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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454226/dysphagia-and-laryngeal-pathology-in-post-surgical-cardiothoracic-patients
#1
Anna Miles, Naomi McLellan, Rochelle Machan, David Vokes, Alexandra Hunting, Mary McFarlane, Jennifer Holmes, Kelly Lynn
PURPOSE: Cardiothoracic surgery is known to result in dysphagia and laryngeal injury. While prevalence has been explored, extent, trajectory and longevity of symptoms are poorly understood. This retrospective, observational study explored dysphagia and laryngeal injury in patients following cardiothoracic surgery referred for instrumental swallowing assessment. METHODS: Clinical notes and endoscopic recordings of 106 patients (age range 18-87yrs; mean 63yrs; SD 15yrs) (including 190 endoscopes) at one large tertiary centre were reviewed by two speech-language pathologists and a laryngologist...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453980/virtual-reality-for-upper-limb-rehabilitation-in-sub-acute-and-chronic-stroke-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#2
Pawel Kiper, Andrzej Szczudlik, Michela Agostini, Jozef Opara, Roman Nowobilski, Laura Ventura, Paolo Tonin, Andrea Turolla
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of reinforced feedback in virtual environment (RFVE) treatment combined with conventional rehabilitation (CR) in comparison with CR alone, and to study whether changes are related to stroke aetiology (i.e. ischemic or hemorrhagic). DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Inpatients in a hospital facility for intensive rehabilitation. PARTICIPANTS: 136 patients within one year from onset of a single stroke...
February 14, 2018: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453669/physical-training-and-cardiac-rehabilitation-in-heart-failure-patients
#3
Cesare de Gregorio
Regardless of advances in medical and interventional treatment of cardiovascular disease (CVD), a limited number of patients attend a cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programme on a regular basis. Due to modern therapies more individuals will be surviving an acute cardiovascular event, but the expected burden of chronic heart failure will be increasing worldwide.However, both in high- and low-income countries, secondary prevention after an acute myocardial infarction or stroke has been implemented in less than a half of eligible patients...
February 17, 2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453170/symmetry-of-cortical-planning-for-initiating-stepping-in-sub-acute-stroke
#4
Sue Peters, Tanya D Ivanova, Bimal Lakhani, Lara A Boyd, W Richard Staines, Todd C Handy, S Jayne Garland
OBJECTIVE: This study examined motor planning for stepping when the paretic leg was either stepping or standing (to step with the non-paretic leg), to understand whether difficulty with balance and walking post-stroke could be attributed to poor motor planning. METHODS: Individuals with stroke performed self-initiated stepping. Amplitude and duration of the movement-related cortical potential (MRCP) was measured from Cz. Electromyography (EMG) of biceps femoris (BF) and rectus femoris (RF) were collected...
February 1, 2018: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453088/serum-matrix-metalloproteinase-8-tissue-inhibitor-of-metalloproteinase-and-myeloperoxidase-in-ischemic-stroke
#5
Frederick Palm, Pirkko J Pussinen, Anton Safer, Taina Tervahartiala, Timo Sorsa, Christian Urbanek, Heiko Becher, Armin J Grau
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-8 and myeloperoxidase (MPO) may contribute to cerebral damage in acute ischemic stroke. We tested the hypothesis that levels of MPO, MMP-8 and the ratio between MMP-8 and its regulator, tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase (TIMP-1), are increased in acute ischemic stroke and its etiologic subgroups and they correlate with stroke severity. METHODS: In a cross-sectional case-control study, serum concentrations of MMP-8, MPO and TIMP-1 were assessed within 24 h after admission in 470 first-ever ischemic stroke patients and 809 age- and sex-matched controls, randomly selected from the population...
