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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778315/the-risk-of-hemorrhagic-transformation-after-thrombolysis-for-acute-ischemic-stroke-in-chinese-versus-north-americans-a-comparative-study
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Xiaomeng Xu, Deren Wang, Fang Wang, Casey Norton, Xinfeng Liu, Magdy Selim
BACKGROUND: There is a widespread belief that Asians are more susceptible to hemorrhagic transformation (HT) after receiving recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator (rt-PA) for acute ischemic stroke (AIS). However, this has not been examined in clinical practice. This study aims to compare the incidence of symptomatic hemorrhagic transformation (SHT) among thrombolysis-treated AIS patients in China and in the United States. METHODS: We compared 212 consecutive patients receiving thrombolysis within 4...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777362/the-silver-effect-of-admission-glucose-level-on-excellent-outcome-in-thrombolysed-stroke-patients
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Charlotte Rosso, Flore Baronnet, Belen Diaz, Raphael Le Bouc, Giulia Frasca Polara, Eric Jr Moulton, Sandrine Deltour, Anne Leger, Sophie Crozier, Yves Samson
Higher admission glucose levels (AGL) are associated with less favorable outcome in thrombolysis. But, could AGL's impact on outcome vary by onset-to-treatment (OTT) time? Is hyperglycemia associated with a shorter therapeutic time window for excellent outcome for thrombolysed stroke patients? We assessed predictive values of AGL, baseline NIHSS, age, and OTT time quartiles on excellent outcome (3-month modified Rankin score of 0-1) in 773 patients treated by rt-Pa. We added the AGL × OTT time quartile interaction in the model and separately analyzed the predictive values of AGL, age, and NIHSS for each OTT time quartile if the interaction was significant...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777016/clinical-utility-of-electronic-alberta-stroke-program-early-computed-tomography-score-software-in-the-enchanted-trial-database
#3
Simon Nagel, Xia Wang, Cheryl Carcel, Thompson Robinson, Richard I Lindley, John Chalmers, Craig S Anderson
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Clinical utility of electronic Alberta Stroke Program Early CT Score (e-ASPECTS), an automated system for quantifying signs of infarction, was evaluated in a large database of thrombolyzed patients with acute ischemic stroke. METHODS: All baseline noncontrast computed tomographic scans of patients with anterior circulation acute ischemic stroke who participated in the alteplase dose arm of the randomized controlled trial ENCHANTED (Enhanced Control of Hypertension and Thrombolysis Stroke Study) were reviewed; poor quality and large (>6 mm) slice thickness were excluded...
May 18, 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773715/embolus-retriever-with-interlinked-cages-versus-other-stent-retrievers-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-an-observational-comparative-study
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Philipp Gruber, Salome Zeller, Carlos Garcia-Esperon, Jatta Berberat, Javier Anon, Michael Diepers, Krassen Nedeltchev, Fabian Flottmann, Jens Fiehler, Luca Remonda, Timo Kahles
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Given the promising performance of the new Embolus Retriever with Interlinked Cages (ERIC) in smaller case series, we sought to assess the efficacy and safety of mechanical thrombectomy (MT) with ERIC compared with other stent retrievers (SRs) in acute ischemic stroke due to large vessel occlusion (LVO). METHODS: We reviewed the databases of two comprehensive stroke centers in in Germany and Switzerland for MT due to LVO in the anterior circulation with either ERIC or another SR as a first device...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770166/free-radical-damage-in-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-an-obstacle-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-after-revascularization-therapy
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REVIEW
Ming-Shuo Sun, Hang Jin, Xin Sun, Shuo Huang, Fu-Liang Zhang, Zhen-Ni Guo, Yi Yang
Acute ischemic stroke is a common cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Thrombolysis with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator and endovascular thrombectomy are the main revascularization therapies for acute ischemic stroke. However, ischemia-reperfusion injury after revascularization therapy can result in worsening outcomes. Among all possible pathological mechanisms of ischemia-reperfusion injury, free radical damage (mainly oxidative/nitrosative stress injury) has been found to play a key role in the process...
