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Translational Stroke Research

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205065/spontaneous-recovery-of-upper-extremity-motor-impairment-after-ischemic-stroke-implications-for-stem-cell-based-therapeutic-approaches
#1
Hossein Delavaran, Joseph Aked, Håkan Sjunnesson, Olle Lindvall, Bo Norrving, Zaal Kokaia, Arne Lindgren
Preclinical studies suggest that stem cell therapy (SCT) may improve sensorimotor recovery after stroke. Upper extremity motor impairment (UEMI) is common after stroke, often entailing substantial disability. To evaluate the feasibility of post-stroke UEMI as a target for SCT, we examined a selected sample of stroke patients potentially suitable for SCT, aiming to assess the frequency and recovery of UEMI, as well as its relation to activity limitations and participation restrictions. Patients aged 20-75 years with first-ever ischemic stroke, and National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) scores 1-18, underwent brain diffusion-weighted MRI within 4 days of stroke onset (n = 108)...
February 15, 2017: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138916/a-systematic-and-meta-analysis-of-mortality-in-experimental-mouse-models-analyzing-delayed-cerebral-ischemia-after-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
#2
Marcel A Kamp, Jasper H van Lieshout, Maxine Dibué-Adjei, Jasmin K Weber, Toni Schneider, Tanja Restin, Igor Fischer, Hans-Jakob Steiger
Animal models are established to display the pathophysiological changes following subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). The aim of the present study was to determine case fatality in mouse delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI) models, to compare mortality in mouse DCI models to case fatality in human SAH patients, and to identify factors influencing mouse mortality. A systematic search of the PubMed database was performed to identify all studies that assessed mouse DCI models. Mortality rates and predictor variables were extracted and compared to the human case fatality after SAH as previously reported...
January 30, 2017: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127687/regulated-and-unregulated-clinical-trials-of-stem-cell-therapies-for-stroke
#3
EDITORIAL
Michael G Liska, Marci G Crowley, Cesar V Borlongan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 26, 2017: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102508/simvastatin-promotes-hematoma-absorption-and-reduces-hydrocephalus-following-intraventricular-hemorrhage-in-part-by-upregulating-cd36
#4
Qianwei Chen, Xia Shi, Qiang Tan, Zhou Feng, Yuelong Wang, Qiaoying Yuan, Yihao Tao, Jianbo Zhang, Liang Tan, Gang Zhu, Hua Feng, Zhi Chen
We previously found that hematoma worsens hydrocephalus after intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) via increasing iron deposition and aggravating ependymal cilia injury; therefore, promoting hematoma absorption may be a promising strategy for IVH. Recently, some investigations imply that simvastatin has the ability of accelerating hematoma absorption. Thus, this study was designed to examine the efficacy of simvastatin for IVH in rats. Intracerebral hemorrhage with ventricular extension was induced in adult male Sprague-Dawley rats after autologous blood injection...
January 19, 2017: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101763/mir-126-affects-brain-heart-interaction-after-cerebral-ischemic-stroke
#5
Jieli Chen, Chengcheng Cui, Xiaoping Yang, Jiang Xu, Poornima Venkat, Alex Zacharek, Peng Yu, Michael Chopp
Cardiovascular diseases are approximately three times higher in patients with neurological deficits than in patients without neurological deficits. MicroRNA-126 (MiR-126) facilitates vascular remodeling and decreases fibrosis and is emerging as an important factor in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases and cerebral stroke. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that decreased miR-126 after ischemic stroke may play an important role in regulating cardiac function. Wild-type (WT), specific conditional-knockout endothelial cell miR-126 (miR-126(EC-/-)), and miR-126 knockout control (miR-126(fl/fl)) mice were subjected to distal middle cerebral artery occlusion (dMCAo) (n = 10/group)...
January 19, 2017: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091936/task-specific-motor-rehabilitation-therapy-after-stroke-improves-performance-in-a-different-motor-task-translational-evidence
#6
M El Amki, P Baumgartner, O Bracko, A R Luft, S Wegener
While the stroke survivor with a motor deficit strives for recovery of all aspects of daily life movements, neurorehabilitation training is often task specific and does not generalize to movements other than the ones trained. In rodent models of post-stroke recovery, this problem is poorly investigated as the training task is often the same as the one that measures motor function. The present study investigated whether motor training by pellet reaching translates into enhancement of different motor functions in rats after stroke...
