Stroke: What is a healthy amount of salt? This is the maximum you should eat
STROKE is a dangerous condition which causes some brain cells to die. To avoid it you can make diet changes to remove substances that increase your risk, such as salt which raises blood pressure. However you still need some salt, or sodium, to function normally. You should eat this much salt to help control the condition.
Rajat Dhar, Yasheng Chen, Hongyu An, Jin-Moo Lee
Conclusions: Number and letter symbols traced on the palm are identified with varying levels of accuracy when conducted according to our method. Female gender, younger age, and higher education are associated with higher scores. Among the many potential symbolic properties that contribute to recognition, a numeric symbol with a unique script is most likely to be correctly identified.Eur Neurol 2018;80:19 –27
Dan Lu, Hong-Cheng Mai, Yu-Bin Liang, Bing-Dong Xu, An-Ding Xu, Yu-Sheng Zhang
Publication date: Available online 20 August 2018Source: European Journal of Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Chaobo Zhen, Yaguo Lee, Hu Bin, Wu JiongAbstractIntroductionAcupuncture and electroacupuncture have been used as treatment approaches to improve the motor function of stroke patients. This was a comparative effectiveness study was carried to compare the efficacy of electroacupuncture and acupuncture (needling alone) on motor function recovery in patients who had experienced a cerebral ischemic stroke.MethodSixty cases were randomised into electroacupuncture group (EAG) and an acupuncture needling alone group (AG). Th...
As direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) have demonstrated favorable efficacy and safety outcomes compared with vitamin K antagonists for the treatment and prevention of venous thromboembolism and the prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation, their role in the management of anticoagulation during electrophysiological procedures continues to evolve. At present, guidelines are limited regarding specific recommendations for the use of DOACs in these clinical settings. Here, we review available data regarding the risks and benefits associated with various periprocedural anticoagu...
Conclusion: The key contribution of our framework formalize HT prediction as a machine learning problem. Specifically, the model learns to extract imaging markers of HT directly from source PWI images rather than from pre-established metrics. Significance: Predictions visualized in terms of spatial likelihood of HT in various territories of the brain were evaluated against follow-up gradient recalled echo and provide novel insights for neurointerventionalists prior to endovascular therapy.
ConclusionsTricuspid valve endocarditis patients who undergo tricuspid valve excision, repair, and replacement have similar 30-day operative mortality, as defined by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Excision patients have significantly lower unplanned readmission rates at 1 year. Tricuspid valvectomy is an acceptable initial treatment in this high-risk group as part of a surgical strategy to identify patients who are candidates for eventual valve replacement. Further study of long-term outcomes and survival is warranted.
Publication date: September 2018Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 106, Issue 3Author(s): Sung Ho Shinn, Salah E. Altarabsheh, Salil V. Deo, Joseph H. Sabik, Alan H. Markowitz, Soon J. ParkBackgroundSutureless aortic valve replacement (SU-AVR) and transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) are increasingly adopted methods to treat high-risk patients with severe aortic valve stenosis. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to compare the clinical outcomes between these two recent methods to treat aortic valve disease.MethodsWe systematically searched multiple databases (January 2000 to October 20...
ConclusionsProphylactic arch replacement during aortic root and ascending aortic surgery in patients with bicuspid aortic valve is not supported. Our data do not support long-term surveillance of the rest of the aorta in this population.
ConclusionsHemiarch replacement using DHCA with RCP does not increase the risk of operative complications compared with a normothermic, clamped-distal aortic anastomosis, and therefore its use should not be limited when planning complex multiprocedural reconstructions during elective ascending thoracic aortic replacement with concomitant cardiac surgery.