A quantitative systematic review of domain-specific cognitive impairment in lacunar stroke

Neurology.org: January 15, 2013

Objective: To quantitatively characterize domain-specific cognition in individuals with symptomatic lacunar stroke in a systematic review.

Methods: Systematic searches of MEDLINE and EMBASE were conducted. Inclusion criteria were all articles published prior to December 2011 evaluating domain-specific cognitive status in individuals with a symptomatic lacunar infarct. Data extraction identified cognitive domains with reported impairment and effect size calculations and heterogeneity analyses were completed to assess the magnitude of this impairment for all studies with control group data Read more