2018: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769590/low-factor-xiii-levels-after-intravenous-thrombolysis-predict-short-term-mortality-in-ischemic-stroke-patients
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Edina Gabriella Székely, Katalin Réka Czuriga-Kovács, Zsuzsanna Bereczky, Éva Katona, Zoltán András Mezei, Attila Nagy, Noémi Klára Tóth, Ervin Berényi, László Muszbek, László Csiba, Zsuzsa Bagoly
In this observational study we investigated whether levels of factor XIII (FXIII) and its major polymorphisms affect the outcome of thrombolysis by recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA) in acute ischemic stroke (AIS) patients. Study cohort included 132 consecutive AIS patients undergoing i.v. thrombolysis within 4.5 h of symptom onset. Blood samples taken on admission, immediately after and 24 h after therapy were analyzed for FXIII activity and antigen levels. FXIII-A p.Val34Leu, p.Tyr204Phe, FXIII-B p...
May 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768962/successful-thrombectomy-in-endocarditis-related-stroke-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#7
Manuel Bolognese, Alexander von Hessling, Martin Müller
Neurological complications of infective endocarditis are frequent, especially ischaemic strokes. As intravenous thrombolysis in infective endocarditis-related ischaemic stroke has a controversial benefit/risk ratio, alternative treatment regimens have to be considered. We present the case of a young patient with septic embolism of the middle cerebral artery who was successfully treated with mechanical thrombectomy, and give a short review of the existing literature.
January 1, 2018: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768352/effectiveness-of-trevo-stent-retriever-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-comparison-with-solitaire-stent
#8
Ho Jun Yi, Dong Hoon Lee, Sang Uk Kim
Recently, mechanical thrombectomy with stent retriever has achieved faster and higher rates of recanalization for intracranial major vessel occlusion. However, comparative studies of the most widely used Solitaire and Trevo stents have been rarely published.The authors retrospectively reviewed a total of 200 patients who performed mechanical thrombectomy at our center during 4 years and divided patients into 2 groups: mechanical thrombectomy with Solitaire stent (Group 1: Solitaire) and mechanical thrombectomy with Trevo stent (Group 2: Trevo)...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766770/mri-guided-thrombolysis-for-stroke-with-unknown-time-of-onset
#9
Götz Thomalla, Claus Z Simonsen, Florent Boutitie, Grethe Andersen, Yves Berthezene, Bastian Cheng, Bharath Cheripelli, Tae-Hee Cho, Franz Fazekas, Jens Fiehler, Ian Ford, Ivana Galinovic, Susanne Gellissen, Amir Golsari, Johannes Gregori, Matthias Günther, Jorge Guibernau, Karl Georg Häusler, Michael Hennerici, André Kemmling, Jacob Marstrand, Boris Modrau, Lars Neeb, Natalia Perez de la Ossa, Josep Puig, Peter Ringleb, Pascal Roy, Enno Scheel, Wouter Schonewille, Joaquin Serena, Stefan Sunaert, Kersten Villringer, Anke Wouters, Vincent Thijs, Martin Ebinger, Matthias Endres, Jochen B Fiebach, Robin Lemmens, Keith W Muir, Norbert Nighoghossian, Salvador Pedraza, Christian Gerloff
Background Under current guidelines, intravenous thrombolysis is used to treat acute stroke only if it can be ascertained that the time since the onset of symptoms was less than 4.5 hours. We sought to determine whether patients with stroke with an unknown time of onset and features suggesting recent cerebral infarction on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) would benefit from thrombolysis with the use of intravenous alteplase. Methods In a multicenter trial, we randomly assigned patients who had an unknown time of onset of stroke to receive either intravenous alteplase or placebo...
May 16, 2018: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765502/the-phenolic-components-of-gastrodia-elata-improve-prognosis-in-rats-after-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-by-enhancing-the-endogenous-antioxidant-mechanisms
#10
Anhuan Shi, Jianming Xiang, Fangyan He, Yanping Zhu, Gongbei Zhu, Yuhan Lin, Ningna Zhou
Pharmacological or spontaneous thrombolysis in ischemic stroke triggers an outbreak of reactive oxygen species and results in neuron death. Nrf2-mediated antioxidation in cells has been proved as a pivotal target for neuroprotection. This research reports that phenolic components of Gastrodia elata Blume (PCGE), a traditional Chinese medicine, can alleviate the pathological lesions in the penumbra and hippocampus by increasing the survival of neurons and astrocytes and improve neurofunction and cognition after reperfusion in a rat model of middle cerebral artery occlusion...
