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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436294/overexpression-of-vla-4-in-glial-restricted-precursors-enhances-their-endothelial-docking-and-induces-diapedesis-in-a-mouse-stroke-model
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Anna Jablonska, Daniel J Shea, Suyi Cao, Jeff Wm Bulte, Miroslaw Janowski, Konstantinos Konstantopoulos, Piotr Walczak
The loss of oligodendrocytes after stroke is one of the major causes of secondary injury. Glial-restricted progenitors (GRPs) have remylenating potential after intraparenchymal cerebral transplantation. The intraarterial (IA) injection route is an attractive gateway for global brain delivery, but, after IA infusion, naive GRPs fail to bind to the cerebral vasculature. The aim of this study was to test whether overexpression of Very Late Antigen-4 (VLA-4) increases endothelial docking and cerebral homing of GRPs in a stroke model...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428121/the-blood-brain-barrier-and-neuropsychiatric-lupus-new-perspectives-in-light-of-advances-in-understanding-the-neuroimmune-interface
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REVIEW
Ariel D Stock, Sivan Gelb, Ofer Pasternak, Ayal Ben-Zvi, Chaim Putterman
Experts have previously postulated a linkage between lupus associated vascular pathology and abnormal brain barriers in the immunopathogenesis of neuropsychiatric lupus. Nevertheless, there are some discrepancies between the experimental evidence, or its interpretation, and the working hypotheses prevalent in this field; specifically, that a primary contributor to neuropsychiatric disease in lupus is permeabilization of the blood brain barrier. In this commonly held view, any contribution of the other known brain barriers, including the blood-cerebrospinal fluid and meningeal barriers, is mostly excluded from the discussion...
April 17, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416148/alterations-in-autonomic-cerebrovascular-control-after-spinal-cord-injury
#3
Dong-Il Kim, Can Ozan Tan
Among chronic cardiovascular and metabolic sequelae of spinal cord injury (SCI) is an up-to four-fold increase in the risk of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, suggesting that individuals with SCI cannot maintain stable cerebral perfusion. In able-bodied individuals, the cerebral vasculature is able to regulate cerebral perfusion in response to swings in arterial pressure (cerebral autoregulation), blood gases (cerebral vasoreactivity), and neural metabolic demand (neurovascular coupling). This ability depends, at least partly, on intact autonomic function, but high thoracic and cervical spinal cord injuries result in disruption of sympathetic and parasympathetic cerebrovascular control...
April 4, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408632/4d-dsa-for-dynamic-visualization-of-cerebral-vasculature-a-single-center-experience-in-26-cases
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S Lang, P Gölitz, T Struffert, J Rösch, K Rössler, M Kowarschik, C Strother, A Doerfler
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: 4D DSA allows acquisition of time-resolved 3D reconstructions of cerebral vessels by using C-arm conebeam CT systems. The aim of our study was to evaluate this new method by qualitative and quantitative means. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 2D and 4D DSA datasets were acquired in patients presenting with AVMs, dural arteriovenous fistulas, and cerebral aneurysms. 4D DSA was compared with 2D DSA in a consensus reading of qualitative and quantitative parameters of AVMs (eg, location, feeder, associated aneurysms, nidus size, drainage, Martin-Spetzler Score), dural arteriovenous fistulas (eg, fistulous point, main feeder, diameter of the main feeder, drainage), and cerebral aneurysms (location, neck configuration, aneurysmal size)...
