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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622587/efficacy-and-safety-of-apixaban-dabigatran-rivaroxaban-and-warfarin-in-asians-with-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation
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Yi-Hsin Chan, Lai-Chu See, Hui-Tzu Tu, Yung-Hsin Yeh, Shang-Hung Chang, Lung-Sheng Wu, Hsin-Fu Lee, Chun-Li Wang, Chang-Fu Kuo, Chi-Tai Kuo
BACKGROUND: Whether non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are superior to warfarin among Asians with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation remains unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS: In this nationwide retrospective cohort study collected from Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database, there were 5843, 20 079, 27 777, and 19 375 nonvalvular atrial fibrillation patients taking apixaban, dabigatran, rivaroxaban and warfarin, respectively, from June 1, 2012 to December 31, 2016...
April 5, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29559181/the-effectiveness-and-safety-of-low-dose-rivaroxaban-in-asians-with-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation
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Hsin-Fu Lee, Yi-Hsin Chan, Hui-Tzu Tu, Chi-Tai Kuo, Yung-Hsin Yeh, Shang-Hung Chang, Lung-Sheng Wu, Lai-Chu See
BACKGROUND: Rivaroxaban (20 mg/15 mg once daily) is an effective and safe alternative to warfarin for stroke prevention in patients with non-valvular AF (NVAF). Low-dose rivaroxaban (15 mg/10 mg once daily) has been only approved for NVAF patients in Japan and Taiwan, although its effectiveness and safety at low doses remain unclear among Asians with NVAF. The objective of the study is to compare the effectiveness and safety of low-dose rivaroxaban to those of warfarin among Asians with NVAF...
March 14, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29531354/multiancestry-genome-wide-association-study-of-520-000-subjects-identifies-32-loci-associated-with-stroke-and-stroke-subtypes
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Rainer Malik, Ganesh Chauhan, Matthew Traylor, Muralidharan Sargurupremraj, Yukinori Okada, Aniket Mishra, Loes Rutten-Jacobs, Anne-Katrin Giese, Sander W van der Laan, Solveig Gretarsdottir, Christopher D Anderson, Michael Chong, Hieab H H Adams, Tetsuro Ago, Peter Almgren, Philippe Amouyel, Hakan Ay, Traci M Bartz, Oscar R Benavente, Steve Bevan, Giorgio B Boncoraglio, Robert D Brown, Adam S Butterworth, Caty Carrera, Cara L Carty, Daniel I Chasman, Wei-Min Chen, John W Cole, Adolfo Correa, Ioana Cotlarciuc, Carlos Cruchaga, John Danesh, Paul I W de Bakker, Anita L DeStefano, Marcel den Hoed, Qing Duan, Stefan T Engelter, Guido J Falcone, Rebecca F Gottesman, Raji P Grewal, Vilmundur Gudnason, Stefan Gustafsson, Jeffrey Haessler, Tamara B Harris, Ahamad Hassan, Aki S Havulinna, Susan R Heckbert, Elizabeth G Holliday, George Howard, Fang-Chi Hsu, Hyacinth I Hyacinth, M Arfan Ikram, Erik Ingelsson, Marguerite R Irvin, Xueqiu Jian, Jordi Jiménez-Conde, Julie A Johnson, J Wouter Jukema, Masahiro Kanai, Keith L Keene, Brett M Kissela, Dawn O Kleindorfer, Charles Kooperberg, Michiaki Kubo, Leslie A Lange, Carl D Langefeld, Claudia Langenberg, Lenore J Launer, Jin-Moo Lee, Robin