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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058090/icp-management-in-patients-suffering-from-traumatic-brain-injury-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Peter Abraham, Robert C Rennert, Brandon C Gabel, Jayson A Sack, Navaz Karanjia, Peter Warnke, Clark C Chen
BACKGROUND: Severe traumatic brain injury (sTBI) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring and management form the cornerstone of treatment paradigms for sTBI in developed countries. We examine the available randomized controlled trial (RCT) data on the impact of ICP management on clinical outcomes after sTBI. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature on ICP management following sTBI was performed to identify pertinent RCT articles...
December 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029847/the-diagnostic-challenge-of-small-fibre-neuropathy-clinical-presentations-evaluations-and-causes
#2
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Astrid J Terkelsen, Páll Karlsson, Giuseppe Lauria, Roy Freeman, Nanna B Finnerup, Troels S Jensen
Small fibre neuropathies are a heterogeneous group of disorders affecting thinly myelinated Aδ-fibres and unmyelinated C-fibres. Although multiple causes of small nerve fibre degeneration have been reported, including via genetic mutations, the cause of small fibre neuropathy remains unknown in up to 50% of cases. The typical clinical presentation of small fibre neuropathy is that of a symmetrical, length-dependent polyneuropathy associated with sensory or autonomic symptoms. More rarely, the clinical presentation is characterised by non-length-dependent, focal, or multifocal symptoms...
November 2017: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109695/the-role-of-thromboinflammation-in-delayed-cerebral-ischemia-after-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Devin W McBride, Spiros L Blackburn, Kumar T Peeyush, Kanako Matsumura, John H Zhang
Delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI) is a major determinant of patient outcome following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. Although the exact mechanisms leading to DCI are not fully known, inflammation, cerebral vasospasm, and microthrombi may all function together to mediate the onset of DCI. Indeed, inflammation is tightly linked with activation of coagulation and microthrombi formation. Thromboinflammation is the intersection at which inflammation and thrombosis regulate one another in a feedforward manner, potentiating the formation of thrombi and pro-inflammatory signaling...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122524/traumatic-brain-injury-integrated-approaches-to-improve-prevention-clinical-care-and-research
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Andrew I R Maas, David K Menon, P David Adelson, Nada Andelic, Michael J Bell, Antonio Belli, Peter Bragge, Alexandra Brazinova, András Büki, Randall M Chesnut, Giuseppe Citerio, Mark Coburn, D Jamie Cooper, A Tamara Crowder, Endre Czeiter, Marek Czosnyka, Ramon Diaz-Arrastia, Jens P Dreier, Ann-Christine Duhaime, Ari Ercole, Thomas A van Essen, Valery L Feigin, Guoyi Gao, Joseph Giacino, Laura E Gonzalez-Lara, Russell L Gruen, Deepak Gupta, Jed A Hartings, Sean Hill, Ji-Yao Jiang, Naomi Ketharanathan, Erwin J O Kompanje, Linda Lanyon, Steven Laureys, Fiona Lecky, Harvey Levin, Hester F Lingsma, Marc Maegele, Marek Majdan, Geoffrey Manley, Jill Marsteller, Luciana Mascia, Charles McFadyen, Stefania Mondello, Virginia Newcombe, Aarno Palotie, Paul M Parizel, Wilco Peul, James Piercy, Suzanne Polinder, Louis Puybasset, Todd E Rasmussen, Rolf Rossaint, Peter Smielewski, Jeannette Söderberg, Simon J Stanworth, Murray B Stein, Nicole von Steinbüchel, William Stewart, Ewout W Steyerberg, Nino Stocchetti, Anneliese Synnot, Braden Te Ao, Olli Tenovuo, Alice Theadom, Dick Tibboel, Walter Videtta, Kevin K W Wang, W Huw Williams, Lindsay Wilson, Kristine Yaffe
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964465/gadolinium-based-contrast-agents-associated-adverse-reactions
#5
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Miguel Ramalho, Joana Ramalho
Gadolinium-based contrast agents have been considered extremely safe drugs with a low incidence of acute adverse reactions. Most of the reactions are mild and physiologic. However, despite being extremely rare, acute severe adverse reactions, including anaphylaxis, may occur. In this article adverse reactions are discussed with regard to their classification, pathophysiology, symptoms, and risk factors.
November 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138949/multiple-high-grade-gliomas-epidemiology-management-and-outcome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#6
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Davide Tiziano Di Carlo, Federico Cagnazzo, Nicola Benedetto, Riccardo Morganti, Paolo Perrini
Multiple high-grade gliomas (M-HGGs) are well--separated tumors, differentiated as multifocal (MF) and multicentric (MC) by their MRI features. The authors performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of literature examining epidemiology, clinical and radiological characteristics, management, and the overall survival from M-HGGs. According to PRISMA guidelines, a comprehensive review of studies published between January 1990 and January 2017 was carried out. The authors identified studies that examined the prevalence rate, clinical and radiological characteristics, treatment, and overall survival from M-HGGs in patients with HGG...
