Kazumi Kimura

Summary

Affiliation: Kawasaki Medical School
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Relationships between angiographic findings and National Institutes of Health stroke scale score in cases of hyperacute carotid ischemic stroke
    Makoto Nakajima
    Cerebrovascular Division, Department of Medicine, National Cardiovascular Center, Kumamoto, Japan
    AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 25:238-41. 2004
  2. doi request reprint A simple clinical and MRI scale to predict good outcome in t-PA patients
    Kazumi Kimura
    Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki City, Okayama, Japan
    Neurol Res 33:1038-43. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Administration of edaravone, a free radical scavenger, during t-PA infusion can enhance early recanalization in acute stroke patients--a preliminary study
    Kazumi Kimura
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, Japan
    J Neurol Sci 313:132-6. 2012
  4. pmc Encephalopathy associated with autoimmune thyroid disease in patients with Graves' disease: clinical manifestations, follow-up, and outcomes
    Gianluca Tamagno
    Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus, St Vincent s University Hospital, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
    BMC Neurol 10:27. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Analysis of 16,922 patients with acute ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack in Japan. A hospital-based prospective registration study
    Kazumi Kimura
    Cerebrovascular Division, Department of Medicine, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    Cerebrovasc Dis 18:47-56. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Mortality and cause of death after hospital discharge in 10,981 patients with ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack
    Kazumi Kimura
    Cerebrovascular Division, Department of Medicine, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka City, Japan
    Cerebrovasc Dis 19:171-8. 2005
  7. pmc Atrial fibrillation as a predictive factor for severe stroke and early death in 15,831 patients with acute ischaemic stroke
    K Kimura
    Cerebrovascular Division, Department of Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki City, Okayama 701 0192, Japan
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 76:679-83. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of in-hospital onset ischemic stroke
    Kazumi Kimura
    Cerebrovascular Division, Department of Medicine, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
    Eur Neurol 55:155-9. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Hyperglycemia independently increases the risk of early death in acute spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage
    Kazumi Kimura
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, 577 Matsushima, Kurashiki City, Okayama, 701 0192, Japan
    J Neurol Sci 255:90-4. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Atrial fibrillation as an independent predictor for no early recanalization after IV-t-PA in acute ischemic stroke
    Kazumi Kimura
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, 577 Matsushima, Kurashiki City, Okayama, 701 0192, Japan
    J Neurol Sci 267:57-61. 2008

Detail Information

Publications146 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi request reprint Relationships between angiographic findings and National Institutes of Health stroke scale score in cases of hyperacute carotid ischemic stroke
    Makoto Nakajima
    Cerebrovascular Division, Department of Medicine, National Cardiovascular Center, Kumamoto, Japan
    AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 25:238-41. 2004
    ..We evaluated the relationships between National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) scores and findings on intra-arterial digital subtraction angiograms (IA-DSA) of patients with ischemic stroke within 6 hr of stroke onset...
  2. doi request reprint A simple clinical and MRI scale to predict good outcome in t-PA patients
    Kazumi Kimura
    Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki City, Okayama, Japan
    Neurol Res 33:1038-43. 2011
    ..The present study aimed to devise a simple scale to predict good outcome using clinical factors and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings before and immediately after t-PA infusion...
  3. doi request reprint Administration of edaravone, a free radical scavenger, during t-PA infusion can enhance early recanalization in acute stroke patients--a preliminary study
    Kazumi Kimura
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, Japan
    J Neurol Sci 313:132-6. 2012
    ..The aim of the present study was to investigate whether administration of edaravone during t-PA infusion can enhance early recanalization in acute stroke patients...
  4. pmc Encephalopathy associated with autoimmune thyroid disease in patients with Graves' disease: clinical manifestations, follow-up, and outcomes
    Gianluca Tamagno
    Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus, St Vincent s University Hospital, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
    BMC Neurol 10:27. 2010
    ..Almost all EAATD patients are affected by Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT), although fourteen EAATD patients with Graves' disease (GD) have been also reported...
  5. ncbi request reprint Analysis of 16,922 patients with acute ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack in Japan. A hospital-based prospective registration study
    Kazumi Kimura
    Cerebrovascular Division, Department of Medicine, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    Cerebrovasc Dis 18:47-56. 2004
    ..The purpose of the present study was to clarify the present status of stroke medicine in Japan using a hospital-based, prospective registration study of 156 hospitals from all over Japan...
  6. ncbi request reprint Mortality and cause of death after hospital discharge in 10,981 patients with ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack
    Kazumi Kimura
    Cerebrovascular Division, Department of Medicine, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka City, Japan
    Cerebrovasc Dis 19:171-8. 2005
    ....
  7. pmc Atrial fibrillation as a predictive factor for severe stroke and early death in 15,831 patients with acute ischaemic stroke
    K Kimura
    Cerebrovascular Division, Department of Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki City, Okayama 701 0192, Japan
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 76:679-83. 2005
    ..Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common arrhythmia and a major risk factor for stroke...
  8. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of in-hospital onset ischemic stroke
    Kazumi Kimura
    Cerebrovascular Division, Department of Medicine, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
    Eur Neurol 55:155-9. 2006
    ..The aim of the present study was to clarify the clinical characteristics of in-hospital onset stroke...
  9. ncbi request reprint Hyperglycemia independently increases the risk of early death in acute spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage
    Kazumi Kimura
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, 577 Matsushima, Kurashiki City, Okayama, 701 0192, Japan
    J Neurol Sci 255:90-4. 2007
    ..It is unclear whether hyperglycemia on admission in patients with acute intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) increases the risk of early death...
