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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. French Guiana has the highest incidence of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke of all French territories. However, there is no further information on the epidemiology and management of stroke in French Guiana. Our...

    Authors: Dévi Rita Rochemont, Emmanuelle Mimeau, Caroline Misslin-Tritsch, Martine Papaix-Puech, Emmanuel Delmas, Yannick Bejot, Bertrand DeToffol, Isabelle Fournel and Mathieu Nacher

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:109

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  2. Bilateral medial medullary infarction (MMI) is uncommon and bilateral medial pons infarction (MPI) is even rarer. “Heart appearance” on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a characteristic presentation of bila...

    Authors: Zhi-Hua Zhou, Yun-Fan Wu, Wei-Feng Wu, Ai-Qun Liu, Qing-Yun Yu, Zhong-Xing Peng and Ming-Fan Hong

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:107

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  3. Psoriasis is the most common chronic inflammatory condition involving the T helper cell system. Population studies have demonstrated that patients with psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis have an increased ri...

    Authors: Joline M. Fan, David A. Solomon, Giselle Y. López, Jeffrey W. Hofmann, Rene A. Colorado, Anthony S. Kim, Karl Meisel and Cathra Halabi

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:106

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  4. Telemedicine improves the quality of acute stroke care in rural regions with limited access to specialized stroke care. We report the first 2 years’ experience of implementing a comprehensive telemedical strok...

    Authors: Katharina M. A. Gabriel, Steffi Jírů-Hillmann, Peter Kraft, Udo Selig, Viktoria Rücker, Johannes Mühler, Klaus Dötter, Matthias Keidel, Hassan Soda, Alexandra Rascher, Rolf Schneider, Mathias Pfau, Roy Hoffmann, Joachim Stenzel, Mohamed Benghebrid, Tobias Goebel…

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:104

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  5. Ruptured intracranial aneurysms are often associated with subarachnoid or intraparenchymal hemorrhage. However, the prevalence of subdural hemorrhage post aneurysmal rupture is low and rarely reported in scien...

    Authors: Abdulrahman Hamad Al-Abdulwahhab, Abdulaziz Mohammad Al-Sharydah, Sari Saleh Al-Suhibani, Abdullah Salman Almulhim, Obaied M. Al-Dhafeeri and Saeed A. Al-Jubran

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:102

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  6. Sleep fragmentation was shown to be positively associated with cognitive impairment in patients with cerebral small vessel disease (CSVD); however, the underlying mechanisms are not well characterized. In this...

    Authors: Jihui Wang, Xiaodong Chen, Jinchi Liao, Li Zhou, Hongying Han, Jiong Tao and Zhengqi Lu

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:98

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  7. In adults, the anastomosis between carotid and vertebrobasilar arteries is usually the posterior communicating artery, sometimes the primitive trigeminal artery. In this case, the basilar artery fed the intern...

    Authors: Xiaogang Liu, Bing Li, Ying Liu, Hongliang Wu, Huilong Zhang, Lianwei Dou and Chuanyu Liu

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:97

    Content type: Case report

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  8. Infectious basilar artery (BA) aneurysm has been occasionally reported to be generated from meningitis following transcranial operation. However, infectious BA aneurysm formed by intracranial infection after e...

    Authors: Xu Wang, Ge Chen, Mingchu Li, Jiantao Liang, Hongchuan Guo, Gang Song and Yuhai Bao

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:94

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  9. To investigate predictors of postoperative acute intracranial hemorrhage (AIH) and recurrence of chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) after burr hole drainage.

    Authors: Fu Mei Chen, Ke Wang, Kang Li Xu, Li Wang, Tian Xiang Zhan, Fei Cheng, Hao Wang, Zuo-Bing Chen, Liang Gao and Xiao Feng Yang

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:92

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  10. Even though clearly defined pathways for vocational re-entry are well recognized for conditions such as mental health, musculoskeletal dysfunction (MSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI), none has been identifi...

    Authors: Olumide Ayoola Olaoye, Shaheed Moghammad Soeker and Anthea Rhoda

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:91

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  11. Despite the utility of neuroimaging in the diagnostic and therapeutic management of patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS), imaging characteristics in patients with preceding direct oral anticoagulants (DOA...

