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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801174/the-cerebral-collateral-circulation-relevance-to-pathophysiology-and-treatment-of-stroke
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REVIEW
Myron D Ginsberg
The brain's collateral circulation consists of arterial anastomotic channels capable of providing nutrient perfusion to brain regions whose normal sources of flow have become compromised, as occurs in acute ischemic stroke. Modern CT-based neuroimaging is capable of providing detailed information as to collateral extent and sufficiency and is complemented by magnetic resonance-based methods. In the present era of standard-of-care IV thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke, and following the recent therapeutic successes of randomized clinical trials of acute endovascular intervention, the sufficiency of the collateral circulation has been convincingly established as a key factor influencing the likelihood of successful reperfusion and favorable clinical outcome...
August 8, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797616/genetic-analysis-of-ring-finger-protein-213-rnf213-c-14576g-a-in-intracranial-atherosclerosis-of-the-anterior-and-posterior-circulations
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Yuki Shinya, Satoru Miyawaki, Hideaki Imai, Hiroki Hongo, Hideaki Ono, Atsumi Takenobu, Hirofumi Nakatomi, Akira Teraoka, Nobuhito Saito
BACKGROUND: Intracranial atherosclerosis of the anterior circulation (anterior ICAS) and intracranial atherosclerosis of the posterior circulation (posterior ICAS) are thought to involve different pathogeneses and risk factors. Recently, we identified a genetic variant that has a significant association with ICAS. The variant was ring finger protein 213 (RNF213) c.14576G>A (rs112735431), which was originally identified as a susceptibility genetic variant for moyamoya disease (MMD)...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791985/knowledge-of-medical-students-about-epilepsy-need-for-a-change
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B A Ezeala-Adikaibe, T Okpara, O S Ekenze, O Onodugo, N P Ezeala-Adikaibe, T Nnaji, G Onyebueke
PURPOSE: Though most doctors in their professional life will provide care for people with epilepsy, many will not get further training in their professional life. There may be other barriers, perceived or not, to providing care to people living with epilepsy by doctors which need to be approached in the medical undergraduate curriculum and medical continuing education. The aim of this study was to determine the knowledge gaps of medical students on basic issues regarding epilepsy that could be useful in preparing training material for the students and continuous medical education for doctors working in the community...
July 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790786/direct-acting-oral-anticoagulant-bench-to-bedside
#4
REVIEW
D S Chadha, P Bharadwaj
Vitamin K antagonists are an effective group of oral anticoagulants. However because of genetic variability in their metabolism and multiple food and drug interactions, these drugs have narrow therapeutic window with unpredictable anticoagulant effects requiring constant monitoring. Several newer direct acting oral anticoagulants have been approved for prevention of stroke in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation and treatment or prevention of venous thromboembolism. The direct acting oral anticoagulants include the direct thrombin inhibitor (dabigatran) and the factor Xa inhibitors (rivaroxaban, apixaban, and edoxaban)...
July 2017: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779954/paraoxonase-1-pon1-and-stroke-the-dilemma-of-the-genetic-variation
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REVIEW
Amir Tajbakhsh, Mehdi Rezaee, Mahdi Rivandi, Faranak Forouzanfar, Fahimeh Afzaljavan, Alireza Pasdar
Ischaemic stroke, which is mostly caused by atherosclerosis, is one of the most widely causes of mortality and morbidity. One of the most important enzymatic activities of paraoxonase-1 (PON1) in association with high-density lipoprotein (HDL) is the prevention of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) oxidation, which gives it an anti-atherogenic activity. PON1 expression and activity is influenced by various factors; the most important of which is genetic polymorphism, mainly single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs)...
August 2, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775076/the-involvement-of-mirna-in-carotid-related-stroke
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REVIEW
Pierre Maitrias, Valérie Metzinger-Le Meuth, Joseph Nader, Thierry Reix, Thierry Caus, Laurent Metzinger
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in developed countries. Stroke is associated with a marked disability burden and has a major economic impact; this is especially true for carotid artery stroke. Major advances in primary and secondary prevention during the last few decades have helped to tackle this public health problem. However, better knowledge of the physiopathology of stroke and its underlying genetic mechanisms is needed to improve diagnosis and therapy. miRNAs are an important, recently identified class of post-transcriptional regulators of gene expression and are known to be involved in cerebrovascular disease...
