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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342700/nicotine-replacement-therapy-in-patients-with-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-systematic-review-of-the-literature-and-survey-of-canadian-practice
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Ricky D Turgeon, Stephano J Chang, Charlotte Dandurand, Peter A Gooderham, Camille Hunt
Tobacco smoke increases the risk of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), as well as complications such as vasospasm. Most patients presenting with aneurysmal SAH smoke, and many survivors continue to smoke after discharge. Neurosurgeons often hesitate to use nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) during hospitalization of patients with SAH due to concerns of inducing vasospasm. We aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy, and patterns of use of NRT in smokers hospitalized for SAH. We performed a systematic review of MEDLINE, CENTRAL, Embase, and unpublished sources of literature to October 2016 for randomized and observational studies comparing exposure to non-exposure of smoking cessation products in the acute phase of aneurysmal SAH...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341753/aspirin-and-risk-of-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#2
Kevin Phan, Justin M Moore, Christoph J Griessenauer, Christopher S Ogilvy, Ajith J Thomas
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Recent studies have suggested that the use of low-dose aspirin may reduce the risk of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH). We aimed to evaluate any association between aspirin use and risk of aSAH based on the literature, and whether this is influenced by duration or frequency of aspirin use. METHODS: A search of electronic databases was done from inception to September 2016. For each study, data on risk of aSAH in aspirin versus nonaspirin users were used to generate odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals, and combined using inverse variance-weighted averages of logarithmic odds ratios in a random-effects models...
March 24, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335661/safety-and-efficacy-of-balloon-angioplasty-of-the-anterior-cerebral-artery-for-vasospasm-treatment-after-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
#3
Nauman S Chaudhry, Jennifer L Orning, Sophia F Shakur, Sepideh Amin-Hanjani, Victor A Aletich, Fady T Charbel, Ali Alaraj
Balloon angioplasty is often performed for symptomatic vasospasm following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. Angioplasty of the anterior cerebral artery (ACA), however, is perceived to be a challenging endeavor and not routinely performed due to technical and safety concerns. Here, we evaluate the safety and efficacy of balloon angioplasty of the anterior cerebral artery for vasospasm treatment. Patients with vasospasm following subarachnoid hemorrhage who underwent balloon angioplasty at our institution between 2011 and 2016 were retrospectively reviewed...
January 1, 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322094/diabetes-mellitus-and-the-risk-of-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-haemorrhage-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-current-evidence
#4
Xi-Yang Yao, Cai-Qi Jiang, Gen-Lai Jia, Gang Chen
Objective This systematic review aimed to define the relationship between diabetes mellitus (DM) and the risk of aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (aSAH). Methods Studies associated with DM and aSAH published until March 2016 were retrieved from Pubmed, Embase, Web of Science, and Cochrane Library databases. A random-effects model was used to calculate the relative risks (RRs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs). Results Eighteen observational studies were retrieved. The overall RRs for DM and aSAH were RRs = 0...
December 2016: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293714/dose-related-effect-of-statins-in-patients-with-endovascular-coiling-or-microsurgical-clipping-for-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-updated-study-level-meta-analysis
#5
Kyu-Sun Choi, Jae Min Kim, Hyeong-Joong Yi, Seon-Heui Lee, Taeho Lim, Wonhee Kim, Youngsuk Cho, Jin-Hwan Cheong
PURPOSE: We aimed to quantitatively assess the effects of short-term statin use on delayed ischemic neurologic deficits (DINDs) and clinical outcomes in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) through a meta-analysis of the available evidence. METHODS: We searched the electronic databases up to April 8, 2016 to retrieve relevant studies comparing the outcomes between immediate statin-treated in statin-naïve patients and untreated patients following aneurysmal SAH...
