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Stroke Systems of Care during the COVID-19 Epidemic in Kobe City
The novel coronavirus disease 2019  (COVID-19), first reported in Wuhan, China, in December 2019, spread worldwide in 2020. As of June 1, 2020, the estimated number of global cases and deaths has exceeded 6 million and 370,000, respectively.1 In Japan, the number of reported cases increased sharply in March 2020, with community tran smission presenting at the highest rate in urban areas, leading to a state of emergency being declared by the Japanese government on April 7. Subsequently, on April 9, the Japan Stroke Society and the Japanese Circulation Society issued a joint statement on the importance of maintaining high-q...
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - September 29, 2020 Category: Neurology Authors: Nobuyuki Ohara, Hirotoshi Imamura, Hidemitsu Adachi, Yoshie Hara, Kohkichi Hosoda, Hidehito Kimura, Kazuyuki Kuwayama, Takashi Mizowaki, Yasuhiko Motooka, Kazuya Nakashima, Narihide Shinoda, Takeshi Takamoto, Yasushi Ueno, Ikuya Yamaura, Chie Yanagihara, Source Type: research

Iodinated Contrast Agents Reduce the Efficacy of Intravenous Recombinant Tissue-Type Plasminogen Activator in Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients: a Multicenter Cohort Study
This study aimed to investigate whether the application of iodinated contrast agents before intravenous (IV) recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) reduces the efficacy in acute ischemic stroke (AIS) patients. To determine whether the application of iodinated contrast agents before intravenous rt-PA reduces the efficacy in AIS patients. We analyzed our prospectively collected data of consecutive AIS patients receiving IV rt-PA treatment in the MISSION CHINA study. Clinical outcome at 3  months was assessed with modified Rankin Scale (mRS) score and dichotomized into good outcome (0–2) and poor outcome (3–6)....
Source: Translational Stroke Research - September 7, 2020 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Benefit and risk of early intravenous heparin after thrombolysis in patients with acute ischemic stroke
ConclusionsIVH immediately after thrombolysis seems to be safe and potentially more effective as compared with standard ATT delay of 24  hr for a subset of AIS patients.
Source: Brain and Behavior - September 4, 2020 Category: Neurology Authors: Xu Tong, Yibin Cao, Wenzhi Wang, David Wang, Yongjun Wang, Yilong Wang, the Thrombolysis Implementation, Monitor of Acute Ischemic Stroke in China (TIMS ‐China) Investigators Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH Source Type: research

Electroacupuncture with rehabilitation training for limb spasticity reduction in post-stroke patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: EA with rehabilitation training could be a good strategy for reducing limb spasticity after stroke and is better than EA alone or rehabilitation training alone. However, its effectiveness remains to be further verified by large-sample and high-quality RCTs. PMID: 32845210 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation - August 25, 2020 Category: Neurology Authors: Zhang J, Zhu L, Tang Q Tags: Top Stroke Rehabil Source Type: research

Sex differences of ischemic stroke in young adults —A single-center Chinese cohort study
Stroke at a young age is a societal challenge with a rising incidence. Our aim was to investigate sex differences in risk factors, etiology, and diagnostic process of ischemic stroke in Chinese young adults.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - August 15, 2020 Category: Neurology Authors: Mingyu Tang, Ming Yao, Yicheng Zhu, Bin Peng, Lixin Zhou, Jun Ni Source Type: research

Chinese medicine Tongxinluo capsule protects against blood-brain barrier disruption after ischemic stroke by inhibiting the low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 1 pathway in mice
In this study, we explored whether TXL could downregulate LRP-1 expression and subsequently protect against BBB disruption after stroke using permanent middle cerebral artery occlusion (pMCAO) in mice.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - August 15, 2020 Category: Neurology Authors: Liping Chang, Li Hu, Cong Wei, Hui Zhang, Shen Liu Source Type: research

Decreased Serum Netrin-1 as a Predictor for Post-Stroke Depression in Chinese Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke
Experimental studies demonstrated that netrin-1 (NT-1) is an important factor influencing the recovery after ischemic stroke. However, whether NT-1 levels were associated with the post-stroke depression (PSD) remains unclear. We aimed to evaluate the relationship between NT-1 levels and PSD at 3 months in patients with ischemic stroke.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - August 11, 2020 Category: Neurology Authors: Zhuo Chen, Tianli Cao, Xingju Zhong, Yong Wu, Wei Fu, Chaoli Fan, Yu Jiang, Yan Zhu, Jie Peng, Ping Li, Jingyu Tan Source Type: research

