Neuro News Roundup: Stroke Outcomes

March 28, 2017
Mark L. Fuerst

Studies include stroke risk with epilepsy, genetic predisposition for ischemic stroke, and dysphagia screening in stroke patients.

New studies on stroke include the following highlights: epilepsy may be an indication of hidden cerebrovascular disease in elderly patients; a model to predict genetic predispositions may provide valuable information about an individual’s risk of ischemic stroke; and about one in 5 patients with acute ischemic stroke are not screened for documented dysphagia, putting them at risk for poorer outcomes.