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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931790/clinical-characteristics-and-long-term-outcomes-of-rotational-atherectomy%C3%A3-j2t-multicenter-registry
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Iwao Okai, Tomotaka Dohi, Shinya Okazaki, Kentaro Jujo, Makoto Nakashima, Hisao Otsuki, Kazuki Tanaka, Hiroyuki Arashi, Ryuta Okabe, Fukuko Nagura, Yugo Nara, Hiroshi Tamura, Takeshi Kurata, Hideyuki Kawashima, Hiroyuki Kyono, Junichi Yamaguchi, Katsumi Miyauchi, Ken Kozuma, Nobuhisa Hagiwara, Hiroyuki Daida
BACKGROUND: Rotational atherectomy (RA) is an adjunct tool for the management of heavily calcified coronary lesions during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), but the long-term clinical outcomes of RA use remain unclear in this drug-eluting stent era.Methods and Results:This multi-center registry assessed the characteristics and outcomes of patients treated by RA for calcified coronary lesions between 2004 and 2015. Among 1,090 registered patients, mean age was 70±10 years and 815 (75%) were male...
September 21, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931251/managing-arterial-injury-in-endoscopic-skull-base-surgery-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
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Alicia Del Carmen Becerra Romero, Jagath Lal Gangadharan, Evan D Bander, Yves Pierre Gobin, Vijay K Anand, Theodore H Schwartz
BACKGROUND: The most feared complications following endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery are arterial vascular injuries. Previously published literature is restricted to internal carotid artery injuries. The ideal method for controlling arterial bleeding during this kind of procedure is debated, and a variety of techniques have been advocated. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the management and outcome following intraoperative arterial injury during endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery...
February 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923103/moderate-sensitivity-and-high-specificity-of-emergency-department-administrative-data-for-transient-ischemic-attacks
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Amy Y X Yu, Hude Quan, Andrew McRae, Gabrielle O Wagner, Michael D Hill, Shelagh B Coutts
BACKGROUND: Validation of administrative data case definitions is key for accurate passive surveillance of disease. Transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a condition primarily managed in the emergency department. However, prior validation studies have focused on data after inpatient hospitalization. We aimed to determine the validity of the Canadian 10th International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10-CA) codes for TIA in the national ambulatory administrative database. METHODS: We performed a diagnostic accuracy study of four ICD-10-CA case definition algorithms for TIA in the emergency department setting...
September 18, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922363/predictors-of-post-thrombolysis-symptomatic-intracranial-hemorrhage-in-chinese-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Mingyong Liu, Yuesong Pan, Lichun Zhou, Yongjun Wang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Predictors of symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage (sICH) in Chinese patients with acute ischemic stroke treated with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator remain unclear. METHODS: Data from the Thrombolysis Implementation and Monitor of Acute Ischemic Stroke in China (TIMS-China) study were assessed to explore risk factors for symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage after intravenous thrombolysis. Three candidate sICH definitions were analyzed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920528/the-diagnostic-accuracy-of-the-montreal-cognitive-assessment-in-inpatient-stroke-rehabilitation
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Abhishek Jaywant, Joan Toglia, Faith M Gunning, Michael W O'Dell
The Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) is a commonly used screening measure for cognitive impairment; however, the diagnostic accuracy and optimal cutoff points in inpatients with mild stroke severity is unknown. We examined the diagnostic accuracy of the MoCA in an acute inpatient stroke rehabilitation unit (N = 95). The criterion neuropsychological assessment was the 30-minute National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke-Canadian Stroke Network battery, modified to include the Symbol-Digit Modalities Test and Trail Making Test A & B...
September 18, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920522/constraint-and-multimodal-approaches-to-therapy-for-chronic-aphasia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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John E Pierce, Maya Menahemi-Falkov, Robyn O'Halloran, Leanne Togher, Miranda L Rose
Aphasia is a significant cause of disability and reduced quality of life. Two speech pathology treatment approaches appear efficacious: multimodal and constraint-induced aphasia therapies. In constraint-induced therapies, non-verbal actions (e.g., gesture, drawing) are believed to interfere with treatment and patients are therefore constrained to speech. In contrast, multimodal therapies employ non-verbal modalities to cue word retrieval. Given the clinical and theoretical implications, a comparison of these two divergent treatments was pursued...
