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Jacqueline Ellero, Michal Lubomski, Bruce Brew
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This study aimed to evaluate current barriers to HIV cure strategies and interventions for neurocognitive dysfunction with a particular focus on recent advancements over the last 3 years. RECENT FINDINGS: Optimal anti-retroviral therapy (ART) poses challenges to minimise neurotoxicity, whilst ensuring blood-brain barrier penetration and minimising the risk of cerebrovascular disease. CSF biomarkers, BCL11B and neurofilament light chain may be implicated with a neuroinflammatory cascade leading to cognitive impairment...
January 21, 2017: Current HIV/AIDS Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109734/clinical-characteristics-and-natural-history-of-quasi-moyamoya-disease
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Meng Zhao, Zhiqin Lin, Xiaofeng Deng, Qian Zhang, Dong Zhang, Yan Zhang, Rong Wang, Shuo Wang, Zhongli Jiang, Hao Wang, Jizong Zhao
BACKGROUND: Quasi-moyamoya disease (quasi-MMD) is a rare cerebrovascular disease and its clinical features and natural history remain unclear. The aim of the study is to describe the clinical characteristics and the natural histories of this disease, with analysis of the risk factors for future cerebrovascular events. METHODS: We identified 64 patients with quasi-MMD from 693 moyamoya vasculopathy patients referred to our hospital between 2011 and 2015. Demographic data, associated disorders, clinical manifestation, angiographic findings, natural history, and risk factors for cerebrovascular events were analyzed...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109683/incidence-and-risk-factors-of-delirium-in-patients-after-type-a-aortic-dissection-surgery
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Zhengqin Liu, Xinyan Pang, Xiquan Zhang, Guangqing Cao, Changcun Fang, Shuming Wu
OBJECTIVE: To study the incidence and related risk factors for postoperative delirium after type-A aortic dissection in patients who underwent Sun's procedure (total arch replacement using a tetrafurcate graft with stented elephant trunk implantation). DESIGN: A retrospective study. SETTING: A cardiac surgical intensive care unit. PARTICIPANTS: The study comprised 100 patients admitted to the intensive care unit for type-A aortic dissection...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108838/clinical-impact-of-preoperative-brain-mr-angiography-and-mr-imaging-in-candidates-for-liver-transplantation-a-propensity-score-matching-study-in-a-single-institution
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Mi Sun Chung, Ho Sung Kim, Young-Suk Lim, Sang-Beom Jeon, Seon-Ok Kim, Hwa Jung Kim, Shin Hwang, Seung Chai Jung, Choong Gon Choi, Sang Joon Kim
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the prevalence of cerebrovascular stenosis and white matter lesions on preoperative magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in liver transplantation candidates. METHODS: This retrospective study included 1,460 consecutive patients with liver cirrhosis (LC) who underwent MRA with/without brain MRI for pretransplantation evaluation. These patients were matched with 5,331 controls using propensity scores, and the prevalences of significant cerebrovascular stenosis and white matter lesions were compared...
January 20, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108549/relation-of-renal-dysfunction-with-incident-atrial-fibrillation-and-cardiovascular-morbidity-and-mortality-the-prevend-study
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Ernaldo G Marcos, Bastiaan Geelhoed, Pim Van Der Harst, Stefan J L Bakker, Ron T Gansevoort, Hans L Hillege, Isabelle C Van Gelder, Michiel Rienstra
AIMS: Renal dysfunction is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, including atrial fibrillation (AF) and mortality. However, the exact pathobiology linking different renal dysfunction measures, such as albumin excretion or glomerular filtration rate (GFR), to cardiovascular- and AF risk are unclear. In this study, we investigated the association of several renal function measures and incident AF, and whether the relation between renal measures and outcomes is modified by AF. METHODS AND RESULTS: We examined 8265 individuals (age 49 ± 13 years, 50% women) included in the PREVEND study...
