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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723788/protective-effect-of-the-microcatheter-placed-at-the-normal-vertebral-artery-in-intracranial-stent-assisted-angioplasty-for-vertebral-artery-stenosis-a-case-report
#1
Ming-Yi Wang, Yong-Sheng Liu, Ke Li, Yong-Jian Liu, Feng Wang
RATIONALE: A carefully designed intracranial stent-assisted angioplasty (SAA) is presented here that may prevent subsequent branch artery occlusion. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 72-year-old man with a 3-month history of progressive and intermittent vertigo without any obvious trigger, accompanied by nausea. DIAGNOSES: Intracranial atherosclerotic disease. INTERVENTIONS: the patient underwent intracranial SAA in accordance with the procedure described here...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723732/role-of-anesthesia-in-endovascular-stroke-therapy
#2
Arthur Wang, Apolonia E Abramowicz
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Recent randomized clinical trials have demonstrated strong efficacy of endovascular therapy (EVT) for acute ischemic stroke (AIS) from large vessel occlusions; in the USA alone, tens of thousands of patients annually may benefit. The impact of the type of anesthesia used during mechanical thrombectomy on patient outcomes remains controversial. This review discusses the current literature on the effects of anesthesia type on patient outcome following endovascular stroke therapy...
July 18, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721332/to-stent-or-not-to-stent-a-tale-of-two-occlusions
#3
Ali S Haider, Lyndon K Lee, Tijani Osumah, Saira Alli, Umair Khan, Steven Vayalumkal, Aida Kafai Golahmadi, Richa Thakur, Phu Nguyen, Kennith F Layton
Stenting and balloon angioplasty, along with mechanical thrombectomy, have gained notability as adjunctive treatment options to intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (IV-tPA) for tandem internal carotid artery (ICA) and middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusions (TIM occlusions). Acute ischemic strokes (AISs) secondary to TIM occlusions are associated with poor patient outcomes primarily due to low recanalization rates following intravenous thrombolysis, consequently prompting the need for more invasive recanalization efforts...
June 17, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721209/recent-advances-in-preventing-stroke-recurrence
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REVIEW
J David Spence
Recent advances in secondary stroke prevention include new evidence in hypertension, nutrition, anticoagulation, antiplatelet therapy, intracranial stenosis, percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale, and lipid-lowering therapy. Individualized therapy for hypertension based on phenotyping with plasma renin and aldosterone markedly improves blood pressure control in patients with resistant hypertension. A Mediterranean diet can reduce the risk of stroke by nearly half. The diagnosis and treatment of metabolic vitamin B12 deficiency, and B vitamins to lower homocysteine, can reduce the risk of stroke by approximately 30%...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721054/neuroprotective-effects-of-curdione-against-focal-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-rats
#5
Xing-Jie Li, Li Liang, Hong-Xia Shi, Xiao-Ping Sun, Jing Wang, Lian-Sheng Zhang
BACKGROUND: Curdione is one of the most highly concentrated component of the active constituents in E-zhu, which has been reported to possess a variety of activities. However, the pharmacologic neuroprotective activity of curdione has not been evaluated. The present study aimed to investigate the protective effect of curdione on focal cerebral ischemia reperfusion-induced injury in rats and further exploring the underlying mechanisms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Adult male Sprague Dawley rats were subjected to middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) surgery for 2 h, followed by reperfusion stage...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720742/-two-cases-of-ruptured-blood-blister-like-aneurysm-treated-with-x-ray-angiography-perfusion-xap-analysis
#6
Shoichi Tani, Hirotoshi Imamura, Katsunori Asai, Kampei Shimizu, Hidemitsu Adachi, So Tokunaga, Takayuki Funatsu, Mikiya Beppu, Keita Suzuki, Hiromasa Adachi, Tomohiro Okuda, Yuichi Matsui, Yasunori Yoshida, Shuhei Kawabata, Ryo Akiyama, Kazufumi Horiuchi, Nobuyuki Sakai
Two cases of ruptured blood blister-like internal carotid artery aneurysms for which low flow bypass was sufficient to attain successful treatment of trapping are reported. In the acute stage of rupture, it is troublesome to perform accurate examinations of tolerance to ischemia like balloon occlusion test(BOT)for estimating the required amount of bypass flow. In our cases, X-ray angiography perfusion(XAP)analysis was introduced, which could be performed in a couple dozen seconds without room-to-room transfer of patients, following the ordinary examination of diagnostic digital subtraction angiography...
July 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720076/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-intracranial-and-extracranial-artery-stenosis-in-asymptomatic-rural-residents-of-13-villages-in-china
#7
Haiqiang Jin, Qing Peng, Ding Nan, Pu Lv, Ran Liu, Wei Sun, Yuming Teng, Yuanyuan Liu, Chenghe Fan, Haiying Xing, Ke Xu, Yining Huang
BACKGROUND: The present study aimed to investigate the prevalence and risk factors for extracranial carotid artery stenosis (ECAS) and intracranial carotid artery stenosis (ICAS) simultaneously in asymptomatic Chinese pure rural population. METHODS: We analyzed 2589 asymptomatic subjects aged over 30 yr. by ultrasonography and transcranial Doppler simultaneously in 13 isolated villages by door-to-door investigation. Both ECAS and ICAS were defined as more than 50% stenosis...
