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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909201/infarct-pattern-and-collateral-status-in-adult-moyamoya-disease-a-multimodal-magnetic-resonance-imaging-study
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Dong Yeop Kim, Jeong Pyo Son, Je Young Yeon, Gyeong-Moon Kim, Jong-Soo Kim, Seung-Chyul Hong, Oh Young Bang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Moyamoya disease (MMD) is a unique cerebrovascular disease characterized by the progressive stenosis of large intracranial arteries and a hazy network of basal collaterals, called moyamoya vessels. Although hemodynamic studies have been applied in MMD patients, the mechanisms of stroke in MMD are still unclear. The present study evaluated the infarct pattern and collateral status using multimodal magnetic resonance imaging in MMD patients. METHODS: Adult MMD patients with acute ischemic stroke were prospectively recruited, and infarct pattern on diffusion-weighted imaging was evaluated...
December 1, 2016: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908279/co-existing-intracranial-and-extracranial-carotid-artery-atherosclerotic-plaques-and-recurrent-stroke-risk-a-three-dimensional-multicontrast-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-study
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Yilan Xu, Chun Yuan, Zechen Zhou, Le He, Donghua Mi, Rui Li, Yuanyuan Cui, Yilong Wang, Yongjun Wang, Gaifen Liu, Zhuozhao Zheng, Xihai Zhao
BACKGROUND: As a systemic disease, atherosclerosis commonly affects intracranial and extracranial carotid arteries simultaneously which is defined as co-existing plaques. Previous studies demonstrated that co-existing atherosclerotic diseases are significantly associated with ischemic cerebrovascular events. The aim of this study was to investigate the characteristics of co-existing intracranial and extracranial carotid atherosclerotic plaques and their relationships with recurrent stroke by using 3D multi-contrast magnetic resonance (MR) vessel wall imaging...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894675/the-manifestation-of-vortical-and-secondary-flow-in-the-cerebral-venous-outflow-tract-an-in-vivo-mr-velocimetry-study
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Sarah Kefayati, Matthew Amans, Farshid Faraji, Megan Ballweber, Evan Kao, Sinyeob Ahn, Karl Meisel, Van Halbach, David Saloner
Aberrations in flow in the cerebral venous outflow tract (CVOT) have been implicated as the cause of several pathologic conditions including idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), multiple sclerosis (MS), and pulsatile tinnitus (PT). The advent of 4D flow magnetic resonance imaging (4D-flow MRI) has recently allowed researchers to evaluate blood flow patterns in the arterial structures with great success. We utilized similar imaging techniques and found several distinct flow characteristics in the CVOT of subjects with and without lumenal irregularities...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890763/positional-occlusion-of-vertebral-artery-due-to-cervical-spondylosis-as-rare-cause-of-wake-up-stroke-report-of-2-cases
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Hirofumi Nishikawa, Fumitaka Miya, Yotaro Kitano, Genshin Mori, Shigetoshi Shimizu, Hidenori Suzuki
BACKGROUND: Positional compression of the vertebral artery (VA) due to cervical spondylosis is an uncommon cause of stroke. We report two cases of cervical spondylosis causing wake-up stroke, which is extremely rare. CASE DESCRIPTION: The first case was a 78-year-old woman who presented with vertigo and vomiting lasting from waking up. Magnetic resonance (MR) images and angiography documented right cerebellar infarction, and stenosis of the right cervical VA. Dynamic angiography revealed that the right VA was occluded when her neck was extended or rotated to the right...
November 24, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887791/cryptogenic-stroke-and-nonstenosing-intracranial-calcified-atherosclerosis
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Hooman Kamel, Gino Gialdini, Hediyeh Baradaran, Ashley E Giambrone, Babak B Navi, Michael P Lerario, James K Min, Costantino Iadecola, Ajay Gupta
OBJECTIVE: Because some cryptogenic strokes may result from large-artery atherosclerosis that goes unrecognized as it causes <50% luminal stenosis, we compared the prevalence of nonstenosing intracranial atherosclerotic plaques ipsilateral to cryptogenic cerebral infarcts versus the unaffected side using imaging biomarkers of calcium burden. METHODS: In a prospective stroke registry, we identified patients with cerebral infarction limited to the territory of one internal carotid artery (ICA)...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866049/novel-eln-mutation-in-a-family-with-supravalvular-aortic-stenosis-and-intracranial-aneurysm
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Anne Marie Jelsig, Zsolt Urban, Vishwanathan Hucthagowder, Henrik Nissen, Lilian Bomme Ousager
Pathogenic germline mutations in ELN can be detected in patients with supravalvular aortic stenosis. The mutation might occur de novo or be inherited following an autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance. In this report we describe a three-generation family suffering from supravalvular aortic stenosis, various other arterial stenoses, sudden death, and intracranial aneurysms. A frameshift mutation in exon 12, not described before, was detected in the affected family members. This report emphasises the importance of family history, genetic counselling, and demonstrates the great variability in the phenotype within a single SVAS family...
