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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928186/recombinant-human-tnk-tissue-type-plasminogen-activator-rhtnk-tpa-versus-alteplase-rt-pa-as-fibrinolytic-therapy-for-acute-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-china-tnk-stemi-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-non-inferiority-trial
#1
Hai-Bo Wang, Ping Ji, Xing-Shan Zhao, Haiyan Xu, Xiao-Yan Yan, Qin Yang, Chen Yao, Run-Lin Gao, Yang-Feng Wu, Shu-Bin Qiao
AIM: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of recombinant human TNK tissue-type plasminogen activator (rhTNK-tPA) in lowering major adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events (MACCEs) in Chinese acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: The study is designed as a multicentre, randomised, controlled non-inferiority phase IV trial with balanced randomisation (1:1) in patients with STEMI. The planned sample size is 6200 participants (or 3100 per arm)...
September 18, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919568/robotic-stereotactic-assistance-rosa-utilization-for-minimally-invasive-placement-of-intraparenchymal-hematoma-and-intraventricular-catheters-case-report
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Nima Alan, Phillip Lee, Alp Ozpinar, Bradley A Gross, Brian T Jankowitz
BACKGROUND: In patients with supratentorial spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage, intrahematomal catheter placement may allow for intra-clot thrombolysis and drainage. Robotic assistance may be used for the stereotactic placement of catheters. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 76-year-old male presented with altered mental status and left-sided weakness. Non-contrast CT head showed a right ganglionic intraparenchymal hemorrhage with resultant entrapment of the temporal horn. Using Robotic Stereotactic Assistance (ROSA), an intrahematomal and an intraventricular catheter were placed...
September 14, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912596/complete-reperfusion-is-required-for-maximal-benefits-of-mechanical-thrombectomy-in-stroke-patients
#3
Ángel Chamorro, Jordi Blasco, Antonio López, Sergio Amaro, Luis San Román, Laura Llull, Arturo Renú, Salvatore Rudilosso, Carlos Laredo, Victor Obach, Xabier Urra, Anna M Planas, Enrique C Leira, Juan Macho
A mTICI 2b or a mTICI 3 score are currently considered success following mechanical thrombectomy (MT) in acute stroke but is undetermined whether the two scores translate equivalent outcomes. We present a single-center, retrospective cohort of patients with anterior circulation stroke treated with MT and achieving a final mTICI score 2b or 3. A multimodal CT at baseline and a multimodal MRI at 24 hours assessed the growth of the infarct, and the modified Rankin Scale (mRS) assessed functional outcome at 90 days...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895453/extracranial-internal-carotid-artery-vasospasm-during-thrombectomy
#4
Isamu Miura, Akitsugu Kawashima, Masataka Hayashi, Akane Tanda, Tomomi Ishikawa, Takakazu Kawamata
The use of a stent retriever increases the risk of intracranial vasospasm. Here, we report the case of a man who developed severe vasospasm in a long segment of the extracranial internal carotid artery after mechanical irritation by a stent retriever inserted for the treatment of acute cerebral ischemia. A 47-year-old right-handed man presented with sudden-onset right-sided weakness and difficulty speaking. The patient's National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale score was 6 and he had an Alberta Stroke Program Early Computed Tomography Score of 9...
January 1, 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893806/low-dose-intrapleural-alteplase-without-deoxyribonuclease-in-complicated-parapneumonic-effusion-case-series-and-literature-reviews
#5
Carol Lai, Nurashikin Mohammad, Tidi Maharani Hassan, Mohamed Faisal Abdul Hamid
This case series reviews two cases of elderly patients who presented with fever, cough and shortness of breath. Clinical examinations and initial chest radiographs confirmed unilateral pleural effusion. Thoracenteses were consistent with exudative pleural effusion. We commenced intravenous antibiotics treating for parapneumonic effusions. The first case showed persistent effusion despite drainage, and the second case had a little aspirate from pleural tapping. Subsequent ultrasound of the thorax showed multiloculated effusions...
