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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231792/patient-selection-for-mechanical-thrombectomy-in-posterior-circulation-emergent-large-vessel-occlusion
#1
Scott Raymond, Natalia Sana Rost, Pamela Whitney Schaefer, Thabele Leslie-Mazwi, Joshua A Hirsch, Ramon Gilberto Gonzalez, James Rabinov
Triage of posterior circulation stroke from emergent large-vessel occlusion (pc-ELVO) is challenging owing to the stuttering clinical course and potential for rapid decline. Growing clinical data support the use of mechanical thrombectomy in pc-ELVO, but there are limited data addressing the clinical and imaging criteria for patient selection. We present our triage algorithm used to select patients for endovascular therapy (EVT) in the setting of pc-ELVOS. We use a consecutive retrospective database from 2004 to 2016 to describe the practice patterns and prognostic factors for pc-ELVO patients treated using both medical and EVT...
January 1, 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230366/comparison-between-radial-artery-tonometry-pulse-analyzer-and-pulsed-doppler-echocardiography-derived-hemodynamic-parameters-in-cardiac-surgery-patients-a-pilot-study
#2
Rashad Zayat, Andreas Goetzenich, Ju-Yeon Lee, HeeJung Kang, So-Hyun Jansen-Park, Thomas Schmitz-Rode, Giulia Musetti, Heike Schnoering, Rüdiger Autschbach, Nima Hatam, Ali Aljalloud
Background: Bedside non-invasive techniques, such as radial artery tonometry, to estimate hemodynamic parameters have gained increased relevance as an attractive alternative and efficient method to measure hemodynamics in outpatient departments. For our pilot study, we sought to compare cardiac output (CO), and stroke volume (SV) estimated from a radial artery tonometry blood pressure pulse analyzer (BPPA) (DMP-Life, DAEYOMEDI Co., Gyeonggi-do, South Korea) to pulsed-wave Doppler (PWD) echocardiography derived parameters...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228591/up-regulation-of-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-in-response-to-acute-ischemic-stroke-via-erk-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway-in-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
#3
Zhou Ou, Meng-Xing Tao, Qing Gao, Xue-Ling Zhang, Yang Yang, Jun-Shan Zhou, Ying-Dong Zhang
Cerebral ischemic stroke is usually caused by a temporary or permanent decrease in blood supply to the brain. Despite general progress in diagnosis and treatment, the prognosis of stroke is still unsatisfactory, and more detailed potential mechanisms are needed to investigate underlying the pathological process. Here, we showed that serum angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) concentration was positively correlated with infarct volume after acute ischemic stroke (AIS). Moreover, using a permanent middle cerebral artery occlusion rat model, we indicated for the first time that increased ACE expression in response to AIS was regulated by the ERK/NF-κB pathway in peri-infarct regions...
November 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227024/blood-biomarkers-as-predictors-of-long-term-mortality-in-copd
#4
Angelico Mendy, Erick Forno, Theophile Niyonsenga, Janvier Gasana
BACKGROUND: Blood biomarkers are easily accessible and might reflect chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) activity. AIM: To determine whether a panel of blood biomarkers (C-reactive protein [CRP], neutrophils, eosinophils, albumin and vitamin D) could predict mortality in COPD. METHODS: we analyzed data from 431 COPD participants to the 2007-2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys who were followed for a median time of 36 months...
December 11, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226637/the-value-of-mean-platelet-volume-for-prognosis-of-patients-with-acute-cerebral-infarction
#5
Jiao-Long Wan, Zhi-Wei Ma
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to investigate the value of mean platelet volume (MPV) for prognosis of patients with acute cerebral infarction (ACI). METHODS: One hundred ACI patients and 80 healthy volunteers acting as healthy controls (HCs) were consecutively included in this study. Their baseline clinical and laboratory characteristics were extracted from an electroniccase system. ACI patients were followed for 90 days to collect the main study endpoints including poor prognosis, death due to cardiovascular causes, and the recurrence of stroke...
