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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152466/a-less-invasive-strategy-for-ruptured-cerebral-aneurysms-with-intracerebral-hematomas-endovascular-coil-embolization-followed-by-stereotactic-aspiration-of-hematomas-using-urokinase
#1
Sang Heum Kim, Tae Gon Kim, Min Ho Kong
Objective: Aneurysm clipping and simultaneous hematoma evacuation through open craniotomy is traditionally recommended for ruptured cerebral aneurysms accompanied by intracerebral or intrasylvian hemorrhages. We report our experience of adapting a less invasive treatment strategy in poor-grade patients with intracerebral or intrasylvian hemorrhages associated with ruptured cerebral aneurysms, where the associated ruptured cerebral aneurysms were managed by endovascular coil embolization, followed by stereotactic aspiration of hematomas (SRH) using urokinase...
June 2017: Journal of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148905/serum-glucose-potassium-ratio-as-a-clinical-risk-factor-for-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
#2
Yu Fujiki, Fumihiro Matano, Takayuki Mizunari, Yasuo Murai, Kojiro Tateyama, Kenta Koketsu, Asami Kubota, Shiro Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Yokota, Akio Morita
OBJECTIVE Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) can result in poor outcomes, and biomarkers for predicting poor prognosis have not yet been established. The aim of this study was to clarify the significance of the serum glucose/potassium ratio for predicting the prognosis of aneurysmal SAH. METHODS The authors retrospectively reviewed the records of 565 patients with aneurysmal SAH between 2006 and 2016. The patient group comprised 208 men and 357 women (mean age 61.5 years, range 10-95 years). A statistical analysis was conducted of the clinical and laboratory risk factors of poor outcome, including the serum glucose/potassium ratio...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143222/quantitative-analysis-of-the-level-of-readability-of-online-emergency-radiology-based-patient-education-resources
#3
David R Hansberry, Michael D'Angelo, Michael D White, Arpan V Prabhu, Mougnyan Cox, Nitin Agarwal, Sandeep Deshmukh
PURPOSE: The vast amount of information found on the internet, combined with its accessibility, makes it a widely utilized resource for Americans to find information pertaining to medical information. The field of radiology is no exception. In this paper, we assess the readability level of websites pertaining specifically to emergency radiology. METHODS: Using Google, 23 terms were searched, and the top 10 results were recorded. Each link was evaluated for its readability level using a set of ten reputable readability scales...
November 15, 2017: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133197/inhibition-of-leukotriene-b4-synthesis-protects-against-early-brain-injury-possibly-via-reducing-the-neutrophil-generated-inflammatory-response-and-oxidative-stress-after-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-in-rats
#4
Zhen-Nan Ye, Ling-Yun Wu, Jing-Peng Liu, Qiang Chen, Xiang-Sheng Zhang, Yue Lu, Meng-Liang Zhou, Wei Li, Zi-Huan Zhang, Da-Yong Xia, Zong Zhuang, Chun-Hua Hang
Leukotriene B4 (LTB4) is a highly potent neutrophil chemoattractant and neutrophils induces inflammatory response and oxidative stress when they recruit to and infiltrate in the injuried/inflamed site, such as the brain parenchyma after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). This study is to investigate the potential effects of inhibition of LTB4 synthesis on neutrophil recruitment, inflammatory response and oxidative stress, as well as early brain injury (EBI) in rats after SAH. A pre-chiasmatic cistern SAH model of rats was used in this experiment...
