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Midlife type 2 diabetes is associated with an increased risk for cerebral infarction and cerebral artery occlusion in late life

Midlife Type 2 Diabetes May Up Later Risk for Cerebral Infarction

Genetic, early-life familial environmental factors seem not to contribute to link
Among patients with gallstones

Cholecystectomy Reduces Risk for Stroke in Patients With Gallstones

Asymptomatic and symptomatic gallstone patients have lower overall stroke risk after cholecystectomy
Improvements in systems of care are necessary to implement advances in treatment and care of stroke patients

Guidance Issued for Systems of Care for Stroke Patients

Recommendations support educational initiatives to increase awareness, need to seek emergency care
Dabigatran is not superior to aspirin for preventing recurrent stroke in patients with recent history of embolic stroke of undetermined source

Dabigatran Does Not Beat Aspirin for Preventing Recurrent Stroke

Efficacy similar to aspirin for preventing recurrent stroke after embolic stroke of undetermined source
There is considerable variation in the use of rehabilitation services in the acute care setting following ischemic stroke

Use of Rehab After Ischemic Stroke Varies in Acute Care

Some stroke patients less likely to get rehabilitation services due to patient, hospital variables
Music listening interventions appear to be a promising approach to improving cognitive recovery following a stroke

Mindful Music Listening Aids Cognitive Recovery After Stroke

Mindful music listening feasible, acceptable, may be effective after stroke
The use of alteplase between 4.5 and 9.0 hours after stroke onset results in a higher number of patients with no or minor neurological deficits

Alteplase Seems Beneficial at 4.5 to 9.0 Hours After Stroke

Trial terminated because of loss of equipoise after publication of positive results from previous trial
Psychostimulant use plays a substantial role in fatal strokes among young adults

Psychostimulant Use Pervasive in Young Adults’ Fatal Strokes

In cases of hemorrhagic stroke among young adults, psychostimulant use should be considered
Patients with recent stroke are rarely screened and treated for osteoporosis

Stroke Patients Infrequently Screened, Treated for Bone Loss

5.1 percent of patients with stroke, 2.9 percent of those without prior testing had bone mineral density test
Rates of hospitalization for stroke have fallen since 1988 for both black and white Medicare enrollees

Stroke Hospitalizations Down in Black, White Medicare Enrollees

Black men and women have experienced greater improvements in 30-day poststroke mortality