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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933697/total-magnetic-resonance-imaging-burden-of-cerebral-small-vessel-disease-is-associated-with-post-stroke-depression-in-patients-with-acute-lacunar-stroke
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X Zhang, Y Tang, Y Xie, C Ding, J Xiao, X Jiang, H Shan, Y Lin, C Li, D Hu, T Li, L Sheng
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Despite extensive studies on post-stroke depression (PSD), the role of the total burden of cerebral small-vessel disease (cSVD) in its pathogenesis remains unclear. METHODS: We conducted a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based cohort study to investigate the relationship between total MRI burden of cSVD and PSD among patients with first-ever lacunar stroke. From June 2013 to January 2016, 374 patients were consecutively recruited. PSD was identified using the Chinese version of the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV...
December 9, 2016: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932558/petct-imaging-of-unstable-carotid-plaque-with-ga-68-labelled-somatostatin-receptor-ligand
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Ming Young Simon Wan, Raymond Endozo, Sofia Michopoulou, Robert Shortman, Manuel Rodriguez-Justo, Leon Menezes, Syed Yusuf, Toby Richards, Damian Wild, Beatrice Waser, Jean Claude Reubi, Ashley Groves
BACKGROUND: Ga68 labelled somatostatin receptor ligand PET imaging has recently been shown in preclinical and early human studies to have a potential role in the evaluation of vulnerable arterial plaques. We prospectively evaluated carotid plaque Ga68-DOTATATE uptake in patients with recent carotid events, assessed inter- and intra- observer variability of such measurements, and explored the mechanism of any plaque DOTATATE activity with immunohistochemistry in resected specimens. MATERIALS & METHODS: 20 consecutively consenting patients with recent symptomatic carotid events (transient ischaemic attack [TIA], stroke or amaurosis fugax), due for carotid endarterectomy were prospectively recruited...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929569/disappearance-of-the-hyperdense-mca-sign-after-stroke-thrombolysis-implications-for-prognosis-and-early-patient-selection-for-clot-retrieval
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P Elofuke, J M Reid, A Rana, M-J Macleod
Disappearance of the hyperdense middle cerebral artery sign (HMCAS) following intravenous thrombolysis for ischaemic stroke is associated with improved outcome. Debate exists over which radiological thrombus characteristics can predict disappearance of the HMCAS after thrombolysis such as vessel attenuation or extent of thrombus length. Methods Ischaemic stroke patients treated with intravenous thrombolysis from our hospital were entered into a European registry. Patient demographics, stroke severity pre- and 24 hours post-thrombolysis were recorded...
June 2016: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928415/bilateral-internuclear-ophthalmoplegia-as-a-presenting-manifestation-of-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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K S Natsis, E Boura, O Kyriazis, A Iliadis, S-A Syntila, I Kostopoulos, T Afrantou
Bilateral internuclear ophthalmoplegia has been linked with various pathological conditions of the central nervous system (CNS), such as multiple sclerosis, stroke, tumours, and brainstem inflammatory processes. Herein the authors report a case of a 45-year-old female patient who presented with diplopia due to bilateral internuclear ophthalmoplegia, with no evidence of brainstem lesion in brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and was diagnosed with primary Sjögren's syndrome.
October 2016: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927939/have-clinicians-adopted-the-use-of-brain-mri-for-patients-with-tia-and-minor-stroke
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Seemant Chaturvedi, Susan Ofner, Fitsum Baye, Laura J Myers, Mike Phipps, Jason J Sico, Teresa Damush, Edward Miech, Mat Reeves, Jason Johanning, Linda S Williams, Greg Arling, Eric Cheng, Zhangsheng Yu, Dawn Bravata
BACKGROUND: Use of MRI with diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) can identify infarcts in 30%-50% of patients with TIA. Previous guidelines have indicated that MRI-DWI is the preferred imaging modality for patients with TIA. We assessed the frequency of MRI utilization and predictors of MRI performance. METHODS: A review of TIA and minor stroke patients evaluated at Veterans Affairs hospitals was conducted with regard to medical history, use of diagnostic imaging within 2 days of presentation, and in-hospital care variables...
December 7, 2016: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927704/nogo-a-regulates-vascular-network-architecture-in-the-postnatal-brain
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Thomas Wälchli, Alexandra Ulmann-Schuler, Christoph Hintermüller, Eric Meyer, Marco Stampanoni, Peter Carmeliet, Maximilian Y Emmert, Oliver Bozinov, Luca Regli, Martin E Schwab, Johannes Vogel, Simon P Hoerstrup
Recently, we discovered a new role for the well-known axonal growth inhibitory molecule Nogo-A as a negative regulator of angiogenesis in the developing central nervous system. However, how Nogo-A affected the three-dimensional (3D) central nervous system (CNS) vascular network architecture remained unknown. Here, using vascular corrosion casting, hierarchical, synchrotron radiation μCT-based network imaging and computer-aided network analysis, we found that genetic ablation of Nogo-A significantly increased the three-dimensional vascular volume fraction in the postnatal day 10 (P10) mouse brain...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927188/investigating-potentially-salvageable-penumbra-tissue-in-an-in-vivo-model-of-transient-ischemic-stroke-using-sodium-diffusion-and-perfusion-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Friedrich Wetterling, Eva Chatzikonstantinou, Laurent Tritschler, Stephen Meairs, Marc Fatar, Lothar R Schad, Saema Ansar
BACKGROUND: Diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the current-state-of-the-art technique to clinically investigate acute (0-24 h) ischemic stroke tissue. However, reduced apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC)-considered a marker of tissue damage-was observed to reverse spontaneously during the subacute stroke phase (24-72 h) which means that low ADC cannot be used to reflect the damaged tissue after 24 h in experimental and clinical studies. One reason for the change in ADC is that ADC values drop with cytotoxic edema (acute phase) and rise when vasogenic edema begins (subacute phase)...
