Vegetarians have a higher risk of stroke than meat eaters

Oxford University scientists, who tracked nearly 50,000 people for 18 years, believe low intake of the vitamins in meat may cause the additional risk.
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Authors: Dell'Aquila A, Sciatti E, Vizzardi E, Metra M Abstract We hereby report a puzzling case of multiple sclerosis (MS) relapse presenting as Takotsubo syndrome (TTS). Female, 42-years old, who presented herself to the Emergency Room of University Hospital "ASST Spedali Civili" of Brescia, Italy, for a severe headache and a non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome. Coronary angiogram showed no signs of coronary atherosclerosis. Upon further neurological evaluation, a diagnosis of MS relapse, related to TTS, was made, and treatment was started accordingly. The patient was discharged after 12 da...
Source: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Monaldi Arch Chest Dis Source Type: research
Authors: Bombardini T, Cortigiani L, Ciampi Q, Ostojic MC, Kovacevic-Preradovic T, Picano E Abstract Background: The ventricular stroke work (SW) refers to the work done by the left ventricle to eject the volume of blood during one cardiac cycle. The cath-lab relationship between SW and end-diastolic volume (EDV) is the preload-recruitable SW (PRSW). Recently a non-invasive single-beat PRSW (SBPRSW) has been proposed. However, the single beat formula needs mathematical skillness, and extra software. Aim of this study was to compare the non-invasive SBPRSW with the simpler non-invasive SW/EDVratio in the stress-echo...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Our findings reflect that psychosocial factors, such as the approach of the last day of the month override the intrinsic effect of disturbances of the circadian rhythm on stroke incidence. PMID: 32241570 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revue Neurologique - Category: Neurology Tags: Rev Neurol (Paris) Source Type: research
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Source: Interventional Neuroradiology - Category: Radiology Tags: Interv Neuroradiol Source Type: research
Resumo A doen ça de Fabry é definida como uma doença rara de depósito lisossomal ligada ao cromossomo X que apresenta sintomas multissistêmicos, incluindo comprometimento vascular com eventos trombóticos. Paciente do sexo feminino, 57 anos, com diagnóstico de doença de Fabry há 11 anos, apresentava hiper idrose, hipoacusia e angioqueratoma nas mãos. Na história patológica pregressa, relatou episódio de acidente vascular encefálico isquêmico prévio aos 40 anos de idade e trombose arterial crônica agudizada em ...
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AbstractThe benefits and risks of acute reperfusion therapy (RT) in acute ischaemic stroke (AIS) remain uncertain in older patients, especially in nonagenarians. We aimed to assess the impact of RT in this population. Single-center retrospective cohort study comparing patients  ≥ 90 years old admitted to a Stroke Unit (2008–2018) with AIS, submitted or not to RT [intravenous thrombolysis(IVT), mechanical thrombectomy(MT) or both]. Baseline characteristics, in-hospital complications and 3-month outcomes were compared. The primary outcome was 3-month “favorable o utcome”, defined as mo...
Source: Internal and Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
This study evaluated microRNA (miRNA) changes in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and their association with the occurrence of delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI) and poor functional outcome after SAH. Forty-three selected miRNAs were measured in daily CSF samples from a discovery cohort of SAH patients admitted to Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark, and compared with neurologically healthy patients. Findings were validated in CSF from a replication cohort of SAH patients admitted to Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts. The CSF levels of miRNA over time were compared with the occurrence of DCI, and functional outco...
Source: Translational Stroke Research - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundRandomized controlled clinical trials (RCT) have demonstrated varied efficacy of glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor (GLP-1R) agonists for cardiovascular outcomes. We sought to evaluate the efficacy and safety of GLP-1R agonists among patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) for stroke prevention.MethodsWe conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of RCTs reporting the following outcomes among patients with Type 2 DM treated with GLP-1R agonists (vs. placebo): nonfatal or fatal strokes, all-cause or cardiovascular mortality, myocardial infarction (MI) and major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE). ...
Source: Journal of Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusion: MHR is significantly associated with CVD in COPD patients. Further prospective studies are warranted to elucidate the predictive value of MHR in COPD patients.
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - Category: Rural Health Authors: Source Type: research
Suspending the usual review and evidence requirements for official statements, the AHA/ASA issues emergency guidance on treatment of acute stroke during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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