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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245106/cerebral-arterio-venous-malformations-in-the-paediatric-population-angiographic-characteristics-multimodal-treatment-strategies-and-outcome
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Klaus-Peter Stein, Bernd-Otto Huetter, Sophia Goericke, Neriman Oezkan, Rebecca Leyrer, I Erol Sandalcioglu, Michael Forsting, Ulrich Sure, Oliver Mueller
OBJECTIVES: Cerebral arterio-venous malformations (AVM) are considered congenital lesions, emerging as an important cause of haemorrhagic stroke in children. The potential influence of age on clinical presentation and angio-architecture have been analysed extensively in the last years. Yet, comparative studies comprising ascending age groups may be limited in their conclusions, especially when comparing young children and adults. It is the aim of this study to evaluate characteristic clinical and angiographic features of AVM within a paediatric subgroup and their correlation to age at presentation...
December 5, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244081/atrial-fibrillation-type-matters-greater-infarct-volume-and-worse-neurological-defects-seen-in-acute-cardiogenic-cerebral-embolism-due-to-persistent-or-permanent-rather-than-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation
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Osamu Inaba, Yasuteru Yamauchi, Masahiro Sekigawa, Naoyuki Miwa, Junji Yamaguchi, Yasutoshi Nagata, Toru Obayashi, Takamichi Miyamoto, Tomoyuki Kamata, Mitsuaki Isobe, Masahiko Goya, Kenzo Hirao
Aims: Some studies have shown that the type of atrial fibrillation (AF), whether paroxysmal AF (PAF) or persistent or permanent AF (PeAF), affects the incidence of ischaemic stroke. This study sought to determine the relationship between the AF pattern and the severity and brain volume of infarction in an AF population including transient ischaemic attack (TIA) patients. Methods and results: This was a retrospective observational study. We studied 161 consecutive patients who were admitted to our stroke care unit with cardiogenic embolism or TIA related to non-valvular AF (age 79 ± 9...
December 12, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243834/outcome-of-octogenarians-with-atrial-fibrillation-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-insights-from-the-afcas-registry
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Heli M Lahtela, Aissa Bah, Tuomas Kiviniemi, Wail Nammas, Axel Schlitt, Andrea Rubboli, Pasi P Karjalainen, Marco Proietti, Juha E K Hartikainen, Gregory Y H Lip, K E Juhani Airaksinen
BACKGROUND: More evidence is needed on the optimal antithrombotic regimen in elderly patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). HYPOTHESIS: Octogenarian patients (aged ≥80 years) with AF who underwent PCI have worse 12-month clinical outcome, compared with younger patients. METHODS: We performed a post-hoc analysis of data from the prospective, multicenter AFCAS registry, which enrolled consecutive patients with AF who underwent PCI and stenting...
December 15, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243395/species-comparison-of-postnatal-development-of-the-female-reproductive-system
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REVIEW
Susan B Laffan, Lorraine M Posobiec, Jenny E Uhl, Justin D Vidal
The postnatal development of the female reproductive system in laboratory animals and humans is reviewed. To enable a meaningful species comparison of the developing female reproductive system, common definitions of developmental processes were established with a focus made on aspects that are similar across species. A species comparison of the key endocrine, morphologic, and functional (onset of ovarian cycles and ability to reproduce) features of postnatal development of the female reproductive system is provided for human, nonhuman primate, dog, rat, and also mouse, minipig, and rabbit where possible...
