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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213195/blunt-traumatic-brain-injury-patients-a-role-for-ct-angiography-of-the-head-to-evaluate-non-traumatic-etiologies
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REVIEW
Ha Nguyen, Ninh Doan, Michael Gelsomino, Saman Shabani
BACKGROUND: In the setting of trauma, the etiology of intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) is frequently attributed to the physical, traumatic event. Caution should still be directed towards non-traumatic (or spontaneous) etiologies responsible for the trauma, such as hypertension, cerebral amyloid angiopathy, aneurysms, vascular malformation, and hemorrhagic infarcts. The role for immediate CT angiography (CTA) remains controversial to evaluate for non-traumatic etiologies. METHODS: A systematic review of the available literature in Medline PubMed database...
February 14, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205009/mixed-pathologies-including-chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy-account-for-dementia-in-retired-association-football-soccer-players
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Helen Ling, Huw R Morris, James W Neal, Andrew J Lees, John Hardy, Janice L Holton, Tamas Revesz, David D R Williams
In retired professional association football (soccer) players with a past history of repetitive head impacts, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a potential neurodegenerative cause of dementia and motor impairments. From 1980 to 2010, 14 retired footballers with dementia were followed up regularly until death. Their clinical data, playing career, and concussion history were prospectively collected. Next-of-kin provided consent for six to have post-mortem brain examination. Of the 14 male participants, 13 were professional and 1 was a committed amateur...
February 15, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187081/tumoral-presentation-of-homonymous-hemianopia-and-prosopagnosia-in-cerebral-amyloid-angiopathy-related-inflammation
#3
Clotilde Hainline, Janet C Rucker, David Zagzag, John G Golfinos, Yvonne W Lui, Benjamin Liechty, Floyd A Warren, Laura J Balcer, Steven L Galetta
While cerebral amyloid angiopathy is a common cause of lobar hemorrhage, rarely it may be associated with an inflammatory response, thought to be incited by amyloid deposits. We report a 73-year-old woman with an extensive cancer history who presented with tumor-like lesions and symptoms of homonymous hemianopia and prosopagnosia. Found to have cerebral amyloid angiopathy-related inflammation proven by brain biopsy, she was treated successfully with immunosuppression.
March 2017: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179050/cerebral-amyloid-angiopathy-in-stroke-medicine
#4
Frank Block, Manuel Dafotakis
BACKGROUND: Cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) is a degenerative vasculopathy that is classically associated with lobar intracerebral or sulcal hemorrhage. Its prevalence is estimated at 30% in the seventh decade and 50% in the eighth and ninth decades. In this review, we summarize the risks linked to CAA with respect to the treatment and prevention of stroke. METHODS: This review is based on pertinent publications retrieved by a selective search employing the terms "amyloid cerebral angiopathy," "stroke," "intra - cerebral bleeding," and "acute stroke therapy...
January 20, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178408/epidemiology-risk-factors-and-clinical-features-of-intracerebral-hemorrhage-an-update
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REVIEW
Sang Joon An, Tae Jung Kim, Byung-Woo Yoon
Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is the second most common subtype of stroke and a critical disease usually leading to severe disability or death. ICH is more common in Asians, advanced age, male sex, and low- and middle-income countries. The case fatality rate of ICH is high (40% at 1 month and 54% at 1 year), and only 12% to 39% of survivors can achieve long-term functional independence. Risk factors of ICH are hypertension, current smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, hypocholesterolemia, and drugs. Old age, male sex, Asian ethnicity, chronic kidney disease, cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA), and cerebral microbleeds (CMBs) increase the risk of ICH...
January 2017: Journal of Stroke
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176535/creutzfeldt-jakob-disease-cerebral-amyloid-angiopathy-and-a%C3%AE-related-angiitis-with-neuropsychiatric-manifestations
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Gabrielle Matta, Dennis Velakoulis, Frank Gaillard, Catriona A McLean, Raju Yerra
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161339/amyloid-%C3%AE-related-angiitis-a-report-of-two-cases-with-unusual-presentations
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Denise W Ng, Shino Magaki, Kevin H Terashima, Adrienne M Keener, Noriko Salamon, Stellios Karnezis, Luke Macyszyn, Harry V Vinters
Amyloid-β related angiitis (ABRA) is a rare complication of cerebral amyloid angiopathy in which amyloid-β (Aβ) deposition in the leptomeningeal and cortical vessels is associated with vasculitis characterized by transmural lymphohistiocytic, often granulomatous, inflammation. Patients usually present with acute to subacute cognitive dysfunction, headaches, and focal neurologic deficits. We report two cases of ABRA with unusual clinical presentations, including one case with fatal cerebral edema leading to herniation and Duret hemorrhages, and another associated with both lobar and deep parenchymal hemorrhages with intraventricular extension as well as hypercoagulability...
