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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416405/development-validation-and-assessment-of-an-ischemic-stroke-or-transient-ischemic-attack-specific-prediction-tool-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Jason J Sico, H Klar Yaggi, Susan Ofner, John Concato, Charles Austin, Jared Ferguson, Li Qin, Lauren Tobias, Stanley Taylor, Carlos A Vaz Fragoso, Vincent McLain, Linda S Williams, Dawn M Bravata
BACKGROUND: Screening instruments for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), as used routinely to guide clinicians regarding patient referral for polysomnography (PSG), rely heavily on symptomatology. We sought to develop and validate a cerebrovascular disease-specific OSA prediction model less reliant on symptomatology, and to compare its performance with commonly used screening instruments within a population with ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA). METHODS: Using data on demographic factors, anthropometric measurements, medical history, stroke severity, sleep questionnaires, and PSG from 2 independently derived, multisite, randomized trials that enrolled patients with stroke or TIA, we developed and validated a model to predict the presence of OSA (i...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399897/prehospital-ambulance-stroke-test-pilot-study-of-a-novel-stroke-test
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Gunnar Andsberg, Magnus Esbjörnsson, Arne Olofsson, Arne Lindgren, Bo Norrving, Mia von Euler
BACKGROUND: There is a need for a prehospital stroke test that in addition to high sensitivity for stroke, also is able to communicate stroke severity similar to the National Institute of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS). METHODS: The PreHospital Ambulance Stroke Test (PreHAST), an eight item test based on NIHSS, which scores stroke severity from 0-19 points, was designed and adapted for the ambulance services. In the pilot study the ambulance nurses used PreHAST to assess patients with suspected stroke in the prehospital setting...
April 11, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329254/periodic-limb-movements-and-white-matter-hyperintensities-in-first-ever-minor-stroke-or-high-risk-transient-ischemic-attack
#3
Mark I Boulos, Brian J Murray, Ryan T Muir, Fuqiang Gao, Gregory M Szilagyi, Menal Huroy, Alexander Kiss, Arthur S Walters, Sandra E Black, Andrew S Lim, Richard H Swartz
Study Objectives: Emerging evidence suggests that periodic limb movements (PLMs) may contribute to the development of cerebrovascular disease. White matter hyperintensities (WMHs), a widely accepted biomarker for cerebral small vessel disease, are associated with incident stroke and death. We evaluated the association between increased PLM indices and WMH burden in patients presenting with stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA), while controlling for vascular risk factors and stroke severity...
March 1, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303440/the-efficacy-and-safety-of-high-dose-statins-in-acute-phase-of-ischemic-stroke-and-transient-ischemic-attack-a-systematic-review
#4
Jing-Xue Fang, Er-Qiang Wang, Wei Wang, Yang Liu, Gang Cheng
Inconsistent findings in the studies have been observed concerning the higher dose of statins use in the acute phase of ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA). Therefore, we performed a systematic review to assess this issue. A computerized literature search in PubMed, Cochrane Library databases, and EMBASE for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) was conducted. The efficacy outcome indicators were National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) score, infarct volume, and recurrence of stroke; the safety outcome indicators were intracranial hemorrhage events, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events, and all-cause death...
March 16, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289555/gender-differences-in-post-traumatic-stress
#5
Maria Grazia Modena, Daniele Pettorelli, Giulia Lauria, Elisa Giubertoni, Erminio Mauro, Valentina Martinotti
Acute stress can trigger cardiovascular events and disease. The earthquake is an "ideal" natural experiment for acute and chronic stress, with impact mainly on the cardiovascular system. On May 20th and 29th, 2012, two earthquakes of magnitude 5.9° to 6.4° on the Richter scale, hit the province of Modena and Reggio Emilia, an area of the north-center of Italy never considered at seismic risk. The purpose of our study was to assess whether there were gender-specific differences in stress-induced incidence of cardiovascular events and age of patients who arrived at the Emergency Departments (ED) of the three main teaching hospitals of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia...
