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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762086/suggested-modification-of-presentation-of-stroke-trial-results
#1
Mayank Goyal, Aravind Ganesh, Scott Brown, Bijoy K Menon, Michael D Hill
The modified Rankin Scale (mRS) at 90 days after stroke onset has become the preferred outcome measure in acute stroke trials, including recent trials of interventional therapies. Reporting the range of modified Rankin Scale scores as a paired horizontal stacked bar graph (colloquially known as "Grotta bars") has become the conventional method of visualizing modified Rankin Scale results. Grotta bars readily illustrate the levels of the ordinal modified Rankin Scale in which benefit may have occurred...
January 1, 2018: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739917/magnetic-resonance-imaging-selection-for-endovascular-stroke-therapy-workflow-in-the-goliath-trial
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Claus Z Simonsen, Albert J Yoo, Mads Rasmussen, Kristina E Sørensen, Thabele Leslie-Mazwi, Grethe Andersen, Leif H Sørensen
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The GOLIATH trial (General or Local Anesthesia in Intra-Arterial Therapy) compared infarct growth and outcome in patients undergoing endovascular therapy under either general anesthesia or conscious sedation. Magnetic resonance imaging was performed before and after the procedure to study infarct growth. In this post hoc analysis of GOLIATH, we aimed to characterize the workflow of patients undergoing magnetic resonance imaging selection before endovascular therapy...
May 8, 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29519174/corrigendum
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Arenillas JF, Cortijo E, García-Bermejo P, et al. Relative cerebral blood volume is associated with collateral status and infarct growth in stroke patients in SWIFT PRIME. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. Epub ahead of print 1 January 2017. DOI: 10.1177/0271678X17740293 . This article was published online with the sixth author, David Liebeskind (Neurovascular Imaging Research Core, Department of Neurology, UCLA, USA), omitted. The full list and order of authors on the article is as follows: Juan F Arenillas, Elisa Cortijo, Pablo García-Bermejo, Elad I Levy, Reza Jahan, David Liebeskind, Mayank Goyal, Jeffrey L Saver and Gregory W Albers Juan F Arenillas's affiliation should have read Neurovascular Research i3 Laboratory, Instituto de Biología y Genética Molecular, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Universidad de Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29513676/mechanical-endovascular-therapy-for-acute-ischemic-stroke-an-indirect-treatment-comparison-between-solitaire-and-penumbra-thrombectomy-devices
#4
Jonathan T Caranfa, Elaine Nguyen, Rafay Ali, Iregi Francis, Albert Zichichi, Elliott Bosco, Craig I Coleman, William L Baker, Christine G Kohn
BACKGROUND: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have compared mechanical endovascular therapy (MET) in addition to intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (IVtPA) to IVtPA alone for the management of acute ischemic stroke (AIS). Direct comparative studies between individual METs are not available. In lieu of head-to-head randomized control trials, we performed an adjusted indirect treatment comparison (ITC) meta-analysis to assess the comparative efficacy and safety of different METs, Solitaire+IVtPA and Penumbra+IVtPA in AIS patients...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29389181/listeners-and-readers-generalize-their-experience-with-word-meanings-across-modalities
#5
Rebecca A Gilbert, Matthew H Davis, M Gareth Gaskell, Jennifer M Rodd
Research has shown that adults' lexical-semantic representations are surprisingly malleable. For instance, the interpretation of ambiguous words (e.g., bark) is influenced by experience such that recently encountered meanings become more readily available (Rodd et al., 2016, 2013). However, the mechanism underlying this word-meaning priming effect remains unclear, and competing accounts make different predictions about the extent to which information about word meanings that is gained within one modality (e...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Experimental Psychology. Learning, Memory, and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29359183/maternal-hiv-1-env-vaccination-for-systemic-and-breast-milk-immunity-to-prevent-oral-shiv-acquisition-in-infant-macaques
#6
Joshua A Eudailey, Maria L Dennis, Morgan E Parker, Bonnie L Phillips, Tori N Huffman, Camden P Bay, Michael G Hudgens, Roger W Wiseman, Justin J Pollara, Genevieve G Fouda, Guido Ferrari, David J Pickup, Pamela A Kozlowski, Koen K A Van Rompay, Kristina De Paris, Sallie R Permar
Mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) contributes to an estimated 150,000 new infections annually. Maternal vaccination has proven safe and effective at mitigating the impact of other neonatal pathogens and is one avenue toward generating the potentially protective immune responses necessary to inhibit HIV-1 infection of infants through breastfeeding. In the present study, we tested the efficacy of a maternal vaccine regimen consisting of a modified vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA) 1086...
