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The VitDISH Study: Vit D Supplementation Does Not Improve ISH in Older Patients
Vitamin D supplementation in the VitDISH study did not improve isolated systolic hypertension in elderly patients who were deficient.
Bilateral Corpus Callosum Stroke
Bilateral strokes of the corpus callosum are uncommon because of the rich blood supply of this structure from three main arterial systems.
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.
Pulmonary Embolism Presenting with Right Flank Pain
Pulmonary embolism was the diagnosis in these 3 women, each of whom presented with positional right flank pain.
Filling Gaps in Hypertension Rx: Sleep Disorders and Stroke
ASH 2013 has uncovered 2 glaring gaps in the management of people with sleep disorders (OSA as well as others) and appropriate care after a stroke. Both cohorts frequent primary care practice.
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