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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302089/leukoaraiosis-is-associated-with-pneumonia-after-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Ki-Woong Nam, Hyung-Min Kwon, Jae-Sung Lim, Yong-Seok Lee
BACKGROUND: Stroke-associated pneumonia (SAP) is common in patients with acute ischemic stroke, and several risk factors have been reported. However, the relationship between underlying leukoaraiosis (LA) and SAP has not been addressed. METHODS: We collected consecutive patients with acute ischemic stroke within 24 h of symptom onset. SAP was defined as the lower respiratory tract infection within the first 7 days after stroke onset, according to the modified Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria...
March 16, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276256/lipid-lowering-treatment-modifications-among-patients-with-hyperlipidemia-and-a-prior-cardiovascular-event-a-us-retrospective-cohort-study
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Rajeshwari S Punekar, Kathleen M Fox, Carly J Paoli, Akshara Richhariya, Mark J Cziraky, Shravanthi R Gandra, Peter P Toth
BACKGROUND: Numerous studies demonstrate that, even with use of statins, many patients are unable to meet their LDL-C goals. This study examined modifications to statin and/or ezetimibe therapy among patients with hyperlipidemia and prior history of cardiovascular (CV) events in a US commercially insured population. METHODS: Adults (age ≥18 years) initiating statins and/or ezetimibe between 1 January 2007 and 31 December 2008 were identified from HealthCore Integrated Research Database...
March 9, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266694/impact-of-secondary-prevention-on-mortality-after-a-first-ischemic-stroke-in-puerto-rico
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Maria E Rojas, Wallace Marsh, Marcos E Felici-Giovanini, Rosa J Rodríguez-Benitez, Juan C Zevallos
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of the prescription of secondary prevention therapies on mortality in Puerto Rican patients hospitalized with a first ischemic stroke. METHODS: This was a retrospective secondary data analysis of the 2007 and 2009 Puerto Rico Stroke Registry electronic database. Information was obtained from the medical charts of patients discharged with ICD-9 codes 434 and 436 from 20 hospitals located in Puerto Rico...
March 2017: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242176/2017-taiwan-lipid-guidelines-for-high-risk-patients
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REVIEW
Yi-Heng Li, Kwo-Chang Ueng, Jiann-Shing Jeng, Min-Ji Charng, Tsung-Hsien Lin, Kuo-Liong Chien, Chih-Yuan Wang, Ting-Hsing Chao, Ping-Yen Liu, Cheng-Huang Su, Shih-Chieh Chien, Chia-Wei Liou, Sung-Chun Tang, Chun-Chuan Lee, Tse-Ya Yu, Jaw-Wen Chen, Chau-Chung Wu, Hung-I Yeh
In Taiwan, the prevalence of hyperlipidemia increased due to lifestyle and dietary habit changes. Low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and non-high density lipoprotein cholesterol (non-HDL-C) are all significant predicting factors of coronary artery disease in Taiwan. We recognized that lipid control is especially important in patients with existed atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases (ASCVD), including coronary artery disease (CAD), ischemic stroke and peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Because the risk of ASCVD is high in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM), chronic kidney disease (CKD) and familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), lipid control is also necessary in these patients...
February 24, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148612/cardioembolic-stroke-a-case-study
#5
Lisa A Babkair
Cardioembolic stroke is a critical health condition that requires immediate intervention. Cardiac emboli are the most common type of embolism and account for 14% to 30% of all ischemic strokes. Atrial fibrillation is the most common cause of cardioembolic strokes, and its prevalence increases substantially with age. Other factors that increase the risk for cardioembolic stroke include hypertension, diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, cardiac disease, and lifestyle choices. General supportive care and treatment of the acute phase and subsequent complications should be started immediately...
