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Clinical Features, Surgical Treatment and Long-Term Outcome in Adult Patients with Moyamoya Disease in China.
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PMID:  23146868     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Background: Moyamoya disease (MMD) develops mostly in Asian countries including Japan, Korea, mainland China and Taiwan. However, there are few detailed demographic and clinical data about Chinese patients with MMD. Currently, the most effective treatment in adult patients with MMD is unknown. There have only been a few small case series reporting on encephaloduroarteriosynangiosis (EDAS) in an adult population. Here we describe the clinical features, surgical treatment and long-term outcome of adults with MMD treated at a single institution in China. Methods: Our cohort included 470 adult patients with MMD. The demographic and clinical characteristics were obtained by retrospective chart review and long-term outcome was evaluated using the stroke status. The modified Rankin Scale (mRS) was used to determine the neurological functional outcome. Univariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses were performed to determine risk factors for postoperative morbidity and functional outcome. The risk of subsequent stroke was determined using the Kaplan-Meier method and Cox regression was used to determine risk factors for postoperative or subsequent strokes. Results: The median age for the onset of symptoms was 36.8 (range, 18-59) years. The ratio of female to male patients was 1:1 (231/239). Familial occurrence of MMD was 2.3%. The most common initial symptom was a cerebral ischemic event. The incidence of postoperative ischemic events or hemorrhage was 5.9% (9.8% of patients). Older age at symptom onset, posterior cerebral artery (PCA) involvement and the presence of transient ischemic attack (TIA) were identified as predictors of adverse postoperative events. The Kaplan-Meier estimate stroke risk was 10.1% in the first 2 years, and the 5-year Kaplan-Meier risk of stroke was 13% after surgery for all patients treated with surgical revascularization. Older age at symptom onset, PCA involvement and the presence of TIA were identified as predictors of postoperative or subsequent strokes. Overall, 73.2% of patients had an independent life with no significant disability, with the strongest predictor being the preoperative mRS score. Conclusion: Clinical characteristics of adult MMD in China are different from those in other Asian countries. EDAS in adult patients with MMD carries a low risk, is effective at preventing future ischemic events and improves quality of life.
Xiang-Yang Bao; Lian Duan; De-Sheng Li; Wei-Zhong Yang; Wei-Jian Sun; Zheng-Shan Zhang; Rui Zong; Cong Han
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cerebrovascular diseases (Basel, Switzerland)     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1421-9786     ISO Abbreviation:  Cerebrovasc. Dis.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9100851     Medline TA:  Cerebrovasc Dis     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  305-313     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Department of Neurosurgery, 307 Hospital, PLA Center for Cerebral Vascular Disease, Beijing, PR China.
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