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Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219938/endovascular-treatment-of-intracranial-aneurysms-with-the-woven-endobridge-device-mid-term-and-long-term-results
#1
Benjamin Mine, Alexandra Goutte, Denis Brisbois, Boris Lubicz
PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical and anatomical results of treatment of intracranial aneurysms (IA) with the Woven EndoBridge (WEB) device, with emphasis on mid term and long term follow-up. METHODS: Between November 2010 and November 2015, we retrospectively identified, in our prospectively maintained database, all patients treated by WEB device placement for an IA at three institutions. Clinical charts, procedural data, and angiographic results were reviewed...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213478/endovascular-mechanical-thrombectomy-for-cerebral-venous-sinus-thrombosis-a-systematic-review
#2
REVIEW
Adeel Ilyas, Ching-Jen Chen, Daniel M Raper, Dale Ding, Thomas Buell, Panogiotis Mastorakos, Kenneth C Liu
BACKGROUND: Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) is an uncommon form of stroke that, when severe, can be a therapeutic challenge. Endovascular mechanical thrombectomy (EMT) techniques have significantly evolved over the past decade, but data regarding the efficacy and safety of EMT for CVST are poorly defined. OBJECTIVE: To summarize the large number of case series on this relatively rare condition and establish trends in the outcomes of EMT for CVST. METHODS: A literature review was performed using PubMed and Medline to identify reports of three or more patients with CVST treated with EMT...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196918/m1-macrophages-are-required-for-murine-cerebral-aneurysm-formation
#3
Kamil W Nowicki, Koji Hosaka, Frank J Walch, Edward W Scott, Brian L Hoh
INTRODUCTION: Macrophages and neutrophils have been separately implicated in cerebral aneurysm formation. The interactions between different myeloid subsets and the contributions of macrophage phenotypes in these lesions over time are not known. The purpose of the study was to examine macrophage phenotypic changes in cerebral aneurysms. METHODS: We induced aneurysm formation in C57BL/6 mice and quantified contributions of M1 and M2 macrophages in aneurysm specimens with or without neutrophil blockade...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184003/a-survey-of-intracranial-aneurysm-treatment-practices-among-united-states-physicians
#4
Kyle M Fargen, Hector E Soriano-Baron, Julia T Rushing, William Mack, J Mocco, Felipe Albuquerque, Andrew F Ducruet, Maxim Mokin, Italo Linfante, Stacey Q Wolfe, John A Wilson, Joshua A Hirsch
BACKGROUND: Recent surveys have failed to examine cerebrovascular aneurysm treatment practices among US physicians. OBJECTIVE: To survey physicians who are actively involved in the care of patients with cerebrovascular aneurysms to determine current aneurysm treatment preferences. METHODS: A 25-question SurveyMonkey online survey was designed and distributed electronically to members of the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery, Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology, and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons Combined Cerebrovascular Section...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184002/renal-cell-carcinoma-metastasis-involving-vertebral-hemangioma-dual-percutaneous-treatment-by-navigational-bipolar-radiofrequency-ablation-and-high-viscosity-cement-vertebroplasty
#5
Jean-Baptiste Zerlauth, Reto Meuli, Vincent Dunet
The case of a 70-year-old woman with progressive renal cell carcinoma (RCC) metastatic invasion of a L3 vertebral hemangioma treated by dual percutaneous radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and vertebroplasty is reported. The patient was surgically treated for RCC in 2001. Chemotherapy and immunotherapy were introduced in 2013 for ovarian, bladder and cerebral metastatic disease. An asymptomatic L3 benign hemangioma was noticed at this time. One-year CT and MRI follow-up studies demonstrated a nodular isolated soft tissue lesion involving the anterior edge of the hemangioma...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179543/flow-diverter-implantation-in-a-rat-model-of-sidewall-aneurysm-a-feasibility-study
