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Prevention of Stroke and Dementia in Primary Care

2014-08-27 03:14:27 | BioPortfolio

Summary

In Western Countries, stroke and dementia are the main causes of long-term disability, dependency, and nursing home admission. Due to demographic trends a continuous increase of patient numbers can be expected.

There is growing evidence that vascular risk factors which are implicated in the etiology of stroke also play important etiologic roles in both vascular dementia and Alzheimer disease. The present project is aimed at the reduction of stroke and dementia by means of a systematic detection and subsequent treatment of vascular risk factors by the family doctor based on established guidelines.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention

Conditions

Stroke

Intervention

Systematic detection of vascular risk factors and subsequent evidence-based treatment

Location

Depts. of Psychiatry and Neurology, Technische Universität München
Munich
Germany
D-81675

Status

Completed

Source

Technische Universität München

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:14:27-0400

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