December 15, 2017: Birth Defects Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242070/anesthetic-type-and-hospital-outcomes-after-carotid-endarterectomy-from-the-vascular-quality-initiative-database
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Hanaa Dakour Aridi, Nawar Paracha, Besma Nejim, Satinderjit Locham, Mahmoud B Malas
OBJECTIVE: Studies on the safety of carotid endarterectomy (CEA) under different anesthetic techniques are sometimes contradictory. The aim of this study was to compare real-world outcomes of CEA under general anesthesia (GA) vs regional or local anesthesia (RA/LA). METHODS: A retrospective analysis of the Vascular Quality Initiative database (2003-2017) was performed. Primary outcomes included perioperative stroke, death, and myocardial infarction (MI) occurring during the hospital stay...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238622/recurrent-occipital-seizures-with-transient-mri-changes
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Mohankumar Kurukumbi, Allison Jacobs
Peri-ictal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings following seizure activity are a recognized phenomenon that is not well understood (Cole, 2004). Transient changes are not usually expected to be present in postictal MRI studies because of their rarity. Here, we present a unique case of peri-ictal MRI findings located in the occipital lobe, present in a 34-year-old female with recurrent occipital seizures occurring twice in four years. MRI changes completely resolved after both episodes with no residual focal damage...
2017: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238502/profile-of-facial-palsy-in-arar-northern-saudi-arabia
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Wasan Lafi Alanazi, Nagah Mohamed Abo El-Fetoh, Shahad Lafi Alanazi, Mohammed Abdullah Alkhidhr, Mohammed Abdullah Alanazi, Dounia Saleh Alonazi, Atheer Bader Alanzi, Reem Homoud Alshammari, Mashael Jaza Alshammari, Basmah Abdullah Alanazi, Samiyah Sarhan Alanazi
Background: The term facial palsy generally refers to weakness of the facial muscles, mainly resulting from temporary or permanent damage to the facial nerve. Common causes of facial paralysis include infection or inflammation of the facial nerve, head trauma, head or neck tumor, stroke. Objective: To outline the incidence of several etiologies and the profile of patients with peripheral facial paralysis attending the outpatient clinic of the neurology department in Hospitals of Arar City, Saudi Arabia...
October 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237408/predictors-of-post-stroke-body-temperature-elevation
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Rebecca Ruborg, Karin Gunnarsson, Jakob O Ström
BACKGROUND: Growing evidence indicates that elevated body temperature after stroke is associated with unfavorable outcome. The aim of the current study was to investigate which factors predict temperature elevation within 48 h of stroke onset. Specifically, we hypothesized that temperature elevation would be associated with stroke symptom severity and that hemorrhagic stroke would cause a more pronounced temperature increase compared to ischemic stroke. METHODS: The medical records of 400 stroke patients were retrospectively reviewed...
December 13, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235151/one-stage-ascending-to-abdominal-aortic-bypass-with-concomitant-aortic-valve-procedures-for-aortic-coarctation-combined-with-aortic-valve-pathology-in-adult-patients
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Ren Changwei, Lizhong Sun, Shangdong Xu, Yongqiang Lai
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to evaluate the results of one-stage ascending-to-abdominal aortic bypass and aortic valve replacement for concomitant aortic coarctation combined with aortic valve pathology. METHODS: From June 2009 to March 2017, 28 consecutive adult patients (23 males and five females) with aortic coarctation combined with aortic valve pathology underwent one-stage ascending-to-abdominal aorta bypass and aortic valve replacement or a Bentall procedure...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230366/comparison-between-radial-artery-tonometry-pulse-analyzer-and-pulsed-doppler-echocardiography-derived-hemodynamic-parameters-in-cardiac-surgery-patients-a-pilot-study
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Rashad Zayat, Andreas Goetzenich, Ju-Yeon Lee, HeeJung Kang, So-Hyun Jansen-Park, Thomas Schmitz-Rode, Giulia Musetti, Heike Schnoering, Rüdiger Autschbach, Nima Hatam, Ali Aljalloud
Background: Bedside non-invasive techniques, such as radial artery tonometry, to estimate hemodynamic parameters have gained increased relevance as an attractive alternative and efficient method to measure hemodynamics in outpatient departments. For our pilot study, we sought to compare cardiac output (CO), and stroke volume (SV) estimated from a radial artery tonometry blood pressure pulse analyzer (BPPA) (DMP-Life, DAEYOMEDI Co., Gyeonggi-do, South Korea) to pulsed-wave Doppler (PWD) echocardiography derived parameters...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228661/interactions-between-acyp2-genetic-polymorphisms-and-environment-factors-with-susceptibility-to-ischemic-stroke-in-a-han-chinese-population
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Qiong Cheng, Yong-Kun Li, Feng Lu, Lianhua Yin, Yin-Zhou Wang, Wen Wei, Qian Lin
Aims: To investigate the association of several single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) within ACYP2 gene and additional gene- environment interaction with ischemic stroke (IS) risk in a Chinese population. Results: IS risk was significantly higher in carriers with the G allele of rs11896604 than those with CC genotype (CG or GG versus CC), adjusted OR (95%CI) =1.60 (1.18-2.20), and higher in carriers with the A allele of rs12615793 than those with GG genotype (GA or AA versus GG), adjusted OR (95%CI) = 1...
