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2 Ann Neurol
4 BMC Neurol
4 BMJ Case Rep
2 BMJ Open
2 Cerebrovasc Dis
1 Circ Genom Precis Med
1 Circulation
4 Eur Heart J
1 Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg
1 Heart
11 Int J Cardiol
2 J Cereb Blood Flow Metab
6 J Neuroeng Rehabil
10 J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis
2 Lancet Neurol
7 Neurology
11 Stroke
2 World Neurosurg

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    Ann Neurol

  1. GERMANS M, Schweizer J, Kulcsar Z
    Functional imaging of Bow Hunter's syndrome.
    Ann Neurol. 2021 Jan 20. doi: 10.1002/ana.26024.

  2. NAVI BB, Sherman CP, Genova R, Mathias R, et al
    Mechanisms of Ischemic Stroke in Patients with Cancer: A Prospective Study.
    Ann Neurol. 2021 May 24. doi: 10.1002/ana.26129.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    BMC Neurol

  3. REYNOLDS H, Steinfort S, Tillyard J, Ellis S, et al
    Feasibility and adherence to moderate intensity cardiovascular fitness training following stroke: a pilot randomized controlled trial.
    BMC Neurol. 2021;21:132.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  4. FAN L, Su Y, Zhang Y, Ye H, et al
    Decompressive craniectomy combined with mild hypothermia in patients with large hemispheric infarction: a randomized controlled trial.
    BMC Neurol. 2021;21:114.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  5. RATHFOOT C, Edrissi C, Sanders CB, Knisely K, et al
    Gender differences in comorbidities and risk factors in ischemic stroke patients with a history of atrial fibrillation.
    BMC Neurol. 2021;21:209.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  6. GINER-SORIANO M, Marsal JR, Gomez-Lumbreras A, Morros R, et al
    Risk of ischaemic stroke associated with antiepileptic drugs: a population-based case-control study in Catalonia.
    BMC Neurol. 2021;21:208.
    PubMed         Abstract available


  7. PERRY M, Kemmis Betty S, Downes N, Andrews N, et al
    Atrial fibrillation: diagnosis and management-summary of NICE guidance.
    BMJ. 2021;373:n1150.

    BMJ Case Rep

  8. RAHUL M, Sultan F, Tewari N, Mathur V, et al
    Orofacial characteristics and dental management in a child with moyamoya disease.
    BMJ Case Rep. 2021;14.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  9. SRINIVAS P, Nwosu J, Foy-Yamah A, Ejohwomu CO, et al
    Carotid artery dissection: a case of recurrence.
    BMJ Case Rep. 2021;14.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  10. AHMED T, Lodhi SH, Anstead MI, Messerli AW, et al
    Cerebral paradoxical embolisation in a patient with cystic fibrosis with patent foramen ovale: a comparative review of literature.
    BMJ Case Rep. 2021;14.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  11. ALI AA, Zoltowska D, Sattiraju S, Missov E, et al
    Cardioembolic stroke in the setting of multiple left ventricular thrombi.
    BMJ Case Rep. 2021;14.

    BMJ Open

  12. 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

  13. 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

    Cerebrovasc Dis

  14. JIANG Q, Hou J, Ge J, Huang Z, et al
    Clinical Significance of Hyperdense Area after Endovascular Therapy in Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
    Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021 May 27:1-10. doi: 10.1159/000515410.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  15. RAMOS-PACHON A, Garcia-Tornel A, Millan M, Ribo M, et al
    Bottlenecks in the Acute Stroke Care System during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Catalonia.
    Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021 May 21:1-9. doi: 10.1159/000516309.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Circ Genom Precis Med

  16. O'SULLIVAN JW, Shcherbina A, Justesen JM, Turakhia M, et al
    Combining Clinical and Polygenic Risk Improves Stroke Prediction Among Individuals with Atrial Fibrillation.
    Circ Genom Precis Med. 2021 May 24. doi: 10.1161/CIRCGEN.120.003168.
    PubMed         Abstract available


  17. CRUMP C, Sundquist J, Sundquist K
    Preterm Delivery and Long-Term Risk of Stroke in Women: A National Cohort and Cosibling Study.
    Circulation. 2021 May 10. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.120.052268.

    Eur Heart J

  18. HINDRICKS G, Potpara T, Dagres N, Arbelo E, et al
    2020 ESC Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of atrial fibrillation developed in collaboration with the European Association of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS).
    Eur Heart J. 2020 Aug 29. pii: 5899003. doi: 10.1093.

  19. RIENSTRA M, Van Gelder IC
    Incidence and outcome of atrial fibrillation: diversity throughout Europe.
    Eur Heart J. 2021 Jan 25. pii: 6120041. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehaa1078.

