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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223103/bilateral-early-activity-in-the-hip-flexors-associated-with-falls-in-stroke-survivors-preliminary-evidence-from-laboratory-induced-falls
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Dmitrijs Celinskis, Mark D Grabiner, Claire F Honeycutt
OBJECTIVE: Falls are the most common and expensive medical complication following stroke. Hypermetric reflexes have been suggested to impact post-stroke balance but no study has evaluated reflex amplitudes under real conditions of falls in this population. Our objective was to quantify the early reflexive responses during falls induced in the laboratory. METHODS: Sixteen stroke survivors were exposed to posteriorly directed treadmill perturbations that required a forward step to maintain a balance...
November 21, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222957/association-between-%C3%AE-cell-function-estimated-by-homa-%C3%AE-and-prognosis-of-nondiabetic-patients-with-ischaemic-stroke
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Mengyuan Zhou, Yuesong Pan, Jing Jing, Yongjun Wang, Xingquan Zhao, Liping Liu, Hao Li, Yilong Wang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Studies showed β-cell dysfunction was associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease and subclinical carotid atherosclerosis. This study aimed to investigate the association between β-cell function and prognosis of nondiabetic patients with ischaemic stroke. METHODS: Ischaemic stroke patients without diabetes in the Abnormal Glucose Regulation in Patients with Acute Stroke across China registry were included in this analysis. Homeostasis assessment of β-cell function (HOMA-β), was performed and classified it into four groups according to quartiles...
December 9, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222948/force-coordination-strategies-in-on-water-single-sculling-are-asymmetries-related-to-better-rowing-performance
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John Warmenhoven, Richard Smith, Conny Draper, Andrew Harrison, Norma Bargary, Stephen Cobley
Asymmetries of the rowing stroke cycle have been assessed with reference to kinematics and foot-force measures in laboratory testing environments. It remains unclear how asymmetries in propulsive kinetic measures are related to on-water rowing performance. A new approach for the evaluation of both global and local asymmetries across the entire movement was used to assess the continuous role of asymmetries and whether these change according to level of competitive representation. Twenty seven highly skilled female rowers (national and international competition level), rowing at 32 strokes per minute in a single scull boat were evaluated...
December 9, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222905/premorbid-dietary-intake-of-protein-is-associated-with-early-outcomes-but-not-with-severity-of-ischemic-stroke
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Minhui Dai, Ling Tian, Wenjie Zi, Biyang Cai, Lulu Xiao, Keting Liu, Shuyu Zhou, Zhizhong Zhang, Wusheng Zhu, Fang Yang, Xinfeng Liu, Gelin Xu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Dietary protein intake has been associated with reduced risk of stroke. This study aimed to examine the relationship between premorbid dietary intake of protein and both stroke severity and neurological outcomes in patients with acute ischemic stroke. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: Consecutive patients with first-ever ischemic stroke in Jinling Hospital were screened for eligibility of participation. A validated foodfrequency questionnaire (FFQ) was performed to collect necessary data for calculating pre-stroke dietary intakes...
2018: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222852/free-breathing-whole-heart-3d-cine-magnetic-resonance-imaging-with-prospective-respiratory-motion-compensation
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Mehdi H Moghari, Ashita Barthur, Maria E Amaral, Tal Geva, Andrew J Powell
PURPOSE: To develop and validate a new prospective respiratory motion compensation algorithm for free-breathing whole-heart 3D cine steady-state free precession (SSFP) imaging. METHODS: In a 3D cine SSFP sequence, 4 excitations per cardiac cycle are re-purposed to prospectively track heart position. Specifically, their 1D image is reconstructed and routed into the scanner's standard diaphragmatic navigator processing system. If all 4 signals are in end-expiration, cine image data from the entire cardiac cycle is accepted for image reconstruction...