January 2018: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316375/selection-criteria-for-endovascular-therapy-for-acute-ischaemic-stroke-are-patients-missing-out
#7
Julian Maingard, Leonid Churilov, Peter Mitchell, Richard Dowling, Bernard Yan
INTRODUCTION: Endovascular clot retrieval (ECR) following intravenous thrombolysis is superior to intravenous thrombolysis alone for acute stroke with large vessel occlusion. However, trial selection criteria may exclude potentially salvageable patients. We investigated the impact of published selection criteria on the different proportions of patients excluded and clinical outcome. METHODS: We included patients with anterior circulation stroke treated with ECR from a single centre...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273536/variability-of-stroke-patients-meeting-endovascular-stroke-trial-criteria-in-a-non-clinical-trial-setting
#8
Jennifer E Fugate, Waleed Brinjikji, Harry Cloft, David F Kallmes, Alejandro A Rabinstein
BACKGROUND: Five randomized trials proving the efficacy and safety of mechanical embolectomy for ischemic stroke within 8hours used differing radiological methods to select patients. We aimed to evaluate the proportion of patients in clinical practice that would meet radiological criteria for inclusion in these trials. METHODS: Retrospective study of ischemic stroke patients at a large academic medical center who were considered for endovascular stroke therapy based on confirmed intracranial large vessel occlusion from April 2010-November 2014...
December 19, 2017: Journal of Neuroradiology. Journal de Neuroradiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246906/comparison-of-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-thrombectomy-devices-in-acute-stroke-a-network-meta-analysis-of-randomized-trials
#9
Hamidreza Saber, Gary B Rajah, Riyad Y Kherallah, Ashutosh P Jadhav, Sandra Narayanan
INTRODUCTION: Mechanical thrombectomy (MT) is increasingly used for large-vessel occlusions (LVO), but randomized clinical trial (RCT) level data with regard to differences in clinical outcomes of MT devices are limited. We conducted a network meta-analysis (NMA) that enables comparison of modern MT devices (Trevo, Solitaire, Aspiration) and strategies (stent retriever vs aspiration) across trials. METHODS: Relevant RCTs were identified by a systematic review. The efficacy outcome was 90-day functional independence (modified Rankin Scale (mRS) score 0-2)...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160189/after-fertility-s-nadir-ethnic-differentials-in-parity-specific-behaviours-in-kyrgyzstan
#10
Thomas Spoorenberg
After a swift decline in the 1990s, the countries of Central Asia have experienced significant fertility increases over the last 15 years. These fertility upturns have remained off the radar of demographers. This study examines the recent fertility increase in Kyrgyzstan, focusing on fertility development by parity and among the main ethnic groups, in order to go beyond classic fertility indicators and national averages. Using a sample from the 2009 Census micro-dataset, sibling progression ratios were computed using information on the relationships and dates of birth of children under the age of 15...
