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Zh Nevrol Psikhiatr Im S S Korsakova ; 120(8. Vyp. 2): 5-9, 2020.
Artigo em Russo | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33016670

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OBJECTIVE: The timely diagnosis of atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with cardiac embolism with implantable loop recorders (ILR). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty-nine patients, hospitalized within 6 months after stroke (n=19) or transient ischemic attack (n=10), were included in the study. ILR were implanted in all cases. The mean time of follow-up was one year. RESULTS: Five hundred and thirteen transmissions were detected during the whole follow-up period. Symptomatic episodes were recorded in 165 cases. Such episodes as bradycardia, asystole, AF, atrial tachycardia and ventricular tachycardia were recorded in 98 cases out of 348 planned transmissions. All transmissions were analyzed by an operator. However, 70 cases were false-positive because of ILR over-sensing. In total, arrhythmias were detected in 5 patients, including sick sinus syndrome (1), supraventricular tachycardia (1), ventricular tachycardia (1) and atrial fibrillation (3). Anticoagulant therapy was started immediately after the diagnosis of AF. CONCLUSION: Loop recording monitoring is an effective strategy in patients with cardiac embolism for timely diagnosis and further treatment of arrhythmia.


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Fibrilação Atrial , Ataque Isquêmico Transitório , Acidente Vascular Cerebral , Anticoagulantes , Fibrilação Atrial/complicações , Fibrilação Atrial/diagnóstico , Fibrilação Atrial/tratamento farmacológico , Eletrocardiografia Ambulatorial , Humanos , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/complicações , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/diagnóstico
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Zh Nevrol Psikhiatr Im S S Korsakova ; 120(8. Vyp. 2): 10-16, 2020.
Artigo em Russo | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33016671

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OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence of non-convulsive status epilepticus, epileptiform activity, rhythmic and periodic patterns in patients with acute stroke. MATERIAL AND METHOD: An analysis of electroencephalography (EEG) in 86 stroke patients in the neurointensive care unit of the tertiary medical center was performed. Criteria for starting EEG recording were epileptic seizures or clinical suspicion of uncontrolled epileptic status. The ictal-interictal continuum biomarkers and the diagnostic value of EEG for prediction of survival and recovery were assessed. RESULTS: Pathological changes on EEG were recorded in 84% of patients. These patients showed the absence of the dominant occipital rhythm (66%) and hemispheric slowing (42%). Diffuse slowing below the theta range was observed in 41% of patients. EEG reactivity was absent in 20%. Sporadic epileptiform discharges were recorded in 36% of patients and rhythmic and periodic patterns in 26%. Reliable predictors of the unfavorable outcome were the absence of dominant occipital rhythm, lack of reactivity, and low amplitude of the background EEG. No association between the recording of epileptiform activity and the probability of death was shown. CONCLUSION: The most useful EEG biomarkers for predicting survival are amplitude, dominant frequency of background EEG activity and reactivity to external stimulus. Sporadic epileptiform discharges, rhythmic, and periodic patterns are not mandatory associated with a negative prognosis in stroke patients.


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Epilepsia , Estado Epiléptico , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/diagnóstico , Eletroencefalografia , Humanos , Convulsões
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Zh Nevrol Psikhiatr Im S S Korsakova ; 120(8. Vyp. 2): 65-72, 2020.
Artigo em Russo | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33016679

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OBJECTIVE: The article presents an analysis of pre-hospital diagnosis of stroke in children. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Pediatric Stroke Center of Morozov Children's City Clinical Hospital (Center) for the period from October 2018 to December 2019, 502 cases of hospitalization of children by the First aid Station to the Center with directing diagnoses of ischemic stroke (IS), haemorrhagic stroke (HS), transient ischemic attack (TIA), vertebrobasilar syndrome (VBS) were analysed. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: TIA was the most prevalent diagnosis made by the First aid station, with the lowest rate of confirmation after further examination in the hospital (7.8%). The higher rates of confirmation were observed for VBS (31.5%), IS (11.2%) and HI (9.1%). The so-called «masks of stroke¼ were diagnosed in 84.3% cases of hospitalizations that was in line with earlier studies, which reported 50 to 93%. Based on the data on the frequency of symptoms, their combinations and specificity, a screening scale for pre-hospital diagnosis of stroke in children was suggested.


