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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526767/migraine-and-cerebrovascular-atherosclerosis-in-patients-with-ischemic-stroke
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Hendrikus J A van Os, Inge A Mulder, Alexander Broersen, Ale Algra, Irene C van der Schaaf, L Jaap Kappelle, Birgitta K Velthuis, Gisela M Terwindt, Wouter J Schonewille, Marieke C Visser, Michel D Ferrari, Marianne A A van Walderveen, Marieke J H Wermer
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Migraine is a well-established risk factor for ischemic stroke, but migraine is also related to other vascular diseases. This study aims to investigate the association between migraine and cerebrovascular atherosclerosis in patients with acute ischemic stroke. METHODS: We retrieved data on patients with ischemic stroke from the DUST (Dutch Acute Stroke Study). Migraine history was assessed with a migraine screener and confirmed by telephone interview based on the ICHD criteria (International Classification of Headache Disorders)...
May 19, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504557/carotid-angioplasty-assisted-mechanical-thrombectomy-without-urgent-stenting-may-be-a-better-option-in-acute-tandem-occlusions
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Cetin K Akpinar, Erdem Gürkaş, Emrah Aytac
Background The aim of the study was to assess the efficacy of balloon angioplasty-assisted mechanical thrombectomy without urgent stenting in the carotid artery as another approach for endovascular treatment of tandem occlusions. Methods Fifteen consecutive cases of tandem occlusions treated with the endovascular approach between January 2014 and May 2016 were reviewed. The study cohort included patients with an etiology of large vessel atherosclerosis. Extracranial carotid stenting was performed in another session if post-thrombectomy mRS modified Rankin Score (mRS) was 0-2...
January 1, 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503487/discrepancy-between-angiography-and-operative-findings-of-small-side-wall-aneurysms-in-atherosclerotic-parent-arteries
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Sook Young Sim
Preoperative evaluation of precise aneurysmal geometry is important for the treatment of intracranial aneurysms. We present two cases of unclippable side wall aneurysms due to their extremely low dome height, which appeared as saccular in the preoperative image because of a comparatively narrow atherosclerotic parent arterial lumen. In both cases, a calcified vessel wall was noted preoperatively. Lack of a definitive neck and abrupt discrepancy between the fragile aneurysmal wall and the atherosclerotic parent arterial wall was confirmed intraoperatively in both cases...
March 2017: Journal of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500366/comparison-of-3d-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-digital-subtraction-angiography-for-intracranial-artery-stenosis
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Ji Eun Park, Seung Chai Jung, Sang Hun Lee, Ji Young Jeon, Ji Ye Lee, Ho Sung Kim, Choong-Gon Choi, Sang Joon Kim, Deok Hee Lee, Seon-Ok Kim, Sun U Kwon, Dong-Wha Kang, Jong S Kim
OBJECTIVES: To compare three-dimensional high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (3D HR-MRI) and digital subtraction angiography (DSA) for diagnosing and evaluating stenosis in the entire circle of Willis. METHODS: The study included 516 intracranial arteries from 43 patients with intracranial artery stenosis (ICAS) who underwent both 3D HR-MRI and DSA within 1 month. Two readers independently diagnosed atherosclerosis, dissection, moyamoya disease and vasculitis, rated their diagnostic confidence for each vessel and measured the luminal diameters...
