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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334718/sex-differences-do-not-exist-in-outcomes-among-stroke-patients-with-intracranial-atherosclerosis-in-china-subgroup-analysis-from-the-chinese-intracranial-atherosclerosis-study
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Yuehua Pu, Na Wei, Dandan Yu, Yilong Wang, Xinying Zou, Yannie O Y Soo, Yuesong Pan, Thomas W H Leung, Lawrence K S Wong, Yongjun Wang, Liping Liu
BACKGROUND: To date, sex difference in outcomes among patients with intracranial atherosclerosis (ICAS) has rarely been discussed in China as well as in the world. This study aimed to estimate the sex difference in outcomes among patients with ICAS in Chinese cerebral ischemia patients. METHODS: We analyzed 1,335 men and women with ICAS who were enrolled in the Chinese Intracranial Atherosclerosis study. They were followed-up for ischemic stroke recurrence, any cause of death, cerebral vascular events (including transient ischemic attack, ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke), combined end points (including cerebral vascular events, angina or myocardial infarction, pulmonary embolism, peripheral vascular events), and unfavorable outcome (modified Rankin scale score of 3-6) at 1 year...
March 24, 2017: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329254/periodic-limb-movements-and-white-matter-hyperintensities-in-first-ever-minor-stroke-or-high-risk-tia
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Mark I Boulos, Brian J Murray, Ryan T Muir, Fuqiang Gao, Gregory M Szilagyi, Menal Huroy, Alexander Kiss, Arthur S Walters, Sandra E Black, Andrew S Lim, Richard H Swartz
Study Objectives: Emerging evidence suggests that periodic limb movements (PLMs) may contribute to the development of cerebrovascular disease. White matter hyperintensities (WMHs), a widely accepted biomarker for cerebral small vessel disease, are associated with incident stroke and death. We evaluated the association between increased PLM indices and WMH burden in patients presenting with stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA), while controlling for vascular risk factors and stroke severity...
December 29, 2016: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327889/hemodynamic-changes-after-unilateral-revascularization-for-moyamoya-disease-serial-assessment-by-quantitative-magnetic-resonance-angiography
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Tackeun Kim, Jae Seung Bang, O-Ki Kwon, Gyojun Hwang, Jeong Eun Kim, Hyun-Seung Kang, Won-Sang Cho, Cheolkyu Jung, Chang Wan Oh
BACKGROUND: Ultrasonic flow meters and quantitative magnetic resonance angiography quantitatively assess flow during hemodynamic evaluation of cerebral ischemia. Although their reliability and reproducibility have been verified, their clinical impact in moyamoya disease has rarely been reported. OBJECTIVE: To investigate flow measurement outcomes in moyamoya disease patients pre- and postoperatively through a retrospective observational study. METHODS: We evaluated 41 patients undergoing their first revascularization surgery who were followed ≥6 mo...
January 2, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323841/detection-of-crossed-cerebellar-diaschisis-in-hyperacute-ischemic-stroke-using-arterial-spin-labeled-mr-imaging
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Koung Mi Kang, Chul-Ho Sohn, Seung Hong Choi, Keun-Hwa Jung, Roh-Eul Yoo, Tae Jin Yun, Ji-Hoon Kim, Sun-Won Park
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Arterial spin-labeling (ASL) was recently introduced as a noninvasive method to evaluate cerebral hemodynamics. The purposes of this study were to assess the ability of ASL imaging to detect crossed cerebellar diaschisis (CCD) in patients with their first unilateral supratentorial hyperacute stroke and to identify imaging or clinical factors significantly associated with CCD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed 204 consecutive patients who underwent MRI less than 8 hours after the onset of stroke symptoms...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318443/cardiac-ct-imaging-for-ischemic-stroke-current-and-evolving-clinical-applications
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Jin Hur, Byoung Wook Choi
While the etiology of ischemic stroke is heterogeneous, approximately 20%-40% of all stroke cases result from cardiac or aortic origin. Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) has become the reference standard modality for the detection of potential sources of cerebral embolism. Because of the advances in computed tomographic (CT) technology, cardiac CT can be used in the evaluation of potential cardioembolic sources. During the past decade, cardiac CT has been tested and compared with TEE for the diagnosis of cardioembolic sources...