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Ataque Isquêmico Transitório , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/diagnóstico , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/epidemiologia , Criança , Primeiros Socorros , Hospitalização , Humanos , Moscou/epidemiologia
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J Korean Med Sci ; 35(35): e324, 2020 Sep 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32893524

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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an ongoing pandemic infection associated with high morbidity and mortality. The Korean city of Daegu endured the first large COVID-19 outbreak outside of China. Since the report of the first confirmed case in Daegu on February 18, 2020, a total of 6,880 patients have been reported until May 29, 2020. We experienced five patients with ischemic stroke and COVID-19 during this period in four tertiary hospitals in Daegu. The D-dimer levels were high in all three patients in whom D-dimer blood testing was performed. Multiple embolic infarctions were observed in three patients and suspected in one. The mean time from stroke symptom onset to emergency room arrival was 22 hours. As a result, acute treatment for ischemic stroke was delayed. The present case series report raises the possibility that the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19 causes or worsens stroke, perhaps by inducing inflammation. The control of COVID-19 is very important; however, early and proper management of stroke should not be neglected during the epidemic.


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Infecções por Coronavirus/patologia , Citocinas/sangue , Produtos de Degradação da Fibrina e do Fibrinogênio/análise , Pneumonia Viral/patologia , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/diagnóstico , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/terapia , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/mortalidade , Infecções por Coronavirus/terapia , Serviços Médicos de Emergência , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/mortalidade , Pneumonia Viral/terapia , República da Coreia/epidemiologia , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/epidemiologia , Tromboembolia/patologia , Terapia Trombolítica/métodos , Tempo para o Tratamento
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Arch Cardiovasc Dis ; 113(8-9): 525-533, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32873521

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BACKGROUND: Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) and transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE) can be used to detect the presence of left atrial thrombus and left atrial spontaneous echocardiographic contrast (LASEC). AIM: To evaluate the prognostic value of TTE and TOE in predicting stroke and all-cause death at 5-year follow-up in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). METHODS: This study included patients hospitalised with electrocardiography-diagnosed NVAF in Saint-Antoine University Hospital, Paris, between July 1998 and December 2011, who underwent TTE and TOE evaluation within 24hours of admission. Cox proportional-hazards models were used to identify predictors of the composite outcome (stroke or all-cause death). RESULTS: During 5 years of follow-up, stroke/death occurred in 185/903 patients (20.5%). By multivariable analysis, independent predictors of stroke/death were CHA2DS2-VASc score (hazard ratio [HR] 1.35, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.25-1.47; P<0.001), left atrial area>20 cm2 (HR 1.59, 95% CI 1.08-2.35; P=0.018), moderate LASEC (HR 1.72, 95% CI 1.13-2.62; P=0.012) and severe LASEC (HR 2.04, 95% CI 1.16-3.58; P=0.013). Independent protective predictors were dyslipidaemia (HR 0.60, 95% CI 0.43-0.83; P=0.002) and discharge prescription of anti-arrhythmics (HR 0.59, 95% CI 0.40-0.87; P=0.008). Adding LASEC to the CHA2DS2-VASc score modestly improved predictive accuracy and risk classification, with a C index of 0.71 vs. 0.69 (P=0.004). CONCLUSIONS: In this retrospective monocentric study, the presence of moderate/severe LASEC was an independent predictor of stroke/death at 5-year follow-up in patients with NVAF. The inclusion of LASEC in stroke risk scores could modestly improve risk stratification.


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Fibrilação Atrial/diagnóstico por imagem , Ecocardiografia Transesofagiana , Átrios do Coração/diagnóstico por imagem , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/etiologia , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Antiarrítmicos/uso terapêutico , Anticoagulantes/uso terapêutico , Fibrilação Atrial/complicações , Fibrilação Atrial/tratamento farmacológico , Fibrilação Atrial/mortalidade , Feminino , Humanos , Estudos Longitudinais , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Inibidores da Agregação de Plaquetas/uso terapêutico , Valor Preditivo dos Testes , Prognóstico , Estudos Prospectivos , Medição de Risco , Fatores de Risco , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/diagnóstico , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/mortalidade , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/prevenção & controle , Fatores de Tempo
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J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis ; 29(10): 105077, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32912524