February 8, 2018: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452843/ticagrelor-versus-clopidogrel-in-east-asian-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#6
Naoki Misumida, Shunsuke Aoi, Sun Moon Kim, Khaled M Ziada, Ahmed Abdel-Latif
BACKGROUND: Bleeding complications are associated with unfavorable outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Compared to Whites, several studies demonstrated a higher risk of bleeding in Asians who present with acute myocardial infarction. To date, the efficacy and safety of ticagrelor in East Asian population have not been well established. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials that compared ticagrelor and clopidogrel in East Asian patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS)...
January 31, 2018: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452460/outcomes-after-surgical-pulmonary-embolectomy-for-acute-submassive-and-massive-pulmonary-embolism-a-single-center-experience
#7
Chetan Pasrija, Anthony Kronfli, Michael Rouse, Maxwell Raithel, Gregory J Bittle, Sheelagh Pousatis, Mehrdad Ghoreishi, James S Gammie, Bartley P Griffith, Pablo G Sanchez, Zachary N Kon
OBJECTIVES: Ideal treatment strategies for submassive and massive pulmonary embolism remain unclear. Recent reports of surgical pulmonary embolectomy have demonstrated improved outcomes, but surgical technique and postoperative outcomes continue to be refined. The aim of this study is to describe in-hospital survival and right ventricular function after surgical pulmonary embolectomy for submassive and massive pulmonary embolism with excessive predicted mortality (≥5%). METHODS: All patients undergoing surgical pulmonary embolectomy (2011-2015) were retrospectively reviewed...
March 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452129/multicenter-initial-experience-with-the-embotrap-device-in-acute-anterior-ischemic-stroke
#8
Bourcier Romain, Abed Diala, Piotin Michel, Redjem Hocine, Ferré Jean Christophe, Eugène François, Raoult Hélène, Mahmood Mirza, Chapot René, Desal Hubert, Nordmeyer Hannes
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 13, 2018: Journal of Neuroradiology. Journal de Neuroradiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451321/predicting-recovery-in-acute-post-stroke-aphasia
#9
Argye E Hillis, Yuan Ye Beh, Rajani Sebastian, Bonnie Breining, Donna C Tippett, Amy Wright, Sadhvi Saxena, Chris Rorden, Leonardo Bonilha, Alexandra Basilakos, Grigori Yourganov, Julius Fridriksson
OBJECTIVE: Many stroke patients show remarkable recovery of language after initial severe impairment, but it is difficult to predict which patients will show good recovery. We aimed to identify patient and lesion characteristics that together predict the best naming outcome in four studies. METHODS: We report two longitudinal studies that identified two variables at onset that were strongly associated with good recovery of naming (the most common residual deficit in aphasia) in the first six months after stroke: damage to left posterior superior temporal gyrus (pSTG) and/or superior longitudinal fasciculus/arcuate fasciculus (SLF/AF) and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) use...
February 16, 2018: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451209/predictors-of-short-term-outcome-in-patients-with-acute-middle-cerebral-artery-occlusion-unsuitability-of-fluid-attenuated-inversion-recovery-vascular-hyperintensity-scores
#10
Chan-Chan Li, Xiao-Zhu Hao, Jia-Qi Tian, Zhen-Wei Yao, Xiao-Yuan Feng, Yan-Mei Yang
Fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) vascular hyperintensity (FVH) is used to assess leptomeningeal collateral circulation, but clinical outcomes of patients with FVH can be very different. The aim of the present study was to assess a FVH score and explore its relationship with clinical outcomes. Patients with acute ischemic stroke due to middle cerebral artery M1 occlusion underwent magnetic resonance imaging and were followed up at 10 days (National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale) and 90 days (modified Rankin Scale) to determine short-term clinical outcomes...
