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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148129/development-of-functional-electrical-stimulation-rowing-the-rowstim-series
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Brian Andrews, Robin Gibbons, Garry Wheeler
Potentially, functional electrical stimulation (FES)-assisted exercise may have an important therapeutic role in reducing comorbidities associated with spinal cord injury (SCI). Here, we present an overview of these secondary life-threatening conditions, discuss the rationale behind the development of a hybrid exercise called FES rowing, and describe our experience in developing FES rowing technology. FES rowing and sculling are unique forms of adaptive rowing for those with SCI. The paralyzed leg musculature is activated by multiple channels of electrical pulses delivered via self-adhesive electrodes attached to the skin...
November 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147957/mobilization-of-endothelial-progenitor-cell-in-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke
#2
Yushuang Deng, Jian Wang, Guiqiong He, Fei Qu, Min Zheng
Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) have important effect in tissue repair in ischemic organs. The present study was conducted to demonstrate the mobilization of EPCs and its possible mechanism after acute ischemic stroke (AIS). A total of 148 individuals were examined, including 106 patients with ischemic stroke and 42 healthy controls. Seventy-one patients with imaging-confirmed AIS were examined at days 1, 7, 14, and 21 after stroke onset. Circulating EPCs were quantified by flow cytometry using CD133 and KDR surface markers...
November 16, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143596/genetic-testing-for-exercise-prescription-and-injury-prevention-ais-athlome-consortium-fims-joint-statement
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REVIEW
Nicole Vlahovich, David C Hughes, Lyn R Griffiths, Guan Wang, Yannis P Pitsiladis, Fabio Pigozzi, Nobert Bachl, Nir Eynon
BACKGROUND: There has been considerable growth in basic knowledge and understanding of how genes are influencing response to exercise training and predisposition to injuries and chronic diseases. On the basis of this knowledge, clinical genetic tests may in the future allow the personalisation and optimisation of physical activity, thus providing an avenue for increased efficiency of exercise prescription for health and disease. RESULTS: This review provides an overview of the current status of genetic testing for the purposes of exercise prescription and injury prevention...
November 14, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142620/elevated-blood-urea-nitrogen-creatinine-ratio-is-associated-with-venous-thromboembolism-in-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke
#4
Hoon Kim, Kiwon Lee, Huimahn A Choi, Sophie Samuel, Jung Hyn Park, Kwang Wook Jo
Objective: Although venous thromboembolism (VTE) is frequently related to dehydration, the impact of dehydration on VTE in acute ischemic stroke (AIS) is not clear. This study investigated whether dehydration, as measured by blood urea nitrogen (BUN)/creatinine (Cr) ratio, influences the occurrence of VTE in patients with AIS. Methods: This is a retrospective study of patients with AIS between January 2012 and December 2013. Patients with newly diagnosed AIS who experienced prolonged hospitalization for at least 4 weeks were included in this study...
November 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137197/effect-of-age-on-glasgow-coma-scale-in-patients-with-moderate-and-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-an-approach-with-propensity-score-matched-population
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Cheng-Shyuan Rau, Shao-Chun Wu, Yi-Chun Chen, Peng-Chen Chien, Hsiao-Yun Hsieh, Pao-Jen Kuo, Ching-Hua Hsieh
Background: The most widely used methods of describing traumatic brain injury (TBI) are the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) and the Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS). Recent evidence suggests that presenting GCS in older patients may be higher than that in younger patients for an equivalent anatomical severity of TBI. This study aimed to assess these observations with a propensity-score matching approach using the data from Trauma Registry System in a Level I trauma center. Methods: We included all adult patients (aged ≥20 years old) with moderate to severe TBI from 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2016...
