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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822751/using-multi-level-bayesian-lesion-symptom-mapping-to-probe-the-body-part-specificity-of-gesture-imitation-skills
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Elisabeth I S Achilles, Peter H Weiss, Gereon R Fink, Ellen Binder, Cathy J Price, Thomas M H Hope
Past attempts to identify the neural substrates of hand and finger imitation skills in the left hemisphere of the brain have yielded inconsistent results. Here, we analyse those associations in a large sample of 257 left hemisphere stroke patients. By introducing novel Bayesian methods, we characterise lesion symptom associations at three levels: the voxel-level, the single-region level (using anatomically defined regions), and the region-pair level. The results are inconsistent across those three levels and we argue that each level of analysis makes assumptions which constrain the results it can produce...
August 16, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822744/aldosterone-renin-cardiovascular-events-and-all-cause-mortality-among-african%C3%A2-americans-the-jackson-heart-study
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Joshua J Joseph, Justin B Echouffo-Tcheugui, Rita R Kalyani, Hsin-Chieh Yeh, Alain G Bertoni, Valery S Effoe, Ramon Casanova, Mario Sims, Wen-Chih Wu, Gary S Wand, Adolfo Correa, Sherita H Golden
OBJECTIVES: This study examined the association of aldosterone and plasma renin activity (PRA) with incident cardiovascular disease (CVD), using a composite endpoint of coronary heart disease, stroke, and/or heart failure and mortality among African Americans in the Jackson Heart Study. BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of data for the association of aldosterone and PRA with incident CVD or all-cause mortality among community-dwelling African Americans. METHODS: A total of 4,985 African American adults, 21 to 94 years of age, were followed for 12 years...
August 3, 2017: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822701/clinical-applications-of-biomarkers-in-atrial-fibrillation
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REVIEW
Kay-Won Chang, Jonathan C Hsu, Avinash Toomu, Sutton Fox, Alan S Maisel
While biomarkers have greatly impacted the diagnosis and management of myocardial infarction and heart failure, the use of biomarkers has been slow to permeate management of atrial fibrillation. Guideline recommendations on the use of biomarkers in atrial fibrillation were virtually non-existent until the 2016 European Society of Cardiology guidelines on atrial fibrillation offered a class IIb recommendation to consider using biomarkers such as high sensitivity troponin and natriuretic peptide to further refine stroke and bleeding risk in atrial fibrillation patients...
August 16, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822561/comparison-of-risk-of-atrial-fibrillation-among-employed-versus-unemployed-from-the-reasons-for-geographic-and-racial-differences-in-stroke-study
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Elsayed Z Soliman, Zhu-Ming Zhang, Suzanne Judd, Virginia J Howard, George Howard
Involuntary unemployment due to job loss has been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular events. Whether it also is associated with increased risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) is currently unknown. Therefore, we examined this association in 8,812 participants residing mainly in the Southeastern United States (mean age 58.1 ± 7.8 years; 63.2%; women; 43.2% black) with data on employment status who were enrolled in the REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke study between 2003 and 2007 after excluding those with voluntary unemployment (retiree, homemakers, and students)...
July 21, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822510/high-versus-low-dose-statin-therapy-in-indian-patients-with-acute-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-undergoing-thrombolysis
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K Priti, Anand Agrawal, Bhanwar L Ranwa
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to compare high dose versus low dose statin therapy in Indian patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing thrombolysis. BACKGROUND: Randomized trials have demonstrated that statin treatment reduced major adverse cardiac events (MACEs) in patients with stable angina pectoris and acute coronary syndrome. However, randomized studies of statin therapy in Indian patients with STEMI are scarce. METHODS: Of 1859 patients with acute STEMI, 1027 eligible patients were randomized to 80-mg (n=512) or 10-mg (n=515) atorvastatin...
July 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822254/a-systematic-review-of-hypertension-outcomes-and-treatment-strategies-in-older-adults
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REVIEW
Julienne K Kirk, Julie Allsbrook, Maggie Hansell, Emily M Mann
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the literature regarding blood pressure control and management in older adult patient population over 70 years of age. METHODS: A literature search was conducted using PubMed and capturing the data from 2006 to 2016. Terms used included MeSH headings for hypertension/therapy and antihypertension agents. A systematic review of published studies was performed. Articles including older patients (average age 70 years or older) being treated for hypertension were included...
July 25, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822239/ischemic-stroke-rates-decline-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-as-anticoagulants-uptake-improves-a-swedish-cohort-study
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Natalia Mochalina, Nazim Isma, Peter J Svensson, Anders Själander, Maj Carlsson, Tord Juhlin, Mattias Wieloch
INTRODUCTION: The impact of the increased anticoagulants uptake on incidence rate of ischemic stroke is largely unknown. We assessed time trends in rates of ischemic stroke in patients with incident atrial fibrillation (AF) diagnosed between 2011 and 2013. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Population-based retrospective registry study of all 11,500 adults diagnosed with incident non-valvular atrial fibrillation in 2011-2013 in primary and secondary care and receiving oral anticoagulants (n=4847), aspirin (n=2850) or no treatment (n=3766) in Skåne County, Sweden...
