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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718666/atrial-cardiopathy-a-mechanism-of-cryptogenic-stroke
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Shadi Yaghi, Hooman Kamel, Mitchell S V Elkind
Cryptogenic stroke accounts for approximately 30% of all ischemic strokes. Recently, atrial cardiopathy diagnosed by the presence of one of its serum, imaging, or electrocardiogram biomarkers has been shown to be associated with ischemic stroke, particularly of embolic subtypes. Areas covered: This paper aims to summarize data on occult atrial fibrillation and stroke, provide an overview on mechanisms, such as inflammation and fibrosis, of stroke in atrial cardiopathy, critically review data on biomarkers of atrial cardiopathy and their association with stroke, and suggest therapeutic implications, including directions for future research...
July 18, 2017: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718616/photo-thermally-driven-refreshable-microactuators-based-on-graphene-oxide-doped-paraffin
#2
Sichao Hou, Miao Wang, Shouwu Guo, Ming Su
Actuators based on phase change materials (paraffin) can simultaneously produce large stroke length and large force due to thermal expansion, but the low thermal conductivity of paraffin requires high power input and long actuation time. The graphene oxide (GO) doped paraffin dynamic actuator addresses the key challenges in the design of thermal phase change actuators: Thermal conductivity and light absorbing is increased and the response time is reduced compared to the standard phase change actuator designed with metal heating resistors...
July 18, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717939/neonatal-stroke-and-haematuria-answers
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Sally Kellett, Mathieu Lemaire, Steven P Miller, Christoph Licht, Grace Yoon, Nomazulu Dlamini, Damien Noone
BACKGROUND: This is a report of an infant born near term with neonatal stroke and haematuria. The renal phenotype, pathogenic genotype and pathological findings on renal biopsy are discussed. CASE-DIAGNOSIS: Prenatal magnetic resonance imaging revealed anomalies which persisted postnatally. Haematuria was detected during follow-up. The posttnatal renal ultrasound scan was normal, and there was no associated proteinuria. A likely pathogenic genetic mutation was detected...
July 17, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717936/neonatal-stroke-and-haematuria-questions
#4
Sally Kellett, Mathieu Lemaire, Steven P Miller, Christoph Licht, Grace Yoon, Nomazulu Dlamini, Damien Noone
This is a report of an infant born near term with neonatal stroke and haematuria. Changes were noted on foetal magnetic resonance images, and these persisted postnatally. A routine renal ultrasound scan during follow-up detected haematuria with no associated proteinuria. A likely pathogenic genetic mutation was identified. This case highlights a relatively newly discovered cause for hereditary nephropathy affecting the basement membrane, initially affecting the glomerular but later the renal tubular basement membranes...
July 17, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717354/blood-pressure-and-penumbral-sustenance-in-stroke-from-large-vessel-occlusion
#5
REVIEW
Robert W Regenhardt, Alvin S Das, Christopher J Stapleton, Ronil V Chandra, James D Rabinov, Aman B Patel, Joshua A Hirsch, Thabele M Leslie-Mazwi
The global burden of stroke remains high, and of the various subtypes of stroke, large vessel occlusions (LVOs) account for the largest proportion of stroke-related death and disability. Several randomized controlled trials in 2015 changed the landscape of stroke care worldwide, with endovascular thrombectomy (ET) now the standard of care for all eligible patients. With the proven success of this therapy, there is a renewed focus on penumbral sustenance. In this review, we describe the ischemic penumbra, collateral circulation, autoregulation, and imaging assessment of the penumbra...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717091/thrombolysis-related-multiple-lobar-hemorrhaging-in-cerebral-amyloid-angiopathy-with-extensive-strictly-lobar-cerebral-microbleeding
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Makoto Eriguchi, Yusuke Yakushiji, Jun Tanaka, Masashi Nishihara, Hideo Hara
A hemi-paralyzed 86-year-old man was diagnosed with ischemic stroke and underwent thrombolysis. Pre-thrombolysis brain magnetic resonance imaging revealed extensive strictly lobar cerebral microbleeding (CMB). Post-thrombolytic computed tomography revealed asymptomatic multiple intracerebral hemorrhaging (ICH). His age, CMB topography, and decreased cerebral spinal fluid amyloid-β 40 and 42 levels were compatible with a diagnosis of cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA). There is no consensus on the safety of thrombolysis for acute stroke patients with CAA...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716981/prediction-of-clinical-outcome-after-acute-ischemic-stroke-the-value-of-repeated-noncontrast-computed-tomography-computed-tomographic-angiography-and-computed-tomographic-perfusion
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Jan W Dankbaar, Alexander D Horsch, Andor F van den Hoven, L Jaap Kappelle, Irene C van der Schaaf, Tom van Seeters, Birgitta K Velthuis
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Early prediction of outcome in acute ischemic stroke is important for clinical management. This study aimed to compare the relationship between early follow-up multimodality computed tomographic (CT) imaging and clinical outcome at 90 days in a large multicenter stroke study. METHODS: From the DUST study (Dutch Acute Stroke Study), patients were selected with (1) anterior circulation occlusion on CT angiography (CTA) and ischemic deficit on CT perfusion (CTP) on admission, and (2) day 3 follow-up noncontrast CT, CTP, and CTA...