Assessing executive function following the early stage of mild Ischemic stroke with three brief screening tests
Stroke, as the main disabling disease around the world, brings heavy economic and social burden to all countries, including China, an aging country.1 Post-stroke cognitive impairment (PSCI), one of the most “invisible disabilities”, is common among stroke survivors and can have a significant effect upon a patient's quality of life.2,3 Among stroke patients, the prevalence of PSCI is 81.4% and cognitive impairment in post-stroke patients manifests in various cognitive domains, with executive functio n being the most common.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - July 15, 2020 Category: Neurology Authors: Kai Shao, Wei Wang, Shang-Zun Guo, Fang-Ming Dong, Yi-Ming Yang, Zhong-Min Zhao, Yan-Li Jia, Jian-Hua Wang Source Type: research

Secular trends of stroke incidence and mortality in China, 1990 to 2016: The Global Burden of Disease Study 2016
The impact of socioeconomic developments on stroke incidence and mortality must be understood to target prevention strategies appropriately. We assessed the secular trends in stroke incidence and mortality in China based on data from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - July 15, 2020 Category: Neurology Authors: Yuan Wang, Lihui Zhou, Jian Guo, Yaogang Wang, Yu Yang, Qin Peng, Ying Gao, Wenli Lu Source Type: research

The fourier M2 robotic machine combined with occupational therapy on post-stroke upper limb function and independence-related quality of life: A randomized clinical trial.
This study has been registered at the ISRCTN registry, https://doi.org/10.1186/ISRCTN84804731. PMID: 32434454 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation - May 20, 2020 Category: Neurology Authors: Chinembiri B, Ming Z, Kai S, Xiu Fang Z, Wei C Tags: Top Stroke Rehabil Source Type: research

Risk factors and pathogenic microorganism characteristics for pneumonia in convalescent patients with stroke: A retrospective study of 380 patients from a rehabilitation hospital
Stroke significantly impacts public health and ranks among the leading causes of death and disabilities, resulting in enormous costs measured in both health care resources and lost productivity. It results primarily from embolus or thrombosis for ischemic stroke and hypertension for hemorrhagic stroke, respectively [1]. In 2016, there were 5.5 million deaths and 116.4 million disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) owed to stroke [2]. As reported, the impact of stroke on the Chinese population is more severe compared to average global levels, and the prevalence of stroke continues to surpass that of ischemic heart disease [3 –4].
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - May 13, 2020 Category: Neurology Authors: Jia Xu, Zhiling Yang Source Type: research

Visual stroke symptom triage tool to reduce delays due to limited English proficiency in Emergency department stroke activations
Limited English proficiency (LEP) may contribute to delays in care and worse outcomes in patients hospitalized with stroke. Limited access to interpreter services leads to delays in triage, code activation, imaging evaluations, and treatment. At our Comprehensive Stroke Center, 20% of patients with stroke have a Chinese dialect as a primary language and LEP. We sought to assess differences in stroke activation process times and IV alteplase treatment (IVT) rates between English and LEP (Chinese dialect) patients before and after implementation of a visual stroke symptom (VSS) triage tool.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - April 16, 2020 Category: Neurology Authors: Lisa M. Scott Tags: Poster 02 Source Type: research

Left Atrial Enlargement is Associated with Stroke Severity with Cardioembolic and Cryptogenic Subtypes in a Chinese Population
In this study, we aim to evaluate the association between left atrial size and stroke severity, especially with cardioembolic and cryptogenic stroke in the Chinese population.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - March 11, 2020 Category: Neurology Authors: Jie Xue, Xu ‐shen Xu, Xiao‐qiong Zhu, Zhi‐zhang Li, Xiao-guang Zhang, Yan-ting Ma, Wen-hao Yang, Ling-yun Liu, Yun-hua Yue Source Type: research

Low Hemoglobin Levels at Admission Are Independently Associated with Cognitive Impairment after Ischemic Stroke: a Multicenter, Population-Based Study
AbstractData on the association between hemoglobin (Hb) levels and poststroke cognitive function are limited. We investigated the relationship between Hb concentrations at admission and poststroke cognitive function using a multicenter database. In total, 1081 patients were recruited from seven Chinese medical centers within 6  months after experiencing ischemic stroke. Cognitive status was evaluated with a series of brief neuropsychological tests. A subgroup of 439 patients from a single center was followed up for 4–6 years and was eventually reassessed with a cognitive test. The association between Hb and cognitive i...
Source: Translational Stroke Research - February 9, 2020 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

