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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042878/the-evaluation-acute-traumatic-stress-level-in-close-relatives-of-stroke-patients
#1
Yasemin Ünal, Yes Im Ünal, Dilek A Öztürk, Gülser K Emir, Mustafa Yılmaz, Gulnihal Kutlu
OBJECTIVE: Stroke is the second most common cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability. Both stroke patients and their family can therefore experience increased traumatic stress level. METHODS: The participants are close relatives of patients (n=65) who had a first time stroke (CRPWS) hospitalized. A control group (CG) (n=61), who had no history of chronic illness in their family and had at least one traumatic life event experience. The National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale, Modified Rankin Scale, Personal Information Form, Life Events Checklist, Traumatic Stress Symptom Scale, and Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support, were used in the study...
September 2017: Psychiatry Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042780/frequencies-of-circulating-b-and-t-lymphocytes-as-indicators-for-stroke-outcomes
#2
Yanling Wang, Jihong Liu, Xuemei Wang, Zongjian Liu, Fengwu Li, Fenghua Chen, Xiaokun Geng, Zhili Ji, Huishan Du, Xiaoming Hu
BACKGROUND: Stroke has high mortality and morbidity. Biomarkers are required for to predict stroke outcomes, which could help clinicians to provide rationale approaches for patient management. The dynamic changes in circulating immune cells have been reported in stroke patients and animal models of stroke. AIM: The aim of this study was to explore biomarkers to predict stroke outcomes by investigating the relationship between the frequencies of circulating immune cells and stroke outcomes...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042370/mandated-reporters-experiences-with-reporting-child-maltreatment-a-meta-synthesis-of-qualitative-studies
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Jill R McTavish, Melissa Kimber, Karen Devries, Manuela Colombini, Jennifer C D MacGregor, C Nadine Wathen, Arnav Agarwal, Harriet L MacMillan
OBJECTIVE: To systematically search for research about the effectiveness of mandatory reporting of child maltreatment and to synthesise qualitative research that explores mandated reporters' (MRs) experiences with reporting. DESIGN: As no studies assessing the effectiveness of mandatory reporting were retrieved from our systematic search, we conducted a meta-synthesis of retrieved qualitative research. Searches in Medline (Ovid), Embase, PsycINFO, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, Sociological Abstracts, Education Resources Information Center, Criminal Justice Abstracts and Cochrane Library yielded over 6000 citations, which were deduplicated and then screened by two independent reviewers...
October 16, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039713/eleanor-clarke-slagle-facts-and-myths
#4
Kathlyn L Reed, Lori T Andersen
Although the name, Eleanor Clarke Slagle, is well known to occupational therapy practitioners, her personal history is less known and published accounts vary in the degree of accuracy. This article is based on a historical research technique known as source criticism that focuses on using accounts published during the individual's lifetime that can be verified, when possible, through more than one source. The purpose is to present an accurate history of Mrs. Slagle as a person who influenced the history and development of occupational therapy practice in the United States...
October 17, 2017: Occupational Therapy in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039117/in-vivo-dentate-nucleus-gamma-aminobutyric-acid-concentration-in-essential-tremor-vs-controls
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Elan D Louis, Nora Hernandez, Jonathan P Dyke, Ruoyun E Ma, Ulrike Dydak
Despite its high prevalence, essential tremor (ET) is among the most poorly understood neurological diseases. The presence and extent of Purkinje cell (PC) loss in ET is the subject of controversy. PCs are a major storehouse of central nervous system gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), releasing GABA at the level of the dentate nucleus. It is therefore conceivable that cerebellar dentate nucleus GABA concentration could be an in vivo marker of PC number. We used in vivo (1)H magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) to quantify GABA concentrations in two cerebellar volumes of interest, left and right, which included the dentate nucleus, comparing 45 ET cases to 35 age-matched controls...