#6
René Aquarius, Debby Smits, Matthew J Gounis, William P J Leenders, Joost de Vries
BACKGROUND: More challenging animal models are needed to elucidate the efficacy of flow diverter (FD) designs and the mechanisms behind observed complications. The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the feasibility of implanting a FD in a sidewall aneurysm rat model. METHODS: An end-to-side anastomosis was created in the abdominal aorta of 36 rats using a decellularized donor pouch. A FD was subsequently implanted. RESULTS: After up to 3 months of follow-up, we observed that rats displayed normal growth and behavior...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179542/surgical-technique-for-venous-patch-aneurysms-with-no-neck-in-a-rabbit-model
#7
Kilian Greim-Kuczewski, Alejandro Berenstein, Sebastian Kis, Anna Hauser, Monika Killer-Oberpfalzer
BACKGROUND: Animal experimental studies are crucial for the development of endovascular devices and embolization techniques for intracranial aneurysms. The aim of the study was to describe the surgical creation technique for an aneurysm with a dilated shape and no definable aneurysm neck. The model should be reproducible in size and shape and stay patent over a long period of time. It should constitute a challenge to endovascular therapy and provide a valuable testing environment for new endovascular devices and techniques...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153852/effect-of-heparin-on-secondary-brain-injury-in-patients-with-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-an-additional-h-therapy-in-vasospasm-treatment
#8
REVIEW
Markus Bruder, Sae-Yeon Won, Sepide Kashefiolasl, Marlies Wagner, Nina Brawanski, Nazife Dinc, Volker Seifert, Juergen Konczalla
OBJECTIVE: Secondary brain injury leads to high morbidity and mortality rates in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH). However, evidence-based treatment strategies are sparse. Since heparin has various effects on neuroinflammation, microthromboembolism and vasomotor function, our objective was to determine whether heparin can be used as a multitarget prophylactic agent to ameliorate morbidity in SAH. METHODS: Between June 1999 and December 2014, 718 patients received endovascular treatment after rupture of an intracranial aneurysm at our institution; 197 of them were treated with continuous unfractionated heparin in therapeutic dosages after the endovascular procedure...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151414/basilar-stroke-from-a-persistent-hypoglossal-artery
#9
Alfred P See, Jacob F Baranoski, Bruno C Flores, Andrew Ducruet, Felipe C Albuquerque
Occlusion of the basilar artery can be treated with endovascular thrombectomy, although the results have not been well studied. Persistent fetal cerebrovascular anatomy can lead to unusual presentation of carotid atherosclerotic disease and can be a barrier to successful mechanical thrombectomy if not recognized. This case presents a rare persistent carotico-basilar anastomosis which resulted in basilar occlusion via the persistent hypoglossal artery and coincident absence of contralateral vertebral arterial access due to a left vertebral artery terminating in the left posterior inferior cerebellar artery...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151413/use-of-the-0-027-inch-via-microcatheter-for-delivery-of-pipeline-flex-a-technical-note
#10
REVIEW
Li-Mei Lin, Geoffrey P Colby, Matthew Bender, Risheng Xu, Judy Huang, Rafael J Tamargo, Alexander L Coon
BACKGROUND: The Pipeline Embolization Device (PED; Medtronic Neurovascular, Irvine, California, USA) is designed for delivery through a 0.027″ microcatheter. Challenges with the second-generation PED Flex include limited support from the Marksman microcatheter for consistent resheathing and transmission of push forces for device delivery. The VIA27 (Sequent Medical/MicroVention Terumo, Tustin, California, USA) is an alternative 0.027″ microcatheter originally designed for intrasaccular flow diverter delivery...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143898/a-multicenter-study-of-the-safety-and-effectiveness-of-mechanical-thrombectomy-for-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke-not-meeting-top-tier-evidence-criteria
