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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632020/are-patients-with-hemiplegic-stroke-really-walking-with-a-cane-fitted-at-the-greater-trochanter
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Yong-Jun Cha
The purpose of this study was to determine the cane lengths currently used by patients with hemiplegic stroke for ambulatory assistance. The sample consisted of 116 adults with hemiplegic stroke. Descriptive statistics and Chi-square test for trend were conducted to examine the distributions of cane lengths, which were classified as follows: reaching >2 cm below the greater trochanter (GT), reaching from <2 cm below to <2 cm above the GT, or reaching >2 cm above the GT. Cane lengths reaching >2 cm above the GT were most common (range 62%-88%)...
February 26, 2017: Assistive Technology: the Official Journal of RESNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629627/direct-oral-anticoagulants-in-patients-with-cervical-artery-dissection-and-cerebral-venous-thrombosis-a-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
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Manuel Cappellari, Paolo Bovi
BACKGROUND: To date, very little is known about the effects of direct oral anticoagulants (DOA) use in patients with cervical artery dissection (CAD) and cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT). We present our initial experience with the use of DOA for CAD and CVT and an overview of the published literature. METHODS: From our database, we identified 4 patients who received DOA after CAD and 4 patients after CVT. Also, we analyzed the data reported for 45 patients who received DOA after CAD and 23 after CVT from review of the literature...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625904/subarachnoid-hemorrhage-due-to-distal-superior-cerebellar-artery-dissection-in-neurofibromatosis-type-1
#3
Yuki Takeshima, Yuki Ohmori, Takashi Nakagawa, Yasuyuki Kaku, Jun-Ichi Kuratsu, Shigetoshi Yano
BACKGROUND: Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a rare disease with an incidence of one in every 3000 births. Numerous studies have focused on the main function of NF1 as a tumor suppressor, while few have examined the cerebrovascular abnormalities observed in patients with NF1. It is worth noting that intracranial aneurysms are uncommon in this condition. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report a case of NF1 with a dissection of the distal segment of the superior cerebellar artery...
June 15, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625901/the-effect-of-aspirin-in-the-postoperative-management-of-adult-ischemic-moyamoya-disease
#4
Yahui Zhao, Qian Zhang, Dong Zhang, Yuanli Zhao
Aspirin has been implicated in the postoperative management of moyamoya disease (MMD) in order to avoid bypass failure and decrease the incidence of subsequent stroke. However, the effect of it has not been completely determined yet. In this study, we retrospectively reviewed data of 184 adult patients (197 hemispheres) presented with ischemic-onset moyamoya disease that had undergone direct or combined revascularization in our hospital, to clarify the effect of postoperative aspirin therapy in the management of moyamoya disease...
June 15, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625242/-clinical-significance-of-combined-detection-of-peripheral-mir-182-and-il-17-in-the-early-diagnosis-of-patients-with-eclampsia-complicated-with-cerebral-infarction-in-icu
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Lina Zhang, Tiejun Wu, Dawei Wu, Yanjun Liu, Min Bai, Shuangfeng Chen
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of peripheral blood microRNA-182 (miR-182) combined with interleukin-17 (IL-17) in the early diagnosis of cerebral infarction (CI) in patients with eclampsia. METHODS: A prospective non-randomized controlled study was conducted. The patients with eclampsia admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of Liaocheng People's Hospital from January 1st, 2013 to September 30th 2016 were enrolled. Cerebral imaging was conducted in 7 days after admission to make a definite diagnosis of the occurrence of CI, excluding patients with cerebral hemorrhage...
June 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623527/updating-the-evidence-of-the-interaction-between-clopidogrel-and-cyp2c19-inhibiting-selective-serotonin-reuptake-inhibitors-a-cohort-study-and-meta-analysis
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Katsiaryna Bykov, Sebastian Schneeweiss, Robert J Glynn, Murray A Mittleman, David W Bates, Joshua J Gagne
INTRODUCTION: We previously found that patients who initiate clopidogrel while treated with a cytochrome P450 (CYP) 2C19-inhibiting selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) have a higher risk of subsequent ischemic events than patients treated with other SSRIs. It is not known whether initiating an inhibiting SSRI while treated with clopidogrel will also increase risk of ischemic events. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess clinical outcomes following initiation of a CYP2C19-inhibiting SSRI versus initiation of other SSRIs among patients treated with clopidogrel and to update existing evidence on the clinical impact of clopidogrel-SSRI interaction...
