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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933105/prevalence-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-the-malaysian-communities
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Chiao Wen Lim, Sazzli Kasim, Johan Rizwal Ismail, Nicholas Yul Chye Chua, Rizmy Najme Khir, Hafisyatul Aiza Zainal Abidin, Effarezan Abdul Rahman, Mohd Kamal Mohd Arshad, Zubin Ibrahim Othman, Khalid Yusoff
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia encountered in clinical practice. The REDISCOVER (Responding to Increasing Cardiovascular disease prevalence) study is an observational longitudinal community-based study that tracks changing lifestyles, risk factors and chronic disease in urban and rural areas of Malaysia. In this study, we aim to study the prevalence of AF and its associated risk factors. METHODS: The study was conducted between 2007 and 2014...
2016: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932558/petct-imaging-of-unstable-carotid-plaque-with-ga-68-labelled-somatostatin-receptor-ligand
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Ming Young Simon Wan, Raymond Endozo, Sofia Michopoulou, Robert Shortman, Manuel Rodriguez-Justo, Leon Menezes, Syed Yusuf, Toby Richards, Damian Wild, Beatrice Waser, Jean Claude Reubi, Ashley Groves
BACKGROUND: Ga68 labelled somatostatin receptor ligand PET imaging has recently been shown in preclinical and early human studies to have a potential role in the evaluation of vulnerable arterial plaques. We prospectively evaluated carotid plaque Ga68-DOTATATE uptake in patients with recent carotid events, assessed inter- and intra- observer variability of such measurements, and explored the mechanism of any plaque DOTATATE activity with immunohistochemistry in resected specimens. MATERIALS & METHODS: 20 consecutively consenting patients with recent symptomatic carotid events (transient ischaemic attack [TIA], stroke or amaurosis fugax), due for carotid endarterectomy were prospectively recruited...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929569/disappearance-of-the-hyperdense-mca-sign-after-stroke-thrombolysis-implications-for-prognosis-and-early-patient-selection-for-clot-retrieval
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P Elofuke, J M Reid, A Rana, M-J Macleod
Disappearance of the hyperdense middle cerebral artery sign (HMCAS) following intravenous thrombolysis for ischaemic stroke is associated with improved outcome. Debate exists over which radiological thrombus characteristics can predict disappearance of the HMCAS after thrombolysis such as vessel attenuation or extent of thrombus length. Methods Ischaemic stroke patients treated with intravenous thrombolysis from our hospital were entered into a European registry. Patient demographics, stroke severity pre- and 24 hours post-thrombolysis were recorded...
June 2016: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928866/semi-automatic-software-based-detection-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-acute-ischaemic-stroke-and-transient-ischaemic-attack
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M N Nickelsen, A Snoer, A M Ali, T Wienecke
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) is often asymptomatic and increases the risk of ischaemic stroke. Detection of PAF is challenging but crucial because a change of treatment decreases the risk of ischaemic stroke. Post-stroke investigations recommend at least 24-h continuous cardiac rhythm monitoring. Extended monitoring detects more PAF but is limited by costs due to manual analysis. Interpretive software might be a reasonable screening tool. The aim was to validate the performance and utility of Pathfinder SL software compared to manual analysis...
December 7, 2016: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928376/macular-ganglion-cell-layer-and-peripapillary-retinal-nerve-fibre-layer-thickness-in-patients-with-unilateral-posterior-cerebral-artery-ischaemic-lesion-an-optical-coherence-tomography-study
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Rita Anjos, Luisa Vieira, Livio Costa, André Vicente, Arnaldo Santos, Nuno Alves, Duarte Amado, Joana Ferreira, João Paulo Cunha
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the macular ganglion cell layer (GCL) and peripapillary retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL) thickness in patients with unilateral posterior cerebral artery (PCA) ischaemic lesions using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). A prospective, case-control study of patients with unilateral PCA lesion was conducted in the neuro-ophthalmology clinic of Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Central. Macular and peripapillary SD-OCT scans were performed in both eyes of each patient...
February 2016: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927817/perioperative-management-of-adult-patients-with-a-history-of-stroke-or-transient-ischaemic-attack-undergoing-elective-non-cardiac-surgery
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Zehra Mehdi, Jonathan Birns, Judith Partridge, Ajay Bhalla, Jugdeep Dhesi
It is increasingly common for physicians and anaesthetists to be asked for advice in the medical management of surgical patients who have an incidental history of stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA). Advising clinicians requires an understanding of the common predictors, outcomes and management of perioperative stroke. The most important predictor of perioperative stroke is a previous history of stroke, and outcomes associated with such an event are extremely poor. The perioperative management of this patient group needs careful consideration to minimise the thrombotic risk and a comprehensive, individualised approach is crucial...
