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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
#2
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409051/revisiting-hemicraniectomy-late-decompressive-hemicraniectomy-for-malignant-middle-cerebral-artery-stroke-and-the-role-of-infarct-growth-rate
#3
Saadat Kamran, Naveed Akhtar, Abdul Salam, Ayman Alboudi, Kainat Kamran, Arsalan Ahmed, Rabia A Khan, Mohsin K Mirza, Jihad Inshasi, Ashfaq Shuaib
Objective and Methods. The outcome in late decompressive hemicraniectomy in malignant middle cerebral artery stroke and the optimal timings of surgery has not been addressed by the randomized trials and pooled analysis. Retrospective, multicenter, cross-sectional study to measure outcome following DHC under 48 or over 48 hours using the modified Rankin scale [mRS] and dichotomized as favorable ≤4 or unfavorable >4 at three months. Results. In total, 137 patients underwent DHC. Functional outcome analyzed as mRS 0-4 versus mRS 5-6 showed no difference in this split between early and late operated on patients [P = 0...
2017: Stroke Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397369/incidental-primary-mediastinal-choriocarcinoma-diagnosed-by-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-in-a-patient-presenting-with-transient-ischemic-attack-and-stroke
#4
Ivo M B Francischetti, Antonio Cajigas, Mark Suhrland, Joaquim M Farinhas, Samer Khader
We describe a case of a 41-year old male patient with no significant prior medical history who presents with symptoms of Transient Ischemic Attack and stroke. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the brain identified areas of ischemia in the left side, and angiography showed occlusion of the left Medial Cerebral Artery (MCA). Cardiac Transthoracic Echocardiogram (TTE) for stroke evaluation incidentally noted a mediastinal abnormality leading to cancer work-up. Computer Tomography (CT) and (18) F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET-CT scan of the chest incidentally revealed an avid 6 cm paraesophagial/subcarinal mass...
April 11, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394756/progression-of-cerebral-white-matter-hyperintensities-and-the-associated-sonographic-index
#5
Woo-Jin Lee, Keun-Hwa Jung, Young Jin Ryu, Keon-Joo Lee, Jeong-Min Kim, Soon-Tae Lee, Kon Chu, Manho Kim, Sang Kun Lee, Jae-Kyu Roh
Purpose To evaluate the relationship between penetrating arterial pulsation and the progression of white matter hyperintensities (WMHs) by using the sonographic resistance index (RI) along the M1 segment of the middle cerebral artery (MCA). Materials and Methods The study design was approved by the institutional review board of Seoul National University Hospital. The study included 450 individuals who had undergone initial transcranial Doppler (TCD) sonography and magnetic resonance imaging, with follow-up imaging performed within 34-45 months, and who had no stenosis of 30% or more in the internal carotid artery or MCA or a history of stroke other than an old lacunar infarction...
April 10, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388675/impact-of-mca-stenosis-on-the-early-outcome-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-patients
#6
Jiann-Shing Jeng, Fang-I Hsieh, Hsu-Ling Yeh, Wei-Hung Chen, Hou-Chang Chiu, Sung-Chun Tang, Chung-Hsiang Liu, Huey-Juan Lin, Shih-Pin Hsu, Yuk-Keung Lo, Lung Chan, Chih-Hung Chen, Ruey-Tay Lin, Yu-Wei Chen, Jiunn-Tay Lee, Chung-Hsin Yeh, Ming-Hui Sun, Ta-Chang Lai, Yu Sun, Mu-Chien Sun, Po-Lin Chen, Tsuey-Ru Chiang, Shinn-Kuang Lin, Bak-Sau Yip, Chin-I Chen, Chi-Huey Bai, Sien-Tsong Chen, Hung-Yi Chiou, Li-Ming Lien, Chung Y Hsu
BACKGROUND: Asians have higher frequency of intracranial arterial stenosis. The present study aimed to compare the clinical features and outcomes of ischemic stroke patients with and without middle cerebral artery (MCA) stenosis, assessed by transcranial sonography (TCS), based on the Taiwan Stroke Registry (TSR). METHODS: Patients with acute ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack registered in the TSR, and received both carotid duplex and TCS assessment were categorized into those with stenosis (≥50%) and without (<50%) in the extracranial internal carotid artery (ICA) and MCA, respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377485/ischemic-cerebroprotection-conferred-by-myeloid-lineage-restricted-or-global-cd39-transgene-expression
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Amy E Baek, Nadia R Sutton, Danica Petrovic-Djergovic, Hui Liao, Jessica Ray, Joan Park, Yogendra Kanthi, David J Pinsky
Background -Cerebral tissue damage after an ischemic event can be exacerbated by inflammation and thrombosis. Elevated extracellular ATP and ADP levels are associated with cellular injury, inflammation and thrombosis. Ectonucleoside triphosphate diphosphohydrolase-1 (CD39), an enzyme expressed on the plasmalemma of leukocytes and endothelial cells, suppresses platelet activation and leukocyte infiltration by phosphohydrolyzing ATP/ADP. To investigate the effects of increased CD39 in an in vivo cerebral ischemia model, we developed a transgenic (TG) mouse expressing human CD39 (hCD39)...
