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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. The artery of Percheron is an uncommon anatomic variant which supplies the bilateral paramedian thalami and rostral midbrain. While infarction of its vascular territory can result in a wide range of symptoms, ...

    Authors: Hannah E. Snyder, Sheliza Ali, Joanna Sue, Ayse Unsal, Crystal Fong and Zhihui Deng

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:370

    Content type: Case report

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  10. Room tilt illusion (RTI) is a rare symptom of higher vestibular dysfunction, consisting of a transient vertical rotation of the visual scene in the sagittal or coronal plane, most often 90o or 180o, without any a...

    Authors: Kathrine Arntzen and Karl B. Alstadhaug

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:369

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  11. Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS) is primarily diagnosed in pediatric population, but clinical presentation in late adulthood is rarely reported. Evolution of radiological findings in the adulthood variant of SWS wi...

    Authors: Vetrivel Muralidharan, Gaetano Failla, Mario Travali, Tiziana Liliana Cavallaro and Marco Angelo Politi

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:366

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  12. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) treatments have shown promise in improving arm recovery in stroke patients. Currently, little is known about patients’ experiences with repetitive TMS treatment, and thi...

    Authors: Eline CC van Lieshout, Lilliane D Jacobs, Maike Pelsma, Rick M Dijkhuizen and Johanna MA Visser-Meily

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:365

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  13. Language barriers were reported to affect timely access to health care and outcome. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of language disparity on quality benchmarks of acute ischemic stroke ther...

    Authors: Noriko Anderson, Afra Janarious, Shimeng Liu, Lisa A. Flanagan, Dana Stradling and Wengui Yu

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:363

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  14. Idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome (IHES) is associated with various organ system dysfunctions. Neurologic abnormalities have been previously noted in this syndrome. Cerebral infarction secondary to occlusi...

    Authors: Quan-Fu Li, Qing Zhang, Yue-Fang Huang and Zheng-Xiang Zhang

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:361

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  15. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic is associated with an increased incidence of acute ischemic stroke (AIS) secondary to large vessel occlusion (LVO). The treatment of these patients poses unique...

    Authors: Ossama Yassin Mansour, Amer M. Malik and Italo Linfante

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:358

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  16. Moyamoya-like vasculopathy (MMV) and myosin heavy chain 9-related platelet disorders (MYH9-RPDs) or macrothrombocitopenias are rare syndromes. Their association is even more infrequent.

    Authors: Athena Cristina Ribigan, Raluca Stefania Badea, Alida Ciocan, Dana Stefan, Bogdan Casaru, Patricia Ioan, Florina Antochi and Ovidiu Băjenaru

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:352

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  17. Oculomotor nerve palsy (ONP) is a common symptom of posterior communicating artery aneurysm (PcomAA) that can lead to impaired eye movement and pupil dilation. Currently, surgical clipping and endovascular emb...

    Authors: Li-qiang Tian and Qing-xi Fu

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:351

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  18. Stroke is a major cause of disability and stroke incidence increases with age. Stroke frequently results in permanent limitations of mobility, and, consequently, the need for the help of others in activities o...

    Authors: R. Rössler, S. A. Bridenbaugh, S. T. Engelter, R. Weibel, D. Infanger, E. Giannouli, A. Sofios, L. Iendra, E. Portegijs, T. Rantanen, L. Streese, H. Hanssen, R. Roth, A. Schmidt-Trucksäss, N. Peters and T. Hinrichs

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:348

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  19. Hashimoto’s disease has reportedly been associated with stroke; however, cerebrovascular morphology and clinical course remain poorly documented. The present study aimed to determine the angiographic features ...

    Authors: Eika Hamano, Masaki Nishimura, Hisae Mori, Tetsu Satow and Jun C. Takahashi

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:345

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  20. Previous studies have shown that a single Coma-Recovery Scale-Revision (CRS-R) assessment can identify high rates of misdiagnosis by clinical consensus. The aim of this study was to investigate the proportion ...

    Authors: Jing Wang, Xiaohua Hu, Zhouyao Hu, Ziwei Sun, Steven Laureys and Haibo Di

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:343

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  21. Carotid occlusive disease is a type of progressive disease resulting in ischemic stroke. Extracranial-intracranial bypass surgery represents a valid therapeutic option when medical treatment does not make effe...

    Authors: Yin Li, Yu-yu Wei, Yang Cao, Xiao-yang Lu, Yuan Yao and Lin Wang

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:335

    Content type: Case report

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  22. Common carotid artery occlusive disease (CCAOD) could form internal carotid artery steal pathways. Based on the diagnostic results of digital subtraction angiography (DSA), head and neck computed tomography an...

    Authors: Dongxu Wang, Zheng Li, Xiaoyang Zheng, Houyi Cong, Tianyu Zhang, Zhenghua Wang, Yuguang Wang and Jun He

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:334

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  23. It is unknown whether microangiopathic ischemic strokes outside the visual pathway go along with subclinical changes of the retinal structure or the visual system. The objectives of this prospective non-interv...