January 2018: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450625/mechanical-thrombectomy-in-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke-on-anticoagulation-therapy
#11
David Černík, Daniel Šaňák, Petra Divišová, Martin Köcher, Filip Cihlář, Jana Zapletalová, Tomáš Veverka, Andrea Prcúchová, Dušan Ospalík, Marie Černá, Petra Janoušová, Michal Král, Tomáš Dorňák, Vojtěch Prášil, David Franc, Petr Kaňovský
INTRODUCTION/PURPOSE: Mechanical thrombectomy (MT) for acute ischemic stroke (IS) can be performed also in patients on anticoagulation therapy (AT); however, sufficient and reliable data about safety and efficacy of MT are still missing. Thus, we aimed to compare these parameters between patients treated on AT and without AT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All consecutive IS patients treated with MT using stent retrievers were included in the retrospective analysis. Neurological deficit was scored using National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) and 90-day clinical outcome using modified Rankin scale with a score 0-2 for good outcome...
February 15, 2018: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450524/effect-of-a-quality-improvement-intervention-on-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-in-india-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-the-acs-quik-randomized-clinical-trial
#12
Mark D Huffman, Padinhare P Mohanan, Raji Devarajan, Abigail S Baldridge, Dimple Kondal, Lihui Zhao, Mumtaj Ali, Mangalath N Krishnan, Syam Natesan, Rajesh Gopinath, Sunitha Viswanathan, Joseph Stigi, Johny Joseph, Somanathan Chozhakkat, Donald M Lloyd-Jones, Dorairaj Prabhakaran
Importance: Wide heterogeneity exists in acute myocardial infarction treatment and outcomes in India. Objective: To evaluate the effect of a locally adapted quality improvement tool kit on clinical outcomes and process measures in Kerala, a southern Indian state. Design, Setting, and Participants: Cluster randomized, stepped-wedge clinical trial conducted between November 10, 2014, and November 9, 2016, in 63 hospitals in Kerala, India, with a last date of follow-up of December 31, 2016...
February 13, 2018: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449950/impact-of-malnutrition-on-survival-and-healthcare-utilization-in-medicare-beneficiaries-with-diabetes-a-retrospective-cohort-analysis
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Naseer Ahmed, Yong Choe, Vikkie A Mustad, Sumita Chakraborty, Scott Goates, Menghua Luo, Jeffrey I Mechanick
Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the impact of pre-existing malnutrition on survival and economic implications in elderly patients with diabetes. Research design and methods: A retrospective observational study was conducted to examine the impact of malnutrition with or without other significant health conditions on survival time and healthcare costs using the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) data from 1999 to 2014 for beneficiaries with a confirmed first date of initial diagnosis of diabetes (n=15 121 131)...
2018: BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449280/prediction-of-the-multisegment-clot-sign-on-dynamic-ct-angiography-of-cardioembolic-stroke
#14
Z Chen, F Shi, M Zhang, X Gong, L Lin, M Lou
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The multisegment clot sign has been observed at the site of large-artery occlusion in patients with acute ischemic stroke. This study aimed to assess its occurrence rate and relationship with stroke etiologies in patients with acute intracranial large-artery occlusion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included consecutive patients with acute ischemic stroke who had acute intracranial large-artery occlusion and underwent perfusion CT within 8 hours after stroke onset...
February 15, 2018: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447769/apixaban-following-acute-coronary-syndromes-in-patients-with-prior-stroke-insights-from-the-appraise-2-trial
#15
Matthew W Sherwood, Renato D Lopes, Jie Lena Sun, Danny Liaw, Robert A Harrington, Lars Wallentin, Daniel T Laskowitz, Stefan K James, Shaun G Goodman, Harald Darius, Basil S Lewis, C Michael Gibson, Karen S Pieper, John H Alexander
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Patients with prior stroke are at greater risk for recurrent cardiovascular events post-acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and may have a different risk/benefit profile with antithrombotic therapy than patients without prior stroke. METHODS: We studied 7391 patients with ACS from APPRAISE-2, stratified by the presence or absence of prior stroke. Baseline characteristics and outcomes of cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction (MI), or stroke were compared between groups...
