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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705843/headache-tia-and-subarachnoid-haemorrhage-dissecting-an-unusual-cause-for-stroke-like-symptoms
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Elliot T Dawson, Desmond A Brown, Alejandro A Rabinstein
We present a case of supraclinoid internal carotid artery dissection. Eleven months prior, the patient developed isolated periorbital pain and was diagnosed with giant-cell arteritis with iritis. The patient experienced recurrent spells concerning for transient ischaemic attacks and was transferred to our institution for endovascular intervention after head CT revealed an embolic infarct with a 'dense middle cerebral artery sign.' Digital subtraction angiography was negative for occlusion, instead demonstrating luminal stenosis and poststenotic dilatation...
July 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704454/indocyanine-green-kinetics-with-near-infrared-spectroscopy-predicts-cerebral-hyperperfusion-syndrome-after-carotid-artery-stenting
#2
Ichiro Nakagawa, Hun Soo Park, Shohei Yokoyama, Shuichi Yamada, Yasushi Motoyama, Young Su Park, Takeshi Wada, Kimihiko Kichikawa, Hiroyuki Nakase
BACKGROUND: Cerebral hyperperfusion syndrome (HPS) is a potentially life-threatening complication following carotid artery stenting (CAS) and carotid endoarterectomy (CEA). Early prediction and treatment of patients at risk for HPS are required in patients undergoing CAS because HPS occurs significantly earlier after CAS than CEA. Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is often used for monitoring, and indocyanine green (ICG) kinetics by NIRS (ICG-NIRS) can detect reductions in cerebral perfusion in patients with acute stroke...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702117/balloon-angioplasty-for-intracranial-atherosclerotic-disease-a-multicenter-study
#3
Lakshmi Sudha Prasanna Karanam, Mukesh Sharma, Anand Alurkar, Sridhar Reddy Baddam, Vijaya Pamidimukkala, Raghavasarma Polavarapu
AIM: To evaluate the role and efficacy of the balloon angioplasty in intracranial atherosclerotic disease (ICAD) in patients who presented with acute stroke due to vessel occlusion and in patients with symptomatic disease despite optimum medical management. METHODS: From 2013 to 2016, a total of 39 patients (24 males and 15 females with a mean age of 64.5 years) underwent balloon angioplasty over a period of 2 years and 8 months in three different institutions in India...
June 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651523/current-smoking-is-associated-with-extracranial-carotid-atherosclerotic-stenosis-but-not-with-intracranial-large-artery-disease
#4
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/28647711/down-syndrome-and-moyamoya-disease-unusual-cause-of-stroke
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Carlos Tavares Bello, Catarina Barreiros, Inês Gil, Carlos Vasconcelos
Down syndrome is a frequent clinical entity, being considered one of the most frequent chromosomal aberrations. It is characterised by a typical clinical phenotype and is associated with a heterogeneous group of organ and system-specific abnormalities. The cardiovascular system is commonly affected and if so, it may be associated with an increased morbidity and mortality. Cerebrovascular events in patients with Down syndrome are multifactorial, being possibly related to congenital heart disease, vascular malformations and traditional cardiovascular risk factors...
June 24, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646330/-imaging-of-vessels-supplying-the-brain
#6
REVIEW
S M Schellong, N Abolmaali, B Voigts, C Stelzner
Nowadays, several technically validated modalities are available for imaging both the extracranial and intracranial segments of arteries supplying blood to the brain. In the acute stroke setting, computed tomography (CT) angiography is of utmost importance because it provides the key diagnostic criteria indicative for the use of catheter-based recanalization techniques. Ultrasound imaging of extracranial arteries is most suitable for detecting an underlying stenosis of the internal carotid artery (ICA) in patients with stroke, transient ischemic attacks (TIA), retinal vessel occlusion and amaurosis fugax...
June 23, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645938/practice-patterns-for-acute-ischemic-stroke-workup-a-longitudinal-population-based-study
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Matthew C Loftspring, Brett M Kissela, Matthew L Flaherty, Jane C Khoury, Kathleen Alwell, Charles J Moomaw, Dawn O Kleindorfer, Daniel Woo, Opeolu Adeoye, Simona Ferioli, Joseph P Broderick, Pooja Khatri
BACKGROUND: We examined practice patterns of inpatient testing to identify stroke etiologies and treatable risk factors for acute ischemic stroke recurrence. METHODS AND RESULTS: We identified stroke cases and related diagnostic testing from four 1-year study periods (July 1993 to June 1994, 1999, 2005, and 2010) of the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Stroke Study. Patients aged ≥18 years were included. We focused on evaluation of extracranial arteries for carotid stenosis and assessment of atrial fibrillation because randomized controlled trials supported treatment of these conditions for stroke prevention across all 4 study periods...
