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Cerebrovascular disease and stroke

Section edited by 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. Internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis has been recently reported to cause hemichorea, mainly in East Asia. The East Asian-specific p.R4810K variant of RNF213, a susceptibility gene for moyamoya disease (MMD), ac...

    Authors: Satoshi Hosoki, Takeshi Yoshimoto and Masafumi Ihara

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2021 21:32

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  2. Hypothyroidism (HT) and carotid artery stenosis (CAS) are complications of radiotherapy (RT) in patients with head and neck cancer (HNC). The impact of post-RT HT on CAS progression remains unclear.

    Authors: Chi-Hung Liu, Joseph Tung-Chieh Chang, Tsong-Hai Lee, Pi-Yueh Chang, Chien-Hung Chang, Hsiu-Chuan Wu, Ting-Yu Chang, Kuo-Lun Huang, Chien-Yu Lin, Kang-Hsing Fan and Yeu-Jhy Chang

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2021 21:30

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  3. This observational study was performed to show the impact of complications and interventions during neurocritical care on the outcome after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH).

    Authors: Alexander Hammer, Frank Erbguth, Matthias Hohenhaus, Christian M. Hammer, Hannes Lücking, Markus Gesslein, Monika Killer-Oberpfalzer, Hans-Herbert Steiner and Hendrik Janssen

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2021 21:27

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  4. Stroke is a major health problem around the world. Several studies have examine the influence of ambient temperature on incidence of stoke, but they reported different results for different types of stroke and...

    Authors: Mirjam Ravljen, Fajko Bajrović and Damjan Vavpotič

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2021 21:23

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  5. Increasing evidences have showed that neuroimaging markers of SVD can predict the short-term outcome of acute ischemic stroke (AIS). It is unclear that whether neuroimaging markers of SVD are also associated w...

    Authors: Xuemei Chen, Lin Wang, Junying Jiang, Yuanyuan Gao, Rui Zhang, Xiaoyuan Zhao, Tingwen Shen, Qi Dai and Junrong Li

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2021 21:21

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  6. The prevalence of carotid artery stenosis (CAS) in acute ischaemic stroke (AIS) patients is historically reported at 15–20%, but an up-to-date estimate is lacking. We hypothesise it is lower than historically ...

    Authors: Twan J van Velzen, Laurien S Kuhrij, Willeke F Westendorp, Diederik van de Beek and Paul J Nederkoorn

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2021 21:20

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  7. Residual motor deficits of the upper limb in patients with chronic stroke are common and have a negative impact on autonomy, participation and quality of life. Music-Supported Therapy (MST) is an effective int...

    Authors: Jennifer Grau-Sánchez, Emma Segura, David Sanchez-Pinsach, Preeti Raghavan, Thomas F. Münte, Anna Marie Palumbo, Alan Turry, Esther Duarte, Teppo Särkämö, Jesus Cerquides, Josep Lluis Arcos and Antoni Rodríguez-Fornells

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2021 21:19

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  8. Dorsolateral medullary infarction is a typical cerebral infarction which is characterized by Wallenberg’s syndrome. Neurotrophic keratopathy is an uncommon consequence of dorsolateral medullary infarction. At ...

    Authors: Jing Wang, Pei Liu, Zhongzhong Liu, Ye Tian, Guilian Zhang, Jun Guo, Li Li, Zhiqin Liu, Zucheng Han, Wenjuan Lin, Xuemei Lin, Qingli Lu, Yan Liu, Qiaoqiao Chang and Songdi Wu

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2021 21:18

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  9. Adenomyosis, a benign gynecological disease, causes cerebral infarction. Similar to Trousseau’s syndrome, it elevates cancer antigen 125 (CA125) and D-dimer levels; causes hypercoagulability; and results in ce...

    Authors: Ryo Aiura, Sadayoshi Nakayama, Hroo Yamaga, Yu Kato and Hirotake Fujishima

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2021 21:14

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  10. Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is associated with a high incidence of thrombotic events, either arterial thrombosis or venous thrombosis. However, APS-related non-thrombotic venous stenosis is rarely reported.

