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hyperlipidemia and ischemic stroke

Andrzej Grzybowski, Waldemar Elikowski, Magdalena Gaca-Wysocka
RATIONALE: To analyze cardiovascular risk factors and comorbidity of acute unilateral visual loss due to combined central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) and cilioretinal artery occlusion (CLRAO). PATIENT CONCERNS: Among patients with retinal vein or artery occlusion hospitalized at the Department of Ophthalmology between January 2011 and August 2017, subjects with combined CRVO/CLRAO were selected. All of them underwent ophthalmologic and cardiologic examination, including fluorescein angiography, optical coherence tomography, 12-lead electrocardiogram, transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography, carotid Doppler sonography, cerebral magnetic resonance imaging, and a panel of laboratory tests...
January 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Chikanori Inenaga, Kazuya Hokamura, Kazuhiko Nakano, Ryota Nomura, Shuhei Naka, Toshihiko Ohashi, Takashi Ooshima, Nagato Kuriyama, Toshimitsu Hamasaki, Koichiro Wada, Kazuo Umemura, Tokutaro Tanaka
OBJECTIVE: Among human oral bacteria, particular kinds of Streptococcus mutans (SM) known as dental caries pathogen have a collagen-binding protein called Cnm and show platelet aggregation inhibition and matrix metalloproteinase-9 activation. We have previously reported that these strains may be a risk factor for intracerebral hemorrhage. As a major sample providing hospital, we report here the clinical details including intracranial aneurysms and ischemic stroke. METHODS: Under permission of our ethical committee, 429 samples of whole saliva were taken from patients who were admitted or visited our hospital from February 16, 2010 to February 28, 2011...
February 5, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Kiyofumi Yamada, Shinichi Yoshimura, Manabu Shirakawa, Kazutaka Uchida, Fumiaki Maruyama, Shigehiro Nakahara, Shuji Nishida, Yasuhiro Iwamoto, Yoshikazu Sato, Masanori Kawasaki
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Carotid artery stenosis is one of the major causes of ischemic strokes. However, degree of stenosis is not always correlated with frequency of ischemic strokes. The aim of this study was to evaluate relationships between high intensity signal (HIS) in the carotid plaques on maximum intensity projection (MIP) images detected by routine three-dimensional time-of-flight magnetic resonance angiography (3D-TOF MRA) and ischemic strokes in the patients with low-grade stenosis...
February 15, 2018: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
Alyana A Samai, Amelia K Boehme, Alexander George, Laurie Schluter, Ramy El Khoury, Sheryl Martin-Schild
Aims: To determine whether the degree of glycemic control was related to change in Factor VIII (FVIII) level in patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS). Methods: From our stroke registry, all AIS patients admitted between 07/2008-05/2014 with baseline HbA1c and FVIII levels were eligible. Of these, patients with follow-up HbA1c and FVIII levels post-discharge were included. Elevation in FVIII was defined as level >150%. Diabetic control was categorized according to HbA1c levels:uncontrolled (>7...
June 2017: Scientific Times Journal of Diabetes
Nandakumar Nagaraja, Nudrat Tasneem, Amir Shaban, Sudeepta Dandapat, Uzair Ahmed, Bruno Policeni, Heena Olalde, Hyungsub Shim, Edgar A Samaniego, Connie Pieper, Santiago Ortega-Gutierrez, Enrique C Leira, Harold P Adams
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Intravenous alteplase (rt-PA) increases the risk of hemorrhagic transformation of acute ischemic stroke. The objective of our study was to evaluate clinical, laboratory, and imaging predictors on forecasting the risk of hemorrhagic transformation following treatment with rt-PA. We also evaluated the factors associated with cerebral microbleeds that increase the risk of hemorrhagic transformation. METHODS: Consecutive patients with acute ischemic stroke admitted between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2013 were included in the study if they received IV rt-PA, had magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain on admission, and computed tomography or MRI of the brain at 24 (18-36) hours later to evaluate for the presence of hemorrhagic transformation...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
Emily Harris, Courtney J Warner, Jeffrey C Hnath, Yaron Sternbach, R Clement Darling
BACKGROUND: As endovascular therapy becomes increasingly complex, adjunct techniques such as upper extremity arterial access facilitate visceral branch interventions. The purpose of this study was to assess the viability of axillary artery percutaneous access in endovascular repair. METHODS: Records of all patients undergoing axillary artery percutaneous access as part of an endovascular intervention from December 2015 to December 2016 were examined. Demographics of the patients (age, sex, medical comorbidities, smoking status, and anticoagulation) were documented...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Xiao-Mei Ren, Shu-Wei Qiu, Ren-Yuan Liu, Wen-Bo Wu, Yun Xu, Hong Zhou
BACKGROUND: White matter lesions (WMLs) are common findings in brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and are strongly associated with stroke incidence, recurrence, and prognosis. However, the relationship between WMLs and transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) is not well established. This study aimed to determine the clinical significance of WMLs in patients with TIA. METHODS: A total of 181 consecutive inpatients with first-ever TIA were enrolled. Brain MRIs within 2 days of symptom onset were used to measure WML volumes...
