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BMC Neurology

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. Content type: Research article

    Post-stroke depression (PSD) seriously affects the rehabilitation of nerve function and quality of life. However, the pathogenesis of PSD is still not clear. This study aimed to investigate the demographic, cl...

    Authors: Guilin Meng, Xiaoye Ma, Lei Li, Yan Tan, Xiaohui Liu, Xueyuan Liu and Yanxin Zhao

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:199

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    The neuroprotective effects of neuroserpin (NSP) have been well documented in both patients and animal models with cerebral ischemia; however, have never been investigated in hemorrhagic stroke. The aim of thi...

    Authors: Wei Li, Tetsuya Asakawa, Sha Han, Baoguo Xiao, Hiroki Namba, Chuanzhen Lu, Qiang Dong and Liang Wang

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:196

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  3. Content type: Case report

    Supernumerary phantom limb (SPL) is a rare neurologic phenomenon, in which a patient misperceives an extra limb in addition to the original set of limbs. We report a case of SPL in a patient with a right basal...

    Authors: Hang-Rai Kim, Jee-young Han, Young Ho Park, Beom Joon Kim, Wookjin Yang and SangYun Kim

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:180

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  4. Content type: Study protocol

    Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability, and despite intensive research, few treatment options exist. However, a recent breakthrough in cell therapy is expected to reverse the neurological sequelae o...

    Authors: Hideo Shichinohe, Masahito Kawabori, Hiroaki Iijima, Tuyoshi Teramoto, Takeo Abumiya, Naoki Nakayama, Ken Kazumata, Shunsuke Terasaka, Teruyo Arato and Kiyohiro Houkin

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:179

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  5. Content type: Research article

    We aimed to develop a tool, the hemorrhagic transformation (HT) index (HTI), to predict any HT within 14 days after middle cerebral artery (MCA) stroke onset regardless of the intravenous recombinant tissue pl...

    Authors: Mikhail N. Kalinin, Dina R. Khasanova and Murat M. Ibatullin

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:177

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  6. Content type: Research article

    While neurogranin has no value as plasma biomarker for Alzheimer’s disease, it may be a potential blood biomarker for traumatic brain injury. This evokes the question whether there are changes in neurogranin l...

    Authors: Ann De Vos, Maria Bjerke, Raf Brouns, Naomi De Roeck, Dirk Jacobs, Lien Van den Abbeele, Kaat Guldolf, Henrik Zetterberg, Kaj Blennow, Sebastiaan Engelborghs and Eugeen Vanmechelen

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:170

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Whether there are differences in pathogenesis among different types and subtypes of cerebral watershed infarction (WSI) is controversial since they have been combined into a single group in most previous studies.

    Authors: Yue Li, Man Li, Xiaoyu Zhang, Shuna Yang, Huimin Fan, Wei Qin, Lei Yang, Junliang Yuan and Wenli Hu

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:166

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  8. Content type: Research article

    In order to evaluate the impact of cilostazol on endothelial function, we compared the changes of flow-mediated dilation (FMD) between aspirin and cilostazol groups in patients with acute cerebral ischemia.

    Authors: Seong-Joon Lee, Jin Soo Lee, Mun Hee Choi, Sung Eun Lee, Dong Hoon Shin and Ji Man Hong

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:169

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  9. Content type: Case report

    Non-traumatic, spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage occurs in approximately 85% of cases where there is a ruptured saccular aneurysm. An additional 10% of cases arise from non-aneurysmal peri-mesencephalic hemo...

    Authors: Anna Misyail Abdul Rashid and Mohamad Syafeeq Faeez Md Noh

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:165

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Standard echocardiography (SE) is an essential part of the routine diagnostic work-up after ischemic stroke (IS) and also serves for research purposes. However, access to SE is often limited. We aimed to asses...

    Authors: Peter Kraft, Anna Fleischer, Silke Wiedmann, Viktoria Rücker, Daniel Mackenrodt, Caroline Morbach, Uwe Malzahn, Christoph Kleinschnitz, Stefan Störk and Peter U. Heuschmann

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:159

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have identified various treatment and patient characteristics that may be associated with higher hospital cost after spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH); a devastating type of stroke. P...

    Authors: Adrian V. Specogna, Tanvir C. Turin, Scott B. Patten and Michael D. Hill

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:158

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Enlarged perivascular spaces (EPVS) are often observed with magnetic resonance imaging in patients with small vessel disease. However, the risk factors, radiological features, and clinical relevance of EPVS in...

    Authors: Tomoyoshi Kuribara, Takeshi Mikami, Katsuya Komatsu, Hime Suzuki, Hirofumi Ohnishi, Kiyohiro Houkin and Nobuhiro Mikuni

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:149

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  13. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:136

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  14. Content type: Study protocol

    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...

    Authors: 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…

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:133

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Basilar artery branch atheromatous disease (BABAD), in which basilar artery atheroma occludes penetrating arteries at their origin, is a common etiology of posterior circulation stroke (PCS). It is currently u...

    Authors: Po-Chen Lin, Feng-Chi Chang, Hui-Chi Huang, Jui-Yao Tsai, Yung-Yang Lin and Chih-Ping Chung

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:135

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  16. Content type: Research article

    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.

    Authors: Belma Doğan Güngen, Abdulkadir Tunç, Yeşim Güzey Aras, Aslı Aksoy Gündoğdu, Adil Can Güngen and Serdar Bal

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:132

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    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...

    Authors: 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…

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:129

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  18. Content type: Case report

    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 ...

    Authors: Hyun Goo Kang, Seung Jae Lee, Ji Yeon Chung and Jin Sung Cheong

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:124

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