2018: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764930/closure-of-large-bore-9-f-arterial-puncture-sites-with-the-angioseal-sts-device-in-acute-stroke-patients-after-intravenous-recombinant-tissue-plasminogen-activator-rt-pa
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Hendrik Janssen, Monika Killer-Oberpfalzer, Ruediger Lange
PURPOSE: This retrospective analysis was performed to evaluate whether large bore 9 F puncture sites can be safely closed with the 8 F AngioSeal STS device after endovascular stroke procedures in patients who did or did not receive recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA). METHODS: Out of 161 consecutive endovascular stroke procedures we identified 72 patients who met the inclusion criteria, of whom 46 received rt-PA before the endovascular procedure and 26 did not...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762091/rapid-automated-quantification-of-cerebral-leukoaraiosis-on-ct-images-a-multicenter-validation-study
#12
Liang Chen, Anoma Lalani Carlton Jones, Grant Mair, Rajiv Patel, Anastasia Gontsarova, Jeban Ganesalingam, Nikhil Math, Angela Dawson, Basaam Aweid, David Cohen, Amrish Mehta, Joanna Wardlaw, Daniel Rueckert, Paul Bentley
Purpose To validate a random forest method for segmenting cerebral white matter lesions (WMLs) on computed tomographic (CT) images in a multicenter cohort of patients with acute ischemic stroke, by comparison with fluid-attenuated recovery (FLAIR) magnetic resonance (MR) images and expert consensus. Materials and Methods A retrospective sample of 1082 acute ischemic stroke cases was obtained that was composed of unselected patients who were treated with thrombolysis or who were undergoing contemporaneous MR imaging and CT, and a subset of International Stroke Thrombolysis-3 trial participants...
May 15, 2018: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762085/association-between-comorbid-cancer-and-outcomes-among-admissions-for-acute-ischemic-stroke-receiving-systemic-thrombolysis
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Erin R Weeda, Nicole Bohm
Background The impact of cancer on outcomes was not assessed in major trials of systemic thrombolysis in acute ischemic stroke. Aims To evaluate the association between comorbid cancer and hospital outcomes among patients receiving systemic thrombolysis for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke. Methods The 2013 and 2014 United States National Inpatient Sample was used to identify adult patients hospitalized for acute ischemic stroke who received systemic thrombolysis. Identified admissions were stratified into two cohorts based on the presence or absence of comorbid cancer...
January 1, 2018: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760676/helsinki-stroke-model-is-transferrable-with-real-world-resources-and-reduced-stroke-thrombolysis-delay-to-34-min-in-christchurch
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Teddy Y Wu, Erin Coleman, Sarah L Wright, Deborah F Mason, Jon Reimers, Roderick Duncan, Mary Griffiths, Michael Hurrell, David Dixon, James Weaver, Atte Meretoja, John N Fink
Background: Christchurch hospital is a tertiary hospital in New Zealand supported by five general neurologists with after-hours services provided mainly by onsite non-neurology medical residents. We assessed the transferrability and impact of the Helsinki Stroke model on stroke thrombolysis door-to-needle time (DNT) in Christchurch hospital. Methods: Key components of the Helsinki Stroke model were implemented first in 2015 with introduction of patient pre-notification and thrombolysis by the computed tomography (CT) suite, followed by implementation of direct transfer to CT on ambulance stretcher in May 2017...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760012/agreement-between-core-laboratory-and-study-investigators-for-imaging-scores-in-a-thrombectomy-trial
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Robert Fahed, Malek Ben Maacha, Célina Ducroux, Naim Khoury, Raphaël Blanc, Michel Piotin, Bertrand Lapergue
PURPOSE: We aimed to assess the agreement between study investigators and the core laboratory (core lab) of a thrombectomy trial for imaging scores. METHODS: The Alberta Stroke Program Early CT Score (ASPECTS), the European Collaborative Acute Stroke Study (ECASS) hemorrhagic transformation (HT) classification, and the Thrombolysis In Cerebral Infarction (TICI) scores as recorded by study investigators were compared with the core lab scores in order to assess interrater agreement, using Cohen's unweighted and weighted kappa statistics...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754671/rationale-and-design-for-the-vascular-outcomes-study-of-asa-along-with-rivaroxaban-in-endovascular-or-surgical-limb-revascularization-for-peripheral-artery-disease-voyager-pad
#16
Warren H Capell, Marc P Bonaca, Mark R Nehler, Edmond Chen, John M Kittelson, Sonia S Anand, Scott D Berkowitz, Eike Sebastian Debus, Fabrizio Fanelli, Lloyd Haskell, Manesh R Patel, Rupert Bauersachs, William R Hiatt
BACKGROUND: Patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) undergoing a lower-extremity revascularization are at heightened risk for ischemic cardiac and limb events. Although intensification of antithrombotic therapy after revascularization has demonstrated benefit in coronary disease populations, this approach has not been well studied or shown consistent benefit in PAD. Recent trial evidence demonstrated that a treatment strategy of rivaroxaban added to background antiplatelet therapy reduced ischemic risk in patients following recent acute coronary syndromes, as well as in patients with stable atherosclerotic vascular disease...