  10. ncbi request reprint Atrial fibrillation as an independent predictor for no early recanalization after IV-t-PA in acute ischemic stroke
    Kazumi Kimura
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, 577 Matsushima, Kurashiki City, Okayama, 701 0192, Japan
    J Neurol Sci 267:57-61. 2008
    ..Intravenous administration of tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) dissolves the clot and can improve clinical outcome in patients with acute ischemic stroke. However, lack of early recanalization frequently does not result in good outcome...
  11. doi request reprint Kurashiki prehospital stroke scale
    Kazumi Kimura
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, Okayama, Japan
    Cerebrovasc Dis 25:189-91. 2008
  12. doi request reprint Recanalization between 1 and 24 hours after t-PA therapy is a strong predictor of cerebral hemorrhage in acute ischemic stroke patients
    Kazumi Kimura
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, Japan
    J Neurol Sci 270:48-52. 2008
    ..The most important complication of t-PA therapy is intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). The aim of this study was to use serial MRI studies to identify independent predictors of symptomatic and asymptomatic ICH after t-PA therapy...
  13. doi request reprint Hemorrhagic transformation of ischemic brain tissue after t-PA thrombolysis as detected by MRI may be asymptomatic, but impair neurological recovery
    Kazumi Kimura
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, Japan
    J Neurol Sci 272:136-42. 2008
    ..However, it has been unclear whether asymptomatic intracranial hemorrhage has clinical implications...
  14. doi request reprint IV t-PA therapy in acute stroke patients with atrial fibrillation
    Kazumi Kimura
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki City, Okayama, Japan
    J Neurol Sci 276:6-8. 2009
    ..We investigated clinical characteristics and patient outcome in patients with and without AF after t-PA therapy...
  15. doi request reprint Recanalization of the MCA should play an important role in dramatic recovery after t-PA therapy in patients with ICA occlusion
    Kazumi Kimura
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, 577 Matsushima, Kurashiki, Okayama 701 0192, Japan
    J Neurol Sci 285:130-3. 2009
    ..However, we have sometimes observed dramatic recovery in patients with ICA occlusion after t-PA therapy. The aim of the present study was to investigate the mechanism of dramatic recovery in such patients...
  16. doi request reprint Early recanalization rate of major occluded brain arteries after intravenous tissue plasminogen activator therapy using serial magnetic resonance angiography studies
    Kazumi Kimura
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, Okayama, Japan
    Eur Neurol 62:287-92. 2009
    ..The present study investigated early recanalization rate of major occluded arteries after tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) infusion using serial magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) studies...
  17. doi request reprint The combination of elevated BNP and AF as a predictor of no early recanalization after IV-t-PA in acute ischemic stroke
    Kazumi Kimura
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki City, Okayama 701 0192, Japan
    J Neurol Sci 290:37-40. 2010
    ..Most stroke patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) have elevated BNP levels. We investigated the relationships of plasma BNP levels before t-PA infusion and AF with early recanalization after t-PA infusion...
  18. doi request reprint Recanalization within one hour after intravenous tissue plasminogen activator is associated with favorable outcome in acute stroke patients
    Kazumi Kimura
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki City, Japan
    Eur Neurol 63:331-6. 2010
    ..However, the time threshold of early recanalization for a favorable outcome remains unclear. The aim of this study was to assess patient outcome 3 months after t-PA therapy among patients with early, delayed and without recanalization...
  19. doi request reprint Early stroke treatment with IV t-PA associated with early recanalization
    Kazumi Kimura
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, 577 Matsushima, Kurashiki City, Okayama 701 0192, Japan
    J Neurol Sci 295:53-7. 2010
    ..The aim of the study was to assess the correlation between OTT and early recanalization rate after IV-t-PA therapy...
  20. doi request reprint Intravenous tissue plasminogen activator thrombolysis in patients without major arterial occlusion seems to be safe and effective
    Kazumi Kimura
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, Okayama, Japan
    Eur Neurol 64:258-64. 2010
    ..It is not clear whether tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) thrombolysis in patients without major arterial occlusion is effective or safe...
  21. doi request reprint Serial changes in ischemic lesion volume and neurological recovery after t-PA therapy
    Kazumi Kimura
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, Okayama, Japan
    J Neurol Sci 304:35-9. 2011
    ..The present study investigated the relationship between serial changes in ischemic lesion volume (ILV) and neurological recovery after t-PA therapy...
  22. doi request reprint Admission hyperglycemia and serial infarct volume after t-PA therapy in patients with and without early recanalization
    Kazumi Kimura
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, Japan
    J Neurol Sci 307:55-9. 2011
    ..The present study examined the effects of admission hyperglycemia and early recanalization (ER) after t-PA administration on infarct volume and patient outcome...
  23. doi request reprint Clinical and MRI predictors of no early recanalization within 1 hour after tissue-type plasminogen activator administration
    Kazumi Kimura
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, 577 Matsushima, Kurashiki City, Okayama 701 0192, Japan
    Stroke 42:3150-5. 2011
    ..The aim of the present study was to investigate independent clinical and MRI factors associated with no early recanalization within 1 hour after tissue-type plasminogen activator (tPA) administration...