February 1, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157751/inherited-and-uncommon-causes-of-stroke
#8
Jennifer Juhl Majersik
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article is a practical guide to identifying uncommon causes of stroke and offers guidance for evaluation and management, even when large controlled trials are lacking in these rarer forms of stroke. RECENT FINDINGS: Fabry disease causes early-onset stroke, particularly of the vertebrobasilar system; enzyme replacement therapy should be considered in affected patients. Cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL), often misdiagnosed as multiple sclerosis, causes migraines, early-onset lacunar strokes, and dementia...
February 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154972/convexity-subarachnoid-haemorrhage-has-a-high-risk-of-intracerebral-haemorrhage-in-suspected-cerebral-amyloid-angiopathy
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D Wilson, I C Hostettler, G Ambler, G Banerjee, H R Jäger, D J Werring
The risk of future symptomatic intracerebral haemorrhage (sICH) remains uncertain in patients with acute convexity subarachnoid haemorrhage (cSAH) associated with suspected cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA). We assessed the risk of future sICH in patients presenting to our comprehensive stroke service with acute non-traumatic cSAH due to suspected CAA, between 2011 and 2016. We conducted a systematic search and pooled analysis including our cohort and other published studies including similar cohorts. Our hospital cohort included 20 patients (mean age 69 years; 60% male); 12 (60%) had probable CAA, and 6 (30%) had possible CAA according to the modified Boston criteria; two did not meet CAA criteria because of age <55 years, but were judged likely to be due to CAA...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145796/identification-of-neurovascular-changes-associated-with-cerebral-amyloid-angiopathy-from-subject-specific-hemodynamic-response-functions
#10
Rebecca J Williams, Bradley G Goodyear, Stefano Peca, Cheryl R McCreary, Richard Frayne, Eric E Smith, G Bruce Pike
Cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) is a small-vessel disease preferentially affecting posterior brain regions. Recent evidence has demonstrated the efficacy of functional MRI in detecting CAA-related neurovascular injury, however, it is unknown whether such perturbations are associated with changes in the hemodynamic response function (HRF). Here we estimated HRFs from two different brain regions from block design activation data, in light of recent findings demonstrating how block designs can accurately reflect HRF parameter estimates while maximizing signal detection...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130469/small-vessel-disease-burden-in-cerebral-amyloid-angiopathy-without-symptomatic-hemorrhage
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Gregoire Boulouis, Andreas Charidimou, Michael J Jessel, Li Xiong, Duangnapa Roongpiboonsopit, Panagiotis Fotiadis, Marco Pasi, Alison Ayres, M Emily Merrill, Kristin M Schwab, Jonathan Rosand, M Edip Gurol, Steven M Greenberg, Anand Viswanathan
OBJECTIVE: Cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) is a common age-related small vessel disease (SVD). Patients without intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) typically present with transient focal neurologic episodes (TFNEs) or cognitive symptoms. We sought to determine if SVD lesion burden differed between patients with CAA first presenting with TFNEs vs cognitive symptoms. METHODS: A total of 647 patients presenting either to a stroke department (n = 205) or an outpatient memory clinic (n = 442) were screened for eligibility...
January 27, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130465/phenotype-and-neuroimaging-in-cerebral-amyloid-angiopathy-more-blood
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Mark O McCarron, Eric E Smith
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 27, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123027/innate-immunity-stimulation-via-toll-like-receptor-9-ameliorates-vascular-amyloid-pathology-in-tg-swdi-mice-with-associated-cognitive-benefits
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Henrieta Scholtzova, Eileen Do, Shleshma Dhakal, Yanjie Sun, Shan Liu, Pankaj D Mehta, Thomas Wisniewski
: Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by the presence of parenchymal amyloid-β (Aβ) plaques, cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) and neurofibrillary tangles. Currently there are no effective treatments for AD. Immunotherapeutic approaches under development are hampered by complications related to ineffectual clearance of CAA. Genome-wide association studies have demonstrated the importance of microglia in AD pathogenesis. Microglia are the primary innate immune cells of the brain...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118831/translational-models-for-vascular-cognitive-impairment-a-review-including-larger-species
#14
REVIEW
Atticus H Hainsworth, Stuart M Allan, Johannes Boltze, Catriona Cunningham, Chad Farris, Elizabeth Head, Masafumi Ihara, Jeremy D Isaacs, Raj N Kalaria, Saskia A M J Lesnik Oberstein, Mark B Moss, Björn Nitzsche, Gary A Rosenberg, Julie W Rutten, Melita Salkovic-Petrisic, Aron M Troen
BACKGROUND: Disease models are useful for prospective studies of pathology, identification of molecular and cellular mechanisms, pre-clinical testing of interventions, and validation of clinical biomarkers. Here, we review animal models relevant to vascular cognitive impairment (VCI). A synopsis of each model was initially presented by expert practitioners. Synopses were refined by the authors, and subsequently by the scientific committee of a recent conference (International Conference on Vascular Dementia 2015)...
