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The Determinants of Dementia After Stroke (DEDEMAS) Study: protocol and pilot data

Int J Stroke. 2013 Jul 9. doi: 10.1111/ijs.12092. [Epub ahead of print]

Authors/Editors: Wollenweber FA, Zietemann V, Rominger A, Opherk C, Bayer-Karpinska A, Gschwendtner A, Coloma Andrews L, Bürger K, Duering M, Dichgans M.
Publication Date: 2013

 

Abstract

About 20% of stroke patients develop dementia within a few months after their event, but the determinants and mechanisms of poststroke dementia are insufficiently understood. This study will provide insights into the mechanisms of poststroke dementia and hold the potential to identify novel diagnostic markers and targets for preventive therapies. The study is registered at http://www.clinicaltrials.gov (NCT01334749) and will be extended as a multicenter study starting 2013.

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