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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730452/transcranial-color-doppler-in-stroke-free-adult-patients-with-sickle-cell-disease
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G Graziadei, F M Casoni, F Annoni, I Cortinovis, P Ridolfi, I Gandolfi, A Marcon, E Di Pierro, M D Cappellini
The threshold velocity ≥200 cm/s at transcranial Doppler (TCD) evaluation is a useful cut-off for preventing the stroke (STOP trial) in pediatric patients with sickle cell disease (SCD), term including different types of sickle genotypes. Scanty data are available for adult SCD patients. We compared intracranial blood flow velocities between adult SCD patients and controls using transcranial color Doppler (TCCD), measuring the peak of systolic velocity (PSV) with the insonation angle correction and the pulsatility index (PI), an indicator of endothelial elasticity...
July 20, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726053/the-effect-of-different-ankle-and-knee-supports-on-balance-in-early-ambulation-of-post-stroke-hemiplegic-patients
#2
Burcu Talu, Zilan Bazancir
The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of different ankle and knee supports on balance in early ambulation of post-stroke hemiplegic patients. This is a randomized experimental study. The study sample included 20 hemiplegic patients who were able to stand with support and who had been diagnosed with a cerebrovascular accident within the last month. A knee immobilization brace (KIB) was first placed on each individual (first application), followed by placement of knee immobilizer brace and Foot Lifter Orthosis ® (FLO) (second application), and lastly, placement of KIB and rigid taping (RT) (third application)...
July 19, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711910/combined-renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system-blockade-and-statin-therapy-effectively-reduces-the-risk-of-cerebrovascular-accident-in-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
#3
Pei-Hsun Sung, Hsin-Ju Chiang, Mel S Lee, John Y Chiang, Hon-Kan Yip, Yao-Hsu Yang
Fairly limited data reported the incidence and risk of cerebrovascular accident (CVA) in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). Additionally, little is known regarding the therapeutic impact of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) blockade and statin on reducing the occurrence of CVA in ADPKD. We utilized the data from Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) to perform a population-based cohort study (1997-2013). A total of 2,647 patients with ADPKD were selected from 1,000,000 general population after excluding patients with age<18, renal replacement therapy and concomitant diagnosis of CVA...
June 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702118/comparison-of-nutech-functional-score-with-european-stroke-scale-for-patients-with-cerebrovascular-accident-treated-with-human-embryonic-stem-cells-nfs-for-cva-patients-treated-with-hescs
#4
Geeta Shroff
PURPOSE: Stem cell therapy is a promising modality for treatment of patients with chronic cerebrovascular accident (CVA) in whom treatment other than physiotherapy or occupational therapy does not address the repair or recovery of the lost function. In this study, the author aimed at evaluating CVA patients treated with human embryonic stem cell (hESC) therapy and comparing their study outcomes with globally accepted European Stroke Scale (ESS) to that with novel scoring system, Nutech functional score (NFS), a 21-point positional and directional scoring system for assessing patients with CVA...
June 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698086/stroke-burden-in-rwanda-a-multicenter-study-on-stroke-management-and-outcome
#5
Agabe Emmy Nkusi, Severien Muneza, Steven Nshuti, David Hakizimana, Paulin Munyemana, Menelas Nkeshimana, Emmanuel Rudakemwa, Etienne Amendezo
BACKGROUND: Cerebro-vascular accidents (CVA) or Stroke constitute the second leading cause of mortality worldwide. Low and middle income countries bear most of stroke burden worldwide. The main objective of this study is to determine the burden of stroke in Rwanda. METHODS: This was a prospective observational study done in 2 parts; 6 months baseline data collection and outcome assessment sessions at 1 year. RESULTS: 96 patients were enrolled in our series...