A Comparative Study of Two Tube Feeding Methods in Patients with Dysphagia After Stroke: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Background: Dysphagia is a common symptom seen in stroke patients, it not only affects patients' nutrition supply, but also causes aspiration pneumonia. To solve the problem of nutritional support for patients with dysphagia after stroke, nasogastric tubes are routinely indwelling to provide nutrition in China. However, this feeding method sometimes causes food reflux, aspiration, pneumonia, and often affects the patients ’ comfort and self-image acceptance. Aim: The aim of this study was to determine whether a new feeding method called intermittent oroesophageal (IOE) tube feeding compared with continuous nasogastric tu...
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - January 12, 2020 Category: Neurology Authors: Wei Juan, Huang Zhen, Feng Yan-Ying, Yang Hui-Xian, Zhong Tao, Guo Pei-Fen, Huo Jian-Tian Source Type: research

Risk Stratification for Endovascular Treatment in Acute Anterior Circulation Occlusive Stroke
Objective: To develop and validate a novel scoring system for risk stratification in acute anterior circulation large vessel occlusion stroke patients undergoing endovascular treatment. Methods: Subjects were included from a multicenter registry on acute ischemic stroke undergoing thrombectomy in China. Two thirds of the patients were used as the derivation group and the other one third of the patients as the validation group. Multivariable logistic regression was used to generate the scoring system.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - October 14, 2019 Category: Neurology Authors: Yunyun Xiong, Huaiming Wang, Meng Zhang, Zhiming Zhou, Wei Wang, Xinfeng Liu, Marc Fisher Source Type: research

Significant Stroke Knowledge Deficiencies in Community Physician Improved with Stroke 120
Background and Purpose: In the existing model of community health service in China, community general practitioners play important roles in health promotion as well as prehospital stroke recognition and management. We recently engineered Stroke 120 based on FAST for China. This investigation aimed to investigate its acceptance in community physicians and promote their stroke related knowledge. Methods: We conducted an stroke education session to community physicians or family doctors (total of 435 participants), teaching both FAST and Stroke 120.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - September 23, 2019 Category: Neurology Authors: Xiaochuan Liu, Yingfeng Weng, Renyu Liu, Jing Zhao Source Type: research

Predicting the Risk of Stroke in Chinese Internal Carotid Artery Stenosis Patients Underwent Carotid Artery Stenting: Validation and Improvement of Siena Carotid Artery Stenting Risk Score
Background: Siena carotid artery stenting (CAS) risk score is developed based on Chinese internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis patients recruited in Italy, whether it is equally applicable in Chinese remains unknown. We aimed to investigate Siena CAS risk score value for predicting stroke risk in ICA stenosis patients underwent CAS and explore additional factors for improving accuracy of scoring system. Methods: Totally 401 patients with ICA stenosis who underwent CAS were enrolled. The clinical data (including patient characteristics, lesion features, and procedure-related features) were collected and the Siena CAS score was calculated.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - September 20, 2019 Category: Neurology Authors: Huchuan Zhou, Lin Shen, Fei Wei, Jie Shuai Source Type: research

Stroke Center Care and Outcome: Results from the CSPPC Stroke Program
AbstractThe aim of this study was to assess the association between admission to stroke centers for acute ischemic stroke and complications and mortality during hospitalization in a Chinese population by means of an observational study using data from the China Stroke Center Data-Sharing Platform. We compared in-hospital complications and mortality for patients admitted with acute ischemic stroke (N = 13,236) between November 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018 at stroke center (SH) and non-stroke center (CH) hospitals using distance to hospitals as an instrumental variable to adjust for potential prehospital selection bias....
Source: Translational Stroke Research - September 7, 2019 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Determination of Clinical Cut-Off Values for Serum Cystatin C Levels to Predict Ischemic Stroke Risk
Background: The association between cystatin C and risk of ischemic stroke is inconsistent and the cut-off values of cystatin C are diverse in different articles. We aimed to investigate the association between cystatin C levels and the development of ischemic stroke and to explore the clinical cut-off values of serum cystatin C levels for ischemic stroke. Methods: This prospective cohort study included 7658 participants from the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study who were free of cardiovascular diseases and cancer at baseline.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - September 1, 2019 Category: Neurology Authors: Youyi Wang, Ying Zhang, Qinghua Ma, Congju Wang, Yong Xu, Hongpeng Sun, Yana Ma Source Type: research