September 11, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891451/fibrinolytic-and-anticoagulation-therapy-in-patients-undergoing-ultrasound-assisted-catheter-directed-thrombolysis-for-pulmonary-embolism
#6
Kimberly Terry, Leo F Buckley, Ahmed Aldemerdash, John Fanikos, Heather Dell Orfano
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound-assisted, catheter-directed thrombolysis (UA-CDT) relieves right ventricular stress without a significant increase in the risk of bleeding compared to systemic thrombolysis. Although concomitant anticoagulation is provided to prevent thrombus expansion, the optimal anticoagulation regimen in patients receiving UA-CDT remains unknown. OBJECTIVE: We sought to describe anticoagulation practices for patients receiving UA-CDT. METHODS: Patients receiving UA-CDT for acute pulmonary embolism (PE) between Jan 1, 2013 to Sept 30, 2014 at a single center were analyzed...
September 7, 2017: Cardiovascular & Hematological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890326/taurolidine-based-catheter-lock-regimen-significantly-reduces-overall-costs-infection-and-dysfunction-rates-of-tunneled-hemodialysis-catheters
#7
Wolfgang Winnicki, Harald Herkner, Matthias Lorenz, Ammon Handisurya, Željko Kikić, Bernhard Bielesz, Benjamin Schairer, Thomas Reiter, Farsad Eskandary, Gere Sunder-Plassmann, Guerkan Sengoelge
Catheter-related infections and dysfunction are the main catheter complications causing morbidity and mortality in hemodialysis patients. However, there are no consistent data for the choice of catheter lock solutions for tunneled hemodialysis lines. In this prospective, multicenter, randomized, controlled trial, two lock regimens using three commercial catheter lock solutions were compared in 106 hemodialysis patients with a newly inserted tunneled central catheter. In the taurolidine group, TauroLock™-Hep500 was used twice per week and TauroLock™-U25,000 once a week...
September 7, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887396/influence-of-penumbral-reperfusion-on-clinical-outcome-depends-on-baseline-ischemic-core-volume
#8
Chushuang Chen, Mark W Parsons, Matthew Clapham, Christopher Oldmeadow, Christopher R Levi, Longting Lin, Xin Cheng, Min Lou, Timothy J Kleinig, Kenneth S Butcher, Qiang Dong, Andrew Bivard
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: In alteplase-treated patients with acute ischemic stroke, we investigated the relationship between penumbral reperfusion at 24 hours and clinical outcomes, with and without adjustment for baseline ischemic core volume. METHODS: Data were collected from consecutive acute ischemic stroke patients with baseline and follow-up perfusion imaging presenting to hospital within 4.5 hours of symptom onset at 7 hospitals. Logistic regression models were used for predicting the effect of the reperfused penumbral volume on the dichotomized modified Rankin Scale (mRS) at 90 days and improvement of National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale at 24 hours, both adjusted for baseline ischemic core volume...
September 8, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887377/outcome-after-stroke-thrombolysis-in-patients-80-years-treated-within-3-hours-vs-3-4-5-hours
#9
Niaz Ahmed, Kennedy R Lees, Peter A Ringleb, Christopher Bladin, David Collas, Danilo Toni, Gary A Ford
OBJECTIVE: To determine outcomes and risks of IV thrombolysis (IVT) in patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) >80 years of age within 3 hours compared to >3 to 4.5 hours recorded in the Safe Implementation of Treatment in Stroke (SITS) International Stroke Thrombolysis Registry. METHODS: A total of 14,240 (year 2003-2015) patients >80 years of age with AIS were treated with IVT ≤4.5 hours of stroke onset (3,558 in >3-4.5 hours). Of these, 8,658 (2,157 in >3-4...
September 8, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887375/csf-inflammatory-response-after-intraventricular-hemorrhage
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Maged D Fam, Hussein A Zeineddine, Javed Khader Eliyas, Agnieszka Stadnik, Michael Jesselson, Nichol McBee, Karen Lane, Ying Cao, Meijing Wu, Lingjiao Zhang, Richard E Thompson, Sayona John, Wendy Ziai, Daniel F Hanley, Issam A Awad
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the temporal pattern and relevant associations of CSF inflammatory measures after intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH). METHODS: We analyzed prospectively collected CSF cell counts and protein and glucose levels from participants in the Clot Lysis Evaluation of Accelerated Resolution of IVH phase III (CLEAR III) trial. Corrected leukocyte count and cell index were calculated to adjust for CSF leukocytes attributable to circulating blood. Data were chronologically plotted...
