International Journal of Stroke

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Edited By: Geoffrey Donnan

Impact Factor: 4.029

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 13/65 (Peripheral Vascular Disease)

Online ISSN: 1747-4949

Associated Title(s): World Stroke Academy

Virtual Issues


Virtual Issues from International Journal of Stroke

Panorama: Europe,

Published: 30 Nov 2009

Introduction:

I'm delighted with the latest IJS initiative to provide, via online virtual issues, compilations of articles that have been the most popular with our readers. This issue consisting of all our Panorama articles to date emphasizes the broad global reach of our journal, with submissions from almost every point of the world.

As you can see, we have arranged them regionally including Europe, North and South America, Australia and New Zealand, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

The articles generally focus on the burden of disease and the particular structures in place to manage its ever-increasing reach. We also have an interesting theme on Indigenous peoples and stroke nursing. The popularity of our Panorama section in part reflects the paucity of information from many parts of the world about stroke and its unacceptable burden; unfortunately, this is more so for the developing world than elsewhere. We hope that this collection of articles redresses this imbalance to some extent.

We see our role as journal editors to promote change by communicating the extent of the stroke burden and the new and exciting developments that will eventually lead to its reduction; we think we are succeeding!

The burden of paediatric stroke and cerebrovascular disorders in Croatia
J. Lenicek Krleza, V. Duranovic, L. Lujic, D. Coen Herak, V. Mejaski-Bosnjak, M. Nakic, R. Zadro


Stroke Nursing in Scotland
Linda Campbell, Janet MacRae


Stroke in Norway
Bent Indredavik, Hanne Ellekjær, Randi Selmer


Burden of stroke in France
Didier Leys, Yannick Béjot, Stéphanie Debette, Maurice Giroud


Stroke service in Central and Eastern Europe
A. Czlonkowska, M. Skowroñska, M. Niewada


Hungarian Stroke Program: 1988–2006
Zoltan Nagy, Andras Javor, Peter Harcos, Michael Bodo


Thrombolysis for stroke in Poland: first 2 years of experience
Anna Czlonkowska, Adam Kobayashi, Marta Skowronska, Maciej Niewada, Iwona Sarzynska-Dlugosz


German Stroke Society
E. Bernd Ringelstein, Martin Grond, Otto Busse


Stroke unit care in Scandinavian countries
Markku Kaste, Gudrun Boysen, Bent Indredavik, Bo Norrving


Stroke care in the Russian Federation
Veronika I. Skvortsova


Virtual Issues from International Journal of Stroke

Panorama: North & South America,

Published: 29 Nov 2009

Stroke mortality in Brazil: one example of delayed epidemiological cardiovascular transition
Paulo A. Lotufo, Isabela M. Benseñor


Alaska Native Stroke Registry
Brian Trimble, Rebecca Hamel, Phillip Gorelick, Ronnie Horner, William Longstreth


Stroke in Southwest Native Americans
Anne W. Alexandrov, Annabelle Y. Lao, James L. Frey


The United States stroke system: credentialing and legislative efforts to improve acute stroke care
Anne W. Wojner-Alexandrov, Marc D. Malkoff


Stroke in Brazil: a South America perspective
Ayrton R. Massaro


Virtual Issues from International Journal of Stroke

Panorama: Australia & New Zealand,

Published: 28 Nov 2009

Burden of stroke in Maori and Pacific peoples of New Zealand
Valery L. Feigin, Harry McNaughton, Lorna Dyall


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the burden of stroke
Amanda G. Thrift, Noel Hayman


Australasia
Christopher Levi


Virtual Issues from International Journal of Stroke

Panorama: Africa,

Published: 27 Nov 2009

The burden of stroke in Nigeria
Kolawole Wasiu Wahab


Stroke in South Africa
Vivian Fritz


The neglected burden of stroke in Sub-Saharan Africa
Andre Pascal Kengne and Craig S. Anderson


Virtual Issues from International Journal of Stroke

Panorama: Asia,

Published: 26 Nov 2009

Burden of stroke in Indonesia
Y. Kusuma, N. Venketasubramanian, L. S. Kiemas, J. Misbach


