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REVIEW
Joon W Shim, Joseph R Madsen
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a potent growth factor playing diverse roles in vasculogenesis and angiogenesis. In the brain, VEGF mediates angiogenesis, neural migration and neuroprotection. As a permeability factor, excessive VEGF disrupts intracellular barriers, increases leakage of the choroid plexus endothelia, evokes edema, and activates the inflammatory pathway. Recently, we discovered that a heparin binding epidermal growth factor like growth factor (HB-EGF)-a class of EGF receptor (EGFR) family ligands-contributes to the development of hydrocephalus with subarachnoid hemorrhage through activation of VEGF signaling...
January 17, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339434/cerebrovascular-outcomes-with-proton-pump-inhibitors-and-thienopyridines-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Konark Malhotra, Aristeidis H Katsanos, Mohammad Bilal, Muhammad Fawad Ishfaq, Nitin Goyal, Georgios Tsivgoulis
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Pharmacokinetic and prior studies on thienopyridine and proton pump inhibitors (PPI) coadministration provide conflicting data for cardiovascular outcomes, whereas there is no established evidence on the association of concomitant use of PPI and thienopyridines with adverse cerebrovascular outcomes. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials and cohort studies from inception to July 2017, reporting following outcomes among patients treated with thienopyridine and PPI versus thienopyridine alone (1) ischemic stroke, (2) combined ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke, (3) composite outcome of stroke, myocardial infarction (MI), and cardiovascular death, (4) MI, (5) all-cause mortality, and (6) major or minor bleeding events...
January 16, 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339165/safety-and-efficacy-of-transcatheter-left-atrial-appendage-closure-for-stroke-prevention-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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REVIEW
Matthew J Price
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with a substantial risk of thromboembolic stroke. Although long-term treatment with warfarin or the non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants can reduce this risk, such therapy is underutilized, and safe and consistent long-term treatment can be challenging. Transcatheter left atrial appendage (LAA) closure is an emerging alternative to long-term oral anticoagulation. Long-term follow-up of randomized clinical trials demonstrate that Watchman LAA closure provides significant reductions in hemorrhagic stroke, cardiovascular death, and all-cause mortality compared with continued warfarin therapy...
January 12, 2018: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338604/clinical-significance-of-cerebral-microbleeds-on-mri-a-comprehensive-meta-analysis-of-risk-of-intracerebral-hemorrhage-ischemic-stroke-mortality-and-dementia-in-cohort-studies-v1
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Andreas Charidimou, Sara Shams, Jose R Romero, Jie Ding, Roland Veltkamp, Solveig Horstmann, Gudny Eiriksdottir, Mark A van Buchem, Vilmundur Gudnason, Jayandra J Himali, M Edip Gurol, Anand Viswanathan, Toshio Imaizumi, Meike W Vernooij, Sudha Seshadri, Steven M Greenberg, Oscar R Benavente, Lenore J Launer, Ashkan Shoamanesh
Background Cerebral microbleeds can confer a high risk of intracerebral hemorrhage, ischemic stroke, death and dementia, but estimated risks remain imprecise and often conflicting. We investigated the association between cerebral microbleeds presence and these outcomes in a large meta-analysis of all published cohorts including: ischemic stroke/TIA, memory clinic, "high risk" elderly populations, and healthy individuals in population-based studies. Methods Cohorts (with > 100 participants) that assessed cerebral microbleeds presence on MRI, with subsequent follow-up (≥3 months) were identified...
January 1, 2018: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336360/early-neurological-deterioration-after-recanalization-treatment-in-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke-a-retrospective-study
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Ying-Bo Zhang, Ying-Ying Su, Yan-Bo He, Yi-Fei Liu, Gang Liu, Lin-Lin Fan
BACKGROUND: Early neurological deterioration (END) is a prominent issue after recanalization treatment. However, few studies have reported the characteristics of END after endovascular treatment (EVT) as so far. This study investigated the incidence, composition, and outcomes of END after intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (IV rt-PA) and EVT of acute ischemic stroke, and identified risk factors for END. METHODS: Medical records of patients who received recanalization treatment between January 1, 2014, and December 31, 2015 were reviewed...