November 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225622/correlation-between-ch2ds2-vasc-score-and-serum-leptin-levels-in-cardioembolic-stroke-patients-the-impact-of-metabolic-syndrome
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Anna Szczepańska-Szerej, Jacek Kurzepa, Aneta Grabarska, Joanna Bielewicz, Ewa Wlizło-Dyś, Konrad Rejdak
Objective: To determine adipokines levels in patients with different etiologic subtypes of acute ischemic stroke (AIS) and metabolic syndrome (MetS) status. Methods: Serum adiponectin, leptin, and resistin levels were determined by ELISA in 99 AIS patients and 59 stroke-free control group subjects. Stroke patients were grouped based on MetS, modified TOAST classification, and CHA2DS2-VASc scale in case of cardioembolic stroke following atrial fibrillation. Results: No differences were found in all adipokine serum levels between AIS patients and appropriately matched control group...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224943/outcomes-after-early-and-delayed-carotid-endarterectomy-in-patients-with-symptomatic-carotid-artery-stenosis
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Ying Huang, Peter Gloviczki, Audra A Duncan, Manju Kalra, Gustavo S Oderich, Randall R DeMartino, William S Harmsen, Thomas C Bower
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to define outcomes after carotid endarterectomy (CEA) in patients with symptomatic carotid artery stenosis (CAS) when patients are operated on within 14 days after onset of symptoms. METHODS: Clinical data of consecutive patients who underwent CEA between 2003 and 2012 for symptomatic CAS were reviewed. Patients were classified into group 1, CEA ≤14 days of minor stroke or transient ischemic attack, and group 2, CEA >14 days...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224637/valve-hemodynamic-deterioration-and-cardiovascular-outcomes-in-tavr-a-report-from-the-sts-acc-tvt-registry
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Sreekanth Vemulapalli, David R Holmes, David Dai, Roland Matsouaka, Michael J Mack, Fred L Grover, Raj R Makkar, Vinod H Thourani, Pamela S Douglas
BACKGROUND: Recent reports of leaflet abnormalities (detected using advanced imaging) have raised questions regarding transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) durability. We sought to determine the incidence of valve hemodynamic deterioration (VHD) and its association with cardiovascular outcomes. METHODS AND RESULTS: Consecutive cases with paired postimplant and follow-up echocardiograms from November 2011 to March 2015 in the STS/ACC TVT Registry were allocated into 2 overlapping cohorts: early (paired echocardiograms at 0 and 30 days) and late (paired echocardiograms at 30 days and 1 year)...
January 2018: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223433/contemporary-rates-and-correlates-of-statin-use-and-adherence-in-nondiabetic-adults-with-cardiovascular-risk-factors-the-kp-champ-study
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Alan S Go, Dongjie Fan, Sue Hee Sung, Alda I Inveiss, Victoria Romo-LeTourneau, Usha G Mallya, Susan Boklage, Joan C Lo
BACKGROUND: Statin therapy is highly efficacious in the prevention of fatal and nonfatal atherosclerotic events in persons at increased cardiovascular risk. However, its long-term effectiveness in practice depends on a high level of medication adherence by patients. METHODS: We identified nondiabetic adults with cardiovascular risk factors between 2008 and 2010 within a large integrated health care delivery system in Northern California. Through 2013, we examined the use and adherence of newly initiated statin therapy based on data from dispensed prescriptions from outpatient pharmacy databases...