November 13, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137097/prognostic-role-of-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-in-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Jing Zhang, Qingqing Ren, Yanlin Song, Min He, Yunhui Zeng, Zhiyong Liu, Jianguo Xu
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic role of neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS). METHODS: PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, Cochrane Library, and China National Knowledge Infrastructure were searched for potential eligible literature. The study characteristics and relevant data were extracted. Odds ratios (ORs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were pooled to estimate the prognostic role of NLR in patients with AIS...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137061/low-free-triiodothyronine-levels-predict-symptomatic-intracranial-hemorrhage-and-worse-short-term-outcome-of-thrombolysis-in-patients-with-acute-ischemia-stroke
#7
Mingjing Qiu, Min Fang, Xueyuan Liu
The aim of the study was to determine whether thyroid hormones level on admission in patients with ischemic stroke, treated with intravenous recombinant tissue type plasminogen activator (rtPA), was associated with symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage (sICH) and worse outcomes at 3 months.Patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) receiving intravenous rtPA thrombolytic treatment on our stroke unit between January 2015 and June 2016 were included in this study. Serum-free triiodothyronine (fT3), free thyroxine (fT4), total triiodothyronine (tT3), total thyroxine (tT4), and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) were detected on admission...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136108/perturbation-of-gabaergic-synapses-at-the-axon-initial-segment-of-basolateral-amygdala-induces-trans-regional-metaplasticity-at-the-medial-prefrontal-cortex
#8
Rinki Saha, Kuldeep Shrivastava, Liang Jing, Rachel Schayek, Mouna Maroun, Martin Kriebel, Hansjürgen Volkmer, Gal Richter-Levin
GABAergic synapses in the basolateral amygdala (BLA) play an important role in fear memory generation. We have previously reported that reduction in GABAergic synapses innervating specifically at the axon initial segment (AIS) of principal neurons of BLA, by neurofascin (NF) knockdown, impairs fear extinction. BLA is bidirectionally connected with the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC), which is a key region involved in extinction of acquired fear memory. Here, we showed that reducing AIS GABAergic synapses within the BLA leads to impairment of synaptic plasticity in the BLA-mPFC pathway, as well as in the ventral subiculum (vSub)-mPFC pathway, which is independent of BLA involvement...
November 9, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135347/relative-cerebral-blood-volume-is-associated-with-collateral-status-and-infarct-growth-in-stroke-patients-in-swift-prime
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Juan F Arenillas, Elisa Cortijo, Pablo García-Bermejo, Elad I Levy, Reza Jahan, Mayank Goyal, Jeffrey L Saver, Gregory W Albers
We aimed to evaluate how predefined candidate cerebral perfusion parameters correlate with collateral circulation status and to assess their capacity to predict infarct growth in patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) eligible for endovascular therapy. Patients enrolled in the SWIFT PRIME trial with baseline computed tomography perfusion (CTP) scans were included. RAPID software was used to calculate mean relative cerebral blood volume (rCBV) in hypoperfused regions, and hypoperfusion index ratio (HIR). Blind assessments of collaterals were performed using CT angiography in the whole sample and cerebral angiogram in the endovascular group...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134350/subtraction-multiphase-ct-angiography-a-new-technique-for-faster-detection-of-intracranial-arterial-occlusions
#10
Danielle Byrne, John P Walsh, Gavin Sugrue, Emma Stanley, Michael Marnane, Cathal D Walsh, Peter Kelly, Sean Murphy, Eoin C Kavanagh, Peter J MacMahon
OBJECTIVE: To describe and evaluate a novel technical development to improve detection of intracranial vessel occlusions using multiphase CT angiography (MPCTA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The institutional ethics committee approved the study. Fifty patients (30 consecutive distal (M2 or smaller) anterior circulation occlusions, ten M1 occlusions, ten cases without occlusion) presenting with suspected AIS who underwent MPCTA were included. Post-processing of MPCTA studies created "subtraction" and "delayed enhancement" (DE) datasets...
November 13, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133696/the-influence-of-initial-stroke-severity-on-mortality-overall-functional-outcome-and-in-hospital-placement-at-90-days-following-acute-ischemic-stroke-a-tertiary-hospital-stroke-register-study
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Sonu Bhaskar, Peter Stanwell, Andrew Bivard, Neil Spratt, Rhonda Walker, Gemma H Kitsos, Mark W Parsons, Malcolm Evans, Louise Jordan, Michael Nilsson, John Attia, Christopher Levi
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Epidemiological studies on the extent of the interaction and/or influence of stroke severity on clinical outcomes are important. The aim of the present study was to investigate the putative (and degree of) impact of initial stroke severity in predicting the overall functional outcome, in-hospital placement, and mortality in acute ischemic stroke (AIS) in comparison with age, admission to the stroke unit and thrombolytic treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The John Hunter Hospital acute stroke register was used to collect a retrospective cohort of AIS patients being assessed for reperfusion therapy and admitted between January 2006 and December 2013...
