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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435652/stroke-in-a-child-with-hemoglobin-sc-disease-a-case-report-describing-use-of-hydroxyurea-after-transfusion-therapy
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Diana Fridlyand, Caroline Wilder, E Leila Jerome Clay, Bruce Gilbert, Betty S Pace
Children with hemoglobin SC (HbSC) disease suffer a significant incidence of silent cerebral infarcts but stroke is rare. A 2-year-old African American boy with HbSC disease presented with focal neurologic deficits associated with magnetic resonance imaging evidence of cerebral infarction with vascular abnormalities. After the acute episode he was treated with monthly transfusions and subsequently transitioned to hydroxyurea therapy. The benefits of hydroxyurea as a fetal hemoglobin inducer in HbSC disease, to ameliorate clinical symptoms are supported by retrospective studies...
March 22, 2017: Pediatric Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431590/delays-in-door-to-needle-time-for-acute-ischemic-stroke-in-the-emergency-department-a-comprehensive-stroke-center-experience
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Ashkan Mowla, Jordan Doyle, Navdeep S Lail, Hamidreza Rajabzadeh-Oghaz, Christopher Deline, Peyman Shirani, Marilou Ching, Annemarie Crumlish, Deborah A Steck, David Janicke, Elad I Levy, Robert N Sawyer
BACKGROUND: Current American Stroke Association guidelines recommend initiating intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) for acute ischemic stroke (AIS) within 60min of patient arrival, given the benefits of IVT for AIS are time dependent. This study aimed to identify the delaying factors in door-to-needle time (DTN) in the emergency department of one of the largest comprehensive stroke centers in New York State. We also recommended measures to reduce the delays. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical charts of all AIS patients who received IVT in our emergency department patients between April 1, 2012 and December 31, 2015 to identify those with a DTN time of >60min...
May 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420648/association-of-magnet-status-with-hospitalization-outcomes-for-ischemic-stroke-patients
#3
Kimon Bekelis, Symeon Missios, Todd A MacKenzie
BACKGROUND: It is not clear whether Magnet recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (nursing excellence program) is associated with improved patient outcomes. We investigated whether hospitalization in a Magnet hospital is associated with improved outcomes for patients with ischemic stroke. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed a cohort study of patients with ischemic stroke from 2009 to 2013, who were registered in the New York Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System database...
April 18, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417663/is-neck-dissection-associated-with-an-increased-risk-of-postoperative-stroke
#4
John D Cramer, Urjeet A Patel, Matthew B Maas, Sandeep Samant, Stephanie Shintani Smith
Objective Prior studies have reported widely disparate rates of postoperative stroke, with conflicting analyses of whether neck dissection is an independent risk factor. Study Design Cohort study. Setting American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program from 2005 to 2013. Subjects and Methods We compared the 30-day rate of postoperative stroke between patients undergoing complete or modified radical neck dissection and a control cohort composed of those undergoing resections in the oral cavity, oropharynx, larynx, or hypopharynx without neck dissection...
April 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411264/grecos-project-genotyping-recurrence-risk-of-stroke-the-use-of-genetics-to-predict-the-vascular-recurrence-after-stroke
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Israel Fernández-Cadenas, Maite Mendióroz, Dolors Giralt, Cristina Nafria, Elena Garcia, Caty Carrera, Cristina Gallego-Fabrega, Sophie Domingues-Montanari, Pilar Delgado, Marc Ribó, Mar Castellanos, Sergi Martínez, Marimar Freijo, Jordi Jiménez-Conde, Marta Rubiera, José Alvarez-Sabín, Carlos A Molina, Maria Angels Font, Marta Grau Olivares, Ernest Palomeras, Natalia Perez de la Ossa, Maite Martinez-Zabaleta, Jaime Masjuan, Francisco Moniche, David Canovas, Carlos Piñana, Francisco Purroy, Dolores Cocho, Inma Navas, Carlos Tejero, Nuria Aymerich, Natalia Cullell, Elena Muiño, Joaquín Serena, Francisco Rubio, Antoni Davalos, Jaume Roquer, Juan Francisco Arenillas, Joan Martí-Fábregas, Keith Keene, Wei-Min Chen, Bradford Worrall, Michele Sale, Adrià Arboix, Jerzy Krupinski, Joan Montaner
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Vascular recurrence occurs in 11% of patients during the first year after ischemic stroke (IS) or transient ischemic attack. Clinical scores do not predict the whole vascular recurrence risk; therefore, we aimed to find genetic variants associated with recurrence that might improve the clinical predictive models in IS. METHODS: We analyzed 256 polymorphisms from 115 candidate genes in 3 patient cohorts comprising 4482 IS or transient ischemic attack patients...