January 14, 2017: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039577/antiplatelet-strategies-and-outcomes-in-patients-with-noncardioembolic-ischemic-stroke-from-a-real-world-study-with-a-five-year-follow-up
#7
Huimin Xu, Yanting Ping, Haoran Lin, Ping He, Wenlu Li, Haibin Dai
Aspirin and clopidogrel are both acceptable antiplatelet options for the secondary prevention of noncardioembolic ischemic stroke. Associations between Essen Stroke Risk Score (ESRS) and antiplatelet treatment in Chinese patients with noncardioembolic ischemic stroke were assessed. This retrospective study was taken in a tertiary care hospital located in eastern China. Patients with noncardioembolic ischemic stroke hospitalized during January 1, 2009, to December 31, 2011, were classified according to ESRS during index stroke hospitalization...
December 31, 2016: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039575/the-high-cost-of-stroke-and-stroke-cytoprotection-research
#8
Paul A Lapchak, John H Zhang
Acute ischemic stroke is inadequately treated in the USA and worldwide due to a lengthy history of neuroprotective drug failures in clinical trials. The majority of victims must endure life-long disabilities that not only affect their livelihood, but also have an enormous societal economic impact. The rapid development of a neuroprotective or cytoprotective compound would allow future stroke victims to receive a treatment to reduce disabilities and further promote recovery of function. This opinion article reviews in detail the enormous costs associated with developing a small molecule to treat stroke, as well as providing a timely overview of the cell-death time-course and relationship to the ischemic cascade...
December 30, 2016: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988839/dr%C3%AE-1-mog-35-55-reduces-permanent-ischemic-brain-injury
#9
Jianyi Wang, Qing Ye, Jing Xu, Gil Benedek, Haiyue Zhang, Yuanyuan Yang, Huan Liu, Roberto Meza-Romero, Arthur A Vandenbark, Halina Offner, Yanqin Gao
Stroke induces a catastrophic immune response that involves the global activation of peripheral leukocytes, especially T cells. The human leukocyte antigen-DRα1 domain linked to MOG-35-55 peptide (DRα1-MOG-35-55) is a partial major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II construct which can inhibit neuroantigen-specific T cells and block binding of the cytokine/chemokine macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) to its CD74 receptor on monocytes and macrophages. Here, we evaluated the therapeutic effect of DRα1-MOG-35-55 in a mouse model of permanent distal middle cerebral artery occlusion (dMCAO)...
December 17, 2016: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981484/uric-acid-is-protective-after-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-in-hyperglycemic-mice
#10
Carles Justicia, Angélica Salas-Perdomo, Isabel Pérez-de-Puig, Lisette H Deddens, Geralda A F van Tilborg, Clara Castellví, Rick M Dijkhuizen, Ángel Chamorro, Anna M Planas
Hyperglycemia at stroke onset is associated with poor long-term clinical outcome in numerous studies. Hyperglycemia induces intracellular acidosis, lipid peroxidation, and peroxynitrite production resulting in the generation of oxidative and nitrosative stress in the ischemic tissue. Here, we studied the effects of acute hyperglycemia on in vivo intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) expression, neutrophil recruitment, and brain damage after ischemia/reperfusion in mice and tested whether the natural antioxidant uric acid was protective...
December 15, 2016: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910074/evolutional-characterization-of-photochemically-induced-stroke-in-rats-a-multimodality-imaging-and-molecular-biological-study
#11
Nai-Wei Liu, Chien-Chih Ke, Yonghua Zhao, Yi-An Chen, Kim-Chuan Chan, David Tat-Wei Tan, Jhih-Shian Lee, You-Yin Chen, Tun-Wei Hsu, Ya-Ju Hsieh, Chi-Wei Chang, Bang-Hung Yang, Wen-Sheng Huang, Ren-Shyan Liu
Photochemically induced cerebral ischemia is an easy-manipulated, reproducible, relatively noninvasive, and lesion controllable model for translational study of ischemic stroke. In order to longitudinally investigate the characterization of the model, magnetic resonance imaging, (18)F-2-deoxy-glucose positron emission tomography, fluorescence, and bioluminescence imaging system were performed in correlation with triphenyl tetrazolium chloride (TTC), hematoxylin-eosin staining, and immunohistochemistry examinations of glial fibrillary acidic protein, CD68, NeuN, von willebrand factor, and α-smooth muscle actin in the infarct zone...
December 1, 2016: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896625/mri-characterization-in-the-acute-phase-of-experimental-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
#12
Dewei Guo, D Andrew Wilkinson, B Gregory Thompson, Aditya S Pandey, Richard F Keep, Guohua Xi, Ya Hua
A number of mechanisms have been proposed for the early brain injury after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). In this study, we investigated the radiographic characteristics and influence of gender on early brain injury after experimental SAH. SAH was induced by endovascular perforation in male and female rats. Magnetic resonance imaging was performed in a 7.0-T Varian MR scanner at 24 h after SAH. The occurrence and size of T2 lesions, ventricular dilation, and white matter injury (WMI) were determined on T2-weighted images (T2WI)...
