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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040110/racial-differences-in-palliative-care-use-after-stroke-in-majority-white-minority-serving-and-racially-integrated-u-s-hospitals
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Roland Faigle, Wendy C Ziai, Victor C Urrutia, Lisa A Cooper, Rebecca F Gottesman
OBJECTIVES: Racial/ethnic differences in palliative care resource use after stroke have been recognized, but it is unclear whether patient or hospital characteristics drive this disparity. We sought to determine whether palliative care use after intracerebral hemorrhage and ischemic stroke differs between hospitals serving varying proportions of minority patients. DESIGN: Population-based cross-sectional study. SETTING: Inpatient hospital admissions from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample between 2007 and 2011...
October 14, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036623/predictors-of-mortality-in-high-risk-patients-with-qt-prolongation-in-a-community-hospital
#2
Charlotte Gibbs, Jacob Thalamus, Kristian Heldal, Øystein Lunde Holla, Kristina H Haugaa, Jan Hysing
Aims: To determine predictors of mortality in patients with corrected QT interval (QTc) ≥ 500 ms in a community hospital. Methods and results: In this retrospective observational study, we searched the electrocardiogram (ECG) database at Telemark Hospital Trust, Norway, from January 2004 to December 2014. Medication, electrolyte abnormalities, and medical conditions known to prolong the QT interval were recorded. From the medical records, we assessed whether the prolonged QTc was noted by the health care providers...
October 3, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032886/prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-and-flutter-detection-after-cryptogenic-ischemic-stroke
#3
Claire Carrazco, Daniel Golyan, Michael Kahen, Karen Black, Richard B Libman, Jeffrey M Katz
INTRODUCTION: Long-term cardiac monitoring with implantable loop recorders (ILRs) has revealed occult paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and flutter (PAF) in a substantial minority of cryptogenic ischemic stroke (CIS) patients. Herein, we aim to define the prevalence, clinical relevance, and risk factors for PAF detection following early poststroke ILR implantation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study of CIS patients (n = 100, mean age 65.8 years; 52.5% female) who underwent ILR insertion during, or soon after, index stroke admission...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029621/uncertainty-on-the-effectiveness-and-safety-of-rivaroxaban-in-premenopausal-women-with-atrial-fibrillation-empirical-evidence-needed
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Herbert J A Rolden, Angela H E M Maas, Gert Jan van der Wilt, Janneke P C Grutters
BACKGROUND: Novel anticoagulations (NOACs) are increasingly prescribed for the prevention of stroke in premenopausal women with atrial fibrillation. Small studies suggest NOACs are associated with a higher risk of abnormal uterine bleeds than vitamin K antagonists (VKAs). Because there is no direct empirical evidence on the benefit/risk profile of rivaroxaban compared to VKAs in this subgroup, we synthesize available indirect evidence, estimate decision uncertainty on the treatments, and assess whether further research in premenopausal women is warranted...
October 13, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028593/genetic-variations-in-the-p11-tpa-bdnf-pathway-are-associated-with-post-stroke-depression
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Jinfeng Liang, Yingying Yue, Haitang Jiang, Deqin Geng, Jun Wang, Jianxin Lu, Shenghua Li, Kezhong Zhang, Aiqin Wu, Yonggui Yuan
BACKGROUND: The effects of BDNF on post stroke depression (PSD) may be influenced by genetic variations in intracellular signal transduction pathways, such as the p11/tPA/BDNF pathway. In this study, we aimed to determine the association of polymorphisms in candidate genes of the gene transduction pathway with PSD, as well as the effects of the interactions between genes in our Chinese sample. METHODS: Two-hundred-fifty-four Chinese samples with acute ischaemic stroke included 122 PSD patients and 132 nonPSD patients...
