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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. The correlation between intracranial pressure (ICP) and intraocular pressure (IOP) is still controversial in literature and hence whether IOP can be used as a non-invasive surrogate of ICP remains unknown. The...

    Authors: Zhen Li, Yingxin Yang, Yan Lu, Dachuan Liu, Erhe Xu, Jianping Jia, Diya Yang, Xiaojun Zhang, Huiqing Yang, Daqing Ma and Ningli Wang

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2012 12:66

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  2. Since atherogenesis is related to oxidative stress, our objective was to study the association of oxidative stress markers with the vascular recurrence in non-cardioembolic stroke.

    Authors: David Brea, Jaume Roquer, Joaquín Serena, Tomás Segura and José Castillo

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2012 12:65

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  3. Certain immune-mediated diseases (IMDs) have been associated with increased risk for cardiovascular disorders. The aim of the present study was to examine whether there is an association between 32 different I...

    Authors: Bengt Zöller, Xinjun Li, Jan Sundquist and Kristina Sundquist

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2012 12:41

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  4. We report the case of a chronic stroke patient (62 months after injury) showing total absence of motor activity evoked by transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) of spared regions of the left motor cortex, but...

    Authors: Julià L Amengual, Antoni Valero-Cabré, Misericordia Veciana de las Heras, Nurja Rojo, Seán Froudist-Walsh, Pablo Ripollés, Nils Bodammer, Bahram Mohammadi, Jordi Montero, Carles Grau, Thomas F Münte and Antoni Rodríguez-Fornells

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2012 12:35

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  5. Previous studies have reported white matter (WM) brain alterations in asymptomatic patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

    Authors: Bianca Stubbe-Drger, Michael Deppe, Siawoosh Mohammadi, Simon S Keller, Harald Kugel, Nora Gregor, Stefan Evers, Peter Young, E-Bernd Ringelstein, Gabriele Arendt, Stefan Knecht and Ingo W Husstedt

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2012 12:23

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  6. The intracranial localization of large artery disease is recognized as the main cause of ischemic stroke in the world, considering all countries, although its global burden is widely underestimated. Indeed it ...

    Authors: Giovanni Malferrari, Marialuisa Zedde, Gianni De Berti, Massimo Maggi and Norina Marcello

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2011 11:154

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  7. Infarcts of the corpus callosum are rare and have not been well documented previously. As for a variety of signs and symptoms presented, alien hand syndrome (AHS) can be easily overlooked.

    Authors: Jun Liang Yuan, Shuang Kun Wang, Xiao Juan Guo and Wen Li Hu

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2011 11:142

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  8. This study aimed to investigate the long-term mortality and recurrence rate of stroke in first-time stroke patients with symptomatic isolated middle cerebral artery disease (MCAD) under medical management.

    Authors: Mi Sun Oh, Kyung-Ho Yu, Min-Kyung Chu, Hyeo-Il Ma, Yun Joong Kim, Joo Yong Kim and Byung-Chul Lee

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2011 11:138

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  9. Robotic devices are expected to be widely used in various applications including support for the independent mobility of the elderly with muscle weakness and people with impaired motor function as well as supp...

    Authors: Shinichiro Maeshima, Aiko Osawa, Daisuke Nishio, Yoshitake Hirano, Koji Takeda, Hiroshi Kigawa and Yoshiyuki Sankai

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2011 11:116

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  10. A possible synergic role of serum uric acid (SUA) with thrombolytic therapies is controversial and needs further investigations. We therefore evaluated association of admission SUA with clinical improvement an...

    Authors: Nicola Logallo, Halvor Naess, Titto T Idicula, Jan Brogger, Ulrike Waje-Andreassen and Lars Thomassen

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2011 11:114

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  11. stroke is the main cause of disability in high-income countries, and ranks second as a cause of death worldwide. Patients with acute stroke are at risk for infections, but reported post-stroke infection rates v....

    Authors: Willeke F Westendorp, Paul J Nederkoorn, Jan-Dirk Vermeij, Marcel G Dijkgraaf and Diederik van de Beek

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2011 11:110

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  12. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a leading cause of fatal ischemic stroke. It was recently reported that international normalized ratio (INR) levels were associated with infarct volumes. However, factors other than...

    Authors: Semi Oh, Suk Jae Kim, Soo-Kyoung Ryu, Gyeong-Moon Kim, Chin Sang Chung, Kwang Ho Lee and Oh Young Bang

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2011 11:107

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  13. Paradoxical embolism due to pulmonary arteriovenous malformations is the main mechanism of brain infarction in patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia. International Guidelines have recently been p...

    Authors: Espartaco Ribeiro, Julien Cogez, Emmanuel Babin, Fausto Viader and Gilles Defer

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2011 11:84

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  14. Previous studies suggest central nervous system involvement in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), yet there are no established diagnostic criteria. CFS may be difficult to differentiate from clinical depression. ...

