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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. Cerebral vasospasm still results in high morbidity and mortality rates in patients after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). The aim of this study was to establish a protocol for the management of vasosp...

    Authors: Chun-Ting Chen, Ching-Chang Chen, Alvin Yi-Chou Wang, Yi-Ming Wu, Shy-Chyi Chin, Po-Chuan Hsieh, Mun-Chun Yeap, Shih-Yuan Hsu and Ya-Jui Lin

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:271

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  2. Stroke mimics account for up to one-third of acute stroke admissions and are a heterogeneous entity which pose diagnostic challenges. Diagnosing such patients is however crucial to avoid delays in treatment an...

    Authors: Sarah Shali Matuja, Khuzeima Khanbhai, Karim M. Mahawish and Patricia Munseri

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:270

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  3. Acute ischemic stroke is a time-sensitive emergency where accurate diagnosis is required promptly. Due to time pressures, stroke mimics who present with similar signs and symptoms as acute ischemic stroke, pos...

    Authors: Tian Ming Tu, Guan Zhong Tan, Seyed Ehsan Saffari, Chee Keong Wee, David Jeremiah Ming Siang Chee, Camlyn Tan and Hoon Chin Lim

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:269

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  4. Remote ischemic conditioning during cerebral ischemia (remote ischemic perconditioning, RIPerC) refers to the application of several cycles of brief ischemia and reperfusion (I/R) commonly to a limb, and it re...

    Authors: Francisco Purroy, Cristina García, Gerard Mauri, Cristina Pereira, Coral Torres, Daniel Vazquez-Justes, Mikel Vicente-Pascual, Ana Vena and Gloria Arque

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:266

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  5. Level of dependency after a stroke is important for long-term outcome in several aspects, but less is known about important predictors for outcome depending on functional dependency. The aim of the current stu...

    Authors: Emma Westerlind, Daniel Hörsell and Hanna C. Persson

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:263

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  6. Delayed cerebral ischemia is one of the leading causes of death and disability in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Transluminal balloon angioplasty (TBA) is a therapeutic option for vasospasms affe...

    Authors: Ioannis Tsogkas, Vesna Malinova, Katharina Schregel, Dorothee Mielke, Daniel Behme, Veit Rohde, Michael Knauth and Marios-Nikos Psychogios

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:260

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  7. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is an important complication of ischemic stroke, although the incidence of DVT is regarded as being lower in Asian than in non-Asian patients. Here, we investigated the incidence and...

    Authors: Sang Hee Ha, Yeon-Jung Kim, Sung Hyuk Heo, Dae-il Chang and Bum Joon Kim

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:257

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  8. Stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability. Cost-effective post-stroke rehabilitation programs for upper limb are critically needed. Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs) which enable the modulation of Elect...

    Authors: Donatella Mattia, Floriana Pichiorri, Emma Colamarino, Marcella Masciullo, Giovanni Morone, Jlenia Toppi, Iolanda Pisotta, Federica Tamburella, Matteo Lorusso, Stefano Paolucci, Maria Puopolo, Febo Cincotti and Marco Molinari

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:254

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  9. High adherence to a Mediterranean Diet is associated with reduced incidence and mortality of acute ischemic stroke (AIS) but may also be associated with severity. Our purpose was to investigate the association...

    Authors: Pablo M. Lavados, Enrico Mazzon, Alexis Rojo, Alejandro M. Brunser and Verónica V. Olavarría

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:252

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  10. The purpose of this study was to clarify the effect of asymmetric COW variants on carotid flow changes, and proposed an easy estimate of the representative carotid flow volume for accurate numerical simulation.

    Authors: Te-Chang Wu, Tai-Yuan Chen, Ching-Chung Ko, Jeon-Hor Chen and Ching-Po Lin

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:251

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  11. Post-stroke depression (PSD) is a mood disorder characterized by depression and anhedonia caused by stroke. Metabolomics identified metabolites associated with PSD, but previous studies are based on gas chroma...

