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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449220/survival-functional-status-and-eating-ability-after-percutaneous-endoscopic-gastrostomy-tube-placement-for-acute-stroke
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Karl Meisel, Robert M Arnold, Irena Stijacic Cenzer, John Boscardin, Alexander K Smith
OBJECTIVES: To determine the long-term survival and independence of individuals with stroke and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube placement. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: A longitudinal nationally representative community-based sample of older adults. PARTICIPANTS: Individuals with stroke who had a PEG tube placed (N = 174, mean age 79, 51% female, 29% African American). MEASUREMENTS: Functional status before incident stroke was determined based on data from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS), a national longitudinal survey of community-dwelling older adults, from 1993 to 2012...
April 27, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447627/short-term-blood-pressure-variability-and-long-term-blood-pressure-variability-which-one-is-a-reliable-predictor-for-recurrent-stroke
#2
Y Tao, J Xu, B Song, X Xie, H Gu, Q Liu, L Zhao, Y Wang, Y Xu, Y Wang
The relationship between blood pressure variability (BPV) and stroke recurrence is controversial. This study aimed to evaluate the predictive value of short-term and long-term BPV for stroke recurrence. The data from blood pressure and clinical outcome in TIA or ischemic stroke (BOSS) study included participants with acute ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) within 7 days after onset. Short-term BPV was measured by 24-h ambulatory BP measurement during hospitalisation. Long-term BPV, based on home blood pressure measurement, was measured by patients or their families from discharge to 90 days after qualifying events onset (twice daily)...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445139/pannexin1-knockout-and-blockade-reduces-ischemic-stroke-injury-in-female-but-not-in-male-mice
#3
Moises Freitas-Andrade, John F Bechberger, Brian A MacVicar, Victor Viau, Christian C Naus
The membrane channel Pannexin 1 (Panx1) mediates apoptotic and inflammatory signaling cascades in injured neurons, responses previously shown to be sexually dimorphic under ischemic conditions. We tested the hypothesis that Panx1 plays an underlying role in mediating sex differences in stroke outcome responses. Middle-aged, 8-9 month old male and female wild type and Panx1 KO mice were subjected to permanent middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusion, and infarct size and astrocyte and microglia activation were assessed 4 days later...
April 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440697/the-prevalence-of-calcification-around-odontoid-process-and-the-incidence-of-crowned-dens-syndrome-in-the-neurosurgical-ward-a-single-institution-s-analysis
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Masakazu Sano, Shinya Yamashita, Toyotaka Aiba
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to assess the prevalence and natural history of odontoid calcification and to identify factors related to its progression to crowned dens syndrome (CDS). METHODS: We reviewed a consecutive series of patients who underwent head CT upon admission to the neurosurgical ward of Niigata Prefectural Shibata Hospital. We evaluated the relationship between the presence of odontoid calcification and the patient's age, sex, and primary disorder for admission...
April 25, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439419/chronic-complications-and-quality-of-life-of-patients-living-with-sickle-cell-disease-and-receiving-care-in-three-hospitals-in-cameroon-a-cross-sectional-study
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Anne M Andong, Eveline D T Ngouadjeu, Cavin E Bekolo, Vincent S Verla, Daniel Nebongo, Yannick Mboue-Djieka, Simeon-Pierre Choukem
BACKGROUND: Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is associated with chronic multisystem complications that significantly influence the quality of life (QOL) of patients early in their life. Although sub-Saharan Africa bears 75% of the global burden of SCD, there is a paucity of data on these complications and their effects on the QOL. We aimed to record these chronic complications, to estimate the QOL, and to identify the corresponding risk factors in patients with SCD receiving care in three hospitals in Cameroon...
2017: BMC Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438894/flow-diverter-treatment-of-intracranial-vertebral-artery-dissecting-pseudoaneurysms
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Russell Cerejo, Mark Bain, Nina Moore, Julian Hardman, Andrew Bauer, M Shazam Hussain, Thomas Masaryk, Peter Rasmussen, Gabor Toth
INTRODUCTION: Intracranial vertebral dissecting pseudoaneurysms are a rare, but increasingly recognized, cause of subarachnoid hemorrhage and ischemic stroke. The risks of aneurysm re-rupture and associated morbidity are high. The use of flow diverter stents for the treatment of these aneurysms has not been well studied. OBJECTIVE: To report our data and provide a summarized review of literature using flow diverter stents for the treatment of intracranial vertebral artery dissecting pseudoaneurysms...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438042/ethnic-differences-in-the-cardiac-responses-to-aerobic-exercise
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Heather J A Foulds, Shannon S D Bredin, Darren E R Warburton
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease disproportionately affects North American Indigenous populations. Ethnic differences in cardiac responses to exercise are known, though Indigenous populations response is unknown. To evaluate cardiac responses to aerobic exercise among Canadian Indigenous and European adults. METHODS: Indigenous (N = 12, 4 females, 1 male incomplete) and European (N = 12, all completed) Canadian age and sex-matched adults 19-40 years and free of cardiovascular disease or diabetes completed a cycle ergometer maximal aerobic power test and 30 min at 60% maximal aerobic capacity on two separate days...
