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Non-contrast enhanced computed tomography (NCCT) is usually performed to estimate bleeding complications immediately after procedures. However, hyperdense areas on NCCT have not yet been understood; different interpretations have been reported in the literature. It remains unclear whether NCCT performed immediately after intra-arterial revascularization(More)
We aimed to elucidate whether the eNOS T-786C mutant allele is implicated in subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) susceptibility or vasospasm after SAH, and whether the mutant allele is differentially expressed in those with small and large ruptured aneurysms in Korean population. 136 consecutive patients diagnosed with aneurismal SAH and 113 controls were(More)
BACKGROUND Brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) has been shown to play an important role in poststroke recovery. BDNF secretion is influenced by genetic and epigenetic profiles. This study aimed to investigate whether BDNF val66met polymorphism and promoter methylation status were associated with outcomes at two weeks and one year after stroke. (More)
BACKGROUND Mood disorder is a frequent complication of stroke. Comorbid depressive and anxiety disorders are very common, indicating that it is advisable to assess both disorders at the same time. The aim of the present study was to examine the prevalence of post-stroke depression (PSD) and poststroke anxiety (PSA) at baseline and to evaluate factors(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE We aimed to generate rigorous graphical and statistical reference data based on volumetric measurements for assessing the relative severity of white matter hyperintensities (WMHs) in patients with stroke. METHODS We prospectively mapped WMHs from 2699 patients with first-ever ischemic stroke (mean age=66.8±13.0 years) enrolled(More)
BACKGROUND Human infection with Streptococcus suis (S. suis), a zoonotic pathogen, has been reported mainly in pig-rearing and pork-consuming countries. Meningitis is the most-common clinical manifestation and is often associated with deafness and vestibular dysfunction. CASE REPORT A 57-year-old man was referred to the hospital with headaches, fevers,(More)
INTRODUCTION This study aimed to compare screening properties of four assessment scales for poststroke depression (PSD) at 2 weeks and 1 year after index stroke, and investigated factors contributing to misclassification. METHODS A total of 423 patients were evaluated 2 weeks after stroke and 288 (68%) were followed 1 year later, and were diagnosed as(More)
The aims of this study were to assess the clinical characteristics of myasthenic crisis after thymectomy (MCAT) and to identify predictors affecting the occurrence of MCAT. Of 66 patients with myasthenia gravis (MG), MCAT occurred in 20 patients (30.3%). The median time interval from thymectomy to MCAT was 3.4 months. MCAT occurred in 65.0% of patients(More)
BACKGROUND Polymorphisms of serotonin transporter (5-HTT) and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) have been investigated as candidate genes for post-stroke depression (PSD). Serotonin 2a receptor (5-HTR2a) genes have not been yet investigated in PSD. This study aimed to investigate whether the 5-HTT, 5-HTR2a, and BDNF genes are associated with PSD(More)
BACKGROUND Possible factors associated with early outcome after thrombolysis are the recanalization time and the status of tissue. We assessed whether combined intravenous (IV) and intra-arterial (IA) thrombolysis performed according to the status of tissue based on perfusion computed tomography (PCT) is beneficial for the early outcome in patients with(More)