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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530158/analyzing-circle-of-willis-blood-flow-in-ischemic-stroke-patients-through-3d-stroke-arterial-flow-estimation
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Aichi Chien, Fernando Viñuela
Background The objective of ischemic stroke (IS) treatment is to achieve revascularization in cerebral arteries to restore blood flow. However, there is no available method to extract arterial flow data from clinical CTA images. We developed 3D Stroke Arterial Flow Estimation (SAFE), which provides blood flow data throughout the Circle of Willis based on 3D CTA and allows comparison of arterial flow distribution in the brain. Methods We implemented a newly developed 3D vascular reconstruction algorithm for clinical stroke CTA images...
January 1, 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522756/influence-of-sex-menstrual-cycle-and-oral-contraceptives-on-cerebrovascular-resistance-and-cardiorespiratory-function-during-valsalva-or-standing
#2
Syed Abidi, Misha Nili, Stephania Serna, Simon Kim, Christopher Hazlett, Heather Edgell
Women experience orthostatic intolerance more than men, and experience faintness more in the early follicular (i.e. low hormone (LH)) compared to the luteal (i.e. high hormone (HH)) phase of the menstrual cycle. Men (n=13, age: 25.8±1.8) and women in the LH (day 2-5; placebo) and HH) (day 18-24; high dose) phases of the menstrual cycle with (OC; n=14, age: 22.0±0.8) or without oral contraceptives (NOC; n=12, age: 21.8±0.5) underwent the Valsalva maneuver and a supine-sit-stand protocol. Blood pressure, normalized stroke volume (SVi), cardiac output index (Qi), heart rate (HR), end-tidal carbon dioxide (ET-CO2), and middle cerebral artery blood velocity (MCA) were measured...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522230/cortical-microinfarcts-in-patients-with-middle-cerebral-artery-stenosis
#3
Xinyi Leng, Hui Fang, Yuehua Pu, Xinying Zou, Yuesong Pan, Yannie O Y Soo, Yuming Xu, Chunxue Wang, Xingquan Zhao, Yilong Wang, Yongjun Wang, David S Liebeskind, Lawrence K S Wong, Thomas W Leung, Liping Liu
BACKGROUND: Cortical microinfarcts (CMIs) have been correlated to cognitive decline and dementia. It was previously considered only visible on microscope, but was recently reported to be visible on 3.0 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and linked to presence of intracranial stenosis. We aimed to investigate CMIs on 3.0 Tesla MRI in patients with M1 middle cerebral artery (MCA-M1) stenosis. METHODS: Patients with a recent non-cardioembolic ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack and an atherosclerotic MCA-M1 stenosis were recruited...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506000/therapeutic-effects-of-oral-dimethyl-fumarate-on-stroke-induced-by-middle-cerebral-artery-occlusion-an-animal-experimental-study
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Anahid Safari, Mehdi Fazeli, Mohammad Reza Namavar, Nader Tanideh, Peyman Jafari, Afshin Borhani-Haghighi
BACKGROUND: Dimethyl fumarate (DMF) has immune-modulatory and neuro-protective characteristics that can be used for treatment of acute ischemic stroke. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the therapeutic effects of DMF on histological and functional recovery of rats after transient middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusion. METHODS: 22 Sprague-Dawley male rats weighing 275-300 g were randomized into three groups by block randomization. In the sham group (n = 7), the neck was opened, but neither MCA was occluded, nor any drug was administered...
May 9, 2017: Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479590/cerebral-granulomatous-inflammation-secondary-to-hydrophilic-polymer-embolization-following-thrombectomy
#5
Craig Meiers, Yoftahe Abebe, Neville M Alberto, John Riedinger, Dane A Breker, Michael Manchak, Alexander Drofa, Corey Teigen
BACKGROUND Given the recent completion of multiple trials demonstrating the benefit of endovascular mechanical thrombectomy for select patients with proximal large artery occlusive ischemic strokes, there has been a large increase in the performance of these procedures. In the context of increased thrombectomy performance, there have also been increased reports of rare occurrences of granulomatous inflammatory response to the hydrophilic polymer which coat many of these interventional devices. CASE REPORT A 59-year-old female presented with a complete occlusion of her right proximal middle cerebral artery (MCA) and imaging showed a large area of penumbra...
