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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453795/closing-the-gap-in-paediatric-ventricular-assist-device-therapy-with-the-berlin-heart-excor%C3%A2-15-ml-pump%C3%A2
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Fabrizio De Rita, Massimo Griselli, Eugen Sandica, Oliver Miera, Ann Karimova, Yves d'Udekem, Ranny Goldwasser, Katarzyna Januszewska, Antonio Amodeo, Nadine Jurrmann, Simon Ersel, Ares K Menon
OBJECTIVES: The Berlin Heart EXCOR ® (EXCOR) paediatric ventricular assist device is used worldwide for mechanical support of infants and small children with end-stage heart failure. A clinically important gap between the smallest EXCOR blood pump (10 ml) and the next larger size (25 ml) limited the choice of pump size in patients with a body surface area (BSA) between 0.33 and 0.5 m 2 . We present the first clinical experience from the early product surveillance (EPS) of the new EXCOR 15-ml blood pump...
May 1, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453792/triple-valve-surgery-through-a-less-invasive-approach-early-and-mid-term-results
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Petar Risteski, Nadejda Monsefi, Aleksandra Miskovic, Tanja Josic, Sherife Bala, Razan Salem, Andreas Zierer, Anton Moritz
OBJECTIVES: A partial upper sternotomy has become established as a less invasive approach mainly for single and double valve surgery. This report evaluates the clinical outcomes of triple valve surgery performed through a partial upper sternotomy. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of 37 consecutive patients (28 men, 76%) who underwent triple valve surgery through a partial upper sternotomy between 2005 and 2015. The patients' mean age was 67 ± 17 years; 27 (73%) were in New York Heart Association Class III or IV...
May 1, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447885/recovery-from-coma-post-cardiac-arrest-is-dependent-on-the-orexin-pathway
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Young-Jin Kang, Guilian Tian, Afsheen Bazrafkan, Maryam H Farahabadi, Matine Azadian, Hamidreza Abbasi, Brittany Shamaoun, Oswald Steward, Yama Akbari
Cardiac arrest affects >550,000 people annually in the USA while 80-90% of survivors suffer from a comatose state. Arousal from coma is critical for recovery but mechanisms of arousal are undefined. Orexin-A, a hypothalamic excitatory neuropeptide, has been linked to arousal deficits in various brain injuries. We investigated the orexinergic system's role in recovery from cardiac arrest-related neurological impairments, including arousal deficits. Using an asphyxial cardiac arrest and resuscitation model in rats, we examine neurological recovery post-resuscitation in conjunction with changes in orexin-A levels in cerebrospinal fluid and orexin-expressing neurons...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443160/correlation-between-preoperative-magnetic-resonance-imaging-signal-intensity-changes-and-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-surgically-treated-for-cervical-myeloradiculopathy
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Chaitanya Baban Chikhale, Ketan Shripad Khurjekar, Ashok Kumar Shyam, Parag Kantilal Sancheti
STUDY DESIGN: This was a single surgeon, single center-based retrospective study with prospective data collection. PURPOSE: To assess the correlation between T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) signal intensity (SI) changes and factors such as age, duration of symptoms, baseline modified Japanese Orthopedic Association (mJOA) score and to determine its prognostic value in predicting recovery after surgery. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Whether intramedullary cord T2-weighted MRI SI changes can predict operative outcomes of cervical myeloradiculopathy remains debatable, with only a few prospective studies analyzing the same...
April 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430792/the-influence-of-sagittal-profile-alteration-and-final-lordosis-on-the-clinical-outcome-of-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-a-delta-omega-analysis
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Daniel Koeppen, Claudia Piepenbrock, Stefan Kroppenstedt, Mario Čabraja
PURPOSE: Decompression and maintaining or restoring a cervical lordosis are major goals in the surgical treatment of cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM). Numerous studies support the assumption that cervical lordosis is a key factor for neurological recovery and pain reduction. However, even kyphotic patients can be asymptomatic. The balance of the spine is subject of an increasing number of publications. The main purpose of the study was to evaluate the validity of lordotic alignment on the course of CSM and to set this parameter in context with well-validated tools, namely the modified Japanese Orthopaedic Association scoring system (mJOAS) and the visual analogue scale (VAS), to predict and measure the clinical outcome after surgery...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427975/surgical-management-of-vertex-epidural-hematoma-technical-case-report-and-literature-review
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David T Fernandes-Cabral, Ali Kooshkabadi, Sandip S Panesar, Emrah Celtikci, Hamid Borghei-Razavi, Pinar Celtikci, Juan C Fernandez-Miranda
BACKGROUND: Vertex epidural hematoma (VEH) is an uncommon presentation of extra-axial hematomas. It can represent a surgical dilemma regarding when and how to operate, particularly considering the potential implication of the superior sagittal sinus (SSS). OBJECTIVE: Here, we illustrate the surgical technique for VEH as well as review of the existing literature. METHODS: A 60-year-old male sustained a ground level fall resulting in complete diastasis of the sagittal suture with underlying large VEH causing significant mass effect on the SSS and bi-hemispheric convexities...