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BACKGROUND: As Covid-19 evolved into a world-wide pandemic, hospitals reported marked declines in strokes, only to be followed by reports of increased numbers of young people presenting with large-vessel occlusions. We reviewed our patient data-base to determine if similar or other novel trends were present. RESULTS: Our Thrombectomy Stroke Center experienced marked declines in ED visits from 2,349 in early March to 1,178 in late April, stroke alerts dropped from 34 to 14 during the same period. Average monthly stroke admissions dropped from 34 in 2019 to 23 in 2020. Nonetheless, in March, we had 12 patients eligible for tPA, which is twice the typical caseload and was unexpected given the low overall stroke presentations. Although the neurointervention caseload was low, the patients were significantly younger. Of the acute intervention patients in March, 5 of the 12 patients were ≤ 60 years old, and two were in their 30's. These trends are similar to those reported elsewhere but were highly unusual for our center as our catchment area is predominantly Caucasian with 34 % of the population > 65 years of age. CONCLUSIONS: Even in low risk centers Covid-19 will likely impart unique stroke presentations. It will be imperative to determine the mechanisms responsible for these changes so we can institute effective strategies for optimal stroke prevention as well as maintain timely acute interventions.


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Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/epidemiologia , Idoso , Betacoronavirus/patogenicidade , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Feminino , Florida/epidemiologia , Interações entre Hospedeiro e Microrganismos , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Medição de Risco , Fatores de Risco , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/diagnóstico , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/terapia , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/virologia , Trombectomia , Terapia Trombolítica , Fatores de Tempo
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J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis ; 29(10): 105114, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32912527

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BACKGROUND: Little is known about the effect of the Coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic on stroke care and the impact of the epidemic on acute stroke hospitalizations has not been described. METHODS: We analyze the stroke admission rate in three hospitals in New York City from January 1, 2020 through April 17, 2020, identifying all cases of acute ischemic stroke, intraparenchymal hemorrhage and subarachnoid hemorrhage. RESULTS: We confirmed 518 cases of out-of-hospital stroke. During the baseline period up to February 25, 2020, the daily stroke admission rate was stable, with the slope of the regression describing the number of admissions over time equal to -0.33 (se = 1.21), not significantly different from 0 (p = 0.79), with daily admissions averaging 41. During the pandemic period, the slope was -4.4 (se = 1.00); i.e., the number of stroke admissions decreased an average of 4.4 per week, (p = 0.005), with weekly admissions averaging 23, a reduction of 44% versus baseline. This general result was not different by patient age, sex, or race/ethnicity. CONCLUSIONS: The weekly stroke admission rate started declining two weeks prior to the local surge of coronavirus admissions. The consequences of lack of diagnosis and treatment of a large proportion of acute stroke patients are likely severe and lasting.


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Infecções por Coronavirus/terapia , Assistência à Saúde/tendências , Hemorragias Intracranianas/terapia , Admissão do Paciente/tendências , Pneumonia Viral/terapia , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/terapia , Idoso , Betacoronavirus/patogenicidade , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Feminino , Interações entre Hospedeiro e Microrganismos , Humanos , Hemorragias Intracranianas/diagnóstico , Hemorragias Intracranianas/epidemiologia , Hemorragias Intracranianas/virologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Cidade de Nova Iorque/epidemiologia , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Prognóstico , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/diagnóstico , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/epidemiologia , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/virologia , Hemorragia Subaracnóidea/epidemiologia , Hemorragia Subaracnóidea/terapia , Fatores de Tempo
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J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis ; 29(10): 105179, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32912564

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BACKGROUND: Approach to acute cerebrovascular disease management has evolved in the past few months to accommodate the rising needs of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In this study, we investigated the changes in practices and policies related to stroke care through an online survey. METHODS: A 12 question, cross-sectional survey targeting practitioners involved in acute stroke care in the US was distributed electronically through national society surveys, social media and personal communication. RESULTS: Respondants from 39 states completed 206 surveys with the majority (82.5%) from comprehensive stroke centers. Approximately half stated some change in transport practices with 14 (7%) reporting significant reduction in transfers. Common strategies to limit healthcare provider exposure included using personal protective equipment (PPE) for all patients (127; 63.5%) as well as limiting the number of practitioners in the room (129; 64.5%). Most respondents (81%) noted an overall decrease in stroke volume. Many (34%) felt that the outcome or care of acute stroke patients had been impacted by COVID-19. This was associated with a change in hospital transport guidelines (OR 1.325, P = 0.047, 95% CI: 1.004-1.748), change in eligibility criteria for IV-tPA or mechanical thrombectomy (MT) (OR 3.146, P = 0.052, 95% CI: 0.988-10.017), and modified admission practices for post IV-tPA or MT patients (OR 2.141, P = 0.023, 95% CI: 1.110-4.132). CONCLUSION: Our study highlights a change in practices and polices related to acute stroke management in response to COVID-19 which are variable among institutions. There is also a reported reduction in stroke volume across hospitals. Amongst these changes, updates in hospital transport guidelines and practices related to IV-tPA and MT may affect the perceived care and outcome of acute stroke patients.


