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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651336/safety-and-efficacy-of-a-repositionable-and-fully-retrievable-aortic-valve-used-in-routine-clinical-practice-the-respond-study
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Volkmar Falk, Jochen Wöhrle, David Hildick-Smith, Sabine Bleiziffer, Daniel J Blackman, Mohamed Abdel-Wahab, Ulrich Gerckens, Axel Linke, Hüseyin Ince, Peter Wenaweser, Dominic J Allocco, Keith D Dawkins, Nicolas M Van Mieghem
Aims: RESPOND is a prospective, open-label, single-arm study evaluating the outcomes following transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) with the repositionable and fully retrievable Lotus Valve used in routine clinical practice for the treatment of patients with aortic valve stenosis. Methods and results: RESPOND enrolled 1014 patients at sites across Europe, New Zealand, and Latin America; 996 patients received a Lotus Valve (mean age: 80.8 years; 50.8% female; Society of Thoracic Surgeons score: 6...
June 22, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651296/early-discharge-hospital-at-home
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REVIEW
Daniela C Gonçalves-Bradley, Steve Iliffe, Helen A Doll, Joanna Broad, John Gladman, Peter Langhorne, Suzanne H Richards, Sasha Shepperd
BACKGROUND: Early discharge hospital at home is a service that provides active treatment by healthcare professionals in the patient's home for a condition that otherwise would require acute hospital inpatient care. This is an update of a Cochrane review. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effectiveness and cost of managing patients with early discharge hospital at home compared with inpatient hospital care. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the following databases to 9 January 2017: the Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care Group (EPOC) register, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), MEDLINE, Embase, CINAHL, and EconLit...
June 26, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651196/dancing-to-death-a-case-of-heat-stroke
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K Nadesan, Chandra Kumari, Mohd Afiq
Heat stroke is a medical emergency which may lead to mortality unless diagnosed early and treated effectively. Heat stroke may manifest rapidly, hence making it difficult to differentiate it from other clinical causes in a collapsed victim.(1) We are presenting a case report of twelve patients who were admitted to our emergency department from a music festival held on 13-15th of March 2014. They developed complications arising from a combination of severe adverse weather condition, prolonged outdoor physical exertion due to long hours of dancing and drug-use, resulting in heat stroke...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650892/the-2017-hormone-therapy-position-statement-of-the-north-american-menopause-society
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The 2017 Hormone Therapy Position Statement of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) updates the 2012 Hormone Therapy Position Statement of The North American Menopause Society and identifies future research needs. An Advisory Panel of clinicians and researchers expert in the field of women's health and menopause was recruited by NAMS to review the 2012 Position Statement, evaluate new literature, assess the evidence, and reach consensus on recommendations, using the level of evidence to identify the strength of recommendations and the quality of the evidence...
June 22, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650869/the-2017-hormone-therapy-position-statement-of-the-north-american-menopause-society
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The 2017 Hormone Therapy Position Statement of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) updates the 2012 Hormone Therapy Position Statement of The North American Menopause Society and identifies future research needs. An Advisory Panel of clinicians and researchers expert in the field of women's health and menopause was recruited by NAMS to review the 2012 Position Statement, evaluate new literature, assess the evidence, and reach consensus on recommendations, using the level of evidence to identify the strength of recommendations and the quality of the evidence...
July 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650845/sealing-free-fast-response-paraffin-nanoporous-gold-hybrid-actuator
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Xinglong Ye, Haijun Jin
Paraffin-based actuators can deliver large actuation strokes and high actuation stress, but often suffer from low response rate and leaking problems. Here we report a new paraffin/metal hybrid actuator, which is formed by infiltrating nanoporous gold with paraffin. It exhibits fast actuation rate owing to high thermal conductivity of the inter-connected metal phase, and requires no external sealing because paraffin could be well confined in nanoscale channels due to the capillary force. We found that in this hybrid actuator, the stress generated by actuation is negligibly small when the characteristic size of the nanoporous gold (L) is above ~ 70 nm, and increases dramatically with decreasing size when L < ~ 70 nm...
