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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915443/cerebral-white-matter-hyperintensity-is-associated-with-intracranial-atherosclerosis-in-a-healthy-population
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Ki-Woong Nam, Hyung-Min Kwon, Han-Yeong Jeong, Jin-Ho Park, Sang Hyuck Kim, Su-Min Jeong, Tae Gon Yoo, Shinhye Kim
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Cerebral white matter hyperintensity (WMH) is commonly found in ischemic stroke patients, especially when accompanied by intracranial atherosclerosis (ICAS). However, the relationship between WMH and ICAS in a healthy population has not been evaluated. METHODS: A total of 3159 healthy subjects who underwent health checkups, including brain magnetic resonance imaging and angiography, were enrolled. ICAS was defined as an occlusion or more than 50% stenosis of intracranial vessels on magnetic resonance angiography...
September 7, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877564/intracranial-atherosclerosis-from-microscopy-to-high-resolution-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#2
Wen-Jie Yang, Ka-Sing Wong, Xiang-Yan Chen
Intracranial atherosclerosis is one of the leading causes of ischemic stroke and occurs more commonly in patients of Asian, African or Hispanic origin than in Caucasians. Although the histopathology of intracranial atherosclerotic disease resembles extracranial atherosclerosis, there are some notable differences in the onset and severity of atherosclerosis. Current understanding of intracranial atherosclerotic disease has been advanced by the high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (HRMRI), a novel emerging imaging technique that can directly visualize the vessel wall pathology...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Stroke
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861416/etiology-of-intracranial-stenosis-in-young-patients-a-high-resolution-magnetic-resonance-imaging-study
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Yu-Yuan Xu, Ming-Li Li, Shan Gao, Zheng-Yu Jin, Zhao-Yong Sun, Jie Chen, Bo Hou, Hai-Long Zhou, Feng Feng, Wei-Hai Xu
BACKGROUND: Using high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (HRMRI), we sought to investigate the underlying etiology of intracranial stenosis in young patients. METHODS: We retrospectively studied 122 Chinese young adult patients (from 18 to 45 years old, mean age 36.2±7.5 years) with unilateral middle cerebral artery (MCA) stenosis based on a prospectively established HRMRI database. The eccentricity, degree of stenosis, and remodeling types of MCA lesions were analyzed...
August 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855886/advanced-imaging-of-intracranial-atherosclerosis-lessons-from-interventional-cardiology
#4
Davor Pavlin-Premrl, Rahul Sharma, Bruce C V Campbell, J Mocco, Nicholas L Opie, Thomas J Oxley
Intracranial atherosclerosis is a major cause of ischemic stroke. Patients with a high degree of stenosis have a significant rate of stroke despite medical therapy. Two randomized trials of stenting have failed to show benefit. Improving periprocedural complication rates and patient selection may improve stenting outcomes. Fractional flow reserve (FFR), intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), and optical coherence tomography (OCT) are intravascular imaging techniques employed to improve patient selection and stent placement in interventional cardiology...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836130/the-role-of-brachial-pulse-pressure-as-an-indicator-of-intracranial-atherosclerosis-the-atahualpa-project
#5
Oscar H Del Brutto, Robertino M Mera
INTRODUCTION: Carotid siphon calcifications (CSC) are an important imaging marker of systemic atherosclerosis. Routine assessment of asymptomatic CSC may allow the implementation of intervention strategies before catastrophic cerebrovascular events occur. AIM: To assess whether brachial PP determinations might independently predicts the presence and severity of CSC in community-dwelling adults. METHODS: All Atahualpa residents aged ≥40 years were invited for the practice of a non-enhanced CT scan of the head, and those who signed the informed consent and had no contraindications for this exam were enrolled...
