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Large vessel occlusion

Chuan Tian, Xi Chen, Jin Cao, Lu Yang
The present study was designed to compare the effect of indocyanine green (ICG)-enhanced laser (810 nm) thermocoagulation method and photodynamic therapy (PDT) on circumscribed choroidal hemangioma (CCH). A total of 36 patients (36 pair of eyes) diagnosed with CCH in the Ocular Fundus Disease Center of The Affiliated Hospital of Medical College of Ningbo University from June 2010 to January 2016 were selected and randomly divided into two groups. ICG-enhanced thermocoagulation was used to treat 18 patients (18 pair of eyes), and PDT was used to treat the remaining 18 patients (18 pair of eyes)...
April 2018: Oncology Letters
Dylan N Wolman, Michael Iv, Max Wintermark, Gregory Zaharchuk, Michael P Marks, Huy M Do, Robert L Dodd, Gregory W Albers, Maarten G Lansberg, Jeremy J Heit
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Acute ischemic stroke (AIS) patients who benefit from endovascular treatment have a large vessel occlusion (LVO), small core infarction, and salvageable brain. We determined if diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) and perfusion-weighted imaging (PWI) alone can correctly identify and localize anterior circulation LVO and accurately triage patients to endovascular thrombectomy (ET). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included patients undergoing MRI for the evaluation of AIS symptoms...
March 19, 2018: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
Jenq-Lin Yang, Sujira Mukda, Shang-Der Chen
Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability and mortality in most developing and developed countries. The current best practices for patients with acute ischemic stroke include intravenous tissue plasminogen activator and endovascular thrombectomy for large-vessel occlusion to improve clinical outcomes. However, only a limited portion of patients receive thrombolytic therapy or endovascular treatment because the therapeutic time window after ischemic stroke is narrow. To address the current shortage of stroke management approaches, it is critical to identify new potential therapeutic targets...
March 9, 2018: Redox Biology
Emmanuel Carrera, Daniel Strbian
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 16, 2018: Neurology
Nitin Goyal, Georgios Tsivgoulis, Donald Frei, Aquilla Turk, Blaise Baxter, Michael T Froehler, J Mocco, Abhi Pandhi, Ramin Zand, Konark Malhotra, Daniel Hoit, Lucas Elijovich, David Loy, Raymond D Turner, Justin Mascitelli, Kiersten Espaillat, Aristeidis H Katsanos, Anne W Alexandrov, Andrei V Alexandrov, Adam S Arthur
OBJECTIVE: In this multicenter study, we sought to evaluate comparative safety and efficacy of combined IV thrombolysis (IVT) and mechanical thrombectomy (MT) vs direct MT in emergent large vessel occlusion (ELVO) patients. METHODS: Consecutive ELVO patients treated with MT at 6 high-volume endovascular centers were evaluated. Standard safety and efficacy outcomes (successful reperfusion [modified Thrombolysis in Cerebral Infarction IIb/III], functional independence [FI] [modified Rankin Scale (mRS) score of 0-2 at 3 months], favorable functional outcome [mRS of 0-1 at 3 months], functional improvement [mRS shift by 1-point decrease in mRS score]) were compared between patients who underwent combined IVT and MT vs MT alone...
March 16, 2018: Neurology
Andreas Kastrup, Freimuth Brunner, Helmut Hildebrandt, Christian Roth, Michael Winterhalter, Panagiotis Papanagiotou
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: In patients with large vessel occlusions, endovascular treatment (ET) has been shown to be superior to intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) in recent trials. However, the effectiveness of ET in elderly patients is uncertain. METHODS: Using our stroke database, we compared the rates of good outcome (modified Rankin scale (mRS) ≤2), excellent outcome (mRS 0-1), poor outcome (mRS 5-6) at discharge, in-hospital death, infarct size, and symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage (SICH) in patients aged ≥80 years with distal intracranial carotid artery, M1 and M2 occlusions during two time periods...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
Maciej Lesiak, Sylwia Zawada-Iwańczyk, Magdalena Łanocha, Aneta Klotzka, Michał Lesiak
Bioresorbable scaffolds (BRS) have been introduced to clinical practice to avoid some limitations associated with the presence of permanent metal prostheses in coronary arteries. Due to elimination of the natural vasomotion of the vessel and flow disturbance, stents impair endothelial function, increasing the risk of adverse events such as late and very late thrombosis or accelerated neoatherosclerosis. Additionally, the presence of metallic stents hinders non-invasive imaging of coronaries and may exclude the possibility of bypass graft anastomosis within the stented segment...