June 26, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650577/time-dependent-trends-in-cardiovascular-adverse-events-during-follow-up-after-carotid-or-iliofemoral-endarterectomy
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I D van Koeverden, S T W van Haelst, S Haitjema, J-P P M de Vries, F L Moll, H M den Ruijter, I E Hoefer, G W Dalmeijer, G J de Borst, G Pasterkamp
BACKGROUND: Recent observations have suggested a decline in vulnerable carotid artery and iliofemoral atherosclerotic plaque characteristics over the past decade. The aim of this study was to determine whether, in the presence of clinically manifest carotid or peripheral artery disease, secondary adverse cardiovascular events decreased over this period. METHODS: Patients included in the Athero-Express biobank between 2003 and 2012 were analysed. During 3-year follow-up, composite cardiovascular endpoints were documented yearly, including: myocardial infarction, coronary interventions, stroke, peripheral interventions and cardiovascular death...
June 26, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650574/injection-of-microporous-annealing-particle-map-hydrogels-in-the-stroke-cavity-reduces-gliosis-and-inflammation-and-promotes-npc-migration-to-the-lesion
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Lina R Nih, Elias Sideris, S Thomas Carmichael, Tatiana Segura
With the number of deaths due to stroke decreasing, more individuals are forced to live with crippling disability resulting from the stroke. To date, no therapeutics exist after the first 4.5 h after the stroke onset, aside from rest and physical therapy. Following stroke, a large influx of astrocytes and microglia releasing proinflammatory cytokines leads to dramatic inflammation and glial scar formation, affecting brain tissue's ability to repair itself. Pathological conditions, such as a stroke, trigger neural progenitor cells (NPCs) proliferation and migration toward the damaged site...
June 26, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650397/action-observation-of-motor-skills-followed-by-immediate-sleep-enhances-the-motor-rehabilitation-of-older-adults-with-stroke
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Alisa A Lubart, Arthur I Leibovitz, Liora D Peleg, Alexandra I Yarovoy, Gilad O Gal, Eliyahu H Mizrahi, Emily N Lubart
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Motor rehabilitation following stroke is a demanding challenge in search for new strategies to improve outcome. Rehabilitation through action observation has been reported beneficial for older adults recovering from stroke. Early sleep session following motor learning enhanced the performance of the acquired motor skills. The purpose of this study was to examine whether an early sleep session following action observation has benefit over action observation alone in the rehabilitation of older adults after stroke...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650244/cardiac-output-measured-by-use-of-electrocardiogram-gated-64-slice-multidector-computed-tomography-echocardiography-and-thermodilution-in-healthy-dogs
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Nicole L LeBlanc, Katherine F Scollan, Susanne M Stieger-Vanegas
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the accuracy of cardiac output (CO) estimated by use of ECG-gated multidetector CT (MDCT) and 1-, 2-, and 3-D echocardiography and by use of thermodilution. ANIMALS 6 healthy hound-cross dogs. PROCEDURES Electrocardiogram-gated contrast-enhanced 64-slice MDCT and 1-, 2-, and 3-D echocardiography were performed on each dog. The CO for ECG-gated MDCT was calculated as volumetric measurements of stroke volume multiplied by mean heart rate. Echocardiographic left ventricle end-diastolic volumes and end-systolic volumes were measured by use of the Teichholz method (1-D echocardiography) and a single-plane method of disks (2-D echocardiography)...
