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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213110/effect-of-chinese-herbal-medicine-on-stroke-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Fuu-Jen Tsai, Tsung-Jung Ho, Chi-Fung Cheng, Xiang Liu, Hsinyi Tsang, Ting-Hsu Lin, Chiu-Chu Liao, Shao-Mei Huang, Ju-Pi Li, Cheng-Wen Lin, Jaung-Geng Lin, Jung-Chun Lin, Chih-Chien Lin, Wen-Miin Liang, Ying-Ju Lin
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Complications of type 2 diabetes (T2D) include stroke, which is a cerebrovascular disturbance characterized by reduced blood flow in the brain, leading to death or physical disability. Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) has been widely used in ancient China for the treatment of diabetes and stroke by supplementing Qi and activating blood circulation. AIM OF THE STUDY: This study aimed to investigate the frequencies and patterns of CHM treatment for stroke patients with T2D and the outcomes of long-term use in Taiwan...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212524/role-of-nrf2-and-protective-effects-of-metformin-against-tobacco-smoke-induced-cerebrovascular-toxicity
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Shikha Prasad, Ravi K Sajja, Mohammad Abul Kaisar, Jee Hyun Park, Heidi Villalba, Taylor Liles, Thomas Abbruscato, Luca Cucullo
Cigarette smoking (CS) is associated with vascular endothelial dysfunction in a causative way primarily related to the TS content of reactive oxygen species (ROS), nicotine, and inflammation. TS promotes glucose intolerance and increases the risk of developing type-2 diabetes mellitus (2DM) with which it shares other pathogenic traits including the high risk of cerebrovascular and neurological disorders like stroke via ROS generation, inflammation, and blood-brain barrier (BBB) impairment. Herein we provide evidence of the role played by nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor (Nrf2) in CS-induced cerebrobvascular/BBB impairments and how these cerebrovascular harmful effects can be circumvented by the use of metformin (MF; a widely prescribed, firstline anti-diabetic drug) treatment...
February 12, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210975/alcohol-and-cardiovascular-disease-how-much-is-too-much
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REVIEW
Augustin Toma, Guillaume Paré, Darryl P Leong
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Previous research suggests that low-moderate alcohol consumption may have cardioprotective effects, while heavy or binge-pattern drinking is harmful. New evidence and research methodology may inform safe thresholds of alcohol use. This review examines recent evidence regarding alcohol's effect on cardiovascular disease, with a special consideration of pattern, drink type, and total quantity. RECENT FINDINGS: New epidemiologic research confirms the potential harmful cardiovascular effects of heavy episodic alcohol use and does not support the previous observation that low-moderate alcohol use protects against stroke...
March 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210211/app-as-a-protective-factor-in-acute-neuronal-insults
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REVIEW
Dimitri Hefter, Andreas Draguhn
Despite its key role in the molecular pathology of Alzheimer's disease (AD), the physiological function of amyloid precursor protein (APP) is unknown. Increasing evidence, however, points towards a neuroprotective role of this membrane protein in situations of metabolic stress. A key observation is the up-regulation of APP following acute (stroke, cardiac arrest) or chronic (cerebrovascular disease) hypoxic-ischemic conditions. While this mechanism may increase the risk or severity of AD, APP by itself or its soluble extracellular fragment APPsα can promote neuronal survival...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209139/stroke-caused-by-an-inflammatory-thrombus-a-case-report
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Kai Shan, Wei Guo
BACKGROUND: Stroke is the leading cause of mortality and disability worldwide. Several definite risk factors have been identified for stroke, although infectious factors might also contribute to stroke episodes through increased susceptibility or direct induction. CASE PRESENTATION: A 46-year-old Chinese male initially presented with fever, headache, and impaired memory and developed disturbance of consciousness after admission. A clinical diagnosis of Staphylococcus aureus sepsis, massive cerebral infarction and haemorrhagic transformation (left internal carotid arterial system, inflammatory thrombus) were made based on brain radiography, blood culture and postoperative pathological examinations...
