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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213573/rivaroxaban-versus-dabigatran-or-warfarin-in-real-world-studies-of-stroke-prevention-in-atrial-fibrillation-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ying Bai, Hai Deng, Alena Shantsila, Gregory Y H Lip
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: This study was designed to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of rivaroxaban in real-world practice compared with effectiveness and safety of dabigatran or warfarin for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation through meta-analyzing observational studies. METHODS: Seventeen studies were included after searching in PubMed for studies reporting the comparative effectiveness and safety of rivaroxaban versus dabigatran (n=3), rivaroxaban versus Warfarin (n=11), or both (n=3) for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation...
February 17, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213195/blunt-traumatic-brain-injury-patients-a-role-for-ct-angiography-of-the-head-to-evaluate-non-traumatic-etiologies
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Ha Nguyen, Ninh Doan, Michael Gelsomino, Saman Shabani
BACKGROUND: In the setting of trauma, the etiology of intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) is frequently attributed to the physical, traumatic event. Caution should still be directed towards non-traumatic (or spontaneous) etiologies responsible for the trauma, such as hypertension, cerebral amyloid angiopathy, aneurysms, vascular malformation, and hemorrhagic infarcts. The role for immediate CT angiography (CTA) remains controversial to evaluate for non-traumatic etiologies. METHODS: A systematic review of the available literature in Medline PubMed database...
February 14, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209579/patterns-of-brain-injury-in-newborns-treated-with-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
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M A Wien, M T Whitehead, D Bulas, M Ridore, L Melbourne, G Oldenburg, B L Short, A N Massaro
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Neonates treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation are at risk for brain injury and subsequent neurodevelopmental compromise. Advances in MR imaging and improved accessibility have led to the increased use of routine MR imaging after extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Our objective was to describe the frequency and patterns of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation-related brain injury based on MR imaging findings in a large contemporary cohort of neonates treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation...
February 16, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209317/contralateral-cerebral-hypometabolism-after-cerebellar-stroke-a-functional-near-infrared-spectroscopy-study
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Kazuya Saita, Toshiyasu Ogata, Junko Watanabe, Yoshio Tsuboi, Masaki Takahara, Tooru Inoue, Takashi Morishita
INTRODUCTION: We report the changes in cortical activity evaluated using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) in 2 cases with cerebellar stroke. METHODS: Using an fNIRS imaging system, changes in the oxygenated hemoglobin concentration (ΔOxy-Hb) from baseline were estimated. Design and verbal fluency tasks were conducted for evaluation of visuospatial and language functions, respectively. RESULTS: The contralateral prefrontal area showed limited activation compared with the ipsilateral one in the case with either cerebellar stroke...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208146/serum-lipid-fractions-and-cerebral-microbleeds-in-a-healthy-japanese-population
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Shingo Mitaki, Atsushi Nagai, Hiroaki Oguro, Shuhei Yamaguchi
BACKGROUND: Cerebral microbleeds (CMBs) are associated with focal hemosiderin deposits and represent a form of cerebral small vessel disease. To date, indefinite and inconsistent reports are available regarding the association between serum lipid fractions and CMBs. In addition, these previous studies did not include Asian populations, who may have a higher risk of cerebral hemorrhage. The purpose of this study was to examine the associations between serum lipid fractions and CMBs in healthy Japanese subjects...
February 17, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207554/isolated-cardiac-troponin-rise-does-not-modify-the-prognosis-in-elderly-patients-with-hip-fracture
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Hélène Vallet, Alice Breining, Yannick Le Manach, Judith Cohen-Bittan, Anthony Mézière, Mathieu Raux, Marc Verny, Bruno Riou, Frédéric Khiami, Jacques Boddaert
Perioperative myocardial infarction remains a life-threatening complication in noncardiac surgery and even an isolated troponin rise (ITR) is associated with significant mortality. Our aim was to assess the prognostic value of ITR in elderly patients with hip fracture.In this cohort study, all patients admitted between 2009 and 2013 in our dedicated geriatric postoperative unit after hip fracture surgery with a cardiac troponin I determination were included and divided into Control, ITR, and acute coronary syndrome (ACS) groups...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202831/-development-of-intracerebral-hemorrhage-and-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-shortly-after-cerebral-infarction-onset-in-an-adult-patient-with-moyamoya-disease
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Jun Yoshida, Yoshitaka Kubo, Kenji Yoshida, Kohei Chida, Masakazu Kobayashi, Kuniaki Ogasawara
Here we describe the case of a patient with moyamoya disease who developed cerebral infarction followed shortly by subarachnoid hemorrhage and intracerebral hemorrhage. A 50-year-old woman presenting with sudden and transient weakness of the left lower limb was transferred to a local hospital. Magnetic resonance imaging(MRI)revealed cerebral infarction in the corpus callosum and in the bilateral frontal lobes induced by moyamoya disease. Pyramidal tract was not affected. The patient was treated with an anti-platelet agent(ozagrel sodium 160mg/day)and did not undergo intentional antihypertensive therapy...
