Cerebrovascular disease and stroke

Section edited by Erwin Stolz and Szatmari Szabolcs

This section is dedicated to covering all aspects of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, ischemic stroke, spontaneous intracranial bleeding, sinus thrombosis, carotid or vertebral artery disease, cerebrovascular physiology, and neuroimaging related to cerebrovascular diseases.

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  1. Research article

    Prevalence and risk factors of intracranial and extracranial artery stenosis in asymptomatic rural residents of 13 villages in China

    The present study aimed to investigate the prevalence and risk factors for extracranial carotid artery stenosis (ECAS) and intracranial carotid artery stenosis (ICAS) simultaneously in asymptomatic Chinese pur...

    Haiqiang Jin, Qing Peng, Ding Nan, Pu Lv, Ran Liu, Wei Sun, Yuming Teng, Yuanyuan Liu, Chenghe Fan, Haiying Xing, Ke Xu and Yining Huang

    BMC Neurology 2017 17:136

    Published on: 18 July 2017

  2. Study protocol

    The Comprehensive Post-Acute Stroke Services (COMPASS) study: design and methods for a cluster-randomized pragmatic trial

    Patients discharged home after stroke face significant challenges managing residual neurological deficits, secondary prevention, and pre-existing chronic conditions. Post-discharge care is often fragmented lea...

    Pamela W. Duncan, Cheryl D. Bushnell, Wayne D. Rosamond, Sara B. Jones Berkeley, Sabina B. Gesell, Ralph B. D’Agostino Jr, Walter T. Ambrosius, Blair Barton-Percival, Janet Prvu Bettger, Sylvia W. Coleman, Doyle M. Cummings, Janet K. Freburger, Jacqueline Halladay, Anna M. Johnson, Anna M. Kucharska-Newton, Gladys Lundy-Lamm…

    BMC Neurology 2017 17:133

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  3. Research article

    Predictors of intensive care unit admission and mortality in patients with ischemic stroke: investigating the effects of a pulmonary rehabilitation program

    The aim of this study was to investigate the predictors of intensive care unit (ICU) admission and mortality among stroke patients and the effects of a pulmonary rehabilitation program on stroke patients.

    Belma Doğan Güngen, Abdulkadir Tunç, Yeşim Güzey Aras, Aslı Aksoy Gündoğdu, Adil Can Güngen and Serdar Bal

    BMC Neurology 2017 17:132

    Published on: 11 July 2017

  4. Research article

    Nasal administration of the neuroprotective candidate NeuroEPO to healthy volunteers: a randomized, parallel, open-label safety study

    Delivery of therapeutic agents as erythropoietin (EPO) into Central Nervous System through intranasal route could benefit patients with neurological disorders. A new nasal formulation containing a non-hematopo...

    Orestes Santos-Morales, Alina Díaz-Machado, Daise Jiménez-Rodríguez, Yaisel Pomares-Iturralde, Tatiana Festary-Casanovas, Carlos A. González-Delgado, Sonia Pérez-Rodríguez, Eulalia Alfonso-Muñoz, Carmen Viada-González, Patricia Piedra-Sierra, Idrian García-García, Daniel Amaro-González, Julio César García-Rodríguez, Iliana Sosa-Testé, Alicia Lagarto-Parra, Laura Barrero-Viera…

    BMC Neurology 2017 17:129

    Published on: 4 July 2017

  5. Case report

    Thrombocytopenia induced by dabigatran: two case reports

    Vitamin K inhibitors (e.g. warfarin) and indirect thrombin inhibitors (e.g. heparin) are widely used to prevent thromboembolic disorders (e.g. myocardial infarction, venous thromboembolism, and stroke). These ...

    Hyun Goo Kang, Seung Jae Lee, Ji Yeon Chung and Jin Sung Cheong

    BMC Neurology 2017 17:124

    Published on: 29 June 2017

  6. Database

    Validation of an International Classification of Disease, Ninth Revision coding algorithm to identify decompressive craniectomy for stroke

    Although International Classification of Disease, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD9-CM) coding is the basis of administrative claims data, no study has validated an ICD9-CM algorithm to identify patient...

    Hormuzdiyar H. Dasenbrock, David J. Cote, Yuri Pompeu, Viren S. Vasudeva, Timothy R. Smith and William B. Gormley

    BMC Neurology 2017 17:121

    Published on: 26 June 2017

  7. Research article

    Current smoking is associated with extracranial carotid atherosclerotic stenosis but not with intracranial large artery disease

    Accumulating evidence has shown that cigarette smoking is an important risk factor for ischemic stroke. However, it is not clear about the potential mechanisms through which cigarette smoking affects stroke ri...

    Ruijun Ji, Yuesong Pan, Hongyi Yan, Runhua Zhang, Gaifen Liu, Penglian Wang, Yilong Wang, Hao Li, Xingquan Zhao and Yongjun Wang

    BMC Neurology 2017 17:120

    Published on: 26 June 2017

  8. Research article

    Hospital readmission within 10 years post stroke: frequency, type and timing

    The aim of this study was to examine the hospital readmissions in a 10 year follow-up of a stroke cohort previously studied for acute and subacute complications and to focus on their frequency, their causes an...