November 2017: Journal of Biosocial Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135347/relative-cerebral-blood-volume-is-associated-with-collateral-status-and-infarct-growth-in-stroke-patients-in-swift-prime
#11
Juan F Arenillas, Elisa Cortijo, Pablo García-Bermejo, Elad I Levy, Reza Jahan, Mayank Goyal, Jeffrey L Saver, Gregory W Albers
We aimed to evaluate how predefined candidate cerebral perfusion parameters correlate with collateral circulation status and to assess their capacity to predict infarct growth in patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) eligible for endovascular therapy. Patients enrolled in the SWIFT PRIME trial with baseline computed tomography perfusion (CTP) scans were included. RAPID software was used to calculate mean relative cerebral blood volume (rCBV) in hypoperfused regions, and hypoperfusion index ratio (HIR). Blind assessments of collaterals were performed using CT angiography in the whole sample and cerebral angiogram in the endovascular group...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127195/microcatheter-contrast-injection-in-stent-retriever-neurothrombectomy-is-safe-and-useful-insights-from-swift-prime
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Radoslav Raychev, Reza Jahan, Jeffrey L Saver, Raul G Nogueira, Mayank Goyal, Vitor M Pereira, Elad Levy, Dileep R Yavagal, Christophe Cognard, David Liebeskind
Microcatheter contrast injection (MCI) prior to stent retriever deployment for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke may be useful for evaluation of distal anatomy and flow patterns beyond the occlusion. However, prior data from intra-arterialthrombolysis suggested that MCI increases the risk of intracranial hemorrhage (ICH). The safety and utility of MCI has not been investigated in the setting of thrombectomy. METHODS: We analyzed the Solitaire With the Intention For Thrombectomy as Primary Endovascular Treatment (SWIFT PRIME) trial to correlate pre-intervention MCI flow with collateral flow, and to investigate its impact on ICH and clinical outcome after thrombectomy with the Solitaire device...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062886/activating-peripheral-innate-immunity-enables-safe-and-effective-oncolytic-virotherapy-in-the-brain
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Lukxmi Balathasan, Vera A Tang, Beta Yadollahi, Jan Brun, Melanie Labelle, Charles Lefebvre, Stephanie L Swift, David F Stojdl
The oncolytic mutant vesicular stomatitis virus VSVΔ51 achieves robust efficacy in multiple extracranial tumor models. Yet for malignancies of the brain, direct intratumoral infusion of VSVΔ51 causes lethal virus-induced neuropathology. Here, we have developed a novel therapeutic regime that uses peripheral immunization with a single sub-lethal dose of VSVΔ51 to establish an acute anti-viral state that enables the safe intracranial (IC) infusion of an otherwise lethal dose of VSVΔ51 within just 6 hr. Although type I interferons alone appeared insufficient to explain this protective phenotype, serum isolated at early time points from primed animals conferred protection against an IC dose of virus...
December 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy Oncolytics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025724/correlation-between-clinical-outcomes-and-baseline-ct-and-ct-angiographic-findings-in-the-swift-prime-trial
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A P Jadhav, H-C Diener, A Bonafe, V M Pereira, E I Levy, B W Baxter, T G Jovin, R G Nogueira, D R Yavagal, C Cognard, D D Purcell, B K Menon, R Jahan, J L Saver, M Goyal
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Patient selection for endovascular therapy remains a great challenge in clinic practice. We sought to determine the effect of baseline CT and angiography on outcomes in the Solitaire With the Intention for Thrombectomy as Primary Endovascular Treatment for Acute Ischemic Stroke (SWIFT PRIME) trial and to identify patients who would benefit from endovascular stroke therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The primary end point was a 90-day modified Rankin Scale score of 0-2...
December 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629575/outcome-of-patients-with-proximal-vessel-occlusion-of-the-anterior-circulation-and-dwi-pwi-mismatch-is-time-dependent
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Sibu Mundiyanapurath, Sascha Diatschuk, Sarah Loebel, Johannes Pfaff, Mirko Pham, Markus Alfred Möhlenbruch, Wolfgang Wick, Martin Bendszus, Peter A Ringleb, Alexander Radbruch
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Patients with ischemic stroke and large vessel occlusion are assumed to benefit from endovascular therapy (ET) independent of the symptom onset-to-treatment time (OTT) if they present with a mismatch of diffusion- and perfusion-weighted imaging (DWI-PWI mismatch). We aimed at studying the influence of OTT on clinical outcome in these patients. METHODS: Retrospective database review in a tertiary care university hospital. All patients presented with proximal vessel occlusion of the anterior circulation and DWI-PWI mismatch...
