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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816772/a-case-of-lenticulostriate-stroke-due-to-minor-closed-head-injury-in-a-2-year-old-child-role-of-mineralizing-angiopathy
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Emin Fidan, Dana D Cummings, Mioara D Manole
OBJECTIVE: Cerebral infarction due to minor head injury is rare. Mineralizing angiopathy is considered a predisposing factor for lenticulostriate stroke after minor closed head injury. This entity is characterized by infarction of the basal ganglia and most often occurs in young children, from infancy to 2 years of age. Symptoms usually occur immediately after the injury. METHODS AND RESULTS: We present the case of a previously healthy 2-year-old female child presenting with right facial hemiparesis and aphasia, along with right arm and leg weakness that occurred immediately after a fall from the couch onto a carpeted floor...
July 3, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813512/implementation-of-a-comprehensive-intervention-for-patients-at-high-risk-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-rural-china-a-pragmatic-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
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Xiaolin Wei, John D Walley, Zhitong Zhang, Guanyang Zou, Weiwei Gong, Simin Deng, Anthony D Harries, Joseph P Hicks, Marc K C Chong, James N Newell, Jieming Zhong, Min Yu
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to assess whether a standard intervention package of cardiovascular disease (CVD) care was being delivered effectively, and if it was associated with improved lifestyle and biomedical indicators. METHODS: In rural China, we implemented a pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial for 12 months, randomized at the township hospital level, and compared with usual care. Intervention case management guideline, training and performance monitoring meeting and patient support activities were designed to fit within the job description of family doctors in the township hospitals and comprised: 1) prescription of a standardised package of medicines targeted at those with hypertension or diabetes; 2) advice about specific lifestyle interventions; and 3) advice about medication adherence...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811088/primary-prevention-aspirin-use-in-high-risk-patients-a-pharmacist-intervention-and-comparison-of-risk-stratification-tools
#3
Scott A Coon, Amie D Brooks, Stephen E Wolff
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this project are 1) to describe aspirin use for primary prevention in an underserved, minority population; 2) to determine the impact of a pharmacist-led intervention on the prevalence of aspirin use for primary prevention; and 3) to compare aspirin indications based on Framingham Risk Score (FRS) and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk score. METHODS: Men and women age 45-79 and 55-79 years, respectively, without ASCVD were screened for aspirin use...
August 12, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810251/a-prospective-randomized-open-label-blinded-endpoint-study-exploring-platelet-response-to-half-dose-prasugrel-and-ticagrelor-in-patients-with-the-acute-coronary-syndrome-hope-tailor-study
#4
Cai De Jin, Moo Hyun Kim, Junghee Bang, Victor Serebruany
BACKGROUND: The optimal dosing of novel oral P2Y12 receptor platelet inhibitors such as prasugrel or ticagrelor is unclear and especially challenging in East Asians. We hypothesize that half-dose prasugrel and ticagrelor may be sufficient for long-term maintenance management in Korean patients with the acute coronary syndrome (ACS) compared with conventional dosages. DESIGN: HOPE-TAILOR (Half Dose of Prasugrel and Ticagrelor in Platelet Response after Acute Coronary Syndromes) is a prospective, randomized, open-label, blinded, endpoint (PROBE) single-center, clinical trial...
August 16, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807511/prevalence-and-predictors-of-inappropriate-anticoagulation-in-patients-with-a-cha2ds2-vasc-score-of-0-and-atrial-fibrillation
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Sepehr Saberian, Auroa Badin, Vince Siebert, Ashish Roy, Sandeep Banga, Harshavardhan R Ghadiam, Rebecca R Wigant, Ashim Aggarwal, Timir S Baman
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown underutilization of anticoagulation therapy in patients with atrial fibrillation and a CHA2DS2-VASc score ≥2; however there exists little data regarding the inappropriate use of anticoagulation in patients with a CHA2DS2-VASc score of 0. We aimed to determine the true prevalence and predictors of inappropriate anticoagulation therapy in patients with atrial fibrillation and a CHA2DS2-VASc score of 0. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on all patients with atrial fibrillation and a CHA2DS2-VASc score of 0 in our institution from January 2009 to January 2016...
August 2, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806011/a-primer-on-bleeding-risk-and-management-strategies-of-newer-oral-anti-platelet-agents-in-cardiovascular-disease
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Jimmy Yee, Vishesh Kumar, Amornpol Anuwatworn, Marian Petrasko, Adam Stys
Aspirin, the first antiplatelet agent, has been around since the 19th century, and is one of the most established drugs in history. With the improvement of coronary interventions in the past few decades, there has been more reliance on oral antiplatelet agents to reduce complications of in-stent restenosis/thrombosis. Clopidogrel was initially introduced in 1997, and within the past seven years, two additional oral antiplatelet agents have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. With more potent antiplatelet agents comes increased risks of adverse effects...
