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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431909/antipsychotics-and-the-risk-of-cerebrovascular-accident-a%C3%A2-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
#1
Wan-Ting Hsu, Amin Esmaily-Fard, Chih-Cheng Lai, Darshan Zala, Sie-Huei Lee, Shy-Shin Chang, Chien-Chang Lee
BACKGROUND: Studies investigating the association between antipsychotic use and the risk of cerebrovascular accident (CVA) showed inconsistent results. AIM: Conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate whether use of antipsychotics is associated with increased risk of CVA. METHODS: Major electronic databases were searched from 1970 to October 2016 for observational studies investigating the risk of CVA among users of antipsychotics...
April 18, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414666/just-a-puff-of-smoke
#2
A Leonard
CASE: A 44 year old woman with a history of stroke s/p aneurysm clipping, seizure, and substance abuse was brought to the hospital after a family member received a call from her friend saying she was acting unusual and may have had a seizure while hanging out on the street. At her baseline, she needed modest assistance in daily activities after her CVA and conversed without issue. Her mother died of a stroke. On exam the patient was afebrile, normotensive with mild tachycardia to 110...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410995/transcatheter-versus-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement-in-patients-with-non-high-surgical-risk-severe-aortic-stenosis-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Tariq H Enezate, Arun Kumar, Mazen Abu Fadel, Mitul Patel, Ashraf Al Dadah, Jad Omran
OBJECTIVE: Transcatether aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has emerged as an acceptable alternative to surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) in patients with high-risk surgical profile. In this analysis, we compare both approaches in non-high surgical risk severe aortic stenosis. METHODS: Only studies comparing SAVR and TAVR and enrolling patients with low-intermediate risk were included from January 2000 through May 2016. Primary endpoints were assessed at 1 and 12months including: mortality, cerebrovascular accident (CVA) and myocardial infarction (MI)...
February 20, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407414/association-of-glucagon-like-peptide-1-receptor-agonist-glp-1-ra-use-and-rates-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-stroke-and-overall-mortality-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-in-a-large-integrated-health-system
#4
Robert S Zimmerman, Todd M Hobbs, Brian J Wells, Sheldon X Kong, Michael W Kattan, Jon Bouchard, Kevin M Chagin, Changhong Yu, Brian Sakurada, Alex Milinovich, Wayne Weng, Janine M Bauman, Kevin M Pantalone
AIMS: To assess the potential impact of GLP-1 RA exposure on cardiovascular disease (CVD) and mortality outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D), using a large retrospective cohort. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with T2D between 2005-2014 (N = 105,862) were identified in the electronic health record system at Cleveland Clinic using a validated electronic phenotype. A time-dependent, Cox, multiple regression analysis was used to assess the association between GLP-1 RA exposure and risk of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), stroke/cerebrovascular accident (CVA), and overall mortality, as well as the composite of all three outcomes...
April 13, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400078/comparison-of-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-and-drug-eluting-stents-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-and-multivessel-disease-a-meta-analysis
#5
Yushu Wang, Sui Zhu, Peijuan Gao, Qing Zhang
BACKGROUND: The optimal revascularization strategy of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) versus percutaneous coronary intervention with drug-eluting stent (PCI-DES) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and multivessel disease (MVD) remains unclear. METHODS: Pubmed, EMBASE and Cochrane Library electronic databases were searched from inception until June 2016. Studies that evaluate the comparative benefits of DES versus CABG in CKD patients with multi-vessel disease were considered for inclusion...
April 8, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399207/wing-morphometry-and-genetic-variability-between-culex-coronator-and-culex-usquatus-diptera-culicidae-two-sibling-species-of-the-coronator-group
#6
Bruna Demari-Silva, Laura Cristina Multini, Lincoln Suesdek, Tatiane M P Oliveira, Maria Anice Mureb Sallum, Mauro Toledo Marrelli
Culex coronator Dyar and Knab and Culex usquatus Dyar belong to the Coronator Group of the subgenus Culex. Culex coronator and Cx. usquatus are widespread and sympatric throughout their distribution range, which includes Brazil. Morphological identification of these species is based primarily on the characteristics of the male genitalia; females are indistinguishable using the qualitative characteristics employed in identification keys. The primary objective of this study was to distinguish females of Cx. coronator from those of Cx...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Medical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390767/management-and-outcomes-of-carotid-artery-extension-of-aortic-dissections
#7
Adriana Laser, Charles B Drucker, Donald G Harris, Tanya Flohr, Shahab Toursavadkohi, Rajabrata Sarkar, Bradley Taylor, Robert S Crawford
BACKGROUND: Aortic dissection (AD) is the most common aortic catastrophe. Carotid artery dissection due to extension of AD (CAEAD) is one severe complication of this condition. Despite years of refinement in the techniques for repair of AD, the optimal management strategy for CAEAD remains yet to be described. We hypothesized that CAEAD eventually resolves on antiplatelet therapy with a low but not insignificant risk of cerebrovascular accident (CVA). METHODS: This was a single-institution retrospective review of patients admitted with nontraumatic coincident aortic and carotid dissection between 2001 and 2013...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383717/characteristics-and-early-clinical-outcomes-of-patients-undergoing-totally-subcutaneous-vs-transvenous-single-chamber-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-placement
#8
Ali A Mithani, Heaton Kath, Krystal Hunter, John Andriulli, Matthew Ortman, Julie Field, Andrea M Russo
Aims: In 2012, the first totally Subcutaneous Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (S-ICD) was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States. A possible benefit of this device is that it does not involve placing leads 'in' or 'on' the heart, potentially reducing complications. Methods amd results: Ninety-one S-ICD and 182 single chamber TV-ICD implants were performed between 10/22/2012 and 9/22/2015. During this period of time, 91 patients with S-ICD were matched to TV-ICD patients using single centre NCDR ICD Registry Data based on dialysis status, gender, and age...
