Stroke

Ayesha Sherzai, Bruce Ovbiagele, Dean Sherzai March 15, 2018

Little is known about how prevalent dementia rates among patients with stroke have evolved over the last decade or how this relationship varies by gender, race ethnicity, stroke type, or dementia type. We assessed time trends and demographic predictors of coexisting dementia in a large cohort of patients hospitalized for stroke.… Read More...

Liping Chen, Siqing Xiong, Yi Liu, Meiqing Lin, Jirui Wang, Renjia Zhong, Jiuhan Zhao, Wenjing Liu, Lu Zhu, Xiuli Shang March 14, 2018

Apathy is a multidimensional syndrome referring to a primary lack of motivation that occurs frequently in survivors of stroke. Higher C-reactive protein (CRP) level was associated with higher apathy scores among Alzheimer disease cases. However, data on the relationship between CRP levels and apathy in patients with stroke are lacking.… Read More...

Tenyu Hino, Chiaki Yokota, Kunihiro Nishimura, Michikazu Nakai, Suzuka Kato, Kazuyo Kuwabara, Hidehiro Takekawa, Takuro Arimizu, Shinya Tomari, Shinichi Wada, Hideyuki Ohnishi, Kazunori Toyoda, Tomonori Okamura, Kazuo Minematsu March 13, 2018

Advancing school-based education is a promising means to spread knowledge pertaining to stroke. The aim of the current study was to clarify whether stroke lessons provided by schoolteachers could deliver stroke knowledge to children (aged 9-11 years) and their parents, at a similar level to when taught by medical staff.… Read More...

Toshihiro Ueda, Tatsuro Takada, Shinji Nogoshi, Tomohide Yoshie, Satoshi Takaishi, Takayuki Fukano March 9, 2018

A recent randomized controlled trial demonstrated that aggressive medical management was superior to angioplasty with stenting for intracranial stenosis. The purpose of this study was to assess initial and long-term outcomes of balloon angioplasty without stenting for symptomatic middle cerebral artery (MCA) stenosis.… Read More...

Jian Guo, Tianjia Guan, Ying Shen, Baohua Chao, Mei Li, Longde Wang, Yuanli Liu March 9, 2018

The lifestyle interventions are effective preventive measures for stroke in general population, and the stroke risk with lifestyle factors may be modified by gender, health conditions, etc. Therefore, we conducted a case-control study to investigate the gender-specific association between stroke risk and lifestyle factors in adults with diabetes based on the China National Stroke Screening Survey.… Read More...

Bing Yang, Huili Zhu, Yusheng Zhang, Anding Xu March 9, 2018

Intracranial branch atheromatous disease is an atheromatous pathophysiological process associated with occlusion or stenosis at the orifice of a deep penetrating artery. However, apart from autopsy, atherosclerosis in the penetrating artery has not been confirmed in vivo. In this case, we confirmed that the ostium was located in the parent artery plaque and demonstrated the atherosclerosis of the proximal penetrating artery by using high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging.… Read More...

Michal A. Karlinski, Jan P. Bembenek, Anna Baranowska, Iwona Kurkowska-Jastrzebska, Anna Czlonkowska March 8, 2018

Implementation of modern stroke unit care might have attenuated the negative effect of infections on stroke outcome. Our aim was to investigate changes in the occurrence of pneumonia and urinary infections diagnosed after admission to experienced Polish stroke center between 1995 and 2015, and their association with hospital mortality.… Read More...

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