Lemmens, Didier Leys, Cathryn M Lewis, Wei-Yu Lin, Arne G Lindgren, Erik Lorentzen, Patrik K Magnusson, Jane Maguire, Ani Manichaikul, Patrick F McArdle, James F Meschia, Braxton D Mitchell, Thomas H Mosley, Michael A Nalls, Toshiharu Ninomiya, Martin J O'Donnell, Bruce M Psaty, Sara L Pulit, Kristiina Rannikmäe, Alexander P Reiner, Kathryn M Rexrode, Kenneth Rice, Stephen S Rich, Paul M Ridker, Natalia S Rost, Peter M Rothwell, Jerome I Rotter, Tatjana Rundek, Ralph L Sacco, Saori Sakaue, Michele M Sale, Veikko Salomaa, Bishwa R Sapkota, Reinhold Schmidt, Carsten O Schmidt, Ulf Schminke, Pankaj Sharma, Agnieszka Slowik, Cathie L M Sudlow, Christian Tanislav, Turgut Tatlisumak, Kent D Taylor, Vincent N S Thijs, Gudmar Thorleifsson, Unnur Thorsteinsdottir, Steffen Tiedt, Stella Trompet, Christophe Tzourio, Cornelia M van Duijn, Matthew Walters, Nicholas J Wareham, Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, James G Wilson, Kerri L Wiggins, Qiong Yang, Salim Yusuf, Joshua C Bis, Tomi Pastinen, Arno Ruusalepp, Eric E Schadt, Simon Koplev, Johan L M Björkegren, Veronica Codoni, Mete Civelek, Nicholas L Smith, David A Trégouët, Ingrid E Christophersen, Carolina Roselli, Steven A Lubitz, Patrick T Ellinor, E Shyong Tai, Jaspal S Kooner, Norihiro Kato, Jiang He, Pim van der Harst, Paul Elliott, John C Chambers, Fumihiko Takeuchi, Andrew D Johnson, Dharambir K Sanghera, Olle Melander, Christina Jern, Daniel Strbian, Israel Fernandez-Cadenas, W T Longstreth, Arndt Rolfs, Jun Hata, Daniel Woo, Jonathan Rosand, Guillaume Pare, Jemma C Hopewell, Danish Saleheen, Kari Stefansson, Bradford B Worrall, Steven J Kittner, Sudha Seshadri, Myriam Fornage, Hugh S Markus, Joanna M M Howson, Yoichiro Kamatani, Stephanie Debette, Martin Dichgans, Rainer Malik, Ganesh Chauhan, Matthew Traylor, Muralidharan Sargurupremraj, Yukinori Okada, Aniket Mishra, Loes Rutten-Jacobs, Anne-Katrin Giese, Sander W van der Laan, Solveig Gretarsdottir, Christopher D Anderson, Michael Chong, Hieab H H Adams, Tetsuro Ago, Peter Almgren, Philippe Amouyel, Hakan Ay, Traci M Bartz, Oscar R Benavente, Steve Bevan, Giorgio B Boncoraglio, Robert D Brown, Adam S Butterworth, Caty Carrera, Cara L Carty, Daniel I Chasman, Wei-Min Chen, John W Cole, Adolfo Correa, Ioana Cotlarciuc, Carlos Cruchaga, John Danesh, Paul I W de Bakker, Anita L DeStefano, Marcel den Hoed, Qing Duan, Stefan T Engelter, Guido J Falcone, Rebecca F Gottesman, Raji P Grewal, Vilmundur Gudnason, Stefan Gustafsson, Jeffrey Haessler, Tamara B Harris, Ahamad Hassan, Aki S Havulinna, Susan R Heckbert, Elizabeth G Holliday, George Howard, Fang-Chi Hsu, Hyacinth I Hyacinth, M Arfan Ikram, Erik Ingelsson, Marguerite R Irvin, Xueqiu Jian, Jordi Jiménez-Conde, Julie A Johnson, J Wouter Jukema, Masahiro Kanai, Keith L Keene, Brett M Kissela, Dawn O Kleindorfer, Charles Kooperberg, Michiaki Kubo, Leslie A Lange, Carl D Langefeld, Claudia Langenberg, Lenore J Launer, Jin-Moo Lee, Robin Lemmens, Didier Leys, Cathryn M Lewis, Wei-Yu Lin, Arne G Lindgren, Erik Lorentzen, Patrik K Magnusson, Jane Maguire, Ani Manichaikul, Patrick F McArdle, James F Meschia, Braxton D Mitchell, Thomas H Mosley, Michael A Nalls, Toshiharu Ninomiya, Martin J O'Donnell, Bruce M Psaty, Sara L Pulit, Kristiina Rannikmäe, Alexander P Reiner, Kathryn M