April 24, 2017: Ethnicity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435630/association-of-insulin-like-growth-factor-i-with-the-severity-and-outcomes-of-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Masoud Mehrpour, Hessam Rahatlou, Negar Hamzehpur, Sahand Kia, Mahdi Safdarian
Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether higher serum levels of insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) in the acute phase of ischemic stroke are associated with less severe strokes and better functional outcome in a period of 12-month follow-up. Methods: From October 2014 to August 2015, patients with the diagnosis of acute ischemic stroke admitted to the stroke unit of Firoozgar Hospital, Tehran, Iran, entered this prospective study. National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) and Modified Rankin Scale (MRS) for stroke scores were used to measure the severity and outcomes of an acute ischemic stroke at the time of admission and 1 year after the stroke, respectively...
October 7, 2016: Iranian Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435629/prognostic-value-of-hemoglobin-a1c-in-nondiabetic-and-diabetic-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Mohammad Ali Shafa, Hosseinali Ebrahimi, Farhad Iranmanesh, Mojtaba Sasaie
Background: Diabetes is a well-known risk factor for acute ischemic stroke (AIS). Some recent studies point to hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) may have prognostic value in nondiabetic and diabetic patients with ischemic stroke (IS). The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic value of HbA1c on mortality and morbidity in AIS patients with and without diabetic. Methods: In this prospective observational study, 150 diabetic and nondiabetic patients with AIS were evaluated for serum HbA1c level, hypertension (HTN), hyperlipidemia, and smoking in the first 24 hours of admission to determine their value to predict mortality and mortality at 30 and 90 days...
October 7, 2016: Iranian Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435626/modification-of-the-persian-version-of-hermans-achievement-motivation-questionnaire-to-develop-an-adapted-scale-for-measuring-motivation-of-post-stroke-survivors-in-iran
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Seyed Alireza Derakhshanrad, Emily Piven
Background: Research has shown that in order for recovery from a stroke to occur, motivation for recovery has been essential component of rehabilitation. Researchers and clinicians have tended to categorize stroke survivors subjectively into two groups: those who have been motivated or unmotivated, perhaps due to the paucity of objective measures that distinguish the groups. Since classification of clients based on subjective inference would be prone to bias, this pilot study aimed to establish a regionally validated scale that was adequately standardized for measuring motivation of adult post-stroke survivors in Iran...
October 7, 2016: Iranian Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431954/isolated-intracranial-fibromuscular-dysplasia-of-the-posterior-cerebral-artery
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Min-Ju Yeo, Ho-Yeong Jeon, Min-Ju Cha, Hye-Yeon Jang, Sang-Gil Lee, Ji Seon Kim, Sung-Hyun Lee, Sang-Soo Lee, Dong-Ick Shin
Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) is a nonatherosclerotic, noninflammatory arterial disease that most commonly affects the renal and internal carotid arteries, but intracranial FMD is very rare. We report a patient with FMD involving the posterior cerebral arteries (PCAs). A 24year old female was presented with a 4day history of right homonymous hemianopsia with throbbing headache in the left temporo-occipital area. The brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed an acute ischemic stroke in the left PCA territory, while the Time of Flight (TOF) magnetic resonance angiogram (MRA) showed segmental luminal irregularities in the left proximal PCA...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431835/variability-in-the-use-of-neuroimaging-techniques-for-diagnosis-and-follow-up-of-stroke-patients
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C Valcárcel-Nazco, D Alonso-Modino, F Montón-Álvarez, R Sabatel-Hernández, M S Pastor-Santoveña, P Mesa-Blanco, J C López-Fernández, P Serrano-Aguilar
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Imaging diagnosis is essential for treatment planning in stroke patients. However, use of these techniques varies due to uncertainty about their effectiveness. Our purpose was to describe the use of CT and MRI in stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA) over 5years in hospitals belonging to the Canary Islands Health Service and analyse interhospital variability based on routinely collected administrative data. PATIENTS AND METHOD: We gathered the minimum basic dataset (MBDS) from patients diagnosed with stroke or TIA between 2005 and 2010 in 4hospitals...
April 18, 2017: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431032/neuropsychology-and-rehabilitation-services-in-the-united-states-brief-report-from-a-survey-of-clinical-neuropsychologists
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Cady Block, Octavio A Santos, Yvonne Flores-Medina, Diego Fernando Rivera Camacho, Juan Carlos Arango-Lasprilla
Objective: To provide a brief presentation of preliminary data on rehabilitation services provided by clinical neuropsychologists within the United States. Method: This survey utilized data extracted from a larger international research study conducted in 39 countries including N = 173 professionals who reported to engage in neuropsychological rehabilitative services within the past year (63.6% female, 44.36 ± 11.83 years of age) took part in the study. Results: Neuropsychologists providing rehabilitation services in the United States in the past year were more likely to provide individual versus group therapy, likely to employ technology (e...
