Correction to Stroke Incidence

Neurology Now
March/April 2007
Volume 3(2)
p 6
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First, congratulations on your magazine. I think Neurology Now has achieved a good balance of educational articles, current developments in science news, and human interest stories. It is a very good vehicle for promoting awareness of neurological disease, as well as for educating the public in a visually appealing format.

I would, however, like to point out some errors in one of your news updates in the January/February 2007 issue. On page 13, you reported on research on the incidence and severity of strokes from the Framingham study. [“Stroke rate declines, but severity remains unchanged.”] I am the lead author of the study, which was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, not the New England Journal of Medicine.

Also, we noted that women—not men, as you reported—were having strokes at a significantly older age, which may have contributed to the severity and absence of a decline in 30-day mortality in women.

Raphael Carandang, M.D.

Beachwood, Ohio.

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