  24. doi request reprint Early neurological deterioration within 24 hours after intravenous rt-PA therapy for stroke patients: the Stroke Acute Management with Urgent Risk Factor Assessment and Improvement rt-PA Registry
    Mayumi Mori
    Department of Cerebrovascular Medicine, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Japan
    Cerebrovasc Dis 34:140-6. 2012
    ....
  25. doi request reprint Reduced estimated glomerular filtration rate is associated with stroke outcome after intravenous rt-PA: the Stroke Acute Management with Urgent Risk-Factor Assessment and Improvement (SAMURAI) rt-PA registry
    Masaki Naganuma
    Department of Cerebrovascular Medicine, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    Cerebrovasc Dis 31:123-9. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to determine whether renal dysfunction affects the outcome of stroke patients treated with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA)...
  26. doi request reprint Contrast-enhanced transcranial color-coded duplex sonography criteria for basilar artery stenosis
    Yohei Tateishi
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, Okayama, Japan
    J Neuroimaging 18:407-10. 2008
    ..The aim of this study is to assess contrast-enhanced transcranial color-coded duplex sonography (CE-TCCS) diagnosis of basilar artery (BA) stenosis...
  27. doi request reprint Intravenous thrombolysis based on diffusion-weighted imaging and fluid-attenuated inversion recovery mismatch in acute stroke patients with unknown onset time
    Junya Aoki
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki City, Japan
    Cerebrovasc Dis 31:435-41. 2011
    ..Patients with unknown onset time would be able to receive intravenous thrombolysis when showing diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI)/fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) mismatch...
  28. doi request reprint Maintenance hemodialysis independently increases the risk of early death after acute intracerebral hemorrhage
    Takashi Shimoyama
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki City, Japan
    Cerebrovasc Dis 36:47-54. 2013
    ..It is unknown whether the clinical features and outcomes of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) patients who undergo maintenance hemodialysis (HD) at the time of ICH are similar to those of general ICH patients...
  29. doi request reprint Continuous antihypertensive therapy throughout the initial 24 hours of intracerebral hemorrhage: the stroke acute management with urgent risk-factor assessment and improvement-intracerebral hemorrhage study
    Junpei Kobayashi
    From the Department of Cerebrovascular Medicine J K, E T, T O, S S, K M, K T, Division of Stroke Care Unit M K, S A, and Department of Neurology K N, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Japan Department of Cerebrovascular Medicine, NHO Kyushu Medical Center, Fukuoka, Japan Y O Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki, Japan K Kimura Department of Neurology, Stroke Center, Kobe City Medical Center General Hospital, Kobe, Japan H Y Department of Neurology, NHO Nagoya Medical Center, Nagoya, Japan S O Department of Neurology, St Marianna University School of Medicine, Kawasaki, Japan Y H Department of Neurosurgery and Stroke Center, Kyorin University School of Medicine, Mitaka, Japan Y S Department of Stroke Neurology, Kohnan Hospital, Sendai, Japan E F Department of Neurosurgery and Stroke Center, Nakamura Memorial Hospital, Sapporo, Japan J N and Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine
    Stroke 45:868-70. 2014
    ..We aimed to determine the association between sequential systolic blood pressure (SBP) levels during AHT and outcomes in ICH patients...
  30. doi request reprint Impact of early blood pressure variability on stroke outcomes after thrombolysis: the SAMURAI rt-PA Registry
    Kaoru Endo
    Department of Cerebrovascular Medicine, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Osaka 565 8565, Japan
    Stroke 44:816-8. 2013
    ..The present study determines associations between early blood pressure (BP) variability and stroke outcomes after intravenous thrombolysis...
  31. doi request reprint Nationwide survey of neuro-specialists' opinions on anticoagulant therapy after intracerebral hemorrhage in patients with atrial fibrillation
    Koichiro Maeda
    Department of Cerebrovascular Medicine, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Japan
    J Neurol Sci 312:82-5. 2012
    ..A nationwide survey was conducted regarding anticoagulant therapy in patients with acute intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) on warfarin with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF)...
  32. doi request reprint Brain natriuretic peptide is a marker associated with thrombus in stroke patients with atrial fibrillation
    Yoko Okada
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, Okayama, Japan
    J Neurol Sci 301:86-9. 2011
    ..Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and atrial thrombus are at high risk of thromboembolic events. We investigated whether BNP levels can serve as a biological marker of thrombus...
  33. doi request reprint Intravenous alteplase at 0.6 mg/kg for acute stroke patients with basilar artery occlusion: the stroke acute management with urgent risk factor assessment and improvement (SAMURAI) Recombinant tissue plasminogen activator registry
    Tetsuya Miyagi
    Department of Cerebrovascular Medicine, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Japan
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 22:1098-106. 2013
    ..The therapeutic efficacy of low-dose intravenous alteplase (0.6 mg/kg) for basilar artery occlusion (BAO) remains unknown...
  34. doi request reprint Systolic blood pressure after intravenous antihypertensive treatment and clinical outcomes in hyperacute intracerebral hemorrhage: the stroke acute management with urgent risk-factor assessment and improvement-intracerebral hemorrhage study
    Yuki Sakamoto
    Department of Cerebrovascular Medicine, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Japan
    Stroke 44:1846-51. 2013
    ..However, the relationship between BP after antihypertensive therapy and clinical outcomes is not fully known...