April 14, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411038/long-term-impact-of-implementation-of-a-stroke-protocol-on-door-to-needle-time-in-the-administration-of-intravenous-tissue-plasminogen-activator
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Machteld E Hillen, Wenzhuan He, Zaid Al-Qudah, Weizhen Wang, Andrea Hidalgo, Jessy Walia
BACKGROUND: This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of implementing a stroke protocol (SP) in improving door-to-needle time (DTNT) and door-to-computed tomography (DTCT) time from 2010 to 2014. Published data from the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke (GWTGS) participating hospitals showed that median DTNT = 75 minutes with 26.6% of the patients achieving the recommended DTNT of 60 minutes or less. Implementation of an SP, which specifies the role of nurses, physicians, and technicians during acute stroke evaluation, can improve DTNT...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411014/impact-of-the-act-fast-stroke-campaign-delivered-by-student-pharmacists-on-the-primary-prevention-of-stroke
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Lucy Phan Vo, JoAnna Han Souksavong, Annie Tran, Janet Chang, Kajua B Lor
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the impact of an Act FAST educational intervention performed by student pharmacists on knowledge of stroke recognition and management. DESIGN: Stroke preparedness and knowledge of primary prevention were assessed with the use of pre- and post-intervention surveys targeting community members at health fairs. The intervention was an Act FAST educational session with blood pressure and blood glucose screenings provided by student pharmacists...
April 12, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410861/prevalence-of-cardiovascular-health-by-occupation-a-cross-sectional-analysis-among-u-s-workers-aged-%C3%A2-45-years
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Leslie A MacDonald, Stephen Bertke, Misty J Hein, Suzanne Judd, Sherry Baron, Robert Merritt, Virginia J Howard
INTRODUCTION: Identification of groups with poor cardiovascular health (CVH) can inform where and how to target public health efforts. National prevalence estimates of CVH were derived for clinical (blood glucose, total cholesterol, blood pressure) and behavioral (BMI, diet quality, physical activity, smoking) factors among U.S. workers aged ≥45 years. METHODS: This cross-sectional analysis included 6,282 employed black and white men and women aged ≥45 years enrolled in the national population-based REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke study from 2003 to 2007...
April 5, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408707/admixture-mapping-of-subclinical-atherosclerosis-and-subsequent-clinical-events-among-african-americans-in-2-large-cohort-studies
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Aditi Shendre, Howard Wiener, Marguerite R Irvin, Degui Zhi, Nita A Limdi, Edgar T Overton, Christina L Wassel, Jasmin Divers, Jerome I Rotter, Wendy S Post, Sadeep Shrestha
BACKGROUND: Local ancestry may contribute to the disproportionate burden of subclinical and clinical cardiovascular disease among admixed African Americans compared with other populations, suggesting a rationale for admixture mapping. METHODS AND RESULTS: We estimated local European ancestry (LEA) using Local Ancestry inference in adMixed Populations using Linkage Disequilibrium method (LAMP-LD) and evaluated the association with common carotid artery intima-media thickness (cCIMT) using multivariable linear regression analysis among 1554 African Americans from MESA (Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis)...
April 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408189/genetic-effects-on-the-correlation-structure-of%C3%A2-cvd-risk-factors-exome-wide-data-from-a-ghanaian-population
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REVIEW
Nuri Kodaman, Rafal S Sobota, Folkert W Asselbergs, Matthew T Oetjens, Jason H Moore, Nancy J Brown, Melinda C Aldrich, Scott M Williams
Plasma concentration of plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) is highly correlated with several cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors. It also plays a direct role in CVD, including myocardial infarction and stroke, by impeding the dissolution of thrombi in the blood. Insofar as PAI-1 links CVD's risk factors to its endpoints, genetic variants modulating the relationship between PAI-1 and risk factors may be of particular clinical and biological interest. The high heritability of PAI-1, which has not been explained by genetic association studies, may also, in large part, be due to this relationship with CVD risk factors...