June 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620583/engineering-of-genetically-arrested-parasites-gaps-for-a-precision-malaria-vaccine
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REVIEW
Oriana Kreutzfeld, Katja Müller, Kai Matuschewski
Continuous stage conversion and swift changes in the antigenic repertoire in response to acquired immunity are hallmarks of complex eukaryotic pathogens, including Plasmodium species, the causative agents of malaria. Efficient elimination of Plasmodium liver stages prior to blood infection is one of the most promising malaria vaccine strategies. Here, we describe different genetically arrested parasites (GAPs) that have been engineered in Plasmodium berghei, P. yoelii and P. falciparum and compare their vaccine potential...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465460/efficacy-of-stent-retriever-thrombectomy-in-magnetic-resonance-imaging-versus-computed-tomographic-perfusion-selected-patients-in-swift-prime-trial-solitaire-fr-with-the-intention-for-thrombectomy-as-primary-endovascular-treatment-for-acute-ischemic-stroke
#17
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Nicolas Menjot de Champfleur, Jeffrey L Saver, Mayank Goyal, Reza Jahan, Hans-Christoph Diener, Alain Bonafe, Elad I Levy, Vitor M Pereira, Christophe Cognard, Dileep R Yavagal, Gregory W Albers
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The majority of patients enrolled in SWIFT PRIME trial (Solitaire FR With the Intention for Thrombectomy as Primary Endovascular Treatment for Acute Ischemic Stroke) had computed tomographic perfusion (CTP) imaging before randomization; 34 patients were randomized after magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS: Patients with middle cerebral artery and distal carotid occlusions were randomized to treatment with tPA (tissue-type plasminogen activator) alone or tPA+stentriever thrombectomy...
June 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283606/predictive-value-of-rapid-assessed-perfusion-thresholds-on-final-infarct-volume-in-swift-prime-solitaire-with-the-intention-for-thrombectomy-as-primary-endovascular-treatment
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Maxim Mokin, Elad I Levy, Jeffrey L Saver, Adnan H Siddiqui, Mayank Goyal, Alain Bonafé, Christophe Cognard, Reza Jahan, Gregory W Albers
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Computed tomography perfusion imaging can estimate the size of the ischemic core, which can be used for the selection of patients for endovascular therapy. The relative cerebral blood volume (rCBV) and relative cerebral blood flow (rCBF) thresholds chosen to identify ischemic core influence the accuracy of prediction. We aimed to analyze the accuracy of various rCBV and rCBF thresholds for predicting the 27-hour infarct volume using RAPID automated analysis software from the SWIFT PRIME trial (Solitaire With the Intention for Thrombectomy as Primary Endovascular Treatment) data...
April 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108793/effective-cerebrovascular-thrombectomy-requires-well-organized-structures-real-world-experiences-of-a%C3%A2-regional-stroke-network-between-2012-2015
#19
Maria Sophie Stockinger, Johannes Trenkler, Tim von Oertzen, Karin Nussbaumer, Michael Sonnberger, Wolfgang Schimetta, Anthony C Pereira, Gerhard Traxler, Claudia Dorninger, Hans-Peter Haring
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to analyse the Neurothrombectomy Network registry of the Neuromed Campus (NMC) of the Kepler University Hospital in Linz (Austria). The data were compared to the results of recently published thrombectomy trials (MR CLEAN, ESCAPE, EXTEND-IA, SWIFT-PRIME, REVASCAT and THRACE). METHODS: We retrospectively studied 246 patients with acute ischemic stroke who underwent thrombectomy between January 2012 and December 2015 at the NMC in Upper Austria...
February 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038899/mechanical-thrombectomy-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-initial-single-center-experience-and-comparison-with-randomized-controlled-trials
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Andreia Carvalho, André Cunha, Marta Rodrigues, Sofia Figueiredo, Ludovina Paredes, Tiago Gregório, Hugo Morais, Joaquim Pinheiro, Vítor Tedim Cruz, José Mário Roriz, João Pinho, Carla Ferreira, Edgar Torre, Joana Nunes, Sérgio Castro, Manuel Ribeiro, Miguel Veloso, Pedro Barros
BACKGROUND: Until recently, intravenous thrombolysis was the only reperfusion therapy with proven efficacy in patients with acute ischemic stroke. However, this treatment option has low recanalization rates in large-vessel occlusions. The search for additional treatments continued until 5 randomized trials (MR CLEAN, ESCAPE, EXTEND-IA, SWIFT PRIME, and REVASCAT) revealed the superiority of mechanical thrombectomy for anterior circulation large-vessel occlusion. After 1 year of performing thrombectomy with stent retrievers in our tertiary hospital, we intended to answer the question: is it possible to achieve similar results in a "real-world" setting? METHODS: We analyzed data from our prospective observational registry, compared it with the trials aforementioned, and concluded that the answer is affirmative...
March 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
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