September 29, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027602/combining-risk-communication-strategies-to-simultaneously-convey-the-risks-of-four-diseases-associated-with-physical-inactivity-to-socio-demographically-diverse-populations
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Eva Janssen, Robert A C Ruiter, Erika A Waters
A single risk factor can increase the risk of developing multiple diseases, but most risk communication research has been conducted in the context of a single disease. We explored which combination of three recommended risk communication strategies is most effective in simultaneously conveying risk estimates of four diseases associated with physical inactivity: colon cancer, stroke, diabetes, and heart disease. Participants (N = 1161, 50% no college experience, 50% racial/ethnic minority) were shown hypothetical risk estimates for each of the four diseases...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024265/effectiveness-of-a-handmade-new-carotid-catheter-in-transradial-carotid-angiography-a-comparison-with-conventional-multipurpose-catheters
#7
Yakup Balaban
OBJECTIVE: The incidence and severity of carotid atherosclerosis increases in proportion with coronary artery disease and its severity. A special catheter specifically used for transradial carotid angiography has not yet been marketed. In this study, we investigate the feasibility and safety of our carotid catheter, which was made by reshaping currently available catheters. METHODS: Between 2010 and 2017, a total of 921 patients with indications for carotid angiography were identified after angiographic examinations and included in the study...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019319/the-asymptomatic-carotid-surgery-trial-2-acst-2-an-ongoing-randomised-controlled-trial-comparing-carotid-endarterectomy-with-carotid-artery-stenting-to-prevent-stroke
#8
Richard Bulbulia, Alison Halliday
BACKGROUND: A successful open surgical operation to remove atheromatous carotid artery narrowing that has not yet caused a stroke (asymptomatic carotid stenosis) carries some procedural risk but, if completed successfully, halves patients' future annual stroke risk for at least 10 years. A newer, less invasive alternative is carotid stenting, which also carries some procedural risk, especially if the carotid lesion has recently given rise to a stroke (symptomatic carotid stenosis). For both surgery and stenting, improvements in technique (and in medication) have reduced risk...
October 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018137/incidence-and-outcomes-of-myocardial-infarction-in-patients-admitted-with-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Fahad Alqahtani, Sami Aljohani, Abdul Tarabishy, Tatiana Busu, Amelia Adcock, Mohamad Alkhouli
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Data on the incidence and outcomes of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) complicating acute ischemic stroke (AIS) are limited. We aim to evaluate the incidence, treatment patterns, and outcomes of AMI in patients with AIS using a nationwide database. METHODS: The National Inpatient Sample was used to identify patient with AIS between 2003 and 2014. Trends of incidence of AMI and its associated in-hospital mortality were evaluated. Univariate and multivariate logistic regressions were used to evaluate predictors of AMI...
October 10, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018076/protocol-for-a-prospective-interventional-trial-to-develop-a-diagnostic-index-test-for-stroke-as-a-cause-of-vertigo-dizziness-and-imbalance-in-the-emergency-room-emvert-study
#10
Ken Möhwald, Stanislavs Bardins, Hans-Helge Müller, Klaus Jahn, Andreas Zwergal
INTRODUCTION: Identifying stroke as a cause of acute vertigo, dizziness and imbalance in the emergency room is still a clinical challenge. Many patients are admitted to stroke units, but only a minority will have strokes. This imposes a heavy financial burden on the healthcare system. The aim of this study is to develop a diagnostic index test to identify patients with a high risk of having a stroke as the cause of acute vertigo and imbalance. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: Patients with acute onset of vertigo, dizziness, postural imbalance or double vision within the last 24 hours lasting for at least 10 min are eligible to be included in the study...
