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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527090/stroke-like-attack-first-episode-of-sporadic-hemiplegic-migraine
#1
Enrico Ferrante, Valentina Prone, Marco Longoni, Elio Clemente Agostoni
Hemiplegic migraine (HM) is a rare migraine with aura; it can be familiar or sporadic. A 46-years-old man presented left migraine followed by right hemiparesis with bilateral plantar flexion of cutaneous plantar reflex (CPR). Brain CT and CT-angiography were normal. The next day patient got worse. The EEG showed left fronto-temporal cuspidate delta waves and brain MRI showed a minimal hyperintensity at T2-sequences in the left frontal cortex with a minor representation of the cortical veins at susceptibility weighted imaging sequences...
May 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526929/analytical-management-of-patients-undergoing-oral-anticoagulant-therapy-could-have-a-strong-impact-on-clinical-outcomes-a-follow-up-study
#2
Vincenzo De Iuliis, Sebastiano Ursi, Gianfranco Vitullo, Irma Griffo, Antonio Marino, Marika Caruso, Francesco Cipollone, Sabrina Capodifoglio, Veronica Breda, Elena Toniato, Alfonso Pennelli, Pio Conti, Stefano Martinotti
INTRODUCTION: Oral anticoagulant therapy, such as vitamin K antagonists (VKAs), is prominent for the prevention of cerebral ischemic stroke or systemic embolism and all-cause mortality in patients with atrial fibrillation, venous thromboembolism, and mechanical or biological valve. VKA treatment requires monitoring of the international normalized ratio (INR) in order to maintain it in a therapeutic range, avoiding side effects, the main and most significant of which is bleeding. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the event rates of several clinical composite outcomes, such as bleeding, thromboembolic events, and all-cause death...
May 19, 2017: Cardiology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520833/evaluation-of-diabetic-retinal-screening-and-factors-for-ophthalmology-referral-in-a-telemedicine-network
#3
Pooja D Jani, Lauren Forbes, Arkopal Choudhury, John S Preisser, Anthony J Viera, Seema Garg
Importance: Retinal telescreening for evaluation of diabetic retinopathy (DR) in the primary care setting may be useful in reaching rural and underserved patients. Objectives: To evaluate telemedicine retinal screenings for patients with type 1 or 2 diabetes and identify factors for ophthalmology referral in the North Carolina Diabetic Retinopathy Telemedicine Network. Design, Setting, and Participants: A preimplementation and postimplementation evaluation was conducted from January 6, 2014, to November 1, 2015, at 5 primary care clinics serving rural and underserved populations in North Carolina among 1787 adult patients with type 1 or 2 diabetes who received primary care at the clinics and obtained retinal telescreening to determine the presence and severity of DR...
May 18, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510764/periodic-limb-movements-during-sleep-and-white-matter-mri-hyperintensity-in-minor-stroke-or-tia
#4
Mauro Manconi, Claudio L Bassetti, Raffaele Ferri
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 1, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510763/reply-to-periodic-limb-movements-during-sleep-and-white-matter-mri-hyperintensity-in-minor-stroke-or-tia
#5
Mark I Boulos, Ryan T Muir, Fuqiang Gao, Andrew S Lim, Richard H Swartz, Sandra E Black, Arthur S Walters, Brian J Murray
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 1, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500226/mr-perfusion-lesions-after-tia-or-minor-stroke-are-associated-with-new-infarction-at-7-days
#6
Jun Lee, Manabu Inoue, Michael Mlynash, Sharanpal K Mann, Carlo W Cereda, Michael Ke, Gregory W Albers, Jean M Olivot
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between acute perfusion-weighted imaging (PWI) lesions occurring within the first hours after a TIA or a minor brain infarction (BI) and the incidence of new BI detected on a systematic MRI at 1 week. METHODS: Consecutive patients who experienced a TIA or BI with a neurologic deficit that lasted <24 hours, did not receive any revascularization therapy (thrombolysis/thrombectomy), and underwent DWI/PWI at baseline and fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR)/DWI 1 week after symptom onset were enrolled...