November 14, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149863/pearls-and-pitfalls-in-comprehensive-critical-care-echocardiography
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REVIEW
Sam Orde, Michel Slama, Andrew Hilton, Konstantin Yastrebov, Anthony McLean
Critical care echocardiography is developing rapidly with an increasing number of specialists now performing comprehensive studies using Doppler and other advanced techniques. However, this imaging can be challenging, interpretation is far from simple in the complex critically ill patient and mistakes can be easy to make. We aim to address clinically relevant areas where potential errors may occur and suggest methods to hopefully improve accuracy of imaging and interpretation.
November 17, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887767/management-of-spontaneous-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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REVIEW
Roland Veltkamp, Jan Purrucker
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We review the current evidence for medical and surgical treatments of spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). RECENT FINDINGS: Therapy with hemostatic agents (e.g. factor VIIa and tranexamic acid) if started early after bleeding onset may reduce hematoma expansion, but their clinical effectiveness has not been shown. Rapid anticoagulation reversal with prothrombin concentrates (PCC) plus vitamin K is the first choice in vitamin K antagonist-related ICH...
September 8, 2017: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129157/thrombectomy-6-to-24-hours-after-stroke-with-a-mismatch-between-deficit-and-infarct
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Raul G Nogueira, Ashutosh P Jadhav, Diogo C Haussen, Alain Bonafe, Ronald F Budzik, Parita Bhuva, Dileep R Yavagal, Marc Ribo, Christophe Cognard, Ricardo A Hanel, Cathy A Sila, Ameer E Hassan, Monica Millan, Elad I Levy, Peter Mitchell, Michael Chen, Joey D English, Qaisar A Shah, Frank L Silver, Vitor M Pereira, Brijesh P Mehta, Blaise W Baxter, Michael G Abraham, Pedro Cardona, Erol Veznedaroglu, Frank R Hellinger, Lei Feng, Jawad F Kirmani, Demetrius K Lopes, Brian T Jankowitz, Michael R Frankel, Vincent Costalat, Nirav A Vora, Albert J Yoo, Amer M Malik, Anthony J Furlan, Marta Rubiera, Amin Aghaebrahim, Jean-Marc Olivot, Wondwossen G Tekle, Ryan Shields, Todd Graves, Roger J Lewis, Wade S Smith, David S Liebeskind, Jeffrey L Saver, Tudor G Jovin
Background The effect of endovascular thrombectomy that is performed more than 6 hours after the onset of ischemic stroke is uncertain. Patients with a clinical deficit that is disproportionately severe relative to the infarct volume may benefit from late thrombectomy. Methods We enrolled patients with occlusion of the intracranial internal carotid artery or proximal middle cerebral artery who had last been known to be well 6 to 24 hours earlier and who had a mismatch between the severity of the clinical deficit and the infarct volume, with mismatch criteria defined according to age (<80 years or ≥80 years)...
November 11, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129127/a-new-dawn-for-imaging-based-selection-in-the-treatment-of-acute-stroke
#10
Werner Hacke
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 11, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097489/treatment-and-outcome-of-hemorrhagic-transformation-after-intravenous-alteplase-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-a-scientific-statement-for-healthcare-professionals-from-the-american-heart-association-american-stroke-association
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Shadi Yaghi, Joshua Z Willey, Brett Cucchiara, Joshua N Goldstein, Nicole R Gonzales, Pooja Khatri, Louis J Kim, Stephan A Mayer, Kevin N Sheth, Lee H Schwamm
PURPOSE: Symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage (sICH) is the most feared complication of intravenous thrombolytic therapy in acute ischemic stroke. Treatment of sICH is based on expert opinion and small case series, with the efficacy of such treatments not well established. This document aims to provide an overview of sICH with a focus on pathophysiology and treatment. METHODS: A literature review was performed for randomized trials, prospective and retrospective studies, opinion papers, case series, and case reports on the definitions, epidemiology, risk factors, pathophysiology, treatment, and outcome of sICH...
November 2, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063255/gadolinium-retention-after-administration-of-contrast-agents-based-on-linear-chelators-and-the-recommendations-of-the-european-medicines-agency
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EDITORIAL
Ilona A Dekkers, Rick Roos, Aart J van der Molen
The Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) earlier this year recommended to suspend some marketing authorisations for Gadolinium Containing Contrast Agents (GCCAs) based on linear chelators due to the potential risk of gadolinium retention in the human body. These recommendations have recently been re-evaluated by EMA's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP), and confirmed the final opinion of the European Medicines Agency. This editorial provides an overview of the available GCCAs and summarises the recent evidence of gadolinium retention...
October 23, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687213/prevention-of-central-line-associated-bloodstream-infections
#13
REVIEW
Taison Bell, Naomi P O'Grady
Central venous catheters (CVCs) are commonly used in critically ill patients and offer several advantages to peripheral intravenous access. However, indwelling CVCs have the potential to lead to bloodstream infections, with the risk increasing with an array of characteristics, such as catheter choice, catheter location, insertion technique, and catheter maintenance. Evidence-based guidelines have led to a significant reduction in the incidence of bloodstream infections associated with CVCs. The combination of guideline implementation and newer technologies has the potential to further reduce morbidity and mortality from infections related to CVCs...