November 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224652/primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-at-centers-with-and-without-on-site-surgical-support-insights-from-the-blue-cross-blue-shield-of-michigan-cardiovascular-consortium-bmc2
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Majed Afana, Hitinder S Gurm, Milan Seth, Kathleen M Frazier, Sheryl Fielding, Gerald C Koenig
BACKGROUND: Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) is being increasingly performed nationally at sites without on-site cardiac surgery; however, recent guidelines only provide a Class IIa recommendation for this practice. The state of Michigan has permitted PPCI without on-site surgery under a closely monitored system that mandates auditing of all procedures and quarterly feedback on quality and outcomes. This study sought to compare outcomes of patients undergoing PPCI at centers with and without on-site surgery in the state of Michigan...
January 2018: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224651/role-of-doppler-echocardiography-for-cardiac-output-assessment-in-fontan-patients
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Alexander Egbe, Arooj R Khan, Sana F Khan, Nandan S Anavekar, Sameh M Said, Philip M Young, Emmanuel Akintoye, William R Miranda, Mohamad N Al-Otaibi, Gruschen R Veldtman, Heidi M Connolly
BACKGROUND: To determine (1) correlation between Doppler stroke volume index (SVI) and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMRI) SVI and (2) association between Doppler SVI and Fontan-associated diseases (FAD) and Fontan failure. METHODS: Review of Fontan patients who underwent same-day CMRI and transthoracic echocardiography (TTE), 2005 to 2015. We defined FAD as cardiac thrombus, protein-losing enteropathy, arrhythmia, and hospitalization for heart failure. Fontan failure was defined as Fontan conversion or revision, heart transplantation or listing, or death...
January 2018: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223466/long-term-pulmonary-and-cardiovascular-morbidities-of-neonatal-hyperoxia-exposure-in-mice
#8
Renuka T Menon, Amrit Kumar Shrestha, Corey L Reynolds, Roberto Barrios, Binoy Shivanna
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) frequently occurs in infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), causing increased mortality and right ventricular (RV) dysfunction that persists into adulthood. A first step in developing better therapeutic options is identifying and characterizing an appropriate animal model. Previously, we characterized the short-term morbidities of a model in which C57BL/6J wild-type (WT) mice were exposed to 70% O2 (hyperoxia) during the neonatal period. Here, we aimed to determine the long-term morbidities using lung morphometry, echocardiography (Echo), and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (cMRI)...
December 7, 2017: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222852/free-breathing-whole-heart-3d-cine-magnetic-resonance-imaging-with-prospective-respiratory-motion-compensation
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Mehdi H Moghari, Ashita Barthur, Maria E Amaral, Tal Geva, Andrew J Powell
PURPOSE: To develop and validate a new prospective respiratory motion compensation algorithm for free-breathing whole-heart 3D cine steady-state free precession (SSFP) imaging. METHODS: In a 3D cine SSFP sequence, 4 excitations per cardiac cycle are re-purposed to prospectively track heart position. Specifically, their 1D image is reconstructed and routed into the scanner's standard diaphragmatic navigator processing system. If all 4 signals are in end-expiration, cine image data from the entire cardiac cycle is accepted for image reconstruction...