August 3, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771575/zl006-a-small-molecule-inhibitor-of-psd-95-nnos-interaction-does-not-induce-antidepressant-like-effects-in-two-genetically-predisposed-rat-models-of-depression-and-control-animals
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Sandra Tillmann, Vitor Silva Pereira, Nico Liebenberg, Anne Karina Christensen, Gregers Wegener
N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDA-R) antagonists and nitric oxide inhibitors have shown promising efficacy in depression but commonly induce adverse events. To circumvent these, a more indirect disruption of the nitric oxide synthase/postsynaptic density protein 95 kDa complex at the NMDA-R has been proposed. This disruption can be achieved using small molecule inhibitors such as ZL006, which has attracted attention as ischemic stroke therapy in rodents and has been proposed as a potential novel treatment for depression...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760944/vitamin-d-hypertension-and-ischemic-stroke-in-116-655-individuals-from-the-general-population-a-genetic-study
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Shoaib Afzal, Børge G Nordestgaard
Observational studies indicate that low concentrations of plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) are associated with high blood pressure, hypertension, and ischemic stroke. However, whether these associations are causal remain unknown. A total of 116 655 white individuals of Danish descent from the general population were genotyped for genetic variants in DHCR7 and CYP2R1 affecting plasma 25(OH)D concentrations; 35 517 had plasma 25(OH)D measurements. Primary outcomes were blood pressure, hypertension, and ischemic stroke...
July 31, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760411/polymorphisms-of-mthfr-enos-ace-agt-apoe-pon1-pde4d-and-ischemic-stroke-meta-analysis
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Loo Keat Wei, Anthony Au, Saras Menon, Lyn R Griffiths, Cheah Wee Kooi, Looi Irene, Jiangyang Zhao, Chaeyoung Lee, Avdonina Maria Alekseevna, Muhammad Radzi Abdul Hassan, Zariah Abdul Aziz
INTRODUCTION: The association between ischemic stroke and genetic polymorphisms of methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR; 677C>T and 1298A>C), endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS; -786T>C, +894G>T, and variable number tandem repeat [VNTR]), phosphodiesterase 4D (PDE4D; SNPs 83 and 87), angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) I/D, angiotensinogen (AGT) 235M>T, paraoxonase 1 (PON1) 192Q>R, and apolipoprotein E (ApoE) ε2ε3ε4 remains inconclusive. Therefore, this updated meta-analysis aimed to clarify the presumed influence of genetic polymorphisms on ischemic stroke by meta-analyzing the comprehensive coverage of all individual association studies...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758155/apol1-renal-risk-variants-do-not-associate-with-incident-cardiovascular-disease-or-mortality-in-the-systolic-blood-pressure-intervention-trial
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Barry I Freedman, Michael V Rocco, Jeffrey T Bates, Michel Chonchol, Amret T Hawfield, James P Lash, Vasilios Papademetriou, John R Sedor, Karen Servilla, Paul L Kimmel, Barry M Wall, Nicholas M Pajewski
INTRODUCTION: Relationships between apolipoprotein L1 gene (APOL1) renal-risk variants (RRVs) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) remain controversial. To clarify associations between APOL1 and CVD, 2,568 African American Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) participants were assessed for the incidence of CVD events (primary composite including non-fatal myocardial infarction, acute coronary syndrome not resulting in myocardial infarction, nonfatal stroke, non-fatal acute decompensated heart failure, and CVD death), renal outcomes, and all-cause mortality...
July 2017: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738977/glutathione-peroxidase-3-gene-polymorphisms-and-the-risk-of-sudden-sensorineural-hearing-loss
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Chen-Yu Chien, Tzu-Yen Huang, Shu-Yu Tai, Ning-Chia Chang, Hsun-Mo Wang, Ling-Feng Wang, Kuen-Yao Ho
The glutathione peroxidase 3 gene (GPX3) is reported to be a risk factor for arterial ischaemic stroke and cerebral venous thrombosis. GPX3 may be one of the aetiologies of sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL), which might be attributed to the genetic effect of GPX3 by influence reactive oxygen species (ROS). Unbalanced ROS have been associated with susceptibility to SSNHL. Therefore, we conducted a case-control study with 416 SSNHL cases and 255 controls. Five single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were selected...
