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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919935/secondary-prevention-lifestyle-interventions-initiated-within-90-days-after-tia-or-minor-stroke-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-rehabilitation-programmes
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Neil Heron, Frank Kee, Christopher Cardwell, Mark A Tully, Michael Donnelly, Margaret E Cupples
BACKGROUND: Strokes are often preceded by a transient ischaemic attack (TIA) or 'minor' stroke. The immediate period after a TIA/minor stroke is a crucial time to initiate secondary prevention. However, the optimal approach to prevention, including non-pharmacological measures, after TIA is not clear. AIM: To systematically review evidence about the effectiveness of delivering secondary prevention, with lifestyle interventions, in comprehensive rehabilitation programmes, initiated within 90 days of a TIA/minor stroke...
December 5, 2016: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901323/safety-of-carotid-revascularization-within-48-hours-of-symptomatic-presentation
#2
Kosmas I Paraskevas, Ian M Loftus
In the last few years, there has been a gradual shift in the recommendations of carotid guidelines towards performance of carotid endarterectomy (CEA) earlier in patients with >70% carotid artery stenosis suffering an ipsilateral transient ischemic attack (TIA)/minor stroke episode. The "6-month" threshold in the early guidelines was subsequently replaced with a "14-day" target. More recently, an even earlier intervention (i.e. "within 48 hours") gains support as the optimal timing for the performance of CEA in patients with symptomatic carotid artery stenosis...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893565/first-person-perspective-action-observation-training-in-individuals-with-parkinson-s-disease-a-consideration-of-concept-controlled-pilot-trial
#3
Giovanni Giorgi, Francesco Ferrarello, Francesca Merlo, Stefano Fumagalli, Niccolò Marchionni, Mauro Di Bari
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Action observation training (AOT) consists of the observing of actions performed by others, followed by imitation. Physical therapy techniques based on action observation may influence motor performance in individuals with idiopathic Parkinson's disease (IPD). OBJECTIVES: The aim of this pilot study was to provide a preliminary approach to assess AOT in anatomical first-person perspective (FPP) as a rehabilitation technique to improve body function and activity in individuals with disability due to IPD...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888585/discrepancy-rates-in-reporting-of-acute-stroke-ct
#4
Christopher Sj Astill, Marc J Agzarian
INTRODUCTION: With increasing after-hours workloads there has been reliance on registrars to report after-hours acute stroke CT scans at our institution. This practice was reviewed for the perceived possibility of error and poor patient outcomes by the reliance on after-hours registrar reports. Through an audit of 3 years of these studies, we proposed to investigate if our current practice is safe and whether it results in poor patient outcomes. METHODS: Following ethics approval, all after-hours acute stroke CT scan reports from September 2012 to August 2015 were identified using the PACS...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881758/cardiac-rehabilitation-following-an-acute-coronary-syndrome-trends-in-referral-predictors-and-mortality-outcome-in-a-multicenter-national-registry-between-years-2006-2013-report-from-the-working-group-on-cardiac-rehabilitation-the-israeli-heart-society
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Fernando Chernomordik, Avi Sabbag, Boaz Tzur, Eran Kopel, Ronen Goldkorn, Shlomi Matetzky, Ilan Goldenberg, Nir Shlomo, Robert Klempfner
BACKGROUND: Utilization of cardiac rehabilitation is suboptimal. The aim of the study was to assess referral trends over the past decade, to identify predictors for referral to a cardiac rehabilitation program, and to evaluate the association with one-year mortality in a large national registry of acute coronary syndrome patients. DESIGN AND METHODS: Data were extracted from the Acute Coronary Syndrome Israeli Survey national surveys between 2006-2013. A total of 6551 patients discharged with a diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome were included...
