Hilary Moss

David Vindiš, Martin Hutyra, Daniel Šaňák, Michal Král, Eva Čecháková, Simona Littnerová, Tomáš Adam, Jan Přeček, Štěpán Hudec, Markéta Ječmenová, Miloš Táborský October 12, 2017

Pulmonary embolism (PE) is associated with a risk of consecutive paradoxical embolism with brain infarction through a patent foramen ovale (PFO). The aims of this study were to assess the rate of new ischemic brain lesions (IBLs) using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) during a 12-month follow-up period with anticoagulation and to evaluate the potential relationship with the presence of PFO on transesophageal echocardiography (TEE).… Read More...

Satoshi Suda, Junya Aoki, Takashi Shimoyama, Kentaro Suzuki, Yuki Sakamoto, Takehiro Katano, Seiji Okubo, Chikako Nito, Yasuhiro Nishiyama, Masahiro Mishina, Kazumi Kimura October 12, 2017

Poststroke infection (PSI) is common and is usually associated with a severe prognosis. We investigated the association between PSI and thyroid hormones, which are critical to immune regulation, in patients with acute stroke.

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Jia Zou, Bo Zhang, David H. Gutmann, Michael Wong October 12, 2017

Summary

Objective

Epilepsy is one of the most prominent symptoms of tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), a genetic disorder, and may be related to developmental defects resulting from impaired TSC1 or TSC2 gene function in astrocytes and neurons. Inactivation of the Tsc1 gene driven by a glial-fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) promoter during embryonic brain development leads to widespread pathologic effects on astrocytes and neurons, culminating in severe, progressive epilepsy in mice (Tsc1GFAP-Cre mice).

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Otite, F. O., Liaw, N., Khandelwal, P., Malik, A. M., Romano, J. G., Rundek, T., Sacco, R. L., Chaturvedi, S. October 12, 2017

Objective:

To evaluate trends in prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors (hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, smoking, and drug abuse) and cardiovascular diseases (carotid stenosis, chronic renal failure [CRF], and coronary artery disease [CAD]) in acute ischemic stroke (AIS) in the United States.

Methods:

We used the 2004–2014 National Inpatient Sample to compute weighted prevalence of each risk factor in hospitalized patients with AIS and used joinpoint regression to evaluate change in prevalence over time.… Read More...

Narayana, S., Mudigoudar, B., Babajani-Feremi, A., Choudhri, A. F., Boop, F. A. October 12, 2017

Accurate assessment of motor function is critical, particularly in the context of presurgical functional mapping. There are a few noninvasive tools available for preoperative motor mapping in older children and adults undergoing surgery for brain tumor or refractory epilepsy including fMRI, magnetoencephalography (MEG), and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).… Read More...

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