January 20, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335886/effect-of-actual-age-on-outcome-at-discharge-in-patients-by-surgical-clipping-and-endovascular-coiling-for-ruptured-cerebral-aneurysm-in-japan
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Fusao Ikawa, Masaru Abiko, Daizo Ishii, Jyumpei Ohshita, Takahito Okazaki, Shigeyuki Sakamoto, Shotai Kobayashi, Kaoru Kurisu
The Japanese population features the highest rate of elderly individuals worldwide. However, the difference of actual age indication for surgical clipping (SC) and endovascular coiling (EC) has never reported. We clarified the effect of actual age on poor outcome at discharge in patients by each treatment for ruptured cerebral aneurysm according to the Japanese Stroke Data Bank. A total of 3593 patients with ruptured saccular cerebral aneurysm were treated by SC and/or EC between 2000 and 2013. The effect of actual age on poor outcome (modified Rankin scale [mRS] score > 2) at discharge was evaluated by the cutoff age using receiver operating characteristic analysis for each treatment...
January 15, 2018: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335330/stroke-incidence-and-outcomes-in-northeastern-greece-the-evros-stroke-registry
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Georgios Tsivgoulis, Athanasia Patousi, Maria Pikilidou, Theodosis Birbilis, Aristeidis H Katsanos, Michalis Mantatzis, Aristeidis Asimis, Nikolaos Papanas, Panagiotis Skendros, Aikaterini Terzoudi, Aikaterini Karamanli, Ioannis Kouroumichakis, Pantelis Zebekakis, Efstratios Maltezos, Charitomeni Piperidou, Konstantinos Vadikolias, Ioannis Heliopoulos
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Data are scarce on both stroke incidence rates and outcomes in Greece and in rural areas in particular. We performed a prospective population-based study evaluating the incidence of first-ever stroke in the Evros prefecture, a region of a total 147 947 residents located in North Eastern Greece. METHODS: Adult patients with first-ever stroke were registered during a 24-month period (2010-2012) and followed up for 12 months. To compare our stroke incidence with that observed in other studies, we standardized our incidence rate data according to the European Standard Population, World Health Organization, and Segi population...
January 15, 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334161/the-role-of-neurosonology-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-patients-with-carotid-artery-disease-a-review
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REVIEW
Odysseas Kargiotis, Apostolos Safouris, Georgios Magoufis, Maria Georgala, Andromachi Roussopoulou, Eleftherios Stamboulis, Konstantinos G Moulakakis, Andreas Lazaris, George Geroulakos, Spyros Vasdekis, Georgios Tsivgoulis
Carotid artery disease (CAD) is a common cause of ischemic stroke with high rates of recurrence. Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) or carotid artery stenting (CAS) are highly recommended for the secondary prevention of symptomatic CAD during the first 14 days following the index event of transient ischemic attack or minor stroke. CEA or CAS may also be offered in selected cases with severe asymptomatic stenosis. Herein, we review the utility of neurosonology in the diagnosis and pre-/peri-interventional assessment of CAD patients who undergo carotid revascularization procedures...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333567/predictors-for-intracranial-hemorrhage-following-intravenous-thrombolysis-in-posterior-circulation-stroke
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Dorňák Tomáš, Král Michal, Sedláčková Zuzana, Šaňák Daniel, Čecháková Eva, Divišová Petra, Zapletalová Jana, Kaňovský Petr
Intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) is a standard treatment for anterior (ACS) and posterior circulation stroke (PCS). However, due to the low occurrence of PCS and of intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) in PCS, the knowledge about ICH predictors following IVT in PCS is sparse. Our aim was to identify predictors for ICH following IVT in PCS. The set consisted of 1281 consecutive ischemic stroke (IS) patients treated with IVT, out of which 158 (103 males; mean age 65.6 ± 12.3 years) had PCS. Collected data include baseline characteristics, common stroke risk factors, pre-medication, stroke severity, admission blood glucose level, blood pressure and treatment with intravenous antihypertensive therapy before and during IVT, occlusion of arteries, recanalization rate, time to treatment, and clinical outcome at day 90...
