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119. Shen H, Huasen BB, Killingsworth MC, Bhaskar SMM**. Introducing the Futile Recanalization Prediction Score (FRPS): A Novel Approach to Predict and Mitigate Ineffective Recanalization after Endovascular Treatment of Acute Ischemic StrokeNeurology International. 2024; 16(3):605-619.

117. GBD 2021 Nervous System Disorders Collaborators. Global, regional, and national burden of disorders affecting the nervous system, 1990-2021: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2021. Lancet Neurology. 2024 Apr;23(4):344-381. doi: 10.1016/S1474-4422(24)00038-3. Epub 2024 Mar 14. PMID: 38493795; PMCID: PMC10949203.

114. Noda K, Tanaka T, Abe S, Usui R, Matsumoto M, Arakaki Y, Kida H, Inui R, Kohama K, Washida K, Bhaskar SMM, Koga M, Toyoda K, Ihara M. Pupillometer-Based Neurological Pupil Index Differential: A Potential Predictor of Post-Stroke Delirium. Journal of Stroke (2024). 26(2): 321-324.

112. GBD 2021 Forecasting Collaborators. Burden of disease scenarios for 204 countries and territories, 2022-2050: a forecasting analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2021. Lancet (2024). May 18;403(10440):2204-2256. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(24)00685-8. PMID: 38762325.

111. GBD 2021 Risk Factors Collaborators (2024). Global burden and strength of evidence for 88 risk factors in 204 countries and 811 subnational locations, 1990-2021: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2021Lancet (London, England) (2024). 403(10440), 2162–2203.

110. Smokovski, I., Steinle, N., Behnke, A., Bhaskar, S.M.M., Grech, G., Richter, K., Niklewski, R., Birkenbihl, C., Prini, P., Andrews, R.J., Bauchner, H., Golubnitschaja, O. Digital biomarkers: 3PM approach revolutionizing chronic disease management — EPMA 2024 positionEPMA Journal (2024).

108. Bhaskar S et al. (2024). Prioritising Migrants and Refugees in the Global Health Discourse: A Policy Brief of the Global Health Hub Germany Community on Global Health and Migration. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.19053.77284 Published 20.02.2024 Retrieved from Berlin, Germany:

106. GBD 2019 Blindness and Vision Impairment Collaborators. Pesudovs K, Lansingh VC, Kempen JH, … Bhaskar, S et al. Global estimates on the number of people blind or visually impaired by cataract: a meta-analysis from 2000 to 2020. Eye (Lond). Published online March 9, 2024. doi:10.1038/s41433-024-02961-1

105. GBD 2021 Fertility and Forecasting Collaborators. Global fertility in 204 countries and territories, 1950-2021, with forecasts to 2100: a comprehensive demographic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2024. Lancet. Published online March 19, 2024. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(24)00550-6

104. Rajesh K, Spring KJ, Beran RG, Bhaskar SMM**. Chronic kidney disease prevalence and clinical outcomes in anterior circulation acute ischemic stroke patients with reperfusion therapy: A meta‐analysis. Nephrology (Carlton). 2024 Jan;29(1):21-33. doi: 10.1111/nep.14251. Epub 2023 Nov 14. PMID: 37964507.

103. Patel J, Bhaskar SMM**. Diagnosis and Management of Atrial Fibrillation in Acute Ischemic Stroke in the Setting of Reperfusion Therapy: Insights and Strategies for Optimized CareJournal of Cardiovascular Development and Disease. 2023; 10(11):458.

102. Tipirneni S, Stanwell P, Weissert R, Bhaskar SMM**. Prevalence and Impact of Cerebral Microbleeds on Clinical and Safety Outcomes in Acute Ischaemic Stroke Patients Receiving Reperfusion Therapy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Biomedicines. 2023 Oct 23;11(10):2865. doi: 10.3390/biomedicines11102865. PMID: 37893237; PMCID: PMC10604359.


101. Bhaskar SMM**. G20 policy for health systems: promoting holistic outcomes and addressing vulnerabilities in healthcare. T20 Policy Brief/Observer Research Foundation (ORF) [Think20 (T20), Official Engagement Group of the G20]

100. Bhaskar SMM**. Editorial: Digital strategies to reduce salt consumption. Frontiers in Public Health 11, 1244216.

98. Patel J, Bhaskar SMM**. Atrial Fibrillation and Reperfusion Therapy in Acute Ischaemic Stroke Patients: Prevalence and Outcomes-A Comprehensive Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Neurol International. 2023 Aug 25;15(3):1014-1043. doi: 10.3390/neurolint15030065. PMID: 37755356.

97. GBD 2019 Peripheral Artery Disease Collaborators. Global burden of peripheral artery disease and its risk factors, 1990-2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. Lancet Global Health. 2023 Oct;11(10):e1553-e1565. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(23)00355-8. PMID: 37734799; PMCID: PMC10522777.

