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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435235/age-based-model-for-metacarpophalangeal-joint-proprioception-in-elderly
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Mike D Rinderknecht, Olivier Lambercy, Vanessa Raible, Joachim Liepert, Roger Gassert
Neurological injuries such as stroke can lead to proprioceptive impairment. For an informed diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment planning, it is essential to be able to distinguish between healthy performance and deficits following the neurological injury. Since there is some evidence that proprioception declines with age and stroke occurs predominantly in the elderly population, it is important to create a healthy reference model in this specific age group. However, most studies investigate age effects by comparing young and elderly subjects and do not provide a model within a target age range...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433650/long-noncoding-rna-malat1-is-a-potent-autophagy-inducer-protecting-brain-microvascular-endothelial-cells-against-oxygen-glucose-deprivation-reoxygenation-induced-injure-by-sponing-mir-26b-and-upregulating-ulk2-expression
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Zhijun Li, Jing Li, Na Tang
Brain microvascular endothelial cell (BMEC) injury induced by ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) is the initial stage of blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption, which results in a poor prognosis in ischemic stroke patients. Autophagy has been shown to have protective effects on BMECs against cerebral ischemic insults. However, molecular mechanism of BMEC autophagy during I/R is unclear. Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are emerging as new factors involved in cell autophagy. LncRNA Malat1 is one of the most highly upregulated I/R or OGD/R-responsive endothelial lncRNA and plays a protective role in BMECs against cerebral ischemic insults...
April 19, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431615/association-between-ptgs1-polymorphisms-and-functional-outcomes-in-chinese-patients-with-stroke-during-aspirin-therapy-interaction-with-smoking
#3
Huan Cai, Biyang Cai, Lingli Sun, Hao Zhang, Shuyu Zhou, Liping Cao, Hongquan Guo, Wen Sun, Bernard Yan, Stephen M Davis, Zhizhong Zhang, Xinfeng Liu
PURPOSE: Prostaglandin-Endoperoxide Synthase 1 (PTGS1) and smoking may play important roles in aspirin nonresponsiveness, but the effect of their interaction on stroke outcomes remains largely unknown. We examined the effects of PTGS1 polymorphisms, smoking status, and their interaction on functional outcomes in a cohort of Chinese Han patients with stroke during aspirin therapy. METHODS: A total of 617 ischemic stroke patients taking aspirin were enrolled. Three single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) rs1330344, rs3842788, and rs5788 in PTGS1 were determined for genotyping...
May 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427600/carotid-artery-stenting-investigation-of-plaque-protrusion-incidence-and-prognosis
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Masashi Kotsugi, Katsutoshi Takayama, Kaoru Myouchin, Takeshi Wada, Ichiro Nakagawa, Hiroyuki Nakagawa, Toshiaki Taoka, Shinichiro Kurokawa, Hiroyuki Nakase, Kimihiko Kichikawa
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to clarify the incidence and prognosis of PP in carotid artery stenting (CAS). BACKGROUND: Projections thought to be plaque may be observed inside the stent on angiography or intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) during CAS. Known as plaque protrusion (PP), the incidence and prognosis of this complication are unclear. METHODS: A total of 354 consecutive carotid atherosclerotic stenoses in 328 patients (285 men, 43 women; age range 51 to 97 years [mean age 73...
April 24, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424044/emergent-carotid-thromboendarterectomy-for-acute-symptomatic-occlusion-of-the-extracranial-internal-carotid-artery
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Igor Gunka, Dagmar Krajickova, Michal Lesko, Stanislav Jiska, Jan Raupach, Miroslav Lojik, Radovan Maly
BACKGROUND: Strokes secondary to acute internal carotid artery (ICA) occlusion are associated with an extremely poor prognosis. The best treatment approach in this setting is still unknown. The aim of our study was to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and outcomes of emergent surgical revascularization of acute extracranial ICA occlusion in patients with minor to severe ischemic stroke. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed using prospectively collected data of consecutive patients who underwent carotid thromboendarterectomy for symptomatic acute ICA occlusion during the period from January 2013 to December 2015...