February 16, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208901/a-comparative-study-of-neurological-complications-in-chronic-kidney-disease-with-special-reference-to-its-stages-and-haemodialysis-status
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S G Shyam Lakshman, P Ravikumar, Giridhari Kar, Dwijen Das, Kallol Bhattacharjee, Prithwiraj Bhattacharjee
INTRODUCTION: Globally, Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a critical and rapidly growing health problem and also a major cause of mortality and morbidity. Neurological complications occur in all levels of the nervous system. Central nervous system complications include cerebrovascular accidents, posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome, osmotic demyelization syndrome, cerebral infection and sinus vein thrombosis. Peripheral nervous system complications include polyneuropathy, mononeuropathy and carpal tunnel syndrome...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207342/cumulative-lifetime-marijuana-use-and-incident-cardiovascular-disease-in-middle-age-the-coronary-artery-risk-development-in-young-adults-cardia-study
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Jared P Reis, Reto Auer, Michael P Bancks, David C Goff, Cora E Lewis, Mark J Pletcher, Jamal S Rana, James M Shikany, Stephen Sidney
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects of marijuana in the development of incident cardiovascular and cerebrovascular outcomes. METHODS: Participants were 5113 adults aged 18 to 30 years at baseline (1985-1986) from the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults study, who were followed for more than 25 years. We estimated cumulative lifetime exposure to marijuana using repeated assessments collected at examinations every 2 to 5 years. The primary outcome was incident cardiovascular disease (CVD) through 2013...
February 16, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203019/-investigation-of-risk-factors-of-acute-kidney-injury-after-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-and-3-years-follow-up
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X H Li, F Xiao, S Y Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the incidence rate and risk factors of acute kidney injury (AKI) after off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG),and to compare the effects of AKI on complications after operation and major adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events (MACCE) after 3 years' follow-up. METHODS: In the study, 299 consecutive patients who underwent scheduled off-pump CABG from January 2010 to March 2012 were included. The patients were divided into AKI group with AKI and control group without AKI after operation...
February 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202699/association-of-multiple-infarctions-and-icas-with-outcomes-of-minor-stroke-and-tia
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Yuesong Pan, Xia Meng, Jing Jing, Hao Li, Xingquan Zhao, Liping Liu, David Wang, S Claiborne Johnston, Yilong Wang, Yongjun Wang
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the association of different patterns of infarction and intracranial arterial stenosis (ICAS) with the prognosis of acute minor ischemic stroke and TIA. METHODS: We derived data from the Clopidogrel in High-risk Patients with Acute Nondisabling Cerebrovascular Events (CHANCE) trial. A total of 1,089 patients from 45 of 114 participating sites of the trial undergoing baseline MRI/angiography were included in this subgroup analysis. Patterns of infarction and ICAS were recorded for each individual...
February 15, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199997/specificities-of-ischemic-stroke-risk-factors-in-arab-speaking-countries
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Halim Abboud, Leila Sissani, Julien Labreuche, Antonio Arauz, Marie-Germaine Bousser, Alain Bryer, Angel Chamorro, Marc Fisher, Ian Ford, Kim M Fox, Michael G Hennerici, Pablo M Lavados, Ayrton Massaro, Heinrich P Mattle, Mario Munoz Collazos, Peter M Rothwell, Philippe Gabriel Steg, Eric Vicaut, Bassem Yamouth, Pierre Amarenco
BACKGROUND: Stroke is largely preventable, and therefore, a better understanding of risk factors is an essential step in reducing the population stroke rate and resulting disease burden in Arab countries. SUMMARY: We performed 2 separate analyses in 2 similar populations of patients with noncardioembolic ischemic stroke. This first involved 3,635 patients in the Outcomes in Patients with TIA and Cerebrovascular disease (OPTIC) registry (followed for 2 years), with baseline collection of the usual risk factors and 5 socioeconomic variables (unemployment status, residence in rural area, living in fully serviced accommodation, no health-insurance coverage, and low educational level)...
