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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526482/reducing-trunk-compensation-in-stroke-survivors-a-randomized-crossover-trial-comparing-visual-vs-force-feedback-modalities
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Bulmaro Adolfo Valdés, Andrea Nicole Schneider, Hendrik Fridolijn Machiel Van der Loos
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether the compensatory trunk movements of stroke survivors observed during reaching tasks can be decreased by force and visual feedback, and examine whether one of these feedback modalities is more efficacious than the other in reducing this compensatory tendency. DESIGN: Randomized Crossover Trial SETTING: University research laboratory PARTICIPANTS: 15 community dwelling older adults: 5 female, 64 ± 11 years old, with hemiplegia from non-traumatic hemorrhagic or ischemic stroke (> 3 months post-stroke), recruited from stroke recovery groups, the research group's website and the community...
May 16, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524035/-comparison-of-risk-of-death-between-older-and-non-older-critical-patients-in-icu-a-retrospective-cohort-study-of-consecutive-3-years
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Yeting Zhou, Daoming Tong, Shaodan Wang, Liansong Liu, Song Ye, Benwen Xu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the risk of death between older and non-older critical patients in intensive care unit (ICU) in Shuyang People's Hospital. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted. The critical patients who aged 15 or above, and admitted to ICU of Shuyang People's Hospital from January 2014 to December 2016 were enrolled, and all the data was collected from the registration and electronic medical records in the ICU. The prevalence and causes of death in ICU critical patients during the study period were observed...
May 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518065/transient-middle-cerebral-artery-occlusion-model-of-neonatal-stroke-in-p10-rats
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Amara Larpthaveesarp, Fernando F Gonzalez
A number of animal models have been used to study hypoxic-ischemic injury, traumatic injury, global hypoxia, or permanent ischemia in both the immature and mature brain. Stroke occurs commonly in the perinatal period in humans, and transient ischemia-reperfusion is the most common form of stroke in neonates. The reperfusion phase is a critical component of injury progression, which occurs over a period of days to weeks, and of the endogenous response to injury. This postnatal day 10 (p10) rat model of transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (tMCAO) creates a unilateral, non-hemorrhagic focal ischemia-reperfusion injury that can be utilized to study the mechanisms of focal injury and repair in the full-term-equivalent brain...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515610/hyperemia-causing-delayed-recovery-in-traumatic-brain-injury
#4
Shalini Nair, Ramanan Rajagopal
Subarachnoid hemorrhage is a common manifestation of traumatic brain injury. A clinical deterioration in Glasgow Coma Scale score without an accompanying radiological worsening is suggestive of vasospasm. However, hyperemia could be another possibility which can easily be considered with corroborating transcranial Doppler (TCD) features. This case report reiterates the value of TCD in such instances.