    Authors: Thomas Raphael Meinel, Johannes Kaesmacher, Jan Gralla, David J. Seiffge, Elias Auer, Sebastién Frey, Marwan El-Koussy, Marcel Arnold, Urs Fischer, Martina Göldlin, Simon Jung and Arsany Hakim

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:86

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  12. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) demonstrated efficacy and safety of endovascular treatment (ET) in anterior circulation large vessel occlusions (LVO). We aimed at investigating how stroke patients treated ...

    Authors: Milani Deb-Chatterji, Hans Pinnschmidt, Fabian Flottmann, Hannes Leischner, Anna Alegiani, Caspar Brekenfeld, Jens Fiehler, Christian Gerloff and Götz Thomalla

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:81

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  13. The most characteristic clinical signs of stroke are motor and/or sensory involvement of one side of the body. Respiratory involvement has also been described, which could be related to diaphragmatic dysfuncti...

    Authors: José Vicente Catalá-Ripoll, José Ángel Monsalve-Naharro and Francisco Hernández-Fernández

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:79

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  14. In aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) and multiple intracranial aneurysms (MIAs) identification of the bleeding source cannot always be assessed according to the hemorrhage pattern. Therefore, we develop...

    Authors: Alexis Hadjiathanasiou, Patrick Schuss, Simon Brandecker, Thomas Welchowski, Matthias Schmid, Hartmut Vatter and Erdem Güresir

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:70

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  15. Recent preclinical studies have shown that regulatory T cells (Treg) play a key role in the immune response after ischemic stroke (IS). However, the role of Treg in human acute IS has been poorly investigated....

    Authors: María Santamaría-Cadavid, Emilio Rodríguez-Castro, Manuel Rodríguez-Yáñez, Susana Arias-Rivas, Iria López-Dequidt, María Pérez-Mato, Manuel Rodríguez-Pérez, Ignacio López-Loureiro, Pablo Hervella, Francisco Campos, José Castillo, Ramón Iglesias-Rey and Tomás Sobrino

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:68

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  16. Inflammation plays an important role in atherosclerosis but the contribution of neutrophils to this process is unclear. We sought to assess whether neutrophil count is associated with intracranial atherosclero...

    Authors: Xing Zhang, Xiao-He Hou, Ya-Hui Ma, Xue-Ning Shen, Xi-Peng Cao, Jing-Hui Song, Lan Tan and Jin-Tai Yu

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:65

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  17. Fenestration of vertebra-basilar artery is an uncommon congenital vascular anomaly, which is identified by incidental findings on imaging in patients presented without related symptoms or in patients with intr...

    Authors: Feng Wang, Xiaokai Wang, Xiaohua Li, Huifeng Zheng and Zhiyong Zhang

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:63

    Content type: Case report

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  18. Current guidelines limit thrombolytic treatment of stroke to those patients who present within 4.5 h to minimize the risk of hemorrhagic complications. Risk of hemorrhage increases with increasing blood-brain ...

    Authors: Jarrhett Butler, Parisa Heidari, Sarah Blayney, Emi Hitomi, Marie Luby and Richard Leigh

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:54

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  19. It is unclear whether non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (Non-HDL-C) is associated with haemorrhagic transformation (HT) after acute ischaemic stroke (AIS). We aimed to explore the association between No...

    Authors: Yanan Wang, Quhong Song, Yajun Cheng, Chenchen Wei, Chen Ye, Junfeng Liu, Bo Wu and Ming Liu

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:47

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  20. Chulalongkorn Stroke Center is a comprehensive stroke center (CSC) located in Bangkok, Thailand. Our stroke network consists of different levels of spoke hospitals, ranging from community hospitals where throm...

    Authors: Naruchorn Kijpaisalratana, Aurauma Chutinet, Wasan Akarathanawat, Pakkawan Vongvasinkul and Nijasri C. Suwanwela

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:45

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  21. A significant proportion of ischemic strokes are caused by emboli from atherosclerotic, unstable carotid artery plaques. The selection of patients for endarterectomy in current clinical practice is primarily b...

