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Takeshi Kondo, Kazuhiko Terada
A 52-year-old man who had a history of 34 pack-years of smoking presented to our primary care clinic with a 1-month history of episodic chest pain. The episodes occurred once every night while the patient was at rest, lasted for 15 minutes, and resolved without intervention. Sublingual..
June 22, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634501/subarachnoid-hemorrhage-and-long-term-stroke-risk-after-traumatic-brain-injury
#2
Nicholas A Morris, Joséphine Cool, Alexander E Merkler, Hooman Kamel
BACKGROUND: Recent studies suggest that traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a risk factor for subsequent ischemic stroke, even years after the initial insult. The mechanisms of the association remain unclear. The presence of traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage (tSAH) may mediate the effect of TBI on long-term stroke risk, as it has previously been linked to short-term vasospasm and delayed cerebral ischemia. METHODS: Using administrative claims data, we conducted a retrospective cohort study of acute care hospitalizations...
July 2017: Neurohospitalist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634064/subarachnoid-hemorrhage-in-advanced-age-comparison-of-patients-aged-70-79-years-and-80-years-and-older
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N Brawanski, F Kunze, M Bruder, S Tritt, C Senft, J Berkefeld, V Seifert, J Konczalla
OBJECTIVE: Clinical routine shows an increasing admission rate of elderly patients suffering from SAH. We retrospectively compared patients aged 70-79 and over 80 years (80+). Aim of the study was to identify differences in outcome and prognostic factors to better anticipate clinical course and therefore treat this special subgroup better. METHODS: Patients were entered into a prospectively collected database. Between 1999 and 06/2014 191 patients suffered from SAH and aged ≥70 years...
June 17, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632329/postictal-hypoperfusion-hypoxia-provides-the-foundation-for-a-unified-theory-of-seizure-induced-brain-abnormalities-and-behavioral-dysfunction
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REVIEW
Jordan S Farrell, Roberto Colangeli, Marshal D Wolff, Alexandra K Wall, Thomas J Phillips, Antis George, Paolo Federico, G Campbell Teskey
A recent article by Farrell et al. characterizes the phenomenon, mechanisms, and treatment of a local and severe hypoperfusion/hypoxia event that occurs in brain regions following a focal seizure. Given the well-established role of cerebral ischemia/hypoxia in brain damage and behavioral dysfunction in other clinical settings (e.g., stroke, cerebral vasospasm), we put forward a new theory: postictal hypoperfusion/hypoxia is responsible for the negative consequences associated with seizures. Fortunately, inhibition of two separate molecular targets, cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and l-type calcium channels, can prevent the expression of postictal hypoperfusion/hypoxia...
June 20, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619499/results-of-early-high-flow-bypass-and-trapping-for-ruptured-blood-blister-like-aneurysms-of-the-internal-carotid-artery
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Yuichiro Kikkawa, Toshiki Ikeda, Ririko Takeda, Hiroyuki Nakajima, Takeshi Ogura, Hidetoshi Ooigawa, Hiroki Kurita
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to clarify the efficacy and safety of early surgery using trapping of the affected internal carotid artery (ICA) and high-flow bypass between second portion of the middle cerebral artery and cervical external carotid artery with radial artery graft for ruptured blood blister-like aneurysms (BBAs) arising from anterior wall of the ICA. METHODS: Medical chart of consecutive 16 patients (M:F=7:9, mean 59 years) with subarachnoid hemorrhage (WFNS grade I:2, II:5, III:2, IV:4, V:3) due to ruptured BBA surgically treated between July 2010 and October 2015 were retrospectively reviewed...
June 12, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617059/delayed-ischaemia-due-to-vasospasm-after-fenestration-of-a-large-arachnoid-cyst
#6
Jochem K H Spoor, Hugo P Aben, Bachtiar Burhani, Geert-Jan Rutten
An 18-year-old patient developed multiple infarcts, nine days after endoscopic fenestration of a large arachnoid cyst. We consider vasospasm to be the most likely cause, presumably triggered by a chemical meningitis. Although mostly seen after subarachnoid haemorrhage, vasospasm can also occur after traumatic brain injury, brain surgery or meningitis.