July 8, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684097/an-update-on-anticoagulation-in-atrial-fibrillation
#6
REVIEW
John Amerena, Daryl Ridley
Cerebrovascular accidents related to atrial fibrillation (AF) are potentially preventable with anticoagulation. Until recently, warfarin was the only proven anticoagulant to be effective in stroke prevention, however the novel, direct acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are now available, triggering a paradigm shift in treatment philosophy. Today, physicians need to consider in which patients anticoagulation should not be used rather than, as in the past, deciding in which patients it should be used. Although warfarin will continue to have a place in managing some patients with AF, in the future, the DOACs should be the predominant therapy for stroke prevention in patients with non-valvular AF...
June 3, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675629/long-term-follow-up-after-left-atrial-appendage-occlusion-with-comparison-of-transesophageal-echocardiography-vs-computed-tomography-to-guide-medical-therapy-and-data-about-post-closure-cardioversion
#7
Benjamin Berte, Christine Attenhofer Jost, Dominik Maurer, Anja Fäh-Gunz, Xavier Pillois, Barbara Naegeli, Monica Pfyffer, Gabor Sütsch, Christoph Scharf
AIMS: The use of left atrial appendage (LAA)-occluders in atrial fibrillation is increasing. There are few data on the comparison between transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and computed tomography (MDCT) assessing peridevice-flow and outcome of electrical cardioversion (ECV) in these patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: Single-center prospective registry from 2009 to 2015 including all LAA-occluders to analyze success and complications during implantation and follow-up...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658042/coagulation-profile-as-a-risk-factor-for-30-day-morbidity-following-cervical-laminectomy-and-fusion
#8
Rachel S Bronheim, Eric K Oermann, Samuel K Cho, John M Caridi
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data. OBJECTIVE: To determine the ability of abnormal coagulation profile to predict adverse events following Posterior cervical laminectomy and fusion (PCLF). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: PCLF is an increasingly common procedure used to treat a variety of traumatic and degenerative spinal conditions. Abnormal coagulation profile is associated with postoperative adverse events, including blood transfusion...
June 27, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638293/septic-embolic-stroke-resulting-from-staphylococcus-lugdunensis-endocarditis
#9
Htoo Kyaw, Atif Z Shaikh, Gokul Yaratha, Misra Deepika
BACKGROUND: Staphylococcus lugdunensis, a member of the coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS), has been recognized as a causal organism for infective endocarditis since the 1980s. Although most CoNS have an insidious and chronic nature, they are involved in a variety of systemic infections. S lugdunensis infective endocarditis is a rare entity but is as catastrophic as Staphylococcus aureus infective endocarditis and requires aggressive antibiotic therapy and, typically, valve replacement...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625637/a-randomized-phase-2-evaluation-of-the-chk1-inhibitor-ly2603618-administered-in-combination-with-pemetrexed-and-cisplatin-in-patients-with-advanced-nonsquamous-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#10
Thomas Wehler, Michael Thomas, Christian Schumann, Joaquim Bosch-Barrera, Nuria Viñolas Segarra, Nicolas J Dickgreber, Klaus Dalhoff, Martin Sebastian, Jesus Corral Jaime, Miriam Alonso, Scott M Hynes, Ji Lin, Karla Hurt, Aimee Bence Lin, Emiliano Calvo, Luis Paz-Ares
This phase 2 portion of a phase 1/2 study examined the efficacy and safety of LY2603618, a selective checkpoint kinase 1 inhibitor, combined with pemetrexed and cisplatin (LY+Pem+Cis) in patients with advanced nonsquamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). This multicenter, randomized, controlled, open-label study (NCT01139775) enrolled patients with stage IV nonsquamous NSCLC and an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status ≤1. Patients were randomized (2:1) to LY+Pem+Cis or pemetrexed and cisplatin (Pem+Cis)...
June 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605654/the-impact-of-installing-an-mr-scanner-in-the-emergency-department-for-patients-presenting-with-acute-stroke-like-symptoms
#11
Stephanie E Honig, Lukasz S Babiarz, Evan L Honig, Saeedeh Mirbagheri, Victor Urrutia, David M Yousem
PURPOSE: We examined the impact of an MR scanner in the emergency department (ED) on ED length of stay (LOS), hospital (H) LOS, hospital admission rate, hospitalization costs, and ED re-presentation rate of patients presenting with stroke-like symptoms (SLS). We hypothesized that the ED MR would increase efficiency of patient care. METHODS: The number of MRIs performed in the ED vs. inpatient setting, EDLOS, HLOS, hospitalization charges, admission rate, discharge diagnoses, and 30-60-day ED re-presentation rates were determined for ED patients with SLS six months before (2011) and after (2012) ED MR installation...
