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REVIEW
Leslie Raffini
The evolution of devices for mechanical circulatory support (MCS), including ventricular assist devices (VADs) for patients with heart failure and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for patients with acute cardiac or respiratory failure, has improved survival for subsets of critically ill children and adults. The devices are intricate and complex, allowing blood to bypass the heart or lungs (or both). As blood flows through these artificial devices, normal hemostasis is disrupted, coagulation is promoted, and in the absence of anticoagulation, a thrombus may form in the device, resulting in device failure or embolic stroke...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222290/chronic-organ-failure-in-adult-sickle-cell-disease
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REVIEW
Elliott Vichinsky
Sickle cell disease is now a chronic adult illness characterized by progressive multiorgan failure, particularly involving the brain and kidney. The etiology is multifactorial; it includes hemolysis and nitric oxide deficiency. As patients age, most experience neurologic insult. Twenty-five percent of older adults have had a clinical stroke and at least half of the population have had a silent infarct, cortical atrophy, and neurocognitive impairment. Periodic screening with neuroimaging and neurocognitive testing is recommended...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222227/pings-phone-based-intervention-under-nurse-guidance-after-stroke-interim-results-of-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
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Fred Sarfo, Frank Treiber, Mulugeta Gebregziabher, Sheila Adamu, Sachin Patel, Michelle Nichols, Dominic Awuah, Asumadu Sakyi, Nyantakyi Adu-Darko, Arti Singh, Raelle Tagge, Jenkins Carolyn, Bruce Ovbiagele
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Stroke exacts an immense toll in sub-Saharan Africa where there are few resources, and stroke prevention research is limited. The aim of this study is to test the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of an m-Health technology-enabled, nurse-guided intervention in improving blood pressure (BP) control among Ghanaian stroke patients within 1 month of symptom onset. METHODS: We conducted a 2-arm cluster pilot randomized controlled trial involving 60 recent stroke survivors encountered within a single tertiary medical system in Ghana...
December 8, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220421/optimal-dose-of-dabigatran-for-the-prevention-of-thromboembolism-with-minimal-bleeding-risk-in-korean-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Ki Hong Lee, Hyung Wook Park, Nuri Lee, Dae Young Hyun, Jumin Won, Sung Sik Oh, Hyuk Jin Park, Yongcheol Kim, Jae Yeong Cho, Min Chul Kim, Doo Sun Sim, Hyun Joo Yoon, Nam Sik Yoon, Kye Hun Kim, Young Joon Hong, Ju Han Kim, Youngkeun Ahn, Myung Ho Jeong, Jong Chun Park, Jeong Gwan Cho
Aims: We aim to determine the optimal dose of dabigatran in Korean patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Methods and results: We analysed 1834 patients with non-valvular AF, classified into a warfarin group (n = 990), dabigatran 150 mg group (D150, n = 294), and 110 mg group (D110, n = 550). The D110 group was further classified into patients concordant (co-D110, n = 367) and patients discordant (di-D110, n = 183) with guidelines to dose reduction...
