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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801477/type-2-diabetes-mellitus-and-impaired-renal-function-are-associated-with-brain-alterations-and-poststroke-cognitive-decline
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Einor Ben Assayag, Roy Eldor, Amos D Korczyn, Efrat Kliper, Shani Shenhar-Tsarfaty, Oren Tene, Jeremy Molad, Itzhak Shapira, Shlomo Berliner, Viki Volfson, Ludmila Shopin, Yehuda Strauss, Hen Hallevi, Natan M Bornstein, Eitan Auriel
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is associated with diseases of the brain, kidney, and vasculature. However, the relationship between T2DM, chronic kidney disease, brain alterations, and cognitive function after stroke is unknown. We aimed to evaluate the inter-relationship between T2DM, impaired renal function, brain pathology on imaging, and cognitive decline in a longitudinal poststroke cohort. METHODS: The TABASCO (Tel Aviv brain acute stroke cohort) is a prospective cohort of stroke/transient ischemic attack survivors...
August 11, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799038/association-of-lead-exposure-with-cardiovascular-risk-factors-and-diseases-in-chinese-adults
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Chi Chen, Qin Li, Xiaomin Nie, Bing Han, Yi Chen, Fangzhen Xia, Hualing Zhai, Ningjian Wang, Yingli Lu
We aimed to determine whether lead exposure was associated with cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and risk factors in Chinese adults. Five thousand three hundred and forty-eight subjects were enrolled from 16 sites in China. Blood lead level (BLL) was measured by atomic absorption spectrometry. Cardiovascular diseases included coronary heart disease, stroke, and myocardial infarction. Cardiovascular risk factors included body mass index (BMI), fasting plasma glucose (FPG), lipid profile, and blood pressure. We found that 5...
August 10, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798219/improved-detection-of-anterior-circulation-occlusions-the-delayed-vessel-sign-on-multiphase-ct-angiography
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D Byrne, G Sugrue, E Stanley, J P Walsh, S Murphy, E C Kavanagh, P J MacMahon
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Multiphase CTA, a technique to dynamically assess the vasculature in acute ischemic stroke, was primarily developed to evaluate collateral filling. We have observed that it is also useful in identifying distal anterior circulation occlusions due to delayed anterior circulation opacification on multiphase CTA, an observation we term the "delayed vessel sign." We aimed to determine the usefulness of this sign by comparing multiphase CTA with single-phase CTA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All 23 distal anterior circulation occlusions during a 2-year period were included...
August 10, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792996/-the-legacy-of-cabanis-a-hypothesis-on-the-roots-of-medical-education-in-brazil
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Naomar Almeida-Filho
Georges Cabanis was a reformer of clinical practice and medical education who laid the conceptual foundations during the French Revolution for the development of education in France over the course of the 19th century. The model, in turn, marked the organization of educational systems in many Latin American countries. The objective of this article is to present and justify a hypothesis: the model of medical education still hegemonic in Brazil is still based upon the Cabanisian reform, holding a linear and Cartesian conceptual perspective, with a discipline-based curriculum, traditional teaching formats, and submission to corporate professional logic...
August 7, 2017: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791985/knowledge-of-medical-students-about-epilepsy-need-for-a-change
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B A Ezeala-Adikaibe, T Okpara, O S Ekenze, O Onodugo, N P Ezeala-Adikaibe, T Nnaji, G Onyebueke
PURPOSE: Though most doctors in their professional life will provide care for people with epilepsy, many will not get further training in their professional life. There may be other barriers, perceived or not, to providing care to people living with epilepsy by doctors which need to be approached in the medical undergraduate curriculum and medical continuing education. The aim of this study was to determine the knowledge gaps of medical students on basic issues regarding epilepsy that could be useful in preparing training material for the students and continuous medical education for doctors working in the community...
July 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790541/critical-carotid-artery-stenosis-in-coronary-and-non-coronary-patients-frequency-of-risk-factors
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Haris Vranic, Amel Hadzimehmedagic, Ilirijana Haxibeqiri-Karabdic, Ermina Mujacic, Muhamed Djedovic
INTRODUCTION: Stroke is one of the largest socio medical problems of modern times. In addition to the third leading cause of death, it is the first cause of non-trauma disability. Numerous studies show a correlation of risk factors and arteriosclerotic lesions in the coronary arteries and carotid arteries. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Study was conducted at the Clinical Center University of Sarajevo, Clinic for Cardiology surgery, methodologically cross-sectional study and partly manipulative and clinical prevention study, conducted on a representative sample of 100 patients...
