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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655662/evaluation-of-low-intensity-anti-coagulation-with-a-fully-magnetically-levitated-centrifugal-flow-circulatory-pump-the-magentum-1-study
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Ivan Netuka, Peter Ivák, Zuzana Tučanová, Stanislav Gregor, Ondrej Szárszoi, Poornima Sood, Daniel Crandall, Jessica Rimsans, Jean Marie Connors, Mandeep R Mehra
BACKGROUND: The HeartMate 3 left ventricular assist system is engineered to avoid pump thrombosis, yet bleeding complications persist. We investigated the safety of low-intensity anti-coagulation in patients with the HeartMate 3. METHODS: The Minimal AnticoaGulation EvaluatioNTo aUgment heMocompatibility (MAGENTUM 1) pilot study is a prospective, single-arm study of low-intensity warfarin anti-coagulation in patients implanted with the HeartMate 3 pump. After standard warfarin anti-coagulation (international normalized ratio [INR] 2...
March 27, 2018: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29653270/decompressive-craniotomy-for-malignant-middle-cerebral-artery-infarction-optimal-timing-and-literature-review
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Ahmed Elsawaf, Ayman Galhom
OBJECT: To compare the results of early or delayed decompressive craniotomy (DC) for cases of malignant middle cerebral artery (MCA) infarction. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective comparative study METHODS: Prospective randomized study on consecutive series of a 46 patients with malignant MCA territory infarction. Patients were divided randomly into two groups: Group I; 27 patients who were followed till obvious deterioration of conscious level happened, Group II; 19 patients who were operated prophylactically in 6 hours of presentation even with no clear deterioration of conscious level or radiology's findings...
April 10, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652306/-assessment-of-clinical-manifestations-and-treatment-of-post-stroke-depression-in-young-patients-with-ischemic-stroke
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M L Chukhlovina, A A Chukhlovin
AIM: To consider clinical manifestations and treatment of post-stroke depression in young patients with carotid ischemic stroke. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Forty patients, 24 women and 16 men, aged from 18 to 45 years old, diagnosed with ICD-10 post-stroke depression were examined. All patients underwent neurological examination, brain MRI and MR-angiography of cerebral vessels. The following psychometric tests were used: MMSE, Hamilton depression scale, CES-D depression scale, a questionnaire on nocturnal sleep assessment, and Epworth Sleepiness Scale...
2018: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652229/a-useful-diagnostic-method-to-reduce-the-in-hospital-time-delay-for-mechanical-thrombectomy-volume-perfusion-computed-tomography-with-added-vessel-reconstruction
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Ho Jun Yi, Jae Hoon Sung, Dong Hoon Lee, Seung Ho Yang, Jae Taek Hong
OBJECTIVE Volume perfusion CT (VPCT) with added CT angiography (CTA)-like reconstruction from VPCT source data (VPCTA) can reveal multiple intracranial parameters. The authors examined the usefulness of VPCTA in terms of reducing the in-hospital time delay for mechanical thrombectomy. METHODS A total of 180 patients who underwent mechanical thrombectomy at the authors' institution between January 2014 and March 2017 were divided into 2 groups: a CTA-based thrombectomy decision group (group 1: CTA) and a VPCTA-based decision group (group 2: VPCTA)...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652042/-motor-learning-of-the-post-stroke-patients-presenting-with-upper-limb-paresis-on-the-mechanotherapeutic-system
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A E Khizhnikova, A S Klochkov, A M Kotov-Smolensky, L A Chernikova, N A Suponeva, M A Piradov
BACKGROUND: the relevance of this study arises from the high prevalence of upper limb motor impairment and pathological synergy in the post-stroke patients; these conditions are very difficult to correct with the use of the traditional rehabilitation methods. A promising but insufficiently studied approaches are the virtual reality (VR) technology as well as its combination with other techniques. AIM: The objective of the present study was to evaluate the influence of the training making use of the mechanotherapeutic system on the motor function of the paretic hand...
