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Cerebral microbleed

Tsukasa Saito, Yuichiro Kawamura, Nobuyuki Sato, Naoyuki Hasebe
OBJECTIVE: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a cardiac arrhythmia that does not infrequently induce ischemic strokes; however, little research has been reported on focal cerebral microangiopathic lesions in patients with AF. Recently cerebral microbleeds (CMBs) have been noticed for their potential implication in cerebral small vessel dis- ease. Therefore, we had 2 goals in the present study: (1) to compare the prevalence of CMBs in patients with AF with that in patients without AF, and (2) to prove that CMBs could be a clinical predictive factor for the development of future cerebral microangiopathy in patients with AF without a history of symptomatic cerebral infarction in a prospective manner...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Akio Ishida, Yoshino Kinjo, Yuichiro Toma, Kozen Kinjo, Kunitoshi Iseki, Yusuke Ohya
OBJECTIVE: We reported that ankle-brachial index (ABI) was lowest at <40 years, and increased with age until 60 years and decreased thereafter in a screened cohort of Japanese general population. We hypothesized that this increase in ABI with age occurs owing to increasing arterial stiffness and wave reflection, and therefore, a high normal ABI is associated with target organ damage. DESIGN AND METHOD: We measured ABI and brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) by an automatic oscillometric method...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Karima Ait-Aissa, Joseph Hockenberry, David Gutterman, Aron Geurts, Andreas Beyer
OBJECTIVE: Flow mediated dilation (FMD) is the most physiological relevant form of endothelial-mediated vasodilation. Our laboratory has previously shown that telomerase, a ribo-nucleoprotein that counteracts telomere shortening, has a protective effect on endothelial function under conditions of oxidative stress in the human microcirculation. In the presence of coronary artery disease, decreased telomerase activity contributes to a shift in the mediator of FMD from atheroprotective nitric oxide (NO) to pro-inflammatory and atherogenic hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Bum Joon Kim, Youngshin Yoon, Hoyon Sohn, Dong-Wha Kang, Jong S Kim, Sun U Kwon
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The location of cerebral microbleeds (CMBs) may differ according to ischemic stroke subtype, and the underlying pathomechanism may differ by their location. Here, we investigated the characteristics of CMBs according to various ischemic stroke subtypes to verify this issue. METHODS: Patients with acute ischemic stroke were consecutively included. The presence of CMBs was determined by gradient echo image sequence. The distribution of CMBs was classified as deep, lobar, or diffuse (both deep and lobar)...
September 2016: Journal of Stroke
Saya Ozaki, Akihiro Inoue, Hajime Miyazaki, Shinji Onoue, Haruhisa Ichikawa, Shinya Fukumoto, Shinji Iwata, Shirou Ohue, Kanehisa Kohno
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The long-term outcome of patients with adult moyamoya disease following revascularization surgery remains unclear. Here, we investigated these outcomes more than five years after revascularization surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study included 48 cerebral hemispheres from 26 patients who underwent revascularization surgery for adult moyamoya disease. The mean follow-up duration was 14.3(5.5-25.6)years. The risk factors of late-onset hemorrhage after revascularization surgery were compared between the bleeding and non-bleeding groups...
October 2016: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
Song Yang, Jing Cai, Rulan Lu, Jian Wu, Min Zhang, Xianju Zhou
OBJECTIVE: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with cerebral small vessel disease (cSVD). However, the relationship between serum cystatin C (CysC) level, a highly sensitive marker of impaired kidney function, and cSVD has not been fully understood. This study aimed to investigate the association between serum CysC level and total burden of cSVD on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with acute lacunar stroke. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 210 patients with first-ever acute lacunar stroke occurring within 1 week after onset were included in this study...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
Gregoire Boulouis, Ellis S van Etten, Andreas Charidimou, Eitan Auriel, Andrea Morotti, Marco Pasi, Kellen E Haley, H Bart Brouwers, Alison M Ayres, Anastasia Vashkevich, Michael J Jessel, Kristin M Schwab, Anand Viswanathan, Steven M Greenberg, Jonathan Rosand, Joshua N Goldstein, M Edip Gurol
Importance: Hematoma expansion is an important determinant of outcome in spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) due to small vessel disease (SVD), but the association between the severity of the underlying SVD and the extent of bleeding at the acute phase is unknown to date. Objective: To investigate the association between key magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) markers of SVD (as per the Standards for Reporting Vascular Changes on Neuroimaging [STRIVE] guidelines) and hematoma volume and expansion in patients with lobar or deep ICH...
