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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653646/early-predictors-of-outcome-after-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-upfront-an-observational-cohort-study
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Joukje van der Naalt, Marieke E Timmerman, Myrthe E de Koning, Harm J van der Horn, Myrthe E Scheenen, Bram Jacobs, Gerard Hageman, Tansel Yilmaz, Gerwin Roks, Jacoba M Spikman
BACKGROUND: Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) accounts for most cases of TBI, and many patients show incomplete long-term functional recovery. We aimed to create a prognostic model for functional outcome by combining demographics, injury severity, and psychological factors to identify patients at risk for incomplete recovery at 6 months. In particular, we investigated additional indicators of emotional distress and coping style at 2 weeks above early predictors measured at the emergency department...
July 2017: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652948/streptococcus-mutans-a-potential-risk-factor-in-recurrent-hemorrhagic-stroke
#2
Tarek R Mansour, Yasaman Alam, Layth Dahbour, Ahmed Alnemari, Mouhammad Jumaa, Jason L Schroeder
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and is responsible for approximately nine percent of all deaths worldwide. Cases of Streptococcus mutans (S. mutans)-induced intracerebral hemorrhage as a result of bloodstream infections have seldom been reported. New reports show that bacteria with specific collagen binding proteins (CBPs), such as the Cnm type produced by S. mutans, may inhibit platelet aggregation and cause bleeding. In this article, we report on a 62-year-old man with a recent history of left frontal intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) who presented to the emergency department after a fall due to suspected seizure while in rehabilitation...
May 19, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652053/mr-imaging-in-hyperacute-ischemic-stroke
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Carla Vert, Carmen Parra Fariñas, Àlex Rovira
Brain and vascular imaging are required components of the emergency assessment of patients with suspected stroke. Either CT or MRI may be used as the initial imaging test. MRI is more sensitive to the presence of acute and chronic ischemic lesions, and chronic microbleeds, but CT remains the most practical and used initial brain imaging test. Although, a non-enhanced CT or T2* MRI sequence showing no haemorrhage is sufficient for deciding intravenous treatment eligibility within the first 4.5h after stroke onset, a non-invasive intracranial vascular study is strongly recommended during the initial imaging evaluation of the acute stroke patient, particularly if mechanical thrombectomy is contemplated...
June 19, 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649478/cerebral-air-embolism-as-possible-cause-of-stroke-during-therapeutic-endobronchial-application-of-argon-plasma-coagulation
#4
Venkatkiran Kanchustambham, Manasa Reddy, Swetha Saladi, Setu Patolia
A 68-year-old male was admitted for evaluation of an endobronchial mass obstructing the right middle lobe (RML) and right lower lobe (RLL) of the lung. Flexible bronchoscopy revealed a notable endobronchial lesion in the bronchus intermedius that completely obstructed the RML and the RLL. Argon plasma coagulation (APC) at 30 watts and gas flow at 0.8 liters/minute to 1 liter/minute were applied to the tumor. In the recovery room, the patient was discovered to have a left-sided facial droop and left-sided weakness...
May 17, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646445/update-on-neurocritical-care-of-stroke
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Jason Siegel, Michael A Pizzi, J Brent Peel, David Alejos, Nnenne Mbabuike, Benjamin L Brown, David Hodge, W David Freeman
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review will highlight the recent advancements in acute ischemic stroke diagnosis and treatment, with special attention to new features and recommendations of stroke care in the neurocritical care unit. RECENT FINDINGS: New studies suggest that pre-hospital treatment of stroke with mobile stroke units and telestroke technology may lead to earlier stroke therapy with intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), and recent studies show tPA can be given in previously contraindicated situations...
August 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646330/-imaging-of-vessels-supplying-the-brain
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S M Schellong, N Abolmaali, B Voigts, C Stelzner
Nowadays, several technically validated modalities are available for imaging both the extracranial and intracranial segments of arteries supplying blood to the brain. In the acute stroke setting, computed tomography (CT) angiography is of utmost importance because it provides the key diagnostic criteria indicative for the use of catheter-based recanalization techniques. Ultrasound imaging of extracranial arteries is most suitable for detecting an underlying stenosis of the internal carotid artery (ICA) in patients with stroke, transient ischemic attacks (TIA), retinal vessel occlusion and amaurosis fugax...
