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Significant Destructive Interaction of BDNF Val > Met Polymorphism with Stroke Severity and Family History of Dementia for Cognitive Impairments.
CONCLUSION: It can be speculated that presence of Val/Met heterozygosity has a destructive interaction with the SS and FHD for decreasing the cognitive function, particularly in attention and language domains. Our findings suggested that the inhibition of signaling and trafficking of Val/Met heterozygosity is possibly a practical strategy in reducing the cognitive impairments following the stroke. PMID: 32996114 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Acta Neurologica Taiwanica - October 2, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Acta Neurol Taiwan Source Type: research

Stroke care trends during COVID-19 pandemic in Zanjan Province, Iran. From the CASCADE Initiative: statistical analysis plan and preliminary results
This study examines the changes in stroke epidemiology and care during the COVID-19 pandemic in Zanjan Province, Iran.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - September 15, 2020 Category: Neurology Authors: Abdoreza Ghoreishi, Shahram Arsang-Jang, Ziad Sabaa-Ayoun, Nawaf Yassi, P.N. Sylaja, Yama Akbari, Afshin A. Divani, Jose Biller, Thanh Phan, Sandy Steinwender, Brian Silver, Ramin Zand, Hamidon Bin Basri, Omer M. Iqbal, Annemarei Ranta, Sean Ruland, Eliza Source Type: research

Investigating the needs of family caregivers of older stroke patients: a longitudinal study in Iran
The high burden of care associated with older stroke patients is a factor that threatens the health of family caregivers. Identifying the needs of family caregivers in this group of patients can help provide e...
Source: BMC Geriatrics - August 28, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Mansoureh Ashghali Farahani, Shiva Bahloli, Roohangiz JamshidiOrak and Fatemeh Ghaffari Tags: Research article Source Type: research

COVID-19 likely more than a respiratory illness in kids
A disease associated with COVID-19 that causes multiple organ failure in children...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: WHO publishes guidance on COVID-19 chest imaging RSNA addresses COVID-19 impact on private practice ECR 2020: COVID-19's nonpulmonary manifestations Kids with SARS-CoV-2 may develop second inflammation Iranian team presents COVID-19 pediatric stroke case
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 3, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

High Neutrophil/Lymphocyte Ratio as an Independent Risk Factor for the First Occurrence of Stroke in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients.
CONCLUSION: High NLR was an independent risk factor for the first occurrence of stroke in PD patients. PMID: 32655023 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases - July 14, 2020 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Iran J Kidney Dis Source Type: research

The Incidence and Awareness of Hypertension, among Adults in Ahvaz: A 5 ‑Year Cohort Study in Southwestern Iran
Conclusions:In this study conducted in Ahvaz, the incidence rate of hypertension was 65/1000 person ‑years, higher in men than women. Hypertension awareness was 50.5%, 45.1% in men, and 55.1% in women.Keywords:Awareness, cohort studies, hypertension, incidence
Source: International Journal of Preventive Medicine - July 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Prevalence and Incidence of Metabolic Syndrome in Iran: A Systematic Review and Meta ‑Analysis
Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a predictor of several diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, dyslipidemia, stroke, osteoarthritis, certain cancers, and death leading to public health concern in most societies. We aimed to estimate the pooled prevalence and incidence of MetS in Iranian population through a meta ‑analysis study. We included cross‑sectional and cohort studies to estimate the overall prevalence and incidence rates of MetS in Iran National databases  including MagIran, Science Information Database, IranMedex, and international databases including Medline, Web of Sciences, and Scopus were searche...
Source: International Journal of Preventive Medicine - July 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Concentrations and mortality due to short- and long-term exposure to PM2.5 in a megacity of Iran (2014-2019).
Abstract The present study aimed to survey the spatial and temporal trends of ambient concentration of PM2.5 and to estimate mortality attributed to short- and long-term exposure to PM2.5 in Isfahan from March 2014 to March 2019 using the AirQ+ software. The hourly concentrations of PM2.5 were obtained from the Isfahan Department of Environment and Isfahan Air Quality Monitoring Center. Then, the 24-h mean concentration of PM2.5 for each station was calculated using the Excel software. According to the results, the annual mean concentration of PM2.5 in 2014-2019 was 29.9-50.9 μg/m3, approximately 3-5 times highe...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - July 1, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Hajizadeh Y, Jafari N, Mohammadi A, Momtaz SM, Fanaei F, Abdolahnejad A Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

