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Cerebrovascular disease and stroke

Section edited by Erwin Stolz and Szatmari Szabolcs

This section is dedicated to covering all aspects of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, ischemic stroke, spontaneous intracranial bleeding, sinus thrombosis, carotid or vertebral artery disease, cerebrovascular physiology, and neuroimaging related to cerebrovascular diseases.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Epilepsy is a major complication of stroke. We aimed to establish whether there is an association between intravenous thrombolysis, intra-arterial thrombolysis and post stroke seizure (PSS) development. Improv...

    Authors: Jillian Naylor, Arthur Thevathasan, Leonid Churilov, Ruibing Guo, Yunyun Xiong, Miriam Koome, Ziyi Chen, Ziyuan Chen, Xinfeng Liu, Patrick Kwan and Bruce C. V. Campbell

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2018 18:61

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    Endovascular techniques have proven beneficial in the treatment of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH), but with high risk of arterial clotting, emboli and dissection. Platelet activation and alterations...

    Authors: Pauline Perez, Anne-Claire Lukaszewicz, Stephanie Lenck, Rémy Nizard, Ludovic Drouet and Didier Payen

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2018 18:57

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    Caregiver burden may be either a predictor or an outcome of caregiver quality of life (QoL). Patient or caregiver factors that directly affect caregiver QoL, predictors that are simultaneously shared with care...

    Authors: Yu-Hsia Tsai, Meei-Fang Lou, Tsui-Hsia Feng, Tsung-Lan Chu, Ying-Jen Chen and Hsueh-Erh Liu

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2018 18:50

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  4. Content type: Research article

    It is usually difficult to identify stroke pathogenesis for single lenticulostriate infarction with nonstenotic middle cerebral artery (MCA). Our aim is to differentiate the two pathogeneses, non-branch athero...

    Authors: Li-Li Sun, Zhong-Hao Li, Wen-Xiong Tang, Lei Liu, Fei-Yan Chang, Xue-Bin Zhang, Wei-Jie Ye, Shuo Lu, Zun-Jing Liu and Xian-Jin Zhu

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2018 18:51

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  5. Content type: Case report

    Vertebrobasilar dolichoectasia (VBD) is a clinical entity associated with ischemic stroke, compression of cranial nerves or brainstem, and hydrocephalus. There have been relatively few studies following the pr...

    Authors: Dao Pei Zhang, Yan Fang Peng, Qian Kun Ma, Min Zhao, Huai Liang Zhang and Suo Yin

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2018 18:45

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  6. Content type: Case report

    Idiopathic basal ganglia calcification (IBGC) is a rare neurodegenerative disorder characterized by symmetric intracranial calcium deposition. We report a patient with IBGC associated with cerebral infarction ...

    Authors: Takuma Nishimoto, Fumiaki Oka, Hideyuki Ishihara, Mizuya Shinoyama and Michiyasu Suzuki

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2018 18:42

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  7. Content type: Study protocol

    Stroke survivors are more physically inactive than even the most sedentary older adults, and low activity is associated with increased risk of recurrent stroke, medical complications, and mortality. We hypothe...

    Authors: Henry Wright, Tamara Wright, Ryan T. Pohlig, Scott E. Kasner, Jonathan Raser-Schramm and Darcy Reisman

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2018 18:39

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  8. Content type: Case report

    Transient global amnesia is reported to be caused by cerebral venous congestion. Internal jugular venous flow reversal in particular with the Valsalva maneuver leads to cerebral venous congestion. In addition,...

    Authors: Yuta Maetani, Masahiro Nakamori, Tomoaki Watanabe, Hayato Matsushima, Eiji Imamura and Shinichi Wakabayashi

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2018 18:36

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (IV tPA) after acute ischemic stroke carries the risk of symptomatic intracerebral hemorrhage (sICH). Cerebral microbleeds (CMBs) may indicate increased risk of hemorrh...

    Authors: Martin A. Chacon-Portillo, Rafael H. Llinas and Elisabeth B. Marsh

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2018 18:33

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  10. Content type: Research article

    There have been found apoptotic changes in brain tissue samples from humans after cerebral ischemia. Caspase-cleaved cytokeratin (CCCK)-18 could appears in blood during apoptosis. High circulating levels of CC...