April 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512443/transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-for-post-concussion-syndrome-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-crossover-trial
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Robson Luis Oliveira de Amorim, André Russowsky Brunoni, Mirian Akiko Furutani de Oliveira, Ana Luiza Costa Zaninotto, Marcia Mitie Nagumo, Vinícius Monteiro de Paula Guirado, Iuri Santana Neville, Gláucia Rosana Guerra Benute, Mara Cristina Souza de Lucia, Wellingson Silva Paiva, Almir Ferreira de Andrade, Manoel Jacobsen Teixeira
BACKGROUND: Mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) represents 70-80% of all treated brain injuries. A considerable proportion of MTBI patients experience post-concussion symptoms for a prolonged period after MTBI, and these symptoms are diagnosed as persistent post-concussion syndrome (PPCS). PPCS is defined as a range of physical, cognitive, and emotional symptoms. However, memory and executive dysfunction seems to be one of the most debilitating symptoms. Recently, non-invasive brain stimulation has been studied as a potential treatment method for traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508375/an-integration-of-decision-tree-and-visual-analysis-to-analyze-intracranial-pressure
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Soo-Yeon Ji, Kayvan Najarian, Toan Huynh, Dong Hyun Jeong
In Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), elevated Intracranial Pressure (ICP) causes severe brain damages due to hemorrhage and swelling. Monitoring ICP plays an important role in the treatment of TBI patients because ICP is considered a strong predictor of neurological outcome and a potentially amenable method to treat patients. However, it is difficult to predict and measure accurate ICP due to the complex nature of patients' clinical conditions. ICP monitoring for severe TBI patient is a challenging problem for clinicians because traditionally known ICP monitoring is an invasive procedure by placing a device inside the brain to measure pressure...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504994/preoperative-low-dose-aspirin-exposure-and-outcomes-after-emergency-neurosurgery-for-traumatic-intracranial-hemorrhage-in-elderly-patients
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Alex T Lee, Arni Gagnidze, Sharon R Pan, Pimwan Sookplung, Bala Nair, Shu-Fang Newman, Alon Ben-Ari, Ahmed Zaky, Kevin Cain, Monica S Vavilala, Irene Rozet
BACKGROUND: Antiplatelet medications are usually discontinued before elective neurosurgery, but this is not an option for emergent neurosurgery. We performed a retrospective cohort study to examine whether preoperative aspirin use was associated with worse outcomes after emergency neurosurgery in elderly patients. METHODS: We analyzed all cases of emergency neurosurgical procedures for traumatic intracranial hemorrhage from 2008 to 2012 at a level 1 trauma center...
May 11, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499862/successful-revascularization-of-aortic-arch-in-a-39-year-old-blunt-trauma-patient-with-acute-diffuse-axonal-injury-without-the-use-of-systemic-anticoagulation
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Andrew M Abi-Chaker, Keith M Jones, Priscilla Sanchez, Jordan Sasson, Xiaoyi Li, Jorge Rey
BACKGROUND: Blunt traumatic aortic injury is the second leading cause of death in trauma patients age 4 to 34. Of the patients that are able to receive treatment, mortality rates as high as 40% have been reported. Endovascular repair options have allowed for more expeditious repairs with reduced iatrogenic trauma; however, when the injury involves the ascending aorta or arch, current endografts lack fenestrations needed for cerebral blood flow. Traditionally, on pump cardiopulmonary bypass with systemic anticoagulation has been used to repair these injuries...
May 9, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499787/motocross-associated-head-and-spine-injuries-in-adult-patients-evaluated-in-an-emergency-department
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Lucas Oliveira J E Silva, M Fernanda Bellolio, Elisa M Smith, David J Daniels, Christine M Lohse, Ronna L Campbell
BACKGROUND: Motor vehicle-related injuries (including off-road) are the leading cause of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and acute traumatic spinal cord injury in the United States. OBJECTIVES: To describe motocross-related head and spine injuries of adult patients presenting to an academic emergency department (ED). METHODS: We performed an observational cohort study of adult ED patients evaluated for motocross-related injuries from 2010 through 2015...
April 27, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499437/the-effect-of-hemostatic-dressing-prototypes-for-the-uniformed-services-on-selected-blood-coagulation-parameters-in-pigs
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Zbigniew Adamiak, Wioletta Krystkiewicz, Andrzej Pomianowski, Danuta Bukowiecka, Waldemar Zubrzycki, Marek Jałyński, Piotr Holak, Joanna Głodek, Paweł Jastrzębski
BACKGROUND: Serious injuries accompanied by severe bleeding are life-threatening. Post-traumatic hemorrhage involves the risk of developing coagulopathy. Hemostatic dressings are widely used to minimize bleeding. The application of procoagulants in control of hemorrhage may lead to thrombosis or disseminated intravascular coagulation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of hemostatic dressing prototypes on the porcine coagulation system. RESULTS: Fibrinogen and D-dimer concentrations were significantly higher in the experimental groups where hemostatic dressings were used in comparison with the control group...
