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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908171/automated-detection-of-white-matter-hyperintensities-of-all-sizes-in-cerebral-small-vessel-disease
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Mohsen Ghafoorian, Nico Karssemeijer, Inge W M van Uden, Frank-Erik de Leeuw, Tom Heskes, Elena Marchiori, Bram Platel
PURPOSE: White matter hyperintensities (WMH) are seen on FLAIR-MRI in several neurological disorders, including multiple sclerosis, dementia, Parkinsonism, stroke and cerebral small vessel disease (SVD). WMHs are often used as biomarkers for prognosis or disease progression in these diseases, and additionally longitudinal quantification of WMHs is used to evaluate therapeutic strategies. Human readers show considerable disagreement and inconsistency on detection of small lesions. A multitude of automated detection algorithms for WMHs exists, but since most of the current automated approaches are tuned to optimize segmentation performance according to Jaccard or Dice scores, smaller WMHs often go undetected in these approaches...
December 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905390/-pr%C3%B0-gnosis-of-motor-function-recovery-in-ischemic-stroke-using-diffusion-tensor-mri
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M Yu Maksimova, T A Popova, R N Konovalov
AIM: To identify factors of motor recovery in ischemic stroke (IS) using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Forty-seven patients with IS were studied within 1-2, 7-8, 14-15, 20-21 days after stroke. The fractional anisotropy (FA) values of the pyramidal tract were measured in the posterior limb of the internal capsule, cerebral peduncle and pons. Relative values of FA (rFA) ratio (rFA=FA affected side/FA unaffected side) were assessed as well...
2016: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905100/the-severity-of-anaemia-depletes-cerebrovascular-dilatory-reserve-in-children-with-sickle-cell-disease-a-quantitative-magnetic-resonance-imaging-study
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Przemyslaw D Kosinski, Paula L Croal, Jackie Leung, Suzan Williams, Isaac Odame, Gregory M T Hare, Manohar Shroff, Andrea Kassner
Overt ischaemic stroke is one of the most devastating complications in children with sickle cell disease (SCD). The compensatory response to anaemia in SCD includes an increase in cerebral blood flow (CBF) by accessing cerebrovascular dilatory reserve. Exhaustion of dilatory reserve secondary to anaemic stress may lead to cerebral ischaemia. The purpose of this study was to investigate CBF and cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR) using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in children with SCD and to correlate these with haematological markers of anaemia...
December 1, 2016: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903814/blink-associated-contralateral-eccentric-saccades-as-a-rare-sign-of-unilateral-brain-injury
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Ilaria Zivi, Eugenio Bertelli, Giacinta Bilotti, Ignazio Alessandro Clemente, Leopold Saltuari, Giuseppe Frazzitta
OBJECTIVE: To describe a rare sign of unilateral brain injury as a form of unwanted blink-associated contralateral eccentric saccades. METHODS: A 62-year-old patient who underwent an ischemic stroke affecting the entire right middle cerebral artery territory came to our attention 1 year after stroke, manifesting with transient contralateral conjugate gaze deviations associated with spontaneous blinking. We complemented the regular neurologic evaluation with brain MRI, study of evoked potentials, electroneurography of the facial nerve, and infrared video-oculoscopy...
November 30, 2016: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898582/antithrombotic-therapy-in-patients-with-cerebral-microbleeds
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Duncan Wilson, David J Werring
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cerebral microbleeds (CMBs) are a radiological marker of cerebral small vessel disease corresponding to small haemosiderin foci identified by blood-sensitive MRI. CMBs are common in older community populations, and in individuals with ischaemic stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA), and intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH). We summarize how CMBs might contribute to assessing the future risk of ischaemic stroke and ICH to inform antithrombotic (antiplatelet or anticoagulant) decisions...
November 24, 2016: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896904/contrast-induced-encephalopathy-following-cardiac-catheterization
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Roberto Spina, Neil Simon, Romesh Markus, David Wm Muller, Krishna Kathir
OBJECTIVES: To describe the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and management of contrast-induced encephalopathy (CIE) following cardiac catheterization. BACKGROUND: CIE is an acute, reversible neurological disturbance directly attributable to the intra-arterial administration of iodinated contrast medium. METHODS: The PubMed database was searched and all cases in the literature were retrieved and reviewed. RESULTS: 52 reports of CIE following cardiac catheterization were found...
November 29, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889950/retinopathy-a-sign-of-cerebral-small-vessel-disease-in-diabetes
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Toshitaka Umemura, Takahiko Kawamura
Cardio-cerebrovascular disease greatly influences the prognosis of diabetic patients. Silent lacunar infarcts, white matter lesions (WMLs), and cerebral microbleeds are magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) markers of cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) and as they are associated with stroke and dementia, prevention of their incidence and progression is important in clinical practice. The findings of previous autopsy and clinical studies suggest that lacunar infarcts are more prevalent in diabetic patients. On the other hand, the findings of studies on an association between diabetes and WMLs have been inconsistent...
