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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25748102/diagnosis-of-atrial-fibrillation-after-stroke-and-transient-ischaemic-attack-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Luciano A Sposato, Lauren E Cipriano, Gustavo Saposnik, Estefanía Ruíz Vargas, Patricia M Riccio, Vladimir Hachinski
BACKGROUND: Among patients with atrial fibrillation, the risk of stroke is highest for those with a history of stroke; however, oral anticoagulants can lower the risk of recurrent stroke by two-thirds. No consensus has been reached about how atrial fibrillation should be investigated in patients with stroke, and its prevalence after a stroke remains uncertain. We did a systematic review and meta-analysis to estimate the proportion of patients newly diagnosed with atrial fibrillation after four sequential phases of cardiac monitoring after a stroke or transient ischaemic attack...
April 2015: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26494395/aspirin-as-a-potential-treatment-in-sepsis-or-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Philip Toner, Danny Francis McAuley, Murali Shyamsundar
Sepsis is a common condition that is associated with significant morbidity, mortality and health-care cost. Pulmonary and non-pulmonary sepsis are common causes of the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The mortality from ARDS remains high despite protective lung ventilation, and currently there are no specific pharmacotherapies to treat sepsis or ARDS. Sepsis and ARDS are characterised by activation of the inflammatory cascade. Although there is much focus on the study of the dysregulated inflammation and its suppression, the associated activation of the haemostatic system has been largely ignored until recently...
October 23, 2015: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
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