Deans' stroke musings

Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all the trillions and trillions of neurons that DIE each day because there are NO effective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.

What this blog is for:

Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group.
My back ground story is here:http://oc1dean.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-background-story_8.html

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Early glycemic control with metformin cuts CVD events for diabetes patients

You might want to ask your doctor about this.
https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-04-early-glycemic-metformin-cvd-events.html

(HealthDay)—For patients with type 2 diabetes who initiate metformin, early achievement of low hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) is associated with a reduction in the subsequent risk of cardiovascular events or death, according to a study published online April 12 in Diabetes Care.
Elisabeth Svensson, Ph.D., from Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark, and colleagues conducted a population-based study involving 24,572 metformin initiators with HbA1c tests in Northern Denmark from 2000 to 2012 (median follow-up, 2.6 years). Patients were classified by HbA1c achieved at six months after metformin initiation and by the magnitude of change in HbA1c from the pretreatment base.
The researchers found that, compared with a target HbA1c of <6.5 percent, the risk of a combined outcome event (acute myocardial infarction, stroke, or death) increased gradually with increasing levels of HbA1c achieved (adjusted hazard ratios, 1.18 for 6.5 to 6.99 percent; 1.23 for 7.0 to 7.49 percent; 1.34 for 7.5 to 7.99 percent, and 1.59 for ≥8 percent). Outcome was also predicted by a large absolute HbA1c reduction from baseline (adjusted hazard ratio, 0.80 for Δ = −4, compared with no change [Δ = 0]).
"A large initial HbA1c reduction and achievement of low HbA1c levels within six months after initiation are associated with a lower risk of and death in patients with type 2 diabetes," the authors write.
Several authors disclosed financial ties to Novo Nordisk, which partially funded the study.
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