September 18, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919338/diagnostic-accuracy-of-xpert-mtb-rif-ultra-for-tuberculous-meningitis-in-hiv-infected-adults-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Nathan C Bahr, Edwin Nuwagira, Emily E Evans, Fiona V Cresswell, Philip V Bystrom, Adolf Byamukama, Sarah C Bridge, Ananta S Bangdiwala, David B Meya, Claudia M Denkinger, Conrad Muzoora, David R Boulware
BACKGROUND: WHO recommends Xpert MTB/RIF as initial diagnostic testing for tuberculous meningitis. However, diagnosis remains difficult, with Xpert sensitivity of about 50-70% and culture sensitivity of about 60%. We evaluated the diagnostic performance of the new Xpert MTB/RIF Ultra (Xpert Ultra) for tuberculous meningitis. METHODS: We prospectively obtained diagnostic cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) specimens during screening for a trial on the treatment of HIV-associated cryptococcal meningitis in Mbarara, Uganda...
September 14, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916532/comparison-of-symptomatic-and-asymptomatic-persons-with-primary-age-related-tauopathy
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Lilah M Besser, John F Crary, Charles Mock, Walter A Kukull
OBJECTIVE: To conduct a clinicopathologic study to characterize clinical and neuropathologic features associated with cognitive impairment in participants with no neuritic amyloid plaques (primary age-related tauopathy [PART] definite) and sparse neuritic plaques (amyloid sparse). METHODS: Using the National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center database, we identified 377 individuals who were PART definite (n = 170) or amyloid sparse (n = 207), clinically examined within 1 year of death, and autopsied at 1 of 26 National Institute on Aging-funded Alzheimer's Disease Centers...
September 15, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915687/features-and-risk-factors-of-carotid-atherosclerosis-in-a-population-with-high-stroke-incidence-in-china
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Yanqiu Zhang, Lingling Bai, Min Shi, Hongyan Lu, Yanan Wu, Jun Tu, Jingxian Ni, Jinghua Wang, Li Cao, Ping Lei, Xianjia Ning
Epidemiological studies have reported associations between traditional cardiovascular risk factors and carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) or carotid plaque. However, definite risk factors at different phases of carotid atherosclerosis remain controversial. We aimed to explore risk factors and characteristics of carotid atherosclerosis at different stages in a low-income population with a high incidence of stroke in China. Between April 2014 and January 2015, we recruited 3789 stroke-free and cardiovascular disease-free residents aged ≥ 45 years...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915508/preoperative-intraaortic-balloon-pump-improves-early-outcomes-following-high-risk-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-trials-and-prospective-study-design
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Penelope P Rampersad, Jacob A Udell, Rami Zawi, Maral Ouzounian, Christopher B Overgaard, Vinoda Sharma, Vivek Rao, Michael E Farkouh, Vladimír Džavík
BACKGROUND: Despite widespread use, evidence to support preemptive intraaortic balloon pump (IABP) insertion for patients undergoing high-risk coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery remains sparse, and in need of a well-defined clinical trial. To inform the design of a prospective trial, we sought to review outcomes in randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of anticipatory IABP use vs control in patients undergoing high-risk CABG through meta-analysis. The primary endpoint was all-cause mortality within 30 days of surgery...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895771/platelet-reactivity-adjusted-antiplatelet-therapy-in-patients-with-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Zhenhua Xing, Liang Tang, Zhaowei Zhu, Jiabing Huang, Xiaofan Peng, Xinqun Hu
Numerous number of evidences show that high on-treatment platelet reactivity is a well-known risk factor for adverse events in patients after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Controversial situations still exist regarding the effectiveness of tailoring antiplatelet therapy according to platelet function monitoring. The PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Central databases were searched for randomized trials comparing platelet reactivity-adjusted antiplatelet therapy with conventional antiplatelet therapy in patients undergoing PCI...