    Authors: Man Wang, Xianwei Gui, Lanxiang Wu, Sheng Tian, Hansen Wang, Liang Xie and Wei Wu

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:250

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  12. Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST), a rare cause of cerebral infarction, is often unrecognized at initial presentation. We report the case of a patient with bilateral corpus callosum and corona radiata in...

    Authors: Rui Lan, Yun-zhi Ma, Xiao-ming Shen, Ji-tao Wu, Chun-qing Gu and Yong Zhang

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:249

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  13. Thrombolysis with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA) improves outcome for patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS), but many of them still have substantial disability. Glibenclamide (US adopted n...

    Authors: Kaibin Huang, Zhong Ji, Yongming Wu, Yunqiang Huang, Guangning Li, Saijun Zhou, Zhi Yang, Wenguo Huang, Guoshuai Yang, Guohu Weng, Pingyan Chen and Suyue Pan

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:239

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  14. Partially thrombosed giant aneurysms at the basilar apex (BA) artery are challenging lesions with a poor prognosis if left untreated. Here we describe a rare case of extensive brain edema after growth of a sur...

    Authors: Daniel García-Pérez, Irene Panero, Carla Eiriz, Luis Miguel Moreno, Pablo M. Munarriz, Igor Paredes, Alfonso Lagares and José F. Alén

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:232

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  15. Arterial thoracic outlet syndrome is a rare condition characterized by a subclavian artery pathology associated with a bone abnormality. It is rarely associated with thromboembolic stroke. The mechanism of cer...

    Authors: Adam Celier, Simon Chabay, Aurélien Maurizot, Frédéric Cochennec, Daniela Stanciu and Fernando Pico

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:229

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  16. Almost half of the stroke patients admitted to geriatric rehabilitation has persisting problems after discharge. Currently, there is no evidence based geriatric rehabilitation programme available for older str...

    Authors: Tom P. M. M. Vluggen, Jolanda C. M. van Haastregt, Jeanine A. Verbunt, Caroline M. van Heugten and Jos M. G. A. Schols

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:219

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  17. Poststroke depression can lead to functional dependence, cognitive impairment and reduced quality of life. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of a percutaneous mastoid electrical stimulator (PME...

    Authors: Taoli Lu, Lanying He, Bei Zhang, Jian Wang, Lili Zhang, Wei Wei Dong and Hao Yang

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:217

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  18. DL-3-n-butylphthalide (NBP) was demonstrated to increase the cerebral blood flow (CBF) in the animal models, but there are no clinic studies to verify this. We aimed to explore the effect of NBP on improving c...

    Authors: Dawei Chen, Yanwei Yin, Jin Shi, Fen Yang, Kehua Wang, Faguo Zhao, Wenping Li and Bin Li

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:212

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  19. Vestibular migraine, a kind of acute vestibular syndrome, leads to both migraines and vertigo symptoms in a single patient. The occurrence of vestibular migraine has shown an obvious increase in female groups ...

    Authors: Ying Xin, Junyi Fu, Longchang Xie, Jie Yang and Guanhao Ke

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:211

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  20. Stroke burden in young adults is growing associated with unique risk factors and devastating outcomes. We aimed to investigate the magnitude, risk factors and outcomes of first ever stroke in young adults ≤45 ...

    Authors: Sarah Shali Matuja, Patricia Munseri and Khuzeima Khanbhai

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:206

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  21. Direct evidence of intimal flaps, double lumen and intramural haematomas (IMH) is difficult to detect on conventional angiography in most intracranial vertebrobasilar dissecting aneurysms (VBDAs). Our purpose ...

    Authors: Xianjin Zhu, Hancheng Qiu, Ferdinand K. Hui, Yiqun Zhang, Yun-e Liu, Fengyuan Man and Wei-Jian Jiang

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:199

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  22. Acute ischemic stroke attack with and without a recent TIA may differ in clinical risk factors, and this may affect treatment outcomes following thrombolytic therapy. We examined whether the odds of exclusion ...

    Authors: Nicolas Poupore, Dan Strat, Tristan Mackey, Ashley Snell and Thomas Nathaniel

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:197

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  23. Endovascular therapy (EVT) is increasingly used to improve cerebral reperfusion after moderate-to-severe acute ischemic stroke (AIS). However, the influence of hemodynamic factors on clinical outcome is still ...

