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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714494/computerized-axial-tomography-findings-in-children-with-afebrile-seizures-a-hospital-based-study-at-eastern-nepal
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P Poudel, M K Gupta, S P Kafle
BACKGROUND: Computerized Tomography can be performed in resource limited areas where Magnetic Resonance Imaging is less practical. This study was conducted to find out the proportion of cases with abnormal CT scan and findings of CT scan in children with afebrile seizures in a resource limited area. METHODS: This prospective study was conducted from 1st July 2009 to 31st March 2014 in a university hospital of Nepal. Patients (1 month to 20 years of age) presenting with history of afebrile seizure were included...
January 2017: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713619/functional-and-clinical-importance-of-a-large-sized-ostium-secundum-defect-in-a-middle-aged-female-cadaver-a-case-report
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Satheesha B Nayak
Atrial septal defect (ASD) is one of the common congenital anomalies of the heart in humans. Its complications depend on the size of the defect and can manifest at any age. The common symptoms of ASD include dyspnea and fatigue. Most of the ASDs are associated with morbidity and mortality, Earlier the treatment, it is better to the patient. I saw a large ostium secundum defect in the heart of an adult female cadaver during dissection classes for undergraduate medical students. The interatrial septum had large defect at the region where fossa ovalis should have been located...
June 2017: Anatomy & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713329/prevalence-incidence-prognosis-early-stroke-risk-and-stroke-related-prognostic-factors-of-definite-or-probable-transient-ischemic-attacks-in-china-2013
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Bin Jiang, Haixin Sun, Xiaojuan Ru, Dongling Sun, Zhenghong Chen, Hongmei Liu, Yichong Li, Mei Zhang, Limin Wang, Linhong Wang, Shengping Wu, Wenzhi Wang
The epidemiological characteristics of transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) in China are unclear. In 2013, we conducted a nationally representative, door-to-door epidemiological survey on TIA in China using a complex, multistage, probability sampling design. Results showed that the weighted prevalence of TIA in China was 103.3 [95% confidence interval (CI): 83.9-127.2] per 100,000 in the population, 92.4 (75.0-113.8) per 100,000 among men, and 114.7 (87.2-151.0) per 100,000 among women. The weighted incidence of TIA was 23...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712955/clinical-impact-of-changes-in-hemodynamic-indices-of-contractile-function-during-treatment-of-acute-decompensated-heart-failure
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Kenneth C Bilchick, Eliany Mejia-Lopez, Peter McCullough, Khadijah Breathett, Jamie L Kennedy, Jose Tallaj, James Bergin, Salpy Pamboukian, Mohammad Abuannadi, Sula Mazimba
BACKGROUND: The objective was to determine the impact of improving right ventricular versus left ventricular stroke work indices (RVSWI v. LVSWI) during therapy for acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF). METHODS AND RESULTS: Cox proportional hazards regression and logistic regression was used to analyze key factors associated with outcomes in 175 patients (age 56.7 ± 13.6 years, 29.1% female) with hemodynamic data from the Evaluation Study of Congestive Heart Failure and Pulmonary Artery Catheterization Effectiveness (ESCAPE) trial...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712003/association-between-chronic-conditions-and-health-related-quality-of-life-differences-by-level-of-urbanization-in-peru
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Alvaro Taype-Rondan, Elizabeth Sarah Abbs, Maria Lazo-Porras, William Checkley, Robert H Gilman, Liam Smeeth, J Jaime Miranda, Antonio Bernabe-Ortiz
PURPOSE: To evaluate the role of urbanization as an effect modifier for the association between specific chronic conditions and number of conditions with health-related quality of life (QOL). METHODS: We analyzed cross-sectional data from the CRONICAS Cohort Study conducted in Lima (highly urbanized), Tumbes (semi-urban), as well as rural and urban sites in Puno. Exposures of interest were chronic bronchitis, depressive mood, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and a composite variable aggregating the number of chronic conditions (the four exposures plus heart disease and stroke)...
