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Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108097/factors-predicting-recovery-of-oral-intake-in-stroke-survivors-with-dysphagia-in-a-convalescent-rehabilitation-ward
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Yasunori Ikenaga, Sayaka Nakayama, Hiroki Taniguchi, Isao Ohori, Nahoko Komatsu, Hitoshi Nishimura, Yasuo Katsuki
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy may be performed in dysphagic stroke patients. However, some patients regain complete oral intake without gastrostomy. This study aimed to investigate the predictive factors of intake, thereby determining gastrostomy indications. METHOD: Stroke survivors admitted to our convalescent rehabilitation ward who underwent gastrostomy or nasogastric tube placement from 2009 to 2015 were divided into 2 groups based on intake status at discharge...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108096/variants-in-cox-2-ptgis-and-tbxas1-are-associated-with-carotid-artery-or-intracranial-arterial-stenosis-and-neurologic-deterioration-in-ischemic-stroke-patients
#2
Xingyang Yi, Bing Ming, Chun Wang, Hong Chen, Chun Ma
BACKGROUND: Eicosanoids may play a role in ischemic stroke (IS). However, the association of variants in eicosanoid genes with symptomatic carotid artery or intracranial arterial stenosis and neurologic deterioration (ND) is not fully understood. The aim of the present study was to investigate the association of 11 variants in eicosanoid genes with symptomatic carotid artery or intracranial arterial stenosis and ND. METHODS: Eleven variants in eicosanoid genes were examined using mass spectrometry method in 297 IS patients...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094188/prosthetic-valve-thrombosis-in-the-acute-phase-of-the-stroke-relevance-of-detection-and-follow-up
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Jacint Sala-Padro, Jorge Pagola, Maria Teresa Gonzalez-Alujas, Laia Sero, Jesus Juega, Noelia Rodriguez-Villatoro, Sandra Boned, David Rodriguez-Luna, Marian Muchada, Ruben Fernandez-Galera, Marta Rubiera, Marc Ribo, Arturo Evangelista, Carlos Molina
BACKGROUND: Stroke may be the first symptom of prosthetic valve thrombosis (PVT); therefore, rapid diagnosis and therapy are crucial. We aimed to evaluate the prevalence, main predictors, and long-term clinical evolution of patients with PVT in the acute phase of stroke. METHODS: We studied consecutive acute ischemic stroke patients with prosthetic heart valves who underwent emergent transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) during a 5-year period. Two groups were defined depending on the presence of PVT (PVT or non-PVT groups)...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089564/cardiorespiratory-fitness-after-transient-ischemic-attack-and-minor-ischemic-stroke-baseline-data-of-the-moveit-study
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H Myrthe Boss, IngerA Deijle, SanderM Van Schaik, EdwinC de Melker, BobT J van den Berg, HenryC Weinstein, MirjamI Geerlings, L Jaap Kappelle, RenskeM Van den Berg-Vos
BACKGROUND: Cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) is reduced in patients with stroke. It is unclear whether it is also reduced in patients with a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or minor stroke. We investigated the CRF in patients with a recent TIA or minor stroke and explored which determinants are associated with a lower fitness. METHODS: In 113 patients with a recent TIA or minor ischemic stroke (64 (SD = 10) years of age; 49 (IQR 27-86) days post TIA or stroke), the peak oxygen consumption (VO2peak) was determined in a symptom-limited ramp exercise test...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089563/diagnostic-and-prognostic-relevance-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-electrophysiological-findings-in-acute-spinal-ischemia
#5
Dimitrios Artemis, Marc Wolf, Christian Blahak, Kristina Szabo, Michael G Hennerici, Marc Fatar
OBJECTIVE: Our purpose was to classify the rare entity of spontaneous spinal ischemia with clinical, magnetic resonance-tomographic, and electrophysiological parameters to determine criteria for outcome prediction. METHODS: We analyzed the stroke registry database of the University Hospital Mannheim, Germany, from 2004 to 2010 for patients with a diagnosis of vascular spinal cord ischemia. RESULTS: Ten patients were identified (mean age 65 years [range 50-83], 5 women)...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089562/sequential-multiple-assignment-randomized-trials-an-opportunity-for-improved-design-of-stroke-reperfusion-trials