April 10, 2017: Global Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403935/a-prospective-study-of-low-fasting-glucose-with-cardiovascular-disease-events-and-all-cause-mortality-the-women-s-health-initiative
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Morgana Mongraw-Chaffin, Andrea Z LaCroix, Dorothy D Sears, Lorena Garcia, Lawrence S Phillips, Elena Salmoirago-Blotcher, Oleg Zaslavsky, Cheryl A M Anderson
BACKGROUND: While there is increasing recognition of the risks associated with hypoglycemia in patients with diabetes, few studies have investigated incident cause-specific cardiovascular outcomes with regard to low fasting glucose in the general population. OBJECTIVE: We hypothesized that low fasting glucose would be associated with cardiovascular disease risk and all-cause mortality in postmenopausal women. METHODS: To test our hypothesis, we used both continuous incidence rates and Cox proportional hazards models in 17,287 participants from the Women's Health Initiative with fasting glucose measured at baseline...
May 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400985/spanning-from-the-west-to-east-an-updated-review-on-endovascular-treatment-of-intracranial-atherosclerotic-disease
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REVIEW
Mohammed Hussain, Neil Datta, Zhe Cheng, David Dornbos, Asif Bashir, Ibrahim Sultan, Tapan Mehta, Faris Shweikeh, Paul Mazaris, Nora Lee, Amre Nouh, Xiaokun Geng, Yuchuan Ding
Ischemic stroke is a major cause of morbidity and mortality, incurring significant cost. Intracranial atherosclerotic disease (ICAD) accounts for 10-15% of ischemic stroke in Western societies, but is an underlying pathology in up to 54% of ischemic strokes in Asian populations. ICAD has largely been treated with medical management, although a few studies have examined outcomes following endovascular treatment. Our objective was to summarize the major trials that have been performed thus far in regard to the endovascular treatment of ICAD and to provide direction for future management of this disease process...
April 2017: Aging and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396569/local-ancestry-and-clinical-cardiovascular-events-among-african-americans-from-the-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-study
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Aditi Shendre, Marguerite R Irvin, Howard Wiener, Degui Zhi, Nita A Limdi, Edgar T Overton, Sadeep Shrestha
BACKGROUND: Local ancestry in relation to clinical cardiovascular events (CVEs) among African Americans can provide insight into their genetic susceptibility to the disease. METHODS AND RESULTS: We examined local European ancestry (LEA) association with CVEs among 3000 African Americans from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study (ARIC). We estimated LEA using Local Ancestry Inference in adMixed Populations using Linkage Disequilibrium (LAMP-LD) and examined its association with myocardial infarction, stroke, coronary heart disease and its composite and cardiovascular disease composite using logistic regression...
April 10, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392067/cognitive-impacts-of-ambient-air-pollution-in-the-national-social-health-and-aging-project-nshap-cohort
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Lindsay A Tallon, Justin Manjourides, Vivian C Pun, Carmel Salhi, Helen Suh
BACKGROUND: Pathways through which air pollution may impact cognitive function are poorly understood, particularly with regard to whether and how air pollution interacts with social and emotional factors to influence cognitive health. OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between air pollutant exposures and cognitive outcomes among older adults participating in the National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project (NSHAP) cohort study. METHODS: Measures of cognitive function, social connectedness, and physical and mental health were obtained for each NSHAP participant starting with Wave 1 of the study in 2005...
April 6, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390681/relation-between-estimated-cardiorespiratory-fitness-and-atrial-fibrillation-from-the-reasons-for-geographic-and-racial-differences-in-stroke-study
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Abhishek Bose, Wesley T O'Neal, Aleena Bennett, Suzanne E Judd, Waqas T Qureshi, Xuemei Sui, Virginia J Howard, George Howard, Elsayed Z Soliman
Estimated cardiorespiratory fitness (e-CRF) based on readily available clinical and self-reported data is a promising alternative to the costly traditional assessment of CRF using exercise equipment, but its role as a predictor for incident atrial fibrillation (AF) is unclear. This study included 10,126 participants (54.5% women, 35% African-American, mean age 63.2 years) from the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke study who were free of AF at baseline. Baseline (2003 to 2007) e-CRF was determined using a previously validated nonexercise algorithm...