April 2017: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782691/first-case-of-autonomic-dysrefleixa-following-elective-lower-thoracic-spinal-cord-transection-in-a-spina-bifida-adult
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Juanita Garces, Mansour Mathkour, Tyler Scullen, Lora Kahn, Erin Biro, Olawale A R Sulaiman, Roger Smith, Cuong J Bui
BACKGROUND: Spinal cord transection is a radical but effective treatment for highly selective cases of symptomatic spinal re-tethering in paraplegic spina bifida patients. Autonomic dysreflexia (AD) is a potentially life-threatening syndrome involving a dysregulated sympathetic discharge reflex commonly seen following cervical and high thoracic spinal cord injury leading to a disconnect between autonomic pathways above and below the lesion that can lead to severe complications including uncontrolled hypertension, bradycardia, stroke, and potentially death...
August 3, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780550/improving-discharge-care-the-potential-of-a-new-organisational-intervention-to-improve-discharge-after-hospitalisation-for-acute-stroke-a-controlled-before-after-pilot-study
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Dominique A Cadilhac, Nadine E Andrew, Enna Stroil Salama, Kelvin Hill, Sandy Middleton, Eleanor Horton, Ian Meade, Sarah Kuhle, Mark R Nelson, Rohan Grimley
OBJECTIVE: Provision of a discharge care plan and prevention therapies is often suboptimal. Our objective was to design and pilot test an interdisciplinary, organisational intervention to improve discharge care using stroke as the case study using a mixed-methods, controlled before-after observational study design. SETTING: Acute care public hospitals in Queensland, Australia (n=15). The 15 hospitals were ranked against a benchmark based on a composite outcome of three discharge care processes...
August 4, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777178/sleep-disordered-breathing
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Nancy R Foldvary-Schaefer, Tina E Waters
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Sleep-disordered breathing encompasses a broad spectrum of sleep-related breathing disorders, including obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), central sleep apnea, as well as sleep-related hypoventilation and hypoxemia. Diagnostic criteria have been updated in the International Classification of Sleep Disorders, Third Edition and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine Manual for Scoring Sleep and Associated Events. Neurologic providers should have basic knowledge and skills to identify at-risk patients, as these disorders are associated with substantial morbidity, the treatment of which is largely reversible...
August 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770372/the-impact-of-anger-in-adherence-to-treatment-and-beliefs-about-disease-1%C3%A2-year-after-stroke
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A Catarina Santos, José M Ferro
Anger is a frequent neuropsychiatric symptom after stroke, which can disrupt treatment and recovery, in particular by affecting adherence behaviour to treatment and health care education. This study aimed to follow-up a cohort of stroke patients 12 months after their stroke to describe the presence of anger, compare levels and profile of acute and post-acute anger and analyse its impact on the adherence to treatment and beliefs about stroke. We followed (13.3 months mean follow-up) 91 stroke patients with a standardized protocol, using State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory-2 (STAXI-2) to assess the frequency and profile of anger and its components and one questionnaire to measure adherence to treatment and health education (meaning on the treatment) (Adh-T)...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768841/association-of-parathyroid-hormone-with-20-year-cognitive-decline-the-aric-study
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Samuel M Kim, Di Zhao, Andrea L C Schneider, Sai Krishna Korada, Pamela L Lutsey, Eliseo Guallar, Alvaro Alonso, B Gwen Windham, Rebecca F Gottesman, Erin D Michos
OBJECTIVE: We hypothesized that elevated parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels will be independently associated with 20-year cognitive decline in a large population-based cohort. METHODS: We studied 12,964 middle-aged white and black ARIC participants without a history of prior stroke who, in 1990-1992 (baseline), had serum PTH levels measured and cognitive function testing, with repeat cognitive testing performed at up to 2 follow-up visits. Cognitive testing included the Delayed Word Recall, the Digit Symbol Substitution, and the Word Fluency tests, which were summed as a global Z score...