October 10, 2016: JAMA Neurology
T A Polyakova, A V Arablinsky, O S Levin
The role of the cerebral microbleeds (CMB) as a potential predictor of hemorrhagic complications of thrombolytic therapy is discussed. CMB are small perivascular hemosiderin deposits in the brain detected by magnetic resonance imaging in gradient echo T2* or SWI sequences. They are associated (along with leukoaraiosis or lacunes) with cerebral microangiopathies. Most often CMB are associated with hypertensive arteriopathy (the main cause of CMB localization) or cerebral amyloid angiopathy (the main cause of cerebral CMB)...
2016: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
T A Polyakova, O S Levin
AIM: To study a role of cerebral microbleeds (CMB) in the diagnosis of main cerebrovascular and neurodegenerative diseases with cognitive impairment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: CMB were studied in 120 patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD), dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) and vascular dementia using 1.5T MRI in T2 * gradient echo. An impact of CMB on cognitive functions and the relationship with signs of vascular and neurodegenerative lesions of the brain were studied as well...
2016: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
Christopher Karayiannis, Cathy Soufan, Ronil V Chandra, Thanh G Phan, Kitty Wong, Shaloo Singhal, Lee-Anne Slater, John Ly, Chris Moran, Velandai Srikanth
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Cerebral microbleeds (CMBs), cortical superficial siderosis, white matter lesions (WML), and cerebral atrophy may signify greater bleeding risk particularly in patients in whom anticoagulation is to be considered. We investigated their prevalence and associations with stroke type in patients with stroke and atrial fibrillation (AF). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cross-sectional sample, Monash Medical Centre (Melbourne, Australia) between 2010 and 2013, with brain MRI...
2016: Frontiers in Neurology
Duangnapa Roongpiboonsopit, Andreas Charidimou, Christopher M William, Arne Lauer, Guido J Falcone, Sergi Martinez-Ramirez, Alessandro Biffi, Alison Ayres, Anastasia Vashkevich, Oluwole O Awosika, Jonathan Rosand, M Edip Gurol, Scott B Silverman, Steven M Greenberg, Anand Viswanathan
OBJECTIVE: To identify predictors of early lobar intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) recurrence, defined as a new ICH within 6 months of the index event, in patients with cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA). METHODS: Participants were consecutive survivors (age ≥55 years) of spontaneous symptomatic probable or possible CAA-related lobar ICH according to the Boston criteria, drawn from an ongoing single-center cohort study. Neuroimaging markers ascertained in CT or MRI included focal (≤3 sulci) or disseminated (>3 sulci) cortical superficial siderosis (cSS), acute convexity subarachnoid hemorrhage (cSAH), cerebral microbleeds, white matter hyperintensities burden and location, and baseline ICH volume...
September 30, 2016: Neurology
Eric Jouvent, Edouard Duchesnay, Foued Hadj-Selem, François De Guio, Jean-François Mangin, Dominique Hervé, Marco Duering, Stefan Ropele, Reinhold Schmidt, Martin Dichgans, Hugues Chabriat
OBJECTIVE: To obtain simple models predicting disease evolution at 3 years for a given patient with cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL). METHODS: Based on data obtained in a prospective study of 236 patients, we built and validated models predicting, at the individual level, 3-year changes in Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), Mattis Dementia Rating Scale (MDRS), Trail Making Test version B (TMTB), and modified Rankin Scale (mRS)...
September 30, 2016: Neurology
Nariman Noorbakhsh-Sabet, Ramin Zand
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is a disease caused by excessive platelet thrombi and multisystem vasculopathy. We report a young patient with refractory TTP who has developed multiple multifocal cerebral microbleeds on his brain magnetic resonance imaging scans. TTP-associated thrombotic microangiopathy resulting in diffuse microthrombi formation in the microcirculation and hypoperfusion might be an underlying etiology.