August 11, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821992/analysis-of-outcome-at-discharge-after-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-in-japan-according-to-the-japanese-stroke-databank
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Fusao Ikawa, Masaru Abiko, Daizo Ishii, Jyunpei Ohshita, Toshinori Matsushige, Takahito Okazaki, Shigeyuki Sakamoto, Eisuke Hida, Shotai Kobayashi, Kaoru Kurisu
The outcomes at discharge for ruptured cerebral aneurysms after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) were investigated using data from the Japanese stroke databank. Among 101,165 patients with acute stroke registered between 2000 and 2013, 4693 patients had SAH caused by ruptured saccular aneurysm. Of these, 3593 patients (1140 men and 2453 women; mean age 61.3 ± 13.7 years) were treated by surgical clipping (SC) and/or endovascular coiling (EC). The outcomes of modified Rankin scale (mRS) at discharge were compared between the SC and EC groups...
August 19, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821706/apigenin-ameliorates-post-stroke-cognitive-deficits-in-rats-through-histone-acetylation-mediated-neurochemical-alterations
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Fengxia Tu, Qiongyi Pang, Tingting Huang, Yun Zhao, Meixia Liu, Xiang Chen
BACKGROUND To identify the effect of apigenin on cognitive deficits of rats after cerebral ischemia and reperfusion injury, and to investigate the potential molecular mechanisms. MATERIAL AND METHODS The rats were given sodium butyrate (NaB) or apigenin (20 or 40 mg/kg) for 28 days. Cognition was investigated by the Morris water maze (MWM) test. On day 28, the rats were euthanized and their hippocampal brain regions were used to identify biochemical and neurochemical alterations. The content of histone deacetylase (HDAC) was measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
August 19, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821628/frontline-adapt-therapy-to-treat-patients-with-symptomatic-m2-and-m3-occlusions-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-initial-experience-with-the-penumbra-ace-and-3max-reperfusion-system
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Jens Altenbernd, Oliver Kuhnt, Svenja Hennigs, Ruediger Hilker, Christian Loehr
BACKGROUND: After a series of positive studies for mechanical thrombectomy in large vessel occlusion acute ischemic stroke, the question remains, can symptomatic patients with distal vessel occlusion benefit from mechanical thrombectomy? PURPOSE: To assess the safety and efficacy of the 3MAX reperfusion system as frontline therapy for M2 and M3 occlusions. METHODS: This study retrospectively collected data on 58 patients treated for M2 and M3 occlusions between January and September 2016...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821511/development-and-validation-of-clinical-prediction-models-for-mortality-functional-outcome-and-cognitive-impairment-after-stroke-a-study-protocol
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Marion Fahey, Anthony Rudd, Yannick Béjot, Charles Wolfe, Abdel Douiri
INTRODUCTION: Stroke is a leading cause of adult disability and death worldwide. The neurological impairments associated with stroke prevent patients from performing basic daily activities and have enormous impact on families and caregivers. Practical and accurate tools to assist in predicting outcome after stroke at patient level can provide significant aid for patient management. Furthermore, prediction models of this kind can be useful for clinical research, health economics, policymaking and clinical decision support...
August 18, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821470/design-of-the-drepagreffe-trial-a-prospective-controlled-multicenter-study-evaluating-the-benefit-of-genoidentical-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-over-chronic-transfusion-in-sickle-cell-anemia-children-detected-to-be-at-risk-of-stroke-by-transcranial
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Sylvie Chevret, Suzanne Verlhac, Elisabeth Ducros-Miralles, Jean-Hugues Dalle, Regis Peffault de Latour, Mariane de Montalembert, Malika Benkerrou, Corinne Pondarré, Isabelle Thuret, Corinne Guitton, Emmanuelle Lesprit, Maryse Etienne-Julan, Gisèle Elana, Jean-Pierre Vannier, Patrick Lutz, Bénédicte Neven, Claire Galambrun, Catherine Paillard, Camille Runel, Charlotte Jubert, Cécile Arnaud, Annie Kamdem, Valentine Brousse, Florence Missud, Marie Petras, Lydia Doumdo-Divialle, Claire Berger, Françoise Fréard, Olivier Taieb, Elise Drain, Monique Elmaleh, Manuela Vasile, Yacine Khelif, Myriam Bernaudin, Philippe Chadebech, France Pirenne, Gérard Socié, Françoise Bernaudin
BACKGROUND: Children with sickle cell anemia (SCA) have an 11% risk of stroke by the age of 18. Chronic transfusion applied in patients detected to be at risk by transcranial Doppler allows a significant reduction of stroke risk. However, chronic transfusion exposes to several adverse events, including alloimmunization and iron overload, and is not curative. Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation allows termination of the transfusion program, but its benefit has not been demonstrated...
