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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906659/recurrent-cryptogenic-stroke-in-young-adult-linked-to-congenital-left-ventricular-diverticulum
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Nicolas Gaillard, Frederic Targosz, Jean Louis Bertrand, Denis Sablot, Zoubir Mourad Bensalah
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 15, 2016: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899752/patent-foramen-ovale-and-cryptogenic-strokes-in-the-stroke-in-young-fabry-patients-study
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Roman Huber, Ulrike Grittner, Frank Weidemann, Vincent Thijs, Christian Tanislav, Christian Enzinger, Franz Fazekas, Markus Wolf, Michael G Hennerici, Dominick J H McCabe, Jukaa Putaala, Turgut Tatlisumak, Christoph Kessler, Bettina von Sarnowski, Peter Martus, Edwin Kolodny, Bo Norrving, Arndt Rolfs
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: A patent foramen ovale (PFO) is disproportionately prevalent in patients with cryptogenic stroke. Without alternative explanations, it is frequently considered to be causative. A detailed stratification of these patients may improve the identification of incidental PFO. METHODS: We investigated the PFO prevalence in 3497 transient ischemic attack and ischemic stroke patients aged 18 to 55 years in the prospective multicenter SIFAP1 study (Stroke in Young Fabry Patients 1) using the ASCO classification...
November 29, 2016: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887791/cryptogenic-stroke-and-nonstenosing-intracranial-calcified-atherosclerosis
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Hooman Kamel, Gino Gialdini, Hediyeh Baradaran, Ashley E Giambrone, Babak B Navi, Michael P Lerario, James K Min, Costantino Iadecola, Ajay Gupta
OBJECTIVE: Because some cryptogenic strokes may result from large-artery atherosclerosis that goes unrecognized as it causes <50% luminal stenosis, we compared the prevalence of nonstenosing intracranial atherosclerotic plaques ipsilateral to cryptogenic cerebral infarcts versus the unaffected side using imaging biomarkers of calcium burden. METHODS: In a prospective stroke registry, we identified patients with cerebral infarction limited to the territory of one internal carotid artery (ICA)...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886630/the-role-of-antiepileptic-drugs-in-sudden-unexpected-death-in-epilepsy
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REVIEW
Dag Aurlien, Leif Gjerstad, Erik Taubøll
Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) primarily affects young adults and is the leading cause of death related directly to seizures. High frequency of generalized tonic-clonic seizures is the most important risk factor, and effective seizure protection is probably the most important measure to prevent these tragic deaths. For several years a potential role of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) has been discussed, but at present there is wide agreement that choice of AED therapy does not influence the risk. However, although it is well known that the efficacy and safety profiles of AEDs may differ significantly when used in the treatment of genetic epilepsy compared to symptomatic or cryptogenic epilepsy, this has generally been overlooked in epidemiologic studies of possible relationships between AEDs and SUDEP...
November 14, 2016: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873022/current-rare-indications-and-future-directions-for-implantable-loop-recorders
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Simon Wechselberger, Christopher Piorkowski, Matthias Pohl
The scope of application for implantable loop recorders has shifted away from the evaluation of unclear palpitations and syncope episodes to more complex conditions. This article focuses on rare indications of growing importance such as rhythm monitoring after ablation of atrial fibrillation or after cryptogenic stroke. Furthermore, forthcoming applications in various clinical settings are described, e. g., arrhythmia detection after myocardial infarction, after catheter-based valve interventions, in heart failure, and in cardiomyopathies...
November 21, 2016: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872411/osteoporosis-in-pediatric-liver-transplantation
#6
Walid Faraj, Ghina El Nounou, Abdallah Abou Al Naaj, Nancy Nakhoul, Ali Haydar, Mohammad Khalife
Liver transplantation provides an important, often life-saving treatment for end-stage liver disease. Osteoporosis post-liver transplantation has been described in adults; however, this has not been described in the pediatric population to date. We present a case of a 13-year-old female patient who underwent an orthotopic liver transplant for cryptogenic liver cirrhosis. Her immunosuppressants were tacrolimus and prednisone. Four months posttransplant, she started complaining of bilateral lower limb pain and limping while walking, progressing to a point where she was almost immobile...
December 2016: Progress in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861421/current-and-emerging-uses-of-insertable-cardiac-monitors-evaluation-of-syncope-and-monitoring-for-atrial-fibrillation
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Todd T Tomson, Rod Passman
Insertable cardiac monitors (ICMs) have provided clinicians with a superb tool for assessing infrequent or potentially asymptomatic arrhythmias. ICMs have shownd their usefulness in the evaluation of unexplained syncope, providing high diagnostic yields in a cost effective manner. While unexplained syncope continues to be the most common reason for their use, ICMs are increasingly being used for the monitoring of atrial fibrillation (AF). Recent trials have demonstrated that a substantial proportion of patients with cryptogenic stroke have AF detected only by the prolonged monitoring provided by ICMs...
