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Toscane C Noordhoff, Jan Groen, Jeroen R Scheepe, Bertil F M Blok
CONTEXT: Surgical treatment of anatomic bladder outlet obstruction (BOO) may be indicated in males with neurogenic bladder dysfunction. A bothersome complication after surgery is urinary incontinence. OBJECTIVE: To identify the optimal practice in the surgical treatment of anatomic BOO in males with neurogenic bladder dysfunction, due to multiple sclerosis, Parkinson disease, spinal cord injury (SCI), spina bifida, or cerebrovascular accident (CVA). EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A systematic review was conducted according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses (PRISMA) statement...
March 15, 2018: European Urology Focus
Napatt Kanjanahattakij, Benjamin Horn, Basma Abdulhadi, Nicha Wongjarupong, Kenechukwu Mezue, Pattara Rattanawong
Cerebrovascular accident (CVA) is one of the major complications and a leading cause of death in patients with a left ventricular assist device (LVAD). Multiple studies of have shown that patients with blood stream infection (BSI) are more likely to develop CVA compared to patients without BSI. However, there is no meta-analysis to confirm this association. Studies were systematically acquired from MEDLINE and EMBASE electronic databases. Included studies assessed patients with heart failure requiring LVAD and reported the number of patients who had BSI post LVAD, incidence of ischemic CVA, hemorrhagic CVA, or any CVA...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
Narjeet S Khurmi, Yu-Hui Chang, D Eric Steidley, Andrew L Singer, Winston R Hewitt, Kunam S Reddy, Adyr A Moss, Amit K Mathur
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a leading cause of post-liver transplant death, and variable care patterns may affect outcomes. We aimed to describe epidemiology and outcomes of inpatient CVD care across U.S. hospitals. METHODS: Using a merged dataset from the 2002-2011 Nationwide Inpatient Sample and the American Hospital Association Annual Survey, we evaluated liver transplant patients admitted primarily with myocardial infarction (MI), stroke (CVA), congestive heart failure (CHF), dysrhythmias, cardiac arrest (CA), or malignant hypertension...
March 15, 2018: Liver Transplantation
Yuan Cao, Shi-Hua Lin, Ding Zhu, Feng Xu, Zhi-Hua Chen, Hua-Hao Shen, Wen Li
BACKGROUND WeChat is a convenient and popular social medium, and it seems to be an appropriate platform for education and management of patients. This study sought to identify usefulness in clinical control of cough-variant asthma (CVA). MATERIAL AND METHODS A randomized controlled trial was conducted among 80 CVA patients. After being assigned to either the traditional group (TG) or the WeChat group (WG), they received the same inhalation therapy, but patients in WG received additional education and instruction via our public account on the WeChat application...
March 14, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Grigorii Markevich, Evgeny Esin, Liudmila Anisimova
The study examines the basic morphological and ecological features of Dolly Varden from Lake Kronotskoe (Russia, Kamchatka). Seven valid morphs different in head proportions, feeding, timing, and place of spawning have been determined in this ecosystem. The basic morphometric characteristics clearly separate Lake Kronotskoe morphs from each other, as well as from its potential ancestor (Dolly Varden). According to CVA analysis, the most notable morphological characteristics determining the mouth position are the length of a lower jaw and rostrum...
March 2018: Ecology and Evolution
L R Oliveira, M Simionatto, B R Cruz, J I M Bittencourt, E A Krum, M F Moss, D C K Borato
INTRODUCTION: Sample stability is essential to obtain reliable results in the clinical laboratory. This study was conducted to investigate the reliability of hematological parameters using ABX Pentra 60 in samples stored for up to 72 hours at different temperatures. METHODS: A total of 651 blood samples were analyzed at different analysis times: 2, 24, 48, and 72 hours and forms and storage: room temperature (25°C) and at 4°C. The imprecision of the results was evaluated by the analytical coefficient of variation (CVa%) obtained by the typical error (TE) and Kruskal-Wallis analysis, to compare the averages...
March 7, 2018: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
Fábio Hüsemann/Menezes, Natália Ponzio/Pagliuso, Giovani José Dal Poggetto/Molinari
INTRODUCTION: Carotid endarterectomy is one of the most performed vascular procedures. Since the first reports in the late 1950's the conventional open and the eversion techniques are the popularized ones. A short extraction or partial eversion technique has been previously described and recently has been subject to case-series reports. OBJECTIVE: to present the experience of a teaching hospital with modified or partial eversion endarterectomy compared to the conventional open procedure, performed exclusively by training vascular surgeons...