  35. doi request reprint Early ischemic change on CT versus diffusion-weighted imaging for patients with stroke receiving intravenous recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator therapy: stroke acute management with urgent risk-factor assessment and improvement (SAMURAI) rt-PA
    Tomohisa Nezu
    Department of Cerebrovascular Medicine, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Osaka 565 8565, Japan
    Stroke 42:2196-200. 2011
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint In-hospital onset ischemic stroke may be associated with atrial fibrillation and right-to-left shunt
    Yasuyuki Iguchi
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, 577 Matsushima, Kurashiki City, Okayama, 701 0192, Japan
    J Neurol Sci 254:39-43. 2007
    ..The present study aimed to identify differences in stroke etiology between in-hospital and out-of-hospital onset...
  37. ncbi request reprint Paradoxical brain embolism may not be uncommon-prospective study in acute ischemic stroke
    Yuji Ueno
    Stroke Center, Dept of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, 577 Matsushima, Kurashiki City, Okayama, 701 0192, Japan
    J Neurol 254:763-6. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the frequency and clarify the clinical characteristics of paradoxical brain embolism (PBE)...
  38. doi request reprint CHADS2 score is associated with 3-month clinical outcomes after intravenous rt-PA therapy in stroke patients with atrial fibrillation: SAMURAI rt-PA Registry
    Masatoshi Koga
    Division of Stroke Care Unit, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Japan
    J Neurol Sci 306:49-53. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to examine whether CHADS(2) score is associated with clinical outcomes following recombinant tissue type plasminogen activator (rt-PA) therapy in stroke patients with atrial fibrillation (AF)...
  39. doi request reprint Early ischaemic diffusion lesion reduction in patients treated with intravenous tissue plasminogen activator: infrequent, but significantly associated with recanalization
    Yuki Sakamoto
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, 577 Matsushima, Kurashiki City, Okayama, Japan
    Int J Stroke 8:321-6. 2013
    ..Recent studies have shown that thrombolysis could decrease or eliminate ischaemic diffusion-weighted imaging lesions. However, the features of such diffusion-weighted imaging lesion reduction are not well known...
  40. doi request reprint Brain natriuretic peptide as a predictor of cardioembolism in acute ischemic stroke patients: brain natriuretic peptide stroke prospective study
    Kenichiro Sakai
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki, Japan
    Eur Neurol 69:246-51. 2013
    ..The aim of the present study was to prospectively investigate the utility of this predefined threshold...
  41. doi request reprint NIHSS-time score easily predicts outcomes in rt-PA patients: the SAMURAI rt-PA registry
    Junya Aoki
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki, Japan
    J Neurol Sci 327:6-11. 2013
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint Paradoxical brain embolism as a cause of central retinal artery occlusion: a case report
    Koji Hayashi
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Stroke Center, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki City, Okayama, Japan
    J Neuroimaging 17:255-7. 2007
    ..No other embolic sources were identified in the carotid artery, aortic arch, or heart. We report herein a case of CRAO caused by paradoxical brain embolism...
  43. doi request reprint Routine use of intravenous low-dose recombinant tissue plasminogen activator in Japanese patients: general outcomes and prognostic factors from the SAMURAI register
    Kazunori Toyoda
    Cerebrovascular Division, Department of Medicine, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Japan
    Stroke 40:3591-5. 2009
    ..6 mg/kg alteplase), which was approved in Japan in 2005, within 3 hours of stroke onset...
  44. doi request reprint Utility of the Kurashiki Prehospital Stroke Scale for hyperacute stroke
    Yasuyuki Iguchi
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, 577 Matsushima, Kurashiki City, Okayama, Japan
    Cerebrovasc Dis 31:51-6. 2011
    ..Our aim was to confirm the utility of paramedics using the Kurashiki Prehospital Stroke Scale (KPSS), with a maximum score of 13, for patients who may be eligible for administration of intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (IV t-PA)...
  45. doi request reprint Factors associated with onset-to-door time in patients with transient ischemic attack admitted to stroke centers
    Toshiyuki Uehara
    From the Department of Cerebrovascular Medicine, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Japan T U, K M Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki, Japan K K Department of Cerebrovascular Medicine and Neurology, Clinical Research Institute, National Hospital Organization Kyushu Medical Center, Fukuoka, Japan Y O Department of Neurology, Nagoya Daini Red Cross Hospital, Nagoya, Japan Y H Department of Neurology and Cerebrovascular Medicine, Saitama Medical University Saitama International Medical Center, Hidaka, Japan N T Department of Stroke Science, Research Institute for Brain and Blood Vessels Akita, Akita, Japan A S Department of Neurology, Tokai University, Isehara, Japan S T Department of Neurosurgery, Nakamura Memorial Hospital, Sapporo, Japan J N Department of Neurology, Ebara Hospital, Tokyo, Japan K A Department of Neurosurgery, Tokushima University, Tokushima, Japan S N Department of Neurosurgery, Iwate Medical University, Morioka, Japan K O Department of Neurology, Tokyo Women s Medical University, Tokyo, Japan T N, Staten Island
    Stroke 45:611-3. 2014
    ....
  46. doi request reprint Systolic blood pressure lowering to 160 mmHg or less using nicardipine in acute intracerebral hemorrhage: a prospective, multicenter, observational study (the Stroke Acute Management with Urgent Risk-factor Assessment and Improvement-Intracerebral Hemorrh
    Masatoshi Koga
    Division of Stroke Care Unit, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Japan
    J Hypertens 30:2357-64. 2012
    ..Optimal blood pressure (BP) control in acute intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) remains controversial. We determined the effects of SBP lowering to 160 mmHg or more using intravenous nicardipine for acute ICH patients...
