Experimental research has shown that herbal and traditional Chinese medicines (TCM) may serve as complements to Western medicine treatments in the control of blood glucose and cardiovascular complications, but population-based studies are limited. We investigated the association between TCM use and
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a major risk factor for ischemic stroke. Moreover, patients with DM suffer more severe strokes and have worse functional outcome following an acute stroke than patients without DM. In this context, data from animal studies and emerging evidence from clinical studies suggest
To date, stroke prevention in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) has been based on the control of other risk factors and comorbidities, as clinical trials aimed at intensive glycemic control have failed to prove the existence of any sort of benefit in reducing macrovascular complications. However,
We examined whether the preadmission use of sulfonylureas is associated with improved clinical outcome compared with other antidiabetic treatments after hospitalization with ischemic stroke.
We conducted a nationwide population-based follow-up study among all Danish patients
To examine the effect of abnormal glucose regulation on prognosis and whether hypoglycemic treatment during hospitalization improves prognosis in acute ischemic stroke patients.
A total of 3882 acute ischemic stroke patients with an elevated systolic blood pressure between 140mmHg
Patients with hyperglycemia are at a high risk of cardio- and cerebrovascular diseases. Diabetes patients also have poor outcomes after cerebrovascular disease development. Several classes of drugs are used for diabetes management in clinical practice. Thiazolidinedione (TZD) was introduced in the
Ischemic stroke is a leading cause of mortality and long-term disability worldwide. Given the detrimental effects of acute stroke, several neuroprotective agents have been evaluated in these patients. However, the benefits of the evaluated agents appear to be limited and none is currently
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the major cause of morbidity and mortality for individuals with type 2 diabetes (T2D). In particular, the risk for stroke is twice that of patients without diabetes, and diabetes may be responsible for >8% of first ischemic strokes. Therefore, the way to prevent
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Atrial fibrillation (AF) and stroke are both forms of CVD that have major consequences in terms of disabilities and death among patients with diabetes; however, they are less present in the
The imaging findings of hypoglycemic encephalopathy can be considerably similar to those of ischemic infarction or toxic leukoencephalopathy. We demonstrated unusual magnetic resonance (MR) imaging features of hypoglycemic encephalopathy which can be confused with other pathology both
Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and serious disability in Westernized societies. The risk of stroke approximately doubles with each decade after the age of 55. Therefore, even though the incidence of stroke is declining, mostly because of the efforts to lower blood pressure and reduce
We report a patient with recurrent episodes of hemiplegia caused by hypoglycemia. Investigations revealed an insulinoma, which was surgically removed. After this, the blood glucose level normalized and the patient remained asymptomatic for 9 months. We discuss pathophysiological mechanisms whereby