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haemorrhagic stroke

Amir Abukaresh, Rami Al-Abadlah, Bettina Böttcher, Khamis El-Essi
BACKGROUND: In the 2014 Palestinian annual health report, cerebrovascular accident was ranked as the third leading cause of death in the occupied Palestinian territory. Cerebrovascular accident is also one the most common causes of disability worldwide. Good management decreases mortality and morbidity. The aim of this study was to assess the current management of patients with ischaemic stroke at the Al-Shifa Hospital and to compare this with international guidelines. METHODS: For this clinical audit, we used simple random sampling to select files of patients admitted with the diagnosis of ischaemic stroke to the Al-Shifa Hospital...
February 21, 2018: Lancet
Benjamin D Bray, Lizz Paley, Alex Hoffman, Martin James, Patrick Gompertz, Charles D A Wolfe, Harry Hemingway, Anthony G Rudd
BACKGROUND: We aimed to estimate socioeconomic disparities in the incidence of hospitalisation for first-ever stroke, quality of care, and post-stroke survival for the adult population of England. METHODS: In this cohort study, we obtained data collected by a nationwide register on patients aged 18 years or older hospitalised for first-ever acute ischaemic stroke or primary intracerebral haemorrhage in England from July 1, 2013, to March 31, 2016. We classified socioeconomic status at the level of Lower Super Output Areas using the Index of Multiple Deprivation, a neighbourhood measure of deprivation...
March 14, 2018: Lancet. Public Health
Janusz Bednarski, Paweł Balsam, Agata Tymińska, Krzysztof Ozierański, Katarzyna Żukowska, Martyna Zaleska, Katarzyna Szepietowska, Kacper Maciejewski, Michał Peller, Anna Praska-Oginska, Inna Zaboyska, Grzegorz Opolski
INTRODUCTION Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia with a significant risk of morbidity and mortality. Non-vitamin K antagonists (NOAC) are the first line drugs in stroke prevention in AF patients. The oral anticoagulation therapy (OAC) therapy may differ between medical centres. OBJECTIVES The study aimed to compare the clinical characteristic of AF patients treated with OAC between district and academic hospitals. PATIENTS AND METHODS This analysis consisted of 3528 patients from the multicentre, retrospective CRAFT study (NCT02987062): 2666 patients from academic hospital (Group A) and 862 patients from district hospital (Group B)...
March 17, 2018: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
Georges Al-Helou, Nardos Temesgen, Jonathan Gwizdala, Jalil Ahari
Our patient is a 69-year-old man who presented to the emergency department with left-sided hemiparesis that started 4 hours prior to presentation. Brain CT showed right basal ganglia and internal capsule haemorrhagic strokes. MRI revealed multiple brain lesions suspicious for metastases. Further workup revealed a 5 cm lung mass and a 1 cm pancreatic nodule. Biopsy of both pulmonary and pancreatic lesions was consistent with melanoma and was similar histologically. The patient underwent cyberknife stereotactic radiosurgery to the brain metastases followed by immunotherapy with pembrolizumab, and then by nivolumab and ipilimumab...
March 15, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Giuseppe Gargiulo, Greta Carrara, Enrico Frigoli, Pascal Vranckx, Sergio Leonardi, Nestor Ciociano, Gianluca Campo, Ferdinando Varbella, Paolo Calabrò, Stefano Garducci, Alessandro Iannone, Carlo Briguori, Giuseppe Andò, Gabriele Crimi, Ugo Limbruno, Roberto Garbo, Paolo Sganzerla, Filippo Russo, Alessandro Lupi, Bernardo Cortese, Arturo Ausiello, Salvatore Ierna, Giovanni Esposito, Dennis Zavalloni, Andrea Santarelli, Gennaro Sardella, Simone Tresoldi, Nicoletta de Cesare, Alessandro Sciahbasi, Antonio Zingarelli, Paolo Tosi, Arnoud van 't Hof, Elmir Omerovic, Salvatore Brugaletta, Stephan Windecker, Marco Valgimigli
BACKGROUND: Contrasting evidence exists on the comparative efficacy and safety of bivalirudin and unfractionated heparin (UFH) in relation to the planned use of glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors (GPIs). OBJECTIVES: This study assessed the efficacy and safety of bivalirudin compared with UFH with or without GPIs in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) who underwent invasive management. METHODS: In the MATRIX (Minimizing Adverse Haemorrhagic Events by Transradial Access Site and Systemic Implementation of AngioX) program, 7,213 patients were randomly assigned to receive either bivalirudin or UFH with or without GPIs at discretion of the operator...
March 20, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Markus Kneihsl, Christian Enzinger, Kurt Niederkorn, Gerit Wünsch, Lisa Müller, Valeriu Culea, Andreas Lueger, Franz Fazekas, Thomas Gattringer
BACKGROUND: Stroke has become a treatable condition with increasing evidence of treatment benefits in older people. However, stroke mimics in geriatric patients are especially prevalent, causing incorrect suspicion and consecutive burden to patients and emergency room resources. We therefore examined the dimension of this problem by investigating emergency room admissions from nursing homes for suspected stroke. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of all nursing home residents who were admitted to the neurological emergency room of our primary and tertiary care university hospital between 2013 and 2015...
