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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674324/indications-for-the-performance-of-intracranial-endovascular-neurointerventional-procedures-a-scientific-statement-from-the-american-heart-association
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Clifford J Eskey, Philip M Meyers, Thanh N Nguyen, Sameer A Ansari, Mahesh Jayaraman, Cameron G McDougall, J Kevin DeMarco, William A Gray, David C Hess, Randall T Higashida, Dilip K Pandey, Constantino Peña, Hermann C Schumacher
Intracranial endovascular interventions provide effective and minimally invasive treatment of a broad spectrum of diseases. This area of expertise has continued to gain both wider application and greater depth as new and better techniques are developed and as landmark clinical studies are performed to guide their use. Some of the greatest advances since the last American Heart Association scientific statement on this topic have been made in the treatment of ischemic stroke from large intracranial vessel occlusion, with more effective devices and large randomized clinical trials showing striking therapeutic benefit...
April 19, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673613/health-behaviors-among-stroke-survivors-in-the-united-states-a-propensity-score-matched-study
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Haytham Wali, Sawsan Kurdi, Jawad Bilal, Irbaz Bin Riaz, Sandipan Bhattacharjee
GOAL: The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has specific recommendations for secondary stroke prevention. The aim of this study was to compare health behaviors engagement between stroke survivors and propensity score-matched controls. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective, cross-sectional, matched case-control study using data from the 2015 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey. We included older adults aged 50 or older who participated in the 2015 BRFSS survey and completed the interview...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669864/correction-to-2018-guidelines-for-the-early-management-of-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke-a-guideline-for-healthcare-professionals-from-the-american-heart-association-american-stroke-association
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April 18, 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666704/practice-patterns-and-barriers-for-intravenous-thrombolysis-a-survey-of-neurologists-in-saudi-arabia
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Mohammed H Alanazy, Rima B Barakeh, Alanood Asiri, Maha F Edrees, Ahmad R Abuzinadah, Bandar N Aljafen, Taim Muayqil
Only a small fraction of patients with acute ischemic stroke receive intravenous thrombolysis (IVT). We sought to assess barriers and practice patterns in using IVT for acute ischemic stroke among neurologists in Saudi Arabia. An electronic survey was sent to all neurologists registered with the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties. A total of 148 (77.5%) neurologists responded. The most common reported barriers for IVT administration were delayed presentation to hospitals (82.4%) and unclear time of symptom onset (50...
2018: Neurology Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663986/-interpretation-of-2018-guidelines-for-the-early-management-of-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Gang Wang, Bangjiang Fang, Xuezhong Yu, Zhijun Li
In 2018, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) has developed the latest 2018 guidelines for the early management of patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS), based on the latest evidences. The 2018 guidelines including recommendations on pre-hospital and in-hospital management treatment, has revised and add new recommendations from 2013 guideline. The major changes in 2018 guideline involve applications of brain imaging in early stage, intravenous thrombolysis and mechanical thrombectomy, et al...
April 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661944/atrial-fibrillation-burden-moving-beyond-atrial-fibrillation-as-a-binary-entity-a-scientific-statement-from-the-american-heart-association
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Lin Y Chen, Mina K Chung, Larry A Allen, Michael Ezekowitz, Karen L Furie, Pamela McCabe, Peter A Noseworthy, Marco V Perez, Mintu P Turakhia
Our understanding of the risk factors and complications of atrial fibrillation (AF) is based mostly on studies that have evaluated AF in a binary fashion (present or absent) and have not investigated AF burden. This scientific statement discusses the published literature and knowledge gaps related to methods of defining and measuring AF burden, the relationship of AF burden to cardiovascular and neurological outcomes, and the effect of lifestyle and risk factor modification on AF burden. Many studies examine outcomes by AF burden classified by AF type (paroxysmal versus nonparoxysmal); however, quantitatively, AF burden can be defined by longest duration, number of AF episodes during a monitoring period, and the proportion of time an individual is in AF during a monitoring period (expressed as a percentage)...