  47. ncbi request reprint Paradoxical brain embolism in an acute stroke
    Takeshi Iwanaga
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, Japan
    J Neurol Sci 254:102-4. 2007
    ..Multiple imaging modalities were used, allowing rapid diagnosis of paradoxical embolism, with an underlying DVT as the mechanism of stroke. Of all the investigations, visualization with TEE proved crucial in confirming the diagnosis...
  48. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of atrial fibrillation in community-dwelling Japanese aged 40 years or older in Japan: analysis of 41,436 non-employee residents in Kurashiki-city
    Yasuyuki Iguchi
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, 577 Matsushima, Kurashiki 701 0192, Japan
    Circ J 72:909-13. 2008
    ..A community-based study was conducted to estimate the prevalence of atrial fibrillation (AF) in Japanese adults aged >or=40 years in Kurashiki-city and to examine associated risk factors...
  49. doi request reprint Increasing number of stroke specialists should contribute to utilization of IV rt-PA: results of questionnaires from 1,466 hospitals in Japan
    Yasuyuki Iguchi
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki City, Okayama, Japan
    J Neurol Sci 279:66-9. 2009
    ....
  50. doi request reprint Stroke incidence and usage rate of thrombolysis in a Japanese urban city: the Kurashiki stroke registry
    Yasuyuki Iguchi
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki, Japan
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 22:349-57. 2013
    ..To investigate stroke incidence and rate of thrombolytic therapy in an urban city of around 500,000 residents...
  51. doi request reprint Conjugate eye deviation in acute intracerebral hemorrhage: stroke acute management with urgent risk-factor assessment and improvement--ICH (SAMURAI-ICH) study
    Shoichiro Sato
    Department of Cerebrovascular Medicine, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, 5 7 1 Fujishirodai, Suita, Osaka 565 8565, Japan
    Stroke 43:2898-903. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to elucidate the factors that correlate with CED as well as the relationship between CED and outcomes in patients with acute intracerebral hemorrhage...
  52. ncbi request reprint Transcranial color-coded real-time sonographic criteria for occlusion of the middle cerebral artery in acute ischemic stroke
    Toshiyasu Ogata
    Department of Medicine, Cerebrovascular Division, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
    AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 25:1680-4. 2004
    ..Transcranial color-coded real-time sonography (TCCS) is a useful tool to evaluate disease of the middle cerebral artery (MCA). This study was undertaken to identify TCCS criteria for the diagnosis of MCA stem and MCA branch occlusions...
  53. ncbi request reprint Transcranial doppler and carotid duplex ultrasonography findings in Bow hunter's syndrome
    Yasuyuki Iguchi
    Stroke Center, Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, 577 Matsushima, Kurashiki City, Okayama 701 0192, Japan
    J Neuroimaging 16:278-80. 2006
    ..Neurosonology appears to be useful for diagnosing and evaluating BHS...
  54. ncbi request reprint Spontaneous recanalization at subacute phase of stroke may be dramatic: A case report
    Yasuyuki Iguchi
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, 577 Matsushima, Kurashiki City, Okayama 701 0192, Japan
    J Neurol Sci 252:92-5. 2007
    ..After the presence of microembolic signals on TCD display, dynamic flow changes of the middle cerebral artery (MCA) occurred, which represented recanalization of the occluded MCA...
  55. ncbi request reprint Microembolic signals within 24 hours of stroke onset and diffusion-weighted MRI abnormalities
    Makoto Nakajima
    Cerebrovascular Division, Department of Medicine, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
    Cerebrovasc Dis 23:282-8. 2007
    ..In a prospective study the authors analyzed the relationship between MES and the findings on diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DWI) in acute stroke patients...
  56. ncbi request reprint Microembolic signals are associated with progression of arterial lesion in Moyamoya disease: a case report
    Yasuyuki Iguchi
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, 577 Matsushima, Kurashiki City, Okayama, 701 0192, Japan
    J Neurol Sci 260:253-5. 2007
    ..After MRA showed the development of stenotic lesions 10 days after first TCD monitoring, MES were absent. MES may be related to the clinical activity of Moyamoya disease...
  57. ncbi request reprint New asymptomatic ischemic lesions on diffusion-weighted imaging after cerebral angiography
    Kensaku Shibazaki
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, 577 Matsushima, Kurashiki City, Okayama, 701 0192, Japan
    J Neurol Sci 266:150-5. 2008
    ..We investigated the frequency of new lesions on diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) after conventional cerebral angiography (CAG) in acute stroke patients and associated factors...
  58. doi request reprint Neurological deterioration in small vessel disease may be associated with increase of infarct volume
    Yuka Terasawa
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki medical school 577 Matsushima Kurashiki City, Okayama, 701 0192, Japan
    J Neurol Sci 269:35-40. 2008
    ..The mechanism of neurological deterioration in small vessel disease is unclear. We examined the relationship between neurological deterioration and change of infarct volume in acute small vessel disease...
  59. doi request reprint The number of stroke physicians is the key to preparing IV rt-PA
    Yasuyuki Iguchi
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, Okayama, Japan
    Cerebrovasc Dis 28:460-7. 2009
    ..Our aim was to investigate the relationship between the number of stroke physicians (SPs) and management of intravenous thrombolysis using recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (IV rt-PA) in Japan...
  60. ncbi request reprint Plasma brain natriuretic peptide as an independent predictor of in-hospital mortality after acute ischemic stroke
    Kensaku Shibazaki
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki, Japan
    Intern Med 48:1601-6. 2009
    ..We investigated whether the plasma brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) level on admission can serve as a biological marker of in-hospital death in patients with acute ischemic stroke...