July 18, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719819/electrical-preconditioning-of-stem-cells-with-a-conductive-polymer-scaffold-enhances-stroke-recovery
#8
Paul M George, Tonya M Bliss, Thuy Hua, Alex Lee, Byeongtaek Oh, Alexa Levinson, Swapnil Mehta, Guohua Sun, Gary K Steinberg
Exogenous human neural progenitor cells (hNPCs) are promising stroke therapeutics, but optimal delivery conditions and exact recovery mechanisms remain elusive. To further elucidate repair processes and improve stroke outcomes, we developed an electrically conductive, polymer scaffold for hNPC delivery. Electrical stimulation of hNPCs alters their transcriptome including changes to the VEGF-A pathway and genes involved in cell survival, inflammatory response, and synaptic remodeling. In our experiments, exogenous hNPCs were electrically stimulated (electrically preconditioned) via the scaffold 1 day prior to implantation...
July 12, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719802/cerebral-hypoperfusion-is-not-associated-with-an-increase-in-%C3%AE-amyloid-pathology-in-middle-aged-or-elderly-people
#9
O Hansson, S Palmqvist, H Ljung, T Cronberg, D van Westen, R Smith
INTRODUCTION: It is hypothesized that cerebral hypoperfusion promotes the development of Alzheimer pathology. We therefore studied whether longstanding cerebral hypoperfusion is associated with Alzheimer pathology in nondemented humans. METHODS: Cerebral blood flow and β-amyloid ((18)F-Flutemetamol) positron emission tomography retention were assessed in eleven patients with unilateral occlusion of precerebral arteries resulting in chronic and uneven hypoperfusion...
July 15, 2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: the Journal of the Alzheimer's Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718234/paediatrics-brain-imaging-in-epilepsy-common-presenting-symptoms-and-spectrum-of-abnormalities-detected-on-mri
#10
Azmat Ali, Faiza Akram, Ghayyur Khan, Shaukat Hussain
BACKGROUND: Epilepsy, a common neurological disorder can present at any age and has a number of aetiologies with underlying brain disease being the most common aetiology. Brain imaging becomes important and mandatory in the work up for epilepsy in localization and lateralization of the seizure focus. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in the department of Radiology Ayub Medical Teaching Institution Abbottabad from 1st March 2015 to 31st March 2016...
April 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718030/precision-stroke-animal-models-the-permanent-mcao-model-should-be-the-primary-model-not-transient-mcao
#11
Devin W McBride, John H Zhang
An argument for preclinical stroke research to make more use of the permanent middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) model, rather than transient MCAO, is presented. Despite STAIR recommending permanent MCAO as the primary model, preclinical stroke research has not been listened. In 2012, Hossmann reported that 64% of the treatment studies for MCAO used prompt transient MCAO models and only 36% of the studies used permanent MCAO or gradual transient MCAO (i.e., embolic stroke model). Then, in 2014 and 2015, 88% of published basic science studies on large vessel occlusion used the transient MCAO model...
July 17, 2017: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716984/the-risk-of-ischemic-events-increased-in-patients-with-asymptomatic-carotid-stenosis-with-decreased-cerebrovascular-reserve
#12
Shulan Liu, Jing Cai, Fugui Ge, Wei Yue
Identifying high-risk patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis (ACS) is necessary regardless of whether intensive medical therapy or aggressive treatment is applied. In order to assess the relationship between cerebrovascular reserve (CVR) measured by perfusion CT with inhalation of CO2 and the risk of ischemic events in ACS, this long-term follow-up study was conducted. Forty-five patients with ACS who underwent the examination of CVR measured by perfusion CT with inhalation of CO2 were collected and followed-up for at least 5 years...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716568/factors-associated-with-rerupture-of-intracranial-aneurysms-after-endovascular-treatment-a-retrospective-review-of-11years-experience-at-a-single-institution-and-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
A C White, C D Roark, D E Case, D A Kumpe, J Seinfeld
Aneurysm rebleeding following initial endovascular management is uncommon, and the factors associated with its occurrence are poorly defined. We retrospectively analyzed a consecutive series of patients presenting with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage who underwent endovascular management to determine factors associated with rebleeding. Rebleeding occurred in 7/183 (3.8%) patients, 6 of which had an adjacent hematoma on initial neuroimaging. Aneurysms were located on the ACoA (n=5), PCoA (n=1), and MCA (n=1)...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714328/neuronal-expression-of-the-mitochondrial-protein-prohibitin-confers-profound-neuroprotection-in-a-mouse-model-of-focal-cerebral-ischemia
#14
Anja Kahl, Corey J Anderson, Liping Qian, Henning Voss, Giovanni Manfredi, Costantino Iadecola, Ping Zhou
The mitochondrial protein prohibitin (PHB) has emerged as an important modulator of neuronal survival in different injury modalities . We previously showed that viral gene transfer of PHB protects CA1 neurons from delayed neurodegeneration following transient forebrain ischemia through mitochondrial mechanisms. However, since PHB is present in all cell types, it is not known if its selective expression in neurons is protective, and if the protection occurs also in acute focal ischemic brain injury, the most common stroke type in humans...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713979/roles-of-electro-acupuncture-in-glucose-metabolism-as-assessed-by-18f-fdg-pet-imaging-and-ampk%C3%AE-phosphorylation-in-rats-with-ischemic-stroke
#15
Jingsong Wu, Bingbing Lin, Weilin Liu, Jia Huang, Guanhao Shang, Yunjiao Lin, Lulu Wang, Lidian Chen, Jing Tao
Targeted energy metabolism balance contributes to neural survival during ischemic stroke. Herein, we tested the hypothesis that electro‑acupuncture (EA) can enhance cerebral glucose metabolism assessed by 18F‑fluorodeoxyglucose/positron emission tomography (18F‑FDG/PET) imaging to prevent propagation of tissue damage and improve neurological outcome in rats subjected to ischemia and reperfusion injury. Rats underwent middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) and received EA treatment at the LI11 and ST36 acupoints or non‑acupoint treatment once a day for 7 days...