#11
Nitin Goyal, Georgios Tsivgoulis, Donald Frei, Aquilla Turk, Blaise Baxter, Michael T Froehler, J Mocco, Jay Vachhani, Daniel Hoit, Lucas Elijovich, David Loy, Raymond D Turner, Justin Mascitelli, Kiersten Espaillat, Andrei V Alexandrov, Anne W Alexandrov, Adam S Arthur
BACKGROUND: While mechanical thrombectomy (MT) has become the standard of care for patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) with emergent large-vessel occlusions (ELVO), recently published guidelines appropriately award top-tier evidence to the same selective criteria that were employed in completed clinical trials. We sought to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of MT in patients with AIS with ELVO who do not meet top-tier evidence criteria (TTEC). METHODS: We conducted an observational study on consecutive patients with AIS with ELVO who underwent MT at six high-volume endovascular centers...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138062/gel-the-nec-a-prospective-registry-evaluating-the-safety-ease-of-use-and-efficacy-of-the-hydrosoft-coil-as-a-finishing-device
#12
Waleed Brinjikji, Arun P Amar, Josser E Delgado Almandoz, Orlando Diaz, Pascal Jabbour, Ricardo Hanel, Ferdinand Hui, Michael Kelly, Kennith D Layton, Jeffrey W Miller, Elad Levy, Christopher Moran, Dae C Suh, Henry Woo, Robin Sellar, Brian Hoh, Avery Evans, David F Kallmes
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The HydroSoft coil was developed as a finishing coil, ideally to be placed along the aneurysm neck to enhance intracranial aneurysm healing. The GEL THE NEC (Gaining Efficacy Long Term: Hydrosoft, an Emerging, New, Embolic Coil) multicenter registry was developed to assess the safety and efficacy of HydroSoft coils in treating intracranial aneurysms. We report angiographic and clinical results of this prospective registry. MATERIALS AND METHODS: GEL THE NEC was performed at 27 centers in five countries...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130502/optimal-first-coil-selection-to-avoid-aneurysmal-recanalization-in-endovascular-intracranial-aneurysmal-coiling
#13
Hiroaki Neki, Shinya Kohyama, Toshihiro Otsuka, Azusa Yonezawa, Shoichiro Ishihara, Fumitaka Yamane
BACKGROUND: Aneurysmal recanalization is a problem with endovascular coiling and one of its risk factors is the low volume embolization ratio (VER). The first coil VER (1st VER) is believed to be critical for obtaining a high VER. The main objective of this study was to evaluate factors potentially useful for selecting the optimal 1st VER for endovascular coiling. METHODS: 609 initial saccular aneurysmal treatments performed between January 2010 and December 2014 at our institution were included in this retrospective study...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130501/endovascular-flow-diversion-for-treatment-of-anterior-communicating-artery-region-cerebral-aneurysms-a-single-center-cohort-of-50-cases
#14
Geoffrey P Colby, Matthew T Bender, Li-Mei Lin, Narlin Beaty, Judy Huang, Rafael Tamargo, Alexander Coon
BACKGROUND: Flow diversion represents a novel but definitive treatment for recurrent and difficult-to-coil aneurysms of the anterior communicating artery (ACoA) region, of which reports are limited. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effectiveness of the Pipeline embolization device (PED) in treating aneurysms in the ACoA region. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed an IRB-approved database of patients with an aneurysm at a single institution for patients with ACoA or A1-A2 aneurysms treated with PED...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122916/novel-approach-for-independent-control-of-brain-hypothermia-and-systemic-normothermia-cerebral-selective-deep-hypothermia-for-refractory-cardiac-arrest
#15
Chih-Hsien Wang, Yu-Ting Lin, Heng-Wen Chou, Yi-Chih Wang, Joey-Jen Hwang, John R Gilbert, Yih-Sharng Chen
A 38-year-old man was found unconscious, alone in the driver's seat of his car. The emergency medical team identified his condition as pulseless ventricular tachycardia. Defibrillation was attempted but failed. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) was started in the emergency room 52 min after the estimated arrest following the extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) protocol in our center. The initial prognosis under the standard protocol was <25% chance of survival. A novel adjunctive to our ECPR protocol, cerebral selective deep (<30°C) hypothermia (CSDH), was applied...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122915/stentriever-thrombectomy-with-distal-protection-device-for-carotid-free-floating-thrombus-a-technical-case-report
