Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte Ratio Better Than High-Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein in Predicting Stroke-Associated Pneumonia in Afebrile Patients

To evaluate the association between neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and stroke-associated pneumonia (SAP) in patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) without fever and to clarify whether NLR has an advantage over high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) in predicting SAP. Patients and Methods: A total of 434 patients with AIS without fever were assessed in this study. Multivariable …

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Association of resting heart rate with cognitive decline and dementia in older adults: A population-based cohort study

Resting heart rate (RHR) predicts future risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, longitudinal studies investigating the relationship of RHR with cognitive decline are scarce. Methods: This population-based cohort study included 2147 participants (ageβ‰₯60) in SNAC-K who were free of dementia and regularly followed from 2001–2004 to 2013–2016. RHR was assessed with electrocardiogram. Dementia was diagnosed …

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