April 17, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427881/association-of-time-from-arrest-to-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-with-survival-outcomes-after-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
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Joo Jeong, Young Sun Ro, Sang Do Shin, Kyoung Jun Song, Ki Jeong Hong, Ki Ok Ahn
BACKGROUND: Timely post-resuscitation coronary reperfusion therapy is recommended; however, the timing of immediate coronary reperfusion for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) has not been established. We studied the effect of the time interval from arrest to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) on resuscitated OHCA patients. METHODS: All witnessed OHCA patients with a presumed cardiac etiology received successful PCI at hospitals between 2013 and 2015, excluding cases with unknown information regarding the time from arrest to PCI and survival outcomes...
April 17, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417553/calcineurin-inhibitor-free-strategies-for-prophylaxis-and-treatment-of-gvhd-in-children-with-posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-after-stem-cell-transplantation
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Vered Shkalim-Zemer, Osnat Konen, Yoel Levinsky, Orli Michaeli, Anat Yahel, Aviva Krauss, Isaac Yaniv, Jerry Stein
BACKGROUND: Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a distinct clinico-radiologic entity that can occur following allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, often in the context of treatment with calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs). PROCEDURE: We describe the results of CNI-free management of 14 children with PRES and review the clinical and radiologic manifestations of their presentation. RESULTS: Discontinuation of CNIs usually resulted in remission of PRES, but patients with established graft versus host disease (GVHD) at the time when treatment was changed often experienced progressive GVHD despite administration of immune suppressive and modulating treatments...
April 18, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414105/functional-reorganization-after-hemispherectomy-in-humans-and-animal-models-what-can-we-learn-about-the-brain-s-resilience-to-extensive-unilateral-lesions
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Luca Sebastianelli, Viviana Versace, Alexandra Taylor, Francesco Brigo, Wolfgang Nothdurfter, Leopold Saltuari, Eugen Trinka, Raffaele Nardone
Hemispherectomy (HS) is an effective surgical procedure aimed at managing otherwise intractable epilepsy in cases of diffuse unihemispheric pathologies. Neurological recovery in subjects treated with HS is not limited to seizure reduction, rather, sensory-motor and behavioral improvement is often observed. This outcome highlights the considerable capability of the brain to react to such an extensive lesion, by functionally reorganizing and rewiring the cerebral cortex, especially early in life. In this narrative review, we summarize the animal studies as well as the human neurophysiological and neuroimaging studies dealing with the reorganizational processes that occur after HS...
April 13, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396199/hypoxia-response-element-regulated-mmp-9-promotes-neurological-recovery-via-glial-scar-degradation-and-angiogenesis-in-delayed-stroke
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Hongxia Cai, Yuanyuan Ma, Lu Jiang, Zhihao Mu, Zhen Jiang, Xiaoyan Chen, Yongting Wang, Guo-Yuan Yang, Zhijun Zhang
Matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP-9) plays a beneficial role in the delayed phase of middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO). However, the mechanism is obscure. Here, we constructed hypoxia response element (HRE)-regulated MMP-9 to explore its effect on glial scars and neurogenesis in delayed ischemic stroke. Adult male Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) mice underwent MCAO and received a stereotactic injection of lentivirus carrying HRE-MMP-9 or normal saline (NS)/lentivirus-GFP 7 days after ischemia. We found that HRE-MMP-9 improved neurological outcomes, reduced ischemia-induced brain atrophy, and degraded glial scars (p < 0...
