Stroke

Ajay Malhotra, Xiao Wu, Long H. Tu, Kimberly Seifert December 19, 2017

We would like to commend the authors Watanabe et al. for their study assessing the rate of growth of unruptured versus ruptured aneurysms on magnetic resonance angiography (MRA).1 The natural history of small, unruptured intracranial aneurysms (UIAs) is not well understood, and small UIAs have low growth and rupture rates reported in the literature.2 We have a few questions for the authors and concerns about the conclusions.… Read More...

Patrick Kitzman, Marc Wolfe, Kelley Elkins, Justin F. Fraser, Stephen L. Grupke, Michael R. Dobbs December 19, 2017

The population of rural Kentucky and West Virginia has a disproportionately high incidence of stroke and stroke risk factors. The Kentucky Appalachian Stroke Registry (KApSR) is a novel registry of stroke patients developed to collect demographic and clinical data in real time from these patients’ electronic health records.… Read More...

Peter Csecsei, Gabriella Pusch, Erzsebet Ezer, Timea Berki, Laszlo Szapary, Zsolt Illes, Tihamer Molnar December 14, 2017

In patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) without cardiovascular complications, we investigated the association of serum concentration of cardiac troponin (high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T [hs-cTnT]) with thrombo-inflammatory markers.

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Sepideh Etehadi Moghadam, Abolfazl Azami Tameh, Zeinab Vahidinia, Mohammad Ali Atlasi, Hassan Hassani Bafrani, Homayoun Naderian December 14, 2017

Different mechanisms will be activated during ischemic stroke. Calpain proteases play a pivotal role in neuronal death after ischemia damage through apoptosis. Anti-apoptotic activities of the oxytocin (OT) in different ischemic tissues were reported in previous studies. Recently, a limited number of studies have noted the protective effects of OT in the brain.… Read More...

Kizhakkaniyakath Abdu Salam, Mohammed Rafeeque, Hisham Hashim, Neena Mampilly, Mohan Leslie Noone December 13, 2017

A 25-year-old woman presented with acute onset of right hemiplegia and global aphasia with National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale score of 19. Computed tomography angiography demonstrated occlusion of the left proximal middle cerebral artery. She was thrombolysed with intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (0.6 mg/kg) within 3 hours of onset of symptoms and was taken up for mechanical thrombectomy.… Read More...

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