BMJ Masterclasses for Physicians: Stroke London 2013

With over 150,000 people having a stroke every year, it is the 3rd largest cause of death after heart disease and cancer, and given thewith an ageing population, stroke incidence is likely to increase. The hugely successful BMJ Masterclass for Physicians returns with all the essential updates on the latest evidence based medicine and best practice for stroke prevention and therapy. The one day masterclass identifies key risk factors, the latest treatments and interventions right through to stroke prevention and rehabilitation methods that are practice focused for physicians. Now in its third year, this practical one day masterclass will raise your awareness of key risk factors and the latest treatments available in the management of your stroke patients. Our expert speakers will also discuss stroke prevention and rehabilitation methods, and will deliver important updates on the latest evidence based medicine and best practice. Chaired by: Dr Iqbal Malik, Consultant Cardiologist, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London and Dr Dr Anthony Pereira Consultant Neurologist St Georges Hospital Learn about: • Stroke management 2013: what’s new? • Risk factors for stroke • Transient ischaemic attacks and mimics of stroke • Imaging in stroke • Thrombolysis and intervention in acute stroke • Haemorrhagic stroke • Rehabilitation and complications after stroke • Challenging cases put into practice To view the full programme and speaker de...
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CONCLUSIONS: Weight loss or gain could be a risk factor for mortality from total or ischemic CVD, while weight loss could be a risk factor for intracerebral hemorrhage. PMID: 32378530 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis - Category: Cardiology Tags: J Atheroscler Thromb Source Type: research
The worldwide stroke incidence is 17 million per year,1 and 12 % of all deaths worldwide are caused by stroke making it the third leading cause of death after cancer and ischemic heart disease.2
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
This study is also a reminder that the health impact of a particular intervention (such as diet) may not be easy to predict or explain. In most cases, the risk of stroke and heart disease tend to rise or fall together, but that wasn’t the case in this research. Beware the study’s limitations This study linking a vegetarian diet with a higher risk of hemorrhagic stroke has a number of important limitations that should temper the concerns of vegetarians. The study was observational. That means it simply observed what happened among different people who followed different diets over time, without being able to ac...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Healthy Eating Heart Health Hypertension and Stroke Source Type: blogs
Hongye Zhao1,2, Tiezheng Zheng1, Xiaohan Yang1, Ming Fan3, Lingling Zhu3, Shuhong Liu3, Liying Wu3 and Changkai Sun1,4* 1Department of Physiology and Key Laboratory of Brain Diseases of Liaoning Province, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Dalian Medical University, Dalian, China 2Department of Physiology, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Qiqihar Medical University, Qiqihar, China 3Department of Brain Protection and Plasticity, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Academy of Military Medical Sciences, Beijing, China 4Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Electronic Information and Electrical Engineerin...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusion: In ischemic stroke or TIA patients with platelet count within normal range, platelet count may be a qualified predictor for long-term recurrent stroke, mortality, and poor functional outcome. Introduction Platelets exert a critical role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerotic complications of cardio-cerebrovascular disease, contributing to thrombus formation, and embolism (1, 2). Previous literature reported that platelets of various size and density are produced by megakaryocytes of different size and stages of maturation in different clinical conditions, suggesting various platelet patterns in differen...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Self-reported frequent eczema was associated with increased risk of mortality from CHD, but not other major CVD, in a Japanese general population. Since steroid usage was not considered, future studies should include it as a potential confounding factor. PMID: 30700678 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis - Category: Cardiology Tags: J Atheroscler Thromb Source Type: research
Conclusion: The burden of disease was higher in the population with disabilities than that in the general population. Cardiovascular diseases and cancer had a higher burden of disease than did other diseases in the population with disabilities; thus, overall, non-communicable diseases have a higher burden of disease than communicable diseases or injuries in the population with disabilities than in the general population. PMID: 30636948 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research
This study aimed to assess the relationship of thrombocytopenia with poor outcomes in cancer patients with CVD.Materials and methodsData on patients with concomitant CVD and cancer who were initially treated at a cancer referral center between January 2010 and December 2017 were included. Thrombocytopenia was defined as a platelet count  
Source: Journal of Neuro-Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Premature deaths due to long-term exposure to PM2.5 accounted for 6.4% of all deaths in Korea. However, individual efforts alone cannot prevent the effects of air pollution. This disease burden study can serve as a basis for the establishment of government policies and budgets and can be used to assess the effectiveness of environmental health policies. PMID: 30190659 [PubMed - in process]
Source: J Korean Med Sci - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research
Publication date: June 2018Source: The Lancet Global Health, Volume 6, Issue 6Author(s): Ben Lacey, Sarah Lewington, Robert Clarke, Xiang Ling Kong, Yiping Chen, Yu Guo, Ling Yang, Derrick Bennett, Fiona Bragg, Zheng Bian, Shaojie Wang, Hua Zhang, Junshi Chen, Robin G Walters, Rory Collins, Richard Peto, Liming Li, Zhengming Chen, Junshi Chen, Zhengming ChenSummaryBackgroundThe age-specific association between blood pressure and vascular disease has been studied mostly in high-income countries, and before the widespread use of brain imaging for diagnosis of the main stroke types (ischaemic stroke and intracerebral haemorrh...
Source: The Lancet Global Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
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