Impact of transitional care for discharged elderly stroke patients in China: an application of the Integrated Behavioral Model.
Conclusions: This study provided evidence of concurrent self-reported and objective clinical indicators in discharged elderly stroke patients for the impact of the IBM-based 3-month TC intervention, which can be recommended for clinical practice. PMID: 31369355 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation - July 31, 2019 Category: Neurology Authors: Geng G, He W, Ding L, Klug D, Xiao Y Tags: Top Stroke Rehabil Source Type: research

Evaluating the Effect of Comprehensive Intervention on Cerebro-Vascular Function in Population at High Risk of Stroke
Background: Today there exists few intervention researches on cerebro-vascular function in populations at high risk of stroke in China. Methods: Patients more than 40 years old, with at least 1 of stroke risk factors were recruited from outpatient department in 3 hospitals. A quasi-experimental design was performed by assigning participants into 3 groups: comprehensive intervention group, health education group, and control group. Participants in the control group received no intervention but were informed of risk factors of stroke.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - July 8, 2019 Category: Neurology Authors: Xiangxiang Liu, Yaohua Gu, Yuting Zhang, Yanan Zhang, Xiaodong Tan Source Type: research

Tick-borne Encephalitis: Stroke-like Presentation
We report a unique case of clinical symptoms and radiological findings compatible with a stroke-like inflammatory lesion in the thalamus, suggesting microangiopathy from TBEV. Our case shows that TBEV could be a possible cause of stroke-like lesions.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - June 9, 2019 Category: Neurology Authors: Andreas Eleftheriou, Fredrik Lundin, Evangelos Alexandros Petropoulos Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Stigma experienced by Chinese patients with stroke during inpatient rehabilitation and its correlated factors: a cross-sectional study.
CONCLUSIONS: Stigma was moderate, and internalized stigma may be more apparent; therefore, physicians should pay more attention to patients who report or show signs of experiencing stroke-related stigma. PMID: 31104577 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation - May 18, 2019 Category: Neurology Authors: Zhu M, Zhou H, Zhang W, Deng Y, Wang X, Zhang X, Yang L, Li M, Bai X, Lin Z Tags: Top Stroke Rehabil Source Type: research

Co-Effect of Serum Galectin-3 and High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol on the Prognosis of Acute Ischemic Stroke
This study aimed to evaluate the coeffect of galectin-3 and HDL-C on death and vascular events within 1 year after ischemic stroke. Materials and Methods: Based on China Antihypertensive Trial in Acute Ischemic Stroke, a prospective study was conducted among 2970 patients with acute ischemic stroke. The primary outcome was a combination of death and vascular events within 1 year after ischemic stroke.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - May 9, 2019 Category: Neurology Authors: Nimei Zeng, Aili Wang, Tan Xu, Chongke Zhong, Xiaowei Zheng, Zhengbao Zhu, Yanbo Peng, Hao Peng, Qunwei Li, Zhong Ju, Deqin Geng, Yonghong Zhang, Jiang He Source Type: research

A Dose-Response Relationship Between Sleep Duration and Stroke According to Nonhealth Status in Central China: A Population-based Epidemiology Survey
Purpose: The aim was to investigate the relationship between sleep duration and stroke according to nonhealth status among adults in Central China. Methods: A total of 18,670 participants were selected by stratified multistage random sampling method in Henan province during 2013-2015. Restricted cubic splines and logistic regression were used to calculate the association between sleep duration and stroke. Results: Sleep duration showing a J-shaped dose-response association with risk of stroke among the Chinese adults in the study.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - May 6, 2019 Category: Neurology Authors: Qiaoyun Guo, Weihong Xie, Rui Peng, Yan Ma, Feifei Chong, Yanli Wang, Mengmeng Song, Hua Ye, Peng Wang, Kaijuan Wang, Chunhua Song Source Type: research

Association of CYP3A4*1G and CYP3A5*3 With the 1-year Outcome of Acute Ischemic Stroke in the Han Chinese Population
Background and purpose: Previous studies have shown that common variants within CYP3A4 and CYP3A5 are associated with statin pharmacokinetics and the risk of cardiovascular disease. However, the association of variants in CYP3A4 and CYP3A5 with the prognosis of ischemic stroke remains undetermined. Therefore, we investigated this herein. Methods: Four hundred thirty-three consecutive patients with acute ischemic stroke were recruited. The outcome at the 1-year follow-up was assessed using the modified Rankin Scale (mRS).
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - May 3, 2019 Category: Neurology Authors: Shuo Li, Chang-he Shi, Xin-jing Liu, Yu-sheng Li, Shao-hua Li, Bo Song, Yu-ming Xu Source Type: research

