Journal article

Sex Differences in Diagnosis and Diagnostic Revision of Suspected Minor Cerebral Ischemic Events.

Amy YX Yu, Michael D Hill, Negar Asdaghi, Jean-Martin Boulanger, Marie-Christine Camden, Bruce CV Campbell, Andrew M Demchuk, Thalia S Field, Mayank Goyal, Martin Krause, Jennifer Mandzia, Bijoy K Menon, Robert Mikulik, Francois Moreau, Andrew M Penn, Richard H Swartz, Shelagh B Coutts, undefined Diagnosis of Uncertain-Origin Benign Transient Neurological Symptoms (DOUBT) Study Group

Neurology | Published : 2021

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To describe sex differences in the presentation, diagnosis, and revision of diagnosis after early brain MRI in patients who present with acute transient or minor neurologic events. METHODS: We performed a secondary analysis of a prospective multicenter cohort study of patients referred to neurology between 2010 and 2016 with a possible cerebrovascular event and evaluated with brain MRI within 8 days of symptom onset. Investigators documented the characteristics of the event, initial diagnosis, and final diagnosis. We used multivariable logistic regression analyses to evaluate the association between sex and outcomes. RESULTS: Among 1,028 patients (51% women, median age 63 years), ..

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