A step forward in stroke care in Sri Lanka
P. S. Gunaratne


Development of stroke care in Sri Lanka
Padma S. Gunaratne, Arjuna Fernando, Vijay K. Sharma


Stroke care development in Mainland China: past, present and future
Chunxue Wang, Jingjing Li, Xingquan Zhao, Yilong Wang, Di Wu, Yongjun Wang


Burden of stroke in Singapore
N. Venketasubramanian, C. L. H. Chen


Stroke care in Vietnam
Nguyen Huu Cong


Burden of stroke in China
Yi Long Wang, Di Wu, Xiaoling Liao, Wei Zhang, Xingquan Zhao, Yong Jun Wang


Burden of stroke in Thailand
Niphon Poungvarin


The changing face of the burden of stroke in Japan
Yukito Shinohara


Stroke care in Korea including North Korea
Chin-Sang Chung, Kwang-Yeol Park


Burden of stroke: Indian perspective
Praful M. Dalal


Virtual Issues from International Journal of Stroke

Panorama: Middle East,

Published: 25 Nov 2009

The epidemiology of stroke in Pakistan: past, present, and future
M. U. Farooq, A. Majid, M. J. Reeves, G. L. Birbeck


Burden of stroke in Brunei Darussalam
S. H. Nainar, N. Venketasubramanian


The burden of stroke in Pakistan
Bhojo A. Khealani, Mohammad Wasay


Burden of stroke in Israel
S. Koton, D. Tanne, N. M. Bornstein


The development of Saudi Advisory Group Against Stroke (SAGAS)
Shireen Qureshi


Virtual Issues from International Journal of Stroke

Clinical Trial Protocols,

Published: 24 Nov 2009

Introduction:

This issue consisting of our Clinical Trial Protocol articles to date is unique, in that most journals do not publish this important preliminary component of the clinical trial process.

As one of our most popular sections of the Journal, our Clinical Trial Protocols inform our readers as to what clinical trials are underway, as well as provide a reference point for the investigators themselves. You will find a broad range of protocols in this collection ranging from the genetics of cervical artery dissections, to the International Stroke Trial (IST) III and the Very Early Rehabilitation Stroke Trial (AVERT). For those interested in citations, the IST III protocol has been one of the most frequently cited so far.

The philosophy that drives us is to educate, stimulate debate, and communicate high quality research to our readership. We see our role as journal editors to promote change by communicating the extent of the stroke burden and the new and exciting developments that will eventually lead to its reduction; we think we are succeeding!

The Asymptomatic Carotid Emboli Study: study design and baseline results
The ACES Investigators


A double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Cerebrolysin in patients with Acute ischaemic Stroke in Asia – CASTA
Z. Hong, H. Moessler, N. Bornstein, M. Brainin, W.-D. Heiss


Stent-protected angioplasty in asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis vs. endarterectomy: SPACE2 – a three-arm randomised-controlled clinical trial
T. Reiff, R. Stingele, H. H. Eckstein, G. Fraedrich, O. Jansen, H. Mudra, U. Mansmann, W. Hacke, P. Ringleb


CADISP-genetics: an International project searching for genetic risk factors of cervical artery dissections
S. Debette, T. M. Metso, A. Pezzini, S. T. Engelter, D. Leys, P. Lyrer, A. J. Metso, T. Brandt, M. Kloss, C. Lichy, I. Hausser, E. é, H. S. Markus, S. Abboud, V. Caso, A. Bersano, A. Grau, A. Altintas, P. Amouyel, T. Tatlisumak, J. Dallongeville, C. Grond-Ginsbach


'Getting your life back on track after stroke': a Phase II multi-centered, single-blind, randomized, controlled trial of the Stroke Self-Management Program vs. the Stanford Chronic Condition Self-Management Program or standard care in stroke survivors
M. Battersby, S. Hoffmann, D. Cadilhac, R. Osborne, E. Lalor, R. Lindley


Safety and dose-escalation study design of Transcranial Ultrasound in Clinical SONolysis for acute ischemic stroke: the TUCSON Trial
Andrew D. Barreto, Vijay K. Sharma, Annabelle Y. Lao, Peter D. Schellinger, Pierre Amarenco, Paul Sierzenski, Andrei V. Alexandrov, Carlos A. Molina