  20. WOLDENDORP K, Indja B, Bannon PG, Fanning JP, et al
    Silent brain infarcts and early cognitive outcomes after transcatheter aortic valve implantation: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
    Eur Heart J. 2021 Feb 1. pii: 6124789. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  21. REED GW, Krishnaswamy A, Kapadia SR
    Silent brain infarction after TAVR: common but of unclear significance.
    Eur Heart J. 2021;42:1016-1018.

    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg

  22. TAMAZYAN R, Yannoutsos A
    Symptomatic Carotid Web with Underlying Thrombus.
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2021;61:602.


  23. DAGENAIS GR, Dyal L, Bosch JJ, Leong DP, et al
    Cardiovascular consequences of discontinuing low-dose rivaroxaban in people with chronic coronary or peripheral artery disease.
    Heart. 2021 May 21. pii: heartjnl-2020-318758. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2020-318758
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Int J Cardiol

  24. PACHOLCZAK-MADEJ R, Bazan-Socha S, Zareba L, Undas A, et al
    Direct oral anticoagulants in the prevention of stroke in breast cancer patients with atrial fibrillation during adjuvant endocrine therapy: A cohort study.
    Int J Cardiol. 2020 Sep 12. pii: S0167-5273(20)33818.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  25. FENDER AC, Dobrev D
    The anticoagulation dilemma and future treatment avenues in patients with breast cancer and atrial fibrillation.
    Int J Cardiol. 2020 Oct 1. pii: S0167-5273(20)33897.

  26. DOMINGUEZ-ERQUICIA P, Raposeiras-Roubin S, Abbu-Assi E, Cespon-Fernandez M, et al
    Incidence, predictors of bleeding and prognosis of bleeding in anticoagulated nonagenarian patients with atrial fibrillation.
    Int J Cardiol. 2020 Nov 18. pii: S0167-5273(20)34146.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  27. STRAW S, Witte KK
    Closing the loop: Delivering personalised care for patients with cryptogenic stroke.
    Int J Cardiol. 2021;327:100-101.

  28. CAPIAU A, De Backer T, Grymonprez M, Lahousse L, et al
    Appropriateness of direct oral anticoagulant dosing in patients with atrial fibrillation according to the drug labelling and EHRA Practical Guide.
    Int J Cardiol. 2020 Dec 3. pii: S0167-5273(20)34231.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  29. MISHRA SR, Waller M, Chung HF, Mishra GD, et al
    Association of the length of oestrogen exposure with risk of incident stroke in postmenopausal women: Insights from a 20-year prospective study.
    Int J Cardiol. 2021;328:206-214.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  30. ELGENDY IY, Mansoor H, Pepine CJ
    Reproductive lifespan and incident stroke risk among post-menopausal women: Is it time for sex-specific risk prediction tools?
    Int J Cardiol. 2021;328:218-219.

  31. GU K, Mahtta D, Kaneria A, Sharedalal P, et al
    Racial disparities among Asian Americans with atrial fibrillation: An analysis from the NCDR(R) PINNACLE Registry.
    Int J Cardiol. 2021 Jan 4. pii: S0167-5273(20)34312.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  32. ZWEIKER D, Manninger M, Sieghartsleitner R, Ebner J, et al
    No antiarrhythmic effect of direct oral anticoagulants versus vitamin K antagonists in paroxysmal atrial fibrillation patients undergoing catheter ablation.
    Int J Cardiol. 2021 Jan 25. pii: S0167-5273(21)00082.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  33. KALARIA SN, Zhu H, Liu Q, Florian J, et al
    Influence of age on the relationship between apixaban concentration and anti-factor Xa activity in older patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation.
    Int J Cardiol. 2021 Jan 30. pii: S0167-5273(21)00106.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  34. SHIN SY, Park JW
    Is the Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) anatomical shape really meaningless measure for stroke risk assessment?
    Int J Cardiol. 2021;330:80-81.

