Pathways to a Cure: The CAA Newsletter

Book Recommendations

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My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey

Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D.

When Dr. Taylor suffered from a hemorrhagic stroke at the age of 37, she had the unique perspective of being a trained neuroanatomist. In this moving memoir, she recounts her experience of losing the ability to speak, walk, read and write - and her subsequent recovery - with the knowledge of a brain scientist. Although CAA was not the cause of her hemorrhage, her story of hope and recovery can be of great value to our patients and their caregivers. - Alison Ayres, Data Manager

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The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science

Norman Doidge, M.D.

Dr. Doidge presents the extraordinary idea that our brains are not hard wired or fixed; our brains are incredibly plastic and the structure of our brain changes in response to our thoughts. Doidge explores the extent of our brains' malleability and the power of neurorehabilitation. He presents the case of a man who recovers from a devastating stroke, a woman who thrives despite being born with half of a brain, and several other moving stories of the brain's ability to heal. I recommend this book to anyone who would like to understand and be inspired by the incredible resilience of our brains. - Anne Reed, Clinical Research Coordinator

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Harvard Medical School Guide to Achieving Optimal Memory

Aaron Nelson, Ph.D., M.D.

Dr. Nelson's study offers good insights into differences between cognitive changes associated with normal aging and changes due to different disease processes. A good book to help patients and family understand the mechanisms of cognitive impairment in the elderly. The book also offers suggestions and potential approaches in daily life on how to improve one's memory. - Dr. Anand Viswanathan

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Online References

Medscape Reference

Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy
by Ravi S Menon, MD for Medscape Emedicine

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Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy
by Steven M Greenberg, MD, PhD for Up To Date

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Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy
by Steven M Greenberg, MD, PhD for MedLink Neurology
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In the News

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Vascular Disease and Dememtia
by Anand Viswanthan, M.D., Ph.D., Keep in Mind!; Fall/ Winter 2012
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A Quandary on Blood Drops in the Brain
by Gina Kolata, New York Times; July 1, 2008

Featured Original Articles

  • Piazza F, Greenberg SM, Savoiardo M, Gardinetti M, Chiapparini L, Raicher I, Nitrini R, Sakaguchi H, Brioschi M, Billo G, Colombo A, Lanzani F, Piscosquito G, Carriero MR, Giaccone G, Tagliavini F, Ferrarese C, Difrancesco JC. Anti-amyloid ß autoantibodies in cerebral amyloid angiopathy-related inflammation: Implications for Amyloid-Modifying Therapies. Ann Neurol 2013; in press. [Abstract]
  • Martinez-Ramirez S, Pontes-Neto OM, Dumas AP, Auriel E, Halpin A, Quimby M, Gurol ME, Greenberg SM, Viswanathan A. Topography of dilated perivascular spaces in subjects from a memory clinic cohort. Neurology 2013;80:1551-6. [Abstract] [Full Article]
  • Gurol ME, Viswanathan A, Gidicsin C, Hedden T, Martinez-Ramirez S, Dumas A, Vashkevich A, Ayres AM, Auriel E, van Etten E, Becker A, Carmasin J, Schwab K, Rosand J, Johnson KA, Greenberg SM. Cerebral amyloid angiopathy burden associated with leukoaraiosis: A positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging study. Ann Neurol 2013; in press. [Abstract] [Full Article]
  • Greenberg CH, Frosch MP, Goldstein JN, Rosand J, Greenberg SM. Modeling intracerebral hemorrhage growth and response to anticoagulation. PLoS One 2012;7:e48458. [Abstract] [Full Article]
  • Auriel E, Gurol ME, Ayres A, Dumas AP, Schwab KM, Vashkevich A, Martinez-Ramirez S, Rosand J, Viswanathan A, Greenberg SM. Characteristic distributions of intracerebral hemorrhage-associated diffusion-weighted lesions. Neurology 2012;79:2335-41. [Abstract] [Full Article]
  • Gurol ME, Dierksen G, Betensky R, Gidicsin C, Halpin A, Becker A, Carmasin J, Ayres A, Schwab K, Viswanathan A, Salat D, Rosand J, Johnson KA, Greenberg SM. Predicting sites of new hemorrhage with amyloid imaging in cerebral amyloid angiopathy. Neurology 2012;79:320-6. [Abstract] [Full Article]
  • Dumas A, Dierksen GA, Gurol ME, Halpin A, Martinez-Ramirez S, Schwab K, Rosand J, Viswanathan A, Salat DH, Polimeni JR, Greenberg SM. Functional magnetic resonance imaging detection of vascular reactivity in cerebral amyloid angiopathy. Ann Neurol 2012;72:76-81. [Abstract] [Full Article]
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Featured Reviews, Chapters, Editorials

  • Smith EE, Schneider JA, Wardlaw JM, Greenberg SM. Cerebral microinfarcts: the invisible lesions. Lancet Neurol 2012;11:272-82. [Abstract] [Full Article]
  • Viswanathan A, Greenberg SM. Cerebral amyloid angiopathy in the elderly. Ann Neurol 2011;70:871-80. [Abstract]
  • Greenberg SM, Vernooij MW, Cordonnier C, Viswanathan A, Al-Shahi Salman R, Warach S, Launer LJ, Van Buchem MA, Breteler MM; Microbleed Study Group. Cerebral microbleeds: a guide to detection and interpretation. Lancet Neurol 2009;8:165-74. [Abstract] [Full Article]
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