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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218603/frequency-and-clinical-course-of-cerebral-embolism-in-patients-undergoing-transcatheter-left-atrial-appendage-closure
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Nicolas Majunke, Franziska Eplinius, Matthias Gutberlet, Sven Moebius-Winkler, Ingo Daehnert, Matthias Grothoff, Stephan Schürer, Norman Mangner, Philipp Lurz, Sandra Erbs, Katharina Kirsch, Gerhard Schuler, Marcus Sandri
AIMS: To assess silent and clinically apparent cerebral embolic events in patients undergoing transcatheter left atrial appendage closure. METHODS AND RESULTS: In this prospective single-center study 28 patients underwent percutaneous closure of the left atrial appendage. In all patients a diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DWI-MRI) study was performed before, the day after the procedure and during routine follow-up after 45 days. All patients underwent neurological assessment at the time of DWI-MRI...
February 21, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217089/differential-modulation-of-rhythmic-brain-activity-in-healthy-adults-by-a-t-type-calcium-channel-blocker-an-meg-study
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Kerry D Walton, Emeline L Maillet, John Garcia, Timothy Cardozo, Isaac Galatzer-Levy, Rodolfo R Llinás
1-octanol is a therapeutic candidate for disorders involving the abnormal activation of the T-type calcium current since it blocks this current specifically. Such disorders include essential tremor and a group of neurological and psychiatric disorders resulting from thalamocortical dysrhythmia (TCD). For example, clinically, the observable phenotype in essential tremor is the tremor itself. The differential diagnostic of TCD is not based only on clinical signs and symptoms. Rather, TCD incorporates an electromagnetic biomarker, the presence of abnormal thalamocortical low frequency brain oscillations...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214128/robotic-arch-catheter-placement-reduces-cerebral-embolization-during-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-tevar
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A H Perera, C V Riga, L Monzon, R G Gibbs, C D Bicknell, M Hamady
OBJECTIVE: Stroke caused by cerebral embolization constitutes a principal risk during arch manipulation and thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR). This study investigates the incidence of cerebral embolization during catheter placement in the aortic arch, and compares robotic and manual techniques. METHODS: Intra-operative transcranial Doppler (TCD) was performed in 11 patients undergoing TEVAR. Wire and catheter placement in the arch was performed by two experienced operators...
February 14, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203558/cerebral-monitoring-during-carotid-endarterectomy-by-transcranial-doppler-ultrasonography
#4
Woo-Sung Yun
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of cerebral monitoring by transcranial Doppler ultrasonography (TCD) for the detection of cerebral ischemia during carotid endarterectomy (CEA). METHODS: From August 2004 to December 2013, 159 CEAs were performed in a tertiary hospital. All procedures were performed under general anesthesia. Intraoperative TCD was routinely used to detect cerebral ischemia. Of the 159 patients, 102 patients were included in this study, excluding 27 patients who had a poor transtemporal isonation window and 30 patients who used additional cerebral monitoring systems such as electroencephalography or somatosensory evoked potentials...
February 2017: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194958/compound-specific-sulfur-isotope-analysis-of-petroleum-gases
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Ward Said-Ahmad, Kenneth Wong, Monaca Mcnall, Lubna Shawar, Tracey Jacksier, Courtney Turich, Artur Stankiewicz, Alon Amrani
We describe a simple, sensitive, and robust method for sulfur isotope ratio ((34)S/(32)S) analysis of ppm-level organic sulfur compounds (OSCs) in the presence of percent-level H2S. The method uses a gas chromatograph (GC) coupled with a multicollector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (MC-ICPMS). The GC, equipped with a gas inlet and a valve that transfers the H2S to a thermal conductivity detector (TCD), enables a precise heart cut and prevents the saturation of the MC-ICPMS. The sensitivity and accuracy of the method are better than 0...
