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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928910/phase-i-ii-randomized-controlled-trial-of-autologous-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cell-therapy-for-chronic-stroke
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Kam Sze Tsang, Chi Ping Stephanie Ng, Xian Lun Zhu, George Kwok Chu Wong, Gang Lu, Anil Tejbhan Ahuja, Ka Sing Lawrence Wong, Ho Keung Ng, Wai Sang Poon
AIM: To examine the safety and efficacy of mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) therapy for intracerebral haemorrhage with neurological dysfunctions for a year. METHODS: MSC were ex vivo expanded from 29 mL (17-42 mL) autologous bone marrow. Patients were randomized to have two intravenous injections of autologous MSC or placebos in four weeks apart. Neurological functions and clinical outcomes were monitored before treatment and at 12(th), 16(th), 24(th), 36(th) and 60(th) week upon completion of the treatment...
August 26, 2017: World Journal of Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892278/reflection-on-stroke-deaths-and-end-of-life-stroke-care
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Syed Zujajuddin Quadri, Thang Huynh, Cecilia Cappelen-Smith, Nirupama Wijesuriya, Abul Mamun, Roy Beran, Alan Mcdougall, Dennis Cordato
BACKGROUND: The benefit of palliative care referral for severe stroke patients on end-of-life care pathways (EOLCP) is increasingly recognised. Palliative care provides assistance with symptom management and transition to end-of-life care. Advance care planning (ACP) may help accommodate patient/family expectations and guide management. METHOD: Retrospective study of all stroke deaths (2014-2015) at Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, Australia. Data examined included age, co-morbidities, living arrangements, pre-existing ACP, palliative care referral rates and 'survival time'...
September 11, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875887/the-spectrum-and-outcome-of-paediatric-traumatic-brain-injury-in-kwazulu-natal-province-south-africa-has-not-changed-over-the-last-two-decades
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J J P Buitendag, V Y Kong, J L Bruce, G L Laing, D L Clarke, P Brysiewicz
OBJECTIVES: This retrospective review of a prospectively entered and maintained hybrid electronic trauma registry was intended to develop a comprehensive overview of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in children and adolescents and to compare it with previous audits from our local environment and from other developing world centres. All TBI patients admitted to hospital were included in this study. We reviewed the age, gender, outcomes, radiological findings and treatment of the patients. METHODS: All patients aged ≤18 years old who were admitted by the Pietermaritzburg Metropolitan Trauma Service (PMTS) with TBI between December 2012 and December 2016 were included in this audit...
August 25, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859943/population-screening-and-intervention-for-vascular-disease-in-danish-men-viva-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Jes S Lindholt, Rikke Søgaard
BACKGROUND: Abdominal aortic aneurysm is the only cardiovascular disease targeted by population screening. In this study, we test the effect of screening and subsequent intervention for abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral arterial disease, and hypertension combined. METHODS: In this randomised controlled trial, we randomly allocated (1:1) all men aged 65-74 years living in the Central Denmark Region to screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral arterial disease, and hypertension, or to no screening...
August 25, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844070/the-increasing-impact-of-cerebral-amyloid-angiopathy-essential-new-insights-for-clinical-practice
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REVIEW
Gargi Banerjee, Roxana Carare, Charlotte Cordonnier, Steven M Greenberg, Julie A Schneider, Eric E Smith, Mark van Buchem, Jeroen van der Grond, Marcel M Verbeek, David J Werring
Cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) has never been more relevant. The last 5 years have seen a rapid increase in publications and research in the field, with the development of new biomarkers for the disease, thanks to advances in MRI, amyloid positron emission tomography and cerebrospinal fluid biomarker analysis. The inadvertent development of CAA-like pathology in patients treated with amyloid-beta immunotherapy for Alzheimer's disease has highlighted the importance of establishing how and why CAA develops; without this information, the use of these treatments may be unnecessarily restricted...