    Gitta Rohweder, Øyvind Salvesen, Hanne Ellekjær and Bent Indredavik

    BMC Neurology 2017 17:116

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  9. Study protocol

    Improving transitions in acute stroke patients discharged to home: the Michigan stroke transitions trial (MISTT) protocol

    For some stroke patients and caregivers, navigating the transition between hospital discharge and returning home is associated with substantial psychosocial and health-related challenges. Currently, no evidenc...

    Mathew J. Reeves, Anne K. Hughes, Amanda T. Woodward, Paul P. Freddolino, Constantinos K. Coursaris, Sarah J. Swierenga, Lee H. Schwamm and Michele C. Fritz

    BMC Neurology 2017 17:115

    Published on: 17 June 2017

  10. Research article

    Isolated transient vertigo: posterior circulation ischemia or benign origin?

    Isolated transient vertigo can be the only symptom of posterior circulation ischemia. Thus, it is important to differentiate isolated vertigo of a cerebrovascular origin from that of more benign origins, as pa...

    Tobias F. Blasberg, Lea Wolf, Christian Henke and Matthias W. Lorenz

    BMC Neurology 2017 17:111

    Published on: 14 June 2017

  11. Research article

    Association of fibrinogen level with early neurological deterioration among acute ischemic stroke patients with diabetes

    Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a risk factor for early neurological deterioration (END) in acute ischemic stroke. The prothrombotic protein fibrinogen is frequently elevated in patients with diabetes, and may be as...

    Seong-Joon Lee, Ji Man Hong, Sung Eun Lee, Dae Ryong Kang, Bruce Ovbiagele, Andrew M. Demchuk and Jin Soo Lee

    BMC Neurology 2017 17:101

    Published on: 19 May 2017

  12. Study protocol

    The intracerebral hemorrhage acutely decreasing arterial pressure trial II (ICH ADAPT II) protocol

    Aggressively lowering blood pressure (BP) in acute intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) may improve outcome. Although there is no evidence that BP reduction changes cerebral blood flow, retrospective magnetic resona...

    Laura Gioia, Ana Klahr, Mahesh Kate, Brian Buck, Dariush Dowlatshahi, Thomas Jeerakathil, Derek Emery and Kenneth Butcher

    BMC Neurology 2017 17:100

    Published on: 19 May 2017

  13. Research article

    The association between lunar phase and intracranial aneurysm rupture: Myth or reality? Own data and systematic review

    It is a common belief in medical community that lunar phases have an impact on human health. A growing body of evidence indicates that lunar phases can predict the risk to develop acute neurological and vascul...

    Adomas Bunevicius, Agne Gendvilaite, Vytenis Pranas Deltuva and Arimantas Tamasauskas

    BMC Neurology 2017 17:99

    Published on: 19 May 2017

  14. Research article

    Transcranial doppler sonography is not a valid diagnostic tool for detection of basilar artery stenosis or in-stent restenosis: a retrospective diagnostic study

    There are contradictory reports concerning the validity of transcranial sonography (TCD and TCCS) for examinations of the basilar artery. Here we investigated sensitivity and specificity of transcranial sonogr...

    Woori Koh, Kai Kallenberg, André Karch, Tobias Frank, Michael Knauth, Mathias Bähr and Jan Liman

    BMC Neurology 2017 17:89

    Published on: 11 May 2017

  15. Case report

    Double or nothing: red flag symptoms of critical carotid stenosis, a case report

    Detailed knowledge of every possible manifestation of Internal Carotid Artery (ICA) disease is important. For improving detection and a timely adoption of secondary prevention procedures or treatments. Transie...

    José Carlos Morán-Sánchez, Irene Gómez-Estévez, Yasmina El Berdei, José C. Gómez-Sánchez and María E. Ramos-Araque

    BMC Neurology 2017 17:69

    Published on: 5 April 2017

  16. Research article

    Cigarette smoking is an independent risk factor for post-stroke delirium

    Post-stroke delirium is a common problem in the care of stroke patients, and is associated with longer hospitalization, high short-term mortality, and an increased need for long-term care. Although post-stroke...

    Tae Sung Lim, Jin Soo Lee, Jung Han Yoon, So Young Moon, In Soo Joo, Kyoon Huh and Ji Man Hong

    BMC Neurology 2017 17:56

    Published on: 23 March 2017

  17. Research article

    Leukoaraiosis is associated with pneumonia after acute ischemic stroke

    Stroke-associated pneumonia (SAP) is common in patients with acute ischemic stroke, and several risk factors have been reported. However, the relationship between underlying leukoaraiosis (LA) and SAP has not ...

    Ki-Woong Nam, Hyung-Min Kwon, Jae-Sung Lim and Yong-Seok Lee

    BMC Neurology 2017 17:51

    Published on: 16 March 2017

  18. Research article

    Stroke unit care in germany: the german stroke registers study group (ADSR)

    Factors influencing access to stroke unit (SU) care and data on quality of SU care in Germany are scarce. We investigated characteristics of patients directly admitted to a SU as well as patient-related and st...

    Steffi Hillmann, Silke Wiedmann, Viktoria Rücker, Klaus Berger, Darius Nabavi, Ingo Bruder, Hans-Christian Koennecke, Günter Seidel, Björn Misselwitz, Alfred Janssen, Christoph Burmeister, Christine Matthis, Otto Busse, Peter Hermanek and Peter Ulrich Heuschmann

    BMC Neurology 2017 17:49

    Published on: 9 March 2017

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