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International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164742/modified-rankin-scale-as-a-determinant-of-direct-medical-costs-after-stroke
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Sarah Dewilde, Lieven Annemans, Andre Peeters, Dimitri Hemelsoet, Yves Vandermeeren, Philippe Desfontaines, Raf Brouns, Geert Vanhooren, Patrick Cras, Boudewijn Michielsens, Patricia Redondo, Vincent Thijs
Background Resource use in the acute and subacute phases after stroke depends on the degree of disability. Aims To determine if direct costs after stroke also vary by level of disability as measured using the modified Rankin scale at the chronic stage after stroke. Methods In a multicentre study, we collected acute and chronic in- and outpatient resource use in survivors of ischemic stroke stratified by levels of disability according to the modified Rankin Scale. Statistical inference on costs at each level of the modified Rankin Scale was estimated using a general linear model for the first three months, the first year, and any subsequent year after ischemic stroke...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157441/corrigendum
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January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134031/factors-that-influence-clinicians-decisions-to-offer-intravenous-alteplase-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-patients-with-uncertain-treatment-indication-results-of-a-discrete-choice-experiment
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Aoife De Brún, Darren Flynn, Laura Ternent, Christopher I Price, Helen Rodgers, Gary A Ford, Matthew Rudd, Emily Lancsar, Stephen Simpson, John Teah, Richard G Thomson
Background Treatment with intravenous alteplase for eligible patients with acute ischemic stroke is underused, with variation in treatment rates across the UK. This study sought to elucidate factors influencing variation in clinicians' decision-making about this thrombolytic treatment. Methods A discrete choice experiment using hypothetical patient vignettes framed around areas of clinical uncertainty was conducted with UK-based clinicians. Mixed logit regression analyses were conducted on the data. Results A total of 138 clinicians completed the discrete choice experiment...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073311/cervical-artery-tortuosity-is-associated-with-intracranial-aneurysm
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Paul-Emile Labeyrie, Florent Braud, Clément Gakuba, Thomas Gaberel, Cyrille Orset, Romain Goulay, Evelyne Emery, Patrick Courthéoux, Emmanuel Touzé
Background Intracranial aneurysms may be associated with an underlying arteriopathy, leading to arterial wall fragility. Arterial tortuosity is a major characteristic of some connective tissue disease. Aim To determine whether intracranial aneurysm is associated with an underlying arteriopathy. Methods Using a case-control design, from May 2012 to May 2013, we selected intracranial aneurysm cases and controls from consecutive patients who had conventional cerebral angiography in our center. Cases were patients with newly diagnosed intracranial aneurysm...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067616/management-of-acute-central-retinal-artery-occlusion-intravenous-thrombolysis-is-feasible-and-safe
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Cécile Préterre, Gaelle Godeneche, Xavier Vandamme, Thomas Ronzière, Matthias Lamy, Christophe Breuilly, Cédric Urbanczyk, Valérie Wolff, Pierre Lebranchu, Mathieu Sevin-Allouet, Benoit Guillon
Background Although acute central retinal artery occlusion is as a stroke in the carotid territory (retinal artery), its management remains controversial. The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility and safety of intravenous thrombolysis delivered within 6 h of central retinal artery occlusion in French stroke units. Methods We performed a retrospective analysis of patients treated with intravenous alteplase (recombinant tissue-plasminogen activator), based on stroke units thrombolysis registers from June 2005 to June 2015, and we selected those who had acute central retinal artery occlusion...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067615/intracranial-atherosclerosis-from-anatomy-to-pathophysiology
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Yuehua Pu, Linfang Lan, Xinyi Leng, Lawrence Ks Wong, Liping Liu
Background Intracranial atherosclerotic stenosis is an important etiology subtype of ischemic stroke. Stenosis severity was thought to be the main reference index for clinical treatment and research. However, stenosis could not reflect the ischemia risk completely, instead the hemodynamic state across the lesion, the extent of collateral circulation, and perfusion impairment downstream the stenosis are more important. Aims We write this review aimed to summarize novel angiographic methods applied in the evaluation of functional severity of ICAS, and commented on their limitations and prospects in future research...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067614/experimental-determination-of-rupture-pressure-and-stress-of-adventitia-of-human-middle-cerebral-arteries
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Adam Piechna, Leszek Lombarski, Bogdan Ciszek, Krzysztof Cieslicki
Background Intracranial arterial dissections might be attributed to the particular biomechanical properties of their specific layers. Also, knowledge of adventitia properties would be crucial in the context of intracranial balloon angioplasty. Aims The purpose of this work was to determine the rupture pressure of separated adventitia and compare it to intact cerebral arterial segments. Methods Brain specimens were harvested from 14 autopsy subjects (age range from 23 to 86 years). Pressure-inflation tests were conducted on proximal segments of middle cerebral arteries and separated adventitia layers from contralateral arteries to assess the rupture pressure values...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056718/corrigendum-to-uk-stroke-forum-abstracts
#8
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January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903938/post-noac-portuguese-observational-study-of-intracranial-hemorrhage-on-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants
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Cláudia Marques-Matos, José Nuno Alves, João Pedro Marto, Joana Afonso Ribeiro, Ana Monteiro, José Araújo, Fernando Silva, Fátima Grenho, Miguel Viana-Baptista, João Sargento-Freitas, João Pinho, Elsa Azevedo
BACKGROUND: There is a lower reported incidence of intracranial hemorrhage with non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants compared with vitamin K antagonist. However, the functional outcome and mortality of intracranial hemorrhage patients were not assessed. AIMS: To compare the outcome of vitamin K antagonists- and non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants-related intracranial hemorrhage. METHODS: We included consecutive patients with acute non-traumatic intracranial hemorrhage on oral anticoagulation therapy admitted between January 2013 and June 2015 at four university hospitals...
