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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: Research article

    Previous studies have identified various treatment and patient characteristics that may be associated with higher hospital cost after spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH); a devastating type of stroke. P...

    Authors: Adrian V. Specogna, Tanvir C. Turin, Scott B. Patten and Michael D. Hill

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:158

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    Enlarged perivascular spaces (EPVS) are often observed with magnetic resonance imaging in patients with small vessel disease. However, the risk factors, radiological features, and clinical relevance of EPVS in...

    Authors: Tomoyoshi Kuribara, Takeshi Mikami, Katsuya Komatsu, Hime Suzuki, Hirofumi Ohnishi, Kiyohiro Houkin and Nobuhiro Mikuni

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:149

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    The present study aimed to investigate the prevalence and risk factors for extracranial carotid artery stenosis (ECAS) and intracranial carotid artery stenosis (ICAS) simultaneously in asymptomatic Chinese pur...

    Authors: Haiqiang Jin, Qing Peng, Ding Nan, Pu Lv, Ran Liu, Wei Sun, Yuming Teng, Yuanyuan Liu, Chenghe Fan, Haiying Xing, Ke Xu and Yining Huang

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:136

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  4. Content type: Study protocol

    Patients discharged home after stroke face significant challenges managing residual neurological deficits, secondary prevention, and pre-existing chronic conditions. Post-discharge care is often fragmented lea...

    Authors: Pamela W. Duncan, Cheryl D. Bushnell, Wayne D. Rosamond, Sara B. Jones Berkeley, Sabina B. Gesell, Ralph B. D’Agostino Jr, Walter T. Ambrosius, Blair Barton-Percival, Janet Prvu Bettger, Sylvia W. Coleman, Doyle M. Cummings, Janet K. Freburger, Jacqueline Halladay, Anna M. Johnson, Anna M. Kucharska-Newton, Gladys Lundy-Lamm…

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:133

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Basilar artery branch atheromatous disease (BABAD), in which basilar artery atheroma occludes penetrating arteries at their origin, is a common etiology of posterior circulation stroke (PCS). It is currently u...

    Authors: Po-Chen Lin, Feng-Chi Chang, Hui-Chi Huang, Jui-Yao Tsai, Yung-Yang Lin and Chih-Ping Chung

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:135

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to investigate the predictors of intensive care unit (ICU) admission and mortality among stroke patients and the effects of a pulmonary rehabilitation program on stroke patients.

    Authors: Belma Doğan Güngen, Abdulkadir Tunç, Yeşim Güzey Aras, Aslı Aksoy Gündoğdu, Adil Can Güngen and Serdar Bal

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:132

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Delivery of therapeutic agents as erythropoietin (EPO) into Central Nervous System through intranasal route could benefit patients with neurological disorders. A new nasal formulation containing a non-hematopo...

    Authors: Orestes Santos-Morales, Alina Díaz-Machado, Daise Jiménez-Rodríguez, Yaisel Pomares-Iturralde, Tatiana Festary-Casanovas, Carlos A. González-Delgado, Sonia Pérez-Rodríguez, Eulalia Alfonso-Muñoz, Carmen Viada-González, Patricia Piedra-Sierra, Idrian García-García, Daniel Amaro-González, Julio César García-Rodríguez, Iliana Sosa-Testé, Alicia Lagarto-Parra, Laura Barrero-Viera…

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:129

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  8. Content type: Case report

    Vitamin K inhibitors (e.g. warfarin) and indirect thrombin inhibitors (e.g. heparin) are widely used to prevent thromboembolic disorders (e.g. myocardial infarction, venous thromboembolism, and stroke). These ...

    Authors: Hyun Goo Kang, Seung Jae Lee, Ji Yeon Chung and Jin Sung Cheong

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:124

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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