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Cerebrovascular disease and stroke

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. Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. and stroke mortality rates differ substantially by ethnic group. The impact of adherence to the USDA dietary guidelines on risk for fatal stroke among di...

    Authors: Sangita Sharma, Mohammadreza Pakserescht, Kennedy Cruickshank, Deborah M Green and Laurence N Kolonel

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2013 13:120

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  2. Subarachnoid hemorrhage is a common and dangerous disease with an unfavorable prognosis. Patients with poor-grade subarachnoid hemorrhage (Hunt & Hess Grades 4–5) are unconscious on admission. Because of the h...

    Authors: Qiao Zhang, Lu Ma, Yi Liu, Min He, Hong Sun, Xiang Wang, Yuan Fang, Xu-hui Hui and Chao You

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2013 13:108

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  3. Neuroprotective strategies in ischemic stroke are an important challenge in clinical and experimental research as an adjunct to reperfusion therapy that may reduce neurologic injury and improve outcome. The ne...

    Authors: Marc Hein, Norbert Zoremba, Chistian Bleilevens, Christian Bruells, Rolf Rossaint and Anna B Roehl

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2013 13:106

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  4. The etiology of transient monocular blindness (TMB) in patients without carotid stenosis has been linked to ocular venous hypertension, for their increased retrobulbar vascular resistance, sustained retinal ve...

    Authors: Chun-Yu Cheng, Feng-Chi Chang, A-Ching Chao, Chih-Ping Chung and Han-Hwa Hu

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2013 13:94

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  5. Regaining independent ambulation is the top priority for individuals recovering from stroke. Thus, physical rehabilitation post-stroke should focus on improving walking function and endurance. However, the amo...

    Authors: Avril Mansfield, Jennifer S Wong, Mark Bayley, Lou Biasin, Dina Brooks, Karen Brunton, Jo-Anne Howe, Elizabeth L Inness, Simon Jones, Jackie Lymburner, Ramona Mileris and William E McIlroy

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2013 13:93

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  6. Ischemic stroke in young adults is a major health problem being associated with a higher vascular morbidity and mortality compared to controls, and a stroke recurrence rate of 25% during the first decade. The ...

    Authors: Annette Fromm, Lars Thomassen, Halvor Naess, Rudy Meijer, Geir Egil Eide, Jostein Kråkenes, Christian A Vedeler, Eva Gerdts, Terje H Larsen, Karel K-J Kuiper, Elin Laxdal, David Russell, Turgut Tatlisumak and Ulrike Waje-Andreassen

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2013 13:89

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  7. Speech disturbance is a common symptom of stroke and is important as a prompt identifier of the event. The frequency of the symptom among each stroke subtype, differences between patients with and without spee...

    Authors: Kazuo Shigematsu, Hiromi Nakano, Yoshiyuki Watanabe, Tatsuyuki Sekimoto, Kouichiro Shimizu, Akihiko Nishizawa, Atsushi Okumura and Masahiro Makino

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2013 13:87

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  8. The quantification of the flow returning from the head through the cervical veins and the collaterals of the internal jugular vein (IJV), is becoming of prominent interest in clinical practice. We developed a ...

    Authors: Paolo Zamboni, Francesco Sisini, Erica Menegatti, Angelo Taibi, Anna Maria Malagoni, Sandra Morovic and Mauro Gambaccini

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2013 13:81

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  9. Stroke has emerged as a significant and escalating health problem for Asian populations. We compared risk factors, quality of care and risk of death or recurrent stroke in South Asian, East Asian and White pat...

    Authors: Nadia A Khan, Hude Quan, Michael D Hill, Louise Pilote, Finlay A McAlister, Anita Palepu, Baiju R Shah, Limei Zhou, Hong Zhen and Moira K Kapral

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2013 13:74

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  10. Recovery of upper limb function after stroke is poor. The acute to subacutephase after stroke is the optimal time window to promote the recovery ofupper limb function. The dose and content of training provided...

    Authors: Sandra G Brauer, Kathryn S Hayward, Richard G Carson, Andrew G Cresswell and Ruth N Barker

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2013 13:71

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  11. Coping style is one of the determinants of health-related quality of life after stroke. Stroke patients make less use of active problem-oriented coping styles than other brain damaged patients. Coping styles c...