  61. doi request reprint Diameter of the basilar artery may be associated with neurological deterioration in acute pontine infarction
    Junya Aoki
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki City, Japan aojyun med kawasaki m ac jp
    Eur Neurol 63:221-6. 2010
    ..The present study investigated the factors related to neurological deterioration in pontine infarction...
  62. doi request reprint Annual incidence of atrial fibrillation and related factors in adults
    Yasuyuki Iguchi
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki, Japan
    Am J Cardiol 106:1129-33. 2010
    ..47, 95% CI 5.79 to 9.63, p < 0.001), increasing estimated glomerular filtration rate of 10 ml/min/1.73 m(2) (OR 0.93, 95% CI 0.87 to 0.99, p = 0.025), and hypercholesterolemia (OR 0.75, 95% CI 0.58 to 0.96, p = 0.023)...
  63. doi request reprint Decrease of Hyperintense Vessels on Fluid-Attenuated Inversion Recovery Predicts Good Outcome in t-PA Patients
    Kenichi Sakuta
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki, Japan
    Cerebrovasc Dis 41:211-8. 2016
    ..However, the clinical meaning of changes in HV is yet to be clarified. Here, we investigated serial changes to HV in patients with AIS who received tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) therapy...
  64. doi request reprint New appearance of extraischemic microbleeds on T2*-weighted magnetic resonance imaging 24 hours after tissue-type plasminogen activator administration
    Kazumi Kimura
    From the Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki City, Japan
    Stroke 44:2776-81. 2013
    ..We hypothesized that new-EMBs may develop rapidly after tPA infusion using T2*-weighted MRI (T2*) and investigated the frequency and clinical factors associated with new-EMBs...
  65. doi request reprint A simple score for predicting paroxysmal atrial fibrillation in acute ischemic stroke
    Shuichi Fujii
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki, Japan
    J Neurol Sci 328:83-6. 2013
    ..Our aim in this study was to investigate factors associated with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) in acute stroke patients and to develop a risk score to predict the presence of PAF...
  66. doi request reprint Two different days of transcranial Doppler examinations should be performed for detection of right-to-left shunt in acute stroke patients
    Junya Aoki
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki City, Okayama, Japan
    J Neuroimaging 23:175-9. 2013
    ..We investigated how many contrast-transcranial Doppler (c-TCD) examinations should be performed on different days in patients with acute stroke...
  67. doi request reprint The augmentation index as a useful indicator for predicting early symptom progression in patients with acute lacunar and atherothrombotic strokes
    Yuki Sakamoto
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki, Japan
    J Neurol Sci 321:54-7. 2012
    ..The aim of the present study was to investigate the prognostic value of the AIx for early symptom progression (ESP) in patients with acute ischemic stroke...
  68. doi request reprint HbA1c and atrial fibrillation: a cross-sectional study in Japan
    Yasuyuki Iguchi
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, Japan
    Int J Cardiol 156:156-9. 2012
    ..The aim of the present study was to investigate whether the prevalence of atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with the level of glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) in Japanese adults in Kurashiki-city...
  69. doi request reprint A combined TCD and MRA screening for significant siphon portion of internal carotid artery (S-ICA) stenosis
    Junya Aoki
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki, Japan
    J Neuroimaging 22:172-6. 2012
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  70. doi request reprint Hemorrhagic transformation in acute cerebellar infarction
    Yuki Sakamoto
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki, Okayama 701 0192, Japan
    Cerebrovasc Dis 32:327-33. 2011
    ..Hemorrhagic transformation (HT) is a well-known consequence of acute ischemic stroke, but little is known about HT in cerebellar infarction...
  71. doi request reprint Higher LA pressure may prevent opening of patent foramen ovale in acute ischemic stroke patients with atrial fibrillation
    Junya Aoki
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan
    J Neurol Sci 304:111-6. 2011
    ..We aimed to investigate whether the detection rate of RLS in stroke patients with AF was affected by elevated LA pressure...
  72. ncbi request reprint Early neurological deterioration represents recurrent attack in acute small non-lacunar stroke
    Noriko Matsumoto
    Cerebrovascular Division, Department of Medicine, National Cardiovascular Center, 5 7 1 Fujishirodai, Suita, 565 8565, Osaka, Japan
    J Neurol Sci 217:151-5. 2004
    ..Neurological deterioration occurred within 7 days after symptom onset in 13% of patients. Neurological deterioration was frequently caused by recurrent infarction detected by DWI...
  73. ncbi request reprint First impression at stroke onset plays an important role in early hospital arrival
    Yasuyuki Iguchi
    Stroke Center, Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki
    Intern Med 45:447-51. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate whether or not the patient's and bystander's first impression at stroke onset was associated with hospital arrival time...
  74. ncbi request reprint Microembolic signals after 7 days but not within 24 hours of stroke onset should be predictor of stroke recurrence
    Yasuyuki Iguchi
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, 577 Matsushima, Kurashiki City, Okayama, 701 0192, Japan
    J Neurol Sci 263:54-8. 2007
    ..If MES is detectable at 7 days after stroke onset, embolic source lesions may still be active. We hypothesized that presence of MES at 7 days after stroke onset is strongly associated with stroke recurrence...
