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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933307/the-role-of-xanthine-oxidase-inhibitors-in-patients-with-history-of-stroke-a-systematic-review
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Sara R Britnell, Kelly A Chillari, Jamie N Brown
BACKGROUND: Xanthine oxidase inhibitors are commonly used to lower uric acid levels in patients with gout. Due to their effects on endothelial function, they have also been investigated for possible benefits for patients with cardiovascular disease. OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy and safety of xanthine oxidase inhibitors in the treatment of patients with history of stroke. METHODS: MEDLINE (1946-June 2017) and EMBASE (1947-June 2017) were queried using the search terms: "allopurinol" OR "febuxostat" OR "xanthine oxidase inhibitor" OR "xanthine oxidase/antagonists and inhibitors" AND "stroke" OR "cerebral infarction" OR "cerebrovascular accident"...
September 19, 2017: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919267/post-carotid-endarterectomy-hypertension-part-2-association-with-peri-operative-clinical-anaesthetic-and-transcranial-doppler-derived-parameters
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Jeremy E Newman, Mathew J Bown, Robert D Sayers, Jonathan P Thompson, Thompson G Robinson, Bryan Williams, Ronney Panerai, Peter Lacy, A Ross Naylor
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: The first paper in this series observed that pre-operative baroreceptor dysfunction and poorly controlled hypertension were independently predictive for identifying patients who went on to require treatment for post-endarterectomy hypertension (PEH). The second paper examines the influence of intra-operative patient, transcranial Doppler (TCD) ultrasound, and anaesthetic variables on the incidence of PEH. METHODS: In total, 106 patients underwent carotid endarterectomy (CEA) under general anaesthesia...
September 14, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918499/the-levels-of-circulating-proangiogenic-factors-in-migraineurs
#3
Slawomir Michalak, Alicja Kalinowska-Lyszczarz, Danuta Wegrzyn, Anna Thielemann, Krystyna Osztynowicz, Wojciech Kozubski
Migraine has been reported as a risk factor for ischemic stroke or cardiovascular events, and dysfunction of endothelial cells has been evidenced in migraine patients. Proangiogenic factors are potential endothelial stimulators, and their disturbances can link abnormalities of endothelium with increased risk of vascular disorders. The aim of this study was to evaluate the levels of circulating proangiogenic factors in sera of migraineurs during interictal period. Fifty-two patients aged 37.9 ± 9.6 years, fulfilling International Headache Society criteria for migraine, were included in this observational case-control study...
September 16, 2017: Neuromolecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915721/dramatic-response-of-ctnnb1-and-vegfr-2-mutant-temporal-bone-squamous-cell-carcinoma-to-bevacizumab-in-combination-with-pemetrexed
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Lai Wei, Lizhi Wang, Ziye Liu, Meiyi Wang, Weili Lu, Dewei Zhao, Bin Yang, Xuejun Kong, Yan Ding, Zhiqiang Wang
High recurrence rates and poor survival rates for late stage/advanced temporal bone squamous cell carcinoma with the standard treatments continues to be a significant challenge to otolaryngologists. Targeted therapy for temporal bone squamous cell carcinoma after relapse has not been reported. Here we present a 58-year-old man who was diagnosed with recurrent temporal bone squamous cell carcinoma and treated with a regimen developed using whole exome sequencing. Somatic mutations in genes encoding catenin beta 1 and vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 were identified in the patient's tumor sample compared to the normal tissue...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895985/-antihistaminik-kullan%C3%A4-m%C3%A4-ile-tetiklenen-tekrarlay%C3%A4-c%C3%A4-ba%C3%A5-a%C3%A4-r%C3%A4-s%C3%A4-ve-reversible-serebral-vazokonstriksiyon-sendromu
#5
Sibel Güler, Ufuk Utku, Canan Çelebi
Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS), also known as Call-Fleming syndrome, is one of the rare causes of thunderclap headaches, which are most often seen in females aged 20-40 years and which can cause neurological deficits. The cause of RCVS is thought to be multifocal arterial constriction and dilatation caused by transient disregulation of cerebral vascular tonus. Presently described is case of 63-year-old female patient who presented with complaint of sudden onset of recurrent headaches located on the left side...
