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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431954/isolated-intracranial-fibromuscular-dysplasia-of-the-posterior-cerebral-artery
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Min-Ju Yeo, Ho-Yeong Jeon, Min-Ju Cha, Hye-Yeon Jang, Sang-Gil Lee, Ji Seon Kim, Sung-Hyun Lee, Sang-Soo Lee, Dong-Ick Shin
Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) is a nonatherosclerotic, noninflammatory arterial disease that most commonly affects the renal and internal carotid arteries, but intracranial FMD is very rare. We report a patient with FMD involving the posterior cerebral arteries (PCAs). A 24year old female was presented with a 4day history of right homonymous hemianopsia with throbbing headache in the left temporo-occipital area. The brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed an acute ischemic stroke in the left PCA territory, while the Time of Flight (TOF) magnetic resonance angiogram (MRA) showed segmental luminal irregularities in the left proximal PCA...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430966/decreased-thromboembolic-stroke-but-not-atherosclerosis-or-vascular-remodeling-in-mice-with-rock2-deficient-platelets
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Nikola Sladojevic, Goo Taeg Oh, Hyung-Hwan Kim, Lea M Beaulieu, Hervé Falet, Karol Kaminski, Jane E Freedman, James K Liao
Aims: Rho-associated coiled-coil containing kinase (ROCK)-2 is an important mediator of the actin cytoskeleton. Because changes in the actin cytoskeleton are critical for platelet function, we hypothesized that ROCK2 in platelets will play important role in thrombosis and can be potentially a target for therapeutic intervention in thromboembolic stroke. Methods and Results: We generated platelet-specific ROCK2-deficient mice (ROCK2 Plt-/- ) from conditional ROCK2 fl°x/fl°x and platelet factor (PF)-4-Cre transgenic mice...
April 14, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428752/desensitizing-mitochondrial-permeability-transition-by-erk-cyclophilin-d-axis-contributes-to-the-neuroprotective-effect-of-gallic-acid-against-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Jing Sun, Da-Dui Ren, Jin-Yi Wan, Chen Chen, Dong Chen, Huan Yang, Chun-Lai Feng, Jing Gao
Ischemic stroke is a devastating disease with complex pathophysiology. Much evidence confirms that opening of the mitochondrial permeability transition pore (MPTP) is related with mitochondrial dysfunction to apoptosis in ischemic stroke, thus elucidating its signaling mechanism and screening novel MPTP inhibitor is therefore of paramount importance. Our earlier studies identified that gallic acid (GA), a naturally occurring plant phenol, endows with effect on inhibition of mitochondrial dysfunction, which has significant neuroprotective effect in cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427869/ischemic-preconditioning-with-ketogenic-diet-improves-brain-ischemic-tolerance-through-increased-extracellular-adenosine-levels-and-hypoxia-inducible-factors
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Qi Yang, Min Guo, Xun Wang, Yanxin Zhao, Hongyan Ding, Mei Cui, Qiang Dong
Achieving a prolonged neuroprotective state reduces brain damage and neurological dysfunction characteristic of brain ischemia. The ketogenic diet (KD) has disease-modifying effects in several neurodegenerative disorders. In this study, we fed mice with KD for three weeks and performed reversible middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) in the animals. KD-fed mice had significantly reduced infarct volume, increased regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) and extracellular adenosine levels in both ischemic and reperfusion stages...
April 18, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426467/neuron-specific-enolase-predicts-poor-outcome-after-cardiac-arrest-and-targeted-temperature-management-a-multicenter-study-on-1-053-patients
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Kaspar Josche Streitberger, Christoph Leithner, Michael Wattenberg, Peter H Tonner, Julia Hasslacher, Michael Joannidis, Tommaso Pellis, Elena Di Luca, Markus Födisch, Alexander Krannich, Christoph J Ploner, Christian Storm
OBJECTIVE: Outcome prediction after cardiac arrest is important to decide on continuation or withdrawal of intensive care. Neuron-specific enolase is an easily available, observer-independent prognostic biomarker. Recent studies have yielded conflicting results on its prognostic value after targeted temperature management. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PATIENTS: We analyzed neuron-specific enolase serum concentrations 3 days after nontraumatic in-hospital cardiac arrest and out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and outcome of patients from five hospitals in Germany, Austria, and Italy...
