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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339357/development-of-a-score-for-assessment-of-radiologic-damage-in-large-vessel-vasculitis-combined-arteritis-damage-score-cards
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Daiki Nakagomi, Claire Cousins, Jan Sznajd, Shunsuke Furuta, Aladdin J Mohammad, Raashid Luqmani, David Jayne
OBJECTIVES: Outcome assessment in large-vessel vasculitis (LVV) remains challenging and this impairs patient management and the conduct of clinical studies. Previous proposals for outcome tools have not included imaging. This study aimed to develop an imaging score to quantify damage in LVV and to assess the difference between Takayasu (TAK) and giant cell arteritis (GCA). METHODS: Ninety-six patients (41 TAK, 55 GCA) were identified from local registries at two University Hospitals in the UK...
March 13, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338438/learning-brain-aneurysm-microsurgical-skills-in-a-human-placenta-model-predictive-validity
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Marcelo Magaldi Ribeiro de Oliveira, Carlos Eduardo Ferrarez, Taise Mosso Ramos, Jose Augusto Malheiros, Arthur Nicolato, Carla Jorge Machado, Mauro Tostes Ferreira, Fellype Borges de Oliveira, Cecília Félix Penido Mendes de Sousa, Pollyana Helena Vieira Costa, Sebastiao Gusmao, Giuseppe Lanzino, Rolando Del Maestro
OBJECTIVE Surgery for brain aneurysms is technically demanding. In recent years, the process to learn the technical skills necessary for these challenging procedures has been affected by a decrease in the number of surgical cases available and progressive restrictions on resident training hours. To overcome these limitations, surgical simulators such as cadaver heads and human placenta models have been developed. However, the effectiveness of these models in improving technical skills is unknown. This study assessed concurrent and predictive validity of brain aneurysm surgery simulation in a human placenta model compared with a "live" human brain cadaveric model...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338434/coexistence-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-worsens-the-overall-outcome-of-intracranial-aneurysm-a-pioneer-study
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Shyamal C Bir, Anil Nanda, Hugo Cuellar, Hai Sun, Bharat Guthikonda, Cesar Liendo, Alireza Minagar, Oleg Y Chernyshev
OBJECTIVE Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with the progression of abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms. However, the role of OSA in the overall outcome of intracranial aneurysms (IAs) has not yet been established. Authors of this report investigated the role of OSA in the overall outcome of IAs. METHODS Radiological and clinical data on patients (from 2010 through 2015) with confirmed IA were retrospectively reviewed. Significant differences between the OSA and non-OSA groups were determined using a chi-square test...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335133/aneurysms-of-the-thoraco-abdominal-aorta-a-comparison-with-propensity-score-between-endovascular-repair-and-open-surgery
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Yamume Tshomba, Marco Leopardi, Ciro Ferrer, Piergiorgio Cao, Paola De Rango, Fabio Verzini, Germano Melissano, Carlo Coscarella, Roberto Chiesa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329094/biological-solutions-to-aortic-root-replacement-valve-sparing-versus-bioprosthetic-conduit%C3%A2
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Mario Gaudino, Antonino Di Franco, Lucas B Ohmes, Luca Weltert, Christopher Lau, Ivancarmine Gambardella, Andrea Salica, Monica Munjal, Mohamed Elsayed, Leonard N Girardi, Ruggero De Paulis
OBJECTIVES: Valve-sparing operations and root replacement with a biologic composite conduit are viable options in aortic root aneurysm. This study was conceived to compare the early and mid-term results of these 2 procedures. METHODS: From September 2002 to November 2015, 749 consecutive patients underwent either a valve-sparing operation or a root replacement with a biologic composite conduit at 2 institutions. Propensity score matching was used to compare similar cohorts of patients in the overall population and in the ≤ 55 and ≥ 65-year age groups...
