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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212527/anemia-is-associated-with-incidence-of-dementia-a-national-health-screening-study-in-korea-involving-37-900-persons
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Su-Min Jeong, Dong Wook Shin, Ji Eun Lee, Jung Hyeon Hyeon, Jinkook Lee, SangYun Kim
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate whether anemia is associated with dementia incidence in the elderly. METHODS: Using the Korean National Health Insurance Service-National Health Screening Cohort (NHIS-HEALS) database, we identified 66-year-old subjects (n = 37,900) who were free of dementia and stroke. Anemia (hemoglobin < 12 g/dl for women and < 13 g/dl for men) and the severity of anemia (mild, moderate, or severe) were defined using World Health Organization criteria...
December 6, 2017: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206727/assessment-of-myocardial-function-and-injury-by-echocardiography-and-cardiac-biomarkers-in-african-children-with-severe-plasmodium-falciparum-malaria
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Simon Kotlyar, Peter Olupot-Olupot, Julius Nteziyaremye, Samuel O Akech, Sophie Uyoga, Rita Muhindo, Christopher L Moore, Kathryn Maitland
OBJECTIVES: Perturbed hemodynamic function complicates severe malaria. The Fluid Expansion as Supportive Therapy trial demonstrated that fluid resuscitation, involving children with severe malaria, was associated with increased mortality, primarily due to cardiovascular collapse, suggesting that myocardial dysfunction may have a role. The aim of this study was to characterize cardiac function in children with severe malaria. DESIGN: A prospective observational study with clinical, laboratory, and echocardiographic data collected at presentation (T0) and 24 hours (T1) in children with severe malaria...
December 4, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196200/incidental-thrombotic-thrombocytopenic-purpura-during-acute-ischemic-stroke-and-thrombolytic-treatment
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İbrahim Acır, Hacı Ali Erdoğan, Vildan Yayla, Nilay Taşdemir, Murat Çabalar
BACKGROUND: Intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (IV tPA) was shown to be an effective treatment for acute ischemic stroke (AIS). According to stroke guidelines, there is no need to wait for the complete blood count (CBC) and coagulation test results before application of IV alteplase if there is no suspected coagulation disorder. In this study, a patient with AIS and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) symptoms during thrombolytic treatment was presented. CASE: A 33-year-old male patient was admitted at the 2...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168218/the-clinical-epidemiology-of-sickle-cell-anemia-in-africa
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Alex W Macharia, George Mochamah, Sophie Uyoga, Carolyne M Ndila, Gideon Nyutu, Johnstone Makale, Metrine Tendwa, Emily Nyatichi, John Ojal, Mohammed Shebe, Kennedy O Awuondo, Neema Mturi, Norbert Peshu, Benjamin Tsofa, J Anthony G Scott, Kathryn Maitland, Thomas N Williams
Sickle cell anemia (SCA) is the commonest severe monogenic disorders of humans. The disease has been highly characterized in high-income countries but not in sub-Saharan Africa where SCA is most prevalent. We conducted a retrospective cohort study of all children 0-13 years admitted from within a defined study area to Kilifi County Hospital in Kenya over a five-year period. Children were genotyped for SCA retrospectively and incidence rates calculated with reference to population data. Overall, 576 of 18,873 (3...
November 23, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128254/anemia-in-heart-failure-still-relevant
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REVIEW
Niels Grote Beverborg, Dirk J van Veldhuisen, Peter van der Meer
One-third of all patients with heart failure have anemia, and its presence is associated with more symptoms, increased rates of hospitalization, and mortality. The etiology of anemia is multifactorial, complex, and varies between patients. The most important factors leading to anemia in heart failure are inadequate erythropoietin production resulting from renal failure, intrinsic bone marrow defects, medication use, and nutritional deficiencies such as iron deficiency. Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) have been proven to successfully correct hemoglobin levels, albeit without significant improvement in clinical outcome...