March 14, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288394/blood-blister-like-aneurysms-in-tibetans-a-retrospective-observational-study
#6
Ruiqi Chen, Anqi Xiao, Hao Li, Lu Ma, Sen Lin, Chao You
OBJECT: Although research on blood blister-like aneurysms (BLAs) in different population is well documented, studies of that in the plateau area remain elusive. This study aimed to develop a better understanding of BLAs in Tibetan population, which is a typical representation of people in plateau area. METHODS: In this retrospective observational study, the hospital information system (HIS) was used to search for consecutive patients with BLAs by using the discharge diagnoses...
March 6, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286721/functional-outcome-after-decompressive-craniectomy-in-patients-with-dominant-or-non-dominant-malignant-middle-cerebral-infarcts
#7
Bilal Kamal Alam, Ahmed S Bukhari, Salman Assad, Pir Muhammad Siddique, Haider Ghazanfar, Muhammad Junaid Niaz, Maryam Kundi, Saima Shah, Maimoona Siddiqui
BACKGROUND:  The use of decompressive craniectomy (DC) has been studied in the setting of different conditions, including traumatic brain injury, subarachnoid hemorrhage, and malignant middle cerebral artery (MCA) infarction. The rationale of this study is to determine the functional outcome after DC in patients with malignant MCA infarcts. METHODS:  A longitudinal cohort study was performed based on patients diagnosed with malignant MCA territory infarction admitted to the Neurosurgery Department of a tertiary care hospital in Islamabad, Pakistan between July 2015 and November 2016...
January 26, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245880/pre-hospital-ct-diagnosis-of-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
#8
Maren Ranhoff Hov, Annette Ryen, Katrine Finsnes, Janne Storflor, Thomas Lindner, Jostein Gleditsch, Christian Georg Lund
BACKGROUND: Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is associated with higher mortality in the acute phase than other stroke types. There is a particular risk of early and devastating re-bleeding. Patients therefore need urgent assessment in a neurosurgical department, and the shorter the time from symptom onset to diagnosis the better. CASE PRESENTATION: The Norwegian Acute Stroke Pre-hospital Project (NASPP) has developed a Mobile Stroke Unit (MSU) model, which is staffed with anesthesiologists also trained in pre-hospital clinical assessment of acute stroke patients and interpretation of computerized tomography (CT)...
February 28, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216398/engaging-in-a-keyhole-concept-for-the-management-of-ruptured-and-unruptured-aneurysms
#9
Daniel D Cavalcanti, Roberto C de Paula, Paula L Alvarenga, Paulo José P da Mata, Paulo Niemeyer Filho
OBJECTIVE: Many new endovascular devices have been used under the guidance of the International Subarachnoid Aneurysm Trial (ISAT). Clipping still offers higher occlusion rates, and its technique continues to evolve, resulting in smaller exposures and reduced manipulation to brain tissue. We sought to evaluate the routine use of the minisphenoidal approach to manage intracranial aneurysms in a high-volume institution. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed our database of aneurysm patients from October 2013 to May 2016...
February 16, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195428/blood-brain-barrier-breakdown-in-reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome-implications-for-pathophysiology-and-diagnosis
#10
Mi Ji Lee, Jihoon Cha, Hyun Ah Choi, Sook-Young Woo, Seonwoo Kim, Shuu-Jiun Wang, Chin-Sang Chung
OBJECTIVE: Diagnosis of reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) is currently based on luminographic findings of vasoconstriction. In addition to vasoconstriction, the blood-brain barrier (BBB) breakdown has been postulated as a central mechanism of RCVS. Our aim was to document BBB breakdown in patients with RCVS and its role for the pathophysiology-based diagnosis of RCVS. METHODS: We prospectively recruited 72 consecutive patients with thunderclap headache who did not have aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage from April 2015 to July 2016 at the Samsung Medical Center...