    Authors: Marieke M Visser, Majanka H Heijenbrok-Kal, Adriaan van ’t Spijker, Gerard M Ribbers and Jan JV Busschbach

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2013 13:67

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  12. Stroke is the disease with the highest costs for hospital care and also after discharge. Early supported discharge (ESD) has shown to be efficient and safe and the best results with well-organised discharge te...

    Authors: Katharina S Sunnerhagen, Anna Danielsson, Lena Rafsten, Ann Björkdahl, Åsa B Axelsson, Åsa Nordin, Cathrine A Petersson, Åsa Lundgren-Nilsson and Karin Fröjd

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2013 13:66

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  13. Clinical-Diffusion mismatch (CDM; NIHSS score ≥8 & DWI lesion volume ≤25 mL) and Perfusion-Diffusion mismatch (PDM; difference >20% between initial DWI and MTT lesion volumes) have been proposed as surrogates ...

    Authors: Manuel Rodríguez-Yáñez, Mar Castellanos, Tomás Sobrino, David Brea, Pedro Ramos-Cabrer, Salvador Pedraza, José A Castiñeiras, Joaquín Serena, Antonio Dávalos, José Castillo and Miguel Blanco

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2013 13:62

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  14. Limited information has been published regarding standard quality assurance (QA) procedures for stroke registries. We share our experience regarding the establishment of enhanced QA procedures for the Universi...

    Authors: Mohammad H Rahbar, Nicole R Gonzales, Manouchehr Ardjomand-Hessabi, Amirali Tahanan, Melvin R Sline, Hui Peng, Renganayaki Pandurengan, Farhaan S Vahidy, Jessica D Tanksley, Ayodeji A Delano, Rene M Malazarte, Ellie E Choi, Sean I Savitz and James C Grotta

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2013 13:61

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  15. Few studies have examined both ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke to identify prognostic factors associated to long-term stroke survival. We investigated long-term survival and predictors that could adversely inf...

    Authors: Alessandra C Goulart, Tiotrefis G Fernandes, Itamar S Santos, Airlane P Alencar, Isabela M Bensenor and Paulo A Lotufo

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2013 13:51

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  16. This study attempts to explore the clinical features, possible mechanisms and prognosis of the neurologic complications in patients with acute aortic dissection (AD).

    Authors: Seung-Jae Lee, Jae-Hyun Kim, Chan-Young Na, Sam-Sae Oh, Yang-Min Kim, Chang-Keun Lee and Dal-Soo Lim

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2013 13:46

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  17. This study describes a new method for determining site-specific vascular shear stress using dynamic measures of shear rate and blood viscosity (BV) in the carotid arteries, and examines characteristics of caro...

    Authors: Seul-Ki Jeong and Robert S Rosenson

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2013 13:36

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  18. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a well-known molecule mediating neuronal survival and angiogenesis. However, its clinical significance in ischemic stroke is still controversial. The goal of this s...

    Authors: Ryu Matsuo, Tetsuro Ago, Masahiro Kamouchi, Junya Kuroda, Takahiro Kuwashiro, Jun Hata, Hiroshi Sugimori, Kenji Fukuda, Seiji Gotoh, Noriko Makihara, Masayo Fukuhara, Hideto Awano, Tetsu Isomura, Kazuo Suzuki, Masahiro Yasaka, Yasushi Okada…

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2013 13:32

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  19. The aim of this study were to describe acute care of ischemic stroke patients and adherence to performance measures, as well as the outcomes of these events, in a sample of patients treated in public hospitals...

    Authors: Lorena Hoffmeister, Pablo M Lavados, Merce Comas, Carolina Vidal, Rodrigo Cabello and Xavier Castells

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2013 13:23

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  20. Deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) are frequent and life-threatening complications of ischemic stroke. We evaluated rates of symptomatic DVT/PE, and of in-hospital and post-discharge thromb...

    Authors: Alpesh N Amin, Jay Lin, Stephen Thompson and Daniel Wiederkehr

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2013 13:17

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  21. Patients with recent stroke or TIA are at high risk for new vascular events. Several evidence based strategies in secondary prevention of stroke are available but frequently underused. Support programs with mu...

    Authors: Stefanie Leistner, Georg Michelson, Inga Laumeier, Michael Ahmadi, Maureen Smyth, Gabriele Nieweler, Wolfram Doehner, Jan Sobesky, Jochen B Fiebach, Peter Marx, Otto Busse, Friedrich Köhler, Holger Poppert, Martin LJ Wimmer, Thomas Knoll, Paul Von Weitzel-Mudersbach…

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2013 13:11

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  22. Jugular venous reflux (JVR) has been reported to cause cough syncope via retrograde-transmitted venous hypertension and consequently decreased cerebral blood flow (CBF). Unmatched frequencies of JVR and cough ...

