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Patricia Davis, MD

Specialty: Stroke
Emeritus Professor of Neurology

Contact Information

Primary Office
S202 RCP
Iowa City, IA 52242


MD, Queen's University
Fellow, NINDS, NIH
Resident, Neurology, University of Toronto
Resident, Internal Medicine, University of Toronto

Research Summary

Clinical trials of stroke treatment and prevention, Clinical trials of stroke treatment and prevention (SPARCL, Economic cost of stroke, Genetic predisposition to stroke (SWISS), Longitudinal study of carotid atherosclerosis in a cohort of young adults, MATCH), Neuroepidemiology


Leira, E. C., Coffey, C. S., Jorge, R. E., Morton, S. M., Froehler, M. T., Davis, P. H. & Adams, Jr, H. P. (2013). The NIHSS supplementary motor scale: a valid tool for multidisciplinary recovery trials. Cerebrovascular diseases (Basel, Switzerland), 36(1), 69-73. PMID: 23921195.

Mikami, K., Jorge, R. E., Adams, Jr, H. P., Davis, P. H., Leira, E. C., Jang, M. & Robinson, R. G. (2011). Effect of antidepressants on the course of disability following stroke. The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, 19(12), 1007-15. PMID: 21358384.

Davis, P. H., Dawson, J. D., Blecha, M. B., Mastbergen, R. K. & Sonka, M. (2010). Measurement of aortic intimal-medial thickness in adolescents and young adults. Ultrasound in medicine & biology, 36(4), 560-5. PMID: 20350682.

Dawson, J. D., Sonka, M., Blecha, M. B., Lin, W. & Davis, P. H. (2009). Risk factors associated with aortic and carotid intima-media thickness in adolescents and young adults: the Muscatine Offspring Study. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 53(24), 2273-9. PMID: 19520251.

Grigoryan, M., Geisler, S. D., St Louis, E. K., Baumbach, G. L. & Davis, P. H. (2009). Cerebral arteriolar thromboembolism in idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome. Archives of neurology, 66(4), 528-31. PMID: 19364940.

Davis, P. H. (2008). Use of oral contraceptives and postmenopausal hormone replacement: evidence on risk of stroke. Current treatment options in neurology, 10(6), 468-74. PMID: 18990315.

Leira, E. C., Davis, P. H., Martin, C. O., Torner, J. C., Yoo, B., Weeks, J. B., Hindman, B. J. & Todd, M. M. (2007). Improving prediction of outcome in "good grade" subarachnoid hemorrhage. Neurosurgery, 61(3), 470-3; discussion 473-4. PMID: 17881957.

Leira, E. C., Pary, J. K., Davis, P. H., Grimsman, K. J. & Adams, Jr, H. P. (2007). Slow progressive acceptance of intravenous thrombolysis for patients with stroke by rural primary care physicians. Archives of neurology, 64(4), 518-21. PMID: 17420312.

Jensen, M. B., Yoo, B., Clarke, W. R., Davis, P. H. & Adams, Jr, H. R. (2006). Blood pressure as an independent prognostic factor in acute ischemic stroke. The Canadian journal of neurological sciences. Le journal canadien des sciences neurologiques, 33(1), 34-8. PMID: 16583719.

Apostolova, L. G., White, M., Moore, S. A. & Davis, P. H. (2005). Deep white matter pathologic features in watershed regions: a novel pattern of central nervous system involvement in MELAS. Archives of neurology, 62(7), 1154-6. PMID: 16009776.

Leira, E. C., Chang, K. C., Davis, P. H., Clarke, W. R., Woolson, R. F., Hansen, M. D. & Adams, Jr, H. P. (2004). Can we predict early recurrence in acute stroke?. Cerebrovascular diseases (Basel, Switzerland), 18(2), 139-44. PMID: 15218280.

Gonzalez-Alegre, P., Ammache, Z., Davis, P. H. & Rodnitzky, R. L. (2003). Moyamoya-induced paroxysmal dyskinesia. Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society, 18(9), 1051-6. PMID: 14502675.