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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430235/fiber-bragg-grating-interrogation-using-wavelength-modulated-tunable-distributed-feedback-lasers-and-a-fiber-optic-mach-zehnder-interferometer
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Anirban Roy, Arup Lal Chakraborty, Chandan Kumar Jha
This paper demonstrates a technique of high-resolution interrogation of two fiber Bragg gratings (FBGs) with flat-topped reflection spectra centered on 1649.55 nm and 1530.182 nm with narrow line width tunable semiconductor lasers emitting at 1651.93 nm and 1531.52 nm, respectively. The spectral shift of the reflection spectrum in response to temperature and strain is accurately measured with a fiber-optic Mach-Zehnder interferometer that has a free spectral range of 0.0523 GHz and a broadband photodetector...
April 20, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428502/white-collar-workers-hemodynamic-responses-during-working-hours
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Xinxin Liu, Kazuyuki Iwakiri, Midori Sotoyama
The present study conducted two investigations at a communication center to examine the workers' hemodynamic responses during working hours. The investigation I examined hemodynamic responses on a work day, and the investigation II verified cardiovascular responses on both work and non-work days. Fifteen workers participated in the investigation I, and blood pressure, cardiac output, heart rate, stroke volume, and total peripheral resistance were measured during working hours (from 9 am to 6 pm) on a work day...
April 20, 2017: Industrial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427984/effect-of-baseline-characteristics-on-the-outcome-of-stent-retriever-based-thrombectomy-in-acute-basilar-artery-occlusions-a-single-center-experience-and-pooled-data-analysis
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Wan-Ling Wen, Zi-Fu Li, Yong-Wei Zhang, Peng-Fei Yang, Keith Simfukwe, Yi-Bin Fang, Tian-Yi Zhang, Ben-Qiang Deng, Bo Hong, Jian-Min Liu, Qing-Hai Huang
OBJECTIVES: -To explore the association of baseline characteristics and the outcome of acute basilar artery occlusion (BAO) patients following stent retriever based thrombectomy (SRT). METHODS: -Clinical and imaging information of consecutive SRT treated BAO patients from a comprehensive stroke center and up-to-date literatures were reviewed respectively. The impact of baseline variables towards favorable outcome was evaluated using subgroup analysis and odds ratio extracted from published data resource together with single center records using pooled analysis...
April 17, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427070/practical-lessons-from-protocol-t-for-the-management-of-diabetic-macular-edema
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Lekha Mukkamala, Neelakshi Bhagat, Marco Zarbin
PURPOSE: To review the results of Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network Protocol T, as applied to clinical practice. METHODS: Review of major publications reporting the results of Protocol T, a randomized single-masked (in year-1 only), multicenter clinical trial comparing aflibercept, bevacizumab, and ranibizumab as treatment option for center-involving diabetic macular edema (DME). The main outcome measures were change in visual acuity (VA), central subfield thickness (CST) on optical coherence tomography, cost effectiveness, burden of care, and safety...
2017: Developments in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427054/preceding-intravenous-thrombolysis-in-patients-receiving-endovascular-therapy
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Hong-Kyun Park, Jong-Won Chung, Jeong-Ho Hong, Min Uk Jang, Hyun-Du Noh, Jong-Moo Park, Kyusik Kang, Soo Joo Lee, Youngchai Ko, Jae Guk Kim, Jae-Kwan Cha, Dae-Hyun Kim, Hyun-Wook Nah, Moon-Ku Han, Beom Joon Kim, Tai Hwan Park, Sang-Soon Park, Kyung Bok Lee, Jun Lee, Keun-Sik Hong, Yong-Jin Cho, Byung-Chul Lee, Kyung-Ho Yu, Mi-Sun Oh, Ki-Hyun Cho, Joon-Tae Kim, Dong-Eog Kim, Wi-Sun Ryu, Jay Chol Choi, Wook-Joo Kim, Dong-Ick Shin, Min-Ju Yeo, Sung Il Sohn, Ji Sung Lee, Juneyoung Lee, Byung-Woo Yoon, Hee-Joon Bae
BACKGROUND: The beneficial effects of endovascular therapy (EVT) in acute ischemic stroke have been demonstrated in recent clinical trials using new-generation thrombectomy devices. However, the comparative effectiveness and safety of preceding intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) in this population has rarely been evaluated. METHODS: From a prospective multicenter stroke registry database in Korea, we identified patients with acute ischemic stroke who were treated with EVT within 8 h of onset and admitted to 14 participating centers during 2008-2013...
