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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28234972/a-functional-variant-in-the-3-utr-of-vegf-predicts-the-90-day-outcome-of-ischemic-stroke-in-chinese-patients
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Jing Zhao, Yun Bai, Lei Jin, Yingfeng Weng, Yujie Wang, Hui Wu, Xia Li, Ying Huang, Shengyue Wang
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) plays critical roles in angiogenesis and vasculogenesis, which are associated with post-stroke functional recovery. However, the effects of the VEGFA polymorphisms on the outcome of ischemic stroke (IS) have been rarely reported. We therefore investigated the associations of +936C/T variant (rs3025039) with the susceptibilities and the 90-day outcomes from 494 IS patients and 337 healthy controls in Chinese population through the establishment of logistic multivariate regression model...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28232378/developing-and-validating-a-cardiovascular-risk-score-for-patients-in-the-community-with-prior-cardiovascular-disease
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Katrina K Poppe, Rob N Doughty, Sue Wells, Dudley Gentles, Harry Hemingway, Rod Jackson, Andrew J Kerr
OBJECTIVE: Patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD) vary significantly in their risk of future CVD events; yet few clinical scores are available to aid assessment of risk. We sought to develop a score for use in primary care that estimates short-term CVD risk in these patients. METHODS: Adults aged <80 years with prior CVD were identified from a New Zealand primary care cohort study (PREDICT), and linked to national mortality, hospitalisation and dispensing databases...
February 23, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231942/atherothrombotic-risk-stratification-and-ezetimibe-for-secondary-prevention
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Erin A Bohula, David A Morrow, Robert P Giugliano, Michael A Blazing, Ping He, Jeong-Gun Park, Sabina A Murphy, Jennifer A White, Y Antero Kesaniemi, Terje R Pedersen, Adrian J Brady, Yale Mitchel, Christopher P Cannon, Eugene Braunwald
BACKGROUND: Ezetimibe improves cardiovascular (CV) outcomes in patients stabilized after acute coronary syndrome (ACS) when added to statin therapy. After ACS, patients vary considerably in their risk for recurrent CV events. OBJECTIVES: This study tested the hypothesis that atherothrombotic risk stratification may be useful to identify post-ACS patients who have the greatest potential for benefit from the addition of ezetimibe to statin therapy. METHODS: The TIMI (Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction) Risk Score for Secondary Prevention (TRS 2°P) is a simple 9-point risk stratification tool, previously developed in a large population with atherothrombosis to predict CV death, myocardial infarction (MI), and ischemic stroke (CV death/MI/ischemic cerebrovascular accident [iCVA])...
February 28, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229254/the-impact-of-post-procedural-complications-on-reimbursement-length-of-stay-and-mechanical-ventilation-among-patients-undergoing-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-in-germany
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Klaus Kaier, Holger Reinecke, Huseyin Naci, Lutz Frankenstein, Martin Bode, Werner Vach, Philip Hehn, Andreas Zirlik, Manfred Zehender, Jochen Reinöhl
BACKGROUND: The impact of various post-procedural complications after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) on resource use and their consequences in the German reimbursement system has still not been properly quantified. METHODS: In a retrospective observational study, we use data from the German DRG statistic on patient characteristics and in-hospital outcomes of all isolated TAVI procedures in 2013 (N = 9147). The impact of post-procedural complications on reimbursement, length of stay and mechanical ventilation was analyzed using both unadjusted and risk-adjusted linear and logistic regression analyses...