December 7, 2016: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924720/n-terminal-pro-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-and-subclinical-brain-damage-in-the-general-population
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Hazel I Zonneveld, M Arfan Ikram, Albert Hofman, Wiro J Niessen, Aad van der Lugt, Gabriel P Krestin, Oscar H Franco, Meike W Vernooij
Purpose To investigate the association between N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), which is a marker of heart disease, and markers of subclinical brain damage on magnetic resonance (MR) images in community-dwelling middle-aged and elderly subjects without dementia and without a clinical diagnosis of heart disease. Materials and Methods This prospective population-based cohort study was approved by a medical ethics committee overseen by the national government, and all participants gave written informed consent...
December 7, 2016: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924179/ischemic-stroke-and-septic-shock-after-subacute-endocarditis-caused-by-haemophilus-parainfluenzae-case-report
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Mayra Goncalves Menegueti, Jaciara Machado-Viana, Gilberto Gambero Gaspar, Edson Antonio Nicolini, Anibal Basile-Filho, Maria Auxiliadora-Martins
Haemophilus parainfluenzae, which belongs to the HACEK (Haemophilus ssp, Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans, Cardiobacterium hominis, Eikenella corrodens, and Kingella kingae) group, is a rare cause of subacute endocarditis and may lead to ischemic stroke. A 65-year-old female patient previously diagnosed with rheumatic valve disease was submitted to surgical mitral valve repair in 1996. Physical examination did not reveal any murmurs; physical examination of the lungs and abdomen was normal. The patient was admitted to hospital with progressive dyspnea, dry cough, and fever...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924054/frequency-and-predictors-of-dysphagia-in-patients-with-recent-small-subcortical-infarcts
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Simon Fandler, Thomas Gattringer, Sebastian Eppinger, Kathrin Doppelhofer, Daniela Pinter, Kurt Niederkorn, Christian Enzinger, Joanna M Wardlaw, Franz Fazekas
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Detailed data on the occurrence of swallowing dysfunction in patients with recent small subcortical infarcts (RSSI) in the context of cerebral small vessel disease are lacking. This prompted us to assess the frequency of and risk factors for dysphagia in RSSI patients. METHODS: We identified all inpatients with magnetic resonance imaging-confirmed RSSI between January 2008 and February 2013. Demographic and clinical data were extracted from our stroke database, and magnetic resonance imaging scans were reviewed for morphological changes...
December 6, 2016: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921034/crowdsourcing-precision-cerebrovascular-health-imaging-and-cloud-seeding-a-million-brains-initiative%C3%A2
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David S Liebeskind
Crowdsourcing, an unorthodox approach in medicine, creates an unusual paradigm to study precision cerebrovascular health, eliminating the relative isolation and non-standardized nature of current imaging data infrastructure, while shifting emphasis to the astounding capacity of big data in the cloud. This perspective envisions the use of imaging data of the brain and vessels to orient and seed A Million Brains Initiative™ that may leapfrog incremental advances in stroke and rapidly provide useful data to the sizable population around the globe prone to the devastating effects of stroke and vascular substrates of dementia...
2016: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920873/migratory-stroke-like-lesions-in-a-case-of-adult-onset-mitochondrial-encephalomyopathy-lactic-acidosis-and-stroke-like-episodes-melas-syndrome-and-a-review-of-imaging-findings
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Stephen S Cai, Rainer von Coelln, Theresa J Kouo
Imaging findings of adult-onset mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes (MELAS) syndrome is poorly documented. The authors present a 48-year-old woman with subacute onset of word-finding difficulties and right arm stiffness. Magnetic resonance imaging performed 2 weeks prior revealed left temporal lobe diffusion and fluid-attenuated inversion recovery hyperintensity predominantly involving the cortex. The apparent diffusion coefficient map showed preserved signal in the temporal cortex...
December 2016: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920714/idarucizumab-as-antidote-to-intracerebral-hemorrhage-under-treatment-with-dabigatran
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Valentin Held, Philipp Eisele, Christoph C Eschenfelder, Kristina Szabo
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Non-vitamin K anticoagulants (NOAC) such as dabigatran have become important therapeutic options for the prevention of stroke. Until recently, there were only nonspecific agents to reverse their anticoagulant effects in a case of emergency. Idarucizumab, an antibody fragment targeting dabigatran, is the first specific antidote for a NOAC to be approved, but real-world experience is limited. METHODS: We report two cases of patients on dabigatran with acute intracerebral hemorrhage who received idarucizumab...