96 GBD 2019 IMID Collaborators. Global, regional, and national incidence of six major immune-mediated inflammatory diseases: findings from the global burden of disease study 2019. EClinicalMedicine. 2023 Sep 9;64:102193. doi: 10.1016/j.eclinm.2023.102193. PMID: 37731935; PMCID: PMC10507198.

95. GBD 2019 Meningitis Antimicrobial Resistance Collaborators. Global, regional, and national burden of meningitis and its aetiologies, 1990-2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. Lancet Neurology. 2023 Aug;22(8):685-711. doi: 10.1016/S1474-4422(23)00195-3. PMID: 37479374; PMCID: PMC10356620.

94. GBD 2021 Diabetes Collaborators. Global, regional, and national burden of diabetes from 1990 to 2021, with projections of prevalence to 2050: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2021. Lancet. 2023 Jul 15;402(10397):203-234. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(23)01301-6. Epub 2023 Jun 22. PMID: 37356446; PMCID: PMC10364581.

93. Sun M-Y, Bhaskar SMM*. Bridging the Gap in Cancer-Related Stroke Management: Update on Therapeutic and Preventive Approaches. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2023; 24(9):7981.

92. Bhaskar SMM. An Equity and Justice-Informed Ethical Framework to Guide Incidental Findings in Brain Imaging Research. Clinical Practice. 2023 Jan 16;13(1):116-124. doi: 10.3390/clinpract13010011. PMID: 36648851; PMCID: PMC9890311.

91. Global Burden of Disease 2021 Health Financing Collaborator Network. Global investments in pandemic preparedness and COVID-19: development assistance and domestic spending on health between 1990 and 2026. Lancet Global Health. 2023 Mar;11(3):e385-e413. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(23)00007-4. Epub 2023 Jan 24. PMID: 36706770; PMCID: PMC9998276.

90. International Lipid Expert Panel (ILEP). Nutraceutical approaches to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD): A position paper from the International Lipid Expert Panel (ILEP). Pharmacol Res. 2023 Mar;189:106679. doi: 10.1016/j.phrs.2023.106679. Epub 2023 Feb 8. PMID: 36764041.


89. Bhaskar SMM. The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on e-Services and Digital Tools Development in Medicine. In: Banach, M. (eds) Cardiovascular Complications of COVID-19. Contemporary Cardiology. Humana, Cham. 2022. [Book Chapter]

88. Sun M-Y; Bhaskar SMM**. Venous Thromboembolism in Cancer Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy: A Systematic Review and Meta-AnalysisDiagnostics 202212, 2954.

87. GBD 2019 Antimicrobial Resistance Collaborators. Global mortality associated with 33 bacterial pathogens in 2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. Lancet. 2022 Nov 18:S0140-6736(22)02185-7. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(22)02185-7. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36423648.

86. Chen S, Spring KJ, Killingsworth MC, Calic Z, Beran RG, Bhaskar SMM**. Association of Lesion Topography with Functional Outcomes in Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients Considered for, or Receiving, Reperfusion Therapy: A Meta-AnalysisNeurology International. 2022; 14(4):903-922.

85. Bhaskar SMM**, Nurtazina A, Mittoo S, Banach M and Weissert R (2022) Editorial: Telemedicine during and beyond COVID-19, volume IIFrontiers Public Health 10:1057879. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2022.1057879

84. Huang JC, Bhaskar SMM**. Clot Morphology in Acute Ischemic Stroke Decision MakingInternational Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2022; 23(20):12373.

83. Huang J, Killingsworth MC, Bhaskar SMM**. Is Composition of Brain Clot Retrieved by Mechanical Thrombectomy Associated with Stroke Aetiology and Clinical Outcomes in Acute Ischemic Stroke?—A Systematic Review and Meta-AnalysisNeurology International. 2022; 14(4):748-770.

82. GBD 2019 Healthcare Access and Quality Collaborators. Assessing performance of the Healthcare Access and Quality Index, overall and by select age groups, for 204 countries and territories, 1990-2019: a systematic analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. Lancet Glob Health. 2022 Oct 6:S2214-109X(22)00429-6. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(22)00429-6. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36209761.

81. European Antimicrobial Resistance Collaborators. The burden of bacterial antimicrobial resistance in the WHO European region in 2019: a cross-country systematic analysis. The Lancet Public Health. 2022 Oct 13. doi: 10.1016/S2468-2667(22)00225-0.

80. Chatzis DG, Magounaki K, Pantazopoulos I, Bhaskar SMM. COVID-19 and the cardiovascular system-current knowledge and future perspectives. World J Clin Cases. 2022 Sep 26;10(27):9602-9610. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v10.i27.9602. PMID: 36186205; PMCID: PMC9516937.