March 16, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387823/synopsis-of-guidelines-for-the-clinical-management-of-cerebral-cavernous-malformations-consensus-recommendations-based-on-systematic-literature-review-by-the-angioma-alliance-scientific-advisory-board-clinical-experts-panel
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Amy Akers, Rustam Al-Shahi Salman, Issam A Awad, Kristen Dahlem, Kelly Flemming, Blaine Hart, Helen Kim, Ignacio Jusue-Torres, Douglas Kondziolka, Cornelia Lee, Leslie Morrison, Daniele Rigamonti, Tania Rebeiz, Elisabeth Tournier-Lasserve, Darrel Waggoner, Kevin Whitehead
BACKGROUND: Despite many publications about cerebral cavernous malformations (CCMs), controversy remains regarding diagnostic and management strategies. OBJECTIVE: To develop guidelines for CCM management. METHODS: The Angioma Alliance ( www.angioma.org ), the patient support group in the United States advocating on behalf of patients and research in CCM, convened a multidisciplinary writing group comprising expert CCM clinicians to help summarize the existing literature related to the clinical care of CCM, focusing on 5 topics: (1) epidemiology and natural history, (2) genetic testing and counseling, (3) diagnostic criteria and radiology standards, (4) neurosurgical considerations, and (5) neurological considerations...
April 7, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384077/american-telemedicine-association-telestroke-guidelines
#17
Bart M Demaerschalk, Jill Berg, Brian W Chong, Hartmut Gross, Karin Nystrom, Opeolu Adeoye, Lee Schwamm, Lawrence Wechsler, Sallie Whitchurch
The following telestroke guidelines were developed to assist practitioners in providing assessment, diagnosis, management, and/or remote consultative support to patients exhibiting symptoms and signs consistent with an acute stroke syndrome, using telemedicine communication technologies. Although telestroke practices may include the more broad utilization of telemedicine across the entire continuum of stroke care, with some even consulting on all neurologic emergencies, this document focuses on the acute phase of stroke, including both pre- and in-hospital encounters for cerebrovascular neurological emergencies...
April 6, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371252/home-blood-pressure-monitoring-among-adults-american-heart-association-cardiovascular-health-consumer-survey-2012
#18
Carma Ayala, Xin Tong, Eunice Neeley, Rashon Lane, Karen Robb, Fleetwood Loustalot
Home blood pressure monitoring (HBPM) among hypertensive adults was assessed using the 2012 American Heart Association Cardiovascular Health Consumer Survey. The prevalence of hypertension was 25.5% and 53.8% of those reported HBPM. Approximately 63% of hypertensive adults 65 years and older reported HBPM followed by 51% and 34.6% (35-64 and 18-34 years, respectively; P=.001). Those who had seen a healthcare professional within a year reported HBPM compared with those who had not (54.8% vs 32.8%, P=.047)...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367862/asymptomatic-plaques-of-lower-peripheral-arteries-and-their-association-with-cardiovascular-disease-an-autopsy-study
#19
Eriko Nakamura, Yuichiro Sato, Takashi Iwakiri, Atsushi Yamashita, Sayaka Moriguchi-Goto, Kazunari Maekawa, Toshihiro Gi, Yujiro Asada
AIM: Patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) have a high prevalence of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality; however, majority of patients with PAD are asymptomatic. This study aimed to histologically evaluate whether asymptomatic, lower extremity artery plaques are associated with systemic atherosclerosis and the onset of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events using autopsy cases. METHODS: We histologically investigated the atherosclerotic plaques of the common iliac, common carotid, coronary, and renal arteries from 121 autopsy cases without symptoms of PAD (mean age:67...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361110/patterns-of-care-and-outcomes-in-cardiovascular-disease-after-kidney-transplantation-in-the-united-states
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Amit K Mathur, Yu-Hui Chang, D Eric Steidley, Raymond Heilman, Narjeet Khurmi, Nabil Wasif, David Etzioni, Adyr A Moss
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is an important driver of mortality after kidney transplantation. Its broader impact on posttransplant health care utilization in US hospitals is unknown. METHODS: We used administrative claims data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample and the American Hospital Association Annual Survey to identify hospitalizations for kidney transplant patients with a cardiovascular diagnosis from 2005 to 2011. CVD hospitalizations were stratified by transplant hospital status to characterize patterns in inpatient health care utilization and outcomes...
February 2017: Transplantation Direct
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