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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527588/mechanical-thrombectomy-for-acute-ischemic-stroke-in-a-patient-with-concomitant-spontaneous-intracerebral-hemorrhage
#1
Stefano Forlivesi, Paolo Bovi, Manuel Cappellari
Data from randomized clinical trials and current guidelines suggest that patients with anterior circulation occlusion with contraindications to intravenous thrombolysis may benefit from direct mechanical thrombectomy. Nevertheless, no data are available on the efficacy and safety of direct mechanical thrombectomy in patients with concomitant spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage. We report the case of a 51-year-old woman with a spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage in the right parietal and occipital lobes, who experienced, 7 days later, an occlusion of the proximal left middle cerebral artery...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522637/general-anesthesia-versus-conscious-sedation-for-endovascular-treatment-of-acute-ischemic-stroke-the-anstroke-trial-anesthesia-during-stroke
#2
Pia Löwhagen Hendén, Alexandros Rentzos, Jan-Erik Karlsson, Lars Rosengren, Birgitta Leiram, Henrik Sundeman, Dennis Dunker, Kunigunde Schnabel, Gunnar Wikholm, Mikael Hellström, Sven-Erik Ricksten
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Retrospective studies have found that patients receiving general anesthesia for endovascular treatment in acute ischemic stroke have worse neurological outcome compared with patients receiving conscious sedation. In this prospective randomized single-center study, we investigated the impact of anesthesia technique on neurological outcome in acute ischemic stroke patients. METHODS: Ninety patients receiving endovascular treatment for acute ischemic stroke in 2013 to 2016 were included and randomized to general anesthesia or conscious sedation...
May 18, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522232/efficacy-of-new-measures-saving-time-in-acute-stroke-management-a-quantified-analysis
#3
Ana María Iglesias Mohedano, Andrés García Pastor, Fernando Díaz Otero, Pilar Vázquez Alen, Marta Vales Montero, Elisa Luque Buzo, Nuria Redondo Ráfales, Beatriz Chavarria Cano, Yolanda Fernández Bullido, Jose Antonio Villanueva Osorio, Antonio Gil Núñez
BACKGROUND: Time to treatment remains the most important factor in acute ischemic stroke prognosis. We quantified the effect of new interventions reducing in-hospital delays in acute stroke management and assessed its repercussion on door-to-imaging (DTI), imaging-to-needle (ITN), and door-to-needle (DTN) times. METHODS: Prospective registry of consecutive stroke patients who were candidates for reperfusion therapy attended in a tertiary care hospital from February 1 to December 31, 2014...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513116/worse-outcome-in-patients-with-acute-stroke-and-atrial-fibrillation-following-thrombolysis
#4
Michael Findler, Jeremy Molad, Natan M Bornstein, Eitan Auriel
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia and a common cause of ischemic stroke. Stroke patients with AF have been shown to have a poorer neurological outcome than stroke patients without AF. OBJECTIVES: To determine the impact of pre-existing AF on residual degree of disability in patients treated with IV thrombolysis. METHODS: In this case-control study, data of 214 stroke patients (63 with AF and 151 without AF) were collected from the National Acute Stroke Israeli Registry, a nationwide quadrennial stroke database...
May 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510599/selective-inhibition-of-brain-endothelial-rho-kinase-2-provides-optimal-protection-of-an-in-vitro-blood-brain-barrier-from-tissue-type-plasminogen-activator-and-plasmin
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Be'eri Niego, Natasha Lee, Pia Larsson, T Michael De Silva, Amanda E-Ling Au, Fiona McCutcheon, Robert L Medcalf
Rho-kinase (ROCK) inhibition, broadly utilised in cardiovascular disease, may protect the blood-brain barrier (BBB) during thrombolysis from rt-PA-induced damage. While the use of nonselective ROCK inhibitors like fasudil together with rt-PA may be hindered by possible hypotensive side-effects and inadequate capacity to block detrimental rt-PA activity in brain endothelial cells (BECs), selective ROCK-2 inhibition may overcome these limitations. Here, we examined ROCK-2 expression in major brain cells and compared the ability of fasudil and KD025, a selective ROCK-2 inhibitor, to attenuate rt-PA-induced BBB impairment in an in vitro human model...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506796/from-head-to-toe-sex-and-gender-differences-in-the-treatment-of-ischemic-cerebral-disease
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REVIEW
Lorenzo Falsetti, Giovanna Viticchi, Laura Buratti, Clotilde Balucani, Alberto M Marra, Mauro Silvestrini
Stroke is a major cause of mortality and morbidity, particularly in the older ages. Women have a longer life expectancy and are more likely to experience stroke than men. Interestingly, the increased risk of ischemic stroke in women seems to be independent from age or classical cardiovascular risk factors. Notwithstanding the fact that stroke outcomes and survival are usually poorer in women, current evidence suggests that thrombolysis, antiplatelet and anticoagulant therapies are more beneficial in women than in men...