November 11, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131823/prevalence-of-extracranial-carotid-artery-aneurysms-in-patients-with-an-intracranial-aneurysm
#5
V E C Pourier, C J H C M van Laarhoven, M D I Vergouwen, G J E Rinkel, Gert J de Borst
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Aneurysms in various arterial beds have common risk- and genetic factors. Data on the correlation of extracranial carotid artery aneurysms (ECAA) with aneurysms in other vascular territories are lacking. We aimed to investigate the prevalence of ECAA in patients with an intracranial aneurysm (IA). METHODS: We used prospectively collected databases of consecutive patients registered at the University Medical Center Utrecht with an unruptured intracranial aneurysm (UIA) or aneurysmal Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117659/combined-treatment-of-ruptured-middle-cerebral-artery-aneurysm-followed-by-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-and-acute-subdural-hematoma-in-multiple-aneurysm-disease-of-cerebral-blood-vessels-case-report
#6
Nenad Novaković, Milan Lepić, Ljubodrag Minić, Ksenija Radenović, Ante Rotim, Lukas Amin
Aneurysms of blood vessels at the base of the brain are pathological focal out-pouchings, usually found at the branching points of the arteries. Aneurysm can remain silent for life. Clinical presentation is due to rupture and bleeding. In only 1.3% of cases it results in subdural hematoma, which is associated with direct interaction of the aneurysm with the basal arachnoid membrane. Multiple aneurysms are present in 15% to 33% of cases with subarachnoid hemorrhage. Assessment of these patients is more complicated, as there are no specific signs to pinpoint/detect the aneurysm that has ruptured...
December 2016: Acta Clinica Croatica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117647/personality-changes-following-brain-artery-aneurysm-surgery
#7
Ljiljana Pačić-Turk, Tena Šulentić, Ana Havelka Meštrović, Josip Paladino, Goran Mrak
Neuropsychological testing of patients in the course of their recovery from brain injuries enables analysis of cognitive deficiencies and/or emotional changes. The principle study objective was to define organic and/or reactive personality changes and the course of these changes in the function of the time span following brain artery aneurysm surgery in both female and male patients. The study was carried out at the Clinical Department of Neurosurgery, Zagreb University Hospital Center in Zagreb. The data refer to the period from 1989 to 2012 collected in two time intervals, i...
December 2016: Acta Clinica Croatica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117032/a-preliminary-observational-study-of-anovulatory-uterine-bleeding-after-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
#8
Suzanne M Brown, Susan W Fifield, Michael A Pizzi, David Alejos, Alexa N Richie, Tri A Dinh, William P Cheshire, Shon E Meek, William D Freeman
INTRODUCTION: It was observed that women with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) tended to have earlier menses than a typical 21- to 28-day cycle. The goal was to determine whether there is an association between aSAH and early onset of menses. METHODS: All cases of aSAH in women aged 18 to 55 years who were admitted to our facility's neuroscience intensive care unit from June 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012, were reviewed. The electronic healthcare record for each of these patients was examined for documentation of menses onset, computed tomography of the head, brain aneurysm characteristics, modified Fisher score and Glasgow Coma Scale on admission, presence/absence of vasospasm, medical/surgical history, and use of medications that affect the menstrual cycle...
December 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115698/grading-scales-in-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-many-options-but-do-we-have-a-winner
#9
EDITORIAL
Venkatakrishna Rajajee
Grading the severity of Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (aSAH) is essential, for several reasons- to provide a reliable prognosis, establish comparability across groups in research studies and quality assessments, follow the progress of an individual patient, and guide decisions on management. The Hunt-Hess and World Federation of Neurological Surgeons (WFNS) scales are clinical scales, with a focus on symptoms and signs thought to reflect the extent of primary brain injury and, therefore, functional outcome...
November 8, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115588/limb-remote-ischemic-post%C3%A2-conditioning-reduces-injury-and-improves-long%C3%A2-term-behavioral-recovery-in-rats-following-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-possible-involvement-of-the-autophagic-process
#10
Xiang Hu, Tao Lv, Shao-Feng Yang, Xiao-Hua Zhang, Yi-Feng Miao
Hemorrhage‑related neurologic injury is a primary cause of disability and mortality following subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). The aim of the present study was to investigate the potential neuroprotective effect and the possible role of autophagy in limb remote ischemic post‑conditioning (RIPostC) using an endovascular puncture rat model of SAH. RIPostC was induced by three cycles of occlusion (10 min) and release (10 min) in the bilateral femoral artery using an aneurysm clip. Early RIPostC began immediately following SAH, delayed RIPostC began following a 30 min delay and the repeated RIPostC group underwent the protocol every day for 3 days...
