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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922251/endovascular-prevention-and-treatment-of-stroke-related-to-extracranial-carotid-artery-disease
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Leonardo Rangel-Castilla, Gary B Rajah, Hakeem J Shakir, Jason M Davies, Kenneth V Snyder, Adnan H Siddiqui, Elad I Levy, L N Hopkins
Acute ischemic stroke (AIS) is the leading cause of premature mortality and morbidity worldwide for both men and women. Extracranial carotid artery stenosis/occlusion is responsible for approximately 11.5%% of ischemic strokes, whereas extracranial large vessel disease comprises roughly 16.6% of ischemic strokes. Carotid artery disease has been the source of significant debate among neurovascular and cardiovascular specialists, as well as vascular surgeons, as to the best method of revascularization, surgical reconstruction versus endovascular recanalization...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922142/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-caregiver-dependence-among-older-adults-in-a-southeast-asian-population
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Louisa Picco, Edimansyah Abdin, Janhavi A Vaingankar, Shirlene Pang, Saleha Shafie, Rajeswari Sambasivam, Siow Ann Chong, Mythily Subramaniam
INTRODUCTION: Currently very little is known about the prevalence or magnitude of caregiver dependence in Singapore and thus, there is a need to fill this gap in this multiethnic ageing population. This study aims to determine the prevalence and risk factors of caregiver dependence among older adults in Singapore. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were used from the Well-being of the Singapore Elderly (WiSE) study, a nationally representative, cross-sectional survey among Singapore residents aged 60 years and above...
November 2016: Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922121/sex-differences-in-prevalence-of-and-risk-factors-for-carotid-plaque-among-adults-a-population-based-cross-sectional-study-in-rural-china
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Wei Zhao, Yanan Wu, Min Shi, Lingling Bai, Jun Tu, Zaiyu Guo, Rongcai Jiang, Jianning Zhang, Xianjia Ning, Jinghua Wang
Although the associations between carotid plaque and cardiovascular disease risk factors have been identified in previous studies, there is limited information on sex-related differences in factors associated with the development of carotid plaque. We aimed to determine sex differences in the prevalence of carotid plaque and associated risk factors in rural China. A total of 3,789 subjects aged ≥45 years without history of stroke or cardiovascular disease were recruited to the study. B-mode ultrasonography was performed to determine the presence of carotid plaque...
December 6, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921203/treatment-of-uncomplicated-type-b-aortic-dissection
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REVIEW
Hitoshi Matsuda
Hospital mortality after the replacement of chronic type B aortic dissection is around 8-10% and adverse outcomes include paraplegia and stroke. However, the level of evidence for indication of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) for type B chronic aortic dissection is Class IIa. Results of the INSTEAD-XL trial have verified that preemptive TEVAR for uncomplicated type B aortic dissection improves prognosis. The indication for this procedure is reportedly a maximum aortic diameter >40 mm during the acute phase and a patent primary entry site in the thoracic aorta, while the optimal timing for TEVAR would be the subacute phase, from 2 weeks to 3-6 months after onset...
December 5, 2016: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921034/crowdsourcing-precision-cerebrovascular-health-imaging-and-cloud-seeding-a-million-brains-initiative%C3%A2
#5
David S Liebeskind
Crowdsourcing, an unorthodox approach in medicine, creates an unusual paradigm to study precision cerebrovascular health, eliminating the relative isolation and non-standardized nature of current imaging data infrastructure, while shifting emphasis to the astounding capacity of big data in the cloud. This perspective envisions the use of imaging data of the brain and vessels to orient and seed A Million Brains Initiative™ that may leapfrog incremental advances in stroke and rapidly provide useful data to the sizable population around the globe prone to the devastating effects of stroke and vascular substrates of dementia...
