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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644487/-can-diabetes-be-treated-as-an-indirectly-work-related-disease
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Andrzej Marcinkiewicz, Anna Radomska, Wojciech Hanke, Jolanta Walusiak-Skorupa
In this article the authors attempted to analyze the arguments for considering diabetes as a work-related disease. An overview of literature has been done out of articles published in the years 1980-2016, with the use of combination of key words referring to employment, workplace, and diabetes. The PubMed database was the source of data. The authors indicate that the following arguments are in favor of diabetes being recognized as a work-related disease: diabetes is not an occupational disease, it is not directly related to the work environment or the way the work is performed, but there are observed adverse effects of occupational work-related nuisances, such as night shift work, long work hours, job strain or workplace standing time, which influence its development and course...
June 22, 2017: Medycyna Pracy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644260/intravenous-alteplase-for-acute-stroke-and-pulmonary-embolism-in-a-patient-with-recent-abdominoplasty
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Michael E Christiansen, Gyanendra Kumar, Raman C Mahabir, Richard A Helmers, Bernard R Bendok, Cumara B O'Carroll
INTRODUCTION: Major surgery in the past 14 days is a relative contraindication to treatment of acute stroke with intravenous (IV) alteplase. The 2016 American Heart Association/American Stroke Association scientific statement discussing inclusion and exclusion criteria for alteplase in acute stroke allows for provider judgment citing a lack of evidence to support surgery as an absolute contraindication. CASE REPORT: A 59-year-old woman presented with acute left hemiparesis, dysarthria, and acute respiratory failure...
July 2017: Neurologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641497/a-neuropsychiatric-analysis-of-the-cotard-delusion
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Aradhana Sahoo, Keith A Josephs
Cotard's syndrome, a condition in which the patient denies his or her own existence or the existence of body parts, is a rare illness that has been reported in association with several neuropsychiatric diagnoses. The majority of published literature on the topic is in the form of case reports, many of which are several years old. The authors evaluated associated diagnoses, neuroimaging, and treatments recorded in patients diagnosed with Cotard's syndrome at their institution. A search of the Mayo Clinic database for patients with mention of signs and symptoms associated with Cotard's in their records between 1996 and 2016 was conducted...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639918/midterm-analysis-of-survival-and-cause-of-death-following-endovascular-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair
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Gerard M Healy, Ciaran E Redmond, Sam Gray, Lucian Iacob, Stephen Sheehan, Joseph F Dowdall, Mary Barry, Colin P Cantwell, David P Brophy
PURPOSE: To assess rates of complications, secondary interventions, survival, and cause of death following endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair over a 10-year period. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Single-institution retrospective cohort study of all patients undergoing primary endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) between July 2006 and June 2015. The population constituted 175 patients with 163 fusiform and 12 saccular AAAs. Of these, 149 (85%) were male, with mean age 75...
July 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633675/acupuncture-treatment-on-the-motor-area-of-the-scalp-for-motor-dysfunction-in-patients-with-ischemic-stroke-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jun Wang, Jian Pei, Dhiaedin Khiati, Qinhui Fu, Xiao Cui, Yi Song, Minghang Yan, Lijun Shi, Yiwen Cai, Yuhong Ma
BACKGROUND: Scalp acupuncture has shown a remarkable treatment efficacy on motor dysfunction in patients with stroke in China, especially the motor area of Jiao's scalp acupuncture, which is the most widely used treatment. However, previous studies have summarized that the clinical curative effect of acupuncture treatment for stroke remains uncertain. Meanwhile, no randomized controlled trials on Jiao's scalp acupuncture have been performed. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Jiao's scalp acupuncture for motor dysfunction in ischemic stroke...