July 17, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716287/kidney-dysfunction-and-silent-brain-infarction-in-generally-healthy-adults
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Sang Hyuck Kim, Dong Wook Shin, Jae Moon Yun, Ji Eun Lee, Jae-Sung Lim, Be Long Cho, Hyung-Min Kwon, Jin-Ho Park
BACKGROUND: The association between silent brain infarction (SBI) and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR)-based kidney dysfunction has not yet been definitively confirmed. This study aimed to investigate the association in generally healthy adults without a previous history of stroke or overt kidney disease. METHODS: The data from the screening health check-up program in the Seoul National University Hospital Health Promotion Center from January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2013 were used...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714494/computerized-axial-tomography-findings-in-children-with-afebrile-seizures-a-hospital-based-study-at-eastern-nepal
#9
P Poudel, M K Gupta, S P Kafle
BACKGROUND: Computerized Tomography can be performed in resource limited areas where Magnetic Resonance Imaging is less practical. This study was conducted to find out the proportion of cases with abnormal CT scan and findings of CT scan in children with afebrile seizures in a resource limited area. METHODS: This prospective study was conducted from 1st July 2009 to 31st March 2014 in a university hospital of Nepal. Patients (1 month to 20 years of age) presenting with history of afebrile seizure were included...
January 2017: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713979/roles-of-electro-acupuncture-in-glucose-metabolism-as-assessed-by-18f-fdg-pet-imaging-and-ampk%C3%AE-phosphorylation-in-rats-with-ischemic-stroke
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Jingsong Wu, Bingbing Lin, Weilin Liu, Jia Huang, Guanhao Shang, Yunjiao Lin, Lulu Wang, Lidian Chen, Jing Tao
Targeted energy metabolism balance contributes to neural survival during ischemic stroke. Herein, we tested the hypothesis that electro‑acupuncture (EA) can enhance cerebral glucose metabolism assessed by 18F‑fluorodeoxyglucose/positron emission tomography (18F‑FDG/PET) imaging to prevent propagation of tissue damage and improve neurological outcome in rats subjected to ischemia and reperfusion injury. Rats underwent middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) and received EA treatment at the LI11 and ST36 acupoints or non‑acupoint treatment once a day for 7 days...
July 6, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713496/effect-of-denture-cleaning-on-abrasion-resistance-and-surface-topography-of-polymerized-cad-cam-acrylic-resin-denture-base
#11
Lana Ahmed Shinawi
BACKGROUND: The application of computer-aided design computer-aided manufacturing (CAD CAM) technology in the fabrication of complete dentures, offers numerous advantages as it provides optimum fit and eliminates polymerization shrinkage of the acrylic base. Additionally, the porosity and surface roughness of CAD CAM resins is less compared to conventionally processed resins which leads to a decrease in the adhesion of bacteria on the denture base, which is associated with many conditions including halitosis and aspiration pneumonia in elderly denture wearers...
May 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712815/asymptomatic-carotid-stenosis-is-associated-with-cognitive%C3%A2-impairment
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Brajesh K Lal, Moira C Dux, Siddhartha Sikdar, Carly Goldstein, Amir A Khan, John Yokemick, Limin Zhao
BACKGROUND: Cerebrovascular risk factors (eg, hypertension, coronary artery disease) and stroke can lead to vascular cognitive impairment. The Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis and Cognitive Function study evaluated the isolated impact of asymptomatic carotid stenosis (no prior ipsilateral or contralateral stroke or transient ischemic attack) on cognitive function. Cerebrovascular hemodynamic and carotid plaque characteristics were analyzed to elucidate potential mechanisms affecting cognition...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712720/manual-aspiration-thrombectomy-in-patients-with-acute-stroke-related-calcified-cerebral-emboli
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Esther Koh, Hyo Sung Kwak, Gyung-Ho Chung
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of mechanical aspiration thrombectomy (MAT) in patients with acute ischemic stroke from calcified cerebral emboli. METHODS: Procedural results were reviewed for acute stroke patients with clinically neurological deficits who underwent recanalization from October 2012 through September 2015. Initial imaging studies and cerebral angiography were analyzed. RESULTS: Of the total number of patients with acute stroke, 5 patients were confirmed to have acute ischemic stroke by calcified cerebral emboli...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711401/performance-of-acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-ultrasound-imaging-for-carotid-plaque-characterization-with-histologic-validation
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Tomasz J Czernuszewicz, Jonathon W Homeister, Melissa C Caughey, Yue Wang, Hongtu Zhu, Benjamin Y Huang, Ellie R Lee, Carlos A Zamora, Mark A Farber, Joseph J Fulton, Peter F Ford, William A Marston, Raghuveer Vallabhaneni, Timothy C Nichols, Caterina M Gallippi
OBJECTIVE: Stroke is commonly caused by thromboembolic events originating from ruptured carotid plaque with vulnerable composition. This study assessed the performance of acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) imaging, a noninvasive ultrasound elasticity imaging method, for delineating the composition of human carotid plaque in vivo with histologic validation. METHODS: Carotid ARFI images were captured before surgery in 25 patients undergoing clinically indicated carotid endarterectomy...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711339/imaging-department-organization-in-a-stroke-center-and-workflow-processes-in-acute-stroke
#15
REVIEW
Zarina Abdul Assis, Bijoy K Menon, Mayank Goyal
The imaging department is an integral part of the stroke management task force and plays a critical role. Accurate and timely interpretation of images obtained in the emergency department and involvement in decision-making has contributed immensely in stroke care. In fact, the treatment paradigm has changed considerably after the recent positive endovascular clinical trials; and so is the hospital workflow and treatment site. As a result, the imaging department has become the site of maximum activity during an acute stroke protocol...