October 31, 2017: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127680/gene-addition-strategies-for-%C3%AE-thalassemia-and-sickle-cell-anemia
#6
Alisa C Dong, Stefano Rivella
Beta-thalassemia and sickle cell anemia are two of the most common diseases related to the hemoglobin protein. In these diseases, the beta-globin gene is mutated, causing severe anemia and ineffective erythropoiesis. Patients can additionally present with a number of life-threatening co-morbidities, such as stroke or spontaneous fractures. Current treatment involves transfusion and iron chelation; allogeneic bone marrow transplant is the only curative option, but is limited by the availability of matching donors and graft-versus-host disease...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127268/sickle-mice-are-sensitive-to-hypoxia-ischemia-induced-stroke-but-respond-to-tissue-type-plasminogen-activator-treatment
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Yu-Yo Sun, Jolly Lee, Henry Huang, Mary B Wagner, Clinton H Joiner, David R Archer, Chia-Yi Kuan
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The effects of lytic stroke therapy in patients with sickle cell anemia are unknown, although a recent study suggested that coexistent sickle cell anemia does not increase the risk of cerebral hemorrhage. This finding calls for systemic analysis of the effects of thrombolytic stroke therapy, first in humanized sickle mice, and then in patients. There is also a need for additional predictive markers of sickle cell anemia-associated vasculopathy. METHODS: We used Doppler ultrasound to examine the carotid artery of Townes sickle mice tested their responses to repetitive mild hypoxia-ischemia- and transient hypoxia-ischemia-induced stroke at 3 or 6 months of age, respectively...
November 10, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118292/-impact-of-frailty-and-metabolic-syndrome-on-the-incidence-of-loss-of-independence-in-community-dwelling-older-japanese-the-kusatsu-town-study
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Akihiko Kitamura, Shoji Shinkai, Yu Taniguchi, Hidenori Amano, Satoshi Seino, Yuri Yokoyama, Mariko Nishi, Yoshinori Fujiwara
Objectives To investigate the relationship between frailty, metabolic syndrome (MetS), and loss of independence leading to the onset of disability or death among community-dwelling older Japanese.Methods Between 2002 and 2011, we conducted a 7-year prospective study involving 1,453 residents aged 65 years and over, initially free of disability, who underwent a comprehensive geriatric assessment in Kusatsu town. Statistical analysis was conducted for those with complete values, resulting in a variable number of subjects for each data point...
2017: [Nihon Kōshū Eisei Zasshi] Japanese Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116947/cerebrovascular-steal-phenomenon-and-electroconvulsive-therapy-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Ana Hategan, Calvin H Hirsch
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a safe and effective treatment for major depressive disorder, but cerebrovascular and cardiovascular complications, although rare, remain the most concerning. This is particularly notable in those with preexisting cerebrovascular disease, which impacts dynamic cerebral autoregulation. In these patients, the increased blood flow to the seizing portions of the brain induced by ECT potentially can reduce cerebral blood flow to ischemic areas, possibly causing adverse neurological events...
November 8, 2017: Journal of ECT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116212/causes-of-death-in-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis-an-observational-study
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Eri Minamino-Muta, Takao Kato, Takeshi Morimoto, Tomohiko Taniguchi, Hiroki Shiomi, Kenji Nakatsuma, Shinichi Shirai, Kenji Ando, Norio Kanamori, Koichiro Murata, Takeshi Kitai, Yuichi Kawase, Makoto Miyake, Chisato Izumi, Hirokazu Mitsuoka, Masashi Kato, Yutaka Hirano, Shintaro Matsuda, Kazuya Nagao, Tsukasa Inada, Tomoyuki Murakami, Yasuyo Takeuchi, Keiichiro Yamane, Mamoru Toyofuku, Mitsuru Ishii, Moriaki Inoko, Tomoyuki Ikeda, Akihiro Komasa, Eiji Tada, Katsuhisa Ishii, Kozo Hotta, Nobuya Higashitani, Toshikazu Jinnai, Yoshihiro Kato, Yasutaka Inuzuka, Chiyo Maeda, Yuko Morikami, Naritatsu Saito, Ryuzo Sakata, Kenji Minatoya, Takeshi Kimura
Whether patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS) die because of AS-related causes is an important issue for the management of these patients. We used data from CURRENT AS registry, a Japanese multicenter registry, to assess the causes of death in severe AS patients and to identify the factors associated with non-cardiac mortality. We enrolled 3815 consecutive patients with a median follow-up of 1176 days; the 1449 overall deaths comprised 802 (55.3%) from cardiac and 647 (44.7%) from non-cardiac causes. Heart failure (HF) (25...
