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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684474/environmental-enrichment-cognitive-neuroprotection-in-an-experimental-model-of-cerebral-ischemia-biochemical-and-molecular-aspects
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Lara Vezula Gonçalves, Alice Laschuk Herlinger, Tamara Andrea Alarcon Ferreira, Juliana Barbosa Coitinho, Rita Gomes Wanderley Pires, Cristina Martins-Silva
Stroke is considered a major cause of global morbidity. Currently, there are no effective treatments for post-stroke cognitive impairment. Enriched environment (EE) has been brought forward as a preconditioning method to induce cerebral tolerance in an ischemic event. However, the subjacent mechanisms involved in this tolerance are not yet clear. Herein we aimed to identify the mechanisms of neuroprotection triggered by EE preconditioning in a murine model of ischemic stroke. In order to do so, C57Bl/6 mice were kept for five weeks either in EE or in standard environment (SC) prior to ischemic injury through bilateral carotid occlusion (BCCAo) or sham surgery...
April 20, 2018: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683391/grape-seed-extract-supplementation-attenuates-the-blood-pressure-response-to-exercise-in-prehypertensive-men
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Jong-Kyung Kim, Kyung-Ae Kim, Hyun-Min Choi, Seung-Kook Park, Charles L Stebbins
We tested the hypothesis that exaggerated pressor responses observed in prehypertensive males (N = 9) during dynamic exercise are attenuated following acute dietary supplementation with grape seed extract (GSE) (i.e., a single dose). Effects of placebo and GSE (300 mg) on systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, mean arterial pressure (MAP), cardiac output (CO), stroke volume (SV), total vascular conductance (TVC), and rate × pressure product (RPP) in response to two submaximal cycling workloads (40% and 60% VO2peak ) were compared 2 h after ingestion of GSE or placebo on different days, 1 week apart...
April 23, 2018: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683363/cardiovascular-autonomic-response-to-orthostatic-stress-under-hypoxia-in-patients-with-spinal-cord-injury
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Shu-Chun Huang, Kuo-Cheng Liu, Alice M K Wong, Shih-Chieh Chang, Jong-Shyan Wang
Huang, Shu-Chun, Kuo-Cheng Liu, Alice M.K. Wong, Shih-Chieh Chang, and Jong-Shyan Wang. Cardiovascular autonomic response to orthostatic stress under hypoxia in patients with spinal cord injury. High Alt Med Biol. 00:000-000, 2018. AIMS: Determining whether systemic hypoxia aggravates the severity of autonomic cardiovascular dysfunction in orthostatic stress among patients with spinal cord injuries (SCIs). METHODS: Twenty-four male patients with chronic SCI whose neurological levels were above T6 were recruited...
April 23, 2018: High Altitude Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683007/perioperative-noninvasive-cardiac-output-monitoring-in-parturients-undergoing-cesarean-delivery-with-spinal-anesthesia-and-prophylactic-phenylephrine-drip-a-prospective-observational-cohort-study
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Sharon Orbach-Zinger, Ilya Bizman, Shlomo Firman, Shaul Lev, Roi Gat, Eran Ashwal, Mordehay Vaturi, Eitan Razinski, Atara Davis, Anat Shmueli, Leonid A Eidelman
INTRODUCTION: Spinal anesthesia for cesarean delivery is associated with high incidence of hypotension and is most often prevented by a prophylactic phenylephrine infusion (PPI). In this study, we aimed to identify maternal hemodynamic changes both intraoperatively and postoperatively with the use of the NICaS noninvasive cardiac output monitor in healthy singleton parturients undergoing cesarean delivery (CD) with spinal anesthesia and PPI. METHODS: Healthy term women undergoing spinal anesthesia for singleton CD were enrolled...
