Stroke

Mohsen Saleh ElAlfy, Fatma Soliman Elsayed Ebeid, Tarek Mostafa Kamal, Deena Samir Eissa, Eman Abdel Rahman Ismail, Samar Hassan Mohamed November 6, 2018

Cerebrovascular stroke is a common critical complication of sickle cell disease (SCD). Angiotensinogen (AGT) M235T gene polymorphism is associated with risk of ischemic stroke and cardiovascular disease.

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Jeonggeun Moon, Minsu Kim, Pyung Chun Oh, Dong Hoon Shin, Hyeon-MI Park, Youn Yi Jo, Ji Sung Lee, Woong Chol Kang November 3, 2018

Percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO) is an alternative option to medical treatment for secondary prevention for cryptogenic stroke (CS). Despite technical success of procedure, residual shunt (RS) which is a presumable cause for recurrent stroke is observed in some patients.… Read More...

Bharti Manwani, Subhendu Rath, Nora S. Lee, Ilene Staff, Christoph Stretz, Janhavi Modak, Pasquale F. Finelli November 3, 2018

Imaging modalities are important part of stroke evaluation. Noncontrast head computed tomography (CT) is the initial imaging modality in acute stroke and although important to rule out acute hemorrhage and making a decision on thrombolytic treatment, ischemic changes may not be visible on CT for up to 24 hours.… Read More...

Yi Li, Timothy P. Fitzgibbons, David D. McManus, Richard P. Goddeau, Brian Silver, Nils Henninger November 3, 2018

Heart failure (HF) is a risk factor for atrial fibrillation (AF), stroke, and post-stroke disability. However, differing definitions and application of HF-criteria may impact model prediction. We compared the predictive ability of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), a readily available objective echocardiographic index, with clinical HF definitions for functional disability and AF in stroke patients.… Read More...

TC Cossey, Amanda Jagolino, Christy Ankrom, Arvind B. Bambhroliya, Chunyan Cai, Farhaan S. Vahidy, Sean I. Savitz, Tzu-Ching Wu November 2, 2018

Background: Stroke outcomes have been shown to be worse for patients presenting overnight and on weekends (after-hours) to stroke centers compared with those presenting during business hours (on-hours). Telemedicine (TM) helps provide evaluation and safe management of stroke patients. We compared time metrics and outcomes of stroke patients who were assessed and received intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (IV-tPA) via TM during after-hours with those during on-hours.… Read More...

Junhua Yang, Guanghui Du, Jinyu Wang, Jia Chen, Chenghui Yang, Jia Li, Yun Zhang November 2, 2018

Background and Aims: Decreased adiponectin (APN) level has been indicated to be associated with depression. In the present study, we aimed to investigate whether serum APN could predict poststroke depression (PSD) at 3 months in patients with acute ischemic stroke. Method: Patients with first-ever ischemic stroke and hospitalized within 24 hours of symptoms onset were enrolled prospectively during March 2017 to September 2017.… Read More...

Takao Hoshino, Sono Toi, Kunio Toda, Yumiko Uchiyama, Hiroshi Yoshizawa, Mutsumi Iijima, Yuko Shimizu, Kazuo Kitagawa November 2, 2018

Background: Limited data are available regarding the characteristics and prognosis of patients with stroke due to varicella zoster virus (VZV) vasculopathy. Methods: We studied 4 patients (2 men and 2 women; age, 38-63 years) from a single center who developed acute ischemic stroke due to VZV vasculopathy.… Read More...

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