February 15, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196937/magnetic-resonance-imaging-plaque-hemorrhage-for-risk-stratification-in-carotid-artery-disease-with-moderate-risk-under-current-medical-therapy
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Akram A Hosseini, Richard J Simpson, Nishath Altaf, Philip M Bath, Shane T MacSweeney, Dorothee P Auer
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-defined carotid plaque hemorrhage (MRIPH) can predict recurrent cerebrovascular ischemic events in severe symptomatic carotid stenosis. It is less clear whether MRIPH can improve risk stratification despite optimized medical secondary prevention in those with moderate risk. METHODS: One-hundred fifty-one symptomatic patients with 30% to 99% carotid artery stenosis (median age: 77, 60.5% men) clinically deemed to not benefit from endarterectomy were prospectively recruited to undergo MRI and clinical follow-up (mean, 22 months)...
February 14, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196366/pre-treatment-of-17%C3%AE-estradiol-attenuates-cerebral-ischemia-induced-blood-brain-barrier-disruption-in-aged-rats-involvement-of-antioxidant-signaling
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Han Xiao, Mingyang Deng, Binbin Yang, Zhiping Hu, Jianguang Tang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption is often induced in brain injury and particularly associated with cerebral ischemia in stroke. Estradiol, an endogenous steroid hormone, has been reported to play a protective role against cerebrovascular pathologies. Here we aimed to determine the potential effects of estradiol (17β-estradiol 3-benzoate, E2) on the integrity of BBB and brain damage following middle carotid artery occlusion (MCAO). METHODS: Aged ovariectomized female rats (24-month-old) were administered E2 for two months by daily intraperitoneal injections, prior to the induction of MCAO...
February 15, 2017: Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194654/the-risk-of-ischemic-cardio-and-cerebrovascular-events-associated-with-oxycodone-naloxone-and-other-extended-release-high-potency-opioids-a-nested-case-control-study
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Kathrin Jobski, Bianca Kollhorst, Edeltraut Garbe, Tania Schink
INTRODUCTION: In Germany, an extended-release (ER) combination of the high-potency opioid (HPO) oxycodone and the antagonist naloxone was approved in 2006. In recent years, the cardio- and cerebrovascular safety of opioid antagonists and of opioids themselves has been discussed. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to estimate the risk of major ischemic cardio- and cerebrovascular events in patients receiving ER oxycodone-naloxone compared with those receiving other ER HPOs...
February 13, 2017: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185658/long-term-outcome-in-patients-with-transient-global-amnesia-a-population-based-study
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Julieta E Arena, Robert D Brown, Jay Mandrekar, Alejandro A Rabinstein
OBJECTIVE: To study the long-term risk of cerebrovascular events, seizures, and cognitive impairment in patients with transient global amnesia (TGA). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data for all patients diagnosed with possible TGA in Olmsted County, Minnesota, between January 1, 1985, through December 31, 2010, were retrieved from the Rochester Epidemiology Project database. Transient global amnesia was defined clinically. End points were cerebrovascular event (stroke or transient ischemic attack), seizure, or cognitive impairment (mild cognitive impairment or dementia) during follow-up...
February 6, 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183451/the-novel-exercise-induced-hormone-irisin-protects-against-neuronal-injury-via-activation-of-the-akt-and-erk1-2-signaling-pathways-and-contributes-to-the-neuroprotection-of-physical-exercise-in-cerebral-ischemia
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Dong-Jie Li, Yong-Hua Li, Hong-Bin Yuan, Le-Feng Qu, Pei Wang
BACKGROUND: Irisin is a novel exercise-induced myokine involved in the regulation of adipose browning and thermogenesis. In this study, we investigated the potential role of irisin in cerebral ischemia and determined whether irisin is involved in the neuroprotective effect of physical exercise in mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) model was used to produce cerebral ischemia in mice. First, the plasma irisin levels and changes in expression of the irisin precursor protein FNDC5 in skeletal muscle were determined post ischemic stroke...