March 14, 2018: Cerebrovascular Diseases
J S Minhas, T G Robinson
Stroke medicine has seen rapid developments in diagnosis and management, and consequently improved prognosis. Management of ischaemic stroke, in particular, has benefited from these advances. The approach to management has evolved from one of historical passivity to active intervention with time of the essence following stroke onset. The last decade has seen the comparative effectiveness of several pharmacological agents being tested, creating significant randomised controlled trial evidence to support the management of common clinical problems following acute stroke...
December 2017: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
Ivo G H Jansen, Maxim J H L Mulder, Robert-Jan B Goldhoorn
OBJECTIVE: To determine outcomes and safety of endovascular treatment for acute ischaemic stroke, due to proximal intracranial vessel occlusion in the anterior circulation, in routine clinical practice. DESIGN: Ongoing, prospective, observational cohort study. SETTING: 16 centres that perform endovascular treatment in the Netherlands. PARTICIPANTS: 1488 patients included in the Multicentre Randomised Controlled Trial of Endovascular Treatment for Acute Ischaemic Stroke in the Netherlands (MR CLEAN) Registry who had received endovascular treatment, including stent retriever thrombectomy, aspiration, and all alternative methods for acute ischaemic stroke within 6...
March 9, 2018: BMJ: British Medical Journal
Turgut Tatlisumak, Brett Cucchiara, Satoshi Kuroda, Scott E Kasner, Jukka Putaala
Nontraumatic intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) is a common subtype of stroke with a poor prognosis, high mortality and long-term morbidity. The incidence of ICH increases with age. ICH has not been widely investigated in young adults (herein defined as aged ∼18-50 years) despite an annual incidence of ∼5 per 100,000 individuals. Furthermore, ICH characteristics differ between young and elderly patients. Risk factors for ICH are surprisingly common in young adults, in whom ICH is often caused by structural lesions or hypertension, and only rarely by anticoagulation therapy and cerebral amyloid angiopathy (which are common predisposing factors in elderly patients)...
March 9, 2018: Nature Reviews. Neurology
Johannes Kaesmacher, Tomas Dobrocky, Mirjam R Heldner, Sebastian Bellwald, Pascal J Mosimann, Pasquale Mordasini, Sandra Bigi, Marcel Arnold, Jan Gralla, Urs Fischer
OBJECTIVE: A reperfusion quality of thrombolysis in cerebral infarction (TICI)≥2b has been set as the therapeutic angiography target for interventions in patients with acute ischaemic stroke. This study addresses whether the distinction between TICI2b and TICI3 reperfusions shows a clinically relevant difference on functional outcome. METHODS: A systematic literature review and meta-analysis was carried out and presented in conformity with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses criteria to test the primary hypothesis that TICI2b and TICI3 reperfusions are associated with different rates of modified Rankin Scale (mRS) ≤2 at day 90...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
Karsten Mh Bruins Slot, Eivind Berge
BACKGROUND: Factor Xa inhibitors and vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) are now recommended in treatment guidelines for preventing stroke and systemic embolic events in people with atrial fibrillation (AF). This is an update of a Cochrane review previously published in 2013. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness and safety of treatment with factor Xa inhibitors versus VKAs for preventing cerebral or systemic embolic events in people with AF. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the trials registers of the Cochrane Stroke Group and the Cochrane Heart Group (September 2016), the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (August 2017), MEDLINE (1950 to April 2017), and Embase (1980 to April 2017)...
March 6, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Hongyan Ding, Yanan Xie, Linxin Li, Heling Chu, Yuping Tang, Qiang Dong, Mei Cui
Background and purpose: Clinical features of epileptic seizures after cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) among Chinese patients are not known, and it is still controversial whether seizures would affect the outcome of CVST. Methods: In a Chinese hospital-based study of consecutive patients with CVST between 2003 and 2015, we described the clinical features of seizures and determined the predictors of seizure onset using multivariable logistic regression analysis...
December 2017: Stroke and Vascular Neurology
Rustam Al-Shahi Salman, Martin S Dennis, Gordon D Murray, Karen Innes, Jonathan Drever, Lynn Dinsmore, Carol Williams, Philip M White, William N Whiteley, Peter A G Sandercock, Cathie L M Sudlow, David E Newby, Nikola Sprigg, David J Werring
BACKGROUND: For adults surviving stroke due to spontaneous (non-traumatic) intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) who had taken an antithrombotic (i.e. anticoagulant or antiplatelet) drug for the prevention of vaso-occlusive disease before the ICH, it is unclear whether starting antiplatelet drugs results in an increase in the risk of recurrent ICH or a beneficial net reduction of all serious vascular events compared to avoiding antiplatelet drugs. METHODS/DESIGN: The REstart or STop Antithrombotics Randomised Trial (RESTART) is an investigator-led, randomised, open, assessor-blind, parallel-group, randomised trial comparing starting versus avoiding antiplatelet drugs for adults surviving antithrombotic-associated ICH at 122 hospital sites in the United Kingdom...