April 21, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424039/endovascular-treatment-of-ischemic-stroke-an-updated-meta-analysis-of-efficacy-and-safety
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Simone Vidale, Elio Agostoni
BACKGROUND: Recent randomized trials demonstrated the superiority of the mechanical thrombectomy over the best medical treatment in patients with acute ischemic stroke due to an occlusion of arteries of proximal anterior circulation. In this updated meta-analysis, we aimed to summarize the total clinical effects of the treatment, including the last trials. METHODS: We performed literature search of Randomized Crontrolled Trials (RCTs) published between 2010 and October 2016, comparing endovenous thrombolysis plus mechanical thrombectomy (intervention group) with best medical care alone (control group)...
May 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422955/low-cholesterol-level-associated-with-severity-and-outcome-of-spontaneous-intracerebral-hemorrhage-results-from-taiwan-stroke-registry
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Yu-Wei Chen, Chen-Hua Li, Chih-Dong Yang, Chung-Hsiang Liu, Chih-Hung Chen, Jau-Jiuan Sheu, Shinn-Kuang Lin, An-Chih Chen, Ping-Kun Chen, Po-Lin Chen, Chung-Hsin Yeh, Jiunn-Rong Chen, Yu-Jen Hsiao, Ching-Huang Lin, Shih-Pin Hsu, Tsang-Shan Chen, Sheng-Feng Sung, Shih-Chieh Yu, Chih-Hsin Muo, Chi Pang Wen, Fung-Chang Sung, Jiann-Shing Jeng, Chung Y Hsu
The relationship between cholesterol level and hemorrhagic stroke is inconclusive. We hypothesized that low cholesterol levels may have association with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) severity at admission and 3-month outcomes. This study used data obtained from a multi-center stroke registry program in Taiwan. We categorized acute spontaneous ICH patients, based on their baseline levels of total cholesterol (TC) measured at admission, into 3 groups with <160, 160-200 and >200 mg/dL of TC. We evaluated risk of having initial stroke severity, with National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) >15 and unfavorable outcomes (modified Rankin Scale [mRS] score >2, 3-month mortality) after ICH by the TC group...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422279/efficacy-and-safety-of-mechanical-thrombectomy-in-older-adults-with-acute-ischemic-stoke
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Fabrizio Sallustio, Giacomo Koch, Caterina Motta, Marina Diomedi, Fana Alemseged, Vittoria C D'Agostino, Simone Napolitano, Domenico Samà, Alessandro Davoli, Daniel Konda, Daniele Morosetti, Enrico Pampana, Roberto Floris, Roberto Gandini
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of endovascular therapy in elderly adults treated for acute ischemic stroke. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Comprehensive Stroke Center, University of Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy. PARTICIPANTS: Elderly adults treated for acute ischemic stroke (N = 219). MEASUREMENTS: Participants were divided into two groups based on their age (n = 62, ≥80; n = 157, <80)...
April 19, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420862/clinical-characteristics-treatment-and-prognosis-of-patients-with-acute-severe-heart-failure-of-ischemic-and-non-ischemic-etiology-analysis-from-the-commit-ahf-registry
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Mateusz Ostręga, Marek J Gierlotka, Grzegorz Słonka, Paweł Nadziakiewicz, Mariusz Gąsior
INTRODUCTION    There are limited data on the impact of ischemic etiology on clinical status and long-term prognosis among patients with acute severe heart failure (ASHF) not associated with acute coronary syndrome (ACS).  OBJECTIVES    To assess clinical characteristics, treatment and the 12-month mortality of patients with no-ACS ASHF according to etiology.  PATIENTS AND METHODS    The data from 112 patients with ASHF that was not associated with ACS were analyzed: 61 with ischemic (IASHF) and 51 with non-ischemic (NIASHF) etiology...