October 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017981/prolonged-intracisternal-papaverine-toxicity-index-case-description-and-proposed-mechanism-of-action
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Xiaofei Zhou, Vilakshan Alambyan, Thomas Ostergard, Jonathan Pace, Maryo Kohen, Sunil Manjila, Ciro Ramos-Estebanez
Intracisternal papaverine (iPPV) is a vasodilator used for prophylaxis of intra-operative vasospasm during aneurysmal clipping. Its post-operative side effects include transient cranial nerve palsies, most commonly mydriasis due to oculomotor nerve involvement with rapid resolution. We critically review the current literature on the adverse effects of iPPV in aneurysmal surgery, with a focus on oculomotor nerve involvement. In addition, this manuscript portrays the index case of prolonged bilateral mydriasis secondary to iPPV irrigation toxicity and its putative underlying mechanism...
October 7, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016989/the-influence-of-progression-of-atrial-fibrillation-on-quality-of-life-a-report-from-the-euro-heart-survey
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Elton A M P Dudink, Ömer Erküner, Jenny Berg, Robby Nieuwlaat, Cees B de Vos, Bob Weijs, Alessandro Capucci, A John Camm, Günter Breithardt, Jean-Yves Le Heuzey, Justin G L M Luermans, Harry J G M Crijns
Aims: Progression of atrial fibrillation (AF) from paroxysmal to persistent forms is an active field of research. The influence of AF progression on health related quality of life (HRQoL) is currently unknown. We aimed to assess the influence of AF progression on HRQoL, and whether this association is mediated through symptoms, treatment, and major adverse events. Methods and results: In the Euro Heart Survey, 967 patients were included with paroxysmal AF who filled out EuroQoL-5D at baseline and at 1 year follow-up...
July 19, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991368/predicting-discharge-to-institutional-long-term-care-after-stroke-a-systematic-review-and-metaanalysis
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Jennifer K Burton, Eilidh E C Ferguson, Amanda J Barugh, Katherine E Walesby, Alasdair M J MacLullich, Susan D Shenkin, Terry J Quinn
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Stroke is a leading cause of disability worldwide, and a significant proportion of stroke survivors require long-term institutional care. Understanding who cannot be discharged home is important for health and social care planning. Our aim was to establish predictive factors for discharge to institutional care after hospitalization for stroke. DESIGN: We registered and conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis (PROSPERO: CRD42015023497) of observational studies...
October 9, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984382/association-study-of-polymorphisms-in-the-abo-gene-and-their-gene-gene-interactions-with-ischemic-stroke-in-chinese-population
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Hao Li, Yong Cai, An-Ding Xu
AIMS: To investigate the impact of 4 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) within ABO gene and their gene-gene interactions on ischemic stroke (IS) susceptibility in Chinese Han population. METHODS: A total of 1993 participants (1375 males, 618 females) were selected, including 991 IS patients and 1002 normal controls. The SNPstats (http://bioinfo.iconcologia.net/SNPstats) was used for Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium (HWE) test. Generalized multifactor dimensionality reduction (GMDR) was used to screen the best interaction combination among 4 SNPs within ABO gene...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980387/vascular-complications-after-balloon-aortic-valvuloplasty-in-recent-years-incidence-and-comparison-of-two-hemostatic-devices
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Gianni Dall'Ara, Andrea Santarelli, Antonio Marzocchi, Maria Letizia Bacchi Reggiani, Maria Rita Sabattini, Carolina Moretti, Cinzia Marrozzini, Nevio Taglieri, Federica Baldazzi, Nicoletta Franco, Paolo Ortolani, Matteo Chiarabelli, Giulio Rodinò, Giancarlo Piovaccari, Claudio Rapezzi, Francesco Saia
OBJECTIVES: To define the incidence of vascular complications (VC) after balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) in recent years, and to compare the performance of two vascular closure devices (VCD). BACKGROUND: VC remain the most frequent drawback of BAV and are associated with adverse clinical outcomes. METHODS: All BAV procedures performed at 2 high-volume centers over a 6-year period (n = 930) were collected in prospective registries and investigated to assess the incidence of Valve Academic Research Consortium-2 (VARC-2) defined VC...
