Cystatin C, a novel indicator of renal function, reflects severity of cerebral microbleeds
Conclusion: Cystatin C may be the most sensitive indicator of CMB severity among the renal disease markers.
Publication date: Available online 27 March 2020Source: Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular DiseasesAuthor(s): Javad Alizargar, Nan-Chen Hsieh, Shu-Fang Vivienne Wu
ConclusionClopidogrel monotherapy was neither inferior nor superior to aspirin monotherapy for the secondary prevention of recurrent cerebrovascular attack following previous ischemic stroke in patients with T2DM. Hence, clopidogrel or aspirin monotherapy is equally safe and effective in these patients with T2DM.
Purpose: Many patients with ischemic stroke have concomitant coronary artery disease (CAD). However, it remains unclear which stroke patients should undergo evaluation for asymptomatic CAD, and which screening tools are appropriate. We investigated the role of coronary artery calcium (CAC) score as a screening tool for asymptomatic but severe CAD in acute stroke patients. We determined the selection criteria for CAC screening based on risk factors and cerebral atherosclerosis.Materials and Methods: The present study included consecutive patients with acute stroke who had undergone cerebral angiography and multi-detector co...
CONCLUSIONS: The results suggest different DNAm status of MMP24 between stable and unstable atherothrombotic carotid plaques, and between atherothrombotic stroke and controls in blood samples. PMID: 32206187 [PubMed]
AbstractIschemic stroke is one of the significant causes of morbidity and mortality, affecting millions of people across the globe. Cell injury in the infarct region is an inevitable consequence of focal cerebral ischemia. Subsequent reperfusion exacerbates the harmful effect and increases the infarct volume. These cellular injuries follow either a regulated pathway involving tightly structured signaling cascades and molecularly defined effector mechanisms or a non-regulated pathway, also known as accidental cell death, where the process is biologically uncontrolled. Classical cell death pathways are long established and w...
There is a lack of information on the natural history of asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis (AsymCS) associated with cardiovascular diseases that require surgery. The aim of this study was to investigate risk factors for postoperative ipsilateral ischemic stroke and all-cause mortality after cardiovascular surgery in patients with AsymCS.
Conclusions Early arm subscore of the Motricity Index at 1 wk predicts upper limb functional capacity before inpatient rehabilitation facility discharge and at 3-mo outpatient follow-up.
ConclusionIn this real world, population ‐based cohort of patients with newly diagnosed AF, we found a lower than expected rate of OAC prescription within 3 months of diagnosis but an encouraging increase in OAC purchasing over time. Use of NOACs has risen exponentially in only a few years, accounting for a greater pool of AF patients be ing prescribed an OAC.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.