April 22, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681885/right-hemisphere-regions-critical-for-expression-of-emotion-through-prosody
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Sona Patel, Kenichi Oishi, Amy Wright, Harry Sutherland-Foggio, Sadhvi Saxena, Shannon M Sheppard, Argye E Hillis
Impaired expression of emotion through pitch, loudness, rate, and rhythm of speech (affective prosody) is common and disabling after right hemisphere (RH) stroke. These deficits impede all social interactions. Previous studies have identified cortical areas associated with impairments of expression, recognition, or repetition of affective prosody, but have not identified critical white matter tracts. We hypothesized that: (1) differences across patients in specific acoustic features correlate with listener judgment of affective prosody and (2) these differences are associated with infarcts of specific RH gray and white matter regions...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681883/compromised-blood-brain-barrier-integrity-is-associated-with-total-magnetic-resonance-imaging-burden-of-cerebral-small-vessel-disease
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Yue Li, Man Li, Long Zuo, Qinglei Shi, Wei Qin, Lei Yang, Tao Jiang, Wenli Hu
Objective: Several studies have demonstrated that compromised blood-brain barrier (BBB) integrity may play a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of individual cerebral small vessel disease (cSVD) markers, but the association between BBB permeability and total magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) cSVD burden remains unclear. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between BBB permeability and total MRI cSVD burden. Methods: Consecutive participants without symptomatic stroke history presented for physical examination were enrolled in this cross-sectional study...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681850/-tnfrsf12a-mediated-atherosclerosis-signaling-and-inflammatory-response-as-a-common-protection-mechanism-of-shuxuening-injection-against-both-myocardial-and-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injuries
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Ming Lyu, Ying Cui, Tiechan Zhao, Zhaochen Ning, Jie Ren, Xingpiao Jin, Guanwei Fan, Yan Zhu
Shuxuening injection (SXNI) is a widely prescribed herbal medicine of Ginkgo biloba extract (EGB) for cerebral and cardiovascular diseases in China. However, its curative effects on ischemic stroke and heart diseases and the underlying mechanisms remain unknown. Taking an integrated approach of RNA-seq and network pharmacology analysis, we compared transcriptome profiles of brain and heart ischemia reperfusion injury in C57BL/6J mice to identify common and differential target genes by SXNI. Models for myocardial ischemia reperfusion injury (MIRI) by ligating left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) for 30 min ischemia and 24 h reperfusion and cerebral ischemia reperfusion injury (CIRI) by middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) for 90 min ischemia and 24 h reperfusion were employed to identify the common mechanisms of SXNI on both cerebral and myocardial ischemia reperfusion...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681849/danhong-injection-combined-with-t-pa-improves-thrombolytic-therapy-in-focal-embolic-stroke
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Min Li, Jing Zhou, Weifeng Jin, Xiaohong Li, Yuyan Zhang
Background: Hemorrhagic transformation, neurotoxicity, short treatment time windows, and other defects are considered as the major limitations for the thrombolytic therapy. This study is devoted to figure out whether Danhong injection (DHI) combined with tissue-plasminogen activator (t-PA) could extend the treatment time windows and ameliorate brain injury, hemorrhagic complication and BBB disruption after focal embolic stroke. Methods: In vitro , the combined concentrations of DHI and t-PA were added to wells reacted with plasminogen and D-Val-Leu-Lys-AMC...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680336/cardiac-structural-and-functional-consequences-of-amyloid-deposition-by-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-and-echocardiography-and-their-prognostic-roles
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Daniel S Knight, Giulia Zumbo, William Barcella, Jennifer A Steeden, Vivek Muthurangu, Ana Martinez-Naharro, Thomas A Treibel, Amna Abdel-Gadir, Heerajnarain Bulluck, Tushar Kotecha, Rohin Francis, Tamer Rezk, Candida C Quarta, Carol J Whelan, Helen J Lachmann, Ashutosh D Wechalekar, Julian D Gillmore, James C Moon, Philip N Hawkins, Marianna Fontana
OBJECTIVES: This cross-sectional study aimed to describe the functional and structural cardiac abnormalities that occur across a spectrum of cardiac amyloidosis burden and to identify the strongest cardiac functional and structural prognostic predictors in amyloidosis using cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) and echocardiography. BACKGROUND: Cardiac involvement in light chain and transthyretin amyloidosis is the main driver of prognosis and influences treatment strategies...
April 13, 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679768/comparison-of-proaqt-pulsioflex%C3%A2-and-oesophageal-doppler-for-intraoperative-haemodynamic-monitoring-during-intermediate-risk-abdominal-surgery
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Grégoire Weil, Cyrus Motamed, Alexandre Eghiaian, Xavier Monnet, Stéphanie Suria
OBJECTIVE: To compare cardiac index (CI) between Proaqt/PulsioFlex® and esophageal Doppler (OD) and the ability of the PulsioFlex® to track CI changes induced by fluid challenge and secondly to assess the impact of the time interval between two auto-calibrations of PulsioFlex® on the accuracy of the measured CI. METHODS: In a single hospital, 49 intermediate-risk oncologic abdominal surgery patients were included in an observational study. We measured the cardiac Index (CI) provided by OD and by the Proaqt/PulsioFlex® before and after internal calibration, which were performed randomly at specific intervals after the initial one (30, 60, 90 and 120min)...
