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

    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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. Research article

    Development and validation of a score for evaluating comprehensive stroke care capabilities: J-ASPECT Study

    Although the Brain Attack Coalition recommended establishing centers of comprehensive care for stroke and cerebrovascular disease patients, a scoring system for such centers was lacking. We created and validat...

    Akiko Kada, Kunihiro Nishimura, Jyoji Nakagawara, Kuniaki Ogasawara, Junichi Ono, Yoshiaki Shiokawa, Toru Aruga, Shigeru Miyachi, Izumi Nagata, Kazunori Toyoda, Shinya Matsuda, Akifumi Suzuki, Hiroharu Kataoka, Fumiaki Nakamura, Satoru Kamitani and Koji Iihara

    BMC Neurology 2017 17:46

    Published on: 28 February 2017

  13. Case report

    Stroke caused by an inflammatory thrombus: a case report

    Stroke is the leading cause of mortality and disability worldwide. Several definite risk factors have been identified for stroke, although infectious factors might also contribute to stroke episodes through in...

    Kai Shan and Wei Guo

    BMC Neurology 2017 17:33

    Published on: 16 February 2017

  14. Study protocol

    Randomized controlled trial of a coordinated care intervention to improve risk factor control after stroke or transient ischemic attack in the safety net: Secondary stroke prevention by Uniting Community and Chronic care model teams Early to End Disparities (SUCCEED)

    Recurrent strokes are preventable through awareness and control of risk factors such as hypertension, and through lifestyle changes such as healthier diets, greater physical activity, and smoking cessation. Ho...

    Amytis Towfighi, Eric M. Cheng, Monica Ayala-Rivera, Heather McCreath, Nerses Sanossian, Tara Dutta, Bijal Mehta, Robert Bryg, Neal Rao, Shlee Song, Ali Razmara, Magaly Ramirez, Theresa Sivers-Teixeira, Jamie Tran, Elizabeth Mojarro-Huang, Ana Montoya…

    BMC Neurology 2017 17:24

    Published on: 6 February 2017

  15. Research article

    Lower serum uric acid level strongly predict short-term poor functional outcome in acute stroke with normoglycaemia: a cohort study in China

    Conflicting results on the correlation between hyperuricemia and the prognosis of stroke had been reported and the close association between serum uric acid (SUA) and abnormal glycomatabolism might further com...

    Shuolin Wu, Yuesong Pan, Ning Zhang, Wang Yong Jun and Chunxue Wang

    BMC Neurology 2017 17:21

    Published on: 1 February 2017

  16. Research article

    Elevated blood viscosity is associated with cerebral small vessel disease in patients with acute ischemic stroke

    Increased level of blood viscosity, which is one of the major factors that determine blood rheology, has been reported as a risk factor or predictor for cerebrovascular events. We investigated how blood viscos...

    Seung Hoon Song, Jeong Hee Kim, Joon Hwa Lee, Yeo-Min Yun, Dong-Hee Choi and Hahn Young Kim

    BMC Neurology 2017 17:20

    Published on: 31 January 2017

  17. Research article

    Factors associated with improvement or decline in cognitive function after an ischemic stroke in Korea: the Korean stroke cohort for functioning and rehabilitation (KOSCO) study

    We conducted a prospective cohort study to investigate prevalence of poststroke cognitive impairment at 3 and 12 months after stroke onset and identify clinical and demographic factors associated with improvem...

    Jin A. Yoon, Deog Young Kim, Min Kyun Sohn, Jongmin Lee, Sam-Gyu Lee, Yang-Soo Lee, Eun Young Han, Min Cheol Joo, Gyung-Jae Oh, Junhee Han, Minsu Park, Kyung Pil Park, Kyung-Ha Noh, Won Hyuk Chang, Yong-Il Shin and Yun-Hee Kim

    BMC Neurology 2017 17:9

    Published on: 10 January 2017

  18. Research article

    Assessment of platelet function in patients with stroke using multiple electrode platelet aggregometry: a prospective observational study

    There is a link between high on-treatment platelet reactivity (HPR) and adverse vascular events in stroke. This study aimed to compare multiple electrode platelet aggregometry (MEA), in healthy subjects and is...

    Ahmed Sabra, Sophia N. Stanford, Sharon Storton, Matthew Lawrence, Lindsay D’Silva, Roger H. K. Morris, Vanessa Evans, Mushtaq Wani, John F. Potter and Phillip A. Evans

    BMC Neurology 2016 16:254

    Published on: 9 December 2016

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