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Savic M - - 2009
BACKGROUND: The Aim of our study was to present and analyze the distribution of cerebrovascular insult types and their localization in patients with normal body temperature by means of computerized tomography, and in those with elevated body temperature by means of neuroradiographic findings. METHODS: In our study we evaluated 103 ...
Philipps Jorg - - 2009
BACKGROUND: In an open pilot study, we studied the safety and efficacy of treatment with the nonpeptide glycoprotein IIb/IIIa antagonist tirofiban in patients with progressive ischemic stroke. The rationale for the use of tirofiban in progressive stroke is the effect on vessel patency and microcircu lation. METHODS: Patients with acute ...
Todo Kenichi - - 2009
BACKGROUND: The cause of ischemic stroke is undetermined in 15-40% of patients. We studied the association between frequent premature atrial contractions (PAC) and stroke of undetermined etiology. METHODS: We retrospectively studied ischemic stroke patients who were consecutively admitted to our department and underwent 24-hour Holter ECG recording including 163 noncardioembolic ...
Chatzikonstantinou Anastasios - - 2009
BACKGROUND: The management and risk of early stroke are unclear in patients with fluctuating neurological symptoms. We aimed to evaluate the clinical course of these patients presenting within 24 h after onset of acute cerebral ischemia symptoms. METHODS: All patients with transient ischemic signs/symptoms consecutively admitted to our Emergency Stroke ...
Man B L - - 2009
PURPOSE: To determine the long-term outcome of ischemic stroke patients with concurrent intracranial and extracranial atherosclerosis using magnetic resonance angiography. METHODS: A prospective cohort of patients in Hong Kong with acute ischemic stroke was studied with magnetic resonance angiography of the brain and carotid duplex. All patients were followed up ...
Hsu Huan-Lin - - 2009
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to examine the frequency and risk factors of gastrointestinal (GI) hemorrhage in acute ischemic stroke patients in Taiwan. METHOD: 920 patients admitted for acute ischemic stroke from January 2001 to October 2005 were included in the study. We reviewed the available medical records ...
Amarenco P - - 2009
We now propose a new approach to stroke subtyping. The concept is to introduce a complete 'stroke phenotyping' classification (i.e. stroke etiology and the presence of all underlying diseases, divided by grade of severity) as distinguished from past classifications that subtype strokes by characterizing only the most likely cause(s) of ...
Ansari Noureddin Nakhostin - - 2009
Patients with neurological conditions may be affected by spasticity. The Modified Modified Ashworth Scale (MMAS) is a clinical tool used to measure spasticity. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the inter-rater reliability of the MMAS during the assessment of elbow flexor spasticity in adult patients with post-stroke ...
von Lewinski Friederike - - 2009
PURPOSE: EMG-triggered electrostimulation (EMG-ES) may improve the motor performance of affected limbs of hemiparetic stroke patients even in the chronic stage. This study was designed to characterize cortical activation changes following intensified EMG-ES in chronic stroke patients and to identify predictors for successful rehabilitation depending on disease severity. METHODS: We ...
Choi Hye-Yeon - - 2009
BACKGROUND: The characteristics and fate of intraluminal thrombus (IT), which may incidentally be detected in acute stroke patients, are not well known and the optimal treatment strategy for IT remains controversial. METHODS: We have identified patients with IT in either the extracranial or intracranial artery and followed up on their ...
Park Kwang-Yeol - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Pathologic investigations showed that lacunar infarction could develop in the deep cerebellar region. However, the etiology of small deep cerebellar ischemic lesions (SDCI) has not been adequately studied. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between SDCI and small-vessel disease. METHODS: We studied 100 consecutive patients ...
Holzer Katrin - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Transient ischemic attack (TIA) patients are at high vascular risk. We assessed the value of extracranial (ECD) and transcranial (TCD) Doppler and duplex ultrasonography to predict clinical outcome after TIA. METHODS: 176 consecutive TIA patients admitted to the Stroke Unit were recruited in the study. All patients received diffusion-weighted ...