November 23, 2016: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870655/blood-pressure-treatment-levels-and-choice-of-antihypertensive-agent-in-people-with-diabetes-mellitus-an-overview-of-systematic-reviews
#6
Mattias Brunström, Mats Eliasson, Peter M Nilsson, Bo Carlberg
OBJECTIVE: Multiple systematic reviews address the effect of antihypertensive treatment in people with diabetes. Here, we summarize current systematic reviews concerning antihypertensive treatment effect at different blood pressure (BP) levels, and relative treatment effect of different antihypertensive agents. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, BIOSIS, DARE and CDSR during years 2005-2016. Eligibility criteria, number of trials and participants, outcomes analysed, statistical methods used for data synthesis, and principal results were extracted for each review...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856952/clinical-outcomes-of-posterior-versus-anterior-circulation-infarction-with-low-national-institutes-of-health-stroke-scale-scores
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Joon-Tae Kim, Man-Seok Park, Kang-Ho Choi, Beom Joon Kim, Moon-Ku Han, Tai Hwan Park, Sang-Soon Park, Kyung Bok Lee, Byung-Chul Lee, Kyung-Ho Yu, Mi Sun Oh, Jae Kwan Cha, Dae-Hyun Kim, Hyun-Wook Nah, Jun Lee, Soo Joo Lee, Youngchai Ko, Jae Guk Kim, Jong-Moo Park, Kyusik Kang, Yong-Jin Cho, Keun-Sik Hong, Jay Chol Choi, Dong-Eog Kim, Wi-Sun Ryu, Dong-Ick Shin, Min-Ju Yeo, Wook-Joo Kim, Juneyoung Lee, Ji Sung Lee, Hee-Joon Bae, Jeffrey L Saver, Ki-Hyun Cho
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: We compared baseline characteristics and outcomes at 3 months between patients with minor anterior circulation infarction (ACI) versus minor posterior circulation infarction (PCI), including the influence of large vessel disease on outcomes. METHODS: This study is an analysis of a prospective multicenter registry database in South Korea. Eligibility criteria were patients with ischemic stroke admitted within 7 days of stroke onset, lesions in either anterior or posterior circulation, and National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale score of ≤4 at baseline...
November 17, 2016: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854089/serial-neuroimaging-of-a-patient-with-minor-stroke-due-to-isolated-cortical-vein-thrombosis-and-convexal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
#8
Pei-Ya Chen, Kun-Eng Lim, Shinn-Kuang Lin
PURPOSE: Convexal subarachnoid hemorrhage (cSAH) comprises less than 5% of cases of nontraumatic SAH and frequently presents as a focal and transient neurological deficits that mimics transient ischemic attack (TIA). Isolated cortical vein thrombosis (ICVT) is rare and accounts for only 6.3% of cerebral venous thrombosis. We present a case of minor stroke due to cSAH secondary to ICVT, and alos put emphasis on the chronological change of those serial imagings. CASE REPORT: An 87-year-old man presented with episodes of numbness and dropping of his left arm, which had lasted for three days...
September 15, 2016: Acta Neurologica Taiwanica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849158/neurological-injury-in-intermediate-risk-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
#9
Jonathon P Fanning, Allan J Wesley, Darren L Walters, Eamonn M Eeles, Adrian G Barnett, David G Platts, Andrew J Clarke, Andrew A Wong, Wendy E Strugnell, Cliona O'Sullivan, Oystein Tronstad, John F Fraser
BACKGROUND: The application of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) to intermediate-risk patients is a controversial issue. Of concern, neurological injury in this group remains poorly defined. Among high-risk and inoperable patients, subclinical injury is reported on average in 75% undergoing the procedure. Although this attendant risk may be acceptable in higher-risk patients, it may not be so in those of lower risk. METHODS AND RESULTS: Forty patients undergoing TAVI with the Edwards SAPIEN-XT(™) prosthesis were prospectively studied...
November 15, 2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844274/long-term-effect-of-participation-in-an-early-exercise-and-education-program-on-clinical-outcomes-and-cost-implications-in-patients-with-tia-and-minor-non-disabling-stroke
#10
James Faulkner, Lee Stoner, Jeremy Lanford, Evan Jolliffe, Andrew Mitchelmore, Danielle Lambrick
Participation in exercise and education programs following transient ischemic attack (TIA) or minor stroke may decrease cardiovascular disease risk. The purpose of this study was to assess the long-term effect (3.5 years) of an exercise and education program administered soon after TIA or minor stroke diagnosis on clinical outcome measures (stroke classification and number, patient deaths, hospital/emergency department admission) and cost implications obtained from standard hospital records. Hospital records were screened for 60 adults (male, n = 31; 71 ± 10 years), diagnosed with TIA or non-disabling stroke, who had previously been randomised and completed either an 8-week exercise and education program, or usual care control...