#6
William J Meurer, Nicholas J Seewald, Kelley Kidwell
BACKGROUND: Modern clinical trials in stroke reperfusion fall into 2 categories: alternative systemic pharmacological regimens to alteplase and "rescue" endovascular approaches using targeted thrombectomy devices and/or medications delivered directly for persistently occluded vessels. Clinical trials in stroke have not evaluated how initial pharmacological thrombolytic management might influence subsequent rescue strategy. A sequential multiple assignment randomized trial (SMART) is a novel trial design that can test these dynamic treatment regimens and lead to treatment guidelines that more closely mimic practice...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089561/characterizing-deep-white-matter-hyperintensities-in-patients-with-symptomatic-isolated-cortical-superficial-siderosis
#7
Dimitri Renard, Lavinia Tatu, Christophe Demattei, Christophe Hirtz, Sylvain Lehmann, Eric Thouvenot
BACKGROUND: In patient with cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) presenting with lobar hemorrhage (LH), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) white matter hyperintensities (WMH) tend to be predominant in posterior regions with the "multiple subcortical spots" WMH pattern as the most frequent topographical WMH pattern. Our aim was to analyze WMH severity and topographical distribution in patients with cortical superficial siderosis (CSS). METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed MRIs from consecutive symptomatic isolated (i...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089254/volumetric-analysis-of-carotid-plaque-components-and-cerebral-microbleeds-a-correlative-study
#8
Luca Saba, Roberto Sanfilippo, Michele di Martino, Michele Porcu, Roberto Montisci, Pierleone Lucatelli, Michele Anzidei, Marco Francone, Jasjit S Suri
PURPOSE: The purpose of this work was to explore the association between carotid plaque volume (total and the subcomponents) and cerebral microbleeds (CMBs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy-two consecutive (male 53; median age 64) patients were retrospectively analyzed. Carotid arteries were studied by using a 16-detector-row computed tomography scanner whereas brain was explored with a 1.5 Tesla system. CMBs were studied using a T2*-weighted gradient-recalled echo sequence...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089253/progressive-bilateral-vertebral-artery-dissection-in-a-case-of-osteogenesis-imperfecta
#9
Yuji Kato, Harumitsu Nagoya, Tetsuya Abe, Takeshi Hayashi, Masanori Yasuda, Akira Uchino, Norio Tanahashi, Masaki Takao
A 32-year-old woman with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) was admitted to the hospital because of a right-sided occipital headache and facial paresthesia. She was diagnosed with lateral medullary syndrome due to right vertebral artery (VA) dissection. She was treated conservatively without antithrombotic therapy. She developed subarachnoid hemorrhage because of contralateral VA dissection 18 days later. This clinical course may reflect the underlying weakness of the vessel wall in OI. In patients with OI, occlusion of a unilateral VA could cause dissection and subsequent rupture of the contralateral VA...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089095/characteristics-of-anatomy-and-function-of-the-left-atrial-appendage-and-their-relationships-in-patients-with-cardioembolic-stroke-a-3-dimensional-transesophageal-echocardiography-study
#10
Yuki Matsumoto, Yoshihiro Morino, Akiko Kumagai, Maiko Hozawa, Motoyuki Nakamura, Yasuo Terayama, Atsushi Tashiro
BACKGROUND: Increasing attention is being paid to the left atrial appendage (LAA) in the context of risk stratification in cardioembolic stroke (CES) and the requirement for meticulous planning of percutaneous closure device implantation. However, detailed systematic assessment of the LAA remains limited. METHODS: This study evaluated the anatomy and function of LAA using 3-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (3D-TEE) on 194 consecutive patients older than 50 years old hospitalized exclusively for CES...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089094/postprandial-clearance-of-oxidized-low-density-lipoprotein-in-patients-with-stroke-due-to-atherosclerosis