June 20, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626055/ischemic-stroke-what-does-the-histological-composition-tell-us-about-the-origin-of-the-thrombus
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Peter B Sporns, Uta Hanning, Wolfram Schwindt, Aglaé Velasco, Jens Minnerup, Tarek Zoubi, Walter Heindel, Astrid Jeibmann, Thomas Ulrich Niederstadt
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The introduction of stent retrievers allows for a complete extraction and histological analysis of human thrombi. Ischemic stroke is a major health issue, and differentiation of underlying causes is highly relevant to prevent recurrent stroke. Therefore, histopathologic analysis of the embolic clots after removal may provide valuable information about underlying pathologies. This study analyzes histological clot composition and aims to identify specific patterns that might help to distinguish causes of ischemic stroke...
June 16, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625380/factors-associated-with-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-for-stroke-prevention-in-patients-with-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation-results-from-the-outcomes-registry-for-better-informed-treatment-of-atrial-fibrillation-ii-orbit-af-ii
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Benjamin A Steinberg, Peter Shrader, Laine Thomas, Jack Ansell, Gregg C Fonarow, Bernard J Gersh, Elaine Hylek, Peter R Kowey, Kenneth W Mahaffey, Emily C O'Brien, Daniel E Singer, Eric D Peterson, Jonathan P Piccini
BACKGROUND: Several non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulant (NOAC) alternatives to warfarin are available for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF). We aimed to describe the factors associated with selection of NOACs versus warfarin in patients with new onset AF. METHODS: The ORBIT-AF II study is a national, US, prospective, observational, cohort study of anticoagulation treatment in patients with AF receiving NOACs or warfarin in the United States from 2013 to 2016...
July 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625240/-dynamic-changes-of-complement-level-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-and-its-relationships-with-myocardial-injury
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Aihong Shao, Xin Qi, Qi Li, Wenjun Jia, Liping Wei, Wenguang Hou, Yanfang Qi, Yue Liu
OBJECTIVE: To study relationships between myocardial injury and the levels of serum complement C3, C4 and C5b-9 in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS: A retrospectively analysis was conducted. 170 ACS patients [including 110 cases of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and 60 cases of non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS)] with ischemic chest pain or chest discomfort onset within the prior 12 hours admitted to the cardiology department of Tianjin Union Medicine Center from January 2014 to July 2016 were enrolled...
June 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624140/minor-nonintracranial-hemorrhage-and-poor-prognosis-among-stroke-patients-undergoing-intravenous-thrombolysis
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Xiaoming Qin, Songyao Zhao, Liujie Yin, Hailing Dou, Jie Chen, Yifan Wang, Mingzhe Li, Ruifang Chen, Gaiqing Yang, Xin Liu, Runqing Wang, Xinzhou Jia, Shufang Bu, Dongpu Ma, Baoyu Wang, Shize Li
BACKGROUND: Whether nonintracranial hemorrhage (NICH) associated with intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) is a predictor of intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) and poor prognosis is ambiguous. We sought to analyze the rate of NICH and the relationship between NICH and poor outcome in the ischemic stroke population undergoing IVT. METHODS: This is a single-center, hospital-based prospective study. All ischemic stroke patients undergoing IVT between December 2015 and November 2016 were included...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623118/derivation-and-validation-of-a-clinical-prediction-scale-for-isolated-distal-deep-venous-thrombosis-in-patients-after-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Sheng-Yun Li, Liang Feng, Mei-Juan Xiao, Si-Yan Chen, Jin-Cai He, Zhen Wang
BACKGROUND: Isolated distal deep venous thrombosis (IDDVT) is a common complication after ischemic stroke. However, there is a paucity of evidence regarding the clinical features and risk factors of IDDVT in patients with acute ischemic stroke. This study aimed to establish and validate a clinical prediction scale of IDDVT at an early stage of ischemic stroke development. METHODS: We retrospectively studied consecutive patients with stroke admitted to our neurology department between January and December 2016...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620573/clinical-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-ischemic-and-non-ischemic-complete-heart-block
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Murtaza Sundhu, Mehmet Yildiz, Mubbasher Syed, Bhavan Shah, Sajjad Gul, Omer Afzal, Lon Castle
INTRODUCTION: Third degree or complete heart block (CHB) is a medical emergency and usually requires permanent pacemaker placement. CHB can be caused by cardiac ischemia or non-ischemic conditions such as infiltrative diseases or fibrosis. The purpose of this study is to identify the baseline clinical characteristics associated with ischemic versus non-ischemic causes of complete heart block and compare their outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An institutional review broad approval was granted by the Cleveland Clinic Health System...