2016: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920978/network-interactions-underlying-mirror-feedback-in-stroke-a-dynamic-causal-modeling-study
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Soha Saleh, Mathew Yarossi, Thushini Manuweera, Sergei Adamovich, Eugene Tunik
Mirror visual feedback (MVF) is potentially a powerful tool to facilitate recovery of disordered movement and stimulate activation of under-active brain areas due to stroke. The neural mechanisms underlying MVF have therefore been a focus of recent inquiry. Although it is known that sensorimotor areas can be activated via mirror feedback, the network interactions driving this effect remain unknown. The aim of the current study was to fill this gap by using dynamic causal modeling to test the interactions between regions in the frontal and parietal lobes that may be important for modulating the activation of the ipsilesional motor cortex during mirror visual feedback of unaffected hand movement in stroke patients...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920941/my-experience-with-a-major-hospital-stroke-team-what-s-wrong-with-modern-medicine
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EDITORIAL
Russell L Blaylock
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920873/migratory-stroke-like-lesions-in-a-case-of-adult-onset-mitochondrial-encephalomyopathy-lactic-acidosis-and-stroke-like-episodes-melas-syndrome-and-a-review-of-imaging-findings
#8
Stephen S Cai, Rainer von Coelln, Theresa J Kouo
Imaging findings of adult-onset mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes (MELAS) syndrome is poorly documented. The authors present a 48-year-old woman with subacute onset of word-finding difficulties and right arm stiffness. Magnetic resonance imaging performed 2 weeks prior revealed left temporal lobe diffusion and fluid-attenuated inversion recovery hyperintensity predominantly involving the cortex. The apparent diffusion coefficient map showed preserved signal in the temporal cortex...
December 2016: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920715/intra-arterial-mechanical-thrombectomy-an-effective-treatment-for-ischemic-stroke-caused-by-endocarditis
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Olafur Sveinsson, Lars Herrman, Staffan Holmin
Patients with stroke secondary to infectious endocarditis have a high in-hospital morbidity and mortality, with only one-third becoming functionally independent. Infective endocarditis is usually considered a relative contraindication to thrombolytic therapy. We describe 3 consecutive cases of acute middle cerebral artery occlusion due to infective endocarditis, who were all successfully treated with intra-arterial mechanical thrombectomy using the Solitaire device. From this limited experience, mechanical thrombectomy could be used as an effective acute treatment for ischemic stroke in patients with infective endocarditis...
September 2016: Case Reports in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920714/idarucizumab-as-antidote-to-intracerebral-hemorrhage-under-treatment-with-dabigatran
#10
Valentin Held, Philipp Eisele, Christoph C Eschenfelder, Kristina Szabo
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Non-vitamin K anticoagulants (NOAC) such as dabigatran have become important therapeutic options for the prevention of stroke. Until recently, there were only nonspecific agents to reverse their anticoagulant effects in a case of emergency. Idarucizumab, an antibody fragment targeting dabigatran, is the first specific antidote for a NOAC to be approved, but real-world experience is limited. METHODS: We report two cases of patients on dabigatran with acute intracerebral hemorrhage who received idarucizumab...
September 2016: Case Reports in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920655/deep-vein-thrombosis-as-initial-manifestation-of-whipple-disease
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Mônica Souza de Miranda Henriques, Alexandre Rolim da Paz, Ana Beatriz Person Gaertner, Cibelle Ingrid Stephen Melo, Priscyanne Lins Filgueiras, Rafaella Alencar Jerome
INTRODUCTION: Wipple disease (WD) is a rare chronic disease caused by the bacillus Tropheryma whipplei. Constitutive, rheumatologic, gastrointestinal, cardiac, cerebral, lymphatic, cutaneous, and ophthalmological signs are possible systemic symptoms. However, thrombotic manifestations are rarely described as "stroke-like syndrome" or arterial thrombosis. Diagnosis is based on clinical manifestations and pathological examination. Laboratory findings may include anemia, leukocytosis, and thrombocytosis...
September 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920492/flap-double-twist-technique-for-prevention-of-lasik-flap-striae
#12
Karim Mahmoud Nabil
A novel flap double twist technique was applied to reduce the incidence of post-laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) flap striae. The flap is floated and stroked in the same way as is done for management of first postoperative day striae, where the method is to float and irrigate the flap into position, followed by applying gentle pressure on the flap with a wet Merocel microsponge and moving the flap away from the hinge position. The sponge is then manually squeezed to become drier, and the flap is continuously stroked in a direction opposite to the hinge...
2016: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920399/anticoagulation-for-stroke-prevention-in-elderly-patients-with-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-what-are-the-obstacles
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C W Wong
The elderly with atrial fibrillation are more prone to stroke. Oral anticoagulants such as warfarin are effective in the prevention of atrial fibrillation-associated stroke and systemic embolism. The CHADS2 or CHA2D2-VASc score and HAS-BLED score were developed to stratify stroke risk associated with atrial fibrillation and bleeding risk in a patient with atrial fibrillation, respectively, to facilitate the decision for and safe use of oral anticoagulant. Nonetheless, the decision for anticoagulation is not straightforward and the elderly with non-valvular atrial fibrillation are often precluded from anticoagulant prescription...