April 18, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420648/association-of-magnet-status-with-hospitalization-outcomes-for-ischemic-stroke-patients
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Kimon Bekelis, Symeon Missios, Todd A MacKenzie
BACKGROUND: It is not clear whether Magnet recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (nursing excellence program) is associated with improved patient outcomes. We investigated whether hospitalization in a Magnet hospital is associated with improved outcomes for patients with ischemic stroke. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed a cohort study of patients with ischemic stroke from 2009 to 2013, who were registered in the New York Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System database...
April 18, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418689/an-official-american-thoracic-society-workshop-report-chemical-inhalational-disasters-biology-of-lung-injury-development-of-novel-therapeutics-and-medical-preparedness
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Eleanor M Summerhill, Gary W Hoyle, Sven-Eric Jordt, Bronwen J Jugg, James G Martin, Sadis Matalon, Steven E Patterson, David J Prezant, Alfred M Sciuto, Erik R Svendsen, Carl W White, Livia Veress
This report is based upon the proceedings from the Inhalational Lung Injury Workshop jointly sponsored by the American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the National Institute of Health (NIH)/National Institute of Neurologic Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT) program on May 21, 2013 in Philadelphia, PA. The CounterACT program facilitates research leading to the development of new and improved medical countermeasures for chemical threat agents. The workshop was initiated by the Terrorism and Inhalational Disasters (TID) Section of the Environmental, Occupational, and Population Health Assembly (EOPH) of the ATS...
April 18, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417009/revised-definition-of-predicted-left-ventricular-mass-using-ambulatory-blood-pressure-in-healthy-korean-adults
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Bae Keun Kim, Enshi Xu, Bo Youl Choi, Yonggu Lee, Soon Gil Kim, Yukio Yamori, Jinho Shin
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular hypertrophy is influenced by both hemodynamic and non-hemodynamic factors. Ambulatory blood pressure is correlated with left ventricular hypertrophy. We established the influences of hemodynamic and non-hemodynamic factors, including ambulatory blood pressure, on variation in left ventricular mass in healthy Korean adults. METHOD: We included 172 subjects (male = 71, female = 101), with normal body mass index and blood pressure, in an analysis of data from the Yangpyung and Yeoju cohort studies and a tertiary cardiovascular center...
2017: Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416976/rationale-and-design-of-assaf-k-a-study-of-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-anticoagulant-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-kanagawa
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Yutaka Hatori, Hiroyuki Sakai, Tomoyuki Kunishima, Nobuo Hatori, Lin Chen, Tomoaki Ishigami, Naoki Satoh
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is one of the most prevalent cardiac arrhythmias associated with substantially increased risks of ischemic stroke and thromboembolism. Oral anticoagulants (OACs) are the cornerstone of AF management and effectively prevent AF-related stroke. As new non-vitamin K antagonist OACs (NOACs) have become available, the landscape of stroke prevention in AF has changed. However, there are considerable gaps between daily clinical practice and current guideline-based recommendations for anticoagulant therapy in Japan...
April 2017: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416430/-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-critically-ill-neonates-and-children
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J Rambaud, J Guilbert, I Guellec, S Jean, A Durandy, M Demoulin, A Amblard, R Carbajal, P-L Leger
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation is used as a last resort during neonatal and pediatric resuscitation in case of refractory circulatory or respiratory failure under maximum conventional therapies. Different types of ECMO can be used depending on the initial failure. The main indications for ECMO are refractory respiratory failure (acute respiratory distress syndrome, status asthmaticus, severe pneumonia, meconium aspiration syndrome, pulmonary hypertension) and refractory circulatory failure (cardiogenic shock, septic shock, refractory cardiac arrest)...