  75. doi request reprint Relation of atrial fibrillation to glomerular filtration rate
    Yasuyuki Iguchi
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki City, Okayama, Japan
    Am J Cardiol 102:1056-9. 2008
    ..12 (95% confidence interval 0.88 to 1.42, p = 0.364) for the middle-GFR tertile versus the high tertile. The prevalence of AF gradually increased with decreasing GFR. In conclusion, AF appears to be associated with decreasing GFR...
  76. doi request reprint Right-to-left shunts may be not uncommon cause of TIA in Japan
    Yohei Tateishi
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, 577 Matsushima, Kurashiki City, Okayama 701 0192, Japan
    J Neurol Sci 277:13-6. 2009
    ..Right-to-left shunt (RLS) is one of the most important etiologies of cryptogenic stroke. The aim of this study was to determine whether RLS is related to transient ischemic attack (TIA) of unknown etiology...
  77. doi request reprint Contrast transcranial Doppler can diagnose large patent foramen ovale
    Kazuto Kobayashi
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, Matsushima, Kurashiki, Japan
    Cerebrovasc Dis 27:230-4. 2009
    ..However, the diagnostic accuracy of c-TCD for patent foramen ovale (PFO) remains uncertain. We investigated the relationship between the size of PFO determined by c-TEE and c-TCD findings and assessed the detectable rate of RLS by c-TCD...
  78. doi request reprint Heart failure may be associated with the onset of ischemic stroke with atrial fibrillation: a brain natriuretic peptide study
    Kensaku Shibazaki
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, Japan
    J Neurol Sci 281:55-7. 2009
    ..Brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) is used as a biological marker of heart failure. We hypothesized that heart failure was associated with the onset of ischemic stroke patients with atrial fibrillation (AF)...
  79. doi request reprint Predictors of aortic complicated lesions in stroke patients
    Yuka Terasawa
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, Okayama, Japan
    Hypertens Res 32:462-5. 2009
    ..The ACL scale can predict the presence of aortic complicated lesions...
  80. ncbi request reprint [TCD monitoring during intravenous administration of recombinant tissue plasminogen activator]
    Junya Aoki
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School
    Rinsho Shinkeigaku 50:547-55. 2010
    ..026). TCD monitoring for 1 h during IV rt-PA can diagnose the recanalization based on MRA. TCD monitoring should predict good clinical outcome at three months...
  81. doi request reprint Brain natriuretic peptide levels as a predictor for new atrial fibrillation during hospitalization in patients with acute ischemic stroke
    Kensaku Shibazaki
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki, Japan
    Am J Cardiol 109:1303-7. 2012
    ..In conclusion, BNP levels can predict new AF in patients with acute ischemic stroke. Elevated BNP levels result in an increase in the frequency of detection of new AF...
  82. ncbi request reprint Mobile aortic plaques are a cause of multiple brain infarcts seen on diffusion-weighted imaging
    Yuji Ueno
    Stroke Center, Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, Okayama, Japan
    Stroke 38:2470-6. 2007
    ..Recently, mobile aortic plaques (MAPs) have been proposed as embolic sources. However, the clinical characteristics of patients with MAPs are unclear...
  83. doi request reprint Spontaneous intra-cranial arterial dissection frequently causes anterior cerebral artery infarction
    Takashi Shimoyama
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, 557 Matsushima, Kurashiki City Okayama 701 0192, Japan
    J Neurol Sci 304:40-3. 2011
    ..However, the frequency of SICAD involving the anterior cerebral artery (ACA), middle cerebral artery (MCA), and posterior cerebral artery (PCA) territories remains unclear. This study therefore investigated the distribution of SICAD...
  84. ncbi request reprint Paradoxical brain embolism associated with HCV-related type II mixed cryoglobulinemia
    Kensaku Shibazaki
    Stroke Center, Department of Neurology, Kawasaki Medical School, 577 Matsushima, Kurashiki City, Okayama, 701 0192, Japan
    J Clin Neurosci 14:780-2. 2007
    ..The mechanism of TIA was diagnosed as paradoxical embolism, and we suspect that the cause of the TIA was associated with HCV-related type II mixed cryoglobulinemia...
  85. doi request reprint Reversible diffusion-weighted lesion in a TIA patient without arterial recanalization: a case report
    Yuka Terasawa
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, 577 Matsushima Kurashiki city, Okayama 701 0192, Japan
    J Neurol Sci 272:183-5. 2008
    ..By the end of follow-up MRI examination, his neurological deficits had completely disappeared. We report here the patient with transient ischemic attack with a reversible ischemic lesion on DWI without early arterial recanalization...
  86. ncbi request reprint Serial T2*WI studies in the acute phase of cerebral venous thrombosis
    Junya Aoki
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki
    Intern Med 48:383-5. 2009
    ..Serial gradient recalled-echo T2*-weighted imaging (T2*WI) studies demonstrated dynamic changes of thrombosed segments. T2*WI is useful not only as a diagnostic tool for CVT, but also in evaluating changes to thrombus...
  87. ncbi request reprint Hyper-acute stroke patients associated with aortic dissection
    Yasuyuki Iguchi
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki
    Intern Med 49:543-7. 2010
    ..We studied the frequency and clinical characteristics of stroke patients presenting with aortic dissection within 3 hours of onset...
  88. doi request reprint Large numbers of stroke physicians should be used to treat large numbers of stroke patients with IV rt-PA
    Yasuyuki Iguchi
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, Japan
    J Neurol Sci 302:81-4. 2011
    ..Our aim was to investigate the relationship between number of stroke physicians (SPs) and number of patients treated with intravenous thrombolysis (IV rt-PA) per year...
