Julie Staals

Assistant Professor

Dr Julie Staals is working as a clinical neurologist at Maastricht UMC+. Her specialisation is neurovascular diseases. She has obtained her medical degree at Maastricht University. Afterwards, she did a parallel tract in neurology training and PhD research project, both were finished in 2009. In 2013 she did a short research fellowship at the Brain Research Imaging Center in Edinburgh, UK. Her research focus is on clinical studies in cerebral small vessel disease, mainly the effects of hypertension, the rol of endothelial function, blood-brain barrier and the neurovascular unit, advanced imaging, and the cognitive consequences of this disease. Other clinical research topics are intracerebral haemorrhage and acute stroke treatments.

She is currently involved in:
SVDs@target, a EU Horizon2020 multicenter project on mechanisms in cerebral small vessel disease (www.svds-at-target.eu)

MRCLEAN MED and LATE, acute clinical stroke trials aiming at improving outcome in endovascular treatment (www.contrast-consortium.nl)


Department of Neurology
Universiteitssingel 50, 6229 ER Maastricht
PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht

  • 2020
    • Tang, E. Y. H., Price, C. I., Robinson, L., Exley, C., Desmond, D. W., Kohler, S., Staals, J., Yin Ka Lam, B., Wong, A., Mok, V., Bordet, R., Bordet, A-M., Dondaine, T., Lo, J. W., Sachdev, P. S., Stephan, B. C. M., & STROKOG Collaboration (2020). Assessing the Predictive Validity of Simple Dementia Risk Models in Harmonized Stroke Cohorts. Stroke, 51(7), 2095-2102. https://doi.org/10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.027473
    • Lo, J. W., Crawford, J. D., Samaras, K., Desmond, D. W., Kohler, S., Staals, J., Verhey, F. R. J., Bae, H-J., Lee, K-J., Kim, B. J., Bordet, R., Cordonnier, C., Dondaine, T., Mendyk, A-M., Lee, B-C., Yu, K-H., Lim, J-S., Kandiah, N., Chander, R. J., ... STROKOG Collaboration (2020). Association of Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes With Cognitive Function After Stroke: A STROKOG Collaboration Study. Stroke, 51(6), 1640-1646. https://doi.org/10.1161/STROKEAHA.119.028428
    • Guglielmi, V., Planken, R. N., Mihl, C., Niesen, S., Staals, J., Coutinho, J. M., & Postma, A. A. (2020). Non-gated cardiac CT angiography for detection of cardio-aortic sources of embolism in the acute phase of ischaemic stroke. Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 91(4), 442-443. https://doi.org/10.1136/jnnp-2019-321923
    • Wong, S. M., Backes, W. H., Drenthen, G. S., Zhang, C. E., Voorter, P. H. M., Staals, J., van Oostenbrugge, R. J., & Jansen, J. F. A. (2020). Spectral Diffusion Analysis of Intravoxel Incoherent Motion MRI in Cerebral Small Vessel Disease. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 51(4), 1170-1180. https://doi.org/10.1002/jmri.26920
    • Douven, E., Staals, J., Freeze, W. M., Schievink, S. H. J., Hellebrekers, D. M. J., Wolz, R., Jansen, J. F. A., van Oostenbrugge, R. J., Verhey, F. R. J., Aalten, P., & Kohler, S. (2020). Imaging markers associated with the development of post-stroke depression and apathy: Results of the Cognition and Affect after Stroke - a Prospective Evaluation of Risks study. European Stroke Journal, 5(1), 78-84. [2396987319883445]. https://doi.org/10.1177/2396987319883445
    • Pirson, F. A. V., van Oostenbrugge, R. J., van Zwam, W. H., Remmers, M. J. M., Dippel, D. W. J., van Es, A. C. G. M., van den Wijngaard, I. R., Schonewille, W. J., & Staals, J. (2020). Repeated Endovascular Thrombectomy in Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke: Results From a Nationwide Multicenter Database. Stroke, 51(2), 526-532. https://doi.org/10.1161/STROKEAHA.119.027525
    • Chalos, V., van der Ende, N. A. M., Lingsma, H. F., Mulder, M. J. H. L., Venema, E., Dijkland, S. A., Berkhemer, O. A., Yoo, A. J., Broderick, J. P., Palesch, Y. Y., Yeatts, S. D., Roos, Y. B. W. E. M., van Oostenbrugge, R. J., van Zwam, W. H., Majoie, C. B. L. M., van der Lugt, A., Roozenbeek, B., Dippel, D. W. J., Berkhemer, O. A., ... MR CLEAN Investigators (2020). National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale: An Alternative Primary Outcome Measure for Trials of Acute Treatment for Ischemic Stroke. Stroke, 51(1), 282-290. https://doi.org/10.1161/STROKEAHA.119.026791
  • 2019
    • Peeters, M. T. J., Houben, R., Postma, A. A., van Oostenbrugge, R. J., Schurgers, L. J., & Staals, J. (2019). Vitamin K Antagonist Use and Risk for Intracranial Carotid Artery Calcification in Patients With Intracerebral Hemorrhage. Frontiers in Neurology, 10, [1278]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fneur.2019.01278
    • Lo, J. W., Crawford, J. D., Desmond, D. W., Godefroy, O., Jokinen, H., Mahinrad, S., Bae, H-J., Lim, J-S., Kohler, S., Douven, E., Staals, J., Chen, C., Xu, X., Chong, E. J., Akinyemi, R. O., Kalaria, R. N., Ogunniyi, A., Barbay, M., Roussel, M., ... Stroke Cognition STROKOG Collabora (2019). Profile of and risk factors for poststroke cognitive impairment in diverse ethnoregional groups. Neurology, 93(24), E2257-E2271. https://doi.org/10.1212/WNL.0000000000008612
    • Zhang, C. E., Staals, J., van Oostenbrugge, R. J., & Vink, H. (2019). Uncoupling of Microvascular Blood Flow and Capillary Density in Vascular Cognitive Impairment. Frontiers in Neurology, 10, [1268]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fneur.2019.01268