Vladimir P Sakovich

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Genomewide DNA linkage analysis identified a susceptibility locus for intracranial aneurysm (IA) on chromosome 19q13 in the Finnish population, a region including the kallikrein gene cluster. We investigated the association of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the kallikrein gene cluster with IA in the Finnish population. (More)
Rupture of a saccular intracranial aneurysm (SIA) causes thunderclap headache but it remains unclear whether headache in general and migraine in particular are more prevalent in patients with unruptured SIA. In a prospective case–control study 199 consecutive patients with SIA (103 females and 96 males, mean age: 43.2 years) received a semistructured face(More)
The distribution of allele and genotype frequencies of the Alu-insertion polymorphism of the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) gene and missence mutations leading to the substitution of arginine to cysteine in positions 112 and 158 of apolipoprotein E (APOE) has been studied in 166 patients with brain intracranial aneurysms and in 192 controls of Russian(More)
In the past decade, there has been a clear trend for the use of low-invasive surgical interventions in many divisions of neurosurgery. Since each operation is bound to be followed by tissue traumatization, a decrease in the sizes of skull trepanation should be regarded as a way of reducing the incidence of intra- and extracranial complications. The proposed(More)
The study of identical twins revealed an important role of hereditary factors in the development of cerebral aneurysms. The "weakness" of connective tissue, caused by some genetic (or polygenic) defects, concurrent with several acquired conditions (essential hypertension, connective tissue disorders) leads to the development and rupture of cerebral(More)
An aim of the study was to compare by the analysis of pedigrees the frequency of vascular pathology in first-degree relatives (FDR) of patients with intracranial aneurysms (IA) and controls. Pedigrees were selected by interviewing 194 patients with IA (94 men and 100 women) and 193 age- and sex-matched control patients. Only FDR with complete information(More)