Tag: stroke

1. Cardiovascular events were significantly lower with a novel post-stroke management program compared to current standard care. 2. Post-stroke patients reported significantly better health-related quality of life in with a novel post-stroke management program compared to those receiving standard of care. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Strokes, including transient ischemic...
1. In a large, national sample, approximately 37.1% of patients with stroke history had uncontrolled blood pressure. 2. Most patients on medication were taking angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers, diuretics, or calcium channel blockers. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Stroke is ranked as a leading cause of mortality and disability in...
Characteristics and Strength of Evidence of COVID-19 Studies Registered on ClinicalTrials.gov 1. While there has been a rise in clinical trials on COVID-19, a large proportion of these studies are expected to yield low levels of evidence. Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average) The rapid and widespread transmission of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)...
Association of Early-Life Cognitive Enrichment With Alzheimer’s Disease Pathological Changes and Cognitive Decline 1. Early-life cognitive enrichment was associated with decreased Alzheimer’s disease pathology and cognitive decline in late-life. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Factors such as educational performance and childhood socioeconomic status impact cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease- (AD) related pathology...
1. Targeting a lower LDL does not impact carotid plaque incidence but does increase the rate of regression of pre-existing atherosclerotic lesions among patients who have experienced an ischemic stroke. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) is a lipid molecule that has been implicated in the development of atherosclerotic...
Click to read the study in JAHA Image: PD ©2020 2 Minute Medicine, Inc. All rights reserved. No works may be reproduced without expressed written consent from 2 Minute Medicine, Inc. Inquire about licensing here. No article should be construed as medical advice and is not intended as such by the...
1. Current smoking was found to be associated with and increased risk of stroke among blacks in a dose-dependent relationship. 2. Former smokers did not appear to be at an increased risk of stroke when compared with non-smokers, suggesting a reduction in stroke incidence associated with smoking cessation. Evidence Rating Level:...
Risk of Hospitalization with Hemorrhage Among Older Adults Taking Clarithromycin vs Azithromycin and Direct Oral Anticoagulants 1. Co-prescription of clarithromycin and direct oral anticoagulants was associated with a higher rate of 30-day hospitalization with hemorrhage when compared with co-prescription of azithromycin. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) In recent years, direct oral anticoagulants...
1. Incidence of intracerebral hemorrhage in older patients has increased since 1948. 2. Hypertension and statin use are both associated with intracerebral hemorrhage. Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average) Study Rundown: Of all stroke types, intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) possesses the highest mortality rate and is the greatest cause of disability. While stroke incidence...
1. Stroke patients who received endovascular treatment plus standard medical treatment in the public care system in Brazil showed significantly less severe disability at 90 days versus those who received standard care alone. 2. Asymptomatic cranial hemorrhage was judged to have occurred nearly twice as frequently in the thrombectomy group,...