June 16, 2017: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619499/results-of-early-high-flow-bypass-and-trapping-for-ruptured-blood-blister-like-aneurysms-of-the-internal-carotid-artery
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Yuichiro Kikkawa, Toshiki Ikeda, Ririko Takeda, Hiroyuki Nakajima, Takeshi Ogura, Hidetoshi Ooigawa, Hiroki Kurita
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to clarify the efficacy and safety of early surgery using trapping of the affected internal carotid artery (ICA) and high-flow bypass between second portion of the middle cerebral artery and cervical external carotid artery with radial artery graft for ruptured blood blister-like aneurysms (BBAs) arising from anterior wall of the ICA. METHODS: Medical chart of consecutive 16 patients (M:F=7:9, mean 59 years) with subarachnoid hemorrhage (WFNS grade I:2, II:5, III:2, IV:4, V:3) due to ruptured BBA surgically treated between July 2010 and October 2015 were retrospectively reviewed...
June 12, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612237/assessment-of-the-impact-of-l-thyroxine-therapy-on-bleeding-risk-in-patients-receiving-vitamin-k-antagonists
#8
Farès Moustafa, Rémi Malhomme, Bruno Pereira, Alain Barres, Jennifer Saint-Denis, Frederic Dutheil, Marie Batisse, Jeannot Schmidt
BACKGROUND: Several studies have suggested a link exists between L-thyroxine and the coagulation system, and, according to some drug interaction studies, L-thyroxine can potentiate the effect of warfarin. This study sought to assess whether thyroid hormone therapy could impact the risk of bleeding in patients receiving vitamin K antagonists (VKAs). METHODS: We conducted a monocentric, retrospective study on prospectively collected data from consecutive patients enrolled in the Registry of patient with AntiThrombotic agents admitted to an Emergency Department (RATED) database, and compared the hemorrhage rates (both major and nonmajor) of patients receiving treatment with and without L-thyroxine...
June 13, 2017: Clinical Drug Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612206/temperature-corrected-postmortem-3-t-mr-quantification-of-histopathological-early-acute-and-chronic-myocardial-infarction-a-feasibility-study
#9
Anders Persson, John Baeckmann, Johan Berge, Christian Jackowski, Marcel Warntjes, Wolf-Dieter Zech
The goal of the present study was to evaluate if quantitative postmortem cardiac 3-T magnetic resonance (QPMCMR) T1 and T2 relaxation times and proton density values of histopathological early acute and chronic myocardial infarction differ to the quantitative values of non-pathologic myocardium and other histopathological age stages of myocardial infarction with regard to varying corpse temperatures. In 60 forensic corpses (25 female, 35 male), a cardiac 3-T MR quantification sequence was performed prior to autopsy and cardiac dissection...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611890/index-to-predict-in-hospital-mortality-in-older-adults-after-non-traumatic-emergency-department-intubations
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Kei Ouchi, Samuel Hohmann, Tadahiro Goto, Peter Ueda, Emily L Aaronson, Daniel J Pallin, Marcia A Testa, James A Tulsky, Jeremiah D Schuur, Mara A Schonberg
INTRODUCTION: Our goal was to develop and validate an index to predict in-hospital mortality in older adults after non-traumatic emergency department (ED) intubations. METHODS: We used Vizient administrative data from hospitalizations of 22,374 adults ≥75 years who underwent non-traumatic ED intubation from 2008-2015 at nearly 300 U.S. hospitals to develop and validate an index to predict in-hospital mortality. We randomly selected one half of participants for the development cohort and one half for the validation cohort...
