Age at stroke: Temporal trends in stroke incidence in a large, biracial population.
We describe temporal trends in stroke incidence stratified by age from our population-based stroke epidemiology study. We hypothesized that stroke incidence in younger adults (age 20-54) increased over time, most notably between 1999 and 2005.
From the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (B.M.K., K.A., C.J.M., D.W., O.A., M.L.F., P.K., S.F., F.D.L.R.L.R., J.P.B.); and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (J.C.K.), Cincinnati, OH.
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- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23054237
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1212/WNL.0b013e318270401d
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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
A group of pathological conditions characterized by sudden, non-convulsive loss of neurological function due to BRAIN ISCHEMIA or INTRACRANIAL HEMORRHAGES. Stroke is classified by the type of tissue NECROSIS, such as the anatomic location, vasculature involved, etiology, age of the affected individual, and hemorrhagic vs. non-hemorrhagic nature. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp777-810)
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