Stroke

Siyi Chen, Laura Bennet, Ailsa L. McGregor September 4, 2017

Pharmacological activation of the cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway (CAP), specifically by activating α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors, has been shown to confer short-term improvements in outcome. Most studies have investigated administration within 24 hours of stroke, and few have investigated drugs approved for use in human patients.… Read More...

Yuki Shinya, Satoru Miyawaki, Hideaki Imai, Hiroki Hongo, Hideaki Ono, Atsumi Takenobu, Hirofumi Nakatomi, Akira Teraoka, Nobuhito Saito September 4, 2017

Intracranial atherosclerosis of the anterior circulation (anterior ICAS) and intracranial atherosclerosis of the posterior circulation (posterior ICAS) are thought to involve different pathogeneses and risk factors. Recently, we identified a genetic variant that has a significant association with ICAS. The variant was ring finger protein 213 (RNF213) c.14576GA (rs112735431), which was originally identified as a susceptibility genetic variant for moyamoya disease (MMD).… Read More...

Hidetaka Arishima, Hiroyuki Neishi, Ken-ichiro Kikuta, Mihoko Morita, Naoko Hosono, Takahiro Yamauchi, Masayoshi Souri, Akitada Ichinose September 4, 2017

A 68-year-old man presented with intracranial hemorrhage in the right frontal lobe, which rapidly increased the day after admission. We performed hematoma removal with a biopsy of the cortex around the hematoma. The day after the operation, a subcutaneous hematoma over the craniotomy appeared, and the computed tomography showed a recurrent hemorrhage with an acute subdural hematoma.… Read More...

Chun-An Cheng, Chun-Gu Cheng, Jiuun-Tay Lee, Hung-Che Lin, Cheng-Chung Cheng, Hung-Wen Chiu September 4, 2017

Sepsis increases the long-term incidence of ischemic stroke (IS). The chances for long-term IS in patients who are discharged after sepsis are unclear. Our aim was to demonstrate long-term risk chances of IS after septicemia discharge. We used a nomogram to identify those septicemia survivors with the higher risk of developing IS.… Read More...

Tomotaka Ohshima, Yosuke Tamari, Taiki Yamamoto, Shunsaku Goto, Kojiro Ishikawa September 4, 2017

The mechanisms and prognosis of underlying subarachnoid hemorrhage of unknown origin remain unclear. Previous investigators have suggested a relationship between nonaneurysmal perimesencephalic subarachnoid hemorrhage and venous abnormalities like a primitive venous drainage of the basal vein of Rosenthal. We report the outcome of a midterm follow-up of 20 consecutive patients with nonaneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage of unknown origin, and 2 patients in whom the development of new dural arteriovenous fistulas after subarachnoid hemorrhage of unknown origin were detected during follow-up.… Read More...

Okkyung Kim, Bruce Ovbiagele, Natalie Valle, Daniela Markovic, Amytis Towfighi September 4, 2017

Up to 25% of the U.S. population has undiagnosed diabetes. Diabetes and stroke both disproportionately afflict race/ethnic minorities. We assessed race/ethnic differences in the prevalence of undiagnosed diabetes, prediabetes, and cardiometabolic risk profiles among stroke survivors in the United States.

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