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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443484/manual-aspiration-thrombectomy-with-a-penumbra-catheter-for-acute-anterior-cerebral-artery-occlusion
#1
Gyung Ho Chung, Hyo Sung Kwak, Jung Soo Park, Jong Myong Lee
Purpose The purpose of this article is to assess the efficacy and safety of manual aspiration thrombectomy (MAT) using a Penumbra catheter in patients with anterior cerebral artery (ACA) occlusions. Materials and methods From January 2012 to March 2016, 16 patients underwent MAT with Penumbra catheters using a proximal and distal supporting technique to treat ACA occlusions. We evaluated immediate angiographic results and clinical outcomes by reviewing patient electrical medical records. Results Of these patients, 11 had a complete obstruction of the distal internal carotid artery (ICA) and five had ACA and middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusions...
January 1, 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416407/relationship-between-hemorrhagic-complications-and-target-vessels-in-acute-thrombectomy
#2
Manabu Shirakawa, Shinichi Yoshimura, Kazutaka Uchida, Seigo Shindo, Kiyofumi Yamada, Junko Kuroda, Toshinori Takagi, Yoshihiro Takada, Reiichi Ishikura
PURPOSE: Intracranial hemorrhage after thrombectomy using a catheter to treat acute major cerebral artery occlusion is known to exacerbate patient outcomes. This study was performed to determine the relationship between middle cerebral artery (MCA) tortuosity and postoperative hemorrhage. METHODS: We examined 111 consecutive patients who underwent acute thrombectomy for major intracranial artery occlusion in the anterior circulation at our hospital between September 2013 and June 2016...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412503/internet-search-volumes-in-brain-aneurysms-and-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-is-there-evidence-of-seasonality
#3
Jerry C Ku, Naif M Alotaibi, Justin Wang, George M Ibrahim, Tom A Schweizer, R Loch Macdonald
OBJECTIVE: Results of previous studies examining seasonal variation in the incidence of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) are conflicting. The aim of this brief report is to investigate whether there is a seasonal effect in online search queries for SAH that may reflect an association between meteorological factors and aneurysm rupture. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We used the Google Trends data service to analyze the volume of internet queries for SAH on Google's search engine from January 1, 2004 to November 2016...
April 6, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366288/the-diagnostic-value-of-the-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-in-distinguishing-between-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-and-migraine
#4
Umut Eryigit, Vildan Altunayoglu Cakmak, Aynur Sahin, Ozgur Tatli, Sinan Pasli, Gurkan Gazioglu, Yunus Karaca
OBJECTIVE: Migraine and subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) patients present to emergency departments with the similar symptoms as headache, nausea, and vomiting. This study investigated whether the neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) could distinguish patients with SAH from those with migraine. METHODS: This retrospective study was performed after research ethics committee approval. Data were gathered from the ED and neurology clinics of a university hospital between January 2015 and January 2016, from patients with symptoms of headache (primarily), nausea and vomiting...
March 23, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365434/ultra-early-angiographic-vasospasm-following-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#5
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Kevin Phan, Justin M Moore, Christoph J Griessenauer, Joshua Xu, Ian Teng, Adam A Dmytriw, Albert H Chiu, Christopher S Ogilvy, Ajith Thomas
OBJECTIVE: Following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH), prognosis is heavily affected by the presence of delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI). There is growing recognition of ultra-early angiographic vasospasm (UEAV) occurring within 48 hours of aSAH, however its relationship with DCI and ultimately prognosis remains unclear. METHODS: Various databases limited to the English language through September 2016 were systematically searched. Eligible studies were those comparing UEAV with control non-UEAV outcomes and follow-up...
March 29, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356464/ed-misdiagnosis-of-cerebrovascular-events-in-the-era-of-modern-neuroimaging-a-meta-analysis
#6
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Alexander Andrea Tarnutzer, Seung-Han Lee, Karen A Robinson, Zheyu Wang, Jonathan A Edlow, David E Newman-Toker
OBJECTIVE: With the emergency department (ED) being a high-risk site for diagnostic errors, we sought to estimate ED diagnostic accuracy for identifying acute cerebrovascular events. METHODS: MEDLINE and Embase were searched for studies (1995-2016) reporting ED diagnostic accuracy for ischemic stroke, TIA, or subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Two independent reviewers determined inclusion. We identified 1,693 unique citations, examined 214 full articles, and analyzed 23 studies...