May 8, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468691/language-representation-following-left-mca-stroke-in-children-and-adults-an-fmri-study
#6
Robyn Westmacott, Mary Pat McAndrews, Gabrielle deVeber
BACKGROUND: In this case series, functional magnetic resonance imaging was used to examine brain networks that mediate different aspects of language function in 4 young adults (17-22 years) with a history of left middle cerebral artery (MCA) stroke in childhood (40 years of age). Although it is widely believed that altered lateralization patterns are more likely to occur following early brain injuries compared with later brain injuries, the presumed plasticity of the young brain has been challenged in recent years, particularly in the domain of language...
May 4, 2017: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457859/clinical-and-radiological-assessment-of-cerebral-hemodynamics-after-cranioplasty-for-decompressive-craniectomy-a-clinical-study
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Perikal J Parichay, Kiran Khanapure, Krishna C Joshi, T J Aniruddha, M Sandhya, A S Hegde
OBJECTIVES: To find the correlation between radiologically proven improvement in cerebral hemodynamics with clinical improvement in patients undergoing cranioplasty. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study is a prospective observational study of 10 cases, in M S Ramaiah Institute of Neurosciences, involving patients treated by a decompressive craniectomy for intractable intra cranial hypertension either due to trauma or stroke and afterwards underwent cranioplasty. RESULTS: Of the 10 patients, 70% patients showing significant improvement in motor functions on Barthel index scale, 60% patients showed improvement in speech, mean duration from date of decompressive craniectomy to cranioplasty being 122...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450677/intra-arterial-contrasted-cone-beam-computed-tomography-assessment-of-vessels-distal-from-occluded-site-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-with-major-vessel-occlusion
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Tatsuo Amano, Masayuki Sato, Yuji Matsumaru, Hideyuki Sakuma, Syogo Yoda, Yusuke Hamada
Characterization of vessels distal from occluded site is important when considering endovascular revascularization therapy (EVT) for acute ischemic stroke. The goal of this study was to assess the clinical value of intra-arterial contrasted high-resolution cone-beam computed tomography from the ascending aorta (Ao-CBCT) for visualization of the vessels distal from occluded site. Acute ischemic stroke patients with large vessel occlusion who were to undergo EVT were evaluated. In EVT, digital subtraction angiography (DSA) and Ao-CBCT were performed with local anesthesia...
April 26, 2017: Neurologia Medico-chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447493/m2-segment-dissection-of-middle-cerebral-artery-diagnosed-using-high-resolution-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#9
Xiaoyan Song, Haiyan Lv, Jianjun Tang, Qing Zhang, Qiaoshu Wang
Middle cerebral artery (MCA) dissection is a rare cause of ischemic stroke, especially in the M2 or M3 segments. Diagnosis of intracranial artery dissection remains challenging. We herein report a case of M2 segment dissection of the MCA with typical features of an intimal flap and intramural hematoma diagnosed using high-resolution 3T magnetic resonance imaging. This imaging technique might be a more effective noninvasive method by which to diagnose M2 segment dissection of the MCA than either computed tomography angiography or digital subtraction angiography...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445296/a-case-of-cerebral-hyperperfusion-following-spontaneous-recanalization-of-occluded-middle-cerebral-artery-reperfusion-injury-or-true-cerebral-hyperperfusion-syndrome
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Ziqi Xu, Jiajia Zhou, Hui Liang, Benyan Luo, Ping Liu
BACKGROUND: Cerebral hyperperfusion syndrome (CHS) and reperfusion injury are distinct pathological phenomena. CASE SUMMARY: We present the case of a young ischemic stroke patient with middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusion and spontaneous recanalization. Follow-up transcranial Doppler ultrasound showed high velocity flow in the left MCA, and neuroimaging revealed infarction, brain edema, artery dilatation, and hyperperfusion, consistent with both CHS and reperfusion injury...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445139/pannexin1-knockout-and-blockade-reduces-ischemic-stroke-injury-in-female-but-not-in-male-mice
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Moises Freitas-Andrade, John F Bechberger, Brian A MacVicar, Victor Viau, Christian C Naus
The membrane channel Pannexin 1 (Panx1) mediates apoptotic and inflammatory signaling cascades in injured neurons, responses previously shown to be sexually dimorphic under ischemic conditions. We tested the hypothesis that Panx1 plays an underlying role in mediating sex differences in stroke outcome responses. Middle-aged, 8-9 month old male and female wild type and Panx1 KO mice were subjected to permanent middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusion, and infarct size and astrocyte and microglia activation were assessed 4 days later...