April 2017: Aǧrı: Ağrı (Algoloji) Derneği'nin Yayın Organıdır, the Journal of the Turkish Society of Algology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885052/migraine-and-vascular-disease-biomarkers-a-population-based-case-control-study
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Gretchen E Tietjen, Jagdish Khubchandani, Nabeel Herial, Inge H Palm-Meinders, Hille Koppen, Gisela M Terwindt, Mark A van Buchem, Lenore J Launer, Michel D Ferrari, Mark C Kruit
Background The underpinnings of the migraine-stroke association remain uncertain, but endothelial activation is a potential mechanism. We evaluated the association of migraine and vascular disease biomarkers in a community-based population. Methods Participants (300 women, 117 men) were recruited as a part of the Dutch CAMERA 1 (Cerebral Abnormalities in Migraine, an Epidemiologic Risk Analysis) study. Participants were aged 30-60 (mean 48) years, 155 migraine had with aura (MA), 128 migraine without aura (MO), and 134 were controls with no severe headaches...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875118/multimodality-management-of-cavernous-sinus-hemangiomas-an-institutional-experience
#7
Dwarakanath Srinivas, Pragyan Sarma, Dhaval Shukla, Dhananjay Bhat, Paritosh Pandey, Sampath Somanna, Ananthakrishna Chandramouli
Objective  Cavernous sinus hemangiomas (CSHs) are benign lesions accounting for less than 2% of the cavernous sinus tumors. They provide a formidable surgical challenge because of their vascularity and their being surrounded by critical neurovascular structures. In this study, one of the largest in available literature, we analyze our experience in the management of these unusual tumors and review the available literature. Materials  This is a retrospective analysis of patients who were managed surgically (both microsurgical and Gamma knife radiosurgery [GKRS]) for CSH at our Institution from 2007 to 2015...
October 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874926/craniosacral-therapy-and-visceral-manipulation-a-new-treatment-intervention-for-concussion-recovery
#8
Gail Wetzler, Melinda Roland, Sally Fryer-Dietz, Dee Dettmann-Ahern
Background: Military service members and veterans face health issues related to traumatic brain injury (TBI), especially during combat, use of heavy equipment, and exposures to environmental hazards and explosives. There were 400,000 TBIs reported in deployed U.S. troops in 2012. Athletes are also subject to TBI. Studies have indicated that some manual therapies could be helpful for treating patients who have post-concussive syndrome. Objective: This case series report describes the effects of CranioSacral Therapy (CST), Visceral Manipulation (VM), and Neural Manipulation (NM) modalities for treating patients who have post-concussion syndrome...
August 1, 2017: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871237/characteristics-and-outcomes-of-young-patients-with-first-ever-ischemic-stroke-compared-to-older-patients-the-national-acute-stroke-israeli-registry
#9
Miri Lutski, Inbar Zucker, Tamy Shohat, David Tanne
BACKGROUND: Nationwide data on the clinical profile and outcomes of ischemic stroke in younger adults are still scarce. Our aim was to analyze clinical characteristics and outcomes of young patients with first-ever ischemic stroke compared to older patients. METHODS: The National Acute Stroke ISraeli registry is a nationwide prospective hospital-based study performed triennially. Younger adults, aged 50 years and younger, were compared with patients, aged 51-84 years regarding risk factors, clinical presentation, stroke severity, stroke etiology, and outcomes...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869282/percutaneous-sclerotherapy-using-bleomycin-for-the-treatment-of-vascular-malformations
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Hyun-Joo Lee, Tae-Wook Kim, Jeong-Min Kim, Gun-Wook Kim, Hyun-Chang Ko, Byung-Soo Kim, Moon-Bum Kim, Hoon-Soo Kim
BACKGROUND: Some vascular malformations are difficult to manage with surgical treatment. Thus, percutaneous sclerotherapy has been utilized with several advantages over surgical treatment. Bleomycin is one of several sclerosing agents used for the treatment of vascular malformations. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate therapeutic efficacy and safety of percutaneous sclerotherapy using bleomycin for the treatment of vascular malformations. METHODS: Thirty patients diagnosed with vascular malformations, including four with capillary malformations with nodular change, nine with lymphatic malformations, and 17 with venous malformations, were involved in the study...