October 16, 2017: Cerebellum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038080/a-stent-retrieving-into-an-aspiration-catheter-with-proximal-balloon-asap-technique-a-technique-of-mechanical-thrombectomy
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Shunsaku Goto, Tomotaka Ohshima, Kojiro Ishikawa, Taiki Yamamoto, Shinji Shimato, Toshihisa Nishizawa, Kyozo Kato
PURPOSE: The best technique for the first attempt at mechanical thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke is a still matter of debate. In this study, we evaluated the efficacy of a stent-retrieving into an aspiration catheter with proximal balloon (ASAP) technique that employs a series of thrombus extraction by withdrawing the stent retriever into the aspiration catheter, and continuous aspiration from the aspiration catheter in the first attempt. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of 42 consecutive patients with acute ischemic stroke caused by occlusions in the anterior circulation, who were treated with the ASAP technique at our institution...
October 13, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037758/the-association-of-vertebrobasilar-calcification-with-etiological-subtypes-stroke-recurrence-and-outcome-in-acute-brainstem-ischemic-stroke
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Elif Gökçal, Elvin Niftaliyev, Tuğçe Özdemir, Mehmet Kolukısa, Talip Asil
Arterial calcification (AC), a frequent finding on imaging studies, has been reported as a risk factor for ischemic stroke. However few studies have explored the association of AC with etiological subtypes and prognostic implications. The purpose of this study was to investigate the association of AC with demograhics, risk factors and etiological subtypes and to determine whether it predicts stroke recurrence and functional outcome in patients with acute brainstem ischemic stroke. We analyzed our database consisting of patients who were diagnosed as acute brainstem ischemic stroke admitted within 24hours of onset...
October 9, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037015/comparison-of-spot-sign-blend-sign-and-black-hole-sign-for-outcome-prediction-in-patients-with-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Peter B Sporns, Michael Schwake, André Kemmling, Jens Minnerup, Wolfram Schwindt, Thomas Niederstadt, Rene Schmidt, Uta Hanning
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Blend sign (BS) and black hole sign (BHS) on non-contrast computed tomography (NCCT) and spot sign (SS) on CT-angiography (CTA) are indicators of early hematoma expansion in spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). However, their independent contributions to outcome have not been well explored. METHODS: In this retrospective study, inclusion criteria were: 1) spontaneous ICH and 2) NCCT and CTA performed on admission within 6 hours after onset of symptoms...
September 2017: Journal of Stroke
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033614/fusion-of-lower-limbs-with-severe-urogenital-malformation-in-a-newborn-a-rare-congenital-clinical-syndrome-case-report
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Fatemah Al Hadhoud, Abeer H Kamal, Abdulmohsen Al Anjari, Michael Fe Diejomaoh
BACKGROUND: Fused lower limbs combined with severe urogenital malformation, also known as sirenomelia, is a rare congenital clinical syndrome. The etiology is unknown, and the outcome for the affected fetus is rather uncertain. CASE REPORT: Mrs RB, a Kuwaiti woman primigravida, married to a non-consanguineous husband, had uneventful antenatal care in a private health service, until she was admitted to the Maternity Hospital, Kuwait, at 31 weeks of gestation with a 3-hour history of ruptured membranes...
2017: International Medical Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033507/syntax-score-of-infarct-related-artery-other-than-the-number-of-coronary-balloon-inflations-and-deflations-as-an-independent-predictor-of-contrast-induced-acute-kidney-injury-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#10
Cheng-Wei Liu, Pen-Chih Liao, Kuo-Chin Chen, Jung-Cheng Hsu, Chung-Ming Tu, Yen-Wen Wu, Ai-Hsien Li, Shin-Rong Ke, Jiunn-Lee Lin
BACKGROUND: Although remote ischemic post-conditioning (RIPC) has been shown to prevent contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CIAKI) in patients with acute coronary syndrome, its efficacy in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) remains unclear. We examined the relationship among balloon inflations and deflations (BID) times, SYNTAX score of infarction-related artery (SI), periprocedural complications, and CIAKI in STEMI patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI)...
