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  1. The research on the effect of anesthesia on endovascular therapy (EVT) of acute ischemic stroke is mainly focused on the anterior circulation, and little is known about the data of basilar artery occlusion (BA...

    Authors: Haibin Du, Xu Tong, Xuan Sun, Zhiyong Shi, Bin Liu, Feng Gao, Zhongrong Miao and Dong Zhang

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:398

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  2. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurological disease that is caused by an autoimmune response that results in the neuron’s demyelination in the central nervous system. The exact etiology of MS is not clear; howev...

    Authors: Raid M. Kofahi, Hassan M. Kofahi, Suhib Sabaheen, Majdi Al Qawasmeh, Aiman Momani, Ahmed Yassin, Kefah Alhayk and Khalid El-Salem

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:397

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  3. Outcome prediction for patients with disorders of consciousness (DOC) is essential yet challenging. Evidence showed that patients with DOC lasting 1 year or longer after a brain injury were less likely to reco...

    Authors: Xiaoxia Li, Xufei Tan, Pinyi Wang, Xiaohua Hu, Yan Dong, Xiaotong Zhang and Benyan Luo

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:396

    Content type: Case report

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  4. Dual antiplatelet aggregation therapy leads to better outcomes in patients with carotid artery stenosis, intracranial artery stenosis, minor strokes, or transient ischaemic attacks. However, carriers of the CYP2C...

    Authors: Hongliang Wu, Huiqun Song, Lianwei Dou, Bo Gao, Yan Pan, Mei Dong, Qi Chen, Jiazhen Li, Lixiang Song, Chuanyu Liu, Bing Li and Wenzheng Chu

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:395

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  5. To investigate whether the administration of intravenous propofol before endotracheal suctioning (ES) in patients with severe brain disease can reduce the sputum suction response, improve prognosis, and accele...

    Authors: Menghang Wu, Xiaorong Yin, Maojun Chen, Yan Liu, Xia Zhang, Tingting Li, Yujuan Long, Xiaomei Wu, Lihui Pu, Maojie Zhang, Zhi Hu and Ling Ye

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:394

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  6. Macrosomatognosiais the illusory sensation of a substantially enlarged body part. This disorder of the body schema, also called “Alice in wonderland syndrome” is still poorly understood and requires careful do...

    Authors: Amir H. ElTarhouni, Laura Beer, Michael Mouthon, Britt Erni, Jerome Aellen, Jean-Marie Annoni, Ettore Accolla, Sebastian Dieguez and Joelle N. Chabwine

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:393

    Content type: Case report

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  7. Methamphetamine use is an emerging risk factor for intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). The aim of this study was to investigate the use of urine drug screen (UDS) for identifying methamphetamine-associated ICH.

    Authors: Sahar Osman, Zhu Zhu, Mark Farag, Leonid Groysman, Cyrus Dastur, Yama Akbari, Sara Stern-Nezer, Dana Stradling and Wengui Yu

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:392

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  8. Hepatitis E infection affects over 20 million people worldwide. Reports of neurological manifestations are largely limited to the peripheral nervous system. We report a middle-aged genotype 3c male patient wit...

    Authors: Jan Rahmig, Arne Grey, Marco Berning, Jochen Schaefer, Martin Lesser, Heinz Reichmann, Volker Puetz, Kristian Barlinn and Timo Siepmann

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:391

    Content type: Case report

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  9. Valproate (VPA) is a commonly prescribed antiepileptic drug for patients experiencing epileptic seizures due to brain tumors. VPA increases radiation sensitivity in various tumor cells in vitro due to complex ...

    Authors: Jenny Stritzelberger, Jennifer Lainer, Stefanie Gollwitzer, Wolfgang Graf, Tina Jost, Johannes D. Lang, Tamara M. Mueller, Stefan Schwab, Rainer Fietkau, Hajo M. Hamer and Luitpold Distel

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:390

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  10. Self-rated health (SRH) focuses on the patient’s own perception, and represents an important patient-reported outcome. The aim was to investigate SRH one to 5 years after stroke, follow the development over ti...

