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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431619/age-sex-and-race-ethnic-temporal-trends-in-metabolic-syndrome-prevalence-among-individuals-with-myocardial-infarction-or-stroke-in-the-united-states
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Alain Lekoubou, Bruce Ovbiagele, Daniela Markovic, Nerses Sanossian, Amytis Towfighi
INTRODUCTION: Metabolic syndrome (MetS), an independent risk factor for myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke, affects 1 in 3 adults in the United States. Recent trends in MetS prevalence among MI and stroke survivors are unknown. METHODS: We assessed age, sex, race/ethnicity, and socio-economic status specific trends in rates of MetS among adults ≥18years who participated in National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys 1999-2010 and who fasted for 8h (n=12,502)...
May 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431610/duration-of-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-in-cryptogenic-stroke-is-not-associated-with-stroke-severity-and-early-outcomes
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Chrissoula Liantinioti, Konstantinos Tympas, Aristeidis H Katsanos, John Parissis, Maria Chondrogianni, Christina Zompola, Georgios Papadimitropoulos, Michael Ioakeimidis, Sokratis Triantafyllou, Andromaxi Roussopoulou, Konstantinos Voumvourakis, John Lekakis, Gerasimos Filippatos, Leonidas Stefanis, Georgios Tsivgoulis
The current definition of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) requires an arbitrary cut-off of >30s, but in clinical practice cryptogenic stroke (CS) patients with PAF duration of ≤30s are not usually excluded from anticoagulation therapy. We sought to evaluate the clinical relevance of short-duration (≤30s) PAF in CS. Consecutive CS patients with no prior AF history and sinus-rhythm on baseline electrocardiography (ECG) were prospectively evaluated over a three-year period. Baseline stroke severity was assessed by NIHSS-scores...
May 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430838/elevated-pulse-pressure-levels-are-associated-with-increased-in-hospital-mortality-in-acute-spontaneous-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Jason J Chang, Yasser Khorchid, Kira Dillard, Ali Kerro, Lucia Goodwin Burgess, Georgy Cherkassky, Nitin Goyal, Kristina Chapple, Anne W Alexandrov, David Buechner, Andrei V Alexandrov, Georgios Tsivgoulis
OBJECTIVES: Clinical outcome after intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) remains poor. Definitive phase-3 trials in ICH have failed to demonstrate improved outcomes with intensive systolic blood pressure (SBP) lowering. We sought to determine whether other BP parameters-diastolic BP (DBP), pulse pressure (PP), and mean arterial pressure (MAP)-showed an association with clinical outcome in ICH. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed a prospective cohort of 672 patients with spontaneous ICH and documented demographic characteristics, stroke severity, and neuroimaging parameters...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430614/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...
February 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430550/round-table-on-malignant-hyperthermia-in-physically-active-populations-meeting-proceedings
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Yuri Hosokawa, Douglas J Casa, Henry Rosenberg, John F Capacchione, Emmanuel Sagui, Sheila Riazi, Luke N Belval, Patricia A Deuster, John F Jardine, Stavros A Kavouras, Elaine C Lee, Kevin C Miller, Sheila M Muldoon, Francis G O'Connor, Scott R Sailor, Nyamkhishig Sambuughin, Rebecca L Stearns, William M Adams, Robert A Huggins, Lesley W Vandermark
CONTEXT:   Recent case reports on malignant hyperthermia (MH)-like syndrome in physically active populations indicate potential associations among MH, exertional heat stroke (EHS), and exertional rhabdomyolysis (ER). However, an expert consensus for clinicians working with these populations is lacking. OBJECTIVE:   To provide current expert consensus on the (1) definition of MH; (2) history, etiology, and pathophysiology of MH; (3) epidemiology of MH; (4) association of MH with EHS and ER; (5) identification of an MH-like syndrome; (6) recommendations for acute management of an MH-like syndrome; (7) special considerations for physically active populations; and (8) future directions for research...