July 2017: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033375/intraprocedural-arterial-perforation-during-neuroendovascular-therapy-preliminary-result-of-a-dual-trained-endovascular-neurosurgeon-in-the-neurosurgical-hybrid-operating-room
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Yuang-Seng Tsuei, Chih-Hsiang Liao, Chung-Hsin Lee, Yea-Jiuan Liang, Wen-Hsien Chen, Shun-Fa Yang
BACKGROUND: Intraprocedural arterial perforation (IPAP) is a potentially dismal complication of neuroendovascular therapy with high mortality and morbidity rates. The management of IPAP with the techniques described has been well established, but rescue results from the dual-trained endovascular neurosurgeon in the neurosurgical hybrid operating room (OR) are rarely reported. Here, we report five cases of successful rescue of IPAP in the neurosurgical hybrid OR and compare them with other series...
October 12, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032862/endovascular-treatment-of-acute-tandem-occlusion-strokes-and-stenting-first-experience
#12
Süha Akpınar, Pınar Gelener
This study demonstrates the radiologic and clinical findings, etiologies and intervention strategy in 8 acute ischemic stroke patients with tandem occlusions. The mean age was 57 and mean NIHSS score was 19. Stent-assisted thrombectomy (SAT) was performed on all of the patients. Additionally, 6 patients underwent carotid artery stenting before SAT. Recanalization with TICI≥2b was attained in 7/8 patients. The 90thday median mRS was 2 and mortality was 1/8. The etiologies of the tandem occlusions were either extracranial high grade ICA stenosis/occlusion or cervical ICA dissection...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032647/development-of-cabbage-juice-medium-for-industrial-production-of-leuconostoc-mesenteroides-starter
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Eun Ji Jeong, Dae Won Moon, Joon Suk Oh, Jin Seok Moon, Hyunbin Seong, Kwang Yup Kim, Nam Soo Han
Leuconostoc mesenteroides is used as a starter to produce high quality kimchi product. In this study, an efficient and economical cabbage juice medium (CJM) was developed by process optimization of cabbage extraction and pasteurization and by compositional supplementation of various lacking nutrients. The pasteurized cabbage juice was determined to be a good medium candidate to cultivate L. mesenteroides showing maximal cell numbers (9.85 × 10⁸ CFU/ml) after 24h. Addition of sucrose and yeast extract with soy peptone resulted in increment of bacterial cell counts in CJM showing supplementing effect of lacking nutrients...
October 14, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032219/emergency-extracranial-intracranial-bypass-to-revascularize-salvageable-brain-tissue-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-patients
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Jan-Karl Burkhardt, Sebastian Winklhofer, Jorn Fierstra, Susanne Wegener, Giuseppe Esposito, Andreas Luft, Oliver Bozinov, Luca Regli
INTRODUCTION: To present an algorithm based on clinical and radiological factors including MR perfusion/diffusion mismatch (MR-PDM) for the indication of urgent cerebral bypass in patients with acute ischemic stroke METHODS: Analysis of clinical and radiological data on eight consecutive patients undergoing urgent cerebral revascularization for acute ischemic stroke due to occlusion of the internal carotid or middle cerebral artery between 2012 and 2015. All patients were either not eligible or failed first line treatment with emergent endovascular revascularization...
October 11, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032126/weekly-follow-up-of-acute-lesions-in-three-early-multiple-sclerosis-patients-using-mr-spectroscopy-and-diffusion
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Gabriel Kocevar, Claudio Stamile, Salem Hannoun, Jean-Amédée Roch, Françoise Durand-Dubief, Sandra Vukusic, François Cotton, Dominique Sappey-Marinier
OBJECT: Pathophysiological mechanisms underlying multiple sclerosis (MS) lesion formation, including inflammation, demyelination/remyelination and axonal damage, and their temporal evolution are still not clearly understood. To this end, three acute white matter lesions were monitored using a weekly multimodal magnetic resonance (MR) protocol. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three untreated patients with early relapsing-remitting MS and one healthy control subject were followed weekly for two months...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Neuroradiology. Journal de Neuroradiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031584/validation-of-diffusion-measurements-obtained-on-a-0-35t-mr-in-malawi-important-insights-for-radiologists-in-low-income-settings-with-low-field-mri
#16
Yuchuan Zhuang, Michael J Potchen, Samuel D Kampondeni, Madalina Tivarus, Gretchen L Birbeck, Jianhui Zhong
PURPOSE: To investigate the reliability of diffusion weighted image (DWI) measurements obtained on a 0.35T MR scanner in Malawi for malaria research. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The same healthy volunteers (n=6) were scanned on a 0.35T MR scanner in Malawi and a 3T scanner in the US. Three subjects had two repeated DWI scans at 0.35T. Due to scanner constraints, only three diffusion gradient directions for DWI on 0.35T could be obtained. An apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) map was reconstructed from the 0...