  89. ncbi request reprint Prior oral antithrombotic therapy is associated with early death in patients with supratentorial intracerebral hemorrhage
    Shinji Yamashita
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, Japan
    Intern Med 50:413-9. 2011
    ..We therefore assessed the characteristics of supratentorial ICH with OAT to determine whether OAT is independently associated with early death in supratentorial ICH...
  90. doi request reprint Does ICA occlusion frequently have intracerebral hemorrhage after IV tissue plasminogen activator therapy for ischemic stroke?
    Kazumi Kimura
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki City, Japan kimurak med kawasaki m ac jp
    Eur Neurol 65:245-9. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate whether ICA occlusion more frequently had ICH after t-PA therapy compared with other occluded arteries...
  91. ncbi request reprint Spuriously large subcortex infarct due to confluent smaller lesions: a diffusion-weighted MRI/CT study
    Kuniyasu Wada
    Cerebrovascular Division, Department of Neurology, Kawasaki Medical School, Okayama, Japan
    Eur Neurol 54:161-2. 2005
  92. ncbi request reprint [Case of hemodynamic brain infarction diagnosed by transcranial Doppler]
    Yuka Terasawa
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School
    Rinsho Shinkeigaku 47:336-9. 2007
    ..Finally we considered the stroke mechanism of this case as hemodynamic stroke based on TCD findings. Serial TCD examinations are useful to identify the hemodynamic mechanism of stroke in such case...
  93. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis of middle cerebral artery occlusive lesions with contrast-enhanced transcranial color-coded real-time sonography in acute stroke
    Toshiyasu Ogata
    Cerebrovascular Division, Department of Medicine, National Cardiovascular Center, Japan
    Neuroradiology 47:256-62. 2005
    ..9%, 85.7% and 87.5%, respectively). Measurement of MCA stem flow velocity with CE-TCCS can identify MCA stem stenosis and occlusion, as well as MCA branch occlusion...
  94. ncbi request reprint Transoral carotid ultrasonography for evaluating internal carotid artery occlusion
    Katsunori Isa
    Cerebrovascular Division, Department of Medicine, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka
    Intern Med 44:567-71. 2005
    ..Transoral carotid ultrasonography (TOCU) has enabled the assessment of the distal portion of the extracranial internal carotid artery (ICA). We evaluated the ultrasonographic features of ICA occlusion using TOCU...
  95. ncbi request reprint Plasma brain natriuretic peptide can be a biological marker to distinguish cardioembolic stroke from other stroke types in acute ischemic stroke
    Kensaku Shibazaki
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki
    Intern Med 48:259-64. 2009
    ..We investigated whether the plasma BNP level can also be used as a biological marker to differentiate specific stroke subtype, in particular cardioembolic stroke from the other ischemic stroke subtypes...
  96. doi request reprint FLAIR can estimate the onset time in acute ischemic stroke patients
    Junya Aoki
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki City, Okayama, Japan
    J Neurol Sci 293:39-44. 2010
    ..The aim of the present study is to investigate a method for determining the onset time of stroke in AIS patients within 24 hours (h) of onset...
  97. ncbi request reprint Small centrum ovale infarcts on diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging
    Kiminobu Yonemura
    Cerebrovascular Division, Department of Medicine, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
    Stroke 33:1541-4. 2002
    ..We sought to clarify the clinical characteristics of a SCOI visualized by diffusion-weighted MRI (DWI) compared with those of a small basal ganglia infarct (SBGI)...
  98. ncbi request reprint A case-control analysis of intra-arterial urokinase thrombolysis in acute cardioembolic stroke
    Takeshi Inoue
    Cerebrovascular Division, Department of Medicine, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita City, Osaka, Japan
    Cerebrovasc Dis 19:225-8. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of IA-UK thrombolysis in acute cardioembolic stroke patients, by performing a case-control analysis using data from Japan's Multicenter Stroke Investigator's Collaboration (J-MUSIC)...
  99. ncbi request reprint Ultrasonographic prediction of patients' outcome in hyperacute ischemic stroke
    Masatoshi Koga
    Cerebrovascular Division, Department of Medicine, National Cardiovascular Center, 5 7 1 Fujishirodai, Suita, Osaka, 565 8565, Japan
    Eur J Ultrasound 15:1-8. 2002
    ..We examined whether carotid ultrasonographic (US) findings in hyperacute ischemic stroke are useful to predict patients' outcome...
  100. ncbi request reprint Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance images in a patient with neuropsychiatric lupus
    Yasuyuki Iguchi
    Department of Stroke Medicine and Neurology, Kawasaki Medical School, 577 Matsushima, Kurashiki City, Okayama 701 0192, Japan
    J Clin Neurosci 14:273-5. 2007
    ..Apparent diffusion coefficient values in these lesions increased, but normalized over 2 months. These findings indicate that cortical lesions in patients with neuropsychiatric lupus could represent vasogenic oedema...
  101. ncbi request reprint Serial contrast saline transcranial Doppler examination in a patient with paradoxical brain embolism associated with pulmonary embolism
    Kensaku Shibazaki
    Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, 577 Matsushima, Kurashiki City, Okayama 701 0192, Japan
    J Clin Neurosci 14:788-91. 2007
    ..In a patient with paradoxical brain embolism associated with PE, c-TCD may be useful for both diagnosis of the presence of right-to-left shunting and evaluation of cardio-pulmonary circulation...