November 14, 2016: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836373/clinical-significance-of-platelet-reactivity-during-prasugrel-therapy-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Tetsuya Sato, Yusuke Namba, Yuya Kashihara, Masamichi Tanaka, Soichiro Fuke, Akihisa Yumoto, Hironori Saito
BACKGROUND: Although some studies have examined platelet reactivity (PR) during prasugrel treatment, little is known about PR during the early treatment period and its clinical significance in Japan. METHODS: We investigated the early and medium-term efficacy and safety of prasugrel in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Seventy-eight patients were enrolled and PR was measured (in P2Y12 reaction units; PRU) by the VerifyNow P2Y12 assay (Accumetrics, San Diego, CA, USA)...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836108/post-stroke-cognitive-impairment-a-cross-sectional-comparison-study-between-mild-cognitive-impairment-of-vascular-and-non-vascular-etiology
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K P Divya, Ramshekhar N Menon, Ravi Prasad Varma, P N Sylaja, Bejoy Thomas, C Kesavadas, J Sunitha, V S Lekha, S Deepak
PURPOSE: To elucidate the cognitive profiles of post-stroke vascular mild cognitive impairment (VaMCI) in comparison to MCI of non-vascular etiology and cognitively normal healthy controls at a tertiary-care hospital in southern India. RESULTS: Logistic regression analysis adjusted for age and sex comparing VaMCI [N=50] with controls [N=27] revealed significant impairment in visual, verbal learning-recall and executive function scores. As compared to the MCI group [N=36], VaMCI had significantly higher scores on Weschler's Memory Scale (WMS) verbal subset delayed recall scores (p=0...
October 24, 2016: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834744/20-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic-acid-as-a-predictor-of-neurological-deterioration-in-acute-minor-ischemic-stroke
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Xingyang Yi, Zhao Han, Qiang Zhou, Jing Lin, Ping Liu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The relationship between high plasma 20-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid (20-HETE) levels and neurological deterioration (ND) has not been investigated in patients with acute minor ischemic stroke. METHOD: We conducted a prospective, multicenter observational study in patients with acute minor ischemic stroke. Plasma levels of 20-HETE were measured at admission in all patients. The primary end point of the study was ND within 10 days after admission...
December 2016: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832070/pleiotropic-associations-of-allelic-variants-in-a-2q22-region-with-risks-of-major-human-diseases-and-mortality
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Alexander M Kulminski, Liang He, Irina Culminskaya, Yury Loika, Yelena Kernogitski, Konstantin G Arbeev, Elena Loiko, Liubov Arbeeva, Olivia Bagley, Matt Duan, Arseniy Yashkin, Fang Fang, Mikhail Kovtun, Svetlana V Ukraintseva, Deqing Wu, Anatoliy I Yashin
Gaining insights into genetic predisposition to age-related diseases and lifespan is a challenging task complicated by the elusive role of evolution in these phenotypes. To gain more insights, we combined methods of genome-wide and candidate-gene studies. Genome-wide scan in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study (N = 9,573) was used to pre-select promising loci. Candidate-gene methods were used to comprehensively analyze associations of novel uncommon variants in Caucasians (minor allele frequency~2...
November 2016: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832006/reconstruction-outcomes-following-lateral-skull-base-resection
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Nicholas J Thompson, Joseph P Roche, Nathan M Schularick, Kristi E Chang, Marlan R Hansen
OBJECTIVE: Compare reconstruction outcomes for various lateral skull base closure techniques. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective medical records review. SETTING: University-based tertiary referral center. PATIENTS: Patients who underwent resections of tumors involving the lateral skull base requiring reconstruction beyond primary closure. INTERVENTION(S): Reconstructive techniques, from rotational flaps to free tissue transfer...