Kocer Abdulkadir - - 2009
To investigate the P wave duration and P wave dispersion in stroke patients, and to compare those with healthy subjects. We measured maximum and minimum P wave durations, and dispersion on the 12-lead surface ECG in 67 consecutive patients with first ever-acute ischemic stroke and 58 controls at the neurology ...
Cojocaru Inimoara Mihaela - - 2009
The inflammatory reaction is characterized by increased circulatory levels of various indicators of the severity of inflammation. The objective was to investigate the value of lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) in patients with noncardioembolic ischemic stroke and severe proinflammatory reaction. There were investigated prospectively Lp-PLA2 levels in sera from 47 patients ...
Weber Ralph - - 2009
BACKGROUND/AIM: Prognosis and optimal secondary prevention in ischemic stroke patients with coagulopathies remain unclear. The goal of this prospective observational multicenter study was to determine the risk of recurrence in cryptogenic stroke patients with either no or defined coagulopathies under various prevention regimens. METHODS: A total of 429 patients from ...
Hennerici Michael G - - 2009
BACKGROUND: One of the leading causes of mortality worldwide is ischemic stroke, which is a major contributor to neurological disability and dementia. Terutroban is a specific thromboxane A2 receptor antagonist with antithrombotic, antivasoconstrictive, and antiatherosclerotic properties, which make it a promising tool for secondary prevention of ischemic stroke. METHODS AND ...
De Reuck J - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Status epilepticus (SE) is a life-threatening condition that occurs in only 1.5% of the overall stroke population but in more than 10% of patients with stroke-related seizures. This retrospective study compares the characteristics of stroke patients with SE to those with ordinary seizures (OS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: The demographic ...
Biais Matthieu - - 2009
INTRODUCTION: Passive leg raising (PLR) is a simple reversible maneuver that mimics rapid fluid loading and increases cardiac preload. The effects of this endogenous volume expansion on stroke volume enable the testing of fluid responsiveness with accuracy in spontaneously breathing patients. However, this maneuver requires the determination of stroke volume ...
Sen Souvik - - 2009
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Studies suggest that stroke patients with thrombus in a major cerebral vessel respond less favorably to intravenous (IV) thrombolysis. The purpose of this study was to test the feasibility of a protocol comparing IV versus intra-arterial (IA) recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (TPA) in an acute ischemic stroke ...
Knebel Fabian - - 2009
BACKGROUND: In about one third of all patients with cerebral ischemia, no definite cause can be identified (cryptogenic stroke). In many patients with initially suspected cryptogenic stroke, however, a cardiogenic etiology can eventually be determined. Hence, the aim of this study was to describe the prevalence of abnormal echocardiographic findings ...
Al-Rawi Natheer H - - 2009
BACKGROUND: The blood-brain barrier is compromised in patients with stroke. The release of neuro-biochemical protein markers, such as neuron specific enolase (NSE) into the circulation may allow the pathophysiology and prognosis of patients with cerebrovascular diseases to be evaluated further. The present study was designed to measure the marker of ...
Mendioroz Maite - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Activated protein C (APC) is a plasma serine protease with systemic anticoagulant and a wide spectrum of cytoprotective activities that has been proposed as a promising therapy for acute stroke. Therefore, we sought to investigate the role of endogenous APC in human ischemic stroke. METHODS: Our target were 119 ...
Haapaniemi Elena - - 2009
Factor V Leiden (FVL) mutation is a risk factor for venous and, to a degree, arterial thrombosis. It is unknown whether and how FVL affects the manifestations of ischaemic stroke (IS). We assessed the clinical, laboratory, radiological, and prognostic characteristics in an observational study with adult IS patients having FVL. ...
Amarenco P - - 2009
This article reviews published stroke subtype classification systems and offers rules and a basis for a new way to subtype stroke patients. Stroke subtyping can have different purposes, e.g. describing patients' characteristics in a clinical trial, grouping patients in an epidemiological study, careful phenotyping of patients in a genetic study, ...
Kamal Ayeesha Kamran - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Intracranial stenosis is the most common cause of stroke among Asians. It has a poor prognosis with a high rate of recurrence. No effective medical or surgical treatment modality has been developed for the treatment of stroke due to intracranial stenosis. We aim to identify risk factors and biomarkers ...