Rexrode, Kenneth Rice, Stephen S Rich, Paul M Ridker, Natalia S Rost, Peter M Rothwell, Jerome I Rotter, Tatjana Rundek, Ralph L Sacco, Saori Sakaue, Michele M Sale, Veikko Salomaa, Bishwa R Sapkota, Reinhold Schmidt, Carsten O Schmidt, Ulf Schminke, Pankaj Sharma, Agnieszka Slowik, Cathie L M Sudlow, Christian Tanislav, Turgut Tatlisumak, Kent D Taylor, Vincent N S Thijs, Gudmar Thorleifsson, Unnur Thorsteinsdottir, Steffen Tiedt, Stella Trompet, Christophe Tzourio, Cornelia M van Duijn, Matthew Walters, Nicholas J Wareham, Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, James G Wilson, Kerri L Wiggins, Qiong Yang, Salim Yusuf, Najaf Amin, Hugo S Aparicio, Donna K Arnett, John Attia, Alexa S Beiser, Claudine Berr, Julie E Buring, Mariana Bustamante, Valeria Caso, Yu-Ching Cheng, Seung Hoan Choi, Ayesha Chowhan, Natalia Cullell, Jean-François Dartigues, Hossein Delavaran, Pilar Delgado, Marcus Dörr, Gunnar Engström, Ian Ford, Wander S Gurpreet, Anders Hamsten, Laura Heitsch, Atsushi Hozawa, Laura Ibanez, Andreea Ilinca, Martin Ingelsson, Motoki Iwasaki, Rebecca D Jackson, Katarina Jood, Pekka Jousilahti, Sara Kaffashian, Lalit Kalra, Masahiro Kamouchi, Takanari Kitazono, Olafur Kjartansson, Manja Kloss, Peter J Koudstaal, Jerzy Krupinski, Daniel L Labovitz, Cathy C Laurie, Christopher R Levi, Linxin Li, Lars Lind, Cecilia M Lindgren, Vasileios Lioutas, Yong Mei Liu, Oscar L Lopez, Hirata Makoto, Nicolas Martinez-Majander, Koichi Matsuda, Naoko Minegishi, Joan Montaner, Andrew P Morris, Elena Muiño, Martina Müller-Nurasyid, Bo Norrving, Soichi Ogishima, Eugenio A Parati, Leema Reddy Peddareddygari, Nancy L Pedersen, Joanna Pera, Markus Perola, Alessandro Pezzini, Silvana Pileggi, Raquel Rabionet, Iolanda Riba-Llena, Marta Ribasés, Jose R Romero, Jaume Roquer, Anthony G Rudd, Antti-Pekka Sarin, Ralhan Sarju, Chloe Sarnowski, Makoto Sasaki, Claudia L Satizabal, Mamoru Satoh, Naveed Sattar, Norie Sawada, Gerli Sibolt, Ásgeir Sigurdsson, Albert Smith, Kenji Sobue, Carolina Soriano-Tárraga, Tara Stanne, O Colin Stine, David J Stott, Konstantin Strauch, Takako Takai, Hideo Tanaka, Kozo Tanno, Alexander Teumer, Liisa Tomppo, Nuria P Torres-Aguila, Emmanuel Touze, Shoichiro Tsugane, Andre G Uitterlinden, Einar M Valdimarsson, Sven J van der Lee, Henry Völzke, Kenji Wakai, David Weir, Stephen R Williams, Charles D A Wolfe, Quenna Wong, Huichun Xu, Taiki Yamaji, Dharambir K Sanghera, Olle Melander, Christina Jern, Daniel Strbian, Israel Fernandez-Cadenas, W T Longstreth, Arndt Rolfs, Jun Hata, Daniel Woo, Jonathan Rosand, Guillaume Pare, Jemma C Hopewell, Danish Saleheen, Kari Stefansson, Bradford B Worrall, Steven J Kittner, Sudha Seshadri, Myriam Fornage, Hugh S Markus, Joanna M M Howson, Yoichiro Kamatani, Stephanie Debette, Martin Dichgans
Stroke has multiple etiologies, but the underlying genes and pathways are largely unknown. We conducted a multiancestry genome-wide-association meta-analysis in 521,612 individuals (67,162 cases and 454,450 controls) and discovered 22 new stroke risk loci, bringing the total to 32. We further found shared genetic variation with related vascular traits, including blood pressure, cardiac traits, and venous thromboembolism, at individual loci (n = 18), and using genetic risk scores and linkage-disequilibrium-score regression...
