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Little is known about the associations between serum uric acid (SUA) levels and atherosclerotic carotid plaque vulnerability. The aim of this study was to assess the associations of SUA levels with the prevalence of vulnerable atherosclerotic carotid plaque in a community-based cohort. In the Asymptomatic Polyvascular Abnormalities Community (APAC) study,(More)
INTRODUCTION Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is a common complication in acute stroke. Evidence-based guidelines recommend the use of prophylactic heparins in patients with risk of DVT. We aimed to evaluate the clinical practices for DVT prophylaxis in acute stroke inpatients enrolled in a multicenter observational longitudinal study on deep venous thrombosis(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE High periprocedural complication rate is a key limitation of endovascular treatment of intracranial atherosclerotic disease (ICAD), despite potential risk reduction of recurrent stroke. Taking lessons from the Stenting and Aggressive Medical Management for Preventing Recurrent Stroke in Intracranial Arterial Stenosis (SAMMPRIS) trial,(More)
OBJECTIVES We carried out this cross-sectional study to explore the association between cerebral large artery lesions and leukoaraiosis in Chinese patients with stroke. The relationship between leukoaraiosis and risk factors of cerebral vascular disease was also investigated. METHODS Data were prospectively collected from patients with ischemic stroke(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the persistence of newly recognized abnormal glucose metabolism in patients following acute ischemic stroke and delineate the possible predictive factors for this persistence. METHODS A prospective observational study was performed. One hundred and twenty-three patients with acute first-ever ischemic stroke and no previous(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The ASTRAL score was recently introduced as a prognostic tool for acute ischemic stroke. It predicts 3-month outcome reliably in both the derivation and the validation European cohorts. We aimed to validate the ASTRAL score in a Chinese stroke population and moreover to explore its prognostic value to predict 12-month outcome. (More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the factors affecting preand post-stenting head computed tomography perfusion (CTP) in patients with middle cerebral artery stenosis. A total of 25 patients with severe middle cerebral artery stenosis were enrolled. CTP was performed prior to and following stenting. Scores were allocated to the time-to-peak (TTP)(More)
BACKGROUND Intravenous (i.v.) recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA) remains the only approved therapy for acute ischemic stroke. However, the use of i.v. thrombolysis is restricted to a minority of patients by the rigid 3-h time window. Modern imaging-based selection algorithms that can identify penumbra have been proposed as methods to extend the(More)
Recently, the ASTRAL score was developed from the Acute Stroke Registry and Analysis of Lausanne (ASTRAL) registry for the prediction of 3-month functional outcome in patients with acute ischemic stroke and performed well in a double external validation in 2 European stroke registries. It is a useful tool for clinical practice and stroke research. Up to(More)
BACKGROUND This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between thromboelastography adenosine diphosphate maximum amplitude (TEG-ADPMA) and recurrent ischemic events in patients with minor ischemic stroke or high-risk transient ischemic attack (TIA). METHODS A total of 265 patients received dual antiplatelet therapy were consecutively enrolled. High(More)