Statin treatment before stroke reduces pro-inflammatory cytokine levels after stroke.

CONCLUSION: Stroke induces changes in the RhoA-ROCK pathway in T-cells. CRP and NIHSS score correlated positively in the study. Statins may have an anti-inflammatory effect as statin treatment before stroke reduces post-stroke pro-inflammatory levels. RhoA GTPase and its downstream effectors are possibly the key to improve statin treatment in stroke. PMID: 30574850 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Neurological Research - Category: Neurology Tags: Neurol Res Source Type: research

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AbstractIntroductionWith multiple proven benefits, statin therapy has become the most critical advance in stroke prevention. We aimed to evaluate the risk factors and the effect of poor adherence or statin interruption on the clinical outcomes of ischemic stroke.MethodsThis prospective cohort study included patients admitted with acute ischemic stroke between 2014 and 2018. Consecutive patients were distinguished into subgroups according to the adherence and withdrawal of statin. All participants were followed for 24  months. The outcomes included stroke recurrence, major cardiovascular events, all-cause mortality, an...
Source: Neurological Sciences - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Statin therapy for AF-related stroke may reduce all-cause mortality and improve functional outcomes. Randomized controlled studies are warranted to confirm the effects of statins on the outcomes of AF-related stroke.
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Ignoring outcome misclassification yielded biased estimates whereas the use of the modified IPW approach produced encouraging results when compared with the meta-analytic RCT findings.
Source: Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Tags: Cardiopulmonary epidemiology Source Type: research
Abstract Background: Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICI) treat an expanding range of cancers. Consistent basic data suggest that these same checkpoints are critical negative regulators of atherosclerosis. Therefore, our objectives were to test whether ICIs were associated with accelerated atherosclerosis and a higher risk of atherosclerosis-related cardiovascular events. Methods: The study was situated in a single academic medical center. The primary analysis evaluated whether exposure to an ICI was associated with atherosclerotic cardiovascular events in 2842 patients and 2842 controls, matched by age, a history o...
Source: Circulation - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Circulation Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: High-intensity statin therapy at discharge after acute myocardial infarction was associated in absolute terms with fewer major adverse cardiovascular events at 5 years, regardless of atherothrombotic risk stratification, although the highest absolute reduction was found in the high-risk TRS-2P class. PMID: 33011156 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Arch Cardiovasc Dis Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Periodontitis was a risk factor for dementia, while the use of statins and metformin may reduce the risk of dementia. PMID: 32991015 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Clinical Periodontology - Category: Dentistry Authors: Tags: J Clin Periodontol Source Type: research
In conclusion, it remains unclear if brain-specific regional and temporal changes occur in the expression of the different APP variants during AD progression. Since APP is also found in blood cells, assessing the changes in APP mRNA expression in peripheral blood cells from AD patients has been considering an alternative. However, again the quantification of APP mRNA in peripheral blood cells has generated controversial results. Brain APP protein has been analyzed in only a few studies, probably as it is difficult to interpret the complex pattern of APP variants and fragments. We previously characterized the soluabl...
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ConclusionCardiovascular morbidity was increased in patients with TA attending primary care services in the UK. Treatment with statins and anti ‐platelets in these patients was suboptimal.
Source: Arthritis and Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: FULL LENGTH Source Type: research
This study provides characterization of a lipid-rich necrotic core, a dangerous type of coronary plaque made up of dead cells and cell debris that is prone to rupture. Ruptured plaque can lead to a heart attack or stroke. The analysis involved 209 middle-aged patients (ages 37-62) with psoriasis who participated in the Psoriasis Atherosclerosis Cardiometabolic Initiative at the National Institutes of Health, an ongoing observational study. Of these participants, 124 received biologic therapy, and 85 were in the control group, treated only with topical creams and light therapy. To measure the effects of biologic ther...
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(Natural News) Heart disease is one of the major causes of death worldwide. It puts a person at risk of heart attack and stroke, which can leave survivors disabled for the rest of their lives. There are drugs used to treat heart disease, such as statins. But these medications often come with side effects and are...
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