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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087825/incidence-and-predictors-of-epilepsy-after-pediatric-arterial-ischemic-stroke
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Lori L Billinghurst, Lauren A Beslow, Nicholas S Abend, Michael Uohara, Laura Jastrzab, Daniel J Licht, Rebecca N Ichord
OBJECTIVE: To determine the cumulative incidence and clinical predictors of remote symptomatic seizures and epilepsy after pediatric arterial ischemic stroke (AIS). METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of 218 participants with neonatal AIS (NAIS), presumed perinatal AIS (PPAIS), and childhood AIS (CAIS) from a single-center prospective consecutive cohort enrolled from 2006 to 2014. Medical records were reviewed for timing, semiology, and treatment of acute symptomatic seizures, remote symptomatic seizures (RSS), and epilepsy...
January 13, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087279/alpha-2-macroglobulin-and-heparin-cofactor-ii-and-the-vulnerability-of-carotid-atherosclerotic-plaques-an-itraq-based-analysis
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Jinmao Li, Xi Liu, Ying Xiang, Xueying Ding, Teng Wang, Ying Liu, Maojia Yin, Changhong Tan, Fen Deng, Lifen Chen
Rupture of carotid atherosclerotic plaque may cause stroke, while few biomarker in clinic can evaluate carotid plaque vulnerability. In this study, we divided the recruited participants into no plaque, stable plaque, and vulnerable plaque group according to carotid ultrasonography, and screened the differentially expressed proteins in plasma of these participants using isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantitation labeling coupled with liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. 28 proteins were identified differentially expressed, among which alpha-2-macroglobulin (α2M) and heparin cofactor II (HCII) were found to be at hub position in the interactions of these proteins by STRING analysis and were selected for enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay measurement to assess their relevance with carotid plaques vulnerability and diagnostic efficiency...
January 10, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086802/brain-metabolic-pattern-analysis-using-a-magnetic-resonance-spectra-classification-software-in-experimental-stroke
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Elena Jiménez-Xarrié, Myriam Davila, Ana Paula Candiota, Raquel Delgado-Mederos, Sandra Ortega-Martorell, Margarida Julià-Sapé, Carles Arús, Joan Martí-Fàbregas
BACKGROUND: Magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) provides non-invasive information about the metabolic pattern of the brain parenchyma in vivo. The SpectraClassifier software performs MRS pattern-recognition by determining the spectral features (metabolites) which can be used objectively to classify spectra. Our aim was to develop an Infarct Evolution Classifier and a Brain Regions Classifier in a rat model of focal ischemic stroke using SpectraClassifier. RESULTS: A total of 164 single-voxel proton spectra obtained with a 7 Tesla magnet at an echo time of 12 ms from non-infarcted parenchyma, subventricular zones and infarcted parenchyma were analyzed with SpectraClassifier ( http://gabrmn...
January 13, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079139/blood-occludin-level-as-a-potential-biomarker-for-early-blood-brain-barrier-damage-following-ischemic-stroke
#4
Rong Pan, Kewei Yu, Theodore Weatherwax, Handong Zheng, Wenlan Liu, Ke Jian Liu
Concern about intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is the primary reason for withholding tPA therapy from patients with ischemic stroke. Early blood brain barrier (BBB) damage is the major risk factor for fatal post-thrombolysis ICH, but rapidly assessing BBB damage before tPA administration is highly challenging. We recently reported that ischemia induced rapid degradation of tight junction protein occludin in cerebromicrovessels. The present study investigates whether the cleaved occludin is released into the blood stream and how blood occludin levels correlate to the extent of BBB damage using a rat model of ischemic stroke...
January 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078914/appropriate-patient-selection-for-carotid-revascularization-procedures-is-urgently-needed
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Kosmas I Paraskevas, Frank J Veith, Dimitri P Mikhailidis, Christos D Liapis
The identification/selection of appropriate patient subgroups with asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis and the performance of prophylactic carotid endarterectomy (CEA)/carotid artery stenting (CAS) exclusively on these asymptomatic patient subgroups is currently one of the "hottest" topics in vascular surgery. It is now clear that offering CEA/CAS to asymptomatic carotid patients based only on the degree of carotid stenosis is unjustified and scientifically flawed. On the other hand, offering only best medical therapy to every asymptomatic patient, irrespective of certain high-risk criteria (such as the detection of microemboli by transcranial Doppler, intraplaque hemorrhage, silent embolic infarcts on brain computed tomography/magnetic resonance imaging, elevated biomarkers, family history), is equally wrong...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070913/does-identification-of-previously-undiagnosed-conditions-change-care-seeking-behavior
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Rebecca M Myerson, Lisandro D Colantonio, Monika M Safford, Elbert S Huang
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether identification of previously undiagnosed high cholesterol, hypertension, and/or diabetes during an in-home assessment impacts care seeking among Medicare beneficiaries. DATA SOURCES/STUDY SETTING: Data from the REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study, which recruited African American and white participants across the continental United States from 2003-2007, were linked to Medicare claims. STUDY DESIGN: We used panel data models to analyze changes in doctor visits for evaluation and management of conditions after participants were assessed, utilizing the study's rolling recruitment to control for secular trends...