    Authors: Si-ying Song, Gary Rajah, Yu-chuan Ding, Xun-ming Ji and Ran Meng

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2021 21:9

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  11. Stroke in adults aged between 18 and 64 years old is increasing significantly worldwide. Studies have reported that this group of young stroke survivors encounters enormous difficulties reintegrating into thei...

    Authors: Suzanne Hoi Shan Lo, Janita Pak Chun Chau, Kai Chow Choi, Edward Wai Ching Shum, Jonas Hon Ming Yeung and Siu Hung Li

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2021 21:3

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  12. Cervicocerebral artery dissection is an important cause of ischemic stroke in young and middle-aged individuals. However, very few studies have compared the differential features between internal carotid arter...

    Authors: Yongjun Wu, Hongbin Chen, Shihui Xing, Shuangquan Tan, Xinran Chen, Yan Tan, Jinsheng Zeng and Jian Zhang

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:445

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  13. Although a central role of the thalamus for sleep regulation is undisputed, the exact localization of the crucial structures within the thalamus remains controversial.

    Authors: Peter Nørregaard Hansen, Thomas Krøigård, Nina Nguyen, Rune Vestergaard Frandsen, Poul Jørgen Jennum and Christoph P. Beier

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:442

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  14. Reducing prehospital delay plays an important role in increasing the thrombolysis rate in patients with stroke. Several studies have identified predictors for presentation ≤4.5 h, but few compared these predic...

    Authors: Matthias N. Ungerer, Loraine Busetto, Nima H. Begli, Katharina Riehle, Jens Regula and Christoph Gumbinger

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:441

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  15. Neuroinflammation plays an important role in the pathogenesis of acute ischemic stroke (AIS) and peripheral leukocyte counts have proved to be independent predictors of stroke severity and outcomes. Clinical s...

    Authors: Gabor Tarkanyi, Zsofia Nozomi Karadi, Zsofia Szabo, Istvan Szegedi, Laszlo Csiba and Laszlo Szapary

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:440

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  16. Bow Hunter’s Syndrome (BHS) is known as one of cervical diseases which causes vertigo, but the details of its vertigo, especially nystagmus and eye movement, are still incompletely understood. This time, we re...

    Authors: Yasuyuki Nomura, Teruo Toi, Yasuo Ogawa, Takeshi Oshima and Yuichiro Saito

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:435

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  17. A large-bore aspiration catheter can be employed for recanalization of acute basilar artery occlusion. Here we compare the results of mechanical thrombectomy using a stent retriever (SR) and manual aspiration ...

    Authors: Jin Wook Choi, Miran Han, Jung Hyun Park and Woo Sang Jung

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:434

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  18. Detecting and treating neuropsychological deficits after aneurysmatic subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) play a key role in regaining independence; however, detecting deficits relevant to social and professional r...

    Authors: Johannes Walter, Martin Grutza, Lidia Vogt, Andreas Unterberg and Klaus Zweckberger

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:429

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  19. A reliable scoring tool to detect the risk of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) after intravenous thrombolysis for ischemic stroke is warranted. The present study was designed to develop and validate a new nomogr...

    Authors: Yaya Wu, Hui Chen, Xueyun Liu, Xiuying Cai, Yan Kong, Hui Wang, Yun Zhou, Juehua Zhu, Lulu Zhang, Qi Fang and Tan Li

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:426

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  20. Globally, rates of ischemic stroke (IS) have been rising among young adults. This study was designed to identify risk factors associated with IS incidence in young adults unaffected by hypertension or diabetes.

    Authors: Nan Zhang, Lin Zhang, Qiu Wang, Jingwei Zhao, Jia Liu and Guang Wang

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:424

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  21. Transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a brief episode of cerebral ischemia. However, if a symptom is not presented as drop attack or hemiplegia, and alarming to the patient and the physician, how short of a sympt...

