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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334161/the-role-of-neurosonology-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-patients-with-carotid-artery-disease-a-review
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REVIEW
Odysseas Kargiotis, Apostolos Safouris, Georgios Magoufis, Maria Georgala, Andromachi Roussopoulou, Eleftherios Stamboulis, Konstantinos G Moulakakis, Andreas Lazaris, George Geroulakos, Spyros Vasdekis, Georgios Tsivgoulis
Carotid artery disease (CAD) is a common cause of ischemic stroke with high rates of recurrence. Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) or carotid artery stenting (CAS) are highly recommended for the secondary prevention of symptomatic CAD during the first 14 days following the index event of transient ischemic attack or minor stroke. CEA or CAS may also be offered in selected cases with severe asymptomatic stenosis. Herein, we review the utility of neurosonology in the diagnosis and pre-/peri-interventional assessment of CAD patients who undergo carotid revascularization procedures...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331614/the-burden-of-stroke-mimics-present-and-future-projections
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Kashif Waqar Faiz, Angela Susan Labberton, Bente Thommessen, Ole Morten Rønning, Fredrik A Dahl, Mathias Barra
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: An increasing proportion of patients presenting with suspected stroke prove to have other conditions, often referred to as stroke mimics. The aim of this study was to present a projection of the number of hospitalized strokes, transient ischemic attacks (TIAs), and stroke mimics in Norway up to the year 2050 based on expected demographic changes, to estimate the burden of stroke mimics in the coming decades. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective study included all admissions to the stroke unit of Akershus University Hospital from March 1, 2012, to February 28, 2013...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330254/increased-levels-of-lectin-like-oxidized-low-density-lipoprotein-receptor-1-in-ischemic-stroke-and-transient-ischemic-attack
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Tonje Skarpengland, Mona Skjelland, Xiang Yi Kong, Karolina Skagen, Sverre Holm, Kari Otterdal, Christen P Dahl, Kirsten Krohg-Sørensen, Ellen L Sagen, Vigdis Bjerkeli, Anne Hege Aamodt, Azhar Abbas, Ida Gregersen, Pål Aukrust, Bente Halvorsen, Tuva B Dahl
BACKGROUND: Soluble lectin-like oxidized low-density lipoprotein receptor-1 (sLOX-1) has been shown to be increased in patients with acute ischemic stroke. Here, we evaluated plasma sLOX-1 levels and vascular carotid plaque LOX-1 (ie, OLR1) gene expression in patients with ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA) with particular focus on their relation to time since symptom onset. METHODS AND RESULTS: Plasma sLOX-1 (n=232) and carotid plaque OLR1 gene expression (n=146) were evaluated in patients who were referred to evaluation for carotid endarterectomy, as well as in healthy control plasma (n=81)...
January 12, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327098/-rare-tremor-syndromes
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REVIEW
J S Becktepe, F Goevert, G Deuschl
BACKGROUND: There is a group of uncommon sporadic tremor syndromes, which are only partially taken into account in the current classification of tremor. Their knowledge is of diagnostic and therapeutic relevance and they should be considered in the differential diagnosis of frequent tremor syndromes. OBJECTIVE: Differential diagnostics and treatment of uncommon tremor syndromes. METHOD: Literature search (PubMed, Google Scholar). RESULTS: Holmes tremor, myorhythmia, palatal tremor, limb-shaking transient ischemic attack (TIA), tardive tremor, neuropathic tremor, tremor induced by peripheral trauma and orthostatic tremor syndrome are described...
January 11, 2018: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326138/cerebellar-hypoperfusion-in-migraine-attack-incidence-and-significance
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F Kellner-Weldon, M El-Koussy, S Jung, M Jossen, P P Klinger-Gratz, R Wiest
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Patients diagnosed with migraine with aura have an increased lifetime risk of ischemic stroke. It is not yet clear whether prolonged cortical hypoperfusion during an aura increases the immediate risk of cerebellar infarction because it may induce crossed cerebellar diaschisis and subsequent tissue damage. To address this question, we retrospectively analyzed potential relationships between cortical oligemia and cerebellar hypoperfusion in patients with migraine with aura and their potential relation to small infarct-like cerebellar lesions...