October 5, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978089/observation-of-elevated-fasting-blood-glucose-and-functional-outcome-after-ischemic-stroke-in-patients-with-and-without-diabetes
#16
Wen-Yu Xue, Yan-Cheng Xu, Yu-Wen Wu, Miao Yang
During May 2015 to October 2016, this prospective study enrolled a total of 438 patients with acute ischemic stroke(AIS), meanwhile, records regarding the severity of initial stroke and neurological outcomes at three months, as well as other examination were completed in patients on admission, as well as the measurement and evaluation of fasting blood glucose(FBG) levels. At admission, the median FBG levels in patients with a minor stroke (n=124), [P<0.001]) was significantly lower than that observed in patients with other degrees of stroke...
September 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977565/transcarotid-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-multicentre-experience-in-france
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Thierry Folliguet, Nicolas Laurent, Maxime Bertram, Konstantinos Zannis, Mazen Elfarra, Fabrice Vanhuyse, Pablo Maureira, Thomas Modine
OBJECTIVES: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation is a well-recognized treatment option for high-risk patients with aortic stenosis. The femoral approach is possible in 80% of cases and remains the access of choice. When this approach is not feasible, other alternative routes have been proposed such as transapical, transaortic and subclavian. Transcarotid aortic valve implantation has been proposed as another direct vascular access. Its use is relatively new and still under evaluation...
August 4, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974634/one-year-outcomes-after-minor-stroke-or-high-risk-transient-ischemic-attack-korean-multicenter-stroke-registry-analysis
#18
Hong-Kyun Park, Beom Joon Kim, Moon-Ku Han, Jong-Moo Park, Kyusik Kang, Soo Joo Lee, Jae Guk Kim, Jae-Kwan Cha, Dae-Hyun Kim, Hyun-Wook Nah, 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, Joon-Tae Kim, Kang-Ho Choi, Dong-Eog Kim, Wi-Sun Ryu, Jay Chol Choi, Saga Johansson, Su Jin Lee, Won Hee Lee, Ji Sung Lee, Juneyoung Lee, Hee-Joon Bae
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Patients with minor ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack are at high risk of recurrent stroke and vascular events, which are potentially disabling or fatal. This study aimed to evaluate contemporary subsequent vascular event risk after minor ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack in Korea. METHODS: Patients with minor ischemic stroke or high-risk transient ischemic attack admitted within 7 days of symptom onset were identified from a Korean multicenter stroke registry database...
October 3, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974631/association-between-onset-to-door-time-and-clinical-outcomes-after-ischemic-stroke
#19
Ryu Matsuo, Yuko Yamaguchi, Tomonaga Matsushita, Jun Hata, Fumi Kiyuna, Kenji Fukuda, Yoshinobu Wakisaka, Junya Kuroda, Tetsuro Ago, Takanari Kitazono, Masahiro Kamouchi
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The role of early hospital arrival in improving poststroke clinical outcomes in patients without reperfusion treatment remains unclear. This study aimed to determine whether early hospital arrival was associated with favorable outcomes in patients without reperfusion treatment or with minor stroke. METHODS: This multicenter, hospital-based study included 6780 consecutive patients (aged, 69.9±12.2 years; 63.9% men) with ischemic stroke who were prospectively registered in Fukuoka, Japan, between July 2007 and December 2014...
October 3, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972244/association-between-weight-change-and-mortality-in-community-living-older-people-followed-for-up-to-14-years-the-hordaland-health-study-husk
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T R Haugsgjerd, J Dierkes, S E Vollset, K J Vinknes, O K Nygård, R Seifert, G Sulo, G S Tell
OBJECTIVES: To study the importance of weight change with regard to mortality in older people. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. PARTICIPANTS: The cohort includes participants in the Hordaland Health Study, Norway, 1997-99 (N=2935, age 71-74 years) who had previously participated in a survey in 1992-93. MEASUREMENTS: Participants with weight measured at both surveys were followed for mortality through 2012. Cox proportional hazards models were used to calculate risk of death according to changes in weight...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
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