    Authors: Xianyue Liu, Ke Han, Mingyi Hu, Huanquan Liao and Qinghua Hou

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:423

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Neurology 2020 20:449

  22. Our objective was to find which additional factors can influence the favorable result in stroke patients after receiving fibrinolytic and/or endovascular treatment, quantified as a more than 30% improvement of...

    Authors: Raluca Tudor, Gheorghe Iovanescu, Daniela Reisz, Amalia Cornea, Cristina Potre-Oncu, Adrian Tutelca and Mihaela Simu

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:417

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  23. Acute ischemic stroke (AIS) is one of the leading causes of mortality and long-term disability worldwide. Our study aims to clarify the role of low-density lipoproteins (LDL) subclasses in the occurrence of AI...

    Authors: Ruisheng Duan, Wenjun Xue, Kunpeng Wang, Nan Yin, Hongyu Hao, Hongshan Chu, Lijun Wang, Peng Meng and Le Diao

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:414

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  24. Incomplete aneurysmal occlusion is a common feature of immediate posttreatment angiography. The safety and outcomes of acutely ruptured intracranial aneurysms (RIAs) with incomplete occlusion after stent-assis...

    Authors: Jianhe Yue, Yuan Xie, Xiaolin Zhang, Yongxiang Jiang, Weifu Chen, Ying Ma and Yuan Cheng

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:412

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  25. Chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) is fundamentally treatable with about a 2–31% recurrence rate. Recently, there has been renewed interest in the association between Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN) and intracranial l...

    Authors: Ning Wang, Jiangnan Hu, Anthony Oppong-Gyebi, Xuanhao Zhu, Yihao Li, Jianjing Yang, Linhui Ruan, Qichuan Zhuge and Sheng Ye

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:411

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  26. Postural balance is an important rehabilitation outcome, and screening stroke patients for confidence in postural balance during rehabilitation and before hospital discharge is recommended. Early supported dis...

    Authors: Lena Rafsten, Anna Danielsson and Katharina S. Sunnerhagen

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:410

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  27. Wallerian degeneration (WD) can occur in different projecting systems, such as corticospinal tract, dentate-rubro-olivary pathway, and corticopontocerebellar tract. However, the co-occurrence of hypertrophic o...

    Authors: Bing Bao, Xiangbin Wu, Zhongbin Xia and Yaoyao Shen

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:409

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  28. Essential thrombocythemia (ET) is a myeloproliferative neoplasm characterized by elevated and dysfunctional platelets. ET can result in systemic thrombotic and hemorrhagic complications, and it’s a rare cause ...

    Authors: Jian Xie, Leiyu Geng, Baoyu Yuan, Yijing Guo and Zhijun Zhang

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:407

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  29. Oral and pharyngeal swallowing dysfunction are common complications in acute stroke patients. This primary aim of this study was to determine whether oral neuromuscular training improves swallowing function in...

    Authors: Patricia Hägglund, Mary Hägg, Eva Levring Jäghagen, Bengt Larsson and Per Wester

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:405

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  30. Despite rapid developments in devices used to treat arteriovenous malformation (AVM), a randomised trial of Unruptured Brain Arteriovenous malformations published in 2014 recommended conservative treatment for...

    Authors: Katsuya Komatsu, Yasushi Takagi, Akira Ishii, Takayuki Kikuchi, Yukihiro Yamao, Kazumichi Yoshida and Susumu Miyamoto

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:404

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  31. There are limited neuroprotective treatment options for patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Cerebrolysin, a brain-specific proposed pleiotropic neuroprotective agent, has been suggested to ...

    Authors: Peter Y. M. Woo, Joanna W. K. Ho, Natalie M. W. Ko, Ronald P. T. Li, Leo Jian, Alberto C. H. Chu, Marco C. L. Kwan, Yung Chan, Alain K. S. Wong, Hoi-Tung Wong, Kwong-Yau Chan and John C. K. Kwok

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:401

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  32. The research on the effect of anesthesia on endovascular therapy (EVT) of acute ischemic stroke is mainly focused on the anterior circulation, and little is known about the data of basilar artery occlusion (BA...