January 11, 2018: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324452/adjudication-of-transient-ischemic-attack-and-stroke-in-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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W T Longstreth, Natalie C Gasca, Rebecca F Gottesman, John B Pearce, Ralph L Sacco
BACKGROUND: To describe adjudication of transient ischemic attack (TIA) and stroke in an observational study. METHODS: We detail the process used to adjudicate TIA and stroke in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA), a large longitudinal cohort study. Two of three vascular neurologists adjudicated each event using specific protocols. We examined the initial agreement, effect of imaging on diagnosis of TIA versus ischemic stroke, and effect of strict and less strict criteria on the number of ischemic stroke subtypes classified as undetermined...
January 11, 2018: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323745/the-dancing-thrombus-4d-transesophageal-echocardiography-in-the-diagnosis-of-a-pedunculated-left-atrial-appendage-thrombus
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Faith R Kelly, Christopher Dire, Rosco S Gore
It is rare that a left atrial appendage thrombus will grow to the extent that it can prolapse into the left ventricle. We report the case of a large prolapsing left atrial thrombus diagnosed by 3D echocardiography in a patient presenting with a transient ischemic attack.
January 11, 2018: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321708/holter-monitorisation-results-in-early-period-of-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Sefer Günaydin, Birgül Baştan, Hürtan Acar, Belgin Petek Balci, Aytül Mutlu, Özlem Çokar
Introduction: Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) has a similar risk with persistent AF for ischemic stroke. Holter monitorization (HM) and other long-term monitorization methods increased the detection of PAF and short-lasting runs of tachyarrhythmias. Their classification as PAF and roles in the etiology of ischemic stroke is controversial. In this study, we aimed to investigate the frequency of any duration of PAF and clinical characteristics of the patients with acute ischemic stroke who have undergone 24-hrs HM...
December 2017: Noro Psikiyatri Arsivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321134/efficacy-of-a-chronic-care-based-intervention-on-secondary-stroke-prevention-among-vulnerable-stroke-survivors-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Eric M Cheng, William E Cunningham, Amytis Towfighi, Nerses Sanossian, Robert J Bryg, Thomas L Anderson, Frances Barry, Susan M Douglas, Lillie Hudson, Monica Ayala-Rivera, Jeffrey J Guterman, Sandra Gross-Schulman, Sylvia Beanes, Andrea S Jones, Honghu Liu, Barbara G Vickrey
BACKGROUND: Disparities of care among stroke survivors are well documented. Effective interventions to improve recurrent stroke preventative care in vulnerable populations are lacking. METHODS AND RESULTS: In a randomized controlled trial, we tested the efficacy of components of a chronic care model-based intervention versus usual care among 404 subjects having an ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack within 90 days of enrollment and receiving care within the Los Angeles public healthcare system...
January 2018: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321107/can-i-send-this-patient-with-stroke-home-strategies-managing-transient-ischemic-attack-and-minor-stroke-in-the-emergency-department
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Bernard P Chang, Sara Rostanski, Joshua Willey, Benjamin Kummer, Eliza Miller, Mitchell Elkind
BACKGROUND: While transient ischemic attack and minor stroke (TIAMS) are common conditions evaluated in the emergency department (ED), there is controversy regarding the most effective and efficient strategies for managing them in the ED. Some patients are discharged after evaluation in the ED and cared for in the outpatient setting, while others remain in an observation unit without being admitted or discharged, and others experience prolonged and potentially costly inpatient admissions...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317012/prehospital-identification-of-patients-with-a-final-hospital-diagnosis-of-stroke
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Elin Andersson, Linda Bohlin, Johan Herlitz, Annelie J Sundler, Zoltán Fekete, Magnus Andersson Hagiwara
Introduction the early phase of stroke, minutes are critical. Since the majority of patients with stroke are transported by the Emergency Medical Service (EMS), the early handling and decision making by the EMS clinician is important. Problem The study aim was to evaluate the frequency of a documented suspicion of stroke by the EMS nurse, and to investigate differences in the clinical signs of stroke and clinical assessment in the prehospital setting among patients with regard to if there was a documented suspicion of stroke on EMS arrival or not, in patients with a final hospital diagnosis of stroke...