December 8, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222394/equivalent-favorable-outcomes-possible-after-thrombectomy-for-posterior-circulation-large-vessel-occlusion-compared-with-the-anterior-circulation-the-musc-experience
#10
Ali Alawieh, Jan Vargas, Raymond D Turner, Aquilla S Turk, M Imran Chaudry, Jonathan Lena, Alejandro Spiotta
INTRODUCTION: In acute ischemic stroke (AIS), posterior circulation large vessel occlusions (LVOs) have been associated with poorer outcomes compared with anterior circulation LVOs. The outcomes of anterior versus posterior circulation thrombectomy for LVOs were compared at a high volume center employing a direct aspiration first pass technique (ADAPT). METHODS: We retrospectively studied a database of AIS cases that underwent ADAPT thrombectomy for LVOs. Cases were grouped by anatomical location of thrombectomy (posterior vs anterior circulation), and analysis was performed on both entire sample size...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222121/postoperative-reverse-remodeling-and-symptomatic-improvement-in-normal-flow-low-gradient-aortic-stenosis-after-aortic-valve-replacement
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Rasmus Carter-Storch, Jacob E Møller, Nicolaj L Christensen, Akhmadjon Irmukhadenov, Lars M Rasmussen, Redi Pecini, Kristian A Øvrehus, Eva V Søndergård, Niels Marcussen, Jordi S Dahl
BACKGROUND: Severe aortic stenosis (AS) most often presents with reduced aortic valve area (<1 cm2), normal stroke volume index (≥35 mL/m2), and either high mean gradient (≥40 mm Hg; normal-flow high-gradient AS) or low mean gradient (normal-flow low-gradient [NFLG] AS). The benefit of aortic valve replacement (AVR) among NFLG patients is controversial. We compared the impact of NFLG condition on preoperative left ventricular (LV) remodeling and myocardial fibrosis and postoperative remodeling and symptomatic benefit...
December 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221743/ex%C3%A2-vivo-hydrodynamics-after-central-and-paracommissural-edge-to-edge-technique-a-further-step-toward-transcatheter-tricuspid-repair
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Sina Stock, Heidemarie Bohm, Michael Scharfschwerdt, Doreen Richardt, Roza Meyer-Saraei, Stanislav Tsvelodub, Hans-Hinrich Sievers
OBJECTIVES: Transcatheter approaches in heart valve disease became tremendously important and are currently established in the aortic position, but transcatheter tricuspid repair is still in its beginning and remains challenging. Replicating the surgical edge-to-edge technique, for example, with the MitraClip System (Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, Calif), represents a promising option and has been reported successfully in small numbers of cases. However, up to now, few data considering the edge-to-edge technique as a transcatheter approach are available...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221272/goal-directed-fluid-restriction-using-stroke-volume-variation-and-cardiac-index-during-one-lung-ventilation-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Hui Xu, Shu-Hua Shu, Di Wang, Xiao-Qing Chai, Yan-Hu Xie, Wei-De Zhou
Background: Goal-directed therapy confers a strong prognosis in patients undergoing major cardiac or noncardiac surgery. The present study investigated whether intraoperative goal-directed fluid restriction (GDFR) using stroke volume variation (SVV) and cardiac index could improve oxygenation and postoperative outcome in patients undergoing one-lung ventilation (OLV). Methods: A Total of 168 patients scheduled for elective thoracoscopic lobectomy under OLV were randomized into the GDFR protocol (group G) or conventional fluid therapy groups (group C)...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220411/hexahydrocurcumin-protects-against-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-attenuates-inflammation-and-improves-antioxidant-defenses-in-a-rat-stroke-model
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Piyawadee Wicha, Jiraporn Tocharus, Adchara Janyou, Jinatta Jittiwat, Chatchawan Changtam, Apichart Suksamrarn, Chainarong Tocharus
The purpose of the present experiment was to investigate whether hexahydrocurcumin (HHC) attenuates brain damage and improves functional outcome via the activation of antioxidative activities, anti-inflammation, and anti-apoptosis following cerebral ischemia/reperfusion (I/R). In this study, rats with cerebral I/R injury were induced by a transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) for 2 h, followed by reperfusion. The male Wistar rats were randomly divided into five groups, including the sham-operated, vehicle-treated, 10 mg/kg HHC-treated, 20 mg/kg HHC-treated, and 40 mg/kg HHC-treated I/R groups...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218014/acute-effects-of-positive-airway-pressure-on-functional-mitral-regurgitation-in-patients-with-systolic-heart-failure
