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Realizing Benefits From More Intensive Blood Pressure Control for Preventing Recurrent Stroke
Blood pressure (BP) targets below 140/90 mm Hg in high-risk patients, such as those who have had a stroke, remain a controversial topic. A pivotal meta-analysis of 61 prospective observational studies involving 1 million adults without previous cardiovascular (CV) disease showed a linear association between usual BP levels and deaths from ischemic heart disease and stroke, down to BP levels as low as 115/75 mm Hg. These data prompted the “lower the better” hypothesis and challenged the long-standing argument of a J-curve or U-curve association of BP levels in such patients. Before the pivotal Systolic Blood Pressure In...
Source: JAMA Neurology - July 29, 2019 Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Proton Pump Inhibitors and Dementia Incidence
To the Editor I read with interest the article by Gomm and colleagues, which examined the association between the use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and incident dementia in elderly individuals in a prospective study. The authors adopted time-dependent Cox regression analysis, and the time-dependent covariates were polypharmacy and the comorbidities of depression, diabetes, ischemic heart disease, and stroke. Age and sex were also used as confounding factors. The hazard ratio of PPIs for incident dementia was 1.44 (95% CI, 1.36-1.52), and the authors recommended randomized clinical trials to confirm the causal associatio...
Source: JAMA Neurology - June 20, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: research