Elucid Bio touts study of AI for stroke
Artificial intelligence (AI) software developer Elucid Bio is highlighting...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Life Image, RapidAI partner on stroke technology Head trauma can be measured by MRI RapidAI launches AI analysis software MRI tracks brain damage caused by COVID-19 Iranian team presents COVID-19 pediatric stroke case
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 1, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Kids with SARS-CoV-2 may develop second inflammation
Children infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus may develop asymptomatic or mildly...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Iranian team presents COVID-19 pediatric stroke case COVID-19 CT findings often negative in children Life after COVID-19 requires assessment, logistical planning Characteristic pediatric lung findings are emerging Italian team recommends ultrasound for kids with COVID-19
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 1, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Investigating the relationship between interleukin ‐6 serum levels and outcome in acute ischemic CVA
ConclusionThe evidence from the present study suggests that IL ‐6 contributes to the determination of the severity of ischemic strokes and may be useful in predicting prognosis. However, larger scale studies are required to further establish these finds.
Source: Brain and Behavior - June 24, 2020 Category: Neurology Authors: Arash Mosarrezaii, Mohammad Reza Amiri ‐Nikpour, Hamid Reza Mehryar, Babak Choobi Anzali, Sarmad Nourooz‐Zadeh, Shadi Babaei, Hedieh Farrokhi Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH Source Type: research

MRI shows 8 neuroradiologic patterns of COVID-19
MRI shows eight particular neurologic findings in patients with severe COVID-19,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI tracks brain damage caused by COVID-19 What's the best way to image COVID-19? Iranian team presents COVID-19 pediatric stroke case MRI reveals brain changes in technologist with COVID-19 COVID-19 neuro findings marked by mental status, stroke
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 18, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Association of a genetic variant in the AKT gene locus and cardiovascular risk factors.
Authors: Kermanshahi F, Ghazizadeh H, Hussein NA, Amerizadeh F, Samadi S, Tayefi M, Kamel Khodabandeh A, Moohebati M, Ebrahimi M, Esmaily H, Sahebi R, Abdulkarimi R, Mousavi SAR, Ferns GA, Avan A, Ghayour-Mobarhan M Abstract Cardiovascular disease (CVDs) is the leading cause of morbidity and death worldwide. Most genetic variants could be identified by several genome-wide-association-studies (GWAS), including within genes encoding proteins involved in the AKT/PI3K pathways that are related with an increased risk of metabolic syndrome and CVDs. Therefore, due to the importance of genetic variants in the prognosis of...
Source: Cellular and Molecular Biology - June 18, 2020 Category: Molecular Biology Tags: Cell Mol Biol (Noisy-le-grand) Source Type: research

The Effect of Allograft Transplantation of Sertoli Cell on Expression of NF- кB, Bax Proteins, ...
In this study, a remarkable decrease in neurological deficits, infection, blood-brain barrier permeability, and brain edema was observed in the cell transplant recipient group in comparison with the ischemia group. Probably, a reduction in inflammation (NF-кB factor) an d apoptosis (Bax) following injection of Sertoli cells result in amelioration of ischemic damages induced by MCAO surgery.
Source: Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research - June 8, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

MRI Shows Pediatric Stroke Case Associated with COVID-19
Iranian researchers diagnosed ischemic stroke in COVID-19-positive child with no other symptoms.
Source: Diagnostic Imaging - June 3, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Whitney J. Palmer Tags: Brain MRI Infectious Diseases & Conditions/COVID-19 Ischemic stroke Pediatric Imaging Source Type: news

Iranian team presents COVID-19 pediatric stroke case
A team of researchers from Iran on June 2 published a case study in Radiology...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: COVID-19 tied to 2+ hour delay in seeking stroke care COVID-19 neuro findings marked by mental status, stroke CT angio images show stroke in COVID-19 patient MRI illuminates neurologic manifestations of COVID-19 Stroke scans drop by 40% during COVID-19 outbreak
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 3, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