September 8, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886856/outcome-of-patients-receiving-thrombolytic-therapy-while-on-rivaroxaban-for-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation-from-rivaroxaban-once-daily-oral-direct-factor-xa-inhibition-compared-with-vitamin-k-antagonism-for-prevention-of-stroke-and-embolism-trial-in-atrial
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Sean T Chen, Anne S Hellkamp, Richard C Becker, Scott D Berkowitz, Günter Breithardt, Keith A A Fox, Werner Hacke, Jonathan L Halperin, Graeme J Hankey, Kenneth W Mahaffey, Christopher C Nessel, Jonathan P Piccini, Daniel E Singer, Manesh R Patel
The safety of intravenous thrombolysis in patients taking rivaroxaban has not been well established. We retrospectively analyzed the outcomes of all patients who received thrombolytic therapy in the Rivaroxaban Once Daily Oral Direct Factor Xa Inhibition Compared With Vitamin K Antagonism for Prevention of Stroke and Embolism Trial in Atrial Fibrillation (ROCKET AF). A review of medical and adverse event records for patients receiving thrombolytic therapy while enrolled in ROCKET AF was performed to determine their baseline characteristics, indications for thrombolysis, and type of agent used...
August 7, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875864/pulmonary-embolism-with-cardiac-arrest-a-stemi-patient-s-unexpected-course
#12
Zoë Piggott, Tomislav Jelic
We describe the successful use and complications of bolus-dose alteplase to treat strongly suspected pulmonary embolism (PE) with cardiac arrest in a patient initially presenting as ST-elevation myocardial infarcation (MI). Case description is followed by a review of the indications, safety, and dosing of systemic thrombolytic therapy for high-risk PE in the emergency department (ED). Diagnostic and therapeutic approach to PE in critically ill patients is also considered, including the potential utility of point-of-care ultrasound (PoCUS) in the ED...
September 6, 2017: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844990/efficacy-and-safety-of-a-pharmaco-invasive-strategy-with-half-dose-alteplase-versus-primary-angioplasty-in-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-early-myo-trial-early-routine-catheterization-after-alteplase-fibrinolysis-versus-primary-pci-in-acute-st-segment
#13
Jun Pu, Song Ding, Heng Ge, Yaling Han, Jinchen Guo, Rong Lin, Xi Su, Heng Zhang, Lianglong Chen, Ben He
Background -Timely primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) cannot be offered to all patients with ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Pharmaco-invasive (PhI) strategy has been proposed as a valuable alternative for eligible patients with STEMI. We conducted a randomized study to compare the efficacy and safety of a PhI strategy with half-dose fibrinolytic regimen versus PPCI in patients with STEMI. Methods -The EARLY-MYO trial (Early Routine Catheterization After Alteplase Fibrinolysis Versus Primary PCI in Acute ST-Segment-Elevation Myocardial Infarction) was an investigator-initiated, prospective, multicenter, randomized, noninferiority trial comparing a PhI strategy with half-dose alteplase versus PPCI in patients with STEMI 18 to 75 years of age presenting ≤6 hours after symptom onset but with an expected PCI-related delay...
August 27, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843804/intra-arterial-alteplase-thrombolysis-during-mechanical-thrombectomy-for-acute-ischemic-stroke
#14
Daniel M Heiferman, Daphne D Li, Nathan C Pecoraro, Angela M Smolenski, Asterios Tsimpas, William W Ashley
BACKGROUND: Intra-arterial alteplase (IA tPA) is commonly used during mechanical thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke in patients with large-vessel occlusion, but specific indications and applications for its use remain undefined. METHODS: We analyzed 40 patients who underwent stent-retriever mechanical thrombectomy, 28 of whom received adjunctive IA tPA. To our knowledge, this is the largest cohort with this concomitant treatment reported in the literature in the post-mechanical thrombectomy trial era...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839932/the-impact-of-alteplase-on-pulmonary-graft-function-in-donation-after-circulatory-death-an-experimental-study
#15
Annika Liersch-Nordqvist, Mohammed Fakhro, Leif Pierre, Joanna Hlebowicz, Malin Malmsjo, Richard Ingemansson, Sandra Lindstedt
OBJECTIVE: Lung transplantation is hampered by the lack of organs resulting in deaths on the waiting list. The usage of donation after circulatory death (DCD) lungs would dramatically increase donor availability. The most optimal organ preservation method, and the need for antithrombotic and fibrinolytic treatment to prevent thrombosis in the donor lungs is currently on debate. The present study investigated, in a simulated clinical DCD situation, whether the addition of alteplase in the flush-perfusion solution at the time of pulmonary graft harvesting could prevent thrombosis in the donor lung and thereby improve pulmonary graft function...