November 16, 2016: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857223/non-high-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-levels-on-the-risk-of-asymptomatic-intracranial-arterial-stenosis-a-result-from-the-apac-study
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Jianwei Wu, Anxin Wang, Xin Li, Shouling Wu, Xingquan Zhao
Intracranial arterial stenosis (ICAS) is an important cause of ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA), and the correlation between the plasma non-high density cholesterol (non-HDLC) levels and ICAS, especially asymptomatic ICAS (AICAS) is not clear. The Asymptomatic Polyvascular Abnormalities Community(APAC) study is a community-based, prospective, long-term follow-up observational study. 3387 participants were enrolled in this study. The diagnosis of AICAS was made by transcranial Doppler ultrasonography...
November 18, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852711/angioplasty-and-stenting-for-patients-with-symptomatic-intracranial-atherosclerosis-study-protocol-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Xiao-Ping Cui, Min Lin, Jun-Shan Mu, Jian-Xin Ye, Wen-Qing He, Mao-Lin Fu, Hua Li, Jia-Yang Fang, Feng-Feng Shen, Hang Lin
INTRODUCTION: Whether adding percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and stenting (PTAS) to background medical treatment is effective for decreasing the incidence of stroke or death in patients with symptomatic intracranial atherosclerosis (ICAS) is still controversial. We perform a randomised controlled trial to examine the effectiveness and safety of an improved PTAS procedure for patients with ICAS. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: A randomised controlled trial will be conducted in three hospitals in China...
November 15, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843693/treatment-and-imaging-of-intracranial-atherosclerotic-stenosis-current-perspectives-and-future-directions
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Ido R van den Wijngaard, Ghislaine Holswilder, Marianne A A van Walderveen, Ale Algra, Marieke J H Wermer, Osama O Zaidat, Jelis Boiten
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Intracranial atherosclerosis is a common cause of stroke worldwide. It results in ischemic stroke due to different mechanisms including artery-to-artery embolism, in situ thrombo-occlusion, occlusion of perforating arteries, and hemodynamic failure. In this review, we present an overview of current treatment and imaging modalities in intracranial atherosclerotic stenosis. METHODS: PubMed was searched for relevant articles in English that evaluated the treatment and imaging of intracranial atherosclerotic stenosis (ICAS)...
November 2016: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843469/moyamoya-syndrome-associated-with-henoch-sch%C3%A3-nlein-purpura
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Reza Shiari, Seyed Mohamad Hossein Tabatabaei Nodushan, Mohamad Mahdi Mohebbi, Parvaneh Karimzadeh, Mohsen Javadzadeh
Some reports have shown the association between Moyamoya syndrome and autoimmune diseases. Herewith, we present a 3.5 yr old girl with Henoch- Schönleinpurpura (HSP) who was treated with steroids because of sever colicky abdominal pain. However, central nervous system manifestations such as headache, ataxia and vision impairment developed during 6 months of her outpatient follow-up. More evaluation using MRA revealed intracranial stenosis of internal carotid artery and arterial collaterals that were in favor of Moyamoya syndrome...
2016: Iranian Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829881/moyamoya-disease-in-pregnancy-and-delivery-planning-a-case-series-and-literature-review
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Erica Weston, Niharika Mehta
Moyamoya disease is a rare condition characterized by stenosis or occlusion of the intracranial internal carotid arteries leading to the development of fragile collateral vessels. Disruption of these vessels can lead to both ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes. As such, these patients are sensitive to changes in intracranial pressure and pose a challenge in pregnancy and delivery planning. Two cases of a parturients with moyamoya disease are presented, and the literature regarding safe method of delivery in similar patients is reviewed...
December 2016: Obstetric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820930/is-there-benefit-from-stenting-on-cognitive-function-in-intracranial-atherosclerosis
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Tanya N Turan, Alison Smock, George Cotsonis, David Bachman, Sami Al Kasab, Michael J Lynn, Azhar Nizham, Collin P Derdeyn, David Fiorella, Scott Janis, Bethany Lane, Jean Montgomery, Marc I Chimowitz
BACKGROUND: Revascularization of stenotic cerebral arteries is hypothesized to improve cognition by increasing cerebral perfusion. AIMS: We compared cognition impairment among patients treated with percutaneous angioplasty and stenting (PTAS) and aggressive medical management (AMM) versus AMM alone in the Stenting versus Aggressive Medical Therapy for Intracranial Arterial Stenosis (SAMMPRIS) Trial. METHODS: In SAMMPRIS, 451 patients with recent transient ischemic attack or stroke attributed to 70-99% intracranial stenosis were randomized to PTAS plus AMM or AMM alone...