February 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202821/-pres-posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome
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Kouichirou Okamoto, Kunio Motohashi, Hidemoto Fujiwara, Tomohiko Ishihara, Itaru Ninomiya, Osamu Onodera, Yukihiko Fujii
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is suggested in patients with acute neurological symptoms in the appropriate clinical context, including acute hypertension, blood pressure fluctuations, renal failure, blood transfusion, immunosuppression, autoimmune disorders, and eclampsia. PRES is a clinical syndrome, and refers to a disorder with reversible subcortical vasogenic brain edema caused by endothelial dysfunction, predominantly involving the bilateral parieto-occipital regions. Although the clinical course and prognosis are favorable in most cases, intracranial hemorrhage and/or restricted diffusion similar to acute infarction could be seen in some lesions on brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
February 2017: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201763/the-barrow-neurological-institute-scale-revisited-predictive-capabilities-for-cerebral-infarction-and-clinical-outcome-in-patients-with-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Nora F Dengler, Dominik Diesing, Asita Sarrafzadeh, Stefan Wolf, Peter Vajkoczy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 14, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199043/diagnostic-performance-of-t1-and-t2-mapping-to-detect-intramyocardial-hemorrhage-in-reperfused-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-stemi-patients
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Heerajnarain Bulluck, Stefania Rosmini, Amna Abdel-Gadir, Anish N Bhuva, Thomas A Treibel, Marianna Fontana, Esther Gonzalez-Lopez, Manish Ramlall, Ashraf Hamarneh, Alex Sirker, Anna S Herrey, Charlotte Manisty, Derek M Yellon, James C Moon, Derek J Hausenloy
PURPOSE: To investigate the performance of T1 and T2 mapping to detect intramyocardial hemorrhage (IMH) in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients treated by primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty STEMI patients were prospectively recruited between August 2013 and July 2014 following informed consent. Forty-eight patients completed a 1.5T cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with native T1 , T2 , and T2* maps at 4 ± 2 days...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197925/giant-prolactinoma-presenting-as-a-base-of-skull-tumor-with-nasopharyngeal-extension-a-potential-diagnostic-pitfall-in-neuroendocrine-lesions-of-the-base-of-skull
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Amy Prawira, Dorothy Lazinski, Lillian L Siu, Bayardo Perez-Ordonez
Pituitary adenomas presenting in uncommon anatomical locations are commonly misdiagnosed. Dramatic clinical presentation with hemorrhage and infarction, along with a lack of endocrine symptoms may further confound the diagnosis in some patients as illustrated in one of our two previously reported cases of non-small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the sinonasal tract and nasopharynx. This report presents the clinical progress of case number 2, which has a revised diagnosis of giant lactotroph pituitary adenoma...
February 14, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197281/prediction-of-symptomatic-embolism-in-filipinos-with-infective-endocarditis-using-the-embolic-risk-french-calculator
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Jaime Alfonso M Aherrera, Maria Teresa B Abola, Maria Margarita O Balabagno, Lauro L Abrahan, Jose Donato A Magno, Paul Ferdinand M Reganit, Felix Eduardo R Punzalan
BACKGROUND: Cardioembolic events are life-threatening complications of infective endocarditis (IE). The embolic risk French calculator estimates the embolic risk in IE computed on admission. Variables in this tool include age, diabetes, atrial fibrillation, prior embolism, vegetation length, and Staphylococcus aureus on culture. A computed risk of > 7% was considered high in the development of this tool. Knowledge of this risk applied in our local setting is important to guide clinicians in preventing such catastrophic complications...
August 2016: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196937/magnetic-resonance-imaging-plaque-hemorrhage-for-risk-stratification-in-carotid-artery-disease-with-moderate-risk-under-current-medical-therapy
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Akram A Hosseini, Richard J Simpson, Nishath Altaf, Philip M Bath, Shane T MacSweeney, Dorothee P Auer
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-defined carotid plaque hemorrhage (MRIPH) can predict recurrent cerebrovascular ischemic events in severe symptomatic carotid stenosis. It is less clear whether MRIPH can improve risk stratification despite optimized medical secondary prevention in those with moderate risk. METHODS: One-hundred fifty-one symptomatic patients with 30% to 99% carotid artery stenosis (median age: 77, 60.5% men) clinically deemed to not benefit from endarterectomy were prospectively recruited to undergo MRI and clinical follow-up (mean, 22 months)...
February 14, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195913/glucose-hypometabolism-in-developmental-venous-anomaly-without-apparent-parenchymal-damage
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Masamichi Imai, Mika Tanaka, Kenji Ishibashi, Aya Tokumaru, Kenji Ishii
Two cases of F-FDG PET in developmental venous anomaly (DVA) with visual impairment were examined. Plain MRI could not determine the cause of visual symptoms; a contrast-enhanced CT scan showed the existence of DVA without apparent parenchymal damage due to infarction or hemorrhage. F-FDG PET revealed that the hypometabolic area extended to the visual tract, thus explaining the association between the visual impairment and DVA. F-FDG PET is therefore a useful tool for the evaluation of symptomatic DVA.