November 17, 2016: Cardiology in Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853036/idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-misdiagnosed-as-sputum-negative-pulmonary-tuberculosis
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Muhammad Danasabe Isah, Aminu Abbas, Abdullahi A Abba, Mohammed Umar
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), also known as cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis, is one of a spectrum of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia. IPF is an increasingly common condition which poses many diagnostic and therapeutic challenges leading to misdiagnosis and mismanagement. We presented a 55-year-old male textile trader who was initially managed as sputum-negative pulmonary tuberculosis before histology report. He presented to our clinic with Breathlessness and cough of 3 years and 2.5 years, respectively...
October 2016: Annals of African Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844195/-event-recorder-in-cryptogenic-stroke-accepted-and-feasible-indications
#9
J Brachmann, M Held
It was proven in multiple studies that about 30 % of cryptogenic strokes are related to clinically silent atrial fibrillation (AF). There is an opportunity for prolonged ECG monitoring mainly through an implanted event recorder after completion of conventional diagnostic methods in an unidentified stroke source. The Crystal AF study has proven, together with other results, improved AF detection through prolonged monitoring for up to 36 months. An implanted event recorder for 2-3 years is suitable for this particular purpose...
November 14, 2016: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843104/left-atrial-dysfunction-in-the-pathogenesis-of-cryptogenic-stroke-novel-insights-from-speckle-tracking-echocardiography
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Darryl P Leong, Emer Joyce, Philippe Debonnaire, Spyridon Katsanos, Eduard R Holman, Martin J Schalij, Jeroen J Bax, Victoria Delgado, Nina Ajmone Marsan
BACKGROUND: Myocardial strain analysis by speckle-tracking echocardiography, which can detect subtle abnormalities in left atrial (LA) function, may offer unique insights into LA pathophysiology in patients with cryptogenic stroke (CS). The aim of this study was to investigate whether LA reservoir strain by speckle-tracking echocardiography, as a measure of LA compliance, is impaired in patients with CS and no history of atrial fibrillation. METHODS: A retrospective case-control study of 742 patients (mean age, 59 ± 13 years; 54% men; 371 with CS and 371 control subjects) was conducted...
November 11, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832757/mid-term-results-of-interventional-closure-of-patent-foramen-ovale-with-the-occlutech-figulla-%C3%A2-flex-ii-occluder
#11
Jonas Neuser, Muharrem Akin, Udo Bavendiek, Tibor Kempf, Johann Bauersachs, Julian D Widder
BACKGROUND: Patients with a patent foramen ovale (PFO) who suffered from stroke, TIA or peripheral paradoxical embolism are at substantial risk for recurrent neurologic events and in need for secondary prevention. Interventional closure of PFO has been performed for over 20 years. Numerous devices have been developed and used for treatment. We investigated PFO closure with the third generation Occlutech Figulla(®) Flex II Occluder device. METHODS: Between 2012 and 2015 57 patients (mean age 47...
November 10, 2016: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823712/sleep-apnea-syndrome-and-patent-foramen-ovale-a-dangerous-association-in-ischemic-stroke
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Silvia Tur, Mónica de la Peña, Bárbara Vives, Ana Belén Martínez, Arantza Gorospe, Inés Legarda, Maria José Torres, Carmen Jiménez, Joan B Soriano
BACKGROUND: The coexistence of patent foramen ovale (PFO) and sleep apnea syndrome (SAS) might be related to the pathogenesis of cryptogenic stroke (CS). We aimed to determine the prevalence of SAS in patients with cryptogenic stroke and PFO. METHODS: This is a prospective case-control study in which we included ischemic stroke patients consecutively admitted to our hospital's Acute Stroke Unit. Contrast transcranial Doppler (c-TCD) and sleep polygraphy within the first 72 h after stroke onset were performed to detect PFO and SAS...
September 2016: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822261/the-cause-and-effect-relationship-between-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-and-clinically-overt-cryptogenic-cirrhosis-a-matter-that-must-be-seriously-revised
#13
Abbas Tavakolian Arjmand, Nasrin Razavianzadeh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Hepatitis Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819402/-a-descriptive-study-of-non-symptomatic-epilepsy-according-to-age-at-onset-at-a-neuropediatric-section-of-regional-reference
#14
L Ochoa-Gomez, J Lopez-Pison, R Fernando-Martinez, C Fuertes-Rodrigo, P Samper-Villagrasa, L Monge-Galindo, J L Pena-Segura
AIM: A descriptive study of non-symptomatic epilepsy (idiopathic and cryptogenic), according to age at onset, monitored at a Neuropediatric Section of regional reference over a period of three years. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A review of neuropediatric database medical records of children with non-symptomatic epilepsy supervised from Jan 1, 2008 till December 31, 2010. RESULTS: Of the 4595 children attended during the period, 605 were diagnosed with epilepsy (13...
