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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

    We conducted a prospective cohort study to investigate prevalence of poststroke cognitive impairment at 3 and 12 months after stroke onset and identify clinical and demographic factors associated with improvem...

    Authors: Jin A. Yoon, Deog Young Kim, Min Kyun Sohn, Jongmin Lee, Sam-Gyu Lee, Yang-Soo Lee, Eun Young Han, Min Cheol Joo, Gyung-Jae Oh, Junhee Han, Minsu Park, Kyung Pil Park, Kyung-Ha Noh, Won Hyuk Chang, Yong-Il Shin and Yun-Hee Kim

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:9

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    There is a link between high on-treatment platelet reactivity (HPR) and adverse vascular events in stroke. This study aimed to compare multiple electrode platelet aggregometry (MEA), in healthy subjects and is...

    Authors: Ahmed Sabra, Sophia N. Stanford, Sharon Storton, Matthew Lawrence, Lindsay D’Silva, Roger H. K. Morris, Vanessa Evans, Mushtaq Wani, John F. Potter and Phillip A. Evans

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:254

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  3. Content type: Research article

    There is very little information about the quality of life (QOL) of stroke survivors in LMIC countries with underdeveloped non communicable health infrastructures, who bear two thirds of the global stroke burden.

    Authors: Wardah Khalid, Shafquat Rozi, Tazeen Saeed Ali, Iqbal Azam, Michael T. Mullen, Saleem Illyas, Qamar un-Nisa, Nabila Soomro and Ayeesha Kamran Kamal

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:250

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    The health-related quality of life in stroke patients (HRQOLISP-40, short version) survey was developed in Nigeria and constitutes a 40-item, multidimensional, self-administrated questionnaire. We assessed the...

    Authors: Yahira Rossini Guzmán Sabogal, Jorge Pla Vidal, Ricardo Sánchez Pedraza, Felipe Ortuño Sánchez-Pedreño and María Catalina Gómez Guevara

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:246

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Patients with acute stroke often do not seek immediate medical help, which is assumed to be driven by lack of knowledge of stroke symptoms. We explored the process of help seeking behavior in patients with acu...

    Authors: E. Zock, H. Kerkhoff, R. P. Kleyweg, T. B. V. van Bavel-Ta, S. Scott, N. D. Kruyt, P. J. Nederkoorn and D. van de Beek

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:241

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  6. Content type: Research article

    High body temperatures after ischemic stroke have been associated with larger infarct size, but the temporal profile of this relation is unknown. We assess the relation between temporal profile of body tempera...

    Authors: Marjolein Geurts, Féline E. V. Scheijmans, Tom van Seeters, Geert J. Biessels, L. Jaap Kappelle, Birgitta K. Velthuis and H. Bart van der Worp

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:233

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  7. Content type: Case report

    Few previous hemodynamic studies demonstrated the detailed features of rupture point of intracranial aneurysms. The hemodynamic simulation for the case that ruptured during angiography was even rare. In the pr...

    Authors: Yisen Zhang, Linkai Jing, Ying Zhang, Jian Liu and Xinjian Yang

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:231

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  8. Content type: Case report

    It is clinically rare to find cytomegalovirus (CMV)-associated encephalomyelitis in immunocompetent adults. Here, we present the case of an adult patient who developed acute transverse myelitis that was follow...

    Authors: Kensuke Daida, Yuta Ishiguro, Hiroto Eguchi, Yutaka Machida, Nobutaka Hattori and Hideto Miwa

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:223

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  9. Content type: Research article

    While the precise timing and intensity of very early rehabilitation (VER) after stroke onset is still under discussion, its beneficial effect on functional disability is generally accepted. The recently publis...

    Authors: Björn Reuter, Christoph Gumbinger, Tamara Sauer, Horst Wiethölter, Ingo Bruder, Curt Diehm, Peter A. Ringleb, Werner Hacke, Michael G. Hennerici and Rolf Kern

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:222

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  10. Content type: Research article

    A description of the complexity of the process of self-management and the way stroke survivors give meaning to their process of self-management post-stroke is lacking. This study explores how stroke survivors ...

    Authors: Ton Satink, Staffan Josephsson, Jana Zajec, Edith H. C. Cup, Bert J. M. de Swart and Maria W. G. Nijhuis-van der Sanden

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:221

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Virtual reality (VR) training is thought to improve upper limb (UL) motor function after stroke when utilizing intensive training with many repetitions. The purpose of this study was to compare intensity and c...

    Authors: Iris Brunner, Jan Sture Skouen, Håkon Hofstad, Jörg Aßmuss, Frank Becker, Hanne Pallesen, Liselot Thijs and Geert Verheyden

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:219

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Despite that disability of the upper extremity is common after stroke, there is limited knowledge how it influences self-perceived ability to perform daily hand activities. The aim of this study was to describ...

    Authors: Elisabeth Ekstrand, Lars Rylander, Jan Lexell and Christina Brogårdh

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:208

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Acute ischemic stroke (AIS) is a common neurological event that causes varying degrees of disability. AIS outcome varies considerably, from complete recovery to complete loss of tissue and function. This diver...

    Authors: Estelle Seyman, Hilla Shaim, Shani Shenhar-Tsarfaty, Tali Jonash-Kimchi, Natan M. Bornstein and Hen Hallevi

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:206

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies suggested the potential interactions between cerebrovascular diseases and impaired renal function. However, the relationship between renal function and white matter hyperintensity (WMH), marke...

    Authors: Lixia Zong, Ming Yao, Jun Ni, Lixin Zhou, Jing Yuan, Bin Peng, Yi-Cheng Zhu and Liying Cui

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:193

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Hypertension is the prime risk factor for stroke, and primary aldosteronism (PA) is the most common cause of secondary hypertension. The prevalence of PA in stroke patients has never been reported. The aim of ...

    Authors: Yosuke Miyaji, Yuichi Kawabata, Hideto Joki, Shunsuke Seki, Kentaro Mori, Tomoya Kamide, Akira Tamase, Hiroshi Shima, Motohiro Nomura, Yoshihisa Kitamura, Hirotatsu Nakaguchi, Taichi Minami, Tetsuji Tsunoda, Mayuko Sasaki, Masayo Yamada and Fumiaki Tanaka

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:177

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Early identification of stroke is crucial to maximize early management benefits in emergency departments. This study aimed to develop and validate a new stroke recognition instrument for differentiating acute ...

    Authors: Haifeng Mao, Peiyi Lin, Junrong Mo, Yunmei Li, Xiaohui Chen, Timothy H. Rainer and Huilin Jiang

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:168

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