January 10, 2017: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067403/microrna-relevance-to-stroke-diagnosis-prognosis-and-therapy
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REVIEW
Hamed Mirzaei, Fatemeh Momeni, Leila Saadatpour, Amirhossein Sahebkar, Mohammad Goodarzi, Aria Masoudifar, Shirin Kouhpayeh, Hossein Salehi, Hamid Reza Mirzaei, Mahmoud Reza Jaafari
Stroke is a life-threatening disease that accounts for a considerable burden of mortality in both developing and developed world. Identification of specific biomarkers for stroke and its outcomes can greatly contribute to improved care of patients. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are known as novel biomarkers that could be used as diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic biomarkers. Various studies have shown that miRNAs have key roles in the pathogenesis of stroke, and its complications and outcomes. In addition, there is evidence showing that mesenchaymal stromal cell-derived exosomes containing miRNAs can be used for monitoring and treatment of various diseases such as stroke...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065479/interaction-between-a-variant-of-cdkn2a-b-gene-with-lifestyle-factors-in-determining-dyslipidemia-and-estimated-cardiovascular-risk-a-step-toward-personalized-nutrition
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Mehrane Mehramiz, Faeze Ghasemi, Habibollah Esmaily, Maryam Tayefi, Seyed Mahdi Hassanian, Mahsa Sadeghzade, Fatemeh Sadabadi, Mohsen Moohebati, Mahmoud Reza Azarpazhooh, Seyed Mohammad Reza Parizadeh, Alireza Heidari-Bakavoli, Mohammad Safarian, Mohsen Nematy, Mahmoud Ebrahimi, Mikhail Ryzhikov, Gordon A Ferns, Majid Ghayour-Mobarhan, Amir Avan
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Several genome-wide-association-studies have identified genetic variants in a region on chromosome 9p21 that are associated with an increased risk of Cardiovascular disease (CVD) and diabetes. Here we have explored the interaction of a genetic variant of the CDKN2A/B-rs10811661 gene locus with cardiovascular risk factors and environmental-exposures (e.g., diet and physical activity) in 1165 individuals recruited from the Mashhad-Stroke and Heart-Atherosclerotic-Disorders cohort...
December 28, 2016: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064210/characteristics-of-autoantibodies-targeting-14-3-3-proteins-and-their-association-with-clinical-features-in-newly-diagnosed-giant-cell-arteritis
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Anne Kistner, Marc B Bigler, Kathrin Glatz, Simon B Egli, Fabian S Baldin, Florian A Marquardsen, Matthias Mehling, Katharina M Rentsch, Daniel Staub, Markus Aschwanden, Mike Recher, Thomas Daikeler, Christoph T Berger
OBJECTIVES: Autoantibodies are useful biomarkers for diagnosing and monitoring treatment in some autoimmune diseases. Antibodies against isoforms of 14-3-3 protein have been proposed as biomarkers for the presence of aortic aneurysm in large-vessel vasculitis (LVV). Here, we aimed to evaluate the diagnostic role and potential immunopathological involvement of anti-14-3-3 antibodies in newly diagnosed LVV patients. METHODS: Antibodies against three isoforms of 14-3-3 (γ, ε and ζ) were measured in 90 subjects: 48 GCA and 3 Takayasu's arteritis (TA) patients, and 39 controls (non-inflammatory and inflammatory diseases), using a multiplexed bead-based immunoassay and immunoprecipitation studies...