2017: BioResearch Open Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178407/predictive-factors-for-good-outcome-and-mortality-after-stent-retriever-thrombectomy-in-patients-with-acute-anterior-circulation-stroke
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Woong Yoon, Seul Kee Kim, Man Seok Park, Byung Hyun Baek, Yun Young Lee
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Predictive factors associated with stent-retriever thrombectomy for patients with acute anterior circulation stroke remain to be elucidated. This study aimed to investigate clinical and procedural factors predictive of good outcome and mortality after stent-retriever thrombectomy in a large cohort of patients with acute anterior circulation stroke. METHODS: We analyzed clinical and procedural data in 335 patients with acute anterior circulation stroke treated with stent-retriever thrombectomy...
January 2017: Journal of Stroke
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121225/prospective-prehospital-evaluation-of-the-cincinnati-stroke-triage-assessment-tool
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Jason T McMullan, Brian Katz, Joseph Broderick, Pamela Schmit, Heidi Sucharew, Opeolu Adeoye
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: A simple, easily adoptable scale with good performance characteristics is needed for EMS providers to appropriately triage suspected stroke patients to comprehensive stroke centers (CSC). Many existing tools are complex, require substantial training, or have not been prospectively validated in the prehospital setting. We describe the feasibility and effectiveness of prehospital implementation of our previously retrospectively derived and validated Cincinnati Stroke Triage Assessment Tool (C-STAT) to identify subjects with severe stroke (NIHSS ≥15) among all prehospital patients with clinical suspicion of stroke/TIA...
January 25, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088807/posterior-versus-anterior-circulation-stroke-in-young-adults-a-comparative-study-of-stroke-aetiologies-and-risk-factors-in-stroke-among-young-fabry-patients-sifap1
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Bettina von Sarnowski, Ulf Schminke, Ulrike Grittner, Christian Tanislav, Tobias Böttcher, Michael G Hennerici, Turgut Tatlisumak, Jukka Putaala, Manfred Kaps, Franz Fazekas, Christian Enzinger, Arndt Rolfs, Christof Kessler
BACKGROUND: Although 20-30% of all strokes occur in the posterior circulation, few studies have explored the characteristics of patients with strokes in the posterior compared to the anterior circulation so far. Especially data on young patients is missing. METHODS: In this secondary analysis of data of the prospective multi-centre European sifap1 study that investigated stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA) patients aged 18-55 years, we compared vascular risk factors, stroke aetiology, presence of white matter hyperintensities (WMH) and cerebral microbleeds (CMB) between patients with ischaemic posterior circulation stroke (PCS) and those having suffered from anterior circulation stroke (ACS) based on cerebral MRI...
2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064431/the-prevalence-and-clinical-significance-of-sleep-disorders-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-patients-a-questionnaire-study
#9
Keun Tae Kim, Hye-Jin Moon, Jun-Gyu Yang, Sung-Ii Sohn, Jeong-Ho Hong, Yong Won Cho
PURPOSE: Sleep disturbances are frequently reported in stroke patients and associated with the outcome of strokes. Using sleep questionnaires, we investigated the prevalence of classified sleep disturbance and the influence of sleep disorders upon a stroke prognosis. METHODS: Patients with acute ischemic strokes or transient ischemic attacks (TIA) were included. We investigated the prevalence of sleep disturbance and the association of outcomes resulting from strokes...
January 7, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028400/transcatheter-closure-of-patent-foramen-ovale-a-single-center-experience
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Ivan Milev, Planinka Zafirovska, Zan Zimbakov, Shpend Idrizi, Vilma Ampova-Sokolov, Emilija Gorgieva, Liljana Ilievska, Goce Tosheski, Nikola Hristov, Ljubica Georgievska-Ismail, Tanja Anguseva, Zan Mitrev
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous transcatheter closure (PTC) of patent foramen ovale (PFO) is implicated in cryptogenic stroke, transitional ischemic attack (TIA) and treatment of a migraine. AIM: Our goal was to present our experience in the interventional treatment of PFO, as well as to evaluate the short and mid-term results in patients with closed PFO. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Transcatheter closure of PFO was performed in 52 patients (67.3% women, mean age 40...