79. Bhaskar SMM**. Incidental findings in brain imaging research: spotlight on ethical considerations. Eur Radiol. 2022 Jun 22. doi: 10.1007/s00330-022-08944-8. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35731289

78. GBD 2020 Alcohol Collaborators. Population-level risks of alcohol consumption by amount, geography, age, sex, and year: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2020. Lancet. 2022 Jul 16;400(10347):185-235. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(22)00847-9. PMID: 35843246; PMCID: PMC9289789.

77. GBD 2019 Adolescent Transport and Unintentional Injuries Collaborators. Adolescent transport and unintentional injuries: a systematic analysis using the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. Lancet Public Health. 2022 Jun 29:S2468-2667(22)00134-7. doi: 10.1016/S2468-2667(22)00134-7. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35779567.

76. Sharma D, Bhaskar SMM**. Prognostic role of the platelet-lymphocyte ratio in acute ischemic stroke patients undergoing reperfusion therapy: a meta-analysis. Journal of Central Nervous System Disease. 2022 Jul 15;14:11795735221110373. doi: 10.1177/11795735221110373. PMID: 35860715; PMCID: PMC9290168.

75. Penson PE, Bruckert E, Marais D, Reiner Ž, Pirro M, Sahebkar A, Bajraktari G, Mirrakhimov E, Rizzo M, Mikhailidis DP, Sachinidis A, Gaita D, Latkovskis G, Mazidi M, Toth PP, Pella D, Alnouri F, Postadzhiyan A, Yeh HI, Mancini GBJ, von Haehling S, Banach M, Bhaskar S; International Lipid Expert Panel (ILEP). Step-by-step diagnosis and management of the nocebo/drucebo effect in statin-associated muscle symptoms patients: a position paper from the International Lipid Expert Panel (ILEP). J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle. 2022 Jun;13(3):1596-1622. doi: 10.1002/jcsm.12960. Epub 2022 Mar 10. PMID: 35969116; PMCID: PMC9178378.

74. Zeleňák K, Meyer L, Kurča E, Bhaskar SMM, Fiehler J. Successful mechanical thrombectomy of the left superior cerebellar artery. Cesk Slov Neurol N 2022; 85(2): 176-178 DOI: 10.48095/cccsnn2022176

73. Rastogi A, Bhaskar SMM**. Incidence of white matter lesions in hospitalised COVID-19 patients: a meta-analysis. Microcirculation. 2022 Feb 6:e12749. DOI: 10.1111/micc.12749. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35124866.

72.  Shaban S, Rastogi A, Phuyal S, Huasen B, Haridas A, Zelenak K, Iacobucci M, Martínez-Galdámez M, Jabbour P, Bhaskar SMM**The association of transradial access and transfemoral access with procedural outcomes in acute ischemic stroke patients receiving endovascular thrombectomy: A meta-analysis. Clinical Neurology & Neurosurgery. 2022 Mar 11. DOI: 10.1016/j.clineuro.2022.107209. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35290788.

71. Sinha A, Stanwell P, Killingsworth MC, Bhaskar SMM*. Prognostic accuracy and impact of cerebral collateral status on clinical and safety outcomes in acute ischemic stroke patients receiving reperfusion therapy: a systematic meta-analysis. Acta Radiol. 2022 Mar 20:2841851221080517. doi: 10.1177/02841851221080517. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35311387.

70. El Naamani K, Abbas R, Mukhtar S, El Fadel O, Sathe A, Kazan AS, El Hajjar R, Sioutas GS, Tjoumakaris SI, Menachem Maimonides Bhaskar S, Herial NA, Gooch MR, Rosenwasser RH, Jabbour P (2022) Telemedicine During and Post-COVID 19: The Insights of Neurosurgery Patients and Physicians. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. 2022 Mar 3. DOI:10.1016/j.jocn.2022.03.006. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35286972; PMCID: PMC8894734.

68. GBD 2019 Diabetes Mortality Collaborators. Diabetes mortality and trends before 25 years of age: an analysis of the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2022 Feb 7:S2213-8587(21)00349-1. DOI: 10.1016/S2213-8587(21)00349-1. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35143780.

67. Sinha A, Priglinger-Coorey M, Stanwell P, Alvarado N, Killingsworth M, Bhaskar SMM**. Diagnostic and prognostic utility of brain collaterals in acute ischaemic stroke: Current knowledge and insights on treatment decision-making. Ro J Neurol. 2021;20(4): 424-433. DOI: 10.37897/RJN.2021.4.3

66. Sinha A, Stanwell P, Killingsworth M, Bhaskar SMM**. Prognostic accuracy and impact of cerebral collateral status on clinical and safety outcomes in acute ischemic stroke patients receiving reperfusion therapy: a systematic meta-analysis. Acta Radiologica. 2022 Mar 20:2841851221080517. DOI: 10.1177/02841851221080517. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35311387.

65. Maheshwari R, Cordato DJ, Wardman D, Thomas P, Bhaskar SMM**. Clinical outcomes following reperfusion therapy in acute ischemic stroke patients with Infective endocarditis: A systematic review. Journal of Central Nervous System Disease. 2022;14:11795735221081597. DOI: 10.1177/11795735221081597. PMID: 35282315; PMCID: PMC8905057.

