOMBWE J, Dlungwane T
    Utilisation of follow-up rehabilitation services for stroke survivors: a scoping review protocol.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e043757.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    February 2021
  69. VERBERNE DPJ, van Mastrigt GAPG, Ponds RWHM, van Heugten CM, et al
    Economic evaluation of nurse-led stroke aftercare addressing long-term psychosocial outcome: a comparison to care-as-usual.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e039201.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  70. CAHILL LS, Carey LM, Mak-Yuen Y, McCluskey A, et al
    Factors influencing allied health professionals' implementation of upper limb sensory rehabilitation for stroke survivors: a qualitative study to inform knowledge translation.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e042879.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  71. LI P, Chen J, Ke Z, Han J, et al
    Comparison of antiangina therapies in patients with coronary heart disease in China: study protocol for a multicentre, retrospective, hospital system-based study.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e036954.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  72. BUNGE EM, van Hout B, Haas S, Spentzouris G, et al
    Critical appraisal and issues regarding generalisability of comparative effectiveness studies of NOACs in atrial fibrillation and their relation to clinical trial data: a systematic review.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e042024.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    January 2021
  73. LUAN S, Yang Y, Huang Y, McDowell M, et al
    Public knowledge of stroke and heart attack symptoms in China: a cross-sectional survey.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e043220.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  74. ZHANG X, Cao D, Liu J, Zhang Q, et al
    Effectiveness and safety of brain-computer interface technology in the treatment of poststroke motor disorders: a protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e042383.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  75. JIMENEZ-RUIZ A, Fridman S, Sposato LA
    Study protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis of comorbidities and stroke characteristics associated with troponin elevation after acute stroke.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e043613.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  76. CLARKE D, Gombert-Waldron K, Honey S, Cloud G, et al
    Co-designing organisational improvements and interventions to increase inpatient activity in four stroke units in England: a mixed-methods process evaluation using normalisation process theory.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e042723.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  77. FISHER RJ, Byrne A, Chouliara N, Lewis S, et al
    Effect of stroke early supported discharge on length of hospital stay: analysis from a national stroke registry.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e043480.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  78. BERRIGAN P, Hodge J, Kirton A, Moretti ME, et al
    Protocol for a cost-utility analysis of neurostimulation and intensive camp-based therapy for children with perinatal stroke and hemiparesis based on a multicentre clinical trial.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e041444.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  79. PATCHWOOD E, Woodward-Nutt K, Rhodes SA, Batistatou E, et al
    Organising Support for Carers of Stroke Survivors (OSCARSS): a cluster randomised controlled trial with economic evaluation.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e038777.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  80. DARLEY S, Knowles S, Woodward-Nutt K, Mitchell C, et al
    Challenges implementing a carer support intervention within a national stroke organisation: findings from the process evaluation of the OSCARSS trial.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e038129.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  81. TSOU C, Robinson S, Boyd J, Kamath S, et al
    Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of TeleStroke consultations to support the care of patients who had a stroke presenting to regional emergency departments in Western Australia: an economic evaluation case study protocol.
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e043836.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  82. LIM BL, Lee WF, Ng WM, Tay WL, et al
    Benefits and safety of transdermal glyceryl trinitrate in acute stroke: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised trials (protocol).
    BMJ Open. 2021;11:e043591.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    December 2020
  83. KEFALE B, Ewunetei A, Molla M, Tegegne GT, et al
    Clinical pattern and predictors of stroke treatment outcome among hospitalised patients who had a stroke at Felege Hiwot comprehensive specialised hospital, northwest Ethiopia: a retrospective cross-sectional study.
    BMJ Open. 2020;10:e040238.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  84. ERKELENS DC, Zwart DL, van der Meer GH, Wouters LT, et al
    Is the time of calling helpful for differentiating transient ischaemic attack and stroke from mimics in primary care out-of-hours services? A cross-sectional study.
    BMJ Open. 2020;10:e041408.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  85. HENZE L, Walter U, Murua Escobar H, Junghanss C, et al
    Towards biomarkers for outcomes after pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma and ischaemic stroke, with focus on (co)-morbidity and ageing/cellular senescence (SASKit): protocol for a prospective cohort study.
    BMJ Open. 2020;10:e039560.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  86. OGUNLADE AO, Williams SK, Joseph J, Onakomaiya DO, et al
    Prevalence and correlates of depression among black and Latino stroke survivors with uncontrolled hypertension: a cross-sectional study.
    BMJ Open. 2020;10:e040461.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  87. CHANG FH, Chiu V, Ni P, Lin YN, et al
    Enhancing community participation for stroke survivors with cognitive impairment: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial in Taiwan.
    BMJ Open. 2020;10:e040241.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  88. LAM AS, Yan BP, Lee VW
    Trends of prescribing adherence of antiplatelet agents in Hong Kong patients with acute coronary syndrome: a 10-year retrospective observational cohort study.
    BMJ Open. 2020;10:e042229.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    November 2020
  89. MEAD G, Dennis M
    Feasibility of reporting results of large randomised controlled trials to participants: experience from the Fluoxetine Or Control Under Supervision (FOCUS) trial.
    BMJ Open. 2020;10:e040492.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  90. BAI X, Zhang X, Li L, Wang T, et al
    Endovascular treatment versus standard medical treatment for acute basilar artery occlusion: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis.
    BMJ Open. 2020;10:e040415.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  91. ALME KN, Knapskog AB, Naess H, Naik M, et al
    Is long-bout sedentary behaviour associated with long-term glucose levels 3 months after acute ischaemic stroke? A prospective observational cohort study.
    BMJ Open. 2020;10:e037475.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  92. LIU R, Liu X, Yang P, Du X, et al
    Influenza-associated cardiovascular mortality in older adults in Beijing, China: a population-based time-series study.
    BMJ Open. 2020;10:e042487.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  93. BESSA NPOS, Lima Filho BF, Medeiros CSP, Ribeiro TS, et al
    Effects of exergames training on postural balance in patients who had a chronic stroke: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.
    BMJ Open. 2020;10:e038593.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  94. KABUTOYA T, Imai Y, Ishikawa S, Kario K, et al
    Association between P wave polarity in atrial premature complexes and cardiovascular events in a community-dwelling population.
    BMJ Open. 2020;10:e033553.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    October 2020
  95. VAN NIEKERK SM, Inglis-Jassiem G, Kamalakannan S, Fernandes S, et al
    Achieving universal health coverage for people with stroke in South Africa: protocol for a scoping review.
    BMJ Open. 2020;10:e041221.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  96. YANG Y, Man X, Nicholas S, Li S, et al
    Utilisation of health services among urban patients who had an ischaemic stroke with different health insurance - a cross-sectional study in China.
    BMJ Open. 2020;10:e040437.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  97. BALABANSKI AH, Goldsmith K, Giarola B, Buxton D, et al
    Stroke incidence and subtypes in Aboriginal people in remote Australia: a healthcare network population-based study.
    BMJ Open. 2020;10:e039533.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    September 2020
  98. ZHOU M, Chan EW, Hai JJ, Wong CK, et al
    Protocol, rationale and design of DAbigatran for Stroke PreVention In Atrial Fibrillation in MoDerate or Severe Mitral Stenosis (DAVID-MS): a randomised, open-label study.
    BMJ Open. 2020;10:e038194.
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