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A new warning has been added to the multiple sclerosis drug Lemtrada (alemtuzumab) after rare reports of patients suffering strokes and tears in the lining of the arteries in the head and neck

FDA Warns of Rare Stroke Risk With Multiple Sclerosis Drug

Alemtuzumab label will be updated to include the risk for stroke and arterial dissection
For patients with ischemic stroke

In-Hospital Infection May Up Readmission After Stroke

However, when specific types of infections assessed, only UTI significantly tied to readmission
One in two women and one in three men will develop dementia

Half of Women to Develop Stroke, Dementia, or Parkinsonism

Third of men to develop at least one of these; women more likely to experience both stroke and dementia
Genetic and lifestyle factors are independently associated with incident stroke among men and women aged 40 to 73 years

Independent Links for Genetics, Lifestyle With Incident Stroke

Significantly increased risk for high versus low genetic risk, unfavorable versus favorable lifestyle
The Montreal Cognitive Assessment administered within seven days after stroke can predict long-term cognitive and functional outcome and mortality

Montreal Cognitive Assessment Predicts Outcomes After Stroke

Brief screening tool is feasible in the setting of acute stroke
A culturally tailored

Skills-Based Intervention Did Not Cut Systolic BP After Stroke, TIA

But significant drop in systolic BP with culturally tailored program seen in Hispanic individuals
The association of sleep duration with incident stroke varies by race and sex

Sleep Duration, Stroke Link Varies With Race, Sex

Short sleep duration linked to reduced risk for black men; risk up for white men with long sleep duration
There is variation in the net clinical benefit of anticoagulants based on variation in published atrial fibrillation stroke rates

Net Benefit of Anticoagulants for A-Fib Varies With Stroke Rate

Benefit of warfarin anticoagulation varies with varying published stroke rates
Among adult survivors of stroke

In Stroke Survivors, Cost-Related Non-Adherence Down After ACA

Among adult survivors of stroke, Medicaid increased, non-adherence decreased after ACA implementation
Breastfeeding is associated with a lower risk of stroke among older women

Breastfeeding Linked to Lower Risk of Stroke Post-Menopause

Stroke risk 19 percent lower with breastfeeding for one to six months; stronger link for longer duration