Elevated CRP at admission predicts post-stroke cognitive impairment in Han Chinese patients with intracranial arterial stenosis.

CONCLUSIONS: To our knowledge, this is the first study to explore the effects of CRP on PSCI in Han Chinese with ICAS. Our findings indicate that higher CRP levels at admission are associated with subsequent cognitive decline in Han Chinese patients with ICAS following ischemic stroke. Further studies in other ethnic groups are needed to validate the use of CRP to predict dementia in ICAS patients. PMID: 29451096 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Neurological Research - Category: Neurology Tags: Neurol Res Source Type: research

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ConclusionCognitive impairment and dementia affected almost one-third of patients, whether assessed pre or post ICH.
Source: Neurological Sciences - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Funding Opportunity RFA-NS-20-012 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. This initiative will provide two years of support for planning activities necessary for initiating a Phase III clinical trial designed to validate VCID biomarkers and/or treat patients with VCID. The full spectrum of VCID is in scope, and the one or more VCID disorders(s) to be targeted in the trial must be clearly specified in the application, for example (but not limited to): vascular insults including clinical stroke, silent infarcts and microinfarcts, leukoaraiosis, cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA), transient ischemic attack (TIA), micro-b...
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In this study 66 clinically mildly affected patients aged 54-87 years without a history of dementia underwent extensive neuropsychological assessment after first ever ischemic stroke and again 6 months after the event (follow-up assessment). Demographic, clinical and paraclinical parameters were assessed as potential predictors for long-term cognitive outcome. RESULTS: At the group level significant performance improvements were found for most of the neurocognitive domains at the follow-up assessment. The greatest cognitive improvement was found in visuospatial processing. Immediately after stroke 54.5% of p...
Source: Der Nervenarzt - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe most frequent causes of cSAH in our series were cerebral amyloid angiopathy, ischaemic stroke, and vasculitis. This type of haemorrhage has a worse prognosis than other non-aneurysmal cSAH. There are numerous possible causes, and prognosis depends on the aetiology. In elderly patients, intracranial haemorrhage is frequently associated with cognitive impairment.ResumenIntroducciónLas hemorragias subaracnoideas corticales (HSAc) tienen numerosas etiologías. No hay estudios prospectivos que indiquen su evolución a largo plazo. El objetivo de este trabajo es describir las característi...
Source: Neurologia - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Here, we report a case involving a 67-year-old Japanese woman with cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL) associated with a novel in-frame complex rearrangement in the NOTCH3 gene. The patient had gradually developed cognitive impairment since the occurrence of an ischemic stroke at the age of 53 years. Her mother had a history of stroke and dementia. Fluid-attenuated inversion recovery magnetic resonance imaging of the brain showed hyperintense lesions in the bilateral temporal poles, external capsules, and periventricular white matter accompanied by multiple c...
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
AbstractStroke is frequently associated with delayed, long-term cognitive impairment (CI) and dementia. Recent research has focused on identifying early predictive markers of CI occurrence. We carried out a texture analysis of magnetic resonance (MR) images to identify predictive markers of CI occurrence based on a combination of preclinical and clinical data. Seventy-two-hour post-stroke T1W MR images of 160 consecutive patients were examined, including 75 patients with confirmed CI at the 6-month post-stroke neuropsychological examination. Texture features were measured in the hippocampus and entorhinal cortex and compar...
Source: Translational Stroke Research - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
AbstractClinical evidence suggests that patients with subcortical ischemic vascular dementia (SIVD) perform better at cognitive tests after exercise. However, the underlying mechanism for this effect is largely unknown. Here, we examined how treadmill exercise changes the cognitive function and white matter cellular pathology in a mouse model of SIVD. Prolonged cerebral hypoperfusion was induced in 2-month-old male C57BL/6J mice by bilateral common carotid artery stenosis. A week later, the mice were randomly divided into a group that received 6-week treadmill exercise and a sedentary group for observation. In multiple beh...
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Authors: Pluta R, Ułamek-Kozioł M, Januszewski S, Czuczwar S Abstract As the population is aging all over the world, the economic burden of ischemic brain injuries is constantly increasing. Human brain ischemia is one of the leading causes of premature death, significant morbidity and physical and mental disabilities, resulting in a lower quality of life and unusually high costs of health and social care. One of the most difficult problems associated with the pathology of the brain after ischemia is progressive dementia observed in people who survived the stroke. More recently, brain ischemia has been shown to el...
Source: Folia Neuropathologica - Category: Neurology Tags: Folia Neuropathol Source Type: research
We report a case of a 42 year old man with recurrent transient ischemic attacks (TIA). A detailed neurologic examination revealed poor score in MMSE (20/30) defect mainly seen in recall, repetitions. Executive dysfunction, memory and language impairment were also found. Motor system examination revealed grade 3 power in right upper and lower limb with more severe weakness of distal muscles in form of grip weakness and slippage of chappals. Neuroimaging and genetic analysis for Notch-3 confirmed the diagnosis. Imaging studies suggested greater involvement in the temporal and frontal lobes along with deep areas of the brain....
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
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