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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913487/venous-thromboembolism-and-stroke-in-pregnancy
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Kelley McLean, Mary Cushman
Pregnancy and the postpartum period substantially increase the risk for thrombotic events. Although the absolute risk for thrombosis is low, these events comprise a significant portion of maternal morbidity and mortality. The vast majority of such events are venous, although the risk for ischemic stroke also appears to be increased in pregnancy. This review will explore the overlapping and unique risk factors for venous and arterial thrombosis in pregnancy. Diagnosis and prevention will be discussed, and treatment will be briefly touched on...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913201/early-mortality-and-associated-factors-among-patients-with-stroke-admitted-to-a-large-teaching-hospital-in-tanzania
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Kigocha Okeng'o, Pilly Chillo, William K Gray, Richard W Walker, William Matuja
BACKGROUND: Stroke is a major cause of death worldwide and 85.5% of stroke deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries due to stroke. The aim of this study was to investigate correlates and predictors of 30-day mortality in stroke patients in urban Tanzania. METHODS: A prospective 30-day follow-up study was conducted at the Muhimbili National Hospital, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. We recruited all patients with stroke seen at the Emergency Medicine Department and medical wards...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906117/carotid-artery-stenting-versus-no-stenting-assisting-thrombectomy-for-acute-ischaemic-stroke-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-of-randomised-clinical-trials-with-meta-analyses-and-trial-sequential-analyses
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Henrik Steglich-Arnholm, Markus Holtmannspötter, Christian Gluud, Derk Wolfgang Krieger
BACKGROUND: In patients with intracranial large vessel arterial occlusion, ipsilateral extracranial carotid artery occlusions or near-occlusions pose a significant hurdle in endovascular management of acute ischaemic stroke. Stenting of the carotid lesion may be beneficial in this situation to provide a stable access for introducing catheters through the carotid lesion into the intracranial vasculature and the target occlusion. Furthermore, carotid stenting may ensure ample blood flow for wash-out of clot material and reperfusion of the ischaemic penumbral tissue...
December 1, 2016: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902520/rethinking-recovery-incorporating-holistic-nursing-perspectives-in-poststroke-care
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Frances Peterson-Burch, Karin Reuter-Rice, Taura L Barr
Stroke is a life-changing experience. Current treatments focus on treating the condition, rather than the whole person. The goal of this report was to communicate the benefits of a holistic approach to the treatment and recovery of stroke. Our intent was to begin a conversation to transform our approach to stroke care to focus on the whole person, body, mind, and spirit. Wellness approaches are fiscally responsible ways of providing holistic care for patients and their family members to help them achieve optimal individualized recovery...
January 2017: Holistic Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882038/alzheimer-and-vascular-dementia-in-the-elderly-patients
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Naresh Kumar Seetlani, Narindar Kumar, Khalid Imran, Asif Ali, Nadia Shams, Taha Sheikh
OBJECTIVES: To find out the frequency of Alzheimer's and Vascular dementia in the elderly patients. METHODS: This cross sectional descriptive study was conducted in Department of Medicine, Ziauddin Hospital Karachi from 1(st) October 2013 to 31(st) March 2014. Patients with symptoms of dementia for more than 6 months duration, and Mini Mental State Examination score <24 were included in this study. Patients who fell in category of dementia were assessed for duration of symptoms...
September 2016: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881558/the-american-heart-association-s-new-institute-for%C3%A2-precision-cardiovascular-medicine
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Steven R Houser
"One size does not fit all." These 6 simple words represent the fundamental concept driving an unprecedented initiative of the American Heart Association, the Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine. In the field of heart disease and stroke research, we have seen enormous knowledge advances in recent decades, all of which have led to breakthroughs in our ability to treat and prevent these illnesses. We celebrate these advances because they are allowing us to save and improve more lives than ever before...
November 22, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881133/alcohol-and-stroke-the-splitters-win-again
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EDITORIAL
Arthur L Klatsky, H Nicole Tran
Study of the relationships of alcohol drinking and risk of stroke can readily become mired in the labyrinthine interactions of drinking categorizations, non-linear associations, disparate cardiovascular conditions, and the heterogeneous types of stroke. This Commentary discusses the recent article by Larsson et al. (BMC Medicine 14:178, 2016). The authors split their material into separate meta-analyses of subarachnoid hemorrhage, intracerebral hemorrhage, and ischemic stroke, finding disparate alcohol-stroke relationships...
November 24, 2016: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876245/perioperative-medicine-and-taiwan-national-health-insurance-research-database
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REVIEW
C C Chang, C C Liao, T L Chen
"Big data", characterized by 'volume', 'velocity', 'variety', and 'veracity', being routinely collected in huge amounts of clinical and administrative healthcare-related data are becoming common and generating promising viewpoints for a better understanding of the complexity for medical situations. Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD), one of large and comprehensive nationwide population reimbursement databases in the world, provides the strength of sample size avoiding selection and participation bias...