July 15, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709742/age-and-gender-differences-in-the-association-between-serum-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-and-stroke-in-the-general-us-population-the-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-2001-2006
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Ji Li, Hong Lai, Lifang Yang, Hong Zhu, Shaoguang Chen, Shenghan Lai
BACKGROUND: Previous findings on the association between serum 25(OH)D level and stroke have been controversial. We aimed to examine whether these controversial findings could be possibly due to difference in study participant characteristics, especially age and gender differences in these studies, by analyzing the data from a representative sample of the general US population. METHODS: Data of 13,642 adults 20 years or older who participated in the 2001-2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey were analyzed in this study...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709650/anticoagulation-control-in-warfarin-treated-patients-undergoing-cardioversion-of-atrial-fibrillation-from-the-edoxaban-versus-enoxaparin-warfarin-in-patients-undergoing-cardioversion-of-atrial-fibrillation-trial
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Gregory Y H Lip, Naab Al-Saady, James Jin, Ming Sun, Michael Melino, Shannon M Winters, Dmitry Zamoryakhin, Andreas Goette
In the Edoxaban Versus Enoxaparin-Warfarin in Patients Undergoing Cardioversion of Atrial Fibrillation (ENSURE-AF) study (NCT 02072434), edoxaban was compared with enoxaparin-warfarin in 2,199 patients undergoing electrical cardioversion of nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF). In this multicenter prospective randomized open blinded end-point trial, we analyzed patients randomized to enoxaparin-warfarin. We determined time to achieve therapeutic range (TtTR); time in therapeutic range (TiTR); their clinical determinants; relation to sex, age, medical history, treatment, tobacco use, race risk (SAMe-TT2R2) score; and impact on primary end points (composite of stroke, systemic embolic event[SEE], myocardial infarction [MI], and cardiovascular death [CVD] and composite of major + clinically relevant nonmajor bleeding)...
June 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708664/esmolol-administration-to-control-tachycardia-in-an-ovine-model-of-peritonitis
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Koji Hosokawa, Fuhong Su, Fabio Silvio Taccone, Emiel Hendrik Post, Adriano José Pereira, Antoine Herpain, Jacques Creteur, Jean-Louis Vincent
BACKGROUND: Excessive adrenergic signaling may be harmful in sepsis. Using β-blockers to reduce sympathetic overactivity may modulate sepsis-induced cardiovascular, metabolic, immunologic, and coagulation alterations. Using a randomized ovine fecal peritonitis model, we investigated whether administration of a short-acting β-blocker, esmolol, could control tachycardia without deleterious effects on hemodynamics, renal perfusion, cerebral perfusion, cerebral metabolism, or outcome. METHODS: After induction of fecal peritonitis, 14 anesthetized, mechanically ventilated, and hemodynamically monitored adult female sheep were randomly assigned to receive a continuous intravenous infusion of esmolol to control heart rate between 80 and 100 bpm (n = 7) or a saline infusion (control group, n = 7)...
July 13, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706112/workup-for-perinatal-stroke-does-not-predict-recurrence
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Laura L Lehman, Jeanette Beaute, Kush Kapur, Amy R Danehy, Miya E Bernson-Leung, Hayley Malkin, Michael J Rivkin, Cameron C Trenor
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Perinatal stroke, including neonatal and presumed perinatal presentation, represents the age in childhood in which stroke occurs most frequently. The roles of thrombophilia, arteriopathy, and cardiac anomalies in perinatal ischemic stroke are currently unclear. We took a uniform approach to perinatal ischemic stroke evaluation to study these risk factors and their association with recurrent stroke. METHODS: We reviewed records of perinatal stroke patients evaluated from August 2008 to February 2016 at a single referral center...
July 13, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703093/cognitive-performance-norms-from-the-korean-genome-and-epidemiology-study-koges
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Hyun Kim, Rhoda Au, Robert J Thomas, Chang-Ho Yun, Seung Ku Lee, Changsu Han, Chol Shin
BACKGROUND: While normative data on neuropsychological performance provide baseline metrics for the assessment and diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment and dementia, a lack of comparative normative data in non-Caucasian populations makes it difficult to conduct similar evaluations and studies in individuals from diverse backgrounds. The current paper aims to provide normative data on a range of cognitive measures in a Korean general population sample and investigate various demographic and health variables associated with cognitive performance in this representative population...