December 2016: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925333/glycaemic-control-and-excess-risk-of-ischaemic-and-haemorrhagic-stroke-in-patients-with-type-1-diabetes-a-cohort-study-of-33-453-patients
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C Hedén Ståhl, M Lind, A-M Svensson, S Gudbjörnsdottir, A Mårtensson, A Rosengren
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the excess risk of stroke in relation to glycaemic control in patients with type 1 diabetes. METHODS: In this prospective, matched cohort study, we identified patients with type 1 diabetes, aged ≥18 years, who were registered in the Swedish National Diabetes Register from 1998-2011 and five control subjects for each case from the general population, matched for age, sex and county of residence. The risks of all strokes, ischaemic stroke and haemorrhagic stroke were estimated using Cox hazard regression...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923821/racing-against-time-in-acute-ischaemic-stroke-treatment
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October 7, 2016: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920021/venous-and-arterial-air-embolism-a-rare-phenomenon-with-fatal-consequences
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Jatan Shah, Nasheena Jiwa, Natasha Mamdani, David Hill
Air embolism is often an iatrogenic complication which may occur in venous or arterial circulation depending on the port of entry. We present two cases in which air embolism occurred in venous and arterial circulation after contrast medium injection (CMI) and coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, respectively. In one case, accumulation of air bubbles was observed in the pulmonary artery after CMI. This was attributed to inadvertent injection of air owing to improper connection of the injector and the catheter...
December 5, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919935/secondary-prevention-lifestyle-interventions-initiated-within-90-days-after-tia-or-minor-stroke-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-rehabilitation-programmes
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Neil Heron, Frank Kee, Christopher Cardwell, Mark A Tully, Michael Donnelly, Margaret E Cupples
BACKGROUND: Strokes are often preceded by a transient ischaemic attack (TIA) or 'minor' stroke. The immediate period after a TIA/minor stroke is a crucial time to initiate secondary prevention. However, the optimal approach to prevention, including non-pharmacological measures, after TIA is not clear. AIM: To systematically review evidence about the effectiveness of delivering secondary prevention, with lifestyle interventions, in comprehensive rehabilitation programmes, initiated within 90 days of a TIA/minor stroke...
December 5, 2016: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918088/cerebrolysin-for-acute-ischaemic-stroke
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REVIEW
Liliya Eugenevna Ziganshina, Tatyana Abakumova, Ludivine Vernay
BACKGROUND: Cerebrolysin is a mixture of low-molecular-weight peptides and amino acids derived from pigs' brain tissue, which has potential neuroprotective and neurotrophic properties. It is widely used in the treatment of acute ischaemic stroke in Russia, Eastern Europe, China, and other Asian and post-Soviet countries. OBJECTIVES: To assess the benefits and risks of cerebrolysin for treating acute ischaemic stroke. SEARCH METHODS: In May 2016 we searched the Cochrane Stroke Group Trials Register, CENTRAL, MEDLINE, Embase, Web of Science Core Collection, with Science Citation Index, LILACS, OpenGrey, and a number of Russian Databases...
December 5, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917948/association-of-cortical-vein-filling-with-clot-location-and-clinical-outcomes-in-acute-ischaemic-stroke-patients
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Sonu Bhaskar, Andrew Bivard, Peter Stanwell, John R Attia, Mark Parsons, Michael Nilsson, Christopher Levi
Delay in cortical vein filling during the late-venous phase (delayed-LCVF) is characterized by opacification of cerebral veins despite contrast clearance from contralateral veins on dynamic computed tomography angiography (dCTA) in acute ischemic stroke (AIS) patients. The aim of the study was to investigate the associations of delayed-LCVF with clot location, reperfusion status at 24 hours, and 90-days functional outcome in AIS patients who received reperfusion therapy. A prospective cohort of AIS patients treated with intravenous thrombolysis was studied...
December 5, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916248/analysis-of-consistency-between-temporospatial-gait-parameters-and-gait-assessment-with-the-use-of-wisconsin-gait-scale-in-post-stroke-patients
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Agnieszka Guzik, Mariusz Drużbicki, Grzegorz Przysada, Andrzej Kwolek, Agnieszka Brzozowska-Magoń, Andżelina Wolan-Nieroda
INTRODUCTION: Due to the increasing incidence and social effects of stroke there is a growing interest in finding methods enabling gait analysis in this group of patients. Observational techniques are predominantly applied in clinical practice; on the other hand advanced quantitative methods allow in-depth multidimensional gait assessment. The present study was designed to assess the consistency between temporospatial gait parameters acquired through 3-dimensional gait analysis and the results of gait assessment with the use of observational WGS in post stroke hemiparetic patients...