November 30, 2016: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899743/e-aspects-software-is-non-inferior-to-neuroradiologists-in-applying-the-aspect-score-to-computed-tomography-scans-of-acute-ischemic-stroke-patients
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Simon Nagel, Devesh Sinha, Diana Day, Wolfgang Reith, René Chapot, Panagiotis Papanagiotou, Elizabeth A Warburton, Paul Guyler, Sharon Tysoe, Klaus Fassbender, Silke Walter, Marco Essig, Jens Heidenrich, Angelos A Konstas, Michael Harrison, Michalis Papadakis, Eric Greveson, Olivier Joly, Stephen Gerry, Holly Maguire, Christine Roffe, James Hampton-Till, Alastair M Buchan, Iris Q Grunwald
BACKGROUND: The Alberta Stroke Program Early Computed Tomography Score (ASPECTS) is an established 10-point quantitative topographic computed tomography scan score to assess early ischemic changes. We performed a non-inferiority trial between the e-ASPECTS software and neuroradiologists in scoring ASPECTS on non-contrast enhanced computed tomography images of acute ischemic stroke patients. METHODS: In this multicenter study, e-ASPECTS and three independent neuroradiologists retrospectively and blindly assessed baseline non-contrast enhanced computed tomography images of 132 patients with acute anterior circulation ischemic stroke...
November 29, 2016: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899742/acute-endovascular-treatment-delivery-to-ischemic-stroke-patients-transferred-within-a-telestroke-network-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Jessica Barlinn, Johannes Gerber, Kristian Barlinn, Lars-Peder Pallesen, Timo Siepmann, Charlotte Zerna, Claudia Wojciechowski, Volker Puetz, Rüdiger von Kummer, Heinz Reichmann, Jennifer Linn, Ulf Bodechtel
BACKGROUND: Five randomized controlled trials recently demonstrated efficacy of endovascular treatment in acute ischemic stroke. Telestroke networks can improve stroke care in rural areas but their role in patients undergoing endovascular treatment is unknown. AIM: We compared clinical outcomes of endovascular treatment between anterior circulation stroke patients transferred after teleconsultation and those directly admitted to a tertiary stroke center. METHODS: Data derived from consecutive patients with intracranial large vessel occlusion who underwent endovascular treatment from January 2010 to December 2014 at our tertiary stroke center...
November 29, 2016: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884966/setting-up-a-neuroscience-stroke-and-rehabilitation-centre-in-brunei-darussalam-by-a-transcontinental-on-site-and-telemedical-cooperation
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U Meyding-Lamadé, B Bassa, E Craemer, C Jacobi, C Chan, W Hacke, B Kress
Due to the world-wide aging population, there is a need for specialist neurological knowledge, treatment and care. Stroke treatment is effective in reducing mortality and disability, but it is still not available in many areas of the world. We describe the set-up process of a specialized Neuroscience, Stroke and Rehabilitation Centre in Brunei Darussalam (BNSRC) in cooperation with a German hospital. This study details the setup of a stroke-, neurological intensive care- and neurorehabilitation unit, laboratories and a telemedical network to perform all evidence-based stroke treatments...
November 24, 2016: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881833/apixaban-for-treatment-of-embolic-stroke-of-undetermined-source-atticus-randomized-trial-rationale-and-study-design
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Tobias Geisler, Sven Poli, Christoph Meisner, Juergen Schreieck, Christine S Zuern, Thomas Nägele, Johannes Brachmann, Werner Jung, Georg Gahn, Elisabeth Schmid, Hansjörg Bäezner, Timea Keller, Gabor C Petzold, Jan-Wilko Schrickel, Jan Liman, Rolf Wachter, Frauke Schön, Martin Schabet, Alfred Lindner, Albert C Ludolph, Hubert Kimmig, Sebastian Jander, Uwe Schlegel, Meinrad Gawaz, Ulf Ziemann
RATIONALE: Optimal secondary prevention of embolic stroke of undetermined source is not established. The current standard in these patients is acetylsalicylic acid, despite high prevalence of yet undetected paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. AIM: The ATTICUS randomized trial is designed to determine whether the factor Xa inhibitor apixaban administered within 7 days after embolic stroke of undetermined source, is superior to acetylsalicylic acid for prevention of new ischemic lesions documented by brain magnetic resonance imaging within 12 months after index stroke...