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Atitude do Pessoal de Saúde , Infecções por Coronavirus/terapia , Prestação Integrada de Cuidados de Saúde/tendências , Conhecimentos, Atitudes e Prática em Saúde , Controle de Infecções/tendências , Pneumonia Viral/terapia , Padrões de Prática Médica/tendências , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/terapia , Betacoronavirus/patogenicidade , Tomada de Decisão Clínica , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Estudos Transversais , Definição da Elegibilidade/tendências , Pesquisas sobre Serviços de Saúde , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno , Humanos , Exposição Ocupacional/prevenção & controle , Pandemias , Admissão do Paciente/tendências , Transferência de Pacientes/tendências , Equipamento de Proteção Individual/tendências , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Formulação de Políticas , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/diagnóstico , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/epidemiologia , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/virologia , Telemedicina/tendências , Fatores de Tempo , Estados Unidos/epidemiologia
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Acta Med Indones ; 52(2): 177-178, 2020 Apr.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32778633

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Neurological complications from novel coronavirus is becoming more common. These patients usually have primary pulmonary problem of acute lung injury. Presentation in the form of encephalitis, meningitis, Guillain-Barre syndrome and seizures are noted. It is also noted that SARS-CoV-2 has predilection for brain stem leading to patient not feeling extensive pulmonary injury. Here we share another neurological presentation.


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Infecções por Coronavirus , Hipóxia Encefálica , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral , Acidente Vascular Cerebral , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X/métodos , Idoso , Betacoronavirus/isolamento & purificação , Betacoronavirus/patogenicidade , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Infecções por Coronavirus/fisiopatologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/terapia , Feminino , Parada Cardíaca/diagnóstico , Parada Cardíaca/etiologia , Parada Cardíaca/terapia , Humanos , Hipóxia Encefálica/diagnóstico por imagem , Hipóxia Encefálica/etiologia , Conforto do Paciente/métodos , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Pneumonia Viral/fisiopatologia , Pneumonia Viral/terapia , Respiração Artificial/métodos , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/diagnóstico , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/etiologia
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Mayo Clin Proc ; 95(8): 1704-1708, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32753143

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On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) a pandemic, and in the weeks following, public health organizations, medical associations, and governing bodies throughout the world recommended limiting contact with others to "flatten the curve" of COVID-19. Although both ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes have been reported with COVID-19, there has been anecdotal suggestion of an overall decrease in stroke admissions. To date, the effects of any pandemic on telestroke service lines have not been described. The purpose of this cross-sectional analysis of telestroke activations in the 30 days before and after the declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic is to describe the difference in case volumes of telestroke activations, the characteristics of patients, and treatment recommendations between the 2 time frames. We found a 50.0% reduction in total telestroke activations between the predeclaration group (142 patients) and the postdeclaration group (71 patients). There were no statistically significant differences in age (P=.95), sex (P=.10), diagnosis (P=.26), or regional variations (P=.08) in activation volumes. The percentage of patients for whom we recommended urgent stroke treatment with intravenous alteplase, mechanical thrombectomy, or both decreased from 44.4% (28 of 63) to 33.3% (11 of 33). The reasons for the sunstantial decrease in telestroke activations and urgent stroke treatment recommendations are likely multifactorial but nevertheless underscore the importance of continued public health measures to encourage patients and families to seek emergency medical care at the time of symptom onset.


