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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156053/propensity-matched-analysis-of-outcomes-after-mitral-valve-surgery-between-trainees-and-consultants-institutional-report
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Vito D Bruno, Pierpaolo Chivasso, Amna Hayat, Roberto Marsico, Umberto Benedetto, Massimo Caputo, Raimondo Ascione, Gianni D Angelini, Franco Ciulli, Hunaid A Vohra
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to determine whether early outcomes and long-term survival after mitral valve surgery performed by trainee residents are equivalent in terms of safety and efficacy when compared with consultant surgeons. METHODS: Between January 2000 and December 2015, a total of 1742 patients who underwent mitral valve surgery were identified. Of these, 1622 operations were performed by consultants (Group I) and 120 operations were performed by trainees (Group II)...
November 16, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153561/use-of-atrial-strain-to-predict-atrial-fibrillation-after-cerebral-ischemia
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Faraz Pathan, Eswar Sivaraj, Kazuaki Negishi, Rifly Rafiudeen, Shahab Pathan, Nicholas D'Elia, John Galligan, Samuel Neilson, Ricardo Fonseca, Thomas H Marwick
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to identify whether atrial strain could be used as an imaging biomarker to predict atrial fibrillation (AF). BACKGROUND: AF is found in up to 30% of cryptogenic cerebrovascular accidents (CVAs), which themselves account for 30% to 40% of ischemic CVA. METHODS: This observational study evaluated all patients who had an echocardiogram (transthoracic echocardiogram [TTE]) following presentation with cryptogenic CVA from 2010 to 2014...
November 10, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143297/impact-of-trimetazidine-treatment-on-5-year-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-significant-coronary-artery-spasm-a-propensity-score-matching-study
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Yong Hoon Kim, Ae-Young Her, Seung-Woon Rha, Byoung Geol Choi, Se Yeon Choi, Jae Kyeong Byun, Ahmed Mashaly, Yoonjee Park, Won Young Jang, Woohyeun Kim, Jah Yeon Choi, Eun Jin Park, Jin Oh Na, Cheol Ung Choi, Hong Euy Lim, Eung Ju Kim, Chang Gyu Park, Hong Seog Seo, Dong Joo Oh
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate the additive benefit of trimetazidine with well-known antispasmodic agents such as calcium channel blockers and nitrate in patients with significant coronary artery spasm (CAS) as assessed by acetylcholine provocation test up to 5 years. METHODS: A total 1727 patients with significant CAS were enrolled. They were divided into two groups: a trimetazidine group (trimetazidine, diltiazem, and nitrate, n = 695), and control group (diltiazem and nitrate, n = 473)...
November 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs: Drugs, Devices, and Other Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139247/-systematic-review-on-safety-of-xianling-gubao-capsule
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Yi-Li Zhang, Xing Liao, Fu-Mei Liu, Gui-Qian Wang, Yan-Ming Xie
To systemically evaluate the safety of Xianling Gubao capsule after launching. Computer retrieval of Medline, EMbase, the Web of Science, Clinical Trials. gov, the Cochrane Library, CNKI, VIP, WanFang Data and CBM was conducted to collect information on all the research types of Xianling Gubao capsule. The literature was screened according to inclusion and exclusion criteria, and the quality of the studies was assessed according to the internationally accepted quality evaluation standards for data extraction and analysis...
August 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132199/non-fasting-triglyceride-levels-in-the-korean-population-with-and-without-ischemic-heart-disease-and-cerebrovascular-disease
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Seo Young Lee, Bo Kyung Koo, Min Kyong Moon
Background/Aims: Associations between non-fasting triglyceride (TG) levels and a risk of ischemic heart disease (IHD) and cerebrovascular accident (CVA) have been suggested in Caucasians. We aimed to investigate whether non-fasting TG levels reflect the risk of IHD/CVA in Koreans. Methods: We conducted an analysis of patients aged ≥ 30 years from the nationwide survey database. Fasting TG was defined as a measurement taken ≥ 12 hours since the last meal. Non-fasting TG was categorized by fasting duration of 0 to 3, 4 to 7, and 8 to 11 hours...
November 15, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123850/delayed-massive-epistaxis-from-traumatic-intracranial-aneurysm-after-blunt-facial-injury
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Hajime Nakamura, Toshiyuki Fujinaka, Osamu Tasaki, Toshiki Yoshimine
Cases: Traumatic intracranial aneurysm following blunt head injury is uncommon but can be induced by extension of skull base fracture and causes unexpected hemorrhagic complications. We present two cases of traumatic intracranial aneurysm in the paraclinoid area that was revealed by delayed massive epistaxis. Lack of initial neurological deficits omitted screening for cerebrovascular injury. Outcome: Internal trapping was carried out using endovascular techniques in both cases, with extracranial-intracranial bypass in one case...