    Authors: Kerstin Bjälkefur, Salmir Nasic, Eric Bertholds, Katarina Jood and Åsa Rejnö

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:389

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  11. Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a group of disorders that affect the development of movement and posture. CP results from injuries to the immature brain during the prenatal, perinatal, or postnatal stage of development...

    Authors: Diana Tajik-Parvinchi, Andrew Davis, Sophia Roth, Peter Rosenbaum, Sarah N. Hopmans, Aya Dudin, Geoffrey Hall and Jan Willem Gorter

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:388

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  12. Globally, there is a growing use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), including mobile phones, tablets and computers, which are being integrated into people’s daily activities. An ICT-based inter...

    Authors: Susanne Guidetti, Martha Gustavsson, Kerstin Tham, Magnus Andersson, Uno Fors and Charlotte Ytterberg

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:387

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  13. Training with brain-computer interface (BCI) technology in the rehabilitation of patients after a stroke is rapidly developing. Numerous RCT investigated the effects of BCI training (BCIT) on recovery of motor...

    Authors: Antje Kruse, Zorica Suica, Jan Taeymans and Corina Schuster-Amft

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:385

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  14. Endovascular treatment is the technique of choice for most intracranial aneurysms. However, the treatment of morphologically complex wide-necked aneurysms with an unfavorable anatomy is still a therapeutic cha...

    Authors: Juan David Molina-Nuevo, Lorena López-Martínez, María José Pedrosa-Jiménez, Enrique Juliá-Molla and Francisco Hernández-Fernández

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:384

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  15. Glioblastoma (GBM) is known for its devastating intracranial infiltration and its unfavorable prognosis, while extracranial involvement is a very rare event, more commonly attributed to IDH wild-type (primary)...

    Authors: Jessica Rossi, Lucia Giaccherini, Francesco Cavallieri, Manuela Napoli, Claudio Moratti, Elisabetta Froio, Silvia Serra, Alessandro Fraternali, Reza Ghadirpour, Salvatore Cozzi, Patrizia Ciammella, Corrado Iaccarino, Rosario Pascarella, Franco Valzania and Anna Pisanello

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:382

    Content type: Case report

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  16. Although South Africa (SA) is facing a high prevalence of HIV infection, there is no literature from this region on a link between Bell’s palsy and HIV. The aim of this study was to identify the occurrence of ...

    Authors: Dali Magazi, Benjamin Longombenza, Siyazi Mda, Kees Van der Meyden, Marcus Motshwane, Mirabel Nanjoh and Olakunle Towobola

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:381

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  17. Numerous studies on acute ischemic stroke (AIS) have been conducted at low-altitude regions, and the related findings have been used to guide clinical management. However, corresponding studies at high altitud...

    Authors: Yuxuan Lu, Cidan Zhuoga, Haiqiang Jin, Feiqi Zhu, Yuhua Zhao, Zhijie Ding, Shihua He, Ailian Du, Jun Xu, Jingjing Luo and Yongan Sun

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:380

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  18. The prevalence of stroke recurrence, disability, and all-cause mortality of patients with minor ischemic stroke (MIS) remains problematic. The aim of the present study was to identify risk factors associated w...

    Authors: Zhongzhong Liu, Wenjuan Lin, Qingli Lu, Jing Wang, Pei Liu, Xuemei Lin, Fang Wang, Yaling Shi, Qing Wang, Guozheng Liu and Songdi Wu

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:379

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  19. Ageing is associated with worse treatment outcome after traumatic brain injury (TBI). This association may lead to a self-fulfilling prophecy that affects treatment efficacy. The aim of the current study was t...

    Authors: Ola Skaansar, Cathrine Tverdal, Pål Andre Rønning, Karoline Skogen, Tor Brommeland, Olav Røise, Mads Aarhus, Nada Andelic and Eirik Helseth

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:376

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  20. Percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy (PDT) has become a widely performed technique in neurocritical care, which is however known to be accompanied by some risks to the patient. The aim of this pilot study wa...