December 8, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222823/dominant-role-of-microglial-and-macrophage-innate-immune-responses-in-human-ischemic-infarcts
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Tobias Zrzavy, Joana Machado-Santos, Sheren Christine, Christoph Baumgartner, Howard L Weiner, Oleg Butovsky, Hans Lassmann
Inflammatory mechanisms, involving granulocytes, T-cells, B-cells, macrophages and activated microglia, have been suggested to play a pathogenic role in experimental models of stroke and may be targets for therapeutic intervention. However, knowledge on the inflammatory response in human stroke lesions is limited. Here, we performed a quantitative study on the inflammatory reaction in human ischemic infarct lesions. We found increased numbers of T-lymphocytes, mainly CD8+ cells, but not of B-lymphocytes. Their number was very low in comparison to that seen in inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system and they did not show signs of activation...
December 8, 2017: Brain Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222799/middle-cerebral-artery-occlusion-by-an-intraluminal-suture-method
#7
Rosalia Crupi, Rosanna Di Paola, Emanuela Esposito, Salvatore Cuzzocrea
Stroke represents the most common fatal neurological disease especially in highly developed countries. Even today, treatment options are very limited. The development of new therapeutic approaches replies, to a great extent, on experimental rodent models of focal cerebral ischemia. Since ~80% of ischemic strokes occur in the area of middle cerebral artery (MCA), a number of these stroke models are based on this artery. The intraluminal monofilament model of MCA occlusion involves the insertion of a surgical filament inside the external carotid artery and its extension into the internal carotid artery until the tip occludes the source of the MCA-thus arresting blood flow with resultant infarction in the MCA area...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222738/ct-based-3d-printing-is-superior-to-transesophageal-echocardiography-for-pre-procedure-planning-in-left-atrial-appendage-device-closure
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Edinrin Obasare, Sumeet K Mainigi, D Lynn Morris, Leandro Slipczuk, Igor Goykhman, Evan Friend, Mary Rodriguez Ziccardi, Gregg S Pressman
Accurate assessment of the left atrial appendage (LAA) is important for pre-procedure planning when utilizing device closure for stroke reduction. Sizing is traditionally done with transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) but this is not always precise. Three-dimensional (3D) printing of the LAA may be more accurate. 24 patients underwent Watchman device (WD) implantation (71 ± 11 years, 42% female). All had complete 2-dimensional TEE. Fourteen also had cardiac computed tomography (CCT) with 3D printing to produce a latex model of the LAA for pre-procedure planning...
December 8, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222638/meat-intake-and-incidence-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-japanese-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-analysis-of-the-japan-diabetes-complications-study-jdcs
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Chika Horikawa, Chiemi Kamada, Shiro Tanaka, Sachiko Tanaka, Atsushi Araki, Hideki Ito, Satoshi Matsunaga, Kazuya Fujihara, Yukio Yoshimura, Yasuo Ohashi, Yasuo Akanuma, Hirohito Sone
PURPOSE: Excessive meat intake has been researched as a major cause of cardiovascular disease (CVD) among healthy adults, but data on this topic in Asian patients with diabetes are sparse. The quantity and variety of available meats vary widely between Asian and Western countries. As part of a nationwide cohort study we investigated the relationship between meat intake and incidence of CVD in Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes aged 40-70 years with HbA1c ≥ 6.5%. METHODS: Analyzed were 1353 responders to a baseline dietary survey assessed by the Food Frequency Questionnaire based on food groups...
December 8, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222628/one-year-clinical-effectiveness-comparison-of-prasugrel-with-ticagrelor-results-from-a-retrospective-observational-study-using-an-integrated-claims-database
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Mark B Effron, Kavita V Nair, Cliff Molife, Stuart Y Keller, Robert L Page, Jason C Simeone, Brian Murphy, Beth L Nordstrom, Yajun Zhu, Patrick L McCollam, George W Vetrovec
BACKGROUND: No direct comparisons of ticagrelor and prasugrel with 1-year clinical follow-up have been reported. OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to compare 1-year clinical outcomes among patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) managed with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and treated with either ticagrelor or prasugrel in a real-world setting. METHODS: This retrospective study included patients from a payer database who were aged ≥18 years and had ACS managed with PCI with no history of transient ischemic attack (TIA)/stroke...