January 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122305/reconstruction-of-cranioplasty-using-medpor-porouspolyethylene-implant
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B Marlier, J-C Kleiber, M Bannwarth, E Theret, C Eap, C F Litre
INTRODUCTION: We describe our experience of cranioplasty after a calvarial defect, following an external decompressive craniectomy, with the Medpor(®) (Stryker(®)) porous polyethylene implant for cosmetic cranioplasty and reconstruction. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on 23 consecutive patients who underwent cranioplasty at a single institution between January 2013 and January 2016: 9 patients after head injury and 14 patients after vascular event (ruptured aneurysm, intraprenchymal haematoma, malignant cerebrovascular accident)...
November 6, 2017: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111342/the-use-of-repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-for-stroke-rehabilitation-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Ana Dionísio, Isabel Catarina Duarte, Miguel Patrício, Miguel Castelo-Branco
OBJECTIVES: Stroke is a leading cause of disability. Alternative and more effective techniques for stroke rehabilitation have been sought to overcome limitations of conventional therapies. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) arises as a promising tool in this context. This systematic review aims to provide a state of the art on the application of rTMS in stroke patients and to assess its effectiveness in clinical rehabilitation of motor function. METHODS: Studies included in this review were identified by searching PubMed and ISI Web of Science...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103181/brain-magnetic-resonance-imaging-cerebrospinal-fluid-and-autoantibody-profile-in-118-patients-with-neuropsychiatric-lupus
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Zhen Tan, Yingbo Zhou, Xiangpei Li, Guosheng Wang, Jinhui Tao, Li Wang, Yan Ma, Xiaomei Li
The objective of this study is to analyze clinical manifestations, features of imaging, and laboratory assessment of patients with neuropsychiatric SLE (NPSLE) for better diagnosis and outcome prediction. One hundred eighteen NPSLE patients admitted to the Anhui Provincial Hospital in Hefei, China, between January 2006 and December 2016 were enrolled and analyzed retrospectively. All patients fulfilled the American College of Rheumatology revised classification criteria for SLE. Patients with NPSLE fulfilled the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) nomenclature and case definitions...
November 4, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098097/early-renal-involvement-in-a-girl-with-classic-fabry-disease
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Fernando Perretta, Norberto Antongiovanni, Sebastián Jaurretche
Fabry disease is an X-linked lysosomal storage disorder resulting from the deficiency or absence of the enzyme alpha galactosidase A; this defect leads to the systemic accumulation of globotriaosylceramide and its metabolites. Organic involvement in men is well known, but in women it is controversial, mainly due to the random X-chromosome inactivation in each of their cells (Lyon hypothesis). This would explain why women (heterozygotes) present a wide variability in the severity of their phenotype. The manifestations are multisystemic and begin in early childhood, reaching a severe compromise in adulthood...
2017: Case Reports in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097159/the-epidemiology-and-clinical-associations-of-stroke-in-patients-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia-a-review-of-10-972-admissions-from-the-2012-national-inpatient-sample
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Christopher Del Prete, Taeha Kim, Frederick Lansigan, Joseph Shatzel, Harley Friedman
BACKGROUND: Acute leukemia is known to confer an elevated risk of both hemorrhagic and thrombotic complications, but the development of stroke in this population is poorly characterized. This study assesses clinical and epidemiologic factors in a population of inpatients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and stroke. METHODS: Using the 2012 National Inpatient Sample, demographic and clinical data including age, gender, race, length of stay, in-hospital procedures, discharge diagnosis, disposition, and mortality incidence were extracted...
September 20, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089989/constraint-induced-movement-therapy-in-treatment-of-acute-and-sub-acute-stroke-a-meta-analysis-of-16-randomized-controlled-trials
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Xi-Hua Liu, Juan Huai, Jie Gao, Yang Zhang, Shou-Wei Yue
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the clinical efficacy of constraint-induced movement therapy in acute and sub-acute stroke. DATA SOURCES: The key words were stroke, cerebrovascular accident, constraint-induced therapy, forced use, and randomized controlled trial. The databases, including China National Knowledge Infrastructure, WanFang, Weipu Information Resources System, Chinese Biomedical Literature Database, PubMed, Medline, Embase, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, were searched for studies on randomized controlled trials for treating acute or sub-acute stroke published before March 2016...
September 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077191/pegaptanib-choroidal-neovascularization-in-patients-with-age-related-macular-degeneration-and-previous-arterial-thromboembolic-events
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Maurizio Battaglia Parodi, Emanuele Di Bartolo, Claudia Brue, Ezio Cappello, Claudio Furino, Sebastiano Giuffrida, Manuela Imparato, Michele Reibaldi
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy and the rate of side effects of the pegylated aptamer pegaptanib in the treatment of patients with choroidal neovascularization (CNV) secondary to age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and a history of previous arterial thromboembolic events (ATEs). METHODS: Twenty-three eyes of 23 patients with subfoveal CNV due to AMD and cerebrovascular accidents (n = 12) and myocardial infarction (n = 11) in the previous 6 months received intravitreal pegaptanib 0...