March 5, 2018: Trials
Mayowa O Owolabi, Fred Sarfo, Rufus Akinyemi, Mulugeta Gebregziabher, Onoja Akpa, Albert Akpalu, Kolawole Wahab, Reginald Obiako, Lukman Owolabi, Bruce Ovbiagele
BACKGROUND: Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest incidence, prevalence, and fatality from stroke globally. Yet, only little information about context-specific risk factors for prioritising interventions to reduce the stroke burden in sub-Saharan Africa is available. We aimed to identify and characterise the effect of the top modifiable risk factors for stroke in sub-Saharan Africa. METHODS: The Stroke Investigative Research and Educational Network (SIREN) study is a multicentre, case-control study done at 15 sites in Nigeria and Ghana...
February 26, 2018: Lancet Global Health
Brandon James, Andrew D Chang, Ryan A McTaggart, Morgan Hemendinger, Brian Mac Grory, Shawna M Cutting, Tina M Burton, Michael E Reznik, Bradford Thompson, Linda Wendell, Ali Mahta, Matthew Siket, Tracy E Madsen, Kevin N Sheth, Amre Nouh, Karen L Furie, Mahesh V Jayaraman, Pooja Khatri, Shadi Yaghi
OBJECTIVES: Early neurological deterioration prompting urgent brain imaging occurs in nearly 15% of patients with ischaemic stroke receiving intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (tPA). We aim to determine risk factors associated with symptomatic intracranial haemorrhage (sICH) in patients with ischaemic stroke undergoing emergent brain imaging for early neurological deterioration after receiving tPA. METHODS: We abstracted data from our prospective stroke database and included all patients receiving tPA for ischaemic stroke between 1 March 2015 and 1 March 2017...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
L Iacoviello, M Bonaccio, G Cairella, M V Catani, S Costanzo, L D'Elia, R Giacco, D Rendina, P Sabino, I Savini, P Strazzullo
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: To systematically review the latest evidence on established and emerging nutrition-related risk factors for incidence of and mortality from total, ischemic and haemorrhagic strokes. The present review was conducted in the framework of the work carried out through 2015 and 2016 for the preparation of the Italian Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Stroke, 8th Edition, by ISO-SPREAD (Italian Stroke Organization and the Stroke Prevention and Educational Awareness Diffusion)...
January 17, 2018: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
Miriam Sjåstad Langseth, Trine Baur Opstad, Vibeke Bratseth, Svein Solheim, Harald Arnesen, Alf Åge Pettersen, Ingebjørg Seljeflot, Ragnhild Helseth
Background Neutrophil extracellular traps, comprising chromatin and granule proteins, have been implicated in atherothrombosis. Design and methods We investigated whether the circulating neutrophil extracellular traps markers, double-stranded DNA and myeloperoxidase-DNA were associated with clinical outcome and hypercoagulability in patients with stable coronary artery disease. Patients with angiographically verified stable coronary artery disease ( n = 1001) were included. Follow-up was 2 years, recording 106 clinical endpoints (unstable angina, non-haemorrhagic stroke, myocardial infarction or death)...
January 1, 2018: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
Xianli Lv, Guihuai Wang
Objective A small number of patients has been reported to develop a completely new or de novo arteriovenous malformation (AVM) after brain surgery, haemorrhage, head trauma or ischaemic stroke. The natural history of these lesions is unknown. In this review, both ruptured and unruptured de novo AVMs and their treatments were reviewed. Methods Published literature in the PubMed database citing 'de novo cerebral arteriovenous malformation' was reviewed. Additional studies were identified through reference searches in each reviewed article...
January 1, 2018: Neuroradiology Journal
S I Alam, M A Hossain, M Aftabuddin, M A Hye, M K Mondal
The aim of the study was to describe the characteristics of patients admitted to intensive care unit and their outcome in Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Bangladesh. This retrospective, descriptive study was conducted in the intensive care unit of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) from January 2016 to June 2016. Data was retrieved from hospital records of all admitted patients regarding age, gender, admission source, reason for admission, length of ICU stay, requirement of mechanical ventilation, number of organ failure and their outcome...
January 2018: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
Ronan Motyer, John Thornton, Sarah Power, Paul Brennan, Alan O'Hare, Seamus Looby, David J Williams, Barry Moynihan, Sean Murphy
BACKGROUND: Selected patients with proximal anterior circulation ischemic stroke who demonstrate limited infarct and sufficient penumbra may benefit from endovascular thrombectomy (EVT) beyond conventional time limits. OBJECTIVE: To perform a retrospective review of all cases of EVT performed at our institution for proximal anterior circulation acute ischemic stroke with onset >12 hours. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients were assessed with non-contrast CT brain and multiphase CT angiography, with Alberta Stroke Program Early CT Score (ASPECTS) and collateral grade informing patient selection...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
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