May 12, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500226/mr-perfusion-lesions-after-tia-or-minor-stroke-are-associated-with-new-infarction-at-7-days
#7
Jun Lee, Manabu Inoue, Michael Mlynash, Sharanpal K Mann, Carlo W Cereda, Michael Ke, Gregory W Albers, Jean M Olivot
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between acute perfusion-weighted imaging (PWI) lesions occurring within the first hours after a TIA or a minor brain infarction (BI) and the incidence of new BI detected on a systematic MRI at 1 week. METHODS: Consecutive patients who experienced a TIA or BI with a neurologic deficit that lasted <24 hours, did not receive any revascularization therapy (thrombolysis/thrombectomy), and underwent DWI/PWI at baseline and fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR)/DWI 1 week after symptom onset were enrolled...
May 12, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496428/effect-of-cyclosporine-on-lesion-growth-and-infarct-size-within-the-white-and-gray-matter
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Elodie Ong, Nathan Mewton, Julien Bouvier, Fabien Chauveau, Thomas Ritzenthaler, Laura Mechtouff, Laurent Derex, Marielle Buisson, Yves Berthezène, Michel Ovize, Norbert Nighoghossian, Tae-Hee Cho
BACKGROUND: In a recent trial, cyclosporine A (CsA) failed to reduce infarct size in acute stroke patients treated with intravenous thrombolysis. White matter (WM) and gray matter (GM) may have distinct vulnerability to ischemia and response to therapy. Using final infarct size and lesion growth as endpoints, our objectives were to (1) investigate any tissue-specific effect of CsA and (2) compare WM and GM response to thrombolysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed 84 patients from the randomized and placebo-controlled CsA-Stroke trial, who underwent MRI both on admission and at 1 month...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494694/antagonizing-dabigatran-by-idarucizumab-in-cases-of-ischemic-stroke-or-intracranial-hemorrhage-in-germany-a-national-case-collection
#9
Pawel Kermer, Christoph C Eschenfelder, Hans-Christoph Diener, Martin Grond, Yasser Abdalla, Katharina Althaus, Jörg Berrouschot, Hakan Cangür, Michael Daffertshofer, Sebastian Edelbusch, Klaus Gröschel, Claus G Haase, Andreas Harloff, Valentin Held, Andreas Kauert, Peter Kraft, Arne Lenz, Wolfgang Müllges, Mark Obermann, Someieh Partowi, Jan Purrucker, Peter A Ringleb, Joachim Röther, Raluca Rossi, Niklas Schäfer, Andreas Schneider, Ramona Schuppner, Rüdiger J Seitz, Kristina Szabo, Robert Wruck
Background Idarucizumab is a monoclonal antibody fragment with high affinity for dabigatran that reverses its anticoagulant effects within minutes. It may exhibit the potential for patients under dabigatran therapy suffering ischemic stroke to regain eligibility for thrombolysis with rt-PA and may inhibit lesion growth in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage on dabigatran. Aims To provide insights into the clinical use of idarucizumab in patients under effective dabigatran anticoagulation presenting with signs of ischemic stroke or intracranial hemorrhage...