    Authors: Haibin Du, Xu Tong, Xuan Sun, Zhiyong Shi, Bin Liu, Feng Gao, Zhongrong Miao and Dong Zhang

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:398

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  33. Dual antiplatelet aggregation therapy leads to better outcomes in patients with carotid artery stenosis, intracranial artery stenosis, minor strokes, or transient ischaemic attacks. However, carriers of the CYP2C...

    Authors: Hongliang Wu, Huiqun Song, Lianwei Dou, Bo Gao, Yan Pan, Mei Dong, Qi Chen, Jiazhen Li, Lixiang Song, Chuanyu Liu, Bing Li and Wenzheng Chu

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:395

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  34. Macrosomatognosiais the illusory sensation of a substantially enlarged body part. This disorder of the body schema, also called “Alice in wonderland syndrome” is still poorly understood and requires careful do...

    Authors: Amir H. ElTarhouni, Laura Beer, Michael Mouthon, Britt Erni, Jerome Aellen, Jean-Marie Annoni, Ettore Accolla, Sebastian Dieguez and Joelle N. Chabwine

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:393

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  35. Self-rated health (SRH) focuses on the patient’s own perception, and represents an important patient-reported outcome. The aim was to investigate SRH one to 5 years after stroke, follow the development over ti...

    Authors: Kerstin Bjälkefur, Salmir Nasic, Eric Bertholds, Katarina Jood and Åsa Rejnö

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:389

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  36. Globally, there is a growing use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), including mobile phones, tablets and computers, which are being integrated into people’s daily activities. An ICT-based inter...

    Authors: Susanne Guidetti, Martha Gustavsson, Kerstin Tham, Magnus Andersson, Uno Fors and Charlotte Ytterberg

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:387

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  37. Training with brain-computer interface (BCI) technology in the rehabilitation of patients after a stroke is rapidly developing. Numerous RCT investigated the effects of BCI training (BCIT) on recovery of motor...

    Authors: Antje Kruse, Zorica Suica, Jan Taeymans and Corina Schuster-Amft

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:385

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  38. Endovascular treatment is the technique of choice for most intracranial aneurysms. However, the treatment of morphologically complex wide-necked aneurysms with an unfavorable anatomy is still a therapeutic cha...

    Authors: Juan David Molina-Nuevo, Lorena López-Martínez, María José Pedrosa-Jiménez, Enrique Juliá-Molla and Francisco Hernández-Fernández

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:384

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  39. Numerous studies on acute ischemic stroke (AIS) have been conducted at low-altitude regions, and the related findings have been used to guide clinical management. However, corresponding studies at high altitud...

    Authors: Yuxuan Lu, Cidan Zhuoga, Haiqiang Jin, Feiqi Zhu, Yuhua Zhao, Zhijie Ding, Shihua He, Ailian Du, Jun Xu, Jingjing Luo and Yongan Sun

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:380

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  40. The prevalence of stroke recurrence, disability, and all-cause mortality of patients with minor ischemic stroke (MIS) remains problematic. The aim of the present study was to identify risk factors associated w...

    Authors: Zhongzhong Liu, Wenjuan Lin, Qingli Lu, Jing Wang, Pei Liu, Xuemei Lin, Fang Wang, Yaling Shi, Qing Wang, Guozheng Liu and Songdi Wu

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:379

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  41. The high morbidity, mortality, and disability rates of stroke constitute a heavy burden to the society. The level of understanding about stroke warning symptoms and first aid systems among community residents ...

    Authors: Xuemin Zhong, Jian Wang, Lanying He and Ronghua Xu

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:373

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  42. Acute vertigo is a common presentation of inner ear disease. However, it can also be caused by more serious conditions, especially posterior circulation stroke. Differentiating between these two conditions by ...

    Authors: Naruchorn Kijpaisalratana, Pattaraporn Nimsamer, Ariya Khamwut, Sunchai Payungporn, Trairak Pisitkun, Aurauma Chutinet, Nattawan Utoomprurkporn, Stephen J. Kerr, Pakkawan Vongvasinkul and Nijasri C. Suwanwela

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:372

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