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Treating ­Hypertension in Older Patients

Treating ­Hypertension in Older Patients

In those older than age 65 years, high BP heightens risk for various forms of heart disease as well as for chronic kidney disease and diabetes mellitus.

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Bone Mineral Density Associated With Intracranial Aneurysm Presence, Size

Bone Mineral Density Associated With Intracranial Aneurysm Presence, Size

Patients with the lowest bone mineral density had the largest aneurysm size.

Trial Update: Bariatric Surgery vs Dietary Program for Tx of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

Trial Update: Bariatric Surgery vs Dietary Program for Tx of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

The trial, sponsored by the University of Birmingham, is currently recruiting participants.

Awake Neurologic Testing During Aneurysm Repair Decreases Ischemic Injury Risk

Awake Neurologic Testing During Aneurysm Repair Decreases Ischemic Injury Risk

The treatment of brain aneurysms may be improved with "awake" brain surgery.

Cerebral Small Vessel Disease Linked to HTRA1 Mutation

Cerebral Small Vessel Disease Linked to HTRA1 Mutation

Heterozygous mutations may play a role in familial cerebral small vessel disease.

Obesity, Oral Contraceptives Increase Risk of Cerebral Venous Thrombosis

Obesity, Oral Contraceptives Increase Risk of Cerebral Venous Thrombosis

Women who were obese and taking oral contraceptives had a 29-fold increased risk of CVT.

Gait, Gray Matter Predict Mortality in Cerebral Small Vessel Disease

Gait, Gray Matter Predict Mortality in Cerebral Small Vessel Disease

Compared to cognition, gait speed may be more predictive of mortality due to its relationship with other organ systems.

Loss of Consciousness During Hemorrhage a Marker of Early Brain Injury

Loss of Consciousness During Hemorrhage a Marker of Early Brain Injury

Loss of consciousness during subarachnoid hemorrhage is associated with a 2.8-fold increase in death and poor functional outcome at 1 year.

D-Dimer Levels Predict Deep Vein Thrombosis in Spinal Cord Injury

D-Dimer Levels Predict Deep Vein Thrombosis in Spinal Cord Injury

D-dimer level at 2 weeks after injury accurately predicts deep vein thrombosis formation.

Protocol Boosts Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Compliance

Protocol Boosts Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Compliance

More patients received VTE prophylaxis after implementation of guideline-based protocols.

No Link Found Between Testosterone, Venous Thromboembolism Risk

No Link Found Between Testosterone, Venous Thromboembolism Risk

The researchers recognize that more research needs to be done to study long-term effects.

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