November 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107441/real-life-experience-with-hydroxyurea-in-sickle-cell-disease-a-multicenter-study-in-a-cohort-of-patients-with-heterogeneous-descent
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Paolo Rigano, Lucia De Franceschi, Laura Sainati, Antonio Piga, Frédéric B Piel, Maria Domenica Cappellini, Carmelo Fidone, Nicoletta Masera, Giovanni Palazzi, Barbara Gianesin, Gian Luca Forni
We conducted the first nation-wide cohort study of sickle cell disease (SCD) in Italy, a Southern European country exposed to intense recent flux migration from endemic areas for SCD. We evaluate the impact of hydroxyurea on a total of 652 pediatric and adult patients from 33 Reference Centers for SCD (mean age 24.5±15years, 51.4% males). Hydroxyurea median treatment duration was 7years (range: <1year to 29years) at a mean therapeutic dose of 18±4.7mg/kg/day. Hydroxyurea was associated with a significant increase in mean total and fetal hemoglobin and a significant decrease in mean hemoglobin S, white blood and platelet counts, and lactate dehydrogenase levels...
October 9, 2017: Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103427/neuroinflammation-in-ischemic-pediatric-stroke
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Maja Steinlin
Over the last decades, the importance of inflammatory processes in pediatric stroke have become increasingly evident. Ischemia launches a cascade of events: activation and inhibition of inflammation by a large network of cytokines, adhesion and small molecules, protease, and chemokines. There are major differences in the neonatal brain compared to adult brain, but developmental trajectories of the process during childhood are not yet well known. In neonatal stroke ischemia is the leading pathophysiology, but infectious and inflammatory processes have a significant input into the course and degree of tissue damage...
August 2017: Seminars in Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034755/the-alliance-with-expanding-blood-volume-and-correcting-anemia-is-an-effective-therapeutic-measure-for-the-adult-anemia-patients-of-acute-cerebral-infarction
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Zunyu Ke, Yu Zhao, Chuanling Wang, Zhiyou Cai
Anemia is closely associated with the occurrence and development of ischemic stroke. However, the clinical association between anemia and ischemic stroke remains unclear. We evaluated the clinical features of adult patients of acute cerebral infarction with anemia, and to provide a reference in the treatment of the anemia patients of acute cerebral infarction, and seek a better treatment different from the other non-anemia causes. We found that anemia has rendered valuable service to neuronal damage and subsequent deterioration of acute cerebral infarction in the adults...
October 15, 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031532/neuroimaging-of-vascular-reserve-in-patients-with-cerebrovascular-diseases
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REVIEW
Meher R Juttukonda, Manus J Donahue
Cerebrovascular reactivity, defined broadly as the ability of brain parenchyma to adjust cerebral blood flow in response to altered metabolic demand or a vasoactive stimulus, is being measured with increasing frequency and may have a use for portending new or recurrent stroke risk in patients with cerebrovascular disease. The purpose of this review is to outline (i) the physiological basis of variations in cerebrovascular reactivity, (ii) available approaches for measuring cerebrovascular reactivity in research and clinical settings, and (iii) clinically-relevant cerebrovascular reactivity findings in the context of patients with cerebrovascular disease, including atherosclerotic arterial steno-occlusion, non-atherosclerotic arterial steno-occlusion, anemia, and aging...
October 12, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983440/ischemic-stroke-presenting-as-the-first-symptom-in-a-setting-of-paroxysmal-nocturnal-hemoglobinuria
#15
Muhammad Junaid Ahsan, Rizwan Ishtiaq, Daniyal Ishtiaq
Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria is a hematological disorder characterized by hemolytic anemia, cytopenia, and thrombotic events. Venous thrombotic events are more commonly reported. An arterial thrombosis is a rare event in paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria. We present a case of a 32-year-old female who had symptoms of stroke and on workup, she was diagnosed as a case of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria.