September 12, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890533/dose-response-relationship-between-thrombin-activatable-fibrinolysis-inhibitor-tafi-and-stroke-a-chinese-case-control-study
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Huixu Dai, Jingpu Shi, Qiao He, Hao Sun
BACKGROUND Because TAFI (thrombin-activatable fibrinolysis inhibitor) antigen varies widely among different populations, we performed this case-control study to explore the relationship between TAFI levels and stroke in a Chinese population. MATERIAL AND METHODS Our population-based case-control study included 217 stroke patients and 218 healthy controls. The plasma TAFI level was measured by immune turbidimetry. Univariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses were used to analyze the association between different TAFI levels and stroke and its subtypes...
September 11, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883125/defining-optimal-brain-health-in-adults-a-presidential-advisory-from-the-american-heart-association-american-stroke-association
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Philip B Gorelick, Karen L Furie, Costantino Iadecola, Eric E Smith, Salina P Waddy, Donald M Lloyd-Jones, Hee-Joon Bae, Mary Ann Bauman, Martin Dichgans, Pamela W Duncan, Meighan Girgus, Virginia J Howard, Ronald M Lazar, Sudha Seshadri, Fernando D Testai, Stephen van Gaal, Kristine Yaffe, Hank Wasiak, Charlotte Zerna
Cognitive function is an important component of aging and predicts quality of life, functional independence, and risk of institutionalization. Advances in our understanding of the role of cardiovascular risks have shown them to be closely associated with cognitive impairment and dementia. Because many cardiovascular risks are modifiable, it may be possible to maintain brain health and to prevent dementia in later life. The purpose of this American Heart Association (AHA)/American Stroke Association presidential advisory is to provide an initial definition of optimal brain health in adults and guidance on how to maintain brain health...
September 7, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877868/impact-of-risk-factors-associated-with-cardiovascular-outcomes-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Cynthia S Crowson, Silvia Rollefstad, Eirik Ikdahl, George D Kitas, Piet L C M van Riel, Sherine E Gabriel, Eric L Matteson, Tore K Kvien, Karen Douglas, Aamer Sandoo, Elke Arts, Solveig Wållberg-Jonsson, Lena Innala, George Karpouzas, Patrick H Dessein, Linda Tsang, Hani El-Gabalawy, Carol Hitchon, Virginia Pascual Ramos, Irazú Contreras Yáñez, Petros P Sfikakis, Evangelia Zampeli, Miguel A Gonzalez-Gay, Alfonso Corrales, Mart van de Laar, Harald E Vonkeman, Inger Meek, Anne Grete Semb
OBJECTIVES: Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have an excess risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). We aimed to assess the impact of CVD risk factors, including potential sex differences, and RA-specific variables on CVD outcome in a large, international cohort of patients with RA. METHODS: In 13 rheumatology centres, data on CVD risk factors and RA characteristics were collected at baseline. CVD outcomes (myocardial infarction, angina, revascularisation, stroke, peripheral vascular disease and CVD death) were collected using standardised definitions...
September 6, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870111/the-anatomical-variation-of-the-circulus-arteriosus-cerebri-in-a-cadaver-cohort-representing-the-population-dynamics-of-the-western-cape
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Karen Cilliers, Willie Vorster, Benedict John Page
The literature revealed a connection between the variations of the Circulus arteriosus cerebri (CAC) and cerebrovascular disease, ischemia, stroke, aneurysms and atherosclerosis. The diameters of the vessels forming the CAC have been classified into 22 types by previous authors. The aim of this study was to assess the variation of the CAC (diameter, length and anomalies) in a cadaver cohort representing the population of the Western Cape. Thirty-nine subjects (female n = 11, male n = 28) who had died of causes unrelated to brain trauma, were obtained from Stellenbosch University...
