Takao Hoshino

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BACKGROUND Patients with vertebrobasilar (VB) circulation ischemia can present with nonspecific symptoms, which complicate the distinction of transient ischemic attack (TIA) from other benign disorders. According to previously accepted classifications, typical TIA does not occur with VB symptom such as vertigo, diplopia, or dysarthria in isolation. However,(More)
Although therapeutic hypothermia is known to improve neurologic outcomes after perinatal cerebral hypoxia-ischemia, etiology remains unknown. To decipher the mechanisms whereby hypothermia regulates metabolic dynamics in different brain regions, we used a two-step approach: a metabolomics to target metabolic pathways responding to cooling, and a(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of the CHADS2 scoring system as a prognostic tool for stroke patients with a prior history of coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS We enrolled 148 acute ischemic stroke patients (mean age, 74.2 years; males, 77.0%) with a history of CAD. Pre-admission CHADS2 scores were calculated by(More)
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