64. Bradley SA, Smokovski I, Bhaskar SMM**. Impact of diabetes on clinical and safety outcomes in acute ischemic stroke patients receiving reperfusion therapy: a meta-analysis. [published online as ahead of print on February 25, 2022]. Adv Clin Exp Med. 2022. doi:10.17219/acem/146273

63. Rastogi A, Weissert R, Bhaskar SMM**Leukoaraiosis severity and post-reperfusion outcomes in acute ischaemic stroke: A meta-analysis. Acta Neurol Scand. 2022 Feb;145(2):171-184. doi: 10.1111/ane.13519. Epub 2021 Aug 21. PMID: 34418060.

62. GBD 2019 Dementia Forecasting Collaborators. Estimation of the global prevalence of dementia in 2019 and forecasted prevalence in 2050: an analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. Lancet Public Health. 2022 Jan 6:S2468-2667(21)00249-8. doi: 10.1016/S2468-2667(21)00249-8. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34998485.

61. GBD 2019 Adolescent Young Adult Cancer Collaborators. The global burden of adolescent and young adult cancer in 2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. Lancet Oncol. 2022 Jan;23(1):27-52. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(21)00581-7. Epub 2021 Dec 3. PMID: 34871551; PMCID: PMC8716339.


60. Bradley SA, Banach M, Alvarado N, Smokovski I, Bhaskar SMM**. Prevalence and impact of diabetes in hospitalized COVID-19 patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Diabetes. 2021 Dec 23; DOI: 10.1111/1753-0407.13243. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34939735.

59. Sharma D, Bhaskar SMM**. Prevalence of paediatric hyperinflammatory conditions in paediatric and adolescent hospitalized COVID-19 patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis. APMIS. 2021 Dec 11; DOI: 10.1111/apm.13199. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34894016.

58. Global Burden of Disease 2019 Cancer Collaboration, Kocarnik JM, et al. Cancer Incidence, Mortality, Years of Life Lost, Years Lived With Disability, and Disability-Adjusted Life Years for 29 Cancer Groups From 2010 to 2019: A Systematic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. JAMA Oncol. 2021 Dec 30. DOI: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2021.6987. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 34967848.

57. Blair C, Firtko A, Thomas P, Lin L, Miller M, Tran L, Edwards L, Bhaskar S, Parsons M, Cordato DJ. A Multicentre Study Comparing Cerebrovascular Disease Profiles in Pacific Islander and Caucasian Populations Presenting with Stroke and Transient Ischaemic Attack. Neuroepidemiology. 2021 Dec 1; 1-7. DOI: 10.1159/000520058. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34852344.

56. Rastogi A, Weissert R, Bhaskar SMM**Brain atrophy in acute ischaemic stroke patients treated with reperfusion therapy: a systematic review. Acta Radiol. 2021 Dec 1; 2841851211060427. DOI: 10.1177/02841851211060427. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34851161.

55. Sinha A, Stanwell P, Beran RG, Calic Z, Killingsworth MC, Bhaskar SMM**Stroke Aetiology and Collateral Status in Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients Receiving Reperfusion Therapy-A Meta-Analysis. Neurol Int. 2021 Nov 16;13(4):608-621. DOI: 10.3390/neurolint13040060. PubMed PMID: 34842774; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8628951.

54. Goire N, Edwards L, Thomas P, Bhaskar SMM, Cordato D, Buckland ME, Beran RG. Creutzfeldt – Jakob Disease in South West Sydney 2014-2020: An Unusually High Incidence of a Rare Disease. Neuroepidemiology. 2021 Nov 11;. DOI: 10.1159/000520736. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34763340.

53. Bradley SA, Varghese FM, Menon B, Mehndiratta MM, Bhaskar SMM**. Stroke in patients with diabetes: is it time to expand public health priority to encompass high-risk patients with increased insulin resistance?EMJ Diabetes. 2021 November; 9(1):84-91. DOI: 10.33590/emjdiabet/21-00171.

52. Chowdhury S, Wardman D, Cordato D, Thomas P, Zagami A, Middleton P, McDougall A, Cheung A, Manning N, Wenderoth J, Beran R, Spring K, Calic Z, Killingsworth M, Bhaskar SMM**. Optimising Prehospital Pathways to Improve Acute Stroke Reperfusion Therapy Delivery: Systems-Based ApproachesSN Comprehensive Clinical Medicine. 2021/11. DOI: 10.1007/s42399-021-01069-x.

51. Katyal A, Bhaskar SMM**Value of pre-intervention CT perfusion imaging in acute ischemic stroke prognosis. Diagn Interv Radiol2021 Nov;27(6):774-785. doi: 10.5152/dir.2021.20805. PubMed PMID: 34792033; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8621643.

