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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933692/preferential-changes-of-skeletal-muscle-echogenicity-in-myotonic-dystrophy-type-1
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N Takamatsu, K Sogawa, H Nodera, S Hashiguchi, Y Osaki, M Saito, A Mori, Y Izumi, R Kaji
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: In myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1), weakness of distal limb muscles affects quality of life. Non-invasive evaluation of muscular involvement by muscle sonography could be useful for characterizing muscle-specific involvement. METHODS: Sonography of the lower leg and forearm was performed in 19 patients with DM1 and 10 control subjects. The mean echo intensities (EIs) of seven limb muscles were obtained by computer-assisted histogram analysis and compared within DM1 according to the overall clinical severity...
December 9, 2016: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927658/aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-red-blood-cell-transfusion-and-outcome-sahara-a-pilot-randomised-controlled-trial-protocol
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Shane W English, D Fergusson, M Chassé, A F Turgeon, F Lauzier, D Griesdale, A Algird, A Kramer, A Tinmouth, C Lum, J Sinclair, S Marshall, D Dowlatshahi, A Boutin, G Pagliarello, L A McIntyre
INTRODUCTION: Anaemia is common in aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (aSAH) and is a potential critical modifiable factor affecting secondary injury. Despite physiological evidence and management guidelines that support maintaining a higher haemoglobin level in patients with aSAH, current practice is one of a more restrictive approach to transfusion. The goal of this multicentre pilot trial is to determine the feasibility of successfully conducting a red blood cell (RBC) transfusion trial in adult patients with acute aSAH and anaemia (Hb ≤100 g/L), comparing a liberal transfusion strategy (Hb ≤100 g/L) with a restrictive strategy (Hb ≤80 g/L) on the combined rate of death and severe disability at 12 months...
December 7, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925041/wake-up-stroke-clinical-characteristics-sedentary-lifestyle-and-daytime-sleepiness
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Deborath Lucia de Oliveira Diniz, Pedro Rodrigues Barreto, Pedro Felipe Carvalhedo de Bruin, Veralice Meireles Sales de Bruin
Objective: Wake-up stroke (WUS) is defined when the exact time of the beginning of the symptoms cannot be determined, for the deficits are perceived upon awakening. Sleep alterations are important risk factors for stroke and cardiovascular diseases. This study evaluates the characteristics of patients with and without WUS, the presence of daytime sleepiness, and associated risk factors. Method: Patients with ischemic stroke were investigated about the presence of WUS...
October 2016: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924049/early-trajectory-of-stroke-severity-predicts-long-term-functional-outcomes-in-ischemic-stroke-subjects-results-from-the-escape-trial-endovascular-treatment-for-small-core-and-anterior-circulation-proximal-occlusion-with-emphasis-on-minimizing-ct-to-recanalization
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Tolulope T Sajobi, Bijoy K Menon, Meng Wang, Oluwaseyi Lawal, Ashfaq Shuaib, David Williams, Alexandre Y Poppe, Tudor G Jovin, Leanne K Casaubon, Thomas Devlin, Dar Dowlatshahi, Chris Fanale, Mark W Lowerison, Andrew M Demchuk, Mayank Goyal, Michael D Hill
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The trajectory of neurological improvement after stroke treatment is clinically likely to be an important prognostic signal. We compared the accuracy of early longitudinal National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) measurement versus other early markers of stroke severity post treatment in predicting subjects' 90-day stroke outcome. METHODS: Data are from the Endovascular treatment for Small Core and Anterior circulation Proximal occlusion with ESCAPE trial (Endovascular Treatment for Small Core and Anterior Circulation Proximal Occlusion With Emphasis on Minimizing CT to Recanalization Times)...
December 6, 2016: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917647/admission-neutrophil-count-and-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-predict-90-day-outcome-in-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Chuanyuan Tao, Xin Hu, Jiajing Wang, Junpeng Ma, Hao Li, Chao You
AIM: Inflammation plays a role in secondary brain injury after intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). We aimed to determine the prognostic significance of admission white blood cell (AWC), neutrophil count (ANC), lymphocyte count, monocyte count and neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) for 90-day outcome after ICH. PATIENTS & METHODS: A total of 336 patients with spontaneous ICH were retrospectively investigated. Clinical outcome was assessed by modified Rankin Scale at 90 days...