May 12, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480112/nontraumatic-posterior-circulation-pseudoaneurysm-of-the-basilar-artery-summit-with-complete-spontaneous-resolution-case-report-and-literature-review
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Nefize Turan, Shannon Butler, Theodore C Larson, Alexander Mason
BACKGROUND: Intracranial pseudoaneurysms are rare vascular defects of arterial walls that are classically the result of traumatic injury, iatrogenic causes, or infection. Idiopathic pseudoaneurysms are seen even less frequently and are often related to atherosclerosis. Pseudoaneurysms are most commonly found along the distal wall of the internal carotid artery, however, can occur at any location in the cerebrovascular circulation. Treatment of these arterial defects is often challenging due to their frail nature...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463782/asymptomatic-polyvascular-disease-and-the-risks-of-cardiovascular-events-and-all-cause-death
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Qian Zhang, Anxin Wang, Shufeng Zhang, Na Li, Shengyun Chen, Yaqing Zhang, Yong Zhou, Shouling Wu, Xingquan Zhao
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Atherosclerosis is a diffuse and systemic disease. We aimed to assess prevalence and outcome of extracoronary polyvascular disease (polyVD) in the asymptomatic Chinese community population. METHODS: A random sample of 5440 participants aged 40 years or older were enrolled in the Asymptomatic Polyvascular Abnormalities Community Study from 2010 to 2011. Intracranial artery stenosis, extracranial artery stenosis, and lower extremity artery disease were detected by transcranial Doppler and duplex sonography, and by calculating the ankle brachial index...
April 21, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448235/intracranial-artery-steno-occlusion-diagnosis-by-using-three-dimensional-parallel-multichannel-transmission-mr-imaging
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Mi Sun Chung, Seung Chai Jung, Seon-Ok Kim, Ho Sung Kim, Choong Gon Choi, Sang Joon Kim, Sun U Kwon, Dong-Wha Kang, Jong S Kim
Purpose To determine whether magnetic resonance (MR) imaging by using two-dimensional spatially selective radiofrequency (RF) excitation pulses (zoomed MR imaging) is a reliable method for the diagnosis of intracranial artery steno-occlusion compared with full-field-of-view (FOV) MR imaging. Materials and Methods The institutional review board approved this retrospective study and informed consent was waived. From December 2014 to August 2015, 88 patients who underwent both full-FOV MR imaging and zoomed MR imaging for further evaluation of intracranial artery steno-occlusion at prior luminal evaluation were included...
April 27, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417216/pathogenic-mechanisms-following-ischemic-stroke
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REVIEW
Seyed Esmaeil Khoshnam, William Winlow, Maryam Farzaneh, Yaghoob Farbood, Hadi Fathi Moghaddam
Stroke is the second most common cause of death and the leading cause of disability worldwide. Brain injury following stroke results from a complex series of pathophysiological events including excitotoxicity, oxidative and nitrative stress, inflammation, and apoptosis. Moreover, there is a mechanistic link between brain ischemia, innate and adaptive immune cells, intracranial atherosclerosis, and also the gut microbiota in modifying the cerebral responses to ischemic insult. There are very few treatments for stroke injuries, partly owing to an incomplete understanding of the diverse cellular and molecular changes that occur following ischemic stroke and that are responsible for neuronal death...
April 17, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416412/successful-treatment-of-symptomatic-intracranial-carotid-artery-stenosis-using-a-24-mm-long-bare-metal-coronary-stent
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Azeem A Rehman, Ryan C Turner, Brandon P Lucke-Wold, SoHyun Boo
BACKGROUND: Intracranial arterial atherosclerosis represents a common cause of stroke. Despite aggressive and optimal medical management, many patients will unfortunately suffer additional cerebrovascular events. The role of endovascular intervention for intracranial atherosclerotic disease continues to be uncertain, particularly in regard to extensive, symptomatic stenosis. CASE DESCRIPTION: We present a case of a 42-year-old male with a complex medical history who presented with recurrent ischemic stroke in the ipsilateral hemisphere despite optimal medical management...
April 14, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411747/the-impact-of-carotid-or-intracranial-atherosclerosis-on-perioperative-stroke-in-patients-undergoing-open-aortic-arch-surgery
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Ken-Ichi Imasaka, Eiki Tayama, Yukihiro Tomita
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to clarify the impact of carotid or intracranial atherosclerosis on perioperative stroke in patients undergoing open aortic arch surgery. METHODS: Between 2008 and 2015, 200 consecutive patients underwent elective aortic arch surgery with selective antegrade cerebral perfusion and moderate hypothermic circulatory arrest. Nonselective screening for carotid or intracranial atherosclerosis was performed using carotid ultrasonography or magnetic resonance angiography...