November 23, 2016: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134056/statistical-analysis-plan-for-the-family-led-rehabilitation-after-stroke-in-india-attend-trial-a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trial-of-a-new-model-of-stroke-rehabilitation-compared-to-usual-care
#14
Laurent Billot, Richard I Lindley, Lisa A Harvey, Pallab K Maulik, Maree L Hackett, Gudlavalleti Vs Murthy, Craig S Anderson, Bindiganavale R Shamanna, Stephen Jan, Marion Walker, Anne Forster, Peter Langhorne, Shweta J Verma, Cynthia Felix, Mohammed Alim, Dorcas Bc Gandhi, Jeyaraj Durai Pandian
Background In low- and middle-income countries, few patients receive organized rehabilitation after stroke, yet the burden of chronic diseases such as stroke is increasing in these countries. Affordable models of effective rehabilitation could have a major impact. The ATTEND trial is evaluating a family-led caregiver delivered rehabilitation program after stroke. Objective To publish the detailed statistical analysis plan for the ATTEND trial prior to trial unblinding. Methods Based upon the published registration and protocol, the blinded steering committee and management team, led by the trial statistician, have developed a statistical analysis plan...
February 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134055/reviewers-for-international-journal-of-stroke-2016
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February 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134054/gathering-the-evidence-always-a-need
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Geoffrey A Donnan
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February 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134053/what-is-the-value-of-conducting-a-trial-of-r-tpa-for-the-treatment-of-mild-stroke-patients
#17
Gregory F Guzauskas, Er Chen, Deepa Lalla, Elaine Yu, Darren Tayama, David L Veenstra
Background The Phase IIIb, Double-Blind, Multicenter Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Alteplase in Patients With Mild Stroke: Rapidly Improving Symptoms and Minor Neurologic Deficits (PRISMS) trial will assess r-tPA in ischemic stroke patients who present with mild deficits (i.e. mild stroke). Aims To assess PRISMS's societal value in clarifying the optimal care for patients with mild ischemic stroke. Methods A value of information (VOI) decision model was developed to compare the outcomes of mild stroke patients treated vs...
February 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134052/risk-of-incident-ischemic-stroke-according-to-the-metabolic-health-and-obesity-states-in-the-vascular-metabolic-cun-cohort
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Laura Sánchez-Iñigo, David Navarro-González, Alejandro Fernández-Montero, Juan Pastrana-Delgado, J A Martínez
Background Whether obesity is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease in the absence of metabolic comorbidities remains under debate. Indeed, some obese individuals may be at low risk of metabolic-related complications, while normal-weight individuals may not be "healthy." Aims To assess the incidence of ischemic stroke according to the metabolic health and obesity states of 5171 participants from the Vascular-Metabolic CUN cohort. Methods A Cox proportional-hazard analysis was conducted to estimate the hazard ratio and their 95% confidence interval of stroke according to the metabolic health and obesity states based on TyG index and Adult Treatment Panel-III criteria, during 9...
February 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742914/statistical-analysis-plan-of-the-head-position-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-trial-pilot-headpost-pilot
#19
Verónica V Olavarría, Hisatomi Arima, Craig S Anderson, Alejandro Brunser, Paula Muñoz-Venturelli, Laurent Billot, Pablo M Lavados
Background The HEADPOST Pilot is a proof-of-concept, open, prospective, multicenter, international, cluster randomized, phase IIb controlled trial, with masked outcome assessment. The trial will test if lying flat head position initiated in patients within 12 h of onset of acute ischemic stroke involving the anterior circulation increases cerebral blood flow in the middle cerebral arteries, as measured by transcranial Doppler. The study will also assess the safety and feasibility of patients lying flat for ≥24 h...
February 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27694312/performance-of-short-ecg-recordings-twice-daily-to-detect-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-in-stroke-and-transient-ischemic-attack-patients
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Mai B Poulsen, Zeynep Binici, Helena Dominguez, Anne Mb Soja, Christina Kruuse, Agnete H Hornnes, Rune S Rasmussen, Karsten Overgaard
Aims Prolonged cardiac monitoring after stroke is recommended though there is no consensus on optimal methods. Short-term ECG recordings with a "thumb-ECG" device have shown promising preliminary results regarding effectiveness and cost benefit. We aimed to examine the performance of thumb-ECG and five days' Holter monitoring in a prospective trial. A secondary endpoint was the inter-observer agreement of the thumb-ECG. Methods Patients older than 65 years with no history of atrial fibrillation who suffered an acute stroke or transient ischemic attack of unknown origin were prospectively included...
February 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
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