November 5, 2016: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816341/stroke-prevention
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Clothilde Isabel, David Calvet, Jean-Louis Mas
Patients who have had a stroke are at high risk for recurrent stroke, myocardial infarction, and vascular death. Prevention of these events should be initiated promptly after stroke, because many recurrent events occur early, and should be tailored to the precise cause of stroke, which may require specific treatment. Lifestyle advice including abstinence from smoking, regular exercise, Mediterranean-style diet, and reduction of salt intake and alcohol consumption are recommended for all patients with stroke...
November 3, 2016: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803391/desmoteplase-3-to-9-hours-after-major-artery-occlusion-stroke-the-dias-4-trial-efficacy-and-safety-study-of-desmoteplase-to-treat-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Rüdiger von Kummer, Etsuro Mori, Thomas Truelsen, Jens-Kristian S Jensen, Bjørn A Grønning, Jochen B Fiebach, Karl-Olof Lovblad, Salvador Pedraza, Javier M Romero, Hugues Chabriat, Ku-Chou Chang, Antoni Dávalos, Gary A Ford, James Grotta, Markku Kaste, Lee H Schwamm, Ashfaq Shuaib, Gregory W Albers
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The DIAS-3 trial (Efficacy and Safety Study of Desmoteplase to Treat Acute Ischemic Stroke [phase 3]) did not demonstrate a significant clinical benefit of desmoteplase administered 3 to 9 hours after stroke in patients with major artery occlusion. We present the results of the prematurely terminated DIAS-4 trial together with a post hoc pooled analysis of the concomitant DIAS-3, DIAS-4, and DIAS-J (Japan) trials to better understand the potential risks and benefits of intravenous desmoteplase for the treatment of ischemic stroke in an extended time window...
November 1, 2016: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796447/endovascular-treatment-of-acute-internal-carotid-artery-dissections-technical-considerations-clinical-and-angiographic-outcome
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Wiebke Kurre, Kai Bansemir, Marta Aguilar Pérez, Rosa Martinez Moreno, Elisabeth Schmid, Hansjörg Bäzner, Hans Henkes
INTRODUCTION: In acute internal carotid artery dissection (a-ICAD) with concomitant intracranial large vessel occlusion or haemodynamic impairment, the effectiveness of medical treatment is limited and endovascular therapy (EVT) can be considered. Feasibility, safety and outcome of EVT in a-ICAD are not well described yet. METHODS: From an institutional database, we retrospectively selected consecutive patients treated for a-ICAD between January 2007 and July 2015...
October 29, 2016: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789153/de-novo-development-of-moyamoya-disease-in-an-adult-female-with-a-genetic-variant-of-the-rnf-213-gene-case-report
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Ryosuke Tashiro, Miki Fujimura, Kuniyasu Niizuma, Hidenori Endo, Hiroyuki Sakata, Mika Sato-Maeda, Teiji Tominaga
BACKGROUND: The de novo development of moyamoya disease (MMD) in adults is extremely rare, with only 2 cases being previously reported. Furthermore, the mechanisms underlying the progression of adult MMD have not been elucidated yet. CASE REPORT: A transient ischemic attack occurred in a 46-year-old woman, owing to progressive MMD. Magnetic resonance (MR) angiography performed 7 years before the diagnosis of MMD did not detect any steno-occlusive changes in the major intracranial vessels, including the internal carotid artery (ICA) and the middle cerebral artery (MCA)...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27772791/evaluating-the-morphological-changes-of-intracranial-arteries-and-whole-brain-perfusion-in-undetermined-isolated-vertigo
#17
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765898/cerebral-perfusion-difference-between-hemispheres-with-symptomatic-and-asymptomatic-intracranial-arterial-stenosis
#18
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765556/impact-of-the-new-american-heart-association-american-stroke-association-definition-of-stroke-on-the-results-of-the-stenting-and-aggressive-medical-management-for-preventing-recurrent-stroke-in-intracranial-stenosis-trial
#19
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760401/relation-of-serum-homocysteine-levels-to-cerebral-artery-calcification-and-atherosclerosis
#20
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...
November 2016: Atherosclerosis
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