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1 Am J Cardiol
1 Am J Emerg Med
1 Am J Phys Med Rehabil
3 BMC Neurol
6 BMJ Open
5 Cerebrovasc Dis
3 Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes
1 Circulation
2 Eur Heart J
1 Heart
3 Int J Stroke
12 J Cereb Blood Flow Metab
22 J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis
3 JAMA Neurol
2 Lancet Neurol
1 N Engl J Med
3 Neurology
2 PLoS One
3 Stroke
1 World Neurosurg

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    Am J Cardiol

  1. MILLENAAR D, Schumacher H, Brueckmann M, Eikelboom JW, et al
    Cardiovascular Outcomes According to Polypharmacy and Drug Adherence in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation on Long-Term Anticoagulation (from the RE-LY Trial).
    Am J Cardiol. 2021 Mar 20. pii: S0002-9149(21)00267.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Am J Emerg Med

  2. HAILU K, Allen B, Pagan-Valentin S, Schissler K, et al
    Use of fibrinolytics for the management of massive pulmonary embolism in a patient with a history of subdural hemorrhage: A case report.
    Am J Emerg Med. 2021 Mar 3. pii: S0735-6757(21)00174.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Am J Phys Med Rehabil

  3. CHANG MC, Choo YJ, Park D
    The effect of Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation on Motor Recovery Can be Different According to Post-Stroke Periods.
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2020 Jul 22. doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000001538.

    BMC Neurol

  4. SHEN C, Fan D, Fu H, Zheng C, et al
    Single nucleotide polymorphisms in the ANGPTL4 gene and the SNP-SNP interactions on the risk of atherosclerotic Ischaemic stroke.
    BMC Neurol. 2021;21:108.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  5. WEN H, Jin D, Cai L, Wu T, et al
    Neurobrucellosis with ischemic stroke and spinal cord involvement: a case report.
    BMC Neurol. 2021;21:129.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  6. CHAO CH, Wu CL, Huang WY
    Association between estimated glomerular filtration rate and clinical outcomes in ischemic stroke patients with high-grade carotid artery stenosis.
    BMC Neurol. 2021;21:124.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    BMJ Open

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. WANG YX, Wei WB, Xu L, Jonas JB, et al
    Prevalence, risk factors and associated ocular diseases of cerebral stroke: the population-based Beijing Eye Study.
    BMJ Open. 2020;10:e024646.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  12. 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

    Cerebrovasc Dis

  13. LEE CH, Lee SH, Cho YI, Jeong SK, et al
    Association of Carotid Artery Endothelial Signal Intensity Gradient with Unilateral Large Artery Ischemic Stroke.
    Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021 Mar 23:1-9. doi: 10.1159/000514141.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  14. KWAN A, Wei J, Dowling NM, Power MC, et al
    Cognitive Impairment after Lacunar Stroke and the Risk of Recurrent Stroke and Death.
    Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021 Mar 22:1-7. doi: 10.1159/000514261.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  15. VENKETASUBRAMANIAN N, Anderson C, Ay H, Aybek S, et al
    Stroke Care during the COVID-19 Pandemic: International Expert Panel Review.
    Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021 Mar 23:1-17. doi: 10.1159/000514155.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  16. TATEBAYASHI K, Uchida K, Kageyama H, Imamura H, et al
    Differences in Acute Ischemic Stroke Management and Prognosis between Multiple Large-Vessel Occlusion and Single Large-Vessel Occlusion: Subanalysis of the RESCUE-Japan Registry 2.
    Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021 Mar 23:1-8. doi: 10.1159/000514369.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  17. WAKISAKA Y, Matsuo R, Nakamura K, Ago T, et al
    Pre-Stroke Cholinesterase Inhibitor Treatment Is Beneficially Associated with Functional Outcome in Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke and Pre-Stroke Dementia: The Fukuoka Stroke Registry.
    Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021 Mar 19:1-7. doi: 10.1159/000514368.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes

  18. TURNER AC, Zachrison KS
    Utilization of Advanced Imaging for Acute Ischemic Stroke: The Ongoing Quest for Optimized Stroke Systems of Care.
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2021 Mar 24:CIRCOUTCOMES121007845.

