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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776992/cardiomyopathy-mutation-f88l-in-troponin-t-abolishes-length-dependency-of-myofilament-ca-2-sensitivity
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Sherif M Reda, Murali Chandra
Recent clinical studies have revealed a new hypertrophic cardiomyopathy-associated mutation (F87L) in the central region of human cardiac troponin T (TnT). However, despite its implication in several incidences of sudden cardiac death in young and old adults, whether F87L is associated with cardiac contractile dysfunction is unknown. Because the central region of TnT is important for modulating the muscle length-mediated recruitment of new force-bearing cross-bridges (XBs), we hypothesize that the F87L mutation causes molecular changes that are linked to the length-dependent activation of cardiac myofilaments...
May 18, 2018: Journal of General Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765888/disability-measurement-for-korean-community-dwelling-adults-with-stroke-item-level-psychometric-analysis-of-the-korean-longitudinal-study-of-ageing
#2
Ickpyo Hong, Young Joo Kim, Mandi L Sonnenfeld, Emily Grattan, Timothy A Reistetter
Objective: To investigate the psychometric properties of the activities of daily living (ADL) instrument used in the analysis of Korean Longitudinal Study of Ageing (KLoSA) dataset. Methods: A retrospective study was carried out involving 2006 KLoSA records of community-dwelling adults diagnosed with stroke. The ADL instrument used for the analysis of KLoSA included 17 items, which were analyzed using Rasch modeling to develop a robust outcome measure. The unidimensionality of the ADL instrument was examined based on confirmatory factor analysis with a one-factor model...
April 2018: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762230/outcomes-after-infections-in-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-devices
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Sharon Chen, Ryan S Cantor, Scott Auerbach, Kurt Schumacher, Christopher S Almond, Pirooz Eghtesady, Juan Alejos, Bibhuti B Das, Borah J Hong, Robert Jaquiss, James K Kirklin, Aamir Jeewa
Infections in adult ventricular assist device patients increase subsequent mortality and stroke risk. Less is known about outcomes after infections in younger patients, where diabetes and obesity, risk factors associated with poor outcomes, are less prevalent. The purpose of this study was to examine outcomes after infections in adolescents and young adults with continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (VAD) bridged to transplant. From Pediatric Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support and Interagency Registry for Mechanical Circulatory Support registries, we identified patients aged 12-29 years with continuous-flow VADs implanted as bridged to transplant from September 2012 to March 2016...
May 11, 2018: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751520/young-adult-polycystic-kidney-disease-is-associated-with-major-cardiovascular-complications
#4
Ya-Wen Chuang, Tung-Min Yu, Shih-Ting Huang, Kuo-Ting Sun, Ying-Chih Lo, Pin-Kuei Fu, Bor-Jen Lee, Cheng-Hsu Chen, Cheng-Li Lin, Chia-Hung Kao
Background: Patients with polycystic kidney disease (PKD) might have a risk of cardiovascular diseases because several cardiovascular risk factors are occasionally associated with PKD patients. Data on the association between PKD and the risk of cardiovascular events, including acute coronary syndrome (ACS), stroke, and congestive heart failure (CHF), are scant. Methods: Patients aged ≥20 years who were newly diagnosed with PKD (International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification codes 753...
May 3, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744017/spontaneous-recanalization-after-carotid-artery-dissection-the-case-for-an-ultrasound-only-monitoring-strategy
#5
Sarah Lumsden, Gabor Rosta, Jean Bismuth, Alan B Lumsden, Zsolt Garami
Dissection of the internal carotid artery (ICA) accounts for 5% to 25% of ischemic strokes in young adults. We report a case of spontaneous recanalization of a traumatic ICA dissection in which carotid duplex (CDU) and transcranial color-coded duplex ultrasound (TCCD) were used. A 47-year-old male presented with intermittent episodes of headache, blurry vision, anisocoria, and loss of taste sensation following a whiplash injury while body surfing. Magnetic resonance angiogram (MRA) of the neck revealed absent flow in the cavernous ICA and a clot at the skull base...
