Stroke

Theodore Bowen, Shawn A. Silver, Cathy Sila March 13, 2019

After allogenic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, cerebrovascular complications are uncommon, occurring in approximately 2%, and typically due to coagulopathy or infection. Graft versus host disease has been rarely reported to affect the central nervous system but these cases typically describe leukoencephalopathy, encephalitis, or perivascular infiltrates or vasculitis with subcortical ischemia or hemorrhage.… Read More...

Yuka Kanazawa, Shuji Arakawa, Takafumi Shimogawa, Noriko Hagiwara, Sei Haga, Takato Morioka, Hiroaki Ooboshi, Tetsuro Ago, Takanari Kitazono March 13, 2019

Differential diagnosis between acute ischemic stroke (AIS) and epilepsy-related stroke mimics is sometimes difficult in the emergency department. We investigated whether a combination of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) and arterial spin labeling imaging (ASL) is useful in distinguishing AIS from epileptic disorders.… Read More...

Shivram Kumar, Giuseppe Lanzino, Waleed Brinjikji, Kate W. Hocquard, Kelly D. Flemming March 13, 2019

Goal: Sporadic brain cavernous malformations commonly correlate with developmental venous anomalies; however, developmental venous anomalies may exist without cavernous malformations. Infratentorial location and specific angioarchitectural features of the developmental venous anomaly increase the odds of a concomitant malformation. Animal data also suggest chronic inflammatory disease, oxidative stress, and angiogenesis promote cavernous malformation development.… Read More...

Man-Man Xia, Mingxu Wang, Hong Jiang, Yan Liu, Le Ma, Chao Lu, Wei Zhang March 13, 2019

Aims: The objective of this study was to perform a meta-analysis to evaluate the association between angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) gene insertion/deletion (I/D) polymorphism and susceptibility to atherosclerosis (AS). Methods: MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the ISI Web of Science were searched for all eligible published studies concerning the relationship of ACE gene polymorphism with AS without language restrictions.… Read More...

Te-Hsiung Wang, Naoto Jingami, Tomohisa Okada, Tomoyuki Yunoki, Shigeru Ohtsuru, Kaoru Koike March 9, 2019

Anterior choroidal artery (AchA) infarction remains a challenging diagnosis although it was first described almost 100 years prior. N-isopropyl-p-[123I]-iodoamphetamine single-photon emission computed tomography (123I-IMP SPECT) and 7 Tesla magnetic resonance angiography (7T-MRA) are not routinely performed in cases of AchA infarction.… Read More...

Kui Kai Lau, Anderson Chun On Tsang, Kay Cheong Teo, Hoi Lam Li, Lawrence KW Chu, Justin Chung Hin Li, Morgan KC Chan, Vanessa Hang Lam Wan, Edward S Hui, Henry Ka Fung Mak March 8, 2019

Recent studies in Caucasians with transient ischaemic attack or ischaemic stroke have demonstrated significant age-specific associations between cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) burden on magnetic resonance imaging and renal impairment. We aimed to validate these findings in a large cohort of Chinese with ischaemic stroke.… Read More...

Ming-Chu Feng, Yi-Ching Lin, Yu-Han Chang, Chun-Hung Chen, Hsiu-Chu Chiang, Ling-Chun Huang, Yuan-Han Yang, Chih-Hsing Hung March 8, 2019

Background: Dysphagia may result in poor outcomes in stroke patients due to aspiration pneumonia and malnutrition. Goal: The aim of the study was to investigate aspiration pneumonia and the mortality rate in stroke patients with dysphagia in Taiwan. Methods: We selected 1220 stroke patients, divided them into dysphagia and nondysphagia groups, and matched them according to age; covariates and comediations from 2000 to 2005 were identified from the NHIRD 2000 database.… Read More...

Victor J. Del Brutto, Agnieszka Ardelt, Andrea Loggini, Zachary Bulwa, Faten El-Ammar, Raisa C. Martinez, James Brorson, Fernando Goldenberg March 4, 2019

Background and Purpose: Emergent evaluation of inpatients with suspected acute ischemic stroke faces difficulty of symptoms recognition, false alarms, and high rate of contraindications to reperfusion therapies. We aim to assess the clinical characteristics and therapeutic interventions implemented in patients evaluated though the in-hospital Stroke Alert Protocol.… Read More...

Xuqiang Wei, Liyun He, Jia Liu, Yanke Ai, Yali Liu, Yi Yang, Baoyan Liu February 27, 2019

Background: Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) is the common complication among stroke and cerebral injury patients, which is lack of safe and effective treatment. Electroacupuncture (EA) may potentially be a reliably therapy, but the evidence is insufficiency. Methods: Cochrane Library, MEDLINE, Embase, Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure, Wan Fang Data, the Chinese Biology Medicine disc, etc., were searched, until July 20, 2018.… Read More...

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