The Effect of Allograft Transplantation of Sertoli Cell on Expression of NF- кB, Bax Proteins, ...
In this study, a remarkable decrease in neurological deficits, infection, blood-brain barrier permeability, and brain edema was observed in the cell transplant recipient group in comparison with the ischemia group. Probably, a reduction in inflammation (NF-кB factor) an d apoptosis (Bax) following injection of Sertoli cells result in amelioration of ischemic damages induced by MCAO surgery.
Source: Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research - May 31, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

The effect of Allograft Transplantation of Sertoli Cell on Expression of NF- кB, Bax Proteins, ...
In this study, a remarkable decrease in neurological deficits, infection, blood-brain barrier permeability, and brain edema was observed in the cell transplant recipient group in comparison with the ischemia group. Probably, a reduction in inflammation (NF-кB factor) an d apoptosis (Bax) following injection of Sertoli cells result in amelioration of ischemic damages induced by MCAO surgery.
Source: Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research - May 27, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

The Effect of Home Base Physical Activity Program based on the BASNEF Model on Motor Recovery in Patients with Stroke.
Authors: Esteki-Ghashghaei F, Saadatnia M, Khorvash F, Shahnazi H Abstract The present study aimed to determine the effect of education based on the BASNEF model on the physical activity and improvement of motor activity in patients with stroke. This randomized control trial study was conducted on 40 patients with acute ischemic stroke admitted to a teaching hospital in Isfahan, Iran from August 2017 to September 2018. The patients were randomly divided into intervention and control groups. The intervention included personal education and a manual CD of physical activity for the intervention group. After education,...
Source: Home Health Care Services Quarterly - May 14, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Home Health Care Serv Q Source Type: research

Sex Differences in 28-Day Mortality of Ischemic Stroke in Iran and Its Associated Factors: A Prospective Cohort Study
The mortality and morbidity rates of stroke in men and women have been reported differently and its effective factors have been discussed. The purpose of this study was to investigate sex differences in 28-day mortality of ischemic stroke and its associated factors.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - May 13, 2020 Category: Neurology Authors: Zohre Foroozanfar, Siamak Abdi, Mahboubeh Parsaeian, Masoud Mehrpour, Mohammadreza Gheini, Akbar Fotouhi Source Type: research

The Potential Effect of Intravenous Calcitriol on the Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury and ...
Conclusion: Administration of calcitriol in patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes undergoing elective PCI can attenuate the increase in serum inflammatory biomarkers in the serum (hs-CRP and hs-IL-6) and thus decrease the inflammatory reaction caused by PCI.
Source: Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research - February 28, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

Occupational categories and cardiovascular diseases incidences; A cohort study in Iranian population
Conclusion: This study indicates that working as cleri ­cal support workers (4th ISCO category) is associated with higher significant risk for IHD and stroke incidence in comparison to craft and related trades workers (7th group of ISCO).
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Hygiene - February 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mohammad Kermani-Alghoraishi, Rahil Ghahramani, Mashallah Aghilinejad , Hamid Reza Rouhafza , Mohammad Talaei, Nizal Sarrafzadegan , Masoumeh Sadeghi Source Type: research

3-Month Outcome of Ischemic Stroke Patients Underwent Thrombolytic Therapy; a Cohort Study.
Conclusion: There was no significant correlation between 3-month disabilities of stroke patients underwent thrombolytic therapy and age, sex, time from initiation of symptoms, or vital signs on admission. Patients with a blood sugar lower than 144 had better 3-month outcome. PMID: 32021987 [PubMed]
Source: Accident and Emergency Nursing - February 7, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Sari Aslani P, Rezaeian S, Safari E Tags: Arch Acad Emerg Med Source Type: research

15-Year lipid profile effects on cardiovascular events adjusted for cardiovascular risk factors: a cohort study from Middle-East.
Conclusions: Dyslipidaemia, as an independent risk factor, was associated with future cardiovascular events. In this regard, serum lipid screening can help to decrease the risk of long-term cardiovascular events. PMID: 32019473 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acta Cardiologica - February 7, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

GRM7 polymorphisms are not associated with ischemic stroke in Iranian population.
Conclusion: Consequently, the assessed GRM7 variants are not implicated in risk of ischemic stroke in Iranian population. PMID: 32011203 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Nucleosides, Nucleotides and Nucleic Acids - February 7, 2020 Category: Biochemistry Tags: Nucleosides Nucleotides Nucleic Acids Source Type: research

