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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677054/effects-of-acute-aerobic-exercise-on-arterial-stiffness-and-cerebrovascular-pulsatility-in-adults-with-and-without-hypertension
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Wesley K Lefferts, Jacob P DeBlois, Candace N Receno, Tiago V Barreira, Tom D Brutsaert, Robert L Carhart, Kevin S Heffernan
OBJECTIVES: Stiffer central arteries, as seen in hypertension (HTN), foster transmission of pulsatile hemodynamics into fragile cerebral vessels. Aerobic exercise is recommended for adults with HTN, but its effects on arterial stiffness and pulsatility in this group are unclear. This study sought to investigate the effect of acute aerobic exercise on arterial stiffness and cerebrovascular pulsatility in 30 adults with treated HTN and 30 age, sex, and BMI-matched adults without HTN (56 ± 6 years, BMI 28...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674324/indications-for-the-performance-of-intracranial-endovascular-neurointerventional-procedures-a-scientific-statement-from-the-american-heart-association
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Clifford J Eskey, Philip M Meyers, Thanh N Nguyen, Sameer A Ansari, Mahesh Jayaraman, Cameron G McDougall, J Kevin DeMarco, William A Gray, David C Hess, Randall T Higashida, Dilip K Pandey, Constantino Peña, Hermann C Schumacher
Intracranial endovascular interventions provide effective and minimally invasive treatment of a broad spectrum of diseases. This area of expertise has continued to gain both wider application and greater depth as new and better techniques are developed and as landmark clinical studies are performed to guide their use. Some of the greatest advances since the last American Heart Association scientific statement on this topic have been made in the treatment of ischemic stroke from large intracranial vessel occlusion, with more effective devices and large randomized clinical trials showing striking therapeutic benefit...
April 19, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672312/impact-of-brain-atrophy-on-early-neurological-deterioration-and-outcome-in-severe-ischemic-stroke-treated-by-intravenous-thrombolysis
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Olivier Tschirret, Gabriela Moreno Legast, Adeline Mansuy, Nathan Mewton, Marielle Buisson, Salem Hannoun, Leila Chamard, Dominique Sappey-Marinier, Carlos El Khoury, Magali Bischoff, Audrey de Parisot, Laurent Derex, Norbert Nighoghossian, Yves Berthezène, Laura Mechtouff
BACKGROUND: Brain atrophy has shown a protective effect on the risk of early neurological deterioration (END) related to malignant edema in patients with hemispheric infarction but could be deleterious on the outcome. AIMS: We aimed to assess whether brain atrophy has an impact on the risk of END and on the outcome in severe ischemic strokes after intravenous (IV) thrombolysis. METHODS: From a prospective thrombolysis registry, 137 patients who had a National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) ≥15, MRI at admission, and IV thrombolysis were included...
April 19, 2018: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671868/secondary-prevention-and-lifestyle-indices-after-stroke-in-a-long-term-perspective
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A C Jönsson, H Delavaran, H Lövkvist, M Baturova, S Iwarsson, A Ståhl, B Norrving, A Lindgren
OBJECTIVES: To describe the long-term perspective regarding prevalence of risk factors, secondary stroke prevention, and lifestyle indices after stroke. METHODS: From a population-based one-year cohort (n = 416), we performed an observational study of 145 survivors at 16 months and 10 years after stroke (age 27-97 years) regarding secondary prevention including reaching acceptable treatment goals; nutritional status with focus on underweight; and the lifestyle indices: living situation, level of dependence, and self-assessed health condition...
April 19, 2018: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671862/predictors-of-periprocedural-complications-in-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-interventions-within-coronary-bypass-grafts
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Rafał A Januszek, Artur Dziewierz, Zbigniew Siudak, Tomasz Rakowski, Dariusz Dudek, Stanisław Bartuś
BACKGROUND: During the first decade following the coronary bypass grafting, at least 10 of the patients require percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) due to graft failure. Saphenous vein grafts (SVG) are innately at a higher risk of periprocedural complications. The present study aimed to investigate predictors of periprocedural complications of PCI within coronary artery bypass grafts. METHODS: This study analyzed data gathered in the Polish National Registry (ORPKI) between January 2015 and December 2016...
