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Change in Excitability of Cortical Projection After Modified Catheter Balloon Dilatation Therapy in Brainstem Stroke Patients with Dysphagia: A Prospective Controlled Study

In conclusion, modified balloon dilatation therapy can increase the excitability of affected projection in patients with unilateral brainstem stroke.
Source: Dysphagia - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: On the basis of the reported association among CD, AS and CV diseases, we suggest to perform a more detailed CV risk assessment in all CD patients than what is currently being achieved in clinical practice, in order to scan and treat modifiable CV risk factors in these patients. In particular, we suggest to resort to instrumental techniques to detect AS in the subclinical stage, in order to prevent AS development and CV diseases in CD patients. PMID: 29243787 [PubMed - in process]
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: MNA-SF can be used for the nutritional screening of high-risk stroke groups in community. For the high-risk stroke groups in community, the rational nutritional diet should be publicized, blood sugar should be controlled in a scientific manner and physical exercise should be moderately increased. PMID: 29243783 [PubMed - in process]
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 December 2017 Source:Mitochondrion Author(s): Miriam Umbria, Amanda Ramos, Jennifer Caner, Tomás Vega, José Eugenio Lozano, Cristina Santos, Maria Pilar Aluja There are strong evidences that common mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) haplogroups may influence the pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). In this matched case-control study, we investigate the association between mtDNA haplogroups and two CVDs, myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke, and classical cardiovascular risk factors. Data obtained show that haplogroup H constitute a susceptibility risk factor for MI (p...
Source: Mitochondrion - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Our meta-analysis of 20,605 patients who participated in large RCTs demonstrate improved MBG scores and ST segment resolution>50% with aspiration thrombectomy compared to PCI alone, but no differences in mortality, reinfarction, TVR and stroke rates at 30 days. Our study supports the latest ACC/AHA/SCAI focused update document that recommends against the routine use of aspiration thrombectomy during primary PCI. PMID: 29241844 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research
Dr. Tara Narula joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss a new study that shows why those without traditional heart disease risk factors may still be susceptible to heart attacks and stroke and how mandatory screening for critical congenital heart disease in infants affected death rates.
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: Herpes zoster was associated with an increased risk of dementia, independent of potential confounding factors. Antiviral treatment might be protective in preventing dementia in patients with herpes zoster. PMID: 29244265 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: J Clin Psychiatry Source Type: research
Conclusion: In summary, our findings indicate that severe CAS could play a role in cognitive decline. Further studies should be conducted using larger patient cohorts without ischemic brain lesions and with balanced vascular risk profiles to investigate impact of CAS on cognition. There was no association between severe CAS and depressive symptoms in the present study. As patients with severe CAS did not exhibit physical symptoms, HRQoL was better for those patients than for patients with lower extremity PAD. PMID: 29238393 [PubMed]
Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health Source Type: research
Authors: Ohshima T, Dash C, Belayev A, Yamamoto T, Goto S, Kato Y Abstract The use of 8-F balloon guide catheter (BGC) for proximal flow control was previously shown to prevent distal embolic complications during mechanical clot retrieval in patients with acute ischemic stroke. In this retrospective study, the utility of 8-F BGCs for proximal flow control during endovascular coiling of anterior circulation aneurysms was investigated. Patients who underwent endovascular coiling for anterior circulation aneurysms between August 2013 and December 2016 were retrospectively analyzed. Among a total of 152 patients includ...
Source: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Nagoya J Med Sci Source Type: research
We present a case of a patient who presented with recurrent posterior circulation infarcts despite optimized medical management. On imaging, he was found to have external anatomical vertebral artery muscular and/or osseous compression leading to repetitive vascular injury and strokes. Recurrent intimal injury and vertebral artery to intracranial emboli despite anticoagulation and subsequent dual antiplatelet therapy necessitated definitive operative management. Surgical bypass, external surgical decompression, reconstructive endovascular, and deconstructive endovascular techniques were carefully considered. A deconstructiv...
Source: Interventional Neuroradiology - Category: Radiology Tags: Interv Neuroradiol Source Type: research
Conclusions OTP is a prehospital and in-hospital workflow-based indicator. In this single-center study, OTP was found to independently affect functional outcomes after endovascular stroke treatment. PMID: 29237321 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Interventional Neuroradiology - Category: Radiology Tags: Interv Neuroradiol Source Type: research
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