November 18, 2016: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912198/usefulness-of-chads2-score-for-prognostic-stratification-of-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-cohort-studies
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Xiaobo Zhou, Kaiwu Cao, Shuangqing Kou, Shencheng Qu, Hongling Li, Ying Yu, Cong Wang, Yu Liu, Pengying Li, Dan Li
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the role of CHADS2 score on predicting ischaemic stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA) and death in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), irrespective of the presence or absence of atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS: We searched for cohort studies that reported risk estimates for incidence of ischaemic stroke/TIA or mortality by levels of CHADS2 score in Medline/PubMed and Embase. Random effects models were used to calculate pooled risk ratios (RRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs)...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909536/screening-for-atrial-fibrillation-in-the-community-using-a-novel-ecg-recorder
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Irma Battipaglia Md, Katrina Gilbert BSc, Andrew J Hogarth Md PhD, Muzahir H Tayebjee Md
Aims: MyDiagnostick (MDK) is a novel portable ECG recorder. We conducted this study to evaluate its role in screening for atrial fibrillation (AF). Methods: The device is a cylindrical rod with metallic electrodes at both ends recording electrocardiogram (ECG) when both electrodes are held. Individuals were requested to hold the device for approximately 15 s, the device was then connected to a laptop (with proprietary software downloaded) and analysed. Anonymised ECGs were stored for further analysis. A total of 855 ECGs were recorded and analysed offline by two arrhythmia specialists assessing ECG quality, in particular the level of noise...
August 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909470/clinical-and-economic-implications-of-af-related-stroke
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REVIEW
Dr Ali N Ali, Dr Ahmed Abdelhafiz
A major cause of morbidity and mortality among patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) relates to the increased risk of stroke. The burden of illness that AF imparts on stroke is likely to increase with our aging populations and increasingly sophisticated cardiac monitoring techniques. Understanding the clinical and economic differences between AF related ischaemic stroke and non-AF related stroke is important if we are to improve future cost effectiveness analyses of potential preventative treatments, but also to help educate clinical and policy decision makers on use or availability of treatments to prevent AF related stroke...
February 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906117/carotid-artery-stenting-versus-no-stenting-assisting-thrombectomy-for-acute-ischaemic-stroke-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-of-randomised-clinical-trials-with-meta-analyses-and-trial-sequential-analyses
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Henrik Steglich-Arnholm, Markus Holtmannspötter, Christian Gluud, Derk Wolfgang Krieger
BACKGROUND: In patients with intracranial large vessel arterial occlusion, ipsilateral extracranial carotid artery occlusions or near-occlusions pose a significant hurdle in endovascular management of acute ischaemic stroke. Stenting of the carotid lesion may be beneficial in this situation to provide a stable access for introducing catheters through the carotid lesion into the intracranial vasculature and the target occlusion. Furthermore, carotid stenting may ensure ample blood flow for wash-out of clot material and reperfusion of the ischaemic penumbral tissue...
December 1, 2016: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905100/the-severity-of-anaemia-depletes-cerebrovascular-dilatory-reserve-in-children-with-sickle-cell-disease-a-quantitative-magnetic-resonance-imaging-study
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Przemyslaw D Kosinski, Paula L Croal, Jackie Leung, Suzan Williams, Isaac Odame, Gregory M T Hare, Manohar Shroff, Andrea Kassner
Overt ischaemic stroke is one of the most devastating complications in children with sickle cell disease (SCD). The compensatory response to anaemia in SCD includes an increase in cerebral blood flow (CBF) by accessing cerebrovascular dilatory reserve. Exhaustion of dilatory reserve secondary to anaemic stress may lead to cerebral ischaemia. The purpose of this study was to investigate CBF and cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR) using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in children with SCD and to correlate these with haematological markers of anaemia...
December 1, 2016: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905079/the-potential-impact-of-primary-headache-disorders-on-stroke-risk
#19
Chia-Lin Tsai, Chung-Hsing Chou, Pei-Jung Lee, Jiu-Haw Yin, Shao-Yuan Chen, Chun-Chieh Lin, Yueh-Feng Sung, Fu-Chi Yang, Chi-Hsiang Chung, Wu-Chien Chien, Chia-Kuang Tsai, Jiunn-Tay Lee
BACKGROUND: Headache such as migraine is associated with stroke. Studies focused on primary headache disorders (PHDs) as a risk factor for stroke are limited. The purpose of this population-based cohort study was to explore whether patients with PHDs were at a high risk for developing stroke. METHODS: A total of 1346 patients with PHDs were enrolled and compared with 5384 age-, gender- and co-morbidity-matched control cohorts. International Classification of Diseases, Clinical Modification codes were administered for the definition of PHDs, stroke, and stroke risk factors...
December 2016: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903956/global-burden-of-all-cause-and-cause-specific-mortality-due-to-smokeless-tobacco-use-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Dhirendra N Sinha, Rizwan A Suliankatchi, Prakash C Gupta, Thaksaphon Thamarangsi, Naveen Agarwal, Mark Parascandola, Ravi Mehrotra
OBJECTIVES: To systematically review and meta-analyse the studies investigating the association between smokeless tobacco (SLT) use and all-cause mortality and cause-specific mortality outcomes among adult users of SLT and estimate the number of attributable deaths worldwide. METHODS: Random-effects meta-analysis was used to estimate the pooled risk of death due to SLT use. Population attributable fractions were derived and used to calculate the number of attributable deaths...
November 30, 2016: Tobacco Control
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