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  1. Research article

    Serum melatonin levels in survivor and non-survivor patients with traumatic brain injury

    Circulating levels of melatonin in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) have been determined in a little number of studies with small sample size (highest sample size of 37 patients) and only were report...

    Leonardo Lorente, María M. Martín, Pedro Abreu-González, Antonia Pérez-Cejas, Luis Ramos, Mónica Argueso, Jordi Solé-Violán, Juan J. Cáceres, Alejandro Jiménez and Victor García-Marín

    BMC Neurology 2017 17:138

    Published on: 19 July 2017

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Research article

    Relationship between Azathioprine metabolites and therapeutic efficacy in Chinese patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders

    Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD) are demyelinating autoimmune diseases in the central nervous system (CNS) that are characterized by a high relapse rate and the presence of anti-aquaporin 4 anti...

    Xindi Li, Shenghui Mei, Xiaoqing Gong, Heng Zhou, Li Yang, Anna Zhou, Yonghong Liu, Xingang Li, Zhigang Zhao and Xinghu Zhang

    BMC Neurology 2017 17:130

    Published on: 5 July 2017

  6. 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

  7. Research article

    Hyperbaric oxygen treatment of spinal cord injury in rat model

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the therapeutic effects and mechanisms of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) treatment on rats following spinal cord injury (SCI).

    Yongming Sun, Dong Liu, Qingpeng Wang, Peng Su and Qifeng Tang

    BMC Neurology 2017 17:128

    Published on: 3 July 2017

  8. Case report

    Utility of somatosensory evoked potentials in the assessment of response to IVIG in a long-lasting case of chronic immune sensory polyradiculopathy

    Chronic immune sensory polyradiculopathy (CISP) identifies a progressive acquired peripheral dysimmune neuropathy recognized as a chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) variant. We de...

    Angelo Maurizio Clerici, Eduardo Nobile-Orazio, Marco Mauri, Federico Sergio Squellati and Giorgio Giovanni Bono

    BMC Neurology 2017 17:127

    Published on: 1 July 2017

  9. Research article

    Ethnic differences in the +405 and −460 vascular endothelial growth factor polymorphisms and peripheral neuropathy in patients with diabetes residing in a North London, community in the United Kingdom

    There are marked ethnic differences in the susceptibility to the long-term diabetic vascular complications including sensory neuropathy. The vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) +405 (C/G) and −460 (T/C) ...

    Karima Zitouni, Lorna Tinworth and Kenneth Anthony Earle

    BMC Neurology 2017 17:125

    Published on: 29 June 2017

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. Research article

    Effect of exercising at minimum recommendations of the multiple sclerosis exercise guideline combined with structured education or attention control education – secondary results of the step it up randomised controlled trial

    Recent exercise guidelines for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) recommend a minimum of 30 min moderate intensity aerobic exercise and resistance exercise twice per week. This trial compared the secondary ou...

    Susan Coote, Marcin Uszynski, Matthew P. Herring, Sara Hayes, Carl Scarrott, John Newell, Stephen Gallagher, Aidan Larkin and Robert W Motl

    BMC Neurology 2017 17:119

    Published on: 24 June 2017

  14. 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

  15. 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

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