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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046363/serum-neurofilament-light-is-sensitive-to-active-cerebral-small-vessel-disease
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Thomas Gattringer, Daniela Pinter, Christian Enzinger, Thomas Seifert-Held, Markus Kneihsl, Simon Fandler, Alexander Pichler, Christian Barro, Svenya Gröbke, Margarete Voortman, Lukas Pirpamer, Edith Hofer, Stefan Ropele, Reinhold Schmidt, Jens Kuhle, Franz Fazekas, Michael Khalil
OBJECTIVE: To explore whether serum neurofilament light chain protein (NfL) levels are increased in patients with MRI-confirmed recent small subcortical infarcts (RSSI) compared to healthy controls and to determine the subsequent course and determinants of NfL levels in a longitudinal manner. METHODS: In a prospectively collected group of symptomatic patients with an RSSI (n = 79, mean age 61 ± 11 years, 67% male), we analyzed brain MRI and serum NfL using a Single Molecule Array (Simoa) assay at baseline and at 3 and 15 months after stroke...
October 18, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036822/cortical-cerebral-microinfarcts-on-3-tesla-mri-in-patients-with-vascular-cognitive-impairment
#2
Doeschka A Ferro, Susanne J van Veluw, Huiberdina L Koek, Lieza G Exalto, Geert Jan Biessels
BACKGROUND: Cerebral microinfarcts (CMIs) are small ischemic lesions that are a common neuropathological finding in patients with stroke or dementia. CMIs in the cortex can now be detected in vivo on 3 Tesla MRI. OBJECTIVE: To determine the occurrence of CMIs and associated clinical features in patients with possible vascular cognitive impairment (VCI). METHOD: 182 memory-clinic patients (mean age 71.4±10.6, 55% male) with vascular injury on brain MRI (i...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031496/ischemic-stroke-in-a-patient-with-parry-romberg-syndrome
#3
Victoria Ebiana, Sandeep Singh, Shaweta Khosa, Negar Moheb, Bhavesh Trikamji, Neal M Rao, Shri K Mishra
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to discuss a case of a patient with a known diagnosis of Parry-Romberg syndrome (PRS) presenting with ischemic stroke, the second such reported case. BACKGROUND: PRS is a rare genetic disorder with progressive hemifacial atrophy, which usually presents within the first 2 decades of life. Neurologic manifestations include trigeminal neuralgia with associated deafness, hemifacial pain with associated migraine headaches, seizures, movement disorders, and neuropsychiatric symptoms...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030420/new-biomarker-for-acute-ischaemic-stroke-plasma-glycogen-phosphorylase-isoenzyme-bb
#4
Kwang-Yeol Park, Ilknur Ay, Ross Avery, Juan Alfredo Caceres, Matthew S Siket, Octavio M Pontes-Neto, Hui Zheng, Natalia S Rost, Karen L Furie, Alma Gregory Sorensen, Walter J Koroshetz, Hakan Ay
BACKGROUND: Glycogen phosphorylase is the key enzyme that breaks down glycogen to yield glucose-1-phosphate in order to restore depleted energy stores during cerebral ischaemia. We sought to determine whether plasma levels of glycogen phosphorylase BB (GPBB) isoform increased in patients with acute ischaemic stroke (AIS). METHODS: We studied plasma GPBB levels within 12 hours and again at 48±24 hours of symptom onset in 172 patients with imaging-confirmed AIS and 133 stroke-free individuals...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019942/nadph-oxidase-related-pathophysiology-in-experimental-models-of-stroke
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REVIEW
Hiroshi Yao, Tetsuro Ago, Takanari Kitazono, Toru Nabika
Several experimental studies have indicated that nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) oxidases (Nox) exert detrimental effects on ischemic brain tissue; Nox-knockout mice generally exhibit resistance to damage due to experimental stroke following middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO). Furthermore, our previous MCAO study indicated that infarct size and blood-brain barrier breakdown are enhanced in mice with pericyte-specific overexpression of Nox4, relative to levels observed in controls. However, it remains unclear whether Nox affects the stroke outcome directly by increasing oxidative stress at the site of ischemia, or indirectly by modifying physiological variables such as blood pressure or cerebral blood flow (CBF)...