April 16, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650382/therapeutic-decisions-in-atrial-fibrillation-for-stroke-prevention-the-role-of-aversion-to-ambiguity-and-physicians-risk-preferences
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Luciano A Sposato, Devin Stirling, Gustavo Saposnik
BACKGROUND: Knowledge-to-action gaps influence therapeutic decisions in atrial fibrillation (AF). Physician-related factors are common, but the least studied. We evaluated the prevalence and determinants of physician-related factors and knowledge-to-action gaps among physicians involved in the management of AF patients. DESIGN: In this cross-sectional study, participants from 6 South American countries recruited during an educational program answered questions regarding 16 case scenarios of patients with AF and completed experiments assessing 3 outcome measures: therapeutic inertia, herding, and errors in risk stratification knowledge translated into action (ERSKTA) based on commonly used stratification tools (Congestive heart failure, Hypertension, Age ≥75 years (double), Diabetes mellitus, previous Stroke/transient ischemic attack/thromboembolism (double), Vascular disease, Age 65-74 years, and female gender (score of 0 for males and 1 for female) (CHA2 DS2 -VASc) and Congestive heart failure, Hypertension, Age ≥75 years, Diabetes mellitus, and previous Stroke/transient ischemic attack (double) (CHADS2 ))...
April 9, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622149/prevalence-and-outcomes-of-mitral-stenosis-in-patients-undergoing-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-findings-from-the-society-of-thoracic-surgeons-american-college-of-cardiology-transcatheter-valve-therapies-registry
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Lee Joseph, Mohammad Bashir, Qun Xiang, Babatunde A Yerokun, Roland Albert Matsouaka, Sreekanth Vemulapalli, Samir Kapadia, Joaquin E Cigarroa, Firas Zahr
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to examine the prevalence of mitral stenosis (MS) and its impact on in-hospital and 1-year clinical outcomes among patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). BACKGROUND: Patients with coexisting severe aortic stenosis and MS are increasingly being considered for TAVR. METHODS: The study cohort included 44,755 patients (age ≥18 years) who underwent TAVR during November 1, 2011, to September 30, 2015, and were registered in Society of Thoracic Surgeons/American College of Cardiology Transcatheter Valve Therapies (TVT) Registry...
April 9, 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29621071/back-to-basics-adherence-with-guidelines-for-glucose-and-temperature-control-in-an-american-comprehensive-stroke-center-sample
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Anne W Alexandrov, Paola Palazzo, Sharon Biby, Abbigayle Doerr, Wendy Dusenbury, Rhonda Young, Anne Lindstrom, Mary Grove, Georgios Tsivgoulis, Sandy Middleton, Andrei V Alexandrov
BACKGROUND: Variance from guideline-directed care for glucose and temperature control remains unknown in the United States at a time when priorities have shifted to ensure rapid diagnosis and treatment of acute stroke patients. However, protocol-driven nursing surveillance for control of hyperglycemia and hyperthermia has been shown to improve patient outcomes. METHODS: We conducted an observational pilot study to assess compliance with American guidelines for glucose and temperature control and association with discharge outcomes in consecutive acute stroke patients admitted to 5 US comprehensive stroke centers...
April 4, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29620816/introduction-to-basal-insulin-therapy-clinical-management-of-diabetes
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Jasmine D Gonzalvo
Diabetes is a series of metabolic conditions associated with many serious comorbidities, such as heart disease and stroke, peripheral arterial disease and lower-extremity amputations, retinopathy, nephropathy, and peripheral neuropathy. The American Diabetes Association, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and the International Diabetes Federation recommend that individuals with diabetes be as near to normoglycemic as possible. There are many glycemic management barriers among patients, such as cost, patient perceptions, and clinical inertia...