April 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439614/internal-carotid-artery-stenosis-and-collateral-recruitment-in-stroke-patients
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Jan W Dankbaar, Kelly G P Kerckhoffs, Alexander D Horsch, Irene C van der Schaaf, L Jaap Kappelle, Birgitta K Velthuis
PURPOSE: Leptomeningeal collaterals improve outcome in stroke patients. There is great individual variability in their extent. Internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis may lead to more extensive recruitment of leptomeningeal collaterals. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association of pre-existing ICA stenosis with leptomeningeal collateral filling visualized with computed tomography perfusion (CTP). METHODS: From a prospective acute ischemic stroke cohort, patients were included with an M1 middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusion and absent ipsilateral, extracranial ICA occlusion...
April 24, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436705/pharmacologically-increasing-collateral-perfusion-during-acute-stroke-using-a-carboxyhemoglobin-gas-transfer-agent-sanguinate%C3%A2-in-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
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Marilyn J Cipolla, Italo Linfante, Abe Abuchowski, Ronald Jubin, Siu-Lung Chan
Similar to patients with chronic hypertension, spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) develop fast core progression during middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) resulting in large final infarct volumes. We investigated the effect of Sanguinate™ (SG), a PEGylated carboxyhemoglobin (COHb) gas transfer agent, on changes in collateral and reperfusion cerebral blood flow and brain injury in SHR during 2 h of MCAO. SG (8 mL/kg) or vehicle ( n = 6-8/group) was infused i.v. after 30 or 90 min of ischemia with 2 h reperfusion...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435084/optimization-of-behavioural-tests-for-the-prediction-of-outcomes-in-mouse-models-of-focal-middle-cerebral-artery-occlusion
#14
Zhuoyu Wen, Xiaomeng Xu, Lili Xu, Lian Yang, Xiaohui Xu, Juehu A Zhu, Li Wu, Yongjun Jiang, Xinfeng Liu
Intraluminal middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) is the most widely used model of stroke. We aimed to predict the outcome of MCAO using a combination of fine behavioural tests for the prediction of unsuccessful surgery in mice leading to no infarction, haemorrhage and unexpected death. MCAO was performed on adult mice under the guidance of laser-Doppler flowmetry (LDF) to warrant a decrease in regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) in the MCA territory. Four outcomes of MCAO were defined according to histological analysis: infarction, no infarction, haemorrhage and unexpected death (death within 24 h post-surgery)...
April 20, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433970/simultaneous-transient-global-amnesia-and-right-mca-stroke-after-valsalva-manoeuvre
#15
Ariel Fernando Mariaca, Jose Manuel Valdueza, Christian Gaebel, Manuel Gomez-Choco
A 61-year-old man suffered an episode of transient confusion and anterograde amnesia after a Valsalva-related manoeuvre. The MRI diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) sequences showed a left hippocampal and two right parietal lesions that were deemed as acute. The MR angiography disclosed a high-grade stenosis in the right middle cerebral artery as was described by a transcranial colour-coded ultrasound as well. Ultrasound investigation of the jugular veins showed a right jugular venous reflux after a Valsalva manoeuvre...