    Authors: John-Ih Lee, Lena Gemerzki, Margit Weise, Laura Boerker, Jonas Graf, Lea Jansen, Rainer Guthoff, Orhan Aktas, Michael Gliem, Sebastian Jander, Hans-Peter Hartung and Philipp Albrecht

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:333

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  24. Susceptibility weighted imaging (SWI) provides an approximate assessment of tissue perfusion and shows prominent hypointense cortical veins in the ischemic territory because of the increased concentration of d...

    Authors: Wei Li, Wei-Min Xiao, Gen-Pei Luo, Yong-Lin Liu, Jian-Feng Qu, Xue-Wen Fang, Fang Wang and Yang-Kun Chen

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:331

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  25. Infections could increase the risk of poor outcome in patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS). The peripheral neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is an important indicator of inflammation. The purpose of ou...

    Authors: Lanying He, Jian Wang, Feng Wang, Lili Zhang, Lijuan Zhang and Wang Zhao

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:328

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  26. Mechanical thrombectomy was approved by NICE as a treatment for stroke in 2016. However, most of the evidence is from studies conducted during working hours. Only few centres in the UK perform thrombectomies o...

    Authors: Jake Weddell, Emma Parr, Stacey Knight, Girish Muddegowda, Indira Natarajan, Jayan Chembala, Phillip Ferdinand, Nasar Ahmad, Zoltan Pencz, Saad Rana, Anushka Warusevitane, Changez Jadun, Sanjeev Nayak, Zafar Hashim, Albin Augustine, Julius Sim…

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:326

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  27. Cognitive impairment in adult moyamoya disease (MMD) is thought to be the result of ischemic stroke; however, the presence and extent of cognitive decline in asymptomatic patients is unclear.

    Authors: Shihao He, Ran Duan, Ziqi Liu, Xun Ye, Li Yuan, Tian Li, Cunxin Tan, Junshi Shao, Shusen Qin and Rong Wang

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:322

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  28. Thalamic blood supply consists of four major vascular territories. Out of them paramedian arteries supply ipsilateral paramedian thalami and occasionally rostral mid brain. Rarely both paramedian arteries aris...

    Authors: K. M. I. U. Ranasinghe, H. M. M. T. B. Herath, D. Dissanayake and M. Seneviratne

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:320

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  29. Current guidelines recommend measurement of troponin in acute ischemic stroke (AIS) patients. In AIS patients, troponin elevation is associated with increased mortality and worse outcome. However, uncertainty ...

    Authors: Christian H. Nolte, Regina von Rennenberg, Simon Litmeier, Jan F. Scheitz, David M. Leistner, Stephan Blankenberg, Martin Dichgans, Hugo Katus, Gabor C. Petzold, Burkert Pieske, Vera Regitz-Zagrosek, Karl Wegscheider, Andreas M. Zeiher, Ulf Landmesser and Matthias Endres

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:318

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  30. Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT), also known as Rendu-Osler-Weber syndrome, is a rare disorder characterized by recurrent epistaxis, telangiectasias and systemic arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). ...

    Authors: Davide Villa, Claudia Cinnante, Gloria Valcamonica, Giulia Manenti, Silvia Lanfranconi, Annalisa Colombi, Isabella Ghione, Maria Cristina Saetti, Mario D’Amico, Sara Bonato, Nereo Bresolin, Giacomo Pietro Comi and Dario Ronchi

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:316

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  31. Kartagener syndrome is an autosomal recessive inherited disorder of primary ciliary dyskinesia. Moyamoya syndrome refers to a moyamoya angiopathy associated with other neurological and/or extra-neurological sy...

    Authors: Lili Zhang, Xungang Feng, Junhu Zhang, Yanlei Hao and Yuzhong Wang

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:314

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  32. Stroke increases the risk of cognitive impairment even several years after the stroke event. The exact mechanisms of post-stroke cognitive decline are unclear, but the immunological response to stroke might pl...

    Authors: Lauren L. Drag, Michael Mlynash, Huda Nassar, Elizabeth Osborn, Da E. Kim, Martin S. Angst, Nima Aghaeepour, Marion Buckwalter and Maarten G. Lansberg

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:313

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  33. The morbidity and mortality of stroke is disproportionately high in developing countries owing to the poor health care system and poor neurologic interventions. Though a number of studies were conducted to est...

    Authors: Muluneh Alene, Moges Agazhe Assemie, Leltework Yismaw and Daniel Bekele Ketema

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:309

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  34. The present study aims to evaluate the performance and the clinical applicability of the Recognition of Stroke in the Emergency Department (ROSIER) scale via systematic review and meta-analysis.