March 2018: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617005/high-right-ventricular-stroke-work-index-is-associated-with-worse-kidney-function-in-patients-with-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Napatt Kanjanahattakij, Natee Sirinvaravong, Francisco Aguilar, Akanksha Agrawal, Parasuram Krishnamoorthy, Shuchita Gupta
BACKGROUND: In patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), worse kidney function is associated with worse overall cardiac mechanics. Right ventricular stroke work index (RVSWI) is a parameter of right ventricular function. The aim of our study was to determine the relationship between RVSWI and glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in patients with HFpEF. METHOD: This was a single-center cross-sectional study. HFpEF is defined as patients with documented heart failure with ejection fraction > 50% and pulmonary wedge pressure > 15 mm Hg from right heart catheterization...
February 28, 2018: Cardiorenal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607054/non-alcoholic-steatofibrosis-nasf-can-independently-predict-mortality-in-patients-with-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-nafld
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Pegah Golabi, Maria Stepanova, Huong T Pham, Rebecca Cable, Nila Rafiq, Haley Bush, Trevor Gogoll, Zobair M Younossi
Background: Hepatic fibrosis in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) independently predicts mortality. Given liver biopsy's invasive nature, non-invasive method to assess hepatic steatosis and fibrosis provides NAFLD risk stratification algorithm in clinical practice. NAFLD fibrosis score (NFS) is simple and non-invasive predictive model recommended by American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD) Guideline to identify patients with NAFLD with fibrosis risk...
2018: BMJ Open Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29599745/treatment-modality-and-quality-benchmarks-of-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-at-a-comprehensive-stroke-center
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Wengui Yu, Tapan Kavi, Tamara Majic, Kimberly Alva, Asma Moheet, Patrick Lyden, Wouter Schievink, Gregory Lekovic, Michael Alexander
Background: Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) is the most severe type of stroke. In 2012, the Joint Commission, in collaboration with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA), launched the Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers (CSCs). This new level of certification was designed to promote higher standard of care for patients with complex stroke. Objective: The goal of this study was to examine the treatment modality and quality benchmarks of aSAH at one of the first five certified CSCs in the United States...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29596498/analyses-of-genome-wide-association-data-cytokines-and-gene-expression-in-african-americans-with-benign-ethnic-neutropenia
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Bashira A Charles, Matthew M Hsieh, Adebowale A Adeyemo, Daniel Shriner, Edward Ramos, Kyung Chin, Kshitij Srivastava, Neil A Zakai, Mary Cushman, Leslie A McClure, Virginia Howard, Willy A Flegel, Charles N Rotimi, Griffin P Rodgers
BACKGROUND: Benign ethnic neutropenia (BEN) is a hematologic condition associated with people of African ancestry and specific Middle Eastern ethnic groups. Prior genetic association studies in large population showed that rs2814778 in Duffy Antigen Receptor for Chemokines (DARC) gene, specifically DARC null red cell phenotype, was associated with BEN. However, the mechanism of this red cell phenotype leading to low white cell count remained elusive. METHODS: We conducted an extreme phenotype design genome-wide association study (GWAS), analyzed ~16 million single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) in 1,178 African-Americans individuals from the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study and replicated from 819 African-American participants in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29590102/common-%C3%AE-globin-variants-modify-hematologic-and-other-clinical-phenotypes-in-sickle-cell-trait-and-disease
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Laura M Raffield, Jacob C Ulirsch, Rakhi P Naik, Samuel Lessard, Robert E Handsaker, Deepti Jain, Hyun M Kang, Nathan Pankratz, Paul L Auer, Erik L Bao, Joshua D Smith, Leslie A Lange, Ethan M Lange, Yun Li, Timothy A Thornton, Bessie A Young, Goncalo R Abecasis, Cathy C Laurie, Deborah A Nickerson, Steven A McCarroll, Adolfo Correa, James G Wilson, Guillaume Lettre, Vijay G Sankaran, Alex P Reiner
Co-inheritance of α-thalassemia has a significant protective effect on the severity of complications of sickle cell disease (SCD), including stroke. However, little information exists on the association and interactions for the common African ancestral α-thalassemia mutation (-α3.7 deletion) and β-globin traits (HbS trait [SCT] and HbC trait) on important clinical phenotypes such as red blood cell parameters, anemia, and chronic kidney disease (CKD). In a community-based cohort of 2,916 African Americans from the Jackson Heart Study, we confirmed the expected associations between SCT, HbC trait, and the -α3...