January 20, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
Chen-Shu Chang, Hsuan-Ju Chen, Chun-Hui Liao
BACKGROUND: Medical complications following stroke often result in significant morbidity. This study was designed to investigate the prevalence and risk of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) between patients with stroke and those without stroke in Taiwan. METHODS AND RESULTS: This retrospective cohort study was conducted using the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database. The study included 18,412 patients newly diagnosed as having stroke during 2000-2006 and 18,412 patients without stroke frequency-matched by sex, age, and index year...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
Dawn M Bravata, Joanne Daggy, Jared Brosch, Jason J Sico, Fitsum Baye, Laura J Myers, Christianne L Roumie, Eric Cheng, Jessica Coffing, Greg Arling
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The Veterans Health Administration has engaged in quality improvement to improve vascular risk factor control. We sought to examine blood pressure (<140/90 mm Hg), lipid (LDL [low-density lipoprotein] cholesterol <100 mg/dL), and glycemic control (hemoglobin A1c <9%), in the year post-hospitalization for acute ischemic stroke or acute myocardial infarction (AMI). METHODS: We identified patients who were hospitalized (fiscal year 2011) with ischemic stroke, AMI, congestive heart failure, transient ischemic attack, or pneumonia/chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...
February 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
Lynda D Lisabeth, Jonggyu Baek, Lewis B Morgenstern, Darin B Zahuranec, Erin Case, Lesli E Skolarus
OBJECTIVE: To characterize stroke outcomes in a midlife population-based stroke cohort, and to describe comorbidities, quality of care, and risk of recurrence in this age group. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ischemic strokes (ISs) were identified from the population-based Brain Attack Surveillance in Corpus Christi Project (2000-2012). Data were from medical records and patient interviews. Ninety-day outcomes (functional, neurologic, cognitive, quality of life [QOL]), prevalence of comorbidities, quality of care, and 1-year recurrence were estimated for those aged 45-64 (midlife) and compared with those aged ≥65 using sex and race-ethnicity adjusted regression models...
December 25, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
Homa Ebrahimi, Shaghayegh Haghjoo Javanmard, Sedigheh Asgary, Leila Dehghani, Masoud Amiri, Mohammad Saadatnia
BACKGROUND: The effect of opium addiction (OA) on cerebrovascular disease is controversial. The aim of this study was to clarify this relationship in Iranian patients with ischemic stroke. METHODS: In a case-control study, 672 patients with ischemic stroke and 293 controls without a previous history of cerebrovascular or cardiovascular diseases were compared. OA as well as other risk factors such as diabetes mellitus (DM), hypertension (HTN), hyperlipidemia, tobacco smoking (TS) were compared between the 2 groups...
December 22, 2017: European Neurology
Sha-Sha Li, Ming-Ming Yin, Zhong-He Zhou, Hui-Sheng Chen
Background and Purpose: Dehydration was found to be involved in the poor prognosis of patients with acute ischemic stroke. It is unclear whether dehydration status before onset is related with prognosis of thrombolysed patients with acute ischemic stroke. If it is the case, quickly hydrating may improve the prognosis. The present study was designed to explore the issue. Methods: Eligible 294 patients with acute ischemic stroke after thrombolysis were enrolled in the present study according to inclusion/exclusion criteria...
November 2017: Brain and Behavior
Żanna Pastuszak, Ewa Koźniewska, Adam Stępień, Anna Piusińska-Macoch, Zbigniew Czernicki, Waldemar Koszewski
INTRODUCTION: The European population is aging and the number of elderly patients suffering from ischemic brain stroke increases. A better knowledge of the correlation between the risk factors and the course of the disease in old people may be useful for planning medical care and prophylactic strategies. AIM: This prospective study aimed to perform a demographic and clinical analysis of the etiology of ischemic stroke, survival rate and severity of post-stroke disability in patients who developed ischemic stroke at the age of over 85 years in the Polish population...
January 2018: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
Raghu Ram, Subhash Kaul, Suvarna Alladi, Jabeen S Afshan, T Surya Prabha, Abhijeet Kohat, Swetha Tandra, Jyotsna Y Rani
Background: Intracranial atherosclerotic stenosis (ICAS) is a common cause of ischemic stroke in Asian countries and probably in India. Aim: The aim of this study was to describe the risk factors, distribution of vascular lesions, recurrence and outcome of stroke due to ICAS. Methodology: A total of 100 consecutive patients of ischemic stroke due to ICAS were enrolled prospectively from January 1, 2015, to December 31, 2015, and followed for 1 year for treatment compliance and recurrence...