April 13, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378621/response-of-the-cerebral-vasculature-following-traumatic-brain-injury
#5
Arjang Salehi, John H Zhang, Andre Obenaus
The critical role of the vasculature and its repair in neurological disease states is beginning to emerge particularly for stroke, dementia, epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, tumors and others. However, little attention has been focused on how the cerebral vasculature responds following traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBI often results in significant injury to the vasculature in the brain with subsequent cerebral hypoperfusion, ischemia, hypoxia, hemorrhage, blood-brain barrier disruption and edema. The sequalae that follow TBI result in neurological dysfunction across a host of physiological and psychological domains...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373858/enhanced-cholinergic-activity-improves-cerebral-blood-flow-during-orthostatic-stress
#6
Jorge M Serrador, Roy Freeman
Cerebral blood flow (CBF) and consequently orthostatic tolerance when upright depends on dilation of the cerebral vasculature in the face of reduced perfusion pressure associated with the hydrostatic gradient. However, it is still unclear if cholinergic activation plays a role in this dilation. To determine if enhancing central cholinergic activity with the centrally acting acetylcholinesterase inhibitor, physostigmine would increase CBF when upright compared to the peripherally acting acetylcholinesterase inhibitor, neostigmine, or saline...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366071/vessel-wall-signal-enhancement-on-3-t-mri-in-acute-stroke-patients-after-stent-retriever-thrombectomy
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Peter Abraham, J Scott Pannell, David R Santiago-Dieppa, Vincent Cheung, Jeffrey Steinberg, Arvin Wali, Mihir Gupta, Robert C Rennert, Roland R Lee, Alexander A Khalessi
OBJECTIVE In vivo and in vitro studies have demonstrated histological evidence of iatrogenic endothelial injury after stent retriever thrombectomy. However, noncontrast vessel wall (VW)-MRI is insufficient to demonstrate vessel injury. Authors of this study prospectively evaluated iatrogenic endothelial damage after stent retriever thrombectomy in humans by utilizing high-resolution contrast-enhanced VW-MRI. Characterization of VW-MRI changes in vessels subject to mechanical injury from thrombectomy may allow better understanding of the biological effects of this intervention...
April 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366059/stent-technology-in-ischemic-stroke
#8
REVIEW
Nam K Yoon, Al-Wala Awad, M Yashar S Kalani, Philipp Taussky, Min S Park
Atherosclerotic disease of the cerebral vasculature is a major cause of stroke worldwide. Atherosclerosis that is refractory to best medical management may require revascularization. In these instances, endovascular treatment provides a popular and safe alternative to open surgical techniques. The authors provide an overview of stent technology in the treatment of ischemic stroke, discussing the major studies evaluating stenting for extracranial carotid artery, vertebral artery, and intracranial atherosclerotic disease...
April 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366057/development-of-a-recalcitrant-large-clot-burden-bifurcation-occlusion-model-for-mechanical-thrombectomy
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Visish M Srinivasan, Stephen R Chen, Kevin M Camstra, Gouthami Chintalapani, Peter Kan
OBJECTIVE Stroke is a major cause of disability and death in adults. Several large randomized clinical trials have shown the significant benefit of mechanical thrombectomy with modern stent retrievers in the treatment of large-vessel occlusions. However, large clots located at bifurcations remain challenging to treat. An in vivo model of these recalcitrant clots needs to be developed to test future generations of devices. METHODS Autologous blood was drawn from anesthetized swine via a femoral sheath. Blood was then mixed with thrombin, calcium chloride, and saline, and injected into silicone tubing to form cylindrical clots in the standard fashion...
April 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352965/dual-energy-ct-to-diagnose-pseudoedema-in-contrast-induced-encephalopathy-following-cerebral-angiography
#10
Gabriel L Pagani-Estévez, Deena M Nasr, Waleed Brinjikji, Avital Perry, Jennifer E Fugate
BACKGROUND: Contrast-induced encephalopathy (CIE) is a syndrome that may be clinically unrecognized and misdiagnosed as cerebral edema. METHODS: Case report and review. RESULTS: A 72-year-old woman was admitted for elective endovascular embolization of a 10-mm left anterior communicating artery aneurysm. One hour post-procedure, she acutely developed global aphasia. Emergent head computed tomography (CT) and computed tomography-angiography (CTA) showed high attenuation of the left hemispheric subarachnoid spaces interpreted as hemispheric edema; emergent magnetic resonance imaging revealed left hemispheric punctate infarcts...