    Authors: M. Zamani, K. Skagen, H. Scott, D. Russell and M. Skjelland

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:39

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  22. Due to uniform stiffness of standard platinum coils, dense packing of intracranial aneurysms can be difficult to achieve, since stiffer coils can cause microcatheter prolapse or coil migration. SMART coils hav...

    Authors: Behme Daniel, Sack Henrik, Tsogkas Ioannis, Rohde Veit and Psychogios Marios-Nikos

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:38

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  23. We report on a stroke patient with disorder of consciousness (DOC) who underwent repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) and showed recovery of an injured upper ascending reticular activating syste...

    Authors: Sung Ho Jang and Young Hyeon Kwon

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:37

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  24. To investigate the relationships between blood pressure (BP) circadian rhythms and acute cerebral infarction (ACI), silent cerebral infarction (SCI) and the severity of leukoaraiosis in hypertensive patients.

    Authors: Kang Yang, Xiaodong Zhu, Yulan Feng, Fanxia Shen, Jie Chen, Ningzhen Fu, Jialan Sun and Yi Fu

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:36

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  25. The ability to walk is commonly reported as a top rehabilitation priority for individuals after a stroke. However, not all individuals with stroke are able to practice walking, especially those who require mor...

    Authors: Dennis R. Louie, William B. Mortenson, Melanie Durocher, Robert Teasell, Jennifer Yao and Janice J. Eng

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:35

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  26. In Moyamoya Angioplasty (MMA), increased apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) in frontal white matter (WM) with a normal appearance has been associated with frontal hypoperfusion and executive dysfunction. Mul...

    Authors: Lionel Calviere, Paul Loubiere, Melanie Planton, Vanessa Cazzola, Isabelle Catalaa, Helene Mirabel, Jean Christophe Sol and Fabrice Bonneville

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:30

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  27. The research on postoperative collateral formation for hemorrhagic moyamoya disease (MMD) evaluated by using digital subtraction angiography (DSA) is limited. Our study objective was to investigate the postope...

    Authors: Peicong Ge, Qian Zhang, Xun Ye, Xingju Liu, Xiaofeng Deng, Jia Wang, Rong Wang, Yan Zhang, Dong Zhang and Jizong Zhao

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:28

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  28. Intravenous thrombolysis therapy (IVT) bridged with intra-arterial thrombectomy (IAT) has recently been recommended as favorable treatment option to ensure that the thrombolytic effect is delivered to the affe...

    Authors: Yu-Jun Chang, Chi-Kuang Liu, Wen-Pei Wu, Shih-Chun Wang, Wei-Liang Chen and Chih-Ming Lin

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:22

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  29. Venous sinus stenosis (VSS) is a type of cerebral venous vascular disease. Cerebral autoregulation is an indicator of cerebral arterial function. The cerebral circulatory system is composed of the venous syste...

    Authors: Meiyan Jia, Zhen-Ni Guo, Hang Jin, Xiuli Yan, Mingchao Shi, Xin Sun, Hongyin Ma, Shan Lv and Yi Yang

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:9

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  30. Stroke and its risk factors epidemiological survey can help identify individuals at higher risk and therefore promote stroke prevention strategies. The aim of this study was to estimate the current prevalence ...

    Authors: Xingyang Yi, Hua Luo, Ju Zhou, Ming Yu, Xiaorong Chen, Lili Tan, Wei Wei and Jie Li

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:5

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  31. Stroke is one of the most common cause of disability worldwide. Pain is common in both stroke survivors and in the general population. Consequences of post-stroke pain (PSP) include reduced quality of life and...

    Authors: Emma Westerlind, Ramanjit Singh, Hanna C. Persson and Katharina S. Sunnerhagen

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:4

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  32. The aim of this systematic review is to determine the epidemiological and etiological profiles, the influential factors of the prehospital delay, thrombolysis management, the acute and 3-month mortality rate a...