May 12, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615423/diagnosis-of-dwi-negative-acute-ischemic-stroke-a-meta-analysis
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Brian L Edlow, Shelley Hurwitz, Jonathan A Edlow
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI)-negative acute ischemic stroke (AIS) and to identify clinical characteristics of patients with DWI-negative AIS. METHODS: We systematically searched PubMed and Ovid/MEDLINE for relevant studies between 1992, the year that the DWI sequence entered clinical practice, and 2016. Studies were included based upon enrollment of consecutive patients presenting with a clinical diagnosis of AIS prior to imaging...
June 14, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611523/surgical-management-of-liver-diseases-invading-the-hepatocaval-confluence-based-on-ih-classification-the-surgical-guideline-in-our-center
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Wei Li, Jun Han, Zhao-Ping Wu, Hong Wu
AIM: to investigate the short-term outcomes and risk factors indicating postoperative death of patients with lesions adjacent to the hepatocaval confluence. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 54 consecutive patients who underwent hepatectomy combined with inferior vena cava (IVC) and/or hepatic vein reconstruction (HVR) from January 2012 to January 2016 at our liver surgery center. The patients were divided into 5 groups according to the range of IVC and hepatic vein involvement...
May 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606278/-efficacy-of-mitral-valve-repair-versus-replacement-in-severe-ischemic-mitral-regurgitation
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Z B Qiu, X Chen, M Xu, Y S Jiang, L M Wang, F H Huang, P S Liu, R Wang, F Xiang, J J Shao, W Qin
Objective: To compare the mortality, survival rate and the therapeutic efficacy between mitral valve repair and replacement as treatment for severe ischemic mitral regurgitation (IMR), and explore the middle- and long-term outcomes. Methods: Between January 2000 and January 2016, 378 patients with severe IMR underwent coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) combined with mitral valve repair (n=162) or mitral valve replacement (n=216) in the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery of Nanjing First Hospital. Clinical data, in-hospital morbidity and mortality of patients were retrospectively reviewed...
June 13, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605743/incomplete-large-vessel-occlusions-in-mechanical-thrombectomy-an-independent-predictor-of-favorable-outcome-in-ischemic-stroke
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Volker Maus, Seunghwa You, Alev Kalkan, Jan Borggrefe, Christoph Kabbasch, Utako Birgit Barnikol, Henning Stetefeld, Christian Dohmen, Thomas Liebig, Gereon Rudolf Fink, Anastasios Mpotsaris
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Cerebral large vessel occlusion (LVO) in acute ischemic stroke (AIS) may be complete (CLVO) or incomplete (ILVO). The influence of ILVO on clinical outcome after mechanical thrombectomy (MT) remains unclear. We investigated primarily the clinical outcome in patients with AIS due to ILVO or CLVO. METHODS: Five hundred three consecutive AIS patients with LVO treated with stent-retriever or direct aspiration-based MT between 2010 and 2016 were analyzed...
June 13, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600907/effect-of-hypokalemia-on-functional-outcome-at-3-months-post-stroke-among-first-ever-acute-ischemic-stroke-patients
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Fan Gao, Cheng-Tai Wang, Chen Chen, Xing Guo, Li-Hong Yang, Xian-Cang Ma, Jian-Feng Han
BACKGROUND Hypokalemia has been confirmed to be a predictor of adverse cardiovascular and renal outcomes. There is a paucity of studies focusing on the potential connection between the serum K+ level and the outcome after acute ischemic stroke (AIS). This study investigated whether hypokalemia in the acute stroke stage contributes to worse functional outcome in AIS patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS This retrospective cohort study included consecutive patients with first-ever AIS admitted between June 2015 and March 2016...
