Vitamin B Supplements May Lower Stroke RiskVitamin B Supplements May Lower Stroke Risk
An updated meta-analysis finds taking vitamins to lower homocysteine levels has a significant impact on stroke. Factors such as hypertension and kidney disease may play a role. Medscape Medical News
A 55-year-old man with a history of end-stage renal disease due to autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease and bilateral nephrectomy without adrenalectomy underwent his first kidney transplantation after 6 years of hemodialysis. The patient had no history of donor-specific antibodies. The donor was described as a 69-year-old man with a history of active smoking and aortic valvulopathy who died of a stroke without cardiac arrest or collapse. Maintenance immunosuppressive therapy consisted of low-dose tacrolimus and everolimus.
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE occurs when a person's blood pressure is consistently too high and means that the heart has to work much harder to pump blood around the body. This over exertion could lead to very worrying health risks such as strokes or heart attacks. The nations favourite activity however could help lower readings. What is it?
Yet another sizable study has shown that common dietary supplements have little to no effect on late life mortality. This finding of course has to compete with the wall to wall marketing deployed by the supplement market. Researchers have been presenting data on the ineffectiveness of near all supplements of years, but it doesn't seem to reduce the enthusiasm for these products. In the past it was fairly easy to dismiss all supplements as nonsense, or at the very least causing only marginal effects that were in no way comparable to the benefits of exercise and calorie restriction, but matters are now becoming more complex....
Publication date: Available online 18 July 2019Source: International Review of NeurobiologyAuthor(s): Dafin Fior Muresanu, Aruna Sharma, Ranjana Patnaik, Preeti K. Menon, Herbert Mössler, Hari Shanker SharmaAbstractThere is a growing trend of hypertension among military and civilian populations due to lifetime stressful situations. If hypertension is uncontrolled it leads to development of diabetes and serious neurological complications. Most of the World populations live in temperate zone across the World. Thus, a possibility exists that these hypertensive and diabetic people may have external heat as potential risk ...
ConclusionMigraines have a high incidence in gynaecology and obstetrics. Health care providers must include screening questions when history taking to identify women with migraines and effectively manage them. Proper follow-up and treatment is required for all women with migraines in order to minimize the risk of cerebrovascular events, and negative pregnancy outcomes. Women with migraines are advised to avoid combined hormonal contraception and use progesterone only pills.
CONCLUSIONS: Nearly all hospitalized patients with AF received OAC in the secondary prevention of thromboembolic complications. NOACs were used for secondary prevention of stroke among patients with AF in patients with fewer comorbidities. PMID: 31313276 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Publication date: Available online 14 July 2019Source: Pharmacological ResearchAuthor(s): Wael Eldahshan, Susan C. Fagan, Adviye ErgulAbstractNeuroinflammation underlies the etiology of multiple neurodegenerative diseases and stroke. Our understanding of neuroinflammation has evolved in the last few years and major players have been identified. Microglia, the brain resident macrophages, are considered sentinels at the forefront of the neuroinflammatory response to different brain insults. Interestingly, microglia perform other physiological functions in addition to their role in neuroinflammation. Therefore, an updated app...
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Conclusion: Our study confirms the feasibility of deploying DES for the treatment of ostial vertebral artery stenosis with low peri-procedural risk and low medium-term rates of re-stenosis.