Stroke versus non-stroke neurological complications after cardiac transplant (P4.299)

Conclusions:Neurological complications after CT in our population reach nearly a quarter of patients, similar to or even lower than in previous studies.4.3% of patients developed stroke, ischemic subtype.Pre- and perioperative variables do not differ between both groups, except from ischemic cardiomyopathy as the cause of heart failure being it more frequent in the stroke group.Disclosure: Dr. Vazquez has nothing to disclose. Dr. Thomson has nothing to disclose. Dr. Molina Melendres has nothing to disclose. Dr. Nadile has nothing to disclose. Dr. Gonzalez Toledo has nothing to disclose. Dr. Claverie has nothing to disclose. Dr. Thomson has nothing to disclose. Dr. Peradejordi has nothing to disclose. Dr. Couto has nothing to disclose. Dr. Favaloro has nothing to disclose. Dr. Favaloro has nothing to disclose. Dr. Bertolotti has nothing to disclose. Dr. Klein has nothing to disclose.
Source: Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: In-Hospital Stroke Care Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Neuroscience Methods - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
This study aimed to confirm whether human postmortem ASCs can be collected and culture-expanded from cadavers. Axilla subcutaneous adipose tissues were harvested during forensic autopsy and enzymatically digested to obtain a heterogeneous cell mixture, including the ASCs population. The mixture was seeded onto collagen-coated cell culture dishes and spindle-shaped adhesive and proliferative ASCs were confirmed. Senescent cells were also present, visualized as large and flattened cells. When maintained in a cool environment, ASCs were able to survive in the postmortem tissues for up to 7 days after death. We conclude that p...
Source: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine - Category: Forensic Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences - Category: Psychiatry Tags: J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci Source Type: research
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Source: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
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Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Original Research Articles Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of the American College of Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
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