December 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220386/does-cognitive-impairment-impact-adherence-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-association-between-cognitive-impairment-and-medication-non-adherence-in-stroke
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Daniela Rohde, Niamh A Merriman, Frank Doyle, Kathleen Bennett, David Williams, Anne Hickey
BACKGROUND: While medication adherence is essential for the secondary prevention of stroke, it is often sub-optimal, and can be compromised by cognitive impairment. This study aimed to systematically review and meta-analyse the association between cognitive impairment and medication non-adherence in stroke. METHODS: A systematic literature search of longitudinal and cross-sectional studies of adults with any stroke type, which reported on the association between any measure of non-adherence and cognitive impairment, was carried out according to PRISMA guidelines...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220330/early-recurrence-and-major-bleeding-in-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke-and-atrial-fibrillation-treated-with-non-vitamin-k-oral-anticoagulants-raf-noacs-study
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Maurizio Paciaroni, Giancarlo Agnelli, Nicola Falocci, Georgios Tsivgoulis, Kostantinos Vadikolias, Chrysoula Liantinioti, Maria Chondrogianni, Paolo Bovi, Monica Carletti, Manuel Cappellari, Marialuisa Zedde, George Ntaios, Efstathia Karagkiozi, George Athanasakis, Kostantinos Makaritsis, Giorgio Silvestrelli, Alessia Lanari, Alfonso Ciccone, Jukka Putaala, Liisa Tomppo, Turgut Tatlisumak, Azmil H Abdul-Rahim, Kennedy R Lees, Andrea Alberti, Michele Venti, Monica Acciarresi, Cataldo D'Amore, Cecilia Becattini, Maria Giulia Mosconi, Ludovica Anna Cimini, Rossana Soloperto, Luca Masotti, Vieri Vannucchi, Gianni Lorenzini, Rossana Tassi, Francesca Guideri, Maurizio Acampa, Giuseppe Martini, Sung-Il Sohn, Simona Marcheselli, Nicola Mumoli, Maria Luisa De Lodovici, Giorgio Bono, Karen L Furie, Prasanna Tadi, Shadi Yaghi, Danilo Toni, Federica Letteri, Tiziana Tassinari, Odysseas Kargiotis, Enrico Maria Lotti, Yuriy Flomin, Michelangelo Mancuso, Miriam Maccarrone, Nicola Giannini, Fabio Bandini, Alessandro Pezzini, Loris Poli, Alessandro Padovani, Umberto Scoditti, Licia Denti, Domenico Consoli, Franco Galati, Simona Sacco, Antonio Carolei, Cindy Tiseo, Vanessa Gourbali, Giovanni Orlandi, Martina Giuntini, Alberto Chiti, Elisa Giorli, Gino Gialdini, Francesco Corea, Walter Ageno, Marta Bellesini, Giovanna Colombo, Serena Monaco, Mario Maimone Baronello, Theodore Karapanayiotides, Valeria Caso
BACKGROUND: The optimal timing to administer non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs) in patients with acute ischemic stroke and atrial fibrillation is unclear. This prospective observational multicenter study evaluated the rates of early recurrence and major bleeding (within 90 days) and their timing in patients with acute ischemic stroke and atrial fibrillation who received NOACs for secondary prevention. METHODS AND RESULTS: Recurrence was defined as the composite of ischemic stroke, transient ischemic attack, and symptomatic systemic embolism, and major bleeding was defined as symptomatic cerebral and major extracranial bleeding...
November 29, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218949/-study-on-relationship-between-constitution-and-syndrome-of-mmp-9-il-6-and-mthfr-gene-in-patients-with-ischemic-stroke
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Shuai-Ling Sun, Yan-Ming Xie, Yin Zhang, Zhi-Fei Wang, Jing Yang, Dan-Qiao Wang, Yue Jiao, Jun Chen, Yan-Hui Tao
By studying the relationship between syndromes, physique and MMP-9, IL-6 and MTHFR gene polymorphisms in patients with ischemic stroke,The relationship between MMP-9, IL-6 and MTHFR gene polymorphism was analyzed in patients with ischemic stroke.The data were collected by collecting the data of patients with ischemic stroke, and the statistical analysis was carried out. Syndrome:61 cases of ischemic stroke patients with stroke phlegm stasis syndrome in patients with the highest frequency, a total of 30 cases; Physical constitution: phlegm is ischemic stroke patients prone to physical, a total of 20 cases; The analysis of the relationship between constitution and syndrome shows that the patients with qi deficiency constitution tend to show qi deficiency and blood stasis syndrome after onset, The analysis of the relationship between constitution and syndrome shows that the patients with qi deficiency constitution tend to show qi deficiency and blood stasis syndrome after onset, Phlegm constitution and physical condition after the onset of symptoms tend to wind phlegm stasis syndrome; Syndrome and MMP-9, IL-6 relationship:The distribution of MMP-9 and IL-6 in patients with qi and phlegm stasis syndrome and qi deficiency and blood stasis syndrome was significantly different from that in Z test (P<0...
September 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218700/non-persistence-in-ischaemic-stroke-risk-of-recurrent-vascular-events
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M Rijkmans, G de Jong, J S P van den Berg
OBJECTIVES: Ischaemic stroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability worldwide. Although the secondary preventive medication should be continued for life, its use commonly declines in time. This may lead to recurrent vascular events. In this study, we investigated if during a long follow-up period discontinuation of medication (non-persistence) in real life ischaemic stroke patients increased the risk of recurrent vascular events. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study with the data retrieved from a database and the original patient records...