June 23, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631982/carotid-intraplaque-hemorrhage-on-vessel-wall-mri-does-not-correlate-with-tcd-emboli-monitoring-in-patients-with-recently-symptomatic-carotid-atherosclerosis
#8
Adam de Havenon, David Tirschwell, Jennifer J Majersik, Scott McNally, Gregory Stoddard, Anne Moore, Mahmud Mossa-Basha
Background Carotid intraplaque hemorrhage (IPH) seen on vessel wall MRI is associated with an increased risk of stroke or transient ischemic attack, as are microembolic signals (MES) detected by transcranial Doppler (TCD). We sought to examine the association between IPH and MES in acute stroke patients with symptomatic carotid atherosclerosis. Methods Through a retrospective chart review, we included patients from 2011 to 2013 with acute ischemic stroke due to carotid atherosclerosis of varying stenosis who had both 3D volumetric MRI of the neck and TCD emboli monitoring...
January 1, 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623378/carotid-stenting-in-neuroradiology-a%C3%A2-short-journey-from-the-past-to-current-debates
#9
REVIEW
Joachim Berkefeld, Marlies Wagner, Richard du Mesnil
After a period of stagnation due to negative results of randomized trials for patients with symptomatic stenosis, the relevance of carotid artery stenting (CAS) is increasing again. CAS has become an important and evidence-based part of interventional stroke treatment. Our ability to manage acute recanalization of carotid occlusions and other niche indications properly led some skeptical neurologists to trust in carotid intervention for elective cases as well. The evolution of CAS from initial euphoria to more realistic views under consideration of trial results and guidelines is reviewed...
June 16, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611828/heads-up-a-novel-provocative-maneuver-to-guide-acute-ischemic-stroke-management
#10
Latisha K Ali, Julius K Weng, Sidney Starkman, Jeffrey L Saver, Doojin Kim, Bruce Ovbiagele, Brian H Buck, Nerses Sanossian, Paul Vespa, Oh Young Bang, Reza Jahan, Gary R Duckwiler, Fernando Viñuela, David S Liebeskind
BACKGROUND: A common dilemma in acute ischemic stroke management is whether to pursue recanalization therapy in patients with large vessel occlusions but minimal neurologic deficits. We describe and report preliminary experience with a provocative maneuver, i.e. 90-degree elevation of the head of bed for 30 min, which stresses collaterals and facilitates decision-making. METHODS: A prospective cohort study of <7.5 h of acute anterior circulation territory ischemia patients with minimal deficits despite middle cerebral artery (MCA) or internal carotid artery (ICA) occlusive disease...
March 2017: Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599258/prognostic-impact-of-subclinical-or-manifest-extracoronary-artery-diseases-after-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Maja Eriksson Östman, Fredrik Calais, Andreas Rosenblad, Ole Fröbert, Jerzy Leppert, Pär Hedberg
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: In patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), clinically overt extracoronary artery diseases (ECADs), including claudication or previous strokes, are associated with poor outcomes. Subclinical ECADs detected by screening are common among such patients. We aimed to evaluate the prognostic impact of subclinical versus symptomatic ECADs in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). METHODS: In a prospective observational study, 654 consecutive patients diagnosed with AMI underwent ankle brachial index (ABI) measurements and ultrasonographic screening of the carotid arteries and abdominal aorta...
May 26, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549916/utility-of-carotid-ultrasonography-in-management-of-an-atypical-high-vascular-risk-patient-with-recurrent-calcified-cerebral-embolic-stroke
#12
John W Liang, Jesse Weinberger, Aaron Tansy
OBJECTIVE: To describe a case of recurrent calcified cerebral emboli (CCE)-related acute ischemic stroke (AIS) and the diagnostic utility of plaque morphology characterization on carotid ultrasound. BACKGROUND: CCE are a rare cause of AIS. CCE-related AIS has been previously reported only in high vascular-risk patients such as those with severe carotid stenosis, widespread atheromatous disease, or cardiac valvular disease. CCE-related AIS from a carotid origin has not been reported in patients without carotid stenosis...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531910/extracranial-carotid-disease-and-effect-of-intra-arterial-treatment-in-patients-with-proximal-anterior-circulation-stroke-in-mr-clean
#13
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Olvert A Berkhemer, Jordi Borst, Manon Kappelhof, Albert J Yoo, Lucie A van den Berg, Puck S S Fransen, Debbie Beumer, Wouter J Schonewille, Paul J Nederkoorn, Marieke J H Wermer, Henk A Marquering, Hester F Lingsma, Yvo B W E M Roos, Robert J van Oostenbrugge, Diederik W J Dippel, Wim H van Zwam, Charles B L M Majoie, Bart J Emmer, Aad van der Lugt
Background: The presence of extracranial carotid disease (ECD) is associated with less favorable clinical outcomes in patients with acute ischemic stroke caused by intracranial proximal occlusion. Acute intra-arterial treatment (IAT) in the setting of extracranial and intracranial lesions is considered challenging, and whether it yields improved outcomes remains uncertain. Objective: To examine whether the presence of ECD modified the effect of IAT for intracranial proximal anterior circulation occlusion...