April 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424659/online-measurement-of-microembolic-signal-burden-by-transcranial-doppler-during-catheter-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation-results-of-a-multicenter-trial
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Christian von Bary, Thomas Deneke, Thomas Arentz, Anja Schade, Heiko Lehrmann, Sabine Fredersdorf, Dobri Baldaranov, Lars Maier, Felix Schlachetzki
INTRODUCTION: Left atrial pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) is an accepted treatment option for patients with symptomatic atrial fibrillation (AF). This procedure can be complicated by stroke or silent cerebral embolism. Online measurement of microembolic signals (MESs) by transcranial Doppler (TCD) may be useful for characterizing thromboembolic burden during PVI. In this prospective multicenter trial, we investigated the burden, characteristics, and composition of MES during left atrial catheter ablation using a variety of catheter technologies...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420049/the-spectrum-of-neuropsychiatric-lupus-in-a-black-caribbean-population-a-report-of-the-barbados-national-lupus-registry
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C Flower, I Hambleton, D Corbin, S Marquez, R Edghill
Objective The objective of this study was to examine neuropsychiatric lupus in a Black Caribbean population. Methods We reviewed Barbados National Lupus Registry patients with ≥4 American College of Rheumatology criteria and a diagnosis of neuropsychiatric lupus using the American College of Rheumatology 19 case definitions. Results From 366 patients with four or more American College of Rheumatology criteria for systemic lupus erythematosus, 55 (15%) had evidence of neuropsychiatric lupus. There were 51 females and four males (F:M = 13:1) with a median age of 31 years...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417009/revised-definition-of-predicted-left-ventricular-mass-using-ambulatory-blood-pressure-in-healthy-korean-adults
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Bae Keun Kim, Enshi Xu, Bo Youl Choi, Yonggu Lee, Soon Gil Kim, Yukio Yamori, Jinho Shin
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular hypertrophy is influenced by both hemodynamic and non-hemodynamic factors. Ambulatory blood pressure is correlated with left ventricular hypertrophy. We established the influences of hemodynamic and non-hemodynamic factors, including ambulatory blood pressure, on variation in left ventricular mass in healthy Korean adults. METHOD: We included 172 subjects (male = 71, female = 101), with normal body mass index and blood pressure, in an analysis of data from the Yangpyung and Yeoju cohort studies and a tertiary cardiovascular center...
2017: Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414895/the-impact-of-ct-perfusion-threshold-on-predicted-viable-and-nonviable-tissue-volumes-in-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Xuya Huang, Dheeraj Kalladka, Bharath Kumar Cheripelli, Fiona Catherine Moreton, Keith W Muir
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Perfusion imaging is used for patient selection in clinical practice and trials. Postprocessing and definitions of tissue viability are nevertheless not standardized. We compared the lesion volumes generated with two well-recognized perfusion tissue definitions in a single-center phase 2 thrombolysis study. METHODS: We analyzed perfusion imaging data from the Alteplase-Tenecteplase Trial Evaluation for Stroke Thrombolysis (ATTEST) study using two popular tissue viability thresholds (ischemic core definition: (1) cerebral blood volume < 2...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410544/does-respiratory-variation-in-inferior-vena-cava-diameter-predict-fluid-responsiveness-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Elliot Long, Ed Oakley, Trevor Duke, Franz E Babl
BACKGROUND: The aim of fluid resuscitation is to increase stroke volume, yet this effect is observed in only 50% of patients. Prediction of fluid responsiveness may allow fluid resuscitation to be administered to those most likely to benefit. The aim of this study was to systematically review the test characteristics of respiratory variation in inferior vena cava (IVC) diameter as a predictor of fluid responsiveness in patients with acute circulatory failure. METHODS: Electronic searches combined with reference review of identified studies...
May 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397186/managing-cardiovascular-risk-of-macrolides-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Angel Y S Wong, Esther W Chan, Shweta Anand, Alan J Worsley, Ian C K Wong
INTRODUCTION: It was postulated that antibiotics including macrolides could be used for the secondary prevention of coronary heart disease but recent studies showed that macrolides increase the cardiovascular risk. We aimed to review the evidence of cardiovascular risk associated with macrolides regarding duration of effect and risk factors; and to explore the potential effect of statins for the prevention of cardiovascular events as a result of macrolide use. METHODS: Several electronic databases (PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane library) were searched to identify eligible studies...
