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  1. Content type: Research article

    Repetitive sensory stimulation (RSS) adapts the timing of stimulation protocols used in cellular studies to induce synaptic plasticity. In healthy subjects, RSS leads to widespread sensorimotor cortical reorga...

    Authors: Jan C. Kattenstroth, Tobias Kalisch, Matthias Sczesny-Kaiser, Wolfgang Greulich, Martin Tegenthoff and Hubert R. Dinse

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2018 18:2

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Individuals with cerebral palsy have smaller muscle volumes normalised to body mass than their typically developing peers. The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between lower limb muscle vol...

    Authors: Jonathan J. Noble, Emily Chruscikowski, Nicola R. D. Fry, Andrew P. Lewis, Martin Gough and Adam P. Shortland

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:223

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  3. Content type: Case report

    Nitrous oxide (N2O), a long-standing anesthetic, is also neurotoxic by interfering with the bioavailability of vitamin B12 if abused. A few case studies have reported the neurological and psychiatric complicat...

    Authors: Jun Liang Yuan, Shuang Kun Wang, Tao Jiang and Wen Li Hu

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:222

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Evaluation of speech disorders in PD taking into account sociodemographic conditions is not frequent. This paper aims to establish correlations between articulation disorders in PD patients and factors such as...

    Authors: Wioletta Pawlukowska, Karolina Skonieczna-Żydecka, Iwona Rotter, Krystyna Honczarenko and Przemysław Nowacki

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:221

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Recent studies shows that hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy exerts some protective effects against neural injuries. The purpose of this study was to determine the neuroprotective effects of HBO following sciatic...

    Authors: Zahra Shams, Ali Reza khalatbary, Hassan Ahmadvand, Zohreh Zare and Kosar Kian

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:220

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Cortical vein thrombosis (CVT) receives little attention in adult patients with cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST). This study aimed to investigate the clinical and radiological features of adult CVST pat...

    Authors: Jiahui Liang, Hongbing Chen, Zhuhao Li, Shaofu He, Boning Luo, Shujin Tang, Wenjin Shang and Jinsheng Zeng

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:219

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Growing evidence indicates that elevated body temperature after stroke is associated with unfavorable outcome. The aim of the current study was to investigate which factors predict temperature elevation within...

    Authors: Rebecca Ruborg, Karin Gunnarsson and Jakob O. Ström

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:218

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  8. Content type: Case report

    Mitochondrial myopathy, encephalopathy, lactic acidosis and stroke-like episodes (MELAS) syndrome, is the most common phenotype of mitochondrial disease. It often develops in childhood or adolescence, usually ...

    Authors: Satomi Mezuki, Kenji Fukuda, Tomonaga Matsushita, Yoshihisa Fukushima, Ryu Matsuo, Yu-ichi Goto, Takehiro Yasukawa, Takeshi Uchiumi, Dongchon Kang, Takanari Kitazono and Tetsuro Ago

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:217

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  9. Content type: Case report

    Secondary pallidonigral transneuronal degeneration after a remote primary cerebral infarct can mimic recurrent stroke at clinical presentation. We describe a patient with secondary pallidonigral degeneration f...

    Authors: Ruei-Je Tsai, Li-Chun Hsieh, Sho-Jen Cheng and Cheng-Yu Chen

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:215

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  10. Content type: Research article

    CDKN2BAS gene polymorphisms has been shown to correlation with intracranial aneurysm(IA) in the study of foreign people. The study, the author selected the Chinese people as the research object to explore whet...

    Authors: Yunchang Chen, Gancheng Li, Haiyan Fan, Shenquan Guo, Ran Li, Jian Yin, Xin Zhang, Xifeng Li, Xuying He and Chuanzhi Duan

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:214

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Real world data have an important role to play in the evaluation of epidemiology and burden of disease; and in assisting health-care decision-makers, especially related to coverage and payment decisions. Howev...

    Authors: Audrey Tanguy, Linus Jönsson and Lianna Ishihara

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:213

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  12. Content type: Case report

    Anterior sacral meningoceles are rare, and usually occur with other malformations of the posterior lower spine. While these are more frequently reported in pediatric cohorts, we report a case in an elderly woman.

    Authors: Anne K. Braczynski, Marc A. Brockmann, Torben Scholz, Jan-Philipp Bach, Jörg B. Schulz and Simone C. Tauber

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:212

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Thalamic hemorrhages cause motor paralysis, sensory impairment, and cognitive dysfunctions, all of which may significantly affect walking independence. We examined the factors related to independent walking in...