October 24, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112665/long-term-risk-of-a-seizure-disorder-after-eclampsia
#11
Kara A Nerenberg, Alison L Park, Simone N Vigod, Gustavo Saposnik, Howard Berger, Michelle A Hladunewich, Shital Gandhi, Candice K Silversides, Joel G Ray
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the incidence rate and relative risk of a seizure disorder after eclampsia. METHODS: We evaluated 1,565,733 births in a retrospective data linkage cohort study in Ontario, Canada, from April 1, 2002, to March 31, 2014. We included females aged 15-50 years and excluded patients with epilepsy, conditions predisposing to seizure, and those who died within 30 days of the delivery discharge date. The exposure was defined as a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy, namely 1) eclampsia, 2) preeclampsia, or 3) gestational hypertension...
November 3, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101862/elevated-glycated-hemoglobin-level-and-hyperglycemia-after-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
#12
Kerim Beseoglu, Hans-Jakob Steiger
OBJECTIVES: Elevated blood glucose is frequently detected early after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) and is considered a risk factor for poor neurological outcome. However it remains unclear whether hyperglycemia is caused by the SAH ictus or reflects a pre-existing hyperglycemic metabolism. In a prospective register we analysed glycated haemoglobin levels (HbA1c) in patients with aSAH and its influence on outcome. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between July 2012 and July 2014, 87 patients with confirmed aSAH were included (NCT02081820)...
December 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100641/retrograde-cerebral-perfusion-is-effective-for-prolonged-circulatory-arrest-in-arch-aneurysm-repair
#13
Christopher Lau, Mario Gaudino, Erin Mills Iannacone, Ivancarmine Gambardella, Monica Munjal, Lucas B Ohmes, Benjamin C Degner, Leonard N Girardi
BACKGROUND: The optimal brain protection strategy for prolonged periods of circulatory arrest is still controversial. This study evaluated whether retrograde cerebral perfusion (RCP) provides adequate brain protection for prolonged periods of deep hypothermic circulatory arrest (DHCA). METHODS: From January 1997 to December 2014, 1,043 patients underwent aortic arch operations using RCP and DHCA at 18°C. The DHCA time for 993 patients was 49 minutes or less and the DHCA time for the remaining 50 patients was 50 minutes or more...
November 1, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097336/a-case-of-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-caused-by-tuberculous-aneurysm
#14
Wei Liu, Chuanfeng Li, Xianming Liu, Zhiming Xu, Lu Kong
In this paper, we report a case of intracranial tuberculum with adjacent intracerebral inflammatory aneurysm, and include a brief discussion of the developmental mechanism of these pathologies. A 28-year-old man presented with sudden onset of severe headache. He was diagnosed with h pulmonary tuberculosis 8 year ago, and had been treated with anti-tuberculosis medications for 6 months. Head computed tomography (CT) showed a small hematoma in the left Sylvian fissure with subarachnoid hemorrhage. Cerebral digital subtraction angiograph (DSA) was performed and no aneurysm was found...
October 30, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096006/treatment-of-prosthetic-valve-endocarditis-by-aortic-valve-neocuspidization-using-bovine-pericardium
#15
Yasunori Iida, Kazuma Shimura, Sho Akiyama, Shigeharu Sawa
A 78-year-old man who had undergone aortic valve and ascending aorta replacements presented with fever and was referred to our hospital. Blood culture revealed Gram-positive cocci, thus antibiotic therapy was started. Brain magnetic resonance imaging showed fresh cerebral infarction without cerebral haemorrhage or mycotic aneurysm. Transoesophageal echocardiogram revealed a vegetation that was attached to the right coronary cusp. The patient underwent successful aortic valve neocuspidization using glutaraldehyde-treated bovine pericardium...