February 17, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327921/the-superior-cerebellar-artery-aneurysm-a-posterior-circulation-aneurysm-with-favorable-microsurgical-outcomes
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Ana Rodríguez-Hernández, Brian P Walcott, Harjus Birk, Michael T Lawton
BACKGROUND: Superior cerebellar artery (SCA) aneurysms are usually grouped with aneurysms that arise from the upper basilar artery or more broadly, the posterior circulation. However, the SCA aneurysm has distinctive anatomy that facilitates safe surgical management, notably few associated perforating arteries, and excellent exposure in the carotid-oculomotor triangle. OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the outcomes of patients treated with microsurgery in a continuous surgical series...
January 24, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327912/long-term-neurological-outcome-and-quality-of-life-after-world-federation-of-neurosurgical-societies-grades-iv-and-v-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-in-an-interdisciplinary-treatment-concept
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Christoph Schwartz, Thomas Pfefferkorn, Caroline Ebrahimi, Caroline Ottomeyer, Gunther Fesl, Andreas Bender, Andreas Straube, Hans-Walter Pfister, Suzette Heck, Jörg-Christian Tonn, Christian Schichor
BACKGROUND: Detailed data on long-term functional outcome of patients with World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) grades IV and V aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhages (aSAH) are still scarce. OBJECTIVE: Assessment of long-term outcome of WFNS IV and V aSAH patients. METHODS: Functional outcome and quality of life were assessed by the modified Rankin scale (mRS) and the 36-item short-form health survey in consecutively treated aSAH WFNS IV and V patients between 2005 and 2010...
February 2, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327595/x-linked-inhibitor-of-apoptosis-inhibits-apoptosis-and-preserves-the-blood-brain-barrier-after-experimental-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Cheng Gao, Hongwei Yu, Cong Yan, Wenyang Zhao, Yao Liu, Dongdong Zhang, Jingwei Li, Nan Liu
Early brain injury following subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) strongly determines the prognosis of patients suffering from an aneurysm rupture, and apoptosis is associated with early brain injury after SAH. This study was designed to explore the role of X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis (XIAP) in early brain injury following SAH. The expression of XIAP was detected using western blotting and real-time RT-PCR in an autologous blood injection model of SAH. We also studied the role of XIAP in early brain injury and detected apoptosis-related proteins...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325888/factors-associated-with-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-primary-intraventricular-hemorrhage
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Sang-Hoon Lee, Kyung-Jae Park, Dong-Hyuk Park, Shin-Hyuk Kang, Jung-Yul Park, Yong-Gu Chung
BACKGROUND Primary intraventricular hemorrhage (PIVH) is an uncommon type of intracerebral hemorrhage. Owing to its rarity, the clinical and radiological factors affecting outcomes in patients with PIVH have not been widely studied. MATERIAL AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 112 patients (mean age 53 years) treated for PIVH at our institution from January 2004 to December 2014. Clinical and radiological parameters were analyzed 3 months after initial presentation to identify factors associated with clinical outcomes, as assessed by the Glasgow Outcome Scale (favorable ≥4, unfavorable <4)...
March 22, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325522/giant-aneurysms-a-gender-specific-complication-of-kawasaki-disease
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Sanne M Dietz, Irene M Kuipers, Carline E A Tacke, Jeffrey C D Koole, Barbara A Hutten, Taco W Kuijpers
BACKGROUND: Kawasaki disease (KD) is a pediatric vasculitis of unknown origin. Its main complication is the development of coronary artery aneurysms (CAA) with giant CAA at the end of the spectrum. METHODS: In this cohort study, we evaluated the association between patient characteristics and the development of giant CAA based on z-scores. Multivariable, multinomial logistic regression analysis was used to identify variables associated with giant CAA. RESULTS: A total of 301 KD patients, comprising 216 patients without enlargement, 45 with small-sized, 19 with medium-sized, and 21 with giant CAA with all echocardiographies at our center were retrospectively included...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319954/comparison-of-initial-vasopressors-used-for-delayed-cerebral-ischemia-after-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Bhaskar Roy, Louise D McCullough, Rajat Dhar, James Grady, Yu-Bo Wang, Robert J Brown
BACKGROUND: The main reason for morbidity after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) is delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI). The mainstay of medical therapy for treating DCI is induced hypertension with vasopressors to restore cerebral perfusion. Both phenylephrine (PE) and norepinephrine (NE) are commonly used for induced hypertension, but the impact of the initial choice of vasopressor on the efficacy, adverse effects, or outcome after hemodynamic therapy for DCI is unknown. METHODS: Sixty-three patients with aSAH between January 2012 and October 2014, who developed DCI (defined as new focal deficit or decline in Glasgow Coma Score) and in which PE (n = 45) or NE (n = 18) treatment was initiated were evaluated in this retrospective study...
