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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738421/cardiovascular-disease-among-transgender-adults-receiving-hormone-therapy-a-narrative-review
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Carl G Streed, Omar Harfouch, Francoise Marvel, Roger S Blumenthal, Seth S Martin, Monica Mukherjee
Recent reports estimate that 0.6% of adults in the United States, or approximately 1.4 million persons, identify as transgender. Despite gains in rights and media attention, the reality is that transgender persons experience health disparities, and a dearth of research and evidence-based guidelines remains regarding their specific health needs. The lack of research to characterize cardiovascular disease (CVD) and CVD risk factors in transgender populations receiving cross-sex hormone therapy (CSHT) limits appropriate primary and specialty care...
July 25, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737109/clinical-outcome-prediction-after-thrombectomy-of-proximal-middle-cerebral-artery-occlusions-by-the-appearance-of-lenticulostriate-arteries-on-magnetic-resonance-angiography-a-retrospective-analysis
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Johannes Kaesmacher, Kornelia Kreiser, Nathan W Manning, Alexandra S Gersing, Silke Wunderlich, Claus Zimmer, Justus F Kleine, Benedikt Wiestler, Tobias Boeckh-Behrens
Post-ischemic vasodynamic changes in infarcted brain parenchyma are common and range from hypo- to hyperperfusion. In the present study, appearance of the lenticulostriate arteries (LSAs) on postinterventional 3T time-of-flight (TOF)-MRA suggestive for altered post-stroke vasodynamics following thrombectomy was investigated. Patients who underwent thrombectomy for a proximal MCA occlusion and for whom postinterventional 3T TOF-MRA (median at day 3) was available, were included in this retrospective analysis (n=98)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736735/arginine-and-citrulline-for-the-treatment-of-melas-syndrome
#3
Ayman W El-Hattab, Mohammed Almannai, Fernando Scaglia
MELAS (mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes) syndrome is a maternally inherited mitochondrial disease with a broad spectrum of manifestations. In addition to impaired energy production, nitric oxide (NO) deficiency occurs in MELAS syndrome and leads to impaired blood perfusion in microvasculature that can contribute to several complications including stroke-like episodes, myopathy, and lactic acidosis. The supplementation of NO precursors, L-arginine and L-citrulline, increases NO production and hence can potentially have therapeutic utility in MELAS syndrome...
January 2017: Journal of Inborn Errors of Metabolism and Screening
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736381/-efficacy-of-acei-in-the-treatment-of-hypertension-and-the-effect-of-secondary-prevention-in-patients-complicated-with-coronary-heart-disease-and-stroke
#4
Yang Li, Jun-Fa Liu, Ya-Feng Hao, Xue-Zhi Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the efficacy of ACEI drugs in the treatment of hypertension patients and the effect of two levels of prevention of hypertension complicated with coronary heart disease and stroke. METHDOS: 210 cases of hypertension patients in our hospital from January 2012 to December 2015 were randomly divided into experimental group and control group, 105 cases in each group. According to the conventional symptomatic treatment, the experimental group was given lisinopril treatment, while control group was given the captopril treatment...
July 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736349/completion-of-the-circle-of-willis-varies-by-gender-age-and-indication-for-cta
#5
Orel A Zaninovich, Wyatt L Ramey, Christina M Walter, Travis M Dumont
OBJECTIVE: The Circle of Willis (CoW) is the foremost anastomosis and blood distribution center of the brain. Its effectiveness depends on its completion and the size and patency of its vessels. Gender- and age-related anatomical variations in the CoW may play an important role in the pathogenesis of cerebrovascular diseases. In this study, we analyzed CT angiograms to assess for differences in CoW completion related to gender, age, and indication for CTA. METHODS: 834 CTAs were retrospectively analyzed for all CoW vessels to compare the incidence of complete CoW and variation frequency based on gender, age, and indication...
July 20, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736035/propane-2-sulfonic-acid-octadec-9-enyl-amide-a-novel-ppar%C3%AE-%C3%AE-dual-agonist-protects-against-ischemia-induced-brain-damage-in-mice-by-inhibiting-inflammatory-responses
#6
Ying Li, Lanxi Xu, Kaiyue Zeng, Zhentian Xu, Daqin Suo, Lu Peng, Tong Ren, Zhiheng Sun, Wushuang Yang, Xin Jin, Lichao Yang
Propane-2-sulfonic acid octadec-9-enyl-amide (N15), an analogue of oleoylethanolamide (OEA), is a novel PPARα/γ dual agonist. Our previous studies verified the positive effects of OEA on the acute and delayed stages of cerebral ischemia. However, it is not clear whether N15 is effective against ischemic cerebral injury. In the present study, male Kunming mice were subjected to middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO). To evaluate its preventive effects, N15 (50, 100 or 200 mg/kg, ip) was administered for 3 days before ischemia...
