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Iodinated Contrast Agents Reduce the Efficacy of Intravenous Recombinant Tissue-Type Plasminogen Activator in Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients: a Multicenter Cohort Study
This study aimed to investigate whether the application of iodinated contrast agents before intravenous (IV) recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) reduces the efficacy in acute ischemic stroke (AIS) patients. To determine whether the application of iodinated contrast agents before intravenous rt-PA reduces the efficacy in AIS patients. We analyzed our prospectively collected data of consecutive AIS patients receiving IV rt-PA treatment in the MISSION CHINA study. Clinical outcome at 3 months was assessed with modified Rankin Scale (mRS) score and dichotomized into good outcome (0–2) and poor outcome (3–6)....
Source: Translational Stroke Research - September 7, 2020 Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Shenmayizhi Formula Combined with Ginkgo Extract Tablets for the Treatment of Vascular Dementia: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Controlled Trial.
Authors: Zhang H, Cao Y, Pei H, Wang H, Ma L, Wang Z, Diao X, Yang Y, Liu N, Wei Y, Li H Abstract Shenmayizhi formula (SMYZF) has been shown to have an effect on vascular dementia (VaD) in previous studies. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether a combination of SMYZF with Ginkgo extract tablets improves mild-to-moderate VaD. In this 12-week, randomized, double-blind, controlled study, we randomly assigned 196 patients with VaD (aged 50-85 years) to either the SMYZF group (n = 98) or the Ginkgo group (n = 98). All patients received Ginkgo extract tablets as a basic treatment, while the SMYZF group al...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - August 14, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Clinical study of stent forming for symptomatic internal carotid artery stenosis
Stroke is one of the diseases that seriously threaten the survival and health of human beings. In Europe and the United States, stroke is the second leading cause of death after heart disease and tumors. Stroke is also one of the fatal diseases in Asian countries. On average, about 1.5 million new stroke patients are added each year in China, and the incidence of stroke is increasing year by year. About 80% of all stroke patients are ischemic stroke, and symptomatic internal carotid atherosclerotic stenosis is another important cause of ischemic stroke. Ipsilateral carotid stenosis ≥50% increases the incidence of tran...
Source: Medicine - June 19, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Observational Study Source Type: research
Investigation of Invigorating Qi and Activating Blood Circulation Prescriptions in Treating Qi Deficiency and Blood Stasis Syndrome of Ischemic Stroke Patients: Study Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial
In this study, we intend to use similar prescriptions that invigorate Qi and activate blood circulation: Buyang Huanwu granules (BHG), Naoxintong capsules (NXTC), and Yangyin Tongnao granules (YTG). The goal is to evaluate their level of PSC inpatients with IS with QDBS syndrome and find relevant biomarkers to provide an objective basis for precise treatment of TCM and improve the clinical therapeutic effects. A multicenter, randomized, double-blinded, and placebo-controlled intervention trial will be conducted in IS patients with QDBS syndrome, followed by an add-on of Chinese patent medicine. A total of 160 subjects will...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - June 16, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Efficacy and Safety of Ginkgo biloba in Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
Abstract Ginkgo biloba and its extract have been suggested to have a neuroprotective role in patients with acute ischemic stroke. We aimed to examine the efficacy and safety of Ginkgo biloba use in patients with acute ischemic stroke. We searched seven databases for randomized controlled studies examining the use of Ginkgo biloba in patients with acute ischemic stroke. Relevant studies were retrieved, screened, and data were extracted independently by two reviewers. Random effects meta-analyses were performed to evaluate the efficacy and safety outcomes of Ginkgo biloba. We subsequently assessed the certainty of e...
Source: The American Journal of Chinese Medicine - April 29, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Chong PZ, Ng HY, Tai JT, Lee SWH Tags: Am J Chin Med Source Type: research
Nonatrial Fibrillation was Associated With Early Neurological Improvement After Intravenous Thrombolysis With rt-PA in Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke
Background: Intravenous thrombolysis is the only approved pharmacological treatment for acute ischemic stroke (AIS) patients, but the immediate response to thrombolysis varies by patient. Objective: To investigate the factors associated with early neurological improvement (ENI) after the administration of intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) treatment to AIS patients within 4.5 hours of onset. Methods: Demographics, onset to treatment time, risk factors, and clinical and laboratory data of 209 AIS patients undergoing intravenous rt-PA therapy at a Chinese hospital between January 2013 and Au...
Source: The Neurologist - March 1, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Efficacy and safety of Shenmayizhi decoction as an adjuvant treatment for vascular dementia: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
This study will provide evidences to evaluate the efficacy and safety of SMYZD in combination with GBEs in treatment of VaD, as well as the adjuvant role of SMYZD in combination. Trial is registered at Chinese Clinical Trial Registry: ChiCTR1800017359.