Krishna P Rama - - 2009
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with a higher risk for stroke in studies from developed countries. This prospective study was conducted to study the clinical profile, management, and outcome of stroke in patients of chronic kidney disease who had been admitted in our institute during the period from December ...
Rodríguez-Yáñez Manuel M Clinical Neuroscience Research Laboratory, Department of Neurology, Hospital Clínico Universitario, University of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, - - 2009
Stroke subtype diagnosis leads to specific therapies to reduce recurrences. Because nearly one third of patients remain with unknown etiology after a complete screening workup, we aim to investigate whether molecular markers of myocardial damage were associated with cardioembolic stroke and if they were useful to reclassify strokes of undetermined ...
Muehlschlegel Susanne S Neurocritical Care Service, Department of Neurology, UMASS Memorial Medical Center, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Ave North, University Campus, S-5, Worcester, MA 01655, USA. - - 2009
Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is a non-invasive, real-time bedside modality sensitive to changes in cerebral perfusion and oxygenation and is highly sensitive to physiological oscillations at different frequencies. However, the clinical feasibility of NIRS remains limited, partly due to concerns regarding NIRS signal quantification, which relies on mostly arbitrary assumptions on ...
Brea David - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To identify protein biomarkers in order to classify ischemic stroke subtypes using proteomic analysis and immunoenzymatic tools for clinical validation. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed a proteomic analysis in serum samples of 24 patients with ischemic stroke (12 atherothrombotic patients and 12 cardioembolic patients). In this study, based on ...
Feske Steven K SK Vascular Medicine Research, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 65 Landsdowne Street, Cambridge, MA 02139, - - 2009
Rho-kinase (ROCK) is a downstream effector of Rho GTPase that is known to regulate various pathological processes important to the development of ischemic stroke, such as thrombus formation, inflammation, and vasospasm. Inhibition of ROCK leads to decreased infarct size in animal models of ischemic stroke. This study tests the hypothesis ...
Alexander Lisa D - - 2009
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Associations between the site of brain injury and poststroke gait impairment are poorly understood. Temporal gait asymmetry after stroke is a salient index of gait dysfunction that has important functional consequences. The current study investigated whether subtraction lesion analysis could distinguish brain regions associated with persisting temporal ...
Connor Myles D - - 2009
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The burden of stroke is increasing in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) as the population undergoes epidemiological and demographic transition. Little is known about the nature (risk factors, stroke type and subtype, and causes) of stroke in SSA and whether it differs from stroke in high-income populations. We aimed ...
Doubal Fergus N - - 2009
Lacunar stroke is associated with an intrinsic cerebral small vessel disorder of unknown etiology, although possible causes include increased blood-brain barrier permeability. Retinal arterioles are similar to cerebral small vessels and retinopathy occurs secondary to increased blood-retinal barrier permeability. We hypothesized that there would be higher rates of retinopathy in ...
Georgiadis D - - 2009
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: We assessed the safety and efficacy of intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) in acute stroke patients with hyperdense middle cerebral artery sign (HMCAS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data from consecutive patients with acute (within 6 h of symptom onset) ischaemic stroke admitted between January 1999 and November 2007, in whom ...
Rigatelli Gianluca - - 2008
BACKGROUND: It has been suggested that prominent Eustachian valve (EV) and Chiari's network (CN) predispose to paradoxical embolism but their presence in patients with presumed paradoxical stroke is not always easily detectable by transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). We sought to prospectively assess the frequency of EV/CN as assessed by intracardiac echocardiography ...
Ghosh Soumitra - - 2008
We studied 89 non-diabetic patients of acute ischaemic stroke, confirmed by imaging, admitted within 24 hours of onset, to investigate the prevalence and significance of micro-albuminuria (MA) as a predictor of in-hospital mortality. Two control groups consisted of 70 patients with non-stroke chronic neurological diseases and 60 age- and sex- ...
Santa Naohiko - - 2008
Apathy is defined as lack of feeling, emotion, or concern. The objective of this study was to examine the frequency of apathy after a first-ever stroke and to prospectively study the impact of apathy on functional recovery. The patients enrolled in this study had the following characteristics: (i) they had ...