    Authors: Vera Spatenkova, Eckhard Teschner and Jaroslav Jedlicka

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:374

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  21. The high morbidity, mortality, and disability rates of stroke constitute a heavy burden to the society. The level of understanding about stroke warning symptoms and first aid systems among community residents ...

    Authors: Xuemin Zhong, Jian Wang, Lanying He and Ronghua Xu

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:373

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  22. Acute vertigo is a common presentation of inner ear disease. However, it can also be caused by more serious conditions, especially posterior circulation stroke. Differentiating between these two conditions by ...

    Authors: Naruchorn Kijpaisalratana, Pattaraporn Nimsamer, Ariya Khamwut, Sunchai Payungporn, Trairak Pisitkun, Aurauma Chutinet, Nattawan Utoomprurkporn, Stephen J. Kerr, Pakkawan Vongvasinkul and Nijasri C. Suwanwela

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:372

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  23. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a common neurodegenerative condition associated with a wide range of motor and non-motor symptoms. There has been increasing interest in the potential benefit of performing arts as ...

    Authors: Maxwell S. Barnish and Susannah M. Barran

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:371

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  24. The artery of Percheron is an uncommon anatomic variant which supplies the bilateral paramedian thalami and rostral midbrain. While infarction of its vascular territory can result in a wide range of symptoms, ...

    Authors: Hannah E. Snyder, Sheliza Ali, Joanna Sue, Ayse Unsal, Crystal Fong and Zhihui Deng

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:370

    Content type: Case report

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  25. Room tilt illusion (RTI) is a rare symptom of higher vestibular dysfunction, consisting of a transient vertical rotation of the visual scene in the sagittal or coronal plane, most often 90o or 180o, without any a...

    Authors: Kathrine Arntzen and Karl B. Alstadhaug

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:369

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  26. Dynamic somatosensory evoked potentials (DSSEP) can be used to disclose abnormalities of ascending sensory pathways at dynamic positions and diagnose cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM). However, radiographi...

    Authors: Zhengran Yu, Kaiyuan Lin, Jiacheng Chen, Kuan-Hung Chen, Wei Guo, Yuhu Dai, Yuguang Chen, Xuenong Zou and Xinsheng Peng

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:367

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  27. Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS) is primarily diagnosed in pediatric population, but clinical presentation in late adulthood is rarely reported. Evolution of radiological findings in the adulthood variant of SWS wi...

    Authors: Vetrivel Muralidharan, Gaetano Failla, Mario Travali, Tiziana Liliana Cavallaro and Marco Angelo Politi

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:366

    Content type: Case report

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  28. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) treatments have shown promise in improving arm recovery in stroke patients. Currently, little is known about patients’ experiences with repetitive TMS treatment, and thi...

    Authors: Eline CC van Lieshout, Lilliane D Jacobs, Maike Pelsma, Rick M Dijkhuizen and Johanna MA Visser-Meily

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:365

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  29. In this pooled, post hoc analysis of a phase 2 trial and the phase 3 TEMSO, TOWER, and TENERE clinical trials, long-term efficacy and safety of teriflunomide were assessed in subgroups of patients with relapsi...

    Authors: Giancarlo Comi, Mark S. Freedman, José E. Meca-Lallana, Patrick Vermersch, Byoung Joon Kim, Alexander Parajeles, Keith R. Edwards, Ralf Gold, Houari Korideck, Jeffrey Chavin, Elizabeth M. Poole and Patricia K. Coyle

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:364

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  30. Language barriers were reported to affect timely access to health care and outcome. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of language disparity on quality benchmarks of acute ischemic stroke ther...

    Authors: Noriko Anderson, Afra Janarious, Shimeng Liu, Lisa A. Flanagan, Dana Stradling and Wengui Yu

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:363

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  31. Idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome (IHES) is associated with various organ system dysfunctions. Neurologic abnormalities have been previously noted in this syndrome. Cerebral infarction secondary to occlusi...