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Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus , Utilização de Instalações e Serviços/tendências , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral , Padrões de Prática Médica/tendências , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/diagnóstico , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/terapia , Telemedicina/tendências , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Estudos Transversais , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estudos Retrospectivos , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/epidemiologia , Estados Unidos/epidemiologia
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Neurol Sci ; 41(10): 2675-2679, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32761396

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Corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has become a globally challenging issue after its emergence in December 2019 from Wuhan, China. Despite its common presentation as respiratory distress, patients with COVID-19 have also shown neurological manifestation especially stroke. Therefore, the authors sought to determine the etiology, underlying risk factors, and outcomes among patients with COVID-19 presenting with stroke. We conducted a systematic review of the electronic database (PubMed, Google Scholar, Scopus, Medline, EMBASE, and Cochrane library) using different MeSH terms from November 2019 to June 2020. A total of 39 patients with stroke from 6 studies were included. The mean age of our included patients was 61.4 ± 14.2 years. Majority of the patients (n = 36, 92.3%) with COVID-19 had ischemic stroke, 5.1% (n = 2) had hemorrhagic stroke, and 2.6% (n = 1) had cerebral venous thrombosis at the time of initial clinical presentation. Almost all of the patients presented had underlying risk factors predisposing to stroke which included diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, and previous history of cerebrovascular disease. 51.2% (n = 20) of the included patients infected with COVID-19 with stroke died, while remaining patients were either discharged home or transferred to a rehabilitation unit. Exploring the neurological manifestation in terms of stroke among patients with COVID-19 is a step towards better understanding of the virus, preventing further spread, and treating the patients affected by this pandemic.


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Betacoronavirus , Isquemia Encefálica/diagnóstico , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Doenças do Sistema Nervoso/diagnóstico , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/diagnóstico , Isquemia Encefálica/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Diabetes Mellitus/diagnóstico , Diabetes Mellitus/epidemiologia , Humanos , Hipertensão/diagnóstico , Hipertensão/epidemiologia , Doenças do Sistema Nervoso/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Fatores de Risco , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/epidemiologia
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Ann Afr Med ; 19(3): 170-175, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32820728

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Introduction: Doppler sonography of the cervical segment of the carotid arteries is becoming a popular tool for evaluating atherosclerosis of the carotid artery. We present the audit of findings on carotid ultrasound examination among patients with clinical suspicion and risks for cerebrovascular disease and possible correlates in Northern Nigeria. Materials and Methods: We performed carotid ultrasound examination on all patients referred for screening and clinical suspicion of cerebrovascular disease within the year 2017. The patients' characteristics, risk factors, presence of atheroma and characteristic of the atheroma, degree of stenotic disease as well as the presence of incidental ultrasound findings were reviewed and documented. Results: Out of the 62 patients, 55 (88.7%) of them had various degrees and types of atheromatous plaques in different segments of the cervical carotid arteries, whereas 7 (11.3%) were normal. The predominant risk factor was smoking followed by diabetes mellitus, whereas the highest indication for the scan was transient ischemic attack. Incidental thyroid lesions such as nodules and cysts were encountered in 14 (22.6%) of the patients. There is a statistically significant difference between sex and age with the side of lesion, degree of stenosis, segment involved, and type of atheromatous plaque. Conclusion: There is a statistically significant difference between sex and age with the side of lesion, degree of stenosis, segment involved, and type of atheromatous plaque. About one-fifth of our patients had incidental thyroid lesions. Therefore, routine screening of population at risk is highly recommended.


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Artérias Carótidas/diagnóstico por imagem , Placa Aterosclerótica/diagnóstico por imagem , Fumar/efeitos adversos , Ultrassonografia Doppler/métodos , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Espessura Intima-Media Carotídea , Estenose das Carótidas/complicações , Estenose das Carótidas/epidemiologia , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Auditoria Médica , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Nigéria , Fatores de Risco , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/diagnóstico
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Stroke ; 51(9): 2664-2673, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32755347