April 18, 2018: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679534/determinants-of-reverse-remodeling-of-the-left-atrium-following-transaortic-myectomy
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Anita Nguyen, Hartzell V Schaff, Rick A Nishimura, Joseph A Dearani, Jeffrey B Geske, Brian D Lahr, Steve R Ommen
BACKGROUND: In patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), enlargement of the left atrium (LA) is associated with increased morbidity and mortality due to risk of atrial fibrillation (AF), stroke, and heart failure. In this study, we investigated whether LA reverse remodeling occurs following septal myectomy. METHODS: Between March 2007 and July 2015, 656 patients underwent myectomy at our institution and had pre- and postoperative transthoracic echocardiographic (TTE) recording of LA volume index (LAVI)...
April 18, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678936/effect-of-stroke-thrombolysis-predicted-by-distal-vessel-occlusion-detection
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Wolfgang G Kunz, Matthias P Fabritius, Wieland H Sommer, Christopher Höhne, Pierre Scheffler, Lukas T Rotkopf, Wolfgang P Fendler, Bastian O Sabel, Felix G Meinel, Franziska Dorn, Birgit Ertl-Wagner, Maximilian F Reiser, Kolja M Thierfelder
OBJECTIVE: Among ischemic stroke patients with negative CT angiography (CTA), we aimed to determine the predictive value of enhanced distal vessel occlusion detection using CT perfusion postprocessing (waveletCTA) for the treatment effect of IV thrombolysis (IVT). METHODS: Patients were selected from 1,851 consecutive patients who had undergone CT perfusion. Inclusion criteria were (1) significant cerebral blood flow (CBF) deficit, (2) no occlusion on CTA, and (3) infarction confirmed on follow-up...
April 20, 2018: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678885/the-burden-of-neurothrombectomy-call-a-multicenter-prospective-study
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Michelle M Williams, Taylor A Wilson, Thabele Leslie-Mazwi, Joshua A Hirsch, Ryan T Kellogg, Alejandro M Spiotta, Reade De Leacy, J Mocco, Felipe Albuquerque, Andrew F Ducruet, Adam Arthur, Visish M Srinivasan, Peter Kan, Maxim Mokin, Travis M Dumont, Alan Reeves, Jasmeet Singh, Stacey Q Wolfe, Kyle M Fargen
INTRODUCTION: Neurothrombectomy frequency is increasing, and a better understanding of the neurothrombectomy call burden is needed. METHODS: Neurointerventional physicians at nine participating stroke centers prospectively recorded time requirements for all neurothrombectomy (NT) consultations over 30 consecutive 24 hour call periods. RESULTS: Data were collected from a total of 270 days of call. 214 NT consultations were reported (mean 0...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678339/usefulness-of-pulmonary-arterial-end-diastolic-forward-flow-late-after-tetralogy-of-fallot-repair-to-predict-a-restrictive-right-ventricle
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Shelby Kutty, Anne Marie Valente, Matthew T White, Kelsey Hickey, David A Danford, Andrew J Powell, Tal Geva
The functional significance of pulmonary arterial end-diastolic forward flow (EDFF) in patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot (rTOF) is not fully understood, with conflicting reports regarding its associations with pulmonary regurgitation (PR), right ventricular (RV) size and function, and so-called restrictive RV physiology. To examine these associations, we retrospectively analyzed 399 patients with rTOF who had contemporaneous echocardiography (Echo) and cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) studies...
March 7, 2018: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675732/bias-flow-rate-and-ventilation-efficiency-during-adult-high-frequency-oscillatory-ventilation-a-lung-model-study
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Osamu Nagano, Tetsuya Yumoto, Atsunori Nishimatsu, Shunsuke Kanazawa, Takahisa Fujita, Sunao Asaba, Hideo Yamanouchi
BACKGROUND: Bias flow (BF) is essential to maintain mean airway pressure (MAP) and to washout carbon dioxide (CO2 ) from the oscillator circuit during high-frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV). If the BF rate is inadequate, substantial CO2 rebreathing could occur and ventilation efficiency could worsen. With lower ventilation efficiency, the required stroke volume (SV) would increase in order to obtain the same alveolar ventilation with constant frequency. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of BF rate on ventilation efficiency during adult HFOV...