    Authors: Quan-Fu Li, Qing Zhang, Yue-Fang Huang and Zheng-Xiang Zhang

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:361

    Content type: Case report

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  32. For large hemispheric infarction (LHI), malignant cerebral edema (MCE) is a life-threatening complication with a mortality rate approaching 80%. Establishing a convenient prediction model of MCE after LHI is v...

    Authors: Wenzhe Sun, Guo Li, Yang Song, Zhou Zhu, Zhaoxia Yang, Yuxi Chen, Jinfeng Miao, Xiaoyan Song, Yan Lan, Xiuli Qiu, Suiqiang Zhu and Yebin Fan

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:360

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  33. Immune-mediated mechanisms substantially contribute to the Rasmussen encephalitis (RE) pathology, but for unknown reasons, immunotherapy is generally ineffective in patients who have already developed intracta...

    Authors: Zuzana Liba, Martina Vaskova, Josef Zamecnik, Jana Kayserova, Hana Nohejlova, Matyas Ebel, Jan Sanda, Gonzalo Alonso Ramos-Rivera, Klara Brozova, Petr Liby, Michal Tichy and Pavel Krsek

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:359

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  34. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic is associated with an increased incidence of acute ischemic stroke (AIS) secondary to large vessel occlusion (LVO). The treatment of these patients poses unique...

    Authors: Ossama Yassin Mansour, Amer M. Malik and Italo Linfante

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:358

    Content type: Case report

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  35. Paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration (PCD) is a devastating paraneoplastic syndrome that occasionally occurs in patients with Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). Anti-Ma2 is a well-characterized onconeuronal antibody and...

    Authors: Ryoma Inui, Kenki Saito, Yoshimitsu Shimomura, Daisuke Yamashita, Michi Kawamoto and Takayuki Ishikawa

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:355

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  36. In acute large anterior circulation infarct patients with large core volume, we evaluated the role of optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) change rates in prediction of malignant progression.

    Authors: Seong-Joon Lee, Mun Hee Choi, Sung Eun Lee, Ji Hyun Park, Bumhee Park, Jin Soo Lee and Ji Man Hong

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:354

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  37. Dynamic-related protein 1 (Drp1) is a key protein involved in the regulation of mitochondrial fission, and it could affect the dynamic balance of mitochondria and appears to be protective against neuronal inju...

    Authors: Zhong Luo, Jing Wang, Shirong Tang, Yongsu Zheng, Xuejiao Zhou, Fei Tian and Zucai Xu

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:353

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  38. Moyamoya-like vasculopathy (MMV) and myosin heavy chain 9-related platelet disorders (MYH9-RPDs) or macrothrombocitopenias are rare syndromes. Their association is even more infrequent.

    Authors: Athena Cristina Ribigan, Raluca Stefania Badea, Alida Ciocan, Dana Stefan, Bogdan Casaru, Patricia Ioan, Florina Antochi and Ovidiu Băjenaru

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:352

    Content type: Case report

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  39. Oculomotor nerve palsy (ONP) is a common symptom of posterior communicating artery aneurysm (PcomAA) that can lead to impaired eye movement and pupil dilation. Currently, surgical clipping and endovascular emb...

    Authors: Li-qiang Tian and Qing-xi Fu

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:351

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  40. Cognitive impairment may be correlated with cardiovascular dysautonomia, including blood pressure (BP) dysregulation, in Parkinson’s disease (PD), but the association between these factors in dementia with Lew...

    Authors: Hisayoshi Oka, Tadashi Umehara, Atsuo Nakahara and Hiromasa Matsuno

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:350

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  41. Reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome (RPLS) is a rare and heterogeneous clinico-neuroradiological syndrome characterized by headache, altered mental status, seizures, and visual disturbances. Hype...

    Authors: Kuan-Ying Li, Ching-Fang Chien, Chin-Ling Tsai, Huang-Chi Chen, Meng-Ni Wu, Chiou-Lian Lai and Li-Min Liou

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:349

    Content type: Case report

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