February 22, 2017: European Journal of Health Economics: HEPAC: Health Economics in Prevention and Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227032/a-statistical-model-for-stroke-outcome-prediction-and-treatment-planning
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Abhishek Sengupta, Vaibhav Rajan, Sakyajit Bhattacharya, G R K Sarma, Abhishek Sengupta, Vaibhav Rajan, Sakyajit Bhattacharya, G R K Sarma, Abhishek Sengupta, Grk Sarma, Vaibhav Rajan, Sakyajit Bhattacharya
Stroke is a major cause of mortality and long-term disability in the world. Predictive outcome models in stroke are valuable for personalized treatment, rehabilitation planning and in controlled clinical trials. We design a new multi-class classification model to predict outcome in the short-term, the putative therapeutic window for several treatments. Our model addresses the challenges of class imbalance, where the training data is dominated by samples of a single class, and highly correlated predictor and outcome variables, which makes learning the effects of treatments on the outcome difficult...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225781/chronic-pain-depression-and-cardiovascular-disease-linked-through-a-shared-genetic-predisposition-analysis-of-a-family-based-cohort-and-twin-study
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Oliver van Hecke, Lynne J Hocking, Nicola Torrance, Archie Campbell, Sandosh Padmanabhan, David J Porteous, Andrew M McIntosh, Andrea V Burri, Haruka Tanaka, Frances M K Williams, Blair H Smith
BACKGROUND: Depression and chronic pain are the two most important causes of disability (Global Burden of Disease Study 2013). They occur together more frequently than expected and both conditions have been shown to be co-morbid with cardiovascular disease. Although shared socio-demographic risk factors (e.g. gender, deprivation) might explain the co-morbidity of these three conditions, we hypothesised that these three long-term, highly prevalent conditions co-occur and may be due to shared familial risk, and/or genetic factors...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222778/sample-size-considerations-for-trials-using-cerebral-white-matter-hyperintensity-progression-as-an-intermediate-outcome-at-1%C3%A2-year-after-mild-stroke-results-of-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Francesca M Chappell, Maria Del Carmen Valdés Hernández, Stephen D Makin, Kirsten Shuler, Eleni Sakka, Martin S Dennis, Paul A Armitage, Susana Muñoz Maniega, Joanna M Wardlaw
BACKGROUND: White matter hyperintensities (WMHs) are commonly seen on in brain imaging and are associated with stroke and cognitive decline. Therefore, they may provide a relevant intermediate outcome in clinical trials. WMH can be measured as a volume or visually on the Fazekas scale. We investigated predictors of WMH progression and design of efficient studies using WMH volume and Fazekas score as an intermediate outcome. METHODS: We prospectively recruited 264 patients with mild ischaemic stroke and measured WMH volume, Fazekas score, age and cardiovascular risk factors at baseline and 1 year...
February 21, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218217/efficacy-and-safety-of-the-watchman-left-atrial-appendage-system-for-stroke-prevention-in-chinese-patients-with-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation-a-single-center-prospective-observational-study
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Wei-Ping Huang, Yong-Hua Zhang, Lei He, Xi Su, Xin-Wei Yang, Zai-Xiong Guo
BACKGROUND: In patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF), embolic stroke is thought to be associated with left atrial appendage (LAA) thrombi. The WATCHMAN LAA Occlusion Device has been shown to be noninferior to conventional oral anticoagulation with warfarin for stroke prevention in patients with NVAF. This study aimed to evaluate the procedural feasibility, safety and 12-month outcomes of the WATCHMAN LAA Occlusion Device in NVAF patients with high risk for stroke in China...
2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213102/comparison-of-multiplate-and-verifynow-platelet-function-tests-in-predicting-clinical-outcome-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndromes
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Peter D Larsen, Ana S Holley, Alexander Sasse, Ali Al-Sinan, Sarah Fairley, Scott A Harding
INTRODUCTION: This study examined the ability of two widely used "point of care" platelet function assays, VerifyNow and Multiplate, to predict adverse outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS). METHODS: We examined platelet reactivity using VerifyNow and Multiplate P2Y12 assays in patients with ACS and the relationship between platelet reactivity and both MACE (defined as a composite of death, myocardial infarction, stroke, stent thrombosis and unplanned revascularisation) and TIMI major bleeding at 1year...
February 10, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208139/mri-based-neuroanatomical-predictors-of-dysphagia-dysarthria-and-aphasia-in-patients-with-first-acute-ischemic-stroke%C3%A2
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Heather L Flowers, Mohammed A AlHarbi, David Mikulis, Frank L Silver, Elizabeth Rochon, David Streiner, Rosemary Martino
BACKGROUND: Due to the high post-stroke frequency of dysphagia, dysarthria, and aphasia, we developed comprehensive neuroanatomical, clinical, and demographic models to predict their presence after acute ischemic stroke. METHODS: The sample included 160 randomly selected first-ever stroke patients with confirmed infarction on magnetic resonance imaging from 1 tertiary stroke center. We documented acute lesions within 12 neuroanatomical regions and their associated volumes...