August 26, 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821266/endogenous-hydrogen-sulphide-attenuates-nlrp3-inflammasome-mediated-neuroinflammation-by-suppressing-the-p2x7-receptor-after-intracerebral-haemorrhage-in-rats
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Hengli Zhao, Pengyu Pan, Yang Yang, Hongfei Ge, Weixiang Chen, Jie Qu, Jiantao Shi, Gaoyu Cui, Xin Liu, Hua Feng, Yujie Chen
BACKGROUND: Emerging studies have demonstrated the important physiological and pathophysiological roles of hydrogen sulphide (H2S) as a gasotransmitter for NOD-like receptor family pyrin domain-containing 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome-associated neuroinflammation in the central nervous system. However, the effects of H2S on neuroinflammation after intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH), especially on the NLRP3 inflammasome, remain unknown. METHODS: We employed a Sprague-Dawley rat of collagenase-induced ICH in the present study...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814933/inflammatory-biomarkers-and-their-value-in-predicting-survival-and-outcome-among-patients-with-spontaneous-intracerebral-haemorrhage
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Senthil Kumar Rajapathy, Zamzuri Idris, Regunath Kandasamy, Albert Wong Sii Hieng, Jafri Malin Abdullah
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous intracerebral haemorrhage (SICH) has emerged as one of the most devastating forms of stroke in recent decades. This disease is noted to carry a 30-day mortality rate of approximately 45%. An increasing number of studies have implicated a complex immune-mediated and inflammation-mediated cascade of responses in the pathophysiology of SICH and the resultant neurologic outcome. Several clinical studies have demonstrated an association between inflammatory markers and outcome in patients with SICH...
May 2017: Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences: MJMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751978/intracerebral-haemorrhage-following-uncontrolled-autonomic-dysreflexia-post-suprapubic-catheter-placement-surgery
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Mazatulfazura Sf Salim, Mazlina Mazlan, Nazirah Hasnan
INTRODUCTION: We describe a case of intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) following uncontrolled episodes of autonomic dysreflexia (AD) within 24 h of a minor urological procedure. CASE PRESENTATION: A 33-year-old active paraplegic patient T1 Association Impairment Scale A underwent an elective suprapubic catheter (SPC) placement for bladder management. The surgery was done under general anaesthesia and was uneventful. Four hours after surgery, he developed haematuria and multiple blood clots in the urine, which eventually caused blockage of the SPC and resulted in symptomatic AD...
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703081/editorial-review-on-intracerebral-haemorrhage-multidisciplinary-approaches-to-the-injury-mechanism-analysis-and-therapeutic-strategies
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EDITORIAL
Shilei Hao, Bochu Wang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701076/predictive-value-of-stroke-discharge-diagnoses-in-the-danish-national-patient-register
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Pernille Lühdorf, Kim Overvad, Erik B Schmidt, Søren P Johnsen, Flemming W Bach
AIMS: To determine the positive predictive values for stroke discharge diagnoses, including subarachnoidal haemorrhage, intracerebral haemorrhage and cerebral infarction in the Danish National Patient Register. METHODS: Participants in the Danish cohort study Diet, Cancer and Health with a stroke discharge diagnosis in the National Patient Register between 1993 and 2009 were identified and their medical records were retrieved for validation of the diagnoses. RESULTS: A total of 3326 records of possible cases of stroke were reviewed...
August 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692106/haemostasis-biomarkers-and-risk-of-intracerebral-haemorrhage-in-the-reasons-for-geographic-and-racial-differences-in-stroke-study
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Neil A Zakai, Nels C Olson, Suzanne E Judd, Dawn O Kleindorfer, Brett M Kissela, George Howard, Mary Cushman
Pathologic alterations in haemostasis cause bleeding disorders, but it is unknown if variation within the normal range relates to intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) risk. It was our objective to assess the prospective associations of haemostasis biomarkers with ICH risk. The REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke study (REGARDS) recruited 30,239 U. S. individuals aged ≥45 years. ICH was ascertained through biannual telephone contact and review of deaths followed by medical record evaluation...
August 30, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691864/outcomes-following-telestroke-assisted-thrombolysis-for-stroke-in-ontario-canada
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Joan Porter, Ruth E Hall, Moira K Kapral, Jiming Fang, Ferhana Khan, Frank L Silver
Introduction Since 2002, the Ontario Telestroke Program has provided hospitals in under-served regions of the province the opportunity to offer intravenous thrombolysis with tissue plasminogen activator (IV tPA) to eligible patients. The purpose of this study was to determine whether telestroke-assisted IV tPA patients had similar risks of 7- and 90-day mortality, symptomatic intracerebral haemorrhage (sICH), and poor functional outcome compared to patients who received IV tPA with on-site expertise. Methods Data from two audits of patients with acute ischaemic stroke hospitalized in Ontario, Canada in 2010 and 2012 were analysed...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683728/post-operative-re-bleeding-in-patients-with-hypertensive-ich-is-closely-associated-with-the-ct-blend-sign
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Guofeng Wu, Zhengkui Shen, Likun Wang, Shujie Sun, Jinbiao Luo, Yuanhong Mao
BACKGROUNDS: Intracranial post-operative re-haemorrhage is an important complication in patients with hypertensive intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH). The purpose of the present study was to determine the value of the computed tomography (CT) blend sign in predicting post-operative re-haemorrhage in patients with ICH. METHODS: A total of 126 patients with ICH were included in the present study. All the patients underwent standard stereotactic minimally invasive surgery(MIS) to remove the ICH within 24 h following admission...