April 19, 2018: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671295/monitoring-the-injured-brain
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Anna T Mazzeo, Deepak K Gupta
Traumatic brain injury can be defined as the most complex disease in the most complex organ. When an acute brain injury occurs, several pathophysiological cascades are triggered, leading to further exacerbation of the primary damage. A number of events potentially occurring after TBI can compromise the availability or utilization of energy substrates in the brain, ultimately leading to brain energy crisis. The frequent occurrence of secondary insults in the acute phase after TBI, such as intracranial hypertension, hypotension, hypoxia, hypercapnia, hyperthermia, seizures, can then increase cerebral damage, and adversely affect outcome...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670570/mexican-national-institute-of-neurology-and-neurosurgery-stroke-registry-results-of-a-25-year-hospital-based-study
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Antonio Arauz, Juan Manuel Marquez-Romero, Miguel A Barboza, Fabiola Serrano, Carol Artigas, Luis Manuel Murillo-Bonilla, Carlos Cantú-Brito, José Luis Ruiz-Sandoval, Fernando Barinagarrementeria
Background and purpose: Stroke has been scarcely studied in Latin America (LA). The Mexican Institute of Neurology Stroke Registry was established in 1990 as a prospective computer-based database to register data obtained from patients admitted with stroke. Using this data, we attempted to define the profile of risk factors and outcomes. Methods: The demographic data, stroke description, ancillary tests, vascular risk factors, and modified Rankin scale (mRs) were registered...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669870/arterial-stiffness-is-associated-with-basal-ganglia-enlarged-perivascular-spaces-and-cerebral-small-vessel-disease-load
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Iolanda Riba-Llena, Joan Jiménez-Balado, Xavier Castañé, Anna Girona, Antonio López-Rueda, Xavier Mundet, Carmen I Jarca, José Álvarez-Sabin, Joan Montaner, Pilar Delgado
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: We assessed whether the load of cerebral small vessel disease (cSVD) and its individual markers, including lacunes, white matter hyperintensities, microbleeds, and enlarged perivascular spaces (EPVS), are associated with arterial stiffness. METHODS: We evaluated cSVD markers in a cohort of 782 hypertensive individuals without history of stroke or dementia. The load of the disease was calculated using an ordinal scale ranging from 0 to 4 (1 point was given for each of the 4 markers examined)...
April 18, 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651914/inflammatory-pathways-are-central-to-posterior-cerebrovascular-artery-remodelling-prior-to-the-onset-of-congenital-hypertension
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Dawid Walas, Karol Nowicki-Osuch, Dominic Alibhai, Eva von Linstow Roloff, Jane Coghill, Christy Waterfall, Julian Fr Paton
Cerebral artery hypoperfusion may provide the basis for linking ischemic stroke with hypertension. Brain hypoperfusion may induce hypertension that may serve as an auto-protective mechanism to prevent ischemic stroke. We hypothesised that hypertension is caused by remodelling of the cerebral arteries, which is triggered by inflammation. We used a congenital rat model of hypertension and examined age-related changes in gene expression of the cerebral arteries using RNA sequencing. Prior to hypertension, we found changes in signalling pathways associated with the immune system and fibrosis...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650833/-a-case-of-local-recurrence-of-descending-colon-cancer-with-ileus-obstruction-and-lung-liver-and-brain-metastasis
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Ryouichi Tomita, Shigeru Fujisaki, Kenichi Sakurai, Takeo Azuhata, Yuko Takamoto
We report a 50-year-old man with local recurrence of descending colon cancer with ileus obstruction and brain metastasis, 2 years 6 months after initial resection due to perforation of descending colon cancer(Hartmann procedure, D2 lymph node resection, Stage II, tub2). He complained of left upper abdominal pain and abdominal fullness. He also complained of paresis of the right upper extremity and of experiencing convulsions 1 month before admission. He was diagnosed with local recurrence of descending colon cancer, based on findings of contrast radiography and the presence of colonic fiber...
April 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643882/nerve-growth-factor-in-combination-with-oxiracetam-in-the-treatment-of-hypertensive-cerebral-hemorrhage
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Yuzhen Sun, Baoquan Xu, Qiang Zhang
Objective: To compare the clinical efficacy of nerve growth factor (NGF) in combination with oxiracetam and single use of oxiracetam in the treatment of hypertensive cerebral hemorrhage. Methods: One hundred and forty patients with hypertensive cerebral hemorrhage who were admitted to the hospital from July 2015 to September 2016 were selected as research subjects and randomly divided into a treatment group which was treated by NGF in combination with oxiracetam and a control group which was treated by oxiracetam only...