Evaluation of neuroprtective effects of L-Carnitine and Fat emulsion in the CVA patients: a ...
Stroke was the second most frequent cause of death after coronary artery disease. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of L-carnitine and Intralipid Fat emulsion alone and in combination in patients with ischemic stroke. In a prospective, RCT, and double-blind study 100 patients with MCA ischemic cerebrovascular accident who were admitted in the first 24 hours of injury entered the study. Patients were randomly assigned into four groups of L-carnitine, Fat emulsion, L-carnitine plus Fat emulsion and control. 500 ml of Fat emulsion 10% was infused over 6 to 12 hours and 1 gr of l-carnitine was given orally ...
Source: Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research - January 31, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

Partitioning Stroke Patients, Determining Related Factors, and Comparing Derived Clusters Based on 12-Month Health Outcomes.
CONCLUSION: Considering the modifiable risk factors identified in the current study, providing programs for preventing readmission and potential death caused by stroke for Clusters 3 and 5 seems essential. PMID: 31823622 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Archives of Iranian Medicine - November 30, 2019 Category: Middle East Health Authors: Soroush A, Sariaslani P, Baharirad N, Shams-Alizadeh N, Komasi S Tags: Arch Iran Med Source Type: research

Association between dietary inflammatory index and risk of cardiovascular disease in the Mashhad stroke and heart atherosclerotic disorder study population
AbstractThe dietary inflammatory index (DII) is a novel way of describing diet that has been studied in relation to various health conditions, including cardiovascular disease (CVD) in several populations. We aimed to investigate the association between DII and CVD events among a representative population sample in northeastern Iran. This prospective cohort study was a subsample of 4,672 adults aged 35 –65 years, and recruited as part of Mashhad stroke and heart atherosclerotic disorder cohort study population. The DII was computed at baseline according to a 65‐item validated food frequency questionnaire. Cox regress...
Source: IUBMB Life - October 15, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Zahra Asadi, Mahdiyeh Yaghooti ‐Khorasani, Hamideh Ghazizadeh, Fatemeh Sadabadi, Ehsan Mosa‐Farkhany, Susan Darroudi, Niloofar Shabani, Atiyeh Kamel‐khodabandeh, Afsane Bahrami, Mohammad‐Sadegh Khorrami‐Mohebbseraj, Sahar Heidari‐Bak Tags: RESEARCH COMMUNICATION Source Type: research

The effect of family-centered empowerment program on the family caregiver burden and the activities of daily living of Iranian patients with stroke: a randomized controlled trial study.
Abstract Dependence of stroke survivors regarding the ability to perform activities of daily living imposes a burden on family caregivers. The study evaluated the effect of the family-centered empowerment program on the ability of Iranian patients with stroke to perform activities of daily living, as well as on family caregiver burden. In this randomized controlled trial study, a total of 90 pairs of patients with stroke and their family caregivers was selected and randomly assigned to the intervention or control groups. Patients and their family caregivers participated in four family-centered empowerment program ...
Source: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research - August 30, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Deyhoul N, Vasli P, Rohani C, Shakeri N, Hosseini M Tags: Aging Clin Exp Res Source Type: research

Analysis of association between RAGE polymorphisms and stroke risk
Publication date: Available online 29 August 2019Source: Meta GeneAuthor(s): Mohammad Reza Safari, Rezvan Noroozi, Mir Davood Omrani, Mohammad Taheri, Soudeh Ghafouri-FardAbstractReceptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) is a kind of immunoglobulins that interacts with several ligands and participates in regulation of immune responses. Variants within RAGE gene have been associated with risk of stroke in different populations. In the present study, we have assessed associations between two single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in this gene and risk of ischemic stroke in Iranian persons by using tetra primer-ampl...
Source: Meta Gene - August 30, 2019 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research