February 13, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188214/transcranial-doppler-determined-change-in-posterior-cerebral-artery-blood-flow-velocity-does-not-reflect-vertebral-artery-blood-flow-during-exercise
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Takuro Washio, Hiroyuki Sasaki, Shigehiko Ogoh
We examined whether a change in posterior cerebral artery flow velocity (PCAv) reflected the posterior cerebral blood flow, in healthy subjects, during both static and dynamic exercise. PCAv and vertebral artery (VA) blood flow, as an index of posterior blood flow, were continuously measured during an exercise trial, using transcranial Doppler (TCD) ultrasonography and Doppler ultrasound, respectively. Static handgrip exercise significantly increased both PCAv and VA blood flow. Increasing intensity of dynamic exercise further increased VA blood flow from moderate exercise, while PCAv decreased to almost resting level...
February 10, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185829/a-systematic-review-of-the-literature-for-severity-predictors-in-children-with-sickle-cell-anemia
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Emily Riehm Meier, Ross M Fasano, Paul R Levett
All patients with HbSS (SCA) share the same genetic mutation but the clinical phenotype is variable and difficult to predict early in life. A reliable severity predictor would be invaluable toward directing therapeutic decisions in those patients at highest risk of SCA complications. A search of PubMed, Cochrane Clinical Trials Register, and Scopus was performed to determine which SCA severity predictors have been validated in pediatric patients. The full text of 94 of the 590 references identified was reviewed based on the title/abstract...
February 2, 2017: Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171804/hemodynamic-and-neuro-monitoring-for-neurocritically-ill-patients-an-international-survey-of-intensivists
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Sanjeev Sivakumar, Fabio S Taccone, Mohammed Rehman, Holly Hinson, Neeraj Naval, Christos Lazaridis
PURPOSE: To investigate multimodality systemic and neuro-monitoring practices in acute brain injury (ABI) and to analyze differences among "neurointensivists" (NI; clinical practice comprised >1/3 by neurocritical care), and other intensivists (OI). METHODS: Anonymous 22-question Web-based survey among physician members of SCCM and ESICM. RESULTS: Six hundred fifty-five responded (66% completion rate); 422 (65%) were OI, and 226 (35%) were NI...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149083/cerebrovascular-hemodynamics-during-pranayama-techniques
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L Nivethitha, A Mooventhan, N K Manjunath, Lokesh Bathala, Vijay K Sharma
BACKGROUND: Pranayama techniques are known to produce variable physiological effects on the body. We evaluated the effect of the two commonly practiced Pranayama techniques on cerebral hemodynamics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifteen healthy male volunteers, trained in Yoga and Pranayama, were included in the study. Mean age was 24 years (range 22-32 years). Study participants performed 2 Pranayamas in 2 different orders. Order 1 (n = 7) performed Bhastrika (bellows breaths) followed by Kumbhaka (breath retention) while order 2 (n = 8) performed Kumbhaka followed by Bhastrika...
January 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140493/cerebral-high-intensity-transient-signals-during-pediatric-cardiac-catheterization-a-pilot-study-using-transcranial-doppler-ultrasonography
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Kerri L LaRovere, Kush Kapur, Doff B McElhinney, Alexander Razumovsky, Barry D Kussman
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Cerebral emboli are one potential cause of acute brain injury in children with congenital heart disease (CHD) undergoing cardiac catheterization. In this pilot study using transcranial Doppler (TCD) ultrasonography, we sought to evaluate the incidence, burden, and circumstances of cerebral high-intensity transient signals (HITS), presumably representing emboli, during pediatric cardiac catheterization. METHODS: Emboli monitoring of the right middle cerebral artery was performed in five children...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131207/the-correlation-between-cerebral-arterial-pulsatility-and-cognitive-dysfunction-in-alzheimer-s-disease-patients
#11
Jae-Sung Lim, Jee Young Lee, Hyung-Min Kwon, Yong-Seok Lee
BACKGROUND: Potential role of vascular dysfunction has been suggested in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Previous cross-sectional studies have demonstrated relations between abnormal transcranial Doppler (TCD) parameters and cognitive impairment. We aimed to investigate the associations between longitudinal changes of TCD parameters and cognitive decline in patients with AD. METHODS: We have enrolled patients with mild to moderate AD who aged 60 to 79years...