September 28, 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
I Barnaure, M-L Montandon, C Rodriguez, F Herrmann, K O Lövblad, P Giannakopoulos, S Haller
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The presence of cerebral microbleeds has been associated with dementia and cognitive decline, although studies report conflicting results. Our aim was to determine the potential role of the presence and location of cerebral microbleeds in early stages of cognitive decline. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Baseline 3T MR imaging examinations including SWI sequences of 328 cognitively intact community-dwelling controls and 72 subjects with mild cognitive impairment were analyzed with respect to the presence and distribution of cerebral microbleeds...
September 29, 2016: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
L Legendre, L Cuinat, J Curot, F Tanchoux, F Bonneville, J Mazereeuw-Hautier
BACKGROUND: Linear scleroderma is a fibrotic disease affecting the skin and sometimes the deeper tissues. We describe a case of scleroderma associated with neurological anomalies not previously reported in the literature. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A 16-year-old male patient presented in 2009 for hemifacial linear scleroderma. Treatment with methotrexate for 14 months resulted in stabilization of the disease. In 2013, we noted worsening of the patient's skin lesions as well as homolateral ptosis...
September 20, 2016: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
Whitney M Freeze, Heidi I L Jacobs, Ed H Gronenschild, Jacobus F A Jansen, Saartje Burgmans, Pauline Aalten, Lies Clerx, Stephanie J Vos, Mark A van Buchem, Frederik Barkhof, Wiesje M van der Flier, Marcel M Verbeek, Marcel Olde Rikkert, Walter H Backes, Frans R Verhey
Cerebral small vessel disease (cSVD) and amyloid-β (Aβ) deposition often co-exist in (prodromal) dementia, and both types of pathology have been associated with neurodegeneration. We examined whether cSVD and Aβ have independent or interactive effects on hippocampal volume (HV) in a memory clinic population. We included 87 individuals with clinical diagnoses of Alzheimer's disease (AD) (n = 24), mild cognitive impairment (MCI) (n = 26), and subjective cognitive complaints (SCC) (n = 37). cSVD magnetic resonance imaging markers included white matter hyperintensity (WMH) volume, lacunar infarct presence, and microbleed presence...
September 20, 2016: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
J E F Moonen, J C Foster-Dingley, A A van den Berg-Huijsmans, W de Ruijter, A J M de Craen, J van der Grond, R C van der Mast
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Small vessel disease is a major cause of neurocognitive dysfunction in the elderly. Small vessel disease may manifest as white matter hyperintensities, lacunar infarcts, cerebral microbleeds, and atrophy, all of which are visible on conventional MR imaging or as microstructural changes determined by diffusion tensor imaging. This study investigated whether microstructural integrity is associated with neurocognitive dysfunction in older individuals, irrespective of the conventional features of small vessel disease...
September 22, 2016: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
M Laible, M Möhlenbruch, S Horstmann, J Pfaff, N A Geis, S Pleger, S Schüler, T Rizos, M Bendszus, R Veltkamp
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To determine the rate of peri-interventional silent brain infarcts after left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO). METHODS: In this prospective, uncontrolled single-center pilot study, consecutive patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing LAAO between July 2013 and January 2016 were included. The Amplatzer Cardiac Plug, WATCHMAN or Amulet device was used. A neurological examination and cranial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) were performed within 48 h before and after the procedure...
September 19, 2016: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
Susanne J van Veluw, Andreas Charidimou, Andre J van der Kouwe, Arne Lauer, Yael D Reijmer, Isabel Costantino, M Edip Gurol, Geert Jan Biessels, Matthew P Frosch, Anand Viswanathan, Steven M Greenberg
Cerebral amyloid angiopathy is a common neuropathological finding in the ageing human brain, associated with cognitive impairment. Neuroimaging markers of severe cerebral amyloid angiopathy are cortical microbleeds and microinfarcts. These parenchymal brain lesions are considered key contributors to cognitive impairment. Therefore, they are important targets for therapeutic strategies and may serve as surrogate neuroimaging markers in clinical trials. We aimed to gain more insight into the pathological basis of magnetic resonance imaging-defined microbleeds and microinfarcts in cerebral amyloid angiopathy, and to explore the pathological burden that remains undetected, by using high and ultra-high resolution ex vivo magnetic resonance imaging, as well as detailed histological sampling...
September 19, 2016: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
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