Factors associated with quality of life early after ischemic stroke: the role of resilience.
DISCUSSION: Resilience was an independent predictor of quality of life beyond anxiety and depression in patients with ischemic stroke. Interventions aimed at improving resilience at acute hospitalization might be a worthwhile addition to improve quality of life early after stroke. PMID: 30957683 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation - April 7, 2019 Category: Neurology Authors: Liu Z, Zhou X, Zhang W, Zhou L Tags: Top Stroke Rehabil Source Type: research

Reliability and validity of a Chinese version of the Stigma Scale for Chronic Illness (SSCI) in patients with stroke.
Discussion The results provide initial evidence that the SSCI is a reliable and validated measure for evaluating stigma in stroke patients in China. PMID: 30900522 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation - March 21, 2019 Category: Neurology Authors: Lu Q, Deng C, Fu L, Wu R, Chang L, Qi H, Wang K, Jiang L, Yang X, Wang Y, Li L, Zhao Y Tags: Top Stroke Rehabil Source Type: research

External Validation of START nomogram to predict 3-Month unfavorable outcome in Chinese acute stroke patients
Recently, the NIHSS STroke Scale score, Age, pre-stroke mRS score, onset-to-treatment Time (START nomogram) predicts 3-month functional outcome after intravenous thrombolysis in ischemic stroke patients. However, this model has not yet been an external validation. We aim to validate the performance of START nomogram.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - March 18, 2019 Category: Neurology Authors: BaiLi Song, XiangLiang Chen, Dan Tang, Mako Ibrahim, YuKai Liu, Linda Nyame, Teng Jiang, Wei Wang, Xiang Li, Chao Sun, Zheng Zhao, Jie Yang, JunShan Zhou, JianJun Zou Source Type: research

Age-Specific Associations of Renal Impairment and Cerebral Small Vessel Disease Burden in Chinese with Ischaemic Stroke
Recent studies in Caucasians with transient ischaemic attack or ischaemic stroke have demonstrated significant age-specific associations between cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) burden on magnetic resonance imaging and renal impairment. We aimed to validate these findings in a large cohort of Chinese with ischaemic stroke.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - March 7, 2019 Category: Neurology Authors: Kui Kai Lau, Anderson Chun On Tsang, Kay Cheong Teo, Hoi Lam Li, Lawrence KW Chu, Justin Chung Hin Li, Morgan KC Chan, Vanessa Hang Lam Wan, Edward S Hui, Henry Ka Fung Mak Source Type: research

Electroacupuncture for Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy after Stroke: A Meta-Analysis
Background: Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) is the common complication among stroke and cerebral injury patients, which is lack of safe and effective treatment. Electroacupuncture (EA) may potentially be a reliably therapy, but the evidence is insufficiency. Methods: Cochrane Library, MEDLINE, Embase, Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure, Wan Fang Data, the Chinese Biology Medicine disc, etc., were searched, until July 20, 2018. We included random control trials that contrast EA with conventional rehabilitation therapy for the treatment of RSD.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - February 27, 2019 Category: Neurology Authors: Xuqiang Wei, Liyun He, Jia Liu, Yanke Ai, Yali Liu, Yi Yang, Baoyan Liu Source Type: research

Platelet Surface CD62p and Serum Vitamin D Levels are Associated with Clopidogrel Resistance in Chinese Patients with Ischemic Stroke
Background: To explore the association of platelet activation markers, vitamin D, and antiplatelet drugs resistance in ischemic stroke patients. Methods: A total of 230 patients with ischemic stroke were enrolled in this study. Platelet aggregation, platelet activation marker (CD62p), and vitamin D were measured after 7-14 days of dual antiplatelet treatment (aspirin  + clopidogrel). All individuals were divided into a drug resistance group and a drug sensitive group according to the platelet maximum aggregation rate induced by antagonist adenosine diphosphate or arachidonic acid.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - February 20, 2019 Category: Neurology Authors: Bi-Chao Lu, Xiao-Jie Shi, Lin Liang, Na Dong, Zhi-Zhong Liu Source Type: research

