A simple risk score predicted 7-day stroke risk after transient ischemic attack: COMMENTARY
- Predicting Short-term Risk of Stroke After TIA. Ebell, Mark H. // American Family Physician;9/15/2006, Vol. 74 Issue 6, p1001
The article offers evidence-based tools about predicting short-term risk of stroke after transient ischemic attack, that will assist family physicians in improving their decision making at the point of care. A table on the so called ABCD rule in predicting stroke risk is presented. A case of a...
- Refined Score Predicts Early Stroke Risk After "Mini-Strokes". // Neurology Reviews;Feb2007, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p46
The article reports on the findings of the study that assesses the effectiveness of ABCD2 scoring method in predicting stroke risk. According to the researchers, the scoring method is a combination of two existing methods derived after the validation of stroke-prediction abilities. They affirm...
- The Underlying Problems Resulting in Controversies in the Clinical Management of Transient Ischemic Attacks: An Overview. Slade Jr., Walter R.; Enker, Stanley; Borras, Rafael; Jia Rhon Chen // Angiology;Oct1983, Vol. 34 Issue 10, p639
Of all the controversial topics in the management of cerebrovascular diseases the subject of transient ischemic attacks is perhaps the most controversial. A preponderance of literature related to the subject, reflecting a remarkable degree of interest in the topic, is a result of this...
- Strokes and TIAs. // American Family Physician;4/1/2004, Vol. 69 Issue 7, p1679
Provides information on strokes and transient ischemic attacks (TIA). Details of how and when stroke and TIA occurs; Age group who are likely to be affected by stroke; Symptoms of a stroke.
- Adding aspirin to clopidogrel after stroke or TIA. Kirchner, Jeff; Russell, John J. // Patient Care;Oct2004, Vol. 38 Issue 10, p67
Discusses research being done on the benefit of clopidogrel for the secondary prevention of transcient ischemic attack. Reference to a study by H. C. Diener, J. Bogousslavsky, L. M. Brass et al, published in the 2004 issue of "Lancet"; Implication of the study for clinicians; Methodology.
- Transient ischaemic attacks mimicking focal motor seizures. Schulz, U. G. R.; Rothwell, P. M. // Postgraduate Medical Journal;Apr2002, Vol. 78 Issue 918, p246
Limb shaking is an under-recognized form of transient ischaemic attack (TIA), which can easily be confused with focal motor seizures. However, it is important to distinguish limb shaking TIAs and focal seizures, as patients with his form of TIA almost invariably have severe carotid occlusive...
- transient ischemic attack (TIA):. Huber, Jeffrey T.; Gillaspy, Mary L. // Encyclopedic Dictionary of AIDS-Related Terminology;2000, p215
A definition of the term "transient ischemic attack" is presented. It refers to the temporary interruption of the blood supply to the brain. The symptoms and signs of neurologic deficit may last from a few minutes to hours but are not persistent. No evidence of residual brain damage or...
- Research brief: TIAs attenuate stroke damage. // GP: General Practitioner;3/15/2004, p11
65 patients, who had suffered their first ever ischaemic stroke were investigated by German researchers using magnetic resonance imaging. The 16 patients who had a history of transient ischaemic attacks (TIA) had smaller initial diffusion lesions and experienced final infarct volumes that were...
- A new GP decision tool for transient ischaemic attack. Moore, Andrew; McQuay, Henry // Pulse;9/23/2005, Vol. 65 Issue 37, p58
Examines a case of transient ischemic attack (TIA). Details of the referrals made by general practitioners urgent after TIA; Clinical effects of reversible impairment of neuronal from a short period of ischemia; Discovery of risk of stroke after a TIA.