September 2017: Infectious Disease Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929294/neurologic-complications-of-infective-endocarditis-recent-findings
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Marie Cantier, Mikael Mazighi, Isabelle Klein, J P Desilles, Michel Wolff, J F Timsit, Romain Sonneville
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this paper is to provide recent insights in management of neurologic complications of left-sided infective endocarditis (IE). RECENT FINDINGS: Cerebral lesions observed in IE patients are thought to involve synergistic pathophysiological mechanisms including thromboembolism, sepsis, meningitis, and small-vessel cerebral vasculitis. Brain MRI represents a major tool for the detection of asymptomatic events occurring in the majority of patients...
September 19, 2017: Current Infectious Disease Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038971/the-implementation-of-targeted-temperature-management-an-evidence-based-guideline-from-the-neurocritical-care-society
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Lori Kennedy Madden, Michelle Hill, Teresa L May, Theresa Human, Mary McKenna Guanci, Judith Jacobi, Melissa V Moreda, Neeraj Badjatia
BACKGROUND: Targeted temperature management (TTM) is often used in neurocritical care to minimize secondary neurologic injury and improve outcomes. TTM encompasses therapeutic hypothermia, controlled normothermia, and treatment of fever. TTM is best supported by evidence from neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy and out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, although it has also been explored in ischemic stroke, traumatic brain injury, and intracranial hemorrhage patients. Critical care clinicians using TTM must select appropriate cooling techniques, provide a reasonable rate of cooling, manage shivering, and ensure adequate patient monitoring among other challenges...
October 16, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913708/emergency-neurological-life-support-intracerebral-hemorrhage
#16
J Claude Hemphill, Arthur Lam
Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is a subset of stroke due to spontaneous bleeding within the parenchyma of the brain. It is potentially lethal, and survival depends on ensuring an adequate airway, proper diagnosis, and early management of several specific issues such as blood pressure, coagulopathy reversal, and surgical hematoma evacuation for appropriate patients. ICH was chosen as an Emergency Neurological Life Support (ENLS) protocol because intervention within the first hours may improve outcome, and it is critical to have site-specific protocols to drive care quickly and efficiently...
September 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962805/management-of-traumatic-brain-injury-an-update
#17
REVIEW
Mohamed H Abou El Fadl, Kristine H O'Phelan
The care of patients with traumatic brain injury can be one of the most challenging and rewarding aspects of clinical neurocritical care. This article reviews the approach to unique aspects specific to the care of this patient population. These aspects include appropriate use of sedation and analgesia, and the principles and the clinical use of intracranial monitors. Common clinical challenges encountered in these patients are also discussed, including the treatment of intracranial hypertension, temperature management, and control of sympathetic hyperactivity...
November 2017: Neurologic Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844205/ultrasound-guided-central-venous-catheter-placement-a-structured-review-and-recommendations-for-clinical-practice
#18
REVIEW
Bernd Saugel, Thomas W L Scheeren, Jean-Louis Teboul
The use of ultrasound (US) has been proposed to reduce the number of complications and to increase the safety and quality of central venous catheter (CVC) placement. In this review, we describe the rationale for the use of US during CVC placement, the basic principles of this technique, and the current evidence and existing guidelines for its use. In addition, we recommend a structured approach for US-guided central venous access for clinical practice. Static and real-time US can be used to visualize the anatomy and patency of the target vein in a short-axis and a long-axis view...
August 28, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663521/intra-arterial-vasodilators-for-vasospasm-following-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-a-meta-analysis
#19
Anand Venkatraman, Ayaz M Khawaja, Sahil Gupta, Shalaka Hardas, John P Deveikis, Mark R Harrigan, Gyanendra Kumar
OBJECTIVE: The efficacy of intra-arterial vasodilators (IADs) for the treatment of vasospasm following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) remains debatable. The objective of this meta-analysis was to pool estimates of angiographic and neurological response, clinical outcome, and mortality following treatment of vasospasm with IADs. METHODS: We searched PubMed, Embase, Scopus, Clinicaltrials.gov, Cochrane database, and CINAHL in December 2015 and August 2016...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899932/utility-of-perfusion-imaging-in-acute-stroke-treatment-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#20
REVIEW
Won Hyung A Ryu, Michael B Avery, Navjit Dharampal, Isabel E Allen, Steven W Hetts
BACKGROUND: Variability in imaging protocols and techniques has resulted in a lack of consensus regarding the incorporation of perfusion imaging into stroke triage and treatment. The objective of our study was to evaluate the available scientific evidence regarding the utility of perfusion imaging in determining treatment eligibility in patients with acute stroke and in predicting their clinical outcome. METHODS: We performed a systematic review of the literature using PubMed, Web of Science, and Cochrane Library focusing on themes of medical imaging, stroke, treatment, and outcome (CRD42016037817)...
October 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
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