September 4, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867316/endoscopic-endonasal-surgery-for-treatment-of-pituitary-apoplexy-16-years-of-experience-in-a-specialized-pituitary-center-endoscopic-surgery-for-pituitary-apoplexy
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Jackson A Gondim, Lucas Alverne F de Albuquerque, Joao Paulo Almeida, Tania Bulcao, Erica Gomes, Michele Schops, Raquel Vasconcelos, Flora da Paz, Sergio Botelho Guimarães
OBJECTIVE: Symptomatic pituitary apoplexy is a rare but life-threatening condition caused by sudden hemorrhage or infarction of a pituitary adenoma. In the current study, we aim to evaluate the clinical presentation, management and clinical outcomes in a cohort of patients who were treated for this condition in our center in the last 16 years. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of all patients who underwent endoscopic endonasal surgery for treatment of symptomatic pituitary apoplexy between 2001 and 2016 in our center...
August 31, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862519/novel-insights-into-symptomatology-of-moyamoya-disease-in-pediatric-patients-survey-of-symptoms-suggestive-of-orthostatic-intolerance
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Haruto Uchino, Ken Kazumata, Masaki Ito, Naoki Nakayama, Kiyohiro Houkin
OBJECTIVE A specific population of young patients with moyamoya disease (MMD) persistently experience physical symptoms not attributable to focal ischemia. These symptoms, highly suggestive of orthostatic intolerance (also termed "orthostatic dysregulation"), were investigated and reported as potential determinants of quality of life in young MMD patients. METHODS Forty-six patients (6-30 years of age) were selected from a group of 122 patients who were diagnosed with MMD before 18 years of age. The authors administered a structured questionnaire consisting of 11 items based on screening checklists published in the Japanese clinical guidelines for juvenile orthostatic dysregulation in young patients...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838113/indocyanine-green-videoangiography-for-surgery-of-a-ruptured-dissecting-aneurysm-in-the-precommunicating-anterior-cerebral-artery-a-technical-case-report
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Yasunori Nagai, Masanori Goto, Hiroki Toda, Namiko Nishida, Naoya Yoshimoto, Koichi Iwasaki
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE: Indocyanine green videoangiography (ICG-VA) is an important intraoperative adjunct for saccular aneurysm surgery, but its efficacy in surgery for dissecting aneurysms has rarely been reported. The authors describe the usefulness of preclipping ICG-VA in a rare case of a ruptured dissecting aneurysm located at the precommunicating (A1) segment of the anterior cerebral artery. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: A 52-year-old woman, with no history of connective tissue diseases or vascular disorders, presented with sudden headache and convulsion...
August 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831746/the-katp-channel-in-migraine-pathophysiology-a-novel-therapeutic-target-for-migraine
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Mohammad Al-Mahdi Al-Karagholi, Jakob Møller Hansen, Johanne Severinsen, Inger Jansen-Olesen, Messoud Ashina
BACKGROUND: To review the distribution and function of KATP channels, describe the use of KATP channels openers in clinical trials and make the case that these channels may play a role in headache and migraine. DISCUSSION: KATP channels are widely present in the trigeminovascular system and play an important role in the regulation of tone in cerebral and meningeal arteries. Clinical trials using synthetic KATP channel openers report headache as a prevalent-side effect in non-migraine sufferers, indicating that KATP channel opening may cause headache, possibly due to vascular mechanisms...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830738/mastoid-epidermoid-tumor-and-associated-dural-arteriovenous-fistula-with-venous-sinus-occlusion
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Jang W Yoon, Youssef J Hamade, Ramon Navarro, Benjamin L Brown, Larry Lundy, Rabih G Tawk
BACKGROUND: Dural arteriovenous fistula (DAVF) is an abnormal vascular connection between arterial and venous channels within dura mater. Although DAVFs have been linked to other types of intracranial tumors, this is the first case reporting the association between DAVF and an epidermoid tumor. CASE DESCRIPTION: A middle aged patient with chronic headache presented with Borden type II DAVF draining into the right transverse sigmoid junction, and was also found to have an epidermoid tumor over the right mastoid...
