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Concerns voiced after first baby is born using pronuclear transfer
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Concerns voiced after first baby is born using pronuclear transfer

The infant has the genetic make-up of his parents combined with a small amount of mitochondrial DNA from a donor.

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Poststroke dementia: comprehensive guide discusses diagnosis, treatment, and prevention

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Poststroke OSA, cognitive problems improve spontaneously

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Left atrial appendage thrombus common in TAVR patients

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OECD report criticises pharmaceutical pricing strategies

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CDC: rural Americans at higher risk for death from top 5 causes

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Strokes can be an early presentation of Afib

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Intraventricular hemorrhage: no benefit from irrigation with alteplase

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Light drinking could reduce stroke risk | Meta-analysis

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Vaccines fast-tracked to prevent global epidemics

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Yorkshire CCGs place ban on expensive treatments

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Addenbrooke’s hospital comes out of special measures

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Forecasts suggest NHS will need extra £88bn by 2067

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BMA accuses PM of ‘scapegoating’ GPs for NHS crisis

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Half of women face red flag event during childbirth

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Study characterizes features of octogenerian parkinsonism

Parkinsonism progresses more rapidly, but is responsive to levodopa.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Int J Cardiol
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Influenza vaccination: stroke protection?

Influenza infection increases the risk for hemorrhagic stroke, which has severe consequences in patients with Afib.

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Stroke recurrence linked to left ventricular wall motion abnormalities

The independent association between LVWMAs, a common abnormality found by echocardiography, and stroke risk is unclear.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol
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How do stroke and mortality risks vary with Afib pattern?

You can probably predict which Afib group has the lowest event rates for strokes, death.

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Fresh Brexit concerns for European doctors
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Fresh Brexit concerns for European doctors

Organisations representing doctors have warned Brexit must not be permitted to threaten Europe’s health.

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Migraineurs more likely to suffer perioperative ischemic stroke

The effect was particularly strong among migraineurs with aura.

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Migraines linked to perioperative stroke, hospital readmission

Migraine and stroke risk have previously been linked, but not in the perioperative setting.

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Alzheimer's disease: benzodiazepines increase risk for stroke

Researchers calculated a 20% increase in risk for stroke.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Int J Neurosci
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Study confirms link between stroke outcomes, hyperglycemia

Hyperglycemia is linked to length of stay and functional outcomes.

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OECD critical of 'wasteful clinical care’ in new report
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OECD critical of 'wasteful clinical care’ in new report

According to the OECD, more than 10 per cent of hospital expenditure is spent on correcting preventable medical mistakes or infections.

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Dual antiplatelet therapy reduces stroke recurrence in patients with arteriostenosis

The benefits of dual antiplatelet treatment are unclear in this patient population.

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Doctors under-estimate the harm of treatments, screening and tests
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Doctors under-estimate the harm of treatments, screening and tests

Doctors often overestimate the benefits and underestimate the harms of test, treatments and screenings.

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Stroke risk increased in COPD with previous exacerbation

Patients with a history of COPD exacerbations face increased risks for stroke and poststroke adverse events.

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Stroke: cerebral microbleeds predict sICH after IVT

Symptomatic intracerebral hemorrhage is common, but hard to predict.

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