October 2017: Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29726345/mortality-and-morbidity-in-acutely-ill-adults-treated-with-liberal-versus-conservative-oxygen-therapy-iota-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Derek K Chu, Lisa H-Y Kim, Paul J Young, Nima Zamiri, Saleh A Almenawer, Roman Jaeschke, Wojciech Szczeklik, Holger J Schünemann, John D Neary, Waleed Alhazzani
BACKGROUND: Supplemental oxygen is often administered liberally to acutely ill adults, but the credibility of the evidence for this practice is unclear. We systematically reviewed the efficacy and safety of liberal versus conservative oxygen therapy in acutely ill adults. METHODS: In the Improving Oxygen Therapy in Acute-illness (IOTA) systematic review and meta-analysis, we searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, MEDLINE, Embase, HealthSTAR, LILACS, PapersFirst, and the WHO International Clinical Trials Registry from inception to Oct 25, 2017, for randomised controlled trials comparing liberal and conservative oxygen therapy in acutely ill adults (aged ≥18 years)...
April 28, 2018: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29710298/recurrent-ischemic-and-hemorrhagic-strokes-in-a-young-adult
#7
Eva A Rocha, Aneesh B Singhal
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April 16, 2018: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29709427/abcc6-mutations-and-early-onset-stroke-two-cases-of-a-typical-pseudoxanthoma-elasticum
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Marta Bertamino, Mariasavina Severino, Alice Grossi, Marta Rusmini, Domenico Tortora, Carlo Gandolfo, Silvia Pederzoli, Clara Malattia, Paolo Picco, Pasquale Striano, Isabella Ceccherini, Maja Di Rocco
Pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE) is a rare genetic disorder characterized by fragmented and mineralized elastic fibers in the mid-dermis of the skin, eye, digestive tract and cardiovascular system. Clinical presentation includes typical skin lesions, ocular angioid streaks, and multisystem vasculopathy. The age of onset varies considerably from infancy to old age, but the diagnosis is usually made in young adults due to frequent absence of pathognomonic skin and ocular manifestations in early childhood. We report two children with PXE presenting with isolated multisystem vasculopathy and early-onset stroke...
April 12, 2018: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29700047/multicentric-experience-in-distal-to-proximal-revascularization-of-tandem-occlusion-stroke-related-to-internal-carotid-artery-dissection
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G Marnat, M Bühlmann, O F Eker, J Gralla, P Machi, U Fischer, C Riquelme, M Arnold, A Bonafé, S Jung, V Costalat, P Mordasini
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Internal carotid dissection is a frequent cause of ischemic stroke in young adults. It may cause tandem occlusions in which cervical carotid obstruction is associated with intracranial proximal vessel occlusion. To date, no consensus has emerged concerning endovascular treatment strategy. Our aim was to evaluate our endovascular "distal-to-proximal" strategy in the treatment of this stroke subtype in the first large multicentric cohort. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Prospectively managed stroke data bases from 2 separate centers were retrospectively studied between 2009 and 2014 for records of tandem occlusions related to internal carotid dissection...
April 26, 2018: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691937/testing-associations-between-cannabis-use-and-subcortical-volumes-in-two-large-population-based-samples
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Nathan A Gillespie, Michael C Neale, Timothy C Bates, Lisa T Eyler, Christine Fennema-Notestine, Jasmin Vassileva, Michael J Lyons, Elizabeth C Prom-Wormley, Katie L McMahon, Paul M Thompson, Greig de Zubicaray, Ian B Hickie, John J McGrath, Lachlan T Strike, Miguel E Rentería, Matthew S Panizzon, Nicholas G Martin, Carol E Franz, William S Kremen, Margaret J Wright
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Disentangling the putative impact of cannabis on brain morphology from other comorbid substance use is critical. After controlling for the effects of nicotine, alcohol and multi-substance use, this study aimed to determine whether frequent cannabis use is associated with significantly smaller subcortical grey matter volumes. DESIGN: Exploratory analyses using mixed linear models, one per region of interest (ROI), were performed whereby individual differences in volume (outcome) at seven subcortical ROIs were regressed onto cannabis and comorbid substance use (predictors)...