January 2018: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643435/higher-leukocyte-count-predicts-3-month-poor-outcome-of-ruptured-cerebral-aneurysms
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Pei-Sen Yao, Guo-Rong Chen, Xue-Ling Xie, Huang-Cheng Shang-Guan, Jin-Zhen Gao, Yuan-Xiang Lin, Shu-Fa Zheng, Zhang-Ya Lin, De-Zhi Kang
It is not fully established whether leukocyte can predict the poor outcome for ruptured cerebral aneurysms (CA) or not. Here, we retrospectively analyzed the clinical data of 428 patients with ruptured CA between 2010 and 2015. Patients' demographic data, including gender, age, history of smoking, alcohol, hypertension, diabetes and hypercholesterolemia, Hunt-Hess and Fisher grade, occurrence of hydrocephalus, aneurysm location, time to surgery, delayed ischemic neurological deficit (DIND) and peak leukocyte of blood test from day 1 to 3 after aneurysmal rupture were recorded and analyzed...
April 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629988/early-evidence-of-sepsis-associated-hyperperfusion-a-study-of-cerebral-blood-flow-measured-with-mri-arterial-spin-labeling-in-critically-ill-septic-patients-and-control-subjects
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Marie-Hélène Masse, Marie Anne Richard, Frédérick D'Aragon, Charles St-Arnaud, Michael Mayette, Neill K J Adhikari, William Fraser, André Carpentier, Steven Palanchuck, David Gauthier, Luc Lanthier, Matthieu Touchette, Albert Lamontagne, Jean Chénard, Sangeeta Mehta, Yanick Sansoucy, Etienne Croteau, Martin Lepage, François Lamontagne
OBJECTIVES: Mechanisms underlying sepsis-associated encephalopathy remain unclear, but reduced cerebral blood flow, alone or in conjunction with altered autoregulation, is reported as a potential contributor. We compared cerebral blood flow of control subjects and vasopressor-dependent septic patients. DESIGN: Randomized crossover study. SETTING: MRI with arterial spin labeling. PATIENTS: Ten sedated septic patients on mechanical ventilation (four with controlled chronic hypertension) and 12 control subjects (six with controlled chronic hypertension) were enrolled...
April 6, 2018: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628942/clinical-and-angiographic-outcomes-with-the-combined-local-aspiration-and-retriever-in-the-north-american-solitaire-stent-retriever-acute-stroke-nasa-registry
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Tim W Malisch, Osama O Zaidat, Alicia C Castonguay, Franklin A Marden, Rishi Gupta, Chung-Huan J Sun, Coleman O Martin, William E Holloway, Nils Mueller-Kronast, Joey English, Italo Linfante, Guilherme Dabus, Hormozd Bozorgchami, Andrew Xavier, Ansaar T Rai, Michael Froehler, Aamir Badruddin, Thanh N Nguyen, M Asif Taqi, Michael G Abraham, Vallabh Janardhan, Hashem Shaltoni, Robin Novakovic, Albert J Yoo, Alex Abou-Chebl, Peng Roc Chen, Gavin W Britz, Ritesh Kaushal, Ashish Nanda, Raul G Nogueira
Background: Various techniques are used to enhance the results of mechanical thrombectomy with stent-retrievers, including proximal arrest with balloon guide catheter (BGC), conventional large bore proximal catheter (CGC), or in combination with local aspiration through a large-bore catheter positioned at the clot interface (Aspiration-Retriever Technique for Stroke [ARTS]). We evaluated the impact of ARTS in the North American Solitaire Acute Stroke (NASA) registry. Summary: Data on the use of the aspiration technique were available for 285 anterior circulation patients, of which 29 underwent ARTS technique, 131 CGC, and 125 BGC...
February 2018: Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628584/evaluation-of-the-hemodynamic-response-of-intravenous-clonidine-versus-ropivacaine-scalp-block-to-insertion-of-scalp-pins-in-neurosurgical-patients
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Saraswathi Nagappa, Sandhya Kalappa, Raghavendra Biligiri Sridhara
Background: The application of the skull-pin head-holder, used to stabilize the head during neurosurgical procedures, produces an intense nociceptive stimulus and results in abrupt increases in blood pressure and cerebral blood flow under general anesthesia. Different anesthetic and pharmacologic techniques, including local anesthetics, narcotics, antihypertensives, and deepening of anesthesia with inhalation anesthetics, have been used to blunt this deleterious effect with variable success...
