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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319156/differential-impact-of-serum-total-bilirubin-level-on-cerebral-atherosclerosis-and-cerebral-small-vessel-disease
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Jonguk Kim, Seung-Jae Yoon, Min-Hee Woo, Sang-Heum Kim, Nam-Keun Kim, Jinkwon Kim, Ok-Joon Kim, Seung-Hun Oh
BACKGROUND: A low serum total bilirubin (T-bil) level is associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis. However, the differential impact of the serum T-bil level on cerebral atherosclerosis and cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) is still unclear. METHODS: We evaluated serum T-bil levels from 1,128 neurologically healthy subjects. Indices of cerebral atherosclerosis (extracranial arterial stenosis [ECAS] and intracranial arterial stenosis [ICAS]), and indices of SVD (silent lacunar infarct [SLI], and moderate-to-severe white matter hyperintensities [msWMH]) were evaluated by the use of brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and MR angiography...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318955/calcified-amorphous-tumor-causing-shower-embolism-to-the-brain-a-case-report-with-serial-echocardiographic-and-neuroradiologic-images-and-a-review-of-the-literature
#2
Takaomi Singu, Yuichiro Inatomi, Toshiro Yonehara, Yukio Ando
An 89-year-old woman with chronic atrial fibrillation, hypertension, chronic heart failure, and dementia was admitted to our hospital due to multiple small cerebral and cerebellar infarctions. Transthoracic echocardiogram revealed a floating calcified mass lesion arising from the endocardium of the posterior portion of the mitral annulus with mitral annular calcification. Furthermore, the mass had a heterogeneity of the echogenicity. The mass was diagnosed as a calcified amorphous tumor based on specific echocardiographic features...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302996/spinal-cord-ischemia-secondary-to-epidural-metastasis-from-small-cell-lung-carcinoma
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Hirotoshi Yasui, Naoya Ozawa, Satoshi Mikami, Kenji Shimizu, Takahiro Hatta, Nami Makino, Mayu Fukushima, Satoshi Baba, Yasushi Makino
BACKGROUND Spinal cord ischemia is an uncommon event that is mainly caused by dissociation of the ascending aorta as a complication after aortic surgery. Spinal arteries can develop collateral circulation; therefore, the frequency of spinal infarction is about 1% of that in the brain. Few cases of spinal cord ischemia developing in the course of lung cancer have been reported. CASE REPORT We presented the case of a 56-year-old man with small cell lung carcinoma, cT4N2M1a (stage IV). He was treated with irradiation and 2 courses of platinum and etoposide combination chemotherapy...
March 17, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302914/new-insights-into-mechanisms-of-small-vessel-disease-stroke-from-genetics
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REVIEW
Rhea Tan, Matthew Traylor, Loes Rutten-Jacobs, Hugh Markus
Cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) is a common cause of lacunar strokes, vascular cognitive impairment (VCI) and vascular dementia. SVD is thought to result in reduced cerebral blood flow, impaired cerebral autoregulation and increased blood-brain barrier (BBB) permeability. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying SVD are incompletely understood. Recent studies in monogenic forms of SVD, such as cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL), and 'sporadic' SVD have shed light on possible disease mechanisms in SVD...
