WHAT WE’RE READING – JOURNAL CLUB

APRIL 2021

Warfarin versus direct oral anticoagulants for treating left ventricular thrombus: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Comparative Study of Oral Anticoagulation in Left Ventricular Thrombi (No-LVT Trial)
Development of imaging-based risk scores for prediction of intracranial haemorrhage and ischaemic stroke in patients taking antithrombotic therapy after ischaemic stroke or transient ischaemic attack: a pooled analysis of individual patient data from cohort studies
Intravenous Tirofiban Infusion After Angioplasty and Stenting in Intracranial Atherosclerotic Stenosis-Related Stroke
Vagus nerve stimulation paired with rehabilitation for upper limb motor function after ischaemic stroke (VNS-REHAB):a randomised, blinded, pivotal, device trial

WHAT WE’RE READING – JOURNAL CLUB

MARCH 2021

Safety and efficacy of intensive blood pressure lowering after successful endovascular therapy in acute ischaemic stroke (BP-TARGET): a multicentre, open-label, randomised controlled trial
Thrombectomy for Primary Distal Posterior Cerebral Artery Occlusion Stroke The TOPMOST Study
Diagnosis of non-consensus transient ischaemic attacks with focal, negative, and non-progressive symptoms: population-based validation by investigation and prognosis
Intraluminal Thrombi in the Cervico-Cephalic Arteries
Aspirin versus anticoagulation in cervical artery dissection (TREAT-CAD): an open-label, randomised, non-inferiority trial

WHAT WE’RE READING – JOURNAL CLUB

February 2021

Ultra-early tranexamic acid after subarachnoid haemorrhage (ULTRA): a randomised controlled trial
Influence of Pregnancy on Hemorrhage Risk in Women With Cerebral and Spinal Cavernous Malformations
Effects of a 2-Year Primary Care Lifestyle Intervention on Cardiometabolic Risk Factors
Risk of stroke in relation to degree of asymptomatic carotid stenosis: a population-based cohort study, systematic review, and meta-analysis

New grant support

Congratulations to Dr. Kelly Sloane on receiving a CTSA KL2 Mentored Career Development award! Dr. Sloane’s research focuses on the use of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) — a non-invasive, low-cost neuromodulatory intervention — to target cognitive performance in the immediate post-stroke period. She will be collaborating with the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Good Shepherd Penn Partners.