September 2016: Case Reports in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920021/venous-and-arterial-air-embolism-a-rare-phenomenon-with-fatal-consequences
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Jatan Shah, Nasheena Jiwa, Natasha Mamdani, David Hill
Air embolism is often an iatrogenic complication which may occur in venous or arterial circulation depending on the port of entry. We present two cases in which air embolism occurred in venous and arterial circulation after contrast medium injection (CMI) and coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, respectively. In one case, accumulation of air bubbles was observed in the pulmonary artery after CMI. This was attributed to inadvertent injection of air owing to improper connection of the injector and the catheter...
December 5, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919794/diagnostic-utility-of-contrast-enhanced-3d-t1-weighted-imaging-in-acute-cerebral-infarction-associated-with-graves-disease
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Yasufumi Gon, Manabu Sakaguchi, Naoki Oyama, Hideki Mochizuki
Graves disease is rarely complicated with cerebrovascular steno-occlusive diseases. Previous studies have suggested several hypotheses for this occurrence, including excess thyroid hormone, which stimulates the sympathetic nervous system, which in turn causes an abnormal hemodynamic response with consequent atherosclerotic changes, and antithyroid antibodies cause local vascular inflammation in patients with Graves disease. However, radiological findings of vasculitis in patients with Graves disease and cerebral infarction remain less known...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919793/inter-rater-reliability-for-thrombolysis-in-cerebral-infarction-with-tici-2c-category
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Ondrej Volny, Petra Cimflova, Viktor Szeder
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Thrombolysis in cerebral infarction (TICI) with 2b/3 (>50% of occluded territory/complete reperfusion) has been regarded as a successful angiographic outcome. To account for near-perfect angiographic results, the category TICI 2c (near-complete reperfusion) has been introduced. As the degree of inter-rater reliability for TICI with 2c category remains poorly studied, we strived to evaluate the agreement among stroke-treating specialists. METHODS: All consecutive patients, who underwent stent-retriever thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke in the period between January 2014 and April 2016 at the Department of Neurointerventional Radiology, were analyzed...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919610/renal-artery-stenosis-in-patients-with-peripheral-artery-disease-prevalence-risk-factors-and-long-term-prognosis
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V Aboyans, I Desormais, J Magne, G Morange, D Mohty, P Lacroix
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: The objective was to determine the prevalence and clinical determinants of renal artery stenosis (RAS) in patients undergoing digital subtraction angiography (DSA) for the assessment of peripheral artery disease (PAD), and to evaluate its prognostic significance. METHODS: All DSAs performed from January 2000 to January 2006 were retrospectively reviewed for assessment of PAD in patients naive for any prior revascularisation of lower-limb arteries...
December 2, 2016: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917937/vessel-wall-differences-between-middle-cerebral-artery-and-basilar-artery-plaques-on-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#18
Peng-Peng Niu, Yao Yu, Hong-Wei Zhou, Yang Liu, Yun Luo, Zhen-Ni Guo, Hang Jin, Yi Yang
A recent study showed that posterior circulation plaques have a greater capacity for positive remodeling in a non-Asian population. We aimed to investigate if the features of plaques in the middle cerebral artery (MCA) were different from those in the basilar artery (BA) in a northern Chinese population. We retrospectively analysed the records of 71 consecutive patients with acute ischemic stroke. All patients had at least one MCA or BA plaque with early or mild (<50% stenosis) atherosclerosis identified using vessel wall magnetic resonance imaging...
December 5, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917312/a-4d-ct-digital-phantom-of-an-individual-human-brain-for-perfusion-analysis
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Rashindra Manniesing, Christoph Brune, Bram van Ginneken, Mathias Prokop
Brain perfusion is of key importance to assess brain function. Modern CT scanners can acquire perfusion maps of the cerebral parenchyma in vivo at submillimeter resolution. These perfusion maps give insights into the hemodynamics of the cerebral parenchyma and are critical for example for treatment decisions in acute stroke. However, the relations between acquisition parameters, tissue attenuation curves, and perfusion values are still poorly understood and cannot be unraveled by studies involving humans because of ethical concerns...
2016: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917212/stroke-in-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus-a-study-from-north-western-nigeria
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Lukman Owolabi, Mansur Nagode, Aliyu Ibrahim, Andrew Uloko, Ibrahim Gezawa, Mohammad Datti
BACKGROUND: Stroke is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide and apart from being exceedingly harmful in diabetics, stroke is a disabling disorder. The study was undertaken to describe the clinical characteristics, outcome pattern and predictors of mortality in a cohort of diabetic patients presenting with stroke in two tertiary health facilities in North Western Nigeria. METHOD: Out of all stroke patients seen from June 2007 to February 2011, persons with diabetes mellitus presenting with stroke in the emergency unit of the two tertiary hospitals in Kano were consecutively recruited for the study...
September 2016: African Health Sciences
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