November 18, 2016: Acta Anaesthesiologica Taiwanica: Official Journal of the Taiwan Society of Anesthesiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871457/minocycline-is-effective-in-intracerebral-hemorrhage-by-inhibition-of-apoptosis-and-autophagy
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Zehan Wu, Xiang Zou, Wei Zhu, Ying Mao, Liang Chen, Fan Zhao
BACKGROUND: Intracerebral hemorrhage is the least treatable type of stroke and affects millions of people worldwide. Treatment for ICH varies from medicine to surgery, but the rate of mortality and mobility still remains high. Minocycline is a tetracycline antibiotic increasingly recognized for its neuroprotective potential. In earlier studies, we demonstrated that many secondary injuries caused by ICH could be significantly reduced by injection of minocycline in rat models. The following research investigates the role of minocycline in reducing brain injury...
December 15, 2016: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868379/qualitative-and-quantitative-analysis-of-multiple-components-for-quality-control-of-deng-zhan-sheng-mai-capsules-by-uhplc-ms-ms-coupled-with-chemometrics
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Pin Jiang, Yan Lu, Daofeng Chen
Deng-Zhan-Sheng-Mai capsules are a well-known traditional Chinese patent medicine that was developed in China for the treatment of ischemic stroke. Its quality control focuses on Erigerontis Herba but ignores the contributions of Ginseng Radix et Rhizoma, Schisandrae Chinensis Fructus, and Ophiopogonis Radix. To improve the quality standards for this medicine, this work reports the application of a systematic ultra high performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometric method coupled with chemometrics...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864383/use-of-pharmacogenetic-information-in-the-treatment-of-cardiovascular-disease
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REVIEW
Kevin Friede, Josephine Li, Deepak Voora
BACKGROUND: In 1964, Robert A. O'Reilly's research group identified members of a family who required remarkably high warfarin doses (up to 145 mg/day, 20 times the average dose) to achieve appropriate anticoagulation. Since this time, pharmacogenetics has become a mainstay of cardiovascular science, and genetic variants have been implicated in several fundamental classes of medications used in cardiovascular medicine. CONTENT: In this review, we discuss genetic variants that affect drug response to 3 classes of cardiovascular drugs: statins, platelet P2Y12 inhibitors, and anticoagulants...
November 18, 2016: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861421/current-and-emerging-uses-of-insertable-cardiac-monitors-evaluation-of-syncope-and-monitoring-for-atrial-fibrillation
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Todd T Tomson, Rod Passman
Insertable cardiac monitors (ICMs) have provided clinicians with a superb tool for assessing infrequent or potentially asymptomatic arrhythmias. ICMs have shownd their usefulness in the evaluation of unexplained syncope, providing high diagnostic yields in a cost effective manner. While unexplained syncope continues to be the most common reason for their use, ICMs are increasingly being used for the monitoring of atrial fibrillation (AF). Recent trials have demonstrated that a substantial proportion of patients with cryptogenic stroke have AF detected only by the prolonged monitoring provided by ICMs...
November 17, 2016: Cardiology in Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852706/efficacy-of-two-injection-site-localisation-techniques-for-botulinum-toxin-injections-a-single-blind-crossover-randomised-trial-protocol-among-adults-with-hemiplegia-due-to-stroke
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Claire Morel, Isabelle Hauret, Nicolas Andant, Armand Bonnin, Bruno Pereira, Emmanuel Coudeyre
INTRODUCTION: Botulinum toxin injections are an effective treatment for limb spasticity following stroke. Different tracking techniques are used for this purpose: palpation, electrostimulation, electromyography and ultrasound. Yet very few studies have compared these different techniques, and none has successfully proved the superior efficacy of ultrasound-guided injections compared to another tracking method. The primary objective of our study was therefore to compare the efficacy of botulinum toxin injections depending on the tracking technique used: ultrasound versus electrostimulation...
November 15, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852286/the-carotid-and-middle-cerebral-artery-occlusion-surgery-study-cmoss-a-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Yan Ma, Yuxiang Gu, Xiaoguang Tong, Jiyue Wang, Dong Kuai, Donghai Wang, Jun Ren, Lian Duan, Aili Maimaiti, Yiling Cai, Yujie Huang, Xiaojian Wang, Yi Cao, Chao You, Jiasheng Yu, Liqun Jiao, Feng Ling
BACKGROUND: Patients with symptomatic internal carotid artery (ICA) or middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusion with haemodynamic insufficiency are at high risk for recurrent stroke when treated medically. METHODS: The Carotid or Middle cerebral artery Occlusion Surgery Study (CMOSS) trial is an ongoing, government-funded, prospective, multicentre, randomised controlled trial. The CMOSS will recruit 330 patients with symptomatic ICA or MCA occlusion (parallel design, 1:1 allocation ratio) and haemodynamic insufficiency...