Comment on ITAIS
Geoffrey Donnan


Imaging-based thrombolysis trial in acute ischemic stroke-II (ITAIS-II)
Yilong Wang, Xiaoling Liao, Xingquan Zhao, Chunxue Wang, Liping Liu, Yong Zhou, Chunjuan Wang, Jing Xue, Peiyi Gao, Kehui Dong, Xunming Ji, Yongjun Wang


A double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized, multicenter study to investigate CHInese Medicine Neuroaid Efficacy on Stroke recovery (CHIMES Study)
N. Venketasubramanian, C. L. H. Chen, R. N. Gan, B. P. L. Chan, H. M. Chang, S. B. Tan, D. Picard, J. C. Navarro, A. C. Baroque II, N. Poungvarin, G. A. Donnan, M. G. Bousser


Retinal microvascular signs: a key to understanding the underlying pathophysiology of different stroke subtypes?
Richard I. Lindley


The Neuroprotection with Statin Therapy for Acute Recovery Trial (NeuSTART): an adaptive design phase I dose-escalation study of high-dose lovastatin in acute ischemic stroke
Mitchell S. V. Elkind, Ralph L. Sacco, Robert B. MacArthur, Daniel J. Fink, Ellinor Peerschke, Howard Andrews, Greg Neils, Josh Stillman, Tania Corporan, Dana Leifer, Ken Cheung


Methodology of the Interventional Management of Stroke III Trial
Pooja Khatri, Michael D. Hill, Yuko Y. Palesch, Judith Spilker, Edward C. Jauch, Janice A. Carrozzella, Andrew M. Demchuk, Renee' Martin, Patrick Mauldin, Catherine Dillon, Karla J. Ryckborst, Scott Janis, Thomas A. Tomsick, Joseph P. Broderick


Design of the economic evaluation for the Interventional Management of Stroke (III) trial
Patrick D. Mauldin, Kit N. Simpson, Yuko Y. Palesch, Judy S. Spilker, Michael D. Hill, Pooja Khatri, Joseph P. Broderick


Magnesium in aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (MASH II) phase III clinical trial MASH-II study group
Sanne M. Dorhout Mees


Design of a PROspective multi-national CLOTBUST collaboration on reperfusion therapies for stroke (CLOTBUST-PRO)
Maher Saqqur, Georgios Tsivgoulis, Carlos A. Molina, Andrew M. Demchuk, Zsolt Garami, Andrew Barreto, Konstantinos Spengos, Alex Forteza, Robert Mikulik, Vijay K. Sharma, Alex Brunser, Patricia Martinez, Joan Montaner, Martin Kohrmann, Peter D. Schellinger, Andrei V. Alexandrov


The STRokE DOC trial technique: 'video clip, drip, and/or ship'
B. C. Meyer, R. Raman, R. Rao, R. D. Fellman, J. Beer, J. Werner, J. A. Zivin, P. D. Lyden


Cardio-protection in acute stroke
Jagdish C. Sharma, Ian Ross, Michael Vassallo


Comment on the CADISS trial protocol
Charles P. Warlow


Antiplatelet therapy vs. anticoagulation in cervical artery dissection: rationale and design of the Cervical Artery Dissection in Stroke Study (CADISS)
The CADISS Trial Investigators


The Albumin in Acute Stroke Trial (ALIAS); design and methodology
Michael D. Hill, Claudia S. Moy, Yuko Y. Palesch, Renee Martin, Catherine R. Dillon, Bonnie Darcy Waldman, Lynn Patterson, Isabel M. Mendez, Karla J. Ryckborst, Diego Tamariz, Myron D. Ginsberg


The Basilar Artery International Cooperation Study (BASICS)
Wouter J. Schonewille, Christine A. C. Wijman, Patrik Michel, Ale Algra, L. Jaap Kappelle


VITATOPS, the VITAmins TO Prevent Stroke trial: rationale and design of a randomised trial of B-vitamin therapy in patients with recent transient ischaemic attack or stroke (NCT00097669) (ISRCTN74743444)
The VITATOPS Trial Study Group


Promoting acute thrombolysis for ischaemic stroke (PRACTISE) : Protocol for a cluster rand

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