April 10, 2017: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390684/comparison-of-outcome-of-possible-versus-definite-infective-endocarditis-involving-native-heart-valves
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Lauriane Pericart, Anne Bernard, Thierry Bourguignon, Louis Bernard, Denis Angoulvant, Nicolas Clementy, Dominique Babuty, Laurent Fauchier
There are very few data on the prognosis of possible versus definite infective endocarditis (IE). We studied data from 365 consecutive patients with IE involving native heart valve seen in an academic institution from 1990 to 2012. Patients were classified according to the modified Duke criteria for IE: patients with possible IE (n = 101, 28%) and those with definite IE (n = 264, 72%). Patients with possible IE were older than those with definite IE (66 ± 15 vs 62 ± 16, p = 0.05). A causative microorganism was identified in 66% of patients with possible IE versus all patients with definite IE (p <0...
March 16, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389611/stroke-in-indigenous-africans-african-americans-and-european-americans-interplay-of-racial-and-geographic-factors
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Mayowa Owolabi, Fred Sarfo, Virginia J Howard, Marguerite R Irvin, Mulugeta Gebregziabher, Rufus Akinyemi, Aleena Bennett, Kevin Armstrong, Hemant K Tiwari, Albert Akpalu, Kolawole W Wahab, Lukman Owolabi, Bimbo Fawale, Morenikeji Komolafe, Reginald Obiako, Philip Adebayo, Jennifer M Manly, Godwin Ogbole, Ezinne Melikam, Ruth Laryea, Raelle Saulson, Carolyn Jenkins, Donna K Arnett, Daniel T Lackland, Bruce Ovbiagele, George Howard
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The relative contributions of racial and geographic factors to higher risk of stroke in people of African ancestry have not been unraveled. We compared stroke type and contributions of vascular risk factors among indigenous Africans (IA), African Americans (AA), and European Americans (EA). METHODS: SIREN (Stroke Investigative Research and Educational Network) is a large multinational case-control study in West Africa-the ancestral home of 71% AA-whereas REGARDS (Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke) is a cohort study including AA and EA in the United States...
April 7, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387847/does-atrial-fibrillation-cause-cognitive-decline-and-dementia
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Joanna Dietzel, Karl Georg Haeusler, Matthias Endres
Atrial fibrillation (AF) and dementia are both frequent diseases with substantial socioeconomic impact. While AF has been associated with cognitive dysfunction and dementia, we currently lack an exact understanding of the complex association between AF and cognitive decline. Based on an extended literature search we summarize key publications focusing on AF-related cognitive decline and dementia. Moreover, ongoing trials and potential therapeutic implications are discussed. While further prospective studies using a standardized definition of AF and cognitive decline are urgently needed, growing evidence supports the hypothesis that AF is an independent risk factor for cognitive decline and dementia in general and for Alzheimer's disease in particular...
April 6, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385646/independent-risk-factors-contributing-to-acute-kidney-injury-according-to-updated-valve-academic-research-consortium-2-criteria-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-a-meta-analysis-and-meta-regression-of-13-studies
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Jiayang Wang, Wenyuan Yu, Ye Zhou, Yong Yang, Chenglong Li, Nan Liu, Xiaotong Hou, Longfei Wang
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to examine the risk factors for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI)-associated acute kidney injury (AKI) according to the AKI definition from the Valve Academic Research Consortium-2 (VARC-2). SETTING: A meta-analysis. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 661 patients with post-TAVI AKI according to the VARC-2 definition and 2,012 controls were included in the meta-analysis. INTERVENTIONS: Patients undergoing TAVI were included in this meta-analysis...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382688/epimedii-herba-a-promising-herbal-medicine-for-neuroplasticity
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REVIEW
Jae-Heung Cho, Jae-Young Jung, Beom-Joon Lee, Kyungjin Lee, Jae-Woo Park, Youngmin Bu
Epimedii Herba (EH) is an herbal medicine originating from several plants of the genus Epimedium. It is a major therapeutic option for kidney yang deficiency syndrome, which is closely related to androgen hormones and also has been used to treat hemiplegia following a stroke in traditional medicine of Korea and PR China. To date, many clinical and basic researches of EH have shown the activities on functional recovery from brain diseases. Recently, neuroplasticity, which is the spontaneous reaction of the brain in response to diseases, has been shown to accelerate functional recovery...