Genetic variants within Ninjurin 2 gene are associated with risk of ischemic stroke in Iranian population
AbstractPrevious genetic and epidemiological studies have shown the contribution of genetic factors in conferring the risk of ischemic stroke. Among the acknowledged risk factors of stroke are the single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) nearNinjurin 2 (NINJ2) gene which encodes a surface adhesion protein. In the current study, we investigated the role of two SNPs near this gene in ischemic stroke in Iranian population. The frequency of the A allele of the rs11833579 was significantly lower in cases compared with controls (OR (95% CI)  = 0.68 (0.54–0.86), adjustedP value  = 0.002). The rs11833579 was significantly ...
Source: Neurological Sciences - August 1, 2019 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Quality of Life Within Three Months After Stroke: A Study in the City of Arak, Iran.
CONCLUSION: It was concluded that being older, having higher NIHSS score, suffering from hypertension, right side lesion and previous stroke could be significantly correlated with poor patients' QoL. Therefore, effective interventions focusing on older individuals especially those with more severe impairments were assumed to help in improving post-stroke QoL in patients; regardless of their gender, level of education, and social activities. PMID: 31060873 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of the National Medical Association - May 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Natl Med Assoc Source Type: research

Socioeconomic Status and Long-Term Stroke Mortality, Recurrence and Disability in Iran: The Mashhad Stroke Incidence Study
Conclusion: A comprehensive stroke strategy should also address socioeconomic disadvantages.Neuroepidemiology
Source: Neuroepidemiology - April 16, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Treatment Delays for Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke in an Iranian Emergency Department: A Retrospective Chart Review
ConclusionOur ED and acute stroke team had a favorable clinical performance meeting established critical time goals of inhospital care for potentially eligible patients, but a poor clinical performance for the majority of patients who were not candidates for fibrinolytic therapy.
Source: Annals of Emergency Medicine - October 12, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Validation of the 5-Item Medication Adherence Report Scale in Older Stroke Patients in Iran
Conclusions: The MARS-5 is a feasible and valid self-assessed medication adherence for older patients with stroke. In addition, several determinants were found to be related to medication adherence for older patients with stroke. Healthcare providers may want to take heed of these determinants to improve medication adherence for this population.
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

Prevalence of Stroke Risk Factors and Their Distribution Based on Stroke Subtypes in Gorgan: A Retrospective Hospital-Based Study-2015-2016.
Conclusion: Overall, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and dyslipidemia were the major risk factors of stroke in Gorgan. Establishment of stroke registry (population- or hospital-based) for the province is recommended. PMID: 30147952 [PubMed]
Source: Neurology Research International - August 28, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurol Res Int Source Type: research

Risk Factors of Pediatric Arterial Ischemic Stroke; A Regional Survey
Conclusion:The fndings of our study indicated that the most common risk factors for AIS in the two studied regions are congenital heart and vascular diseases. The results of the current study could be used for planning morepreventive strategies in patients suffering from the mentioned diseases. In addition, the obtained data could be used for conducting targeted education and management of high ‑risk patients.Keywords:Arterial ischemic stroke, congenital heart disease, risk factor, vascular disease
Source: International Journal of Preventive Medicine - August 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

The efficacy comparison of citalopram, fluoxetine, and placebo on motor recovery after ischemic stroke: a double-blind placebo-controlled randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: There was no significant difference between citalopram and fluoxetine in facilitating post-stroke motor recovery in ischemic stroke patients. However, compared with a placebo, both drugs improved post-stroke motor function. PMID: 29783900 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - May 1, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Asadollahi M, Ramezani M, Khanmoradi Z, Karimialavijeh E Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

Wants Talk Psychotherapy but Cannot Talk: EMDR for Post-stroke Depression with Expressive Aphasia
CONCLUSION This is the first reported case demonstrating that EMDR can be effective for depression, even in those with severe expressive aphasia. In our case, there was no reluctance to disclose information, simply a neurological inability to do so. Through preparation, patience, perseverance, and plasticity (clinician flexibility, though perhaps also neuroplasticity), the patient’s PSD gradually improved, and she was able to reinvent her life within her limitations. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The authors gratefully acknowledge Eugene Schwartz, E.C. Hurley, and Mark Hubner for providing consultation during patient care. REFERENCES ...
Source: Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience - February 1, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: ICN Online Editor Tags: Case Report Current Issue Neurologic Systems and Symptoms Neurology Psychotherapy Stroke aphasia depression EMDR Source Type: research

