Study: Long-term antibiotic use among women linked to increased risk of heart attack and stroke

(Natural News) When you think about what can go wrong when you take antibiotics, there are two major complications that likely come to mind: that all-too-familiar stomach upset and the more big-picture issue of antibiotic resistance and superbugs. However, there’s another potential problem that you might not associate with antibiotic use: a higher risk of...
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Objective Using a feasibility analysis and matched subgroup analysis, this study investigated the implementation/safety/outcomes of a stroke recovery program (SRP) integrating modified cardiac rehabilitation for stroke survivors. Design This prospective cohort study of 783 stroke survivors were discharged from an inpatient rehabilitation facility to an outpatient setting; 136 SRP-participants completed a feasibility study and received the SRP including modified cardiac rehabilitation, 473 chose standard of care rehabilitation (nonparticipants), and a group (n = 174) were excluded. The feasibility study assessed the fo...
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Original Research Articles Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 October 2019Source: Journal of the American College of RadiologyAuthor(s): Cindy Yuan, Kirti Kulkarni, Brittany Z. DashevskyAbstractObjectiveTo evaluate the impact of comorbid conditions and age on mammography use.MethodsWe used data from the 2011 to 2015 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, which contained records for 40,752 women over the age of 40. Use was defined as a mammogram within the previous 1 or 2 years, analyzed separately. A logit model was employed to evaluate associations between use and comorbidities and age. Statistical significance was defined by a P value
Source: Journal of the American College of Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Authors: Jeong MJ, Kwon H, Kim MJ, Han Y, Kwon TW, Cho YP Abstract Purpose: We aimed to compare clinical outcomes after carotid endarterectomy (CEA) between Korean patients with and without severe contralateral extracranial carotid stenosis or occlusion (SCSO). Methods: Between January 2004 and December 2014, a total of 661 patients who underwent 731 CEAs were stratified by SCSO (non-SCSO and SCSO groups) and analyzed retrospectively. The study outcomes included the occurrence of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE), defined as stroke or myocardial infarction, and all-cause mortality during the perioperat...
Source: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research - Category: Surgery Tags: Ann Surg Treat Res Source Type: research
ConclusionSeizures did not predict in-hospital mortality in critically ill patients. Larger prospective studies are needed to confirm our current findings.
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Young adults with PTSD may be at increased risk for TIA or a major stroke by middle age, based on new research published in the journal Stroke.
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ConclusionsThese findings provided strong evidences that TGD intervention ameliorated interstitial fibrosis, myocyte hypertrophy and gap junction expression in the IBZ, attenuated left ventricular remodeling and dysfunction, and reduced vulnerability to tachyarrhythmia. TGD inhibited IBZ remodeling by its inhibition effect on myofibroblasts differentiation.
Source: Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
AbstractBackground&PurposeInternational recommendations advocate that carotid endarterectomy (CEA) should be performed within two weeks from the index event in symptomatic carotid artery stenosis (sCAS) patients. However, there are controversial data regarding the safety of CEA performed during the first two days of ictus. The aim of this international, multicenter study was to prospectively evaluate the safety of urgent (0 ‐2 days) in comparison to early (3‐14 days) CEA in patients with sCAS.MethodsConsecutive patients with non ‐disabling (mRS‐scores≤2) acute ischemic strokes (AIS) or Transient Ischemic Att...
Source: European Journal of Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Abstract Sepsis is one of the ten leading causes of death in developed and developing countries. In the United States, sepsis mortality approaches that of acute myocardial infarction and exceeds deaths from stroke. Neonates and the elderly are the most vulnerable patients, with these groups suffering from the highest sepsis mortality. In both groups, many survivors respectively display serious developmental disabilities and cognitive decline. The National Institute of Health National Heart Lung and Blood Institute Panel redefined sepsis as a "severe endothelial dysfunction syndrome in response to intravascula...
Source: Polish Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research
In his second term as president, Dwight Eisenhower looked like an old man. He’d had a serious heart attack in 1955, requiring extensive hospitalization. Ike later suffered a stroke. In contrast to his seeming senescence, his successor, John F. Kennedy, seemed vibrant and flamboyant. The reality was that Eisenhower was not really that old — […]Related:Hillary Clinton’s pneumonia: Can being on the campaign trail literally make you sick?Newest superbug found in a Connecticut toddlerAs a mental health provider, I ask all my patients about guns. Here’s why.
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