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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

    Accumulating evidence has shown that cigarette smoking is an important risk factor for ischemic stroke. However, it is not clear about the potential mechanisms through which cigarette smoking affects stroke ri...

    Authors: Ruijun Ji, Yuesong Pan, Hongyi Yan, Runhua Zhang, Gaifen Liu, Penglian Wang, Yilong Wang, Hao Li, Xingquan Zhao and Yongjun Wang

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:120

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  2. Content type: Database

    Although International Classification of Disease, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD9-CM) coding is the basis of administrative claims data, no study has validated an ICD9-CM algorithm to identify patient...

    Authors: Hormuzdiyar H. Dasenbrock, David J. Cote, Yuri Pompeu, Viren S. Vasudeva, Timothy R. Smith and William B. Gormley

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:121

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  3. Content type: Study protocol

    For some stroke patients and caregivers, navigating the transition between hospital discharge and returning home is associated with substantial psychosocial and health-related challenges. Currently, no evidenc...

    Authors: Mathew J. Reeves, Anne K. Hughes, Amanda T. Woodward, Paul P. Freddolino, Constantinos K. Coursaris, Sarah J. Swierenga, Lee H. Schwamm and Michele C. Fritz

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:115

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  4. Content type: Research article

    It is a common belief in medical community that lunar phases have an impact on human health. A growing body of evidence indicates that lunar phases can predict the risk to develop acute neurological and vascul...

    Authors: Adomas Bunevicius, Agne Gendvilaite, Vytenis Pranas Deltuva and Arimantas Tamasauskas

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:99

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  5. Content type: Study protocol

    Aggressively lowering blood pressure (BP) in acute intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) may improve outcome. Although there is no evidence that BP reduction changes cerebral blood flow, retrospective magnetic resona...

    Authors: Laura Gioia, Ana Klahr, Mahesh Kate, Brian Buck, Dariush Dowlatshahi, Thomas Jeerakathil, Derek Emery and Kenneth Butcher

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:100

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a risk factor for early neurological deterioration (END) in acute ischemic stroke. The prothrombotic protein fibrinogen is frequently elevated in patients with diabetes, and may be as...

    Authors: Seong-Joon Lee, Ji Man Hong, Sung Eun Lee, Dae Ryong Kang, Bruce Ovbiagele, Andrew M. Demchuk and Jin Soo Lee

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:101

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  7. Content type: Research article

    There are contradictory reports concerning the validity of transcranial sonography (TCD and TCCS) for examinations of the basilar artery. Here we investigated sensitivity and specificity of transcranial sonogr...

    Authors: Woori Koh, Kai Kallenberg, André Karch, Tobias Frank, Michael Knauth, Mathias Bähr and Jan Liman

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:89

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  8. Content type: Case report

    Detailed knowledge of every possible manifestation of Internal Carotid Artery (ICA) disease is important. For improving detection and a timely adoption of secondary prevention procedures or treatments. Transie...

    Authors: José Carlos Morán-Sánchez, Irene Gómez-Estévez, Yasmina El Berdei, José C. Gómez-Sánchez and María E. Ramos-Araque

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:69

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Post-stroke delirium is a common problem in the care of stroke patients, and is associated with longer hospitalization, high short-term mortality, and an increased need for long-term care. Although post-stroke...

    Authors: Tae Sung Lim, Jin Soo Lee, Jung Han Yoon, So Young Moon, In Soo Joo, Kyoon Huh and Ji Man Hong

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:56

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Factors influencing access to stroke unit (SU) care and data on quality of SU care in Germany are scarce. We investigated characteristics of patients directly admitted to a SU as well as patient-related and st...

    Authors: Steffi Hillmann, Silke Wiedmann, Viktoria Rücker, Klaus Berger, Darius Nabavi, Ingo Bruder, Hans-Christian Koennecke, Günter Seidel, Björn Misselwitz, Alfred Janssen, Christoph Burmeister, Christine Matthis, Otto Busse, Peter Hermanek and Peter Ulrich Heuschmann

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:49

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Although the Brain Attack Coalition recommended establishing centers of comprehensive care for stroke and cerebrovascular disease patients, a scoring system for such centers was lacking. We created and validat...

    Authors: Akiko Kada, Kunihiro Nishimura, Jyoji Nakagawara, Kuniaki Ogasawara, Junichi Ono, Yoshiaki Shiokawa, Toru Aruga, Shigeru Miyachi, Izumi Nagata, Kazunori Toyoda, Shinya Matsuda, Akifumi Suzuki, Hiroharu Kataoka, Fumiaki Nakamura, Satoru Kamitani and Koji Iihara

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:46

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  12. Content type: Case report

    Stroke is the leading cause of mortality and disability worldwide. Several definite risk factors have been identified for stroke, although infectious factors might also contribute to stroke episodes through in...

    Authors: Kai Shan and Wei Guo

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:33

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  13. Content type: Study protocol

    Recurrent strokes are preventable through awareness and control of risk factors such as hypertension, and through lifestyle changes such as healthier diets, greater physical activity, and smoking cessation. Ho...

    Authors: Amytis Towfighi, Eric M. Cheng, Monica Ayala-Rivera, Heather McCreath, Nerses Sanossian, Tara Dutta, Bijal Mehta, Robert Bryg, Neal Rao, Shlee Song, Ali Razmara, Magaly Ramirez, Theresa Sivers-Teixeira, Jamie Tran, Elizabeth Mojarro-Huang, Ana Montoya…

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:24

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Conflicting results on the correlation between hyperuricemia and the prognosis of stroke had been reported and the close association between serum uric acid (SUA) and abnormal glycomatabolism might further com...

    Authors: Shuolin Wu, Yuesong Pan, Ning Zhang, Wang Yong Jun and Chunxue Wang

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:21

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Increased level of blood viscosity, which is one of the major factors that determine blood rheology, has been reported as a risk factor or predictor for cerebrovascular events. We investigated how blood viscos...

    Authors: Seung Hoon Song, Jeong Hee Kim, Joon Hwa Lee, Yeo-Min Yun, Dong-Hee Choi and Hahn Young Kim

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:20

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Understanding the gap between evidence-based recommendations and real-world management is important to inform priority setting and health service planning.

    Authors: Giovanni Corrao, Federico Rea, Luca Merlino, Paolo Mazzola, Federico Annoni and Giorgio Annoni

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:12

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The underlying pathophysiology of BA distribution is unclear and intriguing. Using high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (HR-MRI), we sought to explore the plaque distribution of low-grade basilar artery ...

    Authors: Jin Yu, Ming-Li Li, Yu-Yuan Xu, Shi-Wen Wu, Min Lou, Xue-Tao Mu, Feng Feng, Shan Gao and Wei-Hai Xu

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:8

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