October 31, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095710/emergency-valve-replacement-under-minimal-cardiopulmonary-bypass-for-a-patient-with-infective-endocarditis-and-large-brain-hematoma-a-case-report
#16
Gabor Kiss, Eric Braunberger
A 19-year-old man with mitral valve endocarditis and prolapse, intracerebral and intracerebellar hematoma, and a mycotic cerebral aneurysm underwent emergency mitral valve replacement during minimal cardiopulmonary bypass (total priming volume, 800 mL; autologous retropriming, activated clotting time <300 seconds) 1 day after undergoing endovascular coil embolization of the aneurysm. Postoperatively, there were no extensions of the intracerebral and intracerebellar hematoma. After intensive rehabilitation therapy, the patient recovered fully except for residual bilateral claudication because of preoperative bilateral embolism to both superficial femoral arteries...
November 1, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29088956/management-of-raised-intracranial-pressure-in-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-time-for-a-consensus
#17
Naif M Alotaibi, Justin Z Wang, Christopher R Pasarikovski, Daipayan Guha, Fawaz Al-Mufti, Muhammad Mamdani, Gustavo Saposnik, Tom A Schweizer, R Loch Macdonald
Elevated intracranial pressure (ICP) is a well-recognized phenomenon in aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) that has been demonstrated to lead to poor outcomes. Despite significant advances in clinical research into aSAH, there are no consensus guidelines devoted specifically to the management of elevated ICP in the setting of aSAH. To treat high ICP in aSAH, most centers extrapolate their treatment algorithms from studies and published guidelines for traumatic brain injury. Herein, the authors review the current management strategies for treating raised ICP within the aSAH population, emphasize key differences from the traumatic brain injury population, and highlight potential directions for future research in this controversial topic...
November 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082864/fitness-to-drive-in-cardiovascular-disease
#18
Hermann H Klein, Udo Sechtem, Hans-Joachim Trappe
BACKGROUND: Medical students are taught little or nothing about the medical considerations related to the driving of motor vehicles. Physicians treating patients with cardiovascular disease need to acquire competence in traffic medicine in order to be able to advise them about their fitness to drive. METHODS: We present the current governmental regulations and recommendations concerning fitness to drive in patients with cardiovascular disease. We also review pertinent publications that were retrieved by a selective search in PubMed with the search terms "cardiovascular disease and traffic accidents" and "cardiovascular disease and traffic deaths" for the decade 2007-2016, as well as further publications collected by us individually...
October 13, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075902/relation-of-gray-white-matter-ratio-with-long-term-cognitive-functions-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-mild-to-moderate-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-a-prospective-observational-study
#19
Achmet Ali, Gamze Tanirgan, Pulat Akin Sabanci, Nukhet Sivrikoz, Taner Abdullah, Altay Sencer, Serra Sencer, Mukadder Orhan-Sungur, Ibrahim Ozkan Akinci
BACKGROUND: In the present study, we hypothesized that a low gray matter-white matter ratio (GWR) is associated with poor cognitive function and low quality of life in patients with mild to moderate (WFNS ≤3) aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH). METHODS: All patients with aSAH who were admitted to the neurointensive care unit (Neuro ICU) and whose WFNS score was ≤ 3 were enrolled in the study. During the Neuro ICU follow-up period, the following variables were recorded: demographics, neurological status, comorbidities, time elapsed between onset of bleeding and Neuro ICU admission, treatment method, number of days with vasospasm symptoms (DVS) and vasopressor usage...
October 26, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063266/congenital-absence-of-the-bilateral-internal-carotid-artery-a-review-of-the-associated-ab-normalities-from-a-newborn-status-to-the-eighth-decade-of-life
#20
REVIEW
Ljiljana Vasović, Milena Trandafilović, Slobodan Vlajković, Goran Radenković
PURPOSE: Due to the fact that the internal carotid artery (ICA) is responsible for nourishing two thirds of the brain volume, our aim was to inspect the morphofunctional consequences of the bilateral lack of this artery. METHODS: In order to examine this condition, we referred to both the library archive of our Faculty of Medicine and electronic databases of anatomical and clinical reports that included the following keywords: "absence," "aplasia," or "agenesis" in combination with "internal carotid artery," "common carotid artery," or only "carotid artery...
October 23, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
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