April 24, 2018: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683540/blood-pressure-levels-in-the-acute-phase-after-intracerebral-haemorrhage-are-associated-with-mortality-in-young-adults
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Satu Mustanoja, Jukka Putaala, Riku-Jaakko Koivunen, Ida Surakka, Turgut Tatlisumak
BACKGROUND: Blood pressure (BP) levels in acute Intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) and mortality have not been thoroughly studied in the young. METHODS: The relationship between BP and mortality was assessed in consecutive first-ever, non-traumatic acute ICH patients ≤50 years of age, enrolled in the Helsinki ICH Young Study. BP parameters included systolic BP (SBP), diastolic BP (DBP), mean arterial pressure (MAP) and pulse pressure (SBP-DBP) at admission and 24 hours, and delta (admission-24 hour) BP parameters...
April 23, 2018: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680895/patent-foramen-ovale-and-stroke
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Bruno Miranda, Ana Catarina Fonseca, José M Ferro
A patent foramen ovale (PFO) is a highly prevalent finding in cryptogenic ischaemic stroke, particularly in young adults. A common challenge in clinical practice is to distinguish between incidental and pathogenic PFO. Some clinical features and tools such as the Risk of Paradoxical Embolism score may help determining the probability of a stroke-related PFO. Nonetheless, the best therapeutic option to reduce stroke recurrence after a cryptogenic stroke with PFO has been a matter of debate for a long time. We review the mechanisms of stroke-related PFO, together with its clinical features and diagnostic criteria...
April 21, 2018: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664482/my-hypertension-education-and-reaching-target-myheart-development-and-dissemination-of-a-patient-centered-website-for-young-adults-with-hypertension
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Heather M Johnson, Jamie N LaMantia, Colleen M Brown, Ryan C Warner, Laura M Zeller, Ryan C Haggart, Keven Stonewall, Diane R Lauver
Background: Young adults (18 to 39 years old) with hypertension have the lowest rates of blood pressure control (defined as blood pressure less than 140/90 mmHg) compared to other adult age groups. Approximately 1 in 15 young adults have high blood pressure, increasing their risk of future heart attack, stroke, congestive heart failure, and/or chronic kidney disease. Many young adults reported having few resources to address their needs for health education on managing cardiovascular risk...
July 2017: JMIR cardio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660947/effects-of-walkbot-gait-training-on-kinematics-kinetics-and-clinical-gait-function-in-paraplegia-and-quadriplegia
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Jongseok Hwang, Yongil Shin, Ji-Ho Park, Young Joo Cha, Joshua Sung H You
BACKGROUND: The robotic-assisted gait training (RAGT) system has gained recognition as an innovative, effective paradigm to improve functional ambulation and activities of daily living in spinal cord injury and stroke. However, the effects of the Walkbot robotic-assisted gait training system with a specialized hip-knee-ankle actuator have never been examined in the paraplegia and quadriplegia population. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the long-term effects of Walkbot training on clinical for hips and knee stiffness in individuals with paraplegia or quadriplegia...
April 7, 2018: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628278/left-atrial-dilatation-a-target-organ-damage-in-young-to-middle-age-hypertensive-patients-the-campania-salute-network
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Costantino Mancusi, Grazia Canciello, Raffaele Izzo, Silvia Damiano, Maria Gabriella Grimaldi, Nicola de Luca, Giovanni de Simone, Bruno Trimarco, Maria-Angela Losi
BACKGROUND: Left atrial (LA) volume is a predictor of outcome in hypertension. It is unclear whether or not this effect depends on coexisting target organ damage (TOD). PURPOSE: To investigate whether LA volume predicts outcome independently of TOD [left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy (LVH) and/or carotid plaque] in a registry of hypertensive treated patients. METHODS: From the Campania Salute Network registry, we selected 5844 young adult hypertensive patients <65 years old (mean age 50 ± 9 years, 41% women, 8% diabetic) without prevalent CV or valvular heart disease more than mild, with normal LV ejection fraction, stage III or less CKD and available follow-up...