June 15, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614161/multiple-cerebral-infarcts-in-a-young-patient-associated-with-marijuana-use
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Leila Costa Volpon, Camila Lacerda Muniz de Melo Sousa, Silvia Keiko Kavaguti Moreira, Sara Reis Teixeira, Ana Paula de Carvalho Panzeri Carlotti
: Cerebrovascular events associated with marijuana use have been reported previously. This association is plausible, but not well-established yet. A 14-year-old girl, long-term heavy cannabis user, presented with generalized tonic-clonic seizures and decreased level of consciousness a few hours after smoking cannabis. Brain magnetic resonance imaging showed multiple areas of acute, subacute and chronic ischemic lesions in the left frontal lobe, basal ganglia, and corpus callosum. History of other illicit drug use and other known causes of stroke were ruled out...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Addiction Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612579/-endovascular-treatment-of-blood-blister-like-aneurysms-in-internal-carotid-artery
#8
Shou-Wei Xiang, Ding Xu, Chao-Hua Wang, Li-Gang Hu, Chang-Wei Zhang, Xiao-Dong Xie
OBJECTIVES: To study the feasibility and effectiveness of endovascular treatment to blood blister-like aneurysms (BBA) in internal carotid artery. METHODS: Retrospective analyzed the clinical features, outcomes, and complications of 20 cases of BBA treated with endovascular intervention techniques from 2013-2015 in our center. RESULTS: The patients were treated with covered stent, internal carotid artery balloon occlusion, and stents assisted coiling, respectively...
January 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610434/isoflavones-and-gastrointestinal-infection-two-potential-triggers-for-reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome
#9
Björn Machner, Tobias Boppel, Thomas Münte
Background Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) is an important differential diagnosis of singular or recurrent thunderclap headache. Prognosis is generally good, however complications of the transient segmental vasospasms of cerebral arteries such as stroke, subarachnoidal hemorrhage and brain edema may worsen the clinical outcome. Although the exact pathomechanism is still unclear, various vasoactive substances and conditions (e.g. post partum) have been identified as triggering RCVS. Cases We report on the clinical course and management of two cases of typical RCVS that were associated with two different precipitants previously not described: A gastrointestinal infection and isoflavones, which are phytoestrogens used for menopausal vasomotor symptoms...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609751/aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-lead-to-systemic-upregulation-of-il-23-il-17-inflammatory-axis
#10
Shafqat Rasul Chaudhry, Erdem Güresir, Hartmut Vatter, Thomas M Kinfe, Dirk Dietrich, Alf Lamprecht, Sajjad Muhammad
IL-23 and IL-17 are pro-inflammatory cytokines. IL-23 is secreted by activated macrophages and dendritic cells, while IL-17 by Th17 cells. Serum IL-23 and IL-17 are known to be elevated in numerous inflammatory diseases including neurodegenerative diseases. The role of serum IL-23 and IL-17 in aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) has still not been investigated. The present work investigates the serum IL-23 and IL-17 levels and their association with post hemorrhagic complications and clinical outcome in patients with aSAH...
June 10, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604190/the-use-of-a-stent-retriever-to-cause-mechanical-dilatation-of-a-vasospasm-secondary-to-iatrogenic-subarachnoid-haemorrhage
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Pervinder Bhogal, Dimitris Paraskevopoulos, Hegoda Ld Makalanda
Objective To report the use of a stent-retriever in the management of vasospasm secondary to craniopharyngioma resection. Postoperative improvement was seen both clinically and on perfusion imaging. Methods A patient was admitted for resection of a large craniopharygioma. On day 6 postoperatively the patient had an acute hemiparesis. A computed tomography angiogram and perfusion scan demonstrated acute right-sided cerebral vasospasm and a perfusion defect in the territory of the middle cerebral artery (MCA)...
June 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597450/effect-of-visible-light-on-vasospasticity-of-post-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-cerebrospinal-fluid
#12
Pulat Akin Sabanci, Bulent Omay, Yavuz Aras, Aydın Aydoseli, Achmet Ali, Tulin Erdem, Altay Sencer, Talat Kiris
Background and Objective Cerebral vasospasm (CV) is a serious complication of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) with high morbidity and mortality rates. The mechanism of CV has not been determined. There are many theories related to this unsolved issue, one of which supports CV as a two-stage phenomenon from a pathophysiologic perspective. The first stage consists of inhibition of neuronal nitric oxide synthase by oxyhemoglobin, which results in a decrease of nitric oxide (NO) production. The second stage consists of an increase in the levels of asymmetric dimethylarginine through bilirubin oxidation products (BOXes), which are oxidized by-products of hemoglobin metabolism...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596919/rho-kinase-rock-as-a-potential-drug-target-for-vitreoretinal-diseases
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REVIEW
Muneo Yamaguchi, Shintaro Nakao, Mitsuru Arima, Iori Wada, Yoshihiro Kaizu, Feng Hao, Shigeo Yoshida, Koh-Hei Sonoda
Rho-associated kinase (Rho-kinase/ROCK) was originally identified as an effector protein of the G protein Rho. Its involvement in various diseases, particularly cancer and cardiovascular disease, has been elucidated, and ROCK inhibitors have already been applied clinically for cerebral vasospasm and glaucoma. Vitreoretinal diseases including diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, and proliferative vitreoretinoapthy are still a major cause of blindness. While anti-VEGF therapy has recently been widely used for vitreoretinal disorders due to its efficacy, attention has been drawn to new unmet needs...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595537/capillaroscopic-findings-in-primary-fibromyalgia
#14
Sevdalina Lambova, Ulf Müller-Ladner
: Introduction: Although Raynaud's phenomenon (RP) is observed in a significant proportion of patients with primary fibromyalgia, the available data on capillaroscopic findings in primary fibromyalgia are scarce. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to evaluate the capillaroscopic pattern in patients with primary fibromyalgia. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 26 patients with primary fibromyalgia (25 women and 1 man) were included in the study. Mean age was 55±10 years...