October 11, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018129/neuroimaging-correlates-of-cerebral-microbleeds-the-aric-study-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities
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Jonathan Graff-Radford, Jeannette Simino, Kejal Kantarci, Thomas H Mosley, Michael E Griswold, B Gwen Windham, A Richey Sharrett, Marilyn S Albert, Rebecca F Gottesman, Clifford R Jack, Prashanthi Vemuri, David S Knopman
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Cerebral microbleed (CMB) location (deep versus strictly lobar) may elucidate underlying pathology with deep CMBs being more associated with hypertensive vascular disease and lobar CMBs being more associated with cerebral amyloid angiopathy. The objective of this study was to determine whether neuroimaging signs of vascular disease and Alzheimer pathology are associated with different types of CMBs. METHODS: Among 1677 nondemented ARIC (Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities) participants (mean age=76±5 years; 40% men; 26% black) with 3-Tesla MRI scans at the fifth examination (2011-2013), we fit multinomial logistic regression models to quantify relationships of brain volumes (Alzheimer disease signature regions, total gray matter, frontal gray matter, and white matter hyperintensity volumes), infarct frequencies (lacunar, nonlacunar, and total), and apolipoprotein E(number of ε4 alleles) with CMB location (none, deep/mixed, or strictly lobar CMBs)...
October 10, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989801/blood-pressure-gradients-in-cerebral-arteries-a-clue-to-pathogenesis-of-cerebral-small-vessel-disease
#7
Pablo J Blanco, Lucas O Müller, J David Spence
RATIONALE: The role of hypertension in cerebral small vessel disease is poorly understood. At the base of the brain (the 'vascular centrencephalon'), short straight arteries transmit blood pressure directly to small resistance vessels; the cerebral convexity is supplied by long arteries with many branches, resulting in a drop in blood pressure. Hypertensive small vessel disease (lipohyalinosis) causes the classically described lacunar infarctions at the base of the brain; however, periventricular white matter intensities (WMIs) seen on MRI and WMI in subcortical areas over the convexity, which are often also called 'lacunes', probably have different aetiologies...
September 2017: Stroke and Vascular Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988390/topographic-distribution-of-brain-iron-deposition-and-small-cerebrovascular-lesions-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-and-in-frontotemporal-lobar-degeneration-a-post-mortem-7-0-tesla-magnetic-resonance-imaging-study-with-neuropathological-correlates
#8
Jacques De Reuck, David Devos, Caroline Moreau, Florent Auger, Nicolas Durieux, Vincent Deramecourt, Florence Pasquier, Claude-Alain Maurage, Charlotte Cordonnier, Didier Leys, Regis Bordet
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is associated with frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD) in 15% of the cases. A neuropathological continuity between ALS and FTLD-TDP is suspected. The present post-mortem 7.0-tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) study compares the topographic distribution of iron (Fe) deposition and the incidence of small cerebrovascular lesions in ALS and in FTLD brains. Seventy-eight post-mortem brains underwent 7.0-tesla MRI. The patients consisted of 12 with ALS, 38 with FTLD, and 28 controls...
October 7, 2017: Acta Neurologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987197/neuropathology-of-cerebrovascular-diseases
#9
Isidro Ferrer, Noemi Vidal
The chapter describes the epidemiology of cerebrovascular diseases, anatomy of the cerebral blood vessels, pathophysiology of ischemia, hypoxia, hypoxemia, anemic hypoxia, histotoxic hypoxia, carbon monoxide damage, hyperoxid brain damage and decompression sickness, and selective cell and regional vulnerability; diseases of the blood vessels including atherosclerosis, hypertensive angiopathy, small vessel disease, inflammatory vascular diseases, cerebral amyloid angiopathies, CADASIL, CARASIL and other diseases that can lead to cerebrovascular occlusion; intracranial and intraspinal aneurysms and vascular malformations; hematologic disorders that can cause cerebral infarct or hemorrhage; brain ischemic damage; and spontaneous intracranial bleeding...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977392/frailty-and-cerebral-small-vessel-disease-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-the-tasmanian-study-of-cognition-and-gait-tascog
#10
Timothy P Siejka, Velandai K Srikanth, Ruth E Hubbard, Chris Moran, Richard Beare, Amanda Wood, Thanh Phan, Michele L Callisaya
Background: Frailty is a prevalent geriatric condition associated with poor health outcomes. The pathogenesis of frailty is incompletely understood. We aimed to evaluate the relationship between cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) and frailty. Methods: People aged between 60 and 85 years were randomly selected from the electoral roll into the Tasmanian Study of Cognition and Gait. Participants completed standardized questionnaires regarding medical history and underwent objective sensorimotor, gait, and cognitive testing...