July 6, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681746/operation-versus-non-operative-treatment-for-spontaneous-supratentorial-intracerebral-haemorrhage-is-a-change-in-current-clinical-practice-required
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681745/a-randomized-controlled-study-of-operative-versus-nonoperative-treatment-for-large-spontaneous-supratentorial-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Mukesh K Bhaskar, Rakesh Kumar, Balakrishna Ojha, Sunil K Singh, Nishant Verma, Rajesh Verma, Anil Chandra, Chhitij Srivastava, Manish Jaiswal, Somil Jaiswal, Harsha Huliyappa
CONTEXT: Spontaneous intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) accounts for 4-14% of all strokes and has a high mortality rate of 30-50% during the first month. Management of large hematomas is controversial, with some advocating medical management while others favoring surgical evacuation. AIM: This study was undertaken to compare the outcome of patients with a spontaneous supratentorial intracerebral hemorrhage (SSICH) managed with or without surgical evacuation. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: Four hundred and eighty-two SSICH patients admitted from September 2013 to August 2015 were evaluated based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria...
July 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675360/four-years-of-hepatic-transplantation-in-the-republic-of-moldova
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Vladimir Hotineanu, Adrian Hotineanu, Serghei Burgoci, Grigore Ivancov, Natalia Taran, Angela Peltec, Dumitru Cazacu, Vitalie Sîrghi
Ever since the first liver transplant in the Republic of Moldova in 2013 we have performed 30 liver transplantations, the first having been performed in collaboration with the surgical team from Romania, led by Professor Irinel Popescu. The serious deficit of available cadaveric organs has forced us to begin with right hemi-liver transplantation from a living donor. In one third of liver transplantations we used right hemi-liver graft from a living donor, and in 2/3 of cases whole liver graft was harvested from brain-dead donors...
May 2017: Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667504/controversies-in-thrombolysis
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REVIEW
Peter A G Sandercock, Stefano Ricci
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of the review is to examine recent evidence on the effects of intravenous thrombolysis and identify the remaining uncertainties. RECENT FINDINGS: We review the results of two large trials (the third International Stroke Trial (IST-3) and The Enhanced Control of Hypertension and Thrombolysis Stroke Study (ENCHANTED)) and the publications from the individual patient data analyses of the trials of alteplase conducted by the Stroke Thrombolysis Trialists Collaboration...
August 2017: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659171/comparison-of-endoscopic-evacuation-stereotactic-aspiration-and-craniotomy-for-the-treatment-of-supratentorial-hypertensive-intracerebral-haemorrhage-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Xinghua Xu, Yi Zheng, Xiaolei Chen, Fangye Li, Huaping Zhang, Xin Ge
BACKGROUND: Hypertensive intracerebral haemorrhage (HICH) is the most common form of haemorrhagic stroke with the highest morbidity and mortality of all stroke types. The choice of surgical or conservative treatment for patients with HICH remains controversial. In recent years, minimally invasive surgeries, such as endoscopic evacuation and stereotactic aspiration, have been attempted for haematoma removal and offer promise. However, research evidence on the benefits of endoscopic evacuation or stereotactic aspiration is still insufficient...
June 28, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650062/safety-and-outcome-of-rtpa-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-in-patients-with-active-cancer-case-control-study
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T Geraldes, L Pereira, C Guarda, M Grunho, A C Ribeiro, J Coimbra, I Mendes, M Rodrigues
INTRODUCTION: Cancer patients have increased stroke risk from direct and indirect malignancy effects. Intravenous thrombolysis with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA) is standard medical treatment for acute ischemic stroke (AIS). AIM: To review rtPA use in AIS patients with active cancer. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Retrospective observational case-control study evaluating patients with AIS and cancer admitted to our stroke unit between January/2010 and June/2015...
July 1, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622955/age-specific-risks-severity-time-course-and-outcome-of-bleeding-on-long-term-antiplatelet-treatment-after-vascular-events-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Linxin Li, Olivia C Geraghty, Ziyah Mehta, Peter M Rothwell
BACKGROUND: Lifelong antiplatelet treatment is recommended after ischaemic vascular events, on the basis of trials done mainly in patients younger than 75 years. Upper gastrointestinal bleeding is a serious complication, but had low case fatality in trials of aspirin and is not generally thought to cause long-term disability. Consequently, although co-prescription of proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) reduces upper gastrointestinal bleeds by 70-90%, uptake is low and guidelines are conflicting...
July 29, 2017: Lancet
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