    Authors: Shigenori Hiraoka, Shinichiro Maeshima, Hideto Okazaki, Hirokazu Hori, Shinichiro Tanaka, Sayaka Okamoto, Reisuke Funahashi, Kei Yagihashi, Ikuko Fuse, Naoki Asano and Shigeru Sonoda

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:211

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The effectiveness of pharmacological strategies exclusively targeting secondary brain damage (SBD) following ischemic stroke, aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage, aSAH, intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), traumatic...

    Authors: Thomas Beez, Hans-Jakob Steiger and Nima Etminan

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:209

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  15. Content type: Case report

    Enlarged perivascular spaces (PVS) are common magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings, whereas widespread enlarged PVS are extremely rare. Although most patients with widespread enlarged PVS remain asymptoma...

    Authors: Daisuke Taniguchi, Hideki Shimura, Masao Watanabe, Nobutaka Hattori and Takao Urabe

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:210

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Cognitive impairment may be seen in as many as 43–70% of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and may be observed in all MS subtypes. The Brief International Cognitive Assessment in Multiple Sclerosis (BICAMS...

    Authors: Serkan Ozakbas, Pinar Yigit, Bilge Piri Cinar, Hatice Limoncu, Turhan Kahraman and Görkem Kösehasanoğulları

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:208

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Moderate hypothermia after decompressive surgery might not be beneficial for stroke patients. However, normothermia may prove to be an effective method of enhancing neurological outcomes. The study aims were t...

    Authors: Jan Rahmig, Matthias Kuhn, Hermann Neugebauer, Eric Jüttler, Heinz Reichmann and Hauke Schneider

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:205

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Atrial fibrillation (AF) is reported to be a less frequent cause of ischemic stroke in China than in Europe and North America, but it is not clear whether this is due to underestimation. Our aim was to define ...

    Authors: Xiaomeng Yang, Shuya Li, Xingquan Zhao, Liping Liu, Yong Jiang, Zixiao Li, Yilong Wang and Yongjun Wang

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:207

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Clinical trials are the hallmark of evidence-based medicine, but recruitment is often challenging, especially in stroke trials investigating patients not being able to give informed consent. In some nations, e...

    Authors: Benjamin Hotter, Lena Ulm, Sarah Hoffmann, Mira Katan, Joan Montaner, Alejandro Bustamante and Andreas Meisel

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:206

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The benefits of physical activity in persons with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) are considerable. Knowledge about factors that correlate to physical activity is helpful in order to develop successful strategies to i...

    Authors: Elisabeth Anens, Lena Zetterberg, Charlotte Urell, Margareta Emtner and Karin Hellström

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:204

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Evaluation of secondary stroke prevention in low and middle-income countries remains limited. This study assessed the prescription of secondary preventive drugs among ischemic stroke patients upon hospital dis...

    Authors: Wen Yea Hwong, Zariah Abdul Aziz, Norsima Nazifah Sidek, Michiel L. Bots, Sharmini Selvarajah, L. Jaap Kappelle, Sheamini Sivasampu and Ilonca Vaartjes

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:203

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Humanistic burden considers the impact of an illness on a patient’s health-related quality of life (HRQoL), activities of daily living (ADL), caregiver health, and caregiver QoL. Humanistic burden also conside...

    Authors: Benedikt Schoser, Deborah A. Bilder, David Dimmock, Digant Gupta, Emma S. James and Suyash Prasad

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:202

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  23. Content type: Study protocol

    Cognitive problems frequently occur in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and profoundly affect their quality of life. So far, the best cognitive treatment options for MS patients are a matter of debate. Th...

    Authors: Ilse M. Nauta, Anne E. M. Speckens, Roy P. C. Kessels, Jeroen J. G. Geurts, Vincent de Groot, Bernard M. J. Uitdehaag, Luciano Fasotti and Brigit A. de Jong

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:201

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  24. Content type: Research article

    It remains an urgent need for early recognition of disease severity, treatment option and outcome of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). The chief complaint may be quickly obtained in clinic and is one of the candi...

    Authors: Ying Wang, Pei Shang, Meiying Xin, Jing Bai, Chunkui Zhou and Hong-Liang Zhang

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:200

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Post-stroke depression (PSD) seriously affects the rehabilitation of nerve function and quality of life. However, the pathogenesis of PSD is still not clear. This study aimed to investigate the demographic, cl...