December 8, 2017: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs: Drugs, Devices, and Other Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222530/seizure-rates-in-enzalutamide-treated-men-with-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-and-risk-of-seizure-the-upward-study
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Susan Slovin, William Clark, Joan Carles, Andrew Krivoshik, Jung Wook Park, Fong Wang, Daniel George
Importance: The androgen receptor inhibitor enzalutamide prolongs survival in men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). In controlled clinical studies, 0.5% (10 of 2051) of patients experienced seizure, but patients with a history of or risk factors for seizure were excluded. Men with mCRPC and seizure risk factors have an estimated seizure rate of 2.8 per 100 patient-years without enzalutamide exposure. Objective: To assess seizure incidence in patients with seizure risk factors who were receiving enzalutamide for mCRPC...
December 7, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222394/equivalent-favorable-outcomes-possible-after-thrombectomy-for-posterior-circulation-large-vessel-occlusion-compared-with-the-anterior-circulation-the-musc-experience
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Ali Alawieh, Jan Vargas, Raymond D Turner, Aquilla S Turk, M Imran Chaudry, Jonathan Lena, Alejandro Spiotta
INTRODUCTION: In acute ischemic stroke (AIS), posterior circulation large vessel occlusions (LVOs) have been associated with poorer outcomes compared with anterior circulation LVOs. The outcomes of anterior versus posterior circulation thrombectomy for LVOs were compared at a high volume center employing a direct aspiration first pass technique (ADAPT). METHODS: We retrospectively studied a database of AIS cases that underwent ADAPT thrombectomy for LVOs. Cases were grouped by anatomical location of thrombectomy (posterior vs anterior circulation), and analysis was performed on both entire sample size...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222393/protect-proximal-balloon-occlusion-together-with-direct-thrombus-aspiration-during-stent-retriever-thrombectomy-evaluation-of-a-double-embolic-protection-approach-in-endovascular-stroke-treatment
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Christian Maegerlein, Sebastian Moench, Tobias Boeckh-Behrens, Manuel Lehm, Dennis M Hedderich, Maria Teresa Berndt, Silke Wunderlich, Claus Zimmer, Johannes Kaesmacher, Benjamin Friedrich
PURPOSE: Stent retriever-based mechanical thrombectomy (MT) for emergent large vessel occlusions (ELVO) is often complicated by thrombus fragmentation causing distal embolization and embolization to new vascular territories. Well-established embolic protection approaches include proximal flow arrest and distal aspiration techniques during stent retriever maneuvers. Aiming at the reduction of thrombus fragmentation during MT we evaluated a technical approach combining proximal balloon occlusion together with direct thrombus aspiration during MT: the PROTECT technique...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222320/anticoagulation-with-vads-and-ecmo-walking-the-tightrope
#14
REVIEW
Leslie Raffini
The evolution of devices for mechanical circulatory support (MCS), including ventricular assist devices (VADs) for patients with heart failure and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for patients with acute cardiac or respiratory failure, has improved survival for subsets of critically ill children and adults. The devices are intricate and complex, allowing blood to bypass the heart or lungs (or both). As blood flows through these artificial devices, normal hemostasis is disrupted, coagulation is promoted, and in the absence of anticoagulation, a thrombus may form in the device, resulting in device failure or embolic stroke...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222290/chronic-organ-failure-in-adult-sickle-cell-disease
#15
REVIEW
Elliott Vichinsky
Sickle cell disease is now a chronic adult illness characterized by progressive multiorgan failure, particularly involving the brain and kidney. The etiology is multifactorial; it includes hemolysis and nitric oxide deficiency. As patients age, most experience neurologic insult. Twenty-five percent of older adults have had a clinical stroke and at least half of the population have had a silent infarct, cortical atrophy, and neurocognitive impairment. Periodic screening with neuroimaging and neurocognitive testing is recommended...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222289/what-is-the-role-of-screening-for-pulmonary-hypertension-in-adults-and-children-with-sickle-cell-disease
#16
REVIEW
