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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053903/galectin-3-an-emerging-biomarker-in-stroke-and-cerebrovascular-diseases
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Anand Venkatraman, Shalaka Hardas, Nirav Patel, Navkaranbir Singh Bajaj, Garima Arora, Pankaj Arora
BACKGROUND: The carbohydrate-binding molecule Galectin-3 has garnered significant attention recently as a biomarker for various conditions ranging from cardiac disease to obesity. Though there have been several recent studies investigating its role in stroke and other cerebrovascular diseases, awareness of this emerging biomarker in the wider neurology community is limited. METHODS: We performed a systematic search in PubMed, EMBASE, Scopus, CINAHL, Clinicaltrials...
October 20, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052825/managing-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography-related-complications-in-patients-referred-to-the-surgical-emergency-unit
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Osman Şimşek, Arife Şimşek, Sefa Ergun, Mehmet Velidedeoğlu, Kaya Sarıbeyoğlu, Salih Pekmezci
BACKGROUND: The goal of this study was to present our experience in the management of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography-related complications in patients referred to our surgical emergency unit by various endoscopy centers. METHODS: A retrospective investigation was conducted on the records of the 54 patients who were referred to our surgical emergency unit between October 2005 and January 2014 due to endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography-related complications...
September 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028677/are-people-with-a-history-of-disease-more-susceptible-to-a-short-term-exposure-to-asian-dust-a-case-crossover-study-among-the-elderly-in-japan
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Saori Kashima, Takashi Yorifuji, Etsuji Suzuki
BACKGROUND: Factors influencing the susceptibility of the elderly to the adverse health effects of short-term exposure to desert dust have yet to be explored. We aimed to identify the disease histories that increase the susceptibility of the elderly to disease onset induced by dust events. METHODS: We used a time-stratified case-crossover design using data on 17,874 elderly residents (≥65 years) of Okayama, Japan, who were transported to hospital emergency rooms because of cardiovascular and respiratory diseases between 2006 and 2010...
October 2017: Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022854/single-center-mid-term-experience-with-chimney-graft-technique-for-the-preservation-of-flow-to-the-supra-aortic-branches
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Robert Shahverdyan, Spyridon Mylonas, Michael Gawenda, Jan Brunkwall
Objectives To investigate the feasibility and the mid-term outcomes of the chimney-graft technique for the revascularization of supra-aortic branches in patients with thoracic aortic pathologies involving the aortic arch. Methods A retrospective analysis of a prospectively maintained database between January 2010 and July 2016 was performed. Primary endpoints were 30-day and overall mortality. Secondary endpoints were technical success, target vessel patency, stroke/transitory ischemic attack and type I/III endoleak rate...
January 1, 2017: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020409/gut-microbe-generated-metabolite-trimethylamine-n-oxide-as-cardiovascular-risk-biomarker-a-systematic-review-and-dose-response-meta-analysis
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Gabriele Giacomo Schiattarella, Anna Sannino, Evelina Toscano, Giuseppe Giugliano, Giuseppe Gargiulo, Anna Franzone, Bruno Trimarco, Giovanni Esposito, Cinzia Perrino
Aims: Gut microbiota-derived metabolite trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO) is emerging as a new potentially important cause of increased cardiovascular risk. The purpose of this meta-analysis was to systematically estimate and quantify the association between TMAO plasma levels, mortality, and major adverse cardio and cerebrovascular events (MACCE). Methods and results: MEDLINE, ISI Web of Science, and SCOPUS databases were searched for ad hoc studies published up to April 2017...
October 14, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994871/evaluation-of-anticoagulation-therapy-in-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-in-the-emergency-department
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Hanen Ghazali, Jihen Essid, Anware Yahmadi, Moez Mougaida, Mahbouba Chkir, Sami Souissi
INTRODUCTION: The vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) are currently the most effective therapeutic class for the prevention of cerebrovascular eventsin atrial fibrillation (AF) patients. However, several studies showed an under-prescription of this therapy.The aim of the study was to assess the prescription of VKAs in non-valvular AF (NVAF) patients and factors influencing the non-prescription ofsuch treatment. METHODS: We conducted a prospective, observational study in an emergency department (ED)...
November 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986282/exendin-4-attenuates-neuronal-death-via-glp-1r-pi3k-akt-pathway-in-early-brain-injury-after-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-in-rats
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Zhiyi Xie, Budbazar Enkhjargal, Lingyun Wu, Keren Zhou, Chengmei Sun, Xin Hu, Vadim Gospodarev, Jiping Tang, Chao You, John H Zhang
Neuronal apoptosis is considered to be a crucial therapeutic target against early brain injury (EBI) after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Emerging evidence indicates that Exendin-4 (Ex-4), a glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor (GLP-1R) agonist, plays a neuroprotective role in cerebrovascular disease. This study was conducted in order to verify the neuroprotective role of EX-4 in EBI after SAH in rats. The endovascular perforation model of SAH was performed in Sprague-Dawley rats (n = 153). Ex-4 was intraperitoneally injected 1 h after SAH induction in the rats (SAH + Ex-4)...
