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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212133/potential-uselessness-and-futility-of-left-atrial-appendage-occlusion-and-patent-foramen-ovale-closure-in-cardioembolic-stroke
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Gian L Nicolosi
International guidelines indicate that interventional closure of left atrial appendage and patent foramen ovale may be considered in selected patients for stroke prevention. These procedures appear, however, from the published literature, at high risk of uselessness and futility in the single case, if not even capable to induce harm and adverse events. In fact, all reported systematic reviews and meta-analyses have not shown in a convincing manner the superiority of these procedures in stroke prevention, taking into account the occurrence of possible complications also, as compared with alternative medical treatment...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211970/brain-hemorrhages-in-jacobsen-syndrome-a-retrospective-review-of-six-cases-and-clinical-recommendations
#2
Paul Grossfeld
Jacobsen syndrome is a rare chromosomal disorder caused by distal deletions in the long arm of chromosome 11. All patients with Jacobsen syndrome have Paris-Trousseau syndrome, a bleeding disorder that causes neonatal thrombocytopenia, and persistent platelet dysfunction. Despite that, to date there are no reported cases of hemorrhagic strokes occurring in patients with Jacobsen syndrome. In the last 6 years at least six cases of brain hemorrhages in patients with Jacobsen syndrome have occurred. In this report, we perform a retrospective review of these six cases...
March 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211020/goal-directed-fluid-restriction-during-brain-surgery-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jinfeng Luo, Jing Xue, Jin Liu, Bin Liu, Li Liu, Guo Chen
BACKGROUND: The value of goal-directed fluid therapy in neurosurgical patients, where brain swelling is a major concern, is unknown. The aim of our study was to evaluate the effect of an intraoperative goal-directed fluid restriction (GDFR) strategy on the postoperative outcome of high-risk patients undergoing brain surgery. METHODS: High-risk patients undergoing brain surgery were randomly assigned to a usual care group (control group) or a GDFR group. In the GDFR group, (1) fluid maintenance was restricted to 3 ml/kg/h of a crystalloid solution and (2) colloid boluses were allowed only in case of hypotension associated with a low cardiac index and a high stroke volume variation...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210908/updates-in-outcomes-of-stereotactic-radiation-therapy-in-acromegaly
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REVIEW
Monica Livia Gheorghiu
Purpose Treatment of acromegaly has undergone important progress in the last 20 years mainly due to the development of new medical options and advances in surgical techniques. Pituitary surgery is usually first-line therapy, and medical treatment is indicated for persistent disease, while radiation (RT) is often used as third-line therapy. The benefits of RT (tumor volume control and decreased hormonal secretion) are hampered by the long latency of the effect and the high risk of adverse effects. Stereotactic RT methods have been developed with the aim to provide more precise targeting of the tumor with better control of the radiation dose received by the adjacent brain structures...
February 16, 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210239/flow-diversion-for-the-treatment-of-mca-bifurcation-aneurysms-a-single-centre-experience
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Pervinder Bhogal, Muhammad AlMatter, Hansjörg Bäzner, Oliver Ganslandt, Hans Henkes, Marta Aguilar Pérez
BACKGROUND: Intracranial aneurysms located at the bifurcation of the middle cerebral artery (MCA) can often be challenging for the neurointerventionalist. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of flow diverting stents (FDS) in the treatment of these aneurysms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed our prospectively maintained database to collect information for all patients with unruptured saccular bifurcation MCA aneurysms treated with FDS between January 2010 and January 2016...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208901/a-comparative-study-of-neurological-complications-in-chronic-kidney-disease-with-special-reference-to-its-stages-and-haemodialysis-status
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S G Shyam Lakshman, P Ravikumar, Giridhari Kar, Dwijen Das, Kallol Bhattacharjee, Prithwiraj Bhattacharjee
INTRODUCTION: Globally, Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a critical and rapidly growing health problem and also a major cause of mortality and morbidity. Neurological complications occur in all levels of the nervous system. Central nervous system complications include cerebrovascular accidents, posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome, osmotic demyelization syndrome, cerebral infection and sinus vein thrombosis. Peripheral nervous system complications include polyneuropathy, mononeuropathy and carpal tunnel syndrome...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208200/massive-pulmonary-embolism-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-and-surgical-pulmonary-embolectomy
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Aaron Weinberg, Victor F Tapson, Danny Ramzy
Massive pulmonary embolism (PE) refers to large emboli that cause hemodynamic instability, right ventricular failure, and circulatory collapse. According to the 2016 ACCP Antithrombotic Guidelines, therapy for massive PE should include systemic thrombolytic therapy in conjunction with anticoagulation and supportive care. However, in patients with a contraindication to systemic thrombolytics or in those who fail the above interventions, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and/or surgical embolectomy may be used to improve oxygenation, achieve hemodynamic stability, and successfully treat massive PE...