February 13, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194477/maximizing-first-pass-complete-reperfusion-with-save
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Volker Maus, Daniel Behme, Christoph Kabbasch, Jan Borggrefe, Ioannis Tsogkas, Omid Nikoubashman, Martin Wiesmann, Michael Knauth, Anastasios Mpotsaris, Marios Nikos Psychogios
BACKGROUND: Endovascular techniques for treatment of large vessel occlusions (LVO) in patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) have advanced in recent years. We report a multicenter experience using a combined aspiration and stent retriever technique for mechanical thrombectomy (MT). METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 32 consecutive MT patients using a novel, combined approach of Stent retriever Assisted Vacuum-locked Extraction (SAVE) by 3 operators at 3 stroke centers...
February 13, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192386/spectrum-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-features-in-unilateral-optic-tract-dysfunction
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Kristopher M Kowal, Francisco F Rivas Rodriguez, Ashok Srinivasan, Jonathan D Trobe
BACKGROUND: Optic tract dysfunction may be the predominant or only clinical manifestation of an intracranial disorder including mass legion, ischemic infarct, inflammatory disease, and trauma. Documentation of the neuroimaging features of these lesions is limited to reports mostly published before the availability of MRI. This study was undertaken to document the spectrum of MRI features in patients presenting with optic tract dysfunction. METHODS: A retrospective study from 2004 to 2015 at a single tertiary care neuro-ophthalmology service of 24 patients who had unilateral optic tract dysfunction defined by a homonymous hemianopia and a relative afferent pupil defect that could not be attributed to optic neuropathy or retinopathy...
March 2017: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191623/the-ivy-sign-on-fluid-attenuated-inversion-recovery-images-related-to-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-cerebral-blood-flow-in-moyamoya-disease-a-case-report
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Fumihiro Matano, Yasuo Murai, Asami Kubota, Takayuki Mizunari, Shiro Kobayashi, Akio Morita
BACKGROUND: Moyamoya disease is an idiopathic progressive cerebrovascular steno-occlusive disorder characterized by the formation of numerous collaterals called moyamoya vessels. Accurate evaluation of vascular status and CBF is needed for prompt treatment to prevent ischemic and/or hemorrhagic events. The pathogenesis of the ivy sign on fluid attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) images of moyamoya disease patients is unclear. We report a moyamoya disease case wherein the ivy sign changed in relation to SPECT-measured CBF during progression and following treatment...
January 17, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190925/spontaneous-infarcted-adenoma-of-the-mammary-gland-in-a-wistar-hannover-galas-rat
#18
Kohei Matsushita, Takeshi Toyoda, Kaoru Inoue, Tomomi Morikawa, Mizuki Sone, Kumiko Ogawa
Spontaneous massive infarction of mammary gland tumors has been reported to occur infrequently in humans. A subcutaneous mass (18 × 17 × 10 mm) was observed in the right axilla extending to the chest region of a 110-week-old female Wistar Hannover GALAS rat. Histopathologically, a well-circumscribed mass with lobular structures was present in the subcutis. Most of the mass was occupied by extensive coagulative necrosis of neoplastic cells with relatively uniform acinar and ductal structures. Although each necrotic acinar structure was separated by reticular fibers, periacinar stromal collagen fibers were not abundant...
January 2017: Journal of Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190553/cervical-spine-imaging-for-young-children-with-inflicted-trauma-expanding-the-injury-pattern
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Joanne Baerg, Arul Thirumoorthi, Rosemary Vannix, Asma Taha, Amy Young, Alexander Zouros
AIM: The purpose of this study was to document the incidence and pattern of cervical spine (c-spine) injuries in children below 36months with inflicted trauma. METHODS: An IRB approved, prospective cohort study was performed between July 2011 and January 2016. Inclusion criteria were: age below 36months, loss of consciousness after inflicted trauma, and one initial head computed tomography finding: a subdural, intraventricular, intraparenchymal, subarachnoid hemorrhage, diffuse axonal injury, hypoxic injury, or cerebral edema...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187865/a-new-threshold-of-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-values-in-white-matter-after-successful-tissue-plasminogen-activator-treatment-for-acute-brain-ischemia
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Atsushi Sato, Yusaku Shimizu, Junichi Koyama, Kazuhiro Hongo
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) is effective for the treatment of acute brain ischemia, but may trigger fatal brain edema or hemorrhage if the brain ischemia results in a large infarct. Herein, we attempted to predict the extent of infarcts by determining the optimal threshold of ADC values on DWI that predictively distinguishes between infarct and reversible areas, and by reconstructing color-coded images based on this threshold. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study subjects consisted of 36 patients with acute brain ischemia in whom MRA had confirmed reopening of the occluded arteries in a short time (mean: 99min) after tPA treatment...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Neuroradiology. Journal de Neuroradiologie
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