December 15, 2016: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794566/transient-ischemic-attacks-preceding-acute-lacunar-infarction
#11
Jae Guk Kim, Hanna Choi, Sung-Yeon Sohn, Do-Hyung Kim, Soo Joo Lee
BACKGROUND: It has been reported that some patients with lacunar infarction have transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) before stroke. This study was aimed at evaluating the factors and prognostic value related to TIAs preceding acute lacunar stroke. METHODS: A total of 1,424 patients were admitted to the hospital for first-ever ischemic stroke. Of which 314 patients with acute lacunar infarction were enrolled for this study. The patients were divided into 2 groups based on the occurrence of TIAs before stroke...
2016: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717683/unattended-hospital-and-home-sleep-apnea-testing-following-cerebrovascular-events
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Mark I Boulos, Sara Elias, Anthony Wan, James Im, Fadi Frankul, Mina Atalla, Sandra E Black, Vincenzo S Basile, Arun Sundaram, Julia J Hopyan, Karl Boyle, David J Gladstone, Richard H Swartz, Brian J Murray
BACKGROUND: Home sleep apnea testing (HSAT) is an alternative to polysomnography for the detection of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). We assessed the feasibility of HSAT as an unattended screening tool for patients with a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA). AIMS: The primary outcome was the feasibility of unattended HSAT, as defined by analyzability of the data. Secondary outcomes included determining (1) predictors of obtaining nonanalyzable sleep data and (2) time to OSA detection and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) initiation...
January 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716145/kidney-function-is-associated-with-severity-of-white-matter-hyperintensity-in-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke-tia
#13
Lixia Zong, Ming Yao, Jun Ni, Lixin Zhou, Jing Yuan, Bin Peng, Yi-Cheng Zhu, Liying Cui
BACKGROUND: Previous studies suggested the potential interactions between cerebrovascular diseases and impaired renal function. However, the relationship between renal function and white matter hyperintensity (WMH), marker of cerebral small vessel disease, in patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) or transient ischemic attack (TIA) remains unknown. METHODS: We consecutively enrolled 1632 subjects with AIS or TIA who underwent brain MRI for this analysis. The severity of WMH in both of periventricular (PVH) and deep subcortical white matter (SDWMH) was evaluated using Fazekas scale...
October 6, 2016: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27642014/ultra-acute-diagnostics-for-stroke-large-scale-implementation-of-prehospital-biomarker-sampling
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O S Mattila, H Harve, S Pihlasviita, J Ritvonen, G Sibolt, M Pystynen, D Strbian, S Curtze, M Kuisma, T Tatlisumak, P J Lindsberg
OBJECTIVES: Blood-based biomarkers could enable early and cost-effective diagnostics for acute stroke patients in the prehospital setting to support early initiation of treatments. To facilitate development of ultra-acute biomarkers, we set out to implement large-scale prehospital blood sampling and determine feasibility and diagnostic timesavings of this approach. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Emergency medical services (EMS) personnel of the Helsinki metropolitan area were trained to collect prehospital blood samples from thrombolysis candidates using a cannula adapter technique...
September 18, 2016: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27516056/impact-of-heart-rate-on-admission-on-mortality-and-morbidity-in-acute-ischaemic-stroke-patients-results-from-vista
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C H Nolte, H Erdur, U Grittner, A Schneider, S K Piper, J F Scheitz, I Wellwood, P M W Bath, H-C Diener, K R Lees, M Endres
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Elevated heart rate (HR) is associated with worse outcomes in patients with cardiovascular disease. Its predictive value in acute stroke patients is less well established. We investigated the effects of HR on admission in acute ischaemic stroke patients. METHODS: Using the Virtual International Stroke Trials Archive (VISTA) database, the association between HR in acute stroke patients without atrial fibrillation and the pre-defined composite end-point of (recurrent) ischaemic stroke, transient ischaemic attack (TIA), myocardial infarction (MI) and vascular death within 90 days was analysed...