June 7, 2017: Current Rheumatology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593628/outcome-of-microsurgical-revascularization-in-patients-with-moyamoya-disease-first-report-from-iranian-population
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Abdolkarim Rahmanian, Mohammad Sadehgh Masoudi, Fariborz Ghaffarpasand, Mohammad Hossein Ashraf, Ehsanali Alibai
AIM: The aim of this study was to report the outcome of microsurgical revascularization in patients with moyamoya disease in Southern Iran. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in Southern Iran during a 7-year period from 2009 to 2016. All the patients with moyamoya disease (confirmed with digital substraction angiography) who underwent microsurgical revascularization (extracranial-intracranial bypass or synangiosis) were included. All the patients were followed for at least 1 year and the outcome was measured using Glasgow outcome scale (GOS) and modified Rankin scale (MRS)...
May 7, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587369/efficacy-and-indications-of-transradial-and-transfemoral-approaches-for-peripheral-artery-stent-implantation
#16
Peng Chen, Huijie Li, Chunyu Zeng, Yuqiang Fang, Weibin Shi, Xiaoqun Zhang, Chengming Yang
The transradial approach (TRA) has become an attractive alternative to the transfemoral approach (TFA) in percutaneous coronary intervention. To date, however, these two approaches have not been systematically compared in various percutaneous peripheral artery interventions (PPAIs). In the present study 258 patients with peripheral artery disease that underwent PPAI via the TRA (n=75) or the TFA (n=183) were analyzed. Clinical factors and outcomes in these two groups were compared. The puncture time was significantly longer (P<0...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586484/can-electroencephalogram-detect-vasospasm-before-we-do
#17
Aman Gupta, Rudy J Rahme, Matthew E Welz, Bernard R Bendok
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 1, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583939/pearls-oy-sters-symptomatic-cerebral-vasospasm-on-conventional-angiography-following-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-surgery
#18
Shyam Rao, Sandra Narayanan, Reena Nanjireddy, Sandeep Mittal, Maysaa Basha
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 6, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582545/stereotactic-catheter-ventriculocisternostomy-for-clearance-of-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-in-patients-with-coiled-aneurysms
#19
Roland Roelz, Christian Scheiwe, Horst Urbach, Volker A Coenen, Peter Reinacher
BACKGROUND: Cerebral vasospasm leading to delayed cerebral infarction (DCI) is a central source of poor outcome in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH). Current treatments of cerebral vasospasm are insufficient. Cisternal blood clearance is a promising treatment option. However, a generally applicable, safe, and effective method to access the cisterns of the brain is lacking. OBJECTIVE: To report on stereotactic catheter ventriculocisternostomy (STX-VCS) as a method to access the cisterns of the brain for clearance of subarachnoid hemorrhage in patients with aSAH and coiled aneurysms...
June 3, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575305/functional-outcomes-and-delayed-cerebral-ischemia-following-nonperimesencephalic-angiogram-negative-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-similar-to-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
#20
Fawaz Al-Mufti, Alexander E Merkler, Amelia K Boehme, Elie Dancour, Theresa May, J Michael Schmidt, Soojin Park, E Sander Connolly, Sean D Lavine, Philip M Meyers, Jan Claassen, Sachin Agarwal
BACKGROUND: The angiogram-negative subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) literature includes patients with perimesencephalic hemorrhage, which is recognized to have a much better outcome than aneurysmal SAH. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical outcomes of Nonperimesencephalic Angiogram-Negative SAH (NPAN-SAH). METHODS: A prospective, spontaneous SAH database of 1311 patients that accrued between April 2006 and December 2014 was screened. All patients with NPAN-SAH and 2 consecutive negative cerebral angiograms were included...
June 1, 2017: Neurosurgery
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