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Blood-brain barrier leakage increases with small vessel disease in acute ischemic stroke

Conclusions: Global SVD burden is associated with increased BBB leakage in both acutely ischemic and nonischemic area. Our results support that SVD score has construct validity, and confirm a relation between SVD and BBB disruption also in patients with acute stroke.
Source: Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: MRI, All Cerebrovascular disease/Stroke ARTICLE Source Type: research

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Condition:   Stroke, Acute Cerebral Infarction Intervention:   Procedure: Endovascular Thrombectomy Sponsor:   Second Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
AbstractAimsIn this retrospective study, we sought to delineate the collateral circulation status of acute ischemic stroke patients by CT perfusion and evaluate 90-day modified Rankin Scale (mRS) scores of patients with good or poor collaterals and its correlation with admission fasting plasma glucose (FPG).MethodsWe enrolled acute ischemic stroke patients who presented to our hospital 4.5  h within an onset of the first episode between January 2009 and December 2015. Neurological assessment was performed using the 90-day mRS scores (0–2 for a favorable and 3–6 for an unfavorable neurologic outcome). Relat...
Source: Acta Diabetologica - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The presence of the multisegment clot sign on dynamic CTA specifically indicates intracranial large-artery occlusion caused by an embolism from a cardiac source, which may be useful for acute management and secondary prevention of stroke.
Source: American Journal of Neuroradiology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: ADULT BRAIN Source Type: research
Conclusions Hypothermia is protective following ischemic stroke and can reduce brain tissue loss. Moreover, hypothermia shifts the polarization of microglia from the M1 to the M2 phenotype in the ischemic mice brain. This observed biological phenomenon may partially explain the protective effects seen due to hypothermia in acute ischemic stroke. PMID: 29619889 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Neurological Research - Category: Neurology Tags: Neurol Res Source Type: research
Conclusion The performance of intracranial vessel occlusion detection on CTA was improved with the availability of brain CT perfusion maps due to the improved detection of distal and posterior circulation vessel occlusions.
Source: Journal of Neuroradiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Background and Purpose—Stroke imaging is pivotal for diagnosis and stratification of patients with acute ischemic stroke to treatment. The potential of combining multimodal information into reliable estimates of outcome learning calls for robust machine learning techniques with high flexibility and accuracy. We applied the novel extreme gradient boosting algorithm for multimodal magnetic resonance imaging–based infarct prediction.Methods—In a retrospective analysis of 195 patients with acute ischemic stroke, fluid-attenuated inversion recovery, diffusion-weighted imaging, and 10 perfusion parameters were ...
Source: Stroke - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Ischemic Stroke Original Contributions Source Type: research
This study aimed to assess how the ischemic core measured by perfusion computed tomography (CTP) was affected by the delay and dispersion effect.Methods—Ischemic stroke patients having CTP performed within 6 hours of onset were included. The CTP data were processed twice, generating standard cerebral blood flow (sCBF) and delay- and dispersion-corrected CBF (ddCBF), respectively. Ischemic core measured by the sCBF and ddCBF was then compared at the relative threshold
Source: Stroke - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Computerized Tomography (CT), Ischemic Stroke Original Contributions Source Type: research
Background and Purpose—Ipsilateral thalamic diaschisis (ITD) describes the reduction of thalamic function, metabolism, and perfusion resulting from a distant lesion of the ipsilateral hemisphere. Our aim was to evaluate the perfusion characteristics and clinical impact of ITD in acute middle cerebral artery stroke, which does not directly affect the thalamus.Methods—One hundred twenty-four patients with middle cerebral artery infarction were selected from a prospectively acquired cohort of 1644 patients who underwent multiparametric computed tomography (CT), including CT perfusion for suspected stroke. Two blin...
Source: Stroke - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Computerized Tomography (CT), Ischemic Stroke Original Contributions Source Type: research
Conclusions—Compared with target mismatch patients, those with the malignant profile experience faster infarct growth and a steeper decline in the odds of functional independence, with longer delays between baseline imaging and reperfusion. However, this does not exclude the possibility of treatment benefit in patients with a malignant profile.
Source: Stroke - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Revascularization, Cerebrovascular Procedures, Ischemic Stroke Original Contributions Source Type: research
Conclusions—Of all patients with acute ischemic stroke presenting to a single comprehensive stroke center, 1.7% of patients qualified for DAWN clinical trial enrollment with an additional 0.6% to 1% qualifying for the DEFUSE-3 trial. These data predict an increase in thrombectomy utilization with important implications for comprehensive stroke center resource optimization and stroke systems of care.
Source: Stroke - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Cerebrovascular Disease/Stroke, Cerebrovascular Procedures, Ischemic Stroke Brief Reports Source Type: research
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