March 21, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318957/oceanic-meteorological-conditions-influence-incidence-of-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Thierry Patrice, Bertrand Rozec, Hubert Desal, Yvonnick Blanloeil
OBJECTIVE: Publications concerning the weather pattern of occurrence of the subarachnoid hemorrhage have produced controversial results. We chose to study subarachnoid hemorrhage occurring in oceanic climate with deep variations focusing on partial oxygen volume (pO2) and patient history. METHODS: Seventy-one patients had been successively recruited from a single center 45 km from the Atlantic shore. Climate conditions had been analyzed from 72 hours before subarachnoid hemorrhage to 24 hours after...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314974/health-related-quality-of-life-prospectively-evaluated-by-the-8-item-short-form-after-endovascular-repair-versus-open-surgery-for-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
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Takayoshi Kato, Mototsugu Tamaki, Tomohiro Tsunekawa, Yusuke Motoji, Akihiro Hirakawa, Yasuhide Okawa, Shinji Tomita
Open repair for infra-renal abdominal aortic and iliac artery aneurysms (AAAs) is a robust treatment. On the other hand, endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) has been widespread because of its less invasiveness. However, patients after EVAR frequently require postoperative radiographic examinations and may feel anxiety for their endoleaks. We prospectively evaluated Health-related Quality of Life of the patients with these two fashions using the 8-item Short Form (SF-8). From 2011 to 2013, 89 consecutive elective cases of AAAs were treated...
March 17, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304201/evaluation-of-the-characteristics-of-various-types-of-finishing-coils-for-the-embolization-of-intracranial-aneurysms-in-an-experimental-model-with-radiolucent-coils
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Keisuke Ota, Noriaki Matsubara, Shigeru Miyachi, Takashi Izumi, Masashi Ito, Takumi Asai, Takashi Yamanouchi, Toshihiko Wakabayashi
In endovascular coil embolization of intracranial aneurysms, very soft coils, often called "finishing coils," are usually selected in the final stage of coil embolization. The authors developed a radiolucent coil made of thin nylon thread to evaluate the performance of coils under a situation simulating the course of embolization. The characteristics of various types of finishing coils were investigated using radiolucent coils. Experimental embolization was performed with a silicone aneurysm filled with radiolucent coils simulating the final stage of embolization...
April 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298047/development-of-a-prediction-rule-for-diagnosing-postoperative-meningitis-a-cross-sectional-study
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Olga Helena Hernández Ortiz, Héctor Iván García García, Fabián Muñoz Ramírez, Juan Sebastián Cardona Flórez, Bladimir Alejandro Gil Valencia, Salvador Ernesto Medina Mantilla, María Juliana Moreno Ochoa, Jorge Eliécer Sará Ochoa, Fabián Jaimes
OBJECTIVE Diagnosing nosocomial meningitis (NM) in neurosurgical patients is difficult. The standard CSF test is not optimal and when it is obtained, CSF cultures are negative in as many as 70% of cases. The goal of this study was to develop a diagnostic prediction rule for postoperative meningitis using a combination of clinical, laboratory, and CSF variables, as well as risk factors (RFs) for CNS infection. METHODS A cross-sectional study was performed in 4 intensive care units in Medellín, Colombia. Patients with a history of neurosurgical procedures were selected at the onset of febrile symptoms and/or after an increase in acute-phase reactants...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298035/effect-of-intrathecal-milrinone-injection-via-lumbar-catheter-on-delayed-cerebral-ischemia-after-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Masaomi Koyanagi, Hitoshi Fukuda, Benjamin Lo, Minami Uezato, Yoshitaka Kurosaki, Nobutake Sadamasa, Akira Handa, Masaki Chin, Sen Yamagata