June 10, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600482/a-multicenter-study-evaluating-the-frequency-and-time-requirement-of-mechanical-thrombectomy
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Taylor A Wilson, Thabele Leslie-Mazwi, Joshua A Hirsch, Casey Frey, Teddy E Kim, Alejandro M Spiotta, Reade de Leacy, J Mocco, Felipe C Albuquerque, Andrew F Ducruet, Ahmed Cheema, Adam Arthur, Visish M Srinivasan, Peter Kan, Maxim Mokin, Travis Dumont, Ansaar Rai, Jasmeet Singh, Stacey Q Wolfe, Kyle M Fargen
INTRODUCTION: There are few published data evaluating the incidence of mechanical thrombectomy among stroke centers or the times at which they occur. METHODS: A multicenter retrospective study was performed to identify all patients undergoing emergent thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke during a 3-month period (June through August 2016). Consultations that did not undergo thrombectomy were not included. RESULTS: Ten institutions participated in the study...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592282/the-role-of-virtual-reality-in-improving-motor-performance-as-revealed-by-eeg-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#18
Rocco Salvatore Calabrò, Antonino Naro, Margherita Russo, Antonino Leo, Rosaria De Luca, Tina Balletta, Antonio Buda, Gianluca La Rosa, Alessia Bramanti, Placido Bramanti
BACKGROUND: Many studies have demonstrated the usefulness of repetitive task practice by using robotic-assisted gait training (RAGT) devices, including Lokomat, for the treatment of lower limb paresis. Virtual reality (VR) has proved to be a valuable tool to improve neurorehabilitation training. The aim of our pilot randomized clinical trial was to understand the neurophysiological basis of motor function recovery induced by the association between RAGT (by using Lokomat device) and VR (an animated avatar in a 2D VR) by studying electroencephalographic (EEG) oscillations...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592219/early-risk-of-recurrent-stroke-in-patients-with-symptomatic-carotid-near-occlusion-results-from-caos-a-multicenter-registry-study
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Andrés García-Pastor, Antonio Gil-Núñez, José María Ramírez-Moreno, Noelia González-Nafría, Javier Tejada, Francisco Moniche, Juan Carlos Portilla-Cuenca, Patricia Martínez-Sánchez, Blanca Fuentes, Miguel Ángel Gamero-García, María Alonso de Leciñana, David Cánovas-Verge, Yolanda Aladro, Vera Parkhutik, Aida Lago-Martín, Ana María de Arce-Borda, María Usero-Ruíz, Raquel Delgado-Mederos, Ana Pampliega, Álvaro Ximenez-Carrillo, Mónica Bártulos-Iglesias, Enrique Castro-Reyes
Background The risk of recurrent stroke among patients with symptomatic carotid near-occlusion is not well established, and management of the condition remains controversial. Symptomatic carotid near-occlusion with full collapse has been identified as a strong predictor of early recurrence. We aimed to analyze the 90-day risk of recurrent ipsilateral ischemic stroke in medically treated patients with symptomatic carotid near-occlusion. Methods We performed a multicenter, nationwide, prospective study from January 2010 to May 2016...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583996/neurons-over-nephrons-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-contrast-induced-nephropathy-in-patients-with-acute-stroke
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Waleed Brinjikji, Andrew M Demchuk, Mohammad H Murad, Alejandro A Rabinstein, Robert J McDonald, Jennifer S McDonald, David F Kallmes
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Because of the perceived risk of contrast-induced acute kidney injury (AKI), many centers require pre-imaging serum creatinine levels, potentially delaying care. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis evaluating AKI rates in patients with acute ischemic stroke receiving computed tomographic angiography (CTA) and computed tomographic perfusion (CTP). METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Web of Science through December 2016 for studies reporting on AKI in patients with acute ischemic stroke receiving CTA/CTP...
June 5, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
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