Tag: carotid atherosclerosis

1. 1% of patients in CAS and CEA had disabling stroke or mortality, whereas 2% in both group had non-disabling procedural strokes. 2. The rate of non-procedural stroke was similar between symptomatic and asymptomatic patients, irrespective of procedure (p=0.21). Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Carotid artery stenosis is primarily managed...
1. Absolute risk reduction of stroke in asymptomatic carotid stenosis was significantly lower than it was two decades ago. 2. Advances in stroke prevention suggest that medical therapy may be an acceptable treatment strategy for this population. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) has been shown effective in both asymptomatic...
Migraines During Pregnancy and the Risk of Maternal Stroke 1. Women with migraines are at an increased risk of stroke during and after pregnancy compared to those without migraines. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Increased risk of maternal stroke is associated with migraines during the perinatal period, with the belief that...
1. While there was no placebo control group, treatment with febuxostat for 24 months did not slow carotid atherosclerosis progression in Japanese individuals with asymptomatic hyperuricemia.  Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Allopurinol, a purine analogue xanthine oxidase (XO) inhibitor, is a conventional pharmacological intervention for reducing serum uric acid (SUA)...
Viral Load Dynamics and Disease Severity In Patients Infected With SARS-CoV-2 In Zhejiang Province, China, January-March 2020: Retrospective Cohort Study 1. Stool samples demonstrated significantly longer duration of positive viral load than both respiratory and serum samples. 2. Length of positive RNA detection was associated with disease duration with a peak...