April 6, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422884/posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-in-a-postpartum-hemorrhagic-woman-without-hypertension-a-case-report
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Chon-Fu Lio, Ying-Hua Lee, Hung-Yen Chan, Chang-Ching Yu, Nan-Jing Peng, Hung-Pin Chan
RATIONALE: Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES), which diagnosis is based on clinical symptoms and radiological features, is a neurotoxic disease characterized by a set of clinical manifestations, such as seizure, headache, visual, and/or consciousness disturbance. It is the first case of PRES followed by postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) without underlying disease. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 37-year-old healthy woman had PPH after caesarean section. Six days after delivery, headache occurred suddenly, followed by episodes of clonus seizure...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414812/deficiency-of-superoxide-dismutase-promotes-cerebral-vascular-hypertrophy-and-vascular-dysfunction-in-hyperhomocysteinemia
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Sanjana Dayal, Gary L Baumbach, Erland Arning, Teodoro Bottiglieri, Frank M Faraci, Steven R Lentz
There is an emerging consensus that hyperhomocysteinemia is an independent risk factor for cerebral vascular disease and that homocysteine-lowering therapy protects from ischemic stroke. However, the mechanisms by which hyperhomocysteinemia produces abnormalities of cerebral vascular structure and function remain largely undefined. Our objective in this study was to define the mechanistic role of superoxide in hyperhomocysteinemia-induced cerebral vascular dysfunction and hypertrophy. Unlike previous studies, our experimental design included a genetic approach to alter superoxide levels by using superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1)-deficient mice fed a high methionine/low folate diet to produce hyperhomocysteinemia...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414101/autophagy-in-hemorrhagic-stroke-mechanisms-and-clinical-implications
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REVIEW
Haiying Li, Jiang Wu, Haitao Shen, Xiyang Yao, Chenglin Liu, S Pianta, J Han, C V Borlongan, Gang Chen
Accumulating evidence advances the critical role of autophagy in brain pathology after stroke. Investigations employing autophagy induction or inhibition using pharmacological tools or autophagy-related gene knockout mice have recently revealed the biological significance of intact and functional autophagy in stroke. Most of the reported cases attest to a pro-survival role for autophagy in stroke, by facilitating removal of damaged proteins and organelles, which can be recycled for energy generation and cellular defenses...
April 13, 2017: Progress in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413741/serial-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-creutzfeldt-jakob-disease-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Ahmed H Qavi, Tasnim F Imran, Zachariah Hasan, Fariha Ilyas, Usman Ghani, Salman Assad, Shabih Hasan
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rare, degenerative, invariably fatal brain disorder. CJD usually appears in later life and runs a rapid course. Typically, the onset of symptoms occurs about age 60 and about 90% of individuals die within one year. We report a case of 67-year-old male presented with progressive aphasia, confusion, dysphagia and inability to carry out activities of daily life (ADLs) over a period of three to four weeks. The patient had past medical history of chronic atrial fibrillation and hypertension...
