Novel Per-conditioning Strategy Disappoints in Stroke Novel Per-conditioning Strategy Disappoints in Stroke

The concept of inducing transient ischemia in a different part of the body in an attempt to protect the brain from the larger ischemic insult of a stroke was not successful in the RESCUE BRAIN study.Medscape Medical News
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Source: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment Source Type: research
ConclusionsOur study underscores the importance of an accurate clinical bed-side assessment as the first step in the diagnostic and therapeutic decision-making process for patients presenting with aphasia. The detection of clinical and anamnestic features associated with an epileptic SM could be useful for the diagnostic process and for time-critical treatments.
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 June 2019Source: Journal of Clinical NeuroscienceAuthor(s): Chien-Yu Chen, Wei-Chieh Weng, Chia-Lun Wu, Wen-Yi HuangAbstractThe association between gender and stroke outcome in patients with high-grade internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis remains unclear. We investigate gender differences in clinical characteristics and outcomes in ischemic stroke patients with high-grade ICA stenosis. Three-hundred and seventy-two acute ischemic stroke patients with high-grade ICA stenosis were enrolled and followed up for 5 years. Demographic features, vascular risk factors, co-morbidities, and o...
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Conclusion: Many predictors of ICH were identified, however, given the lack of robust evidence, larger cohort studies should be prioritized to confirm these predictors. PMID: 31200607 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics - Category: Neurology Tags: Expert Rev Neurother Source Type: research
In conclusion, our study provides novel evidence that rhFGF21 can enhance the angiogenesis and migration of HBMECs through the formation of the FGF21/FGFR1/β-klotho complex via PPARγ activation and eNOS upregulation, indicating that FGF21 is a potential therapeutic angiogenic agent for the treatment of human brain injury.
Source: Journal of Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
ConclusionsCombined use of cabergoline with quetiapine and mirtazapine to treat a psychotic crisis may have contributed to shrinking the tumor in our patient because these antipsychotics have action mediated by growth factors that interfere with growth of pituitary tumors.
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Wajda J, Świat M, Owczarek AJ, Brzozowska A, Olszanecka-Glinianowicz M, Chudek J Abstract Background: Vitamin D (VD) deficiency is considered an independent risk factor for death due to cardiovascular events including ischemic stroke (IS). We assessed the hypothesis that decreased levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OH-D) are associated with increased risk of mortality in patients with IS. Methods: Serum 25-OH-D, intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH), and intact fibroblast growth factor 23 (iFGF23) levels were assessed in serum of 240 consecutive patients admitted within the 24 hours after the onset of IS. ...
Source: Disease Markers - Category: Laboratory Medicine Tags: Dis Markers Source Type: research
Authors: Cao Y, Cui C, Zhao H, Pan X, Li W, Wang K, Ma A Abstract Background: Instability of atherosclerotic plaques is associated with the occurrence of stroke. Microembolic signals (MESs) are an indicator of unstable plaque. A relationship between plasma osteoprotegerin (OPG) and ischemic stroke has already been identified. The aim of this study was to investigate whether plasma OPG levels have a relationship with MESs and to evaluate the feasibility of OPG as a biomarker of stroke severity and occurrence of MESs. Methods: Our study consisted of 127 patients with large artery atherosclerosis stroke and 56 con...
Source: Disease Markers - Category: Laboratory Medicine Tags: Dis Markers Source Type: research
Authors: Zhou L, Wang K, Wang J, Zhou Z, Cheng Y, Pan X, Ma A Abstract Large artery atherosclerotic stroke (LAAS) is the most common ischemic stroke (IS) subtype, and microemboli may be clinically important for indicating increased risk of IS. The inflammatory process of atherosclerosis is well known, and lymphoid phosphatase (Lyp), which is encoded by the protein tyrosine phosphatase nonreceptor type 22 (PTPN22) gene, plays an important role in the inflammatory response. Our study was intended to evaluate the relationship between PTPN22 gene and LAAS and microembolic signals (MES). Three loci of the PTPN22 gene (r...
Source: Disease Markers - Category: Laboratory Medicine Tags: Dis Markers Source Type: research
Study Objectives:To evaluate continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment in patients with moderate to severe sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) after an ischemic stroke.Methods:We identified patients included in the Acute Stroke Registry and Analysis of Lausanne (ASTRAL) who underwent polysomnography after an ischemic stroke. We compared patients without significant SDB (apnea-hypopnea index [AHI]
Source: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : JCSM - Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: research
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