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Takao Kato, Takatoshi Kasai, Shoichiro Yatsu, Azusa Murata, Hiroki Matsumoto, Shoko Suda, Masaru Hiki, Nanako Shiroshita, Mitsue Kato, Fusae Kawana, Sakiko Miyazaki, Hiroyuki Daida
Background: Acute effects of positive airway pressure (PAP) [including continuous PAP (CPAP) and adaptive servo-ventilation, an advanced form of bi-level PAP] on functional mitral regurgitation (fMR) in patients with heart failure (HF) with left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction remain unclear. Thus, whether PAP therapy reduces fMR in such patients with HF was investigated. Methods and Results: Twenty patients with HF and LV systolic dysfunction defined as LV ejection fraction (LVEF) <50% (14 men; mean LVEF, 35...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217747/mr-perfusion-to-determine-the-status-of-collaterals-in-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke-a-look-beyond-time-maps
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K Nael, A Doshi, R De Leacy, J Puig, M Castellanos, J Bederson, T P Naidich, J Mocco, M Wintermark
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Patients with acute stroke with robust collateral flow have better clinical outcomes and may benefit from endovascular treatment throughout an extended time window. Using a multiparametric approach, we aimed to identify MR perfusion parameters that can represent the extent of collaterals, approximating DSA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with anterior circulation proximal arterial occlusion who had baseline MR perfusion and DSA were evaluated...
December 7, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217489/fixed-volume-particle-trace-emission-for-the-analysis-of-left-atrial-blood-flow-using-4d-flow-mri
#17
Stephen Gaeta, Petter Dyverfeldt, Jonatan Eriksson, Carl-Johan Carlhäll, Tino Ebbers, Ann F Bolger
4D Flow MRI has been used to quantify normal and deranged left ventricular blood flow characteristics on the basis of functionally distinct flow components. However, the application of this technique to the atria is challenging due to the presence of continuous inflow. This continuous inflow necessitates plane-based emission of particle traces from the inlet veins, leading to particles that represents different amounts of blood, and related quantification errors. The purpose of this study was to develop a novel fixed-volume approach for particle tracing and employ this method to develop quantitative analysis of 4D blood flow characteristics in the left atrium...
December 4, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217445/factors-that-predict-failure-to-meet-mips-quality-measures-for-asymptomatic-carotid-endarterectomy
#18
Anahita Dua, Steven Koprowski, Fadwa Ali, Sapan S Desai
INTRODUCTION: The Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) created by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) financially penalizes providers who fail to meet expected quality of care measures. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the factors that predict failure to meet PQRS measures for carotid endarterectomy (CEA). METHODS: PQRS measures 260 (discharge by postoperative day 2 following CEA in asymptomatic patients) and 346 (rate of postoperative stroke or death following CEA in asymptomatic patients) were evaluated using hospital records from the state of Florida from 2008-2012...
December 4, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216828/factors-necessary-for-independent-walking-in-patients-with-thalamic-hemorrhage
#19
Shigenori Hiraoka, Shinichiro Maeshima, Hideto Okazaki, Hirokazu Hori, Shinichiro Tanaka, Sayaka Okamoto, Reisuke Funahashi, Kei Yagihashi, Ikuko Fuse, Naoki Asano, Shigeru Sonoda
BACKGROUND: Thalamic hemorrhages cause motor paralysis, sensory impairment, and cognitive dysfunctions, all of which may significantly affect walking independence. We examined the factors related to independent walking in patients with thalamic hemorrhage who were admitted to a rehabilitation hospital. METHODS: We evaluated 128 patients with thalamic hemorrhage (75 men and 53 women; age range, 40-93 years) who were admitted to our rehabilitation hospital. The mean duration from symptom onset to rehabilitation hospital admission was 27...
December 8, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216818/neuroprotective-effects-of-amiodarone-in-a-mouse-model-of-ischemic-stroke
#20
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
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