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Accurate Blood Pressure Readings Are More Important Than Ever Before

Accurate Blood Pressure Readings Are More Important Than Ever Before

Posted by on Dec 5, 2017 in Blog, Coronary artery disease, Diabetes mellitus, Hypertension, Stroke | 2 comments

These new goals are based on a significant number of research studies but especially the SPRINT study.  This was a large investigation with more than 9000 patients over the age of 50 whose blood pressure measured higher than 130 mm Hg.  Participants also had at least one of these risk facts:  1) “Presence of clinical or subclinical cardiovascular...

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Treating insulin resistance in stroke patients – can pioglitazone decrease the risk of heart attack?

Posted by on Dec 4, 2017 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell The study examined the impact of pioglitazone (Actos) on acute coronary syndromes in patients with insulin resistance who had a recent stroke. The authors concluded that pioglitazone reduced the risk of heart attack in these patients.    Some background Insulin resistance occurs when the body cannot use insulin normally,...

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Using blood cell levels to predict stroke after TIA

Posted by on Nov 20, 2017 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study focused on identifying a factor that would allow doctors to identify TIA patients who are at a high risk of stroke. The authors concluded that patients with increased levels of coated platelets after TIA are at a higher risk of stroke. Some background Patients who have experienced transient ischemic stroke (TIA –...

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Do sleep disorders influence the risk of stroke?

Posted by on Oct 26, 2017 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article described the link between sleep wake disturbances and stroke incidence, recovery and recurrence. The authors concluded that sleep wake disturbances are a risk factor for stroke and negatively affect recovery. Some background Stroke patients regularly experience mental and physical impairments. They commonly suffer from...

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Factors associated with an active social life after stroke

Posted by on Sep 4, 2017 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to identify factors which would predict whether a stroke patient is more likely to partake in social activities long term. They concluded that patients who can drive, can walk more than a few hundred feet and have a wide social network are more likely to partake in social activities long term. Some background Stroke...

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Constipation – a side effect of stroke

Posted by on Sep 4, 2017 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study provided a meta-analysis of the incidence of constipation in stroke patients. The authors concluded that there is a high occurrence of constipation in stroke patients. Some background Stroke patients usually experience side effects after stroke. This can include constipation. Constipation can lead to prolonged hospital...

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FDA News Releases and Signing Up for Alerts

FDA News Releases and Signing Up for Alerts

Posted by on Aug 13, 2017 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Coronary artery disease, Diabetes mellitus, Erectile dysfunction, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hypertension, Infertility, Kidney stones, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Stroke, Urinary incontinence, Urinary tract infection | 1 comment

You may not know this but you can get warnings from the FDA on problems with prescription medications and over-the-counter drugs.  For example, on August 11, a FDA News Release issued this warning about over-the-counter liquid vitamins that are given to young children and those who cannot swallow pills. “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is...

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Identifying new markers to screen for recurrent stroke risk

Posted by on Jul 15, 2017 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial examined whether elevated lipoprotein(a) levels result in an increased risk of recurrent ischemic stroke. The authors concluded that patients who have had one ischemic stroke and have high Lp(a) levels are at a greater risk of further vascular (blood vessel) events. Some background Stroke patients are commonly at a higher...

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Treating post-stroke depression with antidepressant therapy

Posted by on Jul 15, 2017 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review summarized data from several trials which looked at antidepressant therapy for patients with post-stroke depression. The authors concluded that there is a potential benefit of antidepressant drugs for these patients. Some background Post-stroke depression (PSD) is a common occurrence after stroke. The main risk factors...

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Changes in sexuality post-stroke

Posted by on Jul 15, 2017 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined whether patients experienced sexuality changes after stroke. The authors concluded that sexuality post-stroke varies between patients and should be discussed with healthcare providers. Some background Stroke can cause long-term physical and mental impairments. This can affect patients socially and psychologically....

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