April 4, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377304/longitudinal-mri-evaluation-of-neuroprotective-effects-of-pharmacologically-induced-hypothermia-in-experimental-ischemic-stroke
#8
Silun Wang, Xiaohuan Gu, Ramesh Paudyal, Ling Wei, Thomas A Dix, Shan P Yu, Xiaodong Zhang
Pharmacologically induced hypothermia (PIH) shows promising neuroprotective effects after stroke insult. However, the dynamic evolution of stroke infarct during the hypothermic therapy has not been understood very well. In the present study, MRI was utilized to longitudinally characterize the infarct evolution in a mouse model of ischemic stroke treated by PIH using the neurotensin agonist HPI201. Adult male C57BL/6 mice underwent permanent occlusion of the right middle cerebra artery (MCA). Each animal received a vehicle or HPI201 intraperitoneal injection...
April 2, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373616/oculomotor-nerve-palsy-in-a-patient-with-a-ruptured-middle-cerebral-artery-aneurysm
#9
Suguru Yokosako, Yuichiro Kikkawa, Ririko Takeda, Toshiki Ikeda, Hiroki Kurita
We describe a case of acute oculomotor nerve palsy caused by a ruptured middle cerebral artery (MCA) aneurysm. A 59-year-old female presenting with headache and nausea was admitted to our hospital. Her consciousness was alert, and had no other neurological deficit without left oculomotor nerve palsy. A computed tomography (CT) showed SAH extending from left sylvian cistern to basal cistern. CT angiography revealed a left MCA aneurysm which protruded toward internal carotid artery. The patient was successfully treated with surgical clipping...
2017: Journal of Medical Investigation: JMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359069/high-risk-of-seizures-and-epilepsy-after-decompressive-hemicraniectomy-for-malignant-middle-cerebral-artery-stroke%C3%A2
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Rosane Brondani, Andrea Garcia de Almeida, Pedro Abrahim Cherubini, Suelen Mandelli Mota, Luiz Carlos de Alencastro, Apio Cláudio Martins Antunes, Marino Bianchin Muxfeldt
BACKGROUND: Decompressive hemicraniectomy (DHC) is a life-saving procedure for treatment of large malignant middle cerebral artery (MCA) strokes. Post-stroke epilepsy is an additional burden for these patients, but its incidence and the risk factors for its development have been poorly investigated. OBJECTIVE: To report the prevalence and risk factors for post-stroke seizures and post-stroke epilepsy after DHC for treatment of large malignant MCA strokes in a cohort of 36 patients...
March 30, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases Extra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357585/uneven-cerebral-hemodynamic-change-as-a-cause-of-neurological-deterioration-in-the-acute-stage-after-direct-revascularization-for-moyamoya-disease-cerebral-hyperperfusion-and-remote-ischemia-caused-by-the-watershed-shift
#11
Xian-Kun Tu, Miki Fujimura, Sherif Rashad, Shunji Mugikura, Hiroyuki Sakata, Kuniyasu Niizuma, Teiji Tominaga
Superficial temporal artery-middle cerebral artery (STA-MCA) anastomosis is the standard surgical treatment for moyamoya disease (MMD). The main potential complications of this treatment are cerebral hyperperfusion (CHP) syndrome and ischemia, and their managements are contradictory to each other. We retrospectively investigated the incidence of the simultaneous manifestation of CHP and infarction after surgery for MMD. Of the 162 consecutive direct revascularization surgeries performed for MMD, we encountered two adult cases (1...
