Ischemic stroke

Common Name(s)

Ischemic stroke

A stroke is an acute neurologic event leading to death of neural tissue of the brain and resulting in loss of motor, sensory and/or cognitive function. It is said to be the third leading cause of death in the United States. {15:Gunel and Lifton (1996)} noted that about 20% of strokes are hemorrhagic, resulting in bleeding into the brain. Ischemic strokes, resulting from vascular occlusion, account for the majority of strokes. {4:Bersano et al. (2008)} reviewed genetic polymorphisms that have been implicated in the development of stroke. Candidate genes include those involved in hemostasis (see, e.g., F5; {612309}), the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (see, e.g., ACE; {106180}), homocysteine (see, e.g., MTHFR; {607093}), and lipoprotein metabolism (see, e.g., APOE; {107741}). See also hemorrhagic stroke, or intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH; {614519}).
 

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National Stroke Association

National Stroke Association’s mission is to reduce the incidence and impact of stroke by developing compelling education and programs focused on prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and support for all impacted by stroke.

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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National Stroke Association

National Stroke Association’s mission is to reduce the incidence and impact of stroke by developing compelling education and programs focused on prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and support for all impacted by stroke.

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Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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The terms "Ischemic stroke" returned 2479 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Impact of perioperative acute ischemic stroke on the outcomes of noncardiac and nonvascular surgery: a single centre prospective study.
 

Author(s): Murat Biteker, Kadir Kayatas, Funda M Türkmen, Cemile H Mısırlı

Journal: Can J Surg. 2014 Jun;57(3):E55-61.

 

Although ischemic stroke is a well-known complication of cardiovascular surgery it has not been extensively studied in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery. The aim of this study was to assess the predictors and outcomes of perioperative acute ischemic stroke (PAIS) in patients ...

Last Updated: 29 May 2014

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Clinical efficacy and safety of traditional Chinese medicine combined with Western Medicine in patients with diabetic acute ischemic stroke.
 

Author(s): Huan Zhao, Dongdong Yang, Min Shi, Jingtao Liang, Xuhong Yang, Shuoguo Jin

Journal: J Tradit Chin Med. 2014 Apr;34(2):145-9.

 

To observe the clinical efficacy and safety of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) combined with Western Medicine (WM) in patients with diabetic acute ischemic stroke.

Last Updated: 2 May 2014

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Comparison between CHADS2 and CHA2DS2-VASc score for risk stratification of ischemic stroke in Japanese patients with non-valvular paroxysmal atrial fibrillation not receiving anticoagulant therapy.
 

Author(s): Takashi Komatsu, Yoshihiro Sato, Mahito Ozawa, Fusanori Kunugita, Reisuke Yoshizawa, Yoshihiro Morino, Motoyuki Nakamura

Journal: Int Heart J. 2014 ;55(2):119-25.

 

It remains unclear if the CHADS2 score or CHA2DS2-VASc score is more useful for the risk stratification of ischemic stroke/systemic thromboembolism in Japanese patients with non-valvular paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (NVPAF). We retrospectively investigated the incidence of ischemic ...

Last Updated: 31 Mar 2014

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The terms "Ischemic stroke" returned 281 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Medium- and long-term efficacy of ligustrazine plus conventional medication on ischemic stroke: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Xiaojia Ni, Xiaojia Ni, Shaonan Liu, Xinfeng Guo

Journal: J Tradit Chin Med. 2013 Dec;33(6):715-20.

 

To evaluate the medium- to long-term efficacy of ligustrazine plus conventional medicine treating ischemic stroke.

Last Updated: 25 Mar 2014

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The paradox role of regulatory T cells in ischemic stroke.
 

Author(s): Xiaomeng Xu, Min Li, Yongjun Jiang

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The underlying mechanism of ischemic stroke is not completely known. Regulatory T cells (Tregs), a subset of T cells, play a pivotal role in the pathophysiological process of ischemic stroke. However, there is also controversy over the role of Tregs in stroke. Hence, the function ...

Last Updated: 29 Nov 2013

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Evolving role of endovascular treatment of acute ischemic stroke.
 

Author(s): Alfonso Ciccone, Gregory J del Zoppo

Journal: Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2014 Jan;14(1):416.

 

The perceived advantages of endovascular treatment for acute ischemic stroke in terms of recanalization, the multimodal and targeted approaches, and perhaps the more permissive rules on devices than on medications for their licensing favored the assumption that endovascular treatment ...

Last Updated: 22 Nov 2013

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Immunological Biomarkers in Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Ischemic Stroke

 

Last Updated: 4 Jul 2013

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Study to Examine the Effects of MultiStem in Ischemic Stroke
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Ischemic Stroke

 

Last Updated: 22 Jul 2014

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Effect of Atorvastatin on the Frequency of Ventilator-associated Pneumonia in Patients With Ischemic Stroke
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Ventilator-associated Pneumonia; Ischemic Stroke

 

Last Updated: 24 Feb 2013

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