November 16, 2016: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818588/update-on-occult-hepatitis-b-virus-infection
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REVIEW
Manoochehr Makvandi
The event of mutations in the surface antigen gene of hepatitis B virus (HBV) results in undetectable hepatitis B surface antigen with positive/negative anti-hepatitis B core (anti-HBc) antibody status in serum and this phenomenon is named occult hepatitis B infection (OBI). The presence of anti-HBc antibody in serum is an important key for OBI tracking, although about 20% of OBI cases are negative for anti-HBc antibody. The diagnosis of OBI is mainly based on polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and real-time PCR assays...
October 21, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817241/role-of-hospitalists-in-the-diagnosis-of-atrial-fibrillation-for-the-management-of-cryptogenic-stroke-patients
#16
Alpesh Amin
Cryptogenic strokes are responsible for significant morbidity and mortality. Identifying the underlying cause of cryptogenic stroke is imperative for appropriate short and long-term management of these patients. In particular, detecting atrial fibrillation in cryptogenic stroke patients may shed insight into the cause of the index stroke, but is also important to identify an important cause of secondary stroke. There is accumulating evidence indicating that monitoring for durations beyond the guideline recommended 30 day-period results in greater atrial fibrillation yield...
November 17, 2016: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816896/simultaneous-seeg-meg-eeg-recordings-overcome-the-seeg-limited-spatial-sampling
#17
Martine Gavaret, Anne-Sophie Dubarry, Romain Carron, Fabrice Bartolomei, Agnès Trébuchon, Christian-George Bénar
During presurgical evaluation of pharmacoresistant partial epilepsies, stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG) records interictal and ictal activities directly but is inherently limited in spatial sampling. In contrast, scalp-EEG and MEG are less sensitive but provide a global view on brain activity. Therefore, recording simultaneously these three modalities should provide a better understanding of the underlying brain sources by taking advantage of the different sensitivities of the three recording techniques...
October 25, 2016: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805526/histologic-changes-in-bone-marrow-biopsies-from-liver-transplant-patients
#18
Pelin Börcek, Binnaz Handan Özdemir, Çiğdem Sercan, Eda Yılmaz Akçay, Sema Karakuş, Mehmet Haberal
OBJECTIVES: Liver transplant may complicated by various hematologic conditions, resulting in indication for bone marrow biopsy. Immunosuppressive therapies, specific infections, and secondary neoplasms affect bone marrow. In the present study, we evaluated the histologic spectrum of bone marrow findings in liver allograft recipients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Of 338 patients who received liver transplants and were followed at the Başkent University, Faculty of Medicine, 44 patients underwent bone marrow biopsy...
November 2016: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805515/posttransplant-lymphoproliferative-disorder-manifesting-as-intestinal-epstein-barr-virus-positive-anaplastic-large-cell-lymphoma-in-an-adult-renal-transplant-recipient
#19
Pelin Börcek, B Handan Özdemir, Gonca Özgün, Mehmet Haberal
Posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorder is a relatively common posttransplant malignancy affecting as many as 10% of all solid-organ recipients. Most cases of posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorder are of B-cell origin, with common Epstein-Barr virus association. Posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorders of T-cell origin are much rarer and less frequently associated with Epstein-Barr virus. Here, we report an unusual case of Epstein-Barr virus-positive anaplastic large-cell lymphoma causing an intestinal perforation in an adult renal transplant recipient...
November 2016: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792870/phenome-wide-association-study-of-autoantibodies-to-citrullinated-and-non-citrullinated-epitopes-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#20
Katherine P Liao, Jeffrey A Sparks, Boris P Hejblum, I-Hsin Kuo, Jing Cui, Lauren J Lahey, Andrew Cagan, Vivian S Gainer, Weidong Liu, T Tony Cai, Jeremy Sokolove, Tianxi Cai
OBJECTIVE: RA patients develop autoantibodies against a spectrum of antigens but their clinical significance is unclear. Using the phenome-wide association study (PheWAS) approach, we examined the association between autoantibodies and clinical subphenotypes of RA. METHODS: This study was conducted using a validated electronic medical record (EMR) RA cohort from 2 tertiary care centers. Using a published multiplex bead assay, we measured 36 autoantibodies targeting epitopes implicated in RA...
October 28, 2016: Arthritis & Rheumatology
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