July 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650095/sex-differences-in-brain-mitochondrial-metabolism-influence-of-endogenous-steroids-and-stroke
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REVIEW
P Gaignard, M Fréchou, P Liere, P Thérond, M Schumacher, A Slama, R Guennoun
Steroids are neuroprotective and growing body of evidence indicates that mitochondria are a potential target of their effects. The mitochondria are the site of cellular energy synthesis, regulate oxidative stress and play a key role in cell death after brain injury and neurodegenerative diseases. After a summary of the literature on the general functions of mitochondria and the effects of sex steroid administrations on mitochondrial metabolism, we will summarize and discuss our recent findings concerning sex differences in brain mitochondrial function in physiological and pathological conditions...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650086/systemic-thrombolysis-catheter-directed-thrombolysis-and-anticoagulation-for-intermediate-risk-pulmonary-embolism-a-simulation-modeling-analysis
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Christopher Kabrhel, Ayman Ali, Jin Choi, Chin Hur
OBJECTIVES: Decision-making around the use of thrombolysis for patients with intermediate-risk (submassive) PE remains challenging. Studies indicate favorable clinical outcomes with systemic thrombolytics (IV tPA), but the risk of major bleeding and hemorrhagic stroke is a deterrent. Catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) may be a preferable strategy, as it has been shown to have a lower risk of bleeding than systemic thrombolysis. However, a three-arm randomized control study comparing IV tPA, CDT, and anticoagulation alone, with long-term follow up, would be costly and is unlikely to be performed...
June 26, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650062/safety-and-outcome-of-rtpa-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-in-patients-with-active-cancer-case-control-study
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T Geraldes, L Pereira, C Guarda, M Grunho, A C Ribeiro, J Coimbra, I Mendes, M Rodrigues
INTRODUCTION: Cancer patients have increased stroke risk from direct and indirect malignancy effects. Intravenous thrombolysis with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA) is standard medical treatment for acute ischemic stroke (AIS). AIM: To review rtPA use in AIS patients with active cancer. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Retrospective observational case-control study evaluating patients with AIS and cancer admitted to our stroke unit between January/2010 and June/2015...
July 1, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650000/andexanet-alfa-a-recombinant-mimetic-of-human-factor-xa-for-the-reversal-of-anticoagulant-therapies
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G Escolar, M Diaz-Ricart, E Arellano-Rodrigo
Activated coagulation factor X (FXa) is a common target for classic and newer anticoagulants. Parenteral anticoagulants with an indirect inhibitory action on FXa (low-molecular-weight heparins) have a well-established clinical efficacy in the prophylaxis and therapy of thromboembolic conditions. More recently developed direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) have emerged as a new class of antithrombotic drugs. Rivaroxaban, apixaban and edoxaban are direct inhibitors of FXa approved for the management of venous thromboembolism and stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation...
May 2017: Drugs of Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649948/endovascular-thrombectomy-in-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke-and-atrial-fibrillation-a-mr-clean-subgroup-analysis
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Alis Heshmatollah, Puck S S Fransen, Olvert A Berkhemer, Debbie Beumer, Aad van der Lugt, Charles B L M Majoie, Robert J Oostenbrugge, Wim H van Zwam, Peter J Koudstaal, Yvo B W E M Roos, Diederik W J Dippel
AIMS: Endovascular thrombectomy (EVT) improves outcome after acute ischemic stroke (AIS) caused by an intracranial occlusion. The aim of the present study is to determine if atrial fibrillation (AF) modifies the effect of EVT. METHODS AND RESULTS: MRCLEAN was a randomized clinical trial of EVT plus usual care vs. usual care alone for patients with an intracranial occlusion. The primary outcome was the modified Rankin scale (mRS) score at 90 days. The primary effect parameter was the adjusted common odds ratio (acOR), estimated with ordinal logistic regression and adjusted for age and stroke severity at baseline...
