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Effects of Isosorbide Mononitrate and/or Cilostazol on Hematological Markers, Platelet Function, and Hemodynamics in Patients With Lacunar Ischaemic Stroke: Safety Data From the Lacunar Intervention-1 (LACI-1) Trial (2019)
Journal Article
Appleton, J., Blair, G. W., Flaherty, K., Law, Z., May, J., Woodhouse, L. J., …Wardlow, J. M. (2019). Effects of Isosorbide Mononitrate and/or Cilostazol on Hematological Markers, Platelet Function, and Hemodynamics in Patients With Lacunar Ischaemic Stroke: Safety Data From the Lacunar Intervention-1 (LACI-1) Trial. Frontiers in Neurology, 10, 1-6. https://doi.org/10.3389/fneur.2019.00723

Background Cilostazol and isosorbide mononitrate (ISMN) are candidate treatments for cerebral small vessel disease and lacunar ischaemic stroke. As both drugs may influence haemoglobin and platelet count, and haemodynamics, we sought to assess their... Read More

Prehospital transdermal glyceryl trinitrate in patients with ultra-acute presumed stroke (RIGHT-2): an ambulance-based, randomised, sham-controlled, blinded, phase 3 trial (2019)
Journal Article
Bath, P. M., Scutt, P., Anderson, C. S., Ankolekar, S., Appleton, J. P., Berge, E., …Sprigg, N. (2019). Prehospital transdermal glyceryl trinitrate in patients with ultra-acute presumed stroke (RIGHT-2): an ambulance-based, randomised, sham-controlled, blinded, phase 3 trial. Lancet, 393(10175), 1009-1020. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(19)30194-1

Background High blood pressure is common in acute stroke and is a predictor of poor outcome; however, large trials of lowering blood pressure have given variable results, and the management of high blood pressure in ultra-acute stroke remains uncle... Read More

Human tissue kallikrein in the treatment of acute ischemic stroke (2019)
Journal Article
Alexander-Curtis, M., Pauls, R., Chao, J., Volpi, J. J., Appel, S. H., Bath, P. M., & Verdoorn, T. A. (2019). Human tissue kallikrein in the treatment of acute ischemic stroke. Therapeutic Advances in Neurological Disorders, 12, 1-15. doi:10.1177/1756286418821918

Acute ischemic stroke (AIS) remains a major cause of death and disability throughout the world. The most severe form of stroke results from large vessel occlusion of the major branches of the Circle of Willis. The treatment strategies currently avail... Read More

Swallowing therapy for dysphagia in acute and subacute stroke (2018)
Journal Article
Bath, P. M., Lee, H. S., & Everton, L. F. (2018). Swallowing therapy for dysphagia in acute and subacute stroke. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, doi:10.1002/14651858.CD000323.pub3

Background: Dysphagia (swallowing problems), which is common after stroke, is associated with increased risk of death or dependency, occurrence of pneumonia, poor quality of life, and longer hospital stay. Treatments provided to improve dysphagia are... Read More