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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352007/outcomes-in-anticoagulated-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-with-mitral-or-aortic-valve-disease
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Dragos Vinereanu, Alice Wang, Hillary Mulder, Renato D Lopes, Petr Jansky, Basil S Lewis, Bernard J Gersh, Alvaro Avezum, Michael Hanna, Claes Held, Lars Wallentin, Christopher B Granger, John H Alexander
OBJECTIVE: To assess stroke/systemic embolism, major bleeding and other outcomes, and treatment effect of apixaban versus warfarin, in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and different types of valvular heart disease (VHD), using data from the Apixaban for Reduction in Stroke and Other Thromboembolic Events in Atrial Fibrillation trial. METHODS: There were 14 793 patients with known VHD status, categorised as having moderate or severe mitral regurgitation (MR) (n=3382), aortic regurgitation (AR) (n=842) or aortic stenosis (AS) (n=324); patients with moderate or severe mitral stenosis were excluded from the trial...
January 19, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345035/pressure-and-pipes-from-neuroimaging-to-virtual-measurement
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Marialuisa Zedde, Rosario Pascarella
Leng et al. [1] described the practical application of a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model based on Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA) in 85 patients with symptomatic atherosclerotic M1 middle cerebral artery (MCA) stenosis, to virtually measure arterial pressure (AP) across the stenotic segment, according to the theory that translesional pressure gradient (PG) drives arteriologenesis and leptomeningeal collaterals (LMC) development. This is a fundamental pathophysiological issue about the risk of recurrent stroke downstream an intracranial artery stenosis and both the degree of stenosis and the collateral circulation affect it; in WASID trial [2] patients with severe (> 70%) intracranial stenosis and efficient collaterals had a lower risk of recurrent stroke than patients with poor collaterals...
January 18, 2018: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344065/optociliary-shunt-vessels-role-in-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-atypical-pseudotumor-cerebri
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Frederico Castelo Moura, Ida Fortini
A 46-year-old man presented with severe visual loss and optic atrophy associated with optociliary shunt vessels. The diagnostic work-up revealed intracranial hypertension and cerebral venous sinus stenosis, with no evidence of previous thrombosis. In view of the severe visual dysfunction, both eyes were submitted to optic nerve sheath fenestration. After surgery, a regression of collateral vessels was observed in both eyes.
August 2017: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343148/predictors-of-intracranial-hemorrhage-volume-and-distribution-in-brain-arteriovenous-malformation
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Jay F Yu, Andrew D Nicholson, Jeffrey Nelson, Matthew D Alexander, Stephanie H Tse, Steven W Hetts, J Claude Hemphill, Helen Kim, Daniel L Cooke
Background and purpose Despite evidence regarding risk factors for brain arteriovenous malformation (bAVM)-associated spontaneous intracranial hemorrhage (ICH), few data exist describing the spectrum of clinical outcomes that bAVM-associated ICH may manifest. This study aimed to identify the demographical, clinical, and bAVM anatomical variables associated with ICH volume and the presence of intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) of ruptured bAVMs, two indicators of worse clinical outcome, to help better predict outcome for unruptured bAVMs...
January 1, 2018: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341424/fetal-ultrasonographic-findings-including-cerebral-hyperechogenicity-in-a-patient-with-non-lethal-form-of-raine-syndrome
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Kei Tamai, Katsuhiko Tada, Akihito Takeuchi, Makoto Nakamura, Hidenori Marunaka, Yosuke Washio, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Fuyuki Miya, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Misao Kageyama
Raine syndrome is a rare osteosclerotic bone dysplasia characterized by craniofacial anomalies and intracranial calcification. Most patients with Raine syndrome are of Arab ancestry and die during the neonatal period. We herein report a Japanese patient with non-lethal Raine syndrome who presented with characteristic cerebral hyperechogenicity and a hypoplastic nose by fetal ultrasonography. She was admitted to the NICU due to pyriform aperture stenosis. Craniofacial abnormalities, intracranial calcification, osteosclerosis, chondrodysplasia punctata, and a mutation of FAM20C was identified...