  19. MOREY JR, Jiang S, Klein S, Max W, et al
    Estimating Long-Term Health Utility Scores and Expenditures for Cardiovascular Disease From the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2021 Mar 25:CIRCOUTCOMES120006769.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  20. KIM Y, Lee S, Abdelkhaleq R, Lopez-Rivera V, et al
    Utilization and Availability of Advanced Imaging in Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke.
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2021 Mar 24:CIRCOUTCOMES120006989.
    PubMed         Abstract available


  21. SALEH C
    Letter by Saleh Regarding Article, "Carotid Atherosclerosis Evolution When Targeting a Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Concentration <70 mg/dL After an Ischemic Stroke of Atherosclerotic Origin".
    Circulation. 2021;143:e790-e791.

    Eur Heart J

  22. OYAMA K, Giugliano RP, Berg DD, Ruff CT, et al
    Serial assessment of biomarkers and the risk of stroke or systemic embolism and bleeding in patients with atrial fibrillation in the ENGAGE AF-TIMI 48 trial.
    Eur Heart J. 2021 Mar 24. pii: 6184829. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  23. DE JONG Y, Fu EL, van Diepen M, Trevisan M, et al
    Validation of risk scores for ischaemic stroke in atrial fibrillation across the spectrum of kidney function.
    Eur Heart J. 2021 Mar 26. pii: 6188994. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed         Abstract available


  24. MELDUNI R, Nkomo VT, Wysokinski W, Gersh BJ, et al
    Risk of left atrial appendage thrombus and stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation and mitral regurgitation.
    Heart. 2021 Mar 25. pii: heartjnl-2020-317659. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2020-317659
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Int J Stroke

  25. CRASSARD I, Berthet K, Lavallee P, Houot M, et al
    EXPRESS: Temporary application of Lower Body Positive Pressure improves intracranial velocities in symptomatic acute carotid occlusion or tight stenosis: a pilot study.
    Int J Stroke. 2021 Mar 24:17474930211008003. doi: 10.1177/17474930211008003.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  26. WU X, Wira C, Matouk C, Forman H, et al
    EXPRESS: Drip-and-Ship versus Mothership for Endovascular Treatment of Acute Stroke: A Comparative Effectiveness Analysis.
    Int J Stroke. 2021 Mar 24:17474930211008701. doi: 10.1177/17474930211008701.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  27. KUMRAL E, A Irin H, Sagduyu A, Ga Ler AE, et al
    Int J Stroke. 2021 Mar 24:17474930211007671. doi: 10.1177/17474930211007671.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    J Cereb Blood Flow Metab

  28. HAYES CA, Valcarcel-Ares MN, Ashpole NM
    Preclinical and clinical evidence of IGF-1 as a prognostic marker and acute intervention with ischemic stroke.
    J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2021 Mar 24:271678X211000894.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  29. DIAZ A, Merino P, McCann P, Yepes MA, et al
    Urokinase-type plasminogen activator promotes N-cadherin-mediated synaptic recovery in the ischemic brain.
    J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2021 Mar 24:271678X211002297.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  30. ROBINSON TG, Minhas JS, Miller J
    Review of major trials of acute blood pressure management in stroke.
    J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2021 Mar 24:271678X211004310.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  31. LITTLE PV, Kraft SE, Chireh A, Damberg P, et al
    Oxygen metabolism MRI - A comparison with perfusion imaging in a rat model of MCA branch occlusion and reperfusion.
    J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2020;40:2315-2327.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  32. MA Y, Jiang L, Wang L, Li Y, et al
    Endothelial progenitor cell transplantation alleviated ischemic brain injury via inhibiting C3/C3aR pathway in mice.
    J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2020;40:2374-2386.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  33. KURITA N, Yamashiro K, Kuroki T, Tanaka R, et al
    Metabolic endotoxemia promotes neuroinflammation after focal cerebral ischemia.
    J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2020;40:2505-2520.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  34. JIANG L, Mu H, Xu F, Xie D, et al
    Transcriptomic and functional studies reveal undermined chemotactic and angiostimulatory properties of aged microglia during stroke recovery.
    J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2020;40.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  35. DENG W, Mandeville E, Terasaki Y, Li W, et al
    Transcriptomic characterization of microglia activation in a rat model of ischemic stroke.
    J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2020;40.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  36. BEARD DJ, Brown LS, Sutherland BA
    The rise of pericytes in neurovascular research.
    J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2020;40:2366-2373.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  37. KANOKE A, Akamatsu Y, Nishijima Y, To E, et al
    The impact of native leptomeningeal collateralization on rapid blood flow recruitment following ischemic stroke.
    J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2020;40:2165-2178.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  38. KRINGE L, Sena ES, Motschall E, Bahor Z, et al
    Quality and validity of large animal experiments in stroke: A systematic review.
    J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2020;40:2152-2164.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  39. PEDRAGOSA J, Miro-Mur F, Otxoa-de-Amezaga A, Justicia C, et al
    CCR2 deficiency in monocytes impairs angiogenesis and functional recovery after ischemic stroke in mice.
    J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2020;40.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis

  40. RICHARDSON MC, Tears C, Morris A, Alexanders J, et al
    The Effects of Unilateral Versus Bilateral Motor Training on Upper Limb Function in Adults with Chronic Stroke: A Systematic Review.
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021;30:105617.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  41. OJAGBEMI A, Bello T, Owolabi M, Baiyewu O, et al
    The Independent Association of Prestroke Psychiatric Symptoms and Acute Phase Delirium with Poststroke Mortality at One Year in Nigeria.
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021;30:105622.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  42. OLVER J, Yang S, Fedele B, Ni J, et al
    Post Stroke Outcome: Global Insight into Persisting Sequelae Using the Post Stroke Checklist.
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021;30:105612.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  43. PUTTASUNG N, Davey AK, Badrick T, Anoopkumar-Dukie S, et al
    Time to Stable Therapeutic Range on Initiation of Warfarin as an Indicator of Control.
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021;30:105620.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  44. FANG FQ, Kang XH, Wen XH, Kong HY, et al
    Cerebral infarction After Laparoscopic Right Lung Wedge or Segment Resection: A Report of Four Cases.
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021;30:105615.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  45. SABOUR S, Ghajari H
    Diagnostic Performances of the Susceptibility Vessel Sign on MRI: Methodological Issues.
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021;30:105564.

  46. LIMAYE K, Quispe-Orozco D, Zevallos CB, Farooqui M, et al
    Safety and Feasibility of Symptomatic Carotid Artery Stent-Assisted Revascularization within 48 Hours after Symptoms Onset.
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021;30:105743.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  47. GEORGAKOPOULOU T, van der Wijk AE, Bakker ENTP, vanBavel E, et al
    Recovery of Hypoxic Regions in a Rat Model of Microembolism.
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021;30:105739.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  48. MORGENSTERN LB, Zahuranec DB, Lim J, Shi X, et al
    Tissue-Based Stroke Definition Impacts Stroke Incidence but not Ethnic Differences.
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021;30:105727.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  49. RODRIGUEZ-GRANILLO GA, Cirio JJ, Ciardi C, Caballero ML, et al
    Early Triage of Cardioembolic Sources Using Chest Spectral Computed Tomography in Acute Ischemic Stroke.
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021;30:105731.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Acute Stroke Care for Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease.
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021 Mar 18:105725.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  51. KUNTE SA, Anderson D, Brown-Espaillat K, Froehler MT, et al
    Total Transfer Time for Ground vs. Air Transport for Interhospital and Scene Transfers of Acute Stroke Patients.
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021;30:105704.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  52. LADAK AA, Sandhu S, Itrat A
    Use of Intravenous Thrombolysis in Acute Ischemic Stroke Management in Patients with Active Malignancies: A Topical Review.
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021;30:105728.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  53. GATH CF, Gianella MG, Bonamico L, Olmos L, et al
    Prediction of Balance After Inpatient Rehabilitation in Stroke Subjects with Severe Balance Alterations at the Admission.
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021;30:105627.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  54. MITSUTAKE T, Sakamoto M, Nakazono H, Horikawa E, et al
    The Effects of Combining Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation and Gait Training with Functional Electrical Stimulation on Trunk Acceleration During Walking in Patients with Subacute Stroke.
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021;30:105635.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  55. IMURA T, Iwamoto Y, Inagawa T, Imada N, et al
    Decision Tree Algorithm Identifies Stroke Patients Likely Discharge Home After Rehabilitation Using Functional and Environmental Predictors.
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021;30:105636.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  56. SHANI SD, Varma RP, Sarma PS, Sylaja PN, et al
    Life Style and Behavioural Factors are Associated with Stroke Recurrence Among Survivors of First Episode of Stroke: A Case Control Study.
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021;30:105606.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  57. SAADATNIA M, Hajiannejad N, Yazdabadi A, Tajmirriahi M, et al
    Public Stroke Knowledge, Awareness, and Response to Acute Stroke in Isfahan Iran: What is Less or Misinterpreted in Developing Countries.
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021;30:105670.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  58. IMMOVILLI P, Rota E, Terracciano C, Morelli N, et al
    Diagnostic Accuracy of Dysphagia Screening in Stroke Care: Answer to the Letter by Toscano et al.
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021;30:105666.