January 15, 2018: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330661/adipose-tissue-fatty-acids-present-in-dairy-fat-and-risk-of-stroke-the-danish-diet-cancer-and-health-cohort
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Anne Sofie Dam Laursen, Christina Catherine Dahm, Søren Paaske Johnsen, Erik Berg Schmidt, Kim Overvad, Marianne Uhre Jakobsen
PURPOSE: The role of dairy fat for the risk of stroke is not yet clear. Adipose tissue reflects long-term fatty acid intake and metabolism. We, therefore, investigated associations for percentages of adipose tissue fatty acids, for which dairy products are a major source (12:0, 14:0, 14:1 cis-9, 15:0, 17:0, 18:1 trans-11 and 18:2 cis-9, trans-11), with incident total stroke and stroke subtypes. METHODS: We conducted a case-cohort study within the Danish Diet, Cancer and Health cohort, including all incident stroke cases (n = 2108) and a random sample of the total cohort (n = 3186)...
January 12, 2018: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327997/mechanical-thrombectomy-in-basilar-artery-occlusion-influence-of-reperfusion-on-clinical-outcome-and-impact-of-the-first-line-strategy-adapt-vs-stent-retriever
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Benjamin Gory, Mikael Mazighi, Raphael Blanc, Julien Labreuche, Michel Piotin, Francis Turjman, Bertrand Lapergue
OBJECTIVE Several randomized trials have been focused on patients with anterior circulation stroke, whereas few data on posterior circulation stroke are available. Thus, new mechanical thrombectomy (MT) strategies, including a direct-aspiration first-pass technique (ADAPT), remain to be evaluated in basilar artery occlusion (BAO) patients. The authors here assessed the influence of reperfusion on outcome in BAO patients and examined whether ADAPT improves the reperfusion rate compared with stent retriever devices...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327107/imaging-of-pediatric-neurovascular-emergencies
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Yang Tang, William C Goodman, Michael D Maldonado, Xinli Du
Pediatric strokes are rare but critical diagnoses to make in the emergency setting. They are associated with a set of pathologies that are not frequently encountered in the adult population. Some of these diseases have variable clinical presentations and imaging appearance depending on the age of onset and severity of the underlying pathologies. This article reviews the differential diagnoses and noninvasive imaging evaluation of pediatric cerebral ischemic and hemorrhagic diseases.
January 11, 2018: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325957/effect-and-feasibility-of-therapeutic-hypothermia-in-patients-with-hemorrhagic-stroke-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Zhong Yao, Chao You, Min He
INTRODUCTION: Therapeutic hypothermia (TH) has shown a good performance in the experimental hemorrhagic stroke. But the clinical application of TH remains controversial since reports regarding its therapeutic effect are inconsistent. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review based on Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses. Compare TH with control group in terms of mortality, the poor outcome, delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI) and specific complications...
January 8, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325920/twenty-four-syndrome-an-untold-presentation-of-pontine-hemorrhage
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Ummer Karadan, Ramesh N Supreeth, Robin George Manappallil, Chellenton Jayakrishnan
Pontine hemorrhages are relatively uncommon. Various atypical manifestations of pontine stroke like eight-and-a-half syndrome, fifteen-and-a-half syndrome, and sixteen syndrome have been described in the past. We came across a case of pontine bleed that presented with bilateral facial palsy, bilateral horizontal gaze palsy, and contralateral sensorineural hearing loss accounting to the hitherto not described "twenty-four syndrome" with Horner's syndrome and left hemiparesis.
January 8, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324452/adjudication-of-transient-ischemic-attack-and-stroke-in-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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W T Longstreth, Natalie C Gasca, Rebecca F Gottesman, John B Pearce, Ralph L Sacco
BACKGROUND: To describe adjudication of transient ischemic attack (TIA) and stroke in an observational study. METHODS: We detail the process used to adjudicate TIA and stroke in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA), a large longitudinal cohort study. Two of three vascular neurologists adjudicated each event using specific protocols. We examined the initial agreement, effect of imaging on diagnosis of TIA versus ischemic stroke, and effect of strict and less strict criteria on the number of ischemic stroke subtypes classified as undetermined...