April 11, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347681/endovascular-treatment-of-ruptured-tiny-%C3%A2-3mm-intracranial-aneurysms-in-the-setting-of-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-a-case-series-of-20-patients-and-literature-review
#7
Miracle C Anokwute, John A Braca, Bradley Bohnstedt, Andrew DeNardo, John Scott, Aaron Cohen-Gadol, Daniel H Sahlein
Successful endovascular coiling of ruptured tiny saccular intracranial aneurysms (⩽3mm) is technically challenging and traditionally has been associated with technical failures, as well as morbidity related to thromboembolic events and high intraoperative rupture rates. This study analyzes the feasibility, technical efficacy, and clinical outcomes of coil embolization of ruptured tiny intracranial aneurysms using current coil and microcatheter technology and techniques. We performed a retrospective review of 20 patients with 20 ruptured tiny aneurysms treated with endovascular coil embolization from 2013 to 2016 at a single high-volume academic tertiary care practice...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342700/nicotine-replacement-therapy-in-patients-with-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-systematic-review-of-the-literature-and-survey-of-canadian-practice
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Ricky D Turgeon, Stephano J Chang, Charlotte Dandurand, Peter A Gooderham, Camille Hunt
Tobacco smoke increases the risk of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), as well as complications such as vasospasm. Most patients presenting with aneurysmal SAH smoke, and many survivors continue to smoke after discharge. Neurosurgeons often hesitate to use nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) during hospitalization of patients with SAH due to concerns of inducing vasospasm. We aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy, and patterns of use of NRT in smokers hospitalized for SAH. We performed a systematic review of MEDLINE, CENTRAL, Embase, and unpublished sources of literature to October 2016 for randomized and observational studies comparing exposure to non-exposure of smoking cessation products in the acute phase of aneurysmal SAH...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341753/aspirin-and-risk-of-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#9
Kevin Phan, Justin M Moore, Christoph J Griessenauer, Christopher S Ogilvy, Ajith J Thomas
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Recent studies have suggested that the use of low-dose aspirin may reduce the risk of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH). We aimed to evaluate any association between aspirin use and risk of aSAH based on the literature, and whether this is influenced by duration or frequency of aspirin use. METHODS: A search of electronic databases was done from inception to September 2016. For each study, data on risk of aSAH in aspirin versus nonaspirin users were used to generate odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals, and combined using inverse variance-weighted averages of logarithmic odds ratios in a random-effects models...
March 24, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335661/safety-and-efficacy-of-balloon-angioplasty-of-the-anterior-cerebral-artery-for-vasospasm-treatment-after-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
#10
Nauman S Chaudhry, Jennifer L Orning, Sophia F Shakur, Sepideh Amin-Hanjani, Victor A Aletich, Fady T Charbel, Ali Alaraj
Balloon angioplasty is often performed for symptomatic vasospasm following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. Angioplasty of the anterior cerebral artery (ACA), however, is perceived to be a challenging endeavor and not routinely performed due to technical and safety concerns. Here, we evaluate the safety and efficacy of balloon angioplasty of the anterior cerebral artery for vasospasm treatment. Patients with vasospasm following subarachnoid hemorrhage who underwent balloon angioplasty at our institution between 2011 and 2016 were retrospectively reviewed...
January 1, 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322094/diabetes-mellitus-and-the-risk-of-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-haemorrhage-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-current-evidence
#11
Xi-Yang Yao, Cai-Qi Jiang, Gen-Lai Jia, Gang Chen
Objective This systematic review aimed to define the relationship between diabetes mellitus (DM) and the risk of aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (aSAH). Methods Studies associated with DM and aSAH published until March 2016 were retrieved from Pubmed, Embase, Web of Science, and Cochrane Library databases. A random-effects model was used to calculate the relative risks (RRs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs). Results Eighteen observational studies were retrieved. The overall RRs for DM and aSAH were RRs = 0...
December 2016: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293714/dose-related-effect-of-statins-in-patients-with-endovascular-coiling-or-microsurgical-clipping-for-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-updated-study-level-meta-analysis
#12
Kyu-Sun Choi, Jae Min Kim, Hyeong-Joong Yi, Seon-Heui Lee, Taeho Lim, Wonhee Kim, Youngsuk Cho, Jin-Hwan Cheong
PURPOSE: We aimed to quantitatively assess the effects of short-term statin use on delayed ischemic neurologic deficits (DINDs) and clinical outcomes in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) through a meta-analysis of the available evidence. METHODS: We searched the electronic databases up to April 8, 2016 to retrieve relevant studies comparing the outcomes between immediate statin-treated in statin-naïve patients and untreated patients following aneurysmal SAH...
March 14, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288394/blood-blister-like-aneurysms-in-tibetans-a-retrospective-observational-study
#13
Ruiqi Chen, Anqi Xiao, Hao Li, Lu Ma, Sen Lin, Chao You
OBJECT: Although research on blood blister-like aneurysms (BLAs) in different population is well documented, studies of that in the plateau area remain elusive. This study aimed to develop a better understanding of BLAs in Tibetan population, which is a typical representation of people in plateau area. METHODS: In this retrospective observational study, the hospital information system (HIS) was used to search for consecutive patients with BLAs by using the discharge diagnoses...
March 6, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286721/functional-outcome-after-decompressive-craniectomy-in-patients-with-dominant-or-non-dominant-malignant-middle-cerebral-infarcts
#14
Bilal Kamal Alam, Ahmed S Bukhari, Salman Assad, Pir Muhammad Siddique, Haider Ghazanfar, Muhammad Junaid Niaz, Maryam Kundi, Saima Shah, Maimoona Siddiqui
BACKGROUND:  The use of decompressive craniectomy (DC) has been studied in the setting of different conditions, including traumatic brain injury, subarachnoid hemorrhage, and malignant middle cerebral artery (MCA) infarction. The rationale of this study is to determine the functional outcome after DC in patients with malignant MCA infarcts. METHODS:  A longitudinal cohort study was performed based on patients diagnosed with malignant MCA territory infarction admitted to the Neurosurgery Department of a tertiary care hospital in Islamabad, Pakistan between July 2015 and November 2016...