  59. MASSON W, Lobo M, Siniawski D, Masson G, et al
    LDL-C Levels Below 55 mg/dl and Risk of Hemorrhagic Stroke: A Meta-Analysis.
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021;30:105655.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  60. IKEDA S, Washida K, Tanaka T, Kitajima E, et al
    A Nationwide Multi-Center Questionnaire Survey on the Real-World State and Issues Regarding Post-Stroke Complications in Japan.
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021;30:105656.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  61. FUJITA T, Yamamoto Y, Yamane K, Ohira Y, et al
    Interactions of Cognitive and Physical Functions Associated with Toilet Independence in Stroke Patients.
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021;30:105641.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    JAMA Neurol

    Asymptomatic Intracranial Artery Stenosis-One Less Thing to Worry About.
    JAMA Neurol. 2020;77:935-936.

  63. RASMUSSEN M, Valentin JB, Simonsen CZ
    Blood Pressure Thresholds During Endovascular Therapy in Ischemic Stroke-Reply.
    JAMA Neurol. 2020;77:1579-1580.

  64. SUN ZE, Smirnakis S, Feske S
    Blood Pressure Thresholds During Endovascular Therapy in Ischemic Stroke.
    JAMA Neurol. 2020;77:1578-1579.

    Lancet Neurol

  65. BEST JG, Ambler G, Wilson D, Lee KJ, et al
    Development of imaging-based risk scores for prediction of intracranial haemorrhage and ischaemic stroke in patients taking antithrombotic therapy after ischaemic stroke or transient ischaemic attack: a pooled analysis of individual patient data from
    Lancet Neurol. 2021;20:294-303.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  66. ENGELTER ST, Traenka C, Gensicke H, Schaedelin SA, et al
    Aspirin versus anticoagulation in cervical artery dissection (TREAT-CAD): an open-label, randomised, non-inferiority trial.
    Lancet Neurol. 2021 Mar 22. pii: S1474-4422(21)00044.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    N Engl J Med

  67. KASNER SE, Rhodes JF, Andersen G, Iversen HK, et al
    Five-Year Outcomes of PFO Closure or Antiplatelet Therapy for Cryptogenic Stroke.
    N Engl J Med. 2021;384:970-971.


  68. BASSO LS, Zambonin D, Ribeiro LRT, Cardoso AS, et al
    Frontal Parafalcine Meningioma Presenting as Anterior Cerebral Artery Stroke.
    Neurology. 2021 Jan 27. pii: WNL.0000000000011541.

  69. ESKANDAR EN, Altschul DJ, de la Garza Ramos R, Cezayirli P, et al
    Neurologic Syndromes Predict Higher In-Hospital Mortality in COVID-19.
    Neurology. 2021;96:e1527-e1538.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  70. NOGUEIRA RG, Qureshi MM, Abdalkader M, Martins SO, et al
    Global Impact of COVID-19 on Stroke Care and Intravenous Thrombolysis.
    Neurology. 2021 Mar 25. pii: WNL.0000000000011885.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    PLoS One

  71. LEE EJ, Kim SJ, Bae J, Lee EJ, et al
    Impact of onset-to-door time on outcomes and factors associated with late hospital arrival in patients with acute ischemic stroke.
    PLoS One. 2021;16:e0247829.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  72. WANG IJ, Bae BK, Cho YM, Cho SJ, et al
    Effect of acute alcohol intoxication on mortality, coagulation, and fibrinolysis in trauma patients.
    PLoS One. 2021;16:e0248810.
    PubMed         Abstract available


  73. BAKAS T, Commiskey P
    Stroke Family Caregiving and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Impact and Future Directions.
    Stroke. 2021 Feb 16:STROKEAHA120033525. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.033525.

  74. GOYAL M, Ospel JM, Kappelhof M, Ganesh A, et al
    Challenges of Outcome Prediction for Acute Stroke Treatment Decisions.
    Stroke. 2021 Mar 26:STROKEAHA120033785. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.033785.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  75. Correction to: Good Clinical Outcome Decreases With Number of Retrieval Attempts in Stroke Thrombectomy: Beyond the First-Pass Effect.
    Stroke. 2021;52:e116.

    World Neurosurg

  76. NAGARAJA N, Kubilis PS, Hoh BL, Wilson CA, et al
    Trends of Acute Ischemic Stroke Reperfusion Therapies from 2012 to 2016 in the United States.
    World Neurosurg. 2021 Mar 20. pii: S1878-8750(21)00443.
    PubMed         Abstract available

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