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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

    Exercise testing devices for evaluating cardiopulmonary fitness in patients with severe disability after stroke are lacking, but we have adapted a robotics-assisted tilt table (RATT) for cardiopulmonary exerci...

    Authors: Jittima Saengsuwan, Lucia Berger, Corina Schuster-Amft, Tobias Nef and Kenneth J. Hunt

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:163

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    The underlying causes of minor stroke are difficult to assess. Here, we evaluate the reliability of the Chinese Ischemic Stroke Subclassification (CISS) system in patients with minor stroke, and compare it to ...

    Authors: Sha Tan, Lei Zhang, Xiaoyu Chen, Yanqiang Wang, Yinyao Lin, Wei Cai, Yilong Shan, Wei Qiu, Xueqiang Hu and Zhengqi Lu

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:162

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Ischemic stroke is the main cause of mortality and disability in older people worldwide. Recently epidemiological studies indicate that ischemic stroke is a complex disorder with a strong genetic component. Ge...

    Authors: Xiaoming Ling, Yansong Zheng, Jing Tao, Zhezhou Zheng and Lidian Chen

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:146

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    VE-cadherin is the chief constituent of endothelial adherens junctions. However, the role of VE-cadherin in the pathogenesis of cerebrovascular diseases including brain ischemia has not yet been investigated.

    Authors: Karen Gertz, Golo Kronenberg, Ria Uhlemann, Vincent Prinz, Ruben Marquina, Monica Corada, Elisabetta Dejana and Matthias Endres

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:144

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  5. Content type: Research article

    In general people after stroke do not meet the recommendations for physical activity to conduct a healthy lifestyle. Programs to stimulate walking activity to increase physical activity are based on the availa...

    Authors: Jacqueline Outermans, Jan Pool, Ingrid van de Port, Japie Bakers and Harriet Wittink

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:137

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Complications after stroke have been associated with poor outcome. Modern stroke treatment might reduce the occurrence of complications. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the frequency and type ...

    Authors: Martina Reiten Bovim, Torunn Askim, Stian Lydersen, Hild Fjærtoft and Bent Indredavik

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:133

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  7. Content type: Case report

    Magnesium has a regulatory role in the excitability of cell membranes, and is also a cofactor in the phosphorylation of thiamine. Hypomagnesemia has been associated with coronary vasospasm, but its role in cer...

    Authors: Álvaro Sánchez-Larsen, Tomás Segura, Susana García-Muñozguren, Javier Peinado-Ródenas, Joaquín Zamarro and Francisco Hernández-Fernández

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:135

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  8. Content type: Case report

    Volume isotropic turbo spin-echo acquisition (VISTA) is a new method similar to the 3D black-blood imaging method that enables visualization of a intramural hematoma. T1-VISTA has recently been applied in the ...

    Authors: Koji Ishitsuka, Yusuke Sakaki, Shota Sakai, Takeshi Uwatoko, Hitoshi Aibe, Tetsuro Ago, Takanari Kitazono and Hiroshi Sugimori

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:121

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  9. Content type: Case report

    Only one case of syndrome of inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone with lateral medullary syndrome has been reported so far. We report a case of lateral medullary syndrome showing syndrome of inappro...

    Authors: Hiroro Nakano, Daisuke Yanase and Masahito Yamada

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:119

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Neurology 2016 16:192

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    Around two thirds stroke patients may suffer from vascular cognitive impairment (VCI). Our previous study has validated the NINDS-CSN harmonization standard for VCI diagnosis in Chinese. In this study, we aime...

    Authors: Xiangliang Chen, Lihui Duan, Yunfei Han, Ling Tian, Qiliang Dai, Shang Wang, Ying Lin, Yunyun Xiong and Xinfeng Liu

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:115

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The clinical significance of vertebral artery (VA) hypoplasia is under discussion. The aim of this retrospective study is to evaluate a hypothesis of a possible causal link between VA hypoplasia (VAH) and the ...

    Authors: Virginija Gaigalaite, Augenijus Vilimas, Violeta Ozeraitiene, Jurate Dementaviciene, Ricardas Janilionis, Danute Kalibatiene and Saulius Rocka

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:118

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  12. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to determine the risk of thromboembolic events in patients with junctional bradycardia(JB).

    Authors: Gwang Sil Kim, Jae-Sun Uhm, Tae-Hoon Kim, Hancheol Lee, Junbeom Park, Jin-Kyu Park, Boyoung Joung, Hui-Nam Pak and Moon-Hyoung Lee

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:113

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The widespread adoption of electronic health records provides new opportunities to better predict which patients are likely to suffer a stroke. Using electronic health records, we assessed the correlation of d...

    Authors: Trevor Sughrue, Michael A. Swiernik, Yang Huang and James P. Brody

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:112

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The prognostic influence of hyperglycemia in acute stroke has been well established. While in cortical stroke there is a strong association between hyperglycemia and poor outcome, this relation is less clear i...

    Authors: Irene Miedema, Gert-Jan Luijckx, Raf Brouns, Jacques De Keyser and Maarten Uyttenboogaart

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:104

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Transorbital sonography (TOS) has been proven to be able to non-invasively detect elevated intracranial pressure. In this condition TOS shows an increase in optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD). It has been sugg...

    Authors: Piergiorgio Lochner, Francesco Brigo, Maria Luisa Zedde, Sandro Sanguigni, Lorenzo Coppo, Raffaele Nardone, Andrea Naldi, Daniele Sola and Erwin Stolz

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:85

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Neurology 2016 16:94

  16. Content type: Research article

    Living alone is associated with increased mortality after myocardial infarction but little data is available about whether this applies to prognosis after stroke. We aimed to examine the association between li...

    Authors: Petra Redfors, Daniella Isaksén, Georgios Lappas, Christian Blomstrand, Annika Rosengren, Katarina Jood and Christina Jern

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:80

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  17. Content type: Case report

    Limb-shaking transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a well-recognized, but rare observation in contralateral carotid steno-occlusive disease. Consequently, most clinicians have not had the chance to witness an att...

    Authors: Sverre Rosenbaum, Christian Ovesen, Nancy Futrell and Derk W. Krieger

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:78

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