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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: Review

    Following the success of recent endovascular trials, endovascular therapy has emerged as an exciting addition to the arsenal of clinical management of patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS). In this paper, ...

    Authors: Sonu Bhaskar, Peter Stanwell, Dennis Cordato, John Attia and Christopher Levi

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2018 18:8

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  2. Content type: Study protocol

    Cervicocephalic artery dissection (CAD) is an important etiology of stroke in the youth. Findings from recent studies suggest it a “group of disease entities” with different underlying etiologies, presentation...

    Authors: Zhu Zhu, Yuyuan Xu, Yilong Wang, Zhenhua Zhou, Xiang Han, Aihua Liu, Jing Peng, Yi Xu and Luyao Wang

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2018 18:6

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Repetitive sensory stimulation (RSS) adapts the timing of stimulation protocols used in cellular studies to induce synaptic plasticity. In healthy subjects, RSS leads to widespread sensorimotor cortical reorga...

    Authors: Jan C. Kattenstroth, Tobias Kalisch, Matthias Sczesny-Kaiser, Wolfgang Greulich, Martin Tegenthoff and Hubert R. Dinse

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2018 18:2

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Cortical vein thrombosis (CVT) receives little attention in adult patients with cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST). This study aimed to investigate the clinical and radiological features of adult CVST pat...

    Authors: Jiahui Liang, Hongbing Chen, Zhuhao Li, Shaofu He, Boning Luo, Shujin Tang, Wenjin Shang and Jinsheng Zeng

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:219

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Growing evidence indicates that elevated body temperature after stroke is associated with unfavorable outcome. The aim of the current study was to investigate which factors predict temperature elevation within...

    Authors: Rebecca Ruborg, Karin Gunnarsson and Jakob O. Ström

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:218

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  6. Content type: Case report

    Mitochondrial myopathy, encephalopathy, lactic acidosis and stroke-like episodes (MELAS) syndrome, is the most common phenotype of mitochondrial disease. It often develops in childhood or adolescence, usually ...

    Authors: Satomi Mezuki, Kenji Fukuda, Tomonaga Matsushita, Yoshihisa Fukushima, Ryu Matsuo, Yu-ichi Goto, Takehiro Yasukawa, Takeshi Uchiumi, Dongchon Kang, Takanari Kitazono and Tetsuro Ago

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:217

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  7. Content type: Case report

    Secondary pallidonigral transneuronal degeneration after a remote primary cerebral infarct can mimic recurrent stroke at clinical presentation. We describe a patient with secondary pallidonigral degeneration f...

    Authors: Ruei-Je Tsai, Li-Chun Hsieh, Sho-Jen Cheng and Cheng-Yu Chen

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:215

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Thalamic hemorrhages cause motor paralysis, sensory impairment, and cognitive dysfunctions, all of which may significantly affect walking independence. We examined the factors related to independent walking in...

    Authors: Shigenori Hiraoka, Shinichiro Maeshima, Hideto Okazaki, Hirokazu Hori, Shinichiro Tanaka, Sayaka Okamoto, Reisuke Funahashi, Kei Yagihashi, Ikuko Fuse, Naoki Asano and Shigeru Sonoda

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:211

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Atrial fibrillation (AF) is reported to be a less frequent cause of ischemic stroke in China than in Europe and North America, but it is not clear whether this is due to underestimation. Our aim was to define ...

    Authors: Xiaomeng Yang, Shuya Li, Xingquan Zhao, Liping Liu, Yong Jiang, Zixiao Li, Yilong Wang and Yongjun Wang

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:207

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Clinical trials are the hallmark of evidence-based medicine, but recruitment is often challenging, especially in stroke trials investigating patients not being able to give informed consent. In some nations, e...

    Authors: Benjamin Hotter, Lena Ulm, Sarah Hoffmann, Mira Katan, Joan Montaner, Alejandro Bustamante and Andreas Meisel

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:206

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Evaluation of secondary stroke prevention in low and middle-income countries remains limited. This study assessed the prescription of secondary preventive drugs among ischemic stroke patients upon hospital dis...

    Authors: Wen Yea Hwong, Zariah Abdul Aziz, Norsima Nazifah Sidek, Michiel L. Bots, Sharmini Selvarajah, L. Jaap Kappelle, Sheamini Sivasampu and Ilonca Vaartjes

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:203

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  12. 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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  13. Content type: Research article

    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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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