March 14, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409870/comparative-efficacy-and-safety-of-anti-platelet-agents-in-cerebral-ischemic-disease-a-network-meta-analysis
#10
Da Wa, Pa Zhu, Ziwen Long
We performed this network meta-analysis (NMA) to enhance the corresponding evidence of the relative efficacy and safety of different anti-platelet agents in cerebral ischemic disease. PubMed and EMBASE were searched systematically for relevant studies. Outcomes were compared using odds ratios (ORs) and 95% credible intervals (CrI). Each agent was ranked according to the value of surface under the cumulative ranking curve (SUCRA). Publication bias was evaluated by funnel plots while consistency between direct and indirect comparison was analyzed by node splitting and heat plots...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408832/punding-following-posterior-cerebral-artery-infarction-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Cho-I Lin, Yu-Ching Lin, Wei-Chih Lien, Pei-Chun Hsieh, Sheng-Han Lin, Ta-Shen Kuan
INTRODUCTION: Punding is a complex stereotyped behavior, characterized by excessiveness, non-goal orientation, and repetitiveness. It is mostly associated with Parkinson's disease, and very few cases in non-Parkinson's disease have been reported. We report a case of punding associated with supratentorial ischemic stroke. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a 70-year-old man with left posterior cerebral artery infarction with quetiapine-induced punding manifesting as repetitive unidirectional body turning...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406586/total-cerebral-small-vessel-disease-score-is-associated-with-mortality-during-follow-up-after-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Tae Jin Song, Jinkwon Kim, Dongbeom Song, Joonsang Yoo, Hye Sun Lee, Yong Jae Kim, Hyo Suk Nam, Ji Hoe Heo, Young Dae Kim
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The recently developed total cerebral small-vessel disease (CSVD) score might appropriately reflect the total burden or severity of CSVD. We investigated whether the total CSVD score is associated with long-term outcomes during follow-up in patients with acute ischemic stroke. METHODS: In total, 1,096 consecutive patients with acute ischemic stroke who underwent brain magnetic resonance imaging were enrolled. We calculated the total CSVD score for each patient after determining the burden of cerebral microbleeds (CMBs), high-grade white-matter hyperintensities (HWHs), high-grade perivascular spaces (HPVSs), and asymptomatic lacunar infarctions (ALIs)...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402976/apelin-13-protects-against-ischemic-blood-brain-barrier-damage-through-the-effects-of-aquaporin-4
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Heling Chu, Xiaobo Yang, Chuyi Huang, Zidan Gao, Yuping Tang, Qiang Dong
BACKGROUND: Apelin-13 has been found to have protective effects on many neurological diseases, including cerebral ischemia. However, whether Apelin-13 acts on blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption following cerebral ischemia is largely unknown. Aquaporin-4 (AQP4) has a close link with BBB due to the high concentration in astrocyte foot processes and regulation of astrocytes function. Here, we aimed to test Apelin-13's effects on ischemic BBB injury and examine whether the effects were dependent on AQP4...
April 13, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400980/association-between-coagulation-function-and-cerebral-microbleeds-in-ischemic-stroke-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-or-rheumatic-heart-disease
#14
Junfeng Liu, Deren Wang, Yao Xiong, Bian Liu, Jing Lin, Shihong Zhang, Bo Wu, Chenchen Wei, Ming Liu
Cerebral microbleeds (CMBs), which indicate hemorrhage-prone disease, may associate with hemostatic abnormalities, but the association between CMBs and coagulation function is uncertain. We aimed to examine this possible association. The following coagulation function indicators were evaluated in 85 consecutive ischemic stroke patients diagnosed with atrial fibrillation and/or rheumatic heart disease: prothrombintime (PT), activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT), and levels of D-dimer and fibrinogen. Indicators were assessed within 24 h after admission...
April 2017: Aging and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400733/optimization-of-huang-lian-jie-du-decoction-for-ischemic-stroke-treatment-and-mechanistic-study-by-metabolomic-profiling-and-network-analysis
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Qian Zhang, Junsong Wang, Shanting Liao, Pei Li, Dingqiao Xu, Yan Lv, Minghua Yang, Lingyi Kong
Optimal drug proportions and mechanism deciphering of multicomponent drugs are critical for developing novel therapies to cope with complex diseases, such as stroke. In the present study, orthogonal experimental design was applied to explore the optimal proportion of the four component herbs in Huang-Lian-Jie-Du-Decoction (HLJDD) on the treatment of ischemic stroke. The treatment efficacies and mechanisms were assessed using global and amino acids (AAs) targeted metabolomics, as well as correlation network analysis...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398146/protective-action-of-b1r-antagonist-against-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-through-suppressing-mir-200c-expression-of-microglia-derived-microvesicles
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Min Tang, Ping Liu, Xia Li, Jian-Wen Wang, Xiong-Chao Zhu, Fang-Ping He
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Cerebral ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury is a common side-effect for cerebral ischemic disease and its therapeutic regimen is limited. Kinin is pro-inflammatory peptide that is released and acts at the site of injury and inflammation such as brain and it works through bradykinin 1 receptor (B1R). The present study was to examine the effect of B1R antagonist on cerebral I/R injury and the potential mechanism. METHODS: Cerebral I/R injury was induced in mice by transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO)...
