Rinsho Shinkeigaku (Clinical Neurology)

The 51st Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Neurology

Kazuo Minematsu, M.D.

National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center

The diagnostic criteria and management strategy of transient ischemic attack ( TIA ) have drastically changed for these years. In Europe and the United States, community and hospital-based studies demonstrated a higher risk of stroke immediately after a TIA than previously considered. Urgent evaluation and immediate initiation of treatment reduces stroke after a TIA dramatically. We establish the Japan TIA research group, which is subsidized by the Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare, Japan. The group conducted a nation-wide survey using a questionnaire and a retrospective registration study to clarify the current status of clinical practice of TIA in our country. We are also preparing a prospective, nation-wide, multicenter registration study of TIA patients. These topics were reviewed in this symposium.
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(CLINICA NEUROL, 50: 907|908, 2010)
key words: ABCD2 score, acute cerebrovascular syndrome, questionnaire survey, stroke

(Received: 22-May-10)