Greater Adherence to Secondary Prevention Medications Improves Survival After #Stroke or Transient #Ischemic Attack: A Linked Registry Study

Although a target of 80% medication adherence is commonly cited, it is unclear whether greater adherence improves survival after stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA). We investigated associations between medication adherence during the first year postdischarge, and mortality up to 3 years, to provide evidence-based targets for medication adherence. Methods:Retrospective cohort study of 1-year survivors …

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Limited protection against #SARS-CoV-2 infection and virus transmission after mRNA #vaccination

Stang and coworkers have recently reported in the Journal that β€œRT-PCR test results as gold standard for assessing and controlling infectiousness fail” (1). The authors analyzed two scenarios and used Ct25 and Ct30 as thresholds for infectiousness and conclude that more than the half of their patient cohort was unlikely to have been infectious, i.e. …

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