July 7, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981541/contrasting-resting-state-fmri-abnormalities-from-sickle-and-non-sickle-anemia
#16
Julie Coloigner, Yeun Kim, Adam Bush, Soyoung Choi, Melissa C Balderrama, Thomas D Coates, Sharon H O'Neil, Natasha Lepore, John C Wood
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a chronic blood disorder that is often associated with acute and chronic cerebrovascular complications, including strokes and impaired cognition. Using functional resting state magnetic resonance images, we performed whole-brain analysis of the amplitude of low frequency fluctuations (ALFF), to detect areas of spontaneous blood oxygenation level dependent signal across brain regions. We compared the ALFF of 20 SCD patients to that observed in 19 healthy, age and ethnicity-matched, control subjects...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947229/effect-of-postoperative-anemia-and-baseline-cardiac-risk-on-serious-adverse-outcomes-after-major-vascular-interventions
#17
Panos Kougias, Sherene Sharath, Neal R Barshes, Millie Chen, Joseph L Mills
OBJECTIVE: Published data suggest that permissive anemia strategies that allow nadir hemoglobin (nHb) values of 7 g/dL or lower are safe in a variety of clinical settings. The appropriateness of these strategies in patients at high risk for adverse postoperative cardiac events remains unclear. We sought to determine the combined effect of postoperative nHb and cardiac risk status on major complications after vascular surgical interventions. METHODS: This was a single-institution retrospective analysis of consecutive patients who underwent elective open procedures for occlusive vascular disease and aneurysm repair, either open or endovascular...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935681/sex-differences-in-the-utilization-and-outcomes-of-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement-for-severe-aortic-stenosis
#18
Zakeih Chaker, Vinay Badhwar, Fahad Alqahtani, Sami Aljohani, Chad J Zack, David R Holmes, Charanjit S Rihal, Mohamad Alkhouli
BACKGROUND: Studies assessing the differential impact of sex on outcomes of aortic valve replacement (AVR) yielded conflicting results. We sought to investigate sex-related differences in AVR utilization, patient risk profile, and in-hospital outcomes using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample. METHODS AND RESULTS: In total, 166 809 patients (63% male and 37% female) who underwent AVR between 2003 and 2014 were identified, and 48.5% had a concomitant cardiac surgery procedure...
September 21, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931618/predicting-major-bleeding-in-ischemic-stroke-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Nina A Hilkens, Ale Algra, Jacoba P Greving
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Performance of risk scores for major bleeding in patients with atrial fibrillation and a previous transient ischemic attack or ischemic stroke is not well established. We aimed to validate risk scores for major bleeding in patients with atrial fibrillation treated with oral anticoagulants after cerebral ischemia and explore the net benefit of oral anticoagulants among bleeding risk categories. METHODS: We analyzed 3623 patients with a history of transient ischemic attack or stroke included in the RE-LY trial (Randomized Evaluation of Long-Term Anticoagulation Therapy)...
November 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931524/degree-of-anemia-indirect-markers-of-hemolysis-and-vascular-complications-of-sickle-cell-disease-in-africa
#20
Marie Dubert, Jacques Elion, Aissata Tolo, Dapa Aly Diallo, Saliou Diop, Ibrahima Diagne, Ibrahima Sanogo, Suzanne Belinga, Odette Guifo, Guillaume Wamba, Françoise Ngo Sack, Kouakou Boidy, Ismael Kamara, Youssouf Traore, Cheick Oumar Diakite, Valérie Gbonon, Blaise Felix Faye, Moussa Seck, Indou Deme Ly, David Chelo, Roland N'Guetta, Ibrahima Bara Diop, Bamba Gaye, Xavier Jouven, Brigitte Ranque
The hyperhemolysis paradigm that describes overlapping "hyperhemolytic-endothelial dysfunction" and "high hemoglobin-hyperviscous" subphenotypes of sickle cell disease (SCD) patients is based on North American studies. We performed a transversal study nested in the CADRE cohort to analyze the association between steady-state hemolysis and vascular complications of SCD among sub-Saharan African patients. In Mali, Cameroon, and Ivory Coast, 2,407 SCD patients (1,751 SS-Sβ(0), 495 SC and 161 Sβ(+)), aged three years old and over, were included at steady-state...
September 20, 2017: Blood
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