June 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493511/direct-endovascular-treatment-an-alternative-for-bridging-therapy-in-anterior-circulation-large-vessel-occlusion-stroke
#10
H Wang, W Zi, Y Hao, D Yang, Z Shi, M Lin, S Wang, W Liu, Z Wang, X Liu, F Guo, Y Liu, G Xu, Y Xiong, X Liu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Whether intravenous thrombolysis prior to endovascular treatment in patients with anterior circulation large-vessel occlusion (LVO) is indispensable remains unclear. The aim was to retrospectively compare, in a Chinese population, the effectiveness and safety of direct endovascular treatment (DEVT) initiated within 4.5 h after onset with bridging therapy in acute anterior circulation LVO stroke patients. METHODS: A total of 363 patients, 160 in the bridging therapy group and 203 in the DEVT group, were enrolled between 2014 and 2016...
May 11, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490161/endovascular-stroke-therapy-focused-on-stent-retriever-thrombectomy-and-direct-clot-aspiration-historical-review-and-modern-application
#11
REVIEW
Dong-Hun Kang, Jaechan Park
Intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator had been the only approved treatment for acute ischemic stroke since its approval in 1995. However, the restrictive time window, numerous contraindications, and its low recanalization rate were all limitations of this modality. Under those circumstances, endovascular stroke therapy went through a great evolution during the past two decades of intravenous thrombolysis. The results of the 2013 randomized trials for endovascular stroke therapy were neutral, although they were limited by insufficient imaging screening at enrollment, early-generation devices with less efficacy, and treatment delays...
May 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488565/evaluation-of-parametric-response-mapping-to-assess-therapeutic-response-to-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-after-experimental-stroke
#12
Rui He, Anaïck Moisan, Olivier Detante, Chantal Rémy, Alexandre Krainik, Emmanuel Luc Barbier, Benjamin Lemasson
Stroke is the leading cause of disability in adults. After the very narrow time frame during which treatment by thrombolysis and mechanical thrombectomy is possible, cell therapy has huge potential for enhancing stroke recovery. Accurate analysis of the response to new therapy, using imaging biomarkers, is needed to assess therapeutic efficacy. The aim of this study is to compare two analysis techniques: the parametric response map (PRM), a voxel-based technique, and the standard whole-lesion approach. These two analyses were performed on data collected at 4 time points in a transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAo) model, which was treated with human mesenchymal stem cell (hMSC) therapy...
May 9, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487329/aspects-alberta-stroke-program-early-ct-score-measurement-using-hounsfield-unit-values-when-selecting-patients-for-stroke-thrombectomy
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Maxim Mokin, Christopher T Primiani, Adnan H Siddiqui, Aquilla S Turk
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The ASPECTS (Alberta Stroke Program Early CT Score) is a quantitate score that measures the extent of early ischemic changes. Our aim was to investigate how measurement of ASPECTS using Hounsfield unit (HU) values on initial noncontrast head computerized tomography (CT) correlates with the extent of final infarct on follow-up imaging. METHODS: Cases of acute stroke from the middle cerebral artery M1 occlusion in which complete recanalization (TICI [Thrombolysis in Cerebral Infarction] 3) was achieved were included for analysis...
May 9, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485774/the-clinical-study-on-the-treatment-for-acute-cerebral-infarction-by-intra-arterial-thrombolysis-combined-with-mild-hypothermia
#14
L-L Ma, L Song, X-D Yu, T-X Yu, H Liang, J-X Qiu, L Tan
OBJECTIVE: This study was purposed to evaluate the clinical efficacy of the treatment for acute cerebral infarction by intra-arterial thrombolysis combined with mild hypothermia. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Thirty patients, diagnosed with acute anterior circulation cerebral infarction and admitted to the Hospital between January 2013 and September 2015, were randomly divided into the control group and the mild hypothermia group, each group comprising 15 cases. The treatment of intra-arterial thrombolysis combined with mild hypothermia was administered to the mild hypothermia group, while only the treatment of intra-arterial thrombolysis was performed on the control group...