November 28, 2016: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039576/correcting-the-trajectory-of-stroke-therapeutic-research
#13
EDITORIAL
Keith R Pennypacker, Gregory Bix, Justin F Fraser
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27714670/mechanisms-imaging-and-therapy-in-stroke-recovery
#14
EDITORIAL
Changhong Xing, Kazuhide Hayakawa, Eng H Lo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27650774/enhanced-procoagulant-activity-on-blood-cells-after-acute-ischemic-stroke
#15
Zhipeng Yao, Lixiu Wang, Xiaoming Wu, Lu Zhao, Chunling Chi, Li Guo, Dongxia Tong, Xiaoyan Yang, Zengxiang Dong, Ruijuan Deng, Valerie A Novakovic, Hemant S Thatte, Yayan Bi, Ye Tian, Jialan Shi, Jin Zhou, Junjie Kou, Shaoshan Hu
The role of phosphatidylserine (PS)-mediated procoagulant activity (PCA) in stroke remains unclear. To ascertain this role, early dynamic evolution of PS exposure on blood cells and released microparticles (MPs) and the corresponding PCA were evaluated in patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS). Flow cytometry analyses revealed that initial levels of PS exposure on erythrocyte, platelet, and leukocyte were 2.40-, 1.36-, and 1.38-fold higher, respectively, in AIS than the risk factor-matched (RF) controls...
February 2017: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27628245/the-cerebrovascular-chronic-kidney-disease-connection-perspectives-and-mechanisms
#16
REVIEW
Wei Ling Lau, Branko N Huisa, Mark Fisher
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an independent risk factor for the development of cerebrovascular disease, particularly small vessel disease which can manifest in a variety of phenotypes ranging from lacunes to microbleeds. Small vessel disease likely contributes to cognitive dysfunction in the CKD population. Non-traditional risk factors for vascular injury in uremia include loss of calcification inhibitors, hyperphosphatemia, increased blood pressure variability, elastinolysis, platelet dysfunction, and chronic inflammation...
February 2017: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27578048/translational-mr-neuroimaging-of-stroke-and-recovery
#17
Emiri T Mandeville, Cenk Ayata, Yi Zheng, Joseph B Mandeville
Multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become a critical clinical tool for diagnosing focal ischemic stroke severity, staging treatment, and predicting outcome. Imaging during the acute phase focuses on tissue viability in the stroke vicinity, while imaging during recovery requires the evaluation of distributed structural and functional connectivity. Preclinical MRI of experimental stroke models provides validation of non-invasive biomarkers in terms of cellular and molecular mechanisms, while also providing a translational platform for evaluation of prospective therapies...
February 2017: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27566737/mechanisms-of-axonal-damage-and-repair-after-central-nervous-system-injury
#18
Naohiro Egawa, Josephine Lok, Kazuo Washida, Ken Arai
Central nervous system (CNS) injury initiates spatial and temporal neurodegeneration. Under pathologic conditions, damaged glial cells cannot supply sufficient metabolites to neurons, leading to energy deficiency for neuronal axons. The widespread disruption of cellular membranes causes disturbed intracellular signaling via dysregulated ionic gradients in neurons. Although several deleterious cascades are activated during the acute phase of CNS injury, some compensatory responses may tend to promote axonal repair during the chronic/remodeling phase...
February 2017: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27394917/interactive-voice-response-an-innovative-approach-to-post-stroke-depression-self-management-support
#19
Lesli E Skolarus, John D Piette, Paul N Pfeiffer, Linda S Williams, Jason Mackey, Rebecca Hughes, Lewis B Morgenstern
Automated interactive voice response (IVR) call systems can provide systematic monitoring and self-management support to depressed patients, but it is unknown if stroke patients are able and willing to engage in IVR interactions. We sought to assess the feasibility and acceptability of IVR as an adjunct to post-stroke depression follow-up care. The CarePartner program is a mobile health program designed to optimize depression self-management, facilitate social support from a caregiver, and strengthen connections between stroke survivors and primary care providers (PCPs)...
February 2017: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27251413/biomaterials-for-enhancing-cns-repair
#20
Teck Chuan Lim, Myron Spector
The health of the central nervous system (CNS) does not only rely on the state of the neural cells but also on how various extracellular components organize cellular behaviors into proper tissue functions. Biomaterials have been valuable in restoring or augmenting the roles of extracellular components in the CNS in the event of injury and disease. In this review, we highlight how biomaterials have been enabling tools in important therapeutic strategies involving cell transplantation and drug/protein delivery...
February 2017: Translational Stroke Research
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