August 2, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974389/high-prevalence-of-small-vessel-disease-long-after-cranial-irradiation
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Masatomo Miura, Makoto Nakajima, Akiko Fujimoto, Yasuyuki Kaku, Takayuki Kawano, Masaki Watanabe, Jun-Ichi Kuratsu, Yukio Ando
Accelerated atherosclerosis of intra- or extracranial large arteries is a major cause of radiation-induced strokes. Recent development of MRI techniques has enabled detection of another important vasculopathy: microinfarcts or microbleeds after cranial irradiation. The purpose of this study was to investigate the incidence and characteristics of small vessel disease after cranial irradiation. MR images and clinical records of 102 outpatients who had undergone cranial irradiation to brain tumors were retrospectively reviewed...
September 30, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945476/assessment-of-lungs-for-transplant-recovered-from-uncontrolled-donation-after-circulatory-determination-of-death-donors
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Thomas Egan, John Blackwell, Katherine Birchard, Benjamin Haithcock, Jason Long, Stephen Gazda, Nissa Casey, Caitlin Thys
RATIONALE: To address the lung donor shortage, we obtained institutional review board and US Food and Drug Administration approval to transplant lungs recovered from uncontrolled donation after circulatory determination of death donors (uDCDDs). OBJECTIVES: To compare outcomes of recipients of lungs recovered from uDCDDs vs. brain-dead donors. METHODS: After consent and screening, lungs recovered from uDCDDs were assessed by 4 hours ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP) and computed tomography (CT) scan...
September 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943249/effects-of-crenolanib-a-nonselective-inhibitor-of-pdgfr-in-a-mouse-model-of-transient-middle-cerebral-artery-occlusion
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Jianping Wang, Xiaojie Fu, Di Zhang, Lie Yu, Zhengfang Lu, Yufeng Gao, Xianliang Liu, Jiang Man, Sijia Li, Nan Li, Menghan Wang, Xi Liu, Xuemei Chen, Weidong Zang, Qingwu Yang, Jian Wang
Neurogenesis in the subventricular zone (SVZ) plays a vital role in neurologic recovery after stroke. However, only a small fraction of newly generated neuroblasts from the SVZ will survive long-term. Successful migration and survival of neuroblasts requires angiogenesis, lesion-derived chemo-attractants, and appropriate local microenvironments, which are partly regulated by the platelet-derived growth factor receptor (PDGFR) signaling pathway. In this study, we investigated the effects of PDGFR inhibition in a mouse model of transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO)...
September 21, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932115/the-long-term-fate-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-labeled-with-magnetic-resonance-imaging-visible-polymersomes-in-cerebral-ischemia
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Xiaohui Duan, Liejing Lu, Yong Wang, Fang Zhang, Jiaji Mao, Minghui Cao, Bingling Lin, Xiang Zhang, Xintao Shuai, Jun Shen
Understanding the long-term fate and potential mechanisms of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) after transplantation is essential for improving functional benefits of stem cell-based stroke treatment. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is considered an attractive and clinically translatable tool for longitudinal tracking of stem cells, but certain controversies have arisen in this regard. In this study, we used SPION-loaded cationic polymersomes to label green fluorescent protein (GFP)-expressing MSCs to determine whether MRI can accurately reflect survival, long-term fate, and potential mechanisms of MSCs in ischemic stroke therapy...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872450/the-association-between-aortic-regurgitation-and-undetermined-embolic-infarction-with-aortic-complex-plaque
#15
Dae-Won Kim, Jung Sun Cho, Jae Yeong Cho, Kye Hun Kim, Byung Joo Sun, Jae-Hyeong Park
Background Retrograde embolism from the descending thoracic aorta is one possible cause of undetermined ischemic stroke. Significant aortic regurgitation can increase the amount of reversed flow in the thoracic aorta and thus is associated with an increased incidence of stroke. Aims This study aimed to examine the association between significant aortic regurgitation and undetermined embolic infarction with aortic complex plaques. Methods This study included 380 patients with undetermined embolic stroke who did not have abnormal flow such as atrial septal defect, patent foramen ovale determined by agitated saline bubble test, intracardiac thrombi on transesophageal echocardiography, atrial fibrillation, or small vessel stroke, cerebral artery, and carotid stenosis on the brain magnetic resonance imaging...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869136/basilar-artery-dolichoectasia-prevalence-and-correlates-with-markers-of-cerebral-small-vessel-disease-in-community-dwelling-older-adults
#16
Oscar H Del Brutto, Robertino M Mera, Victor J Del Brutto, Aldo F Costa, Mauricio Zambrano, James Brorson
BACKGROUND: Basilar artery (BA) dolichoectasia has been associated with cerebral small vessel disease (SVD). However, studies have focused on stroke patients, and results cannot be extrapolated to the population at large. In this study, we aimed to assess prevalence of BA dolichoectasia and its association with SVD in community-dwelling older adults living in rural Ecuador. METHODS: Atahualpa residents aged ≥60 years underwent brain magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic resonance angiography of intracranial vessels...