Source: Medicine - December 1, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Study Protocol Clinical Trial Source Type: research
Many take anticoagulants and OTC supplements, which poses risk
FINDINGSNearly 98% percent of people prescribed direct-acting oral anticoagulants such as apixaban also used over-the-counter products. Of those, 33% took at least one such product that, in combination with the anticoagulants, could cause dangerous internal bleeding. People taking these medications largely lacked knowledge of some potentially serious interactions.BACKGROUNDDirect-acting oral anticoagulants are the drug of choice for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation, which occurs most frequently in older patients. Apixaban is one of the most frequently prescribed. However, most people prescribed apix...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 31, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
Regulation of Tau Protein on the Antidepressant Effects of Ketamine in the Chronic Unpredictable Mild Stress Model
This study was carried out in accordance with the recommendations of the “Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee of China Medical University.” The protocol was approved by the “Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee of China Medical University.”Author ContributionsXWu and GW conceived and designed the experiments. YLi, RD, XR, WR, HYa, and YT performed the experiments. HYu, XZ, JY and XWa helped to analyze and interpret the data. GW drafted the manuscript. XWu, EX, YLu, and GZ provided critical revisions. All the authors reviewed and approved the final manuscript.FundingThe present stu...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - April 29, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
A Genetic Variant of miR-34a Contributes to Susceptibility of Ischemic Stroke Among Chinese Population
This study was supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 81560552, 81260234), Natural Science Foundation of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (CN) (2017JJA180826), Innovation Project of Guangxi Graduate Education (CN) (201601009) and Key Laboratory Open Project Fund of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (CN) (kfkt20160064). Conflict of Interest Statement The authors declare that the research was conducted in the absence of any commercial or financial relationships that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest. Supplementary Material The Supplementary Material for this article can be fou...
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - April 23, 2019 Category: Physiology Source Type: research
YiQiFuMai Powder Injection Attenuates Coronary Artery Ligation-Induced Heart Failure Through Improving Mitochondrial Function via Regulating ROS Generation and CaMKII Signaling Pathways
This study was carried out in accordance with the recommendations of “Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, National Institutes of Health.” The protocol was approved by the “China Pharmaceutical University.” Surgical Preparation The mice were anesthetized with chloral hydrate (4% chloral hydrate, ip). The HF model was induced by CAL as previously reported (Gao et al., 2010). Successful ligation of the coronary artery was confirmed by the occurrence of ST-segment elevation in electrocardiogram. Sham operated mice were performed the same process except left CAL. After ligation, the h...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - April 9, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
A Systematic Review of Neuroprotective Efficacy and Safety of DL-3-N-Butylphthalide in Ischemic Stroke.
Abstract DL-3-n-butylphthalide (NBP) is widely used as a neuroprotective drug for ischemic stroke in China. There is, however, no established evidence on its efficacy and safety for patients with ischemic stroke. We, therefore, conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis. Major databases were searched to identify randomized controlled trials that assessed the efficacy and safety of NBP on ischemic stroke, reporting outcomes among patients treated with NBP alone or combined with standard anti-ischemic stroke drugs vs. standard anti-ischemic stroke drugs. Continuous data were validated, extracted and synthesized...
Source: The American Journal of Chinese Medicine - April 8, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Xu ZQ, Zhou Y, Shao BZ, Zhang JJ, Liu C Tags: Am J Chin Med Source Type: research
Analysis of Influencing Factors of Poststroke Depression: Is Higher Body Mass Index Always a Risk Factor of Poststroke Depression?
Poststroke depression (PSD) is a common complication of stroke. We sought to investigate the influencing factors of PSD and explored the association between body mass index (BMI) and PSD. A total of 397 stroke patients in a hospital in Qiqihar City, China, were included in this study in 2016. The order of independent variable importance was the score of the National Institute of Health Stroke Scale, frequency of stroke, age, BMI, and sleep duration. Sleep duration of 7 hours or more (compared with
Source: The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease - February 27, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
HDAC9 Polymorphisms Predict Susceptibility, Severity, and Short-Term Outcome of Large Artery Atherosclerotic Stroke in Chinese Population
This study aimed to investigate whether these two polymorphisms were associated with susceptibility, severity, and short-term outcome of LAA stroke in a southern Chinese Han population. rs2074633 and rs28688791 were genotyped using SNPscan technology in 1011 LAA stroke patients and 1121 healthy controls. Stroke severity on admission and short-term outcome were, respectively, assessed by the National Institute of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) score on admission and modified Rankin Scale score at 3 months after stroke onset. rs2074633 (P = 0.039) and rs28688791 (P = 0.025) were associated with risk of LAA stroke. In ...
Source: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience - December 18, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Lp-PLA2 as a risk factor of early neurological deterioration in acute ischemic stroke with TOAST type of large arterial atherosclerosis.
Authors: Wang Y, Hu S, Ren L, Lei Z, Lan T, Cai J, Li C Abstract INTRODUCTION: Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) is a well-known risk factor of atherosclerotic vascular diseases. Nevertheless, its role in the acute phase of ischemic stroke is still unclear. The aim of this study is to identify the relationship between Lp-PLA2 levels and early neurological deterioration (END) in acute ischemic stroke patients with Trial of Org 10 172 in Acute Stroke Treatment (TOAST) subtype of large arterial atherosclerosis (LAA). METHODS: We enrolled Chinese patients with first ever acute ischemic stroke admitt...