August 23, 2017: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798260/burden-of-intracranial-atherosclerosis-is-associated-with-long-term-vascular-outcome-in-patients-with-ischemic-stroke
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Byung-Su Kim, Pil-Wook Chung, Kwang-Yeol Park, Hong-Hee Won, Oh Young Bang, Chin-Sang Chung, Kwang Ho Lee, Gyeong-Moon Kim
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Ischemic stroke patients often have intracranial atherosclerosis (ICAS), despite heterogeneity in the cause of stroke. We tested the hypothesis that ICAS burden can independently reflect the risk of long-term vascular outcome. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study analyzing data from a prospective stroke registry enrolling consecutive patients with acute ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack. A total of 1081 patients were categorized into no ICAS, single ICAS, and advanced ICAS (ICAS ≥2 different intracranial arteries) groups...
August 10, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797616/genetic-analysis-of-ring-finger-protein-213-rnf213-c-14576g-a-in-intracranial-atherosclerosis-of-the-anterior-and-posterior-circulations
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Yuki Shinya, Satoru Miyawaki, Hideaki Imai, Hiroki Hongo, Hideaki Ono, Atsumi Takenobu, Hirofumi Nakatomi, Akira Teraoka, Nobuhito Saito
BACKGROUND: Intracranial atherosclerosis of the anterior circulation (anterior ICAS) and intracranial atherosclerosis of the posterior circulation (posterior ICAS) are thought to involve different pathogeneses and risk factors. Recently, we identified a genetic variant that has a significant association with ICAS. The variant was ring finger protein 213 (RNF213) c.14576G>A (rs112735431), which was originally identified as a susceptibility genetic variant for moyamoya disease (MMD)...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760209/stroke-of-known-cause-and-underlying-atrial-fibrillation-stroke-af-randomized-trial-design-and-rationale
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Richard A Bernstein, Hooman Kamel, Christopher B Granger, Robert C Kowal, Paul D Ziegler, Lee H Schwamm
BACKGROUND: Approximately 20% of ischemic strokes are associated with clinically apparent atrial fibrillation (AF). Regardless of stroke etiology, detection of AF in patients with ischemic strokes often changes antithrombotic treatment from anti-platelet to oral anticoagulation therapy. The role and the optimum duration of cardiac monitoring to detect AF in patients with strokes presumed due to large vessel atherosclerosis or small vessel disease is unknown. This manuscript describes the design and rationale of the STROKE-AF trial...
August 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759912/large-artery-atherosclerosis-extracranial-and-intracranial
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Chirantan Banerjee, Tanya N Turan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Seminars in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756142/pathologic-study-of-intracranial-large-artery-atherosclerosis-in-7260-autopsy-cases
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Hiroaki Kimura, Masaki Takao, Norihiro Suzuki, Kazutomi Kanemaru, Ban Mihara, Shigeo Murayama
BACKGROUND: Atherosclerotic changes in the cerebral arteries may differ with era of birth. Herein, we analyzed the chronological changes of intracranial atherosclerosis in consecutive autopsy cases. METHODS: A total of 7260 autopsy cases from 1972 to 2014 were analyzed. Severity of atherosclerosis was classified using a semi-quantitative scale of pathologic observation of each artery after formalin fixation: 0 = no stenosis; .5 = fatty streaks but no stenosis; 1 = <50% stenosis; 2 = 50%-90% stenosis; 3 = ≥90% stenosis...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709046/ankle-brachial-index-mri-markers-and-cognition-the-epidemiology-of-dementia-in-singapore-study
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Muhammad Amin Shaik, Narayanaswamy Venketasubramanian, Ching-Yu Cheng, Tien Yin Wong, Henri Vrooman, Mohammad Kamran Ikram, Saima Hilal, Christopher Chen
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Previous studies showed an independent association of low ankle-brachial index (ABI) with cognitive impairment. However, the association between low ABI and cognition in the presence of both cerebrovascular disease (CeVD) and neurodegeneration is lacking. We aimed at investigating a) the association of low ABI with markers of CeVD and cortical thickness, and b) whether the association of low ABI with cognition is influenced by these markers. METHODS: Data was drawn from the Epidemiology of Dementia In Singapore (EDIS) study where all participants (n = 832) underwent neuropsychological tests and 3T brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to assess CeVD markers as well as cortical thicknesses...