March 12, 2018: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455858/a-large-scale-multi-ancestry-genome-wide-study-accounting-for-smoking-behavior-identifies-multiple-significant-loci-for-blood-pressure
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Yun J Sung, Thomas W Winkler, Lisa de Las Fuentes, Amy R Bentley, Michael R Brown, Aldi T Kraja, Karen Schwander, Ioanna Ntalla, Xiuqing Guo, Nora Franceschini, Yingchang Lu, Ching-Yu Cheng, Xueling Sim, Dina Vojinovic, Jonathan Marten, Solomon K Musani, Changwei Li, Mary F Feitosa, Tuomas O Kilpeläinen, Melissa A Richard, Raymond Noordam, Stella Aslibekyan, Hugues Aschard, Traci M Bartz, Rajkumar Dorajoo, Yongmei Liu, Alisa K Manning, Tuomo Rankinen, Albert Vernon Smith, Salman M Tajuddin, Bamidele O Tayo, Helen R Warren, Wei Zhao, Yanhua Zhou, Nana Matoba, Tamar Sofer, Maris Alver, Marzyeh Amini, Mathilde Boissel, Jin Fang Chai, Xu Chen, Jasmin Divers, Ilaria Gandin, Chuan Gao, Franco Giulianini, Anuj Goel, Sarah E Harris, Fernando Pires Hartwig, Andrea R V R Horimoto, Fang-Chi Hsu, Anne U Jackson, Mika Kähönen, Anuradhani Kasturiratne, Brigitte Kühnel, Karin Leander, Wen-Jane Lee, Keng-Hung Lin, Jian 'an Luan, Colin A McKenzie, He Meian, Christopher P Nelson, Rainer Rauramaa, Nicole Schupf, Robert A Scott, Wayne H H Sheu, Alena Stančáková, Fumihiko Takeuchi, Peter J van der Most, Tibor V Varga, Heming Wang, Yajuan Wang, Erin B Ware, Stefan Weiss, Wanqing Wen, Lisa R Yanek, Weihua Zhang, Jing Hua Zhao, Saima Afaq, Tamuno Alfred, Najaf Amin, Dan Arking, Tin Aung, R Graham Barr, Lawrence F Bielak, Eric Boerwinkle, Erwin P Bottinger, Peter S Braund, Jennifer A Brody, Ulrich Broeckel, Claudia P Cabrera, Brian Cade, Yu Caizheng, Archie Campbell, Mickaël Canouil, Aravinda Chakravarti, Ganesh Chauhan, Kaare Christensen, Massimiliano Cocca, Francis S Collins, John M Connell, Renée de Mutsert, H Janaka de Silva, Stephanie Debette, Marcus Dörr, Qing Duan, Charles B Eaton, Georg Ehret, Evangelos Evangelou, Jessica D Faul, Virginia A Fisher, Nita G Forouhi, Oscar H Franco, Yechiel Friedlander, He Gao, Bruna Gigante, Misa Graff, C Charles Gu, Dongfeng Gu, Preeti Gupta, Saskia P Hagenaars, Tamara B Harris, Jiang He, Sami Heikkinen, Chew-Kiat Heng, Makoto Hirata, Albert Hofman, Barbara V Howard, Steven Hunt, Marguerite R Irvin, Yucheng Jia, Roby Joehanes, Anne E Justice, Tomohiro Katsuya, Joel Kaufman, Nicola D Kerrison, Chiea Chuen Khor, Woon-Puay Koh, Heikki A Koistinen, Pirjo Komulainen, Charles Kooperberg, Jose E Krieger, Michiaki Kubo, Johanna Kuusisto, Carl D Langefeld, Claudia Langenberg, Lenore J Launer, Benjamin Lehne, Cora E Lewis, Yize Li, Sing Hui Lim, Shiow Lin, Ching-Ti Liu, Jianjun Liu, Jingmin Liu, Kiang Liu, Yeheng Liu, Marie Loh, Kurt K Lohman, Jirong Long, Tin Louie, Reedik Mägi, Anubha Mahajan, Thomas Meitinger, Andres Metspalu, Lili Milani, Yukihide Momozawa, Andrew