July 20, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735759/associations-between-tooth-loss-and-prognostic-biomarkers-and-the-risk-for-cardiovascular-events-in-patients-with-stable-coronary-heart-disease
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Ola Vedin, Emil Hagström, Ollie Östlund, Alvaro Avezum, Andrzej Budaj, Marcus D Flather, Robert A Harrington, Wolfgang Koenig, Joseph Soffer, Agneta Siegbahn, Philippe Gabriel Steg, Ralph A H Stewart, Lars Wallentin, Harvey D White, Claes Held
BACKGROUND: Underlying mechanisms behind the hypothesized relationship between periodontal disease (PD) and coronary heart disease (CHD) have been insufficiently explored. We evaluated associations between self-reported tooth loss- a marker of PD- and prognostic biomarkers in 15,456 (97%) patients with stable CHD in the global STABILITY trial. METHODS AND RESULTS: Baseline blood samples were obtained and patients reported their number of teeth according to the following tooth loss levels: "26-32 (All)" [lowest level], "20-25", "15-19", "1-14", and "No Teeth" [highest level]...
July 17, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735151/do-air-pollution-and-neighborhood-greenness-exposures-improve-the-predicted-cardiovascular-risk
#8
Maayan Yitshak-Sade, Itai Kloog, Victor Novack
BACKGROUND: Numerous studies show associations between exposure to Particulate Matter and Cardiovascular disease (CVD). Current cardiovascular equations incorporate the major risk factors for CVD. The patients' environment, however, is not incorporated in these equations. METHODS: In a retrospective analysis, we assessed the contribution of neighborhood greenness and particulate matter (coarse-PM and PM<2.5μm-PM2.5) to the development of CVD by analyzing the change in prediction abilities...
July 20, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734791/association-between-nocturnal-blood-pressure-variation-and-wake-up-ischemic-stroke
#9
Hyuk Sung Kwon, Ji Young Kim, Hojin Choi, Seok Joon Lee, Seong-Ho Koh, Young Joo Lee, Hyun Young Kim, Hee-Tae Kim, Juhan Kim, Young Seo Kim
Ischemic stroke during nocturnal sleep, known as wake-up stroke (WUS), has been reported to have more severe symptoms and worse outcomes than non-WUS. However, studies on risk factors for WUS are scarce and the association between nocturnal blood pressure (BP) and WUS is unclear. In this study, we used ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) to examine the association between WUS and variation in nocturnal BP. A total of 369 patients with ischemic stroke within one week were consecutively enrolled. ABPM was applied 1-2weeks after the ictus because of possible reactive increments of BP; antihypertensive medications were delayed until ABPM...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734528/exploring-risk-patterns-for-incident-ischemic-stroke-during-more-than-a-decade-of-follow-up-a-survival-tree-analysis
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Donna Parizadeh, Azra Ramezankhani, Amir Abbas Momenan, Fereidoun Azizi, Farzad Hadaegh
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The burden of stroke is increasing in low to middle income countries. Identifying risk patterns for ischemic stroke (IS) can help develop individualized preventive measures for at risk populations. METHODS: The study population included 3088 Iranian subjects (1426 men) aged ≥50 years, free of cardiovascular diseases at baseline. The risk factors for ischemic stroke were identified by multivariate Cox analysis. A survival tree model was used to explore interactions between risk factors...
August 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732504/ischaemic-stroke-and-the-recanalization-drug-tissue-plasminogen-activator-interfere-with-antibacterial-phagocyte-function
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Antje Vogelgesang, Claudia Lange, Lara Blümke, Georg Laage, Sarah Rümpel, Sönke Langner, Barbara M Bröker, Alexander Dressel, Johanna Ruhnau
BACKGROUND: Stroke induces immune alterations such as impaired oxidative burst and reduced release of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs). We hypothesised that key enzymes of these defence mechanisms may be altered in ischaemic stroke. Therefore, we analysed the intra- and extracellular amounts of myeloperoxidase (MPO) and neutrophil elastase (NE) in patient sera and granulocytes and monocytes. Because the autonomous nervous system is thought to mediate stroke-induced immune alterations, we also studied the influence of stress hormones and acetylcholine on MPO and NE...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730950/statistical-analysis-plan-for-the-head-position-in-stroke-trial-headpost-an-international-cluster-cross-over-randomized-trial
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Laurent Billot, Mark Woodward, Hisatomi Arima, Maree L Hackett, Paula Muñoz Venturelli, Pablo M Lavados, Alejandro Brunser, Bin Peng, Liying Cui, Lily Song, Stephane Heritier, Stephen Jan, Sandy Middleton, Verónica V Olavarría, Joyce Lim, Thompson Robinson, Octavio Pontes-Neto, Caroline Watkins, Craig S Anderson
Background There is evidence to indicate that the lying flat head position increases cerebral blood flow and oxygenation in patients with acute ischemic stroke, but how these physiological effects translate into clinical outcomes is uncertain. The Head Position in Stroke Trial aims to determine the comparative effectiveness of lying flat (0°) compared to sitting up (≥30°) head positioning, initiated within 24 h of hospital admission for patients with acute stroke. Design An international, pragmatic, cluster-randomized, crossover, open, blinded outcome assessed clinical trial...