December 5, 2016: Biomarkers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914805/use-of-subdural-drain-for-chronic-subdural-haematoma-a-4-year-multi-centre-observational-study-of-302-cases
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David Yuen Chung Chan, Peter Yat Ming Woo, Calvin Hoi Kwan Mak, Alberto Chi Ho Chu, Charles Churk Hang Li, Natalie Man Wai Ko, Stephanie Chi Ping Ng, Tin Fung David Sun, Wai Sang Poon
Chronic subdural haematoma (CSDH) is a common neurosurgical condition and is more prevalent in the ageing population. Studies have suggested that placement of subdural drains after burr-hole drainage was associated with lower recurrence rates. However, a considerable proportion of surgeons remained unconvinced of the effectiveness of drain placement and concerns exist with the potential complications this additional manoeuvre entails such as infection or bleeding. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the impact of subdural drain on CSDH recurrence and its safety...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911341/longer-duration-of-mao-b-inhibitor-exposure-is-associated-with-less-clinical-decline-in-parkinson-s-disease-an%C3%A2-analysis%C3%A2-of%C3%A2-net-pd-ls1
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Robert A Hauser, Ruosha Li, Adriana Pérez, Xuehan Ren, Dan Weintraub, Jordan Elm, John L Goudreau, John C Morgan, John Y Fang, Michael J Aminoff, Chadwick W Christine, Rohit Dhall, Chizoba C Umeh, James T Boyd, Natividad Stover, Maureen Leehey, Richard M Zweig, Anthony P Nicholas, Ivan Bodis-Wollner, Allison Willis, Karl Kieburtz, Barbara C Tilley
BACKGROUND: Monoamine oxidase type B (MAO-B) inhibitors exhibit neuroprotective effects in preclinical models of PD but clinical trials have failed to convincingly demonstrate disease modifying benefits in PD patients. OBJECTIVE: To perform a secondary analysis of NET-PD LS1 to determine if longer duration of MAO-B inhibitor exposure was associated with less clinical decline. METHODS: The primary outcome measure was the Global Outcome (GO), comprised of 5 measures: change from baseline in the Schwab and England (ADL) scale, the 39-item Parkinson's Disease Questionnaire (PDQ-39), the UPDRS Ambulatory Capacity Scale, the Symbol Digit Modalities Test, and the most recent Modified Rankin Scale...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909458/the-association-between-post-stroke-depression-and-the-activities-of-daily-living-gait-balance-in-patients-with-first-onset-stroke-patients
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Geun-Young Park, Sun Im, Soo-Jung Lee, Chi-Un Pae
This study evaluated the association between post-stroke depression (PSD) and clinical outcomes, including activities of daily living (ADL) and gait balance, in patients with first-onset stroke. One hundred and eighty inpatients were recruited and followed-up for a 6-month. The depressive, cognitive, and stroke symptoms were assessed using the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), the Global Deterioration Scale (GDS), the modified Rankin Scale (MRS), and the Berg Balance Scale (BBS). All patients were assessed at baseline and at the end of the observation (6-month)...
November 2016: Psychiatry Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906935/long-term-prednisolone-in-post-stroke-complex-regional-pain-syndrome
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Jayantee Kalita, Usha Misra, Ajit Kumar, Sanjeev K Bhoi
BACKGROUND: There is no study on the long-term use of prednisolone in post-stroke complex regional pain syndrome-1 (CRPS1). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of long-term low dose prednisolone in post-stroke CRPS-I. STUDY DESIGN: Open-labeled randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Tertiary care teaching institute. METHODS: Seventy-seven out of 396 (19.4%) patients with stroke had CRPS-1 and 58 met the inclusion criteria...
November 2016: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905388/-prognostic-biochemical-markers-of-thrombolytic-therapy-in-ischemic-stroke
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O A Kicherova, L I Reikhert, V G Skorikova, S A Semeshko
AIM: To assess prognostic value of endothelial dysfunction, endogenous intoxication and oxidative stress in the acute period of ischemic stroke (II) at the stage of making a decision on using thrombolytic therapy (TLT) as well during the follow-up in order to personalize treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 57 patients stratified into control group 1 (n=29) and TLT group (n=28). Contents of C-reactive protein (Nsrb), matrixmetalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) erythrocyte lipid peroxidation products were measured in the blood of patients...
