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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521972/coronary-vasospasm-associated-with-5-fluorouracil-chemotherapy-cardiac-toxicity-or-cardiac-hypersensitivity
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Nicholas G Kounis, Ioanna Koniari, Nicholas Patsouras, Nicholas Koutsogiannis, Dimitrios Velissaris, George Soufras, George Hahalis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 12, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515610/hyperemia-causing-delayed-recovery-in-traumatic-brain-injury
#2
Shalini Nair, Ramanan Rajagopal
Subarachnoid hemorrhage is a common manifestation of traumatic brain injury. A clinical deterioration in Glasgow Coma Scale score without an accompanying radiological worsening is suggestive of vasospasm. However, hyperemia could be another possibility which can easily be considered with corroborating transcranial Doppler (TCD) features. This case report reiterates the value of TCD in such instances.
April 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508313/trpc-channels-and-stroke
#3
Junbo Huang
TRPC channels play important roles in neuronal death/survival in ischemic stroke, vasospasm in hemorrhagic stroke, thrombin-induced astrocyte pathological changes, and also in the initiation of stroke by affecting blood pressure and atherogenesis. TRPCs' unique channel characters and downstream pathways make them possible new targets for stroke therapy. TRPC proteins have different functions in different cell types. Considering TRPCs' extensive distribution in various tissues and cell types, drugs targeting them could induce more complicated effects...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503488/treatment-of-cerebral-vasospasm-in-an-infant-using-a-modified-dotter-technique
#4
Brian M Snelling, Samir Sur, Sumedh S Shah, Eric C Peterson
An 8-month old female presented with spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage and was treated successfully with endovascular coil embolization of the ruptured aneurysm. Transcranial Doppler ultrasound performed four days later demonstrated middle cerebral artery (MCA) velocities greater than 350 cm/sec on the right and greater than 200 cm/sec on the left, despite medical management. The patient demonstrated no focal neurological deficits, though examination was limited by our patient's sedation and intubation. Angiography revealed severe vasospasm of the supraclinoid internal carotid and MCA territories, bilaterally...
March 2017: Journal of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501825/maternal-bradycardia-occurring-prior-to-onset-of-hellp-syndrome-in-a-woman-with-pre-eclampsia
#5
Ami Hosokawa, Takeshi Umazume, Takahiro Yamada, Hisanori Minakami
A 36-year-old nulliparous woman developed pre-eclampsia at gestational week (GW) 28(-6/7) Cardiac status was checked regularly. Heart rate of 93 beats per minute (bpm) with left atrial diameter (LAD) of 35 mm, left ventricular hypertrophy and inferior vena cava diameter (IVCD) of 8 mm at GW 32(-0/7) decreased to 48 bpm with an expanded IVCD to 25 mm, dilated left atrium (LAD to 39 mm), increased pulmonary arterial pressure, increased systemic vascular resistance (approximate 3000  dyn s/cm(5)) and biphasic intrarenal venous flow pattern 3...
May 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499220/effects-of-preadmission-beta-blockers-on-neurogenic-stunned-myocardium-after-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-a-meta-analysis
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Hai Luo, Wei-Xin Song, Jin-Wen Jiang, Jian-Lan Zhao, Wei-Lin Rong, Mei-Hua Li
OBJECTIVE: Spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage is mostly caused by the rupture of an aneurysm. Neurogenic stunned myocardium (NSM) is one of the most frequent complications caused by aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH). The possible pathogenesis of NSM may be that the catecholamine peak resulting from aSAH leads to subendocardial ischemia or coronary artery spasm. We designed this meta-analysis to find out whether beta-blockers (BB) can significantly reduce the incidence of NSM and improve the outcomes of aSAH...
May 1, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491744/coronary-artery-vasospasm-during-catheter-cryoablation-of-left-ventricular-summit-nonsustained-ventricular-tachycardia
#7
Santiago Rivera, Maria de la Paz Ricapito, Josefina Parodi, Pablo Spaletra, Gaston Albina, Alberto Giniger, Fernando Scazzuso
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: HeartRhythm Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490198/drug-induced-takotsubo-cardiomyopathy
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Kazuhiko Kido, Maya Guglin
BACKGROUND: The most plausible hypothesis for takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is a catecholamine surge. Direct administration of catecholamines or medications causing catecholamine surge is frequently used in clinical practice. METHODS: A Medline/PubMed database search was conducted for case reports or series of drug-induced TCM. All reported cases of drug-induced TCM were systemically identified and analyzed. RESULTS: We identified 157 cases of drug-induced TCM...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484291/follow-up-of-vasospasm-by-transcranial-doppler-sonography-tcd-in-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-sah
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Jasminka Djelilovic-Vranic, Vanja Basic-Kes, Merita Tiric-Campara, Edina Djozic, Jasmin Kulenovic
INTRODUCTION: Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH)represents hemorrhage in the space between arachnoidea and pia mater, due to aneurysm burst, spontaneously or as a consequence of trauma. It is condition that occurs more common in women than men, and its most common complications are rebleeding and vazospasm. As a result of vasospasm, develops ischemia in the portion of brain tissue that can cause additional neurological deficit. Transcranial Doppler Sonography (TCD) is a noninvasive ultrasound diagnostic method that allows monitoring of the state of intracerebral hemodynamics...