April 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316070/the-involvement-of-thrombin-in-the-pathogenesis-of-glioblastoma
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Harald Krenzlin, Viola Lorenz, Beat Alessandri
Prothrombin and its active derivative thrombin are key members of the coagulation system. The only site of extra-hepatic thrombin expression is the central nervous system (CNS), where it is involved in brain development, protection, and regeneration. Thrombin affects various degenerative and ischemic CNS diseases like Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosis, cerebral ischemia, and hemorrhage in a dose dependent manner. Additionally, the association of thrombin with various malignancies has recently become evident. Thrombin facilitates the interaction between tumor cells with platelets, endothelial cells, and the adhesion to matrix proteins in various tumor types...
March 19, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306758/the-association-between-blood-lead-levels-and-cardiovascular-diseases-among-lead-exposed-male-workers
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Young-Sun Min, Yeon-Soon Ahn
Objective We prospectively evaluated the association between blood lead levels (BLL) and increases in hospital admissions for treatment of cardiovascular diseases among lead-exposed workers in Korea. Methods The study cohort was derived from Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency data, which included lead-exposed male workers who underwent lead-associated medical check-ups at least once between 2000 and 2004. The hospital adjusted admission hazard ratio (AHR) of cardiovascular diseases for each BLL grade (10-20 and ≥20 μg/dL) was compared with that of the reference grade (<10 μg/dL) using Cox's proportional hazard models...
March 17, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302764/-18-f-gp1-a-novel-fluorine-18-labeled-tracer-designed-for-pet-imaging-of-thrombi-with-high-detection-sensitivity-and-low-background
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Jessica Lohrke, Holger Siebeneicher, Markus Berger, Michael Reinhardt, Mathias Berndt, Andre Mueller, Marion Zerna, Norman Koglin, Felix Oden, Marcus Bauser, Matthias Friebe, Ludger M Dinkelborg, Joachim Huetter, Andrew W Stephens
Thromboembolic diseases such as myocardial infarction, stroke, transient ischemic attacks and pulmonary embolism are major causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. GPIIb/IIIa is the key receptor involved in platelet aggregation and is a validated target for therapeutic approaches and diagnostic imaging. The aim of this study was to develop and characterize a specific small molecule tracer for positron emission tomography (PET) imaging that binds with high affinity to GPIIb/IIIa receptors and has suitable pharmacokinetic properties to overcome limitations of previous approaches...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296268/feasibility-and-efficacy-of-intra-arterial-administration-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-an-animal-model-of-double-toxin-induced-multiple-system-atrophy
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Ha Na Kim, Dong Yeol Kim, Se Hee Oh, Hyung Sook Kim, Kyung Suk Kim, Phil Hyu Lee
Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is a sporadic neurodegenerative disease of the central and autonomic nervous system. Because no drug treatment consistently benefits MSA patients, neuroprotective strategy using mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) has a lot of concern for the management of MSA. In this study, we investigated the safety and efficacy of intra-arterial administration of MSCs via internal carotid artery (ICA) in an animal model of MSA. The study was composed of feasibility test using a ×10 and ×50 of a standard dose of MSCs (4 × 10(7) MSCs) and efficacy test using a ×0...
March 13, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294063/cerebral-microbleeds-do-not-predict-hemorrhagic-transformation-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-or-rheumatic-heart-disease
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Junfeng Liu, Deren Wang, Jie Li, Jing Lin, Yao Xiong, Bian Liu, Chenchen Wei, Bo Wu, Zhenxing Ma, Shihong Zhang, Ming Liu
Background and Purpose Cerebral microbleeds (CMBs) are known to be potential risk factors for intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), but there is controversy on the relationship between CMBs and hemorrhagic transformation (HT) after ischemic stroke. Besides, the question regarding whether the relationship between CMBs and HT can be affected by antithrombotic drugs in acute stage of ischemic stroke has not yet reached a consensus. Methods 174 acute ischemic stroke patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and/or rheumatic heart disease (RHD) were prospectively and consecutively enrolled in the study, of which 160 patients (mean 68...