March 28, 2018: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29587638/cerebral-microbleeds-shouldn-t-dictate-treatment-of-acute-stroke-a-retrospective-cohort-study-evaluating-risk-of-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Martin A Chacon-Portillo, Rafael H Llinas, Elisabeth B Marsh
BACKGROUND: Intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (IV tPA) after acute ischemic stroke carries the risk of symptomatic intracerebral hemorrhage (sICH). Cerebral microbleeds (CMBs) may indicate increased risk of hemorrhage and can be seen on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In this study, we examined the association between CMBs and sICH, focusing on the predictive value of their presence, burden, and location. METHODS: Records from all patients presenting to two academic stroke centers with acute ischemic stroke treated with IV tPA over a 5-year period were retrospectively reviewed...
March 27, 2018: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29572249/take-home-messages-with-cases-from-focused-update-on-echocardiographic-assessment-of-aortic-stenosis
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REVIEW
Judy Hung, Sheila Liu Klassen, Javier Bermejo, John Boyd Chambers
Echocardiography plays an important role in the assessment of valvular aortic stenosis. Updated recommendations focusing on a stepwise approach to evaluating aortic stenosis have recently been published by the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging and the American Society of Echocardiography. This review uses illustrative cases to demonstrate technical aspects of aortic stenosis assessment and use of the new proposed classification scheme for aortic stenosis. Key points from the updated recommendations reviewed in this paper are: (1) technical considerations and sources of error in measurement of peak velocity, mean aortic valve gradient and aortic valve area by continuity equation...
March 23, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29571620/regional-variation-in-patient-outcomes-in-carotid-artery-disease-treatment-in-the-vascular-quality-initiative
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Katie E Shean, Thomas F X O'Donnell, Sarah E Deery, Alexander B Pothof, Joseph R Schneider, Caron B Rockman, Brian W Nolan, Marc L Schermerhorn
OBJECTIVE: Quality metrics were developed to improve outcomes after carotid artery revascularization; however, few studies have evaluated regional differences in perioperative outcomes. This study aimed to evaluate regional variation in mortality and perioperative outcomes after carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and carotid artery stenting (CAS). METHODS: We identified all patients who underwent CEA or CAS from 2009 to 2016 in the Vascular Quality Initiative. Patients were analyzed on the basis of their symptom status...
March 20, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29564646/dairy-products-dairy-fatty-acids-and-the-prevention-of-cardiometabolic-disease-a-review-of-recent-evidence
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REVIEW
Edward Yu, Frank B Hu
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To examine recent literature on dairy products, dairy fatty acids, and cardiometabolic disease. Primary questions of interest include what unique challenges researchers face when investigating dairy products/biomarkers, whether one should consume dairy to reduce disease risk, whether dairy fatty acids may be beneficial for health, and whether one should prefer low- or high-fat dairy products. RECENT FINDINGS: Dairy composes about 10% of the calories in a typical American diet, about half of that coming from fluid milk, half coming from cheese, and small amounts from yogurt...
March 21, 2018: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29556676/blood-pressure-and-collateral-circulation-in-acute-ischemic-stroke
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A Wufuer, P Mijiti, R Abudusalamu, H Dengfeng, C Jian, M Jianhua, Z Xiaoning
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate the effect of different blood pressure (BP) parameters on the collateral circulation in a retrospective cohort of patients with acute ischemic stroke and ipsilateral internal carotid artery (ICA) occlusion. METHODS: The degree of intracranial collaterals was graded according to the American Society of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology/Society of Interventional Radiology (ASITN/SIR) Collateral Flow Grading System...
March 20, 2018: Herz
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