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BACKGROUND: Anecdotal reports suggest fewer patients with stroke symptoms are presenting to hospitals during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. We quantify trends in stroke code calls and treatments at 3 Connecticut hospitals during the local emergence of COVID-19 and examine patient characteristics and stroke process measures at a Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC) before and during the pandemic. METHODS: Stroke code activity was analyzed from January 1 to April 28, 2020, and corresponding dates in 2019. Piecewise linear regression and spline models identified when stroke codes in 2020 began to decline and when they fell below 2019 levels. Patient-level data were analyzed in February versus March and April 2020 at the CSC to identify differences in patient characteristics during the pandemic. RESULTS: A total of 822 stroke codes were activated at 3 hospitals from January 1 to April 28, 2020. The number of stroke codes/wk decreased by 12.8/wk from February 18 to March 16 (P=0.0360) with nadir of 39.6% of expected stroke codes called from March 10 to 16 (30% decrease in total stroke codes during the pandemic weeks in 2020 versus 2019). There was no commensurate increase in within-network telestroke utilization. Compared with before the pandemic (n=167), pandemic-epoch stroke code patients at the CSC (n=211) were more likely to have histories of hypertension, dyslipidemia, coronary artery disease, and substance abuse; no or public health insurance; lower median household income; and to live in the CSC city (P<0.05). There was no difference in age, sex, race/ethnicity, stroke severity, time to presentation, door-to-needle/door-to-reperfusion times, or discharge modified Rankin Scale. CONCLUSIONS: Hospital presentation for stroke-like symptoms decreased during the COVID-19 pandemic, without differences in stroke severity or early outcomes. Individuals living outside of the CSC city were less likely to present for stroke codes at the CSC during the pandemic. Public health initiatives to increase awareness of presenting for non-COVID-19 medical emergencies such as stroke during the pandemic are critical.


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Isquemia Encefálica/epidemiologia , Hemorragias Intracranianas/epidemiologia , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/epidemiologia , Tempo para o Tratamento/estatística & dados numéricos , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Betacoronavirus , Isquemia Encefálica/diagnóstico , Isquemia Encefálica/fisiopatologia , Isquemia Encefálica/terapia , Estudos de Coortes , Comorbidade , Connecticut/epidemiologia , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Dislipidemias/epidemiologia , Serviços Médicos de Emergência , Grupos Étnicos , Feminino , Humanos , Hipertensão/epidemiologia , Renda , Seguro Saúde , Hemorragias Intracranianas/diagnóstico , Hemorragias Intracranianas/fisiopatologia , Hemorragias Intracranianas/terapia , Masculino , Pessoas sem Cobertura de Seguro de Saúde , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Avaliação de Processos e Resultados em Cuidados de Saúde , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Estudos Retrospectivos , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/diagnóstico , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/fisiopatologia , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/terapia , Transtornos Relacionados ao Uso de Substâncias/epidemiologia , Telemedicina , Trombectomia , Terapia Trombolítica
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Cerebrovasc Dis Extra ; 10(2): 94-104, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32854098

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Rates of depression after ischemic stroke (IS) and myocardial infarction (MI) are significantly higher than in the general population and associated with morbidity and mortality. There is a lack of nationally representative data comparing depression and suicide attempt (SA) after these distinct ischemic vascular events. METHODS: The 2013 Nationwide Readmissions Database contains >14 million US admissions for all payers and the uninsured. Using International Classification of Disease, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification Codes, we identified index admission with IS (n = 434,495) or MI (n = 539,550) and readmission for depression or SA. We calculated weighted frequencies of readmission. We performed adjusted Cox regression to calculate hazard ratio (HR) for readmission for depression and SA up to 1 year following IS versus MI. Analyses were stratified by discharge home versus elsewhere. RESULTS: Weighted depression readmission rates were higher at 30, 60, and 90 days in patients with IS versus MI (0.04%, 0.09%, 0.12% vs. 0.03%, 0.05%, 0.07%, respectively). There was no significant difference in SA readmissions between groups. The adjusted HR for readmission due to depression was 1.49 for IS versus MI (95% CI 1.25-1.79, p < 0.0001). History of depression (HR 3.70 [3.07-4.46]), alcoholism (2.04 [1.34-3.09]), and smoking (1.38 [1.15-1.64]) were associated with increased risk of depression readmission. Age >70 years (0.46 [0.37-0.56]) and discharge home (0.69 [0.57-0.83]) were associated with reduced hazards of readmission due to depression. CONCLUSIONS: IS was associated with greater hazard of readmission due to depression compared to MI. Patients with a history of depression, smoking, and alcoholism were more likely to be readmitted with depression, while advanced age and discharge home were protective. It is unclear to what extent differences in type of ischemic tissue damage and disability contribute, and further investigation is warranted.