December 2016: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920364/an-optimal-wilcoxon-mann-whitney-test-of-mortality-and-a-continuous-outcome
#14
Roland A Matsouaka, Aneesh B Singhal, Rebecca A Betensky
We consider a two-group randomized clinical trial, where mortality affects the assessment of a follow-up continuous outcome. Using the worst-rank composite endpoint, we develop a weighted Wilcoxon-Mann-Whitney test statistic to analyze the data. We determine the optimal weights for the Wilcoxon-Mann-Whitney test statistic that maximize its power. We derive a formula for its power and demonstrate its accuracy in simulations. Finally, we apply the method to data from an acute ischemic stroke clinical trial of normobaric oxygen therapy...
December 5, 2016: Statistical Methods in Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920287/teaching-neuroimages-hemigeographic-tongue-following-an-acute-ischemic-stroke
#15
Gregory Youngnam Chang, Montserrat G Delgado, Sergio Calleja
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 6, 2016: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920286/advanced-interatrial-block-and-ischemic-stroke-the-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-study
#16
Manuel Martinez-Selles, Adrian Baranchuk, Roberto Elosua, Antonio Bayés de Luna, Wesley T O'Neal, Hooman Kamel, Zhu-Ming Zhang, Lin Y Chen, Alvaro Alonso, Elsayed Z Soliman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 6, 2016: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920262/home-exercise-programmes-supported-by-video-and-automated-reminders-compared-with-standard-paper-based-home-exercise-programmes-in-patients-with-stroke-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#17
Kellie B Emmerson, Katherine E Harding, Nicholas F Taylor
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether patients with stroke receiving rehabilitation for upper limb deficits using smart technology (video and reminder functions) demonstrate greater adherence to prescribed home exercise programmes and better functional outcomes when compared with traditional paper-based exercise prescription. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial comparing upper limb home exercise programmes supported by video and automated reminders on smart technology, with standard paper-based home exercise programmes...
December 5, 2016: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920261/effects-of-repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-combined-with-sensory-cueing-on-unilateral-neglect-in-subacute-patients-with-right-hemispheric-stroke-a-randomized-controlled-study
#18
Nicole Yh Yang, Kenneth Nk Fong, Cecilia Wp Li-Tsang, D Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of rTMS combined with sensory cueing, rTMS alone, and conventional rehabilitation on unilateral neglect, hemiplegic arm functions and performance of activities of daily living. DESIGN: A single-blinded randomized controlled trial. SETTING: A convalescent hospital. SUBJECTS: Sixty inpatients with left unilateral neglect after stroke. INTERVENTIONS: Patients were randomly assigned to three groups: rTMS combined with sensory cueing, rTMS, and conventional rehabilitation alone...
December 5, 2016: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920021/venous-and-arterial-air-embolism-a-rare-phenomenon-with-fatal-consequences
#19
Jatan Shah, Nasheena Jiwa, Natasha Mamdani, David Hill
Air embolism is often an iatrogenic complication which may occur in venous or arterial circulation depending on the port of entry. We present two cases in which air embolism occurred in venous and arterial circulation after contrast medium injection (CMI) and coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, respectively. In one case, accumulation of air bubbles was observed in the pulmonary artery after CMI. This was attributed to inadvertent injection of air owing to improper connection of the injector and the catheter...
December 5, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919935/secondary-prevention-lifestyle-interventions-initiated-within-90-days-after-tia-or-minor-stroke-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-rehabilitation-programmes
#20
Neil Heron, Frank Kee, Christopher Cardwell, Mark A Tully, Michael Donnelly, Margaret E Cupples
BACKGROUND: Strokes are often preceded by a transient ischaemic attack (TIA) or 'minor' stroke. The immediate period after a TIA/minor stroke is a crucial time to initiate secondary prevention. However, the optimal approach to prevention, including non-pharmacological measures, after TIA is not clear. AIM: To systematically review evidence about the effectiveness of delivering secondary prevention, with lifestyle interventions, in comprehensive rehabilitation programmes, initiated within 90 days of a TIA/minor stroke...
December 5, 2016: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
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