    Authors: Guilin Meng, Xiaoye Ma, Lei Li, Yan Tan, Xiaohui Liu, Xueyuan Liu and Yanxin Zhao

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:199

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The genetic architecture of Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is complex and not completely understood. Multiple genetic studies to date have identified multiple causal genes and risk loci. Nevertheless, most of the ex...

    Authors: Laura Ibanez, Umber Dube, Benjamin Saef, John Budde, Kathleen Black, Alexandra Medvedeva, Jorge L. Del-Aguila, Albert A. Davis, Joel S. Perlmutter, Oscar Harari, Bruno A. Benitez and Carlos Cruchaga

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:198

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  27. Content type: Technical advance

    Rapidly determining the causes of a depressed level of consciousness (DLOC) including coma is a common clinical challenge. Quantitative analysis of the electroencephalogram (EEG) has the potential to improve D...

    Authors: MohammadMehdi Kafashan, Shoko Ryu, Mitchell J. Hargis, Osvaldo Laurido-Soto, Debra E. Roberts, Akshay Thontakudi, Lawrence Eisenman, Terrance T. Kummer and ShiNung Ching

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:197

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  28. Content type: Research article

    The neuroprotective effects of neuroserpin (NSP) have been well documented in both patients and animal models with cerebral ischemia; however, have never been investigated in hemorrhagic stroke. The aim of thi...

    Authors: Wei Li, Tetsuya Asakawa, Sha Han, Baoguo Xiao, Hiroki Namba, Chuanzhen Lu, Qiang Dong and Liang Wang

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:196

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  29. Content type: Research article

    A unified clinical approach to diagnose autoimmune encephalitis was published in Lancet Neurology in 2016. Purpose of our study is to examine the feasibility and reasonability of the 2016 “A clinical approach to ...

    Authors: Lin Li, Lin Sun, Rong Du, Yuanchu Zheng, Feifei Dai, Qiuying Ma and Jiawei Wang

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:195

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  30. Content type: Research article

    The loss of the swallow-tail sign of the substantia nigra has been proposed for diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. Aim was to evaluate, if the sign occurs consistently in healthy subjects and if it can be relia...

    Authors: Manuel A. Schmidt, Tobias Engelhorn, Franz Marxreiter, Juergen Winkler, Stefan Lang, Stephan Kloska, Philipp Goelitz and Arnd Doerfler

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:194

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Headache symptoms self-reported by migraine patients are largely congruent with the clinician-used diagnostic criteria, but not always so. Patients’ self-reports of headache symptoms might offer additional clu...

    Authors: Jiawei Wang, Bingren Zhang, Chanchan Shen, Jinhua Zhang and Wei Wang

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:193

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  32. Content type: Research article

    The clinical features of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are related to brain network degeneration, and hyperhomocysteinemia is related to greater white matter hyperintensities. We investigated the changes in four di...

    Authors: Chen-Chang Lee, Shih-Wei Hsu, Chi-Wei Huang, Wen-Neng Chang, Sz-Fan Chen, Ming-Kung Wu, Chiung-Chih Chang, Lain-Chyr Hwang and Po-Chou Chen

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:192

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  33. Content type: Case report

    Vacuolar protein sorting 35 (VPS35) was recently reported to be a genetic cause for late-onset autosomal dominant Parkinson’s disease (PD). However, VPS35 mutations are rarely reported in Asian populations. Herei...

    Authors: Ying-Fa Chen, Yung-Yee Chang, Min-Yu Lan, Pei-Lung Chen and Chin-Hsien Lin

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:191

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  34. Content type: Case report

    The presence of circulating anti-myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein antibodies (MOG-Abs) has been described in sera of patients with different inflammatory conditions of the central nervous system. In adults ...

    Authors: Sara Mariotto, Salvatore Monaco, Patrick Peschl, Ilaria Coledan, Romualdo Mazzi, Romana Höftberger, Markus Reindl and Sergio Ferrari

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:190

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Ultrasonograpic retrobulbar optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) measurement is considered to be an alternative noninvasive method to estimate intracranial pressure,but the further validation is urgently needed....

    Authors: Dachuan Liu, Zhen Li, Xuxiang Zhang, Liping Zhao, Jianping Jia, Fei Sun, Yaxing Wang, Daqing Ma and Wenbin Wei

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:188

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Generalized tonic-clonic seizures (GTCS) frequently lead to emergency inpatient referrals. Laboratory blood values are routinely performed on admission to detect underlying causes and metabolic or cardiac comp...

