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    July 2021
  1. 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


  2. 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


  3. 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


  4. 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
  5. 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


  6. 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
  7. 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


  8. 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


  9. 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


  10. 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


  11. 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


  12. 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


  13. 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


  14. 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


  15. 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


  16. 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


  17. 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


  18. 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


  19. 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


  20. 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


  21. 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


  22. 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
  23. 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


  24. 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


  25. 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


  26. 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


  27. 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


  28. 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


  29. 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


  30. 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


  31. 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
  32. 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


  33. 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


  34. 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


  35. 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


  36. 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


  37. 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


  38. 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


  39. 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


  40. 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


  41. 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


  42. 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


  43. 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


  44. 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


  45. 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
  46. 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


  47. 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


  48. 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


  49. 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
  50. 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


  51. 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


  52. 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


  53. 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


  54. 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


  55. 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


  56. 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


  57. 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


  58. 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


  59. 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
  60. 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


  61. 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


  62. 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


  63. 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


  64. 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


  65. 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
  66. 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


  67. 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


  68. 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


  69. 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


  70. 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


  71. 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
  72. 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


  73. 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


  74. 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
  75. 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.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  76. WANG J, Chen Y, Zhang Y, Li M, et al
    Rehabilitation nursing for motor functional recovery of acute ischaemic stroke: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.
    BMJ Open. 2020;10:e037391.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  77. MAGNUSSON P, Lyren A, Mattsson G
    Diagnostic yield of chest and thumb ECG after cryptogenic stroke, Transient ECG Assessment in Stroke Evaluation (TEASE): an observational trial.
    BMJ Open. 2020;10:e037573.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  78. BERNARDO-CASTRO S, Donato H, Ferreira L, Sargento-Freitas J, et al
    Permeability of the blood-brain barrier through the phases of ischaemic stroke and relation with clinical outcome: protocol for a systematic review.
    BMJ Open. 2020;10:e039280.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  79. NI W, Kunz W, Goyal M, Ng YL, et al
    Lifetime quality of life and cost consequences of delays in endovascular treatment for acute ischaemic stroke: a cost-effectiveness analysis from a Singapore healthcare perspective.
    BMJ Open. 2020;10:e036517.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  80. GU T, Chu Q, Yu Z, Fa B, et al
    History of coronary heart disease increased the mortality rate of patients with COVID-19: a nested case-control study.
    BMJ Open. 2020;10:e038976.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  81. 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


  82. SUNDBOLL J, Szepligeti SK, Adelborg K, Szentkuti P, et al
    Constipation and risk of cardiovascular diseases: a Danish population-based matched cohort study.
    BMJ Open. 2020;10:e037080.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    August 2020
  83. CHU G, Seelig J, Trinks-Roerdink EM, van Alem AP, et al
    Design and rationale of DUTCH-AF: a prospective nationwide registry programme and observational study on long-term oral antithrombotic treatment in patients with atrial fibrillation.
    BMJ Open. 2020;10:e036220.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  84. KUROGI A, Nishimura A, Nishimura K, Kada A, et al
    Temporal trends and geographical disparities in comprehensive stroke centre capabilities in Japan from 2010 to 2018.
    BMJ Open. 2020;10:e033055.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  85. SONG TJ, Kim J, Han SW, Kim YD, et al
    Clopidogrel preventive effect based on cytochrome P450 2C19 genotype in ischaemic stroke: protocol for multicentre observational study.
    BMJ Open. 2020;10:e038031.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  86. MASSICOTTE S, Lun R, Yogendrakumar V, Dewar B, et al
    Natural history of recovery after intracerebral haemorrhage: a scoping review protocol.
    BMJ Open. 2020;10:e039460.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    July 2020
  87. LIANG F, Zhao Y, Yan X, Wu Y, et al
    Choice of ANaesthesia for EndoVAScular treatment of acute ischaemic stroke at posterior circulation (CANVAS II): protocol for an exploratory randomised controlled study.
    BMJ Open. 2020;10:e036358.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  88. CHEN HY, Huang WC, Lin CL, Kao CH, et al
    Association between topical beta-blockers and risks of cardiovascular and respiratory disease in patients with glaucoma: a retrospective cohort study.
    BMJ Open. 2020;10:e034361.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  89. MCCABE JJ, Giannotti N, McNulty J, Collins S, et al
    Cohort profile: BIOVASC-late, a prospective multicentred study of imaging and blood biomarkers of carotid plaque inflammation and risk of late vascular recurrence after non-severe stroke in Ireland.
    BMJ Open. 2020;10:e038607.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  90. NAGATA Y, Yamagami T, Nutbeam D, Freedman B, et al
    Incremental yield of ECG screening repeated annually over 4 years in an adult Japanese population without prior atrial fibrillation: a retrospective cohort study.
    BMJ Open. 2020;10:e035650.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  91. WANG X, Zhao Y, Ji X, Sang S, et al
    Kongcun Town Asymptomatic Intracranial Artery Stenosis study in Shandong, China: cohort profile.
    BMJ Open. 2020;10:e036454.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    June 2020
  92. YAO T, Zhan Y, Shen J, Xu L, et al
    Association between fasting blood glucose and outcomes and mortality in acute ischaemic stroke patients with diabetes mellitus: a retrospective observational study in Wuhan, China.
    BMJ Open. 2020;10:e037291.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  93. MURAO S, Nakata H, Yamakawa K
    Safety of tranexamic acid in thrombotic adverse events and seizure in patients with haemorrhage: a protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis.
    BMJ Open. 2020;10:e036020.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  94. WU NC, Chen ZC, Feng IJ, Ho CH, et al
    Severe varicose veins and the risk of mortality: a nationwide population-based cohort study.
    BMJ Open. 2020;10:e034245.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  95. ROWE FJ, Hepworth L, Howard C, Bruce A, et al
    Vision Screening Assessment (VISA) tool: diagnostic accuracy validation of a novel screening tool in detecting visual impairment among stroke survivors.
    BMJ Open. 2020;10:e033639.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  96. BELANI P, Kihira S, Pacheco F, Pawha P, et al
    Addition of arterial spin-labelled MR perfusion to conventional brain MRI: clinical experience in a retrospective cohort study.
    BMJ Open. 2020;10:e036785.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    May 2020
  97. ESCUDERO-MARTINEZ I, Mazya M, Teutsch C, Lesko N, et al
    Dabigatran initiation in patients with non-valvular AF and first acute ischaemic stroke: a retrospective observational study from the SITS registry.
    BMJ Open. 2020;10:e037234.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    April 2020
  98. TYAGI S, Koh GC, Luo N, Tan KB, et al
    Dyadic approach to supervised community rehabilitation participation in an Asian setting post-stroke: exploring the role of caregiver and patient characteristics in a prospective cohort study.
    BMJ Open. 2020;10:e036631.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  99. GUNGABISSOON U, Perera G, Galwey NW, Stewart R, et al
    The association between dementia severity and hospitalisation profile in a newly assessed clinical cohort: the South London and Maudsley case register.
    BMJ Open. 2020;10:e035779.
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