    J Cereb Blood Flow Metab

  35. SORBY-ADAMS AJ, Learoyd AE, Bath PM, Burrows F, et al
    Glyceryl trinitrate for the treatment of ischaemic stroke: Determining efficacy in rodent and ovine species for enhanced clinical translation.
    J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2021 May 26:271678X211018901.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  36. KAKARLA V, Kaneko N, Nour M, Khatibi K, et al
    Pathophysiologic mechanisms of cerebral endotheliopathy and stroke due to Sars-CoV-2.
    J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2021;41:1179-1192.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    J Neuroeng Rehabil

  37. YANG CL, Gad A, Creath RA, Magder L, et al
    Effects of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on posture, movement planning, and execution during standing voluntary reach following stroke.
    J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2021;18:5.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  38. SEHLE A, Stuerner J, Hassa T, Spiteri S, et al
    Behavioral and neurophysiological effects of an intensified robot-assisted therapy in subacute stroke: a case control study.
    J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2021;18:6.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  39. LODHA N, Patel P, Shad JM, Casamento-Moran A, et al
    Cognitive and motor deficits contribute to longer braking time in stroke.
    J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2021;18:7.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  40. LIM SB, Louie DR, Peters S, Liu-Ambrose T, et al
    Brain activity during real-time walking and with walking interventions after stroke: a systematic review.
    J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2021;18:8.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  41. KEELING AB, Piitz M, Semrau JA, Hill MD, et al
    Robot enhanced stroke therapy optimizes rehabilitation (RESTORE): a pilot study.
    J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2021;18:10.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  42. SOLANKI D, Rezaee Z, Dutta A, Lahiri U, et al
    Investigating the feasibility of cerebellar transcranial direct current stimulation to facilitate post-stroke overground gait performance in chronic stroke: a partial least-squares regression approach.
    J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2021;18:18.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis

  43. ZHAO X, Chen X, Wu X, Zhu L, et al
    Machine Learning Analysis of MicroRNA Expression Data Reveals Novel Diagnostic Biomarker for Ischemic Stroke.
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021;30:105825.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  44. HAMEED S, Khan M, Fatmi Z, Wasay M, et al
    Exploring the Relationship Between Air Quality and Ischemic Stroke Admissions During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021;30:105860.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  45. ASAITHAMBI G, Marino EH, Ho BM, Tipps ME, et al
    Outcomes of Homeless Ischemic Stroke Patients Receiving Intravenous Thrombolysis in the United States.
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021;30:105862.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  46. GUZELDAG S, Yilmaz G
    Reply to: Response to "Measuring the Optic Nerve Sheath Diameter with Ultrasound in Acute Middle Cerebral Artery Stroke Patients": For Application to Long-Duration Spaceflight (LDSF).
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021;30:105634.

  47. LANDZBERG D, Nogueira RG, Al-Bayati AR, Kim SJ, et al
    Baseline Characteristics of Patients with Symptomatic Carotid Webs: A Matched Case Control Study.
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021;30:105823.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  48. XIONG X, Zhang L, Li Y, Guo S, et al
    Calcium Channel Subunit alpha2delta-1 as a Potential Biomarker Reflecting Illness Severity and Neuroinflammation in Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke.
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021;30:105874.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  49. MOHANADASS CA, Church LE
    Response to "Measuring the Optic Nerve Sheath Diameter with Ultrasound in Acute Middle Cerebral Artery Stroke Patients": For Application to Long-Duration Spaceflight (LDSF).
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021;30:105619.

  50. Response to Letter by Dr. Mammi et al.
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021;30:105226.

  51. THAU L, Siegal T, Heslin ME, Rana A, et al
    Decline in Rehab Transfers Among Rehab-Eligible Stroke Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021;30:105857.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  52. TOSCANO M, Vigano A, Jannini TB, Ruggiero M, et al
    Letter to the Editor Regarding "Diagnostic Accuracy of a Bedside Screening Tool for Dysphagia".
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021;30:105653.

    Lancet Neurol

  53. LI L, Poon MTC, Samarasekera NE, Perry LA, et al
    Risks of recurrent stroke and all serious vascular events after spontaneous intracerebral haemorrhage: pooled analyses of two population-based studies.
    Lancet Neurol. 2021;20:437-447.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  54. HAEUSLER KG, Kirchhof P, Kunze C, Tutuncu S, et al
    Systematic monitoring for detection of atrial fibrillation in patients with acute ischaemic stroke (MonDAFIS): a randomised, open-label, multicentre study.
    Lancet Neurol. 2021;20:426-436.
    PubMed         Abstract available


  55. Low-Dose vs Standard-Dose Alteplase in Acute Lacunar Ischemic Stroke: The ENCHANTED Trial.
    Neurology. 2021 May 27. pii: WNL.0000000000012302.

  56. MADSEN TE, Long DL, Carson AP, Howard G, et al
    Sex and Race Differences in the Risk of Ischemic Stroke Associated With Fasting Blood Glucose in REGARDS.
    Neurology. 2021 May 27. pii: WNL.0000000000012296.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  57. LEWIS A, Galetta S
    Editors' Note: Association of Initial Imaging Modality and Futile Recanalization After Thrombectomy.
    Neurology. 2021;96:915.