November 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133001/effects-of-low-bone-mineral-status-on-biomechanical-characteristics-in-idiopathic-scoliotic-spinal-deformity
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Xiao-Xing Song, Lin-Yu Jin, Xin-Feng Li, Lie Qian, Hong-Xing Shen, Zu-De Liu, Bu-Wei Yu
BACKGROUND: Low bone mass in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients has been well reported. Poor bone quality was regarded as a new and unique prognostic factor in aggravating the curve progression. However, the potential biomechanical correlation between them remains unclear. METHODS: Three-dimensional finite element models of idiopathic scoliotic spine with different bone mineral status were created for axial loading simulation. Axial load of three different body weights were applied on different bone mineral mass models...
November 10, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131988/treatment-adoption-and-relative-effectiveness-of-aromatase-inhibitors-compared-to-tamoxifen-in-early-breast-cancer-a-multi-institutional-observational-study
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Arlindo R Ferreira, Ana Palha, Lurdes Correia, Pedro Filipe, Vasco Rodrigues, Ana Miranda, Rosário André, João Fernandes, Joaquim Gouveia, José L Passos-Coelho, António Moreira, Margarida Brito, Joana Ribeiro, Otto Metzger-Filho, Nancy U Lin, Luís Costa, Inês Vaz-Luis
BACKGROUND: Since 2005, aromatase inhibitors (AIs) have been the adjuvant treatment of choice for postmenopausal women with early breast cancer (BC). In this study we characterize the adoption of AIs in Portugal, variables associated with treatment administration, and compare its effectiveness (either in monotherapy or sequential therapy) to tamoxifen monotherapy (TAM). PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study that included postmenopausal women with stage I-III hormone receptor (HR) positive BC diagnosed from 2006 to 2008 and treated with adjuvant endocrine therapy in four participating institutions...
November 10, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131020/androgen-triggers-the-pro-migratory-cxcl12-cxcr4-axis-in-ar-positive-breast-cancer-cell-lines-underlying-mechanism-and-possible-implications-for-the-use-of-aromatase-inhibitors-in-breast-cancer
#14
Kalliopi Azariadis, Fotini Kiagiadaki, Vasiliki Pelekanou, Vasiliki Bempi, Kostas Alexakis, Marilena Kampa, Andreas Tsapis, Elias Castanas, George Notas
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Reports regarding the role of androgen in breast cancer (BC) are conflicting. Some studies suggest that androgen could lead to undesirable responses in the presence of certain BC tumor characteristics. We have shown that androgen induces C-X-C motif chemokine 12 (CXCL12) in BC cell lines. Our aim was to identify the mechanisms regulating the phenotypic effects of androgen-induced CXCL12 on Androgen Receptor (AR) positive BC cell lines. METHODS: We analyzed the expression of CXCL12 and its receptors with qPCR and ELISA and the role of Nuclear Receptor Coactivator 1 (NCOA1) in this effect...
November 3, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130875/predictors-of-acute-ischemic-stroke-after-total-knee-arthroplasty
#15
Mariano E Menendez, Eric M Greber, Charles S Schumacher, C Lowry Barnes
Although acute ischemic stroke (AIS) is a feared medical complication after total knee arthroplasty (TKA), little is known about its incidence and risk factors. The purpose of this retrospective populationbased study using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (2008-2011) was to determine the incidence and predictors of AIS following TKA. The rate of perioperative AIS was 0.08%. Patients undergoing bilateral TKA were almost three times more likely to develop AIS compared with unilateral TKA patients. The age group with the highest odds of AIS was ≥85 years...