January 17, 2018: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339317/arterial-stenosis-in-antiphospholipid-syndrome-update-on-the-unrevealed-mechanisms-of-an-endothelial-disease
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REVIEW
Ghita Harifi, Wared Nour-Eldine, Mohammad Hassan A Noureldine, Mohammad Baker Berjaoui, Romy Kallas, Rita Khoury, Imad Uthman, Jamal Al-Saleh, Munther A Khamashta
First described in 1983, antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune condition characterized by the occurrence of recurrent arterial and/or venous thrombosis, and/or pregnancy morbidity, in the setting of persistent presence of antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL). While thrombosis is the most well-known pathogenic mechanism in this disorder, the relevance of some other mechanisms such as arterial stenosis is being increasingly recognized. Arterial stenosis has been first described in the renal arteries in patients with APS, however intracranial and coeliac arteries can also be involved with various and treatable clinical manifestations...
January 12, 2018: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335001/different-clinical-presentation-and-management-of-temporal-bone-fibrous-dysplasia-in-children
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REVIEW
Józef Mierzwiński, Justyna Kosowska, Justyna Tyra, Karolina Haber, Maria Drela, Dariusz Paczkowski, Paweł Burduk
BACKGROUND: Fibrous dysplasia is a slowly progressive benign fibro-osseous disorder that involves one or multiple bones with a unilateral distribution in most cases. It is a lesion of unknown etiology, uncertain pathogenesis, and diverse histopathology. Temporal bone involvement is the least frequently reported type, especially in children. We reviewed available articles regarding fibrous dysplasia with temporal bone involvement in children and added four patients aged 7 to 17 years who were diagnosed and treated in our institution from 2006 to 2017...
January 15, 2018: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330520/association-of-homocysteine-with-aysmptomatic-intracranial-and-extracranial-arterial-stenosis-in-hypertension-patients
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Yan Wang, Jin Zhang, Yuesheng Qian, Xiaofeng Tang, Huawei Ling, Kemin Chen, Yan Li, Pingjin Gao, Dingliang Zhu
Elevated plasma homocysteine (Hcy) is suggested as an independent risk factor for stroke. We aimed to investigate the association of Hcy concentration with intracranial atherosclerosis (ICAS) and extracranial AS (ECAS) in hypertensive patients without stroke in Chinese population and to explore modified effect of methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C677T on their relationship. The stenosis of intracranial and extracranial arteries were evaluated in a total of 929 subjects through computerized tomographic angiography (CTA) from aortic arch to the skull base...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330312/high-sensitive-c-reactive-protein-and-dual-antiplatelet-in-intracranial-arterial-stenosis
#9
Jiejie Li, Anxin Wang, Xingquan Zhao, Liping Liu, Xia Meng, Jinxi Lin, Jing Jing, Xinying Zou, Yilong Wang, Yongjun Wang
OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationship of high-sensitive C-reactive protein (hsCRP) and the efficacy and safety of dual antiplatelet therapy in patients with and without intracranial arterial stenosis (ICAS) in the Clopidogrel in High-Risk Patients with Acute Non-disabling Cerebrovascular Events (CHANCE) trial. METHODS: A subgroup of 807 patients with both magnetic resonance angiography images and hsCRP measurement was analyzed. Cox proportional hazards models were used to assess the interaction of hsCRP levels with the effects of dual and single antiplatelet therapy...
January 12, 2018: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328023/features-of-formation-of-collateral-circulation-in-patients-with-subclavian-steal-syndrome
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I Kopolovets, P Štefanič, V Rusyn, Š Tóth, V Mashura, P Berek
To date in patients with subclavian steal syndrome diagnosis is only grade of stenosis or localization of occlusion described. Authors recommend to take into account also type of a collateral compensation of cerebral circulation for selection of an optimal treatment The objective of the research was to study the features of formation of collateral circulation in patients with subclavian steal syndrome. The authors described changes in the direction of blood flow in the extracranial vessels of 42 patients with subclavian steal syndrome...
