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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100343/-effect-of-stenting-for-the-proximal-atherosclerotic-extracranial-vertebral-artery-stenosis
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W Q Che, X J Jiang, H Dong, M Peng, Y B Zou, L Song, H M Zhang, H L Xiong, H Y Wu
Objective: To evaluate the effect of stenting for proximal atherosclerotic extracranial vertebral artery stenosis. Methods: A total of 204 proximal atherosclerotic extracranial vertebral artery stenosis patients underwent stent implantation at Fuwai Hospital were enrolled consecutively between August 2007 and June 2014 prospectively. Medical records were collected and the clinical results were obtained through outpatient and telephone follow up. Results: (1) The patients were (64.1±7.9) years old, and 179 were male (87...
January 25, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096478/demographic-procedural-and-30-day-safety-results-from-the-web-intra-saccular-therapy-study-web-it
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David Fiorella, Andrew Molyneux, Alexander Coon, Istvan Szikora, Isil Saatci, Feyyaz Baltacioglu, Ali Sultan, Adam Arthur
INTRODUCTION: The Woven EndoBridge (WEB) represents a novel intrasaccular therapeutic option for the treatment of intracranial wide-necked bifurcation aneurysms (WNBAs). The WEB-IT Study is a pivotal Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) study to determine the safety and effectiveness of the WEB device for the treatment of WNBAs located in the anterior and posterior intracranial circulations. We present the patient demographics, procedural characteristics, and 30-day adverse event data for the US WEB-IT study...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091702/platelet-receptor-gene-p2y12-p2y1-and-platelet-glycoprotein-gene-gpiiia-polymorphisms-are-associated-with-antiplatelet-drug-responsiveness-and-clinical-outcomes-after-acute-minor-ischemic-stroke
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Xingyang Yi, Qiang Zhou, Chun Wang, Jing Lin, Ping Liu, Cheng Fu
PURPOSE: Patients with minor ischemic stroke (MIS) are at high risk of recurrent ischemic stroke (RIS). The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of platelet receptor gene (P2Y12, P2Y1) and glycoprotein gene (GPIIIa) polymorphisms, as well as their interactions, on antiplatelet drug responsiveness and clinical outcomes in patients with acute MIS. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 426 patients with acute MIS who had been receiving combined aspirin and clopidogrel treatment for at least 3 months...
January 13, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089564/cardiorespiratory-fitness-after-transient-ischemic-attack-and-minor-ischemic-stroke-baseline-data-of-the-moveit-study
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H Myrthe Boss, IngerA Deijle, SanderM Van Schaik, EdwinC de Melker, BobT J van den Berg, HenryC Weinstein, MirjamI Geerlings, L Jaap Kappelle, RenskeM Van den Berg-Vos
BACKGROUND: Cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) is reduced in patients with stroke. It is unclear whether it is also reduced in patients with a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or minor stroke. We investigated the CRF in patients with a recent TIA or minor stroke and explored which determinants are associated with a lower fitness. METHODS: In 113 patients with a recent TIA or minor ischemic stroke (64 (SD = 10) years of age; 49 (IQR 27-86) days post TIA or stroke), the peak oxygen consumption (VO2peak) was determined in a symptom-limited ramp exercise test...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079673/differences-in-use-of-high-quality-and-low-quality-hospitals-among-working-age-individuals-by-insurance-type
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Ioana Popescu, Kevin C Heslin, Rosanna M Coffey, Raynard E Washington, Marguerite L Barrett, Lucy H Karnell, José J Escarce
BACKGROUND: Research suggests that individuals with Medicaid or no insurance receive fewer evidence-based treatments and have worse outcomes than those with private insurance for a broad range of conditions. These differences may be due to patients' receiving care in hospitals of different quality. RESEARCH DESIGN: We used the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project State Inpatient Databases 2009-2010 data to identify patients aged 18-64 years with private insurance, Medicaid, or no insurance who were hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, pneumonia, stroke, or gastrointestinal hemorrhage...
February 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074215/-management-of-dysphagia-in-acute-stroke-a%C3%A2-prospective-study-for-validation-of-current-recommendations
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B Lindner-Pfleghar, H Neugebauer, S Stösser, J Kassubek, A Ludolph, R Dziewas, M Prosiegel, A Riecker
BACKGROUND: The German expert recommendations on the management of dysphagia in patients after acute stroke suggest an algorithm for clinical and technical investigations to identify patients at risk for aspiration and thus reduce the rate of aspiration pneumonia. The effectiveness of this algorithm has, however, not yet been prospectively validated . METHODS: In this study 144 consecutive stroke patients were assessed by a full bedside swallowing assessment including the screening procedures of standardized swallowing assessment (SSA) and 2 out of 6...