January 20, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108227/cerebral-blood-flow-autoregulation-is-impaired-in-schizophrenia-a-pilot-study
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Hsiao-Lun Ku, Jiunn-Kae Wang, Hsin-Chien Lee, Timothy Joseph Lane, I-Chao Liu, Yung-Chan Chen, Yao-Tung Lee, I-Cheng Lin, Chia-Pei Lin, Chaur-Jong Hu, Nai-Fang Chi
Patients with schizophrenia have a higher risk of cardiovascular diseases and higher mortality from them than does the general population; however, the underlying mechanism remains unclear. Impaired cerebral autoregulation is associated with cerebrovascular diseases and their mortality. Increased or decreased cerebral blood flow in different brain regions has been reported in patients with schizophrenia, which implies impaired cerebral autoregulation. This study investigated the cerebral autoregulation in 21 patients with schizophrenia and 23 age- and sex-matched healthy controls...
January 17, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106908/the-aspirin-story-from-willow-to-wonder-drug
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REVIEW
Michael J R Desborough, David M Keeling
The story of the discovery of aspirin stretches back more than 3500 years to when bark from the willow tree was used as a pain reliever and antipyretic. It involves an Oxfordshire clergyman, scientists at a German dye manufacturer, a Nobel Prize-winning discovery and a series of pivotal clinical trials. Aspirin is now the most commonly used drug in the world. Its role in preventing cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease has been revolutionary and one of the biggest pharmaceutical success stories of the last century...
January 20, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105135/takayasu-s-arteritis-presenting-with-common-carotid-artery-dissection-a-rare-case-report
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Ruonan Hao, Jie Zhang, Zhicheng Ma, Ming Xiao, Lei Zhou, Nan Kang, Xiaoyu Liang, Fuxin Li
Takayasu's arteritis (TA) is a rare, idiopathic, chronic inflammatory disease associated with cell-mediated inflammation and involving predominantly the aorta and its primary branches. TA results in stenosis, occlusion or aneurysmal degeneration of large arteries pathologically. However, the incidence of dissection in arteries is low. As one of the primary causes of aortic dissection-associated ischemic stroke in young adults, only a limited number of TA cases presenting with aortic dissection have been published to date...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104915/visceral-obesity-is-associated-with-white-matter-hyperintensity-and-lacunar-infarct
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K W Kim, H Seo, M-S Kwak, D Kim
BACKGROUND: The presences of white matter hyperintensity (WMH) and lacunar infarct are recognized as risk factors of dementia, stroke, and mortality. It is undetermined whether visceral adipose tissue (VAT) area is associated with an increased risk of cerebral small vessel disease. We explored whether VAT area was responsible for cerebral small vessel disease through the identification of WMH and lacunar infarct. SUBJECTS: A total of 2046 subjects free of cerebrovascular disease who underwent brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and abdominal fat computed tomography (CT) during a general health check-up were enrolled...
January 20, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104643/reduced-patient-radiation-exposure-during-neurodiagnostic-and-interventional-x-ray-angiography-with-a-new-imaging-platform
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K van der Marel, S Vedantham, I M J van der Bom, M Howk, T Narain, K Ty, A Karellas, M J Gounis, A S Puri, A K Wakhloo
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Advancements in medical device and imaging technology as well as accruing clinical evidence have accelerated the growth of the endovascular treatment of cerebrovascular diseases. However, the augmented role of these procedures raises concerns about the radiation dose to patients and operators. We evaluated patient doses from an x-ray imaging platform with radiation dose-reduction technology, which combined image noise reduction, motion correction, and contrast-dependent temporal averaging with optimized x-ray exposure settings...
January 19, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104114/re-evaluating-cut-off-points-for-the-expansion-of-deceased-donor-criteria-for-kidney-transplantation-in-japan
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Y Nakagawa, M Ikeda, T Ando, M Tasaki, K Saito, K Takahashi, A Aikawa, M Kikuchi, K Akazawa, Y Tomita
BACKGROUND: A shortage of donors poses a serious problem for organ transplantation around the world. In response, the concept of the expanded criteria donor (ECD) has been defined to include donors with traditionally less favorable characteristics. That definition has now been accepted and is being applied in kidney transplantation in the United States and Europe. However, the ECD has not yet been defined for deceased donor kidney transplantation in Japan. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We analyzed data on graft survival and relevant risk factors in patients who received deceased donor kidney transplants through the East Japan Branch of the Japan Organ Transplant network (n = 1051)...