Serum Rheumatoid Factor Levels at Acute Phase of Ischemic Stroke are Associated with Poststroke Cognitive Impairment
Background: The effect of serum rheumatoid factor (RF) on poststroke cognitive impairment remains unknown. We aimed to investigate the association of serum RF in the acute phase with cognitive impairment at 3 months after ischemic stroke onset. Methods: Our study was based on a random sample from the China Antihypertensive Trial in Acute Ischemic Stroke, a total of 582 patients from 7 of 26 participating sites of the trial with serum RF levels were included in this analysis. Cognitive impairment was defined as Mini-Mental State Examination less than 27 or Montreal Cognitive Assessment less than 25.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - January 17, 2019 Category: Neurology Authors: Zhengbao Zhu, Lihua Chen, Daoxia Guo, Chongke Zhong, Aili Wang, Xiaoqing Bu, Tan Xu, Jianhui Zhang, Zhong Ju, Libing Guo, Jintao Zhang, Dong Li, Chung-Shiuan Chen, Jing Chen, Yonghong Zhang, Jiang He Source Type: research

The effects of Jin's three-needle acupuncture therapy on EEG alpha rhythm of stroke patients.
CONCLUSION: From the electrophysiological study, Jin's three-needle acupuncture therapy is efficient in stroke patients. PMID: 30599806 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation - January 2, 2019 Category: Neurology Authors: Yang X, Yu H, Zhang T, Luo X, Ding L, Chen B, Li D, Huang X, Guo X, Jia J Tags: Top Stroke Rehabil Source Type: research

Activities of daily living and life satisfaction of persons with stroke after rehabilitation in China: a longitudinal descriptive study.
CONCLUSIONS: Functional independence in ADLs increased within 3 years after discharge from rehabilitation, while life satisfaction was reported low and constant. Life satisfaction was predicted by severity of stroke, marital status, and return back to work at 1 year post discharge and by disability at 3 years post discharge. PMID: 30477414 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation - November 26, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Wang R, Zhang T, Langhammer B Tags: Top Stroke Rehabil Source Type: research

Psychometric properties of the Chinese-version Stroke and Aphasia Quality of Life Scale 39-generic version (SAQOL-39g).
CONCLUSIONS: The Chinese-version SAQOL-39g has excellent reliability, validity, and feasibility for measuring the QOL of Chinese post-stroke aphasia patients. The consistency between self-report and proxy-report forms was good, implying that the proxy-report form can be used to assess the QOL of post-stroke aphasia patients. PMID: 30451594 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation - November 19, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Qiu W, Guan H, Chen Z, Yu Y, Wu H, Yu WS, Qiu G, Feng X, Lee KYS Tags: Top Stroke Rehabil Source Type: research

Intravenous Thrombolysis Is Safe and Effective for the Cryptogenic Stroke in China: Data From the Thrombolysis Implementation and Monitor of Acute Ischemic Stroke in China (TIMS-China)
The intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) therapy is safe and efficient during the treatment of acute ischemic stroke. Nonetheless, the different outcomes among various stroke subgroups have limited data with regard to the safety and efficacy of cryptogenic stroke (CS). The present study compared the safety and efficacy when IVT with rt-PA was used for the treatment of CS and the other stroke subtypes.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - October 23, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Yu Fan, Xiaoling Liao, Yuesong Pan, Kehui Dong, Yilong Wang, Yongjun Wang, Thrombolysis Implementation and Monitor of Acute Ischemic Stroke in China (TIMS-China) Investigators Source Type: research

Stroke 112 Brief Report
Conclusions—Stroke 112, a universal stroke educational program without language barriers was developed. It could potentially be implemented worldwide, especially where 112 is used as an emergency phone number.
Source: Stroke - June 25, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Jing Zhao, Maryellen F. Eckenhoff, Wei-Zen Sun, Renyu Liu Tags: Cerebrovascular Disease/Stroke, Ischemic Stroke Brief Reports Source Type: research

Longitudinal Change of Perceived Salt Intake and Stroke Risk in a Chinese Population Clinical Sciences
Conclusions—Change in salt intake was associated with the stroke risk. These data support the dietary recommendation to the reduction of salt intake.
Source: Stroke - May 25, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Yun Li, Zhe Huang, Cheng Jin, Aijun Xing, Yesong Liu, Chunmei Huangfu, Alice H. Lichtenstein, Katherine L. Tucker, Shouling Wu, Xiang Gao Tags: Diet and Nutrition, Epidemiology, Lifestyle, Risk Factors, Cerebrovascular Disease/Stroke Original Contributions Source Type: research

