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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884881/testing-stenting-and-flow-diversion-using-a-surgical-elastase-induced-complex-fusiform-aneurysm-model
#1
R Fahed, T E Darsaut, I Salazkin, J-C Gentric, M Mazighi, J Raymond
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Rabbit elastase-induced saccular aneurysms have been commonly used for preclinical testing of endovascular devices, including flow diverters. However, all tested devices have been shown to be capable of aneurysm occlusion with this model. We aimed to create a more challenging model to test and discriminate among neurovascular devices of varying efficacies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: With a surgical approach that included elastase infusion and balloon dilation, we attempted the creation of complex fusiform aneurysms in 16 rabbits, with standard saccular carotid aneurysms created in 15 other animals...
November 24, 2016: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864325/a-technical-consideration-when-using-flow-diversion-for-recurrent-aneurysms-following-stent-assisted-coiling
#2
Justin R Mascitelli, Daniel Wei, Thomas J Oxley, Christopher P Kellner, Hazem Shoirah, Reade A De Leacy, J Mocco, Johanna T Fifi
Flow diversion (FD) is a treatment option for recurrent aneurysms including following stent-assisted coiling (SAC), although this approach is both 'off-label' and unproven. A technical challenge of FD placement may involve the microwire catching on the tines of the previously placed stent or potentially going 'in-out-in' from the central axis of the stent. We report a case and technique that assures the wire has safely remained within the central axis of the stent. The procedure was performed in standard fashion except that the intermediate catheter was passed completely through the previously placed stent after the microwire/microcatheter had crossed...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856436/diffusion-weighted-imaging-detected-ischemic-lesions-following-endovascular-treatment-of-cerebral-aneurysms-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#3
K M Bond, W Brinjikji, M H Murad, D F Kallmes, H J Cloft, G Lanzino
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysms is associated with the risk of thromboembolic ischemic complications. Many of these events are asymptomatic and identified only on diffusion-weighted imaging. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to study the incidence of DWI positive for thromboembolic events following endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A comprehensive literature search identified studies published between 2000 and April 2016 that reported postprocedural DWI findings in patients undergoing endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysms...
November 17, 2016: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852655/a-technical-consideration-when-using-flow-diversion-for-recurrent-aneurysms-following-stent-assisted-coiling
#4
Justin R Mascitelli, Daniel Wei, Thomas J Oxley, Christopher P Kellner, Hazem Shoirah, Reade A De Leacy, J Mocco, Johanna T Fifi
Flow diversion (FD) is a treatment option for recurrent aneurysms including following stent-assisted coiling (SAC), although this approach is both 'off-label' and unproven. A technical challenge of FD placement may involve the microwire catching on the tines of the previously placed stent or potentially going 'in-out-in' from the central axis of the stent. We report a case and technique that assures the wire has safely remained within the central axis of the stent. The procedure was performed in standard fashion except that the intermediate catheter was passed completely through the previously placed stent after the microwire/microcatheter had crossed...
November 15, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844465/blood-flow-diversion-as-a-primary-treatment-method-for-ruptured-brain-aneurysms-concerns-controversy-and-future-directions
#5
Brian P Walcott, Matthew J Koch, Christopher J Stapleton, Aman B Patel
Flow diversion is a novel treatment for brain aneurysms that works by redirecting blood flow away from the aneurysm. Immediately after placement of the stent, blood flow stagnates within the aneurysm dome and it undergoes thrombosis. Over time, a new endothelium develops across the neck, thereby reconstructing the parent vessel and curing the aneurysm. The use of this treatment method for ruptured aneurysms has two specific concerns: 1) risk of hemorrhage from the aneurysm after treatment because of potential delayed aneurysm occlusion; and 2) hemorrhagic complications from antiplatelet use, which is required to prevent thromboembolic complications from the device...