March 28, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350253/3d-visualization-and-quantification-of-microvessels-in-the-whole-ischemic-mouse-brain-using-solvent-based-clearing-and-light-sheet-microscopy
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Erlen Lugo-Hernandez, Anthony Squire, Nina Hagemann, Alexandra Brenzel, Maryam Sardari, Jana Schlechter, Eduardo H Sanchez-Mendoza, Matthias Gunzer, Andreas Faissner, Dirk M Hermann
The visualization of cerebral microvessels is essential for understanding brain remodeling after stroke. Injection of dyes allows for the evaluation of perfused vessels, but has limitations related either to incomplete microvascular filling or leakage. In conventional histochemistry, the analysis of microvessels is limited to 2D structures, with apparent limitations regarding the interpretation of vascular circuits. Herein, we developed a straight-forward technique to visualize microvessels in the whole ischemic mouse brain, combining the injection of a fluorescent-labeled low viscosity hydrogel conjugate with 3D solvent clearing followed by automated light sheet microscopy...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343214/moderate-grade-germinal-matrix-haemorrhage-activates-cell-division-in-the-neonatal-mouse-subventricular-zone
#12
William J Dawes, Xinyu Zhang, Stephen P J Fancy, David Rowitch, Silvia Marino
Precise temporal and spatial control of the neural stem/progenitor cells within the subventricular zone (SVZ) germinal matrix of the brain is important for normal development in the third trimester and the early postnatal period. The high metabolic demands of proliferating germinal matrix precursors, coupled with the flimsy structure of the germinal matrix cerebral vasculature, are thought to account for the high rates of haemorrhage in extremely- and very-low-birth-weight preterm infants. Germinal matrix haemorrhage can commonly extend to intraventricular haemorrhage (IVH)...
March 25, 2017: Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333689/computational-modelling-of-the-cerebral-cortical-microvasculature-effect-of-x-ray-microbeams-versus-broad-beam-irradiation
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A Merrem, S Bartzsch, J Laissue, U Oelfke
Microbeam Radiation Therapy is an innovative pre-clinical strategy which uses arrays of parallel, tens of micrometres wide kilo-voltage photon beams to treat tumours. These x-ray beams are typically generated on a synchrotron source. It was shown that these beam geometries allow exceptional normal tissue sparing from radiation damage while still being effective in tumour ablation. A final biological explanation for this enhanced therapeutic ratio has still not been found, some experimental data support an important role of the vasculature...
March 23, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330501/intraarterial-transplantation-of-human-umbilical-cord-blood-mononuclear-cells-in-hyperacute-stroke-improves-vascular-function
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Lei Huang, Yichu Liu, Jianfei Lu, Bianca Cerqueira, Vivek Misra, Timothy Q Duong
BACKGROUND: Human umbilical cord blood (hUCB) cell therapy is a promising treatment for ischemic stroke. The effects of hyperacute stem cell transplantation on cerebrovascular function in ischemic stroke are, however, not well understood. This study evaluated the effects of hyperacute intraarterial transplantation of hUCB mononuclear cells (MNCs) on cerebrovascular function in stroke rats using serial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS: HUCB MNCs or vehicle were administered to stroke rats via the internal carotid artery immediately after reperfusion at 60 min following ischemia onset...