    Authors: Ge Tian, Zhong Ji, Kaibin Huang, Zhenzhou Lin, Suyue Pan and Yongming Wu

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:189

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  24. Recovery patterns of motor function and activity capacity of the upper extremity after stroke have been described, but less is known about longitudinal changes of perceived manual activity performance. The aim...

    Authors: Elisabeth Ekstrand, Katharina S. Sunnerhagen, Hanna C. Persson, Åsa Lundgren-Nilsson and Margit Alt Murphy

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:181

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  25. The etiologic determinants of cryptogenic stroke remain a diagnostic challenge in clinical practice. Fabry disease (FD) is one of the monogenic causes of stroke that may remain unrecognized as a potential cont...

    Authors: Shuai Jiang, Lei Wang, Yuying Yan, Qiange Zhu, Jincheng Wan, Jiayu Sun and Bo Wu

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:180

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  26. Cognitive impairment (CI) with mixed vascular and neurodegenerative pathologies after stroke is common. The role of amyloid pathology in post-stroke CI is unclear. We hypothesize that amyloid deposition, measu...

    Authors: Guri Hagberg, Hege Ihle-Hansen, Brynjar Fure, Bente Thommessen, Håkon Ihle-Hansen, Anne Rita Øksengård, Mona K. Beyer, Torgeir B. Wyller, Ebba Gløersen Müller, Sarah T. Pendlebury and Per Selnes

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:174

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  27. Insufficient amounts of physical activity is a risk factor for (recurrent) stroke. People with a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) have a high risk of recurrent stroke and have lower levels of physical...

    Authors: Wendy Hendrickx, Lara Vlietstra, Karin Valkenet, Roderick Wondergem, Cindy Veenhof, Coralie English and Martijn Frits Pisters

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:168

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  28. Stroke-like episodes (SLEs) in mitochondrial myopathy, encephalopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes (MELAS) with m.3243A > G mutation usually develop in the cerebral cortex. Few reports have docum...

    Authors: Munenori Oyama, Takahiro Iizuka, Jin Nakahara and Yoshikane Izawa

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:167

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  29. Early neurological deterioration (END) is common in acute ischemic stroke (IS). However, the underlying mechanisms for END are unclear. The aim of this study was to evaluate the associations of 16 variants in ...

    Authors: Xingyang Yi, Qiang Zhou, Yongyin Zhang, Ju Zhou and Jing Lin

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:159

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  30. Dysphagia is common after stroke. Patients with dysphagia have a higher risk of stroke-associated pneumonia (SAP) and poor outcomes. Early detection of dysphagia is necessary to identify and manage patients at...

    Authors: Zhu-Yun Liu, Xiao-Pei Zhang, Miao-Miao Mo, Ri-Chun Ye, Cai-Xia Hu, Min-Qing Jiang and Man-Qiu Lin

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:154

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  31. Cerebrovascular disease (CVD) survivors are at a high risk of recurrent stroke. Although it is thought that survivors with higher risk of stroke respond better to stroke onset, to date, no study has been able ...

    Authors: Shengde Li, Li-Ying Cui, Craig Anderson, Chunpeng Gao, Chengdong Yu, Guangliang Shan, Longde Wang and Bin Peng

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:147

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  32. Endovascular therapy is widely used in acute large vessel occlusion. This study investigated whether imaging of lateral lenticulostriate arteries (LSAs) before thrombectomy would potentially be helpful for pre...

    Authors: Feifeng Liu, Chen Chen, Lan Hong, Hao Shen, Wenjie Cao, Qiang Dong, Xinyi Yang, Mengruo Guo, Ying Li, Yaping Xiao, Xin Cheng and Gang Li

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:139

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  33. Following acute ischemic stroke (AIS), approximately half of patients do not achieve recanalization after intravenous administration of tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA). Thrombolysis resistance is a possib...