May 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420862/clinical-characteristics-treatment-and-prognosis-of-patients-with-acute-severe-heart-failure-of-ischemic-and-non-ischemic-etiology-analysis-from-the-commit-ahf-registry
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Mateusz Ostręga, Marek J Gierlotka, Grzegorz Słonka, Paweł Nadziakiewicz, Mariusz Gąsior
INTRODUCTION    There are limited data on the impact of ischemic etiology on clinical status and long-term prognosis among patients with acute severe heart failure (ASHF) not associated with acute coronary syndrome (ACS).  OBJECTIVES    To assess clinical characteristics, treatment and the 12-month mortality of patients with no-ACS ASHF according to etiology.  PATIENTS AND METHODS    The data from 112 patients with ASHF that was not associated with ACS were analyzed: 61 with ischemic (IASHF) and 51 with non-ischemic (NIASHF) etiology...
April 18, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416783/predictive-and-prognostic-role-of-mean-platelet-volume-in-patients-with-first-ever-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Ugur Lok, Umut Gulacti, Burcu Ekmekci, Taner Bulut, Murat Celik
OBJECTIVE: To investigate any possible effects of mean platelet volume (MPV) on short-term stroke prognosis and functional outcome in patients with first-ever acute ischemic stroke (FEAIS). METHODS: This retrospective cross-sectional study included 798 FEAIS patients admitted to the emergency department of a tertiary care hospital in Adiyaman, Turkey between January 2013 and June 2015. The data were evaluated according to whether alive or dead, MPV levels, modified Rankin scale (MRS) scores, National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) scores...
April 2017: Neurosciences: the Official Journal of the Pan Arab Union of Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414666/just-a-puff-of-smoke
#8
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/28413184/risk-of-ischemic-stroke-in-patients-with-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-not-receiving-oral-anticoagulants%C3%A3-korean-nationwide-population-based-study
#9
Si-Hyuck Kang, Eue-Keun Choi, Kyung-Do Han, So-Ryoung Lee, Woo-Hyun Lim, Myung-Jin Cha, Youngjin Cho, Il-Young Oh, Seil Oh
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation, the most common cardiac arrhythmia, is associated with an elevated thromboembolic risk, including ischemic stroke. Guidelines recommend the stratification of individual stroke risk and tailored antithrombotic therapy. This study investigated the demographics, comorbidities, and prognosis of non-valvular AF (NVAF) in Korean patients.Methods and Results:We extracted data on 10,846 patients with newly diagnosed NVAF who were naïve to oral anticoagulants from the National Health Insurance Service-National Sample Cohort...
April 12, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411264/grecos-project-genotyping-recurrence-risk-of-stroke-the-use-of-genetics-to-predict-the-vascular-recurrence-after-stroke
#10
Israel Fernández-Cadenas, Maite Mendióroz, Dolors Giralt, Cristina Nafria, Elena Garcia, Caty Carrera, Cristina Gallego-Fabrega, Sophie Domingues-Montanari, Pilar Delgado, Marc Ribó, Mar Castellanos, Sergi Martínez, Marimar Freijo, Jordi Jiménez-Conde, Marta Rubiera, José Alvarez-Sabín, Carlos A Molina, Maria Angels Font, Marta Grau Olivares, Ernest Palomeras, Natalia Perez de la Ossa, Maite Martinez-Zabaleta, Jaime Masjuan, Francisco Moniche, David Canovas, Carlos Piñana, Francisco Purroy, Dolores Cocho, Inma Navas, Carlos Tejero, Nuria Aymerich, Natalia Cullell, Elena Muiño, Joaquín Serena, Francisco Rubio, Antoni Davalos, Jaume Roquer, Juan Francisco Arenillas, Joan Martí-Fábregas, Keith Keene, Wei-Min Chen, Bradford Worrall, Michele Sale, Adrià Arboix, Jerzy Krupinski, Joan Montaner
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Vascular recurrence occurs in 11% of patients during the first year after ischemic stroke (IS) or transient ischemic attack. Clinical scores do not predict the whole vascular recurrence risk; therefore, we aimed to find genetic variants associated with recurrence that might improve the clinical predictive models in IS. METHODS: We analyzed 256 polymorphisms from 115 candidate genes in 3 patient cohorts comprising 4482 IS or transient ischemic attack patients...
