Kyung-Pil Park

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Future demographic changes predict an increase in the number of patients with atrial fibrillation. As long-term anticoagulation for the prevention of ischemic strokes becomes more prevalent, the burden of warfarin-associated intracerebral hemorrhage (W-ICH) is likely to grow. However, little is known about the clinical aspects and(More)
Statistical parametric mapping (SPM) and statistical probabilistic anatomical mapping (SPAM) were applied to basal/acetazolamide Tc-99m ECD brain perfusion SPECT images in patients with middle cerebral artery (MCA) stenosis to assess the efficacy of endovascular stenting of the MCA. Enrolled in the study were 11 patients (8 men and 3 women, mean age 54.2 ±(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Plasma levels of matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) have been proposed to be a useful biomarker for assessing pathological events in brain. Here, we examined the temporal profiles of MMP-9 in blood and brain using a rat model of acute focal cerebral ischemia. METHODS Plasma and brain levels of MMP-2 and MMP-9 were quantified at 3,(More)
BACKGROUND Multiple hypointense vessels (MHV) on susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI) are frequently observed in patients with acute cerebral ischemia, but their implication has not been clearly established. To elucidate the clinical significance of MHV on SWI, we investigated the association of MHV on SWI with clinical data and other MR markers in(More)
Neurovascular injury comprises a wide spectrum of pathophysiology that underlies the progression of brain injury after cerebral ischemia. Recently, it has been shown that activation of the integrin-associated protein CD47 mediates the development of blood–brain barrier injury and edema after cerebral ischemia. However, the mechanisms that mediate these(More)
BACKGROUND The rs112735431 polymorphism of the RNF213, a susceptibility variant for moyamoya disease (MMD), may be associated with non-MMD intracranial artery steno-occlusive disease of non-MMD type (non-MMD ICAD) in Asian. We investigated whether the rs112735431 polymorphism of the RNF213 affect the development of non-MMD ICAD in Koreans compared to MMD(More)
Department of Neurology, Research Institute for Convergence of Biomedical Science and Technology, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Yangsan, South Korea Department of Nuclear medicine, Medical Research Institute, Pusan National University Hospital, Busan, South Korea Department of Neurology and Radiology, Medical Research Institute, Pusan National(More)
BACKGROUND Spontaneous isolated posterior inferior cerebellar artery dissection (PICAD) is a very rare cause of ischemic stroke. Clinical and radiologic features of ischemic type of isolated spontaneous PICAD are not well established. METHODS We consecutively enrolled patients who had spontaneous isolated PICAD confirmed by digital subtraction cerebral(More)