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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334037/improvement-in-the-prognosis-of-cerebral-venous-sinus-thrombosis-over-a-22-year-period
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Dustin Anderson, Julie Kromm, Thomas Jeerakathil
BACKGROUND: Cerebral venous thrombosis is a rare cause of stroke, with a number of well-defined risk factors. However, there exist few studies that describe trends in the prognosis of this disease over time. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed on patients diagnosed with cerebral venous thrombosis at the University of Alberta Hospital during two time periods: 1988-1998 (21 patients) and 1999-2009 (40 patients). Signs and symptoms, risk factors, imaging findings, etiologies, treatment modalities, and status at discharge were examined...
January 2018: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328996/acute-and-sub-acute-neurological-toxicity-in-children-treated-for-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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REVIEW
Natalia C Millan, Analía Pastrana, Myriam R Guitter, Pedro A Zubizarreta, María S Monges, María S Felice
Eighty percent of children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) survive with current treatments. Neurotoxicity is an infrequent adverse event. We describe clinical presentations of neurological toxicity, phases of treatment when these adverse events were more frequent and patients ́ outcome. From January-1995 to December-2015, 1379 ALL cases were admitted. Neurotoxicity was diagnosed in 49 patients (3.6%) and classified according to neurological syndromes. Medical records, laboratory-tests and images were reviewed...
January 2, 2018: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324491/validation-of-a-second-generation-near-infrared-spectroscopy-monitor-in-children-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Viviane G Nasr, Lisa T Bergersen, Hung-Mo Lin, Paul B Benni, Rachel S Bernier, Michelle E Anderson, Barry D Kussman
BACKGROUND: Cerebral oximetry using near-infrared spectroscopy is a noninvasive optical technology to detect cerebral hypoxia-ischemia and develop interventions to prevent and ameliorate hypoxic brain injury. Cerebral oximeters are calibrated and validated by comparison of the near-infrared spectroscopy-measured cerebral O2 saturation (SctO2) to a "field" or reference O2 saturation (REF CX) calculated as a weighted average from arterial and jugular bulb oxygen saturations. In this study, we calibrated and validated the second-generation, 5 wavelength, FORE-SIGHT Elite with the medium sensor (source-detector separation 12 and 40 mm) for measurement of SctO2 in children with congenital heart disease...
January 9, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323198/paroxysmal-nocturnal-hemoglobinuria-pnh-brain-mri-ischemic-lesions-in-neurologically-asymtomatic-patients
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Wilma Barcellini, Elisa Scola, Silvia Lanfranconi, Marika Grottaroli, Francesca Binda, Bruno Fattizzo, Anna Zaninoni, Gloria Valcamonica, Claudia Maria Cinnante, Carla Boschetti, Massimiliano Buoli, Carlo Alfredo Altamura, Nereo Bresolin, Fabio Triulzi, Alberto Zanella, Agostino Cortelezzi
This study investigated for the first time brain ischemic involvement in 19 consecutive neurologically asymptomatic PNH patients by non-enhanced cerebral MRI, and by intracranial arterial and venous angio-MRI. Eleven cases (58%, 7 aged <65) showed pathological findings: 9 white matter (WM) abnormalities related to chronic ischemic small vessel disease, 2 a focal abnormality >5 mm, and 5 cases a score >4 by the age-related white matter changes (ARWMC) scale. Compared with age and sex-matched controls (1:2 ratio), patients showed an increased frequency of periventricular WM vascular degeneration (32% versus 5...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322704/evaluation-of-cerebral-venous-thrombosis-by-ct-mri-and-mr-venography
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Pratibha Issar, Sirasapalli Chinna, Sanjeev Kumar Issar
Objective: To study and compare cerebral parenchymal changes and sinuses involvement in CT with MRI and MRV in Cerebral Venous Thrombosis patients. Method: This study was carried out in the Department of Radiodiagnosis, JLN Hospital and Research Center, Bhilai, Chhattisgarh from October 2012 to Nov 2014 and includes fifty patients of all age groups presenting with clinical symptoms of CVT, admitted in Neurology, Neurosurgery, Medicine, Pediatric, obstetric and Gynecology wards...