April 14, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410346/improved-survival-in-a-long-term-rat-model-of-sepsis-is-associated-with-reduced-mitochondrial-calcium-uptake-despite-increased-energetic-demand
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Bernardo B Pinto, Alex Dyson, Michele Umbrello, Jane E Carré, Cristiane Ritter, Innes Clatworthy, Michael R Duchen, Mervyn Singer
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the relationship between prognosis, changes in mitochondrial calcium uptake, and bioenergetic status in the heart during sepsis. DESIGN: In vivo and ex vivo controlled experimental studies. SETTING: University research laboratory. SUBJECTS: Male adult Wistar rats. INTERVENTIONS: Sepsis was induced by intraperitoneal injection of fecal slurry. Sham-operated animals served as controls...
April 13, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405701/-diabetes-and-the-central-nervous-system
#12
F Erbguth
Diabetes increases the risk of stroke by a factor of 2-4. For primary and secondary stroke prevention, strict glycemic control alone was not superior to standard treatment. However, the risk of stroke in patients with diabetes could be reduced by multimodal risk interventions during the last 20 years by about 50%. Increased glucose levels (poststroke hyperglycemia (PSH)) which indicate a worse prognosis develop in 50% of stroke patients. The potentially beneficial effect of strict glycemic control in PSH by i...
April 12, 2017: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403702/bell-s-palsy-excluding-serious-illness-in-urgent-and-emergency-care-settings
#13
Sean Mower
Bell's palsy is a relatively benign condition that affects about 20 in every 100,000 patients a year, and in most cases the signs and symptoms resolve fully within around six months. The defining characteristic of the condition is a unilateral facial palsy, but this is also apparent in other conditions with a more serious prognosis, including strokes, some viral infections and tumours. This article reviews the literature on recognition of Bell's palsy, examines the underlying pathology, and compares it with other conditions associated with facial palsy...
April 13, 2017: Emergency Nurse: the Journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402476/silent-atrial-fibrillation-in-pacemaker-early-post-implantation-period-an-unintentionally-provoked-situation
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Juan Benezet-Mazuecos, José Antonio Iglesias, Marcelino Cortés, José Manuel Rubio, Juan José de la Vieja, Ana Del Río, Pepa Sanchez-Borque, Ángel Miracle, Jerónimo Farré
Aims: Atrial high-rate episodes (AHREs) compatible with silent AF detected in pacemakers (PM) are related to an increased risk of stroke and silent ischaemic brain lesions (IBL) on CT scan. AHREs soon after PM implantation could be related with the procedure itself and the prognosis might be different. Methods and results: We analysed the incidence of AHREs >5 min and the presence of silent IBL in 110 patients (56% men, aged 75 ± 9 year-old) with PM and no history of AF, in relation to time from implantation (≤3 months vs...
April 10, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400488/predictors-of-dysphagia-in-acute-pontine-infarction
#15
Sriramya Lapa, Sebastian Luger, Waltraud Pfeilschifter, Christian Henke, Marlies Wagner, Christian Foerch
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Little is known about the frequency and the clinical characteristics of neurogenic dysphagia in pontine strokes. In this study, we sought to identify predictors for dysphagia in a cohort of patients with isolated pontine infarctions. METHODS: We included all patients admitted to our department between 2008 and 2014 having an acute (<48 hours after symptom onset) ischemic stroke in the pons, as documented by means of diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging...