May 12, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496925/cryoballoon-versus-radiofrequency-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation-a-meta-analysis-of-16-clinical-trials
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Jalaj Garg, Rahul Chaudhary, Chandrasekar Palaniswamy, Neeraj Shah, Parasuram Krishnamoorthy, Babak Bozorgnia, Andrea Natale
Introduction: We aimed to study the procedural characteristics, efficacy and safety of cryoballoon ablation (CBA) versus radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for catheter ablation of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF). Methods: A systematic literature search was performed using PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials to clinical trials comparing CBA and RFA for AF. Outcomes were evaluated for efficacy, procedure characteristics and safety. For each study, odd ratio (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated for endpoints for both approaches...
October 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487328/white-matter-imaging-correlates-of-early-cognitive-impairment-detected-by-the-montreal-cognitive-assessment-after-transient-ischemic-attack-and-minor-stroke
#8
Giovanna Zamboni, Ludovica Griffanti, Mark Jenkinson, Sara Mazzucco, Linxin Li, Wilhelm Küker, Sarah T Pendlebury, Peter M Rothwell
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Among screening tools for cognitive impairment in large cohorts, the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) seems to be more sensitive to early cognitive impairment than the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), particularly after transient ischemic attack or minor stroke. We reasoned that if MoCA-detected early cognitive impairment is pathologically significant, then it should be specifically associated with the presence of white matter hyperintensities (WMHs) and reduced fractional anisotropy (FA) on magnetic resonance imaging...
May 9, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485278/30-day-results-from-prospective-multi-specialty-evaluation-of-carotid-artery-stenting-using-the-cguard-micronet-covered-embolic-prevention-stent-system-in-real-world-multicenter-clinical-practice-the-iron-guard-study
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Francesco Speziale, Laura Capoccia, Pasqualino Sirignano, Wassim Mansour, Chiara Pranteda, Renato Casana, Carlo Setacci
AIMS: The aim of the present study was to evaluate peri-procedural and 30-day outcomes in a prospective series of patients treated with the CGuard embolic prevention stent system (EPS). METHODS AND RESULTS: From April 2015 to June 2016 a physician-initiated prospective multicenter study was performed in 200 consecutive patients admitted to protected carotid artery stenting (CAS) and treated using CGuard EPS in twelve Vascular Centers. Outcome measures were: technical success, periprocedural (0-24 hours) and post- procedural (24hours-30 days) major and minor strokes, death, acute myocardial infarction (AMI), transient ischemic attack (TIA), and external carotid occlusion...
May 9, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482804/choosing-between-enoxaparin-and-fondaparinux-for-the-management-of-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#10
Pravesh Kumar Bundhun, Musaben Shaik, Jun Yuan
BACKGROUND: Enoxaparin and Fondaparinux are potential anticoagulants which are used peri-operatively in the management of patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS). We aimed to compare the adverse clinical outcomes which are associated with the use of these anticoagulants in patients who were treated for ACS. METHODS: Online databases (PubMed/Medline, EMBASE, Cochrane library) were searched for studies which compared differences in clinical outcomes observed with the use of enoxaparin and fondaparinux in patients who were treated peri-operatively for ACS...
May 8, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476094/one-year-outcomes-and-secondary-prevention-in-patients-after-acute-minor-stroke-results-from-the-china-national-stroke-registry
#11
Ying Tan, Yuesong Pan, Liping Liu, Yilong Wang, Xingquan Zhao, Yongjun Wang
OBJECTIVES: Limited data are available on secondary preventive therapy use and patient outcomes after acute minor ischemic stroke in China. This study investigated secondary prevention strategies and outcomes up to 1 year after minor ischemic stroke. METHODS: Patients from the China National Stroke Registry experienced a minor ischemic stroke (National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale [NIHSS] score ≤5) and admitted to hospital within 24 hours of symptom onset were included...