    Authors: Chih-Ping Chung, Chun-Yu Cheng, Robert Zivadinov, Wei-Chih Chen, Wen-Yung Sheng, Yu-Chin Lee, Han-Hwa Hu, Hung-Yi Hsu and Kuang-Yao Yang

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2013 13:9

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  23. POLG1 mutations have been associated with MELAS-like phenotypes. However given several clinical differences it is unknown whether POLG1 mutations are possible causes of MELAS or give raise to a distinct clinical...

    Authors: Antonella Cheldi, Dario Ronchi, Andreina Bordoni, Bianca Bordo, Silvia Lanfranconi, Maria Grazia Bellotti, Stefania Corti, Valeria Lucchini, Monica Sciacco, Maurizio Moggio, Pierluigi Baron, Giacomo Pietro Comi, Antonio Colombo and Anna Bersano

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2013 13:8

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  24. Evidence about whether white blood cell (WBC) or its subtypes can act as a biomarker to predict the ischemic stroke events in the general population is scanty, particularly in Asian populations. The aim of thi...

    Authors: Tzy-Haw Wu, Kuo-Liong Chien, Hung-Ju Lin, Hsiu-Ching Hsu, Ta-Chen Su, Ming-Fong Chen and Yuan-Teh Lee

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2013 13:7

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  25. Residual disability after stroke is substantial; 65% of patients at 6 months are unable to incorporate the impaired upper extremity into daily activities. Task-oriented training programs are rapidly being adop...

    Authors: Carolee J Winstein, Steven L Wolf, Alexander W Dromerick, Christianne J Lane, Monica A Nelsen, Rebecca Lewthwaite, Sarah Blanton, Charro Scott, Aimee Reiss, Steven Yong Cen, Rahsaan Holley and Stanley P Azen

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2013 13:5

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  26. Responsiveness refers to a measurement tool’s ability to detect change in performance over time. The aim of the review was to summarise studies of responsiveness of lower limb physical performance measures dur...

    Authors: Katharine Scrivener, Catherine Sherrington and Karl Schurr

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2013 13:4

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  27. Fibrates has been extensively used to improve plasma lipid levels and prevent adverse cardiovascular outcomes. However, the effect of fibrates on stroke is unclear at the present time. We therefore carried out...

    Authors: Yu-Hao Zhou, Xiao-Fei Ye, Fei-Fei Yu, Xiao Zhang, Ying-Yi Qin, Jian Lu and Jia He

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2013 13:1

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  28. Stroke is one of the major causes of loss of independence, decreased quality of life and mortality among elderly people. About half of the elderly stroke patients discharged after rehabilitation in a nursing h...

    Authors: Tom PMM Vluggen, Jolanda CM van Haastregt, Jeanine A Verbunt, Elly JM Keijsers and Jos MGA Schols

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2012 12:164

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  29. Reduced upper extremity function is one of the most common impairments after stroke and has previously been reported in approximately 70-80% of patients in the acute stage. Acute care for stroke has changes ov...

    Authors: Hanna C Persson, Marina Parziali, Anna Danielsson and Katharina S Sunnerhagen

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2012 12:162

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  30. Recombinant factor VIIa (rFVIIa) may be used for rapid hemostasis in life-threatening hemorrhage. In warfarin-associated intracerebral hemorrhage (wICH), FVIIa use is controversial and may carry significant th...

    Authors: Chou Sherry H-Y, Cai Xuemei, Konigsberg Rachael G, Bresette Linda M, Henderson Galen V, Sorond Farzaneh A and Feske Steven K

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2012 12:158

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  31. As low and middle-income countries such as Vietnam experience the health transition from infectious to chronic diseases, the morbidity and mortality from stroke will rise. In line with the recommendation of th...

    Authors: David L Tirschwell, Thanh G N Ton, Kiet A Ly, Quang Van Ngo, Tung T Vo, Chien Hung Pham, William T Longstreth Jr and Annette L Fitzpatrick

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2012 12:150

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  32. The purpose of this study was to examine associations between cardiovascular risk factors and cognitive ability in middle aged and elderly Lithuanian urban population.