April 1, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285949/considerations-in-cardio-oncology-multiple-mobile-left-sided-cardiac-thrombi-in-chemotherapy-induced-cardiomyopathy
#5
Toshinori Minamishima, Kenichi Matsushita, Hiromu Morikubo, Aoi Isaka, Noriko Matsushita, Hidehito Endo, Hiroshi Kubota, Konomi Sakata, Toru Satoh, Hideaki Yoshino
With advances in cancer chemotherapy, the importance of the new clinical discipline of cardio-oncology, which is concerned with the cardiac effects of chemotherapy, is increasing. Herein we describe the case of a 48-year-old woman with a history of breast cancer who presented with symptoms of heart failure due to chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy. Treatment for the patient's breast cancer had included surgery and chemotherapy with anthracyclines and trastuzumab. Echocardiography revealed multiple mobile thrombi in the left ventricle and atrium...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279642/low-intensity-400%C3%A2-mw-cm-2-500%C3%A2-khz-pulsed-transcranial-ultrasound-preconditioning-may-mitigate-focal-cerebral-ischemia-in-rats
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Hangdao Li, Junfeng Sun, Daqu Zhang, Daryl Omire-Mayor, Peter A Lewin, Shanbao Tong
BACKGROUND: Preconditioning methods, which could increase tolerance of brain to subsequent ischemic injuries with a small dose of non-injury stimuli, have gained attention. Capitalizing on noninvasiveness and safety of ultrasound modality, the pulsed transcranial ultrasound stimulation (pTUS) approach may provide a novel treatment for patients with high risk of stroke. OBJECTIVE: This study's goal was to investigate whether the risk of stroke could be minimized or eliminated by prior exposure to low-intensity, pulsed transcranial ultrasound stimulation (pTUS)...
February 27, 2017: Brain Stimulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275901/diagnosis-of-small-posterior-fossa-stroke-on-brain-ct-effect-of-iterative-reconstruction-designed-for-brain-ct-on-detection-performance
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Taihei Inoue, Takeshi Nakaura, Morikatsu Yoshida, Koichi Yokoyama, Kenichiro Hirata, Masafumi Kidoh, Seitaro Oda, Daisuke Utsunomiya, Kazunori Harada, Yasuyuki Yamashita
OBJECTIVES: In this study, we aimed to determine whether iterative model reconstruction designed for brain CT (IMR-neuro) would improve the accuracy of posterior fossa stroke diagnosis on brain CT. METHODS: We enrolled 37 patients with ischaemic stroke in the posterior fossa and 37 patients without stroke (controls). Using axial images reconstructed using filtered back-projection (FBP) and IMR-neuro, we compared the CT numbers in infarcted areas, image noise in the pons, and contrast-to-noise ratios (CNRs) of infarcted and non-infarcted areas on scans subjected to IMR-neuro and FBP...
March 8, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269164/an-integrated-neuroprotective-intervention-for-brain-ischemia-validated-by-ecog-fpam
#8
Yu-Hang Liu, Lun-De Liao, Su Jing Chan, Aishwarya Bandla, Nitish V Thakor
Brain ischemia is a neurological deficit caused by a reduction in the blood supply to tissue, and one of the leading causes of disability in the world. Currently, the most well-known therapeutic agent for ischemia recovery is recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA), but it is viable for only a small portion (approximately 3.6%) of ischemic patients and may cause side effects such as tissue damage. Thus, introducing a new therapeutic concept for ischemia, we proposed an integrated intervention combining global and focal stimulations in this article...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265477/internuclear-ophthalmoplegia-secondary-to-cocaine-abuse
#9
Richard L Rabin, Azeem Wasay, Nicolas Biro, Marcelle Morcos
Purpose. To report a case of internuclear ophthalmoplegia (INO) caused by cocaine. Method. We report a case of a 54-year-old female who presented with a left INO three days after snorting cocaine, and we review the literature. Results. MRI of the brain demonstrated several small abnormal foci in the pons on FLAIR and diffusion weighted imaging consistent with ischemic infarction. The patient's symptoms remained stable throughout her hospitalization. She was sent to a rehabilitation facility and was lost to follow-up...
2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265034/extracellular-matrix-inflammation-in-vascular-cognitive-impairment-and-dementia
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REVIEW
Gary A Rosenberg
Vascular cognitive impairment and dementia (VCID) include a wide spectrum of chronic manifestations of vascular disease related to large vessel strokes and small vessel disease (SVD). Lacunar strokes and white matter (WM) injury are consequences of SVD. The main vascular risk factor for SVD is brain hypoperfusion from cerebral blood vessel narrowing due to chronic hypertension. The hypoperfusion leads to activation and degeneration of astrocytes with the resulting fibrosis of the extracellular matrix (ECM)...