June 23, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646012/scatter-correction-with-combined-single-scatter-simulation-and-monte-carlo-simulation-scaling-improved-the-visual-artifacts-and-quantification-in-3d-brain-pet-ct-imaging-with-15-o-gas-inhalation
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Keiichi Magota, Tohru Shiga, Yukari Asano, Daiki Shinyama, Jinghan Ye, Amy E Perkins, Piotr J Maniawski, Takuya Toyonaga, Kentaro Kobayashi, Kenji Hirata, Chietsugu Katoh, Naoya Hattori, Nagara Tamaki
In three-dimensional positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) imaging of the brain with (15)O-gas inhalation, high radioactivity in the face mask creates cold artifacts and affects the quantitative accuracy when scatters is corrected by conventional methods (e.g., single-scatter simulation [SSS] with tail-fitting scaling [TFS-SSS]). Here we examined the validity of a newly developed scatter correction method that combines SSS with a scaling factor calculated by Monte Carlo simulation (MCS-SSS)...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645683/a-single-brain-metastasis-seen-on-68-ga-psma-pet-ct-in-recurrent-of-breast-cancer
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S S Medina-Ornelas, F O García-Pérez, C Medel-Gamez, E Paredes-Amoroto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 20, 2017: Revista Española de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644905/a-realistic-phantom-for-validating-mri-based-synthetic-ct-images-of-the-human-skull
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Abraam S Soliman, Levi Burns, Amir Owrangi, Young Lee, William Y Song, Greg Stanisz, Brige P Chugh
PURPOSE: To introduce a new realistic human skull phantom for the validation of synthetic CT images of cortical bone from ultra-short echo-time (UTE) sequences. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A human skull of an adult female was utilized as a realistic representation of skull cortical bone. The skull was stabilized in a special acrylic container and was filled with contrast agents that have T1 and T2 relaxation times similar to human brain. The phantom was MR scanned at 3T with UTE and T2 -weighted sequences, followed by CT...
June 23, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643996/age-related-outcome-of-patients-after-traumatic-brain-injury-a-single-centre-observation
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Rolf Erlebach, Alberto Pagnamenta, Stephanie Klinzing, Federica Stretti, Silvia Cottini, Reto Schüpbach, Peter Steiger, Giovanna Brandi
BACKGROUND: Study-purpose is to analyze clinical features of patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI), their age-related outcomes and determinants of long- term outcome. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study was conducted in a level I University Swiss trauma center. Consecutive patients with moderate to severe TBI admitted for more than 48 hours to the Intensive Care Unit were included. Patients' and trauma characteristics, management during ICU-stay, prognostic scores and long- term outcomes were analyzed...
June 22, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643031/pediatric-emergency-care-applied-research-network-pecarn-prediction-rules-in-identifying-high-risk-children-with-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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B Nakhjavan-Shahraki, M Yousefifard, M J Hajighanbari, A Oraii, S Safari, M Hosseini
PURPOSE: Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) traumatic brain injury (TBI) prognostic rules is a scoring system for prediction of the need for computed tomography (CT) scanning in children with mild TBI. However, its validation has not been assessed in developing countries. Therefore, the present study was designed to assess the value of PECARN rule in identification of children with clinically important TBI (ciTBI). METHOD: In this prospective cross-sectional study, 594 children (mean age: 7...
June 22, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641766/amyloid-pet-in-pseudotumoral-multiple-sclerosis
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Jordi A Matías-Guiu, María Nieves Cabrera-Martín, Ana Cortés-Martínez, Vanesa Pytel, Teresa Moreno-Ramos, Celia Oreja-Guevara, José Luis Carreras, Jorge Matías-Guiu
BACKGROUND: Pseudotumoral multiple sclerosis is a rare form of demyelinating disease of the central nervous system. Positron emission tomography (PET) using amyloid-tracers has also been suggested as a marker of damage in white matter lesions in multiple sclerosis due to the nonspecific uptake of these tracers in white matter. METHOD: We present the case of a 59 year-old woman with a pathological-confirmed pseudotumoral multiple sclerosis, who was studied with the amyloid tracer (18)F-florbetaben...
July 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639387/determining-the-orientation-angle-of-directional-leads-for-deep-brain-stimulation-using-computed-tomography-and-digital-x-ray-imaging-a-phantom-study
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Alexander Sitz, Mauritius Hoevels, Alexandra Hellerbach, Andreas Gierich, Klaus Luyken, Till A Dembek, Martin Klehr, Jochen Wirths, Veerle Visser-Vandewalle, Harald Treuer
PURPOSE: Orientating the angle of directional leads for deep brain stimulation (DBS) in an axial plane introduces a new degree of freedom that is indicated by embedded anisotropic directional markers. Our aim was to develop algorithms to determine lead orientation angles from computed tomography (CT) and stereotactic x-ray imaging using standard clinical protocols, and subsequently assess the accuracy of both methods. METHODS: In CT the anisotropic marker artifact was taken as a signature of the lead orientation angle and analyzed using discrete Fourier transform of circular intensity profiles...
June 22, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638568/dizziness-in-a-community-hospital-central-neurological-causes-clinical-predictors-and-diagnostic-yield-and-cost-of-neuroimaging-studies
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Hussam Ammar, Rukma Govindu, Ragai Fouda, Wael Zohdy, Emilio Supsupin
Objectives: Neuroimaging is contributing to the rising costs of dizziness evaluation. This study examined the rate of central neurological causes of dizziness, relevant clinical predictors, and the costs and diagnostic yields of neuroimaging in dizziness assessment. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the records of 521 adult patients who visited the hospital during a 12-month period with dizziness as the chief complaint. Clinical findings were analyzed using Fisher's exact test to determine how they correlated with central neurological causes of dizziness identified by neuroimaging...