March 15, 2018: Minerva Cardioangiologica
Henry Zhao, Lauren Pesavento, Skye Coote, Edrich Rodrigues, Patrick Salvaris, Karen Smith, Stephen Bernard, Michael Stephenson, Leonid Churilov, Nawaf Yassi, Stephen M Davis, Bruce C V Campbell
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Clinical triage scales for prehospital recognition of large vessel occlusion (LVO) are limited by low specificity when applied by paramedics. We created the 3-step ambulance clinical triage for acute stroke treatment (ACT-FAST) as the first algorithmic LVO identification tool, designed to improve specificity by recognizing only severe clinical syndromes and optimizing paramedic usability and reliability. METHODS: The ACT-FAST algorithm consists of (1) unilateral arm drift to stretcher <10 seconds, (2) severe language deficit (if right arm is weak) or gaze deviation/hemineglect assessed by simple shoulder tap test (if left arm is weak), and (3) eligibility and stroke mimic screen...
March 14, 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
Stephen van Gaal, Andrew Demchuk
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March 14, 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
Fatih Seker, Markus A Möhlenbruch, Simon Nagel, Christian Ulfert, Silvia Schönenberger, Johannes Pfaff, Peter A Ringleb, Thorsten Steiner, Martin Bendszus, Christian Herweh
Background Many tertiary care hospitals cannot provide a continuous thrombectomy service due to the lack of a neurointerventionalist. Aims In this study, we present procedural and clinical results of a new concept in which neuroradiologists of a university hospital provide neurointerventional stroke service to a remote hospital ("drive the doctor"). Methods All consecutive patients with acute ischemic stroke due to large vessel occlusion of the anterior circulation treated with mechanical thrombectomy after hours at a remote hospital (distance of about 100 km) between 2012 and 2016 were analyzed retrospectively...
January 1, 2018: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
Hassan Saad, Khaled M Krisht, Wei-Hsun Yang, Emad Aboud, Ali F Krisht
BACKGROUND: The vascular closure staple clips have been studied in animal models and shown to have comparable results with sutured repair when it comes to the healing process, degree of vessel narrowing, and risk of thrombosis. However, they are clearly superior when the speed of application is taken into account, and they were clinically used in many vascular repair processes. Nevertheless, their usefulness in intracranial vascular surgery has not been described. OBJECTIVE: To describe the usefulness of hemoclips in fast and efficient repair of medium-sized and large intracranial vessels...
February 26, 2018: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
Gottfried Martin, David Conrad, Bertan Cakir, Günther Schlunck, Hansjürgen T Agostini
PURPOSE: Retinal vein occlusion (RVO) has been investigated in several laser-induced animal models using pigs, rabbits and rats. However, laser-induced RVO has been rarely reported in mice, despite the impressive number of available mutants, ease of handling and cost effectiveness. The aim of this study was to further assess the feasibility of a RVO mouse model for gene expression analysis and its possible use to investigate effects of hypoxia. METHODS: C57Bl/6J mice were injected with eosin Y for photo-sensitization...