#11
Sami Al Kasab, Christy Cassarly, Ngoc-Anh Le, Renee Martin, Julia Brinley, Marc I Chimowitz, Tanya N Turan
BACKGROUND: Oxidized low-density lipoprotein (OxLDL) is a contributor to atherosclerosis development. OxLDL formation increases in the postprandial state due to oxidative stress in subjects with coronary artery disease (CAD) and diabetes, but has not been studied in patients with atherosclerotic stroke. We aimed to determine differences in postprandial OxLDL in patients with atherosclerotic stroke compared to stroke from other causes. METHODS: Patients with ischemic stroke but no history of CAD (n = 42) were enrolled and categorized by stroke subtype as extracranial atherosclerosis (EC), n = 12; intracranial atherosclerosis (IC), n = 16; or other cause, n = 14...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089093/minimally-invasive-surgery-for-evacuating-the-intracerebral-hematoma-in-early-stages-decreased-secondary-damages-to-the-internal-capsule-in-dog-model-of-ich-observed-by-diffusion-tensor-imaging
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Guofeng Wu, Fan Wang, Likun Wang, Jing Shi, Hui Yu, Yingjun Zhang
BACKGROUND: Diffusion tensor imaging was used to observe the effects of performing early minimally invasive surgery (MIS) on internal capsule in dog model of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). METHODS: Twenty-five male dogs were selected to prepare an ICH model, and then they were randomly distributed into a model control (MC) group (5 dogs) or an MIS group (20 dogs). In the MIS group, the intracerebral hematoma was evacuated by stereotactic minimally invasive procedures over 6 hours (5 dogs), 12 hours (5 dogs), 18 hours (5 dogs), or 24 hours (5 dogs) after successful induction of ICH...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065616/experience-on-mechanical-thrombectomy-for-acute-stroke-treatment-in-a-brazilian-university-hospital
#13
Guilherme S Nakiri, Luis H Castro-Afonso, Lucas M Monsignore, Francisco A Dias, Frederico F Alessio-Alves, Soraia Ramos C Fabio, Millene R Camilo, Pedro T Cougo-Pinto, Octavio M Pontes-Neto, João Pereira Leite, Daniel G Abud
BACKGROUND: Brazil is a developing country struggling to reduce its extreme social inequality, which is reflected on shortage of health-care infrastructure, mainly to the low-income class, which depends exclusively on the public health system. In Brazil, less than 1% of stroke patients have access to intravenous thrombolysis in a stroke unit, and constraints to the development of mechanical thrombectomy in the public health system increase the social burden of stroke. OBJECTIVE: Report the feasibility of mechanical thrombectomy as part of routine stroke care in a Brazilian public university hospital...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065615/-man-in-the-barrel-syndrome-with-anterior-spinal-artery-infarct-due-to-vertebral-artery-dissection
#14
Carolina Rouanet, Danyelle Reges, Eva Rocha, Vivian Gagliardi, Marcel Ken Uehara, Maramelia Alves Miranda, Gisele Sampaio Silva
BACKGROUND: Man in the barrel syndrome (MBS) is a condition of brachial diplegia initially described after a bilateral watershed cerebral infarct between the anterior and the middle cerebral artery territories. OBJECTIVE: To report a case of MBS as a consequence of anterior spinal artery infarct due to vertebral artery dissection. DISCUSSION: More recently, nonischemic lesions in brain and brain stem have also been described as etiologies of MBS...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065614/cerebral-venous-sinus-thrombosis-presenting-feature-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#15
Rajesh Kumar Singh, Sanjeev Kumar Bhoi, Jayantee Kalita, Usha Kant Misra
BACKGROUND: CVST (cerebral venous sinus thrombosis) may sometimes be associated with autoimmune disorders that require specific treatment. The clinical and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients with CVST are presented and contrasted with CVST without SLE. METHODS: Consecutive patients with CVST admitted in neurology service during 2012-2016 were included. The diagnosis of CVST was confirmed by MR venography or digital subtraction angiography...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065613/anca-negative-churg-strauss-syndrome-presenting-as-acute-multiple-cerebral-infarcts-a-case-report