May 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366059/stent-technology-in-ischemic-stroke
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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/28334718/sex-differences-do-not-exist-in-outcomes-among-stroke-patients-with-intracranial-atherosclerosis-in-china-subgroup-analysis-from-the-chinese-intracranial-atherosclerosis-study
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Yuehua Pu, Na Wei, Dandan Yu, Yilong Wang, Xinying Zou, Yannie O Y Soo, Yuesong Pan, Thomas W H Leung, Lawrence K S Wong, Yongjun Wang, Liping Liu
BACKGROUND: To date, sex difference in outcomes among patients with intracranial atherosclerosis (ICAS) has rarely been discussed in China as well as in the world. This study aimed to estimate the sex difference in outcomes among patients with ICAS in Chinese cerebral ischemia patients. METHODS: We analyzed 1,335 men and women with ICAS who were enrolled in the Chinese Intracranial Atherosclerosis study. They were followed-up for ischemic stroke recurrence, any cause of death, cerebral vascular events (including transient ischemic attack, ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke), combined end points (including cerebral vascular events, angina or myocardial infarction, pulmonary embolism, peripheral vascular events), and unfavorable outcome (modified Rankin scale score of 3-6) at 1 year...
March 24, 2017: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330958/intracranial-atherosclerosis-and-dementia-the-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-aric-study
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Jennifer L Dearborn, Yiyi Zhang, Ye Qiao, Muhammad Fareed K Suri, Li Liu, Rebecca F Gottesman, Andreea M Rawlings, Thomas H Mosley, Alvaro Alonso, David S Knopman, Eliseo Guallar, Bruce A Wasserman
OBJECTIVE: To explore the association of intracranial atherosclerotic disease (ICAD) with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and dementia. METHODS: From 2011 to 2013, 1,744 participants completed high-resolution vessel wall MRI from the population-based Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study by a sampling strategy that allowed weighting back to the cohort. We defined ICAD by plaque features (presence, territory, stenosis, number). Trained clinicians used an algorithm incorporating information from interviews and neuropsychological and neurologic examinations to adjudicate for MCI and dementia...
April 18, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319156/differential-impact-of-serum-total-bilirubin-level-on-cerebral-atherosclerosis-and-cerebral-small-vessel-disease
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Jonguk Kim, Seung-Jae Yoon, Min-Hee Woo, Sang-Heum Kim, Nam-Keun Kim, Jinkwon Kim, Ok-Joon Kim, Seung-Hun Oh
BACKGROUND: A low serum total bilirubin (T-bil) level is associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis. However, the differential impact of the serum T-bil level on cerebral atherosclerosis and cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) is still unclear. METHODS: We evaluated serum T-bil levels from 1,128 neurologically healthy subjects. Indices of cerebral atherosclerosis (extracranial arterial stenosis [ECAS] and intracranial arterial stenosis [ICAS]), and indices of SVD (silent lacunar infarct [SLI], and moderate-to-severe white matter hyperintensities [msWMH]) were evaluated by the use of brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and MR angiography...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302605/quantifying-intracranial-internal-carotid-artery-stenosis-on-mr-angiography
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H Baradaran, P Patel, G Gialdini, K Al-Dasuqi, A Giambrone, H Kamel, A Gupta
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Intracranial atherosclerosis is a common cause of ischemic stroke. Intracranial stenosis is most commonly quantified by the Warfarin-Aspirin Symptomatic Intracranial Disease method, which involves calculating a ratio of luminal diameter measurements on conventional angiography. Our purpose was to determine whether a single linear measurement of the narrowest caliber of the intracranial ICA on MRA can accurately predict Warfarin-Aspirin Symptomatic Intracranial Disease stenosis measurements...