50. Sharma D, Spring KJ, Bhaskar SMM**Neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio in acute ischemic stroke: Immunopathology, management, and prognosis. Acta Neurol Scand. 2021 Nov;144(5):486-499. DOI: 10.1111/ane.13493. Epub 2021 Jun 30. Review. PubMed PMID: 34190348.

49. Sinha A, Bhaskar SMM**. In-hospital prevalence of mucormycosis among coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients and COVID-19 in mucormycosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2021 Oct 11; DOI: 10.1002/alr.22906. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34633150; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8652882.

48. Tracking development assistance for health and for COVID-19: a review of development assistance, government, out-of-pocket, and other private spending on health for 204 countries and territories, 1990-2050. Lancet. 2021 Oct 9;398(10308):1317-1343. DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(21)01258-7. Epub 2021 Sep 22. Review. PubMed PMID: 34562388; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8457757.

47. Baskar PS, Chowdhury SZ, Bhaskar SMM**. In-hospital systems interventions in acute stroke reperfusion therapy: a meta-analysis. Acta Neurol Scand. 2021 Oct;144(4):418-432. DOI: 10.1111/ane.13476. Epub 2021 Jun 8. PubMed PMID: 34101170.

46. Maheshwari R, Wardman D, Cordato DJ, Bhaskar SM**. Acute Ischaemic Stroke in Infective Endocarditis: Pathophysiology and Clinical Outcomes in Patients Treated with Reperfusion Therapy. Immuno. 2021 September; 1(4):347-359. DOI: 10.3390/immuno1040023.

45. Leontsinis I, Katsiki N, Papademetriou V, Chrysοhoou C, Kariori M, Dalakouras I, Tolis P, Fragoulis C, Kalos T, Tatakis F, Dimitriadis K, Doumas M, Sambatakou H, Pirounaki M, Mihas C, Bhaskar S, Tsivgoulis G, Tousoulis D, Banach M, Tsioufis K. Hypertensive urgencies during the first wave of COVID-19 pandemic in a tertiary hospital setting: A “U” shaped alarming curve. Archives of Medical Science. 2021 September. DOI: 10.5114/aoms/141243.

44. Shaban S, Huasen B, Haridas A, Killingsworth M, Worthington J, Jabbour P, Bhaskar SMM**Digital subtraction angiography in cerebrovascular disease: current practice and perspectives on diagnosis, acute treatment and prognosis. Acta Neurol Belg. 2021 Sep 22; DOI: 10.1007/s13760-021-01805-z. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34553337.

43. Bradley SA, Spring KJ, Beran RG, Chatzis D, Killingsworth MC, Bhaskar SMM**. Role of diabetes in stroke: Recent advances in pathophysiology and clinical management. Diabetes Metab Res Rev2021 Sep 16;:e3495. DOI: 10.1002/dmrr.3495. [Epub ahead of print] Review. PubMed PMID: 34530485.

42. Measuring routine childhood vaccination coverage in 204 countries and territories, 1980-2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2020, Release 1. Lancet2021 Aug 7;398(10299):503-521. DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(21)00984-3. Epub 2021 Jul 21. PubMed PMID: 34273291; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8358924.

40. Katyal A, Calic Z, Killingsworth M, Bhaskar SMM**. Diagnostic and prognostic utility of computed tomography perfusion imaging in posterior circulation acute ischemic stroke: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Eur J Neurol2021 Aug;28(8):2657-2668. DOI: 10.1111/ene.14934. Epub 2021 Jun 12. PubMed PMID: 34021664.

39. Rastogi A, Weissert R, Bhaskar SMM**. Emerging role of white matter lesions in cerebrovascular disease. Eur J Neurosci. 2021 Aug;54(4):5531-5559. DOI: 10.1111/ejn.15379. Epub 2021 Jul 26. Review. PubMed PMID: 34233379.

38. Chowdhury SZ, Baskar PS, Bhaskar S**. Effect of prehospital workflow optimization on treatment delays and clinical outcomes in acute ischemic stroke: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Acad Emerg Med2021 Jul;28(7):781-801. DOI: 10.1111/acem.14204. Epub 2021 Apr 3. Review. PubMed PMID: 33387368.

37. Ruscica M, Penson PE, Ferri N, Sirtori CR, Pirro M, Mancini GBJ, Sattar N, Toth PP, Sahebkar A, Lavie CJ, Wong ND, Banach M. Impact of nutraceuticals on markers of systemic inflammation: Potential relevance to cardiovascular diseases – A position paper from the International Lipid Expert Panel (ILEP). Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2021 Jul-Aug;67:40-52. DOI: 10.1016/j.pcad.2021.06.010. Epub 2021 Jun 27. Review. PubMed PMID: 34186099.