    Authors: Robert D. Nass, Sina Meiling, René P. Andrié, Christian E. Elger and Rainer Surges

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:187

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  37. Content type: Case report

    Frontotemporal degeneration (FTD) is a clinically and genetically heterogeneous neurodegenerative disorder characterized by deficits in executive function that frequently overlaps with parkinsonism and motor n...

    Authors: Hui-Chi Lin, Chin-Hsien Lin, Pei-Lung Chen, Shih-Jung Cheng and Pei-Hao Chen

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:186

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  38. Content type: Debate

    Multiple sclerosis (MS) can result in significant mental and physical symptoms, specially muscle weakness, abnormal walking mechanics, balance problems, spasticity, fatigue, cognitive impairment and depression...

    Authors: Farzin Halabchi, Zahra Alizadeh, Mohammad Ali Sahraian and Maryam Abolhasani

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:185

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Human, hairy skin contains a subgroup of C-fibers, the C-low threshold mechanoreceptive afferents ((C-LTMR) C-tactile or C-touch (CT) fibers) that are linked with the signaling of affective aspects of human to...

    Authors: Kathrin Habig, Anne Schänzer, Wolfgang Schirner, Gothje Lautenschläger, Benjamin Dassinger, Håkan Olausson, Frank Birklein, Elke R. Gizewski and Heidrun H. Krämer

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:184

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Tumor location served as an important prognostic factor in glioma patients was considered to postulate molecular features according to cell origin theory. However, anatomic distribution of unique molecular sub...

    Authors: Qisheng Tang, Yuxi Lian, Jinhua Yu, Yuanyuan Wang, Zhifeng Shi and Liang Chen

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:183

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  41. Content type: Case report

    Progranulin gene (GRN) mutations are major causes of frontotemporal lobar degeneration. To date, 68 pathogenic GRN mutations have been identified. However, very few of these mutations have been reported in Asians...

    Authors: Takashi Hosaka, Kazuhiro Ishii, Takeshi Miura, Naomi Mezaki, Kensaku Kasuga, Takeshi Ikeuchi and Akira Tamaoka

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:182

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  42. Content type: Study protocol

    Patisiran is an investigational RNA interference (RNAi) therapeutic in development for the treatment of hereditary ATTR (hATTR) amyloidosis, a progressive disease associated with significant disability, morbid...

    Authors: David Adams, Ole B. Suhr, Peter J. Dyck, William J. Litchy, Raina G. Leahy, Jihong Chen, Jared Gollob and Teresa Coelho

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:181

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  43. Content type: Case report

    Supernumerary phantom limb (SPL) is a rare neurologic phenomenon, in which a patient misperceives an extra limb in addition to the original set of limbs. We report a case of SPL in a patient with a right basal...

    Authors: Hang-Rai Kim, Jee-young Han, Young Ho Park, Beom Joon Kim, Wookjin Yang and SangYun Kim

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:180

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  44. Content type: Study protocol

    Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability, and despite intensive research, few treatment options exist. However, a recent breakthrough in cell therapy is expected to reverse the neurological sequelae o...

    Authors: Hideo Shichinohe, Masahito Kawabori, Hiroaki Iijima, Tuyoshi Teramoto, Takeo Abumiya, Naoki Nakayama, Ken Kazumata, Shunsuke Terasaka, Teruyo Arato and Kiyohiro Houkin

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:179

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  45. Content type: Research article

    In recent years, shared decision making (SDM) has been promoted as a model to guide interactions between persons with MS and their neurologists to reach mutually satisfying decisions about disease management –...

    Authors: S. Michelle Driedger, Ryan Maier, Ruth Ann Marrie and Melissa Brouwers

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:176

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  46. Content type: Research article

    We aimed to develop a tool, the hemorrhagic transformation (HT) index (HTI), to predict any HT within 14 days after middle cerebral artery (MCA) stroke onset regardless of the intravenous recombinant tissue pl...

    Authors: Mikhail N. Kalinin, Dina R. Khasanova and Murat M. Ibatullin

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:177

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  47. Content type: Research article

    The disease course and early signs specific to ATTR Ala97Ser, the most common endemic mutation in Taiwan, have not been well described. Since new medications can slow down the rate of disease progression, the ...

    Authors: Hui-Ching Hsu, Ming-Feng Liao, Jung-Lung Hsu, Ai-Lun Lo, Hung-Chou Kuo, Rong-Kuo Lyu, Victor Chien-Chia Wu, Chih-Wei Wang and Long-Sun Ro

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:178

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