July 6, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713891/hypothermia-exerts-early-neuroprotective-effects-involving-protein-conjugation-of-sumo%C3%A2-2-3-in-a-rat-model-of-middle-cerebral-artery-occlusion
#16
Gang Li, Xiaozhi Liu, Zhiguo Su, Dong Zhang
How hypothermia serves an early protective role against cerebral ischemia remains to be determined. The small ubiquitin‑related modifier protein (SUMO) functions as a post‑translational modification system and SUMO‑2/3 subtypes are often activated in early stress. The present study investigated changes in the protein level of SUMO using western blotting and immunocytochemistry when neurons were exposed to oxygen‑glucose deprivation (OGD) in vitro, as well as in a rat model of middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) in vivo...
July 15, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712720/manual-aspiration-thrombectomy-in-patients-with-acute-stroke-related-calcified-cerebral-emboli
#17
Esther Koh, Hyo Sung Kwak, Gyung-Ho Chung
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of mechanical aspiration thrombectomy (MAT) in patients with acute ischemic stroke from calcified cerebral emboli. METHODS: Procedural results were reviewed for acute stroke patients with clinically neurological deficits who underwent recanalization from October 2012 through September 2015. Initial imaging studies and cerebral angiography were analyzed. RESULTS: Of the total number of patients with acute stroke, 5 patients were confirmed to have acute ischemic stroke by calcified cerebral emboli...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711538/cerebral-venous-sinus-thrombosis-secondary-to-idiopathic-hypertrophic-cranial-pachymeningitis-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#18
Kaiyuan Huang, Qingsheng Xu, Yuankun Ma, Renya Zhan, Jian Shen, Jianwei Pan
BACKGOUND AND IMPORTANCE: Idiopathic hypertrophic cranial pachymeningitis (IHCP) is a rare fibrosing inflammatory process involving the dura mater. Currently, there is no consensus on the treatments for IHCP, and the usefulness of immunosuppressive agents as a first-line option remains controversial. Cerebral venous sinus occlusion (CVSO) and cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) secondary to IHCP, which may cause progressive intracranial hypertension and venous obstructive parenchymal lesions, make the diagnosis and treatment of IHCP more complicated...
July 12, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711531/transdural-indocyanine-green-videography-for-sta-mca-bypass-technical-note
#19
Hiroshi Yokota, Taiji Yonezawa, Tomonori Yamada, Seisuke Miyamae, Taekyun Kim, Yoshiaki Takamura, Katsuya Masui, Shuta Aketa
BACKGROUND: Neurosurgical application of indocyanine green (ICG) videography prior to performing a dural opening has been reported as transdural ICG videography and used during surgery of meningiomas associated with venous sinuses, as well as cranial and spinal arteriovenous malformations. However, its use for a superficial temporal artery to middle cerebral artery (STA-MCA) bypass has not been reported. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of medical records of patients who underwent a transdural ICG videography technique during STA-MCA bypass procedures performed between January 2012 and March 2015...
July 12, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711203/dual-energy-computed-tomography-angiography-of-the-head-and-neck-and-related-applications
#20
REVIEW
Shahmir Kamalian, Michael H Lev, Stuart R Pomerantz
Dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) has become an increasingly widespread and useful component of the neuroimaging armamentarium, offering automated bone removal, metallic artifact reduction, and improved characterization of iodinated contrast enhancement. The application of these techniques to CT neuroangiography enables a number of benefits including more efficient 3D post-processing, contrast dose reduction opportunities, successful differentiation of hemorrhage from contrast staining following thromboembolic recanalization therapy, improved detection of active contrast extravasation in the setting of intracranial hemorrhage, and more precise characterization of atheromatous steno-occlusive disease...
August 2017: Neuroimaging Clinics of North America
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