January 7, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056747/micrornas-based-predictor-factor-in-patients-with-migraine-ischemic-stroke
#10
Luca Gallelli, Antonio Siniscalchi, Marco Carotenuto, Maria Cristina Caroleo, Erika Cione, Vincenzo Guidetti
Among the clinical spectrum of neurological diseases, migraine is often associated with cerebro-vasculopathy. Impairment of neuroimmune mediators in the central nervous system has been recognized in the pathophysiology of migraine-related stroke. Although genetic correlation was found in patients with migraine-related stroke, the epidemiology of this disease indicate a need in biomarker searching discovery and validation. In this view, small molecule, called microRNAs (miRNAs), able to regulate immune and neuronal processes has been reported in patients with migraine and ischemic stroke and unambiguous miRNAs related to these diseases could be established as new molecular indicator of precocity for clinical and/or pharmacological intervention...
January 4, 2017: MicroRNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056733/biomarker-assays-for-personalised-stroke-risk-assessment-in-atrial-fibrillation
#11
Angela Hall, Rupert Fg Simpson, Andrew Robert John Mitchell
Atrial fibrillation is a well-known independent risk factor for stroke yet there is no international consensus on guidelines regarding the introduction of anticoagulation in patients deemed at intermediate risk (e.g. CHA₂DS₂-VASc of 1). The evolution of cardiac biomarkers such as highly sensitive troponins and B-type natriuretic peptide as well as data on D-dimers, may offer incremental enhancements for personalised thromboembolism risk assessment. These markers provide prognostic data for risk of cardiovascular morbidities associated with atrial fibrillation and offer additional specificity for assessing stroke and thromboembolic risk...
January 4, 2017: Cardiovascular & Hematological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053857/are-we-armed-with-the-right-data-pooled-individual-data-review-of-biomarkers-in-people-with-severe-upper-limb-impairment-after-stroke
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Kathryn S Hayward, Julia Schmidt, Keith R Lohse, Sue Peters, Julie Bernhardt, Natasha A Lannin, Lara A Boyd
: To build an understanding of the neurobiology underpinning arm recovery in people with severe arm impairment due to stroke, we conducted a pooled individual data systematic review to: 1) characterize brain biomarkers; 2) determine relationship(s) between biomarkers and motor outcome; and 3) establish relationship(s) between biomarkers and motor recovery. Three electronic databases were searched up to October 2, 2015. Eligible studies included adults with severe arm impairment after stroke...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051279/carotid-intima-media-thickness-and-blood-biomarkers-of-atherosclerosis-in-patients-after-stroke-or-myocardial-infarction
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Iwona Kurkowska-Jastrzebska, Michał A Karlinski, Beata Błazejewska-Hyzorek, Iwona Sarzynska-Dlugosz, Krzysztof J Filipiak, Anna Czlonkowska
AIM: To test if circulating levels of markers of inflammation, endothelial function, and chronic infections, as well as association between these markers and carotid intima media thickness (CIMT), depend on the stage of atherosclerosis expressed as a history of a major vascular event. METHODS: The associations were analyzed separately in 75 healthy controls, 79 patients 3-6 months after the first-ever non-cardioembolic ischemic stroke (IS), and 37 patients 3-6 months after the first-ever myocardial infarction (MI)...
December 31, 2016: Croatian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031221/molecular-magnetic-resonance-imaging-discloses-endothelial-activation-after-transient-ischaemic-attack
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Aurélien Quenault, Sara Martinez de Lizarrondo, Olivier Etard, Maxime Gauberti, Cyrille Orset, Benoît Haelewyn, Helen C Segal, Peter M Rothwell, Denis Vivien, Emmanuel Touzé, Carine Ali
SEE SUN ET AL DOI101093/AWW306 FOR A SCIENTIFIC COMMENTARY ON THIS ARTICLE: About 20% of patients with ischaemic stroke have a preceding transient ischaemic attack, which is clinically defined as focal neurological symptoms of ischaemic origin resolving spontaneously. Failure to diagnose transient ischaemic attack is a wasted opportunity to prevent recurrent disabling stroke. Unfortunately, diagnosis can be difficult, due to numerous mimics, and to the absence of a specific test. New diagnostic tools are thus needed, in particular for radiologically silent cases, which correspond to the recommended tissue-based definition of transient ischaemic attack...
January 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028791/clinical-value-of-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-and-platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratio-after-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
#15
Chuanyuan Tao, Jiajing Wang, Xin Hu, Junpeng Ma, Hao Li, Chao You
BACKGROUND: Inflammation and thrombosis are associated with the pathogenesis of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) and neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR) are emerging as novel inflammatory markers in stroke. We aimed to identify the association of NLR and PLR with delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI) and 3-month outcome after aSAH. METHODS: Two hundred and forty-seven patients diagnosed with aSAH within 24 h of symptoms onset were enrolled...