January 10, 2018: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310992/interleukin-1-genotypes-modulate-the-long-term-effect-of-lipoprotein-a-on-cardiovascular-events-the-ioannina-study
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Katerina K Naka, Aris Bechlioullis, Aikaterini Marini, Dimitrios Sionis, Konstantinos Vakalis, Georgios Triantis, Leon Wilkins, John Rogus, Kenneth S Kornman, Joseph L Witztum, Lynn Doucette-Stamm, Lampros K Michalis, Sotirios Tsimikas
BACKGROUND: Lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] is a genetic risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), and proinflammatory interleukin-1 (IL-1) genotypes may influence Lp(a)-mediated CVD events. The genotype IL-1(+) is associated with higher rates of inflammation than IL-1(-) genotype. Targeting IL-1β was recently shown to decrease CVD events independent of low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol levels. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study is to assess the modulatory effect of IL-1 genotypes on risk mediated by Lp(a) METHODS: We assessed whether IL-1 genotypes modulate the effect of Lp(a) on major adverse cardiovascular events (cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction, and stroke/transient ischemic attack) and angiographically determined coronary artery disease (CAD)...
December 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310957/revascularization-for-aplastic-or-twiglike-middle-cerebral-artery-a-case-report
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Yuki Matsunaga, Tsuyoshi Izumo, Yoichi Morofuji, Nobutaka Horie, Kentaro Hayashi, Takayuki Matsuo
An aplastic or twiglike middle cerebral artery (Ap/T-MCA) is a congenital anomaly related to interference of normal embryonic development of the middle cerebral artery (MCA). This condition may cause ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes as a result of hypoperfusion, vulnerable collateral circulation, and associated aneurysms. We reported a case of Ap/T-MCA with transient ischemic attack, which was successfully treated with revascularization. A 19-year-old woman with a history of transient left upper limb hemiparesis, dysesthesia, and headache visited our hospital...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310330/can-catheter-ablation-reduce-the-incidence-of-thromboembolic-events-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Menghui Liu, Yuanping Wang, Xiaohong Chen, Xiaohui Li, Xiaodong Zhuang, Lichun Wang
Atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common cardiac arrhythmia, is a major risk factor for thromboembolic events, especially ischemic stroke. Catheter ablation is an effective method to maintain sinus rhythm in patients with AF. Although some observational studies have shown a relatively lower stroke rate after catheter ablation, whether catheter ablation can reduce the thromboembolic risk in patients with AF remains unclear. We aim to perform a systematic review to determine whether catheter ablation can prevent thromboembolism in patients with AF...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306602/alpha-2-antiplasmin-arg407lys-polymorphism-and-cryptogenic-ischemic-cerebrovascular-events-association-with-neurological-deficit
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Joanna Wzorek, Marek Karpiński, Ewa Wypasek, Michał Michalski, Andrzej Szczudlik, Krzysztof Piotr Malinowski, Anetta Undas
OBJECTIVE: Genetic background of cryptogenic ischemic stroke (IS) and transient ischemic attack (TIA) remains uncertain. Alpha-2-antiplasmin (α2AP) Arg407Lys polymorphism has been shown to be less common in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) compared with healthy controls. We investigated associations of α2AP Arg407Lys polymorphism with cryptogenic IS and TIA. METHODS: We studied 165 consecutive Caucasian patients who experienced cryptogenic IS (n=123) or TIA (n=42)...