March 1, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235422/crying-spells-triggered-by-thumb-index-rubbing-after-thalamic-stroke-a-case-report
#11
R Bassani, C Rosazza, L Ghirardin, V Caldiera, E Banco, C Casati, L Tesio
BACKGROUND: Pathologic crying, devoid of any emotional counterpart, is known to occur as a consequence of various brain stem, cortical hemispheric and cerebellar lesions or, quite exceptionally, of "dacrystic" epilepsy. The case reported here suggests that thalamic lesions may also cause crying spells, under the special circumstances described below. CASE PRESENTATION: After a mild left thalamic stroke a caucasian 77 years old man presented with crying spells with no emotional counterpart, triggered by thumb-index rubbing of his right hand...
February 24, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227393/an-integrated-neuroprotective-intervention-for-brain-ischemia-validated-by-ecog-fpam
#12
Yu-Hang Liu, Lun-De Liao, Su Jing Chan, Aishwarya Bandla, Nitish V Thakor, Yu-Hang Liu, Lun-De Liao, Su Jing Chan, Aishwarya Bandla, Nitish V Thakor, Yu-Hang Liu, Aishwarya Bandla, Nitish V Thakor, Su Jing Chan, Lun De Liao
Brain ischemia is a neurological deficit caused by a reduction in the blood supply to tissue, and one of the leading causes of disability in the world. Currently, the most well-known therapeutic agent for ischemia recovery is recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA), but it is viable for only a small portion (approximately 3.6%) of ischemic patients and may cause side effects such as tissue damage. Thus, introducing a new therapeutic concept for ischemia, we proposed an integrated intervention combining global and focal stimulations in this article...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215260/moderate-to-severe-obstructive-sleep-apnea-is-associated-with-cerebral-small-vessel-disease
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Tae-Jin Song, Jung-Hyun Park, Kang Hyun Choi, Yoonkyung Chang, Jangsup Moon, Ju-Hee Kim, Yunseo Choi, Yong-Jae Kim, Hyang Woon Lee
BACKGROUND: Cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) is associated with increased risk of cerebral infarction and hemorrhage. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is known to increase the risk of cerebrovascular disease. This study aimed to investigate the association between cerebral SVD and severity of OSA. METHODS: A total of 170 patients were included from the patient registry at the present Sleep Center; these patients underwent both magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain and polysomnography (PSG) for suspected OSA...
February 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202707/cadasil-accelerated-by-acute-hypotension-arterial-and-venous-contribution-to-leukoaraiosis
#14
Jacqueline A Pettersen, Julia Keith, Fuqiang Gao, J David Spence, Sandra E Black
OBJECTIVE: To underline the importance of blood pressure regulation in cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL) and to describe changes that occur in the veins in this condition, specifically venous collagenosis associated with leukoaraiosis. METHODS: Case report with neuroimaging and pathologic data. RESULTS: A 61-year-old man with genetically confirmed CADASIL was initially lucid following a motor vehicle accident but subsequently became hypotensive (60/40 mm Hg) due to an open femur fracture and required intubation...
March 14, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190553/cervical-spine-imaging-for-young-children-with-inflicted-trauma-expanding-the-injury-pattern
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Joanne Baerg, Arul Thirumoorthi, Rosemary Vannix, Asma Taha, Amy Young, Alexander Zouros
AIM: The purpose of this study was to document the incidence and pattern of cervical spine (c-spine) injuries in children below 36months with inflicted trauma. METHODS: An IRB approved, prospective cohort study was performed between July 2011 and January 2016. Inclusion criteria were: age below 36months, loss of consciousness after inflicted trauma, and one initial head computed tomography finding: a subdural, intraventricular, intraparenchymal, subarachnoid hemorrhage, diffuse axonal injury, hypoxic injury, or cerebral edema...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190474/salvianolic-acid-a-inhibits-calpain-activation-and-enos-uncoupling-during-focal-cerebral-ischemia-in-mice
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Qaisar Mahmood, Guang-Fa Wang, Gang Wu, Huan Wang, Chang-Xin Zhou, Hong-Yu Yang, Zhi-Rong Liu, Feng Han, Kui Zhao
BACKGROUND: Salvianolic acid A (SAA) is obtained from Chinese herb Salviae Miltiorrhizae Bunge (Labiatae), has been reported to have the protective effects against cardiovascular and neurovascular diseases. HYPOTHESIS: The aim of present study was to investigate the relationship between the effectiveness of SAA against neurovascular injury and its effects on calpain activation and endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) uncoupling. STUDY DESIGN: SAA or vehicle was given to C57BL/6 male mice for seven days before the occlusion of middle cerebral artery (MCAO) for 60min...