November 16, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846631/prognostic-factors-and-pattern-of-long-term-recovery-with-mlc601-neuroaid%C3%A2-in-the-chinese-medicine-neuroaid-efficacy-on-stroke-recovery-extension-study
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Narayanaswamy Venketasubramanian, Chun Fan Lee, Sherry H Young, San San Tay, Thirugnanam Umapathi, Annabelle Y Lao, Herminigildo H Gan, Alejandro C Baroque Ii, Jose C Navarro, Hui Meng Chang, Joel M Advincula, Sombat Muengtaweepongsa, Bernard P L Chan, Carlos L Chua, Nirmala Wijekoon, H Asita de Silva, John Harold B Hiyadan, Nijasri C Suwanwela, K S Lawrence Wong, Niphon Poungvarin, Gaik Bee Eow, Christopher L H Chen
BACKGROUND: The Chinese Medicine NeuroAiD Efficacy on Stroke recovery - Extension (CHIMES-E) study is among the few acute stroke trials with long-term outcome data. We aimed to evaluate the recovery pattern and the influence of prognostic factors on treatment effect of MLC601 over 2 years. METHODS: The CHIMES-E study evaluated the 2 years outcome of subjects aged ≥18 years with acute ischemic stroke, National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) score 6-14, pre-stroke modified Rankin Scale (mRS) score ≤1 included in a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of MLC601 for 3 months...
November 15, 2016: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845865/gastrodia-elata-blume-extract-modulates-antioxidant-activity-and-ultraviolet-a-irradiated-skin-aging-in-human-dermal-fibroblast-cells
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Eunju Song, Haeyon Chung, Eugene Shim, Jung-Ky Jeong, Bok-Kyung Han, Hyuk-Joon Choi, Jinah Hwang
Gastrodia elata Blume (GEB), a traditional herbal medicine, has been used to treat a wide range of neurological disorders (e.g., paralysis and stroke) and skin problems (e.g., atopic dermatitis and eczema) in oriental medicine. This study was designed to investigate the antioxidant ability of GEB and its antiaging effect on human dermal fibroblast cells (HDF). The total phenolic and flavonoid contents of GEB were 21.8 and 0.43 mg/g dry weight (DW), respectively. The ergothioneine content of GEB was 0.41 mg/mL DW...
November 2016: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845703/older-swedish-adults-with-high-self-perceived-health-show-optimal-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-levels-whereas-vitamin-d-status-is-low-in-patients-with-high-disease-burden
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Martin Carlsson, Pär Wanby, Lars Brudin, Erik Lexne, Karin Mathold, Rebecca Nobin, Lisa Ericson, Ola Nordqvist, Göran Petersson
Controversy pervades the definition of adequate and optimal vitamin D status. The Institutes of Medicine have recommended serum 25(OH)D levels above 50 nmol/L based upon evidence related to bone health, but some experts, including the Endocrine Society and International Osteoporosis Foundation, suggest a minimum serum 25(OH)D level of 75 nmol/L to reduce the risk of falls and fractures in older adults. In a cross-sectional study, we compared vitamin D status in people ≥75 years selected from four groups with a frailty phenotype, combined with a control group free from serious illness, and who considered themselves completely healthy...
November 11, 2016: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844136/-ecs-guidelines-2016-dyslipidaemias
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D Sinning, U Landmesser
Dyslipidaemia is a major cause of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and its progression towards clinical complications, such as acute coronary syndromes and stroke. In August 2016 the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS) issued new joint guidelines for the management of dyslipidaemias. In these new guidelines, the concept of treating patients to a risk-based low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol target is reinforced. The task force considers LDL cholesterol as the primary target for dyslipidaemia treatment, whereas high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol is not recommended as a treatment target (based on the failure of HDL cholesterol elevation treatment strategies to reduce cardiovascular risk in recent studies)...
December 2016: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837558/menstrual-blood-derived-stem-cells-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-characterization-of-functional-effects
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Maria Carolina Oliveira Rodrigues, Trenton Lippert, Hung Nguyen, Sussannah Kaelber, Paul R Sanberg, Cesar V Borlongan
Accumulating evidence has demonstrated that menstrual blood stands as a viable source of stem cells. Menstrual blood-derived stem cells (MenSCs) are morphologically and functionally similar to cells directly extracted from the endometrium, and present dual expression of mesenchymal and embryonic cell markers, thus becoming interesting tools for regenerative medicine. Functional reports show higher proliferative and self-renewal capacities than bone marrow-derived stem cells, as well as successful differentiation into hepatocyte-like cells, glial-like cells, endometrial stroma-like cells, among others...
2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833029/bdnf-pi3k-akt-and-nogo-a-rhoa-rock-signaling-pathways-contribute-to-neurorestorative-effect-of-houshiheisan-against-cerebral-ischemia-injury-in-rats
#20
Jiahui Chang, Xiaoquan Yao, Haiyan Zou, Lei Wang, Yue Lu, Hui Zhao, Qiuxia Zhang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Houshiheisan (HSHS), a classic traditional medicine prescription, has notable effects on patients with stroke. AIM OF THE STUDY: To investigate the neurorestorative effects of HSHS on ischemic stroke and explore its mode of action. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Focal cerebral ischemia models were induced by permanent middle cerebral artery occlusion (pMCAO). Male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into 5 experimental groups: sham vehicle, ischemia vehicle, pMCAO + HSHS at 5...
November 7, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
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