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ConclusionSLE is associated with a higher risk of in-hospital mortality and a borderline significant higher risk of prolonged hospitalization after AMI.
Source: Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
Weight-based, lifesaving medications are commonly used in hospitals and routinely used in emergency departments.1 Many weight-based medications are listed in the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) high-alert medication list. According to ISMP, “high-alert medications are drugs that bear a heightened risk of causing significant patient harm when they are used in error.”2 These frequently used medications include anticoagulants (eg, heparin and enoxaparin), antibiotics for septic shock (eg, vancomycin and tobramycin), fibrinolytic agent s for stroke (eg, alteplase), and antiepileptic drugs (eg, phenyt...
Source: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Danger Zone Source Type: research
BEST supplements for cholesterol: High levels of cholesterol can block the blood vessels, increasing the risk of heart problems and stroke. So what can you do to lower it? A certain superfood has been found to lower cholesterol.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Authors: Chen R, Lyu Z, Xie D, Huang D, Chen Y, Wu C Abstract Heat-sensitization responses occurred in certain patients while exposed to suspended moxibustion. The response often indicated that the efficacy of moxibustion to those with it tended to triumph over those without. However, its mechanism remains to be explained. Our previous fMRI and EEG studies confirmed the changes of activities in cerebral certain regions accompanied with heat-sensitization responses, especially in prefrontal cortex. Therefore, we hypothesize that neurological system is involved in moxibustion-induced heat-sensitization responses. In ...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn patients with LMCA disease, we have identified no significant interaction between the acuity of clinical indication and the relative treatment effect of PCI versus CABG on 10-year clinical outcomes.
Source: American Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Dr Deborah Reed discusses the causes of and treatment options for this condition.American Headache Society and Medscape
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Article Source Type: news
Source: Journal of Pain Research - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Journal of Pain Research Source Type: research
Abstract Coronary heart disease (CHD) remains a major cause of mortality with a huge economic burden on healthcare worldwide. Here, we conducted a systematic review to investigate the efficacy and safety of Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) for CHD based on high-quality randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and summarized its possible mechanisms according to animal-based researches. 27 eligible studies were identified in eight database searches from inception to June 2018. The methodological quality was assessed using seven-item checklist recommended by Cochrane Collaboration. All the data were analyzed using Rev-Man 5....
Source: Pharmacological Reviews - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Front Pharmacol Source Type: research
In conclusions, adjuvant therapy with CHM-HQ may benefit in managing fatigue and quality of life in stroke patients. However, stronger evidence is needed for a promising conclusion and more rigorous designs of RCTs are merited in the future.
Source: Metabolic Brain Disease - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Photobiomodulation (PBM) therapy is a promising therapeutic approach for several pathologies, including stroke. The biological effects of PBM for the treatment of cerebral ischemia have been previously explored as neuroprotective strategy using different light sources, wavelengths and incident light powers. However, the capability of PBM as a novel an alternative therapy to stimulate the recovery of the injured neuronal tissue after ischemic stroke has been poorly explored. The aim of this study was to investigate the low-level light irradiation therapy by using Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) as potential therapeutic stra...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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