October 2017: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
Theodore Wein, M Patrice Lindsay, Robert Côté, Norine Foley, Joseph Berlingieri, Sanjit Bhogal, Aline Bourgoin, Brian H Buck, Jafna Cox, Dion Davidson, Dar Dowlatshahi, Jim Douketis, John Falconer, Thalia Field, Laura Gioia, Gord Gubitz, Jeffrey Habert, Sharon Jaspers, Cheemun Lum, Dana McNamara Morse, Paul Pageau, Mubeen Rafay, Amanda Rodgerson, Bill Semchuk, Mukul Sharma, Ashkan Shoamanesh, Arturo Tamayo, Elisabeth Smitko, David J Gladstone
The 2017 update of The Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations for the Secondary Prevention of Stroke is a collection of current evidence-based recommendations intended for use by clinicians across a wide range of settings. The goal is to provide guidance for the prevention of ischemic stroke recurrence through the identification and management of modifiable vascular risk factors. Recommendations include those related to diagnostic testing, diet and lifestyle, smoking, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, antiplatelet and anticoagulant therapies, carotid artery disease, atrial fibrillation, and other cardiac conditions...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
Shadi Yaghi, Andrew D Chang, Brittany A Ricci, Mahesh V Jayaraman, Ryan A McTaggart, Morgan Hemendinger, Priya Narwal, Katarina Dakay, Brian Mac Grory, Shawna M Cutting, Tina M Burton, Christopher Song, Emile Mehanna, Matthew Siket, Tracy E Madsen, Michael Reznik, Alexander E Merkler, Michael P Lerario, Hooman Kamel, Mitchell S V Elkind, Karen L Furie
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Elevated cardiac troponin is a marker of cardiac disease and has been recently shown to be associated with embolic stroke risk. We hypothesize that early elevated troponin levels in the acute stroke setting are more prevalent in patients with embolic stroke subtypes (cardioembolic and embolic stroke of unknown source) as opposed to noncardioembolic subtypes (large-vessel disease, small-vessel disease, and other). METHODS: We abstracted data from our prospective ischemic stroke database and included all patients with ischemic stroke during an 18-month period...
January 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
Jin-Er Shu, Ming-Liang Ying, Xiao-Rong Chen, Jian-Jun Hua, Jie-Ting Fu, Xiu-Mei Xia, Yong-Hao Pan, Yang Jiang
BACKGROUND: Ischemic stroke (IS) is a devastating occurrence affecting millions worldwide. This study aimed to evaluate the prognostic value of high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (HRMRI) in assessing carotid atherosclerotic plaque in IS patients. METHODS: Between January 2013 and March 2015, 338 IS patients were recruited for the investigative purposes of the study. All participants of the study underwent an HRMRI inspection procedure after being admitted into the hospital...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Shinichi Wada, Masatoshi Koga, Kazunori Toyoda, Kazuo Minematsu, Masahiro Yasaka, Yoji Nagai, Shiro Aoki, Tomohisa Nezu, Naohisa Hosomi, Tatsuo Kagimura, Hideki Origasa, Kenji Kamiyama, Rieko Suzuki, Toshiho Ohtsuki, Hirofumi Maruyama, Kazuo Kitagawa, Shinichiro Uchiyama, Masayasu Matsumoto
AIMS: There may be ethnic differences in carotid atherosclerosis and its contributing factors between Asian and other populations. The purpose of this study was to examine intima-media complex thickness (IMT) of the carotid artery and associated clinical factors in Japanese stroke patients with hyperlipidemia from a cohort of the Japan Statin Treatment Against Recurrent Stroke Echo Study. METHODS: Patients with hyperlipidemia, not on statins, who developed noncardioembolic ischemic stroke were included in this study...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
Rupal Oza, Kristen Rundell, Miriam Garcellano
Recurrent strokes make up almost 25% of the nearly 800,000 strokes that occur annually in the United States. Risk factors for ischemic stroke include hypertension, diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, sleep apnea, and obesity. Lifestyle modifications, including tobacco cessation, decreased alcohol use, and increased physical activity, are also important in the management of patients with a history of stroke or transient ischemic attack. Antiplatelet therapy is recommended to reduce the risk of recurrent ischemic stroke...
October 1, 2017: American Family Physician
Jingwei Zheng, Ligen Shi, Weilin Xu, Ningning Zhao, Feng Liang, Jingyi Zhou, Jianmin Zhang
INTRODUCTION: Stroke is the crucial cause of death annually. Inconsistent results from the randomized controlled trials (RCTs) aroused controversy on efficacy of endovascular treatment (EVT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: To evaluate the efficacy of EVT in stroke patients. We searched three databases including PubMed, Web of science and the Cochrane Library from Jan 2011 to Apr 2017. Eligible studies were RCTs comparing EVT versus standard medical therapy alone. The primary outcomes were favorable functional outcomes (modified Rankin Scale score, 0-2) at 3 months...
September 22, 2017: Oncotarget
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