December 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325952/endovascular-treatment-of-intracranial-aneurysms-concomitant-with-severe-adjacent-atherosclerotic-stenosis
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Bu-Lang Gao, Zhao-Shuo Li, Tian-Xiao Li, Jiang-Yu Xue, Guang Feng, Zi-Liang Wang, Wei-Xing Bai, Tong-Yuan Zhao, Xiao-Dong Liang
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect and safety of endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysms concomitant with severe adjacent atherosclerotic stenosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-six patients with aneurysms and adjacent stenosis were prospectively enrolled. The characteristics of the aneurysm, parent artery, atherosclerotic stenosis and endovascular treatment methods were analyzed. RESULTS: All aneurysms were successfully embolized (100%), with stent-assisted coiling in forteen (53...
January 8, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324900/internal-carotid-artery-stenosis-a-novel-surgical-model-for-moyamoya-syndrome
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Jill M Roberts, Michael E Maniskas, Justin F Fraser, Gregory J Bix
Moyamoya is a cerebrovascular disorder characterized by progressive stenosis of the intracranial internal carotid arteries. There are two forms: Disease and Syndrome, with each characterized by the sub-population it affects. Moyamoya syndrome (MMS) is more prominent in adults in their 20's-40's, and is often associated with autoimmune diseases. Currently, there are no surgical models for inducing moyamoya syndrome, so our aim was to develop a new animal model to study this relatively unknown cerebrovascular disease...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318353/the-barrel-vascular-reconstruction-device-a%C3%A2-retrospective-observational-multicentric-study
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C Kabbasch, A Mpotsaris, V Maus, J C Altenbernd, C Loehr
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The Barrel device is an electrolytically detachable laser cut, closed-cell microstent that is used for neck reconstruction in wide-necked bifurcation and branching aneurysms to support coiling. The key feature is a barrel section that herniates over the aneurysmal ostium. The objective was to evaluate the safety, feasibility and the immediate and mid-term occlusion results of this new device. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The databases of two tertiary care centers were screened for all Barrel-based stent-assisted intracranial coil embolization of wide-necked aneurysms between June 2015 and September 2016...
January 9, 2018: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300374/clinical-history-and-management-recommendations-of-the-smooth-muscle-dysfunction-syndrome-due-to-acta2-arginine-179-alterations
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Ellen S Regalado, Lauren Mellor-Crummey, Julie De Backer, Alan C Braverman, Lesley Ades, Susan Benedict, Timothy J Bradley, M Elizabeth Brickner, Kathryn C Chatfield, Anne Child, Cori Feist, Kathryn W Holmes, Glen Iannucci, Birgit Lorenz, Paul Mark, Takayuki Morisaki, Hiroko Morisaki, Shaine A Morris, Anna L Mitchell, John R Ostergaard, Julie Richer, Denver Sallee, Sherene Shalhub, Mustafa Tekin, Anthony Estrera, Patricia Musolino, Anji Yetman, Reed Pyeritz, Dianna M Milewicz
PurposeSmooth muscle dysfunction syndrome (SMDS) due to heterozygous ACTA2 arginine 179 alterations is characterized by patent ductus arteriosus, vasculopathy (aneurysm and occlusive lesions), pulmonary arterial hypertension, and other complications in smooth muscle-dependent organs. We sought to define the clinical history of SMDS to develop recommendations for evaluation and management.MethodsMedical records of 33 patients with SMDS (median age 12 years) were abstracted and analyzed.ResultsAll patients had congenital mydriasis and related pupillary abnormalities at birth and presented in infancy with a patent ductus arteriosus or aortopulmonary window...
January 4, 2018: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279888/prevalence-of-systemic-atherosclerosis-burdens-and-overlapping-stroke-etiologies-and-their-associations-with-long-term-vascular-prognosis-in-stroke-with-intracranial-atherosclerotic-disease
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Takao Hoshino, Leila Sissani, Julien Labreuche, Gregory Ducrocq, Philippa C Lavallée, Elena Meseguer, Céline Guidoux, Lucie Cabrejo, Cristina Hobeanu, Fernando Gongora-Rivera, Pierre-Jean Touboul, Philippe Gabriel Steg, Pierre Amarenco
Importance: Patients who have experienced stroke with intracranial atherosclerotic disease (ICAD) may also have concomitant atherosclerosis in different arterial beds and other possible causes for ischemic stroke. However, little is known about the frequency and prognostic effect of such overlapping diseases. Objectives: To describe the prevalence of systemic atherosclerotic burdens and overlapping stroke etiologies and their contributions to long-term prognoses among patients who have experienced stroke with ICAD...