April 11, 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397443/an-evaluation-of-dual-source-computed-tomography-used-with-the-de-weert-classification-to-detect-vulnerable-plaque-using-ivus-virtual-histology-as-a-standard-of-reference
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Bartosz Dołęga-Kozierowski, Piotr Klimeczek, Michał Lis, Róża Krycińska, Anna Chrapusta, Urszula Zaleska-Dorobisz, Jerzy Garcarek, Wojciech Witkiewicz
BACKGROUND: One of the main risk factors for cerebral ischemic events is atherosclerotic disease of the internal carotid artery (ICA). Nowadays, increasing attention is being paid to the relationship between the morphological features of atherosclerotic plaque and the occurrence of stroke. Several studies have demonstrated that the presence of specific vulnerable plaque types, with a large lipid core and thin fibrous cap, can be used as an independent risk predictor of cerebral ischemic events...
January 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394435/real-world-clinical-characteristics-and-treatment-patterns-of-individuals-aged-80-and-older-with-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation-results-from-the-real-life-multicenter-survey-evaluating-stroke-study
#18
Murat Biteker, Özcan Başaran, Volkan Doğan, İbrahim Altun, Fatma Özpamuk Karadeniz, Ahmet İlker Tekkesin, Yasin Çakıllı, Ceyhan Türkkan, Mehmet Hamidi, Vahit Demir, Mustafa Ozan Gürsoy, Müjgan Tek Öztürk, Gökhan Aksan, Sabri Seyis, Mehmet Ballı, Mehmet Hayri Alıcı, Serdar Bozyel
OBJECTIVES: To compare the clinical characteristics of and use of oral anticoagulant (OAC) therapy in individuals aged 80 and older with atrial fibrillation (AF) with those of individuals younger than 80 with AF in clinical practice. DESIGN: Observational study. SETTING: The ReAl-life Multicenter Survey Evaluating Stroke prevention strategies in Turkey trial (NCT02344901), a national observational registry. PARTICIPANTS: Turkish adults with nonvalvular AF (NVAF)...
April 10, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393614/current-and-future-perspectives-on-the-treatment-of-cerebral-ischemia
#19
REVIEW
Brandon R Christophe, Shyle H Mehta, Andrew L A Garton, Jonathan Sisti, E Sander Connolly
After heart disease and combined forms of cancer, stroke is the leading cause of death in the United States. Currently, tissue-plasminogen activator (tPA) thrombolysis is the only thrombolytic therapy that has been shown to improve patient outcome. Presently, the only antithrombotic drug treatment that has proven effective at improving acute ischemic stroke patient outcome is aspirin administration. Despite these studies, no clinical trials have yet demonstrated a reliably effective pharmacological treatment...
April 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392099/cerebrovascular-dissemination-in-time-and-space-as-a-predictor-of-cardioembolism
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João André Sousa, Mafalda Mendes-Pinto, João Sargento-Freitas, Fernando Silva, Carla Cecília, Carmo Macário, Ana Gouveia, Cristina Machado, Bruno Rodrigues, Gustavo C Santo, Ana Lima, Ricardo Veiga, Luís Cunha, António Freire-Gonçalves
BACKGROUND: Cardioembolism has tendency to recur and cause lesions in distinct cerebrovascular territories. Using the imaging characteristics of cerebral lesions to determine dissemination in time and space (DTS) is a concept already used in other neurologic conditions; however, it has never been applied as a diagnostic tool in ischemic stroke etiology. AIM: This study aimed to assess DTS as a diagnostic marker of cardioembolism. METHODS: We enrolled consecutive patients with acute ischemic stroke of various etiologies admitted in a cerebrovascular disease nursery from a university hospital in a retrospective cohort study...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
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