August 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730452/transcranial-color-doppler-in-stroke-free-adult-patients-with-sickle-cell-disease
#13
G Graziadei, F M Casoni, F Annoni, I Cortinovis, P Ridolfi, I Gandolfi, A Marcon, E Di Pierro, M D Cappellini
The threshold velocity ≥200 cm/s at transcranial Doppler (TCD) evaluation is a useful cut-off for preventing the stroke (STOP trial) in pediatric patients with sickle cell disease (SCD), term including different types of sickle genotypes. Scanty data are available for adult SCD patients. We compared intracranial blood flow velocities between adult SCD patients and controls using transcranial color Doppler (TCCD), measuring the peak of systolic velocity (PSV) with the insonation angle correction and the pulsatility index (PI), an indicator of endothelial elasticity...
July 20, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730407/venous-thromboembolism-thrombosis-inflammation-and-immunothrombosis-for-clinicians
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Eduardo Vazquez-Garza, Carlos Jerjes-Sanchez, Aline Navarrete, Jorge Joya-Harrison, David Rodriguez
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a worldwide disease related with mortality, cardiovascular disability, impaired quality of life and, cause major long-term complications. Clinicians related to the acute and long-term patients care must be involved in the molecular mechanisms of thrombosis. The vessel wall and its inner lining of the endothelium are critical to the maintenance of a patent vasculature. After endothelial disruption, collagen (first line of endothelial defense) and intravascular tissue factor (second line of endothelial defense) are exposed to blood flow, starting the formation of a thrombus...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730163/brain-strokes-related-to-aortic-aneurysma-the-analysis-of-three-cases
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Żanna Pastuszak, Adam Stępień, Joanna Kordowska, Agnieszka Rolewska, Dariusz Galbarczyk
Brain stroke connected with aortic blood flow disturbances is a rare disease and its incidence is difficult to assume. Nevertheless, 10-50% of patients with aortic dissection may not experience any pain. In case of 18-30% patients with aortic dissection neurological signs are first disease presentation and among them ischemic stroke is the most common. The most popular aortic dissection classification is with use of Stanford system. Type A involves the ascending aorta and type B is occurring distal to the subclavian artery...
2017: Open Medicine (Warsaw, Poland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729765/meta-analysis-study-to-evaluate-the-association-of-mthfr-c677t-polymorphism-with-risk-of-ischemic-stroke
#16
P A Abhinand, M Manikandan, R Mahalakshmi, P K Ragunath
Ischemic stroke is a condition characterized by reduced blood supply to part of the brain, initiating the ischemic cascade, leading to dysfunction of the brain tissue in that area. It is one of the leading causes of death and disability and is estimated to cause around 5.7 million deaths worldwide. Methyl tetra hydro-folate reductase (MTHFR) is a rate limiting enzyme in the methyl cycle which catalyzes the only biochemical reaction which produces 5, Methyl tetra hydro folate, the co-substrate for the re-methylation of homocystiene to produce methionine...
2017: Bioinformation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729341/curtis-c-mineyko-a-massicotte-p-et-al-thrombophilia-risk-is-not-increased-in-children-after-perinatal-stroke-blood-2017-129-20-2793-2800
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July 20, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729134/macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-levels-in-serum-from-patients-with-acute-intracerebral-hemorrhage-potential-contribution-to-prognosis
#18
Qun Lin, Jian-Yong Cai, Chuan Lu, Jun Sun, Hua-Jun Ba, Mao-Hua Chen, Xian-Dong Chen, Jun-Xia Dai, Jian-Hu Lin
BACKGROUND: Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) pathophysiology involves inflammation. Macrophage migration inhibition factor (MIF), a pro-inflammatory cytokine, is related to prognosis of ischemic stroke. The aim of this study was to investigate whether serum MIF levels are associated with severity and outcomes in patients with acute ICH. METHODS: We enrolled a total of 120 consecutive ICH patients and 120 healthy controls and sampled blood on admission and at study entry respectively...
July 17, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727357/-spontaneous-carotid-and-vertebral-dissections
#19
Roman Sztajzel, Fabienne Perren, Patrik Michel
Dissections of the cervical arteries account for approximately 15-20 % of all strokes in young patients. Clinically they present with laterocervical and/or hemicranial pain associated to a Horner syndrome in case of carotid dissection and a posterior cervical pain associated to headache in the occipital area in case of vertebral dissection. A multifactorial origin is often suggested, resulting from the combination of a weakness of the arterial wall, hereditary or not, of environmental factors such minor trauma or a previous infection and also of the presence of a certain number of vascular risk factors such as high blood pressure or migraines...
April 26, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726795/a-retrospective-analysis-of-hypertension-screening-at-a-mass-gathering-in-india-implications-for-non-communicable-disease-control-strategies
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S Balsari, P Vemulapalli, M Gofine, K Oswal, R Merchant, S Saunik, G Greenough, T Khanna
Cardiovascular disease is the leading case of mortality from non-communicable diseases (NCD) in India. The government's National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke seeks to increase capacity building, screening, referral and management of NCDs across India, and includes community-based outreach and screening programmes. The government in India routinely provides basic care at religious mass gatherings. However, in 2015, at the Kumbh Mela in Nashik and Trimbakeshwar, the state government extended its services to include a hypertension screening programme...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
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