April 9, 2018: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651586/revascularization-techniques-for-acute-basilar-artery-occlusion-technical-considerations-and-outcome-in-the-setting-of-severe-posterior-circulation-steno-occlusive-disease
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Eberhard Siebert, Georg Bohner, Sarah Zweynert, Volker Maus, Anastasios Mpotsaris, Thomas Liebig, Christoph Kabbasch
PURPOSE: To describe the clinical and radiological characteristics, frequency, technical aspects and outcome of endovascular treatment of acute basilar artery occlusion (ABO) in the setting of vertebrobasilar steno-occlusive disease. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of databases of two universitary stroke centers including all consecutive patients from January 2013 until May 2017 undergoing thrombectomy for a) acute stroke due to basilar artery occlusion and either significant basilar artery stenosis or vertebral artery stenosis/occlusion as well as b) presumed embolic basilar artery occlusions...
April 12, 2018: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651557/higher-admission-fasting-plasma-glucose-levels-are-associated-with-a-poorer-short-term-neurologic-outcome-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-patients-with-good-collateral-circulation
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Feng Wang, Beisi Jiang, Lasheta Kanesan, Yuwu Zhao, Bernard Yan
AIMS: In this retrospective study, we sought to delineate the collateral circulation status of acute ischemic stroke patients by CT perfusion and evaluate 90-day modified Rankin Scale (mRS) scores of patients with good or poor collaterals and its correlation with admission fasting plasma glucose (FPG). METHODS: We enrolled acute ischemic stroke patients who presented to our hospital 4.5 h within an onset of the first episode between January 2009 and December 2015...
April 12, 2018: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651500/outcome-of-endovascular-treatment-for-acute-basilar-artery-occlusion-in-the-modern-era-a-single-institution-experience
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Chuanhui Li, Wenbo Zhao, Chuanjie Wu, Shuyi Shang, Jian Chen, Ming Ren, Jiangang Duan, Qingfeng Ma, Guilin Li, Yunzhou Zhang, Hongqi Zhang, Liqun Jiao, Xunming Ji
PURPOSE: The beneficial effect of endovascular treatment (EVT) for patients with acute basilar artery occlusion (ABAO) remains uncertain. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate clinical outcome of EVT for patients with ABAO and analyze prognostic factors of good outcome. METHODS: From our prospectively established database, we reviewed all patients with ABAO receiving EVT during January 2014 to December 2016. Baseline characteristics and outcomes were evaluated...
April 12, 2018: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650782/treatment-of-distal-anterior-cerebral-artery-aneurysms-with-flow-diverter-stents-a-single-center-experience
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F Cagnazzo, M Cappucci, C Dargazanli, P-H Lefevre, G Gascou, C Riquelme, A Bonafe, V Costalat
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Flow diversion for aneurysms beyond the circle of Willis is still debated. Our aim was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of flow diversion treatment of distal anterior cerebral artery aneurysms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Consecutive patients with distal anterior cerebral artery aneurysms treated from January 2014 to October 2017 were evaluated retrospectively with prospectively maintained data. Treatment was performed only for unruptured or recanalized aneurysms after coiling...
April 12, 2018: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650712/outcome-prediction-in-acute-stroke-patients-by-continuous-glucose-monitoring
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Shinichi Wada, Sohei Yoshimura, Manabu Inoue, Takayuki Matsuki, Shoji Arihiro, Masatoshi Koga, Takanari Kitazono, Hisashi Makino, Kiminori Hosoda, Masafumi Ihara, Kazunori Toyoda
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between glucose parameters obtained by continuous glucose monitoring and clinical outcomes in acute stroke patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: Consecutive patients with acute ischemic stroke or intracerebral hemorrhage within 24 hours after onset were included. A continuous glucose monitoring device (iPro2) was attached for the initial 72 hours after emergent admission. Eight glucose parameters were obtained from continuous glucose monitoring: maximum, minimum, mean, and SD of blood glucose levels, as well as area under the curve more than 8 mmol/L of blood glucose, distribution time more than 8 mmol/L of blood glucose, coefficient of variation (%CV), and presence of time less than 4 mmol/L over 72 hours...