36. Shi C, Killingsworth MC, Bhaskar SMM**. Prognostic capacity of hyperdense middle cerebral artery sign in anterior circulation acute ischaemic stroke patients receiving reperfusion therapy: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Acta Neurol Belg. 2021 Jun 6; DOI: 10.1007/s13760-021-01720-3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34095978; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8180356.

35. Bhaskar S**, Jovanovic S, Katyal A, Namboodiri NK, Chatzis D, Banach M. Is COVID-19 Another Case of Obesity Paradox? – Results from An International Ecological Study on behalf of the REPROGRAM Consortium Obesity Study GroupArchives of Medical Science. 2021. doi:10.5114/aoms/136447.

34. Dugarte N, Alvarez A, Dugarte E, Alvarado N, Bhaskar SPractical Design of Flow Meter for Mechanical Ventilation EquipmentJournal of Computer Science and Technology. 2021 April; 21(1):42-48. DOI: 10.24215/16666038.21.e5.

33. Katyal A, Bhaskar S**CTP-guided reperfusion therapy in acute ischemic stroke: a meta-analysis. Acta Neurol Scand. 2021 Apr;143(4):355-366. DOI: 10.1111/ane.13374. Epub 2020 Nov 27. PubMed PMID: 33188539.

32. Bhaskar S**, Nurtazina A, Mittoo S, Banach M, Weissert R. Editorial: Telemedicine During and Beyond COVID-19. Front Public Health. 2021;9:662617. DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2021.662617. eCollection 2021. PubMed PMID: 33796502; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8007781.

31. Ravindran AV, Killingsworth MC, Bhaskar S**. Cerebral collaterals in acute ischaemia: Implications for acute ischaemic stroke patients receiving reperfusion therapy. Eur J Neurosci. 2021 Feb;53(4):1238-1261. DOI: 10.1111/ejn.14955. Epub 2020 Sep 18. Review. PubMed PMID: 32871623.

30. Santana Baskar P, Cordato D, Wardman D, Bhaskar S**. In-hospital acute stroke workflow in acute stroke – Systems-based approaches. Acta Neurol Scand. 2021 Feb;143(2):111-120. DOI: 10.1111/ane.13343. Epub 2020 Oct 12. Review. PubMed PMID: 32882056.


29. Global Burden of Cardiovascular Diseases and Risk Factors, 1990-2019: Update From the GBD 2019 Study. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2020 Dec 22;76(25):2982-3021. DOI: 10.1016/j.jacc.2020.11.010. Review. PubMed PMID: 33309175; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7755038.

28. Bhaskar S**, Rastogi A, Menon KV, Kunheri B, Balakrishnan S, Howick J. Call for Action to Address Equity and Justice Divide During COVID-19. Front Psychiatry. 2020;11:559905. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyt.2020.559905. eCollection 2020. PubMed PMID: 33343410; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7744756.

27. Sharma D, Bhaskar S**. Addressing the Covid-19 Burden on Medical Education and Training: The Role of Telemedicine and Tele-Education During and Beyond the Pandemic. Front Public Health. 2020;8:589669. DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2020.589669. eCollection 2020. PubMed PMID: 33330333; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7728659.

26. Bhaskar S**, Tan J, Bogers MLAM, Minssen T, Badaruddin H, Israeli-Korn S, Chesbrough H. At the Epicenter of COVID-19-the Tragic Failure of the Global Supply Chain for Medical Supplies. Front Public Health. 2020;8:562882. DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2020.562882. eCollection 2020. PubMed PMID: 33335876; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7737425.

25. Bhaskar S**, Bradley S, Sakhamuri S, Moguilner S, Chattu VK, Pandya S, Schroeder S, Ray D, Banach M. Designing Futuristic Telemedicine Using Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in the COVID-19 Era. Front Public Health. 2020;8:556789. DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2020.556789. eCollection 2020. PubMed PMID: 33224912; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7667043.

24. Bhaskar S**, Bradley S, Chattu VK, Adisesh A, Nurtazina A, Kyrykbayeva S, Sakhamuri S, Yaya S, Sunil T, Thomas P, Mucci V, Moguilner S, Israel-Korn S, Alacapa J, Mishra A, Pandya S, Schroeder S, Atreja A, Banach M, Ray D. Telemedicine Across the Globe-Position Paper From the COVID-19 Pandemic Health System Resilience PROGRAM (REPROGRAM) International Consortium (Part 1). Front Public Health. 2020;8:556720. DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2020.556720. eCollection 2020. PubMed PMID: 33178656; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7596287.

23. Bhaskar S**, Bradley S, Chattu VK, Adisesh A, Nurtazina A, Kyrykbayeva S, Sakhamuri S, Moguilner S, Pandya S, Schroeder S, Banach M, Ray D. Telemedicine as the New Outpatient Clinic Gone Digital: Position Paper From the Pandemic Health System REsilience PROGRAM (REPROGRAM) International Consortium (Part 2). Front Public Health. 2020;8:410. DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2020.00410. eCollection 2020. PubMed PMID: 33014958; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7505101.