February 13, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192263/cholesterol-reducing-agents-for-treatment-of-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-haemorrhage-systematic-review-and-meta-analyses-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#11
REVIEW
T Akhigbe, A Zolnourian, D Bulters
BACKGROUND: Aneurysmal haemorrhage induced cerebral vasospasm; DIND, poor neurological outcome and mortality are major causes of mortality and morbidity. The effects of cholesterol lowering agents in these patients remain controversial. This up to date systematic review and meta-analyses aimed to evaluate the efficacy of statin use in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage METHODS: Systematic review of literature conducted using electronic database searched up to September 2016 included Cochrane Central Register of Controlled trials in the Cochrane library, Medline, Embase and Science Citation Index Expanded database to identify relevant studies...
February 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190553/cervical-spine-imaging-for-young-children-with-inflicted-trauma-expanding-the-injury-pattern
#12
Joanne Baerg, Arul Thirumoorthi, Rosemary Vannix, Asma Taha, Amy Young, Alexander Zouros
AIM: The purpose of this study was to document the incidence and pattern of cervical spine (c-spine) injuries in children below 36months with inflicted trauma. METHODS: An IRB approved, prospective cohort study was performed between July 2011 and January 2016. Inclusion criteria were: age below 36months, loss of consciousness after inflicted trauma, and one initial head computed tomography finding: a subdural, intraventricular, intraparenchymal, subarachnoid hemorrhage, diffuse axonal injury, hypoxic injury, or cerebral edema...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154972/convexity-subarachnoid-haemorrhage-has-a-high-risk-of-intracerebral-haemorrhage-in-suspected-cerebral-amyloid-angiopathy
#13
D Wilson, I C Hostettler, G Ambler, G Banerjee, H R Jäger, D J Werring
The risk of future symptomatic intracerebral haemorrhage (sICH) remains uncertain in patients with acute convexity subarachnoid haemorrhage (cSAH) associated with suspected cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA). We assessed the risk of future sICH in patients presenting to our comprehensive stroke service with acute non-traumatic cSAH due to suspected CAA, between 2011 and 2016. We conducted a systematic search and pooled analysis including our cohort and other published studies including similar cohorts. Our hospital cohort included 20 patients (mean age 69 years; 60% male); 12 (60%) had probable CAA, and 6 (30%) had possible CAA according to the modified Boston criteria; two did not meet CAA criteria because of age <55 years, but were judged likely to be due to CAA...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126980/-a-case-of-cervical-internal-carotid-artery-occlusion-presenting-with-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-caused-by-rupture-of-leptomeningeal-anastomosis
#14
Tsuyoshi Tsukada, Toru Masuoka, Hideo Hamada, Shoutarou Itou, Takuya Akai, Hideaki Iizuka
A 71-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with a diagnosis of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Angiographies revealed neither aneurysms nor vascular anomalies. However, these images elucidated the occlusion of the left cervical internal carotid artery as well as developed leptomeningeal anastomoses through the ipsilateral posterior cerebral artery, which resulted in blood perfusing the ipsilateral middle and anterior cerebral artery territories. Because the localization of SAH coincided with the developed leptomeningeal anastomosis, we speculated that the rupture of the developed leptomeningeal anastomosis in the basal cistern was the cause of SAH...
January 2017: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097330/electroencephalographic-periodic-discharges-and-frequency-dependent-brain-tissue-hypoxia-in-acute-brain-injury
#15
Jens Witsch, Hans-Peter Frey, J Michael Schmidt, Angela Velazquez, Cristina M Falo, Michael Reznik, David Roh, Sachin Agarwal, Soojin Park, E Sander Connolly, Jan Claassen
Importance: Periodic discharges (PDs) that do not meet seizure criteria, also termed the ictal interictal continuum, are pervasive on electroencephalographic (EEG) recordings after acute brain injury. However, their association with brain homeostasis and the need for clinical intervention remain unknown. Objective: To determine whether distinct PD patterns can be identified that, similar to electrographic seizures, cause brain tissue hypoxia, a measure of ongoing brain injury...