August 2, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765127/neighbouring-green-space-and-mortality-in-community-dwelling-elderly-hong-kong-chinese-a-cohort-study
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Dan Wang, Kevin Ka-Lun Lau, Ruby Yu, Samuel Y S Wong, Timothy T Y Kwok, Jean Woo
OBJECTIVE: Green space has been shown to be beneficial for human wellness through multiple pathways. This study aimed to explore the contributions of neighbouring green space to cause-specific mortality. METHODS: Data from 3544 Chinese men and women (aged ≥65 years at baseline) in a community-based cohort study were analysed. Outcome measures, identified from the death registry, were death from all-cause, respiratory system disease, circulatory system disease...
August 1, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764173/clinical-and-laboratory-predictors-of-frequency-of-painful-crises-among-sickle-cell-anaemia-patients-in-nigeria
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Angela Ogechukwu Ugwu, Obike Godswill Ibegbulam, Theresa Ukamaka Nwagha, Anazoeze Jude Madu, Sunday Ocheni, Iheanyi Okpala
INTRODUCTION: The severity of Sickle Cell Anaemia (SCA) in terms of frequency of painful Vaso-Occlusive Crises (VOC) may be affected by clinical and haematological parameters amongst others. Elucidation of these factors in a given disease prevalent environment is necessary for prompt and effective management of patients with frequent painful VOC. AIM: This study aimed at determining the clinical and laboratory predictors of frequency of painful VOC among SCA patients in Enugu, Southeastern Nigeria...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762930/-the-complex-program-of-rehabilitation-of-patients-with-ischemic-heart-disease-after-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery-in-ambulatory-cardiorehabilitational-department-clinical-effects-of-third-stage-of-rehabilitation
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D M Aronov, M G Bubnova, D G Ioseliani, V B Krasnitsky, T V Shovkun, N K Novikova, E V Yarnykh
PURPOSE: to assess clinical efficacy of early post discharge rehabilitation of patients with ischemic heart disease (IHD) after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in conditions of a polyclinical department of cardiological rehabilitation (stage III of cardiorehabilitation). MATERIAL AND METHODS: We included in this study 36 men with IHD in 3-8 weeks (mean 7.8+/-1.6 weeks) after CABG. Patients were randomized in 2groups: patients of the main group attended special "School for patients recovering after CABG" [School] (60-80 min sessions once a week for 5 weeks) and participated in a program of monitored (up to 60 min 3 times a week for 4 months) and unmonitored (home based) exercise training...
March 2017: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760409/development-and-reliability-of-a-user-friendly-multicenter-phenotyping-application-for-hemorrhagic-and-ischemic-stroke
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Mayowa Owolabi, Godwin Ogbole, Rufus Akinyemi, Kehinde Salaam, Onoja Akpa, Pattanasak Mongkolwat, Adeleye Omisore, Atinuke Agunloye, Richard Efidi, Joseph Odo, Akintomiwa Makanjuola, Albert Akpalu, Fred Sarfo, Lukman Owolabi, Reginald Obiako, Kolawole Wahab, Emmanuel Sanya, Philip Adebayo, Morenikeji Komolafe, Abiodun Moshood Adeoye, Joshua Akinyemi, Godwin Osaigbovo, Taofiki Sunmonu, Paul Olowoyo, Innocent Chukwuonye, Yahaya Obiabo, Philip Ibinaiye, Abdul Dambatta, Yaw Mensah, Salaam Abdul, Eunice Olabinri, Joyce Ikubor, Olalekan Oyinloye, Femi Odunlami, Ezinne Melikam, Raelle Saulson, Philip Kolo, Adesola Ogunniyi, Bruce Ovbiagele
BACKGROUND: Annotation and Image Markup on ClearCanvas Enriched Stroke-phenotyping Software (ACCESS) is a novel stand-alone computer software application that allows the creation of simple standardized annotations for reporting brain images of all stroke types. We developed the ACCESS application and determined its inter-rater and intra-rater reliability in the Stroke Investigative Research and Educational Network (SIREN) study to assess its suitability for multicenter studies. METHODS: One hundred randomly selected stroke imaging reports from 5 SIREN sites were re-evaluated by 4 trained independent raters to determine the inter-rater reliability of the ACCESS (version 12...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760205/probing-oral-anticoagulation-in-patients-with-atrial-high-rate-episodes-rationale-and-design-of-the-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-in-patients-with-atrial-high-rate-episodes-noah-afnet-6-trial
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Paulus Kirchhof, Benjamin F Blank, Melanie Calvert, A John Camm, Gregory Chlouverakis, Hans-Christoph Diener, Andreas Goette, Andrea Huening, Gregory Y H Lip, Emmanuel Simantirakis, Panos Vardas
Oral anticoagulation prevents ischemic strokes in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Early detection of AF and subsequent initiation of oral anticoagulation help to prevent strokes in AF patients. Implanted cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators allow seamless detection of atrial high rate episodes (AHRE), but the best antithrombotic therapy in patients with AHRE is not known. RATIONALE: Stroke risk is higher in pacemaker patients with AHRE than in those without, but the available data also show that stroke risk in patients with AHRE is lower than in patients with AF...