April 19, 2018: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675290/diagnostic-and-immunosuppressive-potential-of-elevated-mir-424-levels-in-circulating-immune-cells-of-ischemic-stroke-patients
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Guangwen Li, Qingfeng Ma, Rongliang Wang, Zhibin Fan, Zhen Tao, Ping Liu, Haiping Zhao, Yumin Luo
Our previous study demonstrated that microRNA-424 (miR-424) protected against experimental stroke through inhibition of microglial proliferation and activation by targeting cell cycle proteins. The purpose of this study was to further explore the clinical significance of miR-424 in peripheral immune cells of patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS). Blood samples were collected from 40 patients within 6 hours of symptom onset and 27 control subjects. MiR-424 levels in lymphocytes, neutrophils and plasma were determined by quantitative realtime-PCR...
April 2018: Aging and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674417/value-of-quantitative-collateral-scoring-on-ct-angiography-in-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke
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A M M Boers, R Sales Barros, I G H Jansen, O A Berkhemer, L F M Beenen, B K Menon, D W J Dippel, A van der Lugt, W H van Zwam, Y B W E M Roos, R J van Oostenbrugge, C H Slump, C B L M Majoie, H A Marquering
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Many studies have emphasized the relevance of collateral flow in patients presenting with acute ischemic stroke. Our aim was to evaluate the relationship of the quantitative collateral score on baseline CTA with the outcome of patients with acute ischemic stroke and test whether the timing of the CTA acquisition influences this relationship. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From the Multicenter Randomized Clinical Trial of Endovascular Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke in the Netherlands (MR CLEAN) data base, all baseline thin-slice CTA images of patients with acute ischemic stroke with intracranial large-vessel occlusion were retrospectively collected...
April 19, 2018: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674371/automation-of-ct-based-haemorrhagic-stroke-assessment-for-improved-clinical-outcomes-study-protocol-and-design
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Betty Chinda, George Medvedev, William Siu, Martin Ester, Ali Arab, Tao Gu, Sylvain Moreno, Ryan C N D'Arcy, Xiaowei Song
INTRODUCTION: Haemorrhagic stroke is of significant healthcare concern due to its association with high mortality and lasting impact on the survivors' quality of life. Treatment decisions and clinical outcomes depend strongly on the size, spread and location of the haematoma. Non-contrast CT (NCCT) is the primary neuroimaging modality for haematoma assessment in haemorrhagic stroke diagnosis. Current procedures do not allow convenient NCCT-based haemorrhage volume calculation in clinical settings, while research-based approaches are yet to be tested for clinical utility; there is a demonstrated need for developing effective solutions...
April 19, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672312/impact-of-brain-atrophy-on-early-neurological-deterioration-and-outcome-in-severe-ischemic-stroke-treated-by-intravenous-thrombolysis
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Olivier Tschirret, Gabriela Moreno Legast, Adeline Mansuy, Nathan Mewton, Marielle Buisson, Salem Hannoun, Leila Chamard, Dominique Sappey-Marinier, Carlos El Khoury, Magali Bischoff, Audrey de Parisot, Laurent Derex, Norbert Nighoghossian, Yves Berthezène, Laura Mechtouff
BACKGROUND: Brain atrophy has shown a protective effect on the risk of early neurological deterioration (END) related to malignant edema in patients with hemispheric infarction but could be deleterious on the outcome. AIMS: We aimed to assess whether brain atrophy has an impact on the risk of END and on the outcome in severe ischemic strokes after intravenous (IV) thrombolysis. METHODS: From a prospective thrombolysis registry, 137 patients who had a National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) ≥15, MRI at admission, and IV thrombolysis were included...
April 19, 2018: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672236/the-brain-health-index-towards-a-combined-measure-of-neurovascular-and-neurodegenerative-structural-brain-injury
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David Alexander Dickie, Maria Del C Valdés Hernández, Stephen D Makin, Julie Staals, Stewart J Wiseman, Mark E Bastin, Joanna M Wardlaw
Background A structural magnetic resonance imaging measure of combined neurovascular and neurodegenerative burden may be useful as these features often coexist in older people, stroke and dementia. Aim We aimed to develop a new automated approach for quantifying visible brain injury from small vessel disease and brain atrophy in a single measure, the brain health index. Materials and methods We computed brain health index in N = 288 participants using voxel-based Gaussian mixture model cluster analysis of T1, T2, T2*, and FLAIR magnetic resonance imaging...
January 1, 2018: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
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