January 25, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098204/strain-specific-fibril-propagation-by-an-a%C3%AE-dodecamer
#15
Dexter N Dean, Pradipta K Das, Pratip Rana, Franklin Burg, Yona Levites, Sarah E Morgan, Preetam Ghosh, Vijayaraghavan Rangachari
Low molecular weight oligomers of amyloid-β (Aβ) have emerged as the primary toxic agents in the etiology of Alzheimer disease (AD). Polymorphism observed within the aggregation end products of fibrils are known to arise due to microstructural differences among the oligomers. Diversity in aggregate morphology correlates with the differences in AD, cementing the idea that conformational strains of oligomers could be significant in phenotypic outcomes. Therefore, it is imperative to determine the ability of strains to faithfully propagate their structure...
January 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089561/characterizing-deep-white-matter-hyperintensities-in-patients-with-symptomatic-isolated-cortical-superficial-siderosis
#16
Dimitri Renard, Lavinia Tatu, Christophe Demattei, Christophe Hirtz, Sylvain Lehmann, Eric Thouvenot
BACKGROUND: In patient with cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) presenting with lobar hemorrhage (LH), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) white matter hyperintensities (WMH) tend to be predominant in posterior regions with the "multiple subcortical spots" WMH pattern as the most frequent topographical WMH pattern. Our aim was to analyze WMH severity and topographical distribution in patients with cortical superficial siderosis (CSS). METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed MRIs from consecutive symptomatic isolated (i...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067897/pathological-changes-in-basement-membranes-and-dermal-connective-tissue-of-skin-from-patients-with-hereditary-cystatin-c-amyloid-angiopathy
#17
Asbjorg Osk Snorradottir, Helgi J Isaksson, Saevar Ingthorsson, Elias Olafsson, Astridur Palsdottir, Birkir Thor Bragason
Hereditary cystatin C amyloid angiopathy (HCCAA) is a genetic disease caused by a mutation in the cystatin C gene. Cystatin C is abundant in cerebrospinal fluid and the most prominent pathology in HCCAA is cerebral amyloid angiopathy due to mutant cystatin C amyloid deposition with associated cerebral hemorrhages, typically in young adult carriers. Analyses of post-mortem brain samples shows that pathological changes are limited to arteries and regions adjacent to arteries. The severity of pathological changes at post-mortem has precluded the elucidation of the evolution of histological changes...
January 9, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056358/administrations-of-human-adult-ischemia-tolerant-mesenchymal-stem-cells-and-factors-reduce-amyloid-beta-pathology-in-a-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Taoufiq Harach, Fabien Jammes, Charles Muller, Nicolas Duthilleul, Victoria Cheatham, Valentin Zufferey, David Cheatham, Yelizaveta A Lukasheva, Theo Lasser, Tristan Bolmont
The impact of human adult ischemia-tolerant mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) and factors (stem cell factors) on cerebral amyloid beta (Aβ) pathology was investigated in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease (AD). To this end, hMSCs were administered intravenously to APPPS1 transgenic mice that normally develop cerebral Aβ. Quantitative reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction biodistribution revealed that intravenously delivered hMSCs were readily detected in APPPS1 brains 1 hour following administration, and dropped to negligible levels after 1 week...
March 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042517/rust-on-the-brain-from-microbleeds-and-its-relevance-to-alzheimer-studies-invited-commentary-on-cacciottolo-neurobiology-of-aging-2016
#19
M Cacciottolo, T E Morgan, C E Finch
Cerebral microbleeds (MB) and small vessel disease (SVD) with congophilic arterial angiopathy (CAA) are increasingly recognized as a variable factor in AD cognitive impairments. This commentary on our recent report on sex-ApoE interactions in MBs published this February, briefly explores three aspects of MBs that could not be fully discussed therein: I, A possible gap between the prevalence of MBs as detected by MRI and post mortem analysis; II, The role of hemoglobin-degradation products in amyloid-attributed neurodegenerative changes; and III, Possible assessment of MB by cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) assays for iron-related markers to better screen patient subgroups for AD interventions...
November 2016: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Parkinsonism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030895/imaging-of-intracranial-hemorrhage
#20
REVIEW
Jeremy J Heit, Michael Iv, Max Wintermark
Intracranial hemorrhage is common and is caused by diverse pathology, including trauma, hypertension, cerebral amyloid angiopathy, hemorrhagic conversion of ischemic infarction, cerebral aneurysms, cerebral arteriovenous malformations, dural arteriovenous fistula, vasculitis, and venous sinus thrombosis, among other causes. Neuroimaging is essential for the treating physician to identify the cause of hemorrhage and to understand the location and severity of hemorrhage, the risk of impending cerebral injury, and to guide often emergent patient treatment...
January 2017: Journal of Stroke
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