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Jin Soo Lee, Seong-Joon Lee, Ji Man Hong, Jin Wook Choi, Jeong-Ho Hong, Hyuk-Won Chang, Chang-Hyun Kim, Yong-Won Kim, Dong-Hun Kang, Yong-Sun Kim, Bruce Ovbiagele, Andrew M Demchuk, Yang-Ha Hwang, Sung-Il Sohn
Background and Purpose: The purpose of the current study is to evaluate the influence of temporal patterns related to the availability of new endovascular treatment (EVT) devices on care processes and outcomes among patients with AIS. Materials and Methods: We enrolled 720 consecutive patients (January 2011 to May 2016) in a retrospective registry, ASIAN KR, from three Korean hospitals, who received EVT for acute ischemic stroke (AIS) caused by cervicocephalic arterial occlusions...
March 2018: Neurointervention
Raffaele Ornello, Diana Degan, Cindy Tiseo, Caterina Di Carmine, Laura Perciballi, Francesca Pistoia, Antonio Carolei, Simona Sacco
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Preventive strategies, together with demographic and socioeconomic changes, might have modified the worldwide distribution of ischemic stroke (IS) subtypes. We investigated those changes by means of a systematic review and meta-analysis. METHODS: We evaluated all population- and hospital-based studies reporting the distribution of IS etiologic subtypes according to the TOAST criteria (Trial of ORG 10172 in Acute Stroke Treatment). Studies were identified by searching articles indexed on PubMed and Scopus from January 1, 1993, to June 30, 2017...
March 13, 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
Aya Hirata, Daisuke Sugiyama, Makoto Watanabe, Akiko Tamakoshi, Hiroyasu Iso, Kazuhiko Kotani, Masahiko Kiyama, Michiko Yamada, Shizukiyo Ishikawa, Yoshitaka Murakami, Katsuyuki Miura, Hirotsugu Ueshima, Tomonori Okamura
BACKGROUND: The effect of very high or extremely high levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) on cardiovascular disease (CVD) is not well described. Although a few recent studies have reported the adverse effects of extremely high levels of HDL-C on CVD events, these did not show a statistically significant association between extremely high levels of HDL-C and cause-specific CVD mortality. In addition, Asian populations have not been studied. OBJECTIVE: We examine the impact of extremely high levels of HDL-C on cause-specific CVD mortality using pooled data of Japanese cohort studies...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
Katsumi Miyauchi, Takeshi Kimura, Hiroaki Shimokawa, Hiroyuki Daida, Satoshi Iimuro, Hiroshi Iwata, Yukio Ozaki, Ichiro Sakuma, Yoshihisa Nakagawa, Kiyoshi Hibi, Takafumi Hiro, Yoshihiro Fukumoto, Seiji Hokimoto, Yasuo Ohashi, Hiroshi Ohtsu, Yasushi Saito, Masunori Matsuzaki, Ryozo Nagai
Large-scale clinical trials in patients in Western countries with coronary artery disease (CAD) have found that aggressive lipid-lowering therapy using high-dose statins reduces cardiovascular (CV) events further than low-dose statins. However, such evidence has not yet been fully established in Asian populations, including in Japan. The Randomized Evaluation of Aggressive or Moderate Lipid-Lowering Therapy with Pitavastatin in Coronary Artery Disease (REAL-CAD) study addresses whether intensification of statin therapy improves clinical outcomes in Japanese patients with CAD...
March 5, 2018: International Heart Journal
Hanis Zulkifly, Gregory Y H Lip, Deirdre A Lane
BACKGROUND: The most common type of arrhythmia in the USA and in European countries is atrial fibrillation (AF). The prevalence of AF is increasing worldwide with advances in technology, better prediction methods and increased awareness among healthcare professionals and patients. METHODS: This article summarises the literature on the epidemiology of AF worldwide according to continents, age and ethnicity/race, and also includes the prevalence of AF in stroke patients...
March 1, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Practice
Qian Zhang, Lebao Yu, Peicong Ge, Yonggang Ma, Dong Zhang, Yan Zhang, Rong Wang, Shuo Wang, Yuanli Zhao, Yong Cao, Xingju Liu, Xiaofeng Deng, Jizong Zhao
BACKGROUND: Intracranial major artery stenosis/occlusion (ICASO) is a common cause of ischemic stroke worldwide. A number of studies have assessed the association of the p.R4810K polymorphism in the ring finger protein 213 (RNF213) gene with ICASO, but the results have not been entirely consistent. METHODS: We conducted a case-control study to estimate the association between the p.R4810K polymorphism and the risk of ICASO in a Chinese population. A total of 124 patients and 230 controls were enrolled...