November 14, 2016: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836994/treatment-of-posterior-circulation-non-saccular-aneurysms-with-flow-diverters-a-single-center-experience-and-review-of-56-patients
#6
REVIEW
P Bhogal, M Aguilar Pérez, O Ganslandt, H Bäzner, H Henkes, S Fischer
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Non-saccular aneurysms of the posterior fossa are an uncommon pathology with no clear treatment strategy. The use of flow-diverting stents (FDS) has had mixed results. We sought to evaluate our experience of FDS for the treatment of this pathology. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed our database of prospectively collected information for all patients treated only with flow diversion for an unruptured non-saccular aneurysm of the posterior circulation between February 2009 and April 2016...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813466/flow-diversion-in-the-treatment-of-aneurysms-a-randomized-care-trial-and-registry
#7
Jean Raymond, Jean-Christophe Gentric, Tim E Darsaut, Daniela Iancu, Miguel Chagnon, Alain Weill, Daniel Roy
OBJECTIVE The Flow Diversion in the Treatment of Intracranial Aneurysm Trial (FIAT) was designed to guide the clinical use of flow diversion, an innovative method to treat intracranial aneurysms, within a care trial and to study safety and efficacy. METHODS FIAT, conducted in 3 Canadian hospitals, proposed randomized allocation to flow diversion or standard management options (observation, coil embolization, parent vessel occlusion, or clip placement), and a registry of non-randomized patients treated with flow diversion...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811135/treatment-of-intra-and-extracranial-aneurysms-using-the-flow-redirection-endoluminal-device-multicenter-experience-and-follow-up-results
#8
F Drescher, W Weber, A Berlis, S Rohde, A Carolus, S Fischer
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Flow diversion emerged as a crucial treatment option for intracranial aneurysms. We report a multicenter retrospective analysis of the safety and efficacy in the treatment of intracranial aneurysms with the Flow-Redirection Endoluminal Device (FRED) flow diverter, a dual-layer flow-modulation device. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All intracranial aneurysms treated with the FRED between March 2013 and February 2016 at 4 neurovascular centers were included...
November 3, 2016: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790401/hemodynamic-impact-of-a-spontaneous-cervical-dissection-on-an-ipsilateral-saccular-aneurysm
#9
Alfred P See, Bradley A Gross, David L Penn, Rose Du, Kai U Frerichs
The dynamic, hemodynamic impact of a cervical dissection on an ipsilateral, intracranial saccular aneurysm has not been well illustrated. This 45-year-old female was found to have a small, supraclinoid aneurysm ipsilateral to a spontaneous cervical internal carotid artery dissection. With healing of the dissection, the aneurysm appeared to have significantly enlarged. Retrospective review of the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at the time of the initial dissection demonstrated thrombus, similar in overall morphology to the angiographic appearance of the "enlarged" aneurysm...
June 2016: Journal of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789789/use-of-flow-diverters-in-the-treatment-of-unruptured-saccular-aneurysms-of-the-anterior-cerebral-artery
#10
REVIEW
P Bhogal, R Martinez Moreno, O Ganslandt, H Bäzner, H Henkes, M Aguilar Perez
BACKGROUND: Few publications have dealt exclusively with the use of flow diverter stents for the treatment of aneurysms of the anterior cerebral artery (ACA). OBJECTIVE: To determine the efficacy of flow-diverting stents in the treatment of small, unruptured aneurysms of the ACA. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed our database of prospectively collected information for all patients treated with flow diversion for an unruptured saccular aneurysm of the ACA between September 2009 and July 2016...