October 2017: Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130185/identification-of-ai-2-quorum-sensing-inhibitors-in-vibrio-harveyi-through-structure-based-virtual-screening
#16
Tianyu Jiang, Peng Zhu, Lupei Du, Minyong Li
Quorum sensing (QS) is a cell-to-cell communication system that regulates gene expression as a result of the production and perception of signal molecules called autoinducers (AIs). AI-2 is a QS autoinducer produced by both Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria, in which it regulates intraspecies and interspecies communication. The identification of QS inhibitors is considered a promising strategy for the development of anti-virulence drugs with reduced selective pressure for resistance. Here we describe a high-throughput virtual screening approach to identify AI-2 quorum sensing inhibitors on the basis of Vibrio harveyi LuxPQ crystal structure...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128193/vitamin-d-levels-vitamin-d-receptor-polymorphisms-and-inflammatory-cytokines-in-aromatase-inhibitor-induced-arthralgias-an-analysis-of-cctg-ma-27
#17
Polly Niravath, Bingshu Chen, Judy-Anne W Chapman, Sandeep K Agarwal, Robert L Welschhans, Tim Bongartz, Krishna R Kalari, Lois E Shepherd, John Bartlett, Kathleen Pritchard, Karen Gelmon, Susan G Hilsenbeck, Mothaffar F Rimawi, C Kent Osborne, Paul E Goss, James N Ingle
BACKGROUND: Approximately half of women taking aromatase inhibitor (AI) therapy develop AI-induced arthralgia (AIA), and many might discontinue AI therapy because of the pain. Using plasma samples from the MA.27 study, we assessed several factors potentially associated with AIA. PATIENTS AND METHODS: MA.27 is a phase III adjuvant trial comparing 2 AIs, exemestane versus anastrozole. Within an 893-participant nested case-control AIA genome-wide association study, we nested a 72 AIA case-144 control assessment of vitamin D plasma concentrations, corrected for seasonal and geographic variation...
October 16, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127270/low-dose-tirofiban-improves-functional-outcome-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-patients-treated-with-endovascular-thrombectomy
#18
Wenbo Zhao, Ruiwen Che, Shuyi Shang, Chuanjie Wu, Chuanhui Li, Longfei Wu, Jian Chen, Jiangang Duan, Haiqing Song, Hongqi Zhang, Feng Ling, Yuping Wang, David Liebeskind, Wuwei Feng, Xunming Ji
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Chinese patients largely experience acute ischemic stroke (AIS) because of large artery atherosclerosis rather than cardioembolism, and whether tirofiban is safe and effective in these patients treated with endovascular thrombectomy (ET) is unknown. This study evaluated the safety and efficacy of tirofiban in Chinese patients with AIS treated with ET. METHODS: This observational study is based on a single-center prospective registry study...
November 10, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127113/validation-of-an-icd-9-cm-and-icd-10-cm-map-to-ais-2005-update-2008
#19
Kimberly M Glerum, Mark R Zonfrillo
Although the Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) is the most widely used severity scoring system for traumatic injuries, hospitals are required to document and bill based on the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). An expert panel recently developed a map between ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM to AIS 2005 Update 2008. This study aimed to validate the recently developed map using a large trauma registry. The map demonstrated moderate to substantial agreement for maximum AIS (MAIS) scores per body region based on expert chart review versus map-derived values (range: 44%-86%)...
November 10, 2017: Injury Prevention: Journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121834/head-injuries-in-urban-environment-skiing-and-snowboarding-a-retrospective-study-on-injury-severity-and-injury-mechanisms
#20
A Stenroos, L Handolin
BACKGROUND AND AIM: During the last decade urban skiing and snowboarding has gained a lot of popularity. In urban skiing/snowboarding riders try to balance on handrails and jump off buildings. Previous studies in skiing and snowboarding accidents have mostly been conducted at hospitals located close to alpine terrain with big ski resort areas. The aim of this study is to evaluate the types and severity of traumatic brain injuries occurring in small, suburban hills and in urban environment, and to characterize injury patterns to find out the specific mechanisms of injuries behind...
November 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Surgery: SJS
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