April 4, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377348/-comparison-of-functional-parameters-of-small-airways-between-patients-with-typical-asthma-and-cough-variant-asthma
#9
Shu-Yu Chen, Ze-Kui Fang, Si Fang, Qi-Xiao Shen, Xi He, Cui-Lan Wang, Hua-Peng Yu
OBJECTIVE: To compare the functional parameters of the small airways and clinical characteristics between patients with typical asthma (TA) and cough-variant asthma (CVA). METHODS: Forty-three newly diagnosed asthmatic patients were enrolled, including 15 with TA and positive bronchial provocation test [TA BPT(+)], 12 with TA and positive bronchial dilation test [TA BDT(+)] and 16 with CVA, and 27 healthy subjects served as the control group. All the subjects were required to complete data acquisition, asthma control test, asthma control test scale, fractional exhaled nitric oxide, airway resistance and pulmonary function tests, BPT or BDT...
March 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374500/fueguian-crania-and-the-circum-pacific-rim-variation
#10
D Turbon, C Arenas, C M Cuadras
OBJECTIVES: The Fueguians are descendants of the first settlers of America, a 'relict' isolated geographically for 10,000 years. We compared their cranial variation with other Americans, and samples from Asia and Australia to know whether the modern extinct Fueguians can be considered Paleoamericans or not. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Herein we study 176 Fuego-Patagonian skulls, the largest cranial sample to be studied, refined and well documented, using CVA, and the D(2) of Mahalanobis...
April 4, 2017: American Journal of Physical Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370456/predictors-for-detrusor-overactivity-following-extensive-vaginal-pelvic-reconstructive-surgery
#11
Tsia-Shu Lo, Shailaja Nagashu, Wu-Chiao Hsieh, Ma Clarissa Uy-Patrimonio, Lin Yi-Hao
AIM: This study aims to identify the predictors for detrusor overactivity (DO) in women following extensive vaginal pelvic reconstructive surgery (PRS) for advanced pelvic organ prolapse (POP). METHODS: We enrolled 1503 women who had prolapse POP-Q stage ≥ 3 and underwent vaginal PRS with or without MUS from January 2006 to December 2015. All subjects completed a 72-h voiding diary, IIQ-7, UDI-6, POPDI-6, and PISQ-12. Urodynamics (UDS) was performed pre- and post-operatively...
March 31, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369410/from-favours-to-entitlements-community-voice-and-action-and-health-service-quality-in-zambia
#12
Marta Schaaf, Stephanie M Topp, Moses Ngulube
Social accountability is increasingly invoked as a way of improving health services. This article presents a theory-driven qualitative study of the context, mechanisms and outcomes of a social accountability program, Citizen Voice and Action (CVA), implemented by World Vision (WV) in Zambia. Primary data were collected between November 2013 and January 2014. It included in-depth interviews and focus group discussions with program stakeholders. Secondary data were used iteratively-to inform the process for primary data collection, to guide primary data analysis and to contextualize findings from the primary data...
March 27, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364953/comparison-of-morphologic-features-and-flow-velocity-of-the-left-atrial-appendage-among-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-alone-transient-ischemic-attack-and-cardioembolic-stroke
#13
Yonggu Lee, Hwan-Cheol Park, Youkyung Lee, Soon-Gil Kim
The left atrial appendage (LAA) is a major source of emboli responsible for cardioembolic stroke (CES). We hypothesized that there could be differences in the morphologic and functional features of LAAs among patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) alone, patients with cardioembolic transient ischemic attack (CETIA), and patients with CES. Patients with AF and CETIA/CES were included in either a CETIA group or a CES group. Patients with AF without past histories of stroke were included in an AF/non-CVA (cerebrovascular accident) group...