October 2016: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803655/usefulness-of-pa32540-in-protecting-the-gastric-layer-while-providing-secondary-prevention-for-coronary-artery-disease
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REVIEW
Deepthi Kagolanu, Najia Sayedy, Syed Haseeb, Shivani Shah, Paul Lam, Swapna Munnangi, Prakash Viswanathan, Kent Stephenson
Aspirin has been the mainstay for secondary prevention of coronary artery disease to decrease early recurrence and severity of recurrent cardiovascular events. However, an increase in gastrointestinal bleeding due to aspirin is preventing many patients from adhering to this daily regimen. PA32540, a combination pill with aspirin and omeprazole, is a newly emerging intervention that has the potential to reinforce patient compliance with the aspirin regimen due to fewer gastrointestinal adverse effects. This systematic review assessed three recent phase 3 clinical trials investigating the safety and efficacy of PA32540...
July 14, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793291/effectiveness-and-tolerability-of-anticoagulants-for-thromboprophylaxis-after-major-joint-surgery-a-network-meta-analysis
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Zhen Wang, Jia Zheng, Yongqiang Zhao, Yungai Xiang, Xiao Chen, Yi Jin
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is the most common complication after major joint surgery. VTE can easily develop into pulmonary embolism (PE), leading to cardiopulmonary dysfunction or sudden death. We aimed to comprehensively analyse the thromboprophylactic drugs that are used to prevent thrombosis and reduce bleeding risk. METHODS: We searched the PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane databases for randomized controlled trials that evaluated the use of thromboprophylaxis after major joint surgery...
August 9, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776541/upper-gastrointestinal-complications-and-cardiovascular-gastrointestinal-risk-calculator-in-patients-with-myocardial-infarction-treated-with-aspirin
#9
Lei Wen
BACKGROUND: Aspirin is widely used for the prevention of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases for the past few years. However, much attention has been paid to the adverse effects associated with aspirin such as gastrointestinal bleeding. How to weigh the benefits and hazards? The current study aimed to assess the feasibility of a cardiovascular/gastrointestinal risk calculator, AsaRiskCalculator, in predicting gastrointestinal events in Chinese patients with myocardial infarction (MI), determining unique risk factor(s) for gastrointestinal events to be considered in the calculator...
August 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762630/comparison-of-multiple-electrode-aggregometry-with-lumi-aggregometry-for-the-diagnosis-of-patients-with-mild-bleeding-disorders
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R Al Ghaithi, S Drake, S P Watson, N V Morgan, P Harrison
BACKGROUND: Multiple electrode aggregometry (MEA) measures changes in electrical impedance caused by platelet aggregation in whole blood. This approach is faster, more convenient and offers the advantage over light transmission aggregometry (LTA) of assessing platelet function in whole blood and reducing pre-analytical errors associated with preparation of platelet rich plasma (PRP). Several studies indicate the utility of this method in assessing platelet inhibition in individuals taking antiplatelet agents e...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761676/characterisation-of-clot-microstructure-properties-in-stable-coronary-artery-disease
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Ahmed Sabra, Matthew James Lawrence, Robert Aubrey, Daniel Obaid, Alexander Chase, Dave Smith, Phillip Thomas, Sharon Storton, Gareth R Davies, Karl Hawkins, Phylip Rhodri Williams, Keith Morris, Phillip Adrian Evans
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery disease (CAD) is associated with an increased prothrombotic tendency and is also linked to unfavourably altered clot microstructure. We have previously described a biomarker of clot microstructure (df) that is unfavourably altered in acute myocardial infarction. The df biomarker assesses whether the blood will form denser or looser microstructures when it clots. In this study we assessed in patients with stable chest pain whether df can differentiate between obstructed and unobstructed CAD...
2017: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760712/glucose-impairs-aspirin-inhibition-in-platelets-through-a-nad-p-h-oxidase-signaling-pathway
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Gennadi Kobzar, Vilja Mardla, Nigulas Samel
Hyperglycemia has been suggested to play a role in the increased platelet resistance to antiplatelet therapy in patients with diabetes mellitus. Exposure to high glucose impairs platelet inhibition by aspirin. It has been found that antioxidant agents reduce the effect of glucose, confirming the involvement of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the effect of glucose. The aim of the study was to examine the mechanism of ROS increase by high glucose in aspirin-treated platelets. Platelet aggregation was measured by the optical method, and the production of ROS was detected using luminol-dependent horseradish peroxidase-enhanced chemiluminescence...
July 29, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760205/probing-oral-anticoagulation-in-patients-with-atrial-high-rate-episodes-rationale-and-design-of-the-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-in-patients-with-atrial-high-rate-episodes-noah-afnet-6-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Paulus Kirchhof, Benjamin F Blank, Melanie Calvert, A John Camm, Gregory Chlouverakis, Hans-Christoph Diener, Andreas Goette, Andrea Huening, Gregory Y H Lip, Emmanuel Simantirakis, Panos Vardas
Oral anticoagulation prevents ischemic strokes in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Early detection of AF and subsequent initiation of oral anticoagulation help to prevent strokes in AF patients. Implanted cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators allow seamless detection of atrial high rate episodes (AHRE), but the best antithrombotic therapy in patients with AHRE is not known. RATIONALE: Stroke risk is higher in pacemaker patients with AHRE than in those without, but the available data also show that stroke risk in patients with AHRE is lower than in patients with AF...