October 11, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031411/in%C3%A2-vivo-brain-glycine-and-glutamate-concentrations-in-patients-with-first-episode-psychosis-measured-by-echo-time-averaged-proton-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-at-4t
#17
Sang-Young Kim, Marc J Kaufman, Bruce M Cohen, J Eric Jensen, Joseph T Coyle, Fei Du, Dost Öngür
BACKGROUND: Accumulating evidence suggests the involvement of abnormal glutamateric neurotransmission and N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor hypofunction in the pathophysiology of psychotic disorders. The purpose of this study was to quantify in vivo glutamate (Glu) and glycine (Gly) levels in patients with first-episode psychosis as well as age-matched healthy control subjects with magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS). METHODS: The subjects were 46 patients with first-episode psychosis (20 with a schizophrenia spectrum disorder, 26 with bipolar disorder) and 50 age-matched healthy control subjects...
September 7, 2017: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030421/serotonin-transporter-gene-polymorphisms-may-be-associated-with-poststroke-neurological-recovery-after-escitalopram-use
#18
Eun-Jae Lee, Mi-Sun Oh, Jong S Kim, Dae-Il Chang, Jong-Ho Park, Jae-Kwan Cha, Ji Hoe Heo, Sung-Il Sohn, Dong-Eog Kim, Hahn Young Kim, Jei Kim, Woo-Keun Seo, Jun Lee, Sang-Won Park, Yun Joong Kim, Byung-Chul Lee
OBJECTIVE: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) putatively improve neurological recovery after stroke. We aimed to investigate whether serotonin transporter (SERT) gene polymorphisms are related to the responsiveness to SSRIs in the poststroke neurological recovery. METHODS: This was a post hoc analysis of the EMOTION study (ClinicalTrials.gov NCT01278498), a randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial examining the efficacy of escitalopram on emotional and neurological disturbances after acute stroke...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030342/the-sex-specific-impact-of-aging-on-the-blood-pressure-response-to-exercise
#19
Joel D Trinity, Gwenael Layec, Corey R Hart, Russell S Richardson
An exaggerated blood pressure (BP) response to exercise has been linked to cardiovascular disease (CVD), but little is known about the impact of age and sex on this response. Therefore, this study examined the hemodynamic and skeletal muscle metabolic response to dynamic plantar flexion exercise, at 40% of WRmax, in 40 physical activity-matched young (n=20, 23±1 yr) and old (n=20, 73±2 yr), equally distributed, male and female subjects. Central hemodynamics and BP (finometer), popliteal artery (PA) blood flow (Doppler ultrasound), and skeletal muscle metabolism (phosphorous magnetic resonance spectroscopy, (31)P-MRS) were measured during 5 mins of plantar flexion exercise...
October 13, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030182/biosynthesis-of-dextran-by-weissella-confusa-and-its-in-vitro-functional-characteristics
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Irina Rosca, Anca Roxana Petrovici, Dragos Peptanariu, Alina Nicolescu, Gianina Dodi, Mihaela Avadanei, Iuliu Cristian Ivanov, Andra Cristina Bostanaru, Mihai Mares, Diana Ciolacu
The aim of this study was to monitor the influence of the fermentation conditions on the exopolysaccharides (EPS) biosynthesis. For this, different culture media compositions were tested on an isolated lactic acid bacteria (LAB) strain, identified by 16S rDNA sequence as being Weissella confusa. It was proved that this bacterial strain culture in MRS medium supplemented with 80g/L sucrose and dissolved in UHT milk produced up to 25.2g/L of freeze-dried EPS, in static conditions, after 48hours of fermentative process...
October 10, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
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