April 11, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395867/key-questions-relating-to-left-ventricular-noncompaction-cardiomyopathy-is-the-emperor-still-wearing-any-clothes
#16
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Robert H Anderson, Bjarke Jensen, Timothy J Mohun, Steffen E Petersen, Nay Aung, Filip Zemrak, R Nils Planken, David H MacIver
The evidence is increasing that left ventricular noncompaction cardiomyopathy as it is currently defined does not represent a failure of compaction of pre-existing trabecular myocardium found during embryonic development to form the compact component of the ventricular walls. Neither is there evidence of which we are aware to favour the notion that the entity is a return to a phenotype seen in cold-blooded animals. It is also known that when seen in adults, the presence of excessive ventricular trabeculations does not portend a poor prognosis when the ejection fraction is normal, with the risks of complications such as arrhythmia and stroke being rare in this setting...
February 1, 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395418/-efficacy-comparison-of-three-vascular-recanalization-in-patients-with-acute-vertebrobasilar-occlusion
#17
G H Ni, C Liang, W D Zhao, X Y Tian, H G Sun, S R Gao, L S Ding
Objectives: To investigate the therapeutic effects of intravenous thrombolysis, intra-artery thrombolysis, mechanical thrombectomy on patients with acute vertebrobasilar occlusion. Methods: Retrospective analysis of clinical data of patients with acute vertebrobasilar occlusion, admitted to Huai'an First People's Hospital and Bingtuan Qishi Hospital from January 2014 to January 2016, was performed. According to different vascular recanalization, these patients were divided into intravenous thrombolysis group, intra-artery thrombolysis group and mechanical thrombectomy group...
April 4, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392117/biomarkers-of-functional-outcome-in-intracerebral-hemorrhage-interplay-between-clinical-metrics-cd163-and-ferritin
#18
Andrew L A Garton, Vivek P Gupta, Brandon R Christophe, E Sander Connolly
BACKGROUND: Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is associated with neurological decline and poor prognosis. Although many etiologic models have been explored, secondary damage caused by continued inflammation and iron exposure from red blood cell lysis may explain poor outcomes at distant follow-up. Examining serum samples of patients with ICH for biomarkers of iron physiology may yield relationships between iron exposure and functional outcomes. METHODS: The following study retrospectively evaluated 41 patient serum samples obtained 1 day and 7 days post-ictus for CD163, ferritin, and hepcidin concentrations...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390745/effect-of-improved-door-to-balloon-time-on-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#19
Wei-Chieh Lee, Hsiu-Yu Fang, Huang-Chung Chen, Shu-Kai Hsueh, Chien-Jen Chen, Cheng-Hsu Yang, Hon-Kan Yip, Chi-Ling Hang, Chiung-Jen Wu, Chih-Yuan Fang
OBJECTIVE: Few studies have focused on the effects of an improved door-to-balloon time on clinical outcomes in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). The aim of this study was to explore the effect of improving door-to-balloon time on prognosis and to identify major predictors of mortality. METHODS: From January 2005 to December 2014, 1751 patients experienced STEMI and received primary percutaneous intervention in our hospital. During a 10-year period, the patients were divided into two groups according to the time period...
March 23, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390684/comparison-of-outcome-of-possible-versus-definite-infective-endocarditis-involving-native-heart-valves
#20
Lauriane Pericart, Anne Bernard, Thierry Bourguignon, Louis Bernard, Denis Angoulvant, Nicolas Clementy, Dominique Babuty, Laurent Fauchier
There are very few data on the prognosis of possible versus definite infective endocarditis (IE). We studied data from 365 consecutive patients with IE involving native heart valve seen in an academic institution from 1990 to 2012. Patients were classified according to the modified Duke criteria for IE: patients with possible IE (n = 101, 28%) and those with definite IE (n = 264, 72%). Patients with possible IE were older than those with definite IE (66 ± 15 vs 62 ± 16, p = 0.05). A causative microorganism was identified in 66% of patients with possible IE versus all patients with definite IE (p <0...
March 16, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
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