November 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322479/do-the-risk-factors-determine-the-severity-and-outcome-of-cerebral-venous-sinus-thrombosis
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Jayantee Kalita, Usha K Misra, Rajesh K Singh
We report the burden of risk factors in cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) and its relationship with the clinical severity, extent of MRI and MRV abnormality, and outcome. One hundred and twenty-eight consecutive patients with CVST were included. Their demographic, presenting symptoms and neurological findings were noted and risk factors of CVST were evaluated. The outcomes were assessed using modified Rankin Scale (mRS). Based on the risk factors, the patients could be categorized as prothrombotic conditions only in 46 (35...
January 10, 2018: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318718/regional-cerebral-tissue-oxygen-saturation-changes-following-blood-transfusion-in-neuro-intensive-care-unit-patients%C3%A2-%C3%A2-a-pilot-observational-study
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R Muthuchellappan, N A Shaikh, R M Surve, U R S Ganne, M Philip
BACKGROUND: Although central venous oxygen saturation (ScvO2 ) is used to decide on red blood cell (RBC) transfusion, whether its improvement is associated with parallel improvement in cerebral oxygenation is not adequately studied. This study looked at changes in regional cerebral tissue oxygen saturation (rSO2 ) following RBC transfusion in neuro-intensive care unit (ICU) patients. METHODS: In this prospective observational pilot study, rSO2 was measured in adult neuro-ICU patients before RBC transfusion, at the end and at 6, 12, 18 and 24 h after RBC transfusion...
January 10, 2018: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310406/cerebral-venous-thrombosis-originating-from-internal-jugular-vein-outflow-impairment-a-case-report
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Chunxiao Li, Li Sun, Xiuzhen Zhao, Mingqin Zhu, Ying Zhang
RATIONALE: Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) comprises a group of cerebral vascular diseases resulting from cerebral venous outflow obstruction caused by various etiologies. The etiology of CVT is complex, including infectious and noninfectious factors. The diagnosis is difficult. As a result, many patients are misdiagnosed or never diagnosed. This patient was diagnosed with CVT due to unilateral internal jugular vein compression. PATIENT CONCERNS: In this report, we present a case of acute onset CVT in a 15-year-old female patient who presented with a headache, nausea, and vomiting as the main clinical manifestations...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304541/rationale-design-and-methodology-of-the-computerized-registry-of-patients-with-venous-thromboembolism-riete
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Behnood Bikdeli, David Jimenez, Mayra Hawkins, Salvador Ortíz, Paolo Prandoni, Benjamin Brenner, Hervé Decousus, Frederick A Masoudi, Javier Trujillo-Santos, Harlan M Krumholz, Manuel Monreal
Venous thromboembolism (VTE), including deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), is a preventable cause of in-hospital death, and one of the most prevalent vascular diseases. There is a lack of knowledge with regards to contemporary presentation, management and outcomes of patients with VTE. Many clinically important subgroups (including the elderly, those with recent bleeding and pregnant patients) have been under-represented in clinical trials. Furthermore, design of clinical trials is challenging in some scenarios, such as in those with hemodynamically unstable PE...
