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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805341/treatment-options-for-severe-pulmonary-embolism-during-pregnancy-and-the-postpartum-period-a-systematic-review
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G Martillotti, F Boehlen, H Robert-Ebadi, N Jastrow, M Righini, M Blondon
BACKGROUND: Massive pulmonary embolism (PE) during pregnancy or the postpartum period is a rare but dramatic event. Our aim was to systematically review the evidence to guide its management. METHODS: We searched Pubmed, Embase, conference proceedings and the RIETE registry for published cases of severe (submassive/massive) PE treated with thrombolysis, percutaneous or surgical thrombectomy and/or with ECMO, occurring during pregnancy or within 6 weeks of delivery...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804656/pneumomediastinum-and-mediastinal-hematoma-secondary-to-right-brachiocephalic-vein-thrombectomy-mimicking-stemi
#2
Prem Shukla, Prudence Dy, Rishi Raj, Sayee Sundar Alagusundaramoorthy, Noel Nivera
A 50-year-old male with a history of hemodialysis dependent chronic kidney disease presented to our emergency department with acute midsternal crushing chest pain. Patient was diagnosed with acute anterolateral wall Myocardial Infraction due to the presence of corresponding ST segment elevations in EKG and underwent emergent cardiac catheterization which revealed normal patent coronaries without any disease. He continued to have chest pain for which CT of the chest was done which revealed pneumomediastinum with mediastinal hematoma, due to the recent attempted thrombectomy for thrombus in his right brachiocephalic vein...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801324/mechanical-thrombectomy-for-repeated-cerebral-tumor-embolism-from-a-thoracic-sarcomatoid-carcinoma
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Raoul Pop, Dan Mihoc, Monica Manisor, Johann Sebastian Richter, Veronique Lindner, Ralf Janssen-Langenstein, Mihaela Simu, Valerie Wolff, Remy Beaujeux
Cerebral embolism originating from intracardiac tumors represents a rare cause of stroke and has been documented in both adult and pediatric populations. We present a patient recently diagnosed with a right pulmonary hilum tumor, invading the pulmonary veins and the left atrium. Two consecutive episodes of large cerebral vessel occlusion in separate vascular territories occurred in the same day and were treated by mechanical thrombectomy. Embolic material retrieved on both occasions contained tumor fragments with peripheral endothelialization...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798267/pretreatment-predictors-of-malignant-evolution-in-patients-with-ischemic-stroke-undergoing-mechanical-thrombectomy
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Alessandro Davoli, Caterina Motta, Giacomo Koch, Marina Diomedi, Simone Napolitano, Angela Giordano, Marta Panella, Daniele Morosetti, Sebastiano Fabiano, Roberto Floris, Roberto Gandini, Fabrizio Sallustio
BACKGROUND: Few data exist on malignant middle cerebral artery infarction (MMI) among patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) after endovascular treatment (ET). Numerous predictors of MMI evolution have been proposed, but a comprehensive research of patients undergoing ET has never been performed. Our purpose was to find a practical model to determine robust predictors of MMI in patients undergoing ET. METHODS: Patients from a prospective single-center database with AIS secondary to large intracranial vessel occlusion of the anterior circulation, treated with ET, were retrospectively analyzed...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
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/28797689/can-the-benefits-of-rtpa-treatment-for-stroke-be-improved
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REVIEW
D Vivien
Tissue-type plasminogen activator (tPA) is a serine protease well known to promote fibrinolysis. This is why: its recombinant form (rtPA) can be used, either alone or combined with thrombectomy, to promote recanalization/reperfusion following ischemic stroke. However, its overall benefits are counteracted by some of its side-effects, including incomplete lysis of clots, an increased risk of hemorrhagic transformation and the possibility of neurotoxicity. Nevertheless, better understanding of the mechanisms by which tPA influences brain function and promotes its alteration may help in the design of new strategies to improve stroke therapy...
August 7, 2017: Revue Neurologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797607/trends-and-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-undergoing-primary-percutaneous-revascularisation-for-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-a-single-centre-experience
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Luke P Dawson, Josephine Warren, Juan Mundisugih, Viveka Nainani, William Chan, Dion Stub, Archer Broughton, Andrew J Taylor, Antony Walton, Stephen J Duffy, James A Shaw
BACKGROUND: Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) is the preferred therapy for patients presenting with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). We reviewed patients undergoing PCI for STEMI over a six-year period to evaluate changes in procedural characteristics and clinical outcomes given recent changes to STEMI guidelines. METHODS: All patients presenting to the Alfred Hospital, a tertiary referral hospital, between 1 January 2010 and 31 December 2015 undergoing PCI for STEMI were identified...
