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  1. A significant proportion of ischemic strokes are caused by emboli from atherosclerotic, unstable carotid artery plaques. The selection of patients for endarterectomy in current clinical practice is primarily b...

    Authors: M. Zamani, K. Skagen, H. Scott, D. Russell and M. Skjelland

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:39

    Content type: Study protocol

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  2. Due to uniform stiffness of standard platinum coils, dense packing of intracranial aneurysms can be difficult to achieve, since stiffer coils can cause microcatheter prolapse or coil migration. SMART coils hav...

    Authors: Behme Daniel, Sack Henrik, Tsogkas Ioannis, Rohde Veit and Psychogios Marios-Nikos

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:38

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Neurology 2020 20:188

  3. We report on a stroke patient with disorder of consciousness (DOC) who underwent repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) and showed recovery of an injured upper ascending reticular activating syste...

    Authors: Sung Ho Jang and Young Hyeon Kwon

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:37

    Content type: Case report

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  4. To investigate the relationships between blood pressure (BP) circadian rhythms and acute cerebral infarction (ACI), silent cerebral infarction (SCI) and the severity of leukoaraiosis in hypertensive patients.

    Authors: Kang Yang, Xiaodong Zhu, Yulan Feng, Fanxia Shen, Jie Chen, Ningzhen Fu, Jialan Sun and Yi Fu

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:36

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  5. The ability to walk is commonly reported as a top rehabilitation priority for individuals after a stroke. However, not all individuals with stroke are able to practice walking, especially those who require mor...

    Authors: Dennis R. Louie, William B. Mortenson, Melanie Durocher, Robert Teasell, Jennifer Yao and Janice J. Eng

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:35

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  6. Progressive spinal deformity has become a well-recognized complication of intracanal tumors resection. However, the factors affecting post-operative spinal stability remain to be further research. Here, we des...

    Authors: Pangbo Wang, Kang Ma, Tunan Chen, Xingsen Xue, Dada Ma, Shi Wang, Xin Chen, Hui Meng, Gaoyu Cui, Boyuan Gao, Jiangkai Lin, Hua Feng and Weihua Chu

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:34

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  7. Aerobic training has the potential to restore function, stimulate brain repair, and reduce inflammation in people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). However, disability, fatigue, and heat sensitivity are major barr...

    Authors: Augustine J. Devasahayam, Arthur R. Chaves, Wendy O. Lasisi, Marie E. Curtis, Katie P. Wadden, Liam P. Kelly, Ryan Pretty, Alice Chen, Elizabeth M. Wallack, Caitlin J. Newell, John B. Williams, Hannah Kenny, Matthew B. Downer, Jason McCarthy, Craig S. Moore and Michelle Ploughman

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:33

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  8. While both hypercapnia and hypocapnia are harmful in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), it is unknown whether high-normal PaCO2 values are better than low-normal values. We hypothesized that high-normal...

    Authors: Tilman Reiff, Oliver Barthel, Silvia Schönenberger and Sibu Mundiyanapurath

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:31

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  9. In Moyamoya Angioplasty (MMA), increased apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) in frontal white matter (WM) with a normal appearance has been associated with frontal hypoperfusion and executive dysfunction. Mul...

    Authors: Lionel Calviere, Paul Loubiere, Melanie Planton, Vanessa Cazzola, Isabelle Catalaa, Helene Mirabel, Jean Christophe Sol and Fabrice Bonneville

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:30

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  10. Necrotizing myopathy (NM) is defined by the dominant pathological feature of necrosis of muscle fibers without substantial lymphocytic inflammatory infiltration. Anti-signal recognition particle (SRP)-antibody...

    Authors: Arika Hara, Ryota Amano, Hiroaki Yokote, Masahide Ijima, Satoshi Zeniya, Toshiki Uchihara, Sawako Yada, Mayumi Masumura, Hidenobu Takei, Ichizo Nishino and Shuta Toru

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:29

    Content type: Case report

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  11. The research on postoperative collateral formation for hemorrhagic moyamoya disease (MMD) evaluated by using digital subtraction angiography (DSA) is limited. Our study objective was to investigate the postope...