November 27, 2016: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889757/morphological-and-metabolic-alteration-of-cerebellum-in-patients-with-post-stroke-depression
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Ling Zhang, Rubo Sui, Lei Zhang, Zhuang Zhang
BACKGROUND: To study morphological and metabolic changes of cerebellum with multimodality magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS), respective, to explore correlation between cerebellum alteration and severity of depression in patients with post-stroke depression. METHODS: 60 subjects, including 40 stroke patients and 20 healthy volunteers were enrolled. Depression of stroke patients was tested by Self-rating Depression Scale (SDS) and Hamilton Depression Scale (HAMD), based on which stroke-patients were grouped into post-stroke depression (PSD group) and without post-stroke depression (CONT group)...
November 25, 2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889089/susceptible-vessel-sign-identification-of-arterial-occlusion-and-clinical-implications-in-acute-ischaemic-stroke
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S Payabvash, J C Benson, S Taleb, J B Rykken, B Hoffman, A M McKinney, M C Oswood
AIM: To determine the accuracy of the susceptible vessel sign (SVS) in the detection of arterial occlusion and its clinical implication in acute ischaemic stroke. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Consecutive ischaemic stroke patients who underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI) within 24 hours of symptom onset or time last-seen-well were included. Two independent neuroradiologists reviewed the SWI for evidence of the SVS. Admission stroke severity was determined by the National Institute of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) scores, and poor clinical outcome was defined by a 3-months modified Rankin scale (mRS) score >2...
November 23, 2016: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887730/reducing-upper-airway-collapse-at-lower-continuous-positive-airway-titration-pressure
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Sherif Ashaat, Ahmed M Al-Jumaily
During respiration, upper airway (UA) collapse occurs when the forces generated from the negative UA pressures exceed the forces produced by the UA muscles; which leads to loose soft tissue at the back of the mouth. At predetermined titration pressure, the Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) normally provides a continuous pressurized and humidified air to prevent airway collapse. However, high titration pressures are not always tolerated by patients and may lead to damaging effects including stroke symptoms for cardiovascular disease patients...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885484/the-impact-of-cerebral-microbleeds-on-intracerebral-hemorrhage-and-poor-functional-outcome-of-acute-ischemic-stroke-patients-treated-with-intravenous-thrombolysis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Shuang Wang, Yan Lv, Xin Zheng, Jing Qiu, Hui-Sheng Chen
It is still controversial whether pre-existing cerebral microbleeds (CMBs) increase the risks of intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) and poor functional outcome (PFO) in acute ischemic stroke (AIS) patients treated with intravenous thrombolysis (IVT). Therefore, we performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to determine the impact of CMBs on ICH and PFO of AIS patients with IVT. We searched PubMed, EMBASE and Web of Science from inception to August 3, 2016, with language restriction in English. We included studies that reported the relationship between CMBs and ICH or PFO after thrombolysis...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884882/lymphomatosis-cerebri-diagnostic-challenges-and-review-of-the-literature
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Paul J Lee, Idanis Berrios, Carolina Ionete, Thomas Smith
Lymphomatosis cerebri (LC) is a rare variant of a primary central nervous system non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (PCNSL) characterised by diffuse infiltration of tumour cells throughout the brain parenchyma. We present a 68-year-old immunocompetent woman with headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, localised right leg weakness and rapidly progressive dementia. A brain MRI demonstrated diffuse T2 hyperintense white matter lesions that did not enhance with contrast. The clinical differential diagnosis of these lesions included metastatic disease, infectious or inflammatory process such as sarcoidosis, lymphoma, demyelinating disease and less likely vascular aetiology, such as vasculitis or ischaemic stroke...
November 24, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883015/mr-vascular-fingerprinting-in-stroke-and-brain-tumors-models
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B Lemasson, N Pannetier, N Coquery, Ligia S B Boisserand, Nora Collomb, N Schuff, M Moseley, G Zaharchuk, E L Barbier, T Christen
In this study, we evaluated an MRI fingerprinting approach (MRvF) designed to provide high-resolution parametric maps of the microvascular architecture (i.e., blood volume fraction, vessel diameter) and function (blood oxygenation) simultaneously. The method was tested in rats (n = 115), divided in 3 models: brain tumors (9 L, C6, F98), permanent stroke, and a control group of healthy animals. We showed that fingerprinting can robustly distinguish between healthy and pathological brain tissues with different behaviors in tumor and stroke models...
November 24, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881958/motor-cortex-neurostimulation-technologies-for-chronic-post-stroke-pain-implications-of-tissue-damage-on-stimulation-currents
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Anthony T O'Brien, Rivadavio Amorim, R Jarrett Rushmore, Uri Eden, Linda Afifi, Laura Dipietro, Timothy Wagner, Antoni Valero-Cabré
Background: Central post stroke pain (CPSP) is a highly refractory syndrome that can occur after stroke. Primary motor cortex (M1) brain stimulation using epidural brain stimulation (EBS), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) have been explored as potential therapies for CPSP. These techniques have demonstrated variable clinical efficacy. It is hypothesized that changes in the stimulating currents that are caused by stroke-induced changes in brain tissue conductivity limit the efficacy of these techniques...