P Morris, Thomas H Mosley, Peter Munson, Alison D Murray, Mike A Nalls, Ubaydah Nasri, Jill M Norris, Kari North, Adesola Ogunniyi, Sandosh Padmanabhan, Walter R Palmas, Nicholette D Palmer, James S Pankow, Nancy L Pedersen, Annette Peters, Patricia A Peyser, Ozren Polasek, Olli T Raitakari, Frida Renström, Treva K Rice, Paul M Ridker, Antonietta Robino, Jennifer G Robinson, Lynda M Rose, Igor Rudan, Charumathi Sabanayagam, Babatunde L Salako, Kevin Sandow, Carsten O Schmidt, Pamela J Schreiner, William R Scott, Sudha Seshadri, Peter Sever, Colleen M Sitlani, Jennifer A Smith, Harold Snieder, John M Starr, Konstantin Strauch, Hua Tang, Kent D Taylor, Yik Ying Teo, Yih Chung Tham, André G Uitterlinden, Melanie Waldenberger, Lihua Wang, Ya X Wang, Wen Bin Wei, Christine Williams, Gregory Wilson, Mary K Wojczynski, Jie Yao, Jian-Min Yuan, Alan B Zonderman, Diane M Becker, Michael Boehnke, Donald W Bowden, John C Chambers, Yii-Der Ida Chen, Ulf de Faire, Ian J Deary, Tõnu Esko, Martin Farrall, Terrence Forrester, Paul W Franks, Barry I Freedman, Philippe Froguel, Paolo Gasparini, Christian Gieger, Bernardo Lessa Horta, Yi-Jen Hung, Jost B Jonas, Norihiro Kato, Jaspal S Kooner, Markku Laakso, Terho Lehtimäki, Kae-Woei Liang, Patrik K E Magnusson, Anne B Newman, Albertine J Oldehinkel, Alexandre C Pereira, Susan Redline, Rainer Rettig, Nilesh J Samani, James Scott, Xiao-Ou Shu, Pim van der Harst, Lynne E Wagenknecht, Nicholas J Wareham, Hugh Watkins, David R Weir, Ananda R Wickremasinghe, Tangchun Wu, Wei Zheng, Yoichiro Kamatani, Cathy C Laurie, Claude Bouchard, Richard S Cooper, Michele K Evans, Vilmundur Gudnason, Sharon L R Kardia, Stephen B Kritchevsky, Daniel Levy, Jeff R O'Connell, Bruce M Psaty, Rob M van Dam, Mario Sims, Donna K Arnett, Dennis O Mook-Kanamori, Tanika N Kelly, Ervin R Fox, Caroline Hayward, Myriam Fornage, Charles N Rotimi, Michael A Province, Cornelia M van Duijn, E Shyong Tai, Tien Yin Wong, Ruth J F Loos, Alex P Reiner, Jerome I Rotter, Xiaofeng Zhu, Laura J Bierut, W James Gauderman, Mark J Caulfield, Paul Elliott, Kenneth Rice, Patricia B Munroe, Alanna C Morrison, L Adrienne Cupples, Dabeeru C Rao, Daniel I Chasman
Genome-wide association analysis advanced understanding of blood pressure (BP), a major risk factor for vascular conditions such as coronary heart disease and stroke. Accounting for smoking behavior may help identify BP loci and extend our knowledge of its genetic architecture. We performed genome-wide association meta-analyses of systolic and diastolic BP incorporating gene-smoking interactions in 610,091 individuals. Stage 1 analysis examined ∼18.8 million SNPs and small insertion/deletion variants in 129,913 individuals from four ancestries (European, African, Asian, and Hispanic) with follow-up analysis of promising variants in 480,178 additional individuals from five ancestries...