March 2017: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481394/the-effect-of-intravenous-l-carnitine-on-vasospasm-process-in-the-experimental-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-model
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Ahmet Soyer, Murat Gokten, Kamil Oge, Figen Soylemezoglu
AIM: Cerebral vasospasm after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality. In this study we examined the effects of L-carnitine on cerebral vasospasm process. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty male New Zealand white rabbits were randomly divided into 4 groups. Group 1 served as control; group 2 were not subjected to SAH and received intravenous L-carnitine 3 times; group 3 were subjected to SAH and group 4 were subjected to SAH and treated with 100 mg/kg intravenous L-carnitine at 0 24 and 48 hours after SAH...
March 25, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468328/heparin-and-heparin-derivatives-in-post-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-brain-injury-a-multimodal-therapy-for-a-multimodal-disease
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REVIEW
Erik G Hayman, Akil P Patel, Robert F James, J Marc Simard
Pharmacologic efforts to improve outcomes following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) remain disappointing, likely owing to the complex nature of post-hemorrhage brain injury. Previous work suggests that heparin, due to the multimodal nature of its actions, reduces the incidence of clinical vasospasm and delayed cerebral ischemia that accompany the disease. This narrative review examines how heparin may mitigate the non-vasospastic pathological aspects of aSAH, particularly those related to neuroinflammation...
May 2, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463833/preventive-effect-of-clazosentan-against-cerebral-vasospasm-after-clipping-surgery-for-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-in-japanese-and-korean-patients
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Miki Fujimura, Jin-Yang Joo, Jong-Soo Kim, Motonori Hatta, Yoshinari Yokoyama, Teiji Tominaga
BACKGROUND: Clazosentan has been explored worldwide for the prophylaxis of cerebral vasospasm after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH). In a dose-finding trial (CONSCIOUS-1) conducted in Israel, Europe, and North America, clazosentan (1, 5, and 15 mg/h) significantly reduced the incidence of cerebral vasospasm, but its efficacy in Japanese and Korean patients was unknown. We conducted a double-blind comparative study to evaluate the occurrence of cerebral vasospasm in Japanese and Korean patients with aSAH...
May 3, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461780/assessment-of-pre-and-post-operative-cerebral-perfusion-in-anterior-circulation-intracranial-aneurysm-clipping-patients-at-hospital-sungai-buloh-using-ct-perfusion-scan-and-correlations-to-fisher-navarro-and-wfns-scores
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Ailani Ab Ghani, Saiful Azli Mat Nayan, Regunath Kandasamy, Abdul Rahman Izani Ghani, Azmin Kass Rosman
BACKGROUND: Intracranial aneurysms may rupture and are typically associated with high morbidity and mortality, commonly due to vasospasm after rupture. Once the aneurysm ruptures, the patient's cerebral blood flow may be disturbed during the acute phase, affecting cerebral circulation and thus cerebral perfusion prior to the onset of vasospasm. Fisher and Navarro scores are used to predict vasospasm, while World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) scores are used to predict patient outcomes...
February 2017: Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences: MJMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455799/periarterial-papaverine-to-treat-renal-artery-vasospasm-during-robot-assisted-laparoscopic-partial-nephrectomy
#14
Igor Sorokin, Sharnae L Stevens, Jeffrey A Cadeddu
Renal artery vasospasm can be a troublesome complication during robot-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy. Urologists performing this procedure, especially if utilizing selective arterial vascular microdissection, should be aware of using papaverine for both prevention and treatment of renal artery vasospasm. We present a 33-year-old male who developed severe renal artery vasospasm just with hilar dissection causing the kidney to become ischemic. Papaverine was topically applied on the renal arteries resulting in vasodilation and reperfusion of the kidney...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455691/long-lasting-cerebral-vasospasm-microthrombosis-apoptosis-and-paravascular-alterations-associated-with-neurological-deficits-in-a-mouse-model-of-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Mohamad El Amki, Martine Dubois, Antoine Lefevre-Scelles, Nicolas Magne, Mélanie Roussel, Thomas Clavier, Pierre-Olivier Guichet, Emmanuel Gérardin, Vincent Compère, Hélène Castel
Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is a devastating disease with high mortality and morbidity. Long-term cognitive and sensorimotor deficits are serious complications following SAH but still not well explained and described in mouse preclinical models. The aim of our study is to characterize a well-mastered SAH murine model and to establish developing pathological mechanisms leading to cognitive and motor deficits, allowing identification of specific targets involved in these long-term troubles. We hereby demonstrate that the double blood injection model of SAH induced long-lasting large cerebral artery vasospasm (CVS), microthrombosis formation and cerebral brain damage including defect in potential paravascular diffusion...