July 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738127/early-onset-alzheimer-disease-and-candidate-risk-genes-involved-in-endolysosomal-transport
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Brian W Kunkle, Badri N Vardarajan, Adam C Naj, Patrice L Whitehead, Sophie Rolati, Susan Slifer, Regina M Carney, Michael L Cuccaro, Jeffery M Vance, John R Gilbert, Li-San Wang, Lindsay A Farrer, Christiane Reitz, Jonathan L Haines, Gary W Beecham, Eden R Martin, Gerard D Schellenberg, Richard P Mayeux, Margaret A Pericak-Vance
Importance: Mutations in APP, PSEN1, and PSEN2 lead to early-onset Alzheimer disease (EOAD) but account for only approximately 11% of EOAD overall, leaving most of the genetic risk for the most severe form of Alzheimer disease unexplained. This extreme phenotype likely harbors highly penetrant risk variants, making it primed for discovery of novel risk genes and pathways for AD. Objective: To search for rare variants contributing to the risk for EOAD. Design, Setting, and Participants: In this case-control study, whole-exome sequencing (WES) was performed in 51 non-Hispanic white (NHW) patients with EOAD (age at onset <65 years) and 19 Caribbean Hispanic families previously screened as negative for established APP, PSEN1, and PSEN2 causal variants...
July 24, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730407/venous-thromboembolism-thrombosis-inflammation-and-immunothrombosis-for-clinicians
#13
REVIEW
Eduardo Vazquez-Garza, Carlos Jerjes-Sanchez, Aline Navarrete, Jorge Joya-Harrison, David Rodriguez
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a worldwide disease related with mortality, cardiovascular disability, impaired quality of life and, cause major long-term complications. Clinicians related to the acute and long-term patients care must be involved in the molecular mechanisms of thrombosis. The vessel wall and its inner lining of the endothelium are critical to the maintenance of a patent vasculature. After endothelial disruption, collagen (first line of endothelial defense) and intravascular tissue factor (second line of endothelial defense) are exposed to blood flow, starting the formation of a thrombus...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726122/beta-ketothiolase-deficiency-presenting-with-metabolic-stroke-after-a-normal-newborn-screen-in-two-individuals
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Monica H Wojcik, Klaas J Wierenga, Lance H Rodan, Inderneel Sahai, Sacha Ferdinandusse, Casie A Genetti, Meghan C Towne, Roy W A Peake, Philip M James, Alan H Beggs, Catherine A Brownstein, Gerard T Berry, Pankaj B Agrawal
Beta-ketothiolase (mitochondrial acetoacetyl-CoA thiolase) deficiency is a genetic disorder characterized by impaired isoleucine catabolism and ketone body utilization that predisposes to episodic ketoacidosis. It results from biallelic pathogenic variants in the ACAT1 gene, encoding mitochondrial beta-ketothiolase. We report two cases of beta-ketothiolase deficiency presenting with acute ketoacidosis and "metabolic stroke." The first patient presented at 28 months of age with metabolic acidosis and pallidal stroke in the setting of a febrile gastrointestinal illness...
July 20, 2017: JIMD Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721832/biomarkers-associated-with-bleeding-risk-in-the-setting-of-atrial-fibrillation
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Skevos Sideris, Stefanos Archontakis, George Latsios, George Lazaros, Konstantinos Toutouzas, Eleftherios Tsiamis, Manolis Vavuranakis, Charalampos Vlachopoulos, Konstantinos Gatzoulis, Konstantinos Tsioufis, Dimitris Tousoulis
Background Prevention of thromboembolic disease, mainly stroke, with oral anticoagulants remains a major therapeutic goal in patients with atrial fibrillation. Unfortunately, despite the high efficacy, anticoagulant therapy is associated with a significant risk of, frequently catastrophic, hemorrhagic complications. Among different clinical and laboratory parameters related to an increased risk of bleeding, several biological markers have been recognized and various risk scores for bleeding have been developed...
