Drug May Be Safer Option Against Repeat Stroke

The risk of another stroke caused by a blood clot was halved for patients who took the drug Pletal plus aspirin or clopidogrel, versus those who took aspirin or clopidogrel alone.
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Jeffrey R. Vitt, Michael Trillanes, J. Claude Hemphill
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Zacca, R, Azevedo, R, Peterson Silveira, R, Vilas-Boas, JP, Pyne, DB, Castro, FAdS, and Fernandes, RJ. Comparison of incremental intermittent and time trial testing in age-group swimmers. J Strength Cond Res 33(3): 801–810, 2019—The aim of this study was to compare physiological and biomechanical characteristics between an incremental intermittent test and a time trial protocol in age-group swimmers. Eleven national level age-group swimmers (6 men and 5 women) performed a 7 × 200-m incremental intermittent protocol (until exhaustion; 30-second rest) and a 400-m test (T400) in front crawl on separate days....
Source: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
Chronic transfusion therapy with the goal of maintaining a hemoglobin (Hb) S
Source: Journal of Pediatric Hematology Oncology - Category: Hematology Tags: Clinical and Laboratory Observations Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Pediatric Hematology Oncology - Category: Hematology Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
AbstractHemiplegic individuals often exhibit gait impairments. Current technologies allow for simple and fast acquisition of spatiotemporal gait parameters and gait Symmetry Indices (SI). Gait SI have been associated with instability and fall risk. These data may therefore prove an important addition to the already common conventional clinical measures, e.g. the 10 Meter Walk Test (10MWT), Berg Balance Scale (BBS), Timed Up and Go Test (TUG), Six Minute Walk Test (6MWT) and the Motor Functional Independence Measure (MFIM). However, the prediction of these conventional clinical measures using spatiotemporal gait parameters ...
Source: Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities - Category: Disability Source Type: research
AbstractWarfarin is dependent on multiple hepatic enzymes for metabolism while apixaban is a substrate for P-glycoprotein (P-gp) transport and hepatic CYP3A4 metabolism. The aim of this analysis was to assess the impact of interacting medication use on the treatment effects of apixaban versus warfarin. Outcomes were compared between apixaban and warfarin using Cox proportional hazards modeling according to the use of interacting medications at randomization in ARISTOTLE (n  = 18,201). Interacting medications for apixaban were identified as combined P-gp and 3A4 inhibitors or inducers while interacting medicat...
Source: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
Transgender hormone therapy is associated with an increased risk for MI, stroke, and venous thromboembolism, underscoring the importance of patient counseling and close monitoring in this population.Medscape Medical News
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February 20, 2019—(BRONX, N.Y.)—A study led byAlbert Einstein College of Medicine researchers found a link between daily consumption of multiple diet drinks and higher stroke risk among post-menopausal women. The association was stronger in obese women and African-American women. The study was published February 14 inStroke, a journal of the American Heart Association.
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Publication date: Available online 19 February 2019Source: Neurochemistry InternationalAuthor(s): Shucheng He, Rui Liu, Binbin Li, Liangliang Huang, Wenxiang Fan, Charmaine Ruvimbo Tembachako, Xiaoya Zheng, Xiaoxing Xiong, Masaaki Miyata, Baohui Xu, Yunman Li, Weirong FangAbstractCCR2 could recruit immune cells migrating into brain after ischemic stroke. It is unclear whether and why Propagermanium (PG, a CCR2 inhibitor) is able to protect against ischemic injury. Middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) and reperfusion injury in C57BL/6 J male mice were performed in vivo to mimic ischemic stroke. Cultured BV2 microglia e...
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Psoriasis medication for heart disease prevention, the role of artificial sweeteners in different types of stroke, and 3 other noteworthy findings from American Heart Month.  
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