May 12, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498299/machine-learning-for-predicting-outcomes-in-trauma
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Nehemiah T Liu, Jose Salinas
To date, there are no reviews on machine learning (ML) for predicting outcomes in trauma. Consequently, it remains unclear as to how ML-based prediction models compare in the triage and assessment of trauma patients. The objective of this review was to survey and identify studies involving ML for predicting outcomes in trauma, with the hypothesis that models predicting similar outcomes may share common features but the performance of ML in these studies will differ greatly. MEDLINE and other databases were searched for studies involving trauma and ML...
May 11, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497259/safety-and-tolerability-of-intravenous-valproic-acid-in-healthy-subjects-a-phase-i-dose-escalation-trial
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Patrick E Georgoff, Vahagn C Nikolian, Tess Bonham, Manjunath P Pai, Celia Tafatia, Ihab Halaweish, Kathleen To, Kuanwong Watcharotone, Aishwarya Parameswaran, Ruijuan Luo, Duxin Sun, Hasan B Alam
BACKGROUND: Valproic acid, a histone deacetylase inhibitor, has beneficial effects in the setting of cancer, neurologic diseases, and traumatic injuries. In animal models of traumatic injury, a single dose of valproic acid has been shown to reduce mortality. The purpose of this trial was to determine the maximum tolerated single dose of intravenous valproic acid in healthy humans. METHODS: A double-blinded, placebo-controlled, dose-escalation trial design was used to identify dose-limiting toxicities in healthy subjects who received a single dose of intravenous valproic acid...
May 11, 2017: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495232/management-and-outcome-of-cerebral-venous-thrombosis-after-head-trauma-a-case-series
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L Grangeon, V Gilard, O Ozkul-Wermester, R Lefaucheur, S Curey, E Gerardin, S Derrey, D Maltete, N Magne, A Triquenot
Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is an underdiagnosed complication of head trauma. To date, initiation of anticoagulation is still a matter of debate because of the risk of worsening traumatic hemorrhage. This report describes a case series of five patients admitted for head injury complicated by CVT. The main associated radiological signs were skull fractures crossing the venous sinus and adjacent traumatic hematoma. In four patients, anticoagulation was introduced within 48-72h of CVT diagnosis, with no subsequent hemorrhagic complications...
May 8, 2017: Revue Neurologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492297/recent-anti-seizure-medications-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Cindy Orinx, Benjamin Legros, Nicolas Gaspard
BACKGROUND: Seizures and status epilepticus (SE), both clinical and subclinical, are frequent in critically ill patients. The list of available anti-seizure medications (ASMs) is expanding and now includes older and widely used drugs as well as more recent medications with a better safety and pharmacokinetics profile. METHODS: We review a selection of recent publications about the indications and administration of ASMs in critical care for the prophylaxis and treatment of seizures and SE, focusing on recent ASMs available as intravenous formulation and emphasizing pharmacokinetics and safety issues in relation to several aspects of critical illness...
May 11, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490320/astaxanthin-protects-astrocytes-against-trauma-induced-apoptosis-through-inhibition-of-nkcc1-expression-via-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway
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Mingkun Zhang, Zhenwen Cui, Hua Cui, Yong Wang, Chunlong Zhong
BACKGROUND: Astaxanthin (ATX) is a carotenoid pigment with pleiotropic pharmacological properties that is seen as a possible drug for treating cerebral ischemic injury and subarachnoid hemorrhage. Na(+)-K(+)-2Cl(-) co-transporter-1 (NKCC1), an intrinsic membrane protein expressed by many cell types, is activated by various insults, leading to the formation of cell swelling and brain edema. We previously established that ATX attenuated brain edema and improved neurological outcomes by modulating NKCC1 expression after traumatic brain injury in mice...
