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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139276/preventing-stroke-and-assessing-risk-in-women
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Tracey Keteepe-Arachi, Sanjay Sharma
Ischaemic stroke is rare in premenopausal women but risk increases with advancing age and doubles in the ten years following the menopause. Up to the age of 75 years men have a 25% higher risk of suffering a stroke compared with women. However, the increased life expectancy of women ultimately results in a higher overall incidence. Twice as many women die from stroke compare with breast cancer. Women with cerebrovascular disease are more likely to present with atypical symptoms than men. Altered mental status (including unresponsiveness, confusion and behavioural change) is the most common nonconventional symptom, and is reported by 23% of women compared with 15% of men...
March 2017: Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133791/network-pharmacology-exploration-reveals-endothelial-inflammation-as-a-common-mechanism-for-stroke-and-coronary-artery-disease-treatment-of-danhong-injection
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Ming Lyu, Chun-Lin Yan, Hai-Xin Liu, Tai-Yi Wang, Xin-Hui Shi, Jin-Ping Liu, John Orgah, Guan-Wei Fan, Ji-Hong Han, Xiao-Ying Wang, Yan Zhu
Although Danhong injection (DHI) is the most widely prescribed Chinese medicine for both stroke and coronary artery disease (CAD), its underlying common molecular mechanisms remain unclear. An integrated network pharmacology and experimental verification approach was used to decipher common pharmacological mechanisms of DHI on stroke and CAD treatment. A compound-target-disease & function-pathway network was constructed and analyzed, indicating that 37 ingredients derived from DH (Salvia miltiorrhiza Bge., Flos Carthami tinctorii and DHI) modulated 68 common targets shared by stroke and CAD...
November 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131011/dizziness-and-the-acute-vestibular-syndrome-at-the-emergency-department-a-population-based-descriptive-study
#3
Micaela Ljunggren, Julia Persson, Jonatan Salzer
BACKGROUND: Dizziness is a common occurrence witnessed at emergency departments (EDs). This study aims to describe the epidemiology and management of dizzy patients with and without an acute vestibular syndrome (AVS) in the ED at Umeå University Hospital. METHODS: A total of n = 2,126 ED dizziness visits during 3 years were identified. Data were obtained through retrospective review of medical records. Cases were stratified based on presentation, including AVS and neurological deficits...
November 13, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130951/prehospital-computed-tomography-angiography-in-acute-stroke-management
#4
Michael Kettner, Stefan Alexander Helwig, Andreas Ragoschke-Schumm, Lenka Schwindling, Safwan Roumia, Isabel Keller, Daniel Martens, Johann Kulikovski, Matthias Manitz, Martin Lesmeister, Silke Walter, Iris Quasar Grunwald, Thomas Schlechtriemen, Wolfgang Reith, Klaus Fassbender
BACKGROUND: An ambulance equipped with a computed tomography (CT) scanner, a point-of-care laboratory, and telemedicine capabilities (mobile stroke unit [MSU]) has been shown to enable the delivery of thrombolysis to stroke patients directly at the emergency site, thereby significantly decreasing time to treatment. However, work-up in an MSU that includes CT angiography (CTA) may also potentially facilitate triage of patients directly to the appropriate target hospital and specialized treatment, according to their individual vascular pathology...
October 31, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129575/cardiovascular-events-and-target-organ-damage-in-primary-aldosteronism-compared-with-essential-hypertension-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#5
Silvia Monticone, Fabrizio D'Ascenzo, Claudio Moretti, Tracy Ann Williams, Franco Veglio, Fiorenzo Gaita, Paolo Mulatero
BACKGROUND: There is conflicting evidence, relying on heterogeneous studies, as to whether aldosterone excess is responsible for an increased risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular complications in patients with primary aldosteronism. We aimed to assess the association between primary aldosteronism and adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events, target organ damage, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome, compared with the association of essential hypertension and these cardiovascular and end organ events, by integrating results of previous studies...