August 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819361/unilateral-headache-status-after-intra-aortic-balloon-pump-placement
#16
Garret M Weber, Alan L Gass, Shalvi B Parikh
INTRODUCTION: Intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) counterpulsation is a catheter-based treatment for coronary artery disease and decompensated heart failure to increase coronary blood flow and improve cardiac output. IABP is generally well tolerated, and complications are usually related to peripheral vasculature or red blood cell and platelet consumption. The usual insertion site via femoral artery renders the patient bedbound. Recently, axillary artery has been used in patients with atherosclerotic peripheral vascular disease and documented small arteries or in those awaiting transplant to ensure ambulation and prevent deconditioning...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816935/perimesencephalic-nonaneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-caused-by-transverse-sinus-thrombosis-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#17
Fang-Wang Fu, Jie Rao, Yuan-Yuan Zheng, Liang Song, Wei Chen, Qi-Hui Zhou, Jian-Guang Yang, Jiang-Qiong Ke, Guo-Qing Zheng
RATIONALE: Perimesencephalic nonaneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (PNSAH) is characterized by a pattern of extravasated blood restricted to the perimesencephalic cisterns, normal angiographic findings, and an excellent prognosis with an uneventful course and low risks of complication. The precise etiology of bleeding in patients with PNSAH has not yet been established. The most common hypothesis is that PNSAH is venous in origin. Intracranial venous hypertension has been considered as the pivotal factor in the pathogenesis of PNSAH...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803369/volume-balance-and-intradialytic-ultrafiltration-rate-in-the-hemodialysis-patient
#18
REVIEW
Jason A Chou, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Volume management in hemodialysis patients is often challenging. Assessing volume status and deciding how much fluid to remove during hemodialysis, the so-called ultrafiltration rate (UFR), has remained a conundrum. RECENT FINDINGS: To date there is no objective assessment tool to determine the needed UFR during each hemodialysis session. Higher volume overload or higher UFR is associated with poor outcomes including worse mortality and unfavorable clinical outcomes...
August 12, 2017: Current Heart Failure Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794859/case-report-multiple-hemorrhagic-metastases-to-the-brain-from-primary-lung-choriocarcinoma
#19
Sunil Munakomi
Herein we report a very rare entity of multiple hemorrhagic metastases to the brain from a primary lung choriocarcinoma in a young woman. The patient presented with recent onset of progressive headache, decreased level of consciousness and multiple episodes of vomiting. CT of the head revealed multiple hemorrhagic lesions within the brain. The patient's serum B-human chorionic gonadotrophin was increased.  A chest X-ray revealed a right lung mass. The patient urgently underwent operative excision of the lesion in the posterior fossa, so as to prevent impending tonsillar herniation...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790215/-a-case-of-ruptured-distal-anterior-choroidal-artery-aneurysm-associated-with-a-twig-like-middle-cerebral-artery-treated-with-single-stage-aneurysm-clipping-and-sta-mca-double-anastomoses-in-the-acute-phase
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Toshimoto Seno, Kanehisa Kohno, Hideo Tanaka, Shinji Iwata, Shinya Fukumoto, Haruhisa Ichikawa, Noriyuki Fumoto, Akihiro Inoue, Saya Ozaki, Yawara Nakamura, Shohei Kohno, Shiro Ohue
We report the case of a patient who has progressed well over 5 years following single-stage aneurysm clipping and superficial temporal artery-middle cerebral artery(STA-MCA)double anastomoses in the acute phase, for a ruptured distal anterior choroidal artery(AChA)aneurysm accompanied by a twig-like MCA. The patient was a 49-year-old female who developed a sudden severe headache and disturbance of consciousness due to subarachnoid hemorrhage and intraventricular hemorrhage(IVH). Cerebral angiography showed a right twig-like MCA associated with an abnormal vascular network and a ruptured aneurysm in the distal AChA...
August 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
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