December 27, 2016: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011798/stepwise-mass-screening-for-atrial-fibrillation-using-n-terminal-pro-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-the-strokestop-ii-study-design
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Johan Engdahl, Emma Svennberg, Leif Friberg, Faris Al-Khalili, Viveka Frykman, Katrin Kemp Gudmundsdottir, Tove Fredriksson, Mårten Rosenqvist
AIM: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most prevalent clinical arrhythmia and a major risk factor for ischaemic stroke. Treatment with oral anticoagulants (OACs) reduces the risk of stroke by two thirds in AF patients with risk factors. Due to its often paroxysmal and asymptomatic presentation, AF is sometimes challenging to diagnose. So far, AF screening studies have applied opportunistic or systematic screening, most often using a single 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) recording or ambulatory ECG...
December 23, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010729/cholesterol-levels-and-long-term-rates-of-community-acquired-sepsis
#17
Faheem W Guirgis, John P Donnelly, Sunita Dodani, George Howard, Monika M Safford, Emily B Levitan, Henry E Wang
BACKGROUND: Dyslipidemia is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, with elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and decreased high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) recognized as risk factors for acute coronary events. Studies suggest an association between low cholesterol levels and poor outcomes in acute sepsis. We sought to determine the relationship between baseline cholesterol levels and long-term rates of sepsis. METHODS: We used data from the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) cohort, a population-based cohort of 30,239 community-dwelling adults...
December 23, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009725/cognitive-decline-and-dementia-in-down-syndrome
#18
Rosalyn Hithersay, Sarah Hamburg, Bernice Knight, André Strydom
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Alzheimer's disease is most likely universal in older individuals with Down syndrome, due to having three copies of the amyloid precursor protein gene, resulting in amyloid-beta plaque deposition. Down syndrome is an important population in which to consider clinical trials of treatments to prevent or delay the development of dementia. However, assessment of subtler cognitive changes is challenging due to the presence of intellectual disability. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent research confirmed that older adults with Down syndrome often present with cognitive decline: more than 80% may experience dementia by age 65 years...
December 21, 2016: Current Opinion in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007139/phenotypic-characterization-of-genetically%C3%A2-lowered-human-lipoprotein-a-levels
#19
Connor A Emdin, Amit V Khera, Pradeep Natarajan, Derek Klarin, Hong-Hee Won, Gina M Peloso, Nathan O Stitziel, Akihiro Nomura, Seyedeh M Zekavat, Alexander G Bick, Namrata Gupta, Rosanna Asselta, Stefano Duga, Piera Angelica Merlini, Adolfo Correa, Thorsten Kessler, James G Wilson, Matthew J Bown, Alistair S Hall, Peter S Braund, Nilesh J Samani, Heribert Schunkert, Jaume Marrugat, Roberto Elosua, Ruth McPherson, Martin Farrall, Hugh Watkins, Cristen Willer, Gonçalo R Abecasis, Janine F Felix, Ramachandran S Vasan, Eric Lander, Daniel J Rader, John Danesh, Diego Ardissino, Stacey Gabriel, Danish Saleheen, Sekar Kathiresan
BACKGROUND: Genomic analyses have suggested that the LPA gene and its associated plasma biomarker, lipoprotein(a) (Lp[a]), represent a causal risk factor for coronary heart disease (CHD). As such, lowering Lp(a) levels has emerged as a therapeutic strategy. Beyond target identification, human genetics may contribute to the development of new therapies by defining the full spectrum of beneficial and adverse consequences and by developing a dose-response curve of target perturbation. OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to establish the full phenotypic impact of LPA gene variation and to estimate a dose-response curve between genetically altered plasma Lp(a) and risk for CHD...
December 27, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004063/d-dimer-and-the-risk-of-stroke-and-coronary-heart-disease-the-reasons-for-geographic-and-racial-differences-in-stroke-regards-study
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Neil A Zakai, Leslie A McClure, Suzanne E Judd, Brett Kissela, George Howard, Monika Safford, Mary Cushman
D-dimer, a biomarker of coagulation, is higher in blacks than in whites and has been associated with stroke and coronary heart disease (CHD). It was our objective to assess the association of higher D-dimer with stroke and CHD in blacks and whites. REGARDS recruited 30,239 black and white participants across the contiguous US and measured baseline D-dimer in stroke (n=646) and CHD (n=654) cases and a cohort random sample (n=1,104). Cox models adjusting for cardiovascular risk factors determined the hazard ratio (HR) for increasing D-dimer for cardiovascular disease with bootstrapping to assess the difference in HR for CHD versus stroke by race...
December 22, 2016: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
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