February 23, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
Hsin-Yi Huang, Shin-Yi Lin, Shou-Hsia Cheng, Chi-Chuan Wang
The objective of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of different rivaroxaban dosage regimens in preventing ischemic stroke and systemic thromboembolism among Asians. A retrospective cohort study was conducted on data from nationwide insurance claims in Taiwan. Patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation under warfarin or rivaroxaban therapy were included. Propensity score matching was used to balance the covariates, and Cox-proportional hazard models were applied to compare the effectiveness and safety of each treatment group...
February 22, 2018: Scientific Reports
Xiaohong Wu, Li Wang, Jingxin Zhong, Jacky Ko, Lin Shi, Yannie Soo, Thomas Leung, Ka Sing Wong, Jill Abrigo, Xiangyan Chen
PURPOSE: Intracranial artery calcification (IAC) has been demonstrated to be correlated with ischemic stroke, cognitive decline, and other vascular events by accumulating evidences from both Western and Asian populations. The proposed study aimed to investigate its potential mechanisms by evaluating the blood flow velocity and pulsatility index (PI) of cerebral arteries. METHODS: Consecutive ischemic stroke patients admitted to the Prince of Wales Hospital were recruited after excluding those with atrial fibrillation or poor temporal window...
February 9, 2018: Neuroradiology
Jianping Hu, Yong Xu, Zemin He, Hui Zhang, Xiaoqing Lian, Tiantian Zhu, Caihong Liang, Jun Li
Recent published studies on the association between non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and cerebrovascular accident (CVA) risk have yielded conflicting findings. The aim of our study was to identify the potential association by pooling all available publications. A total of nine independent studies were included into our study. The pooled odd ratio (OR) with 95% confidence interval (95% CI) was calculated to weigh the strength for the relationship between NAFLD and CVA risk. We also conducted stratified analyses by study design, ethnicity and disease classification for further elucidation...
January 5, 2018: Oncotarget
Zhike Zhou, Yifan Liang, Huiling Qu, Mei Zhao, Feng Guo, Chuansheng Zhao, Weiyu Teng
Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) has the highest mortality rate in all strokes. However, controversy still exists concerning the association between plasma homocysteine (Hcy) and ICH. A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted using Pubmed, Embase, and Web of Science up to April 18, 2017. Standard mean difference (SMD) for mean differences of plasma Hcy levels with 95% confidence intervals (CI) was calculated. Seven studies including 667 ICH patients and 1821 ischemic stroke patients were identified for meta-analysis...
February 7, 2018: Scientific Reports
Kim Peterson, Johanna Anderson, Erin Boundy, Lauren Ferguson, Ellen McCleery, Kallie Waldrip
BACKGROUND: Continued racial/ethnic health disparities were recently described as "the most serious and shameful health care issue of our time." Although the 2014 US Affordable Care Act-mandated national insurance coverage expansion has led to significant improvements in health care coverage and access, its effects on life expectancy are not yet known. The Veterans Health Administration (VHA), the largest US integrated health care system, has a sustained commitment to health equity that addresses all 3 stages of health disparities research: detection, understanding determinants, and reduction or elimination...
March 2018: American Journal of Public Health
Kwang-Ho Bae, Ho-Yeon Go, Ki-Hyun Park, Ilkoo Ahn, Youngheum Yoon, Siwoo Lee
BACKGROUND: Cold hypersensitivity in the hands and feet (CHHF) is a common symptom in Korea and patients with CHHF complain of coldness in the hands and feet in an environment that is not considered cold by unaffected people. In traditional East Asian medicine, CHHF is believed to be accompanied by various diseases and symptoms, and is considered a symptom that needs active treatment. CHHF is used for pattern identification in the cold pattern, yang deficiency, and constitution. This study aimed to examine the differences in frequencies of chronic diseases with respect to the presence of CHHF...
January 31, 2018: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Jean-Pierre Bassand, Gabriele Accetta, Wael Al Mahmeed, Ramon Corbalan, John Eikelboom, David A Fitzmaurice, Keith A A Fox, Haiyan Gao, Samuel Z Goldhaber, Shinya Goto, Sylvia Haas, Gloria Kayani, Karen Pieper, Alexander G G Turpie, Martin van Eickels, Freek W A Verheugt, Ajay K Kakkar
BACKGROUND: The factors influencing three major outcomes-death, stroke/systemic embolism (SE), and major bleeding-have not been investigated in a large international cohort of unselected patients with newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS AND RESULTS: In 28,628 patients prospectively enrolled in the GARFIELD-AF registry with 2-year follow-up, we aimed at analysing: (1) the variables influencing outcomes; (2) the extent of implementation of guideline-recommended therapies in comorbidities that strongly affect outcomes...