July 13, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702117/balloon-angioplasty-for-intracranial-atherosclerotic-disease-a-multicenter-study
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Lakshmi Sudha Prasanna Karanam, Mukesh Sharma, Anand Alurkar, Sridhar Reddy Baddam, Vijaya Pamidimukkala, Raghavasarma Polavarapu
AIM: To evaluate the role and efficacy of the balloon angioplasty in intracranial atherosclerotic disease (ICAD) in patients who presented with acute stroke due to vessel occlusion and in patients with symptomatic disease despite optimum medical management. METHODS: From 2013 to 2016, a total of 39 patients (24 males and 15 females with a mean age of 64.5 years) underwent balloon angioplasty over a period of 2 years and 8 months in three different institutions in India...
June 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694220/failed-removal-of-indwelling-urinary-catheters-in-acute-stroke-patients-incidence-and-risk-factors
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Frederick S Frost
BACKGROUND: Reducing the incidence of indwelling urinary catheter (IUC) use and early removal of the devices that are inserted are appropriate priorities for quality patient care. Just like symptomatic bacteriuria, failed catheter removal as a complication of IUC use is associated with considerable morbidity. In the ideal setting, patients that need IUCs have them, and patients that do not need them will have them safely removed, with the goal of reducing medical complications and facilitating the rehabilitation phase of care...
July 7, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692508/effect-of-cervical-siphon-of-external-and-internal-carotid-arteries
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Rajani Singh, Richard Shane Tubbs
Variant courses, configuration, and branching pattern of the external and internal carotid arteries, especially when curved in S-shape, are important for hemodynamic changes and clinical implications. Therefore, the aim of the study is to report abnormal cervical siphons observed in external and internal carotid arteries to explore clinical significance by review of literature and hemodynamic changes theoretically.The right common carotid artery bifurcated into external and internal carotid arteries at the level of the upper border of thyroid cartilage in a 70-year-old female cadaver...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689855/planyourlifespan-org-an-intervention-to-help-seniors-make-choices-for-their-fourth-quarter-of-life-results-from-the-randomized-clinical-trial
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Lee A Lindquist, Vanessa Ramirez-Zohfeld, Priya D Sunkara, Chris Forcucci, Dianne S Campbell, Phyllis Mitzen, Jody D Ciolino, Dyanna Gregory, Gayle Kricke, Kenzie A Cameron
OBJECTIVE: Few older adults contemplate their home support and health needs that may be required for aging-in-place. We sought to assess the efficacy of PlanYourLifespan.org (PYL), in influencing seniors' planning behaviors, perception of the importance of planning, and confidence accessing services. METHOD: Randomized controlled trial, of adults, age ≥65 years in urban, suburban, rural areas of Texas, Illinois, Indiana. RESULTS: Among 385 participants, mean age was 71...
June 27, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688529/predictors-of-cross-clamp-induced-intraoperative-monitoring-changes-during-carotid-endarterectomy-using-both-electroencephalography-and-somatosensory-evoked-potentials
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Natalie Domenick Sridharan, Partha Thirumala, Rabih Chaer, Jeffrey Balzer, Becky Long, Donald Crammond, Michel Makaroun, Efthymios Avgerinos
OBJECTIVE: The efficacy of selective shunting during carotid endarterectomy (CEA) using intraoperative monitoring (IOM) for detection of cerebral ischemia is well established. There is mounting evidence that monitoring of both electroencephalography (EEG) and somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEPs) increases the sensitivity of cerebral ischemia detection. Predictors of cerebral ischemia requiring selective shunt placement using IOM of both EEG and SSEPs have not been previously identified...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687720/age-and-sex-specific-analysis-of-patients-with-embolic-stroke-of-undetermined-source
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George Ntaios, Gregory Y H Lip, Konstantinos Vemmos, Eleni Koroboki, Efstathios Manios, Anastasia Vemmou, Ana Rodríguez-Campello, Elisa Cuadrado-Godia, Jaume Roquer, Valentina Arnao, Valeria Caso, Maurizio Paciaroni, Exuperio Diez-Tejedor, Blanca Fuentes, Josefa Pérez Lucas, Antonio Arauz, Sebastian F Ameriso, Lucía Pertierra, Maia Gómez-Schneider, Maximiliano A Hawkes, Fabio Bandini, Beatriz Chavarria Cano, Ana Maria Iglesias Mohedano, Andrés García Pastor, Antonio Gil-Núñez, Jukka Putaala, Turgut Tatlisumak, Miguel A Barboza, George Athanasakis, Fotios Gioulekas, Konstantinos Makaritsis, Vasileios Papavasileiou
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether the correlation of age and sex with the risk of recurrence and death seen in patients with previous ischemic stroke is also evident in patients with embolic stroke of undetermined source (ESUS). METHODS: We pooled datasets of 11 stroke registries from Europe and America. ESUS was defined according to the Cryptogenic Stroke/ESUS International Working Group. We performed Cox regression and Kaplan-Meier product limit analyses to investigate whether age (<60, 60-80, >80 years) and sex were independently associated with the risk for ischemic stroke/TIA recurrence or death...