May 2018: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752489/cerebral-venous-thrombosis-state-of-the-art-diagnosis-and-management
#17
REVIEW
Adam A Dmytriw, Jin Soo A Song, Eugene Yu, Colin S Poon
PURPOSE: This review article aims to discuss the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and neuroimaging of cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT). Different approaches for diagnosis of CVT, including CT/CTV, MRI/MRV, and US will be discussed and the reader will become acquainted with imaging findings as well as limitations of each modality. Lastly, this exhibit will review the standard of care for CVT treatment and emerging endovascular options. METHODS: A literature search using PubMed and the MEDLINE subengine was completed using the terms "cerebral venous thrombosis," "stroke," and "imaging...
May 11, 2018: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749914/endovascular-thrombectomy-can-be-beneficial-to-acute-ischemic-stroke-patients-with-large-infarcts
#18
Shaowei Jiang, Ya Peng, Chao-Hui Jing, Ai-Hua Fei, Hai-Rong Wang, Cheng-Jin Gao, Miao Chen, Yi Li, Shuming Pan
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to assess whether patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) and large infarct lesions benefit from reperfusion management. To determine the efficacy of different recanalization managements on AIS patients with Alberta Stroke Program Early CT Score (ASPECTS) < 6, the authors retrospectively analyzed hospitalized patients with AIS. METHODS Eighty-nine patients with AIS and ASPECTS < 6 were screened from 13,285 hospitalized patients treated by thrombolysis, thrombectomy, or conventional care in two stroke medical centers...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748424/intravenous-recombinant-tissue-type-plasminogen-activator-influence-on-outcome-in-anterior-circulation-ischemic-stroke-treated-by-mechanical-thrombectomy
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Marc Ferrigno, Nicolas Bricout, Didier Leys, Laurent Estrade, Charlotte Cordonnier, Thomas Personnic, Maeva Kyheng, Hilde Henon
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) followed by mechanical thrombectomy (MT) improves functional outcome in patients with ischemic stroke related to proximal-vessel occlusion in the anterior circulation. Whether MT alone is as effective as IVT/MT remains controversial. We aimed at evaluating the influence of IVT in patients with large anterior circulation artery occlusion treated with MT. METHODS: We did a prospective observational cohort study in patients with stroke related to large anterior circulation artery occlusion treated by MT who were admitted to Lille University Hospital, Lille, France...
May 10, 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746644/relationships-between-selective-neuronal-loss-and-microglial-activation-after-ischaemic-stroke-in-man
#20
Rhiannon S Morris, P Simon Jones, Josef A Alawneh, Young T Hong, Tim D Fryer, Franklin I Aigbirhio, Elizabeth A Warburton, Jean-Claude Baron
Modern ischaemic stroke management involves intravenous thrombolysis followed by mechanical thrombectomy, which allows markedly higher rates of recanalization and penumbral salvage than thrombolysis alone. However, <50% of treated patients eventually enjoy independent life. It is therefore important to identify complementary therapeutic targets. In rodent models, the salvaged penumbra is consistently affected by selective neuronal loss, which may hinder recovery by interfering with plastic processes, as well as by microglial activation, which may exacerbate neuronal death...
May 9, 2018: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
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