2016: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903938/post-noac-portuguese-observational-study-of-intracranial-hemorrhage-on-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants
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Cláudia Marques-Matos, José Nuno Alves, João Pedro Marto, Joana Afonso Ribeiro, Ana Monteiro, José Araújo, Fernando Silva, Fátima Grenho, Miguel Viana-Baptista, João Sargento-Freitas, João Pinho, Elsa Azevedo
BACKGROUND: There is a lower reported incidence of intracranial hemorrhage with non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants compared with vitamin K antagonist. However, the functional outcome and mortality of intracranial hemorrhage patients were not assessed. AIMS: To compare the outcome of vitamin K antagonists- and non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants-related intracranial hemorrhage. METHODS: We included consecutive patients with acute non-traumatic intracranial hemorrhage on oral anticoagulation therapy admitted between January 2013 and June 2015 at four university hospitals...
November 30, 2016: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903205/predicting-neurological-deficit-severity-due-to-subarachnoid-haemorrhage-soluble-cd40-ligand-and-platelet-derived-growth-factor-bb
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Yoshitaka Kubo, Takahiro Koji, Jun Yoshida, Akira Ogawa, Kuniaki Ogasawara
BACKGROUND: Several biological markers can predict outcomes in patients with subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH), but markers to predict neurological deficit severity in patients with SAH and poor neurological condition have not yet been established. Soluble CD40 ligand (sCD40L) and platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) are related to the systemic inflammatory response. OBJECTIVE: In a prospective study, to investigate the relationship between clinical outcomes and blood test results in patients with SAH and severe neurological deficits...
December 2016: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901252/polymorphism-of-the-complement-5-gene-is-associated-with-large-artery-atherosclerosis-stroke-in-chinese-patients
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Hui Wu, Yingfeng Weng, Lan Zheng, Huanyin Li, Qi Gong, Yi Fu, Jing Zhao
Methods: C5 rs17611 genetic variants were investigated in 494 IS patients and 330 control individuals .Ischemic stroke was classified into subtypes and patients were assessed 90 days post-stroke with the modified Rankin Scale to determine stroke outcome. Results: The presence of C5 polymorphism was associated with the incidence of large artery atherosclerosis (LAA)-subtype IS (n =2 00; p = 0.031), which even persisted after adjustment for covariates (OR = 1.518; 95%CI = 1...
November 2016: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901117/sex-specific-association-between-uric-acid-and-outcomes-after-acute-ischemic-stroke-a-prospective-study-from-catis-trial
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Li-Hua Chen, Chongke Zhong, Tan Xu, Tian Xu, Yanbo Peng, Aili Wang, Jinchao Wang, Hao Peng, Qunwei Li, Zhong Ju, Deqin Geng, Jintao Zhang, Yongqiu Li, Yonghong Zhang, Jiang He
The relationship between serum uric acid (UA) and outcomes after acute ischemic stroke remains debatable in human studies, and the sex effect on this association has yet to be explored. Here, we investigated these associations in a prospective study from the China Antihypertensive Trial in Acute Ischemic Stroke. Baseline UA levels were measured in 3284 acute ischemic stroke patients. Primary outcome was defined as a combination of death and major disability (modified Rankin Scale score ≥3) at 3 months. UA levels were significantly higher in men than women (310...
November 30, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899755/association-of-oxidized-low-density-lipoprotein-with-prognosis-of-stroke-and-stroke-subtypes
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Anxin Wang, Yuling Yang, Zhaoping Su, Wei Yue, Hongjun Hao, Lijie Ren, Yongjun Wang, Yibin Cao, Yilong Wang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The association between oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL) and the long-term prognosis of stroke is unclear. The aim of this study is to investigate whether oxLDL levels contribute to the prognosis of stroke and stroke subtypes. METHODS: All patients with ischemic stroke were recruited from the SOS-Stroke (Study of Oxidative Stress in Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke) and classified into 5 different subtypes, according to the TOAST criteria (Trial of Org 10172 in Acute Stroke Treatment)...