August 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759998/pharmacist-participation-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-decreases-door-to-needle-time-to-recombinant-tissue-plasminogen-activator
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Megan A Rech, Stephanie Bennett, Elisabeth Donahey
BACKGROUND: Pharmacists are an important member of the stroke team and aid in obtaining medication and medical history, providing education, managing blood pressure, reviewing exclusion criteria for recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA), and facilitating reconstitution and administration of rtPA. OBJECTIVE: To determine if pharmacist presence at bedside during acute ischemic stroke resulted in a reduction in door-to-needle (DTN) times. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2015 of patients who received rtPA for acute ischemic stroke in either the emergency department or hospital...
July 1, 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759663/association-between-birth-in-a-high-stroke-mortality-state-race-and-risk-of-dementia
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Paola Gilsanz, Elizabeth Rose Mayeda, M Maria Glymour, Charles P Quesenberry, Rachel A Whitmer
Importance: Birth in a group of predominantly southern US states is robustly linked to increased stroke risk. Given the role of cerebrovascular disease in dementia risk, geographic patterning may also occur for dementia incidence. Objective: To determine whether birth in 9 high stroke mortality states (HSMSs) is associated with dementia in a diverse cohort of individuals living in Northern California. Design, Setting, and Participants: An observational cohort study included 7423 members of Kaiser Permanente Northern California (KPNC), an integrated health care delivery system, with health survey and clinical examination data available...
July 31, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756476/development-of-pyriform-sinus-suctioning-programs-for-aspiration-pneumonia-prevention-during-the-acute-stroke
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Yuki Inui, Yayoi Kamakura, Junko Fukada, Masahiko Yoneda, Emiko Kataoka, Yasuko Usami, Miki Sugiura, Tetsuya Nagatani, Yukio Seki, Norikazu Hatano, Keizo Yasui
Aspiration due to dysphagia is a factor associated with pneumonia during acute stroke. In such cases, it is likely that secretions in the pyriform sinuses enter the laryngeal inlet. The present study was based on the idea that it is possible to reduce aspiration pneumonia by periodically suctioning and removing such secretions (pyriform sinus suctioning), a study was conducted in a single facility. The incidence of pneumonia as a dependent variable was compared between before (control) and after (intervention group) intervention with pyriform sinus suctioning as an independent variable...
July 29, 2017: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756016/pharmacological-stroke-prevention-in-the-elderly-with-atrial-fibrillation-in-poland-results-of-polsenior-study
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Beata Łabuz-Roszak, Michał Skrzypek, Agnieszka Machowska-Majchrzak, Małgorzata Mossakowska, Jerzy Chudek, Andrzej Więcek, Krystyna Pierzchała, Beata Łącka-Gaździk, Tomasz Grodzicki
INTRODUCTION: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most frequent clinically significant arrhythmia, especially common in the elderly. As it is known, AF is associated with increased risk of stroke. Little is known about pharmacological cardiovascular prevention in the elderly with AF in Poland. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the frequency of pharmacological stroke prevention among the elderly with AF in Poland and its association with clinical characteristics and concomitant cardiovascular risk factors...
July 11, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
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