• Pre-stroke cognitive impairment is associated with vascular imaging pathology: a prospective observational study 

      Schellhorn, Till; Zucknick, Manuela; Askim, Torunn; Munthe-Kaas, Ragnhild; Ihle-Hansen, Hege; Seljeseth, Yngve Müller; Knapskog, Anne Brita; Næss, Halvor; Ellekjær, Hanne; Thingstad, Pernille; Wyller, Torgeir Bruun; Saltvedt, Ingvild; Beyer, Mona Kristiansen (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Background Chronic brain pathology and pre-stroke cognitive impairment (PCI) is predictive of post-stroke dementia. The aim of the current study was to measure pre-stroke neurodegenerative and vascular disease burden found ...
    • Prevalence of atherosclerosis and association with 5-year outcome: The Norwegian Stroke in the Young Study 

      Nawaz, Beenish; Fromm, Annette; Øygarden, Halvor; Eide, Geir E; Saeed, Sahrai; Meijer, Rudy; Bots, Michiel L; Sand, Kristin M; Thomassen, Lars; Næss, Halvor; Waje-Andreassen, Ulrike (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Objectives: We studied the prevalence of atherosclerosis among ischaemic stroke patients ≤60 years and controls at the time of the index stroke, and its association with occurrence of new cardiovascular events (CVEs) and ...
    • Recurrent ischemic stroke: Incidence, predictors, and impact on mortality 

      Khanevski, Andrej; Bjerkreim, Anna Therese; Novotny, Vojtech; Næss, Halvor; Thomassen, Lars; Logallo, Nicola; Kvistad, Christopher Elnan (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Background and purpose: Recurrent ischemic stroke (IS) or TIA is frequent with a considerable variation in incidence and mortality across populations. Current data on stroke recurrence and mortality are useful to examine ...
    • Risk factors and their impact on carotid intima-media thickness in young and middle-aged ischemic stroke patients and controls: The Norwegian Stroke in the Young Study 

      Fromm, Annette; Haaland, Øystein Ariansen; Næss, Halvor; Thomassen, Lars; Waje-Andreassen, Ulrike (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014-03-26)
      Background: Vascular morbidity and mortality due to cardiovascular disease (CVD) are high after ischemic stroke at a young age. Data on carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) as marker of atherosclerosis are scarce for young ...
    • Serum uri acid: neuroprotection in thrombolysis. The Bergen NORSTROKE study 

      Logallo, Nicola; Næss, Halvor; Idicula, Titto T.; Brøgger, Jan C.; Waje-Andreassen, Ulrike; Thomassen, Lars (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2011-09-25)
      Background: A possible synergic role of serum uric acid (SUA) with thrombolytic therapies is controversial and needs further investigations. We therefore evaluated association of admission SUA with clinical improvement and ...
    • Stroke identification by criteria based dispatch - a register based study 

      Ellensen, Eirin Nybø; Næss, Halvor; Wisborg, Torben; Hunskaar, Steinar; Zakariassen, Erik (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2018-01)
      Background: Rapid and precise dispatch of resources is a key element in pre‐hospital emergency medicine. Emergency medical communication centres (EMCCs) dispatch resources based on protocols and guidelines, balancing the ...
    • Stroke Mimics on the Stroke Unit – Temporal trends 2008–2017 at a large Norwegian university hospital 

      Barra, Georg Mathias Honoré; Faiz, Kashif Waqar; Dahl, Fredrik Andreas; Næss, Halvor (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Objectives: The objective was to quantify temporal trends in stroke mimics (SM) admissions relative to cerebrovascular accidents (CVA), incidence of hospitalized SMs and characterize the SM case-mix at a general hospital's ...
    • Stroke patients’ knowledge about cardiovascular family history – the Norwegian Stroke in the Young Study (NOR-SYS). 