December 8, 2017: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217537/characteristics-and-performance-of-unilateral-kidney-transplants-from-deceased-donors
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Syed Ali Husain, Mariana C Chiles, Samnang Lee, Stephen O Pastan, Rachel E Patzer, Bekir Tanriover, Lloyd E Ratner, Sumit Mohan
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The fraction of kidneys procured for transplant that are discarded is rising in the United States. Identifying donors from whom only one kidney was discarded allows us to control for donor traits and better assess reasons for organ discard. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study using United Network for Organ Sharing Standard Transplant Analysis and Research file data to identify deceased donors from whom two kidneys were procured and at least one was transplanted...
December 7, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217366/initially-missed-or-delayed-diagnosis-of-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-a-nationwide-survey-of-contributing-factors-and-outcomes-in-japan
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Yasushi Takagi, Hiromu Hadeishi, Yohei Mineharu, Kazumichi Yoshida, Kuniaki Ogasawara, Akira Ogawa, Susumu Miyamoto
BACKGROUND: Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) remains a significant cause of mortality in Japan. The Japan Stroke Society set out to conduct a nationwide survey to identify contributing factors and outcomes of SAH misdiagnosis. METHODS: We initially surveyed 737 training institutes and 1259 departments in Japan between April 2012 and March 2014 for the presence of misdiagnosed SAH. Clinical information was then sought from respondents with a positive misdiagnosis. Information on 579 misdiagnosed cases was collected...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216818/neuroprotective-effects-of-amiodarone-in-a-mouse-model-of-ischemic-stroke
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Masakazu Kotoda, Tadahiko Ishiyama, Kazuha Mitsui, Sohei Hishiyama, Takashi Matsukawa
BACKGROUND: Ion channels play a crucial role in the development of ischemic brain injury. Recent studies have reported that the blockade of various types of ion channels improves outcomes in experimental stroke models. Amiodarone, one of the most effective drugs for life-threatening arrhythmia, works as a multiple channel blocker and its characteristics cover all four Vaughan-Williams classes. Although it is known that amiodarone indirectly contributes to preventing ischemic stroke by maintaining sinus rhythm in patients with atrial fibrillation, the direct neuroprotective effect of amiodarone has not been clarified...
December 8, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215131/prevalence-of-overweight-and-obesity-in-an-italian-prison-and-relation-with-average-term-of-detention-a-pilot-study
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D Rocca
INTRODUCTION: Obesity and overweight are universally recognized as risk factors for cardiovascular disease, stroke and other chronic diseases. The few studies of overweight and obesity in inmate populations suggest that the prevalence of obesity in an institution is associated with the prevalence of the region. The goal of the study is to describe the prevalence of overweight and obesity in a sample of prisoners. METHODS: In a sample of prisoners of Busto Arsizio prison, weight and height were measured with standard method...
January 2018: Annali di Igiene: Medicina Preventiva e di Comunità
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214400/vasomodulatory-effects-of-the-angiotensin-ii-type-1-receptor-antagonist-losartan-on-experimentally-induced-cerebral-vasospasm-after-subarachnoid-haemorrhage
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Stefan Wanderer, Jan Mrosek, Gessler Florian, Seifert Volker, Juergen Konczalla
BACKGROUND: Cerebral vasospasm following subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) remains one of the major factors contributing to poor overall patient outcome. Prostaglandin F2-alpha (PGF2a) induces vasoconstriction. After SAH, PGF2a leads to cerebral inflammation and enhanced vasoconstriction, resulting in cerebral vasospasm. Losartan is already known to have beneficial effects in stroke models and also on several cerebral inflammatory processes. Therefore, the aim of the study was to analyse the effect of losartan on PGF2a-enhanced vasoconstriction after SAH...
