Meth abuse may increase stroke risk in younger users

Younger adults who use methamphetamine may be at greater risk for stroke, a new review suggests.
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CONCLUSIONS: Although statistical significance was not reached, the efficacy of prasugrel was potentially different between stroke subtypes, warranting further studies. PMID: 32493881 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis - Category: Cardiology Tags: J Atheroscler Thromb Source Type: research
Conclusion: Direct compression of ICA is rare complication of pituitary apoplexy, which caused cerebral ischemia. Conventional angiography should be necessary for accurate diagnosis and prompt surgical decompression should be the treatment of choice. PMID: 32494388 [PubMed]
Source: Surgical Neurology International - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research
Authors: Zhang J, Liu XL, So M, Reder LM Abstract High-complexity stimuli are thought to place extra demands on working memory when processing and manipulating such stimuli; however, operational definitions of complexity are not well established, nor are the measures that would demonstrate such effects. Here, we argue that complexity is a relative quantity that is affected by preexisting experience. Experiment 1 compared cued-recall performance for Chinese and English speakers when the stimuli involved Chinese features that varied in the number of strokes or involved Ethiopic features unfamiliar to both groups. Chi...
Source: Memory and Cognition - Category: Neuroscience Tags: Mem Cognit Source Type: research
Authors: Egger B, Schirmer MD, Dubost F, Nardin MJ, Rost NS, Golland P Abstract We propose and demonstrate a joint model of anatomical shapes, image features and clinical indicators for statistical shape modeling and medical image analysis. The key idea is to employ a copula model to separate the joint dependency structure from the marginal distributions of variables of interest. This separation provides flexibility on the assumptions made during the modeling process. The proposed method can handle binary, discrete, ordinal and continuous variables. We demonstrate a simple and efficient way to include binary, discr...
Source: MICCAI International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention - Category: Radiology Tags: Med Image Comput Comput Assist Interv Source Type: research
Conditions:   Diabetes Mellitus;   Stroke Intervention:   Drug: Metformin plus Pioglitazone plus an SGLT2 inhibitor Sponsors:   Chang Gung Memorial Hospital;   National Taiwan University Hospital;   Chiayi Christian Hospital Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
This study aimed to portray the characteristics, process variables, and sensorimotor outcomes of patients who had received their usual post-stroke in-patient rehabilitation in three stroke rehabilitation units in Quebec in 2013-2014. Method: We assessed patients (n = 264) at admission and discharge with a subset of a standardized assessment toolkit consisting of observational and performance-based assessment tools. Results: The patients, with a mean age of 60.3 (SD 15.4) years, were admitted 27.7 (SD 8.4) days post-stroke onset. They had a mean admission FIM score of 83.0 (SD 24.0), a mean length of stay of 48.4 ...
Source: Physiotherapy Canada - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Physiother Can Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Significant MR might prevent the clinical recovery of AF patients. PMID: 32497466 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Neurological Research - Category: Neurology Tags: Neurol Res Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Rivaroxaban appeared at least as effective and safe as warfarin when used to manage African American patients with NVAF in routine practice. PMID: 32493618 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of the National Medical Association - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Natl Med Assoc Source Type: research
Authors: Fu B, Mei Y, Lin B, Guo Y, Zhang Z, Qi B, Wang Y Abstract OBJECTIVES: To verify the effectiveness and feasibility of a nine-week benefit-finding intervention on the burden, quality of life, and benefit finding of caregivers, as well as on the quality of life of stroke survivors. METHODS: Benefit finding refers to the individual, social, psychological and spiritual benefits perceived by an individual experiencing stress or post-traumatic events. A randomized controlled trial was performed in which 68 stroke survivors and their caregivers were recruited from the Zhengzhou community, China, and randomly s...
Source: Clinical Gerontologist - Category: Geriatrics Tags: Clin Gerontol Source Type: research
Anthony Earl, 59, from Greenwich, South East London, is one of a growing number of Covid-19 patients to suffer from the nasty clots, which can also lead to strokes and heart attacks.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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