    Authors: Frank H Duffy, Gloria B McAnulty, Michelle C McCreary, George J Cuchural and Anthony L Komaroff

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2011 11:82

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  15. Decompressive hemicraniectomy is a life-saving procedure for patients with malignant middle cerebral artery infarctions. However, the neuropsychological sequelae in such patients have up to now received little...

    Authors: Holger Schmidt, Trutz Heinemann, Judith Elster, Marija Djukic, Stefan Harscher, Katja Neubieser, Hilmar Prange, Andreas Kastrup and Veit Rohde

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2011 11:77

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  16. Spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is a devastating form of stroke with the high mortality twofold to sixfold higher than that for ischemic stroke. But the treatment of haematomas within the basal gang...

    Authors: Houguang Zhou, Yu Zhang, Ling Liu, Xu Han, Yinghong Tao, Yuping Tang, Wei Hua, Jianzhong Xue and Qiang Dong

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2011 11:76

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  17. Angiopoietin-1 (Ang-1) and -2 (Ang-2) are keyplayers in the regulation of endothelial homeostasis and vascular proliferation. Angiopoietins may play an important role in the pathophysiology of cerebral vasospa...

    Authors: Marlene Fischer, Gregor Broessner, Anelia Dietmann, Ronny Beer, Raimund Helbok, Bettina Pfausler, Andreas Chemelli, Erich Schmutzhard and Peter Lackner

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2011 11:59

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  18. Thrombolysis is a dynamic and time-dependent process influenced by the haemodynamic conditions. Currently there is no model that allows for time-continuous, non-contact measurements under physiological flow co...

    Authors: Florian C Roessler, Marcus Ohlrich, Jan H Marxsen, Marc Schmieger, Peter-Karl Weber, Florian Stellmacher, Peter Trillenberg, Jürgen Eggers and Günter Seidel

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2011 11:58

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  19. Traditional magnetic resonance (MR) imaging can identify abnormal changes in ipsilateral thalamus in patients with unilateral middle cerebral artery (MCA) infarcts. However, it is difficult to demonstrate thes...

    Authors: Chuo Li, Xueying Ling, Sirun Liu, Anding Xu, Yusheng Zhang, Shihui Xing, Zhong Pei and Jinsheng Zeng

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2011 11:49

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  20. Guidelines recommend maintaining the heart rate (HR) of acute stroke patients within physiological limits; data on the frequency and predictors of significant deviations from these limits are scarce.

    Authors: Martin A Ritter, Anne Rohde, Peter U Heuschmann, Rainer Dziewas, Jörg Stypmann, Darius G Nabavi and Bernd E Ringelstein

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2011 11:47

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  21. To examine age and sex specific incidence and 30 day case fatality for subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) in Scotland over a 20 year period.

    Authors: Karen J Macpherson, James D Lewsey, Pardeep S Jhund, Michelle Gillies, Jim WT Chalmers, Adam Redpath, Andrew Briggs, Matthew Walters, Peter Langhorne, Simon Capewell, John JV McMurray and Kate MacIntyre

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2011 11:38

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  22. Dysphagia is a major complication in hemispheric as well as brainstem stroke patients causing aspiration pneumonia and increased mortality. Little is known about the recovery from dysphagia after stroke. The a...

    Authors: Inga K Teismann, Sonja Suntrup, Tobias Warnecke, Olaf Steinsträter, Maren Fischer, Agnes Flöel, E Bernd Ringelstein, Christo Pantev and Rainer Dziewas

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2011 11:34

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  23. Memory is one of the most impaired functions after traumatic brain injury (TBI). We used diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) to determine the structural basis of memory deficit. We correlated fractional anisotropy ...

    Authors: Eva M Palacios, Davinia Fernandez-Espejo, Carme Junque, Rocio Sanchez-Carrion, Teresa Roig, Jose M Tormos, Nuria Bargallo and Pere Vendrell

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2011 11:24

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  24. Acute/subacute cerebral infarction (ASCI) in HIV-negative cryptococcal meningoencephalitis (CM) adults has rarely been examined by a series of MRI-based follow-up study. We studied a series of MRI follow-up st...

    Authors: Shu-Fang Chen, Cheng-Hsien Lu, Chun-Chung Lui, Chi-Ren Huang, Yao-Chung Chuang, Teng-Yeow Tan, Nai-Wen Tsai, Chiung-Chih Chang, Wan-Chen Tsai and Wen-Neng Chang

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2011 11:12

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  25. Delayed arrival at hospital is one of the major obstacles in enhancing the rate of thrombolysis therapy in patients with acute ischemic stroke. Our study aimed to investigate factors associated with prehospita...

    Authors: Young Seo Kim, Sang-Soon Park, Hee-Joon Bae, A-Hyun Cho, Yong-Jin Cho, Moon-Ku Han, Ji Hoe Heo, Kyusik Kang, Dong-Eog Kim, Hahn Young Kim, Gyeong-Moon Kim, Sun Uk Kwon, Hyung-Min Kwon, Byung-Chul Lee, Kyung Bok Lee, Seung-Hoon Lee…

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2011 11:2

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