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Afeto , Isquemia Encefálica/psicologia , Depressão/psicologia , Infarto do Miocárdio/psicologia , Readmissão do Paciente , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/psicologia , Tentativa de Suicídio , Fatores Etários , Idoso , Alcoolismo/epidemiologia , Alcoolismo/psicologia , Isquemia Encefálica/diagnóstico , Isquemia Encefálica/epidemiologia , Bases de Dados Factuais , Depressão/diagnóstico , Depressão/epidemiologia , Depressão/terapia , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Infarto do Miocárdio/diagnóstico , Infarto do Miocárdio/epidemiologia , Alta do Paciente , Medição de Risco , Fatores de Risco , Fumar/efeitos adversos , Fumar/epidemiologia , Fumar/psicologia , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/diagnóstico , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/epidemiologia , Fatores de Tempo , Estados Unidos/epidemiologia
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EBioMedicine ; 59: 102939, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32818804

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BACKGROUND: There is an increased attention to stroke following SARS-CoV-2. The goal of this study was to better depict the short-term risk of stroke and its associated factors among SARS-CoV-2 hospitalized patients. METHODS: This multicentre, multinational observational study includes hospitalized SARS-CoV-2 patients from North and South America (United States, Canada, and Brazil), Europe (Greece, Italy, Finland, and Turkey), Asia (Lebanon, Iran, and India), and Oceania (New Zealand). The outcome was the risk of subsequent stroke. Centres were included by non-probability sampling. The counts and clinical characteristics including laboratory findings and imaging of the patients with and without a subsequent stroke were recorded according to a predefined protocol. Quality, risk of bias, and heterogeneity assessments were conducted according to ROBINS-E and Cochrane Q-test. The risk of subsequent stroke was estimated through meta-analyses with random effect models. Bivariate logistic regression was used to determine the parameters with predictive outcome value. The study was reported according to the STROBE, MOOSE, and EQUATOR guidelines. FINDINGS: We received data from 26,175 hospitalized SARS-CoV-2 patients from 99 tertiary centres in 65 regions of 11 countries until May 1st, 2020. A total of 17,799 patients were included in meta-analyses. Among them, 156(0.9%) patients had a stroke-123(79%) ischaemic stroke, 27(17%) intracerebral/subarachnoid hemorrhage, and 6(4%) cerebral sinus thrombosis. Subsequent stroke risks calculated with meta-analyses, under low to moderate heterogeneity, were 0.5% among all centres in all countries, and 0.7% among countries with higher health expenditures. The need for mechanical ventilation (OR: 1.9, 95% CI:1.1-3.5, p = 0.03) and the presence of ischaemic heart disease (OR: 2.5, 95% CI:1.4-4.7, p = 0.006) were predictive of stroke. INTERPRETATION: The results of this multi-national study on hospitalized patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection indicated an overall stroke risk of 0.5%(pooled risk: 0.9%). The need for mechanical ventilation and the history of ischaemic heart disease are the independent predictors of stroke among SARS-CoV-2 patients. FUNDING: None.


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Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/diagnóstico , Adulto , Idoso , Betacoronavirus/isolamento & purificação , Infecções por Coronavirus/complicações , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Feminino , Hospitalização , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/complicações , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Fatores de Risco , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/complicações , Centros de Atenção Terciária
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J Neurol Phys Ther ; 44(4): 256-260, 2020 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32815891

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Telephone-based assessment may be a valuable and cost-effective approach to improve monitoring and follow-up assessments in patients and research participants. Telephone-based assessment may be of particular value during times when it is important to reduce in-person contract, such as during the Covid-19 pandemic. The purpose of this study was to investigate concurrent validity of the telephone-based administration of the ABILHAND for the assessment of manual ability in individuals with stroke. METHODS: Using a cross-sectional study design, participants with stroke were invited to answer the ABILHAND questionnaire on 2 randomized occasions, face to face and by telephone, 5 to 7 days apart. The mean difference (MD) between the interviews was calculated (95% confidence interval [95% CI]) to investigate the concurrent validity. Intraclass correlation (ICC) and weighted κ coefficients were used to investigate the agreement between face-to-face and telephone-based administration. RESULTS: One hundred two participants (50 men; mean age = 65 years, SD = 13 years) were included. No significant differences were observed between the mean scores obtained with face-to-face and telephone-based administration of the ABILHAND (MD = -0.06; 95% CI, -0.72 to 0.60). Very high agreement was found between face-to-face and telephone-based administration (ICC = 0.90; 95% CI, 0.85 to 0.93) on the ABILHAND total scores. Most of the individual items had moderate or substantial κ agreement. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSIONS: Telephone-based administration of the ABILHAND is valid for the assessment of manual ability after stroke. Clinicians and researchers may use the ABILHAND for monitoring manual ability in persons with stroke and/or screening potential research participants.Video Abstract available for more insights from the authors (see the Video, Supplemental Digital Content 1, http://links.lww.com/JNPT/A318).


