Risk factors and subtypes of ischemic stroke in young patients: an observational study from a teaching hospital in Saudi Arabia.
Risk factors and subtypes of ischemic stroke in young patients: an observational study from a teaching hospital in Saudi Arabia. Funct Neurol. 2019 Apr/Jun;34(2):79-84 Authors: Shahid R Abstract Young adults are a key part of any society and the psychosocial and economic burden of any chronic or devastating disease in this particular group has significant consequences and impacts negatively on the development of the society as a whole. Although stroke in this age group is relatively rare, its consequences, in terms of lifelong dependence and disability, are substantial. Therefore, it is important to address this issue. In this retrospective epidemiological study, we analyzed the medical records of young patients (aged 18- 45 years) with a diagnosis of stroke during the study period (January 2014 - February 2018). The study population numbered 85 patients, and a male predominance was observed (67:18). Hypertension was the commonest risk factor, present in 43 (50.6%), followed by dyslipidemia and diabetes mellitus, present in 37 (43.5%) and 30 (35.3%) respectively. Lacunar infarction (LI) was the commonest type of stroke, observed in 30.6%, followed by cardioembolic stroke (20%). Of the other determined causes, Sickle cell disease was the most frequent etiology. Undetermined causes were less frequent in our study (15.6%) and the presence of multiple etiologies was the main reason for classifying patients in this group. Sickle cell disease was more common th...
ConclusionsThese data challenge the current dogma linking FDG uptake to the glycolytic rate. They instead introduce a new model considering a strict link between the uptake of this glucose analog, H6PD reticular activity and oxidative damage in diabetes, at least under fasting condition.
ConclusionAccording to the results, whey supplementation significantly reduced the SBP, DBP, HDL, waist circumference, TG and FBS in intervention groups in comparing to control groups.
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Publication date: Available online 14 November 2019Source: Diabetes &Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research &ReviewsAuthor(s): S. Gentile, F. Strollo, E. Satta, T. Della-Corte, C. Romano, G. Guarino, Nefrocenter Research Study Group: Nephrologists, Diabetologists, NursesSummaryDiabetes Mellitus (DM) is the most common cause of renal failure and ESRD all over the world, and often requires an individualized insulin treatment regimen. Malnutrition, depression-related eating behavior changes, high on-off-dialysis day-to-day glycemic variability and frequent hypoglycemic events occurring during or immediately after dialy...
Publication date: Available online 14 November 2019Source: Diabetes &Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research &ReviewsAuthor(s): Seema Gulati, Anoop Misra
Publication date: Available online 14 November 2019Source: Diabetes &Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research &ReviewsAuthor(s): Mahdieh Sedighi Pashaki, Jamal Asad Mezel, Zahra Mokhtari, Reza Ghanei Gheshlagh, Parisa Shahbazi Hesabi, Taban Nematifard, Soore KhakiAbstractDepression is one of the most common psychiatric disorders in patients with diabetes, which can exacerbate and accelerate adverse diabetes complaints by reducing self-care behaviors and medication adherence. The purpose of this study is to estimate the prevalence of depression in Iranian patients with diabetes. The search was conducted in the database...
ConclusionSerum CysC is shown to be a superior biomarker in the early diagnosis of DN. However, further studies are still needed to verify our claims.
ConclusionHigh prevalences of underweight and overweight/obesity were identified in ASEAN countries and several correlates were identified which can help to tailor interventions.
New studies from Life for a Child and the American Association of Diabetes Educators shed light on medication cost and access barriers.
Women with ESRD on hemodialysis are rarely screened for osteoporosis despite the fact they are at high risk for bone diseases compared with the general population.Medscape Medical News
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