May 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273724/imaging-angiogenesis-using-68-ga-nota-prgd2-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-in-patients-with-severe-intracranial-atherosclerotic-disease
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Shi Shu, Li Zhang, Yi Cheng Zhu, Fang Li, Li Ying Cui, Hao Wang, Yi Sun, Pei Lin Wu, Zhao Hui Zhu, Bin Peng
Angiogenesis is a critical compensation route, which has been demonstrated in the brain following ischemic stroke; however, few studies have investigated angiogenesis in chronic intracranial atherosclerosis disease (ICAD). We used (68)Ga-NOTA-PRGD2 positron emission tomography/computed tomography based imaging to detect angiogenesis in chronic ICAD and to explore the factors that may have affected it. A total of 21 participants with unilateral severe chronic ICAD were included in the study. Of the 21 participants, 19 were men; the mean (SD) age was 52 (15) years...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261756/association-between-hyperhomocysteinemia-and-stroke-with-atherosclerosis-and-small-artery-occlusion-depends-on-homocysteine-metabolism-related-vitamin-levels-in-chinese-patients-with-normal-renal-function
#17
Guan-Hui Wu, Fan-Zhen Kong, Xiao-Feng Dong, De-Feng Wu, Qian-Zhu Guo, Ai-Rong Shen, Qing-Zhang Cheng, Wei-Feng Luo
This study was conducted to investigate the role of different homocysteine metabolism-related vitamin (HMRV) levels in the correlation between hyperhomocysteinemia (HHCY) and ischemic stroke (IS) subtypes. Three hundred and forty-eight IS patients manifesting different vascular subtypes were subclassified on the basis of HMRV deficiencies. Correlation between HHCY and IS subtypes was investigated in all the subgroups. In this study, HHCY was significantly correlated with the IS subtypes in large artery atherosclerosis (OR 1...
June 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248916/light-induced-hemiplegia-an-atypical-case-of-retinal-steal-syndrome
#18
David Kerek, Sami Al Kasab, Michael U Antonucci, Raymond D Turner, Tanya N Turan
Atherosclerosis affecting the carotid arteries accounts for up to 20% of ischemic strokes 1. The clinical effects of atherosclerotic occlusive disease vary according to multiple factors, one of which is collateral circulation. In response to a chronic decrease in cerebral perfusion from atherosclerotic occlusion, alternative flow pathways, or collaterals, develop in a variety of patterns. In the setting of carotid occlusion, flow from the Circle of Willis, if complete, often comprises the main cerebral collateral network...
March 2017: Neurologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238629/apolipoprotein-a1-rs5070-a-g-polymorphism-with-stroke-subtypes-in-taiwan
#19
Li-Chi Hsu, Tsong-Hai Lee
BACKGROUND: Apolipoprotein A1 (ApoA1) is a structural protein of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol; ApoA1 is involved in lipid and cholesterol metabolism. This study evaluated the association of ApoA1 polymorphism (rs5070) with different stroke subtypes in Taiwanese individuals. METHODS: A total of 2139 cases, including 614 controls and 708 large artery atherosclerosis (LAA), 377 small-vessel occlusion, and 440 hypertensive intracranial hemorrhage cases, were enrolled in this study...
February 23, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168435/is-obstructive-sleep-apnea-associated-with-the-presence-of-intracranial-cerebral-atherosclerosis
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Tae-Jin Song, Jung-Hyun Park, Kang Hyun Choi, Ju-Hee Kim, Yunseo Choi, Yoonkyung Chang, Hyeon Jin Kim, Jangsup Moon, Yong-Jae Kim, Hyang Woon Lee
PURPOSE: Intracranial cerebral atherosclerosis (ICAS) is one of critical atherosclerosis which closely related with stroke. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with systemic atherosclerosis, but it is unclear whether OSA is related with the presence of ICAS. We aimed to investigate the association between the presence of ICAS and severity of OSA in patients with suspected OSA. METHODS: This retrospective, cross-sectional study included 283 patients who suspected OSA (presence of one or more OSA-related symptom and high-risk category in Berlin questionnaire) and underwent polysomnography and brain magnetic resonance angiography (MRA)...
February 7, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
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