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Name: Expert opinion on pharmacotherapy
Stroke still remains a major cause of death and disability worldwide. Ischemic stroke is the most common type of stroke. Causes of ischemic stroke can be classified into large-artery atherosclerosis, ...
Control of vascular risk factors is essential for secondary stroke prevention. However, adherence to secondary prevention medications is often suboptimal, and may be affected by cognitive impairment. ...
Platelets play an essential role in atherothrombosis and for this reason they are the primary target of antithrombotic therapy in ischemic stroke. We discussed here the evidence for efficacy and safet...
Cardioembolism (CE) contributes to a large proportion of ischemic stroke. We evaluated the demographic and clinical profile of CE stroke in Western Sydney.
Secondary prevention of otherwise cryptogenic stroke in patients with patent foramen ovale (PFO) has been a matter of debate over nearly three decades. Main issues were that data essentially derived f...
The multi-center, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized, group-comparison study was designated to assess the long-term safety and efficacy of the antiplatelet drug cilostazol in pre...
The purpose of this study is to investigate the efficacy of cilostazol in preventing recurrence of cerebral infarction and the safety of long-term administration of the drug (100 mg, twice...
The purpose of this study is to study efficacy and safety of cilostazol use in patients with acute ischemic stroke.
About 35,000 people each year in the UK have a type of stroke, called 'lacunar' or 'small vessel' stroke, which is different to other common types of stroke and for which there is no prove...
Through this study, the investigators are to prove that Cilostazol effectively prevent cardiovascular events in ischemic stroke patients with high risk of cerebral hemorrhage, along with n...
The prevention of recurrences or exacerbations of a disease that already has been diagnosed. This also includes prevention of complications or after-effects of a drug or surgical procedure.
A morpholine and thiophene derivative that functions as a FACTOR XA INHIBITOR and is used in the treatment and prevention of DEEP-VEIN THROMBOSIS and PULMONARY EMBOLISM. It is also used for the prevention of STROKE and systemic embolization in patients with non-valvular ATRIAL FIBRILLATION, and for the prevention of atherothrombotic events in patients after an ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME.
Specific practices for the prevention of disease or mental disorders in susceptible individuals or populations. These include HEALTH PROMOTION, including mental health; protective procedures, such as COMMUNICABLE DISEASE CONTROL; and monitoring and regulation of ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANTS. Primary prevention is to be distinguished from SECONDARY PREVENTION and TERTIARY PREVENTION.
The geographical designation for the countries of the MIDDLE EAST and the countries BANGLADESH; BHUTAN; INDIA; NEPAL; PAKISTAN; and SRI LANKA. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed, 1993 & Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988)
An agency of the UNITED STATES PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE that conducts and supports programs for the prevention and control of disease and provides consultation and assistance to health departments and other countries.
Stroke - Cerebrovascular Disease (CVA)
A stroke is a serious medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. Strokes are a medical emergency and prompt treatment is essential because the sooner a person receives treatment for a stroke, the less damage is ...