#16
Klearchos Psychogios, Ilias Evmorfiadis, Spyros Dragomanovits, Athanasios Stavridis, Konstantinos Takis, Loukas Kaklamanis, Stathis Pantelis
Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA, previously named Churg-Strauss syndrome) is a form of necrotizing vasculitis occurring in patients with asthma and eosinophilia. Ischemic stroke is a relatively rare complication of the disease. We report a case of a 63-year-old woman with multiple embolic infarcts, hypereosinophilia (for >7 years), and skin rash. Elevated cardiac enzymes and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging were consistent with endomyocarditis. The simultaneous presence of history of asthma, sinusitis, hypereosinophilia, and vasculitis led to the diagnosis of EGPA...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063772/white-matter-hyperintensity-associations-with-cerebral-blood-flow-in-elderly-subjects-stratified-by-cerebrovascular-risk
#17
Ahmed A Bahrani, David K Powell, Guoquiang Yu, Eleanor S Johnson, Gregory A Jicha, Charles D Smith
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to add clarity to the relationship between deep and periventricular brain white matter hyperintensities (WMHs), cerebral blood flow (CBF), and cerebrovascular risk in older persons. METHODS: Deep white matter hyperintensity (dWMH) and periventricular white matter hyperintensity (pWMH) and regional gray matter (GM) and white matter (WM) blood flow from arterial spin labeling were quantified from magnetic resonance imaging scans of 26 cognitively normal elderly subjects stratified by cerebrovascular disease (CVD) risk...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063771/matrix-metalloproteinase-9-and-recovery-of-acute-ischemic-stroke
#18
Maged M Abdelnaseer, Nervana M Elfauomy, Eman H Esmail, Manal M Kamal, Enji H Elsawy
BACKGROUND: Stroke outcome can be predicted by clinical features, biochemical parameters, and some risk factors. Matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) is involved in various stages of stroke pathology. MMP-9 inhibitors are potential stroke therapeutic agents. Little is known about the relation between MMP-9-after the acute stage-and clinical recovery. OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to investigate the serum level of MMP-9 at stroke onset as predictor of stroke outcome and the relation between the level of MMP-9 after 30 days and stroke recovery...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065404/cerebral-microbleeds-and-risk-of-intracerebral-hemorrhage-post-intravenous-thrombolysis
#19
Ramin Zand, Georgios Tsivgoulis, Mantinderpreet Singh, Michael McCormack, Nitin Goyal, Muhammad Fawad Ishfaq, Reza Bavarsad Shahripour, Katherine Nearing, Lucas Elijovich, Anne W Alexandrov, David S Liebeskind, Andrei V Alexandrov
BACKGROUND: Stroke patients who have cerebral micro bleeds (CMBs) could be potentially at a greater risk for symptomatic intracerebral hemorrhage (sICH) than those patients without CMBs. The aim of our study was to investigate whether the presence and burden of CMBs are associated with post IVT sICH. METHODS: In this multicenter study, consecutive patients treated with intravenous tissue plasminogen activator were prospectively identified and analyzed. Patients without magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) within 24 hours of treatment were excluded...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041899/left-atrial-appendage-closure-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-previous-intracerebral-hemorrhage
#20
Pauline Renou, Jean-Benoît Thambo, Xavier Iriart, Stéphanie Nicot, Nathanael Kabore, Zakaria Jalal, Stéphane Olindo, Sabrina Debruxelles, Mathilde Poli, François Rouanet, Igor Sibon
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) may be considered in patients with atrial fibrillation and contraindication for long-term anticoagulation. This study aimed to assess the safety and efficacy of LAAC followed by single antiplatelet therapy in patients with atrial fibrillation and previous spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). METHODS: In this explorative, prospective, single-center study, consecutive patients who underwent LAAC because of previous spontaneous ICH over a period of 4 years were analyzed...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
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