September 5, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867035/-neonatal-arterial-ischemic-stroke-in-term-or-near-term-newborns-prevalence-and-risk-factors
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V Darmency-Stamboul, A G Cordier, S Chabrier
The general designation ischemic perinatal stroke includes several disease states that differ in pathophysiology, timing of occurrence and presentation. While it seems logical to assume that their prevalence and their risk factors depend primarily on the considered type of stroke, most studies used inconsistent definitions or included heterogeneous populations, which limits their accuracy. Given these biases, the French Society of Neonatology and the French Centre for Paediatric Stroke wished to update the knowledge in this domain, focusing on a specific form of perinatal stroke, i...
September 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867033/-recommendations-for-imaging-neonatal-ischemic-stroke
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B Husson, C Durand, L Hertz-Pannier
Neuroimaging is critical for the diagnosis of neonatal arterial ischemic stroke (NAIS) and for prognosis estimation. The purpose of this work is to define guidelines of clinical neuroimaging for the diagnosis of NAIS, for the optimization of the imaging timing and for the assessment of the prognostic value of each imaging technique. A systematic search of electronic databases (Medline via Pubmed) for studies whose title and abstract were focused on NAIS has been conducted. One hundred and ten articles were selected and their results were analyzed by three Senior Practitioners of pediatric radiology using common methodology for guidelines elaboration within the group of experts gathered by Scientific Societies in the field...
September 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867011/tavr-with-mechanically-expandable-prostheses-is-balloon-aortic-valvuloplasty-really-necessary
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Giuseppe Tarantini, Luca Nai Fovino, Paola Tellaroli, Paola Purita, Giulia Masiero, Massimo Napodano, Chiara Fraccaro, Gino Gerosa, Sabino Iliceto
BACKGROUND: The fully retrievable and repositionable Lotus Valve System uses a unique mechanical expansion mechanism. Balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) is recommended before valve deployment. There are no studies focusing on feasibility and efficacy of Lotus Valve implantation without previous BAV. METHODS AND RESULTS: Thirty consecutive patients (63.3% female; mean age, 80±6.2years) underwent transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) with the Lotus Valve without preparatory BAV...
November 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864443/conscious-sedation-versus-general-anesthesia-for-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-insights-from-the-ncdr%C3%A2-sts-acc-tvt-registry
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Matthew C Hyman, Sreekanth Vemulapalli, Wilson Y Szeto, Amanda Stebbins, Prakash A Patel, Roland A Matsouaka, Howard C Herrmann, Saif Anwaruddin, Taisei Kobayashi, Nimesh D Desai, Prashanth Vallabhajosyula, Fenton H McCarthy, Robert Li, Joseph E Bavaria, Jay Giri
Background -Conscious sedation is used during transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) with limited evidence as to the safety and efficacy of this practice. Methods -The NCDR STS/ACC TVT Registry was used to characterize the anesthesia choice and clinical outcomes of all U.S. patients undergoing elective percutaneous transfemoral TAVR between April 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015. Raw and inverse probability of treatment weighted (IPTW) analyses were performed to compare general anesthesia patients with conscious sedation patients on an intention-to-treat basis for the primary outcome of in-hospital mortality, and secondary outcomes including 30-day mortality, in-hospital and 30-day death/stroke, procedural success, ICU and hospital length-of-stay, and rates of discharge to home...
September 1, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859782/cardiovascular-risk-following-fertility%C3%A2-therapy-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Natalie Dayan, Kristian B Filion, Marisa Okano, Caitlin Kilmartin, Shauna Reinblatt, Tara Landry, Olga Basso, Jacob A Udell
BACKGROUND: The longer term cardiovascular effects of fertility therapy are unknown. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to summarize data linking fertility therapy with subsequent cardiovascular outcomes. METHODS: We systematically searched published reports for studies addressing the question "does fertility therapy increase the risk of longer term cardiovascular outcomes?" We included: 1) human studies; 2) case control, cohort, or randomized designs with 3) exposure to fertility therapy and 4) cardiovascular outcomes clearly reported; 5) presence of comparison group; 6) minimum 1-year follow-up; and 7) adjustment for age...
September 5, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
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