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Intracranial stenosis artery

Wenxian Li, Youzhen Feng, Weibiao Lu, Xie Xie, Zhilin Xiong, Zhen Jing, Xiangran Cai, Li'an Huang
PURPOSE: To determine the morphological changes of intracranial arteries and whole-brain perfusion in undetermined isolated vertigo (UIV) patients using 320-detector row computed tomography (CT). METHODS: A total of 150 patients who underwent CT angiography (CTA) and CT perfusion (CTP) imaging were divided into UIV group and benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) group. Sixty individuals with sex- and age-matched without vertigo and cerebral diseases served as the control...
November 15, 2016: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
Linfang Lan, Xinyi Leng, Jill Abrigo, Vincent Ip, Yannie Oy Soo, Thomas Leung, Xiangyan Chen, Ka Sing Wong
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October 20, 2016: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
Sami Al Kasab, Michael J Lynn, Tanya N Turan, Colin P Derdeyn, David Fiorella, Bethany F Lane, L Scott Janis, Marc I Chimowitz
BACKGROUND: An American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) writing committee has recently recommended that tissue evidence of cerebral infarction associated with temporary symptoms (CITS) lasting <24 hours should be considered a stroke. We analyzed the impact of considering CITS as equivalent to stroke on the results of the Stenting and Aggressive Medical Management for Preventing Recurrent Stroke in Intracranial Stenosis (SAMMPRIS) trial. METHODS: We compared outcomes in the medical (n = 227) and stenting (n = 224) groups in SAMMPRIS using the following primary end point (new components in bold): any stroke, CITS, or death within 30 days after enrollment or within 30 days after a revascularization procedure for the qualifying lesion during follow-up; or ischemic stroke or CITS in the territory of the qualifying artery beyond 30 days...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
Jeong-Min Kim, Kwang-Yeol Park, Dong-Woo Shin, Moo-Seok Park, Oh-Sang Kwon
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Elevated serum homocysteine level is known to be associated with increased risk of vascular event due to endothelial senescence. We investigated the association between serum homocysteine level and cerebral arteriosclerosis status including intracranial vascular calcification and atherosclerosis burden. METHODS: We identified 1193 consecutive patients (mean age = 68.6 ± 12.7, 537 female patients) who were admitted with acute cerebral infarction or transient ischemic attack from a single university medical center...
October 13, 2016: Atherosclerosis
Tilman Schubert, Yijing Wu, Kevin M Johnson, Oliver Wieben, Jane Maksimovic, Charles Mistretta, Patrick Turski
OBJECTIVES: Time-of-arrival (TOA) maps can be derived from high-resolution 4-dimensional (4D) contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) data sets to provide a quantitative description of contrast material arrival time in each voxel. This information can further be processed to create a compressed time evolution curve that virtually shortens the contrast bolus (virtual bolus [VB]). The purpose of this project was to determine whether TOA-enhanced 4D MRA and/or VB imaging improve the display of contrast kinetics in patients with vascular disease...
November 2016: Investigative Radiology
Kazuyuki Shimada
Stroke is known to frequently recur in patients with a history of cerebrovascular disease, and the control of hypertension is extremely important for the treatment of those patients. The robust relationship between the recurrent cerebrovascular disease and blood pressure control has been demonstrated in large-scale clinical studies. The antihypertensive drug therapy significantly reduces the recurrence rate of all types of cerebrovascular disease, incidences of myocardial infarction and all vascular events...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Yan Wang, Jin Zhang, Yuesheng Qian, Xiaofeng Tang, Huawei Ling, Kemin Chen, Pingjin Gao, Dingliang Zhu
OBJECTIVE: Intracranial arterial stenosis (ICAS) is a common cause of ischemic stroke in Asians, whereas whites tend to have more extracranial lesions. Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) has been associated with ischemic stroke by a large amount of work. However, there are few studies focusing on the relationship of Lp-PLA2 and asymptomatic ICAS or extracranial arterial stenosis (ECAS). We hereby sought to explore the relationship of Lp-PLA2 and ICAS, ECAS and concurrent stenosis in stroke-free hypertensive patients in Chinese population...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Yan Li
Blood pressure in the morning or at night are both significant cardiovascular risk predictors. Morning blood pressure either recorded with 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) or self-measured at home predicted stroke and cardiovascular mortality in Asian populations. In 757 Chinese hypertensive patients, only morning blood pressure was independently associated with asymptomatic intracranial arterial stenosis. While in the IDACO (International Database on Ambulatory blood pressure in relation to Cardiovascular Outcome) study, nocturnal blood pressure was superior to daytime blood pressure in predicting mortality risk, but as similarly predictive as daytime for combined fatal and nonfatal cardiovascular events...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Yong-Gang Ma, Qian Zhang, Le-Bao Yu, Ji-Zong Zhao
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to help people comprehensively understand the research advances related to ring finger protein 213 (RNF213) in moyamoya disease (MMD) and to understand the disease at the molecular level to provide a new perspective of the diagnosis of the disease. DATA SOURCES: This review was based on data in articles published between 2005 and 2015 that were retrieved from the PubMed database. The search terms included RNF213, MMD, intracranial major artery stenosis /occlusion (ICASO), genotype, phenotype, mutant and variants, and the combinations of these terms...