January 11, 2018: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323041/central-post-stroke-pain-due-to-injury-of-the-spinothalamic-tract-in-patients-with-cerebral-infarction-a-diffusion-tensor-tractography-imaging-study
#16
Sung Ho Jang, Jun Lee, Sang Seok Yeo
Many studies using diffusion tensor tractography (DTT) have demonstrated that injury of the spinothalamic tract (STT) is the pathogenetic mechanism of central post-stroke pain (CPSP) in intracerebral hemorrhage; however, there is no DTT study reporting the pathogenetic mechanism of CPSP in cerebral infarction. In this study, we investigated injury of the STT in patients with CPSP following cerebral infarction, using DTT. Five patients with CPSP following cerebral infarction and eight age- and sex-matched healthy control subjects were recruited for this study...
December 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322232/mechanical-thrombectomy-using-the-new-solitaire%C3%A2-platinum-stent-retriever-reperfusion-results-complication-rates-and-early-neurological-outcome
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Johannes Pfaff, Stefan Rohde, Tobias Engelhorn, Arnd Doerfler, Martin Bendszus, Markus Alfred Möhlenbruch
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The application of radiopaque markers to the Solitaire™ stent-retriever for better visibility during mechanical thrombectomy (MT) has the potential to alter the well-known characteristics of the device; however, it is uncertain whether this adjustment influences efficacy or safety of the enhanced stent-retriever. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of stroke databases of three comprehensive stroke centers. Our investigation was focused on technical and angiographic parameters, including procedure times, reperfusion results (thrombolysis in cerebral infarction, TICI), periprocedural complications and favorable early neurological recovery at discharge (modified Rankin scale ≤2 or National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale, NIHSS = 0 or ∆NIHSS ≥ 10), from consecutive patients with acute anterior circulation ischemic stroke treated with a Solitaire™ Platinum stent-retriever between October 2016 and March 2017...
January 10, 2018: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322070/fuzzy-c-means-segmentation-of-major-vessels-in-angiographic-images-of-stroke
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Christopher W Haddad, Karen Drukker, Rebecca Gullett, Timothy J Carroll, Gregory A Christoforidis, Maryellen L Giger
Patients suffering from ischemic stroke develop varying degrees of pial arterial supply (PAS), which can affect patient response to reperfusion therapy and risk of hemorrhage. Since vessel segmentation may be an important part in identifying PAS, we present a fuzzy c-means (FCM) clustering method to segment major vessels in x-ray angiograms. Our approach consists of semiautomatic region of interest (ROI) delineation, separation of major vessels from capillary blush and/or background noise through FCM clustering, and identification of the major vessel category...
January 2018: Journal of Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321704/efficacy-and-safety-of-warfarin-experience-in-a-stroke-polyclinic-in-stroke-patients
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Eda Çoban, Dursun Kirbaş, Dilek Atakli, Aysun Soysal
Introduction: Cardioembolic stroke is associated with high morbidity and mortality, with an increased risk of recurrent stroke. Oral anticoagulation is highly effective in reducing the risk of stroke and mortality compared with placebo. Our study aimed to highlight the safety and efficacy of warfarin by analyzing the 20-year follow-up of patients on warfarin therapy. Methods: A retrospective observational study was performed with ischemic stroke patients receiving warfarin at our stroke polyclinic between 1992 and 2012...
December 2017: Noro Psikiyatri Arsivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321391/-prothymosin%C3%AE-as-a-neuroprotective-damps-alarmins-molecule
#20
Hiroshi Ueda, Shiori Maeda
Prothymosin alpha (ProTα) has been identified as an anti-necrotic factor from the conditioned medium of primary cultured of rat cortical neurons under the serum-free starving condition. ProTα is released in a non-vesicular manner from neurons or astrocytes by the help of cargo protein S100A13. Thus released ProTα is found to have robustness roles in the brain under the condition of neuronal necrosis or apoptosis. ProTα inhibits necrosis by plasma membrane-translocation of glucose transporters endocytosed by ischemia/starving stress, through an activation of unidentified G protein-coupled receptor and protein kinase Cβ...
2018: Nihon Yakurigaku Zasshi. Folia Pharmacologica Japonica
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