March 27, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627811/global-epidemiology-and-patterns-of-cerebral-venous-thrombosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-protocol
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Celestin Danwang, Temgoua Ngou Mazou, Joël Noutakdie Tochie, Ronni Tankeu, Jean Joel Bigna
INTRODUCTION: Venous thrombosis can affect all veins in the body including cerebral veins, where it causes cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT). CVT is an aetiology of stroke, particularly in children and young adults. Its clinical features vary widely according to the occluded vessel. Data concerning the epidemiology of CVT are scant. This protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis aims to critically synthesise data concerning prevalence, incidence, risk factors, anatomical patterns, diagnostic and therapeutic delays, and mortality rate of CVT in the global population...
April 7, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626133/long-term-risk-of-hemorrhagic-stroke-in-young-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease
#17
Kok Wai Giang, Zacharias Mandalenakis, Mikael Dellborg, Georgios Lappas, Peter Eriksson, Per-Olof Hansson, Annika Rosengren
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The risk of ischemic stroke is increased in patients with congenital heart disease (CHD); however, data on the risk of hemorrhagic stroke, including intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) and subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), are lacking. METHODS: The Swedish Patient Register was used to identify all patients who were born with a diagnosis of CHD between 1970 and 1993. Each patient was compared with 10 randomly selected controls from the general population, matched for age, sex, and county...
May 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29618553/stroke-among-young-west-africans-evidence-from-the-siren-stroke-investigative-research-and-educational-network-large-multisite-case-control-study
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Fred Stephen Sarfo, Bruce Ovbiagele, Mulugeta Gebregziabher, Kolawole Wahab, Rufus Akinyemi, Albert Akpalu, Onoja Akpa, Reginald Obiako, Lukman Owolabi, Carolyn Jenkins, Mayowa Owolabi
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Stroke in lower and middle-income countries affects a young and productive age group. Data on factors associated with stroke in the young are sorely lacking from lower and middle-income countries. Our objective is to characterize the nature of stroke and its risk factors among young West Africans aged <50 years old. METHODS: The SIREN (Stroke Investigative Research and Educational Network) is a multicenter, case-control study involving 15 sites in Nigeria and Ghana...
April 4, 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609577/handgrip-force-steadiness-in-young-and-older-adults-a-reproducibility-study
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Andreas W Blomkvist, Fredrik Eika, Eling D de Bruin, Stig Andersen, Martin Jorgensen
BACKGROUND: Force steadiness is a quantitative measure of the ability to control muscle tonus. It is an independent predictor of functional performance and has shown to correlate well with different degrees of motor impairment following stroke. Despite being clinically relevant, few studies have assessed the validity of measuring force steadiness. The aim of this study was to explore the reproducibility of handgrip force steadiness, and to assess age difference in steadiness. METHOD: Intrarater reproducibility (the degree to which a rating gives consistent result on separate occasions) was investigated in a test-retest design with seven days between sessions...
April 2, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607739/parenting-after-stroke-a-systematic-review
#20
Gabrielle M Harris, Janet Prvu Bettger
Background Stroke is a leading cause of disability in the United States, resulting in physical, cognitive, and emotional impairments. One in ten strokes occur in adults younger than 50 years of age and the incidence has increased approximately 44% from 2000 to 2010. Young adult survivors have specific needs related to their developmental stage including childcare responsibilities. Despite the high value placed on parenting by society, parenting is currently not assessed at any stage of stroke rehabilitation...
April 2, 2018: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation
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