June 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611838/endovascular-embolization-of-intracranial-infectious-aneurysms-in-patients-undergoing-open-heart-surgery-using-n-butyl-cyanoacrylate
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Esteban Cheng-Ching, Seby John, Mark Bain, Gabor Toth, Thomas Masaryk, Ferdinand Hui, Muhammad Shazam Hussain
INTRODUCTION: Mycotic aneurysms are a serious complication of infective endocarditis with increased risk of intracranial hemorrhage. Patients undergoing open heart surgery for valve repair or replacement are exposed to anticoagulants, increasing the risk of aneurysm bleeding. These patients may require endovascular or surgical aneurysm treatment prior to heart surgery, but data on this approach are scarce. METHODS: Retrospective review of consecutive patients with infectious endocarditis and mycotic aneurysms treated endovascularly with Trufill n-butyl cyanoacrylate (n-BCA) at the Cleveland Clinic between January 2013 and December 2015...
March 2017: Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611833/open-label-phase-i-clinical-study-to-assess-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-cilostazol-in-patients-undergoing-internal-carotid-artery-stent-placement
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Ameer E Hassan, Haralabos Zacharatos, Mikayel Grigoryan, Wondwossen G Tekle, Amir Khan, Farhan Siddiq, Gustavo J Rodriguez, Ramachandra Tummala, Bharathi Jagadeesan, M Fareed K Suri, Adnan I Qureshi
BACKGROUND: One-month dual antiplatelet treatment, with aspirin and clopidogrel, following internal carotid artery stent placement is the current standard of care to prevent in-stent thrombosis. Cilostazol, an antiplatelet drug, has been demonstrated to have a safety profile comparable to aspirin and clopidogrel. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and clinical efficacy of cilostazol and aspirin therapy following internal carotid artery stent placement up to 1 month postprocedure...
March 2017: Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611653/familial-retinal-arteriolar-tortuosity-with-acute-hippocampal-infarction
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Tae Hee Kim, Sonia Lee, Su Jin Lim
PURPOSE: To report a case of familial retinal arteriolar tortuosity with acute hippocampal infarction. METHOD: Single-patient case report. RESULTS: A 50-year-old woman presented with blurred vision and was found to have cataract, retinal hemorrhages, and tortuous retinal arterioles in both eyes. Similar findings of tortuous retinal arterioles were observed in her daughter and son. In her past history of 6 years prior to the visit, she had been diagnosed with transient global amnesia after brain magnetic resonance imaging, which showed hippocampal infarction and multiple chronic ischemic lesions in the periventricular and subcortical white matter...
January 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611097/epidemiology-endovascular-treatment-and-prognosis-of-cerebral-venous-thrombosis-us-center-study-of-152-patients
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Kristin Salottolo, Jeffrey Wagner, Donald F Frei, David Loy, Richard J Bellon, Kathryn McCarthy, Judd Jensen, Christopher Fanale, David Bar-Or
BACKGROUND: Cerebral venous thrombosis is a rare cause of stroke that poses diagnostic, therapeutic, and prognostic challenges. Mainstay treatment is systemic anticoagulation, but endovascular treatment is increasingly advocated. Our objectives were to describe the epidemiology, treatment, and prognosis of 152 patients with cerebral venous thrombosis. METHODS AND RESULTS: This was a retrospective study of consecutive cerebral venous thrombosis cases from 2006 to 2013 at a comprehensive stroke center through hospital discharge...