Antiplatelet Treatment After Transient Ischemic Attack and Ischemic Stroke in Patients With Cerebral Microbleeds in 2 Large Cohorts and an Updated Systematic Review Clinical Sciences
Background and Purpose—In patients with transient ischemic attack/ischemic stroke, microbleed burden predicts intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), and ischemic stroke, but implications for antiplatelet treatment are uncertain. Previous cohort studies have had insufficient follow-up to assess the time course of risks, have not stratified risks by antithrombotic use, and have not reported extracranial bleeds or functional outcome of ICH versus ischemic stroke.Methods—In 2 independent prospective cohorts with transient ischemic attack/ischemic stroke (Oxford Vascular Study/mainly white; University of Hong Kong/mainly Chinese),...
Source: Stroke - May 25, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Kui Kai Lau, Caroline E. Lovelock, Linxin Li, Michela Simoni, Sergei Gutnikov, Wilhelm Kuker, Henry Ka Fung Mak, Peter M. Rothwell Tags: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Intracranial Hemorrhage, Ischemic Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) Original Contributions Source Type: research

Serum Hepatocyte Growth Factor Is Probably Associated With 3-Month Prognosis of Acute Ischemic Stroke Clinical Sciences
Background and Purpose—Serum hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) is positively associated with poor prognosis of heart failure and myocardial infarction, and it can also predict the risk of ischemic stroke in population. The goal of this study was to investigate the association between serum HGF and prognosis of ischemic stroke.Methods—A total of 3027 acute ischemic stroke patients were included in this post hoc analysis of the CATIS (China Antihypertensive Trial in Acute Ischemic Stroke). The primary outcome was composite outcome of death or major disability (modified Rankin Scale score ≥3) within 3 months.Results—Afte...
Source: Stroke - January 22, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Zhengbao Zhu, Tan Xu, Daoxia Guo, Xinfeng Huangfu, Chongke Zhong, Jingyuan Yang, Aili Wang, Chung-Shiuan Chen, Yanbo Peng, Tian Xu, Jinchao Wang, Yingxian Sun, Hao Peng, Qunwei Li, Zhong Ju, Deqin Geng, Jing Chen, Yonghong Zhang, Jiang He Tags: Biomarkers, Clinical Studies, Epidemiology, Prognosis, Ischemic Stroke Original Contributions Source Type: research

Effect of Smoking and Folate Levels on the Efficacy of Folic Acid Therapy in Prevention of Stroke in Hypertensive Men Clinical Sciences
Conclusions—Baseline folate levels and smoking status can interactively affect the risk of first stroke. Our data suggest that compared with never smokers, ever smokers may require a higher dosage of folic acid to achieve a greater beneficial effect on stroke. Our findings need to be confirmed by future randomized trials.Clinical Trial Registration—URL: https://www.clinicaltrials.gov. Unique identifier: NCT00794885.
Source: Stroke - December 22, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Ziyi Zhou, Jianping Li, Yaren Yu, Youbao Li, Yan Zhang, Lishun Liu, Yun Song, Min Zhao, Yu Wang, Genfu Tang, Mingli He, Xiping Xu, Yefeng Cai, Qiang Dong, Delu Yin, Xiao Huang, Xiaoshu Cheng, Binyan Wang, Fan Fan Hou, Xiaobin Wang, Xianhui Qin, Yong Huo Tags: Primary Prevention, Hypertension, Treatment, Cerebrovascular Disease/Stroke Original Contributions Source Type: research

Low-Dose Tirofiban Improves Functional Outcome in Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients Treated With Endovascular Thrombectomy Clinical Sciences
Conclusions—In patients with AIS undergoing ET, tirofiban is not associated with higher sICH, it seems to lead to lower odds of deaths and better odds of long-term functional independence. Further investigations are needed to determine the efficacy of tirofiban in preventing early reocclusion, the underlying mechanisms, and its optimal treatment protocol.
Source: Stroke - November 27, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Wenbo Zhao, Ruiwen Che, Shuyi Shang, Chuanjie Wu, Chuanhui Li, Longfei Wu, Jian Chen, Jiangang Duan, Haiqing Song, Hongqi Zhang, Feng Ling, Yuping Wang, David Liebeskind, Wuwei Feng, Xunming Ji Tags: Revascularization, Quality and Outcomes, Ischemic Stroke Original Contributions Source Type: research