May 10, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489757/ultrasound-guided-catheterization-of-the-left-subclavian-vein-without-recognition-of-persistent-left-superior-vena-cava-a-case-report
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Sun Young Park, Jae Hwa Yoo, Mun Gyu Kim, Sang Ho Kim, Byoung-Won Park, Hong Chul Oh, Hojoon Kim
RATIONALE: A persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) is rare, but the most common thoracic venous anomaly. We report a case of PLSVC unrecognized during left subclavian vein catheterization using real-time ultrasound-guided supraclavicular approach. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 79-year-old man with history of hypertension presented with traumatic subdural hemorrhage, subarachnoid hemorrhage, and epidural hemorrhage. Before the operation, a central venous catheter (CVC) was placed into the left subclavian vein...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486327/tourniquets-in-trauma-care-a-review-of-application
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Brian Cornelius, Ryan Campbell, Pat McGauly
Traumatic hemorrhage has been identified as the leading cause of battlefield death in recent conflicts. Although injury patterns are not directly reproducible to the civilian world, treatment advancements can be used to provide care to patients worldwide. Long-standing dogma regarding the use of tourniquets has been disproved, and there is now recognition of the critical role that tourniquets play in trauma care. The history and evolution of tourniquets, including the identification of previous faults in application, will lead to an examination of the current devices in use along with evidence-based recommendations for use...
May 2017: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486023/red-blood-cell-transfusion-guided-by-near-infrared-spectroscopy-in-neurocritically-ill-patients-with-moderate-or-severe-anaemia
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Santiago Ramón Leal-Noval, Victoria Arellano-Orden, Manuel Múñoz-Gómez, Aurelio Cayuela, Antonio Marín-Caballos, María D Rincón-Ferrari, Claudio García-Alfaro, Rosario Amaya-Villar, Manuel Casado-Méndez, Reginald Dusseck, Francisco Murillo-Cabezas
In neurocritically ill patients (NCPs), the use of hemoglobin level as the sole indicator for red blood cell transfusion (RBCT) can result in under- or over-transfusion. This randomised controlled trial was conducted to ascertain whether a transcranial oxygen saturation (rSO2) threshold, as measured by near-infrared spectroscopy, reduces RBCT requirements in anemic NCPs (closed traumatic brain injury, subarachnoid or intracerebral hemorrhage), compared to a hemoglobin threshold alone. Patients with hemoglobin 70-100 g/L received RBCTs to attain an rSO2 >60% (rSO2 arm) or to maintain hemoglobin between 85 and 100 g/L (hemoglobin arm)...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480662/impact-of-neurointensivist-co-management-on-the-clinical-outcomes-of-patients-admitted-to-a-neurosurgical-intensive-care-unit
#19
Jeong Am Ryu, Jeong Hoon Yang, Chi Ryang Chung, Gee Young Suh, Seung Chyul Hong
Limited data are available on improved outcomes after initiation of neurointensivist co-management in neurosurgical intensive care units (NSICUs) in Korea. We evaluated the impact of a newly appointed neurointensivist on the outcomes of neurosurgical patients admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU). This retrospective observational study involved neurosurgical patients admitted to the NSICU at Samsung Medical Center between March 2013 and May 2016. Neurointensivist co-management was initiated in October 1 2014...
June 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480112/nontraumatic-posterior-circulation-pseudoaneurysm-of-the-basilar-artery-summit-with-complete-spontaneous-resolution-case-report-and-literature-review
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Nefize Turan, Shannon Butler, Theodore C Larson, Alexander Mason
BACKGROUND: Intracranial pseudoaneurysms are rare vascular defects of arterial walls that are classically the result of traumatic injury, iatrogenic causes, or infection. Idiopathic pseudoaneurysms are seen even less frequently and are often related to atherosclerosis. Pseudoaneurysms are most commonly found along the distal wall of the internal carotid artery, however, can occur at any location in the cerebrovascular circulation. Treatment of these arterial defects is often challenging due to their frail nature...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
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