#16
Suresh Giragani, Ankit Balani, Vikas Agrawal
We report the clinical details, imaging findings and management of a 45-year-old man who presented with recurrent transient ischemic attacks due to carotid free floating thrombus. Free floating thrombus of the carotid artery is a very rare condition with a high risk of distal embolic shower. The optimal treatment options are debatable and include medical management, surgical thrombectomy and endovascular thrombectomy. We describe the use of a stentriever with filter protection in the management of carotid free floating thrombus as a novel treatment option...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119375/timing-of-vessel-imaging-for-suspected-large-vessel-occlusions-does-not-affect-groin-puncture-time-in-transfer-patients-with-stroke
#17
John W Liang, Laura Stein, Natalie Wilson, Johanna T Fifi, Stanley Tuhrim, Mandip S Dhamoon
BACKGROUND: Access to endovascular therapy (ET) in cases of acute ischemic stroke may be limited, and rapid transfer of eligible patients to hospitals with endovascular capability is needed. OBJECTIVE: To determine the optimal timing of diagnostic CT angiography to confirm large vessel occlusion (LVO). METHODS: Of 57 emergency department transfers to Mount Sinai Hospital (MSH) for possible ET from January 2015 through March 2016, 39 (68%) underwent ET, among whom 22 (56%) had CT angiography before transfer and 17 (44%) had CT angiography on arrival...
January 24, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108500/ophthalmic-artery-occlusion-after-pipeline-embolization-device-placement-with-reconstitution-of-flow-via-an-endoleak-a-report-of-two-cases
#18
Michael L Adix, Ian A Kaminsky, In Sup Choi
The Pipeline Embolization Device (PED) is a flow diverting stent used in the treatment of a wide variety of intracranial aneurysms. The device differs from traditional stents used in stent-assisted coil embolization in that it has a tighter lattice structure with smaller cell sizes designed specifically to disrupt blood flow into aneurysms rather than only to retain coils within aneurysms. While the PED has been shown to be safe and effective, it has a unique risk profile that includes side branch and perforator vessel occlusion...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108499/relay-balloon-technique-for-recanalization-of-acute-symptomatic-proximal-internal-carotid-artery-occlusion-with-short-balloon-tipped-guiding-catheter-landing-zone
#19
Sang Hun Lee, Dong Geun Lee, Sun U Kwon, Deok Hee Lee
BACKGROUND: Endovascular recanalization of a completely occluded proximal internal carotid artery (ICA) with underlying stenosis may be challenging owing to a possible thrombotic component. This is especially true when the landing zone for a balloon-tipped guiding catheter (BGC) at the bulb portion is insufficient. Sequential application of the balloons of a BGC and an angioplasty catheter may prevent thromboembolism during revascularization. This study analyzed the safety and effectiveness of this relay-balloon technique...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100649/incidence-of-delivery-wire-recapture-failure-with-the-pipeline-flex-device
#20
Michael A Mooney, Karam Moon, Bradley A Gross, Andrew F Ducruet, Felipe C Albuquerque
BACKGROUND: The Pipeline Flex embolization device has several advantages over the first-generation Pipeline embolization device (Covidien, Dublin, Republic of Ireland). Despite these advantages, we have observed frequent difficulty in recapturing the device's delivery wire. OBJECTIVE: To prospectively document the incidence of failure to recapture the delivery wire. METHODS: We tracked our experience in patients undergoing endovascular treatment with a flow-diverting stent for cerebral aneurysms between 1 May and 30 September 2016...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
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