March 1, 2018: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137055/efficacy-of-tai-chi-and-qigong-for-the-prevention-of-stroke-and-stroke-risk-factors-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Romy Lauche, Wenbo Peng, Caleb Ferguson, Holger Cramer, Jane Frawley, Jon Adams, David Sibbritt
BACKGROUND: This review aims to summarize the evidence of Tai Chi and qigong interventions for the primary prevention of stroke, including the effects on populations with major stroke risk factors. METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted on January 16, 2017 using the PubMed, Scopus, Cochrane Library, and CINAHL databases. Randomized controlled trials examining the efficacy of Tai Chi or qigong for stroke prevention and stroke risk factors were included...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973961/adapting-tai-chi-for-upper-limb-rehabilitation-post-stroke-a-feasibility-study
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Shujuan Pan, Dahlia Kairy, Hélène Corriveau, Michel Tousignant
Background: Tai chi (TC) has been reported as being beneficial for improving balance post stroke, yet its utility in upper limb rehabilitation remains unknown. Methods: Twelve chronic stroke survivors with persistent paresis of an upper limb underwent 60 minutes of adapted TC twice a week for eight weeks, with a 4-week follow up. A 10-min TC home program was recommended for the days without sessions. TC level of performance, attendance to the sessions, duration of self-practice at home, and adapted TC movements used were recorded...
September 30, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678986/association-of-a-family-history-of-atrial-fibrillation-with-incidence-and-outcomes-of-atrial-fibrillation-a-population-based-family-cohort-study
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Shang-Hung Chang, Chang-Fu Kuo, I-Jun Chou, Lai-Chu See, Kuang-Hui Yu, Shue-Fen Luo, Lu-Hsiang Huang, Weiya Zhang, Michael Doherty, Ming-Shien Wen, Chi-Tai Kuo, Yung-Hsin Yeh
Importance: The heritability of atrial fibrillation (AF), the contribution of genetic and environmental factors, and the association of a family history of AF with prognosis are unclear. Objectives: To measure genetic and environmental factors in the familial aggregation of AF and to estimate the association of a family history of AF with major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE). Design, Setting, and Participants: In this Taiwanese nationwide population-based study among more than 23 million people, a custom data set was obtained using the data of all patients having a diagnosis of AF recorded between January 1996 and December 2013 in the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database...
August 1, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662192/the-risk-of-intravenous-thrombolysis-induced-intracranial-hemorrhage-in-taiwanese-patients-with-unruptured-intracranial-aneurysm
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Wei Ting Chiu, Chien Tai Hong, Nai Fang Chi, Chaur Jong Hu, Han Hwa Hu, Lung Chan
BACKGROUND: The presence of an intracranial aneurysm is contraindicated to recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (r-tPA) treatment for acute ischemic stroke. However, it is difficult to exclude asymptomatic intracranial aneurysms by using conventional, noncontrast head computed tomography (CT), which is the only neuroimaging suggested before r-tPA. Recent case reports and series have shown that administering r-tPA to patients with a pre-existing aneurysm does not increase the bleeding risk...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661865/health-benefits-of-tai-chi-what-is-the-evidence
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REVIEW
Patricia Huston, Bruce McFarlane
OBJECTIVE: To summarize the evidence on the health benefits of tai chi. SOURCES OF INFORMATION: A literature review was conducted on the benefits of tai chi for 25 specific conditions, as well as for general health and fitness, to update a 2014 review of systematic reviews. Systematic reviews and recent clinical trials were assessed and organized into 5 different groups: evidence of benefit as excellent, good, fair, or preliminary, or evidence of no direct benefit...
November 2016: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427459/subjective-perceived-impact-of-tai-chi-training-on-physical-and-mental-health-among-community-older-adults-at-risk-for-ischemic-stroke-a-qualitative-study
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Guohua Zheng, Zhenyu Xiong, Xin Zheng, Junzhe Li, Tingjin Duan, Dalu Qi, Kun Ling, Lidian Chen
BACKGROUND: Evidence from quantitative studies suggest that Tai Chi produces a variety of health-related benefits, but few qualitative studies have investigated how older adults perceive the benefit of Tai Chi. The objective of the current study was to qualitatively evaluate the perceived benefits of Tai Chi practice among community older population. METHODS: This study was conducted with participants from a trial examining the effects of a 12-week Tai Chi training on ischemic stroke risk in community older adults (n = 170)...
