Medical News Today: Common heartburn drugs may raise stroke risk

Drugs commonly used to treat heartburn - proton pump inhibitors - may increase the risk of ischemic stroke by more than a fifth, a new study finds.
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CONCLUSIONS: The validity of self-reported disease was lower than expected, especially in those who reported having been diagnosed with MI. Proper consideration is needed when using these self-reported data in further studies. PMID: 31795614 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 4 December 2019Source: Interdisciplinary NeurosurgeryAuthor(s): Zhihui Deng, John DavisAbstractThere is evidence of disrupted cerebral blood flow in patients with a skull defect due to decompressive craniectomy though the pathophysiologic mechanism is yet to be established. Here we report on a patient who suffered one episode of transient ischemic attack (TIA) when developing early stage sinking skin flap syndrome (SSFS) post decompressive craniectomy due to a severe traumatic brain injury. This case report of TIA as a clinical presentation of SSFS indicating a potentially increased risk ...
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
Conclusions: This pilot study demonstrated the feasibility of a metacognitive occupation-based telerehabilitation intervention and its potential benefits in activity performance, participation, and QoL for older adults coping with long-term disability following ABI.Clinical Trial Registration: www.ClinicalTrials.gov, identifier: NCT03048708.
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Our results suggest that in this community-dwelling population, a higher CAA score is related to cognitive impairment and a higher risk of stroke, dementia, and death. The composite CAA score can be used to practically quantify the severity of vascular brain injury.
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
DiscussionThis review will be the first to report and summarise the risk for and incidence of PPC in adult patients with MetS undergoing surgery across a range of surgical specialities. The results have the potential to inform the development of evidenced-based interventions to improve the management of PPC in the surgical patient with MetS. Findings from this systematic review and meta-analysis will inform a subsequent Delphi study on priorities and responses to PPC in patients with MetS. We will also disseminate our results through publication in scientific peer-reviewed journals, conference presentations and promotion t...
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Publication date: Available online 4 December 2019Source: Sensors and Actuators A: PhysicalAuthor(s): Yanling Tian, Yue Ma, Fujun Wang, Kangkang Lu, Dawei ZhangAbstractThis paper presents the design, modeling, and experimental validation of a novel XYZ micro/nano positioner driven by piezoelectric actuator (PEA). To achieve a large motion stroke, compact structure and good decoupling performance, a novel displacement amplifier including L-shape levers and half-bridge (LSLHB) is proposed. By utilizing a concave input mechanism for location restriction between PEA and flexible mechanism, the motion coupling caused by the inc...
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A previously healthy, well-appearing 42-year-old female living in a modern, high-rise apartment in downtown Los Angeles calls 9-1-1 at 5:30 am complaining of worsening of a burning, epigastric pain she had been experiencing for the last three days. She reports associated nausea and non-bloody, non-bilious vomiting, and that she couldn’t manage to get comfortable in bed until she finally decided to call for help at daybreak. During her 9-1-1 call, she reports “pain, like heartburn, that just woke me up again and I had to throw up, … and then I was sweating so much.” Using the Los Angeles Tiered Disp...
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(NaturalNews) Proton pump inhibitors or PPIs – a class of drugs commonly used to treat acid reflux and heartburn – may increase the risk of ischemic stroke, according to preliminary research presented at an American Heart Association conference in New Orleans earlier this month. As reported by CNN, these drugs are among the most prescribed...
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Proton pump inhibitors -- used widely to reduce stomach acid -- have been linked to an increased risk for ischemic stroke in a new study.Medscape Medical News
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This study further questions the cardiovascular safety of these drugs,” Sehested said. Although the study found an association between PPIs and stroke risk, it does not prove cause and effect. More studies are needed, and doctors should consider if and for how long patients should take these drugs, the researchers said. [7 Bizarre Drug Side Effects] PPIs are not the only medicines available to treat heartburn. The researchers noted that another type of heartburn medication, called a histamine H2 antagonist, was found to have no association with stroke risk in the study. Histamine H2 antagonists include famotidine (Pe...
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