June 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474136/peri-interventional-neurological-complication-rates-in-patients-undergoing-carotid-artery-stenting-depend-on-the-side-of-the-stenosis-treated
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Kammler Juergen, Blessberger Hermann, Lichtenauer Michael, Lambert Thomas, Kellermair Joerg, Nahler Alexander, Schwarz Stefan, Reiter Christian, Grund Michael, Kypta Alexander, Steinwender Clemens
CAS has emerged as an alternative to carotid endarterectomy for the treatment of significant carotid artery stenosis. We investigated if the side of the stenosis treated has an influence on the neurological outcome of our patients. CAS was performed in 1124 patients at our center. The left carotid artery (group L) was intervened in 557 and the right carotid artery (group R) in 567 patients. Data of both patient groups were analyzed with respect to the total rate of peri-interventional ischemic cerebral events, defined as transient ischemic attacks, minor and major strokes, respectively...
May 4, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473130/carotid-artery-stenting-versus-endarterectomy-for-stroke-prevention-a-meta-analysis-of-clinical-trials
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Partha Sardar, Saurav Chatterjee, Herbert D Aronow, Amartya Kundu, Preethi Ramchand, Debabrata Mukherjee, Ramez Nairooz, William A Gray, Christopher J White, Michael R Jaff, Kenneth Rosenfield, Jay Giri
BACKGROUND: Data conflict regarding the relative effectiveness of carotid artery stenting (CAS) and carotid artery endarterectomy (CEA) for the prevention of stroke due to carotid artery stenosis. OBJECTIVES: The authors performed an updated meta-analysis evaluating the efficacy and safety of CAS versus CEA, given recently published clinical trial data. METHODS: Databases were searched through April 30, 2016. Randomized trials with ≥50 patients, that had exclusive use of embolic-protection devices, and that compared CAS against CEA for the treatment of carotid artery stenosis were selected...
May 9, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471152/endovascular-treatment-of-traumatic-thoracic-aortic-lesions-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#14
Cornelis P van der Zee, Tryfon Vainas, Freek A van Brussel, Ignace F Tielliu, Clark J Zeebregts, Maarten J van der Laan
BACKGROUND: To provide an overview of the experience of endovascular treatment for traumatic thoracic aortic lesions (TTAL). Thoracic aortic injury secondary to high-energy chest trauma constitutes an emergency situation with potentially devastating outcome. In the present time, the majority of patients are treated with thoracic endovascular aortic repair. The aim of this study was to provide a systematic overview of endovascular aortic repair in patients with TTAL with special attention to perioperative mortality, paraplegia, stroke, influence of left subclavian artery (LSA) coverage herein, and long term stent related complications...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466119/critical-care-management-of-acute-ischemic-stroke
#15
REVIEW
Matthew B Bevers, W Taylor Kimberly
Ischemic stroke accounts for approximately 85% of all strokes. Although severe strokes constitute a minority of cases, they are associated with a majority of the subsequent disability and death. Reperfusion therapy with intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) and/or endovascular thrombectomy is a mainstay of acute stroke management. Intensive care management of stroke is focused on reducing complications of reperfusion, such as hemorrhagic transformation, and minimizing secondary brain injury, including brain edema and progressive stroke...
June 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465991/the-evolving-role-and-use-of-echocardiography-in-the-evaluation-of-cardiac-source-of-embolism
#16
REVIEW
Fabrizio Celeste, Manuela Muratori, Massimo Mapelli, Mauro Pepi
This report will review the role of echocardiography in the diagnosis of cardiac sources of embolism. Embolism of cardiac origin accounts for around 15%-30% of ischemic strokes. The diagnosis of a cardioembolic source of stroke is frequently uncertain and relies on the identification of a potential cardiac source of embolism in the absence of significant autochthonous cerebrovascular occlusive disease. Transthoracic and/or transesophageal echocardiography serves as a cornerstone in the evaluation, diagnosis, and management of these patients...
