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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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Predicting Hemorrhage Risk in Patients With Vascular Malformations

Predicting Hemorrhage Risk in Patients With Vascular Malformations

The investigators of this study did not compare pre- or post-hemorrhage data, precluding their ability to determine the applicability of the findings for improving clinical practice.

Cerebral Blood Flow Significantly Reduced After Hemodialysis

Cerebral Blood Flow Significantly Reduced After Hemodialysis

In older patients, conventional hemodialysis induces a reduction in cerebral blood flow.

Brain Arteriovenous Malformations Linked to KRAS Mutations

Brain Arteriovenous Malformations Linked to KRAS Mutations

Somatic activating KRAS mutations are often found in patients with arteriovenous malformations of the brain.

Subcortical Microinfarcts Associated With Decreased Blood Pressure in Elderly

Subcortical Microinfarcts Associated With Decreased Blood Pressure in Elderly

Greater yearly declines in systolic and diastolic blood pressure were noted in individuals with subcortical microinfarcts.

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.

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