March 2018: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447739/native-t1-and-ecv-of-noninfarcted-myocardium-and-outcome-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
#16
Valentina O Puntmann, Gerry Carr-White, Andrew Jabbour, Chung-Yao Yu, Rolf Gebker, Sebastian Kelle, Andreas Rolf, Sabine Zitzmann, Elif Peker, Tommaso D'Angelo, Faraz Pathan, Elen, Silvia Valbuena, Rocio Hinojar, Christophe Arendt, Jagat Narula, Eva Herrmann, Andreas M Zeiher, Eike Nagel
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery disease (CAD) remains the major cause of cardiac morbidity and mortality worldwide, despite the advances in treatment with coronary revascularization and modern antiremodeling therapy. Risk stratification in CAD patients is primarily based on left ventricular volumes, ejection fraction (LVEF), risk scores, and the presence and extent of late gadolinium enhancement (LGE). The prognostic role of T1 mapping in noninfarcted myocardium in CAD patients has not yet been determined...
February 20, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447733/stroke-risk-in-patients-with-reduced-ejection-fraction-after-myocardial-infarction-without-atrial-fibrillation
#17
João Pedro Ferreira, Nicolas Girerd, John Gregson, Ichraq Latar, Abhinav Sharma, Marc A Pfeffer, John J V McMurray, Azmil H Abdul-Rahim, Bertram Pitt, Kenneth Dickstein, Patrick Rossignol, Faiez Zannad
BACKGROUND: Stroke can occur after myocardial infarction (MI) in the absence of atrial fibrillation (AF). OBJECTIVES: This study sought to identify risk factors (excluding AF) for the occurrence of stroke and to develop a calibrated and validated stroke risk score in patients with MI and heart failure (HF) and/or systolic dysfunction. METHODS: The datasets included in this pooling initiative were derived from 4 trials: CAPRICORN (Effect of Carvedilol on Outcome After Myocardial Infarction in Patients With Left Ventricular Dysfunction), OPTIMAAL (Optimal Trial in Myocardial Infarction With Angiotensin II Antagonist Losartan), VALIANT (Valsartan in Acute Myocardial Infarction Trial), and EPHESUS (Eplerenone Post-Acute Myocardial Infarction Heart Failure Efficacy and Survival Study); EPHESUS was used for external validation...
February 20, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446829/injection-testosterone-and-adverse-cardiovascular-events-a-case-crossover-analysis
#18
J Bradley Layton, Dongmei Li, Christoph R Meier, Julie L Sharpless, Til Stürmer, M Alan Brookhart
CONTEXT: Exogenous testosterone administration may affect blood clotting, polycythemia, and may increase atherosclerosis, though any association with cardiovascular events is unclear. While the literature is inconclusive, some studies have suggested testosterone use may increase short-term risk of cardiovascular events and stroke, and injection testosterone may convey higher risks than other dosage forms. OBJECTIVE: We sought to evaluate the short-term cardiovascular risk of receiving injection testosterone...
February 15, 2018: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446695/weight-shift-ability-significantly-correlates-with-walking-velocity-in-post-acute-stroke-patients
#19
Arinori Kamono, Naomichi Ogihara
The ability to shift weight toward the paretic leg has been considered an essential ability to restore independent walking for post-acute stroke patients. However, few data are available regarding the relationship between the weight-shift ability and gait performance. No clear mechanism has been provided as to why and how the weight-shift ability improves walking performance in stroke patients. We therefore investigated changes in the weight-shift ability and kinematic and kinetic parameters of walking gait in post-stroke patients during rehabilitation...
February 1, 2018: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446676/advanced-dwi-methods-for-the-assessment-of-ischemic-stroke
#20
Jens H Jensen
OBJECTIVE: This commentary discusses recent preclinical research on the potential feasibility and benefits of applying advanced DWI methods for the assessment of acute stroke. CONCLUSION: A DWI parameter known as kurtosis shows promise in helping to identify tissue that is likely salvageable at reperfusion.
February 15, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
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