November 9, 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126762/association-between-abnormal-nocturnal-blood-pressure-profile-and-dementia-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Ryota Tanaka, Yasushi Shimo, Kazuo Yamashiro, Takashi Ogawa, Kenya Nishioka, Genko Oyama, Atsushi Umemura, Nobutaka Hattori
BACKGROUND: Circadian blood pressure alterations are frequently observed in Parkinson's disease, but the association between these changes and dementia in the condition remains unclear. Here, we assess the relationship between abnormal nocturnal blood pressure profiles and dementia in Parkinson's disease. METHODS: We enrolled 137 patients with Parkinson's disease, who underwent 24 h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, following cognitive and clinical assessment...
October 20, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122636/clinical-outcomes-and-history-of-fall-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-treated-with-oral-anticoagulation-insights-from-the-aristotle-trial
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Meena P Rao, Dragos Vinereanu, Daniel M Wojdyla, John H Alexander, Dan Atar, Elaine M Hylek, Michael Hanna, Lars Wallentin, Renato D Lopes, Bernard J Gersh, Christopher B Granger
PURPOSE: We assessed outcomes among anticoagulated patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and a history of falling, and whether the benefits of apixaban versus warfarin are consistent in this population. METHODS: Of the 18,201 patients in ARISTOTLE, 16,491 had information about history of falling - 753 with history of falling and 15,738 without history of falling. The primary efficacy outcome was stroke or systemic embolism; the primary safety outcome was major bleeding...
November 6, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119386/endovascular-ischemic-stroke-models-in-nonhuman-primates
#8
Di Wu, Ankush Chandra, Jian Chen, Yuchuan Ding, Xunming Ji
To bridge the gap between rodent and human studies, the Stroke Therapy Academic Industry Roundtable committee suggests that nonhuman primates (NHPs) be used for preclinical, translational stroke studies. Owing to the fact that vast majority of ischemic strokes are caused by transient or permanent occlusion of a cerebral blood vessel eventually leading to brain infarction, ischemia induced by endovascular methods closely mimics thromboembolic or thrombotic cerebrovascular occlusion in patients. This review will make a thorough summary of transient or permanent occlusions of a cerebral blood vessel in NHPs using endovascular methods...
November 8, 2017: Neurotherapeutics: the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117963/population-based-study-of-ischemic-stroke-risk-after-trauma-in-children-and-young-adults
#9
Christine K Fox, Nancy K Hills, David R Vinson, Adam L Numis, Rochelle A Dicker, Stephen Sidney, Heather J Fullerton
OBJECTIVE: To quantify the incidence, timing, and risk of ischemic stroke after trauma in a population-based young cohort. METHODS: We electronically identified trauma patients (<50 years old) from a population enrolled in a Northern Californian integrated health care delivery system (1997-2011). Within this cohort, we identified cases of arterial ischemic stroke within 4 weeks of trauma and 3 controls per case. A physician panel reviewed medical records, confirmed cases, and adjudicated whether the stroke was related to trauma...
November 8, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117962/lower-cardiac-index-levels-relate-to-lower-cerebral-blood-flow-in-older-adults
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Angela L Jefferson, Dandan Liu, Deepak K Gupta, Kimberly R Pechman, Jennifer M Watchmaker, Elizabeth A Gordon, Swati Rane, Susan P Bell, Lisa A Mendes, L Taylor Davis, Katherine A Gifford, Timothy J Hohman, Thomas J Wang, Manus J Donahue
OBJECTIVE: To assess cross-sectionally whether lower cardiac index relates to lower resting cerebral blood flow (CBF) and cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR) among older adults. METHODS: Vanderbilt Memory & Aging Project participants free of stroke, dementia, and heart failure were studied (n = 314, age 73 ± 7 years, 59% male, 39% with mild cognitive impairment). Cardiac index (liters per minute per meter squared) was quantified from echocardiography. Resting CBF (milliliters per 100 grams per minute) and hypercapnia-induced CVR were quantified from pseudo-continuous arterial spin-labeling MRI...