May 1, 2017: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology: the Official Journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430947/electrocardiographic-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-predicts-cardiovascular-morbidity-and-mortality-in-hypertensive-patients-the-allhat-study
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Casper N Bang, Elsayed Z Soliman, Lara M Simpson, Barry R Davis, Richard B Devereux, Peter M Okin
BACKGROUND: Electrocardiographic (ECG) left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is a strong predictor of cardiovascular (CV) morbidity and mortality. However, the predictive value of ECG LVH in treated hypertensive patients remains unclear. METHODS: A total of 33,357 patients (aged ≥ 55 years) with hypertension and at least 1 other coronary heart disease (CHD) risk factor were randomized to chlorthalidone, amlodipine, or lisinopril. The outcome of the present study was all-cause mortality; and secondary endpoints were CHD, nonfatal myocardial infarction (MI), stroke, angina, heart failure (HF), and peripheral arterial disease...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424565/invasive-pneumococcal-disease-still-lots-to-learn-and-a-need-for-standardized-data-collection-instruments
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T J Marrie, G J Tyrrell, Sumit R Majumdar, Dean T Eurich
Background. Large studies of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) are frequently lacking detailed clinical information. Methods. A population-based 15-year study of IPD in Northern Alberta. Results. 2435 patients with a mean age of 54.2 years formed the study group. Males outnumbered females and Aboriginal and homeless persons were overrepresented. High rates of smoking, excessive alcohol use, and illicit drug use were seen. Almost all (87%) had a major comorbidity and 15% had functional limitations prior to admission...
2017: Canadian Respiratory Journal: Journal of the Canadian Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422578/korean-version-of-the-mini-mental-state-examination-using-smartphone-a-validation-study
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Hae-Yeon Park, Sung-Soo Jeon, Jin-Youn Lee, Ah-Ra Cho, Joo Hyun Park
BACKGROUND: Stroke often leads to disability, and poststroke survivors often have limited accessibility to medical facilities. INTRODUCTION: For such patients, mobile videoconferencing technology offers an opportunity to perform follow-up assessment and appropriate management of cognitive impairment. We aimed to determine the validity of the Korean version of the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE-K) when administered using a smartphone. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty patients with ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke were included in this study (20 males, 10 females; mean age, 69...
April 19, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420049/the-spectrum-of-neuropsychiatric-lupus-in-a-black-caribbean-population-a-report-of-the-barbados-national-lupus-registry
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C Flower, I Hambleton, D Corbin, S Marquez, R Edghill
Objective The objective of this study was to examine neuropsychiatric lupus in a Black Caribbean population. Methods We reviewed Barbados National Lupus Registry patients with ≥4 American College of Rheumatology criteria and a diagnosis of neuropsychiatric lupus using the American College of Rheumatology 19 case definitions. Results From 366 patients with four or more American College of Rheumatology criteria for systemic lupus erythematosus, 55 (15%) had evidence of neuropsychiatric lupus. There were 51 females and four males (F:M = 13:1) with a median age of 31 years...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417454/prevalence-and-predictors-of-anxiety-in-an-african-sample-of-recent-stroke-survivors
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A Ojagbemi, M Owolabi, R Akinyemi, O Arulogun, J Akinyemi, O Akpa, F S Sarfo, E Uvere, R Saulson, S Hurst, B Ovbiagele
OBJECTIVES: Studies considering emotional disturbances in the setting of stroke have primarily focused on depression and been conducted in high-income countries. Anxiety in stroke survivors, which may be associated with its own unique sets of risk factors and clinical parameters, has been rarely investigated in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). We assess the characteristics of anxiety and anxiety-depression comorbidity in a SSA sample of recent stroke survivors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We assessed baseline data being collected as part of an intervention to improve one-year blood pressure control among recent (≤1 month) stroke survivors in SSA...
April 17, 2017: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417009/revised-definition-of-predicted-left-ventricular-mass-using-ambulatory-blood-pressure-in-healthy-korean-adults
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Bae Keun Kim, Enshi Xu, Bo Youl Choi, Yonggu Lee, Soon Gil Kim, Yukio Yamori, Jinho Shin
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular hypertrophy is influenced by both hemodynamic and non-hemodynamic factors. Ambulatory blood pressure is correlated with left ventricular hypertrophy. We established the influences of hemodynamic and non-hemodynamic factors, including ambulatory blood pressure, on variation in left ventricular mass in healthy Korean adults. METHOD: We included 172 subjects (male = 71, female = 101), with normal body mass index and blood pressure, in an analysis of data from the Yangpyung and Yeoju cohort studies and a tertiary cardiovascular center...
2017: Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415121/p1113relationship-between-left-atrium-and-hypertensive-retinopathy-in-patients-with-systemic-hypertension-a-real-time-three-dimensional-echocardiography-based-study
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B Kanar, H S Kanar, A Karatay, M K Tigen
Background: The fundoscopic examination of hypertensive patients, which is an established hypertension-related target organ damage (TOD), tends to be underutilized in clinical practice. We sought to investigate the relationship between retinal alterations and left atrium (LA) volumes by means of real-time, three-dimensional echocardiography (RT3DE), which is the most pivotal predictor of diastolic dysfunction. Methods: Our population consisted of 88 consecutive essential hypertensive patients (age 59...
December 1, 2016: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
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