    Authors: Peicong Ge, Qian Zhang, Xun Ye, Xingju Liu, Xiaofeng Deng, Jia Wang, Rong Wang, Yan Zhang, Dong Zhang and Jizong Zhao

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:28

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  12. Alexander disease is a rare neurological disease characterized by progressive spastic quadriparesis and bulbar palsy. Moreover, certain patients with adult-onset Alexander disease were often misdiagnosed as ot...

    Authors: Jongkyu Park, Sung-Tae Park, Jieun Kim and Kyum-Yil Kwon

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:27

    Content type: Case report

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  13. Parkinson’s disease (PD) and atypical parkinsonisms (APD) have overlapping symptoms challenging an early diagnosis. Diagnostic accuracy is important because PD and APD have different prognosis and response to ...

    Authors: Anna Santaella, H. Bea Kuiperij, Anouke van Rumund, Rianne A. J. Esselink, Alain J. van Gool, Bastiaan R. Bloem and Marcel M. Verbeek

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:26

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  14. Galcanezumab, a humanized monoclonal antibody that selectively binds to calcitonin gene-related peptide, has demonstrated a significant reduction in monthly migraine headache days in phase 2 and 3 trials. In t...

    Authors: Mark E. Bangs, David Kudrow, Shufang Wang, Tina M. Oakes, Gisela M. Terwindt, Delphine Magis, Laura Yunes-Medina and Virginia L. Stauffer

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:25

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Neurology 2020 20:90

  15. Most patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) suffer from bladder dysfunction during the course of the disease. This study was conducted to examine the prevalence of these complications among patients with MS.

    Authors: Fatemeh Nazari, Vahid Shaygannejad, Mehrdad Mohammadi Sichani, Marjan Mansourian and Valiollah Hajhashemi

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:24

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  16. Postural instability presents a common and disabling consequence of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN). However, knowledge about postural behavior of CIPN patients is sparse. With this pilot stu...

    Authors: Sarah Kneis, Anja Wehrle, Daniela Dalin, Isabella Katharina Wiesmeier, Johann Lambeck, Albert Gollhofer, Hartmut Bertz and Christoph Maurer

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:23

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  17. Intravenous thrombolysis therapy (IVT) bridged with intra-arterial thrombectomy (IAT) has recently been recommended as favorable treatment option to ensure that the thrombolytic effect is delivered to the affe...

    Authors: Yu-Jun Chang, Chi-Kuang Liu, Wen-Pei Wu, Shih-Chun Wang, Wei-Liang Chen and Chih-Ming Lin

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:22

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  18. Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma (PXA) is a rare astrocytic glioma, characterized by large pleomorphic and frequently multinucleated cells, spindle and lipidized cells, a dense pericellular reticulin network, and...

    Authors: Noriyuki Watanabe, Eiichi Ishikawa, Hidehiro Kohzuki, Noriaki Sakamoto, Alexander Zaboronok, Masahide Matsuda, Makoto Shibuya and Akira Matsumura

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:21

    Content type: Case report

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  19. Persons with spinal cord injury/dysfunction (SCI/D) often take multiple medications to treat their secondary complications and chronic conditions (multimorbidity). Multiple healthcare and service providers are...

    Authors: Sara J. T. Guilcher, Amanda C. Everall, Tejal Patel, Tanya L. Packer, Sander L. Hitzig, Stephanie R. Cimino and Aisha K. Lofters

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:20

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  20. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative movement disorder that is characterized by motor symptoms such as tremor, rigidity, slowness of movement and problems with gait. Large-scale meta-ana...

    Authors: Hui Wu, Hui Li, Zhiqiang Shi, Jiajia Tang, Shuya Mei, Tianyi Ai and Zhenzhou He

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:19

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  21. A new monogenic neurodegenerative disease affecting ribosomal metabolism has recently been identified in association with a monoallelic UBTF putative gain of function variant (NM_001076683.1:c.628G>A, hg19). Phen...