October 4, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983441/high-value-care-in-the-evaluation-of-stroke
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Prakrity Urja, Eric H Nippoldt, Virginia Barak, Carrie Valenta
Value-based care emphasizes achieving the greatest overall health benefit for every dollar spent. We present an interesting case of stroke, which made us consider how frequently health care providers are utilizing value-based care. A 73-year-old Caucasian, who was initially admitted for a hypertensive emergency, was transferred to our facility for worsening slurring of speech and left-sided weakness. The patient had an extensive chronic cerebrovascular disease, including multiple embolic type strokes, mainly in the distribution of the right temporal-occipital cerebral artery and transient ischemic attacks (TIAs)...
August 1, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982563/the-international-multicenter-trivalve%C3%A2-registry-which-patients-are-undergoing-transcatheter-tricuspid-repair
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Maurizio Taramasso, Rebecca T Hahn, Hannes Alessandrini, Azeem Latib, Adrian Attinger-Toller, Daniel Braun, Eric Brochet, Kim A Connelly, Paolo Denti, Florian Deuschl, Andrea Englmaier, Neil Fam, Christian Frerker, Joerg Hausleiter, Jean-Michel Juliard, Ryan Kaple, Felix Kreidel, Karl Heinz Kuck, Shingo Kuwata, Marco Ancona, Margarita Malasa, Tamim Nazif, Georg Nickenig, Fabian Nietlispach, Alberto Pozzoli, Ulrich Schäfer, Joachim Schofer, Robert Schueler, Gilbert Tang, Alec Vahanian, John G Webb, Ermela Yzeiraj, Francesco Maisano, Martin B Leon
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to develop a large, international registry to evaluate the diffusion of these approaches and investigate patient characteristics and initial clinical results. BACKGROUND: Several transcatheter tricuspid valve therapies are emerging as therapeutic options for patients with severe symptomatic tricuspid regurgitation (TR), generally a high-risk surgical population. METHODS: The TriValve (Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve Therapies) registry included 106 high-risk patients (76 ± 9 years of age; 60...
October 9, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967326/cerebral-blood-flow-after-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-associations-between-symptoms-and-post-injury-perfusion
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Jaclyn A Stephens, Peiying Liu, Hanzang Lu, Stacy J Suskauer
Arterial spin labeling (ASL) has emerged as a technique for assessing mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), as it can non-invasively evaluate cerebrovascular physiology. To date, there is substantial variability in methodology and findings of ASL studies of mTBI. While both increased and decreased perfusion are reported after mTBI, more consistency is emerging when perfusion is examined with regard to symptomology. We evaluated 15 teenage athletes 2 and 6 weeks after sports-related concussion (SRC group) using pseudo-continuous ASL...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28957666/the-neurovascular-unit-coming-of-age-a-journey-through-neurovascular-coupling-in-health-and-disease
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REVIEW
Costantino Iadecola
The concept of the neurovascular unit (NVU), formalized at the 2001 Stroke Progress Review Group meeting of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, emphasizes the intimate relationship between the brain and its vessels. Since then, the NVU has attracted the interest of the neuroscience community, resulting in considerable advances in the field. Here the current state of knowledge of the NVU will be assessed, focusing on one of its most vital roles: the coupling between neural activity and blood flow...
September 27, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942481/high-resolution-vessel-wall-mri-for-the-evaluation-of-intracranial-atherosclerotic-disease
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REVIEW
Adam de Havenon, Mahmud Mossa-Basha, Lubdha Shah, Seong-Eun Kim, Min Park, Dennis Parker, J Scott McNally
High-resolution vessel wall MRI (vwMRI) of the intracranial arteries is an emerging diagnostic imaging technique with the goal of evaluating vascular pathology. vwMRI sequences have high spatial resolution and directly image the vessel wall by suppressing blood signal. With vwMRI, it is possible to identify distinct morphologic and enhancement patterns of atherosclerosis that can provide important information about stroke etiology and recurrence risk. We present a review of vwMRI research in relation to intracranial atherosclerosis, with a focus on the relationship between ischemic stroke and atherosclerotic plaque T1 post-contrast enhancement or plaque/vessel wall morphology...