2016: Chinese Medical Journal
Youssef Al Said, Khalil Kurdi, Saleh S Baeesa, Ahmed Najjar, Mohammed Almekhlafi, Ahmed Hassan
OBJECTIVE: To present our local experience with intracranial angioplasty and stenting used for the treatment of symptomatic intracranial stenosis to assess its safety, efficacy, and outcome. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of all the patients with symptomatic intracranial atherosclerotic disease who underwent endovascular treatment in King Faisal Specialist Hospital and research center, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from January 2003 to December 2014. Clinical, procedural, and outcome variables were gathered...
October 2016: Neurosciences: the Official Journal of the Pan Arab Union of Neurological Sciences
Shawna Cutting, Elizabeth Regan, Vivien H Lee, Shyam Prabhakaran
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Following transient ischemic attack (TIA), there is increased risk for ischemic stroke. The American Heart Association recommends admission of patients with ABCD2 scores ≥3 for observation, rapid performance of diagnostic tests, and potential acute intervention. We aimed to determine if there is a relationship between ABCD2 scores, in-hospital ischemic events, and in-hospital treatments after TIA admission. METHODS: We reviewed consecutive patients admitted between 2006 and 2011 following a TIA, defined as transient focal neurological symptoms attributed to a specific vascular distribution and lasting <24 h...
October 8, 2016: Cerebrovascular Diseases Extra
Chun Fang, Hua-Qiao Tan, Hong-Jie Han, Hao Feng, Ji-Chong Xu, Shuo Yan, Zhi-Yu Nie, Ling-Jing Jin, Fei Teng
OBJECTIVE: Intracranial blood blister-like aneurysm (BBA) is a rare type of aneurysm that lacks all layers of the arterial wall. These fragile aneurysms have the propensity to rupture with minimal manipulation, which makes them hazardous and difficult to treat. The present study evaluated the safety and feasibility of endovascular treatment of BBAs with the Willis covered stent. MATERIALS: Thirteen patients (7 men and 6 women, age range 28-68 years) who presented with ruptured BBAs and were treated with the Willis covered stent were retrospectively reviewed...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
Grace J Wang, Adam W Beck, Randall R DeMartino, Philip P Goodney, Caron B Rockman, Ronald M Fairman
BACKGROUND: Cerebral hyperperfusion syndrome (CHS), characterized by severe ipsilateral headache, seizures, and intracranial hemorrhage, is a rare, poorly understood complication that can be fatal following carotid endarterectomy (CEA). The purpose of the study was to determine the factors associated with CHS as captured in the Vascular Quality Initiative. METHODS: Analysis was conducted on 51,001 procedures captured from the CEA module of the Vascular Quality Initiative from 2003 to 2015...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Jia Liu, Zhengzheng Yan, Yuehua Pu, Wen-Shin Shiu, Jianhuang Wu, Rongliang Chen, Xinyi Leng, Haiqiang Qin, Xin Liu, Baixue Jia, Ligang Song, Yilong Wang, Zhongrong Miao, Yongjun Wang, Liping Liu, Xiao-Chuan Cai
The fractional pressure ratio is introduced to quantitatively assess the hemodynamic significance of severe intracranial stenosis. A computational fluid dynamics-based method is proposed to non-invasively compute the FPRCFD and compared against fractional pressure ratio measured by an invasive technique. Eleven patients with severe intracranial stenosis considered for endovascular intervention were recruited and an invasive procedure was performed to measure the distal and the aortic pressure (Pd and Pa). The fractional pressure ratio was calculated as [Formula: see text] The computed tomography angiography was used to reconstruct three-dimensional (3D) arteries for each patient...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
Eun-Jae Lee, Yong-Pil Cho, Sang-Hun Lee, Ji Sung Lee, Hyo Jung Nam, Bum Joon Kim, Tae-Won Kwon, Dong-Wha Kang, Jong S Kim, Sun U Kwon
BACKGROUND: Hemodynamic tandem intracranial lesions (TILs) on intracranial magnetic resonance angiography, which develop flow dependently, have been overlooked clinically in patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy. As they represent severe baseline hemodynamic compromise at the segment, they may be associated with distinctive clinical outcomes. METHODS AND RESULTS: We assessed 304 consecutive carotid endarterectomy cases treated over 3 years. Included cases had both preoperative and postoperative intracranial 3-dimensional time-of-flight magnetic resonance angiography, of which signal intensities are flow dependent, and postoperative diffusion-weighted imaging (≤3 days following carotid endarterectomy)...