November 29, 2016: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899742/acute-endovascular-treatment-delivery-to-ischemic-stroke-patients-transferred-within-a-telestroke-network-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Jessica Barlinn, Johannes Gerber, Kristian Barlinn, Lars-Peder Pallesen, Timo Siepmann, Charlotte Zerna, Claudia Wojciechowski, Volker Puetz, Rüdiger von Kummer, Heinz Reichmann, Jennifer Linn, Ulf Bodechtel
BACKGROUND: Five randomized controlled trials recently demonstrated efficacy of endovascular treatment in acute ischemic stroke. Telestroke networks can improve stroke care in rural areas but their role in patients undergoing endovascular treatment is unknown. AIM: We compared clinical outcomes of endovascular treatment between anterior circulation stroke patients transferred after teleconsultation and those directly admitted to a tertiary stroke center. METHODS: Data derived from consecutive patients with intracranial large vessel occlusion who underwent endovascular treatment from January 2010 to December 2014 at our tertiary stroke center...
November 29, 2016: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895297/power-of-an-adaptive-trial-design-for-endovascular-stroke-studies-simulations-using-ims-interventional-management-of-stroke-iii-data
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Maarten G Lansberg, Ninad S Bhat, Sharon D Yeatts, Yuko Y Palesch, Joseph P Broderick, Gregory W Albers, Tze L Lai, Philip W Lavori
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Adaptive trial designs that allow enrichment of the study population through subgroup selection can increase the chance of a positive trial when there is a differential treatment effect among patient subgroups. The goal of this study is to illustrate the potential benefit of adaptive subgroup selection in endovascular stroke studies. METHODS: We simulated the performance of a trial design with adaptive subgroup selection and compared it with that of a traditional design...
December 2016: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893672/risk-factors-of-severe-hypoglycemia-requiring-medical-assistance-and-neurological-sequelae-in-patients-with-diabetes-a-case-control-study
#18
Ja Young Jeon, Se Ran Kim, Hae Jin Kim, Dae Jung Kim, Kwan-Woo Lee, Jung-Dong Lee, Seung Jin Han
Hypoglycemia commonly occurs in patients who are being treated for diabetes. In some cases, these patients suffer from severe hypoglycemia that requires medical assistance and which can unfortunately result in long-term disabilities. Therefore, we investigated risk factors associated with severe hypoglycemia requiring medical assistance (HMA) and the resulting neurological sequelae in patients with diabetes. This investigation was a case-control study that assessed 129 patients with diabetes and documented hypoglycemia from a single tertiary hospital between February 2013 and May 2015...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891376/smokeless-tobacco-and-stroke-a-clinico-epidemiological-follow-up-study-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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Subhransu Sekhar Jena, Shobhitendu Kabi, Baikuntha Nath Panda, B C Kameswari, Payal, Ishwar Chandra Behera, Subrat Kumar Tripathy, Seemanchana Mahanta
INTRODUCTION: Among the modifiable risk factors for stroke, tobacco smoking is well recognized. In some studies the use of Smokeless Tobacco (ST) has also been contributed as a risk factor for ischemic stroke. Use of ST is very common in South-East Asia. The form of ST varies according to the geographical and cultural variation. AIM: To study the various clinical symptoms and radiological findings of stroke due to different types of ST. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective hospital based study carried out over a period of 2 years...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890758/surgical-outcome-of-patients-with-very-small-intracranial-aneurysms-a-single-center-experience-from-southern-iran
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Abdolkarim Rahmanian, Fariborz Ghaffarpasand, Nima Derakhshan
OBJECTIVES: To report the surgical outcome of very small intracranial aneurysms (VSIAs; ≤3mm) in a large referral neurovascular center in Southern Iran. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in Southern Iran during a6-year period between 2010 and 2016. We included all the patients with VSIAs (≤3mm) who underwent surgery in our center. All the patients were operated by a single neurosurgeon. Pre- and postoperative CT angiography, intraoperative imaging with indo-cyanine green video angiography was performed in all the cases...
November 24, 2016: World Neurosurgery
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