April 7, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389240/association-of-exercise-and-metabolic-equivalent-of-task-met-score-with-survival-outcomes-after-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-of-young-and-middle-age
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Young Sun Ro, Sang Do Shin, Kyoung Jun Song, Ki Jeong Hong, Ki Ok Ahn
BACKGROUND: Regular physical activity is recommended to prevent cardiovascular disease including out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). However, it is uncertain whether the intensity during physical activity is associated with better outcomes. We studied the effect of exercise at the time of arrest and the association between metabolic equivalent of task (MET) score and survival of OHCA patients of young and middle age. METHODS: All OHCAs of presumed cardiac etiology who were 18-65 years of age and were witnessed by a layperson between 2013 and 2015 were analyzed...
April 4, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386335/dl-3-n-butylphthalide-improves-functional-recovery-in-rats-with-spinal-cord-injury-by-inhibiting-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-induced-apoptosis
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Zili He, Yulong Zhou, Yan Huang, Qingqing Wang, Binbin Zheng, Hongyu Zhang, Jiawei Li, Yanlong Liu, Fenzan Wu, Xie Zhang, Songlin Tong, Maofeng Wang, Zhouguang Wang, Huacheng He, Huazi Xu, Jian Xiao
Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress-induced apoptosis occurs in the spinal cord following traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI). Dl-3-n-butylphthalide (NBP) exerts an neuroprotective effects against both ischemic brain injury and neurodegenerative diseases; however, the relationship between ER stress-induced apoptosis and the therapeutic effect of NBP in SCI remains unclear. In this study, moderate spinal cord injuries were induced in Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats with a vascular clip. NBP was administered by oral (80 mg/kg/d) gavage 2 h before injury and then once daily for 28 d thereafter...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382851/demonstration-of-therapeutic-window-of-cerebrolysin-in-embolic-stroke-a-prospective-randomized-blinded-and-placebo-controlled-study
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Li Zhang, Michael Chopp, Mei Lu, Talan Zhang, Chao Li, Stefan Winter, Hemma Brandstaetter, Edith Doppler, Dieter Meier, Pardeep Pabla, Zheng G Zhang
Background and aims In an effort to characterize the effects of Cerebrolysin for treatment of stroke that are essential for successful clinical translation, we have demonstrated that Cerebrolysin dose dependently enhanced neurological functional recovery in experimental stroke. Here, we conduct a prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled, blinded study to examine the therapeutic window of Cerebrolysin treatment of rats subjected to embolic stroke. Methods Male Wistar rats age 3-4 months (n = 100) were subjected to embolic middle cerebral artery occlusion...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377695/transplantation-of-pdgf-aa-overexpressing-oligodendrocyte-precursor-cells-promotes-recovery-in-rat-following-spinal-cord-injury
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Zong-Feng Yao, Ying Wang, Yu-Hong Lin, Yan Wu, An-You Zhu, Rui Wang, Lin Shen, Jin Xi, Qi Qi, Zhi-Quan Jiang, He-Zuo Lü, Jian-Guo Hu
Our previous study showed that Schwann cells (SCs) promote survival, proliferation and migration of co-transplanted oligodendrocyte progenitor cells (OPCs) and neurological recovery in rats with spinal cord injury (SCI). A subsequent in vitro study confirmed that SCs modulated OPC proliferation and migration by secreting platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)-AA and fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF)-2. We also found that PDGF-AA stimulated OPC proliferation and their differentiation into oligodendrocytes (OLs) at later stages...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374127/surgical-management-of-solitary-nerve-sheath-tumors-originating-around-the-epiconus-or-conus-medullaris-a-retrospective-case-analysis-based-on-neurological-function
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Kentaro Naito, Toru Yamagata, Atsufumi Nagahama, Shinichi Kawahara, Kenji Ohata, Toshihiro Takami
The objective of this retrospective case analysis was to evaluate the surgical impact on neurological functional recovery in cases of solitary spinal nerve sheath tumors (NSTs) originating around the epiconus, conus medullaris, or cauda equina and not associated with neurofibromatosis. This 10-year surgical study included 30 cases of spinal NSTs originating around the spine level of T12-L1 (epiconus-to-conus medullaris: Epi-CM group), and 15 cases of spinal NSTs originating below the spine level of L2 (cauda equina: CE group)...
