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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. Research article

    Quality of life after stroke in Pakistan

    There is very little information about the quality of life (QOL) of stroke survivors in LMIC countries with underdeveloped non communicable health infrastructures, who bear two thirds of the global stroke burden.

    Wardah Khalid, Shafquat Rozi, Tazeen Saeed Ali, Iqbal Azam, Michael T. Mullen, Saleem Illyas, Qamar un-Nisa, Nabila Soomro and Ayeesha Kamran Kamal

    BMC Neurology 2016 16:250

    Published on: 3 December 2016

  13. Research article

    Health-related quality of life in stroke patients questionnaire, short version (HRQOLISP-40): validation for its use in Colombia

    The health-related quality of life in stroke patients (HRQOLISP-40, short version) survey was developed in Nigeria and constitutes a 40-item, multidimensional, self-administrated questionnaire. We assessed the...

    Yahira Rossini Guzmán Sabogal, Jorge Pla Vidal, Ricardo Sánchez Pedraza, Felipe Ortuño Sánchez-Pedreño and María Catalina Gómez Guevara

    BMC Neurology 2016 16:246

    Published on: 28 November 2016

  14. Research article

    Help seeking behavior and onset-to-alarm time in patients with acute stroke: sub-study of the preventive antibiotics in stroke study

    Patients with acute stroke often do not seek immediate medical help, which is assumed to be driven by lack of knowledge of stroke symptoms. We explored the process of help seeking behavior in patients with acu...

    E. Zock, H. Kerkhoff, R. P. Kleyweg, T. B. V. van Bavel-Ta, S. Scott, N. D. Kruyt, P. J. Nederkoorn and D. van de Beek

    BMC Neurology 2016 16:241

    Published on: 25 November 2016

  15. Research article

    Temporal profile of body temperature in acute ischemic stroke: relation to infarct size and outcome

    High body temperatures after ischemic stroke have been associated with larger infarct size, but the temporal profile of this relation is unknown. We assess the relation between temporal profile of body tempera...

    Marjolein Geurts, Féline E. V. Scheijmans, Tom van Seeters, Geert J. Biessels, L. Jaap Kappelle, Birgitta K. Velthuis and H. Bart van der Worp

    BMC Neurology 2016 16:233

    Published on: 21 November 2016

  16. Case report

    Cytomegalovirus-associated encephalomyelitis in an immunocompetent adult: a two-stage attack of direct viral and delayed immune-mediated invasions. case report

    It is clinically rare to find cytomegalovirus (CMV)-associated encephalomyelitis in immunocompetent adults. Here, we present the case of an adult patient who developed acute transverse myelitis that was follow...

    Kensuke Daida, Yuta Ishiguro, Hiroto Eguchi, Yutaka Machida, Nobutaka Hattori and Hideto Miwa

    BMC Neurology 2016 16:223

    Published on: 17 November 2016

  17. Research article

    Access, timing and frequency of very early stroke rehabilitation – insights from the Baden-Wuerttemberg stroke registry

    While the precise timing and intensity of very early rehabilitation (VER) after stroke onset is still under discussion, its beneficial effect on functional disability is generally accepted. The recently publis...

    Björn Reuter, Christoph Gumbinger, Tamara Sauer, Horst Wiethölter, Ingo Bruder, Curt Diehm, Peter A. Ringleb, Werner Hacke, Michael G. Hennerici and Rolf Kern

    BMC Neurology 2016 16:222

    Published on: 16 November 2016

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