April 14, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414895/the-impact-of-ct-perfusion-threshold-on-predicted-viable-and-nonviable-tissue-volumes-in-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Xuya Huang, Dheeraj Kalladka, Bharath Kumar Cheripelli, Fiona Catherine Moreton, Keith W Muir
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Perfusion imaging is used for patient selection in clinical practice and trials. Postprocessing and definitions of tissue viability are nevertheless not standardized. We compared the lesion volumes generated with two well-recognized perfusion tissue definitions in a single-center phase 2 thrombolysis study. METHODS: We analyzed perfusion imaging data from the Alteplase-Tenecteplase Trial Evaluation for Stroke Thrombolysis (ATTEST) study using two popular tissue viability thresholds (ischemic core definition: (1) cerebral blood volume < 2...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413700/endovascular-stroke-treatment-in-a-small-volume-stroke-center
#16
Gry N Behzadi, Lars Fjetland, Rajiv Advani, Martin W Kurz, Kathinka D Kurz
INTRODUCTION: Our purpose was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of endovascular treatment (EVT) of stroke caused by large vessel occlusions (LVO) performed by general interventional radiologists in cooperation with stroke neurologists and neuroradiologists at a center with a limited annual number of procedures. We aimed to compare our results with those previously reported from larger stroke centers. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 108 patients with acute stroke due to LVO treated with EVT were included...
April 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413272/an-analysis-of-perioperative-adverse-neurological-events-associated-with-anesthetic-management-at-a-tertiary-care-center-of-a-developing-country
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Fauzia Anis Khan, Sobia Khan, Gauhar Afshan
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Existing literature on neurological complications related to anesthesia is reported from affluent countries but the trends may vary in less affluent countries. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The objective was to find the associated factors contributing to neurological adverse events occurring within 48 h of anesthesia and surgery. The existing departmental morbidity and mortality database was reviewed from 1992 to 2012 for major adverse neurological events...
January 2017: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412315/reporting-compliance-of-stroke-trials-cross-sectional-analysis
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Konark Malhotra, Appaji Rayi, Monica Khunger, Stephanie Thompson, David S Liebeskind
BACKGROUND: The FDA mandates timely reporting of all clinical trials conducted in the United States. However, often the results are not reported in a timely manner, resulting in wastage of finite resources. We assessed the reporting of results of completed stroke trials and compared the reporting trends between U.S. and non-U.S. stroke trials. METHODS: We assessed consecutive clinical stroke trials registered as completed in ClinicalTrials.gov between January 1, 2008 and January 1, 2015...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411260/the-fast-ed-app-a-smartphone-platform-for-the-field-triage-of-patients-with-stroke
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Raul G Nogueira, Gisele S Silva, Fabricio O Lima, Yu-Chih Yeh, Carol Fleming, Daniel Branco, Arthur H Yancey, Jonathan J Ratcliff, Robert Keith Wages, Earnest Doss, Mehdi Bouslama, Jonathan A Grossberg, Diogo C Haussen, Teppei Sakano, Michael R Frankel
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The Emergency Medical Services field triage to stroke centers has gained considerable complexity with the recent demonstration of clinical benefit of endovascular treatment for acute ischemic stroke. We sought to describe a new smartphone freeware application designed to assist Emergency Medical Services professionals with the field assessment and destination triage of patients with acute ischemic stroke. METHODS: Review of the application's platform and its development as well as the different variables, assessments, algorithms, and assumptions involved...
April 14, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410640/florida-sleeve-procedure-is-durable-and-improves-aortic-valve-function-in-marfan-syndrome-patients
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Seyed Hossein Aalaei-Andabili, Tomas Martin, Philip Hess, Charles Klodell, Ashkan Karimi, George Arnaoutakis, Teng Lee, Thomas Beaver
BACKGROUND: The Florida sleeve (FS) procedure was developed as a simplified approach for repair of functional type I aortic insufficiency secondary to aortic root aneurysm. We evaluated postoperative aortic valve function, long-term survival, and freedom from reoperation in Marfan syndrome patients who underwent the FS procedure at our center. METHODS: All Marfan syndrome patients undergoing FS procedure from May 2002 to December 2014 were included. Echocardiography assessment included left ventricular end-diastolic diameter (LVEDD), left ventricular end-systolic diameter (LVESD), ejection fraction, and degree of aortic insufficiency (none = 0, minimal = 1, mild = 2, moderate = 3, severe = 4)...
April 12, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
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