March 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182682/prognostic-impact-of-alkaline-phosphatase-measured-at-time-of-presentation-in-patients-undergoing-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-for-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Pyung Chun Oh, Kyounghoon Lee, Tae-Hoon Kim, Jeonggeun Moon, Hyun Woo Park, Ho-Jun Jang, Sang-Don Park, Sung Woo Kwon, Jon Suh, Woong Chol Kang
BACKGROUND: Serum alkaline phosphatase (ALP) has been shown to be a prognostic factor in several subgroups of patients due to its promotion of vascular calcification. However, the prognostic impact of serum ALP level in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients with a relatively low calcification burden has not been determined. We aimed to investigate the association of ALP level measured at time of presentation on clinical outcomes in patients with STEMI requiring primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182332/challenging-the-great-vascular-wall-can-we-envision-a-simple-yet-comprehensive-therapy-for-stroke
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Marta Machado-Pereira, Tiago Santos, Lino Ferreira, Liliana Bernardino, Raquel Ferreira
Stroke is a leading cause of death in adult life, closely behind ischemic heart disease, and causes a significant and abiding socioeconomic burden. However, current therapies are not able to ensure full neurologic and/or sequelae-free recovery to all stroke survivors. We believe treatment efficacy and patient rehabilitation could be enhanced significantly by targeting blood-brain barrier (BBB) deregulation and inflammation-induced barrier loss occurring after stroke. In this pathological context, bone marrow-derived endothelial progenitor cells (EPC) enter the bloodstream towards the lesion site but their insufficient numbers and impaired angiogenic ability compromise neurovascular regeneration...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174096/retinal-biomarkers-provide-insight-into-cortical-pharmacology-and-disease
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REVIEW
Christine To Nguyen, Flora Hui, Jason Charng, Shajan Velaedan, Anna van Koeverden, Jeremiah Kh Lim, Zheng He, Vickie Hy Wong, Algis J Vingrys, Bang V Bui, Magnus Ivarsson
The retina is an easily accessible out-pouching of the central nervous system (CNS) and thus lends itself favourable to being a biomarker of the brain. More specifically, the presence of neuronal, vascular and blood-neural barrier parallels in the eye and brain coupled with fast and inexpensive methods to quantify retinal changes make ocular biomarkers an attractive option. This includes its utility as a biomarker for multiple cerebrovascular diseases as well as a drug pharmacology and safety biomarker for the CNS...
February 4, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169530/intranasal-pretreatment-with-z-ligustilide-the-main-volatile-component-of-rhizoma-chuanxiong-confers-prophylaxis-against-cerebral-ischemia-via-nrf2-and-hsp70-signaling-pathways
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Juan Li, Jie Yu, Hui Ma, Na Yang, Li Li, Ding-Ding Zheng, Ming-Xia Wu, Zhi-Long Zhao, Hong-Yi Qi
Z-Ligustilide (Z-LIG) is a major component in Rhizoma Chuanxiong, which has been traditionally used as a health food supplement for the prevention of cerebrovascular disease in China. This study investigates the ability of intranasal Z-LIG pretreatment to enhance protection against neuronal damage in rats with middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) and the role of cellular stress response mechanisms Nrf2 and HSP70. Z-LIG significantly mitigated infarct volume, neurological dysfunction, blood-brain barrier disruption, and brain edema (p < 0...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169020/description-of-stroke-mimics-after-complete-neurovascular-assessment
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C Avellaneda-Gómez, A Rodríguez Campello, E Giralt Steinhauer, A Gómez González, M Serra Martínez, P de Ceballos Cerrajería, A Zabalza de Torres, E Cuadrado-Godia, A Ois Santiago, J Jiménez-Conde, J Roquer
INTRODUCTION: A considerable percentage of events initially diagnosed as ischaemic stroke have non-cerebrovascular causes; these are called stroke mimics (SM). Currently available evidence about these events is heterogeneous and comes from studies with small samples. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of our study is to identify conditions that may present as SM, define their epidemiological and clinical characteristics, and determine the percentage of cases of SM treated with intravenous fibrinolysis...
February 4, 2017: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
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