April 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433850/surgical-resection-and-histopathological-analysis-of-a-thrombosed-giant-fusiform-mca-aneurysm-after-initial-treatment-with-a-flow-diversion-construct
#16
Jayson Sack, Vincent Cheung, Deirdre Amaro, Arvin R Wali, David R Santiago-Dieppa, J Scott Pannell, Alexander A Khalessi
BACKGROUND: We describe the histopathology of an un-ruptured, giant calcified left MCA fusiform aneurysm initially treated with endovascular flow diversion. The flow diversion construct underwent post-operative in-stent thrombosis, necessitating surgical resection of the aneurysm to eliminate mass effect. METHODS: A 75-year-old woman with a known left MCA aneurysm presented to the Emergency Department with moderate right hemibody weakness. Due to the clinical and radiographic progression of the aneurysm, the patient was offered treatment...
April 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431637/transcranial-color-coded-sonography-of-vertebral-artery-for-diagnosis-of-right-to-left-shunts
#17
Teppei Komatsu, Yuka Terasawa, Ayumi Arai, Kenichi Sakuta, Hidetaka Mitsumura, Yasuyuki Iguchi
BACKGROUND: It is unknown whether contrast transcranial color-coded sonography of vertebral artery monitoring via the foramen magnum window (cTCCS-VA) is useful to detect right-to-left shunt (RLS). We investigated whether cTCCS-VA can be proposed as an alternative to middle cerebral artery monitoring via the temporal bone window (cTCCS-MCA) for RLS detection, as compared with contrast transesophageal echocardiography (cTEE). METHODS: We evaluated 112 patients with ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack...
May 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430966/decreased-thromboembolic-stroke-but-not-atherosclerosis-or-vascular-remodeling-in-mice-with-rock2-deficient-platelets
#18
Nikola Sladojevic, Goo Taeg Oh, Hyung-Hwan Kim, Lea M Beaulieu, Hervé Falet, Karol Kaminski, Jane E Freedman, James K Liao
Aims: Rho-associated coiled-coil containing kinase (ROCK)-2 is an important mediator of the actin cytoskeleton. Because changes in the actin cytoskeleton are critical for platelet function, we hypothesized that ROCK2 in platelets will play important role in thrombosis and can be potentially a target for therapeutic intervention in thromboembolic stroke. Methods and Results: We generated platelet-specific ROCK2-deficient mice (ROCK2 Plt-/- ) from conditional ROCK2 fl°x/fl°x and platelet factor (PF)-4-Cre transgenic mice...
April 14, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414666/just-a-puff-of-smoke
#19
A Leonard
CASE: A 44 year old woman with a history of stroke s/p aneurysm clipping, seizure, and substance abuse was brought to the hospital after a family member received a call from her friend saying she was acting unusual and may have had a seizure while hanging out on the street. At her baseline, she needed modest assistance in daily activities after her CVA and conversed without issue. Her mother died of a stroke. On exam the patient was afebrile, normotensive with mild tachycardia to 110...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411965/dynamic-cerebral-autoregulation-assessment-using-extracranial-internal-carotid-artery-doppler-ultrasonography
#20
Nai-Fang Chi, Hsiao-Lun Ku, Chen-Yen Wang, Yanhui Liu, Lung Chan, Ying-Chin Lin, Chung-Kang Peng, Vera Novak, Han-Hwa Hu, Chaur-Jong Hu
Transcranial Doppler ultrasonography of the middle cerebral artery (MCA) is frequently used to assess dynamic cerebral autoregulation (dCA); however, this is difficult in patients with poor temporal bone windows. In the study described here, we investigated the agreement and sensitivity of dCA indices determined from the extracranial internal carotid artery (ICA) and those determined from the MCA. Measurements for 32 stroke patients and 59 controls were analyzed. Measurement of the mean flow correlation index (Mx) and transfer function analysis based on spontaneous blood pressure fluctuation were simultaneously performed for the extracranial ICA and MCA...
April 12, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
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