2016: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881850/relationship-between-asymptomatic-intra-cranial-lesions-and-brachial-ankle-pulse-wave-velocity-in-coronary-artery-disease-patients-without-stroke
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Noriaki Tabata, Daisuke Sueta, Takayoshi Yamashita, Daisuke Utsunomiya, Yuichiro Arima, Eiichiro Yamamoto, Kenichi Tsujita, Sunao Kojima, Koichi Kaikita, Seiji Hokimoto
Little is known about the significance of asymptomatic intra-cranial lesions (ICL) identified by brain MRI in coronary artery disease (CAD) patients. Silent cerebral lesions are suggested to be associated with arterial stiffness in healthy subjects. We investigated whether subclinical ICL are associated with arterial stiffness and the prognosis in CAD patients without medical history of cerebrovascular diseases. We recruited CAD patients who required percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), did not meet exclusion criteria, and agreed with MRI before PCI...
November 24, 2016: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879488/18f-naf-pet-demonstrating-unusual-focal-tracer-activity-in-the-brain
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Anuradha Thenkondar, Lida Jafari, Robbie Sooriash, Fereshteh Hajsadeghi, Gholam R Berenji, Yuxin Li
A 60-year-old man with enlarged prostate, hypertension, and diabetes was referred for F-NaF PET/CT to evaluate possible metastatic lesions. The patient appeared asymptomatic on the day of the study, without any signs indicating stroke. Patient also had no known history of malignancy or cerebrovascular disease. He had mild elevation of the prostate-specific antigen level, and biopsy of his prostate was not performed. Patient had long-standing history of chronic back pain and abdominal pain. The PET bone scan demonstrated a large area of very intense tracer uptake in the brain...
November 22, 2016: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879370/validation-of-mri-determination-on-pet-measurements-in-ischemic-stroke
#17
Wolf-Dieter Heiss, Olivier Zaro Weber
The concept of the ischemic penumbra was formulated based on animal experiments showing functional impairment and electrophysiological disturbances with decreasing flow to the brain below defined values (the threshold for function) and irreversible tissue damage with blood supply further decreased (the threshold for infarction). The perfusion range between these thresholds was termed "penumbra", and restitution of flow above the functional threshold was able to reverse the deficits without permanent damage...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869707/ex-vivo-characterization-of-bioimpedance-spectroscopy-of-normal-ischemic-and-hemorrhagic-rabbit-brain-tissue-at-frequencies-from-10-hz-to-1-mhz
#18
Lin Yang, Ge Zhang, Jiali Song, Meng Dai, Canhua Xu, Xiuzhen Dong, Feng Fu
Stroke is a severe cerebrovascular disease and is the second greatest cause of death worldwide. Because diagnostic tools (CT and MRI) to detect acute stroke cannot be used until the patient reaches the hospital setting, a portable diagnostic tool is urgently needed. Because biological tissues have different impedance spectra under normal physiological conditions and different pathological states, multi-frequency electrical impedance tomography (MFEIT) can potentially detect stroke. Accurate impedance spectra of normal brain tissue (gray and white matter) and stroke lesions (ischemic and hemorrhagic tissue) are important elements when studying stroke detection with MFEIT...
November 18, 2016: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867089/clinical-vascular-imaging-in-the-brain-at-7t
#19
Laurens Jl De Cocker, Arjen Lindenholz, Jaco Jm Zwanenburg, Anja G van der Kolk, Maarten Zwartbol, Peter R Luijten, Jeroen Hendrikse
Stroke and related cerebrovascular diseases are a major cause of mortality and disability. Even at standard-field-strengths (1.5T), MRI is by far the most sensitive imaging technique to detect acute brain infarctions and to characterize incidental cerebrovascular lesions, such as white matter hyperintensities, lacunes and microbleeds. Arterial time-of-flight (TOF) MR angiography (MRA) can depict luminal narrowing or occlusion of the major brain feeding arteries, and this without the need for contrast administration...
November 18, 2016: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866732/impact-of-a-direct-admission-stroke-pathway-on-delays-of-admission-care-and-rates-of-intravenous-thrombolysis
#20
REVIEW
C Mouthon-Reignier, I Bonnaud, M Gaudron, S Vannier-Bernard, J-F Bodin, J-P Cottier, B De Toffol, S Debiais
INTRODUCTION: This study examined the impact of a "direct potential thrombolysis" pathway with direct admission to a neurological stroke unit (SU) on delays of admission, stroke care and proportion of patients with ischemic stroke (IS) treated with intravenous (IV) rtPA. METHODS: This prospective study included all patients admitted in the intensive SU for potential thrombolysis over a 2-month period. Data collected included the time of symptom onset, mode of transport, National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) score on arrival, delays of care, delays of imaging and modalities, diagnosis and therapeutic data...
November 17, 2016: Revue Neurologique
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