April 12, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649706/quantitative-assessment-for-flexed-elbow-deformity-during-gait-following-botulinum-toxin-a-treatment
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Hiroki Tanikawa, Hitoshi Kagaya, Keisuke Inagaki, Yusuke Kotsuji, Keita Suzuki, Kenta Fujimura, Masahiko Mukaino, Satoshi Hirano, Eiichi Saitoh, Yoshikiyo Kanada
BACKGROUND: The effect of botulinum toxin A (BoNTA) injection on flexed-elbow deformity is usually evaluated using the Modified Ashworth Scale (MAS), but only with the muscle tone at rest. Some patients show the flexed-elbow deformity during gait despite low muscle tone at rest. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the effect of BoNTA injection on flexed-elbow deformity during gait using a three-dimensional motion analysis system. METHODS: Twenty stroke patients with spastic flexed-elbow deformity during gait received BoNTA injections into the upper limb muscles...
April 6, 2018: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649015/validation-of-the-5-item-medication-adherence-report-scale-in-older-stroke-patients-in-iran
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Chung-Ying Lin, Huang-Tz Ou, Mehdi Nikoobakht, Anders Broström, Kristofer Årestedt, Amir H Pakpour
BACKGROUND: There is a lack of feasible and validated measures to self-assess medication adherence for older patients with stroke. In addition, the potential determinants of medication adherence for older patients with stroke remain unclear. OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to (1) examine the psychometric properties of a 5-item questionnaire on medication adherence, specifically the 5-item Medication Adherence Report Scale (MARS-5), and (2) explore the determinants of medication adherence...
April 11, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644897/the-feasibility-acceptability-and-preliminary-efficacy-of-a-low-cost-virtual-reality-based-upper-limb-stroke-rehabilitation-device-a-mixed-methods-study
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Alyson Warland, Ioannis Paraskevopoulos, Emmanuel Tsekleves, Jennifer Ryan, Alexander Nowicky, Joanne Griscti, Hannah Levings, Cherry Kilbride
PURPOSE: To establish feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary efficacy of an adapted version of a commercially available, virtual-reality gaming system (the Personalised Stroke Therapy system) for upper-limb rehabilitation with community dwelling stroke-survivors. METHOD: Twelve stroke-survivors (nine females, mean age 58 years, [standard deviation 7.1], median stroke chronicity 42 months [interquartile range 34.7], Motricity index 14-25 for shoulder and elbow) were asked to complete nine, 40-min intervention sessions using two activities on the system over 3 weeks...
April 12, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644880/effects-of-mirror-therapy-on-walking-ability-balance-and-lower-limb-motor-recovery-after-stroke-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Yi Li, Qingchuan Wei, Wei Gou, Chengqi He
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of mirror therapy on walking ability, balance and lower limb motor recovery in patients with stroke. METHOD: MEDLINE, EMBASE, Web of Science, CENTRAL, PEDro Database, CNKI, VIP, Wan Fang, ClinicalTrials.gov, Current controlled trials and Open Grey were searched for randomized controlled trials that investigated the effects of mirror therapy on lower limb function through January 2018. The primary outcomes included were walking speed, mobility and balance function...
April 1, 2018: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644406/the-wessex-modified-richmond-sedation-scale-as-a-novel-tool-for-monitoring-patients-at-risk-of-malignant-mca-syndrome
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Tayyib T A Hayat, Matthew A Myers, John Hell, Matthew Cordingly, Diederik O Bulters, Nicolas Weir, George Pengas
BACKGROUND: The Wessex Modified Richmond Sedation Scale (WMRSS) has been developed with the aim of improving the early identification of patients requiring decompressive hemicraniectomy for malignant middle cerebral artery syndrome (MMS). The objective of this study was to evaluate the WMRSS against the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS). METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted of patients admitted to our unit for observation of MMS. Data were obtained on WMRSS and GCS recordings from admission up to 120-h post-ictus...