January 26, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245880/pre-hospital-ct-diagnosis-of-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
#15
Maren Ranhoff Hov, Annette Ryen, Katrine Finsnes, Janne Storflor, Thomas Lindner, Jostein Gleditsch, Christian Georg Lund
BACKGROUND: Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is associated with higher mortality in the acute phase than other stroke types. There is a particular risk of early and devastating re-bleeding. Patients therefore need urgent assessment in a neurosurgical department, and the shorter the time from symptom onset to diagnosis the better. CASE PRESENTATION: The Norwegian Acute Stroke Pre-hospital Project (NASPP) has developed a Mobile Stroke Unit (MSU) model, which is staffed with anesthesiologists also trained in pre-hospital clinical assessment of acute stroke patients and interpretation of computerized tomography (CT)...
February 28, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216398/engaging-in-a-keyhole-concept-for-the-management-of-ruptured-and-unruptured-aneurysms
#16
Daniel D Cavalcanti, Roberto C de Paula, Paula L Alvarenga, Paulo José P da Mata, Paulo Niemeyer Filho
OBJECTIVE: Many new endovascular devices have been used under the guidance of the International Subarachnoid Aneurysm Trial (ISAT). Clipping still offers higher occlusion rates, and its technique continues to evolve, resulting in smaller exposures and reduced manipulation to brain tissue. We sought to evaluate the routine use of the minisphenoidal approach to manage intracranial aneurysms in a high-volume institution. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed our database of aneurysm patients from October 2013 to May 2016...
February 16, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195428/blood-brain-barrier-breakdown-in-reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome-implications-for-pathophysiology-and-diagnosis
#17
Mi Ji Lee, Jihoon Cha, Hyun Ah Choi, Sook-Young Woo, Seonwoo Kim, Shuu-Jiun Wang, Chin-Sang Chung
OBJECTIVE: Diagnosis of reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) is currently based on luminographic findings of vasoconstriction. In addition to vasoconstriction, the blood-brain barrier (BBB) breakdown has been postulated as a central mechanism of RCVS. Our aim was to document BBB breakdown in patients with RCVS and its role for the pathophysiology-based diagnosis of RCVS. METHODS: We prospectively recruited 72 consecutive patients with thunderclap headache who did not have aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage from April 2015 to July 2016 at the Samsung Medical Center...
March 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192263/cholesterol-reducing-agents-for-treatment-of-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-haemorrhage-systematic-review-and-meta-analyses-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#18
REVIEW
T Akhigbe, A Zolnourian, D Bulters
BACKGROUND: Aneurysmal haemorrhage induced cerebral vasospasm; DIND, poor neurological outcome and mortality are major causes of mortality and morbidity. The effects of cholesterol lowering agents in these patients remain controversial. This up to date systematic review and meta-analyses aimed to evaluate the efficacy of statin use in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage METHODS: Systematic review of literature conducted using electronic database searched up to September 2016 included Cochrane Central Register of Controlled trials in the Cochrane library, Medline, Embase and Science Citation Index Expanded database to identify relevant studies...
February 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190553/cervical-spine-imaging-for-young-children-with-inflicted-trauma-expanding-the-injury-pattern
#19
Joanne Baerg, Arul Thirumoorthi, Rosemary Vannix, Asma Taha, Amy Young, Alexander Zouros
AIM: The purpose of this study was to document the incidence and pattern of cervical spine (c-spine) injuries in children below 36months with inflicted trauma. METHODS: An IRB approved, prospective cohort study was performed between July 2011 and January 2016. Inclusion criteria were: age below 36months, loss of consciousness after inflicted trauma, and one initial head computed tomography finding: a subdural, intraventricular, intraparenchymal, subarachnoid hemorrhage, diffuse axonal injury, hypoxic injury, or cerebral edema...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154972/convexity-subarachnoid-haemorrhage-has-a-high-risk-of-intracerebral-haemorrhage-in-suspected-cerebral-amyloid-angiopathy
#20
D Wilson, I C Hostettler, G Ambler, G Banerjee, H R Jäger, D J Werring
The risk of future symptomatic intracerebral haemorrhage (sICH) remains uncertain in patients with acute convexity subarachnoid haemorrhage (cSAH) associated with suspected cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA). We assessed the risk of future sICH in patients presenting to our comprehensive stroke service with acute non-traumatic cSAH due to suspected CAA, between 2011 and 2016. We conducted a systematic search and pooled analysis including our cohort and other published studies including similar cohorts. Our hospital cohort included 20 patients (mean age 69 years; 60% male); 12 (60%) had probable CAA, and 6 (30%) had possible CAA according to the modified Boston criteria; two did not meet CAA criteria because of age <55 years, but were judged likely to be due to CAA...
April 2017: Journal of Neurology
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