Pancreatic {beta}-Cell Function and Prognosis of Nondiabetic Patients With Ischemic Stroke Clinical Sciences
Conclusions—In this large-scale registry, β-cell dysfunction was associated with an increased risk of 12-month poor prognosis in nondiabetic patients with ischemic stroke.
Source: Stroke - October 23, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Yuesong Pan, Weiqi Chen, Jing Jing, Huaguang Zheng, Qian Jia, Hao Li, Xingquan Zhao, Liping Liu, Yongjun Wang, Yan He, Yilong Wang Tags: Diabetes, Type 2, Secondary Prevention, Ischemic Stroke Original Contributions Source Type: research

{gamma}-Glutamyl Transferase as a Risk Factor for All-Cause or Cardiovascular Disease Mortality Among 5912 Ischemic Stroke Brief Report
Background and Purpose—The aim of the study was to evaluate the association of the measurement of serum γ-glutamyl transferase (GGT) concentrations at admission with 1-year all-cause or cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality in patients with acute ischemic stroke.Methods—This prospective, multicenter cohort study was conducted in 4 stroke centers in China. Baseline GGT measurements were tested. The relationship of GGT to the risk of death from all-cause or CVD was examined among 1-year follow-up patients.Results—We recorded results from 5912 patients with stroke. In those patients, 51.0% were men, and the median age...
Source: Stroke - September 25, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Wen-Jun Tu, Qiang Liu, Jian-Lei Cao, Sheng-Jie Zhao, Xian-Wei Zeng, Ai-Jun Deng Tags: Quality and Outcomes, Ischemic Stroke Brief Reports Source Type: research

Association of Major Depressive Episodes With Stroke Risk in a Prospective Study of 0.5 Million Chinese Adults Clinical Sciences
Conclusions— Findings from this large prospective study suggest that the presence of MDE is a risk factor for stroke, especially in smokers.
Source: Stroke - August 21, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: Sun, J., Ma, H., Yu, C., Lv, J., Guo, Y., Bian, Z., Yang, L., Chen, Y., Shen, H., Chen, Z., Hu, Z., Li, L., on behalf of the China Kadoorie Biobank Collaborative Group Tags: Mental Health, Cerebrovascular Disease/Stroke Clinical Sciences Source Type: research

External Validation of the Totaled Health Risks in Vascular Events Score to Predict Functional Outcome and Mortality in Patients Entered into the China National Stroke Registry
THRIVE (Totaled Health Risks in Vascular Events) score is a tool used to predict the functional outcome and mortality in patients with ischemic stroke at 3 months. This project aims to explore its prognostic value at 3, 6, and 12 months in Chinese stroke patients.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - August 17, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: Weiqi Chen, Gaifen Liu, Jiming Fang, Yilong Wang, Yanli Song, Yuesong Pan, Hao Li, Liping Liu, Chunxue Wang, David Zheng Wang, Xingquan Zhao, Yongjun Wang, China National Stroke Registry (CNSR) Investigators Source Type: research

Use of Warfarin at Discharge Among Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients With Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation in China Clinical Sciences
Conclusions— The rate of warfarin use remains low among patients with ischemic stroke and known nonvalvular atrial fibrillation in China. Hospital size and academic status together with patient age, heart failure, heavy alcohol drinking, international normalized ratio in hospital, and stroke severity on admission were each independently associated with the use of warfarin at discharge. There is much room for improvement for secondary stroke prevention in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation patients in China.
Source: Stroke - January 25, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: Yang, X., Li, Z., Zhao, X., Wang, C., Liu, L., Wang, C., Pan, Y., Li, H., Wang, D., Hart, R. G., Wang, Y., Wang, Y., on behalf of the China National Stroke Registry II Investigators Tags: Anticoagulants, Treatment, Quality and Outcomes, Ischemic Stroke Clinical Sciences Source Type: research

Impaired Glucose Regulation Predicted 1-Year Mortality of Chinese Patients With Ischemic Stroke: Data From Abnormal Glucose Regulation in Patients With Acute Stroke Across China Brief Reports
Conclusions— IGR was an independent predictor for the mortality of patients with ischemic stroke. IGR should be highlighted and intervened actively in the patients with ischemic stroke.
Source: Stroke - April 28, 2014 Category: Neurology Authors: Jia, Q., Liu, G., Zheng, H., Zhao, X., Wang, C., Wang, Y., Liu, L., Wang, Y., on behalf of the Investigators for the Survey on Abnormal Glucose Regulation in Patients With Acute Stroke Across China Tags: Cerebrovascular disease/stroke, Glucose intolerance, Risk Factors for Stroke Brief Reports Source Type: research