2018: PloS One
Jae Seok Bae, Jong-Hwa Ahn, Udaya Tantry, Paul A Gurbel, Young-Hoon Jeong
With over 1.5 billion people, East Asians are the most populous race in the world. Health status in this population is an important global issue. In the contemporary trials of antithrombotic treatment, East Asian patients have a lower risk for atherothrombotic diseases (especially, coronary artery disease [CAD]) and a higher risk for bleeding (especially, gastrointestinal bleeding and hemorrhagic stroke). Despite these observations, antithrombotic treatment strategies in East Asian patients are mainly based on the American or European guidelines that are derived from randomized, controlled trials including mostly Caucasians...
January 16, 2018: Current Vascular Pharmacology
Yoonjee Park, Byoung Geol Choi, Seung-Woon Rha, Man Jong Baek, Yang Gi Ryu, Se Yeon Choi, Jae Kyeong Byun, Min Suk Shim, Ahmed Mashaly, Hu Li, Won Young Jang, Woohyeun Kim, Jun Hyuk Kang, Jah Yeon Choi, Eun Jin Park, Sung Hun Park, Sunki Lee, Jin Oh Na, Cheol Ung Choi, Hong Euy Lim, Eung Ju Kim, Chang Gyu Park, Hong Seog Seo, Dong Joo Oh
BACKGROUND: Although ß-blockers are known to increase new-onset diabetes mellitus (DM), previous evidence have been controversial. It has been suggested that newer vasodilatory ß-blockers yield better glycemic control than older nonselective agents. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diabetogenicity of currently used newer ß-blockers based on ß1 receptor selectivity in a series of Asian population. METHODS: We investigated a total of 65,686 hypertensive patients without DM from 2004 to 2014...
January 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
So-Ryoung Lee, Eue-Keun Choi, Kyung-Do Han, Myung-Jin Cha, Seil Oh, Gregory Y H Lip
BACKGROUND: Following their introduction, the non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are increasingly prescribed in Asia for stroke prevention in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF). Few contemporary data are available on temporal trends in antithrombotic therapy use in Asian countries, in the era of NOACs. METHODS AND RESULTS: Using the National Health Insurance Service database of the entire Korean adult AF population, the use of aspirin, vitamin K antagonist, and NOACs between 2008 and 2015 were analyzed (n = 276,246 in 2015)...
2017: PloS One
Xue Ting Wee, Lih Maan Ho, Han Kiat Ho, Joyce Yu-Chia Lee, Chun Wei Yap, Henry William, Linus Chong En Chan, Hooi Ching Tay, Cynthia Eei Mei Goh, Doreen Su-Yin Tan
BACKGROUND: Real-world effectiveness and safety of antithrombotics in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) patients in Singapore has not been thoroughly studied. HYPOTHESIS: Users of various antithrombotics experience a significantly different risk of stroke and major bleed compared with warfarin users. METHODS: This multicenter retrospective cohort study included patients age ≥ 21 years newly diagnosed with NVAF between July 2012 and September 2015...
December 18, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
Kang-Ling Wang, Chun-Chih Chiu, Robert P Giugliano, Doreen Su-Yin Tan, Chun-Yi Lin, En-Yu Lai, Shinya Goto, Chern-En Chiang
BACKGROUND: Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) have a better risk benefit profile in Asian patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Whether treatment effects could be modified by drug class and dependency on renal elimination of studied agents has not yet been explored. METHODS: We searched PubMed, CENTRAL, and CINAHL databases through November 2016 for phase III randomized controlled trials comparing DOACs with warfarin in patients with AF. Efficacy and safety outcomes were pooled according to drug class and dependency on renal elimination of DOACs and were compared with the Mantel-Haenszel fixed-effects model...
November 24, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
Léonie Uijtdewilligen, Jason Dean-Chen Yin, Hidde P van der Ploeg, Falk Müller-Riemenschneider
BACKGROUND: Evidence on the health risks of sitting is accumulating. However, research identifying factors influencing sitting time in adults is limited, especially in Asian populations. This study aimed to identify socio-demographic and lifestyle correlates of occupational, leisure and total sitting time in a sample of Singapore working adults. METHODS: Data were collected between 2004 and 2010 from participants of the Singapore Multi Ethnic Cohort (MEC). Medical exclusion criteria for cohort participation were cancer, heart disease, stroke, renal failure and serious mental illness...
December 13, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Alan S Go, Dongjie Fan, Sue Hee Sung, Alda I Inveiss, Victoria Romo-LeTourneau, Usha G Mallya, Susan Boklage, Joan C Lo
BACKGROUND: Statin therapy is highly efficacious in the prevention of fatal and nonfatal atherosclerotic events in persons at increased cardiovascular risk. However, its long-term effectiveness in practice depends on a high level of medication adherence by patients. METHODS: We identified nondiabetic adults with cardiovascular risk factors between 2008 and 2010 within a large integrated health care delivery system in Northern California. Through 2013, we examined the use and adherence of newly initiated statin therapy based on data from dispensed prescriptions from outpatient pharmacy databases...
December 2017: American Heart Journal
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