July 5, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701668/effects-of-smoking-on-ischemic-stroke-intracranial-hemorrhage-and-coronary-artery-events-in-japanese-patients-with-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Shinya Suzuki, Takayuki Otsuka, Koichi Sagara, Hiroaki Semba, Hiroto Kano, Shunsuke Matsuno, Hideaki Takai, Yuko Kato, Tokuhisa Uejima, Yuji Oikawa, Kazuyuki Nagashima, Hajime Kirigaya, Junji Yajima, Takashi Kunihara, Hitoshi Sawada, Tadanori Aizawa, Takeshi Yamashita
The effects of smoking on the prognosis of non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) patients are unclear.The Shinken Database 2004-11 (n = 17,517) includes all new patients visiting the Cardiovascular Institute between June 2004 and March 2012. Among these cases, 2,102 NVAF patients were identified. The effects of smoking on ischemic stroke (IS), intracranial hemorrhage (ICH), and coronary artery events including percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and acute coronary syndrome (ACS) were analyzed. Smokers were younger and had lower risk profiles compared with non-smokers...
August 3, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680502/pathophysiology-and-diagnosis-of-vertebrobasilar-insufficiency-a-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Arlindo Cardoso Lima Neto, Roseli Bittar, Gabriel Scarabotolo Gattas, Edson Bor-Seng-Shu, Marcelo de Lima Oliveira, Rafael da Costa Monsanto, Luis Felipe Bittar
Introduction  Vertebrobasilar insufficiency is defined as transitory ischemia of the vertebrobasilar circulation. Dizziness, vertigo, headaches, vomit, diplopia, blindness, ataxia, imbalance, and weakness in both sides of the body are the most common symptoms. Objective  To review the literature regarding the three available diagnostic testing in patients with dizziness complaints secondary to vertebrobasilar insufficiency (VBI): magnetic resonance angiography; transcranial Doppler ultrasound; and vertebrobasilar deprivation testing...
July 2017: International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677755/proteomic-analysis-and-comparison-of-intra%C3%A2-and-extracranial-cerebral-atherosclerosis-responses-to-hyperlipidemia-in-rabbits
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Zhi-Lan Tu, Bo Yu, Dong-Ya Huang, Rajeev Ojha, Shu-Kui Zhou, He-Di An, Rong Liu, Cui Du, Nan Shen, Jian-Hui Fu, Shuang-Xing Hou
The present study aimed to investigate protein expression levels of intra‑ and extracranial atherosclerosis in rabbits following administration of a high‑fat diet. Rabbits were randomly divided into control (group A; n=9) and high‑fat diet (group B; n=9) groups. At week 12, tissues were sectioned from the common carotid artery (CCA) and middle cerebral artery (MCA). Pathological analysis was performed. Differential protein expression levels were examined by 2‑D gel electrophoresis (2‑DE) and mass spectrometry (MS) analysis and validated by western blotting...
September 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673480/association-of-descending-thoracic-aortic-plaque-with-brain-atrophy-and-white-matter-hyperintensities-the-framingham-heart-study
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Hugo J Aparicio, Rodica E Petrea, Joseph M Massaro, Warren J Manning, Noriko Oyama-Manabe, Alexa S Beiser, Carlos S Kase, Ralph B D'Agostino, Philip A Wolf, Ramachandran S Vasan, Charles DeCarli, Christopher J O'Donnell, Sudha Seshadri
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Aortic atherosclerosis is an aggregate marker of vascular risk factor exposure and has been associated with intracranial atherosclerosis and stroke. We hypothesized that atherosclerosis of the descending aorta (DAo) could be a risk marker for brain aging and injury. METHODS: We evaluated 1527 participants (mean age 59.9 years, 53.5% women) in the Framingham Offspring cohort who underwent both aortic and brain MRI. Participants were free of clinical stroke, dementia, or other neurological illness at the time of axial MRI of the thoracic and abdominal DAo and subsequent brain MRI...