April 20, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243308/application-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-in-treatment-of-atrial-fibrillation
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REVIEW
Yan Dong, Jiangquan Liao, Kuiwu Yao, Wenrui Jiang, Jie Wang
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia, which is related to many cardiac and cerebral vascular diseases, especially stroke. It can therefore increase cardiovascular mortality and all-cause death. The current treatments of AF remain to be western drugs and radiofrequency ablation which are limited by the tolerance of patients, adverse side effects, and high recurrence rate, especially for the elderly. On the contrary, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) with long history of use involves various treatment methods, including Chinese herbal medicines (CHMs) or bioactive ingredients, Chinese patent medicines, acupuncture, Qigong, and Tai Chi Chuan...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884245/acute-kidney-injury-in-asians-with-atrial-fibrillation-treated-with-dabigatran-or-warfarin
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Yi-Hsin Chan, Yung-Hsin Yeh, Lai-Chu See, Chun-Li Wang, Shang-Hung Chang, Hsin-Fu Lee, Lung-Sheng Wu, Hui-Tzu Tu, Chi-Tai Kuo
BACKGROUND: Whether dabigatran is associated with a lower risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) remains unknown. OBJECTIVES: The authors compared the risk of AKI in Asians with NVAF who were prescribed dabigatran versus warfarin. METHODS: The authors analyzed patients enrolled in the Taiwan nationwide retrospective cohort study from June 1, 2012, to December 31, 2013. Dabigatran and warfarin were taken by 7,702 and 7,885 NVAF patients without a history of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and 2,256 and 2,089 NVAF patients with a history of CKD, respectively...
November 29, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27659460/thromboembolic-bleeding-and-mortality-risks-of-rivaroxaban-and-dabigatran-in-asians-with-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Yi-Hsin Chan, Chi-Tai Kuo, Yung-Hsin Yeh, Shang-Hung Chang, Lung-Sheng Wu, Hsin-Fu Lee, Hui-Tzu Tu, Lai-Chu See
BACKGROUND: It is unclear whether the non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulant agents rivaroxaban and dabigatran are superior to warfarin for efficacy and safety outcomes in Asians with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare the risk for thromboembolic events, bleeding, and mortality associated with rivaroxaban and dabigatran versus warfarin in Asians with NVAF. METHODS: A nationwide retrospective cohort study was conducted of consecutive patients with NVAF taking rivaroxaban (n = 3,916), dabigatran (n = 5,921), or warfarin (n = 5,251) using data collected from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database between February 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013...
September 27, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27483439/benefits-of-intraaortic-balloon-support-for-myocardial-infarction-patients-in-severe-cardiogenic-shock-undergoing-coronary-revascularization
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Chun-Tai Mao, Jian-Liang Wang, Dong-Yi Chen, Ming-Lung Tsai, Yu-Sheng Lin, Wen-Jin Cherng, Chao-Hung Wang, Ming-Shien Wen, I-Chang Hsieh, Ming-Jui Hung, Chun-Chi Chen, Tien-Hsing Chen
BACKGROUND: Prior studies have suggested intraaortic balloon pump (IABP) have a neutral effect on acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients with cardiogenic shock (CS). However, the effects of IABP on patients with severe CS remain unclear. We therefore investigated the benefits of IABP in AMI patients with severe CS undergoing coronary revascularization. METHODS AND RESULTS: This study identified 14,088 adult patients with AMI and severe CS undergoing coronary revascularization from Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database between January 1, 1997 and December 31, 2011, dividing them into the IABP group (n = 7044) and the Nonusers group (n = 7044) after propensity score matching to equalize confounding variables...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27347600/tai-chi-for-upper-limb-rehabilitation-in-stroke-patients-the-patient-s-perspective
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Pascal Desrochers, Dahlia Kairy, Shujuan Pan, Hélène Corriveau, Michel Tousignant
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed at exploring the perceived benefits and drawbacks of practicing tai chi, an alternative therapy that can be implemented in the community, as part of upper-limb rehabilitation following stroke. METHODOLOGY: Semistructured interviews were carried out with participants with chronic stroke (>6 months). The participants took part in 16 tai chi sessions over 8 weeks. Interviews were conducted in person using an interview guide based on the theory of planned behavior (TPB), and a thematic analysis was conducted...