February 2017: Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207523/pharmacological-and-psychotherapeutic-interventions-for-management-of-poststroke-depression-a-bayesian-network-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Xuejun Sun, Linghui Deng, Shi Qiu, Xiang Tu, Deren Wang, Ming Liu
INTRODUCTION: Poststroke depression (PSD) constitutes an important complication of stroke, leading to great disability as well as increased mortality. Since which treatment for PSD should be preferred are still matters of controversy, we are aiming to compare and rank these pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: We will employ a network meta-analysis to incorporate both direct and indirect evidence from relevant trials. We will search PubMed, the Cochrane Library Central Register of Controlled Trials, Embase, and the reference lists of relevant articles for randomized controlled trials (RCT) of different PSD treatment strategies...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203536/clinical-outcomes-of-robotic-mitral-valve-repair-a-single-center-experience-in-korea
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Ho Jin Kim, Joon Bum Kim, Sung-Ho Jung, Jae Won Lee
BACKGROUND: Since the inception of robotic mitral valve repair (MV) in 2007 at our institution, it has become an acceptable surgical option with proven efficacy and safety. The objective of this study is to analyze the early and long-term clinical outcomes of patients undergoing robotic MV repair. METHODS: A total of 310 patients (aged 48.4±13.7 years, 201 males) undergoing robotic MV repair using the da Vinci system (Intuitive Surgical, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA) between August 2007 and December 2015 in our institution were evaluated...
January 2017: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203183/cerebral-venous-thrombosis-in-the-superior-sagittal-sinus-as-a-rare-cause-of-a-paroxysmal-kinetic-tremor
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Kei Murao, Shuji Arakawa, Yoshihiko Furuta, Masahiro Shijo, Tetsuro Ago, Takanari Kitazono
Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) has a broad spectrum of clinical presentation compared to arterial etiology. Seizure is one of the common symptoms and is more frequent than in other stroke types. Hence, transient neurological symptoms in CVT patients are usually due to epileptic seizures, while transient repetitive movement disorder is extremely rare except as a complication of epilepsy. We report a case of CVT in the superior sagittal sinus with a 1-year history of paroxysmal kinetic tremor without evident epilepsy...
September 2016: Case Reports in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203019/-investigation-of-risk-factors-of-acute-kidney-injury-after-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-and-3-years-follow-up
#11
X H Li, F Xiao, S Y Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the incidence rate and risk factors of acute kidney injury (AKI) after off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG),and to compare the effects of AKI on complications after operation and major adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events (MACCE) after 3 years' follow-up. METHODS: In the study, 299 consecutive patients who underwent scheduled off-pump CABG from January 2010 to March 2012 were included. The patients were divided into AKI group with AKI and control group without AKI after operation...
February 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202822/-idiopathic-intracranial-hypotension
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Iwao Takeshita, Satoshi O Suzuki, Toru Iwaki
Idiopathic intracranial hypotension (hypovolemia) is almost exclusively provoked by cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage through spontaneously rent dural sac. An initial clinical feature of a severe headache with or without nausea/vomiting should be differentiated from a life-threatening stroke. An early diagnosis and proper therapy may guarantee a good outcome, while delays may promote complicated manifestations and irreversible poor outcome in a few patients. In this article, neuro-imaging studies of some demonstrable cases are presented and the outlets of the spinal CSF and spinal CSF pathways are shown with immunohistological staining...
February 2017: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202284/post-stroke-epilepsy
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REVIEW
Tomotaka Tanaka, Masafumi Ihara
Post-stroke epilepsy (PSE) is a common complication after stroke, yet treatment options remain limited. While many physicians prescribe antiepileptic drugs (AED) for secondary prevention of PSE, it is unclear which treatments are most effective in the prevention of recurrence of symptoms, or whether such therapy is needed for primary prevention. This review discusses the current understanding of epidemiology, diagnoses, mechanisms, risk factors, and treatments of PSE.
February 12, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198520/twelve-month-follow-up-of-left-atrial-appendage-occlusion-with-amplatzer-amulet
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Caroline Kleinecke, Jai-Wun Park, Martin Gödde, Konstantin Zintl, Steffen Schnupp, Johannes Brachmann
BACKGROUND: The Amplatzer Amulet (St. Jude Medical, Minneapolis, MN, USA) is a second generation Amplatzer device for left atrial appendage occlusion for stroke prophylaxis in patients with atrial fibrillation. This research sought to assess the clinical performance of the Amplatzer Amulet device and in follow up for 12 months. METHODS: In this single-center registry patients with atrial fibrillation and contraindication to oral anticoagulation underwent left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO) with the Amplatzer Amulet device...