April 11, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643966/cosmetic-effects-of-skin-crease-camouflage-incision-versus-longitudinal-incision-following-carotid-endarterectomy
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Arkadiusz Kazimierczak, Anita Rybicka, Pawel Rynio, Piotr Gutowski, Ireneusz Wiernicki
Introduction: Despite the increasing use of carotid angioplasty and stenting (CAS), carotid endarterectomy (CEA) nonetheless remains a more medically beneficial method of treatment for carotid artery stenosis. Therefore, one possibility for progress within this procedure may be to use minimally invasive carotid surgery, especially when the scar is in plain sight: the use of the natural wrinkles (skin crease) as a camouflage of the skin incision provides significant cosmetic improvements...
March 2018: Wideochirurgia i Inne Techniki Mało Inwazyjne, Videosurgery and Other Miniinvasive Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643882/nerve-growth-factor-in-combination-with-oxiracetam-in-the-treatment-of-hypertensive-cerebral-hemorrhage
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Yuzhen Sun, Baoquan Xu, Qiang Zhang
Objective: To compare the clinical efficacy of nerve growth factor (NGF) in combination with oxiracetam and single use of oxiracetam in the treatment of hypertensive cerebral hemorrhage. Methods: One hundred and forty patients with hypertensive cerebral hemorrhage who were admitted to the hospital from July 2015 to September 2016 were selected as research subjects and randomly divided into a treatment group which was treated by NGF in combination with oxiracetam and a control group which was treated by oxiracetam only...
January 2018: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643830/accuracy-and-feasibility-of-an-android-based-digital-assessment-tool-for-post-stroke-visual-disorders-the-strokevision-app
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Terence J Quinn, Iain Livingstone, Alexander Weir, Robert Shaw, Andrew Breckenridge, Christine McAlpine, Claire M Tarbert
Background: Visual impairment affects up to 70% of stroke survivors. We designed an app (StrokeVision) to facilitate screening for common post stroke visual issues (acuity, visual fields, and visual inattention). We sought to describe the test time, feasibility, acceptability, and accuracy of our app-based digital visual assessments against (a) current methods used for bedside screening and (b) gold standard measures. Methods: Patients were prospectively recruited from acute stroke settings...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643587/relationship-of-white-matter-lesions-and-severity-of-pushing-behavior-after-stroke
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Yuji Fujino, Kazu Amimoto, Satoshi Sugimoto, Kazuhiro Fukata, Masahide Inoue, Akira Uchino, Hidetoshi Takahashi, Shigeru Makita
[Purpose] The relationship between white matter lesions (WMLs) and pushing behavior (PB) is still poorly understood. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether damage from WMLs affects the functional outcome of PB after acute stroke. [Subjects and Methods] In total, 37 patients were included. PB was assessed using the standardized Scale for Contraversive Pushing (SCP). Stroke types were classified as total anterior circulation infarct (TACI), partial anterior circulation infarct (PACI), or lacunar syndrome using the Bamford classification...
December 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643261/primary-results-of-the-multicenter-arise-ii-study-analysis-of-revascularization-in-ischemic-stroke-with-embotrap
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Osama O Zaidat, Hormozd Bozorgchami, Marc Ribó, Jeffrey L Saver, Heinrich P Mattle, René Chapot, Ana Paula Narata, Olivier Francois, Ashutosh P Jadhav, Jonathan A Grossberg, Christian H Riedel, Alejandro Tomasello, Wayne M Clark, Hannes Nordmeyer, Eugene Lin, Raul G Nogueira, Albert J Yoo, Tudor G Jovin, Adnan H Siddiqui, Thierry Bernard, Mairsíl Claffey, Tommy Andersson
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: EmboTrap is a novel stent retriever designed to achieve rapid and substantial flow restoration in acute ischemic stroke secondary to large-vessel occlusions. Here, we evaluated EmboTrap's safety and efficacy compared with established stent retrievers. METHODS: ARISE II (Analysis of Revascularization in Ischemic Stroke With EmboTrap) was a single-arm, prospective, multicenter study, comparing the EmboTrap device to a composite performance goal criterion derived using a Bayesian meta-analysis from the pivotal SWIFT (Solitaire device) and TREVO 2 (Trevo device) trials...
April 11, 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
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