February 2017: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147329/relationship-of-thyroid-function-with-intracranial-arterial-stenosis-and-carotid-atheromatous-plaques-in-ischemic-stroke-patients-with-euthyroidism
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Junfeng Liu, Xiaoyang Cui, Deren Wang, Simiao Wu, Yao Xiong, Shihong Zhang, Bo Wu, Ming Liu
This study aimed to help clarify the possible relationships of thyroid function with intracranial arterial stenosis or carotid atheromatous plaques in ischemic stroke patients with euthyroidism. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of a consecutive series of ischemic stroke patients prospectively entered into the Chengdu Stroke Registry between February 2010 and March2012. We performed univariate and multivariate analysis to assess possible relationships of thyroid function with intracranial artery stenosis or carotid atheromatous plaques...
January 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123417/effects-of-professional-rehabilitation-training-on-the-recovery-of-neurological-function-in-young-stroke-patients
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Chao-Jin-Zi Li, Xiao-Xia Du, Kun Yang, Lu-Ping Song, Peng-Kun Li, Qiang Wang, Rong Sun, Xiao-Ling Lin, Hong-Yu Lu, Tong Zhang
Young stroke patients have a strong desire to return to the society, but few studies have been conducted on their rehabilitation training items, intensity, and prognosis. We analyzed clinical data of young and middle-aged/older stroke patients hospitalized in the Department of Neurological Rehabilitation, China Rehabilitation Research Center, Capital Medical University, China from February 2014 to May 2015. Results demonstrated that hemorrhagic stroke (59.6%) was the primary stroke type found in the young group, while ischemic stroke (60...
November 2016: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121957/prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-atherosclerotic-carotid-stenosis-and-plaque-a-population-based-screening-study
#8
Shin Young Woo, Jin Hyun Joh, Sang-Ah Han, Ho-Chul Park
Atherosclerotic carotid stenosis (ACS) is a major cause of ischemic stroke. Screening for asymptomatic ACS is important to identify the patients who require longitudinal surveillance, medication, or endovascular surgery. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence and risk factors for ACS and carotid plaque (CP) in Korea using a population-based screening study.We recruited participants during visits to several community welfare centers in Korea. The baseline characteristics of the study population were collected...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117363/increased-risk-of-gallstone-disease-following-colectomy-for-ulcerative-colitis
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Anders Mark-Christensen, Søren Brandsborg, Søren Laurberg, Niels Johansen, Jørn Helmut Pachler, Ole Thorlacius-Ussing, Mie Dilling Kjær, Niels Qvist, Louise Preisler, Jens Hillingsø, Jacob Rosenberg, Peter Jepsen
OBJECTIVES: Biochemical studies suggest that patients who have had a colectomy or restorative proctocolectomy with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA) are at an increased risk of developing gallstone disease, but epidemiological studies are lacking. We evaluated the risk of gallstone disease following colectomy and IPAA. METHODS: Individuals who had a colectomy were identified from a national cohort of patients with ulcerative colitis (UC), and controls without colectomy were sampled from within the same cohort, matching on gender, calendar year, and year of birth...
March 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045690/clinical-case-of-the-month-a-49-year-old-man-who-presents-with-left-sided-weakness-an-update-on-ischemic-stroke
#10
Najy Masri, Rikki Weems, Falon Brown, Ben Andres, Fred Lopez
A 49 year-old man with a past medical history significant for essential hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and coronary artery disease status post percutaneous coronary intervention and stent placement in the right coronary artery in 2010 presented for evaluation of left hemiplegia. He was feeling well until three hours prior to presentation, at which time he fell while walking from his bedroom into the kitchen. After falling, he noticed that his left upper and lower extremities felt weak. He denied any symptoms preceding the fall or any loss of consciousness...