January 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102463/marked-differences-of-haplotype-tagging-snp-distribution-linkage-and-haplotype-profile-of-apoa5-gene-in-roma-population-samples
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Katalin Sumegi, Balazs Duga, Bela I Melegh, Zsolt Banfai, Erzsebet Kovesdi, Anita Maasz, Bela Melegh
Roma people are underprivileged, neglected population worldwide, with severe healthcare problems. They have significantly increased prevalence of cardiovascular morbidity, presumably related to their poor social status, alcohol consumption and smoking habits. Assuming that genetic background also plays a role in their susceptibility for cardiovascular diseases, we hypothesized that APOA5 gene polymorphisms, an important role-player in lipid metabolism and in the development of metabolic syndrome and cardio/cerebrovascular events, may also be involved...
January 19, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100970/sickle-cell-disease-with-cyanotic-congenital-heart-disease-long-term-outcomes-in-5-children
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Glen J Iannucci, Olufolake A Adisa, Matthew E Oster, Michael McConnell, William T Mahle
Sickle cell disease is a risk factor for cerebrovascular accidents in the pediatric population. This risk is compounded by hypoxemia. Cyanotic congenital heart disease can expose patients to prolonged hypoxemia. To our knowledge, the long-term outcome of patients who have combined sickle cell and cyanotic congenital heart disease has not been reported. We retrospectively reviewed patient records at our institution and identified 5 patients (3 girls and 2 boys) who had both conditions. Their outcomes were uniformly poor: 4 died (age range, 12 mo-17 yr); 3 had documented cerebrovascular accidents; and 3 developed ventricular dysfunction...
December 2016: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100370/-associations-between-airflow-obstruction-and-total-and-cause-specific-mortality-in-adults-in-china
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F L Lan, J C Li, C Q Yu, Y Guo, Z Bian, Y L Tan, P Pei, J S Chen, Z M Chen, W H Cao, J Lyu, L M Li
Objective: To examine the prospective associations between airflow obstruction and total and cause-specific mortality. Methods: The study was based on China Kadoorie Biobank, in which 199 099 men and 287 895 women aged 30-79 years at baseline survey were included after excluding those with heart disease, stroke and cancer. The Global Initiative on Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) guideline was used to classify airflow obstruction. Cox regression models were used to estimate adjusted HR and 95%CI. Results: During 3 494 079 person-years of follow-up between 2004 and 2013 (median 7...
January 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100341/-comparison-on-the-long-term-outcomes-post-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-or-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-for-bifurcation-lesions-in-unprotected-left-main-coronary-artery
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B G Yang, X P Yu, F Chen, S Z Lyu, Q Li, J Q He, F Yuan
Objective: To compare the long-term clinical outcomes of consecutive patients treated with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) or percutaneous coronary intervention(PCI) with drug-eluting stents (DES) for bifurcation lesions in unprotected left main coronary artery (ULMCA). Methods: A total of 663 consecutively patients with unprotected left main bifurcation disease (defined as stenosis≥50%) who received either drug-eluting stents (DES) implantation (n=316) or underwent CABG (n=347) between January 2003 and July 2009 in Beijing Anzhen Hospital were enrolled retrospectively in this study...
January 25, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100157/characterization-of-planned-and-unplanned-30-day-readmissions-following-vascular-surgical-procedures
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Georges Tahhan, Alik Farber, Nishant K Shah, Brianna M Krafcik, Teviah E Sachs, Jeffrey A Kalish, Matthew R Peacock, Jeffrey J Siracuse
OBJECTIVE: Thirty-day readmission is increasingly used as a quality of care indicator. Patients undergoing vascular surgery have historically been at high risk for readmission. We analyzed hospital readmission details to identify patients at high risk for readmission in order to better understand these readmissions and improve resource utilization in this patient population. METHODS: A retrospective review and analysis of our medical center's admission and discharge data were conducted from October 2012 to March 2015...