December 2016: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27507863/cerebral-microbleeds-and-cortical-superficial-siderosis-in-patients-presenting-with-minor-cerebrovascular-events
#16
Charlotte Zerna, Jayesh Modi, Lisa Bilston, Ashkan Shoamanesh, Shelagh B Coutts, Eric E Smith
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Transient focal neurological episodes occur in cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) and can mimic transient ischemic attack (TIA). Risk factors and outcomes of minor ischemic stroke or TIA might differ in patients with and without cerebral microbleeds (CMBs), including CAA-consistent lobar CMB. METHODS: Baseline magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was analyzed for CMBs and cortical superficial siderosis in 416 patients in the prospective computed tomography and MRI in the CATCH study (Triage of TIA and Minor Cerebrovascular Events to Identify High Risk Patients)...
September 2016: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27506781/five-year-experience-of-101-adult-patients-with-moyamoya-disease-at-a-single-institution-in-eastern-china
#17
Jian-Hua Cheng, Qiang Ye, Zu-Sen Ye, Ze-Qun Li, An-Ding Xu
This retrospective study included 101 adult moyamoya disease (MMD) patients of whom 58 were females and 43 were males in Wenzhou, China. Clinical and diagnostic features, surgical treatment, follow-up information and outcomes constitute this review. The modified Rankin Scale (mRS) was used to determine the neurological functional outcome. The Kaplan-Meier method was used to estimate recurrent stroke and mortality risk based on drug treatment alone or in combination with revascularization. The mean age at symptom onset was 43...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27473138/predictive-value-of-abcd2-and-abcd3-i-scores-in-tia-and-minor-stroke-in-the-stroke-unit-setting
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Michael Knoflach, Wilfried Lang, Leonhard Seyfang, Elisabeth Fertl, Stefan Oberndorfer, Gerhard Daniel, Thomas Seifert-Held, Michael Brainin, Stefan Krebs, Benjamin Matosevic, Thomas Töll, Stefan Kiechl, Johann Willeit, Julia Ferrari
OBJECTIVE: It is not clear whether risk scores for early stroke recurrence after TIA that have been mainly established in outpatient and emergency department settings are valid on the background of highly specialized stroke unit care. METHODS: ABCD2 and ABCD3-I scores have been prospectively documented in a cohort of patients admitted to Austrian stroke units within 24 hours of symptom onset with TIA or minor stroke (NIH Stroke Scale score <4). RESULTS: A total of 5,237 TIA and minor stroke patients met inclusion criteria, with 3-month follow-up data available on 2,457...
August 30, 2016: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27465268/percutaneous-left-atrial-appendage-occlusion-effect-of-device-positioning-on-outcome
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Mathias Wolfrum, Adrian Attinger-Toller, Samera Shakir, Steffen Gloekler, Burkhardt Seifert, Aris Moschovitis, Ahmed Khattab, Francesco Maisano, Bernhard Meier, Fabian Nietlispach
OBJECTIVE: The study in patients with percutaneous left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion investigates clinical outcomes according to the position of the Amplatzer Cardiac Plug (ACP) disc. BACKGROUND: The ACP consists of a disc and an anchoring lobe. The disc is meant to cover the ostium of the LAA, but frequently retracts partially or completely into the neck of the LAA. It is not known whether a retracted disc affects outcome. METHODS: Outcomes of 169 consecutive patients (age 73...
October 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27450386/an-analysis-of-transient-ischemic-attack-practices-does-hospital-admission-improve-patient-outcomes
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Alexandra M Lesenskyj, Christina R Maxwell, Erol Veznedaroglu, Kenneth Liebman, Zakaria Hakma, Mandy J Binning
INTRODUCTION: Immediate treatment has been shown to decrease the recurrence of cerebrovascular accidents following transient ischemic attacks (TIA), prompting the use of a specialized neurologic emergency department (Neuro ED) to triage patients. Despite these findings, there is little evidence supporting the notion that hospital admission improves post-TIA outcomes. Through the lens of a Neuro ED, this retrospective chart review of TIA patients examines whether hospital admission improves 90-day outcomes...
September 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
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