      Øygarden, Halvor; Fromm, Annette; Sand, Kristin Modalsli; Eide, Geir Egil; Thomassen, Lars; Næss, Halvor; Waje-Andreassen, Ulrike (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015-03-12)
      Background: Family history (FH) is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, especially coronary artery disease (CAD). The impact on risk of stroke is less clear. This study investigated young and middle-aged ischemic ...
    • Stroke unit demand in Norway – present and future estimates 

      Dahl, Fredrik Andreas; Barra, Mathias; Faiz, Kashif Waqar; Ihle-Hansen, Hege; Næss, Halvor; Rand, Kim; Rønning, Ole Morten; Simonsen, Tone Breines; Thommessen, Bente; Labberton, Angela Susan (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022-03-15)
      Background: All stroke patients should receive timely admission to a stroke unit (SU). Consequently, most patients with suspected strokes – including stroke mimics (SM) are admitted. The aim of this study was to estimate ...
    • Subjective health complaints predict functional outcome six months after stroke 

      Hofstad, Håkon; Næss, Halvor; Gjelsvik, Bente E Bassøe; Eide, Geir Egil; Skouen, Jan Sture (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2017-02)
      Objectives: Cerebrovascular stroke is a main cause of lasting disability in older age, and initial stroke severity has been established as a main determinant for the degree of functional loss. In this study, we searched ...
    • Tenecteplase, 0.4 mg/kg, in Moderate and Severe Acute Ischemic Stroke: A Pooled Analysis of NOR-TEST and NOR-TEST 2A 

      Novotny, Vojtech; Kvistad, Christopher Elnan; Næss, Halvor; Logallo, Nicola; Fromm, Annette; Khanevski, Andrej; Thomassen, Lars (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2023)
      Background: The optimal dose of tenecteplase in acute ischemic stroke remains to be defined. We present a pooled analysis of the 2 NOR‐TESTs (Norwegian Tenecteplase Stroke Trials) exploring the efficacy and safety of ...
    • Trunk Control and Lesion Locations According to Alberta Stroke Program Early CT Score in Acute Stroke: A Cross-Sectional Study 

      Gjelsvik, Bente Elisabeth Bassøe; Strand, Liv Inger; Næss, Halvor; Hofstad, Håkon; Skouen, Jan Sture; Eide, Geir Egil; Smedal, Tori (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014-02-14)
      Background: Stroke is a leading cause of disability in elderly people. Lesion location and size, and trunk control early after stroke have been found predictive of functional outcome. Trunk control is an important aspect ...
    • Vascular risk factor control and adherence to secondary preventive medication after ischaemic stroke 

      Gynnild, Mari Nordbø; Aakerøy, Rachel; Spigset, Olav; Askim, Torunn; Beyer, Mona Kristiansen; Ihle-Hansen, Hege; Munthe-Kaas, Ragnhild; Knapskog, Anne Brita; Lydersen, Stian; Næss, Halvor; Røsstad, Tove Garåsen; Seljeseth, Yngve Müller; Thingstad, Pernille; Saltvedt, Ingvild; Ellekjær, Hanne (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Background Studies regarding adequacy of secondary stroke prevention are limited. We report medication adherence, risk factor control and factors influencing vascular risk profile following ischaemic stroke. Methods A ...
    • Vascular risk factors and staging of atherosclerosis in patients and controls: The Norwegian Stroke in the Young Study 

      Nawaz, Beenish; Fromm, Annette; Øygarden, Halvor; Eide, Geir Egil; Saeed, Sahrai; Meijer, Rudy; Bots, Michiel L; Sand, Kristin Modalsli; Thomassen, Lars; Næss, Halvor; Waje-Andreassen, Ulrike (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022)
      Objectives: We studied the prevalence of vascular risk factors (RFs) among 385 ischaemic stroke patients ⩽60 years and 260 controls, and their association with atherosclerosis in seven vascular areas. Methods: History ...
    • Verified Parental Cardiovascular Events for Young and Middle-Aged Ischaemic Stroke Patients and Controls 

      Boland, Solveig; Chaudry Nawaz, Beenish Adeel; Øygarden, Halvor; Fromm, Annette; Næss, Halvor; Waje-Andreassen, Ulrike (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2023)
      Introduction: Nonmodifiable cardiovascular risk factors, like age and sex, are easily quantifiable. Due to immense technical progress in diagnostics and medical data storage, the aim of this study was to quantify, verify, ...
    • Young ischaemic stroke incidence and demographic characteristics - The Norwegian stroke in the young study - A three-generation research program 

      Nawaz, Beenish; Eide, Geir Egil; Fromm, Annette; Øygarden, Halvor; Sand, Kristin Modalsli; Thomassen, Lars; Næss, Halvor; Waje-Andreassen, Ulrike (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Introduction: Norwegian Stroke in the Young Study (NOR-SYS) is a three-generation research program of young ischaemic stroke. In this study, we assessed ischaemic stroke incidence, education and work status among young ...