October 27, 2016: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760832/an-outcomes-based-grading-scale-for-the-evaluation-of-cerebral-aneurysms-treated-with-flow-diversion
#11
Min S Park, Marcus D Mazur, Karam Moon, Michael J Nanaszko, John R W Kestle, Lubdha M Shah, Blair Winegar, Felipe C Albuquerque, Philipp Taussky, Cameron G McDougall
OBJECT: Despite the popularity of flow-diverting stents for the treatment of cerebral aneurysms, there is no widely accepted scale for the characterization of results. We present an outcomes-based grading scale that considers factors related to failure of flow diversion. METHODS: The grading scale was developed using the results from consecutive patients at two institutions who were treated with flow diversion for a cerebral aneurysm. The initial treatment results were graded on patient, aneurysm, and treatment characteristics...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759680/rerupture-of-a-blister-aneurysm-after-treatment-with-a-single-flow-diverting-stent
#12
Marcus D Mazur, Philipp Taussky, Joel D MacDonald, Min S Park
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE: As the use of flow-diverting stents (FDSs) for intracranial aneurysms expands, a small number of case reports have described the successful treatment of blister aneurysms of the internal carotid artery with flow diversion. Blister aneurysms are uncommon and fragile lesions that historically have high rates of morbidity and mortality despite multiple treatment strategies. We report a case of rebleeding after treatment of a ruptured blister aneurysm with deployment of a single FDS...
November 2016: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27739944/pipeline-for-uncoilable-or-failed-aneurysms-3-year-follow-up-results
#13
Tibor Becske, Matthew B Potts, Maksim Shapiro, David F Kallmes, Waleed Brinjikji, Isil Saatci, Cameron G McDougall, István Szikora, Giuseppe Lanzino, Christopher J Moran, Henry H Woo, Demetrius K Lopes, Aaron L Berez, Daniel J Cher, Adnan H Siddiqui, Elad I Levy, Felipe C Albuquerque, David J Fiorella, Zsolt Berentei, Miklós Marosföi, Saruhan H Cekirge, Peter K Nelson
OBJECTIVE The long-term effectiveness of endovascular treatment of large and giant wide-neck aneurysms using traditional endovascular techniques has been disappointing, with high recanalization and re-treatment rates. Flow diversion with the Pipeline Embolization Device (PED) has been recently used as a stand-alone therapy for complex aneurysms, showing significant improvement in effectiveness while demonstrating a similar safety profile to stent-supported coil treatment. However, relatively little is known about its long-term safety and effectiveness...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27703060/quantitative-assessment-of-parent-vessel-and-distal-intracranial-hemodynamics-following-pipeline-flow-diversion
#14
Sophia F Shakur, Victor A Aletich, Sepideh Amin-Hanjani, Ahmed E Hussein, Fady T Charbel, Ali Alaraj
BACKGROUND: Pipeline embolization devices (PEDs) are commonly used for endovascular treatment of cerebral aneurysms but can be associated with delayed ipsilateral intraparenchymal hemorrhage. Although intra-aneurysmal hemodynamic changes have been studied, parent vessel and intracranial hemodynamics after PED use are unknown. We examine the impact of flow diversion on parent artery and distal intracranial hemodynamics. METHOD: Patients with internal carotid cerebral aneurysms treated with PED who had flow volume rate, flow velocities, pulsatility index, resistance index, Lindegaard ratio, and wall shear stress (WSS) obtained after treatment using quantitative magnetic resonance angiography were reviewed...
October 4, 2016: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27693822/flow-diversion-for-treatment-of-growing-a2-aneurysm-in-a-child-case-report-and-review-of-flow-diversion-for-intracranial-aneurysms-in-pediatric-patients
#15
Jay Ashok Vachhani, Christopher Michael Nickele, Lucas Elijovich, Paul Klimo, Adam Stephen Arthur
BACKGROUND: Intracranial flow diversion has gained increasing popularity since the approval of the Pipeline Embolization Device (PED). Although it is only approved for use in adult patients, the PED has been used to treat aneurysms in pediatric patients. We present the first reported case of the use of a PED in a pediatric patient to treat an unusual fusiform distal anterior cerebral artery aneurysm. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 12-year-old girl presented with new onset seizures and was found to have a distal left anterior cerebral artery aneurysm...
