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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478690/assessment-of-texture-discrimination-ability-at-the-sole-of-the-foot-in-subjects-with-chronic-stroke-compared-with-young-and-elderly-subjects-with-no-neurological-deficits-a-reliability-and-validity-study
#1
Hadas Ofek, Mordechai Alperin, Tsipi Knoll, Daphna Livne, Yocheved Laufer
PURPOSE: To examine validity and test-retest reliability of a sensory test developed to evaluate ability of elderly subjects with/out a stroke to discriminate between textures with the sole of their foot. METHODS: Subjects poststroke, old adults and young subjects were tested twice. Twelve materials relevant to foot function (e.g., gravel, sand) were used. Blindfolded subjects were requested to discriminate with the sole of each foot one outstanding texture among three textures presented in each of 12 subtests...
May 8, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474994/meta-analysis-of-the-surgical-outcomes-of-symptomatic-moyamoya-disease-in-adults
#2
Jin Pyeong Jeon, Jeong Eun Kim, Won-Sang Cho, Jae Seung Bang, Young-Je Son, Chang Wan Oh
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate treatment outcomes of future stroke prevention, perioperative complications, and angiographic revascularization in adults with symptomatic moyamoya disease (MMD) according to treatment modalities and surgical techniques. METHODS A systemic literature review was performed based on searches of the PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Central databases. A fixed-effects model was used in cases of heterogeneity less than 50%. Publication bias was determined by Begg's funnel plot, Egger's test of the intercept, and the Begg and Mazumdar rank correlation test...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468691/language-representation-following-left-mca-stroke-in-children-and-adults-an-fmri-study
#3
Robyn Westmacott, Mary Pat McAndrews, Gabrielle deVeber
BACKGROUND: In this case series, functional magnetic resonance imaging was used to examine brain networks that mediate different aspects of language function in 4 young adults (17-22 years) with a history of left middle cerebral artery (MCA) stroke in childhood (40 years of age). Although it is widely believed that altered lateralization patterns are more likely to occur following early brain injuries compared with later brain injuries, the presumed plasticity of the young brain has been challenged in recent years, particularly in the domain of language...
May 4, 2017: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462222/the-ross-procedure-time-for-a-hard-look-at-current-practices-and-a-reexamination-of-the-guidelines
#4
EDITORIAL
Ismail El-Hamamsy, Ismail Bouhout
The ideal aortic valve substitute for young adults requiring aortic valve replacement (AVR) remains elusive. Young and middle-aged patients have a longer anticipated life expectancy and a higher level of physical activity than their elderly counterparts. In recent years, there has been a growing focus on long-term outcomes following AVR in this specific patient population. These studies highlight the direct impact of the choice of prosthesis on long-term survival, quality of life and rates of valve-related complications in younger adults...
March 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461834/vertebral-artery-dissection-a-contemporary-perspective
#5
Tiu Cristina, Terecoasa Elena, Grecu Nicolae, Nistor Raluca, Frangu Smaranda, Antochi Florina
Arterial dissections are among the most frequent causes of stroke in young adults. Usually they are associated with trauma, but as the modern imaging tools are evolving, more dissections are being diagnosed and more etiologies are being described. Vertebral artery dissections (VADs) have the distinct particularity that they can cause ischemic stroke (in the brainstem, cerebellum or even the spinal cord), but also subarachnoid hemorrhage, when the dissection occurs in the intracranial segment of the vertebral artery...
June 2016: Mædica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459764/the-effect-of-the-bedtime-dosing-doxazosin-on-nocturnal-hypoxia-triggered-blood-pressure-surge-in-a-young-adult-man-with-severe-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome-and-a-history-of-three-recurrent-sleep-onset-strokes
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Tetsuro Yoshida, Mitsuo Kuwabara, Satoshi Hoshide, Kazuomi Kario
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Blood Pressure Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448183/age-related-change-in-contribution-of-stroke-volume-to-central-pulse-pressure
#7
Atsushi Nakagomi, Sho Okada, Nobusada Funabashi, Yoshio Kobayashi
We investigated age-related change in the contribution of stroke volume (SV) to central PP (cPP). Eighty seven adult subjects who were free of vasoactive agents were included. Subjects were divided into three age groups: young (20-39 years, n = 26), middle (40-49 years, n = 29), and old (≥50 years, n = 32). SV was calculated by Doppler echocardiography. Hemodynamic indices were measured using a brachial cuff-based oscillometric method. The brachial and cPP showed a small decline from the young group to the middle group and a greater rise after 50 years old...