    Authors: Leonardo Lorente, María M. Martín, Antonia Pérez-Cejas, Luis Ramos, Mónica Argueso, Jordi Solé-Violán, Juan J. Cáceres, Alejandro Jiménez and Victor García-Marín

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2018 18:32

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  11. Content type: Study protocol

    Intracerebral hemorrhage is a devastating disease with no specific treatment modalities. A significant proportion of patients with intracerebral hemorrhage are transferred to large stroke treatment centers, su...

    Authors: Farhaan S. Vahidy, Ellie G. Meyer, Arvind B. Bambhroliya, Jennifer R. Meeks, Charles E. Begley, Tzu-Ching Wu, Jon E. Tyson, Charles C. Miller, Ritvij Bowry, Wamda O. Ahmed, Gretchel A. Gealogo, Louise D. McCullough, Steven Warach and Sean I. Savitz

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2018 18:31

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  12. Content type: Research article

    A significant proportion of patients with mild ischemic stroke become disabled despite receiving intravenous thrombolytic therapy. The purpose of this study was to assess the clinical and radiological factors ...

    Authors: Dae-Hyun Kim, Deok-Soo Lee, Hyun-Wook Nah and Jae-Kwan Cha

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2018 18:30

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Prognostic models have been increasingly developed to predict complete recovery in ischemic stroke. However, questions arise about the performance characteristics of these models. The aim of this study was to ...

    Authors: Nampet Jampathong, Malinee Laopaiboon, Siwanon Rattanakanokchai and Porjai Pattanittum

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2018 18:26

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    Chronic kidney disease increases stroke incidence and severity but the mechanisms behind this cerebro-renal interaction are mostly unexplored. Since both vascular beds share similar features, microvascular dys...

    Authors: Pedro Castro, Elsa Azevedo, Isabel Rocha, Farzaneh Sorond and Jorge M. Serrador

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2018 18:21

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Clinical scales to detect large vessel occlusion (LVO) may help to determine the optimal transport destination for patients with suspected acute ischemic stroke (AIS). The clinical benefit associated with impr...

    Authors: Ludwig Schlemm and Eckhard Schlemm

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2018 18:16

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  16. Content type: Study protocol

    The level of physical activity undertaken by stroke survivors living in the community is generally low. The main objectives of the IMPACT trial are to determine, in individuals undergoing rehabilitation after str...

    Authors: Sandra G. Brauer, Suzanne S. Kuys, Jennifer D. Paratz and Louise Ada

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2018 18:13

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Data on the association between socioeconomic status and post-stroke functional outcome in developing countries is lacking. We aimed to evaluate the association in stroke survivors in deprived rural Southern C...

    Authors: Fubing Ouyang, Ying Wang, Weixian Huang, Yicong Chen, Yuhui Zhao, Ge Dang, Chunbo Zhang, Yang Lin and Jinsheng Zeng

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2018 18:12

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  18. Content type: Review

    Following the success of recent endovascular trials, endovascular therapy has emerged as an exciting addition to the arsenal of clinical management of patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS). In this paper, ...

    Authors: Sonu Bhaskar, Peter Stanwell, Dennis Cordato, John Attia and Christopher Levi

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2018 18:8

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  19. Content type: Study protocol

    Cervicocephalic artery dissection (CAD) is an important etiology of stroke in the youth. Findings from recent studies suggest it a “group of disease entities” with different underlying etiologies, presentation...

    Authors: Zhu Zhu, Yuyuan Xu, Yilong Wang, Zhenhua Zhou, Xiang Han, Aihua Liu, Jing Peng, Yi Xu and Luyao Wang

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2018 18:6

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Repetitive sensory stimulation (RSS) adapts the timing of stimulation protocols used in cellular studies to induce synaptic plasticity. In healthy subjects, RSS leads to widespread sensorimotor cortical reorga...

    Authors: Jan C. Kattenstroth, Tobias Kalisch, Matthias Sczesny-Kaiser, Wolfgang Greulich, Martin Tegenthoff and Hubert R. Dinse

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2018 18:2

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