September 23, 2017: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930181/ambient-air-pollution-and-risk-for-ischemic-stroke-a-short-term-exposure-assessment-in-south-china
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Pi Guo, Yulin Wang, Wenru Feng, Jiagang Wu, Chuanxi Fu, Hai Deng, Jun Huang, Li Wang, Murui Zheng, Huazhang Liu
Data on the association between air pollution and risk of ischemic stroke in China are still limited. This study aimed to investigate the association between short-term exposure to ambient air pollution and risk of ischemic strokes in Guangzhou, the most densely-populated city in south China, using a large-scale multicenter database of stroke hospital admissions. Daily counts of ischemic stroke admissions over the study years 2013-2015 were obtained from the Guangzhou Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease Event Surveillance System...
September 20, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
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/28899525/restless-legs-syndrome-after-high-risk-tia-and-minor-stroke-association-with-reduced-quality-of-life
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Mark I Boulos, Anthony Wan, Sandra E Black, Andrew S Lim, Richard H Swartz, Brian J Murray
BACKGROUND: Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a movement disorder that is associated with poor quality of life and depressive symptoms in the general population. Emerging evidence suggests that RLS is closely associated with cerebrovascular disease. We assessed the effect of RLS on quality of life after stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA). METHODS: In this single-center prospective study, we recruited patients within 14 days of high-risk TIA or minor stroke...
September 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893450/emergency-medicine-evaluation-and-management-of-the-end-stage-renal-disease-patient
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REVIEW
Brit Long, Alex Koyfman, Courtney M Lee
BACKGROUND: End stage renal disease (ESRD) is increasing in the U.S., and these patients demonstrate greater all-cause mortality, cardiovascular events, and hospitalization rates when compared to those with normal renal function. These patients may experience significant complications associated with loss of renal function and dialysis. OBJECTIVE: This review evaluates complications of ESRD including cardiopulmonary, neurologic, infectious disease, vascular, and access site complications, as well as medication use in this population...
September 5, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885501/outcomes-of-abdominal-surgery-in-patients-with-mechanical-ventricular-assist-devices-a-multi-institutional-study
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Krystle M Leung, Maria X Kiely, Ashlee Kimbrell, Ammar Asban, Rosemary Kelley, Ronald Bleday, Jennifer S Davids, Nelya Melnitchouk
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the outcomes of elective and emergent abdominal operations performed in end-stage heart failure patients supported with ventricular assist devices (VADs). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: With the growing volume of end-stage heart failure patients receiving VADs, an increasing number of these patients require surgery for noncardiac pathology. There is a paucity of studies on the safety of abdominal operations in this population...
September 6, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870575/usefulness-of-platelet-to-lymphocyte-and-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratios-in-predicting-the-presence-of-cerebral-venous-sinus-thrombosis-and-in-hospital-major-adverse-cerebral-events
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Yesim Eylev Akboga, Hesna Bektas, Omer Anlar
BACKGROUND: Platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR) and neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) as recently emerging thrombo-inflammatory indicators were significantly associated with both major cerebrovascular/cardiovascular adverse events (MACE) and mortality. Therefore, we aimed to assess the effects of combinations of PLR and NLR in predicting the presence of CVST and in-hospital MACE. METHODS: A total of 277 participants comprising 80 patients with evidence of CVST and 197 controls with similar baseline characteristics were included in this retrospective study...
September 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870265/predicting-multidrug-resistant-gram-negative-bacterial-colonization-and-associated-infection-on-hospital-admission
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Wen-Pin Tseng, Yee-Chun Chen, Bey-Jing Yang, Shang-Yu Chen, Jr-Jiun Lin, Ya-Huei Huang, Chia-Ming Fu, Shan-Chwen Chang, Shey-Ying Chen
OBJECTIVE Isolation of multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria (MDR-GNB) from patients in the community has been increasingly observed. A prediction model for MDR-GNB colonization and infection risk stratification on hospital admission is needed to improve patient care. METHODS A 2-stage, prospective study was performed with 995 and 998 emergency department patients enrolled, respectively. MDR-GNB colonization was defined as isolates resistant to 3 or more classes of antibiotics, identified in either the surveillance or early (≤48 hours) clinical cultures...
October 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869458/clinical-significance-of-factor-v-leiden-and-prothrombin-g20210a-mutations-in-cerebral-venous-thrombosis-comparison-with-arterial-ischemic-stroke
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Aida Beye, Gerhard Pindur
Cerebrovascular diseases are considered in a different way concerning their etiology with regard to arterial and venous occlusion. The role of thrombophilia in this context remains undetermined. For this reason, a case-control study was conducted including a total of 202 patients (154 females, 48 males) aged from 18 to 76 years (mean: 39.8 years) suffering either from cerebral sinus venous thrombosis (n = 101) or from arterial ischemic stroke (n = 101). Study groups were evaluated on the basis of age- and gender-matched pairs...
August 28, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
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