2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447573/improving-neurorepair-in-stroke-brain-through-endogenous-neurogenesis-enhancing-drugs
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Kuo-Jen Wu, Seongjin Yu, Jea-Young Lee, Barry Hoffer, Yun Wang
Stroke induces not only cell death but also neurorepair. De novo neurogenesis has been found in the subventricular zone(SVZ) of adult mammalian brain days after stroke. Most of these newly generated cells die shortly after the insult. Recent studies have shown that pharmacological manipulation can improve the survival of endogenous neuroprogenitor cells and neural regeneration in stroke rats. As these drugs target the endogenous reparative processes which occur days after stroke, they may provide a prolonged window for stroke therapy...
April 26, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446515/role-of-biomarkers-for-the-prevention-assessment-and-management-of-heart-failure-a-scientific-statement-from-the-american-heart-association
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REVIEW
Sheryl L Chow, Alan S Maisel, Inder Anand, Biykem Bozkurt, Rudolf A de Boer, G Michael Felker, Gregg C Fonarow, Barry Greenberg, James L Januzzi, Michael S Kiernan, Peter P Liu, Thomas J Wang, Clyde W Yancy, Michael R Zile
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Natriuretic peptides have led the way as a diagnostic and prognostic tool for the diagnosis and management of heart failure (HF). More recent evidence suggests that natriuretic peptides along with the next generation of biomarkers may provide added value to medical management, which could potentially lower risk of mortality and readmissions. The purpose of this scientific statement is to summarize the existing literature and to provide guidance for the utility of currently available biomarkers...
April 26, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408257/ischemic-stroke-in-young-adults-with-moyamoya-disease-prognostic-factors-for-stroke-recurrence-and-functional-outcome-after-revascularization
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Meng Zhao, Xiaofeng Deng, Faliang Gao, Dong Zhang, Shuo Wang, Yan Zhang, Rong Wang, Jizong Zhao
OBJECTIVE: Stroke in young adults is uncommon and have rarely been described. Moyamoya disease is one of the leading causes of stroke in young adults. We aimed to study the prognostic factors for stroke recurrences and functional outcomes in young stroke patients with moyamoya disease after revascularization. METHODS: We reviewed 696 consecutive patients with moyamoya disease admitted to our hospital from 2009 to 2015 and identified patients aged 18-45 years with first-ever stroke...
April 10, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407021/analysis-of-the-prevalence-and-associated-factors-of-overactive-bladder-in-adult-korean-men
#11
So Young Kim, Woojin Bang, Hyo Geun Choi
Overactive bladder (OAB) is a prevalent condition characterized by lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). Age, education, income, marital status, sleep, and emotional problems have been associated with OAB; however, conflicting results exist. The present study was conducted to estimate the prevalence of OAB and comprehensively analyze its associated factors in a large cross-sectional, population-based study. The data of 94,554 participants aged 19-107 were analyzed from the Korean Community Health Survey (KCHS) of 2012...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402467/natural-history-and-risk-factor-of-recurrent-hemorrhage-in-hemorrhagic-adult-moyamoya-disease
#12
Kang Min Kim, Jeong Eun Kim, Won-Sang Cho, Hyun-Seung Kang, Young-Je Son, Moon Hee Han, Chang Wan Oh
BACKGROUND: Recurrent hemorrhage is a serious neurosurgical problem in adult moyamoya disease (MMD) patients. OBJECTIVE: To find the natural history and risk factors of recurrent hemorrhage in cases of adult hemorrhagic MMD. METHODS: One hundred seventy-six adult MMD patients presenting with hemorrhage were enrolled. Patients' medical records and radiological images were retrospectively reviewed. Clinical and radiological features of recurrent hemorrhage, and related risk factors were analyzed...
April 11, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395017/prevalence-of-cardiovascular-risk-factors-and-strokes-in-younger-adults
#13
Mary G George, Xin Tong, Barbara A Bowman
Importance: While stroke mortality rates have decreased substantially in the past 2 decades, this trend has been primarily limited to older adults. Increasing trends in stroke incidence and hospitalizations have been noted among younger adults, but there has been concern that this reflected improved diagnosis through an increased use of imaging rather than representing a real increase. Objectives: To determine whether stroke hospitalization rates have continued to increase and to identify the prevalence of associated stroke risk factors among younger adults...