March 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638033/-the-biomarkers-of-cerebral-ischemia-as-a-new-method-for-the-validation-of-the-efficacy-of-cytoprotective-therapy
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S A Dambinova, K T Aliev, E V Bondarenko, G V Ponomarev, A A Skoromets, A P Skoromets, T A Skoromets, D G Smolko, M V Shumilina
AIM: To study blood plasma concentrations of NR2-peptide in patients with ischemic stroke (IS) to assess its diagnostic value as a biomarker of cerebral ischemia and determine the dynamics of the biomarker during treatment with cortexin. MATERIAL AND METHODS: One hundred and twenty patients, aged from 18 to 70 years, including 36 with transient ischemic attack (TIA) and 84 with IS in the carotid territory (n=70) and vertebral/basilar territory with the Wallenberg-Zakharchenko syndrome (n=14), were enrolled...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635146/the-effect-of-ct-scanners-in-the-trauma-room-an-observational-study
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S Wulffeld, L S Rasmussen, B Højlund Bech, J Steinmetz
BACKGROUND: A CT scanner incorporated in the trauma resuscitation bay may benefit trauma patients by fastening work-up times; however, evidence in the area is still sparse. We assessed if time from admission to first CT scan was lower after incorporation of a CT scanner in the resuscitation bay. METHODS: We included trauma patients admitted in two 1-year periods, before and after a major rebuilding of the trauma room. Beforehand, one CT scanner was located in an adjacent room...
June 20, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635089/comparison-of-fall-related-traumatic-brain-injury-in-residential-aged-care-and-community-dwelling-older-people-a-population-based-study
#17
Lara A Harvey, Rebecca Mitchell, Henry Brodaty, Brian Draper, Jacqueline Ct Close
OBJECTIVE: To compare trends, causes, and outcomes of fall-related traumatic brain injury (TBI) between community-dwelling (CD) individuals and residential aged care facility (RACF) residents. METHODS: Hospitalisation and RACF administrative data for 6635 individuals aged ≥65 years admitted to all NSW hospitals for fall-related TBI from 2008-2009 to 2012-2013 were linked. RESULTS: Of the 6944 hospitalisations, 20.8% were for RACF residents...
June 2017: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634315/-a-case-of-metastatic-brain-tumor-complicated-by-multiple-repeated-hemorrhages
#18
Kentaro Hayashi, Yukishige Hayashi, Yoshitaka Matsuo, Kiyoshi Shirakawa, Makio Kaminogo
Metastatic brain tumor occasionally results in multiple cerebral hemorrhages. Here, we report a case of metastatic brain tumor complicated by multiple repeated cerebral hemorrhages. An 80-year-old man with a history of removal of lung cancer was admitted to our hospital because of disturbed consciousness following headache. A brain CT revealed a mass lesion of 40-mm diameter in the left cerebellum and a mass lesion of 2-mm diameter in the right temporal lobe. The cerebellar mass lesion showed homogeneous iso-density, indicating a subacute phase hemorrhage...
June 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633970/unified-neural-field-theory-of-brain-dynamics-underlying-oscillations-in-parkinson-s-disease-and-generalized-epilepsies
#19
E J Müller, S J van Albada, J W Kim, P A Robinson
The mechanisms underlying pathologically synchronized neural oscillations in Parkinson's disease (PD) and generalized epilepsies are explored in parallel via a physiologically-based neural field model of the corticothalamic-basal ganglia (CTBG) system. The basal ganglia (BG) are approximated as a single effective population and their roles in the modulation of oscillatory dynamics of the corticothalamic (CT) system and vice versa are analyzed. In addition to normal EEG rhythms, enhanced activity around 4 Hz and 20 Hz exists in the model, consistent with the characteristic frequencies observed in PD...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632582/the-effect-of-resuscitative-endovascular-balloon-occlusion-of-the-aorta-partial-aortic-occlusion-and-aggressive-blood-transfusion-on-traumatic-brain-injury-in-a-swine-multiple-injuries-model
#20
M Austin Johnson, Timothy K Williams, Sarah-Ashley E Ferencz, Anders J Davidson, Rachel M Russo, William T O'Brien, Joseph M Galante, J Kevin Grayson, Lucas P Neff
BACKGROUND: Despite clinical reports of poor outcomes, the degree to which resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) exacerbates traumatic brain injury (TBI) is not known. We hypothesized that combined effects of increased proximal mean arterial pressure (pMAP), carotid blood flow (Qcarotid), and intracranial pressure (ICP) from REBOA would lead to TBI progression compared with partial aortic occlusion (PAO) or no intervention. METHODS: Twenty-one swine underwent a standardized TBI via computer Controlled cortical impact followed by 25% total blood volume rapid hemorrhage...
July 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
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