October 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831992/comparative-efficacy-and-safety-of-reperfusion-therapy-with-fibrinolytic-agents-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
#16
Peerawat Jinatongthai, Junporn Kongwatcharapong, Chee Yoong Foo, Arintaya Phrommintikul, Surakit Nathisuwan, Ammarin Thakkinstian, Christopher M Reid, Nathorn Chaiyakunapruk
BACKGROUND: Fibrinolytic therapy offers an alternative to mechanical reperfusion for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in settings where health-care resources are scarce. Comprehensive evidence comparing different agents is still unavailable. In this study, we examined the effects of various fibrinolytic drugs on clinical outcomes. METHODS: We did a network meta-analysis based on a systematic review of randomised controlled trials comparing fibrinolytic drugs in patients with STEMI...
August 19, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820038/comparison-of-clevidipine-and-nicardipine-for-acute-blood-pressure-reduction-in-patients-with-stroke
#17
Teresa A Allison, Stephanie Bowman, Brian Gulbis, Heather Hartman, Sara Schepcoff, Kiwon Lee
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine whether clevidipine (CLEV) achieved faster blood pressure control compared to nicardipine (NIC) in patients presenting with either an acute ischemic stroke (AIS) or a spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). METHODS: This was a retrospective, observational, cohort study conducted in patients with AIS or ICH admitted to the emergency department of a Comprehensive Stroke Center from November 2011 to June 2013 who received CLEV or NIC continuous infusion for acute blood pressure management...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810259/reliability-reproducibility-and-prognostic-accuracy-of-the-alberta-stroke-program-early-ct-score-on-ct-perfusion-and-non-contrast-ct-in-hyperacute-stroke
#18
Jillian Naylor, Leonid Churilov, Ziyuan Chen, Miriam Koome, Neil Rane, Bruce C V Campbell
BACKGROUND: Alberta Stroke Program Early CT Score (ASPECTS) assesses early ischemic change on non-contrast CT (NCCT). We hypothesised that assessing ASPECTS regions on CT Perfusion (CTP) rather than NCCT would improve inter-rater agreement and prognostic accuracy, particularly in patients presenting early after stroke onset. METHODS: Ischemic stroke patients treated with intravenous alteplase from 2009 to 2014 at our institution were included in this study. Inter-rater agreement and prognostic accuracy of ASPECTS across modalities were analysed by the time between stroke onset and initial NCCT, dichotomized 1st quartile versus quartiles 2-4, referred to as epochs...
August 16, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808918/idarucizumab-in-dabigatran-treated-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke-receiving-alteplase-a-systematic-review-of-the-available-evidence
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Slaven Pikija, Laszlo K Sztriha, J Sebastian Mutzenbach, Stefan M Golaszewski, Johann Sellner
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Current guidelines do not recommend the use of intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator in patients with acute ischemic stroke who receive direct oral anticoagulants. While the humanized monoclonal antibody idarucizumab can quickly reverse the anticoagulant effects of the thrombin inhibitor dabigatran, safety data for subsequent tissue plasminogen activator treatment are sparse. Here, we review current knowledge about dabigatran reversal prior to systemic reperfusion treatment in acute ischemic stroke...
August 14, 2017: CNS Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802542/the-impact-of-intravenous-alteplase-on-long-term-patient-survival-the-georgia-coverdell-acute-stroke-registry-s-experience
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Moges S Ido, Michael R Frankel, Ike S Okosun, Richard B Rothenberg
INTRODUCTION: Intravenous alteplase reduces disability and improves functionality among acute ischemic stroke patients. Two decades after its approval, only a small fraction of patients get the treatment, and demonstrating its impact on mortality may make a strong case for its wider use. This study assessed the impact of thrombolytic treatment by alteplase on 1-year mortality and readmission among acute ischemic stroke patients. METHOD: The 2008-2013 Georgia Coverdell Acute Stroke Registry data were linked with the 2008-2013 hospital discharge and the 2008-2014 death data in Georgia...
July 31, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
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