November 2016: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010953/the-japan-statin-treatment-against-recurrent-stroke-j-stars-echo-study-rationale-and-trial-protocol
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Kazunori Toyoda, Kazuo Minematsu, Masahiro Yasaka, Yoji Nagai, Naohisa Hosomi, Hideki Origasa, Kazuo Kitagawa, Shinichiro Uchiyama, Masatoshi Koga, Masayasu Matsumoto
OBJECTIVE: The preventive effect of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase inhibitors (statins) on progression of carotid intima-media complex thickness (IMT) has been shown exclusively in nonstroke Western patients. The Japan Statin Treatment Against Recurrent Stroke (J-STARS) Echo Study aims to determine the effect of pravastatin on carotid IMT in Japanese patients with hyperlipidemia who developed noncardioembolic ischemic stroke. DESIGN: This is a substudy of the J-STARS, a multicenter, randomized, open-label, blinded-end point, parallel-group trial to examine whether pravastatin reduces stroke recurrence in patients with noncardioembolic stroke...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005263/does-early-onset-cataract-increase-the-risk-of-ischemic-stroke-a-nationwide-retrospective-cohort-study
#12
Chih-Yang Huang, Tung-Sheng Chen, Cheng-Li Lin, Wei-Syun Hu
This study was attempted to address the association between early onset cataract (EOC) and ischemic stroke. Using the Longitudinal Health Insurance Database 2000, we established an EOC cohort and a comparison cohort by using 4-fold propensity score matching according to age, gender and comorbidities to detect the incidence of ischemic stroke. A Cox model was used to express the risk of ischemic stroke for the EOC patients compared with the comparison cohort. After adjusting for age, gender and comorbidities of hypertension, diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, coronary artery disease, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic kidney disease, heart failure, obesity, and atrial fibrillation, the EOC patients had a 1...
December 22, 2016: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998914/human-igm-antibodies-to-malondialdehyde-conjugated-with-albumin-are-negatively-associated-with-cardiovascular-disease-among-60-year-olds
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Divya Thiagarajan, Anna G Frostegård, Sudhir Singh, Mizanur Rahman, Anquan Liu, Max Vikström, Karin Leander, Bruna Gigante, Mai-Lis Hellenius, Bo Zhang, Roman A Zubarev, Ulf de Faire, Susanna L Lundström, Johan Frostegård
BACKGROUND: Malondialdehyde (MDA) is generated during lipid peroxidation as in oxidized low-density lipoprotein, but antibodies against oxidized low-density lipoprotein show variable results in clinical studies. We therefore studied the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) associated with IgM antibodies against MDA conjugated with human albumin (anti-MDA). METHODS AND RESULTS: In a 5- to 7-year follow-up of 60-year-old men and women from Stockholm County previously screened for cardiovascular risk factors (2039 men, 2193 women), 209 incident CVD cases (defined as new events of coronary heart disease, fatal and nonfatal myocardial infarction, ischemic stroke, and hospitalization for angina pectoris) and 620 age- and sex-matched controls were tested for IgM anti-MDA by ELISA...
December 20, 2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994355/interaction-of-incidental-microbleeds-and-prior-use-of-antithrombotics-with-early-hemorrhagic-transformation-causative-or-protective
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Konark Malhotra, Monica Khunger, Bichun Ouyang, David S Liebeskind, Yousef M Mohammad
BACKGROUND: Gradient echo (GRE) sequence of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a sensitive tool to detect hemorrhagic transformation (HT) and old cerebral microbleeds (CMBs). Presence of CMBs and prior use of antithrombotics pose a risk of HT in ischemic stroke. We evaluated the association of CMBs and antithrombotic use with resultant HT in acute ischemic stroke (AIS). METHODS: This retrospective study included AIS patients admitted to our center between January 2009 and August 2010 who underwent GRE-weighted MRI within 48 h of admission...
October 2016: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935930/acute-ischemic-stroke-and-acute-on-chronic-kidney-disease
#15
R A Aftab, A H Khan, H A AbdulRazzaq, A S Adnan
Ischemic stroke is due to either local thrombus formation or emboli that occlude a cerebral artery, together with chronic kidney disease represent major mortality and morbidity.Here we present a case of 53 years old Malay man, admitted to a hospital in Malaysia complaining of sudden on set of weakness on right sided upper and lower limb associated with slurred speech. Patient was also suffering from uncontrolled hypertension, hyperlipidemia, chronic kidney disease stage 4, and diabetes mellitus (uncontrolled)...