June 23, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651523/current-smoking-is-associated-with-extracranial-carotid-atherosclerotic-stenosis-but-not-with-intracranial-large-artery-disease
#16
Ruijun Ji, Yuesong Pan, Hongyi Yan, Runhua Zhang, Gaifen Liu, Penglian Wang, Yilong Wang, Hao Li, Xingquan Zhao, Yongjun Wang
BACKGROUND: Accumulating evidence has shown that cigarette smoking is an important risk factor for ischemic stroke. However, it is not clear about the potential mechanisms through which cigarette smoking affects stroke risk. In the study, we aimed to investigate the relationship between cigarette smoking and the occurrence of extracranial (ECAS) and intracranial atherosclerotic stenosis (ICAS). METHODS: We analyzed patients enrolled in the Chinese intracranial atherosclerosis (CICAS), which was a prospective, multicenter, hospital-based cohort study...
June 26, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637237/long-term-evolutionary-change-in-the-lumen-of-intracranial-atherosclerotic-stenosis-following-angioplasty-and-stenting
#17
Simon C H Yu, Tiffany W W Lau, Simon S M Wong, Kwok T Lee, Lawrence K S Wong, Thomas W H Leung
BACKGROUND: Angioplasty and stenting is a recognized treatment option for patients with intracranial atherosclerosis. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the long-term evolutionary luminal changes of intracranial atherosclerosis after angioplasty and stenting. METHODS: This was a retrospective study with patient consent. Eighty-two patients presenting with acute and minor cerebral ischemia due to stenosis ≥70%, who had received medical therapy with or without stenting (Wingspan), were invited...
June 14, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611827/repeated-mechanical-thrombectomy-in-recurrent-large-vessel-occlusion-acute-ischemic-stroke
#18
Mehdi Bouslama, Diogo C Haussen, Leticia C Rebello, Jonathan A Grossberg, Michael R Frankel, Raul G Nogueira
BACKGROUND: Endovascular therapy has been proven effective for the treatment of large vessel occlusion strokes (LVOS). However, the feasibility and potential benefits of repeat thrombectomy for recurrent stroke is unclear. We aim to report our experience with repeat thrombectomy for recurrent LVOS. METHODS: We reviewed our prospectively collected endovascular database for patients who underwent repeated mechanical thrombectomy. Baseline characteristics, procedural data and outcomes were evaluated...
March 2017: Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606562/the-efficacy-and-safety-of-3-types-of-interventions-for-stroke-prevention-in-patients-with-cardiovascular-and-cerebrovascular-diseases-a-network-meta-analysis
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Qian Sun, Shumei Chang, Songtao Lu, Yajing Zhang, Yajun Chang
PURPOSE: The goal of this study was to compare the relative efficacy and safety of different types of interventions for stroke prevention in patients with cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. METHODS: This network meta-analysis (NMA) was conducted with a random effects model of Bayesian framework using Stata version 12.0. Odds ratios (ORs) and their credible intervals (CrIs) were applied for the efficacy and safety evaluation of various medical interventions, including aspirin, dipyridamole, ticlopidine, warfarin, and apixaban...
July 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599801/relation-of-ideal-cardiovascular-health-metrics-to-asymptomatic-polyvascular-disease-in-a-chinese-population
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Qian Zhang, Ruixuan Jiang, Yizheng Wang, Shufeng Zhang, Shengyun Chen, Yaqing Zhang, Xiuhua Guo, Shouling Wu, Xingquan Zhao
Atherosclerosis is a systemic disease with manifestations in multiple vascular beds. Ideal cardiovascular health (CVH) metrics relate to cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease. However, the relation between ideal CVH metrics and asymptomatic polyvascular disease (polyVD) is unknown. We collected information on the 7 CVH metrics among 5,224 participants aged ≥40 years from 2010 to 2011. Intracranial artery stenosis, extracranial artery stenosis, and lower extremity artery disease were detected by transcranial Doppler, duplex sonography, and by calculating ankle-brachial index...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
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