OBJECTIVE Delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI) is an important complication after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH). Although intrathecal milrinone injection via lumbar catheter to prevent DCI has been previously reported to be safe and feasible, its effectiveness remains unknown. The goal of this study was to evaluate whether intrathecal milrinone injection treatment after aSAH significantly reduced the incidence of DCI. METHODS The prospectively maintained aSAH database was used to identify patients treated between January 2010 and December 2015...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298031/analysis-of-saccular-aneurysms-in-the-barrow-ruptured-aneurysm-trial
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Robert F Spetzler, Joseph M Zabramski, Cameron G McDougall, Felipe C Albuquerque, Nancy K Hills, Robert C Wallace, Peter Nakaji
OBJECTIVE The Barrow Ruptured Aneurysm Trial (BRAT) is a prospective, randomized trial in which treatment with clipping was compared to treatment with coil embolization. Patients were randomized to treatment on presentation with any nontraumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Because all other randomized trials comparing these 2 types of treatments have been limited to saccular aneurysms, the authors analyzed the current BRAT data for this subgroup of lesions. METHODS The primary BRAT analysis included all sources of SAH: nonaneurysmal lesions; saccular, blister, fusiform, and dissecting aneurysms; and SAHs from an aneurysm associated with either an arteriovenous malformation or a fistula...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298025/outcome-after-hunt-and-hess-grade-v-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-a-comparison-of-pre-coiling-era-1980-1995-versus-post-isat-era-2005-2014
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Juergen Konczalla, Volker Seifert, Juergen Beck, Erdem Güresir, Hartmut Vatter, Andreas Raabe, Gerhard Marquardt
OBJECTIVE Outcome analysis of comatose patients (Hunt and Hess Grade V) after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is still lacking. The aims of this study were to analyze the outcome of Hunt and Hess Grade V SAH and to compare outcomes in the current period with those of the pre-International Subarachnoid Aneurysm Trial (ISAT) era as well as with published data from trials of decompressive craniectomy (DC) for middle cerebral artery (MCA) infarction. METHODS The authors analyzed cases of Hunt and Hess Grade V SAH from 1980-1995 (referred to in this study as the earlier period) and 2005-2014 (current period) and compared the results for the 2 periods...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298024/reduction-of-inflammation-after-administration-of-interleukin-1-receptor-antagonist-following-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-results-of-the-subcutaneous-interleukin-1ra-in-sah-scil-sah-study
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James Galea, Kayode Ogungbenro, Sharon Hulme, Hiren Patel, Sylvia Scarth, Margaret Hoadley, Karen Illingworth, Catherine J McMahon, Nikolaos Tzerakis, Andrew T King, Andy Vail, Stephen J Hopkins, Nancy Rothwell, Pippa Tyrrell
OBJECTIVE Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) is a devastating cerebrovascular event with long-term morbidity and mortality. Patients who survive the initial bleeding are likely to suffer further early brain injury arising from a plethora of pathological processes. These may result in a worsening of outcome or death in approximately 25% of patients and may contribute to longer-term cognitive dysfunction in survivors. Inflammation, mediated by the cytokine interleukin-1 (IL-1), is an important contributor to cerebral ischemia after diverse forms of brain injury, including aSAH...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288889/cardiac-stress-testing-during-workup-for-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair-is-not-associated-with-improved-patient-outcomes
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Benjamin S Brooke, Mark R Sarfati, Yingying Zhang, Yue Zhang, Angela P Presson, Tom H Greene, Larry W Kraiss
BACKGROUND: Cardiac stress testing (CST) is commonly used to help determine whether patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) are better candidates for open vs. endovascular repair, although it is unknown whether use of CST achieves its goal of optimizing patient selection and postoperative outcomes. METHODS: We retrospectively identified 3,635 patients in the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) database (2010- 2012) with an AAA ≥ 5.0cm who were candidates for either open or endovascular AAA repair...
March 10, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
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