March 1, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
J Reinier F Narvaez, Jing Nie, Katia Noyes, Mary Leeman, Liise K Kayler
Understanding risk factors for deceased-donor kidney non-transplantation is important since discard rates remain high. We analyzed DonorNet® data of consecutive deceased-donor non-mandatory share primary kidney-only offers to adult candidates at our center and beyond between July 1, 2015 and March 31, 2016 for donor- and system-level risk factors of discard, defined as non-transplantation at our or subsequent transplant centers. Exclusions were HCV/HBV, blood type AB, and donor< 1 year based on low candidate waitlist size...
March 2, 2018: American Journal of Transplantation
Florian Füssl, Ken Cook, Kai Scheffler, Amy Farrell, Stefan Mittermayr, Jonathan Bones
Charge variant analysis (CVA) of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) using cation exchange chromatography is routinely used as a fingerprint of the distribution of posttranslational modifications present on the molecule. Traditional salt or pH based eluents are not suited for direct coupling to mass spectrometry due to non-volatility or high ionic strength. This makes further analysis complicated when an alteration in the charge variant profile or the emergence of an additional peak is encountered. Here, the use of pH gradient elution using volatile, low ionic strength buffers is reported with direct coupling to high resolution Orbitrap™ mass spectrometry...
March 1, 2018: Analytical Chemistry
Pei-Hsun Sung, Yao-Hsu Yang, Hsin-Ju Chiang, John Y Chiang, Chi-Jen Chen, Hon-Kan Yip, Mel S Lee
BACKGROUND: Endothelial dysfunction has been identified as an etiologic factor for osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) and major adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events (defined as major cardiovascular disease [CVD] and cerebrovascular accident [CVA]). However, the incidence of major adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events in patients with nontraumatic ONFH and any association between the two diagnoses remain unclear. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: We compared a large cohort of patients with nontraumatic ONFH and a matched control group without this diagnosis and (1) examined the frequency and hazard ratio (HR) of major adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events in both groups adjusted for age, sex, socioeconomic status, and associated comorbidities (which we defined as the adjusted HR), (2) determined whether any association of ONFH and major adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events was stable after adjusting for confounding variables, and (3) compared the occurrence of major adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events with time in both groups...
February 14, 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
Xiao-Li Pan
This study aims to investigate the efficacy of early rehabilitation therapy on the movement ability of hemiplegic lower extremity in patients with acute cerebrovascular accident (CVA).A total of 86 patients who suffered from acute CVA were selected and divided into 2 groups, according to random number tables: control group, and research group. Patients in the control group received routine primary therapy, while patients in the research group received rehabilitation based on the basic therapy. The recovery of hemiplegic limb movement ability and the improvement of daily living ability before and after treatment were evaluated using the simplified Fugl-Meyer assessment (FMA), neurologic deficit scale (NDS), and Barthel index (BI)...
January 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Ke Li, Etienne Cavaignac, Wei Xu, Qiang Cheng, Nobert Telmon, Wei Huang
PURPOSE: Morphologic data of the knee is very important in the design of total knee prostheses. Generally, the designs of the total knee prostheses are based on the knee anatomy of Caucasian population. Moreover, in forensic medicine, a person's age and sex might be estimated by the shape of their knees. The aim of this study is to utilize three-dimensional morphometric analysis of the knee in Chinese population to reveal sexual dimorphism and age-related differences. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sexually dimorphic differences and age-related differences of the distal femur were studied by using geometric morphometric analysis of ten osteometric landmarks on three-dimensional reconstructions of 259 knees in Chinese population...
February 20, 2018: International Orthopaedics
Stacey E Aaron, Catherine J Vanderwerker, Aaron E Embry, Jennifer H Newton, Samuel C K Lee, Chris M Gregory
PURPOSE: After a cerebrovascular accident (CVA) aerobic deconditioning contributes to diminished physical function. Functional electrical stimulation (FES)-assisted cycling is a promising exercise paradigm designed to target both aerobic capacity and locomotor function. This pilot study aimed to evaluate the effects of an FES-assisted cycling intervention on aerobic capacity and locomotor function in individuals post-CVA. METHODS: Eleven individuals with chronic (>6 months) post-CVA hemiparesis completed an 8-wk (three times per week; 24 sessions) progressive FES-assisted cycling intervention...