Further Evidence of the Positive Influence of Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation on Speech and Language in Patients with Aphasia after Stroke: Results from a Double-Blind Intervention with Sham Condition
Conclusions: Among patients with SRA, compared to a sham condition, adjuvant rTMS improved speech and language skills. The present results add to the accumulating evidence that rTMS as a neuromodulation technique has the capacity to enhance the effect of conventional SLT.Neuropsychobiology
Source: Neuropsychobiology - January 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Five-Year Recurrence Rate and the Predictors Following Stroke in the Mashhad Stroke Incidence Study: A Population-Based Cohort Study of Stroke in the Middle East
Conclusion: A substantial number of our patients either died or had stroke recurrences during the study period. Advanced age and the severity of the index stroke significantly increased the risk of recurrence. This is an important finding for health policy makers and for designing preventive strategies in people surviving their stroke.Neuroepidemiology 2018;50:18 –22
Source: Neuroepidemiology - January 10, 2018 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Opium Addiction and Ischemic Stroke in Isfahan, Iran: A Case-Control Study
Conclusion: Our study showed OA is a risk factor for stroke. However, a follow-up study with a larger cohort is required to confirm the results.Eur Neurol 2018;79:82 –85
Source: European Neurology - December 22, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Cost-effectiveness analysis of tissue plasminogen activator in acute ischemic stroke in Iran.
CONCLUSIONS: The balance of hospitalization and rehabilitation costs and QALYs support the conclusion that treatment with intravenous tPA in the 4.5 hour time window is cost-effective from the perspectives of third party payer and inclusion of tPA in the insurance benefit package is reasonable. PMID: 29105528 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Medical Economics - November 8, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Med Econ Source Type: research

The Incidence and Characteristics of Stroke in Urban-Dwelling Iranian Women
This study was designed to determine whether sex differences exist in stroke incidence, mortality, and recurrence.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - October 31, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Amin Amiri, Moira K. Kapral, Amanda G. Thrift, Luciano A. Sposato, Hamidreza Saber, Reza Behrouz, Mahdiyeh Erfanian, Mohammad Taghi Farzadfard, Naghmeh Mokhber, Mahmoud Reza Azarpazhooh Source Type: research

Anticoagulant Therapy in Atrial Fibrillation for Stroke Prevention: Assessment of Agreement Between Clinicians ’ Decision and CHA2DS2-VASc and HAS-BLED Scores
ConclusionsThe findings of the present study suggest an almost perfect agreement between anticoagulant therapy according to clinicians and that according to CHA2DS2-VASc and HAS-BLED scores in the studied population.
Source: High Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Prevention - October 26, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Impact of blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose in the association between adiposity measures and coronary heart disease and stroke among Iranian population
To determine the association of body mass index (BMI) and central adiposity measures with coronary heart disease (CHD)/stroke, and to quantify the impact of blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose as metabolic mediators on these associations.
Source: Clinical Nutrition - October 6, 2017 Category: Nutrition Authors: Reyhaneh Rajab Boloukat, Azra Ramezankhani, Mitra Hasheminia, Erfan Tasdighi, Fereidoun Azizi, Farzad Hadaegh Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Epidemiology of Intracranial and Extracranial Large Artery Stenosis in a Population-Based Study of Stroke in the Middle East
Conclusion: Extracranial carotid stenosis represents the majority of LAD strokes in this population. Thus, public health strategies may best be developed in such a way that they are targeted toward the risk factors that contribute to extracranial stenosis.Neuroepidemiology 2017;48:188-192
Source: Neuroepidemiology - August 10, 2017 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Relative Adrenal Insufficiency amongst Hospitalized Mild to Moderate Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients.
CONCLUSION: This is the first study demonstrating the prevalence of relative adrenal insufficiency amongst acute ischemic stroke patients. Utilizing the LDST, relative adrenal insufficiency was found more sensitive in detecting relative adrenal insufficiency in patients with acute ischemic stroke as compared to SDST. PMID: 25644796 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Archives of Iranian Medicine - February 1, 2015 Category: Middle East Health Authors: Wahab NA, Abdul Razak NZ, Sukor N, Zainudin S, Razali AM, Mustafa N, Wan Yahya WN, Kamaruddin NA Tags: Arch Iran Med Source Type: research