2018: PloS One
Niko Sillanpää, Juha-Pekka Pienimäki, Sara Protto, Janne Seppänen, Heikki Numminen, Harri Rusanen
BACKGROUND: The impact of lacunar and cortical chronic ischemic lesions (CILs) on the clinical outcome of mechanical thrombectomy (MT) has been little studied. Clinical trials suggest that older patients benefit from MT. We investigated the effect of CILs on the clinical outcome of sexagenarian and older patients with acute middle cerebral artery (MCA) or distal internal carotid artery (ICA) stroke who received MT to treat large-vessel occlusion (LVO). METHODS: We prospectively collected the clinical and imaging data of 130 consecutive MT patients of which 68 met the inclusion criteria...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
Mitchell P Wilson, Mohammad H Murad, Timo Krings, Vitor M Pereira, Cian O'Kelly, Jeremy Rempel, Christopher A Hilditch, Waleed Brinjikji
BACKGROUND: Optimal technical approaches of large-vessel anterior circulation acute ischemic strokes with concomitant extracranial internal carotid artery tandem occlusions is controversial. PURPOSE: This systematic review and meta-analysis evaluates: the overall outcomes of patients with tandem occlusions treated with second-generation mechanical thrombectomy devices; differences in outcomes of extracranial versus intracranial first approaches; and differences in outcomes of extracranial stenting at time of procedure versus angioplasty alone...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
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April 2018: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
Anna Ver Hage, Mohamed Teleb, Evelyn Smith
BACKGROUND: Nurses play an integral role in triaging stroke patients. The purpose of this quality improvement initiative was to determine the efficacy of using an emergent large vessel occlusion (ELVO) screening protocol in the emergency department by nursing staff to improve identification of eligible patients as compared with current practice, improving time to endovascular treatment. METHODS: Retrospective chart review was used to identify 76 patients admitted to a large urban stroke center...
April 2018: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
Shanshan Yang, Kezhou Liu, Huijie Ding, Huan Gao, Xiaoxiang Zheng, Zhihua Ding, Kedi Xu, Peng Li
A thorough understanding of the spatiotemporal dynamics of blood supply and tissue viability is of great importance in stroke researches. In the current study, vascular and cellular responses to focal ischemia were monitored with optical coherence tomography on chronic rat photothrombotic stroke model. The 3D mapping of blood perfusion and cellular scattering were achieved by analyzing the temporal dynamics and depth attenuation of intrinsic backscattered light respectively. Optical coherence tomography revealed that vessels of different types presented various spatial and temporal dynamics during the photothrombotic occlusion and the later recovery period...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
Marc-Antoine Labeyrie, Vittorio Civelli, Peggy Reiner, Armand Aymard, Jean-Pierre Saint-Maurice, Akli Zetchi, Emmanuel Houdart
OBJECTIVE: To identify the prevalence and therapeutic consequences of spontaneous intracranial artery dissection (IAD) at the acute phase of ischemic stroke. METHODS: We reviewed clinical and imaging data of consecutive patients attending our center for mechanical thrombectomy (MT) between January 2012 and November 2017. IAD was defined according to published criteria and our own angiographic criteria (no clot following MT, and normalization of the vessel caliber after stenting)...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
Christopher P Kellner, Eric Sauvageau, Kenneth V Snyder, Kyle M Fargen, Adam S Arthur, Raymond D Turner, Andrei V Alexandrov
INTRODUCTION: Effective triage of patients with emergent large vessel occlusion (ELVO) to endovascular therapy capable centers may decrease time to treatment and improve outcome for these patients. Here we performed a derivation study to evaluate the accuracy of a portable, non-invasive, and easy to use severe stroke detector. METHODS: The volumetric impedance phase shift spectroscopy (VIPS) device was used to assign a bioimpedance asymmetry score to 248 subjects across three cohorts, including 41 subjects presenting as acute stroke codes at a major comprehensive stroke center (CSC), 79 healthy volunteers, and 128 patients presenting to CSCs with a wide variety of brain pathology including additional stroke codes...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
Jai Ho Choi, Sang Hyuk Im, Ki Jeong Lee, Ja Seong Koo, Bum Soo Kim, Yong Sam Shin
BACKGROUND: Whether intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) prior to mechanical thrombectomy (MT) provides additional benefits remains controversial. We aimed to compare clinical and radiologic outcomes between IVT+MT and MT alone groups. METHODS: The clinical and radiological features of anterior circulation stroke patients due to large vessel occlusion (LVO) treated with MT within 8 hours from symptom onset were retrospectively reviewed from the prospectively collected database...
March 3, 2018: World Neurosurgery
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