  58. MERKLER AE, Bartz TM, Kamel H, Soliman EZ, et al
    Silent Myocardial Infarction and Subsequent Ischemic Stroke in the Cardiovascular Health Study.
    Neurology. 2021 May 24. pii: WNL.0000000000012249.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  59. MACHA K, Hoelter P, Kallmunzer B
    Author Response: Multimodal CT or MRI for IV Thrombolysis in Ischemic Stroke With Unknown Time of Onset.
    Neurology. 2021;96:1013.

  60. KUMAR A, Singh VK
    Reader Response: Multimodal CT or MRI for IV Thrombolysis in Ischemic Stroke With Unknown Time of Onset.
    Neurology. 2021;96:1012.

  61. SIEGLER JE, Galetta S
    Editors' Note: Multimodal CT or MRI for IV Thrombolysis in Ischemic Stroke With Unknown Time of Onset.
    Neurology. 2021;96:1011-1012.


  62. LI ZX, Xiong Y, Gu HQ, Fisher M, et al
    P2Y12 Inhibitors Plus Aspirin Versus Aspirin Alone in Patients With Minor Stroke or High-Risk Transient Ischemic Attack.
    Stroke. 2021 May 27:STROKEAHA120033040. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.033040.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  63. BROWN DL, Levine DA, Albright K, Kapral MK, et al
    Benefits and Risks of Dual Versus Single Antiplatelet Therapy for Secondary Stroke Prevention: A Systematic Review for the 2021 Guideline for the Prevention of Stroke in Patients With Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack.
    Stroke. 2021 May 24:STR0000000000000377. doi: 10.1161/STR.0000000000000377.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  64. KELLY AG
    Attacking Quality-of-Care Gaps in Transient Ischemic Attack.
    Stroke. 2021 May 27:STROKEAHA121034734. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.121.034734.

  65. ROST NS, Meschia JF, Gottesman R, Wruck L, et al
    Cognitive Impairment and Dementia After Stroke: Design and Rationale for the DISCOVERY Study.
    Stroke. 2021 May 27:STROKEAHA120031611. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.031611.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  66. LEVINE DA, Perkins AJ, Sico JJ, Myers LJ, et al
    Hospital Factors, Performance on Process Measures After Transient Ischemic Attack, and 90-Day Ischemic Stroke Incidence.
    Stroke. 2021 May 27:STROKEAHA120031721. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.031721.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  67. ALI A, Tabassum D, Baig SS, Moyle B, et al
    Effect of Exercise Interventions on Health-Related Quality of Life After Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
    Stroke. 2021 May 27:STROKEAHA120032979. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.032979.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  68. NEUMANN JT, Riaz M, Bakshi A, Polekhina G, et al
    Predictive Performance of a Polygenic Risk Score for Incident Ischemic Stroke in a Healthy Older Population.
    Stroke. 2021 May 27:STROKEAHA120033670. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.033670.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  69. OESCH G, Perez FA, Wainwright MS, Shaw DWW, et al
    Focal Cerebral Arteriopathy of Childhood: Clinical and Imaging Correlates.
    Stroke. 2021 May 27:STROKEAHA120031880. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.031880.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  70. CHEN MH, Tsai SJ, Su TP, Li CT, et al
    Increased Risk of Stroke in Patients With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Nationwide Longitudinal Study.
    Stroke. 2021 May 27:STROKEAHA120032995. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.032995.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  71. Correction to: A New Class of Radially Adjustable Stentrievers for Acute Ischemic Stroke: Primary Results of the Multicenter Tiger Trial.
    Stroke. 2021;52:e310.

  72. KLEINDORFER DO, Towfighi A, Chaturvedi S, Cockroft KM, et al
    2021 Guideline for the Prevention of Stroke in Patients With Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack: A Guideline From the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
    Stroke. 2021 May 24:STR0000000000000375. doi: 10.1161/STR.0000000000000375.

    World Neurosurg

  73. XIE QJ, Huang W, Shen L, Wang MH, et al
    The combination of Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte Ratio and admission GCS score Is an Independent Predictor of Clinical Outcome in Diffuse Axonal Injury.
    World Neurosurg. 2021 May 22. pii: S1878-8750(21)00755.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  74. DOSSANI RH, Waqas M, Baig AA, Cappuzzo JM, et al
    WALRUS Balloon Guide Catheter (BGC) for Stroke Intervention: Technical Considerations and Clinical Outcomes.
    World Neurosurg. 2021 May 22. pii: S1878-8750(21)00746.
    PubMed         Abstract available

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