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Técnicas de Diagnóstico Neurológico/normas , Mãos/fisiopatologia , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/diagnóstico , Telemedicina , Telefone , Idoso , Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Estudos Transversais , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias/prevenção & controle , Pneumonia Viral/prevenção & controle , Reprodutibilidade dos Testes
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J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis ; 29(9): 104938, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32807412

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-Cov-2), now named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), may change the risk of stroke through an enhanced systemic inflammatory response, hypercoagulable state, and endothelial damage in the cerebrovascular system. Moreover, due to the current pandemic, some countries have prioritized health resources towards COVID-19 management, making it more challenging to appropriately care for other potentially disabling and fatal diseases such as stroke. The aim of this study is to identify and describe changes in stroke epidemiological trends before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic. METHODS: This is an international, multicenter, hospital-based study on stroke incidence and outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will describe patterns in stroke management, stroke hospitalization rate, and stroke severity, subtype (ischemic/hemorrhagic), and outcomes (including in-hospital mortality) in 2020 during COVID-19 pandemic, comparing them with the corresponding data from 2018 and 2019, and subsequently 2021. We will also use an interrupted time series (ITS) analysis to assess the change in stroke hospitalization rates before, during, and after COVID-19, in each participating center. CONCLUSION: The proposed study will potentially enable us to better understand the changes in stroke care protocols, differential hospitalization rate, and severity of stroke, as it pertains to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ultimately, this will help guide clinical-based policies surrounding COVID-19 and other similar global pandemics to ensure that management of cerebrovascular comorbidity is appropriately prioritized during the global crisis. It will also guide public health guidelines for at-risk populations to reduce risks of complications from such comorbidities.


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Betacoronavirus/patogenicidade , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Hospitalização/tendências , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Padrões de Prática Médica/tendências , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/epidemiologia , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/terapia , Comorbidade , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Infecções por Coronavirus/mortalidade , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Disparidades em Assistência à Saúde/tendências , Mortalidade Hospitalar/tendências , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno , Humanos , Incidência , Análise de Séries Temporais Interrompida , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Pneumonia Viral/mortalidade , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Estudos Prospectivos , Sistema de Registros , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Risco , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/diagnóstico , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/mortalidade , Fatores de Tempo , Resultado do Tratamento
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J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis ; 29(9): 105009, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32807424

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BACKGROUND: Acute stroke unit (ASU) care is proven to reduce mortality and morbidity. During the COVID-19 crisis, established physical units and care practices within existing physical units are likely to be disrupted. Stroke patients with possible suspected COVID-19 infection may be isolated in other wards outside the ASU. METHODS: Our hospital developed an adapted ASU protocol which includes key elements for stroke unit care, can be utilized by staff not familiar with stroke care with minimal training and can be implemented in various settings. RESULTS: The adapted protocol has 3 categories of Acute monitoring (neurological observations, blood pressure and input-output monitoring, investigations and specific post-reperfusion issues), Stroke complications (focusing on 5 common complications) and Unified team (describing daily check-ins, patient education, communication, discharge planning and post-discharge support). CONCLUSIONS: Details are presented in the article in a format that it can be adopted by other centers facing similar issues in order to ensure ASU care is not compromised.


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Protocolos Clínicos , Continuidade da Assistência ao Paciente/organização & administração , Infecções por Coronavirus/terapia , Prestação Integrada de Cuidados de Saúde/organização & administração , Equipe de Assistência ao Paciente/organização & administração , Pneumonia Viral/terapia , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/terapia , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Infecções por Coronavirus/transmissão , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Humanos , Saúde do Trabalhador , Pandemias , Segurança do Paciente , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Pneumonia Viral/transmissão , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Desenvolvimento de Programas , Avaliação de Programas e Projetos de Saúde , Fatores de Risco , Singapura , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/diagnóstico , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/fisiopatologia
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