June 20, 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711275/chemotherapy-induced-stroke-mimic-5-fluorouracil-encephalopathy-fulfilling-criteria-for-tissue-plasminogen-activator-therapy
#16
May Thuy Nguyen, Robyn Stoianovici, Luigi Brunetti
Stroke mimics, especially those involving chemotherapy related neurotoxicity, can confound the clinical diagnosis of acute stroke. Here we describe the case of a 63year-old male with a recent history of stage IIIC colon cancer who presented with confusion on the second day of modified FOLFOX6 (5-fluorouracil/oxaliplatin) chemotherapy and subsequently received alteplase, tissue plasminogen activator therapy (tPA), for presumed ischemic stroke. Magnetic resonance imaging scans after tPA administration did not reveal evidence of an infarction and the patients' neurological symptoms resolved completely after discontinuation of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU)...
July 6, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708726/measuring-cerebral-hypoperfusion-induced-by-hyperventilation-challenge-with-intravoxel-incoherent-motion-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-healthy-volunteers
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Aude Pavilla, Alessandro Arrigo, Mehdi Mejdoubi, Régis Duvauferrier, Giulio Gambarota, Hervé Saint-Jalmes
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to demonstrate the feasibility to assess cerebral hypoperfusion with a hyperventilation (HV) challenge protocol using intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) magnetic resonance imaging. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Magnetic resonance imaging experiments were performed on 10 healthy volunteers at 1.5 T, with a diffusion IVIM magnetic resonance imaging protocol using a set of b-values optimized by Cramer-Rao Lower Bound analysis. Hypoperfusion was induced by an HV maneuver...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708725/dual-energy-computed-tomography-in-stroke-imaging-technical-and-clinical-considerations-of-virtual-noncontrast-images-for-detection-of-the-hyperdense-artery-sign
#18
Sebastian Winklhofer, Ilaria Vittoria De Martini, Chrisitian Nern, Iris Blume, Susanne Wegener, Athina Pangalu, Antonios Valavanis, Hatem Alkadhi, Roman Guggenberger
OBJECTIVE: The technical feasibility of virtual noncontrast (VNC) images from dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) for the detection of the hyperdense artery sign (HAS) in ischemic stroke patients was investigated. METHODS: True noncontrast (TNC) scans of 60 patients either with or without HAS (n = 30 each) were investigated. Clot presence and characteristics were assessed on VNC images from DECT angiography and compared with TNC images. Clot characterization included the level of confidence for diagnosing HAS, a qualitative clot burden score, and quantitative attenuation (Hounsfield unit [HU]) measurements...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707135/secondary-stroke-prevention-in-cryptogenic-stroke-and-embolic-stroke-of-undetermined-source-esus
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REVIEW
Hans-Christoph Diener, Richard Bernstein, Robert Hart
PURPOSE OF THE REVIEW: The purpose of the study was to review the literature on cryptogenic stroke and embolic stroke of undetermined stroke (ESUS). Cryptogenic stroke according to TOAST criteria is a stroke which is not due to cardiogenic embolism, small vessel disease with lacunes or large vessel disease of brain supplying arteries. In the context of secondary stroke prevention studies, cryptogenic stroke is not operationally defined. RECENT FINDINGS: The new concept of "embolic stroke of undetermined source" (ESUS) provides an operational definition...
September 2017: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706202/near-infrared-autofluorescence-induced-by-intraplaque-hemorrhage-and-heme-degradation-as-marker-for-high-risk-atherosclerotic-plaques
#20
Nay Min Htun, Yung Chih Chen, Bock Lim, Tara Schiller, Ghassan J Maghzal, Alex L Huang, Kirstin D Elgass, Jennifer Rivera, Hans G Schneider, Bayden R Wood, Roland Stocker, Karlheinz Peter
Atherosclerosis is a major cause of mortality and morbidity, which is mainly driven by complications such as myocardial infarction and stroke. These complications are caused by thrombotic arterial occlusion localized at the site of high-risk atherosclerotic plaques, of which early detection and therapeutic stabilization are urgently needed. Here we show that near-infrared autofluorescence is associated with the presence of intraplaque hemorrhage and heme degradation products, particularly bilirubin by using our recently created mouse model, which uniquely reflects plaque instability as seen in humans, and human carotid endarterectomy samples...
July 13, 2017: Nature Communications
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