March 13, 2017: Current Neurovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293050/cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-the-hyperthyroid-rat
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Somaye Keshavarz, Gholam Abbas Dehghani
BACKGROUND: Hyperthyroidism as a risk factor for stroke is not conclusive. There are no definite data on the relationship between ischemic cerebrovascular injury and hyperthyroidism. This study was designed to define whether the outcomes of post-ischemic stroke injury are influenced by chronic hyperthyroidism. METHODS: Two groups of hyperthyroid (HT) and control euthyroid rats of equal numbers (n=22) were included in the study. Hyperthyroidism was induced for 4 weeks by adding L-thyroxine (300 μg/kg) to drinking water...
January 2017: Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288585/hypertonic-saline-attenuates-expression-of-notch-signaling-and-proinflammatory-mediators-in-activated-microglia-in-experimentally-induced-cerebral-ischemia-and-hypoxic-bv-2-microglia
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Wen-Xin Zeng, Yong-Li Han, Gao-Feng Zhu, Lin-Qiang Huang, Yi-Yu Deng, Qiao-Sheng Wang, Wen-Qiang Jiang, Miao-Yun Wen, Qian-Peng Han, Di Xie, Hong-Ke Zeng
BACKGROUND: Ischemic stroke is a major disease that threatens human health in ageing population. Increasing evidence has shown that neuroinflammatory mediators play crucial roles in the pathophysiology of cerebral ischemia injury. Notch signaling is recognized as the cell fate signaling but recent evidence indicates that it may be involved in the inflammatory response in activated microglia in cerebral ischemia. Previous report in our group demonstrated hypertonic saline (HS) could reduce the release of interleukin-1 beta and tumor necrosis factor-alpha in activated microglia, but the underlying molecular and cellular mechanisms have remained uncertain...
March 14, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285092/visceral-to-subcutaneous-fat-ratio-is-independently-related-to-small-and-large-cerebrovascular-lesions-even-in-healthy-subjects
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Satoshi Higuchi, Yusuke Kabeya, Kiyoe Kato
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The severity of obesity is evaluated by visceral-to-subcutaneous fat ratio (VS ratio), which may be useful for predicting atherosclerosis. However, it is unclear how VS ratio affects different types of cerebrovascular lesions. This study was conducted to evaluate the clinical impact of visceral fat accumulation on the cerebrovascular lesions. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 980 apparently healthy Japanese adults who underwent a health check-up program focused toward atherosclerosis, between 2011 and 2014...
March 2, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284901/the-application-and-neuroprotective-mechanisms-of-cerebral-ischemic-post-conditioning-a-review
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REVIEW
Zhixing Li, Hanlin Chen, Jinglei Lv, Renliang Zhao
Ischemic stroke is a serious cerebrovascular disease that leads to death and/or severe disability, and extensive research has been directed in search of appropriate treatment measures. One such potential treatment is the use of cerebral ischemic post-conditioning (IPostC), and its neuroprotective effects and controllability have been widely confirmed and validated. Numerous studies have indicated that cerebral IPostC can suppress the inflammatory reaction in ischemia reperfusion injury, improve cerebral circulation, reduce infarct volume, and promote both neurogenesis and angiogenesis...