February 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187865/a-new-threshold-of-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-values-in-white-matter-after-successful-tissue-plasminogen-activator-treatment-for-acute-brain-ischemia
#17
Atsushi Sato, Yusaku Shimizu, Junichi Koyama, Kazuhiro Hongo
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) is effective for the treatment of acute brain ischemia, but may trigger fatal brain edema or hemorrhage if the brain ischemia results in a large infarct. Herein, we attempted to predict the extent of infarcts by determining the optimal threshold of ADC values on DWI that predictively distinguishes between infarct and reversible areas, and by reconstructing color-coded images based on this threshold. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study subjects consisted of 36 patients with acute brain ischemia in whom MRA had confirmed reopening of the occluded arteries in a short time (mean: 99min) after tPA treatment...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Neuroradiology. Journal de Neuroradiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162056/tanshinone-%C3%A2-a-elicits-neuroprotective-effect-via-activating-the-nuclear-factor-erythroid-2-related-factor-dependent-antioxidant-response
#18
Min Cai, Yongxin Guo, Shiquan Wang, Haidong Wei, Guangchao Zhao, Sisi Sun, Hailong Dong
Tanshinone ⅡA (TSA), a principal component derived from the Traditional Chinese Medicine Danshen has been suggested to exert neuroprotective effect against experimental cerebral ischemic/reperfusion injury. But the associated underlying mechanisms still have not been understood. The current study characterized the role of nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor induced antioxidant response in the neuroprotective efficacy of TSA treatment. The focal cerebral ischemia/reperfusion model was established by 60 minutes middle cerebral artery occlusion...
February 4, 2017: Rejuvenation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137897/blood-brain-and-binocular-vision
#19
Egle Rostron, Mary Polly Dickerson, Gregory Heath
A man aged 51 years presented with sudden onset, horizontal, binocular, double vision and right facial weakness. Ocular motility examination demonstrated a right horizontal gaze palsy pattern in keeping with a one-and-a-half syndrome. Since this was associated with a concomitant, ipsilateral, lower motor neuron (LMN) facial (VIIth) cranial nerve palsy, he had acquired an eight-and-a-half syndrome. Diffusion-weighted MRI confirmed a small infarcted area in the pons of the brainstem which correlated with anatomical location of the horizontal gaze centre and VIIth cranial nerve fasciculus...
January 30, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127514/interhemispheric-characterization-of-small-vessel-disease-imaging-markers-after-subcortical-infarct
#20
Maria Del C Valdés Hernández, Xinyi Qiu, Xin Wang, Stewart Wiseman, Eleni Sakka, Lucy C Maconick, Fergus Doubal, Cathie L M Sudlow, Joanna M Wardlaw
BACKGROUND: In structural Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of patients with a recent small subcortical infarct (RSSI) and small vessel disease (SVD) imaging markers coexist. However, their spatial distribution and prevalence with respect to the hemisphere of the RSSI remain unknown. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From brain MRI in 187 patients with an acute lacunar ischemic stroke clinical syndrome and a relevant diffusion weighted imaging (DWI)-positive lesion, we semiautomatically extracted the RSSI, microbleeds, lacunes, old cortical infarcts, and white matter hyperintensities (WMH) using optimized thresholding in the relevant sequences, and rated the load of perivascular spaces...
January 2017: Brain and Behavior
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