Goldmakher Gregory V - - 2009
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: In acute stroke patients, the presence of a hyperdense middle cerebral artery sign on unenhanced CT is a specific but insensitive indicator of acute thrombosis. Our purpose was to determine whether the hyperdense basilar artery (HDBA) sign has utility in detecting thrombosis and predicting outcome in patients ...
López-Haldón José - - 2009
Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) with agitated saline contrast is the most sensitive tool for diagnosing patent foramen ovale (PFO), but false positives can result. We report a patient who underwent a TEE during the study of a cryptogenic stroke. Contrast appeared in the left atrium with the Valsalva maneuver. However, the ...
Jovanović Dejana R - - 2008
BACKGROUND/AIM: Etiology of ischemic stroke (IS) among young adults varies among countries. The aim of the study was to investigate the causes and risk factors of IS in the young adults of Serbia. METHODS: A total of 865 patients with IS, aged 15 to 45 years, were treated throughout the ...
Telman Gregory - - 2008
We investigated the interconnection between natural history of middle cerebral artery (MCA) recanalization by transcranial Doppler (TCD) and stroke severity in patients not treated by fibrinolysis. A total of 54 patients with an acute MCA stroke were examined within the first 24 hours and again within 120 hours after stroke ...
Robbers-Visser Daniëlle - - 2008
PURPOSE: To assess pulmonary artery (PA) size, flow variables, and wall shear stress (WSS) in patients after Fontan operation at a young age. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Flow in the branch PA was obtained with phase contrast velocity-encoded cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging in 14 patients before and after low-dose dobutamine stress ...
Lindley Richard I - - 2008
BACKGROUND: The heterogeneity of the pathology of stroke has been a major difficulty in assessing new treatments for acute stroke, and contributes to the complexity of stroke medicine. Some underlying mechanisms are poorly understood, such as small vessel (lacunar) disease. New technology such as advanced brain imaging has transformed our ...
Richet Hervé - - 2008
The aim of this study was to assess whether non-specific clinical signs or biological results can identify patients with a high probability of infective endocarditis (IE) to improve outcome. All patients tested for IE were included in a cohort and classified according to the modified Duke criteria. Patients with rejected ...
Dursun N - - 2009
AIM: The purpose of this study was to show if constraint induced movement therapy (CIMT) is effective in a Turkish stroke patient population and whether the effectiveness could be measured by a different evaluation tool, i.e. Kocaeli Functional Evaluation Test (KFET). METHODS: Twenty-five patients with subacute or chronic stroke were ...
Dursun N - - 2008
AIM: The purpose of this study was to show if constraint induced movement therapy (CIMT) is effective in a Turkish stroke patient population and whether the effectiveness could be measured by a different evaluation tool, i.e. Kocaeli Functional Evaluation Test (KFET). METHODS: Twenty-five patients with subacute or chronic stroke were ...
Staszewski J - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to compare the course of IS due to ptAF and pxAF. METHODS: A prospective, single-center study was conducted in patients with AF and acute IS with 6-month follow-up. RESULTS: We included 178 patients: 70 (39%) with pxAF and 108 (61%) with ptAF. Compared with patients with ...
De Silva Deidre Anne - - 2009
Inflammation, a vascular risk factor, is more pronounced among ethnic South Asians compared to ethnic Chinese in the general population. We compared serum erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) levels between ethnic South Asian and Chinese acute ischemic stroke patients, and further investigated if metabolic syndrome or central obesity could account for ...
Kwon Do-Young - - 2008
The significant association between heart rate variability (HRV) and the outcomes of stroke has led to a particular interest in alterations of HRV in stroke patients. To date, several clinical variables have been associated with alterations of HRV in stroke patients. The present study adds the new information that carotid ...
Bicakci Sebnem - - 2008
To evaluate the effects of corrected QT dispersion (QTcd) on patients` prognosis with early stage non-lacunar ischemic stroke, regardless of location of the lesion. In this non-randomized prospective study, stroke patients were evaluated in the intensive care unit of Cukurova University Hospital, School of Medicine, Adana, Turkey, from 2002-2003. Neurologic ...
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