    Authors: Filipa Bastos, Mathieu Quinodoz, Marie-Claude Addor, Beryl Royer-Bertrand, Heidi Fodstad, Carlo Rivolta, Claudia Poloni, Andrea Superti-Furga, Eliane Roulet-Perez and Sebastien Lebon

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:17

    Content type: Case report

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  22. Pain is a common problem for individuals with cerebral palsy (CP). In Sweden, 95% of children and adolescents with CP are followed in a national follow-up programme (CPUP), which includes data on pain. The pur...

    Authors: Elsa Eriksson, Gunnar Hägglund and Ann I. Alriksson-Schmidt

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:15

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  23. Active Rehabilitation (AR) is a community peer-based concept for people with spinal cord injury (SCI) that is primarily delivered through brief residential training programmes. Despite a plethora of positive a...

    Authors: Anestis Divanoglou, Tomasz Tasiemski and Sophie Jörgensen

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:14

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  24. Transverse myelitis (TM) is due to inflammatory spinal cord injury with bilateral neurologic involvement, which is sensory, motor, or autonomic in nature. It may be associated with autoimmune disease, vaccinat...

    Authors: Fangfang Qu, Zhenzhen Qu, Yingqian Lv, Bo Song and Bailin Wu

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:13

    Content type: Case report

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  25. Hypertrophic pachymeningitis (HP) is a rare disorder that involves localized or diffuse thickening of the dura mater. HP is associated with various inflammatory, infectious, and malignant diseases, such as rhe...

    Authors: Eiichiro Amano, Keisuke Uchida, Tasuku Ishihara, Shinichi Otsu, Akira Machida and Yoshinobu Eishi

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:11

    Content type: Case report

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  26. We investigated the potential associations between cerebro-spinal fluid (CSF) levels of phosphorylated tau (P-tau) and total tau (T-tau) with short-term response to cholinesterase inhibitor (ChEI) treatment, l...

    Authors: Carina Wattmo, Kaj Blennow and Oskar Hansson

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:10

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  27. Venous sinus stenosis (VSS) is a type of cerebral venous vascular disease. Cerebral autoregulation is an indicator of cerebral arterial function. The cerebral circulatory system is composed of the venous syste...

    Authors: Meiyan Jia, Zhen-Ni Guo, Hang Jin, Xiuli Yan, Mingchao Shi, Xin Sun, Hongyin Ma, Shan Lv and Yi Yang

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:9

    Content type: Case report

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  28. According to the new WHO classification from 2016, molecular profiles have shown to provide reliable information about prognosis and treatment response. The purpose of our study is to evaluate the diagnostic p...

    Authors: Maike Kern, Timo Alexander Auer, Thomas Picht, Martin Misch and Edzard Wiener

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:8

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  29. In elderly patients (≥65 years of age) with epilepsy who take medications for comorbid conditions, some antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) may alter the metabolism of other treatments and increase the risk of adverse ...

    Authors: Simon Borghs, Laura Byram, Jane Chan, Peter Dedeken, John Logan, Victor Kiri, Matthias Noack-Rink, Philip N. Patsalos and Solène Thieffry

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:7

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  30. The traditional approaches for diagnosing catheter-related bloodstream infection(CRBSI) is time consuming, which could not meet the clinical requirement. Our aim was to investigate the value of serum procalcit...

    Authors: Yicheng Xu, Ruiwei Chen, Wei Qin, Peifu Wang, Peiyao Li, Wenli Hu and Jichen Du

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:6

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  31. Stroke and its risk factors epidemiological survey can help identify individuals at higher risk and therefore promote stroke prevention strategies. The aim of this study was to estimate the current prevalence ...

    Authors: Xingyang Yi, Hua Luo, Ju Zhou, Ming Yu, Xiaorong Chen, Lili Tan, Wei Wei and Jie Li

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:5

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  32. Stroke is one of the most common cause of disability worldwide. Pain is common in both stroke survivors and in the general population. Consequences of post-stroke pain (PSP) include reduced quality of life and...

    Authors: Emma Westerlind, Ramanjit Singh, Hanna C. Persson and Katharina S. Sunnerhagen

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:4

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  33. Spastic paraplegia type 11 (SPG11) mutations are the most frequent cause of autosomal recessive hereditary spastic paraplegia (ARHSP). We are aiming to identify the causative mutations in SPG11 among families ref...