June 27, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649936/berlin-prehospital-or-usual-delivery-of-acute-stroke-care-study-protocol
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Martin Ebinger, Peter Harmel, Christian H Nolte, Ulrike Grittner, Bob Siegerink, Heinrich J Audebert
Rationale Prehospital stroke care in specialized ambulances increases thrombolysis rates, reduces alarm-to-treatment times, and improves the prehospital triage. Preliminary analyses suggest cost-effectiveness. However, scientific proof of better functional outcome compared to usual care is still lacking. Aim To prove better functional outcomes after deployment of the Stroke Emergency Mobile compared to regular ambulances. Sample size estimates A sample size of 686 patients will be required in each arm (Stroke Emergency Mobile group vs...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649894/comparison-of-all-cause-stroke-and-bleed-specific-healthcare-resource-utilization-among-patients-with-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-nvaf-and-newly-treated-with-dabigatran-or-warfarin
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Xue Song, Pranav Gandhi, Adrienne M Gilligan, Prachi Arora, Cheng Wang, Caroline Henriques, Stephen Sander, David M Smith
OBJECTIVE: We compared healthcare utilization outcomes and persistence among non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) patients newly treated with dabigatran or warfarin. METHODS: Using a nationwide, US administrative claims database, a retrospective matched-cohort of newly diagnosed NVAF patients (age≥18 years) treated with dabigatran or warfarin (propensity score matched 1:1) in 01/01/2011-12/31/2013 was evaluated. All-cause, stroke- and bleed-specific per-patient per-month (PPPM) HCRU, incidence rate of hospitalization for stroke or bleed, 30-day readmission, and persistence were reported...
June 26, 2017: Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649851/avoidance-of-urinary-catheterization-to-minimize-in-hospital-complications-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-an-observational-study
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Sandra B Lauck, Jae-Yung Kwon, David A Wood, Jennifer Baumbusch, Tone M Norekvål, Nay Htun, Leo Stephenson, John G Webb
BACKGROUND: Contemporary transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) devices and approach present opportunities to review historical practices initially informed by early treatment development and cardiac surgery. The avoidance of urinary catheterization in the older TAVI population is a strategy to minimize in-hospital complications. The purpose of the study was to explore elimination-related complications following the phased implementation of a default strategy of avoiding urinary catheterization in patients undergoing transfemoral (TF) TAVI...
June 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649759/impact-of-intravenous-thrombolysis-on-recanalization-rates-in-patients-with-stroke-treated-with-bridging-therapy
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L Mueller, F Pult, J Meisterernst, M R Heldner, M-L Mono, R Kurmann, M Buehlmann, U Fischer, H P Mattle, M Arnold, P Mordasini, J Gralla, G Schroth, M El-Koussy, S Jung
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Randomized controlled trials have shown that bridging endovascular therapy (EVT) after intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) therapy improves outcome in patients with stroke with large-artery anterior circulation stroke compared with IVT alone. It remains unknown whether IVT adds any benefit to EVT in these patients. The aim of this study was to assess recanalization rates and thrombus dislocation before initiation of EVT in patients receiving bridging therapy. METHODS: All patients in the Bernese stroke registry (2008-2015) in whom bridging therapy was considered were included in this analysis...
June 25, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649610/evaluation-of-the-safety-and-immunomodulatory-effects-of-sargramostim-in-a-randomized-double-blind-phase-1-clinical-parkinson-s-disease-trial
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Howard E Gendelman, Yuning Zhang, Pamela Santamaria, Katherine E Olson, Charles R Schutt, Danish Bhatti, Bhagya Laxmi Dyavar Shetty, Yaman Lu, Katherine A Estes, David G Standaert, Elizabeth Heinrichs-Graham, LuAnn Larson, Jane L Meza, Matthew Follett, Erica Forsberg, Gary Siuzdak, Tony W Wilson, Carolyn Peterson, R Lee Mosley
A potential therapeutic role for immune transformation in Parkinson's disease evolves from more than a decade of animal investigations demonstrating regulatory T cell (Treg) nigrostriatal neuroprotection. To bridge these results to human disease, we conducted a randomized, placebo-controlled double-blind phase 1 trial with a well-studied immune modulator, sargramostim (granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor). We enrolled 17 age-matched non-Parkinsonian subjects as non-treated controls and 20 Parkinson's disease patients...
2017: NPJ Parkinson's Disease
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