Preventing Dementia, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Stroke
Some interesting take home-points for your practice from recent studies and surveys: learn the details in this 5 question quiz.
Mediterranean Diet Trims Genetic Stroke Risk
A gene variant strongly associated with development of type 2 diabetes mellitus appears to respond to a Mediterranean diet to prevent stroke.
Brain infarcts among crack cocaine users may be secondary to large cerebral artery vasospasm with secondary intravascular thrombosis (with or without distal embolization).
Poor Adherence to Blood Pressure Rx Ups Risk of Stroke
Nonadherence to antihypertensive drug therapy increased risk of stroke, hospitalization for stroke and stroke-related mortality.
Hypertension and the Brain: More to the Story Than Strokes
Mid-life hypertension is a risk factor for cognitive decline. A 10 mm Hg rise in systolic pressure led to an intermediate cognitive decline in 7% of the cohort on follow-up.
Suicidal Ideation Higher Among Stroke Survivors Than Among Those With History of Cancer
Suicidal ideation among stroke survivors (7.8%) was higher than among those with a history of MI (6.2%), diabetes (5.2%), and cancer (4.1%).
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