Neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio and the hematoma volume and stroke severity in acute intracerebral hemorrhage patients

Neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) serves as a powerful inflammatory marker for predicting cardiovascular events. Here, we investigate whether admission NLR is associated with hematoma volume, stroke severity, and 3-month outcomes in patients with acute intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH).
Source: The American Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Source Type: research

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Authors: White H, Venkatesh B, Jones M, Kruger PS, Walsham J, Fuentes H Abstract Objective: Although extensively studied in children, the safety and tolerability of ketone supplementation in adults is unclear, particularly in the acute brain injury population. The purpose of this study was to examine the feasibility and safety of inducing ketosis using an enteric ketogenic formulation and determine its impact on intracranial and cerebral perfusion pressures and metabolic parameters.Methods: Prospective interventional Phase II trial of ventilated critically ill patients with acute brain injury administered a ketogen...
Source: Neurological Research - Category: Neurology Tags: Neurol Res Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Disease of the Year: Cerebrovascular Disorders Source Type: research
Authors: Kim HJ, Kang T, Kang MJ, Ahn HS, Sohn SY Abstract BACKGROUND: Hyperthyroidism is associated with various cardiovascular risk factors. However, the relationship between hyperthyroidism and myocardial infarction (MI) or stroke has not been fully elucidated; only a few studies have investigated the association of hyperthyroidism with survival after MI or stroke. METHODS: We included 59,021 hyperthyroid patients and 1,180,420 age- and sex-matched control cohort from the Korean National Health Insurance database. Blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), glucose and cholesterol level, and smoking history were ...
Source: Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Thyroid Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association - Category: Health Management Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
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Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
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Source: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Diagnostics Neurology Source Type: blogs
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