July 7, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687470/carotid-body-tumors-surgical-experience-in-215-cases
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Luis A Pacheco-Ojeda
INTRODUCTION: Carotid body tumors (CBT) are very unusual neck lesions. However, at high altitudes, they are less rarely found. This study intended to review our experience in diagnosis and surgical treatment of these lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Among 242 clinically diagnosed CBT, 215 tumors, arising in and retrospectively studied. All patients came from the Andean plateaux. Mean age was 52.5 years, 180 were females, and mean size was 4.21 cm. Shamblin type distribution, described in 187 patients, was: Type I 29(15%), type II 118(63%) and type III 40(22%)...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686127/effectiveness-of-surgical-revascularization-for-stroke-prevention-in-pediatric-patients-with-sickle-cell-disease-and-moyamoya-syndrome
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Wuyang Yang, Risheng Xu, Jose L Porras, Clifford M Takemoto, Syed Khalid, Tomas Garzon-Muvdi, Justin M Caplan, Geoffrey P Colby, Alexander L Coon, Rafael J Tamargo, Judy Huang, Edward S Ahn
OBJECTIVE Sickle cell disease (SCD) in combination with moyamoya syndrome (MMS) represents a rare complication of SCD, with potentially devastating neurological outcomes. The effectiveness of surgical revascularization in this patient population is currently unclear. The authors' aim was to determine the effectiveness of surgical intervention in their series of SCD-MMS patients by comparing stroke recurrence in those undergoing revascularization and those undergoing conservative transfusion therapy. METHODS The authors performed a retrospective chart review of patients with MMS who were seen at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institution between 1990 and 2013...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682888/spontaneous-recanalization-of-atherosclerotic-middle-cerebral-artery-occlusion-case-report
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Ying Mao, Yujing Huang, Li Zhang, Guangxian Nan
RATIONALE: Intracranial vascular atherosclerotic occlusion is one of the most common causes of ischemic stroke world wide. The involvement of large intracranial vessels, in particular, the middle cerebral artery, is usually associated with unfavorable outcomes in patients. Spontaneous recanalization of atherosclerotic occlusion is relatively rare. PATIENT CONCERNS: The first patient was a 43-year-old male with slurred speech and left-sided weakness for a duration of 24 hours...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680764/early-transition-to-comfort-measures-only-in-acute-stroke-patients-analysis-from-the-get-with-the-guidelines-stroke-registry
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Shyam Prabhakaran, Margueritte Cox, Barbara Lytle, Phillip J Schulte, Ying Xian, Darin Zahuranec, Eric E Smith, Mathew Reeves, Gregg C Fonarow, Lee H Schwamm
BACKGROUND: Death after acute stroke often occurs after forgoing life-sustaining interventions. We sought to determine the patient and hospital characteristics associated with an early decision to transition to comfort measures only (CMO) after ischemic stroke (IS), intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), and subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) in the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke registry. METHODS: We identified patients with IS, ICH, or SAH between November 2009 and September 2013 who met study criteria...
June 2017: Neurology. Clinical Practice
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