Stroke

Nadine E. Andrew, Doreen Busingye, Natasha A. Lannin, Monique F. Kilkenny, Dominique A. Cadilhac October 31, 2017

Comprehensive discharge planning is important for successful transitions from hospital to home after stroke. The aim of this study was to describe the quality of discharge planning received by patients discharged home from acute care, identify factors associated with a positive discharge experience, and assess the influence of discharge quality on outcomes.… Read More...

Edmund Cheong, Lizzie Dodd, William Smith, Timothy Kleinig October 31, 2017

Severe orolingual angioedema is a life-threatening complication of alteplase treatment for acute ischemic stroke that occurs during alteplase infusion or in the first 2 hours afterward. Currently, there are no proven therapies, although glucocorticoids, antihistamines, and adrenaline are sometimes used. Intubation is required if significant airway compromise supervenes.… Read More...

Antonio Arauz, Monica Chavarria-Medina, Hernán M. Patiño-Rodriguez, Elizabeth Varela, Fabiola Serrano, Mayra Becerril, Miguel A. Barboza October 31, 2017

Hypoplasia of the transverse sinus (TS) is a common anatomical variation. However, the relationship between TS hypoplasia and venous thrombosis has not been studied. We analyzed the hypothesis that TS hypoplasia is a predisposing factor for ipsilateral thrombosis.

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Amy Wright, Keeron Stone, Danielle Lambrick, Simon Fryer, Lee Stoner, Edward Tasker, Simon Jobson, Grace Smith, John Batten, Jo Batey, Vicky Hudson, Helen Hobbs, James Faulkner October 31, 2017

Stroke is a major global health problem whereby many survivors have unmet needs concerning mobility during recovery. As such, the use of robotic-assisted devices (i.e., a bionic leg) within a community setting may be an important adjunct to normal physiotherapy in chronic stroke survivors.… Read More...

Ji-Wei Cheng, Xiao-Jing Zhang, Li-Shan Cheng, Guo-Yi Li, Li-Jun Zhang, Kang-Xiang Ji, Qing Zhao, Yu Bai October 28, 2017

Intravenous thrombolysis using tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) improves significantly the neurologic function in patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS). However, it brings financial burden to patients and is associated with symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage (SICH). Whether low-dose tPA can effectively reduce SICH and has the same efficacy as standard-dose tPA is still controversial.… Read More...

Motohiro Nomura, Akira Tamase, Kentaro Mori, Syunsuke Seki, Yu Iida, Yuichi Kawabata, Tatsu Nakano October 28, 2017

A 28-year-old man without a significant medical history visited our hospital complaining of a headache. Computed tomography (CT) demonstrated thick, calcified vertebral artery (VA) and basilar artery (BA), despite the patient being young. Magnetic resonance angiography demonstrated the absence of the left internal carotid artery (ICA).… Read More...

Ana Dionísio, Isabel Catarina Duarte, Miguel Patrício, Miguel Castelo-Branco October 28, 2017

Stroke is a leading cause of disability. Alternative and more effective techniques for stroke rehabilitation have been sought to overcome limitations of conventional therapies. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) arises as a promising tool in this context. This systematic review aims to provide a state of the art on the application of rTMS in stroke patients and to assess its effectiveness in clinical rehabilitation of motor function.… Read More...

Haipeng Liu, Linfang Lan, Xinyi Leng, Hing Lung Ip, Thomas W.H. Leung, Defeng Wang, Ka Sing Wong October 28, 2017

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) allows noninvasive fractional flow (FF) computation in intracranial arterial stenosis. Removal of small artery branches is necessary in CFD simulation. The consequent effects on FF value needs to be judged.

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Daizo Ishii, Shigeyuki Sakamoto, Takahito Okazaki, Toshinori Matsushige, Katsuhiro Shinagawa, Nobuhiko Ichinose, Kaoru Kurisu October 27, 2017

Hypotension (HT) is well recognized to frequently occur during and after carotid artery stenting (CAS), which sometimes causes postoperative complications such as stroke or myocardial infarction. This study aimed to examine the risk factors associated with HT after CAS based on the hypothesis that overlapped stenting may affect postoperative HT.… Read More...

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