ITEMS IN AFP WITH KEYWORD:

Stroke and TIA

May 15, 2021 Issue
Screening for Asymptomatic Carotid Artery Stenosis: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The USPSTF recommends against screening for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis in the general adult population.


May 15, 2021 Issue
Screening for Asymptomatic Carotid Artery Stenosis [Putting Prevention into Practice]

A 67-year-old man comes to your office for a regularly scheduled visit. He has type 2 diabetes mellitus and a 40-pack-year smoking history, but he quit smoking two years ago. He takes lisinopril and atorvastatin (Lipitor); his blood pressure today is normal.


Mar 1, 2021 Issue
Antiplatelet Agents for Preventing Early Recurrence of Ischemic Stroke or TIA [Medicine by the Numbers]

After atherothrombotic ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack, adding clopidogrel to aspirin reduced recurrent strokes but increased major hemorrhages.


Feb 15, 2021 Issue
Fewer Subsequent Strokes with Ticagrelor Plus Aspirin than with Aspirin Alone [POEMs]

For patients with mild to moderate acute nonembolic ischemic stroke, treatment with ticagrelor plus aspirin for 30 days resulted in fewer subsequent strokes but similar overall disability and an increase in severe bleeding compared with aspirin alone.


Jan 15, 2021 Issue
Icosapent Ethyl (Vascepa) for Hyperlipidemia/Hypercholesterolemia to Reduce Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke [STEPS]

Icosapent ethyl is safe, well tolerated and effective in preventing ischemic events including stroke and heart attack.


Sep 1, 2020 Issue
Aspirin after Acute Ischemic Stroke [Medicine by the Numbers]

Learn more about the effect of aspirin therapy given within 48 hours of acute ischemic stroke in reducing the risk of death, dependence, or recurrent stroke, and the chance of complete recovery.


Sep 1, 2020 Issue
Effectiveness of PPAR Gamma Agonists in Preventing Recurrent Stroke and Other Vascular Events [Cochrane for Clinicians]

PPAR gamma agonists are probably effective in preventing recurrent stroke in people with previous stroke or TIA.


Aug 15, 2020 Issue
Small Reduction in Cardiovascular Outcome After Ischemic Stroke with Lower LDL Target, but also Harms; No Change in All-Cause Mortality [POEMs]

A lower LDL target slightly reduced the likelihood of a broad composite outcome (number needed to treat [NNT] = 43 over 3.5 years), largely by reducing nonfatal strokes (NNT = 77; statistical significance not reported).


Sep 15, 2019 Issue
Dual Antiplatelet Therapy for High-Risk TIA and Minor Stroke: BMJ Rapid Recommendation [Practice Guidelines]

Based on a recent randomized controlled trial followed by a systematic review, the BMJ and MAGIC group concluded that dual antiplatelet therapy use for a limited period after mild stroke is beneficial.


Aug 15, 2019 Issue
Short-Term Clopidogrel Plus Aspirin Prevents Second Ischemic Stroke Better Than Aspirin Alone [POEMs]

Combined treatment with clopidogrel and aspirin, started within 24 hours of the first event, will decrease the likelihood of a recurrent stroke in an additional 2% of patients compared with aspirin alone, with a slight increase in the risk of extra-cranial bleeding.


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