Shaina M Willen, Mark T Gladwin
Patient case: An 18-year-old male patient with homozygous hemoglobin SS disease was evaluated for progressive dyspnea and elevated tricuspid regurgitant jet velocity (TRV) on echocardiography. The patient's case is described in detail in Lancet1 He had been treated with regular transfusions since childhood for stroke, had rare episodes of vaso-occlusive pain episodes, and did not take narcotic pain medications. He presented with progressive severe dyspnea on exertion and lower extremity edema. His laboratory tests were notable for a total hemoglobin level of 11...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222229/visual-aids-for-patient-family-and-physician-decision-making-about-endovascular-thrombectomy-for-acute-ischemic-stroke
#17
Ivie Tokunboh, Marta Vales Montero, Matheus Fellipe Zopelaro Almeida, Latisha Sharma, Sidney Starkman, Viktor Szeder, Reza Jahan, David Liebeskind, Nestor Gonzalez, Andrew Demchuk, Michael T Froehler, Mayank Goyal, Maarten G Lansberg, Helmi Lutsep, Lee Schwamm, Jeffrey L Saver
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Rapid decision making optimizes outcomes from endovascular thrombectomy for acute cerebral ischemia. Visual displays facilitate swift review of potential outcomes and can accelerate decision processes. METHODS: From patient-level, pooled randomized trial data, 100 person-icon arrays (Kuiper-Marshall personographs) were generated showing beneficial and adverse effects of endovascular thrombectomy for patients with acute cerebral ischemia and large vessel occlusion using (1) automated (algorithmic) and (2) expert-guided joint outcome table specification...
December 8, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222227/pings-phone-based-intervention-under-nurse-guidance-after-stroke-interim-results-of-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
#18
Fred Sarfo, Frank Treiber, Mulugeta Gebregziabher, Sheila Adamu, Sachin Patel, Michelle Nichols, Dominic Awuah, Asumadu Sakyi, Nyantakyi Adu-Darko, Arti Singh, Raelle Tagge, Jenkins Carolyn, Bruce Ovbiagele
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Stroke exacts an immense toll in sub-Saharan Africa where there are few resources, and stroke prevention research is limited. The aim of this study is to test the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of an m-Health technology-enabled, nurse-guided intervention in improving blood pressure (BP) control among Ghanaian stroke patients within 1 month of symptom onset. METHODS: We conducted a 2-arm cluster pilot randomized controlled trial involving 60 recent stroke survivors encountered within a single tertiary medical system in Ghana...
December 8, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222122/increased-aortic-diameters-on-multidetector-computed-tomographic-scan-are-independent-predictors-of-incident-adverse-cardiovascular-events-the-framingham-heart-study
#19
Saadia Qazi, Joseph M Massaro, Michael L Chuang, Ralph B D'Agostino, Udo Hoffmann, Christopher J O'Donnell
BACKGROUND: Adverse aortic remodeling, such as dilation, is associated with multiple cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors. We sought to determine whether measures of enlarged aortic diameters improve prediction of incident adverse CVD events above standard CVD risk factors in a community-dwelling cohort. METHODS AND RESULTS: Participants from the Framingham Offspring and Third Generation Cohorts (n=3318; aged 48.9±10.3 years), who underwent noncontrast thoracic and abdominal multidetector computed tomography during 2002 to 2005, had complete risk factor profiles, and were free of clinical CVD, were included in this study...
December 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222121/postoperative-reverse-remodeling-and-symptomatic-improvement-in-normal-flow-low-gradient-aortic-stenosis-after-aortic-valve-replacement
#20
Rasmus Carter-Storch, Jacob E Møller, Nicolaj L Christensen, Akhmadjon Irmukhadenov, Lars M Rasmussen, Redi Pecini, Kristian A Øvrehus, Eva V Søndergård, Niels Marcussen, Jordi S Dahl
BACKGROUND: Severe aortic stenosis (AS) most often presents with reduced aortic valve area (<1 cm2), normal stroke volume index (≥35 mL/m2), and either high mean gradient (≥40 mm Hg; normal-flow high-gradient AS) or low mean gradient (normal-flow low-gradient [NFLG] AS). The benefit of aortic valve replacement (AVR) among NFLG patients is controversial. We compared the impact of NFLG condition on preoperative left ventricular (LV) remodeling and myocardial fibrosis and postoperative remodeling and symptomatic benefit...
December 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
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