December 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222948/force-coordination-strategies-in-on-water-single-sculling-are-asymmetries-related-to-better-rowing-performance
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John Warmenhoven, Richard Smith, Conny Draper, Andrew Harrison, Norma Bargary, Stephen Cobley
Asymmetries of the rowing stroke cycle have been assessed with reference to kinematics and foot-force measures in laboratory testing environments. It remains unclear how asymmetries in propulsive kinetic measures are related to on-water rowing performance. A new approach for the evaluation of both global and local asymmetries across the entire movement was used to assess the continuous role of asymmetries and whether these change according to level of competitive representation. Twenty seven highly skilled female rowers (national and international competition level), rowing at 32 strokes per minute in a single scull boat were evaluated...
December 9, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222738/ct-based-3d-printing-is-superior-to-transesophageal-echocardiography-for-pre-procedure-planning-in-left-atrial-appendage-device-closure
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Edinrin Obasare, Sumeet K Mainigi, D Lynn Morris, Leandro Slipczuk, Igor Goykhman, Evan Friend, Mary Rodriguez Ziccardi, Gregg S Pressman
Accurate assessment of the left atrial appendage (LAA) is important for pre-procedure planning when utilizing device closure for stroke reduction. Sizing is traditionally done with transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) but this is not always precise. Three-dimensional (3D) printing of the LAA may be more accurate. 24 patients underwent Watchman device (WD) implantation (71 ± 11 years, 42% female). All had complete 2-dimensional TEE. Fourteen also had cardiac computed tomography (CCT) with 3D printing to produce a latex model of the LAA for pre-procedure planning...
December 8, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222628/one-year-clinical-effectiveness-comparison-of-prasugrel-with-ticagrelor-results-from-a-retrospective-observational-study-using-an-integrated-claims-database
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Mark B Effron, Kavita V Nair, Cliff Molife, Stuart Y Keller, Robert L Page, Jason C Simeone, Brian Murphy, Beth L Nordstrom, Yajun Zhu, Patrick L McCollam, George W Vetrovec
BACKGROUND: No direct comparisons of ticagrelor and prasugrel with 1-year clinical follow-up have been reported. OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to compare 1-year clinical outcomes among patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) managed with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and treated with either ticagrelor or prasugrel in a real-world setting. METHODS: This retrospective study included patients from a payer database who were aged ≥18 years and had ACS managed with PCI with no history of transient ischemic attack (TIA)/stroke...
December 8, 2017: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs: Drugs, Devices, and Other Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222394/equivalent-favorable-outcomes-possible-after-thrombectomy-for-posterior-circulation-large-vessel-occlusion-compared-with-the-anterior-circulation-the-musc-experience
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Ali Alawieh, Jan Vargas, Raymond D Turner, Aquilla S Turk, M Imran Chaudry, Jonathan Lena, Alejandro Spiotta
INTRODUCTION: In acute ischemic stroke (AIS), posterior circulation large vessel occlusions (LVOs) have been associated with poorer outcomes compared with anterior circulation LVOs. The outcomes of anterior versus posterior circulation thrombectomy for LVOs were compared at a high volume center employing a direct aspiration first pass technique (ADAPT). METHODS: We retrospectively studied a database of AIS cases that underwent ADAPT thrombectomy for LVOs. Cases were grouped by anatomical location of thrombectomy (posterior vs anterior circulation), and analysis was performed on both entire sample size...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220527/inverse-association-between-neck-pain-and-all-cause-mortality-in-community-dwelling-older-adults
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Antonio Muscari, Giampaolo Bianchi, Paola Forti, Donatella Magalotti, Paolo Pandolfi, Marco Zoli
Objective: In a previous study, we found an apparent protective effect of neck pain on all-cause mortality in subjects older than age 85 years. The present longitudinal investigation was performed to verify this unexpected finding in a larger sample and to establish its significance. Design: Population follow-up study. Setting: Three towns of Northern Italy. Subjects: We examined 5,253 community-dwelling residents age 65-102 years (55% female)...
December 6, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
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