The incidence of pediatric ischemic stroke: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Lan Gao, Megumi Lim, Dieu Nguyen, Steven Bowe, Mark T MacKay, Belinda Stojanovski & Marj Moodie
Background:Despite its importance in being among the top 10 causes of childhood death, there is limited data on the incidence of stroke in children and whether this has changed over time.Aims:We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to estimate the worldwide incidence rate of pediatric ischemic stroke, identify population differences, and assess trends in incidence.Methods:We screened three databases (Medline, Embase, and Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL)) and a Google Search was...
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