April 3, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366654/posterior-short-fusion-without-neural-decompression-using-pedicle-screws-and-spinous-process-plates-a-simple-and-effective-treatment-for-neurological-deficits-following-osteoporotic-vertebral-collapse
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Atsushi Nakano, Choman Ryu, Ichiro Baba, Takashi Fujishiro, Yoshiharu Nakaya, Masashi Neo
BACKGROUND: The optimal treatment of neurological deficits following osteoporotic vertebral collapse (OVC) is controversial, owing to complications that result from fragile bone quality. In the present study, we assessed surgical results following posterior spinal fusion without decompression. We achieved stable fusion over a short segment of the spinal column using pedicle screws and spinous process plates, maximizing the use of the preserved posterior elements. METHODS: We reviewed surgical data, perioperative complications, clinical outcomes, and radiographic data of 20 consecutively recruited patients with delayed neurological deficits following OVC, who experienced posterior short fusion without neural decompression...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355299/mild-hypothermia-alleviates-brain-oedema-and-blood-brain-barrier-disruption-by-attenuating-tight-junction-and-adherens-junction-breakdown-in-a-swine-model-of-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation
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Jiebin Li, Chunsheng Li, Wei Yuan, Junyuan Wu, Jie Li, Zhenhua Li, Yongzhen Zhao
Mild hypothermia improves survival and neurological recovery after cardiac arrest (CA) and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). However, the mechanism underlying this phenomenon is not fully elucidated. The aim of this study was to determine whether mild hypothermia alleviates early blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption. We investigated the effects of mild hypothermia on neurologic outcome, survival rate, brain water content, BBB permeability and changes in tight junctions (TJs) and adherens junctions (AJs) after CA and CPR...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352965/dual-energy-ct-to-diagnose-pseudoedema-in-contrast-induced-encephalopathy-following-cerebral-angiography
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Gabriel L Pagani-Estévez, Deena M Nasr, Waleed Brinjikji, Avital Perry, Jennifer E Fugate
BACKGROUND: Contrast-induced encephalopathy (CIE) is a syndrome that may be clinically unrecognized and misdiagnosed as cerebral edema. METHODS: Case report and review. RESULTS: A 72-year-old woman was admitted for elective endovascular embolization of a 10-mm left anterior communicating artery aneurysm. One hour post-procedure, she acutely developed global aphasia. Emergent head computed tomography (CT) and computed tomography-angiography (CTA) showed high attenuation of the left hemispheric subarachnoid spaces interpreted as hemispheric edema; emergent magnetic resonance imaging revealed left hemispheric punctate infarcts...
March 28, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347780/semaphorin4d-promotes-axon-regrowth-and-swimming-ability-during-recovery-following-zebrafish-spinal-cord-injury
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Shi-Xiao Peng, Li Yao, Chun Cui, Hou-de Zhao, Chun-Jie Liu, Yu-Hong Li, Lin-Fang Wang, Shu-Bing Huang, Yan-Qin Shen
Semaphorins comprise a family of proteins involved in axon guidance during development. Semaphorin4D (Sema4D) has both neuroregenerative and neurorepressive functions, being able to stimulate both axonal outgrowth and growth cone collapse during development, and therefore could play an important role in neurological recovery from traumatic injury. Here, we used a zebrafish spinal cord transection model to study the role of Sema4D in a system capable of neuroregeneration. Real-time qPCR and in situ hybridization showed upregulated Sema4D expression in the acute response phase (within 3days post SCI), and downregulated levels in the chronic response phase (11-21days after SCI)...
March 25, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315960/intravenous-thrombolysis-for-ischemic-stroke-in-the-golden-hour-propensity-matched-analysis-from-the-sits-east-registry
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Georgios Tsivgoulis, Aristeidis H Katsanos, Pavla Kadlecová, Anna Czlonkowska, Adam Kobayashi, Miroslav Brozman, Viktor Švigelj, Laszlo Csiba, Klara Fekete, Janika Kõrv, Vida Demarin, Aleksandras Vilionskis, Dalius Jatuzis, Yakup Krespi, Chrissoula Liantinioti, Sotirios Giannopoulos, Robert Mikulik
As there are scarce data regarding the outcomes of acute ischemic stroke (AIS) patients treated with intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) within 60 min from symptom onset ("golden hour"), we sought to compare outcomes between AIS patients treated within [GH(+)] and outside [GH(-)] the "golden hour" by analyzing propensity score matched data from the SITS-EAST registry. Clinical recovery (CR) at 2 and 24 h was defined as a reduction of ≥10 points on NIHSS-score or a total NIHSS-score of ≤3 at 2 and 24 h, respectively...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Neurology
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