January 2018: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304150/non-invasive-assessment-of-cerebral-oxygenation-a-comparison-of-retinal-and-transcranial-oximetry
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Karel Van Keer, Jan Van Keer, João Barbosa Breda, Vahid Nassiri, Cathy De Deyne, Cornelia Genbrugge, Luís Abegão Pinto, Ingeborg Stalmans, Evelien Vandewalle
BACKGROUND: To investigate the correlation between cerebral (SO2-transcranial), retinal arterial (SaO2-retinal) and venous (SvO2-retinal) oxygen saturation as measured by near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) and retinal oximetry respectively. METHODS: Paired retinal and cerebral oxygen saturation measurements were performed in healthy volunteers. Arterial and venous retinal oxygen saturation and diameter were measured using a non-invasive spectrophotometric retinal oximeter...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288961/understanding-the-direction-of-the-relationship-between-white-matter-hyperintensities-of-vascular-origin-sleep-quality-and-chronic-kidney-disease-results-from-the-atahualpa-project
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Oscar H Del Brutto, Robertino M Mera
OBJECTIVE: The burden of cerebral small vessel disease, sleep disorders, and chronic kidney disease is on the rise in remote rural settings. However, information on potential links between these conditions is limited. We aimed to assess the relationships between these conditions in community-dwelling older adults living in rural Ecuador. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Atahualpa residents aged ≥60 years were offered a brain MRI. A venous blood sample was obtained for serum creatinine determination...
December 24, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287672/-impact-of-hypotension-and-global-hypoperfusion-in-postoperative-delirium-a-pilot-study-in-older-adults-undergoing-open-colon-surgery
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Eduardo Tobar, Mario A Abedrapo, Jaime A Godoy, Jose L Llanos, Mauricio J Díaz, Rodrigo Azolas, Gunther R Bocic, Jaime A Escobar, Rodrigo A Cornejo, Carlos M Romero
BACKGROUND: Post-operative delirium is a serious complication in patients undergoing major abdominal surgery. It remains unclear whether peri-operative hemodynamic and perfusion variables affect the risk for postoperative delirium. The objective of this pilot study was to evaluate the association between perfusion and hemodynamics peri-operative with the appearance of post-operative delirium. METHODS: Prospective cohort study of adults 60 years or older undergoing elective open colon surgery...
December 26, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284999/high-burden-of-stroke-risk-factors-in-developing-country-the-case-study-of-bosnia-herzegovina
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Marija Bender, Edin Jusufovic, Vesna Railic, Sima Kelava, Selma Tinjak, Damir Dzevdetbegovic, Dario Mot, Mensuda Tresnjo, Sandra Lakicevic, Natasa Pejanovic-Skobic, Osman Sinanovic
Introduction: The burden of stroke has been increasing worldwide, especially in developing countries. Very few data regarding epidemiology of stroke are available in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BH). Patients and methods: We undertook a retrospective hospital-based study in all hospitals existing in five cantons and one district of BH. The patients were recruited between January 1st, 2014, and December 31st, 2014, and only first-ever-in-lifetime strokes (FES) were included for evaluation...
December 2017: Materia Socio-medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284341/cerebral-perfusion-monitoring-in-adult-patients-following-cardiac-surgery-an-observational-study
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Tammy Slater, Julie Stanik-Hutt, Patricia Davidson
BACKGROUND: Strokes following adult cardiac surgery contribute to burdensome neurocognitive complications, which are often difficult to detect during the perioperative period. Fluctuations in regional cerebral perfusion and co-morbid conditions, such as hypertension, diabetes, prior stroke, symptomatic carotid stenosis, aortic atherosclerotic disease, and peripheral vascular disease are associated with perioperative strokes. Approaches to achieve optimal cerebral perfusion remain elusive and traditional strategies for perioperative monitoring are not always sufficiently sensitive to detect acute changes in cerebral perfusion...
December 28, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281075/transvenous-curative-embolization-of-cerebral-arteriovenous-malformations-a-prospective-cohort-study
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George A C Mendes, M Yashar S Kalani, Christina Iosif, Adson F Lucena, Rui Carvalho, Suzana Saleme, Charbel Mounayer
BACKGROUND: Curative transvenous embolization is an emerging strategy for treatment of cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). OBJECTIVE: To assess contemporary outcomes of transvenous embolization as a stand-alone therapy for cerebral AVMs. METHODS: We prospectively followed 40 patients with 41 AVMs who underwent transvenous endovascular therapy between January 2008 and January 2015. Patient demographics, AVM characteristics, endovascular techniques used, angiographic results, clinical outcomes, and complications were assessed independently...