    Authors: Fei Han, Chao Zuo and Guodong Zheng

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:304

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  35. Ischemic Moyamoya disease is one of the important causes of stroke, which leads to severe impairment in cognitive functions. This cognitive impairment occurs prior to stroke. However, the cognitive functions t...

    Authors: Ziqi Liu, Shihao He, Zongsheng Xu, Ran Duan, Li Yuan, Chu Xiao, Zhe Yi and Rong Wang

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:302

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  36. The evidence on the efficacy of adipose derived stem cells (ADSCs) in the treatment of stroke is controversial. Therefore, the aim of present systematic review and meta-analysis is to evaluate the efficacy of ...

    Authors: Mahmoud Yousefifard, Jebreil Shamseddin, Asrin Babahajian and Arash Sarveazad

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:294

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  37. New evidence on the efficacy and safety of dual antiplatelet therapy for secondary stroke prevention have been realized in the recent years. An updated meta analysis was done to determine the effect of the var...

    Authors: Christessa Emille Que Albay, Frederick Gavril D. Leyson and Federick C. Cheng

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:224

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  38. Atherosclerosis of the internal carotid artery (ICA) is an important cause of ischemic stroke. Artery-to-artery embolism is the major stroke mechanism in patients with atherosclerotic carotid disease. This stu...

    Authors: Ho Geol Woo, Sung Hyuk Heo, Eui Jong Kim, Dae-il Chang, Tae Jin Song and Bum Joon Kim

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:288

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  39. To evaluate the medium-and long-term effect of intravascular interventional therapy for symptomatic severe basilar artery stenosis supported by multimodal imaging.

    Authors: Yuanzhi Li, Zhenfa Li, Ligang Song, Weimin Xie, Xianghao Gong, Dongliang He and Xin Zhang

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:289

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  40. Surgical treatment of anterior communicating artery (Acom) aneurysm is challenging due to anatomic complexity. We aimed to describe our experiences with endovascular treatment (EVT) of Acom aneurysms, and to ev.....

    Authors: Chang Ki Jang, Joonho Chung, Jae Whan Lee, Seung Kon Huh, Nak-Hoon Son and Keun Young Park

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:287

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  41. Patients with vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) occasionally suffer from arterial dissection. Eagle syndrome, which is caused by an elongated styloid process and also causes arterial dissection, is difficu...

    Authors: Hajime Ikenouchi, Masahito Takagi, Ayako Nishimura, Eriko Yamaguchi, Junpei Koge, Kozue Saito, Kazunori Toyoda and Masatoshi Koga

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:285

    Content type: Case report

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  42. Compared with embolic occlusions, intracranial atherosclerotic stenosis (ICAS)-related large vessel occlusions (LVOs) often require rescue treatment following mechanical thrombectomy (MT). Herein, we hypothesi...

    Authors: Yong-Won Kim, Sung-Il Sohn, Joonsang Yoo, Jeong-Ho Hong, Chang-Hyun Kim, Dong-Hun Kang, Yong-Sun Kim, Seong-Joon Lee, Ji Man Hong, Jin Wook Choi, Yang-Ha Hwang and Jin Soo Lee

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:284

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  43. Although stent retriever (SR) is recommended as a frontline device of endovascular treatment (EVT) for embolic large artery occlusion causing acute ischemic stroke, contact aspiration (CA) device showed simila...

    Authors: Joonsang Yoo, Seong-Joon Lee, Jeong-Ho Hong, Yong-Won Kim, Ji Man Hong, Chang-Hyun Kim, Dong-Hun Kang, Jin Wook Choi, Yong-Sun Kim, Sung-Il Sohn, Yang-Ha Hwang and Jin Soo Lee

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:283

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  44. Ischemic stroke is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Thrombolytic therapy improves disability and survival rates; however, to be effective, it must be given within 4.5 h of onset. Moreover, thromboly...

    Authors: Jun Ni, Huisheng Chen, Guofang Chen, Yong Ji, Fei Yi, Zhuobo Zhang, Yi Yang, Jin Wu, Xueli Cai, Bei Shao, Jianfeng Wang, Yafang Liu, Deqin Geng, Xinhui Qu, Xiaohong Li, Yan Wei…

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:282

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  45. Cerebral-cardiac syndrome, newly developed cardiac damage manifestations subsequent to cerebral injuries, is a common complication of stroke and leads to increased morbidity and mortality. The current study is...

    Authors: Haijuan Lian, Xiaomeng Xu, Xuhui Shen, Jinhua Chen, Dandan Mao, Yan Zhao and Meiqi Yao

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:272

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  46. Cerebral vasospasm still results in high morbidity and mortality rates in patients after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). The aim of this study was to establish a protocol for the management of vasosp...

    Authors: Chun-Ting Chen, Ching-Chang Chen, Alvin Yi-Chou Wang, Yi-Ming Wu, Shy-Chyi Chin, Po-Chuan Hsieh, Mun-Chun Yeap, Shih-Yuan Hsu and Ya-Jui Lin

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:271

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