February 15, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198037/performance-of-contemporary-surgical-risk-scores-for-mitral-valve-surgery
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Tom Kai Ming Wang, Sophie Harmos, Greg D Gamble, Tharumenthiran Ramanathan, Peter N Ruygrok
BACKGROUND: Risk stratification for mitral valve repair or replacement (MVR) is important in the decision-making for treating several mitral valve disease but is rarely studied. We compared the prognostic utility of EuroSCORE, EuroSCORE II, and Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Score for MVR. METHODS: The three scores were retrospectively calculated for consecutive patients undergoing isolated MVR at Auckland City Hospital during 2005-2012 and their discrimination and calibration for mortality and morbidities assessed...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196815/major-bleeding-complications-and-persistence-with-oral-anticoagulation-in-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-contemporary-findings-in-real-life-danish-patients
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Morten Lamberts, Laila Staerk, Jonas Bjerring Olesen, Emil Loldrup Fosbøl, Morten Lock Hansen, Louise Harboe, Cinira Lefevre, David Evans, Gunnar Hilmar Gislason
BACKGROUND: The nonvitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants have recently become available as an alternative to warfarin as stroke prophylaxis in atrial fibrillation, but data on real-life patient experience, including bleeding risk, are lacking. Our objective was to compare major bleeding events and nonpersistence between the nonvitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulant apixaban and other nonvitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (dabigatran and rivaroxaban) and warfarin in a contemporary, nation-wide cohort of patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation...
February 14, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190720/endarterectomy-versus-stenting-in-patients-with-prior-ipsilateral-carotid-artery-stenting
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Isibor J Arhuidese, Besma Nejim, Susruth Chavali, Satinderjit Locham, Tammam Obeid, Caitlin W Hicks, Mahmoud B Malas
OBJECTIVE: In-stent restenosis is a recognized complication of carotid angioplasty and stenting (CAS), and it is associated with an increased risk of stroke. Few case series have reported outcomes separately following carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and CAS for the treatment of in-stent restenosis. In this study, we perform an evaluation of redo-CAS vs CEA in a large contemporary cohort of patients who underwent prior ipsilateral CAS. METHODS: We studied all patients in the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) database, who underwent CEA or CAS between January 1, 2003, and April 30, 2016, after prior ipsilateral CAS...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190548/venovenous-versus-venoarterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-for-adult-patients-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-requiring-precannulation-hemodynamic-support-a-review-of-the-elso-registry
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Zachary N Kon, Gregory J Bittle, Chetan Pasrija, Si M Pham, Michael A Mazzeffi, Daniel L Herr, Pablo G Sanchez, Bartley P Griffith
BACKGROUND: In addition to severe hypoxia and hypercapnia, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) can present with substantial hemodynamic compromise, requiring inotropic or vasopressor support or both. Either venovenous (VV) or venoarterial (VA) extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) can be offered in this situation. However, a contemporary comparison of these two cannulation strategies has yet to be well described. METHODS: The Extracorporeal Life Support Organization Registry was reviewed for all cases of adult ARDS in patients that required inotropic agents or vasopressors or both before ECMO initiation (2009 to 2013)...
February 9, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190442/neurologic-complications-of-acute-environmental-injuries
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I R F da Silva, J A Frontera
Environmental injuries can result in serious neurologic morbidity. This chapter reviews neurologic complications of thermal burns, smoke inhalation, lightning strikes, electric injury, near drowning, decompression illness, as well as heat stroke and accidental hypothermia. Knowing the pathophysiology and clinical presentation of such injuries is essential to proper management of primary and secondary medical complications. This chapter highlights the most frequently encountered neurologic injuries secondary to common environmental hazards, divided into the topics: injuries related to fire, electricity, water, and the extremes of temperature...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190440/neurologic-complications-in-critically-ill-pregnant-patients
#20
W L Wright
Neurologic complications in a critically ill pregnant woman are uncommon but some of the complications (such as eclampsia) are unique to pregnancy and the puerperal period. Other neurologic complications (such as seizures in the setting of epilepsy) may worsen during pregnancy. Clinical signs and symptoms such as seizure, headache, weakness, focal neurologic deficits, and decreased level of consciousness require careful consideration of potential causes to ensure prompt treatment measures are instituted to prevent ongoing neurologic injury...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
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