August 15, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821377/ischemic-stroke-and-impact-of-thyroid-profile-at-presentation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
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Rashmi Dhital, Dilli Ram Poudel, Niranjan Tachamo, Bishal Gyawali, Sijan Basnet, Pragya Shrestha, Paras Karmacharya
BACKGROUND: Stroke is the fifth leading cause of mortality in the United States and a leading cause of disability. A complex relationship between thyroid hormone levels and severity of, and outcome after, stroke has been described. AIM: Our objective is to identify the association between baseline thyroid function profile and outcome after acute ischemic stroke. METHODS: Studies looking at the association between thyroid function and functional stroke outcomes were identified from available electronic databases from inception to December 16, 2016...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821351/screening-for-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-%C3%A2-65-years-using-an-automatic-blood-pressure-monitor-in-a-skilled-nursing-facility
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Joseph Wiesel, Thomas J Salomone
Early detection of asymptomatic atrial fibrillation (AF) provides an opportunity to treat patients to reduce their risk of stroke. Long-term residents of skilled nursing facilities frequently have multiple risk factors for strokes due to AF and may benefit from screening for AF. Patients in a skilled nursing facility 65 years and older, without a history of AF and without a pacemaker or defibrillator, were evaluated using a Microlife WatchBP Home A automatic blood pressure monitor that can detect AF when set to a triple reading mode...
July 24, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821337/intraoperative-cerebral-perfusion-disturbances-during-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
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Jonathon P Fanning, Darren L Walters, Allan J Wesley, Chris Anstey, Samuel Huth, Judith Bellapart, Caroline Collard, Ivan L Rapchuk, Sarvesh Natani, Michael Savage, John F Fraser
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement entails profound and unavoidable hemodynamic perturbations that may contribute to the neurological injury associated with the procedure. METHODS: Thirty-one patients were monitored with cerebral oximetry as a surrogate marker of perfusion while undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement via a transfemoral approach under general anesthesia to detect intraoperative hypoperfusion insult. Serial neurologic, cognitive, and cerebral magnetic resonance imaging assessments were administered to objectively quantify perioperative neurologic injury and ascertain any association with significant cerebral oximetry disturbances...
August 16, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821233/latent-class-analysis-of-multimorbidity-patterns-and-associated-outcomes-in-spanish-older-adults-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Beatriz Olaya, Maria Victoria Moneta, Francisco Félix Caballero, Stefanos Tyrovolas, Ivet Bayes, José Luis Ayuso-Mateos, Josep Maria Haro
BACKGROUND: This study sought to identify multimorbidity patterns and determine the association between these latent classes with several outcomes, including health, functioning, disability, quality of life and use of services, at baseline and after 3 years of follow-up. METHODS: We analyzed data from a representative Spanish cohort of 3541 non-institutionalized people aged 50 years old and over. Measures were taken at baseline and after 3 years of follow-up. Latent Class Analysis (LCA) was conducted using eleven common chronic conditions...
August 18, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821175/stroke-management-by-cardiologists
#17
Peter Lanzer, Michael Haude, Petr Widimsky
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August 14, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820891/scene-text-detection-via-extremal-region-based-double-threshold-convolutional-network-classification
#18
Wei Zhu, Jing Lou, Longtao Chen, Qingyuan Xia, Mingwu Ren
In this paper, we present a robust text detection approach in natural images which is based on region proposal mechanism. A powerful low-level detector named saliency enhanced-MSER extended from the widely-used MSER is proposed by incorporating saliency detection methods, which ensures a high recall rate. Given a natural image, character candidates are extracted from three channels in a perception-based illumination invariant color space by saliency-enhanced MSER algorithm. A discriminative convolutional neural network (CNN) is jointly trained with multi-level information including pixel-level and character-level information as character candidate classifier...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820880/knock-out-of-a-mitochondrial-sirtuin-protects-neurons-from-degeneration-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
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Rachele Sangaletti, Massimo D'Amico, Jeff Grant, David Della-Morte, Laura Bianchi
Sirtuins are NAD⁺-dependent deacetylases, lipoamidases, and ADP-ribosyltransferases that link cellular metabolism to multiple intracellular pathways that influence processes as diverse as cell survival, longevity, and cancer growth. Sirtuins influence the extent of neuronal death in stroke. However, different sirtuins appear to have opposite roles in neuronal protection. In Caenorhabditis elegans, we found that knock-out of mitochondrial sirtuin sir-2.3, homologous to mammalian SIRT4, is protective in both chemical ischemia and hyperactive channel induced necrosis...
August 18, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820652/decreasing-stroke-code-to-ct-time-in-patients-presenting-with-stroke-symptoms
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Aleksandrs Kalnins, L Jake Mickelsen, Daisha Marsh, Christoph Zorich, Stephanie Casal, Waimei Amy Tai, Nirali Vora, Gennette Olalia, Max Wintermark, David B Larson
Guided quality improvement (QI) programs present an effective means to streamline stroke code to computed tomography (CT) times in a comprehensive stroke center. Applying QI methods and a multidisciplinary team approach may decrease the stroke code to CT time in non-prenotified emergency department (ED) patients presenting with symptoms of stroke. The aim of this project was to decrease this time for non-prenotified stroke code patients from a baseline mean of 20 minutes to one less than 15 minutes during an 18-week period by applying QI methods in the context of a structured QI program...
August 18, 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
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