December 6, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212994/-risk-factor-control-for-preventing-stroke
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2017: Nihon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi. Japanese Journal of Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212825/intensive-blood-pressure-lowering-in-patients-with-and-patients-without-type-2-diabetes-a-pooled-analysis-from-two-randomized-trials
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Tom F Brouwer, Jim T Vehmeijer, Deborah N Kalkman, Wouter R Berger, Bert-Jan H van den Born, Ron J Peters, Reinoud E Knops
OBJECTIVE: The Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes Blood Pressure (ACCORD-BP) study did not find a significant beneficial effect of intensive systolic blood pressure (SBP) lowering on cardiovascular events in hypertensive patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), while the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) did find a significant beneficial effect in patients without T2DM. The objective of this analysis was to assess the effect of both T2DM and baseline cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk on the treatment effect of intensive blood pressure lowering...
December 6, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211879/cross-country-comparisons-of-disability-and-morbidity-evidence-from-the-gateway-to-global-aging-data
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Jinkook Lee, Drystan Phillips, Jenny Wilkens, Sandy Chien, Yu-Chen Lin, Marco Angrisani, Eileen Crimmins, Anne Newman
Background: International comparisons of disease prevalence have been useful in understanding what proportion of disease might be preventable and in informing potential policy interventions in different cultural and economic contexts. Using newly available, harmonized data from 20 countries, we compare disability and morbidity of older adults between the ages of 55 and 74. Methods: The Gateway to Global Aging Data, a data and information portal, provides access to easy-to-use individual-level longitudinal data from 10 surveys covering over 30 countries...
December 4, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211166/-factors-associated-with-the-use-of-wheelchairs-by-institutionalized-elderly-people
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Elysama Fernandes Alves, Poliana Penasso Bezerra
Due to the high prevalence of wheel-chair use by institutionalized elderly people, the scope of this research was to verify whether factors involving gender, age, education, length of institutionalization, comorbidities, cognition and functionality are associated with the use of such equipment, as well as ascertain the reasons for use according to the perceptions of the elderly. It is a cross-sectional descriptive study that included 55 elderly people subdivided into G1 (locomotion without assistance) and G2 (wheelchair users)...
November 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210074/white-matter-degeneration-in-vascular-and-other-ageing-related-dementias
#18
REVIEW
Yoshika Hase, Karen Horsburgh, Masafumi Ihara, Raj N Kalaria
Advances in neuroimaging have enabled greater understanding of the progression of cerebral degenerative processes associated with ageing-related dementias. Leukoaraiosis or rarefied white matter (WM) originally described on computed tomography is one of the most prominent changes which occurs in older age. White matter hyperintensities (WMH) evident on magnetic resonance imaging have become commonplace to describe WM changes in relation to cognitive dysfunction, types of stroke injury, cerebral small vessel disease and neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimer's disease...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209961/finite-element-analysis-of-the-wrist-in-stroke-patients-the-effects-of-hand-grip
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Muhammad Hanif Ramlee, Gan Kok Beng, Nazri Bajuri, Mohammed Rafiq Abdul Kadir
The provision of the most suitable rehabilitation treatment for stroke patient remains an ongoing challenge for clinicians. Fully understanding the pathomechanics of the upper limb will allow doctors to assist patients with physiotherapy treatment that will aid in full arm recovery. A biomechanical study was therefore conducted using the finite element (FE) method. A three-dimensional (3D) model of the human wrist was reconstructed using computed tomography (CT)-scanned images. A stroke model was constructed based on pathological problems, i...
December 5, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207983/protocol-for-project-impact-improving-millions-hearts-for-provider-and-community-transformation-a-quasi-experimental-evaluation-of-an-integrated-electronic-health-record-and-community-health-worker-intervention-study-to-improve-hypertension-management-among
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Priscilla M Lopez, Jennifer Zanowiak, Keith Goldfeld, Katarzyna Wyka, Ahmad Masoud, Susan Beane, Rashi Kumar, Phoebe Laughlin, Chau Trinh-Shevrin, Lorna Thorpe, Nadia Islam
BACKGROUND: The Million Hearts® initiative aims to prevent heart disease and stroke in the United States by mobilizing public and private sectors around a core set of objectives, with particular attention on improving blood pressure control. South Asians in particular have disproportionately high rates of hypertension and face numerous cultural, linguistic, and social barriers to accessing healthcare. Interventions utilizing Health information technology (HIT) and community health worker (CHW)-led patient coaching have each been demonstrated to be effective at advancing Million Hearts® goals, yet few studies have investigated the potential impact of integrating these strategies into a clinical-community linkage initiative...
December 6, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
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