April 28, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449974/in-hospital-acute-myocardial-infarction-a-case-of-type-ii-kounis-syndrome
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Rita Marinheiro, Pedro Amador, Filipa Semedo, Catarina Sá, Tatiana Duarte, Sara Gonçalves, Filipe Seixo, Rui Caria
Kounis syndrome (KS) is the coincidental occurrence of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and anaphylactic or allergic insult. It results from mast cell degranulation with subsequent release of numerous inflammatory mediators, leading to coronary vasospasm or atheromatous plaque rupture. Diagnosis is clinical and based on the temporal relationship between the two events. Despite the growing number of reported cases, especially in southern Europe, the lack of awareness of this association may lead to under-reporting in Portugal...
April 24, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439851/exploring-the-pathophysiology-of-takotsubo-cardiomyopathy
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REVIEW
Wengen Chen, Vasken Dilsizian
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to explore the pathophysiology of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy by appraising the interplay between myocardial perfusion, function, metabolism, and, particularly, sympathetic innervation. RECENT FINDINGS: A number of hypotheses have been proposed to explain the pathogenesis of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, which include (1) catecholamine cardiac toxicity, (2) myocardial sympathetic innervation disruption, (3) coronary vasospasm, (4) myocardial microvascular dysfunction, and (5) aborted myocardial infarction...
June 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431602/a-comprehensive-analysis-of-the-relationship-between-aca-velocities-and-aca-infarction-following-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Michael Moussouttas, Jocelyn Cheng, Joseph Antonakakis, Ameesh Patel, Maria Iuanow
PURPOSE: To evaluate the relationship between anterior cerebral artery (ACA) velocities (and ancillary parameters) and ACA infarction following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH), and to examine the factors that influence velocities. METHODS: Retrospective investigation of 500 consecutive aSAH patients. ACA mean velocities (Vm) were evaluated by daily transcranial ultrasound during the early (days 1-4) and late (days 5-20) periods posthemorrhage. Presence and timing of acute ACA infarctions were identified by serial retrospective review of cerebral computerized tomography (CT) scans...
May 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427768/syndrome-of-transient-headache-and-neurological-deficits-with-cerebrospinal-fluid-lymphocytosis-handl-in-a-patient-with-confusional-symptoms-diffuse-eeg-abnormalities-and-bilateral-vasospasm-in-transcranial-doppler-ultrasound-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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M Hidalgo de la Cruz, R Domínguez Rubio, E Luque Buzo, F Díaz Otero, P Vázquez Alén, J Orcajo Rincón, J Prieto Montalvo, A Contreras Chicote, F Grandas Pérez
INTRODUCTION: HaNDL syndrome (transient headache and neurological deficits with cerebrospinal fluid lymphocytosis) is characterised by one or more episodes of headache and transient neurological deficits associated with cerebrospinal fluid lymphocytosis. To date, few cases of HaNDL manifesting with confusional symptoms have been described. Likewise, very few patients with HaNDL and confusional symptoms have been evaluated with transcranial Doppler ultrasound (TCD). TCD data from patients with focal involvement reveal changes consistent with vasomotor alterations...
April 17, 2017: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424440/gemcitabine-induced-coronary-vasospasm-a-case-report
#20
Mahmut Tuna Katırcıbaşı, Aynur Eken
Gemcitabine is a chemotherapy drug. It is a nucleoside analogue that is usually well tolerated by patients, with myelosuppression (especially thrombocytopenia) as dose-limiting side effect. Other mild to moderate side effects include alopecia, vomiting, nausea, rash, and fever. Coronary ischemia is the most common cardiotoxic effect of gemcitabine, which is due to its antimetabolites. While underlying cause of coronary ischemia following use of gemcitabine is uncertain, endothelial dysfunction and coronary thrombosis are potential explanations...
March 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
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