April 6, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381298/ticagrelor-versus-clopidogrel-in-real-world-patients-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-1-year-results-by-propensity-score-analysis
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Matteo Vercellino, Federico Ariel Sànchez, Valentina Boasi, Dino Perri, Chiara Tacchi, Gioel Gabrio Secco, Stefano Cattunar, Gianfranco Pistis, Giovanni Mascelli
BACKGROUND: European guidelines recommend the use of ticagrelor versus clopidogrel in patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). This recommendation is based on inconclusive results and subanalyses from clinical trials. Few data are available on the effects of ticagrelor in a real-world population. METHODS: To compare the effects of ticagrelor and clopidogrel in a real-world STEMI population, we conducted a pre-post case-control study examining all patients with STEMI included in the Cardio-STEMI Sanremo registry between February 2011 and June 2013...
April 5, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378924/educational-and-behavioural-interventions-for-anticoagulant-therapy-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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REVIEW
Danielle E Clarkesmith, Helen M Pattison, Phyo H Khaing, Deirdre A Lane
BACKGROUND: Current guidelines recommend oral anticoagulation therapy for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) with one or more risk factors for stroke; however, anticoagulation control (time in therapeutic range (TTR)) with vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) is dependent on many factors. Educational and behavioural interventions may impact patients' ability to maintain their international normalised ratio (INR) control. This is an updated version of the original review first published in 2013...
April 5, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368524/the-health-impact-of-adult-cervical-deformity-in-patients-presenting-for-surgical-treatment-comparison-to-united-states-population-norms-and-chronic-disease-states-based-on-the-euroquol-5-dimensions-questionnaire
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Justin S Smith, Breton Line, Shay Bess, Christopher I Shaffrey, Han Jo Kim, Gregory Mundis, Justin K Scheer, Eric Klineberg, Michael O'Brien, Richard Hostin, Munish Gupta, Alan Daniels, Michael Kelly, Jeffrey L Gum, Frank J Schwab, Virginie Lafage, Renaud Lafage, Tamir Ailon, Peter Passias, Themistocles Protopsaltis, Todd J Albert, K Daniel Riew, Robert Hart, Doug Burton, Vedat Deviren, Christopher P Ames, International Spine Study Group
BACKGROUND: Although adult cervical spine deformity (ACSD) is associated with pain and disability, its health impact has not been quantified in comparison to other chronic diseases. OBJECTIVE: To perform a comparative analysis of the health impact of symptomatic ACSD to US normative and chronic disease values using EQ-5D (EuroQuol-5 Dimensions questionnaire) scores. METHODS: ACSD patients presenting for surgical treatment were identified from a prospectively collected multicenter database...
March 24, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356241/virtual-reality-for-management-of-pain-in-hospitalized-patients-results-of-a-controlled-trial
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Vartan C Tashjian, Sasan Mosadeghi, Amber R Howard, Mayra Lopez, Taylor Dupuy, Mark Reid, Bibiana Martinez, Shahzad Ahmed, Francis Dailey, Karen Robbins, Bradley Rosen, Garth Fuller, Itai Danovitch, Waguih IsHak, Brennan Spiegel
BACKGROUND: Improvements in software and design and reduction in cost have made virtual reality (VR) a practical tool for immersive, three-dimensional (3D), multisensory experiences that distract patients from painful stimuli. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to measure the impact of a onetime 3D VR intervention versus a two-dimensional (2D) distraction video for pain in hospitalized patients. METHODS: We conducted a comparative cohort study in a large, urban teaching hospital in medical inpatients with an average pain score of ≥3/10 from any cause...
March 29, 2017: JMIR Mental Health
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