Dual-Antithrombotic Therapy With DOACs After Acute Coronary Syndrome or Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Atrial Fibrillation: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
Publication date: January 2020Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology, Volume 36, Issue 1Author(s): Mohammed Shurrab, Asaf Danon, Sami Alnasser, Benedict Glover, Anna Kaoutskaia, Mark Henderson, David Newman, Eugene Crystal, Dennis KoAbstractBackgroundThe choice of antithrombotic therapy for atrial fibrillation (AF) patients who have an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) or have undergone percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is challenging. We aimed to assess outcomes between dual-antithrombotic therapy with the use of direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs) plus an antiplatelet agent (dual therapy) compared with warfarin plus 2 antiplatelet agents (triple therapy) for AF patients after PCI or with ACS.MethodsSystematic searches of multiple major databases were performed from their inception through September 2019. We included only randomized controlled trials. Odds ratios (ORs) were pooled with the use of a random-effects model.ResultsWe identified 4 randomized controlled trials, which included 7168 patients. Compared with triple-antithrombotic therapy with warfarin, dual-antithrombotic therapy with DOACs was associated with a significant reduction in major bleeding (OR 0.56, 95% confidence interval [CI] 0.38-0.82; P = 0.003) as well as major bleeding or clinically relevant nonmajor bleeding (OR 0.53, 95% CI 0.38-0.75; P
Conclusion: Despite using a large cohort and highly controlled laboratory conditions, we found no differences in melatonin suppression between euthymic patients with bipolar I disorder and healthy controls. These findings do not support the notion that supersensitivity is a valid endophenotype in bipolar I disorder. PMID: 32096617 [PubMed - in process]
We present a rare case of hemichorea associated with a hemorrhagic stroke in the contralateral striatum.
The geriatric population is at high risk of severe low blood glucose (LBG) events due to diminished homeostatic mechanisms, especially on hypoglycemic medications. Moderate to severe LBG events in these patients can contribute to behavior changes such as agitation, change in level of consciousness, disruption of sleep, instability and increased risk of myocardial infarction, stroke and falls. Rapid recognition and appropriate treatment and prevention of LBG and recurrences can reduce risk for hospitalization in the geriatric population.
CONCLUSIONS.: This study provided an atlas of genetic correlations between psychiatric disorders and plasma proteome, providing novel clues for pathogenetic and biomarkers, therapeutic studies of psychiatric disorders. PMID: 32093803 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSIONS.: Our results confirm the multidimensional nature of mania. Hyperactivity, increased speech, and thought disorder appear as core features of the clinical construct. The mood experience could be heterogeneous, depending on the co-occurrence of euphoric (elevated mood) and dysphoric (irritability and depressive mood) emotions of varying intensity. Results are also discussed regarding their relationship with other constitutive elements of bipolar disorder, such as mixed and depressive states. PMID: 32093802 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSIONS.: Despite sharing a lower IQ and a higher prevalence of psychiatric disorders, brain abnormalities in BDo appear less pronounced (but are not absent) than in SZo. Lower ICV in SZo implies that familial risk for schizophrenia has a stronger association with stunted early brain development than familial risk for bipolar disorder. PMID: 32093799 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSIONS.: For adult patients with BD, initial and relapse prodromes of manic, hypomanic, and depressive episodes were identified. It is proposed that the most frequent prodromes found in this review be incorporated into a smartphone app that monitors the functioning of people at risk of BD and patients who have already been diagnosed. Data from this app would constitute a relevant source of big data. PMID: 32093795 [PubMed - in process]
Authors: Morris G, Maes M, Berk M, Carvalho AF, Puri BK Abstract Nutritional ketosis, induced via either the classical ketogenic diet or the use of emulsified medium-chain triglycerides, is an established treatment for pharmaceutical resistant epilepsy in children and more recently in adults. In addition, the use of oral ketogenic compounds, fractionated coconut oil, very low carbohydrate intake, or ketone monoester supplementation has been reported to be potentially helpful in mild cognitive impairment, Parkinson's disease, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and autistic spectrum disorder. In these and other neurode...
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Publication date: Available online 30 January 2020Source: Journal of Science and Medicine in SportAuthor(s): Tracey J. Dickson, F. Anne Terwiel