April 10, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381999/cognitive-processing-speed-across-the-lifespan-beyond-the-influence-of-motor-speed
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Deena Ebaid, Sheila G Crewther, Kirsty MacCalman, Alyse Brown, Daniel P Crewther
Traditional neuropsychological measurement of cognitive processing speed with tasks such as the Symbol Search and Coding subsets of the WAIS-IV, consistently show decline with advancing age. This is potentially problematic with populations where deficits in motor performance are expected, i.e., in aging or stroke populations. Thus, the aim of the current study was to explore the contribution of hand motor speed to traditional paper-and-pencil measures of processing speed and to a simple computer-customized non-motor perception decision task, the Inspection Time (IT) task...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381328/long-term-effect-of-a-chronic-low-protein-multideficient-diet-on-the-heart-hypertension-and-heart-failure-in-chronically-malnourished-young-adult-rats
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Luiza V P Mendes, Sabrina R Gonsalez, Leonardo M Oliveira-Pinto, Amaury Pereira-Acácio, Christina M Takiya, José H M Nascimento, Marcelo Einicker-Lamas, Adalberto Vieyra, Valéria M N Cunha, Lucienne S Lara
BACKGROUND: We investigated whether a chronic low-protein multideficient diet (BRD) from weaning turns on cardiovascular adaptive responses that could culminate in hypertension and heart failure. METHODS AND RESULTS: Systolic pressure (SP) and heart rate (HR) were determined in CTRL (normal diet) and BRD rats. Plasma albumin, plasma urea and urinary urea excretion decreased in BRD rats. In this group, echocardiography and the Langendorff technique showed: (i) increased HR and hypertension; (ii) decreased LVDP, dP/dtmax, dP/dtmin, cardiac output, ejection fraction, stroke volume and left ventricular diameter...
March 27, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356003/young-stroke-patients-treated-with-intravenous-thrombolysis-have-a-more-favorable-outcome-and-mortality-compared-with-older-patients
#16
Jijun Shi, Yongjun Cao, Shoujiang You, Zhichao Huang, Xia Zhang, Huihui Liu, Chun-Feng Liu
BACKGROUND: Previous clinical studies suggest that intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator benefits stroke patients, but the efficacy of IVT in young stroke patients is not well-studied in China. OBJECTIVE: We compared the safety and efficacy of IVT with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator between Chinese young stroke patients (18-50 years old) and older patients (51-80 years old). METHODS: We analyzed data from the Soochow Stroke Registry for 373 stroke patients (18-50 years, n=74 vs...
March 27, 2017: Current Neurovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348599/a-rare-case-of-stroke-secondary-to-iron-deficiency-anemia-in-a-young-female-patient
#17
Kavitha Gopalratnam, Kevin Andrew Woodson, Jigarkumar Rangunwala, Kanaga Sena, Manisha Gupta
Ischemic strokes occur when there is a sudden obstruction of an artery supplying blood flow to an area of the brain, leading to a focal neurological deficit. Strokes can be thrombotic or embolic in etiology and are associated with underlying conditions such as hypertension and atherosclerosis. Possible etiologies of strokes include cardioembolic disease, hematologic disorders, connective tissue disorders, and substance abuse or can be cryptogenic. Most stroke cases are seen in patients over 65 years of age...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347893/demographics-and-short-term-outcomes-of-spontaneous-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-in-young-adults
#18
Yu-Hua Huang, Chen-Chieh Liao, Ka-Yen Yang
OBJECTIVE: Spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is a catastrophic disease with a high mortality rate. Although it is associated with poor prognosis in older patients, the socioeconomic consequences in younger stroke patients may be more severe. We aimed to focus on the demographics and short-term outcomes of SAH in a population younger than 50 years. METHODS: We retrospectively enrolled 1689 patients with a primary diagnosis of SAH from 1993 to 2010. We identified intergroup differences in clinical variables between the patients aged 18-49 years (N = 531) and those aged ≥50 years (N = 1158)...
March 24, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329000/trajectory-formation-principles-are-the-same-after-mild-or-moderate-stroke
#19
Denis Mottet, Liesjet Elisabeth Henriette van Dokkum, Jérôme Froger, Abdelkader Gouaïch, Isabelle Laffont
When we make rapid reaching movements, we have to trade speed for accuracy. To do so, the trajectory of our hand is the result of an optimal balance between feed-forward and feed-back control in the face of signal-dependant noise in the sensorimotor system. How far do these principles of trajectory formation still apply after a stroke, for persons with mild to moderate sensorimotor deficits who recovered some reaching ability? Here, we examine the accuracy of fast hand reaching movements with a focus on the information capacity of the sensorimotor system and its relation to trajectory formation in young adults, in persons who had a stroke and in age-matched control participants...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328828/the-advantage-of-ultrasonography-in-the-diagnosis-of-extracranial-vertebral-artery-dissection-two-case-reports
#20
Lijuan Yang, Haitao Ran
RATIONALE: With the rapid development in technology of vascular imaging, the detection of artery dissection is also gradually increasing. Cervical artery dissection, including carotid artery and vertebral artery dissection, is associated in at least 20% of young adult patients with stroke. So, the diagnosis of cervical artery has become a great challenge. PATIENT CONCERNS: We reported 2 patients who complained of dizziness and pain, the findings of US confirmed the presence of extracranial vertebral artery dissection...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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