Description of Research Expertise:
Current research involves studying 1) blood biomarkers in patients with transient ischemic attack (TIA), stroke, and other types of cerebrovascular disease, 2) alterations in vascular structure and function in patients with migraine, and 3) use of transcranial Doppler emboli detection for assessment of patients with cerebrovascular disease.
Cucchiara B, Datta, R, Aguirre G, Idoko K, Detre J.: Measurement of visual sensitivity in migraine – validation of two scales and correlation with visual cortex activation Cephalalgia 35 (7): 585-92,2015.
Cucchiara B, Wolf RL, Nagae L, Zhang Q, Kasner S, Datta R, Aguirre GK, Detre JA.: Migraine with aura is associated with an incomplete circle of willis: results of a prospective observational study. PLoS ONE 8 : e71007,2013.
Datta R, Aguirre GK, Hu S, Detre JA, Cucchiara B.: Interictal cortical hyperresponsiveness in migraine is directly related to the presence of aura. Cephalalgia 33 (6): 365-74,2013.
Merwick A, Albers GW, Arsava EM, Ay H, Calvet D, Coutts SB, Cucchiara BL, Demchuk AM, Giles MF, Mas JL, Olivot JM, Purroy F, Rothwell PM, Saver JL, Sharma VK, Tsivgoulis G, Kelly PJ.: Reduction in early stroke risk in carotid stenosis with transient ischemic attack associated with statin treatment. Stroke. 44 : 2814-2820,2013.
Ishida K, Raser-Schramm JM, Wilson CA, Kasner SE, Mullen MT, Messe SR, Cucchiara B.: Convergent validity and interrater reliability of estimating the ABCD2 score from medical records. Stroke 44 (3): 803-5,2013.
Raser J, Cucchiara B.: Modifications of the ABCD2 score do not improve risk stratification of TIA patients. Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases. 21 (6): 467-70,2012.
Datta R, Detre JA, Aguirre GK, Cucchiara B.: Absence of changes in cortical thickness in patients with migraine. Cephalalgia. 31 (14): 1452-8,2011.
Raser JM, Mullen MT, Kasner SE, Cucchiara BL, Messe SR.: Cervical carotid artery dissection is associated with styloid process
length. Neurology. 77 (23): 2061-66,2011.
Cucchiara BL, Messe SR, Sansing L, MacKenzie L, Taylor RA, Pacelli J, Shah Q, Kasner SE: Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 and C-reactive protein for risk-stratification of patients with TIA. Stroke 40 (7): 2332-6,2009.
Cucchiara, BL, Kasner, SE, Tanne, D, Levine, SR, Demchuk, AM, Messe, S, Sansing, LH, Lyden, P: Factors Associated With Post-Thrombolysis Intracerebral Hemorrhage-Pooled Analysis Of The SAINT-I And SAINT-II Trials. Stroke 40 (4): E121,2009.
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