August 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759386/preventive-therapy-for-cancer
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REVIEW
Jack Cuzick
Therapeutic cancer prevention is a developing area that can gain a lot from the successes in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. Although weight control and physical activity are important in the prevention of both diseases, several other preventive measures exist. Low-dose aspirin for cancer prevention is often cited as the most important approach in terms of population benefit, and should be offered to those older than 50 years of age without hypertension or risk factors for gastrointestinal bleeding...
August 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756905/aspirin-versus-clopidogrel-for-type-2-diabetic-patients-with-first-ever-noncardioembolic-acute-ischemic-stroke-ten-year-survival-data-from-the-athens-stroke-outcome-project
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Haralampos Milionis, George Ntaios, Vasileios Papavasileiou, Konstantinos Spengos, Efstathios Manios, Moses Elisaf, Konstantinos Vemmos
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Diabetes mellitus is associated with an increased risk of stroke and poor outcome following a stroke event. We assessed the impact of discharge treatment with aspirin versus clopidogrel on the 10-year survival of patients with type 2 diabetes after a first-ever noncardioembolic acute ischemic stroke (AIS). METHODS: This was a post hoc analysis of the Athens Stroke Outcome Project. Study outcomes included death, stroke recurrence, and a composite cardiovascular disease (CVD) end point (recurrent stroke, myocardial infarction, unstable angina, coronary revascularization, aortic aneurysm rupture, or sudden death)...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752251/a-case-of-kawasaki-disease-presenting-as-sigmoid-colitis
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Yasuhiro Ohnishi, Kazuhiro Mori, Miki Inoue, Nobuo Satake, Mitsuyasu Yano
Initial gastrointestinal symptoms might confuse the clinical pictures of some patients with Kawasaki disease (KD) and delay diagnosis and treatment, especially when the patient does not fulfill sufficient diagnostic criteria for KD. Here, we present the case of a 4-year-old boy with KD who complained of severe left abdominal pain and fever alone for the first 6 days. Abdominal ultrasonography showed severe wall thickening localized to the sigmoid colon, and these findings were confirmed by computed tomography and colonoscopy...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747943/the-incidence-of-aspirin-resistance-in-heart-transplantation-recipients
#17
Tomasz Urbanowicz, Anna Komosa, Michał Michalak, Tatiana Mularek, Veronica Cassadei, Stefan Grajek, Marek Jemielity
INTRODUCTION: Coronary allograft vasculopathy can cause as many deaths as infections or rejection episodes within 3 years following heart transplantation. AIM: To compare the aspirin resistance rate in an allograft heart transplantation population and in a control group by laboratory tests including the Aspirin-Resistant Patients Identification Test (ASPItest). MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 24 heart recipients (20 men and 4 women) at a mean age of 48 ±13 years who underwent routine clinical follow-up were consecutively enrolled in group 1...
June 2017: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737507/leukotrienes-and-sex-strange-bedfellows
#18
Lewis J Smith
Leukotrienes are proinflammatory lipid mediators that have been shown to be upregulated in several diseases, including asthma, aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD), inflammatory bowel disease, and acute respiratory distress syndrome. Leukotrienes have been explored as therapeutic targets for these diseases and others; however, leukotriene inhibitors have had limited success in the clinic. There are noted differences in the incidence of leukotriene-mediated diseases in males and females, but sex as a factor in the response to leukotriene inhibitors has not been fully explored...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733910/a-review-study-to-evaluate-holmium-yag-laser-lithotripsy-with-flexible-ureteroscopy-in-patients-on-ongoing-oral-anticoagulant-therapy
#19
Bulent Altay, Bulent Erkurt, Selami Albayrak
The objective of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of flexible ureteroscopy (FURS) and holmium:YAG laser lithotripsy for the treatment of upper urinary tract stones in patients on active oral anticoagulants. The records of 1081 patients who underwent flexible ureteroscopic holmium:YAG (Ho:YAG) laser lithotripsy for upper ureteral and renal calculi from 1999 to 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. A total of 84 patients on continuous oral anticoagulation or antiplatelet therapy (warfarin, aspirin, or clopidogrel) were identified...
July 22, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728150/fisher-discrimination-of-metabolic-changes-in-rats-treated-with-aspirin-and-ibuprofen
#20
Jing Zhang, Huanchun Song, Shuying Jiang, Zhibin Chen, Shuhua Tong, Feiyan Lin, Congcong Wen, Xiuhua Zhang, Lufeng Hu
BACKGROUND: Aspirin and ibuprofen are the most frequently prescribed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in the world. However, both are associated with a variety of toxicities. We applied serum metabonomics and Fisher discrimination for the early diagnosis of its toxic reaction in order to help diagnose these toxicities. METHODS: A total of 45 rats were randomly divided into Control group, Aspirin group, and Ibuprofen groups. The experiment groups were given intragastric aspirin (15 mg/kg) or ibuprofen (15 mg/kg) for 3 weeks...
2017: Pharmacology
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