    Authors: Abdonas Tamosiunas, Migle Baceviciene, Regina Reklaitiene, Ricardas Radisauskas, Kristina Jureniene, Adelina Azaraviciene, Dalia Luksiene, Vilija Malinauskiene, Evelina Daugeliene and Laura Sapranaviciute-Zabazlajeva

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2012 12:149

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  33. Stroke represents one of the most costly and long-term disabling conditions in adulthood worldwide and there is a need to determine the effectiveness of rehabilitation programs in the late phase after stroke. ...

    Authors: Lina Bunketorp Käll, Åsa Lundgren-Nilsson, Christian Blomstrand, Marcela Pekna, Milos Pekny and Michael Nilsson

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2012 12:141

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  34. Acute symptomatic hypoglycaemia is a differential diagnosis in patients presenting with stroke-like neurological impairment, but few textbooks describe the full brain imaging appearances. We systematically rev...

    Authors: Ai Wain Yong, Zoe Morris, Kirsten Shuler, Colin Smith and Joanna Wardlaw

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2012 12:139

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  35. We tested the hypothesis that in patients with occlusion of the terminal internal carotid artery and/or the proximal middle cerebral artery, a diffusion abnormality of 70 ml or less is accompanied by a diffusi...

    Authors: Reza Hakimelahi, Albert J Yoo, Julian He, Lee H Schwamm, Michael H Lev, Pamela W Schaefer and Ramon Gilberto González

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2012 12:132

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  36. Community ambulation is a highly complex skill requiring the ability to adapt to increased environmental complexity and perform multiple tasks simultaneously. After stroke, individuals demonstrate a diminished...

    Authors: Prudence Plummer-D’Amato, Anastasia Kyvelidou, Dagmar Sternad, Bijan Najafi, Raymond M Villalobos and David Zurakowski

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2012 12:129

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  37. Pyrexia after stroke (temperature ≥37.5°C) is associated with poor prognosis, but information on timing of body temperature changes and relationship to stroke severity and subtypes varies.

    Authors: Bartosz Karaszewski, Ralph GR Thomas, Martin S Dennis and Joanna M Wardlaw

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2012 12:123

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  38. Family function may have an influence on the mental health deterioration of the caregivers of dependent family members and it could have a varying importance on the care of dependents. Little attention has bee...

    Authors: Vicente Gil-Guillen, Concepcion Carratala-Munuera, Juan Carlos Andres Ortega, Domingo Orozco-Beltran, José Martínez Ribera, Avelino Pereira Expósito, Pablo Martínez Cánovas, Eduardo Payá Mora, Emilio Mayoral Azofra, Antonio Fernández Giménez, Adriana Lopez-Pineda, Patricia Lorca-Amorrich, Carlos Plaza-Sirvent, Elisabet Berzosa Sola, Ramon Salas-Rico and Angel Fernandez-Garcia

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2012 12:118

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  39. Data about the risk factors of stroke are sparse in the Middle East populations. We aimed to determine the potential risk factors and their population attributable fraction (PAF) for stroke in an Iranian popul...

    Authors: Noushin Fahimfar, Davood Khalili, Reza Mohebi, Fereidoun Azizi and Farzad Hadaegh

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2012 12:117

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  40. Swirl sign has previously been described in epidural hematomas as areas of low attenuation, radiolucency or irregular density. The aims of this study were to describe swirl sign in ICH, study its prevalence, s...

    Authors: Eufrozina Selariu, Elisabet Zia, Marco Brizzi and Kasim Abul-Kasim

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2012 12:109

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  41. Patients in neurologic in-patient rehabilitation are at risk of cardio- and cerebrovascular events. Microalbuminuria (MAU) is frequent and an important risk predictor but has not been validated in in-patient r...

    Authors: Dirk Sander, Christian Weimar, Peter Bramlage, Tobias Brandt, Ludger Rosin and Mario Siebler

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2012 12:102

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  42. Neurogenic claudication (NC) is a common symptom in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). The Neurogenic Claudication Outcome Score (NCOS) is a very short instrument for measuring functional status in th...

    Authors: Parisa Azimi, Hassan Reza Mohammadi and Ali Montazeri

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2012 12:101

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  43. Central post-stroke pain (CPSP) is a neuropathic pain syndrome associated with somatosensory abnormalities due to central nervous system lesion following a cerebrovascular insult. Post-stroke pain (PSP) refers...

    Authors: Rogério Adas Ayres de Oliveira, Daniel Ciampi de Andrade, André Guelman Gomes Machado and Manoel Jacobsen Teixeira

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2012 12:89

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