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Cognitive trajectory in the first year after first-ever ischaemic stroke in young adults: the ODYSSEY study
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    Cognitive function after first-ever ischaemic stroke
    • Poorya Kheyrandish, MD Student Research Committee, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

    Dear Editor,

    I am writing to provide a more in-depth discussion on the recently published article, "Cognitive trajectory in the first year after first-ever ischaemic stroke in young adults: the ODYSSEY study." [1]. This study offers valuable insights into the intricate dynamics of cognitive recovery following ischaemic strokes in young adults, shedding light on the challenges and potential predictors of cognitive outcomes.
    The central finding, highlighting the persistent prevalence of cognitive impairment in young stroke patients even one year post-event, underscores the gravity of the issue. The study's longitudinal design, incorporating cognitive assessments at distinct time points within the first year, provides a nuanced understanding of the trajectory of cognitive changes. Notably, the observation of specific improvements in processing speed, visuoconstruction, and executive functioning among initially cognitively impaired patients adds granularity to our comprehension of post-stroke recovery.
    The study's discussion on the complex factors influencing cognitive recovery, such as age and lesion volume, enriches the narrative. However, the candid acknowledgment of the challenges in predicting cognitive recovery at an individual level reflects the intricate nature of post-stroke outcomes. Exploring the potential role of post-stroke fatigue and the absence of uniform predictors for recovery contribute to the depth of the article. The...

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