March 29, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343220/hemorrhagic-transformations-after-thrombectomy-risk-factors-and-clinical-relevance
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Johannes Kaesmacher, Mirjam Kaesmacher, Christian Maegerlein, Claus Zimmer, Alexandra S Gersing, Silke Wunderlich, Benjamin Friedrich, Tobias Boeckh-Behrens, Justus F Kleine
BACKGROUND: Hemorrhagic transformation (HT) is a major complication of acute ischemic stroke, potentially associated with clinical deterioration. We attempted to identify risk factors and evaluated clinical relevance of minor and major HTs following endovascular thrombectomy (ET) in isolated middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusions. METHODS: This is a retrospective single-center analysis of 409 patients with isolated MCA occlusion treated with ET. Patients' and procedural characteristics, severity of HT according to the European Cooperative Acute Stroke Study criteria, and clinical outcomes were analyzed...
March 25, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341040/hyperdense-middle-cerebral-artery-sign-as-the-only-radiological-manifestation-of-hyperacute-ischemic-stroke-in-computed-tomography
#13
Robert Chrzan, Agnieszka Gleń, Andrzej Urbanik
OBJECTIVES: The main aim of the study was to find the effect of hyperdense middle cerebral artery sign (HMCAS), as the only admission computed tomography (CT) manifestation of ischemic stroke involving middle cerebral artery (MCA) region, on the extent of stroke measured by Alberta Stroke Program Early CT score (ASPECTS) in the follow-up CT. The secondary aim was to determine the correlation between length of hyperdense MCA segment on admission CT and ASPECTS in follow-up CT. METHODS: The group analyzed consisted of 118 patients with ischemic MCA region stroke, with no early signs of brain tissue ischemia on admission CT, but infarcts confirmed in follow-up CT, with extent evaluated using ASPECTS...
January 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328002/endovascular-treatment-of-middle-cerebral-artery-m2-occlusion-strokes-clinical-and-procedural-predictors-of-outcomes
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Maxim Mokin, Christopher T Primiani, Zeguang Ren, Peter Kan, Edward Duckworth, Raymond D Turner, Aquilla S Turk, Kyle M Fargen, Guilherme Dabus, Italo Linfante, Travis M Dumont, Leonardo B C Brasiliense, Hussain Shallwani, Kenneth V Snyder, Adnan H Siddiqui, Elad I Levy
BACKGROUND: Patients with strokes from M2 segment middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusion have been underrepresented in recent randomized trials of endovascular therapy. OBJECTIVE: To better understand the clinical, imaging, and procedural predictors of successful recanalization and clinical outcomes in this population of patients. METHODS: We performed a multicenter retrospective analysis of consecutive patients with acute MCA M2 segment occlusion who underwent thrombectomy with stent retrievers or primary aspiration thrombectomy (including A Direct Aspiration First Pass Technique approach)...
March 10, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318956/carotid-endarterectomy-to-remove-retained-solitaire-stent-retriever-inside-carotid-stent-after-mechanical-thrombectomy
#15
Mary In-Ping Huang Cobb, Tony P Smith, Patrick A Brown, L Fernando Gonzalez, Ali R Zomorodi
BACKGROUND: Tandem occlusions of the internal carotid artery (ICA) and middle cerebral artery (MCA) occur in up to a third of patients with acute ischemic strokes undergoing endovascular mechanical thrombectomy. Understanding open neurosurgical management of associated complications with this procedure is important. CASE REPORT: A 67-year-old man with acute onset of left hemiparesis and a tandem right ICA and MCA occlusion. He underwent carotid stent angioplasty of a stenotic ICA, followed by attempted Solitaire stent retrieval of an MCA clot...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300680/evaluation-by-mri-of-silent-brain-infarcts-in-pre-and-post-operative-asymptomatic-carotid-surgery
#16
Remy Pascot, Anne Daoudal, Alain Cardon, Gilles Godet, Antoine Lucas, Elodie Clochard, Jean-Yves Gauvrit, Yann Le Teurnier, Adrien Kaladji
OBJECTIVE: To report the prevalence of Silent Brain Infarcts (SBI) at MRI before and after surgery for asymptomatic high grade carotid stenosis. DESIGN: Single-center retrospective observational study METHODS: Asymptomatic patients who underwent carotid endarterectomy between October 2012 and October 2014 were included. The preoperative assessment included a Doppler and a CT scan dating less than 3 months. A neurological examination was performed during the anesthesia consultation and in the 15 days before surgery...