March 2018: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Naceur Hedjazi, Haissam Kharboutly, Abderraouf Benali, Zohir Dibi
In this paper, we study the postural behaviour of two categories of people: Post-CVA subjects suffering from cerebrovascular accident syndromes and healthy individuals under several levels of anterior-posterior and medial-lateral sinusoidal disturbances (0.1-0.5 Hz). These perturbations were produced from an omnidirectional platform called Isiskate. Afterwards, we have quantified seventy postural parameters, they were combined of linear stabilometric parameters and non-linear time dependent stochastic parameters using stabilogram diffusion analysis and some spectral attributes using power spectral density...
February 19, 2018: Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine
Hassan Aghajani, Abdolhakim Alkamel, Akbar Shafiee, Arash Jalali, Younes Nozari, Hamidreza Pourhosseini, Seyed Ebrahim Kassaian, Mojtaba Salarifar, Alimohammad Hajizeinali, Alireza Amirzadegan, Mohammad Alidoosti, Farzad Masoudkabir, Ebrahim Nematipour
OBJECTIVE: Diameter of the affected coronary artery is an important predictor of restenosis and need for revascularization. In the present study, we investigated the frequency and potential risk factors for major adverse cardiac events following elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and stenting of large coronary arteries. METHODS: We reviewed the data of elective candidates of PCI on a large coronary artery who presented to our center. Demographic, clinical, angiographic and follow-up data of the eligible patients were retrieved from our databank...
January 2018: Indian Heart Journal
Joshua B Knight, Evan E Lebovitz, Theresa A Gelzinis, Ibtesam A Hilmi
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this retrospective case-control study was to investigate preoperative risk factors for unexpected postoperative intensive care unit (ICU) admissions in patients undergoing non-emergent surgical procedures in a tertiary medical centre. METHODS: A medical record review of adult patients undergoing elective non-cardiac and non-transplant major surgical procedures during the period of January 2011 through December 2015 in the operating rooms of a large university hospital was carried out...
February 15, 2018: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
Matthew Green, Beth Barstow, Laura Vogtle
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this article was to explore the effects of enhanced lighting on the function of people with an acquired visual deficit resulting from cerebrovascular accident (CVA) in an inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF). METHOD: An ABAB design was used with two cases to assess how a short-term intervention involving lighting changes affected clients' grooming performance in an IRF. Analysis consisted of scores on the grooming section of the FIM®, times for each grooming task, and light meter readings...
March 2018: American Journal of Occupational Therapy: Official Publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association
Shahnaz Alimardani, Sima Sadrai, Hamidreza Taghvaye Masoumi, Pooneh Salari, Atabak Najafi, Behzad Eftekhar, Mojtaba Mojtahedzadeh
Objective: Acute brain injury is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Phenytoin has been commonly used as an anticonvulsant agent for the treatment or prophylaxis of seizures following acute brain injury. After a severe head injury, several pharmacokinetic changes occur. The aim of this study is the comparative evaluation of phenytoin serum concentration in patients with traumatic and nontraumatic brain injury (TBI). Methods: This prospective observational study was performed on twenty adult brain injury patients who were admitted to an Intensive Care Unit and required phenytoin for the treatment or prophylaxis of postinjury seizures...
October 2017: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
Jianping Hu, Yong Xu, Zemin He, Hui Zhang, Xiaoqing Lian, Tiantian Zhu, Caihong Liang, Jun Li
Recent published studies on the association between non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and cerebrovascular accident (CVA) risk have yielded conflicting findings. The aim of our study was to identify the potential association by pooling all available publications. A total of nine independent studies were included into our study. The pooled odd ratio (OR) with 95% confidence interval (95% CI) was calculated to weigh the strength for the relationship between NAFLD and CVA risk. We also conducted stratified analyses by study design, ethnicity and disease classification for further elucidation...
January 5, 2018: Oncotarget
Khalid Najib, Mark Heckle, Sameh Goubran, Rhadika Mehta, Rohan Goswami, Rami N Khouzam
A paradoxical embolism is defined as a systemic arterial embolus due to passage of a venous thrombus through a right to left shunt. We describe a case of acute cerebral vascular accident (CVA), right subclavian arterial embolus, and pulmonary emboli in the setting of a large patent foramen ovale (PFO). A 74-year-old woman with multiple comorbidities presented to the emergency department with acute onset of shortness of breath, weakness, and right arm pain. She was found to have bilateral pulmonary emboli, left CVA, and a right subclavian arterial embolus on computed tomography (CT)...
January 2018: Annals of Translational Medicine
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