February 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116633/t-cell-depleted-and-t-cell-replete-hla-haploidentical-stem-cell-transplantation-for-non-malignant-disorders
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REVIEW
Alice Bertaina, Angela Pitisci, Matilde Sinibaldi, Mattia Algeri
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is a treatment option for children with malignant and non-malignant disorders as well as an expanding number of inherited disorders. However, only a limited portion of patients in the need of an allograft have an HLA-compatible, either related or unrelated, donor. Haploidentical HSCT is now considered a valid treatment option, especially in view of the recent insights in terms of graft manipulation. This review will offer an overview of clinical results obtained through the use of haploidentical HSCT in non-malignant diseases...
January 23, 2017: Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099557/patients-with-sickle-cell-disease-are-frequently-excluded-from-the-benefits-of-transcranial-doppler-screening-for-the-risk-of-stroke-despite-extensive-and-compelling-evidence
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Daniela Laranja Gomes Rodrigues, Samuel Ademola Adegoke, Rejane de Souza Macedo Campos, Josefina Aparecida Pellegrini Braga, Maria Stella Figueiredo, Gisele Sampaio Silva
Methods: Transcranial doppler was performed in accordance with the Stroke Prevention Trial in Sickle Cell Anemia Protocol. Results: Of the 396 patients, 69.5% had homozygous SS hemoglobin. The TCD result was abnormal in 4.8%, conditional in 12.6%, inadequate in 4.3% and abnormally low in 1% of patients. The highest mean flow velocities were 121±23.83cm/s and 124±27.21cm/s in the left and right middle cerebral artery respectively. A total of 28.8% patients (mean age 9...
January 2017: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095924/sonolysis-in-prevention-of-brain-infarctions-during-internal-carotid-endarterectomy-sonobirdie-trial-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Tomáš Hrbáč, David Netuka, Vladimír Beneš, Vladimír Nosáľ, Petra Kešnerová, Aleš Tomek, Táňa Fadrná, Vladimír Beneš, Jiří Fiedler, Vladimír Přibáň, Miroslav Brozman, Kateřina Langová, Roman Herzig, David Školoudík
BACKGROUND: Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is a beneficial procedure for selected patients with an internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis. Surgical risk of CEA varies from between 2 and 15%. The aim of the study is to demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of sonolysis (continual transcranial Doppler monitoring, TCD) using a 2-MHz diagnostic probe with maximal diagnostic energy on the reduction of the incidence of stroke, transient ischemic attack (TIA) and brain infarction detected using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) by the activation of the endogenous fibrinolytic system during CEA...
January 17, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092350/long-term-renal-survival-in-patients-undergoing-t-cell-depleted-versus-conventional-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplants
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I G Glezerman, S Devlin, M Maloy, M Bui, E A Jaimes, S A Giralt, A A Jakubowski
Calcineurin inhibitor (CNI)-sparing T-cell depleted (TCD) hematopoietic stem cell transplants (HSCTs) are presumed to be less nephrotoxic than conventional HSCTs. We evaluated incidence and risk factors for kidney failure and chronic kidney disease (CKD) in 231 TCD and 212 conventional HSCT recipients. Kidney failure required a median glomerular filtration rate (GFR) <60 ml/min/1.73 m(2) for ⩾100 days anytime after 180-days post-HSCT. Two-year cumulative incidence (CI) of kidney failure was 42% in the conventional versus 31% in the TCD group (P=0...
January 16, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073320/early-recovery-of-t-cell-function-predicts-improved-survival-after-t-cell-depleted-allogeneic-transplant
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Jenna D Goldberg, Junting Zheng, Ravin Ratan, Trudy N Small, Kuan-Chi Lai, Farid Boulad, Hugo Castro-Malaspina, Sergio A Giralt, Ann A Jakubowski, Nancy A Kernan, Richard J O'Reilly, Esperanza B Papadopoulos, James W Young, Marcel R M van den Brink, Glenn Heller, Miguel-Angel Perales
Infection, relapse, and GVHD can complicate allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). Although the effect of poor immune recovery on infection risk is well-established, there are limited data on the effect of immune reconstitution on relapse and survival, especially following T-cell depletion (TCD). To characterize the pattern of immune reconstitution in the first year after transplant and its effects on survival and relapse, we performed a retrospective study in 375 recipients of a myeloablative TCD allo-HSCT for hematologic malignancies...