December 26, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279801/technical-factors-affecting-outcomes-following-endovascular-treatment-of-posterior-circulation-atherosclerotic-lesions
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Matthew D Alexander, Jeffrey M Rebhun, Steven W Hetts, Matthew R Amans, Fabio Settecase, Robert J Darflinger, Christopher F Dowd, Van V Halbach, Randall T Higashida, Daniel L Cooke
Background: Atherosclerotic disease of the vertebrobasilar system causes significant morbidity and mortality. All lesions require aggressive medical management, but the role of endovascular interventions remains unsettled. This study examines such endovascular interventions for vertebrobasilar atherosclerosis. Methods: Retrospective review was performed of prospectively maintained procedure logs at three hospitals with comprehensive neurointerventional services...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274451/treatment-of-progressive-herpes-zoster-induced-vasculopathy-with-surgical-revascularization-effects-on-cerebral-hemodynamics
#17
Sarah K Lants, Jennifer M Watchmaker, Meher R Juttukonda, Larry T Davis, Manus J Donahue, Matthew R Fusco
BACKGROUND: Herpes zoster ophthalmicus (HZO) is caused by the reactivation of the herpes simplex virus in the trigeminal nerve. HZO-initiated cerebral vasculopathy is well-characterized, however there are no documented cases that report the efficacy of surgical revascularization for improving cerebral hemodynamics following progressive HZO-induced vasculopathy. We present a case where quantitative anatomical and hemodynamic imaging were performed longitudinally before and after surgical revascularization in a patient with HZO and vasculopathic changes...
December 20, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273960/stent-assisted-coiling-of-intracranial-aneurysms-using-leo-stents-long-term-follow-up-in-153-patients
#18
Jacques Sedat, Yves Chau, Jean Gaudart, Marina Sachet, Stephanie Beuil, Michel Lonjon
PURPOSE: Coiling associated with placement of a self-expandable intracranial stent has improved the treatment of intracranial wide-necked aneurysms. Little is known, however, about the durability of this treatment. The purpose of this report is to present our experience with the LEO stent and to evaluate the complications, effectiveness, and long-term results of this technique. METHODS: We analyzed the records of 155 intracranial unruptured aneurysms that were treated by stent-assisted coiling with a LEO stent between 2008 and 2012...
December 23, 2017: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260015/evolution-into-moyamoya-disease-in-an-infant-with-internal-carotid-artery-aneurysms
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Ryosuke Tanaka, Satoru Takahashi, Satomi Okano, Akie Okayama, Nao Suzuki, Shigeo Kure, Hiroshi Azuma
Introduction: Moyamoya disease (MMD) is characterized by progressive stenosis and occlusion in the terminal portion of both internal carotid arteries (ICAs) and the formation of an abnormal vascular network. Because of the fragile structure of the collateral vessels, MMD is frequently accompanied by intracranial aneurysms that are mainly located within the abnormal basal network or the circle of Willis. However, the association between MMD and aneurysms of the ICAs has never been reported previously...
March 2017: ENeurologicalSci
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245288/elevated-serum-lipoprotein-a-as-a-risk-factor-for-combined-intracranial-and-extracranial-artery-stenosis-in-a-child-with-arterial-ischemic-stroke-a-case-report
#20
Ji Yoon Han, Hyun Jeong Kim, Soyoung Shin, Joonhong Park, In Goo Lee
RATIONALE: Stroke is an uncommon disease in childhood with an estimated incidence of 1 to 6 per 100,000 and stenoocclusive arteriopathy is the main risk factor of recurrent pediatric arterial ischemic stroke (AIS). Dyslipidemia may influence strongly before puberty and in late adolescence when plasma levels are naturally highest. PATIENT CONCERNS: An 11-year-old male presented with acute onset seizure, a drowsy mentality, and right hemiplegia. DIAGNOSES: Magnetic resonance (MR) angiogram demonstrated occlusion of distal basilar artery and left vertebral arteries...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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