January 10, 2017: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066971/the-association-between-diffusion-mri-defined-infarct-volume-and-nihss-score-in-patients-with-minor-acute-stroke
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Shadi Yaghi, Charlotte Herber, Amelia K Boehme, Howard Andrews, Joshua Z Willey, Sara K Rostanski, Matthew Siket, Mahesh V Jayaraman, Ryan A McTaggart, Karen L Furie, Randolph S Marshall, Ronald M Lazar, Bernadette Boden-Albala
BACKGROUND: Prior studies have shown a correlation between the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) and stroke volume on diffusion weighted imaging (DWI); data are more limited in patients with minor stroke. We sought to determine the association between DWI lesion(s) volume and the (1) total NIHSS score and (2) NIHSS component scores in patients with minor stroke. METHODS: We included all patients with minor stroke (NIHSS 0-5) enrolled in the Stroke Warning Information and Faster Treatment study...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065488/utility-of-normal-findings-on-electrocardiogram-and-echocardiogram-in-subjects-%C3%A2-65%C3%A2-years
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Sanjay Venkatesh, Wesley T O'Neal, Stephen T Broughton, Amit J Shah, Elsayed Z Soliman
The lack of abnormalities found on noninvasive cardiac testing possibly improves cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk stratification efforts and conveys reduced risk despite the presence of traditional risk factors. This analysis included 3,805 (95% white and 61% women) participants from the Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS) without baseline CVD. The combination of a normal electrocardiogram (ECG) and echocardiogram was assessed for the development of CVD. A normal ECG was defined as the absence of major or minor Minnesota code abnormalities...
December 18, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063943/genetic-variation-in-wrn-and-ischemic-stroke-general-population-studies-and-meta-analyses
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Mette Christoffersen, Ruth Frikke-Schmidt, Børge G Nordestgaard, Anne Tybjærg-Hansen
BACKGROUND: Werner syndrome, a premature genetic aging syndrome, shares many clinical features reminiscent of normal physiological aging, and ischemic vascular disease is a frequent cause of death. We tested the hypothesis that genetic variation in the WRN gene was associated with risk of ischemic vascular disease in the general population. METHODS: We included 58,284 participants from two general population cohorts, the Copenhagen City Heart Study(CCHS) and the Copenhagen General Population Study(CGPS)...
January 4, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056515/race-ethnicity-as-a-predictor-for-location-of-death-in-patients-with-acute-neurovascular-events
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Say Salomon, Elizabeth Chuang, Deepa Bhupali, Daniel Labovitz
BACKGROUND: Site of death is an important quality indicator for patients with terminal illness. Racial and ethnic disparities exist in the quality of end-of-life care. This study explores the site of death of patients admitted for and dying of complications of acute neurovascular events in a hospital network in an urban, low-income, predominantly minority community. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of patients admitted to 1 of 3 general hospitals that are part of an academic medical center in Bronx, New York, with the diagnosis of acute ischemic stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, or subarachnoid hemorrhage who died during the index admission or were discharged with hospice services...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056466/subacute-subclinical-brain-infarctions-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-negatively-impact-cognitive-function-in-long-term-follow-up
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Alexander Ghanem, Jonas Dörner, Leonie Schulze-Hagen, Andreas Müller, Marius Wilsing, Jan-Malte Sinning, Julian Lütkens, Christian Frerker, Karl-Heinz Kuck, Ingo Gräff, Hans Schild, Nikos Werner, Eberhard Grube, Georg Nickenig
AIMS: To date every post-procedural cerebrovascular embolic event (CVE) is dreaded for its potential to accelerate cognitive decline after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). This study differentiates the impact of acute (procedural) and post-acute cerebrovascular embolic events (CVEs) on cognitive performance. METHODS: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) before, early and late after TAVI was performed to quantify embolic burden. Quantification of diffusion- and T1-weighted lesions, as well as white-matter and total brain volumes, as well as cognitive function testing (MMSE) were assessed in 28 patients with a medium follow-up period of 34 months...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053007/time-to-treat-stroke-patients-in-rural-locations-as-an-underserved-minority
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Enrique C Leira, Michael S Phipps, Adam S Jasne, Dawn O Kleindorfer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 4, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041898/-graded-cycling-test-with-talk-test-is-a-reliable-test-to-monitor-cardiovascular-fitness-in-patients-with-minor-stroke
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Rikke Steen Krawcyk, Anders Vinther, Nicolas Caesar Petersen, Christina Kruuse
BACKGROUND: Physical exercise is generally recommended as part of life style changes post stroke. Monitoring cardiovascular effects may help motivate patients for further exercise, and can be an instrument to assess intervention effects in clinical trials. In 1 of 4 stroke patients, the heart rate variability may challenge currently used cardiovascular monitoring. The Graded Cycling Test with Talk Test is a submaximal exercise test independent of heart rate variability, shown reliable for patients with cardiac disease...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024133/ranolazine-in-treatment-of-stable-angina-in-woman-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-intermittent-left-bundle-branch-block-a-case-report
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Natalia Yuriivna Osovska, Natalia Vitaliivna Kuzminova
Stable angina is the most frequent manifestation of ischemic heart disease (IHD) in women as compared to men (65% versus 37%). IHD in women has more favorable clinical course because myocardial infarction develops twice as rare as in men. Coronary angiography of angina patients demonstrates normal coronary arteries more frequently in women than in men. Microvascular angina (MVA) is found to be a rather common form of stable IHD as that particular diagnosis is made later in 20-30% of patients who previously underwent coronary angiography...