November 9, 2016: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829970/local-intrasinus-thrombolysis-for-cerebral-venous-sinus-thrombosis
#16
Lakshmi Sudha Prasanna Karanam, Sridhar Reddy Baddam, Vijaya Pamidimukkala, Ramatharaknath Vemuri, Sravanthi Byrapaneni, Raghavasarma Polavarapu
BACKGROUND: Cerebral venous strokes due to cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) have varied presentation and clinical outcome. Despite aggressive medical treatment with optimal anticoagulation, some patients develop progressive neurologic deterioration causing significant morbidity and mortality. The aim of the present series is to analyze the safety and efficacy of in situ thrombolysis in patients with cerebral venous sinus thrombosis in severe clinical grade and refractory to conventional medical management...
October 2016: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818831/safety-and-efficacy-of-acute-clopidogrel-load-in-patients-with-moderate-and-severe-ischemic-strokes
#17
Amir Shaban, Dominique J Monlezun, Natalia Rincon, Jonathan Tiu, Melisa Valmoria, Sheryl Martin-Schild
Objective. To study the safety and efficacy of a clopidogrel loading dose in patients with moderate and severe acute ischemic strokes. Background. The safety of clopidogrel loading has been extensively investigated in patients with minor strokes and transient ischemic attacks. Methods. Acute ischemic stroke patients presenting consecutively to our center from 07/01/08 to 07/31/13 were screened. Clopidogrel loading was defined as at least 300 mg dose (with or without aspirin) given within 6 hours of admission...
2016: Stroke Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817009/applicability-of-stroke-volume-variation-in-patients-of-a-general-intensive-care-unit-a-longitudinal-observational-study
#18
Sebastian Mair, Julia Tschirdewahn, Simon Götz, Johanna Frank, Veit Phillip, Benedikt Henschel, Caroline Schultheiss, Ulrich Mayr, Sebastian Noe, Matthias Treiber, Roland M Schmid, Bernd Saugel, Wolfgang Huber
Sinus rhythm (SR) and controlled mechanical ventilation (CV) are mandatory for the applicability of respiratory changes of the arterial curve such as stroke volume variation (SVV) to predict fluid-responsiveness. Furthermore, several secondary limitations including tidal volumes <8 mL/kg and SVV-values within the "gray zone" of 9-13% impair prediction of fluid-responsiveness by SVV. Therefore, we investigated the prevalence of these four conditions in general ICU-patients. This longitudinal observational study analyzed a prospectively maintained haemodynamic database including 4801 transpulmonary thermodilution and pulse contour analysis measurements of 278 patients (APACHE-II 21...
November 5, 2016: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816341/stroke-prevention
#19
Clothilde Isabel, David Calvet, Jean-Louis Mas
Patients who have had a stroke are at high risk for recurrent stroke, myocardial infarction, and vascular death. Prevention of these events should be initiated promptly after stroke, because many recurrent events occur early, and should be tailored to the precise cause of stroke, which may require specific treatment. Lifestyle advice including abstinence from smoking, regular exercise, Mediterranean-style diet, and reduction of salt intake and alcohol consumption are recommended for all patients with stroke...
November 3, 2016: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816321/safety-and-efficacy-of-contemporary-catheter-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation-patients-with-a-history-of-cardioembolic-stroke-in-the-era-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants
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Kimitaka Nishizaki, Taihei Itoh, Masaomi Kimura, Yuichi Tsushima, Yoshihiro Shoji, Takahiko Kinjo, Yuji Ishida, Kenichi Sasaki, Daisuke Horiuchi, Shingo Sasaki, Hirofumi Tomita, Ken Okumura
BACKGROUND: The safety and efficacy of the contemporary atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation in patients with a recent or previous history of cardioembolic stroke (CS) or transient ischemic attack (TIA) remain to be established. METHODS: A total of 447 patients who underwent first-ever contact force (CF)-guided AF ablation with circumferential pulmonary vein isolation were included. Of these, 17 had CS or TIA within 6 months before ablation (Group 1), 30 more than 6 months before ablation (Group 2), and the other 400 without CS or TIA (Group 3)...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Cardiology
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