June 13, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610468/analysis-of-preventability-of-stroke-related-maternal-death-from-the-nationwide-registration-system-of-maternal-deaths-in-japan
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Shinji Katsuragi, Hiroaki Tanaka, Junichi Hasegawa, Masamitsu Nakamura, Naohiro Kanayama, Masahiko Nakata, Takeshi Murakoshi, Jun Yoshimatsu, Kazuhiro Osato, Kayo Tanaka, Akihiko Sekizawa, Isamu Ishiwata, Tomoaki Ikeda
OBJECTIVE: The number of stroke-related maternal deaths is increasing in Japan. We investigated methods to reduce maternal death from stroke. METHODS: We analyzed stroke-related maternal deaths in Japan reported to the Committee of the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare from 2010 to 2014 inclusive. RESULTS: A total of 35 cases were identified. The median maternal age was 35 years (range 22-45) and the incidence of stoke in women ≥40 was seven-fold higher than in <34...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608165/platelet-related-biomarkers-and-their-response-to-inhibition-with-aspirin-and-p2y12-receptor-antagonists-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Angela Lowenstern, Robert F Storey, Megan Neely, Jie-Lena Sun, Dominick J Angiolillo, Christopher P Cannon, Anders Himmelmann, Kurt Huber, Stefan K James, Hugo A Katus, Joao Morais, Agneta Siegbahn, Phillippe Gabriel Steg, Lars Wallentin, Richard C Becker
The PLATelet inhibition and patient Outcomes (PLATO) trial showed that treatment with ticagrelor reduced the rate of death due to vascular causes, myocardial infarction and stroke when compared to clopidogrel in patients with ST-elevation or non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome (ACS). While the comparative benefit of ticagrelor over clopidogrel increased over time, event rates accrued in both groups during the study period. The purpose of our biomarker-based exploratory analysis was to determine whether long-term platelet inhibition may be associated with platelet adaptation...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606660/the-addition-of-endovascular-intervention-for-dural-venous-sinus-thrombosis-single-center-experience-and-review-of-literature
#17
Eric M Nyberg, David Case, Lidia M Nagae, Justin M Honce, William Reyenga, Joshua Seinfeld, Sharon Poisson, Michelle H Leppert
BACKGROUND: Dural venous sinus thrombosis (DVST) is a cause of infarction and intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) that can lead to significant morbidity. Endovascular therapy has emerged as an adjunctive therapy in select cases but has been associated with increased hemorrhagic complications. We present our experience with a large single-center cohort of DVST cases treated with current-generation thrombectomy devices. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, a chart review was performed to compare presentations and outcomes of patients treated with anticoagulation alone with those treated with additional interventional therapy, using the modified Rankin Scale (mRS) score at discharge and at 90 days' follow-up...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606562/the-efficacy-and-safety-of-3-types-of-interventions-for-stroke-prevention-in-patients-with-cardiovascular-and-cerebrovascular-diseases-a-network-meta-analysis
#18
Qian Sun, Shumei Chang, Songtao Lu, Yajing Zhang, Yajun Chang
PURPOSE: The goal of this study was to compare the relative efficacy and safety of different types of interventions for stroke prevention in patients with cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. METHODS: This network meta-analysis (NMA) was conducted with a random effects model of Bayesian framework using Stata version 12.0. Odds ratios (ORs) and their credible intervals (CrIs) were applied for the efficacy and safety evaluation of various medical interventions, including aspirin, dipyridamole, ticlopidine, warfarin, and apixaban...
June 10, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602923/successful-hybrid-neurovascular-surgery-for-a-ruptured-basilar-artery-dissecting-aneurysm-in-a-patient-with-jeopardized-collateral-circulation-associated-with-aortitis-syndrome-case-report
#19
Kazuaki Yamamoto, Takahisa Mori, Tsuyoshi Watanabe, Tomonori Iwata, Gakuji Gondo, Masahiko Tanaka, Satoshi Tanaka
BACKGROUND: Dissecting aneurysms of the basilar artery (BA) are rare lesions and the management of them has been controversial and challenging. The treatment becomes much more difficult when the patient has a disorder such as aortitis syndrome, which makes cerebral arteries occluded and tortuous. The authors describe a case of a ruptured BA dissecting aneurysm associated with aortitis syndrome, successfully treated with hybrid neurovascular surgery. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 64-year-old woman with a medical history of aortitis syndrome developed a severe headache and was diagnosed with a subarachnoid hemorrhage from a BA dissecting aneurysm...
June 8, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602881/minimally-invasive-surgery-for-hypertensive-intracerebral-hemorrhage-patients-with-large-hematoma-volume-a-retrospective-study
#20
Weijun Wang, Ningquan Zhou, Chao Wang
OBJECTIVE: Therapeutic efficacy of hypertensive intracerebral hemorrhage (HICH) patients with large hematoma volume is poor. This study aimed to explore the efficacy of minimally invasive surgery for HICH patients with large hematoma volume. METHODS: A total of 104 HICH patients with a hematoma volume >50mL were treated with different surgical approaches. The patients were allotted to minimally invasive surgery group (minimally invasive, n=70) and conventional craniotomy group (craniotomy group, n=34)...
June 5, 2017: World Neurosurgery
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