January 2018: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624149/detection-rates-and-sites-of-unruptured-intracranial-aneurysms-according-to-sex-and-age-an-analysis-of-mr-angiography-based-brain-examinations-of-4070-healthy-japanese-adults
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Yohichi Imaizumi, Tohru Mizutani, Katsuyoshi Shimizu, Yosuke Sato, Junichi Taguchi
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the detection rate and occurrence site according to patient sex and age of unruptured intracranial aneurysms detected through MRI and MR angiography (MRA). METHODS A total of 4070 healthy adults 22 years or older (mean age [± SD] 50.6 ± 11.0 years; 41.9% women) who underwent a brain examination known as "Brain Dock" in the central Tokyo area between April 2014 and March 2015 were checked for unruptured saccular aneurysm using 3-T MRI/MRA. The following types of cases were excluded: 1) protrusions with a maximum diameter < 2 mm at locations other than arterial bifurcations, 2) conical protrusions at arterial bifurcations with a diameter < 3 mm, and 3) cases of suspected aneurysms with unclear imaging of the involved artery...
April 6, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624144/pilot-study-of-intracranial-venous-physiology-in-craniosynostosis
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Martijn J Cornelissen, Robbin de Goederen, Priya Doerga, Iris Cuperus, Marie-Lise van Veelen, Maarten Lequin, Paul Govaert, Irene M J Mathijssen, Jeroen Dudink, Robert C Tasker
OBJECTIVE In addition to craniocerebral disproportion, other factors, such as Chiari malformation type I, obstructive sleep apnea, and venous outflow obstruction, are considered to have a role in the occurrence of intracranial hypertension in craniosynostosis. This pilot study examined cerebral venous flow velocity to better characterize the complex intracranial venous physiology of craniosynostosis. METHODS The authors performed a prospective cohort study of craniosynostosis patients (n = 34) referred to a single national (tertiary) craniofacial unit...
April 6, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624118/ephrinb2-activation-enhances-angiogenesis-reduces-amyloid-%C3%AE-deposits-and-secondary-damage-in-thalamus-at-the-early-stage-after-cortical-infarction-in-hypertensive-rats
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Shihui Xing, Nannan Pan, Wei Xu, Jian Zhang, Jingjing Li, Chao Dang, Gang Liu, Zhong Pei, Jinsheng Zeng
Cerebral infarction causes secondary neurodegeneration and angiogenesis in thalamus, which impacts functional recovery after stroke. Here, we hypothesize that activation of ephrinB2 could stimulate angiogenesis and restore the secondary neurodegeneration in thalamus after cerebral infarction. Focal cerebral infarction was induced by middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO). Secondary damage, angiogenesis, amyloid-β (Aβ) deposits, levels of ephrinB2 and receptor for advanced glycation end product (RAGE) in the ipsilateral thalamus were determined by immunofluorescence and immunoblot...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622372/treatment-of-unruptured-cerebral-aneurysms-with-the-mineralocorticoid-receptor-blocker-eplerenone-pilot-study
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Shinji Nagahiro, Yoshiteru Tada, Junichiro Satomi, Tomoya Kinouchi, Kazuyuki Kuwayama, Kenji Yagi, Kohei Nakajima, Nobuhisa Matsushita, Takeshi Miyamoto, Tadashi Yamaguchi, Kenji Shimada, Masaaki Korai, Hideo Mure, Yoshihiro Okayama, Takashi Abe, Masafumi Harada, Keiko T Kitazato, Yasuhisa Kanematsu
BACKGROUND: Currently there are no pharmacological therapies for patients with unruptured cerebral aneurysms. Elsewhere we showed that the mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist eplerenone prevented the formation of cerebral aneurysms in our ovariectomized hypertensive aneurysm rat model. The current pilot study evaluated whether it can be used to prevent the growth and rupture of cerebral aneurysms in hypertensive patients. METHODS: Between August 2011 and May 2014, we enrolled 82 patients with 90 aneurysms in an open-label uncontrolled clinical trial...
April 2, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29621070/blood-pressure-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-challenges-in-trial-interpretation-and-clinical-management-position-of-the-esh-working-group-on-hypertension-and-the-brain
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Dariusz Gąsecki, Antonio Coca, Pedro Cunha, Dagmara Hering, Efstathios Manios, Dragan Lovic, Augusto Zaninelli, Cristina Sierra, Mariusz Kwarciany, Krzysztof Narkiewicz, Bartosz Karaszewski
: Altered blood pressure (BP) is a common phenomenon in acute ischemic stroke (AIS), with high BP being the most frequent scenario. The pathophysiology of BP changes in AIS is complex and only partially understood. The available evidence indicates that extremely high BP during AIS is associated with a poor outcome. Importantly, the observed relationship between BP and stroke outcome may or may not be causally related. Higher baseline BPs in focal cerebral ischemia may indicate preexisting hypertension, but may also be an effect of both nonspecific and stroke-related factors...
April 4, 2018: Journal of Hypertension
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