Neurological Deficits in Stroke Patients that May Impede the Capacity to Provide Informed Consent for Endovascular Treatment Trials

We assessed the occurrence of neurological deficits that may impede the capacity to provide consent for trial participation in patients with an acute stroke, who are eligible for endovascular treatment (EVT).
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research

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s N Abstract Hypertension is the first modifiable vascular risk factor accounting for 10.4 million deaths worldwide; it is strongly and independently associated with the risk of stroke and is related to worse prognosis. In addition, hypertension seems to be a key player in the implementation of vascular cognitive impairment. Long-term hypertension, complicated or not by the occurrence of ischemic stroke, is often reviewed on its vascular side, and parenchymal consequences are put aside. Here, we sought to review the impact of isolated hypertension or hypertension associated to stroke on brain atrophy, neuron conne...
Source: Neural Plasticity - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Neural Plast Source Type: research
Feasibility of Uninterrupted Direct Oral Anticoagulants with Temporary Switching to Dabigatran ("Dabigatran Bridge") for Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation. Int Heart J. 2019 Nov 15;: Authors: Aoyama D, Miyazaki S, Hasegawa K, Kaseno K, Ishikawa E, Mukai M, Miyahara K, Aiki T, Matsui A, Yamaguchi J, Shiomi Y, Tama N, Ikeda H, Fukuoka Y, Morishita T, Ishida K, Uzui H, Tada H Abstract Uninterrupted anticoagulation therapy during atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation minimizes the risk of periprocedural thromboembolic events. Although the use of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) has rapidly d...
Source: International Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Heart J Source Type: research
Authors: Fan Q, Tao R, Zhang H, Xie H, Xi R, Wang F, Xu Y, Zhang R, Yan X, Gu G Abstract Inflammatory factors have specific value in acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Our previous studies have identified the prognostic value of interleukin (IL)-34 during chronic heart failure. However, the potential impact of IL-34 on AMI remains unknown.Serum IL-34 was measured in 287 AMI patients, and they were followed up for the composite endpoint, including cardiovascular death, heart failure hospitalization, recurrent nonfatal myocardial infarction (MI), and nonfatal stroke.IL-34 levels were significantly associated with the...
Source: International Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Heart J Source Type: research
In conclusion, about one-third of the patients with AF did not regularly see a doctor in a medical institution and most of them had a CHADS2 score of more than one point in a Japanese rural area. Educating the public about the risks of AF is required. PMID: 31735770 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: International Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Heart J Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe MRM performed well. Mapping functions are available to map the SBI to the HUI-3 Utility Index.
Source: Quality of Life Research - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
Condition:   Cerebral Ischemia Interventions:   Device: Immediate mechanical thrombectomy(iMT) using EmboTrap II Revascularization Device;   Combination Product: Initial medical management (iMM) Sponsors:   Emory University;   University of Calgary;   University of Cincinnati;   Heidelberg University Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Publication date: Available online 18 November 2019Source: The Lancet NeurologyAuthor(s): John F Cryan, Kenneth J O'Riordan, Kiran Sandhu, Veronica Peterson, Timothy G DinanSummaryResearch into the role of the gut microbiome in modulating brain function has rapidly increased over the past 10 years, albeit chiefly in animal models. Increasing clinical and preclinical evidence implicates the microbiome as a possible key susceptibility factor for neurological disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, autism spectrum disorder, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and stroke. Cross-sectional clinical studies are bolstering ...
Source: The Lancet Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The presence of MRI-positive vulnerable carotid plaques including IPH, LRNC, and TRFC is positively associated with symptomatic clinical presentation. Therefore, carotid plaque MRI might be a useful risk stratification tool in determining the risk of ischemic stroke. PMID: 31738030 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research
(Boston Children's Hospital) Face blindness often becomes apparent in early childhood, but people occasionally acquire it from a brain injury later in life. A new study of people who became face-blind after a stroke, led by Alexander Cohen, MD, PhD, of Boston Children's Hospital, provides clues to what goes wrong in the brain.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Conclusion: This study demonstrates that VEGF is highly upregulated in AIS with severe disability as compared to healthy controls. This biomarker is a strong predictor of severity and functionality when combined with clinical variables three months post the ishemic event.
Source: Neurology India - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
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