August 28, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842824/protein-modifications-with-ubiquitin-as-response-to-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
#17
Karin Hochrainer
Post-translational protein modifications present an elegant and energy efficient way to dynamically reprogram cellular protein properties and functions in response to homeostatic imbalance. One such protein modification is the tagging of proteins with the small modifier ubiquitin that can have an impact on protein stability, localization, interaction dynamics, and function. Ubiquitination is vital to any eukaryotic cell under physiological conditions, but even more important under stress including oxidative, genotoxic, and heat stress, where ubiquitination levels are drastically increased...
August 25, 2017: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829216/leukoaraiosis-as-an-outcome-predictor-in-the-acute-and-subacute-phases-of-stroke
#18
Fabio Fierini, Anna Poggesi, Leonardo Pantoni
Leukoaraiosis (LA) is one of the neuroimaging features of cerebral small vessel disease and is associated with poor long-term prognosis. Areas covered: This narrative review focuses on the predictive role of LA on the evolution of the ischemic brain damage and on the clinical outcome in the subacute phase of stroke and in the short-term period afterwards. Expert commentary: LA predicts poorer tissue outcome and clinical prognosis also in acute and subacute stroke. In acute stroke, LA is associated with a less favorable fate of brain infarct and is a marker of increased risk of thrombolysis-related hemorrhagic transformation...
September 4, 2017: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828132/central-nervous-system-fungal-infection-in-a-young-male-with-a-history-of-intravenous-drug-abuse-and-hepatitis-c
#19
Celene Hadley, Atif Wasim Haneef Mohamed, Aparna Singhal
A young male, with a known history of hepatitis C and heroin abuse, was admitted to the emergency department with altered sensorium, left-sided weakness, and no meningeal signs. Initial computed tomography imaging showed hypodensity involving right basal ganglia with mass effect but no hemorrhage. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed multiple nonenhancing small foci of restricted diffusion involving the right basal ganglia, T2 and FLAIR hyperintensity within the right basal ganglia, and internal capsule with mild surrounding edema...
September 2017: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826581/uncommon-causes-of-cerebral-microbleeds
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REVIEW
Nariman Noorbakhsh-Sabet, Varun Chandi Pulakanti, Ramin Zand
BACKGROUND: Cerebral microbleeds (CMBs) are small and round perivascular hemosiderin depositions detectable by gradient echo sequences or susceptibility-weighted imaging. Cerebral microbleeds are common among patients with hypertension, cerebral ischemia, or cerebral amyloid angiopathy. In this article, we describe uncommon causes of CMBs. METHODS: We searched Pubmed with the keyword CMBs for relevant studies and looked for different uncommon causes of CMBs. RESULTS: CMBs have several uncommon etiologies including posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome, infective endocarditis, brain radiation therapy, cocaine abuse, thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, traumatic brain injury, intravascular lymphomatosis or proliferating angio-endotheliomatosis, moyamoya disease, sickle cell anemia/β-thalassemia, cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy subcortical infarcts, and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL), genetic syndromes, or obstructive sleep apnea...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
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