Opioid epidemic is fueling a rise in STROKES: Rate has soared in 20 years

When users inject heroin, traces of bacteria can enter their bloodstream, which can reach their heart causing endocarditis. New data show strokes from opioid-related endocarditis has rocketed.
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ConclusionsSerum soluble LOX-1 appears to have the potential to become a promising prognostic predictor after human aneurysmal SAH.
Source: Clinica Chimica Acta - Category: Laboratory Medicine Source Type: research
We report here the first successful transcatheter implantation of a stented valve in a pulmonary position in a dog with congenital pulmonary valve disease. A 3-year-old, 10.9 kg, client-owned Beagle dog was referred for a follow-up visit after a percutaneous balloon valvuloplasty performed 22 months before for treatment of a severe type A valvular pulmonary stenosis. The Doppler-derived peak pressure gradient (PG) was 348 mmHg before the procedure and 66 mmHg 24 hours after. The dog was lethargic. Echocardiography revealed a mild pulmonary stenosis (PG - 43 mmHg), severe pulmonary regurgitation, and secondary severe right ...
Source: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
Abstract Strokes causing similar lesions and clinical states can be followed by diverse regains of neurological functions, indicating that the clinical recovery can depend on individual modulating factors. A promising line to disclose these factors, to finally open new therapeutic strategies, is to search for individual indices of recovery prognosis. Here, we pursued on strengthening the value of acute phase electrophysiological biomarkers for poststroke functional recovery in a wide group of patients. We enrolled 120 patients affected by a monohemispheric stroke within the middle cerebral artery territory (70 lef...
Source: Neural Plasticity - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Neural Plast Source Type: research
Conclusions: Adopting a pharmacist-involved team-based hypertension model could substantially improve BP control and cardiovascular outcomes in the United States. Net cost-savings among groups 2 and 3 make a compelling case for Medicare, but favorable economics may also be possible for private insurers, particularly if innovations could moderately lower the cost of delivering an effective intervention.
Source: Medical Care - Category: Health Management Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
[Premium Times] Dapo Olorunyomi, publisher of PREMIUM TIMES, has called for a special honour for late Stella Adadevoh, for her bravery that warded off the dreaded Ebola epidemic from Nigeria.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
Although parsimony is considered a virtue in science, simple interpretations are often simplistic, perhaps because they are only partially right and often because they are partially wrong. Complexity is a scientific challenge, not a reason for despair....
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
OBJECTIVES: Sexual assault (SA) is recognized as a public health problem of epidemic proportions. Guidelines recommend the administration of post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) after an SA. However, few data are available about the feasibility of this strategy...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
CONCLUSION: Mortality in CS patients due to decompensated severe AS is high, regardless of interventional treatment strategy. Both eBAV and eTAVR seem feasible. As eTAVR is associated with better initial improvements in hemodynamics and simultaneously avoids sequential interventions, it might be favorable to eBAV in select patients. If eTAVR is not available, eBAV might serve as a "bridge" to elective TAVR. PMID: 31611428 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Journal of Invasive Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Tags: J Invasive Cardiol Source Type: research
More than $490,000 is being doled out to seven Florida counties as part of a national effort to  try to eradicate HIV and AIDS in the next 10 years. The funding is made possible as part of the Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative, which was announced by the Trump administration this year. Money became available for counties to spend Oct. 1. “For this plan to succeed, we want to engage the help of every Floridian,” Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nunez, flanked by Department of Health Secretary Scott Rivkees…
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Credit: Busani Bafana/IPSBy Esther Ngumbi and Ifeanyi NsoforILLINOIS, United States / ABUJA, Oct 16 2019 (IPS) United Nations World Food Day is celebrated around the world on October 16 under the theme: “Our Actions ARE Our Future. Healthy Diets for a Zero Hunger World”. This theme is timely, especially, because across Africa and around the world, there has been a gradual rise in malnutrition and diet-related non communicable diseases, as highlighted in The Lancet study and a United Nations Report published earlier this year. While 45 percent of deaths in children are from nu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health World Food Day Source Type: news
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