January 10, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067886/dose-adapted-post-transplant-cyclophosphamide-for-hla-haploidentical-transplantation-in-fanconi-anemia
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M S Thakar, C Bonfim, M C Walters, R Storb, R Pasquini, L Burroughs, B M Sandmaier, A Woolfrey, H-P Kiem
We developed a haploidentical transplantation protocol with post-transplant cyclophosphamide (CY) for in vivo T-cell depletion (TCD) using a novel adapted-dosing schedule (25 mg/kg on days +3 and +4) for Fanconi anemia (FA). With median follow-up of 3 years (range, 37 days to 6.2 years), all six patients engrafted. Two patients with multiple pre-transplant comorbidities died, one from sepsis and one from sepsis with associated chronic GVHD. Four patients without preexisting comorbidities and early transplant referrals are alive with 100% donor chimerism and excellent performance status...
January 9, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035747/secondary-benefit-of-maintaining-normal-transcranial-doppler-velocities-when-using-hydroxyurea-for-prevention-of-severe-sickle-cell-anemia
#18
Djamila Labib Ghafuri, Shruti Chaturvedi, Mark Rodeghier, Sarah-Jo Stimpson, Brandi McClain, Jeannie Byrd, Michael R DeBaun
In a retrospective cohort study, we tested the hypothesis that when prescribing hydroxyurea (HU) to children with sickle cell anemia (SCA) to prevent vaso-occlusive events, there will be a secondary benefit of maintaining low transcranial Doppler (TCD) velocity, measured by imaging technique (TCDi). HU was prescribed for 90.9% (110 of 120) of children with SCA ≥5 years of age and followed for a median of 4.4 years, with 70% (n = 77) receiving at least one TCDi evaluation after starting HU. No child prescribed HU had a conditional or abnormal TCDi measurement...
December 30, 2016: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028400/transcatheter-closure-of-patent-foramen-ovale-a-single-center-experience
#19
Ivan Milev, Planinka Zafirovska, Zan Zimbakov, Shpend Idrizi, Vilma Ampova-Sokolov, Emilija Gorgieva, Liljana Ilievska, Goce Tosheski, Nikola Hristov, Ljubica Georgievska-Ismail, Tanja Anguseva, Zan Mitrev
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous transcatheter closure (PTC) of patent foramen ovale (PFO) is implicated in cryptogenic stroke, transitional ischemic attack (TIA) and treatment of a migraine. AIM: Our goal was to present our experience in the interventional treatment of PFO, as well as to evaluate the short and mid-term results in patients with closed PFO. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Transcatheter closure of PFO was performed in 52 patients (67.3% women, mean age 40...
December 15, 2016: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017734/ex-vivo-cd34-selected-t-cell-depleted-peripheral-blood-stem-cell-grafts-for-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-acute-leukemia-and-myelodysplastic-syndrome-is-associated-with-low-incidence-of-acute-and-chronic-graft-versus-host-disease-and
#20
Pere Barba, Patrick Hilden, Sean M Devlin, Molly Maloy, Djamilia Dierov, Jimmy Nieves, Matthew D Garrett, Julie Sogani, Christina Cho, Juliet N Barker, Nancy A Kernan, Hugo Castro-Malaspina, Ann A Jakubowski, Guenther Koehne, Esperanza B Papadopoulos, Susan Prockop, Craig Sauter, Roni Tamari, Marcel R M van den Brink, Scott T Avecilla, Richard Meagher, Richard J O'Reilly, Jenna D Goldberg, James W Young, Sergio Giralt, Miguel-Angel Perales, Doris M Ponce
Ex vivo CD34(+)-selected T cell depletion (TCD) has been developed as a strategy to reduce the incidence of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) after allogeneic (allo) hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Clinical characteristics, treatment responses, and outcomes of patients developing acute (aGVHD) and chronic GVHD (cGVHD) after TCD allo-HSCT have not been well established. We evaluated 241 consecutive patients (median age, 57 years) with acute leukemia (n = 191, 79%) or myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) (n = 50, 21%) undergoing CD34(+)-selected TCD allo-HSCT without post-HCST immunosuppression in a single institution...
March 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
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