October 25, 2017: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062738/long-term-outcomes-of-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-tavi-a-systematic-review-of-5-year-survival-and-beyond
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REVIEW
Adam Chakos, Ashley Wilson-Smith, Sameer Arora, Tom C Nguyen, Abhijeet Dhoble, Giuseppe Tarantini, Matthias Thielmann, John P Vavalle, Daniel Wendt, Tristan D Yan, David H Tian
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation/replacement (TAVI/TAVR) is becoming more frequently used to treat aortic stenosis (AS), with increasing push for the procedure in lower risk patients. Numerous randomized controlled trials have demonstrated that TAVI offers a suitable alternative to the current gold standard of surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) in terms of short-term outcomes. The present review evaluates long-term outcomes following TAVI procedures. METHODS: Literature search using three electronic databases was performed up to June 2017...
September 2017: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059119/early-management-of-acute-cerebrovascular-accident
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Jody Manners, Alexis Steinberg, Lori Shutter
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Stroke is common and often presents as a neurologic emergency that requires rapid evaluation and treatment to minimize debilitation. Recent advances in therapy expanded time windows for intra-arterial thrombectomy in ischemic stroke, and surgical interventions for clot evacuation in large intracranial hemorrhage have recently proven feasible. This review discusses recent data regarding new therapeutic options in both ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, notably in scenarios in which therapy was previously limited to supportive care...
December 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056853/evaluation-of-risk-minimization-activities-for-cyproterone-acetate-2%C3%A2-mg-ethinylestradiol-35%C3%A2-%C3%A2%C2%B5g-a-cross-sectional-physician-survey
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Kimberly H Davis, Alex Asiimwe, Laurie J Zografos, David J McSorley, Elizabeth B Andrews
BACKGROUND: Cyproterone acetate 2 mg/ethinylestradiol 35 µg, an estrogen/progestogen treatment with anti-androgenic properties, shares a thromboembolism risk with combined hormonal contraceptives. Educational materials (i.e., direct healthcare professional communication, patient information card, prescriber checklist) were distributed to physicians to increase risk awareness. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to measure physician knowledge of thromboembolism risk of cyproterone acetate 2 mg/ethinylestradiol 35 µg and ascertain whether physicians received the educational materials...
2017: Pharmaceutical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049536/preoperative-syntax-score-to-assess-the-late-outcomes-after-coronary-endarterectomy-for-the-diffusely-diseased-left-anterior-descending-artery
#17
Kosaku Nishigawa, Toshihiro Fukui, Shuichiro Takanashi
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate whether the preoperative Synergy between Percutaneous Coronary Intervention with TAXUS and Cardiac Surgery (SYNTAX) score was associated with late outcomes of coronary endarterectomy (CE) for the diffusely diseased left anterior descending artery (LAD). METHODS: We retrospectively analysed 205 of 212 patients undergoing CE for the diffusely diseased LAD between September 2004 and May 2016, excluding 2 patients without preoperative angiographic data and 5 redo cases...
November 1, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044023/-may-thurner-syndrome-with-ischemic-cerebrovascular-accident-and-permeable-oval-foramen
#18
José A Arroyo, Sebastián Villate, Gustavo A Ortiz
The association of cerebral ischemic attack with patent foramen ovale has not been extensively studied, and frequently the site of origin of embolism is not detected despite routine studies. We present the case of a young patient with ischemic stroke and permeable oval foramen in the context of May Thurner syndrome. The May Thurner syndrome is an entity scarcely studied in the medical literature and it has also been infrequently related to ischemic vascular cerebral accident, but in patients with permeable oval foramen without evidence of the emboligen source, it is interesting to rule it out as a cause of paradoxical embolism...
2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040224/fes-assisted-cycling-improves-aerobic-capacity-and-locomotor-function-post-cva
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Stacey E Aaron, Catherine J VanDerwerker, Aaron E Embry, Jennifer H Newton, Samuel C K Lee, Chris M Gregory
PURPOSE: After a cerebrovascular accident (CVA) aerobic deconditioning contributes to diminished physical function. Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES)-assisted cycling is a promising exercise paradigm designed to target both aerobic capacity and locomotor function. This pilot study aimed to evaluate the effects of an FES-assisted cycling intervention on aerobic capacity and locomotor function in individuals post-CVA. METHODS: Eleven individuals with chronic (> 6 months) post-CVA hemiparesis completed an 8-week (3x/wk; 24 sessions) progressive FES-assisted cycling intervention...
October 16, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029294/cardiovascular-events-in-anti-neutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-associated-vasculitis-a-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
#20
Eline Houben, Erik L Penne, Alexandre E Voskuyl, Joost W van der Heijden, René H J Otten, Maarten Boers, Tiny Hoekstra
Objectives: Several chronic inflammatory diseases are associated with cardiovascular disease, but the risk in ANCA-associated vasculitis is poorly quantified. The aim of the present study was to review the evidence for an increased cardiovascular risk, including ischaemic heart disease, cerebrovascular accidents and peripheral arterial disease, in patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis. Methods: A comprehensive systematic review was conducted in accordance with guidelines of preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses...
September 18, 2017: Rheumatology
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