October 4, 2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
Daichi Nakagawa, Masaaki Shojima, Masanori Yoshino, Taichi Kin, Hideaki Imai, Seiji Nomura, Toki Saito, Hirofumi Nakatomi, Hiroshi Oyama, Nobuhito Saito
BACKGROUND: The wall-to-lumen ratio (WLR) is an important parameter in vascular medicine because it indicates the character of vascular wall as well as the degree of stenosis. Despite the advances in medical imaging technologies, it is still difficult to measure the thin-walled normal intracranial arteries, and the reports on the WLR of normal intracranial artery are limited. It might be possible to calculate the WLR using the indocyanine green (ICG) angiography, which is used to observe intracranial vessels during microsurgery...
October 2016: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
Seung Chai Jung, Ho Sung Kim, Choong-Gon Choi, Sang Joon Kim, Sun U Kwon, Dong-Wha Kang, Jong S Kim
PURPOSE: The aim of this article is to present high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (HR-MRI) findings of chronic stage spontaneous and unruptured intracranial artery dissection (ICAD). MATERIAL AND METHODS: From March 2012 to April 2016 a total of 29 patients (15 male and14 female, age range 37-68 years) with chronic stage spontaneous and unruptured ICAD (vertebral artery 27, posterior inferior cerebellar artery 1 and middle cerebral artery 1) were retrospectively enrolled...
September 27, 2016: Clinical Neuroradiology
N J Lee, M S Chung, S C Jung, H S Kim, C-G Choi, S J Kim, D H Lee, D C Suh, S U Kwon, D-W Kang, J S Kim
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: High-resolution MR imaging has recently been introduced as a promising diagnostic modality in intracranial artery disease. Our aim was to compare high-resolution MR imaging with digital subtraction angiography for the characterization and diagnosis of various intracranial artery diseases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-seven patients who had undergone both high-resolution MR imaging and DSA for intracranial artery disease were enrolled in our study (August 2011 to April 2014)...
September 22, 2016: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
Xiaodan Wei, Zhuang Liu, Min Li, Chunhua Yang, Wenming Wang, Xianglin Li, Shuping Zhang, Xuri Li, Geng Tian, Jonas Bergquist, Bin Wang, Jia Mi
BACKGROUND: The severity of ischemic stroke symptoms varies among patients and is a critical determinant of patient outcome. To date, the association between the number of stenotic intracranial arteries and stroke severity remains unclear. AIMS: We aimed to investigate the association between the number of stenotic major intracranial arteries (NSMIA) and ischemic stroke severity, as well as the degree of stenosis and common stroke risk factors. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of patients with digital subtraction angiography (DSA)-confirmed ischemic stroke...
2016: PloS One
Abdolhamid Shariat, Leila Niknam, Sadegh Izadi, Alireza Salehi
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to determine the frequency of intracranial artery stenosis in patients with acute ischemic stroke in Iran. METHODS: A total of 169 patients with acute ischemic stroke were eligible to participate and were enrolled in this study from January 2012 to February 2013. All the patients were admitted to the Nemazee ‎Hospital, affiliated to Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Iran. They underwent transcranial Doppler (TCD) ultrasonography...
July 6, 2016: Iranian Journal of Neurology
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