May 26, 2017: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595862/safety-and-efficacy-of-uninterrupted-apixaban-therapy-versus-warfarin-during-atrial-fibrillation-ablation
#12
Ruchit R Shah, Ajay Pillai, Pascha Schafer, David Meggo, Tom McElderry, Vance Plumb, Takumi Yamada, Vineet Kumar, Harish Doppalapudi, Alicia Gunter, Emily Pentecost, William R Maddox
Thromboembolic cerebrovascular accident remains a rare but potentially devastating complication of catheter-based atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. Uninterrupted oral anticoagulant therapy with warfarin has become the standard of care when performing catheter-based AF ablation. Compared with warfarin, apixaban, a factor Xa inhibitor, has been shown to reduce the risk of stroke and major bleeding in nonvalvular AF. With an increase in apixaban use for stroke prophylaxis in patients with AF, there is an increased interest in the safety and efficacy of uninterrupted apixaban therapy during AF ablation...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577841/aortic-atheroma-increases-the-risk-of-long-term-mortality-in-20-000-patients
#13
Carolyn Goldberg Butler, Jamahal Maeng Ho Luxford, Chuan-Chin Huang, Julius I Ejiofor, James D Rawn, Kerry Wilusz, John A Fox, Stanton K Shernan, Jochen Daniel Muehlschlegel
BACKGROUND: The association between long-term survival and aortic atheroma in cardiac surgical patients has not been comprehensively investigated. In this study we determine the relation between grade of atheroma and the risk of long-term mortality in a retrospective cohort of more than 20,000 patients undergoing cardiac operation during a 20-year period. METHODS: We included 22,304 consecutive intraoperative transesophageal and epiaortic ultrasound examinations performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital between 1995 and 2014, with long-term follow-up...
June 1, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574318/pediatric-abusive-head-trauma-and-stroke
#14
Nickalus R Khan, Brittany D Fraser, Vincent Nguyen, Kenneth Moore, Scott Boop, Brandy N Vaughn, Paul Klimo
OBJECTIVE Despite established risk factors, abusive head trauma (AHT) continues to plague our communities. Cerebrovascular accident (CVA), depicted as areas of hypodensity on CT scans or diffusion restriction on MR images, is a well-known consequence of AHT, but its etiology remains elusive. The authors hypothesize that a CVA, in isolation or in conjunction with other intracranial injuries, compounds the severity of a child's injury, which in turn leads to greater health care utilization, including surgical services, and an increased risk of death...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530081/-evaluation-of-the-association-between-antihypertensive-treatment-and-development-of-stroke
#15
Margarita Fraimovitch, Yosef Tzvi, Reuven Zimlichman
INTRODUCTION: An ischemic stroke is an event that occurs due to cerebral vascular disease and is directly related to the degree of vascular damage. This process is associated with atherosclerosis progression and is influenced by the presence of cardiovascular risk factors. AIMS: One of the goals of our research was to examine whether specific medications used for treating hypertension are associated with the development of strokes. METHODS: In a retrospective study of patients who were hospitalized between the years 2003-2008 due to a cerebrovascular accident (CVA) or a transient ischemic attack (TIA), 916 cases of stroke patients were reviewed...