March 11, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298139/emergent-carotid-stenting-and-intra-arterial-abciximab-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-due-to-tandem-occlusion
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Fawaz Al-Mufti, Krishna Amuluru, Nathan W Manning, Imad Khan, Lissa Peeling, Chirag D Gandhi, Charles J Prestigiacomo, Galyna Pushchinska, David Fiorella, Henry H Woo
OBJECTIVE: Acute occlusions of the extracranial internal carotid artery (ICA) and a major intracranial artery respond poorly to intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) and present an endovascular challenge. The aim of our study was to retrospectively delineate the feasibility of the combined use of emergent carotid stenting and intra-arterial (IA) Abciximab with intracranial revascularization in the setting of acute ischemic stroke and carotid occlusions at our institution. METHODS: Eleven patients with complete cervical carotid occlusion with or without concomitant intracranial ICA and/or MCA occlusion were identified from a single center, retrospective review of patients admitted to the Stroke unit...
March 15, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288870/tia-model-is-attainable-in-wistar-rats-by-intraluminal-occlusion-of-the-mca-for-10-min-or-shorter
#18
A Durukan Tolvanen, E Tatlisumak, E Pedrono, U Abo-Ramadan, T Tatlisumak
Transient ischemic attack (TIA) has received only little attention in the experimental research field. Recently, we introduced a TIA model for mice, and here we set similar principles for simulating this human condition in Wistar rats. In the model: 1) transient nature of the event is ensured, and 2) 24 h after the event animals are free from any sensorimotor deficit and from any detectable lesion by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Animals experienced varying durations of ischemia (5, 10, 12.5, 15, 25, and-30 min, n=6-8 per group) by intraluminal middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO)...
March 10, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286721/functional-outcome-after-decompressive-craniectomy-in-patients-with-dominant-or-non-dominant-malignant-middle-cerebral-infarcts
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Bilal Kamal Alam, Ahmed S Bukhari, Salman Assad, Pir Muhammad Siddique, Haider Ghazanfar, Muhammad Junaid Niaz, Maryam Kundi, Saima Shah, Maimoona Siddiqui
BACKGROUND:  The use of decompressive craniectomy (DC) has been studied in the setting of different conditions, including traumatic brain injury, subarachnoid hemorrhage, and malignant middle cerebral artery (MCA) infarction. The rationale of this study is to determine the functional outcome after DC in patients with malignant MCA infarcts. METHODS:  A longitudinal cohort study was performed based on patients diagnosed with malignant MCA territory infarction admitted to the Neurosurgery Department of a tertiary care hospital in Islamabad, Pakistan between July 2015 and November 2016...
January 26, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280639/delayed-stroke-following-blunt-neck-trauma-a-case-illustration-with-recommendations-for-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Best Anyama, Daniela Treitl, Jeffery Wessell, Rachele Solomon, Andrew A Rosenthal
Blunt cerebrovascular injury (BCVI) to the carotid artery is a relatively rare injury that is difficult to identify even with imaging. Any symptoms or neurological deficits following blunt neck injury mandate evaluation and consideration of BCVI. In an effort to highlight this issue, we report the case of a 31-year-old male patient who presented with left-sided weakness consistent with transient ischemic attack (TIA) and concussion. The patient's symptoms occurred within 24 hours of a blunt neck injury sustained by a knee strike during a basketball game...
2017: Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
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