March 8, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284577/chronic-kidney-disease-is-independently-associated-with-acute-recurrent-cerebral-infarct-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Kenichi Sakuta, Yasuyuki Iguchi, Takeo Sato, Kenichiro Sakai, Yuka Terasawa, Hidetaka Mitsumura
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The present study aimed to determine the frequency and time of recurrent cerebral infarct (RCI) in patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) and atrial fibrillation (AF), and to clarify associated factors. METHODS: We retrospectively assessed and compared the clinical features of 79 consecutive patients (male, n=56; median age, 75y; median baseline NIHSS, 4) who were hospitalized due to AIS accompanied by AF, and who did or did not develop RCI between January 2012 and March 2015...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281108/recognizing-cadasil-a-secondary-cause-of-migraine-with-aura
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REVIEW
John Glenn Burkett, Carrie Dougherty
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: CADASIL (cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy) is an important disease to consider in the differential diagnosis of migraine with aura. This review examines current literature regarding migraine in CADASIL, as well as diagnostic and treatment modalities. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent studies have shown that smoking is a modifiable risk factor for progression of CADASIL (Chabriat et al. in Stroke 47:4-11, 2015)...
April 2017: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277457/advanced-mri-measures-of-cerebral-perfusion-and-their-clinical-applications
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Bryan Lanzman, Jeremy J Heit
Cerebral blood flow measurement by magnetic resonance imaging perfusion (MRP) techniques is broadly applied to patients with acute ischemic stroke, vasospasm following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage, chronic arterial steno-occlusive disease, cervical atherosclerotic disease, and primary brain neoplasms. MRP may be performed using an exogenous tracer, most commonly gadolinium-based intravenous contrast, or an endogenous tracer, such as arterial spin labeling (ASL) or intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM). Here, we review the technical basis of commonly performed MRP techniques, the interpretation of MRP imaging maps, and how MRP provides valuable clinical information in the triage of patients with cerebral disease...
March 8, 2017: Topics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging: TMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274862/diabetic-aggravation-of-stroke-and-animal-models
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REVIEW
Ashish K Rehni, Allen Liu, Miguel A Perez-Pinzon, Kunjan R Dave
Cerebral ischemia in diabetics results in severe brain damage. Different animal models of cerebral ischemia have been used to study the aggravation of ischemic brain damage in the diabetic condition. Since different disease conditions such as diabetes differently affect outcome following cerebral ischemia, the Stroke Therapy Academic Industry Roundtable (STAIR) guidelines recommends use of diseased animals for evaluating neuroprotective therapies targeted to reduce cerebral ischemic damage. The goal of this review is to discuss the technicalities and pros/cons of various animal models of cerebral ischemia currently being employed to study diabetes-related ischemic brain damage...
March 6, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274641/pathways-for-neuroimaging-of-childhood-stroke
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REVIEW
David M Mirsky, Lauren A Beslow, Catherine Amlie-Lefond, Pradeep Krishnan, Suzanne Laughlin, Sarah Lee, Laura Lehman, Mubeen Rafay, Dennis Shaw, Michael J Rivkin, Max Wintermark
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this article is to aid practitioners in choosing appropriate neuroimaging for children who present with symptoms that could be caused by stroke. METHODS: The Writing Group members participated in one or more pediatric stroke neuroimaging symposiums hosted by the Stroke Imaging Laboratory for Children housed at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Through collaboration, literature review, and discussion among child neurologists with expertise diagnosing and treating childhood stroke and pediatric neuroradiologists and neuroradiologists with expertise in pediatric neurovascular disease, suggested imaging protocols are presented for children with suspected stroke syndromes including arterial ischemic stroke, cerebral sinovenous thrombosis, and hemorrhagic stroke...
January 25, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273718/mechanisms-of-parkinson-s-disease-related-proteins-in-mediating-secondary-brain-damage-after-cerebral-ischemia
#20
TaeHee Kim, Raghu Vemuganti
Both Parkinson's disease (PD) and stroke are debilitating conditions that result in neuronal death and loss of neurological functions. These two conditions predominantly affect aging populations with the deterioration of the quality of life for the patients themselves and a tremendous burden to families. While the neurodegeneration and symptomology of PD develop chronically over the years, post-stroke neuronal death and dysfunction develop rapidly in days. Despite the discrepancy in the pathophysiological time frame and severity, both conditions share common molecular mechanisms that include oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, inflammation, endoplasmic reticulum stress, and activation of various cell death pathways (apoptosis/necrosis/autophagy) that synergistically modulate the neuronal death...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
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