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A 35-year-old man presented with simultaneous occurrence of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) and cerebral infarction (CI) caused by anterior cerebral artery (ACA) dissection. He complained of sudden onset of left frontal headache and his symptoms progressed to consciousness disturbance and right hemiparesis. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging(More)
AIM It remains unclear whether the decrease in the ADMA level associated with statin treatment results from the LDL-C-lowering effect or the pleiotropic effects of statins. A prospective, controlled study was conducted to examine whether statin treatment affects serum ADMA concentrations in ischemic stroke patients. METHODS Consecutive outpatients with(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The aim of this study was to investigate the association of admission serum thyroid hormone concentration with clinical characteristics and functional outcomes in patients after acute ischemic stroke. METHODS We retrospectively enrolled 398 consecutive patients admitted to our stroke center between July 2010 and April 2012. Serum(More)
We herein report the case of a 75-year-old woman with a paradoxical cerebral air embolism (CAE). She developed a bilateral visual disturbance at the time of needle puncture during a computed tomography (CT)-guided percutaneous needle lung biopsy in the face down position. The air density within the descending aorta on chest CT suggested the presence of a(More)
BACKGROUND Asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) affects vascular function by blocking nitric oxide synthesis. We examined the relationship of ADMA concentration to vascular risk factors in subjects who have undergone annual medical check-up. METHODS ADMA concentration, lipid profile and vascular risk factors were assessed during an annual medical(More)
The main symptoms of acute primary angle-closure glaucoma (PACG) include pain in the head and/or the eyes in addition to the characteristic halo and blurred vision. When loss of vision is accompanied by such pain, PACG is usually suspected. However, no information has been available regarding painless acute angle-closure glaucoma. Recently, we treated a(More)
Many drugs for cerebral infarction that were shown to be effective in animal experiments have shown negative results in human clinical trials. For this reason, a completely new approach is needed to develop brain protection therapies against cerebral infarction. Brain protection therapies can be categorized into 3 types: 1) lengthening the therapeutic time(More)
Valproic acid (VPA) is widely used for the clinical treatment of epilepsy. Previous studies have demonstrated that VPA ameliorates brain injury following experimental stroke. However, the effect of VPA in stroke models featuring comorbid conditions has not been fully explored. In this study, we investigate the effects of VPA on permanent ischemic stroke(More)
No information has been available regarding middle cerebral artery (MCA) dissection occurring as a result of athletics. We describe a case of cerebral infarction in the right MCA region that occurred in young, right-handed tennis player while he was serving. Angiography with a contrast medium and a 3-dimensional rotational system revealed proximal M2(More)
Although a decrease in cerebrovascular reserves (CVR) is known to enhance the risk of stroke, changes in this parameter after carotid artery stenting (CAS) have rarely been investigated. The present study is the first to compare CVR recoveries after applying CAS to patients with symptomatic carotid artery disease. CAS was performed for 31 consecutive(More)