    Authors: Ye Li, Heying Wang, Lili Zhao, Yating Jian, Meijuan Dang, Yu Jiang, Yiheng Zhang, Lei Zhang, Huqing Wang, Ru Zhang, Mingxia Chen and Guilian Zhang

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:135

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  34. For acute ischemic stroke (AIS) patient receiving mechanical thrombectomy (MT), renal dysfunction was an independent risk factor of contrast-induced nephropathy which may affect clinical outcomes. However, the...

    Authors: Xiding Pan, Feng Zhou, Rui Shen, Yubing Zhu, Hisatomi Arima, Jie Yang and Junshan Zhou

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:134

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  35. Cavernous malformations are rare cerebral pseudo-vascular lesions with annualized bleeding rates of 0.5–3% in most studies. Of the various explored risk factors for bleeding to date, only prior hemorrhage has ...

    Authors: Benjamin R. Hartley, Corinne Birnbaum and Caitlin E. Hoffman

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:131

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  36. Hyperhomocysteinemia (HHCY) is a risk factor for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. The C677T 5, 10-methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene polymorphism increases homocysteine (HCY) levels. ...

    Authors: Xiaoxia Du, Lin Xiao, Rong Sun, Kunpeng Li, Lin Liang, Luping Song and Zhizhong Liu

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:128

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  37. The modified Rankin Scale (mRS) is a key global outcome measure after stroke internationally. The latest English version of the simplified modified Rankin scale questionnaire (smRSq)(2011) is a reliable and va...

    Authors: Junliang Yuan, Yunxiao Wang, Wenli Hu and Askiel Bruno

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:127

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  38. Associations between serum phosphorus level and the incidence of ischemic stroke are not clear. This study aimed to measure serum phosphorus, vitamin D3, and uric acid levels in ischemic stroke patients compar...

    Authors: Abolfazl Talebi, Alireza Amirabadizadeh, Samaneh Nakhaee, Zahra Ahmadi and Seyed Mohammad Mousavi-Mirzaei

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:116

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  39. French Guiana has the highest incidence of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke of all French territories. However, there is no further information on the epidemiology and management of stroke in French Guiana. Our...

    Authors: Dévi Rita Rochemont, Emmanuelle Mimeau, Caroline Misslin-Tritsch, Martine Papaix-Puech, Emmanuel Delmas, Yannick Bejot, Bertrand DeToffol, Isabelle Fournel and Mathieu Nacher

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:109

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  40. Bilateral medial medullary infarction (MMI) is uncommon and bilateral medial pons infarction (MPI) is even rarer. “Heart appearance” on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a characteristic presentation of bila...

    Authors: Zhi-Hua Zhou, Yun-Fan Wu, Wei-Feng Wu, Ai-Qun Liu, Qing-Yun Yu, Zhong-Xing Peng and Ming-Fan Hong

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:107

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  41. Psoriasis is the most common chronic inflammatory condition involving the T helper cell system. Population studies have demonstrated that patients with psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis have an increased ri...

    Authors: Joline M. Fan, David A. Solomon, Giselle Y. López, Jeffrey W. Hofmann, Rene A. Colorado, Anthony S. Kim, Karl Meisel and Cathra Halabi

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:106

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  42. Telemedicine improves the quality of acute stroke care in rural regions with limited access to specialized stroke care. We report the first 2 years’ experience of implementing a comprehensive telemedical strok...

    Authors: Katharina M. A. Gabriel, Steffi Jírů-Hillmann, Peter Kraft, Udo Selig, Viktoria Rücker, Johannes Mühler, Klaus Dötter, Matthias Keidel, Hassan Soda, Alexandra Rascher, Rolf Schneider, Mathias Pfau, Roy Hoffmann, Joachim Stenzel, Mohamed Benghebrid, Tobias Goebel…

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:104

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  43. Ruptured intracranial aneurysms are often associated with subarachnoid or intraparenchymal hemorrhage. However, the prevalence of subdural hemorrhage post aneurysmal rupture is low and rarely reported in scien...

    Authors: Abdulrahman Hamad Al-Abdulwahhab, Abdulaziz Mohammad Al-Sharydah, Sari Saleh Al-Suhibani, Abdullah Salman Almulhim, Obaied M. Al-Dhafeeri and Saeed A. Al-Jubran

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:102

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