March 1, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062803/posterior-circulation-perforator-aneurysms-a-proposed-management-algorithm
#16
Thomas J Buell, Dale Ding, Daniel M S Raper, Ching-Jen Chen, Harry R Hixson, R Webster Crowley, Avery J Evans, Mary E Jensen, Kenneth C Liu
INTRODUCTION: Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) from posterior circulation perforator aneurysms (PCPAs) is rare and its natural history is unknown. Diagnosis may be difficult, acute management is poorly defined, and long-term recurrent SAH rates and clinical outcome data are lacking. METHODS: We searched our institution's records for cases of PCPA rupture and analyzed patient demographics, Hunt and Hess (HH) grades, diagnostic imaging, management, and clinical outcomes...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004163/treatment-of-cerebral-vasospasm-following-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-haemorrhage-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
Grégoire Boulouis, Marc Antoine Labeyrie, Jean Raymond, Christine Rodriguez-Régent, Anne Claire Lukaszewicz, Damien Bresson, Wagih Ben Hassen, Denis Trystram, Jean Francois Meder, Catherine Oppenheim, Olivier Naggara
OBJECTIVES: To examine the clinical outcome of aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (aSAH) patients exposed to cerebral vasospasm (CVS)-targeted treatments in a meta-analysis and to evaluate the efficacy of intra-arterial (IA) approaches in patients with severe/refractory vasospasm. METHODS: Randomised controlled trials, prospective and retrospective observational studies reporting clinical outcomes of aSAH patients exposed to CVS targeted treatments, published between 2006-2016 were searched using PubMed, EMBASE and the Cochrane Library...
December 21, 2016: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998455/-optic-nerve-subarachnoid-space-expansion-in-mr-imaging-a-etiology-study
#18
M Li, Q G Xu, J Q Wang, Y R Wang, J Zhao, S H Wei
Objective: To investigate spectrum of causes in optic nerve subarachnoid space (ONSS) expansion by using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Methods: A retrospective study. Twenty-six patients (46 eyes) with ONSS expansion and 20 healthy adults (40 eyes) were recruited in Neuro-ophthalmology Department of Chinese PLA General Hospital from January, 2014 to December, 2015. The diameters were measured on the optic nerve (OND) and optic nerve sheath (ONSD) 2.4 mm behind the globe. ONSS was calculated by the formula of (ONSD-OND)/2...
December 11, 2016: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979421/a-comparison-between-evacuation-from-the-scene-and-interhospital-transportation-using-a-helicopter-for-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
#19
Kouhei Ishikawa, Kazuhiko Omori, Ikuto Takeuchi, Kei Jitsuiki, Toshihiko Yoshizawa, Hiromichi Ohsaka, Yasuaki Nakao, Takuji Yamamoto, Youichi Yanagawa
PURPOSE: We investigated the changes in the vital signs and the final outcomes subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) patients who were evacuated from the scene using the doctor-helicopter (Dr. Heli) service and those who only underwent interhospital transportation using the doctor-helicopter Dr. Heli service to investigate safety of this system METHODS: We retrospectively investigated all of the patients with non-traumatic SAH who were transported by a Dr. Heli between January 2010 and March 2016...
December 10, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922256/statins-in-critical-care-to-give-or-not-to-give
#20
Amr S Omar, Samy Hanoura, Haifa M Aljanubi, Ahmed Mahfouz
Owing to statin's immune modulatory, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antithrombotic and endothelial function actions, they are widely used in the critical care settings in diverse disease scenarios. We aim to explore the evidence to globalize the utilization of statins in the intensive care practice for different indications. We carried out a search of the PubMed, Cochrane and EMBASE databases up to January 2016. We included review articles, meta-analyses, and original trials on the effects of statin therapy in the intensive care unit (ICU) combining the following MESH terms: 'satins', 'intensive care, 'cardiac surgery', 'sepsis', 'acute respiratory distress syndrome' 'pneumonia', subarachnoid hemorrhage', traumatic brain injury and 'critical illness'...
December 6, 2016: Minerva Anestesiologica
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