22. Calic Z, Nham B, Bradshaw AP, Young AS, Bhaskar S, D’Souza M, Anderson CS, Cappelen-Smith C, Cordato D, Welgampola MS. Separating posterior-circulation stroke from vestibular neuritis with quantitative vestibular testing. Clin Neurophysiol. 2020 Aug;131(8):2047-2055. DOI: 10.1016/j.clinph.2020.04.173. Epub 2020 Jun 8. PubMed PMID: 32600960.

21. Bhaskar S**, Sinha A, Banach M, Mittoo S, Weissert R, Kass JS, Rajagopal S, Pai AR, Kutty S. Cytokine Storm in COVID-19-Immunopathological Mechanisms, Clinical Considerations, and Therapeutic Approaches: The REPROGRAM Consortium Position Paper. Front Immunol. 2020;11:1648. DOI: 10.3389/fimmu.2020.01648. eCollection 2020. PubMed PMID: 32754159; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7365905.

20. Bhaskar S**, Bradley S, Israeli-Korn S, Menon B, Chattu VK, Thomas P, Chawla J, Kumar R, Prandi P, Ray D, Golla S, Surya N, Yang H, Martinez S, Ozgen MH, Codrington J, González EMJ, Toosi M, Hariya Mohan N, Menon KV, Chahidi A, Mederer Hengstl S. Chronic Neurology in COVID-19 Era: Clinical Considerations and Recommendations From the REPROGRAM Consortium. Front Neurol. 2020;11:664. DOI: 10.3389/fneur.2020.00664. eCollection 2020. PubMed PMID: 32695066; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7339863.

19. Bhaskar S**, Rastogi A, Chattu VK, Adisesh A, Thomas P, Alvarado N, Riahi AD, Varun CN, Pai AR, Barsam S, Walker AH. Key Strategies for Clinical Management and Improvement of Healthcare Services for Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes Patients in the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Settings: Recommendations From the REPROGRAM Consortium. Front Cardiovasc Med. 2020;7:112. DOI: 10.3389/fcvm.2020.00112. eCollection 2020. PubMed PMID: 32613010; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7308556.

18. Bhaskar S**, Sharma D, Walker AH, McDonald M, Huasen B, Haridas A, Mahata MK, Jabbour P. Acute Neurological Care in the COVID-19 Era: The Pandemic Health System REsilience PROGRAM (REPROGRAM) Consortium Pathway. Front Neurol. 2020;11:579. DOI: 10.3389/fneur.2020.00579. eCollection 2020. PubMed PMID: 32574252; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7273748.


17. Delcourt C, Carcel C, Zheng D, Sato S, Arima H, Bhaskar S, Janin P, Al-Shahi Salman R, Cao Y, Zhang S, Heeley E, Davies L, Chalmers J, Anderson CS. Comparison of ABC Methods with Computerized Estimates of Intracerebral Hemorrhage Volume: The INTERACT2 Study. Cerebrovasc Dis Extra. 2019;9(3):148-154. DOI: 10.1159/000504531. Epub 2019 Dec 13. PubMed PMID: 31838472; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6940457.

16. Phua C, Bhaskar S, Calic Z. Hemiprosopometamorphopsia: a Case of Impaired Facial Perception Restricted to the Eye. SN Comprehensive Clinical Medicine. 2019 October; 1(11):931-933. DOI: 10.1007/s42399-019-00161-7.

15. Bhaskar S**Impact of obesity-induced type 2 diabetes on long-term outcomes following stroke. Clin Sci (Lond). 2019 Jul 31;133(14):1603-1607. DOI: 10.1042/CS20190492. Print 2019 Jul 31. PubMed PMID: 31331992.

14. Bhaskar S**, Thomas P, Cheng Q, Clement N, McDougall A, Hodgkinson S, Cordato D. Trends in acute stroke presentations to an emergency department: implications for specific communities in accessing acute stroke care services. Postgrad Med J. 2019 May;95(1123):258-264. DOI: 10.1136/postgradmedj-2019-136413. Epub 2019 May 16. PubMed PMID: 31097575.

13. Bhaskar S**, Saab J, Cappelen-Smith C, Killingsworth M, Wu XJ, Cheung A, Manning N, Aouad P, McDougall A, Hodgkinson S, Cordato D. Clot Histopathology in Ischemic Stroke with Infective Endocarditis. Can J Neurol Sci. 2019 May;46(3):331-336. DOI: 10.1017/cjn.2019.8. Epub 2019 Mar 14. PubMed PMID: 30867075.


12. Venkat A, Cappelen-Smith C, Askar S, Thomas PR, Bhaskar S, Tam A, McDougall AJ, Hodgkinson SJ, Cordato DJ. Factors Associated with Stroke Misdiagnosis in the Emergency Department: A Retrospective Case-Control Study. Neuroepidemiology. 2018;51(3-4):123-127. DOI: 10.1159/000491635. Epub 2018 Aug 9. PubMed PMID: 30092562.