April 2016: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925041/wake-up-stroke-clinical-characteristics-sedentary-lifestyle-and-daytime-sleepiness
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Deborath Lucia de Oliveira Diniz, Pedro Rodrigues Barreto, Pedro Felipe Carvalhedo de Bruin, Veralice Meireles Sales de Bruin
Objective: Wake-up stroke (WUS) is defined when the exact time of the beginning of the symptoms cannot be determined, for the deficits are perceived upon awakening. Sleep alterations are important risk factors for stroke and cardiovascular diseases. This study evaluates the characteristics of patients with and without WUS, the presence of daytime sleepiness, and associated risk factors. Method: Patients with ischemic stroke were investigated about the presence of WUS...
October 2016: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904593/the-role-of-endothelial-progenitor-cells-in-transient-ischemic-attack-patients-for-future-cerebrovascular-events
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Rokhsareh Meamar, Hamidreza Nikyar, Leila Dehghani, Maedeh Talebi, Marzieh Dehghani, Marzieh Ghasemi, Behnaz Ansari, Mohammad Saadatnia
BACKGROUND: The role of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) in the maintenance of vascularization following ischemic brain after experimental stroke has been established. Accordingly, in this study, we evaluated the role of circulating EPCs in transient ischemic attack (TIA) patients for future cerebrovascular (CV) events. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The level of circulating EPCs (staining markers: CD34, CD309) were determined using flow cytometry at 24 h after TIA in thirty consecutive patients...
2016: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891240/differences-in-the-clinical-manifestations-and-short-term-prognosis-of-acute-cerebral-infarction-after-exposure-to-agent-orange
#18
SangWoo Han, Inha Hwang, Seung Min Kim, Young Soon Yang, SangWon Ha, Jeong Ho Han, Tae Hwan Park
BACKGROUND: Agent Orange (AO) is the code name for one of the herbicides and defoliants used in the Vietnam War. Studies conducted thus far show a significant correlation between AO and the occurrence of cardiovascular diseases. But there is little data on the association between AO and stroke, and limited studies have targeted patient groups exposed to AO. METHOD: Bohun medical center Institutional Review Board (IRB) approved the study. (ID: 341) We studied patients with acute ischemic stroke within 7 days of onset in VHS medical center and 4 other general hospitals...
2016: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27649737/hyperlipidemia-is-associated-with-lower-risk-of-poststroke-mortality-independent-of-statin-use-a-population-based-study
#19
Samrat Yeramaneni, Dawn O Kleindorfer, Heidi Sucharew, Kathleen Alwell, Charles J Moomaw, Matthew L Flaherty, Daniel Woo, Opeolu Adeoye, Simona Ferioli, Felipe de Los Rios La Rosa, Sharyl Martini, Jason Mackey, Pooja Khatri, Brett M Kissela, Jane C Khoury
Background Although statin therapy is associated with reduced stroke and mortality risk, some studies report that higher lipid levels are associated with improved outcomes following ischemic stroke. Aims We examined the association of hyperlipidemia (HLD) combined with statin therapy on all-cause mortality in stroke patients. Methods All stroke patients in the Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky region of ∼1.3 million were identified using ICD-9 discharge codes in 2005 and 2010. Stroke patients with and without HLD were categorized based on their reported statin use at baseline or discharge into three groups: no-HLD/no-statins, HLD/no-statins, and HLD/on-statins...
February 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27648176/study-of-atherogenic-lipid-profile-high-sensitive-c-reactive-protein-neurological-deficit-and-short-term-outcome-in-stroke-subtypes
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Aparna Pandey, Amit Shrivastava, Ashok Solanki
BACKGROUND: Stroke is one of the most frequent causes of death and disability worldwide and has significant clinical and socioeconomic impact. Hyperlipidemia and inflammation play major roles in atherothrombosis and in stroke. This study is conducted to compare the high sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) levels and the lipid profile parameters between stroke patients and control group and demonstrate correlation between markers, neurological deficit, and short-term outcome. METHODS: We have studied a total 162 patients according to inclusion criteria...
July 6, 2016: Iranian Journal of Neurology
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