December 26, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306469/value-of-dapt-score-to-predict-adverse-outcome-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-a-post-hoc-analysis-from-the-afcas-registry
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Wail Nammas, Tuomas Kiviniemi, Axel Schlitt, Andrea Rubboli, Josè Valencia, Gregory Y H Lip, Pasi P Karjalainen, Fausto Biancari, K E Juhani Airaksinen
BACKGROUND: The DAPT score identifies patients with expected benefit from extended dual antiplatelet therapy beyond 1year after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). In a post-hoc analysis from the AFCAS registry, we explored the value of DAPT score to predict outcome in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) undergoing PCI. METHODS AND RESULTS: Outcome measures included major adverse cardiac/cerebrovascular events (MACCE) [all-cause death, myocardial infarction, repeat revascularization, stent thrombosis, or stroke/transient ischemic attack] and bleeding events...
February 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305275/thyroid-autoantibodies-and-the-clinical-presentation-of-moyamoya-disease-a-prospective-study
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Luigi A Lanterna, Silvia Galliani, Rosalia Zangari, Luciano Conti, Carlo Brembilla, Paolo Gritti, Maria Luisa Colleoni, Claudio Bernucci
BACKGROUND: Moyamoya is a rare cerebrovascular disease characterized by the progressive occlusion of the intracranial carotid artery. Thyroid autoantibodies have been found to be associated with the disease, but their clinical significance has never been studied. The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between thyroid autoantibodies and the clinical presentation of moyamoya. METHODS: This is a prospective study including 37 patients with moyamoya disease (MMD) or unilateral moyamoya (uMM)...
January 2, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304513/nonvitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-use-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-bioprosthetic-heart-valves-prior-surgical-valve-repair-a-multicenter-clinical-practice-experience
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Vincenzo Russo, Emilio Attena, Carmine Mazzone, Francesca Esposito, Valentina Parisi, Ciro Bancone, Anna Rago, Gerardo Nigro, Raffaele Sangiuolo, Antonio D' Onofrio
This is an observational study to investigate the efficacy and safety of nonvitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients with bioprosthetic valves or prior surgical valve repair in clinical practice. A total of 122 patients (mean age: 74.1 ± 13.2; 54 females) with bioprosthetic heart valve or surgical valve repair and AF treated with NOACs were included in the analysis. The mean CHA2DS2-VASc (Congestive heart failure, Hypertension, Age >75 years, Diabetes mellitus, prior Stroke or transient ischemic attack, Vascular disease) and HAS-BLED (Hypertension, Abnormal renal and liver function, Stroke, Bleeding, Labile INR [international normalized ratio], Elderly, Drugs or alcohol) score values were 3...
January 5, 2018: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301970/transient-ischemic-attack-results-in-delayed-brain-atrophy-and-cognitive-decline
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Andrew Bivard, Thomas Lillicrap, Bénédicte Maréchal, Carlos Garcia-Esperon, Elizabeth Holliday, Venkatesh Krishnamurthy, Christopher R Levi, Mark Parsons
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Transient ischemic attack (TIA) initiates an ischemic cascade without resulting in frank infarction and, as such, represents a novel model to study the effects of this ischemic cascade and secondary neurodegeneration in humans. METHODS: Patients with suspected TIA underwent acute brain perfusion imaging, and those with acute ischemia were enrolled into a prospective observational study. We collected baseline and 90-day magnetic resonance imaging, including MP-RAGE (high-resolution T1 sequence) and cognitive assessment with the Montreal Cognitive Assessment...
January 4, 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301969/transient-ischemic-attack-and-minor-stroke-definitively-not-so-harmless-for-the-brain-and-cognitive-functions
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EDITORIAL
Dominique Deplanque, Michèle Bastide, Régis Bordet
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January 4, 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
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