    Authors: Ahmed Kharbach, Majdouline Obtel, Laila Lahlou, Jehanne Aasfara, Nour Mekaoui and Rachid Razine

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2019 19:349

    Content type: Review

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  33. A fraction of patients with penetrating artery infarction (PAI) experience progressive motor deficit deterioration (PMD). We sought to investigate the role of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) at ad...

    Authors: Pengyu Gong, Yukai Liu, Ting Huang, Wenxiu Chen, Teng Jiang, Yachi Gong, Min Lu, Meng Wang, Yingdong Zhang, Xiaohao Zhang, Qiwen Deng and Junshan Zhou

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2019 19:346

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  34. To systematically review and analyse the effects of Action Observation Training on adults and children with brain damage.

    Authors: Bianca Buchignani, Elena Beani, Valerie Pomeroy, Oriana Iacono, Elisa Sicola, Silvia Perazza, Eleonora Bieber, Hilde Feys, Katrijn Klingels, Giovanni Cioni and Giuseppina Sgandurra

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2019 19:344

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  35. Admission hyperglycemia (HG) has been associated with worse outcomes among acute stroke patients. A better understanding and awareness of the potentially adverse influence of hyperglycemia on the clinical outc...

    Authors: Yared Zenebe Zewde, Abenet Tafesse Mengesha, Yeweynhareg Feleke Gebreyes and Halvor Naess

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2019 19:342

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  36. The elongation of the styloid process is historically associated with two variants of the Eagle syndrome. The classic one, mainly characterized by pain and dysphagia, and the carotid variant characterized by p...

    Authors: Paolo Zamboni, Alba Scerrati, Erica Menegatti, Roberto Galeotti, Marcello Lapparelli, Luca Traina, Mirko Tessari, Andrea Ciorba, Pasquale De Bonis and Stefano Pelucchi

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2019 19:333

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  37. Hospital-acquired infection (HAI) is a serious complication of neurosurgery. In recent years, the medical body has paid increasing attention to this issue.

    Authors: Jun Wang, Yuanyuan Ji, Lidan Jiang, Xia Zhao, Shaochen Guan, Piao Yang, Jie Yu, Yunyun Liu and Hongqi Zhang

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2019 19:332

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  38. Spontaneous conus medullaris infarction is a rare disease. We describe two patients with spontaneous conus medullaris infarction presenting as acute cauda equina syndrome and their unique electromyography (EMG...

    Authors: Yi-Ching Weng, Shy-Chyi Chin, Yah-Yuan Wu and Hung-Chou Kuo

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2019 19:328

    Content type: Case report

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  39. Spinal cord infarction (SCI) is rarely caused by vertebral artery dissection (VAD), which is an important cause of posterior circulation stroke in young and middle-aged patients. We report the case of a middle...

    Authors: Yang-Yang Meng, Le Dou, Chun-Mei Wang, De-Zheng Kong, Ying Wei, Li-Shan Wu, Yi Yang and Hong-Wei Zhou

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2019 19:321

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  40. Endovascular treatment (EVT) is now considered the gold standard for select patient populations with anterior circulation stroke; however, data on the treatment of posterior circulation stroke are less clear. ...

    Authors: Xuan Sun, Xu Tong, Feng Gao, Huiting Lao and Zhongrong Miao

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2019 19:315

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  41. Vertebral artery dissection (VAD) may cause cerebral ischemia and impair quality of life (QOL) despite of good functional outcome. The aim of this study was the multimodal analysis of patient characteristics a...

    Authors: Rainer J. Strege, Reinhard Kiefer and Manfred Herrmann

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2019 19:312

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  42. Treatment with anticoagulants, including direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs), should be considered for patients diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (AF) deemed at risk of ischaemic stroke. There are limited real...

    Authors: Yaqoob Bhat, Anand Dixit, Amit Mistri, Bhavini Patel, Sadat Haider Quoraishi and James Uprichard

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2019 19:306

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  43. The benefit of intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) for acute ischemic stroke is time dependent. Despite great effort, the median door-to-needle time (DNT) was 60 min at the United States stroke centers. We investig...

    Authors: Demi Tran, Zhu Zhu, Mohammad Shafie, Hermelinda Abcede, Dana Stradling and Wengui Yu

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2019 19:300

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