June 20, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511475/colour-doppler-evaluation-of-extracranial-carotid-artery-in-patients-presenting-with-acute-ischemic-stroke-and-correlation-with-various-risk-factors
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Samrin Haq, Manoj Mathur, Jasvir Singh, Navkiran Kaur, Raminderpal Singh Sibia, Rajesh Badhan
INTRODUCTION: Stroke is defined as an abrupt onset of neurologic deficit due to vascular cause. It is one of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity all over the world making early diagnosis and treatment inevitable. Lesions of extra cranial carotid arteries are implicated in majority of cases of acute ischemic stroke. Carotid Doppler is a non-invasive imaging technique, with sensitivity approaching that of angiography. Computed Tomography (CT) plays a major role to assess the site and nature of the lesion in patients with acute ischemic stroke...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504077/routine-shunting-during-carotid-endarterectomy-in-patients-with-acute-watershed-stroke
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Paolo Perini, Domenico Marco Bonifati, Sebastiano Tasselli, Filippo Sogaro
AIM: To evaluate the protective role of routine shunting in patients with acute watershed stroke (WS) undergoing carotid endarterectomy (CEA). METHODS: A total of 138 patients with symptomatic carotid stenosis (SCS) who underwent CEA after acute ischemic stroke from March 2008 to March 2015 were included in this study. Transient ischemic attacks were excluded. These patients were divided into 2 groups according to the topographic pattern of the stroke on magnetic resonance imaging: group 1, territorial strokes (TS) caused by emboli of carotid origin, and group 2, WS caused by a hemodynamic mechanism related to an SCS...
January 1, 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497668/potential-brain-dead-organ-donation-in-neurocritical-care-mortality
#16
Vera Spatenkova, Ondrej Bradac, Petr Suchomel
BACKGROUND: Mortality is a marker of quality in neurocritical care, but it also provides potential for donors after brain death (DBD) following irreversible acute brain damage. The aim of this study was to analyse the neurointensive care unit (NICU) mortality rate and recovery of potential DBD. METHODS: We performed a 10-year prospective observational cohort computer database analysis of 6138 acute neurological and neurosurgical patients (pts, 58.2% male, mean: age 55...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487337/haptoglobin-hp2-variant-promotes-premature-cardiovascular-death-in-stroke-survivors
#17
Petra Ijäs, Susanna Melkas, Jani Saksi, Antti Jula, Matti Jauhiainen, Niku Oksala, Tarja Pohjasvaara, Markku Kaste, Pekka J Karhunen, Perttu Lindsberg, Timo Erkinjuntti
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Haptoglobin (Hp) is an acute phase plasma protein protecting tissues from oxidative damage. It exists in 2 variant alleles (hp1/hp2) giving rise to 3 protein isoforms with different biochemical properties and efficiency to limit oxidative stress. We previously found that hp2 variant is associated with stroke risk in the patients with carotid stenosis and the risk of ischemic cardiovascular events in a general population cohort. This study examined the hypothesis that Hp genotype is associated with general cardiovascular risk in patients with stroke...
June 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481312/carotid-artery-stenting-and-blood-brain-barrier-permeability-in-subjects-with-chronic-carotid-artery-stenosis
#18
Arkadiusz Szarmach, Grzegorz Halena, Mariusz Kaszubowski, Maciej Piskunowicz, Michal Studniarek, Piotr Lass, Edyta Szurowska, Pawel J Winklewski
Failure of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) is a critical event in the development and progression of diseases such as acute ischemic stroke, chronic ischemia or small vessels disease that affect the central nervous system. It is not known whether BBB breakdown in subjects with chronic carotid artery stenosis can be restrained with postoperative recovery of cerebral perfusion. The aim of the study was to assess the short-term effect of internal carotid artery stenting on basic perfusion parameters and permeability surface area-product (PS) in such a population...
May 8, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479465/safety-of-early-carotid-endarterectomy-after-intravenous-thrombolysis-in-acute-ischemic-stroke
#19
Igor Gunka, Dagmar Krajickova, Michal Lesko, Ondrej Renc, Jan Raupach, Stanislav Jiska, Miroslav Lojik, Vendelin Chovanec, Radovan Maly
BACKGROUND: The timing of carotid endarterectomy (CEA) after intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) is still a controversial issue. The aim of this study was to assess the safety of early carotid interventions in patients treated with thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed using prospectively collected data from consecutive patients who underwent CEA for symptomatic internal carotid artery stenosis within 14 days after the index neurological event during the period from January 2013 to July 2016...
May 4, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479455/safety-of-carotid-revascularization-during-the-acute-period-of-neurological-symptom-onset-in-women
#20
Paola De Rango, Gioele Simonte, Virginia J Howard, Luca Farchioni, Enrico Cieri, Valeria Caso, Selena Pelliccia, Massimo Lenti
BACKGROUND: Benefit from carotid revascularization is supposed to be lower in women due to increased periprocedural risks. The aim of this study was to investigate the risk of stroke/death after carotid intervention in women treated within 15 days from last neurological event. METHODS: Data from 282 consecutive patients treated during 2009-2015 by carotid endarterectomy (CEA) or carotid stenting (CAS) within 15 days from neurological symptoms were analyzed by sex and stratified according to treatment delay towards symptoms onset...
May 4, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
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