December 22, 2016: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992574/comparing-features-for-classification-of-meg-responses-to-motor-imagery
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Hanna-Leena Halme, Lauri Parkkonen
BACKGROUND: Motor imagery (MI) with real-time neurofeedback could be a viable approach, e.g., in rehabilitation of cerebral stroke. Magnetoencephalography (MEG) noninvasively measures electric brain activity at high temporal resolution and is well-suited for recording oscillatory brain signals. MI is known to modulate 10- and 20-Hz oscillations in the somatomotor system. In order to provide accurate feedback to the subject, the most relevant MI-related features should be extracted from MEG data...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979856/2016-russell-ross-memorial-lecture-in-vascular-biology-molecular-cellular-mechanisms-in-the-progression-of-atherosclerosis
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REVIEW
Ira Tabas
Atherosclerosis is initiated by the subendothelial accumulation of apoB-containing lipoproteins, which initiates a sterile inflammatory response dominated by monocyte-macrophages but including all classes of innate and adaptive immune cells. These inflammatory cells, together with proliferating smooth muscle cells and extracellular matrix, promote the formation of subendothelial lesions or plaques. In the vast majority of cases, these lesions do not cause serious clinical symptoms, which is due in part to a resolution-repair response that limits tissue damage...
December 15, 2016: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979793/lower-magnetization-transfer-ratio-in-the-forceps-minor-is-associated-with-poorer-gait-velocity-in-older-adults
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S Seiler, L Pirpamer, B Gesierich, E Hofer, M Duering, D Pinter, E Jouvent, F Fazekas, J-F Mangin, H Chabriat, S Ropele, R Schmidt
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Gait disturbances in the elderly are disabling and a major public health issue but are poorly understood. In this multimodal MR imaging study, we used 2 voxel-based analysis methods to assess the voxelwise relationship of magnetization transfer ratio and white matter hyperintensity location with gait velocity in older adults. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We assessed 230 community-dwelling participants of the Austrian Stroke Prevention Family Study...
December 15, 2016: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978942/off-label-dosing-of-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-and-adverse-outcomes-the-orbit-af-ii-registry
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Benjamin A Steinberg, Peter Shrader, Laine Thomas, Jack Ansell, Gregg C Fonarow, Bernard J Gersh, Peter R Kowey, Kenneth W Mahaffey, Gerald Naccarelli, James Reiffel, Daniel E Singer, Eric D Peterson, Jonathan P Piccini
BACKGROUND: Although non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) do not require frequent laboratory monitoring, each compound requires dose adjustments on the basis of certain clinical criteria. OBJECTIVES: This study assessed the frequency of off-label NOAC doses among AF patients and the associations between off-label dose therapy and clinical outcomes in community practice. METHODS: We evaluated 5,738 patients treated with a NOAC at 242 ORBIT-AF II (Outcomes Registry for Better Informed Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation phase II) sites...
December 20, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966092/attitudes-of-patients-and-relatives-toward-disability-and-treatment-in-malignant-mca-infarction
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Hermann Neugebauer, Matthias Schnabl, Dorothée Lulé, Peter U Heuschmann, Eric Jüttler
BACKGROUND: Attitudes among patients and relatives toward the degree of acceptable disability and the importance of aphasia are critical in deciding on decompressive hemicraniectomy (DHC) in malignant middle cerebral artery infarction (MMI). However, most MMI patients are not able to communicate their will. Furthermore, attitudes of healthy individuals and relatives may not correspond to those of stroke patients. METHODS: This is a multicenter survey among 355 patients and 199 relatives during treatment for acute minor or moderate severe ischemic stroke in Germany...
December 13, 2016: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27959713/prevention-of-bleeding-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-undergoing-pci
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
C Michael Gibson, Roxana Mehran, Christoph Bode, Jonathan Halperin, Freek W Verheugt, Peter Wildgoose, Mary Birmingham, Juliana Ianus, Paul Burton, Martin van Eickels, Serge Korjian, Yazan Daaboul, Gregory Y H Lip, Marc Cohen, Steen Husted, Eric D Peterson, Keith A Fox
Background In patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with placement of stents, standard anticoagulation with a vitamin K antagonist plus dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) with a P2Y12 inhibitor and aspirin reduces the risk of thrombosis and stroke but increases the risk of bleeding. The effectiveness and safety of anticoagulation with rivaroxaban plus either one or two antiplatelet agents are uncertain. Methods We randomly assigned 2124 participants with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation who had undergone PCI with stenting to receive, in a 1:1:1 ratio, low-dose rivaroxaban (15 mg once daily) plus a P2Y12 inhibitor for 12 months (group 1), very-low-dose rivaroxaban (2...
22, 2016: New England Journal of Medicine
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