April 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462683/carotid-revascularization-and-medical-management-for-asymptomatic-carotid-stenosis-protocol-of-the-crest-2-clinical-trials
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Virginia J Howard, James F Meschia, Brajesh K Lal, Tanya N Turan, Gary S Roubin, Robert D Brown, Jenifer H Voeks, Kevin M Barrett, Bart M Demaerschalk, John Huston, Ronald M Lazar, Wesley S Moore, Virginia G Wadley, Seemant Chaturvedi, Claudia S Moy, Marc Chimowitz, George Howard, Thomas G Brott
Rationale Trials conducted decades ago demonstrated that carotid endarterectomy by skilled surgeons reduced stroke risk in asymptomatic patients. Developments in carotid stenting and improvements in medical prevention of stroke caused by atherothrombotic disease challenge understanding of the benefits of revascularization. Aim Carotid Revascularization and Medical Management for Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis Trial (CREST-2) will test whether carotid endarterectomy or carotid stenting plus contemporary intensive medical therapy is superior to intensive medical therapy alone in the primary prevention of stroke in patients with high-grade asymptomatic carotid stenosis...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455318/early-endarterectomy-carries-a-lower-procedural-risk-than-early-stenting-in-patients-with-symptomatic-stenosis-of-the-internal-carotid-artery-results-from-4-randomized-controlled-trials
#18
Barbara Rantner, Barbara Kollerits, Gary S Roubin, Peter A Ringleb, Olaf Jansen, George Howard, Jeroen Hendrikse, Alison Halliday, John Gregson, Hans-Henning Eckstein, David Calvet, Richard Bulbulia, Leo H Bonati, Jean-Pierre Becquemin, Ale Algra, Martin M Brown, Jean-Louis Mas, Thomas G Brott, Gustav Fraedrich
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy (CEA) for symptomatic stenosis of the internal carotid artery benefit from early intervention. Heterogeneous data are available on the influence of timing of carotid artery stenting (CAS) on procedural risk. METHODS: We investigated the association between timing of treatment (0-7 days and >7 days after the qualifying neurological event) and the 30-day risk of stroke or death after CAS or CEA in a pooled analysis of individual patient data from 4 randomized trials by the Carotid Stenosis Trialists' Collaboration...
April 28, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454800/rationale-and-design-of-family-based-approach-in-a-minority-community-integrating-systems-biology-for-promotion-of-health-familia
#19
Sameer Bansilal, Rajesh Vedanthan, Jason C Kovacic, Ana Victoria Soto, Jacqueline Latina, Johan L M Björkegren, Risa Jaslow, Maribel Santana, Samantha Sartori, Chiara Giannarelli, Venkatesh Mani, Roger Hajjar, Eric Schadt, Andrew Kasarskis, Zahi A Fayad, Valentin Fuster
BACKGROUND: The 2020 American Heart Association Impact Goal aims to improve cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20% while reducing deaths from cardiovascular disease and stroke by 20%. A large step toward this goal would be to better understand and take advantage of the significant intersection between behavior and biology across the entire life-span. In the proposed FAMILIA studies, we aim to directly address this major knowledge and clinical health gap by implementing an integrated family-centric health promotion intervention and focusing on the intersection of environment and behavior, while understanding the genetic and biologic basis of cardiovascular disease...
May 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453795/closing-the-gap-in-paediatric-ventricular-assist-device-therapy-with-the-berlin-heart-excor%C3%A2-15-ml-pump%C3%A2
#20
Fabrizio De Rita, Massimo Griselli, Eugen Sandica, Oliver Miera, Ann Karimova, Yves d'Udekem, Ranny Goldwasser, Katarzyna Januszewska, Antonio Amodeo, Nadine Jurrmann, Simon Ersel, Ares K Menon
OBJECTIVES: The Berlin Heart EXCOR ® (EXCOR) paediatric ventricular assist device is used worldwide for mechanical support of infants and small children with end-stage heart failure. A clinically important gap between the smallest EXCOR blood pump (10 ml) and the next larger size (25 ml) limited the choice of pump size in patients with a body surface area (BSA) between 0.33 and 0.5 m 2 . We present the first clinical experience from the early product surveillance (EPS) of the new EXCOR 15-ml blood pump...
May 1, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
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