A look at surgical procedures in patients with carotid artery stenosis: The second asymptomatic carotid trial (ACST-2)

1500 1000 Akshar Patel

Carotid artery stenting (CAS) and carotid endarterectomy (CEA) are procedures that can restore patency and reduce the long-term risk of stroke. Both CAS and CEA have become common procedures in…

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The female stroke: Sex differences affect stroke presentation and management

1000 562 Shawn Haigh

Women have a unique experience when it comes to stroke. Several differences between the sexes exist in stroke; in the epidemiology of the disease, clinical presentation, medical care and patient…

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Dopamine in stroke rehabilitation – Where do we stand?

1000 562 Anna Stelling, PhD

During this year’s “Stroke Summer School 2021” in Basel, Switzerland, Stefan Engelter (Stroke Unit, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland) provided an overview of what is known about the use of dopamine…

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Lipids and stroke: An update

950 535 Anna Stelling, PhD

During this year’s “Stroke Summer School 2021” in Basel, Switzerland, Gian Marco De Marchis (Stroke Unit, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland) provided an overview of the most important recent findings regarding…

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Neurological disease burden in Europe: A new analysis calling for action

2560 1709 Anna Stelling, PhD

The Global Burden of Diseases (GBD) Study 2015 has drawn attention to the substantial and increasing health burden of neurological diseases worldwide.1 In order to adjust public health and disease…

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New data on endovascular treatment in patients with cerebral venous thrombosis

2560 1707 Anna Stelling, PhD

Stroke can have several causes, and one of them is cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT), affecting mostly young adult and middle-aged patients.1 The current standard for CVT is anticoagulation treatment with…

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New evidence against fluoxetine in stroke recovery

5805 3875 Anna Stelling, PhD

Stroke is a very common disease that leads to disability in around half of its survivors.1 It has been believed that fluoxetine, a selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), could improve neurological…

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Across specialties – a study on brain complications in COVID-19 patients

5508 3672 Anna Stelling, PhD

Since December 2019, when clinicians first reported infections with the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19), researchers have been trying to decipher the effects of the virus on…

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Does COVID-19 affect the brain?

1920 1080 Anne Carter, MA (Cantab)

With EAN going virtual this year, the global SARS-CoV2 pandemic was never far from the attendees’ minds. After a brief overview of the putative mechanisms for SARS-CoV2 accessing the brain,…

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Could the gut-brain axis have a role in stroke recovery?

3300 2200 Peter Stevenson, PhD

Acute disruption of bacterial populations in the gut after stroke could have a detrimental effect on recovery, according to new research. The role that our microbiome – the microbial environment…

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