March 19, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268610/detection-of-intention-of-pedaling-start-cycle-through-eeg-signals
#14
Marisol Rodriguez-Ugarte, Enrique Hortal, Alvaro Costa, Eduardo Ianez, Andres Ubeda, Jose M Azorin
Recovery from cerebrovascular accident (CVA) is a growing research topic. Exoskeletons are being used for this purpose in combination with a volitional control algorithm. This work studied the intention of pedaling initiation movement, based on previous work, with different types of electrode configuration and different processing time windows. The main characteristic is to find alterations in the mu and beta frequency bands where ERD/ERS is produced. The results show that for the majority of the subjects this event is well detected with 8 or 9 electrodes and using time before and after the movement onset...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260880/impact-of-comorbid-conditions-in-copd-patients-on-health-care-resource-utilization-and-costs-in-a-predominantly-medicare-population
#15
Phil Schwab, Amol D Dhamane, Sari D Hopson, Chad Moretz, Srinivas Annavarapu, Kate Burslem, Andrew Renda, Shuchita Kaila
BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) often have multiple underlying comorbidities, which may lead to increased health care resource utilization (HCRU) and costs. OBJECTIVE: To describe the comorbidity profiles of COPD patients and examine the associations between the presence of comorbidities and HCRU or health care costs. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study utilizing data from a large US national health plan with a predominantly Medicare population was conducted...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258876/the-use-of-tissue-plasminogen-activator-in-the-treatment-of-wallenberg-syndrome-caused-by-vertebral-artery-dissection
#16
Alexis Salerno, Bradford V Cotter, Michael E Winters
BACKGROUND: Acute cerebrovascular accident (CVA) is a devastating cause of patient morbidity and mortality. Up to 10% of acute CVAs in young patients are caused by dissection of the vertebral or carotid artery. Wallenberg syndrome results from a CVA in the vertebral or posterior inferior artery of the cerebellum and manifests as various degrees of cerebellar dysfunction. The administration of a thrombolytic medication has been recommended in the treatment of patients with stroke caused by cervical artery dissection...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247473/preoperative-intra-aortic-balloon-pump-use-in-high-risk-patients-prior-to-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery-decreases-the-risk-for-morbidity-and-mortality-a-meta-analysis-of-9-212-patients
#17
REVIEW
Antje-Christin Deppe, Carolyn Weber, Oliver J Liakopoulos, Mohamed Zeriouh, Ingo Slottosch, Maximilian Scherner, Elmar W Kuhn, Yeong-Hoon Choi, Thorsten Wahlers
AIMS: Prophylactic intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) support for high-risk patients before coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is controversial. This meta-analysis sought to determine the current role of preoperative IABP support. METHODS: We performed a meta-analysis of randomized (RCT) and observational trials (OT) that fulfilled the following criteria: (1) Group comparison of patients with prophylactic IABP implantation before CABG with a control group; (2) reporting at least one desired clinical endpoint, including all-cause mortality, myocardial infarction, cerebrovascular accident (CVA), and renal failure...
March 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245798/left-atrial-appendage-morphology-and-risk-of-stroke-following-pulmonary-vein-isolation-for-drug-refractory-atrial-fibrillation-in-low-cha2ds2vasc-risk-patients
#18
Faith R Kelly, Robert A Hull, Takor B Arrey-Mbi, Michael U Williams, Joshua S Lee, Ahmad M Slim, Dustin M Thomas
BACKGROUND: Cardiac CT angiography (CCTA) has become an important adjunct in the structural assessment of the pulmonary veins (PV) prior to pulmonary vein isolation (PVI). Published data is conflicting regarding a relationship between left atrial appendage (LAA) and the risk of ischemic stroke (CVA) following PVI. We investigated the associations of volumetric and morphologic left atrial (LA) and LAA measurements for CVA following PVI. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 332 consecutive patients with drug refractory atrial fibrillation who obtained cardiac CT angiogram (CCTA) prior to PVI...
February 28, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243741/biological-variation-of-chloride-and-sodium-in-sweat-obtained-by-pilocarpine-iontophoresis-in-adults-how-sure-are-you-about-sweat-test-results
#19
Philippe Willems, Steven Weekx, Anissa Meskal, Sofie Schouwers
INTRODUCTION: The measurement of chloride and sodium concentrations in sweat is an important test for the diagnosis of cystic fibrosis (CF). The aim of this study was to assess the analytical variation (CVA) and within-subject (CVI) and between-subject (CVG) biological variation of chloride and sodium concentrations in sweat, collected by pilocarpine iontophoresis and to determine their effect on the clinical interpretation of sweat test results. METHODS: Twelve Caucasian adults (six male and six female) without symptoms suggestive for CF and with a mean age of 41 years (range 28-59) were included in the study...
February 27, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226789/detection-of-intention-of-pedaling-start-cycle-through-eeg-signals
#20
Marisol Rodriguez-Ugarte, Enrique Hortal, Alvaro Costa, Eduardo Ianez, Andres Ubeda, Jose M Azorin, Marisol Rodriguez-Ugarte, Enrique Hortal, Alvaro Costa, Eduardo Ianez, Andres Ubeda, Jose M Azorin, Eduardo Ianez, Enrique Hortal, Alvaro Costa, Andres Ubeda, Marisol Rodriguez-Ugarte, Jose M Azorin
Recovery from cerebrovascular accident (CVA) is a growing research topic. Exoskeletons are being used for this purpose in combination with a volitional control algorithm. This work studied the intention of pedaling initiation movement, based on previous work, with different types of electrode configuration and different processing time windows. The main characteristic is to find alterations in the mu and beta frequency bands where ERD/ERS is produced. The results show that for the majority of the subjects this event is well detected with 8 or 9 electrodes and using time before and after the movement onset...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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