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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118805/novel-distal-emboli-protection-technology-the-embotrap
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Ju-Yu Chueh, Miklos G Marosfoi, Olivia W Brooks, Robert M King, Ajit S Puri, Matthew J Gounis
Background: Over the course of the thrombectomy procedure, clot fragments may become dislodged and lead to downstream emboli due to manipulation of an endovascular device. The EmboTrap thrombectomy system features an inner stent channel with an outer stent trap design that may potentially reduce the risk of distal clot fragmentation during clot removal. We tested the hypothesis that distal emboli to both the same and new territory generated during mechanical thrombectomy are a function of device design...
October 2017: Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118797/comparison-of-vacuum-pressures-and-forces-generated-by-different-catheters-and-pumps-for-aspiration-thrombectomy-in-acute-ischemic-stroke
#2
Michael T Froehler
Background: Direct aspiration thrombectomy is an increasingly utilized technique in endovascular stroke treatment that relies on vacuum and suction force to remove the clot. This report assesses the pressures and forces generated by different catheters and pumps. Methods: Vacuum pressures were measured using a vacuum gauge for several catheters (Stryker Catalyst6, Penumbra Ace 064, Medtronic Arc 061, and Penumbra 041) and pumps (Penumbra pump, 60-mL syringe, and the ASPIRE device)...
October 2017: Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113900/dwell-time-of-stentriever-influences-complete-revascularisation-and-first-pass-tici3-revascularisation-in-acute-large-vessel-occlusive-stroke
#3
Santhosh Kumar Kannath, Jayadevan Enakshy Rajan, Sylaja Padmavathy N, Sankara Sarma P, Sajith Sukumaran, Sapna Erat Sreedharan, Tirur Raman Kapilamoorthy
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: In acute ischemic stroke with large vessel occlusion, the interaction between the clot retriever and the stent is critical for achieving successful recanalization. The ideal time of stent deployment (dwell time, DT) to improve revascularization is currently unknown., We systematically analysed the effect of different DT on final angiographic and clinical outcome of of patients who underwent mechanical thrombectomy. METHODS: The DT was progressively increased from 3 minutes to 5 minutes and later, 8 minutes during the study period...
November 4, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089415/periprocedural-heparin-use-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-endovascular-therapy-the-trevo-2-trial
#4
Melanie J Winningham, Diogo C Haussen, Raul G Nogueira, David S Liebeskind, Wade S Smith, Helmi L Lutsep, Tudor G Jovin, Bin Xiang, Fadi Nahab
BACKGROUND: The use of periprocedural heparin has previously been reported to be safe and potentially beneficial during thrombectomy with older generation devices. We aimed to evaluate the safety and clinical outcomes of heparin use in the stent retriever era. METHODS: A post hoc analysis of the TREVO 2 trial was performed comparing baseline characteristics and clinical outcomes between patients who received (HEP+) and those who did not receive periprocedural heparin (HEP-) while undergoing MERCI or TREVO clot retrieval...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077175/the-important-role-of-manual-aspiration-through-the-guiding-catheter-during-repeated-solitaire-mechanical-thrombectomy-in-acute-ischemic-stroke
#5
R Xu, X-K Zhao, M-L Wang, X Liu, D Xi
OBJECTIVE: Acute ischemic stroke (AIS) is an important global health problem. Intravenous (IV) thrombolysis with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) is the standard treatment. However, only a small number of patients benefit from it because of strict application restrictions. Increasing evidence has demonstrated that mechanical thrombectomy is an effective and safe therapy for AIS. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We present 14 cases of successful recanalization with Solitaire devices for AIS patients after stroke onset...
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068254/assessment-of-clot-length-with-multiphase-ct-angiography-in-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke
#6
Vanessa Polito, Roberta La Piana, Maria Del Pilar Cortes, Donatella Tampieri
Introduction Existing stroke literature demonstrates that rapid recanalization of vessels improves long-term prognosis after acute ischemic stroke. However, further optimization of the speed of the thrombectomy procedure, used to recanalize a blocked vessel, is limited by our minimal knowledge of the clot dimensions pre-procedure. Knowing the clot dimensions would allow planning of the thrombectomy procedure with the appropriate size and length of stent retriever, and determination of the correct site of the stent deployment ensuring total coverage of the clot by the stent retriever...
January 1, 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025728/necessary-catheter-diameters-for-mechanical-thrombectomy-with-adapt
#7
O Nikoubashman, A Nikoubashman, M Büsen, M Wiesmann
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Large-bore catheters allow mechanical thrombectomy in ischemic stroke by engaging and retrieving clots without additional devices (direct aspiration first-pass technique [ADAPT]). The purpose of this study was to establish a model for minimal catheter diameters needed for ADAPT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We established a theoretic model for the calculation of minimal catheter diameters needed for ADAPT. We then verified its validity in 28 ADAPT maneuvers in a porcine in vivo model...