September 29, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27683754/use-of-aspirin-as-sole-oral-antiplatelet-therapy-in-acute-flow-diversion-for-ruptured-dissecting-aneurysms
#16
Albert Ho Yuen Chiu, Rajalakshmi Ramesh, Jason Wenderoth, Mark Davies, Andrew Cheung
Subarachnoid hemorrhage secondary to rupture of a circumferential dissecting aneurysm continues to be a treatment dilemma. Vessel sacrifice, when possible, continues to be the safest option but in certain cases this is not possible due to lack of collateral supply. In such cases, coil assisted endovascular flow diversion has become a potential option but the requirement for dual antiplatelet therapy in an unsecured intracranial aneurysm continues to raise concern.We present a 48-year-old man with a World Federation of Neurological Surgeons grade 5 subarachnoid hemorrhage, secondary to a ruptured intradural left vertebral artery dissecting aneurysm, who was treated successfully with a pipeline embolization device with Shield technology using aspirin and a single intravenous loading dose of abciximab...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27672098/a-rare-but-morbid-neurosurgical-target-petrous-aneurysms-and-their-endovascular-management-in-the-stent-flow-diverter-era
#17
Bradley A Gross, Karam Moon, Andrew F Ducruet, Felipe C Albuquerque
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: The rarity of petrous internal carotid artery (ICA) aneurysms has largely precluded analyses of their presentation and management in case series format. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of our endovascular database of patients treated from January 2001 to May 2016 to identify patients with petrous ICA aneurysms. We evaluated the treatment approach and results for patients managed in the era of dedicated intracranial stents and flow diverters, noting clinical and angiographic results...
September 26, 2016: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27647130/evaluation-of-pipeline-flex-delivery-system-for-the-treatment-of-unruptured-aneurysms
#18
Pedro Aguilar-Salinas, Leonardo B C Brasiliense, Douglas Gonsales, Bartley Mitchell, Andrey Lima, Eric Sauvageau, Ricardo Hanel
Refinements in endovascular technology have revolutionized the treatment of intracranial aneurysms (IAs) with the development of flow-diversion technology. The first generation of the Pipelin Embolization Device (PED) has demonstrated its safety and efficacy. However, the deployment technique was a difficult task that often led to complex maneuvers. The Pipeline Flex Embolization Device (PED Flex) is the second generation and its introduction has arrived with high expectations due to a completely redesigned delivery system that intends to overcome deployment difficulties seen in the previous generation...
October 2016: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27646987/selection-of-helical-braided-flow-diverter-stents-based-on-hemodynamic-performance-and-mechanical-properties
#19
Takashi Suzuki, Hiroyuki Takao, Soichiro Fujimura, Chihebeddine Dahmani, Toshihiro Ishibashi, Hiroya Mamori, Naoya Fukushima, Makoto Yamamoto, Yuichi Murayama
BACKGROUND: Although flow diversion is a promising procedure for the treatment of aneurysms, complications have been reported and it remains poorly understood. The occurrence of adverse outcomes is known to depend on both the mechanical properties and flow reduction effects of the flow diverter stent. OBJECTIVE: To clarify the possibility of designing a flow diverter stent considering both hemodynamic performance and mechanical properties. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations were conducted based on an ideal aneurysm model with flow diverters...
September 19, 2016: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27641263/assessment-of-dual-antiplatelet-regimen-for-pipeline-embolization-device-placement-a-survey-of-major-academic-neurovascular-centers-in-the-united-states
#20
Raghav Gupta, Justin M Moore, Christoph J Griessenauer, Nimer Adeeb, Apar S Patel, Roy Youn, Karen Poliskey, Ajith J Thomas, Christopher S Ogilvy
INTRODUCTION: Flow diversion with the Pipeline Embolization Device (PED) is currently adopted for treatment of a variety of intracranial aneurysms. The elevated risk of thromboembolic complications associated with the device necessitates the need for administration of antiplatelet agents. We sought to assess current dual antiplatelet therapy practices patterns and their associated costs, following PED placement. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An online questionnaire assessing dual antiplatelet regimens following flow diversion for treatment of intracranial aneurysms was developed and disseminated to 80 neurosurgeons at major academic cerebrovascular centers...
September 15, 2016: World Neurosurgery
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