11. Beran R, Bhaskar S. Concussion within the MilitaryJournal of Military & Veterans’ Health. 2018 July; 26(3):20-27.

10. Bhaskar S**, Stanwell P, Cordato D, Attia J, Levi C. Reperfusion therapy in acute ischemic stroke: dawn of a new era?. BMC Neurol. 2018 Jan 16;18(1):8. DOI: 10.1186/s12883-017-1007-y. Review. PubMed PMID: 29338750; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5771207.


9. Bhaskar S**, Cordato D, Cappelen-Smith C, Cheung A, Ledinghaxxm D, Celermajer D, Levi C. Clarion call for histopathological clot analysis in “cryptogenic” ischemic stroke: implications for diagnosis and treatment. Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2017 Dec;4(12):926-930. DOI: 10.1002/acn3.500. eCollection 2017 Dec. PubMed PMID: 29296623; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5740241. [First report on inclusion of routine histopathological analyses including Gram-staining of clots retrieved after endovascular clot retrieval in stroke patients especially those with valvular heart disease]

8. Bhaskar S**, Stanwell P, Bivard A, Spratt N, Walker R, Kitsos GH, Parsons MW, Evans M, Jordan L, Nilsson M, Attia J, Levi C. The influence of initial stroke severity on mortality, overall functional outcome and in-hospital placement at 90 days following acute ischemic stroke: A tertiary hospital stroke register study. Neurol India. 2017 Nov-Dec;65(6):1252-1259. DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.217947. PubMed PMID: 29133696. [Evidence to include stroke severity in clinical-decision making, and administrative/system assessments]
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7. Bhaskar S*, Bivard A, Stanwell P, Parsons M, Attia JR, Nilsson M, Levi C. Baseline collateral status and infarct topography in post-ischaemic perilesional hyperperfusion: An arterial spin labelling study. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2017 Mar;37(3):1148-1162. DOI: 10.1177/0271678X16653133. Epub 2016 Jul 21. PubMed PMID: 27256323; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5363484. 
[The first study to delineate the underlying pathophysiological mechanism behind post-ischemic perilesional hyperperfusion and role of arterial collaterals using non-invasive ASL MRI]

2016 and Prior

6. Bhaskar S*, Bivard A, Parsons M, Nilsson M, Attia JR, Stanwell P, Levi C. Delay of late-venous phase cortical vein filling in acute ischemic stroke patients: Associations with collateral status. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2017 Feb;37(2):671-682. DOI: 10.1177/0271678X16637611. Epub 2016 Jul 20. PubMed PMID: 26965242; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5381457. 
[The first study to establish delayed-cortical venous flow as a novel biomarker and its association with poor collaterals]

5. Bhaskar S*, Bivard A, Stanwell P, Attia JR, Parsons M, Nilsson M, Levi C. Association of Cortical Vein Filling with Clot Location and Clinical Outcomes in Acute Ischaemic Stroke Patients. Sci Rep. 2016 Dec 5;6:38525. doi: 10.1038/srep38525. PubMed PMID: 27917948; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5137111. 
[The first study to report the existence of delayed cortical venous filling in acute focal ischemia and its prognostic impact]

4. Bhaskar S*, Saeidi K, Borhani P, Amiri H. Recent progress in migraine pathophysiology: role of cortical spreading depression and magnetic resonance imaging. Eur J Neurosci. 2013 Dec;38(11):3540-51. DOI: 10.1111/ejn.12368. Epub 2013 Sep 30. Review. PubMed PMID: 24118449.

3. Bhaskar S*, Tian F, Stoeger T, Kreyling W, de la Fuente JM, Grazú V, Borm P, Estrada G, Ntziachristos V, Razansky D. Multifunctional Nanocarriers for diagnostics, drug delivery and targeted treatment across blood-brain barrier: perspectives on tracking and neuroimaging. Part Fibre Toxicol. 2010 Mar 3;7:3. DOI: 10.1186/1743-8977-7-3. Review. PubMed PMID: 20199661; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2847536.

2. Hermann PC, Bhaskar S, Cioffi M, Heeschen C. Cancer stem cells in solid tumors. Semin Cancer Biol. 2010 Apr;20(2):77-84. DOI: 10.1016/j.semcancer.2010.03.004. Epub 2010 Apr 3. Review. PubMed PMID: 20371287.

1. Montesano L, Díaz M, Bhaskar S, Minguez J. Towards an intelligent wheelchair system for users with cerebral palsy. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2010 Apr;18(2):193-202. DOI: 10.1109/TNSRE.2009.2039592. Epub 2010 Jan 12. PubMed PMID: 20071276.


Bhaskar, S., Banach, M., Weissert, R., Mittoo, S., Nurtazina, A., eds. (2021). Telemedicine during and beyond COVID-19. Lausanne: Frontiers Media SA.

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