March 22, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316570/isometric-exercise-training-for-managing-vascular-risk-factors-in-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-alzheimer-s-disease
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REVIEW
Nicole C L Hess, Neil A Smart
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia diagnosed amongst the elderly. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a condition often indicative of the earliest symptomatology of AD with 10%-15% of MCI patients reportedly progressing to a diagnosis of AD. Individuals with a history of vascular risk factors (VRF's) are considered high risk candidates for developing cognitive impairment in later life. Evidence suggests that vascular injury resulting from untreated VRF's promotes progression from MCI to AD and exacerbates the severity of dementia in AD, and neuroimaging studies have found that the neurodegenerative processes associated with AD are heavily driven by VRF's that promote cerebral hypoperfusion...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269159/learning-to-distinguish-cerebral-vasculature-data-from-mechanical-chatter-in-india-ink-images-acquired-using-knife-edge-scanning-microscopy
#16
Michael R Nowak, Yoonsuck Choe
We introduce a simple, yet effective, procedure for accurate classification of connected components embedded in biological images. In our method, a training set is generated from user-delineated features of manually-labeled examples; we subsequently train a classifier using the resultant training set. The overall process is described using imaging data acquired from an India-ink perfused C57BL/6J mouse brain using Knife Edge Scanning Microscopy. We illustrate the procedure through segmentation of cerebral vasculature structures from mechanical noise using trained classifiers...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264905/perforin-expression-by-cd8-t-cells-is-sufficient-to-cause-fatal-brain-edema-during-experimental-cerebral-malaria
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Matthew Huggins, Holly L Johnson, Fang Jin, Aurelie N'Songo, Lisa M Hanson, Stephanie J LaFrance, Noah S Butler, John T Harty, Aaron J Johnson
Human cerebral malaria (HCM) is a serious complication of Plasmodium falciparum infection. The most severe outcomes for patients include coma, permanent neurological deficits, and death. Recently, a large-scale magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) study in humans identified brain swelling as the most prominent predictor of fatal HCM. Therefore, in this study we sought to define the mechanism controlling brain edema through the use of the murine experimental cerebral malaria (ECM) model. Specifically, we investigated the ability of CD8 T cells to initiate brain edema during ECM...
March 6, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255864/hyperinsulinemia-and-elevated-systolic-blood-pressure-independently-predict-white-matter-hyperintensities-with-associated-cognitive-decrement-in-the-middle-aged-offspring-of-dementia-patients
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Keith A Hawkins, Nazli Emadi, Godfrey D Pearlson, Anderson M Winkler, Beth Taylor, Latha Dulipsingh, Diana King, Brian Pittman, Karen Blank
Cerebrovascular disease is an independent risk factor for dementia that may also be synergistic with Alzheimer's disease. In recent years attention has switched from cerebral infarcts to microvascular disease as the primary cause of cerebrovascular cognitive decline, with damage to the white matter the primary mechanism. Uncertainties remain regarding the risks posed by different types vascular threat, the extent to which cerebrovascular damage occurs in middle age, and whether relatively "normal" amounts of white matter damage are accompanied by meaningful degrees of cognitive decline...
March 3, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248698/extracranial-origin-of-headache
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Rami Burstein, Pamela Blake, Aaron Schain, Carlton Perry
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To summarize recent clinical and preclinical studies on extracranial pathophysiologies in migraine. It challenges the opinion-based notion that the headache phase of migraine occurs without input from peripheral nociceptors or is caused solely by activation of intracranial nociceptors supplying dural and cerebral vasculature. RECENT FINDINGS: Data that support a scenario by which migraine can originate extracranially include the perception of imploding headache that hurts outside the cranium, the existence of a network of sensory fibers that bifurcate from parent axons of intracranial meningeal nociceptors and reach extracranial tissues such as periosteum and pericranial muscles by crossing the calvarial bones through the sutures, the discovery of proinflammatory genes that are upregulated and anti-inflammatory genes that are down regulated in extracranial tissue of chronic migraine patients, and evidence that administration of OnabotulinumtoxinA to peripheral tissues outside the calvaria reduces frequency of migraine headache...
June 2017: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229127/the-application-of-retinal-fundus-camera-imaging-in-dementia-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Sarah McGrory, James R Cameron, Enrico Pellegrini, Claire Warren, Fergus N Doubal, Ian J Deary, Baljean Dhillon, Joanna M Wardlaw, Emanuele Trucco, Thomas J MacGillivray
INTRODUCTION: The ease of imaging the retinal vasculature, and the evolving evidence suggesting this microvascular bed might reflect the cerebral microvasculature, presents an opportunity to investigate cerebrovascular disease and the contribution of microvascular disease to dementia with fundus camera imaging. METHODS: A systematic review and meta-analysis was carried out to assess the measurement of retinal properties in dementia using fundus imaging. RESULTS: Ten studies assessing retinal properties in dementia were included...
2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring
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