January 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099631/associations-of-cerebrovascular-metabolism-genotypes-with-neuropsychiatric-symptoms-and-age-at-onset-of-alzheimer-s-disease-dementia
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Fabricio F de Oliveira, Elizabeth S Chen, Marilia C Smith, Paulo H Bertolucci
Objective: To study associations of cerebrovascular metabolism genotypes and haplotypes with age at Alzheimer's disease dementia (AD) onset and with neuropsychiatric symptoms according to each dementia stage. Methods: Consecutive outpatients with late-onset AD were assessed for age at dementia onset and Neuropsychiatric Inventory scores according to Clinical Dementia Rating scores, apolipoprotein E gene (APOE) haplotypes, angiotensin-converting enzyme gene (ACE) variants rs1800764 and rs4291, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol receptor gene (LDLR) variants rs11669576 and rs5930, cholesteryl ester transfer protein gene (CETP) variants I422V and TaqIB, and liver X receptor beta gene (NR1H2) polymorphism rs2695121...
January 12, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099563/brazilian-guidelines-for-endovascular-treatment-of-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Octávio Marques Pontes-Neto, Pedro Cougo, Sheila Cristina Ouriques Martins, Daniel G Abud, Raul G Nogueira, Maramélia Miranda, Luiz Henrique de Castro-Afonso, Leticia C Rebello, José Guilherme M Pereira Caldas, Rodrigo Bazan, Daniel C Bezerra, Marco Tulio Rezende, Gabriel R de Freitas, Alexandre Longo, Pedro Magalhães, João José Freitas de Carvalho, Francisco José Montalverne, Fabricio Oliveira Lima, Gustavo H V Andrade, Ayrton R Massaro, Jamary Oliveira-Filho, Rubens Gagliardi, Gisele Sampaio Silva
These guidelines are the result of a joint effort from writing groups of the Brazilian Stroke Society, the Scientific Department of Cerebrovascular Diseases of the Brazilian Academy of Neurology, the Brazilian Stroke Network and the Brazilian Society of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Neuroradiology. Members from these groups participated in web-based discussion forums with predefined themes, followed by videoconference meetings in which controversies and position statements were discussed, leading to a consensus...
January 2017: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099550/factors-associated-with-the-contraindicated-use-of-oral-contraceptives-in-brazil
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Daniele Aparecida Silva Corrêa, Mariana Santos Felisbino-Mendes, Mayara Santos Mendes, Deborah Carvalho Malta, Gustavo Velasquez-Melendez
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of the contraindicated use of oral contraceptives and the associated factors in Brazilian women. METHODS: 20,454 women who answered the VIGITEL survey in 2008 also participated in this study, of which 3,985 reported using oral contraceptives. We defined the following conditions for the contraindicated use of contraceptives: hypertension; cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack, stroke/cerebrovascular accident; diabetes mellitus; being smoker and 35 years old or older...
January 12, 2017: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099179/traditional-sternotomy-versus-minimally-invasive-aortic-valve-replacement-in-patients-stratified-by-ejection-fraction
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Tom C Nguyen, Vinod H Thourani, Justin Q Pham, Yelin Zhao, Matthew D Terwelp, Prakash Balan, Daniel Ocazionez, Catalin Loghin, Richard W Smalling, Anthony L Estrera, Joseph Lamelas
OBJECTIVE: Low ejection fraction (EF < 40%) portends adverse outcomes in patients undergoing valvular heart surgery. The role of traditional median sternotomy aortic valve replacement (SAVR) compared with minimally invasive aortic valve replacement (MIAVR) in this cohort remains incompletely understood. METHODS: A multi-institutional retrospective review of 1503 patients who underwent SAVR (n = 815) and MIAVR via right anterior thoracotomy (n = 688) from 2011 to 2014 was performed...
January 17, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
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