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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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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  12. Content type: Research article

    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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  13. 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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    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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  15. 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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