September 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514408/-asymptomatic-atherosclerosis-of-the-brachiocephalic-arteries-current-approaches-to-diagnosis-and-treatment
#16
F Yu Kopylov, A A Bykova, D Yu Shchekochikhin, Kh E Elmanaa, A N Dzyundzya, Yu V Vasilevsky, S S Simakov
Acute cerebrovascular accident (ACVA) and transient ischemic attack are among the leading causes of morbidity, disability, and mortality in the Russian Federation and the world. Ischemic strokes account for 70-80% of all ACVAs, with 20-30% of them being associated with stenotic atherosclerosis of the brachiocephalic arteries (BCA). The paper describes modern views on the problem of asymptomatic BCA atherosclerosis and considers the possibilities of identifying risk groups among the patients with asymptomatic atherosclerosis of the BCA...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488219/inhibition-of-gelatinases-mmp-2-and-mmp-9-by-withania-somnifera-phytochemicals-confers-neuroprotection-in-stroke-an-in-silico-analysis
#17
Gaurav Kumar, Ranjana Patnaik
A stroke or cerebrovascular accident is a serious, life-threatening medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is severely reduced or cut off, depriving brain tissue of oxygen and nutrients. Studies suggested that level of gelatinases (MMP-2 and MMP-9) usually increases in the brain after stroke. The elevated activity of gelatinases plays the deleterious role in ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke and perinatal hypoxic-ischemic brain injury. Therefore, matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2 and MMP-9 inhibition have therapeutic importance in stroke condition...
May 9, 2017: Interdisciplinary Sciences, Computational Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483775/age-specific-vascular-risk-factor-profiles-according-to-stroke-subtype
#18
Allard J Hauer, Ynte M Ruigrok, Ale Algra, Ewoud J van Dijk, Peter J Koudstaal, Gert-Jan Luijckx, Paul J Nederkoorn, Robert J van Oostenbrugge, Marieke C Visser, Marieke J Wermer, L Jaap Kappelle, Catharina J M Klijn
BACKGROUND: Ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke are increasingly recognized as heterogeneous diseases with distinct subtypes and etiologies. Information on variation in distribution of vascular risk factors according to age in stroke subtypes is limited. We investigated the prevalence of vascular risk factors in stroke subtypes in relation to age. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied a prospective multicenter university hospital-based cohort of 4033 patients. For patients with ischemic stroke caused by large artery atherosclerosis, small vessel disease, or cardioembolism and for patients with spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage or aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage, we calculated prevalences of vascular risk factors in 4 age groups: <55, 55 to 65, 65 to 75, and ≥75 years, and mean differences with 95% CIs in relation to the reference age group...
May 8, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483209/the-population-based-long-term-impact-of-anticoagulant-and-antiplatelet-therapies-in-low-risk-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
#19
Anjani Golive, Heidi T May, Tami L Bair, Victoria Jacobs, Brian G Crandall, Michael J Cutler, John D Day, Charles Mallender, Jeffrey S Osborn, Scott M Stevens, J Peter Weiss, Scott C Woller, T Jared Bunch
Among patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), the risk of stroke risk is a significant concern. CHADS2 and CHA2DS2-VASc ≤2 scoring have been used to stratify patients into categories of risk. Without randomized, prospective data, the need and type of long-term antithrombotic medications for thromboembolism prevention in lower risk AF patients remains controversial. We sought to define the long-term impact of anticoagulant and antiplatelet therapy use in AF patients at low risk of stroke. A total of 56,764 patients diagnosed with AF and a CHADS2 score of 0 or 1, or CHA2DS2-VASc score of 0, 1, or 2 were studied...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481738/outcomes-of-botulinum-toxin-type-a-for-equinovarus-deformity-in-patients-with-cva-a-case-series
#20
Priya Karakkattil, Elaine Trudelle-Jackson, Heather Hilliard Brown, Patrick Hammontree, Mary Okolo
BACKGROUND: There is evidence that Botulinum Toxin-A (BTX-A) reduces focal spasticity associated with equinovarus to improve gait in patients poststroke. However, there is little research examining whether gait improvements are maintained after the effectiveness period of BTX-A injections. The purpose of this observational study was to determine whether there was a difference in gait parameters in three patients before BTX-A injection versus four and ten weeks after. CASE SERIES: Three women, ages 63, 60, and 42 postischemic stroke with hemiparesis and equinovarus underwent measurements for: plantar flexor spasticity, ankle dorsiflexion ROM, temporal-spatial gait parameters, and gait endurance...
May 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
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