Doctors seek new hope for patients with eye stroke

There's currently no treatment for the condition, which can lead to sudden vision loss, but a clinical trial is testing a new experimental drug
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This study assesses the risks conferred by the presence of MAC in patients undergoing MV replacement (MVR) using the STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database.MethodsA total of 52,816 MVR procedures were performed between 2011 and June 2017. Individuals with concomitant tricuspid procedures were included but those from institutions that reported
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Compared with the nonuse of LT, there may be a hierarchy of residual vascular risk after stroke by non-LDL type and target, while on LT. Particularly, stroke patients with low HDL-C levels on LT may benefit from additional therapeutic strategies to improve their outcomes. PMID: 31189759 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis - Category: Cardiology Tags: J Atheroscler Thromb Source Type: research
Abstract Background: Chronic migraine with medication overuse headache (CM-MOH) is the most common type of chronic migraine, and it increases risk of stroke and white matter lesions. These pathologic changes could induce cognitive decline. However, the alteration of cognitive function in CM-MOH patients is not established. Therefore, we took this study to reveal the cognitive performances in CM-MOH. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted between December 2015 and January 2017. Patients were divided into CM-MOH, CMwoMOH (chronic migraine without medication overuse), and MO (migraine without aura) gr...
Source: Pain Research and Management - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research
Authors: Wajda J, Świat M, Owczarek AJ, Brzozowska A, Olszanecka-Glinianowicz M, Chudek J Abstract Background: Vitamin D (VD) deficiency is considered an independent risk factor for death due to cardiovascular events including ischemic stroke (IS). We assessed the hypothesis that decreased levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OH-D) are associated with increased risk of mortality in patients with IS. Methods: Serum 25-OH-D, intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH), and intact fibroblast growth factor 23 (iFGF23) levels were assessed in serum of 240 consecutive patients admitted within the 24 hours after the onset of IS. ...
Source: Disease Markers - Category: Laboratory Medicine Tags: Dis Markers Source Type: research
Authors: Cao Y, Cui C, Zhao H, Pan X, Li W, Wang K, Ma A Abstract Background: Instability of atherosclerotic plaques is associated with the occurrence of stroke. Microembolic signals (MESs) are an indicator of unstable plaque. A relationship between plasma osteoprotegerin (OPG) and ischemic stroke has already been identified. The aim of this study was to investigate whether plasma OPG levels have a relationship with MESs and to evaluate the feasibility of OPG as a biomarker of stroke severity and occurrence of MESs. Methods: Our study consisted of 127 patients with large artery atherosclerosis stroke and 56 con...
Source: Disease Markers - Category: Laboratory Medicine Tags: Dis Markers Source Type: research
Authors: Zhou L, Wang K, Wang J, Zhou Z, Cheng Y, Pan X, Ma A Abstract Large artery atherosclerotic stroke (LAAS) is the most common ischemic stroke (IS) subtype, and microemboli may be clinically important for indicating increased risk of IS. The inflammatory process of atherosclerosis is well known, and lymphoid phosphatase (Lyp), which is encoded by the protein tyrosine phosphatase nonreceptor type 22 (PTPN22) gene, plays an important role in the inflammatory response. Our study was intended to evaluate the relationship between PTPN22 gene and LAAS and microembolic signals (MES). Three loci of the PTPN22 gene (r...
Source: Disease Markers - Category: Laboratory Medicine Tags: Dis Markers Source Type: research
Publication date: 15 June 2019Source: New Scientist, Volume 242, Issue 3234Author(s): My preferred form of exercise is swimming. For a given distance, which stroke is the best to use in terms of calories burned?
Source: New Scientist - Category: Science Source Type: research
Study Objectives:To evaluate continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment in patients with moderate to severe sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) after an ischemic stroke.Methods:We identified patients included in the Acute Stroke Registry and Analysis of Lausanne (ASTRAL) who underwent polysomnography after an ischemic stroke. We compared patients without significant SDB (apnea-hypopnea index [AHI]
Source: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : JCSM - Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: research
Study Objectives:We aimed to elucidate the prevalence of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), effect of SDB severity on the functional outcome, and feasibility of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy in patients with subacute stroke.Methods:We recruited 433 consecutive patients (mean age: 66.5 years, 271 men) admitted to our rehabilitation wards for subacute stroke (8 to 90 days after onset) from August 2011–November 2013, who had undergone at least one successful sleep study within 4 weeks after admission to the wards. We investigated the prevalence of SDB, defined as a respiratory event index (REI)≥ 5...
Source: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : JCSM - Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: research
A viral video shows another side of the U.S. national bird. As it turns out, bald eagles frequently swim, moving through the water using an avian-style butterfly stroke. (Image credit: Becky Bohrer/AP)
Source: NPR Health and Science - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Source Type: news
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