    Authors: Xueping Chen, Jiao Liu, Qian-Qian Wei, Ru Wei Ou, Bei Cao, Xiaoqin Yuan, Yanbing Hou, Lingyu Zhang and Huifang Shang

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:2

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  34. Occurrence of basal ganglia involvement in neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD) has rarely been reported and none documented pathologically.

    Authors: Shinji Ohara, Taka-aki Miyahira, Kenya Oguchi, Yo-ichi Takei, Fumihiro Yanagimura, Izumi Kawachi, Kiyomitsu Oyanagi and Akiyoshi Kakita

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2019 19:351

    Content type: Case report

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  35. Charles Bonnet syndrome is characterized by simple or complex visual hallucinations (VH) due to damage along the visual pathways. We report a functional MRI study of brain correlates of VH in the context of a ...

    Authors: V. Vacchiano, C. Tonon, M. Mitolo, S. Evangelisti, M. Carbonelli, R. Liguori, R. Lodi, V. Carelli and C. La Morgia

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2019 19:350

    Content type: Case report

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  36. The aim of this systematic review is to determine the epidemiological and etiological profiles, the influential factors of the prehospital delay, thrombolysis management, the acute and 3-month mortality rate a...

    Authors: Ahmed Kharbach, Majdouline Obtel, Laila Lahlou, Jehanne Aasfara, Nour Mekaoui and Rachid Razine

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2019 19:349

    Content type: Review

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  37. Large hemispheric infarction (LHI) is a severe form of stroke with high mortality and disability rates. The purpose of this study was to explore predictive indicators of the in-hospital mortality of LHI patien...

    Authors: Wenzhe Sun, Guo Li, Ziqiang Liu, Jinfeng Miao, Zhaoxia Yang, Qiao Zhou, Run Liu, Suiqiang Zhu and Zhou Zhu

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2019 19:347

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  38. A fraction of patients with penetrating artery infarction (PAI) experience progressive motor deficit deterioration (PMD). We sought to investigate the role of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) at ad...

    Authors: Pengyu Gong, Yukai Liu, Ting Huang, Wenxiu Chen, Teng Jiang, Yachi Gong, Min Lu, Meng Wang, Yingdong Zhang, Xiaohao Zhang, Qiwen Deng and Junshan Zhou

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2019 19:346

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  39. Hyperprolinemia type 2 (HPII) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder of the proline metabolism, that affects the ALDH4A1 gene. So far only four different pathogenic mutations are known. The manifestation is mostl...

    Authors: Jeremias Motte, Anna Lena Fisse, Thomas Grüter, Ruth Schneider, Thomas Breuer, Thomas Lücke, Stefan Krueger, Huu Phuc Nguyen, Ralf Gold, Ilya Ayzenberg and Gisa Ellrichmann

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2019 19:345

    Content type: Case report

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  40. To systematically review and analyse the effects of Action Observation Training on adults and children with brain damage.

    Authors: Bianca Buchignani, Elena Beani, Valerie Pomeroy, Oriana Iacono, Elisa Sicola, Silvia Perazza, Eleonora Bieber, Hilde Feys, Katrijn Klingels, Giovanni Cioni and Giuseppina Sgandurra

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2019 19:344

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  41. Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are associated with divergent differences in grey matter volume, white matter diffusion, and functional connectivity. However, it is unknown at what d...

    Authors: Rogier A. Feis, Mark J. R. J. Bouts, Elise G. P. Dopper, Nicola Filippini, Verena Heise, Aaron J. Trachtenberg, John C. van Swieten, Mark A. van Buchem, Jeroen van der Grond, Clare E. Mackay and Serge A. R. B. Rombouts

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2019 19:343

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  42. Admission hyperglycemia (HG) has been associated with worse outcomes among acute stroke patients. A better understanding and awareness of the potentially adverse influence of hyperglycemia on the clinical outc...

    Authors: Yared Zenebe Zewde, Abenet Tafesse Mengesha, Yeweynhareg Feleke Gebreyes and Halvor Naess

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2019 19:342

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