February 16, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases Extra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203689/predictive-significance-of-day-to-day-blood-pressure-variability-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-for-12-month-functional-outcomes
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Zhu Shi, En S Li, Jun S Zhong, Juan L Yuan, Lan R Li, Cheng W Zheng
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 15, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199999/blood-pressure-variability-does-it-predict-the-outcome-of-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Dimitrios Milonas, Konstantinos Tziomalos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 15, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196949/referral-pathways-for-patients-with-tia-avoiding-hospital-admission-a-scoping-review
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Bridie Angela Evans, Khalid Ali, Jenna Bulger, Gary A Ford, Matthew Jones, Chris Moore, Alison Porter, Alan David Pryce, Tom Quinn, Anne C Seagrove, Helen Snooks, Shirley Whitman, Nigel Rees
OBJECTIVE: To identify the features and effects of a pathway for emergency assessment and referral of patients with suspected transient ischaemic attack (TIA) in order to avoid admission to hospital. DESIGN: Scoping review. DATA SOURCES: PubMed, CINAHL Web of Science, Scopus. STUDY SELECTION: Reports of primary research on referral of patients with suspected TIA directly to specialist outpatient services. DATA EXTRACTION: We screened studies for eligibility and extracted data from relevant studies...
February 14, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195503/pro-atrial-natriuretic-peptide-and-prediction-of-atrial-fibrillation-and-stroke-the-malm%C3%A3-preventive-project
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John Berntsson, J Gustav Smith, Peter M Nilsson, Bo Hedblad, Olle Melander, Gunnar Engström
Background The increasing prevalence of atrial fibrillation and novel therapeutic tools to prevent cardioembolic stroke has increased the need for risk markers. Objectives This study explored the relationship between the midregional sequence of pro-atrial natriuretic peptide (MR-proANP) levels with the risk of atrial fibrillation and stroke, and whether measurement of MR-proANP improves the prediction of these outcomes. Methods MR-proANP was measured in fasting blood samples of 5130 subjects (69% men, mean age 69...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190440/neurologic-complications-in-critically-ill-pregnant-patients
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W L Wright
Neurologic complications in a critically ill pregnant woman are uncommon but some of the complications (such as eclampsia) are unique to pregnancy and the puerperal period. Other neurologic complications (such as seizures in the setting of epilepsy) may worsen during pregnancy. Clinical signs and symptoms such as seizure, headache, weakness, focal neurologic deficits, and decreased level of consciousness require careful consideration of potential causes to ensure prompt treatment measures are instituted to prevent ongoing neurologic injury...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187730/adherence-to-treatment-guidelines-the-association-between-stroke-risk-stratified-comparing-chads2-and-cha2ds2-vasc-score-levels-and-warfarin-prescription-for-adult-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Scott A Chapman, Catherine A St Hill, Meg M Little, Michael T Swanoski, Shellina R Scheiner, Kenric B Ware, M Nawal Lutfiyya
BACKGROUND: Ischemic stroke is a risk associated with atrial fibrillation (AF) and is estimated to occur five times more often in afflicted patients than in those without AF. Anti-thrombotic therapy is recommended for the prevention of ischemic stroke. Risk stratification tools, such as the CHADS2, and more recently the CHA2DS2-VASc, for predicting stroke in patients with AF have been developed to determine the level of stroke risk and assist clinicians in the selection of antithrombotic therapy...
February 11, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185529/elevated-levels-of-adipokines-predict-outcome-after-acute-myocardial-infarction-a-long-term-follow-up-of-the-glucose-tolerance-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-cohort
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Viveca Ritsinger, Kerstin Brismar, Klas Malmberg, Linda Mellbin, Per Näsman, Lars Rydén, Stefan Söderberg, Åke Tenerz, Anna Norhammar
OBJECTIVE: Adiponectin and leptin are associated with insulin resistance and cardiovascular disease. Information on the prognostic value after an acute myocardial infarction is still conflicting. METHODS: Patients (n = 180) without known diabetes and with admission glucose of <11 mmol/L admitted for an acute myocardial infarction in 1998-2000 were followed for mortality and cardiovascular events (first of cardiovascular mortality/acute myocardial infarction/stroke/heart failure) until the end of 2011 (median: 11...