October 12, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020910/clot-retrieval-and-acute-stroke-care
#8
Yun Tae Hwang, Yash Gawarikar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 16, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020909/clot-retrieval-and-acute-stroke-care
#9
Kathleen L Bagot, Dominique A Cadilhac, Chris Bladin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 16, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878444/experimental-evaluation-and-training-of-stent-clot-retrieval-the-confront-clot-scrambling-method
#10
Tomotaka Ohshima, Shunsaku Goto, Taiki Yamamoto, Kojiro Ishikawa
The introduction of stent retrievers has changed the methods used for acute intracranial thrombectomy, but the training approach has not been discussed enough. We, therefore, aimed to establish a simple skill up method which can be used to train anytime and anywhere with low costs. Also, we introduce our experimental confront clot scrambling method (CCSM) which makes a profitable visualization in how the stent retriever works. The CCSM involved a sham clot set in the middle of a polyvinyl chloride tube, after which two stent retrievers were navigated from each side before being simultaneously withdrawn with the same force...
August 2017: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838463/beware-cold-agglutinins-in-organ-donors-ex%C3%A2-vivo-lung-perfusion-from-an-uncontrolled-donation-after-circulatory-determination-of-death-donor-with-a-cold-agglutinin-a-case-report
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A Venkataraman, J W Blackwell, W K Funkhouser, K R Birchard, S E Beamer, W T Simmons, S H Randell, T M Egan
BACKGROUND: We began to recover lungs from uncontrolled donation after circulatory determination of death to assess for transplant suitability by means of ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP) and computerized tomographic (CT) scan. Our first case had a cold agglutinin with an interesting outcome. CASE REPORT: A 60-year-old man collapsed at home and was pronounced dead by Emergency Medical Services personnel. Next-of-kin consented to lung retrieval, and the decedent was ventilated and transported...
September 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798266/thrombectomy-of-calcified-emboli-in-stroke-does-histology-of-thrombi-influence-the-effectiveness-of-thrombectomy
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Tomas Dobrocky, Eike Piechowiak, Alessandro Cianfoni, Felix Zibold, Luca Roccatagliata, Pascal Mosimann, Simon Jung, Urs Fischer, Pasquale Mordasini, Jan Gralla
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Thrombus composition has been postulated to affect the success of endovascular therapy. Calcified clots are composed of large amounts of calcium phosphate which influences their mechanical properties and may serve as a model for testing this hypothesis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the recanalization and complication rates of calcified thromboemboli in patients with acute ischemic stroke who underwent thrombectomy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed of all calcified intracranial thromboemboli in patients suffering an acute ischemic stroke, referred for endovascular therapy at two centers between January 2013 and July 2016...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731381/reperfusion-after-ischemic-stroke-is-associated-with-reduced-brain-edema
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Hannah J Irvine, Ann-Christin Ostwaldt, Matthew B Bevers, Simone Dixon, Thomas Wk Battey, Bruce Cv Campbell, Stephen M Davis, Geoffrey A Donnan, Kevin N Sheth, Reza Jahan, Jeffrey L Saver, Chelsea S Kidwell, W Taylor Kimberly
Rapid revascularization is highly effective for acute stroke, but animal studies suggest that reperfusion edema may attenuate its beneficial effects. We investigated the relationship between reperfusion and edema in patients from the Echoplanar Imaging Thrombolysis Evaluation Trial (EPITHET) and Mechanical Retrieval and Recanalization of Stroke Clots Using Embolectomy (MR RESCUE) cohorts. Reperfusion percentage was measured as the difference in perfusion-weighted imaging lesion volume between baseline and follow-up (day 3-5 for EPITHET; day 6-8 for MR RESCUE)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706106/detailed-assessment-of-benefits-and-risks-of-retrievable-inferior-vena-cava-filters-on-patients-with-complicated-injuries-the-da-vinci-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial-study-protocol
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Kwok M Ho, Sudhakar Rao, Stephen Honeybul, Rene Zellweger, Bradley Wibrow, Jeffrey Lipman, Anthony Holley, Alan Kop, Elizabeth Geelhoed, Tomas Corcoran
INTRODUCTION: Retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filters have been increasingly used in patients with major trauma who have contraindications to anticoagulant prophylaxis as a primary prophylactic measure against venous thromboembolism (VTE). The benefits, risks and cost-effectiveness of such strategy are uncertain. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: Patients with major trauma, defined by an estimated Injury Severity Score >15, who have contraindications to anticoagulant VTE prophylaxis within 72 hours of hospitalisation to the study centre will be eligible for this randomised multicentre controlled trial...