April 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484930/heart-shaped-bilateral-medullary-pyramidal-infarction-as-a-pathognomonic-finding-of-anterior-spinal-artery-occlusion
#15
Sammy Searcy, Oluwaseun O Akinduro, Andrew Spector, Jang W Yoon, Benjamin L Brown, William D Freeman
BACKGROUND: Unilateral anterior spinal artery (ASA) occlusion resulting in bilateral medullary pyramidal (BMP) infarction is a rare and devastating stroke subtype. We present two cases highlighting the diagnostic and clinical challenges of BMP infarction. METHODS: Case reports and literature review. RESULTS: A 57-year-old man rapidly had severe vomiting and diarrhea 2 h after a meal. Examination revealed bulbar weakness and areflexic tetraplegia...
May 8, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480034/co-administration-of-tissue-plasminogen-activator-and-hyperbaric-oxygen-in-ischemic-stroke-a-continued-promise-for-neuroprotection
#16
REVIEW
Ze-Song Yang, Jun Mu
Intravenous recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator (r-tPA, alteplase) remains the recommended therapy for acute ischemic stroke. However, several factors are limiting its practical use. It makes it urgent for us to search more efficient strategies that can save the ischemic neurons, and safely extend the time window, while in the mean time reducing the detrimental effects for stroke thrombolysis. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is considered to be potentially neuroprotective. Co-administration of r-tPA and HBOT has already been proved to be effective, safe and feasible in myocardial infarction...
January 2017: Medical Gas Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479799/advanced-age-and-higher-national-institutes-of-health-stroke-scale-score-as-predictors-of-poor-outcome-in-ischemic-stroke-patients-treated-with-alteplase-a-study-from-a-tertiary-care-centre-in-rural-north-west-india
#17
Amit Bhardwaj, Girish Sharma, Sunil Kumar Raina, Ashish Sharma, Monica Angra
INTRODUCTION: Thrombolytic therapy in acute ischemic stroke has been approved for treatment of acute stroke for past two decades. However, identification of predictors of poor outcome after the intravenous (IV) alteplase therapy in acute stroke patients is a matter of research. The present study was conducted with the aim of identifying poor prognostic factors in patients of acute ischemic stroke patients. METHODS: The data of 31 acute stroke patients treated with alteplase were gathered to identify the factors that were independent predictors of the poor outcome...
April 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479465/safety-of-early-carotid-endarterectomy-after-intravenous-thrombolysis-in-acute-ischemic-stroke
#18
Igor Gunka, Dagmar Krajickova, Michal Lesko, Ondrej Renc, Jan Raupach, Stanislav Jiska, Miroslav Lojik, Vendelin Chovanec, Radovan Maly
BACKGROUND: The timing of carotid endarterectomy (CEA) after intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) is still a controversial issue. The aim of this study was to assess the safety of early carotid interventions in patients treated with thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed using prospectively collected data from consecutive patients who underwent CEA for symptomatic internal carotid artery stenosis within 14 days after the index neurological event during the period from January 2013 to July 2016...
May 4, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479184/systemic-thrombolysis-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-after-dabigatran-etexilate-reversal-with-idarucizumab-a-case-report
#19
Derya Tireli, Jun He, Mette Maria Nordling, Troels Wienecke
INTRODUCTION: Idarucizumab is a reversal agent for dabigatran etexilate. By reversing the anticoagulating effect of dabigatran etexilate with idarucizumab (Praxbind), patients presenting with an acute ischemic stroke can now be eligible for thrombolysis. PATIENT: We describe our experience with idarucizumab in a 71-year-old male patient pretreated with dabigatran etexilate. The patient arrived with a hemiparesis, central facial palsy, and dysarthria. METHOD: Dabigatran etexilate was antagonized with idarucizumab, approximately 2...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478980/use-of-geospatial-modeling-to-evaluate-the-impact-of-telestroke-on-access-to-stroke-thrombolysis-in-ontario
#20
Lauren Jewett, Ario Mirian, Ben Connolly, Frank L Silver, Demetrios J Sahlas
BACKGROUND: The treatment of acute ischemic stroke in Ontario is coordinated through a network of stroke centers, supplemented by emergency telemedicine consultations to nonstroke centers through the Ontario Telemedicine Network's province-wide Telestroke program. Using geoinformatics, we sought to evaluate the overall impact of Telestroke on access to stroke thrombolysis in Ontario. METHODS: Ontario population data (census) were used to overlay polygons created by Service Area Analysis using ArcGIS 10...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
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