July 18, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721825/biomarkers-associated-with-stroke-risk-in-atrial-fibrillation
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Adam Ioannou, Nikolaos Papageorgiou, Debbie Falconer, Onkar Rehal, Emma Sewart, Effimia Zacharia, Konstantinos Toutouzas, Charalampos Vlachopoulos, Gerasimos Siasos, Constantinos Tsioufis, Dimitris Tousoulis
Atrial fibrillation is associated with increased risk for cardioembolic stroke. The risk of cardioembolism is not adequately reduced with the administration of oral anticoagulants, since a number of patients continue to experience thromboembolic events despite receiving anti-thrombotic treatment. Several biomarkers have been proposed to predict cardioembolic stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation. Some of them are already used in the clinical practice, such as D-Dimers, Troponin and brain natriuretic peptide...
July 18, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721654/c-reactive-protein-gene-contributes-to-the-genetic-susceptibility-of-hemorrhagic-stroke-in-men-a-case-control-study-in-chinese-han-population
#17
Yong Xue, Long Zhang, Yao Fan, Qianhui Li, Yuzhang Jiang, Chong Shen
High-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) is an inflammatory marker for the prediction and prognosis of ischemic stroke but there is an absence of evidence for cerebral hemorrhagic events. The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of elevated plasma hsCRP and CRP genetic variants on hemorrhagic stroke (HS). Two hundred thirty-six inpatients with HS and 993 age-matched controls from a community-based population were included in a case-control study and four tagging single nucleotide polymorphsims (tagSNPs) at CRP were genotyped...
August 2017: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721356/targeted-ischemic-stroke-induction-and-mesoscopic-imaging-assessment-of-blood-flow-and-ischemic-depolarization-in-awake-mice
#18
Matilde Balbi, Matthieu P Vanni, Gergely Silasi, Yuki Sekino, Luis Bolanos, Jeffrey M LeDue, Timothy H Murphy
Despite advances in experimental stroke models, confounding factors such as anesthetics used during stroke induction remain. Furthermore, imaging of blood flow during stroke is not routinely done. We take advantage of in vivo bihemispheric transcranial windows for longitudinal mesoscopic imaging of cortical function to establish a protocol for focal ischemic stroke induction in target brain regions using photothrombosis in awake head-fixed mice. Our protocol does not require any surgical steps at the time of stroke induction or anesthetics during either head fixation or photoactivation...
July 2017: Neurophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720827/small-chaperons-and-autophagy-protected-neurons-from-necrotic-cell-death
#19
Ye Lei, Kai Liu, Lin Hou, Lianggong Ding, Yuhong Li, Lei Liu
Neuronal necrosis occurs during early phase of ischemic insult. However, our knowledge of neuronal necrosis is still inadequate. To study the mechanism of neuronal necrosis, we previously established a Drosophila genetic model of neuronal necrosis by calcium overloading through expression of a constitutively opened cation channel mutant. Here, we performed further genetic screens and identified a suppressor of neuronal necrosis, CG17259, which encodes a seryl-tRNA synthetase. We found that loss-of-function (LOF) CG17259 activated eIF2α phosphorylation and subsequent up-regulation of chaperons (Hsp26 and Hsp27) and autophagy...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720568/serine-proteases-of-the-complement-lectin-pathway-and-their-genetic-variations-in-ischaemic-stroke
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Gohar Tsakanova, Ani Stepanyan, Karen Nahapetyan, Robert B Sim, Arsen Arakelyan, Anna Boyajyan
AIMS: The aim of the current study was to assess the proteolytic activities of collectin-bound MASP-1 and MASP-2 in the blood of patients with ischaemic stroke, as well as the association of their six genetic polymorphisms (rs3203210, rs28945070, rs28945073 in MASP1 gene and rs2273343, rs12711521, rs147270785 in MASP2 gene) with this pathology. METHODS: In total, 250 patients and 300 healthy subjects were involved in this study. MBL-associated serine protease (MASP)-1 and MASP-2 activities were measured using in-house developed immunofluorescent and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays, respectively...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pathology
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