December 21, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279641/cerebral-air-embolism-secondary-to-lung-laceration
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Ashok Kumar Singh, Jayant Verma, Surendra Kumar
Cerebral air embolism is a rare clinical entity in day-to-day practice. The introduction of air into the venous or the arterial system can cause cerebral air embolism leading to severe neurological deficits. The common causes reported in the literature are iatrogenic; it can be caused by positive pressure maneuvers performed during cardiac resuscitation, lung biopsy, and the placement of venous catheters in the presence of a patent foramen ovale. We report a case of cerebral air embolism which has occurred secondary to lung laceration...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278540/a-case-of-fatal-cerebral-air-embolism-after-blunt-lung-trauma-postmortem-computed-tomography-and-autopsy-findings
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Isabella Mercurio, Daniele Capano, Riccardo Torre, Aldo Taddei, Gianmarco Troiano, Michele Scialpi, Mario Gabbrielli
Cerebral air embolism is caused by gas bubbles in the vascular system. These bubbles can cause cerebral ischemia by obstructing encephalic blood vessels. It is frequently associated with blunt and penetrating chest trauma as well as iatrogenic interventions. Lung trauma involving laceration of the respiratory tract, lung parenchyma, and blood vessels may result in direct communication of these structures, driving air or gas into the pulmonary venous system. We report a case of a blunt chest trauma that led to massive arterial air embolism that was possible to recognize with the help of postmortem computed tomographic scan examination...
December 22, 2017: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277281/yield-of-computed-tomography-ct-angiography-in-patients-with-acute-headache-normal-neurological-examination-and-normal-non-contrast-ct-a-meta-analysis
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Imanda M E Alons, Ben F J Goudsmit, Korne Jellema, Marianne A A van Walderveen, Marieke J H Wermer, Ale Algra
BACKGROUND: Patients with acute severe headache, normal neurological examination, and a normal noncontrast head computed tomography (NCCT) may still have subarachnoid hemorrhage, cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT), cervical arterial dissection, or reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS). Computed tomography angiography (CTA) is used increasingly in the emergency department for evaluating this, but its added value remains controversial. METHODS: We retrospectively collected data on the diagnostic yield of CTA in patients with acute severe headache, normal neurological examination, and normal NCCT who received additional CTA in the acute phase in 2 secondary referral centers for vascular neurology...
December 22, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275013/reduced-release-of-tnf%C3%AE-and-ip-10-after-ex-vivo-blood-stimulation-with-endotoxin-is-associated-with-poor-outcome-after-stroke
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Elzbieta Klimiec, Katarzyna Kowalska, Paulina Pasinska, Joanna Pera, Agnieszka Slowik, Tomasz Dziedzic
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The immune response to acute cerebral ischemia plays an important role in the pathophysiology of stroke and could be a therapeutic target. Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) is a master regulator of innate immunity. The aim of our study was to determine the association between selected cytokine release after TLR4 activation in blood cells and the outcome after ischemic stroke. METHODS: We included 156 ischemic stroke patients (median age: 69; 40.4% female)...
December 21, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273948/icp-curve-morphology-and-intracranial-flow-volume-changes-a-simultaneous-icp-and-cine-phase-contrast-mri-study-in-humans
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Mårten Unnerbäck, Johnny T Ottesen, Peter Reinstrup
BACKGROUND: The intracranial pressure (ICP) curve with its different peaks has been extensively studied, but the exact physiological mechanisms behind its morphology are still not fully understood. Both intracranial volume change (ΔICV) and transmission of the arterial blood pressure have been proposed to shape the ICP curve. This study tested the hypothesis that the ICP curve correlates to intracranial volume changes. METHODS: Cine phase contrast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations were performed in neuro-intensive care patients with simultaneous ICP monitoring...
December 22, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
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