Source: Neurological Research - October 10, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurol Res Source Type: research
Predictive values of CSS and NIHSS in the prognosis of patients with acute cerebral infarction: A comparative analysis
This study aims to investigate the predictive values of the Chinese Stroke Scale (CSS) and National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) in the prognosis of patients with acute cerebral infarction. A total of 399 patients with acute cerebral infarction were assessed using CSS and NIHSS within 1 day after admission. Then, the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves were established, and the area under the curves of these 2 scoring systems was compared. The area under the curve of CSS and NIHSS was 0.796 and 0.794, respectively. CSS and NIHSS have good predictive values for the prognosis of patients with acute...
Source: Medicine - September 1, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Observational Study Source Type: research
Decreased Concentration of Irisin Is Associated with Poor Functional Outcome in Ischemic Stroke
In this study, we investigated the short-term prognostic value of early measurement of irisin concentration in 1530 Han Chinese patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) from three stroke centers. The subjects were the first-ever AIS patients who were hospitalized at three stroke centers during the period from January 2015 to December 2016. Clinical information and stroke severity were collected at admission. Neurological evaluations were conducted at the 6-month follow-up. Serum levels of irisin, National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS), and conventional risk factors were evaluated to determine their value to pr...
Source: Neurotherapeutics - July 20, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D deficiency predicts poor outcome among acute ischemic stroke patients without hypertension
Publication date: Available online 3 May 2018Source: Neurochemistry InternationalAuthor(s): Bingjun Zhang, Yuge Wang, Yi Zhong, Siyuan Liao, Zhengqi LuAbstract25-Hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) deficiency is a frequent condition in patients who suffer acute ischemic stroke (AIS), and several studies suggested that it may be associated with a poorer prognosis. Whether this association is affected by hypertension is unclear. Our aim was to investigate the association between 25(OH)D levels and both clinical severity and outcome after 3 months in AIS patients stratified by the history of hypertension. Consecutive first-ever AIS pa...
Source: Neurochemistry International - July 10, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Early neurological deterioration during the acute phase as a predictor of long-term outcome after first-ever ischemic stroke
Early neurological deterioration (END) is associated with increased risk of functional disability and mortality. However, data are limited regarding the long-term risk of poor functional outcomes. Thus we explored the association between END and long-term outcomes in patients with acute ischemic stroke. A total of 1064 patients were enrolled with acute ischemic stroke who were consecutively admitted to the 3 stroke units of Huai-He Hospital, Kaifeng, China. END was defined as an increment change of at least one point in motor power or total National Institute of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) score deterioration ≥2 points ...
Source: Medicine - December 1, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Observational Study Source Type: research
UCLA researchers demonstrate new material that could aid body ’s cellular repair process
A research team led by UCLA biomolecular engineers and doctors has demonstrated a therapeutic material that could one day promote better tissue regeneration following a wound or a stroke.During the body ’s typical healing process, when tissues like skin are damaged the body grows replacement cells. Integrins are class of proteins that are important in the cellular processes critical to creating new tissue. One of the processes is cell adhesion, when new cells “stick” to the materials between cells, called the extracellular matrix. Another is cell migration, where at the cell’s surface, integrins help “pull” the...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
Epidemiology of acute kidney injury in patients with stroke: a retrospective analysis from the neurology ICU
AbstractAcute kidney injury (AKI) is proven to be an independent risk factor for adverse clinical outcomes in patients with stroke, but data about the epidemiology of AKI in these patients are not well characterized. Therefore, we investigated the incidence, risk factors, and the impact of AKI on the clinical outcomes in a group of Chinese patients with stroke. We retrospectively recruited 647 stroke patients from the neurology ICU between 2012 and 2013. AKI was identified according to the 2012 KDIGO criteria. Baseline estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) was calculated using modified Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemio...
Source: Internal and Emergency Medicine - June 27, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
Factors for short-term outcomes in patients with a minor stroke: results from China National Stroke Registry
In this study, we aimed to identify which factors were associated with adverse outcomes of a minor stroke. Methods: The China National Stroke Registry (CNSR) is a nationwide prospective registry for patients presented to hospitals with acute cerebrovascular events between September 2007 and August 2008. The 3-month follow-up was completed in 4669 patients with a minor stroke defined as the initial neurological severity lower than 4 in the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS). Multivariate model was used to determine the association between risk factors and clinical outcomes. Results: Of 4669 patients with a m...
Source: BMC Neurology - December 9, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: Lingyun WuAnxin WangXianwei WangXingquan ZhaoChunxue WangLiping LiuHuaguang ZhengYongjun WangYibin CaoYilong Wangon behalf of the China National Stroke Registry investigators Source Type: research