November 8, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116947/cerebrovascular-steal-phenomenon-and-electroconvulsive-therapy-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#11
Ana Hategan, Calvin H Hirsch
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a safe and effective treatment for major depressive disorder, but cerebrovascular and cardiovascular complications, although rare, remain the most concerning. This is particularly notable in those with preexisting cerebrovascular disease, which impacts dynamic cerebral autoregulation. In these patients, the increased blood flow to the seizing portions of the brain induced by ECT potentially can reduce cerebral blood flow to ischemic areas, possibly causing adverse neurological events...
November 8, 2017: Journal of ECT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115440/aspirin-ameliorates-cerebral-infarction-through-regulation-of-tlr4-nf%C3%A2-%C3%AE%C2%BAb%C3%A2-mediated-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-in-mouse-model
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Xin Wang, Bin Shen, Dezhou Sun, Xiangyu Cui
Cerebral infarction is a cerebrovascular disease caused by local brain ischemic necrosis or softening, which is associated with diabetes, obesity, hypertension and rheumatic heart arrhythmia. Previous studies have indicated that aspirin is a potential oral anticoagulant in the treatment of cerebral ischemic stroke. However, the potential mechanism mediated by aspirin in cerebral infarction therapy is not well understood. The present study analyzed the therapeutic effects of aspirin on cerebral infarction and investigated the underlying molecular mechanism of aspirin‑ameliorated benefits for thrombolysis...
October 25, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114076/circular-rna-dlgap4-ameliorates-ischemic-stroke-outcomes-by-targeting-mir-143-to-regulate-endothelial-mesenchymal-transition-associated-with-blood-brain-barrier-integrity
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Ying Bai, Yuan Zhang, Bing Han, Li Yang, Xufeng Chen, Rongrong Huang, Fangfang Wu, Jie Chao, Pei Liu, Gang Hu, John H Zhang, Honghong Yao
Circular RNAs (circRNAs) are highly expressed in the central nervous system and regulate physiological and pathophysiological processes. However, the potential role of circRNAs in stroke remains largely unknown. Here, we show that the circular RNA DLGAP4 (circDLGAP4) functions as an endogenous microRNA-143 (miR-143) sponge to inhibit miR-143 activity, resulting in the inhibition of HECT domain E3 ubiquitin protein ligase 1 (HECTD1) expression. CircDLGAP4 levels were significantly decreased in the plasma of acute ischemic stroke patients (13 females and 13 males) and in a mouse stroke model...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113863/long-term-outcomes-after-carotid-artery-stenting-of-patients-with-prior-neck-irradiation-or-surgery
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Ho-Hin K Choy, Damianos G Kokkinidis, Ryan Cotter, Gagan D Singh, R Kevin Rogers, Stephen W Waldo, John R Laird, Ehrin J Armstrong
BACKGROUND: Carotid artery stenting (CAS) is often performed in patients with carotid artery stenosis who have relative contraindications to carotid endarterectomy (CEA), including hostile neck anatomy (e.g., history of neck irradiation or prior surgery). We examined the impact of hostile neck anatomy on long-term outcomes after CAS. METHODS: All carotid artery stent procedures performed at two institutions from 2006 to 2016 were reviewed. Routine duplex carotid ultrasound was used to assess target lesion restenosis at regular intervals...
September 21, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113375/efficacy-and-safety-of-triple-versus-dual-antithrombotic-therapy-in-atrial-fibrillation-and-ischemic-heart-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#15
Wengen Zhu, Linjuan Guo, Fadi Liu, Rong Wan, Yang Shen, Gregory Y H Lip, Kui Hong
The optimal antithrombotic regimen for patients with atrial fibrillation and ischemic heart disease remains unclear. Therefore, we aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of triple therapy (TT [an anticoagulant and 2 antiplatelet drugs]) with dual therapy (DAPT [2 antiplatelet drugs] or DT [an anticoagulant and a single antiplatelet drug]) in patients with atrial fibrillation and ischemic heart disease. We systematically searched the Cochrane Library, PubMed and Embase databases for all relevant studies up to August 2017...