July 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702878/recent-trends-in-clot-retrieval-devices-a-review
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REVIEW
Aamir Hameed, Haroon Zafar, Darren Mylotte, Faisal Sharif
Stroke is the second leading cause of death worldwide and in Europe. Even with gold standard medical management of acute ischemic stroke, which is intravenous (IV) thrombolysis by administration of recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA), the mortality rate remains the same. Intra-arterial (IA) thrombolysis therapy also did not achieve significant results and was not approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) because of limited sample size. This encouraged scientists and engineers to develop endovascular clot retrieval devices for the mechanical recanalization of the occluded arteries in stroke patients...
December 2017: Cardiology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694006/neurotoxicity-with-persistent-unilateral-ophthalmoplegia-from-envenoming-by-a-wild-inland-taipan-oxyuranus-microlepidotus-elapidae-in-remote-outback-south-australia
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Scott A Weinstein, Evan Everest, Jeremy Purdell-Lewis, Michael Harrison, Fiona Tavender, Sam Alfred, Liz Marrack, Chris Davenport-Klunder, Neralie Wearn, Julian White
INTRODUCTION: A case of life threatening envenoming by a wild specimen of the inland taipan, Oxyuranus microlepidotus, is described. There have been 11 previously well-documented envenomings by O. microlepidotus, but only 2 were inflicted by wild snakes. Envenomed patients have presented predominantly with defibrinating coagulopathy and neurotoxicity. CASE REPORT: The victim was seeking to observe members of an isolated population of this species and was envenomed while attempting to photograph an approximately 1...
July 8, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691137/effective-use-of-balloon-guide-catheters-in-reducing-incidence-of-mechanical-thrombectomy-related-distal-embolization
#17
Dong Hoon Lee, Jae Hoon Sung, Sang Uk Kim, Ho Jun Yi, Jae Taek Hong, Sang Won Lee
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The clinical benefit of endovascular stroke therapy has been demonstrated in several prospective randomized trials. However, in a relevant percentage of patients, mechanical thrombectomy bears the risk of causing new infarction in initially unaffected vascular territories through thrombus fragmentation and migration of clot debris. The goal of this study was to evaluate the use of the balloon guide catheter (BGC) to effectively achieve flow arrest and thrombus aspiration during the intervention to avoid distal embolization...
July 9, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674985/stroke-basic-and-clinical
#18
Tarvinder P Singh, Jonathan R Weinstein, Sean P Murphy
Tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) was first approved in the USA 25 years ago for those who had experienced a recent occlusion (<3 h) of a cerebral vessel. Now, advances in clot retrieval (stentriever), in concert with tPA, heralds new optimism for ischemic stroke victims, but adds more pressure to identify therapies that will minimize hypoxic damage, protect compromised cells, and promote rehabilitation. In the past preclinical investigations have been poor at predicting potential clinical therapy, but they have contributed enormously to understanding post-stroke pathology...
2017: Advances in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626055/ischemic-stroke-what-does-the-histological-composition-tell-us-about-the-origin-of-the-thrombus
#19
Peter B Sporns, Uta Hanning, Wolfram Schwindt, Aglaé Velasco, Jens Minnerup, Tarek Zoubi, Walter Heindel, Astrid Jeibmann, Thomas Ulrich Niederstadt
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The introduction of stent retrievers allows for a complete extraction and histological analysis of human thrombi. Ischemic stroke is a major health issue, and differentiation of underlying causes is highly relevant to prevent recurrent stroke. Therefore, histopathologic analysis of the embolic clots after removal may provide valuable information about underlying pathologies. This study analyzes histological clot composition and aims to identify specific patterns that might help to distinguish causes of ischemic stroke...
August 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604188/correlation-between-clot-density-and-recanalization-success-or-stroke-etiology-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-patients
#20
Manoj Jagani, David F Kallmes, Waleed Brinjikji
Background Predicting recanalization success for patients undergoing endovascular treatment for acute ischemic stroke is of significant interest. Studies have previously correlated the success of recanalization with the density of the clot. We evaluated clot density and its relationship to revascularization success and stroke etiology. Methods We conducted a retrospective review of 118 patients undergoing intra-arterial therapy for acute ischemic stroke. Mean and maximum thrombus density was measured by drawing a circular region of interest on an axial slice of a non-contrast computed tomography scan...
June 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
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