March 2017: Diabetes & Vascular Disease Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183856/prediction-of-early-recurrent-thromboembolic-event-and-major-bleeding-in-patients-with-acute-stroke-and-atrial-fibrillation-by-a-risk-stratification-schema-the-alessa-score-study
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Maurizio Paciaroni, Giancarlo Agnelli, Valeria Caso, Georgios Tsivgoulis, Karen L Furie, Prasanna Tadi, Cecilia Becattini, Nicola Falocci, Marialuisa Zedde, Azmil H Abdul-Rahim, Kennedy R Lees, Andrea Alberti, Michele Venti, Monica Acciarresi, Cataldo D'Amore, Maria Giulia Mosconi, Ludovica Anna Cimini, Antonio Procopio, Paolo Bovi, Monica Carletti, Alberto Rigatelli, Manuel Cappellari, Jukka Putaala, Liisa Tomppo, Turgut Tatlisumak, Fabio Bandini, Simona Marcheselli, Alessandro Pezzini, Loris Poli, Alessandro Padovani, Luca Masotti, Vieri Vannucchi, Sung-Il Sohn, Gianni Lorenzini, Rossana Tassi, Francesca Guideri, Maurizio Acampa, Giuseppe Martini, George Ntaios, Efstathia Karagkiozi, George Athanasakis, Kostantinos Makaritsis, Kostantinos Vadikolias, Chrysoula Liantinioti, Maria Chondrogianni, Nicola Mumoli, Domenico Consoli, Franco Galati, Simona Sacco, Antonio Carolei, Cindy Tiseo, Francesco Corea, Walter Ageno, Marta Bellesini, Giovanna Colombo, Giorgio Silvestrelli, Alfonso Ciccone, Umberto Scoditti, Licia Denti, Michelangelo Mancuso, Miriam Maccarrone, Giovanni Orlandi, Nicola Giannini, Gino Gialdini, Tiziana Tassinari, Maria Luisa De Lodovici, Giorgio Bono, Christina Rueckert, Antonio Baldi, Sebastiano D'Anna, Danilo Toni, Federica Letteri, Martina Giuntini, Enrico Maria Lotti, Yuriy Flomin, Alessio Pieroni, Odysseas Kargiotis, Theodore Karapanayiotides, Serena Monaco, Mario Maimone Baronello, Laszló Csiba, Lilla Szabó, Alberto Chiti, Elisa Giorli, Massimo Del Sette, Davide Imberti, Dorjan Zabzuni, Boris Doronin, Vera Volodina, Patrik Michel, Peter Vanacker, Kristian Barlinn, Lars-Peder Pallesen, Jessica Kepplinger, Ulf Bodechtel, Johannes Gerber, Dirk Deleu, Gayane Melikyan, Faisal Ibrahim, Naveed Akhtar, Vanessa Gourbali, Shadi Yaghi
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSES: This study was designed to derive and validate a score to predict early ischemic events and major bleedings after an acute ischemic stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation. METHODS: The derivation cohort consisted of 854 patients with acute ischemic stroke and atrial fibrillation included in prospective series between January 2012 and March 2014. Older age (hazard ratio 1.06 for each additional year; 95% confidence interval, 1.00-1.11) and severe atrial enlargement (hazard ratio, 2...
February 9, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183566/relationship-between-normal-preoperative-white-blood-cell-count-and-major-adverse-events-after-endovascular-repair-for-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-results-of-a-pilot-study
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Eleni Arnaoutoglou, George Kouvelos, Petros Tzimas, Eleni Laou, Vasilios Bouris, George Papadopoulos, Miltiadis Matsagkas
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between preoperative white blood cell (WBC) count within the reference range and major adverse events (MAEs) following endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING: Vascular surgery clinic in a tertiary university hospital. PATIENTS: One hundred fifty-three consecutive patients. INTERVENTION: Endovascular repair of AAA...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183466/early-clinical-outcomes-after-transcatheter%C3%A2-aortic-valve-replacement-using-a-novel-self-expanding-bioprosthesis%C3%A2-in%C3%A2-patients-with-severe%C3%A2-aortic%C3%A2-stenosis-who-are-suboptimal%C3%A2-for%C3%A2-surgery-results-of-the-evolut-r-u-s-study
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Jeffrey J Popma, Michael J Reardon, Kamal Khabbaz, J Kevin Harrison, G Chad Hughes, Susheel Kodali, Isaac George, G Michael Deeb, Stan Chetcuti, Robert Kipperman, John Brown, Hongyan Qiao, James Slater, Mathew R Williams
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to evaluate this transcatheter aortic valve (TAV) bioprosthesis in patients who are poorly suitable for surgical aortic valve (AV) replacement. BACKGROUND: A novel self-expandable TAV bioprosthesis was designed to provide a low-profile delivery system, conformable annular sealing, and the ability to resheath and reposition during deployment. METHODS: The Evolut R U.S. study included 241 patients with severe aortic stenosis who were deemed to be at least high risk for surgery treated at 23 clinical sites in the United States...
February 13, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
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