October 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112596/increased-cardiac-and-stroke-death-risk-in-the-first-year-after-discontinuation-of-postmenopausal-hormone-therapy
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Minttu Venetkoski, Hanna Savolainen-Peltonen, Päivi Rahkola-Soisalo, Fabian Hoti, Pia Vattulainen, Mika Gissler, Olavi Ylikorkala, Tomi S Mikkola
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to evaluate the risk of cardiac and stroke deaths in women who discontinue postmenopausal hormone therapy (HT). METHODS: We analyzed the risk of death due to cardiac (n = 5,204) and cerebrovascular (n = 3,434) causes in Finnish women who discontinued systemic HT during 1994 to 2013 (n = 432,775). The risks were compared with those in the age-matched female background population and with those in age-matched HT users...
November 13, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111342/the-use-of-repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-for-stroke-rehabilitation-a-systematic-review
#17
REVIEW
Ana Dionísio, Isabel Catarina Duarte, Miguel Patrício, Miguel Castelo-Branco
OBJECTIVES: Stroke is a leading cause of disability. Alternative and more effective techniques for stroke rehabilitation have been sought to overcome limitations of conventional therapies. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) arises as a promising tool in this context. This systematic review aims to provide a state of the art on the application of rTMS in stroke patients and to assess its effectiveness in clinical rehabilitation of motor function. METHODS: Studies included in this review were identified by searching PubMed and ISI Web of Science...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108611/positive-airway-pressure-therapy-for-hyperventilatory-central-sleep%C3%A2-apnea-idiopathic-heart-failure-cerebrovascular-disease-and-high-altitude
#18
REVIEW
Shahrokh Javaheri, Lee K Brown
Central sleep apnea (CSA) and Hunter-Cheyne-Stokes breathing (HCSB) are caused by failure of the pontomedullary pacemaker generating breathing rhythm. CSA/HCSB may complicate several disorders causing recurrent arousals and desaturations. Common causes of CSA in adults are congestive heart failure, stroke, and chronic use of opioids; opioids have hypoventilatory effects. Diagnosis and treatment of hyperventilatory CSA may improve quality of life, and, when associated with heart failure or cerebrovascular disease, reduce morbidity and perhaps mortality...
December 2017: Sleep Medicine Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108421/neonatal-arterial-ischemic-stroke-risk-related-to-family-history-maternal-diseases-and-genetic-thrombophilia
#19
Juan Arnaez, Gemma Arca, Ana Martín-Ancel, Thais Agut, Alfredo Garcia-Alix
The objective of this study was to evaluate the heritability of neonatal arterial ischemic stroke (NAIS) in relation to family history of thromboembolic event, maternal diseases, and thrombophilia in both parents ( F5G1691A, F2G20210A, and MTHFRC677 T mutations). Forty-two consecutive infants ≥36 weeks of gestation <28 days of life with acute symptomatic NAIS and their parents, as well as 129 controls, were prospectively recruited. Information on maternal data (age, body mass index, oral contraception, migraine, epilepsy, hypertension, and immune disease) and a 3-generation pedigree regarding myocardial infarction, pulmonary embolism, cerebrovascular event, and deep vein thrombosis were obtained...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107848/treated-hypothyroidism-is-associated-with-cerebrovascular-disease-but-not-alzheimer-s-disease-pathology-in-older-adults
#20
Willa D Brenowitz, Fang Han, Walter A Kukull, Peter T Nelson
Thyroid hormone disease is common among older adults and is associated with cognitive impairment. However, pathologic correlates are not well understood. We studied pathologic and clinical factors associated with hypothyroidism, the most common manifestation of thyroid disease, in research subjects seen annually for clinical evaluations at U.S. Alzheimer's Disease Centers. Thyroid disease and treatment status were assessed during clinician interviews. Among autopsied subjects, there were 555 participants with treated hypothyroidism and 2146 without known thyroid disease; hypothyroidism was associated with severe atherosclerosis (odds ratio: 1...
November 3, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
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