June 27, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27311906/tai-chi-for-stroke-rehabilitation-protocol-for-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Yong Zhang, Shanshan Wang, Pei Chen, Xiaoshu Zhu, Zongheng Li
INTRODUCTION: Stroke is a major cause of death and disability, and imposes a huge burden and significant workload for patients, their families and society. As a special form of physical activity, Tai Chi is may be useful for stroke rehabilitation. The objective of this review is to systematically evaluate the efficacy and safety of Tai Chi for rehabilitation in stroke patients. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: We will conduct a systematic search of the following electronic databases from their inception to 31 October 2015: MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cochrane Library, the Chinese BioMedical Literature Database (CBM), the Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), the Chinese Science and Technology Periodical Database (VIP), Wanfang and the Chinese Dissertation Database...
June 16, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27178625/obstructive-sleep-apnea-and-cardiovascular-events-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Chi-Hang Lee, Rishi Sethi, Ruogu Li, Hee-Hwa Ho, Thet Hein, Man-Hong Jim, Germaine Loo, Chieh-Yang Koo, Xiao-Fei Gao, Sharad Chandra, Xiao-Xiao Yang, Sofia F Furlan, Zhen Ge, Ajeya Mundhekar, Wei-Wei Zhang, Carlos Henrique G Uchôa, Rajiv Bharat Kharwar, Po-Fun Chan, Shao-Liang Chen, Mark Y Chan, Arthur Mark Richards, Huay-Cheem Tan, Thun-How Ong, Glenn Roldan, Bee-Choo Tai, Luciano F Drager, Jun-Jie Zhang
BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of data from large cohort studies examining the prognostic significance of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in patients with coronary artery disease. We hypothesized that OSA predicts subsequent major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events (MACCEs) in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention. METHODS AND RESULTS: The Sleep and Stent Study was a prospective, multicenter registry of patients successfully treated with percutaneous coronary intervention in 5 countries...
May 24, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27039185/a-comparison-between-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitors-and-angiotensin-receptor-blockers-on-end-stage-renal-disease-and-major-adverse-cardiovascular-events-in-diabetic-patients-a-population-based-dynamic-cohort-study-in-taiwan
#18
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Lung-Sheng Wu, Shang-Hung Chang, Gwo-Jyh Chang, Jia-Rou Liu, Yi-Hsin Chan, Hsin-Fu Lee, Ming-Shien Wen, Wei-Jan Chen, Yung-Hsin Yeh, Chi-Tai Kuo, Lai-Chu See
BACKGROUND: Contemporary guidelines recommend angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitors (ACEi) or angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARB) for hypertensive patients with diabetes. However, there is limited data to evaluate the comparison between ACEi and ARB on end stage renal disease (ESRD) and major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE), in Asian diabetic patients. METHODS: We used the Taiwan Longitudinal Cohort of Diabetes Patients Database to perform a population-based dynamic cohort study...
April 2, 2016: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27024508/tai-chi-prevents-falls-after-a-stroke
#19
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May 2013: Harvard Women's Health Watch
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26778747/angiotensin-system-blockade-combined-with-calcium-channel-blockers-is-superior-to-other-combinations-in-cardiovascular-protection-with-similar-blood-pressure-reduction-a-meta-analysis-in-20-451-hypertensive-patients
#20
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Chen Chi, Chenhui Tai, Bin Bai, Shikai Yu, Marianna Karamanou, Jiguang Wang, Athanase Protogerou, Jacques Blacher, Michel E Safar, Yi Zhang, Yawei Xu
The authors aimed to investigate the superiority of angiotensin system blockade (angiotensin-converting enzyme [ACE] inhibitor/angiotensin receptor blocker [ARB]) plus a calcium channel blocker (CCB) (A+C) over other combination therapies in antihypertensive treatment. A meta-analysis in 20,451 hypertensive patients from eight randomized controlled trials was conducted to compare the A+C treatment with other combination therapies in terms of blood pressure (BP) reduction, clinical outcomes, and adverse events...
August 2016: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
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