July 14, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792246/assessing-the-efficacy-of-endovascular-therapy-in-stroke-treatments-updates-from-the-new-generation-of-trials
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Gregory B Walker, Ashutosh P Jadhav, Tudor G Jovin
For the past 20 years, intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) has been the only proven treatment for acute ischemic stroke. Large arteries such as the internal carotid artery, the middle cerebral artery and the basilar artery supply blood to large volumes of brain tissue. When occluded, these vessels may have low response rates to rt-PA resulting in devastating injury and death. . Areas Covered: In 2013, three trials evaluating the efficacy of mechanical thrombectomy in acute stroke were neutral, however, lessons learned from these trials resulted in a second generation of five trials in 2015 and a sixth in 2016 which all demonstrated significant benefit for select patients...
August 9, 2017: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781876/comparison-of-hospital-length-of-stay-in-patients-treated-with-non-vitamin-k-oral-anticoagulants-or-parenteral-agents-plus-warfarin-for-venous-thromboembolism
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Catherine A Saint, Michelle R Castelli, Andrew J Crannage, Zachary A Stacy, Erin K Hennessey
OBJECTIVES: Existing research comparing hospital length of stay for patients treated with non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants or parenteral bridging to warfarin has been conducted primarily with the agent rivaroxaban. The objective of this study was to compare hospital length of stay between patients initiated on the non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants, apixaban or rivaroxaban, and patients initiated on parenteral anticoagulation agents plus warfarin for the treatment of venous thromboembolism...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780236/tenecteplase-versus-alteplase-for-management-of-acute-ischaemic-stroke-nor-test-a-phase-3-randomised-open-label-blinded-endpoint-trial
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Nicola Logallo, Vojtech Novotny, Jörg Assmus, Christopher E Kvistad, Lars Alteheld, Ole Morten Rønning, Bente Thommessen, Karl-Friedrich Amthor, Hege Ihle-Hansen, Martin Kurz, Håkon Tobro, Kamaljit Kaur, Magdalena Stankiewicz, Maria Carlsson, Åse Morsund, Titto Idicula, Anne Hege Aamodt, Christian Lund, Halvor Næss, Ulrike Waje-Andreassen, Lars Thomassen
BACKGROUND: Tenecteplase is a newer thrombolytic agent with some pharmacological advantages over alteplase. Previous phase 2 trials of tenecteplase in acute ischaemic stroke have shown promising results. We aimed to investigate the safety and efficacy of tenecteplase versus alteplase in patients with acute stroke who were eligible for intravenous thrombolysis. METHODS: This phase 3, randomised, open-label, blinded endpoint, superiority trial was done in 13 stroke units in Norway...
August 2, 2017: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777414/ischemic-stroke-due-to-retrograde-thromboembolism-during-arteriovenous-graft-thrombectomy
#11
Hisham Salahuddin, Gretchen Tietjen, Mouhammad Jumaa, Syed F Zaidi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 29, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775136/rethinking-thrombolysis-in-cerebral-infarction-2b-which-thrombolysis-in-cerebral-infarction-scales-best-define-near-complete-recanalization-in-the-modern-thrombectomy-era
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Eric L Tung, Ryan A McTaggart, Grayson L Baird, Shadi Yaghi, Morgan Hemendinger, Eleanor L Dibiasio, Douglas T Hidlay, Glenn A Tung, Mahesh V Jayaraman
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Within the thrombolysis in cerebral infarction (TICI) classification, TICI 2b has been historically considered successful recanalization. Recent studies have suggested that TICI 3 and a proposed TICI 2c should be separately reported from TICI 2b, in both the original (>66% reperfusion) and modified (>50% reperfusion) definitions, because of differences in clinical outcomes with greater reperfusion. The purpose of this study was to evaluate differences in early neurological improvement and independence at 90 days using the original TICI, modified TICI, and modified TICI with 2c scales...
August 3, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775073/clots-are-potent-triggers-of-inflammatory-cell-gene-expression-indications-for-timely-fibrinolysis
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Robert A Campbell, Adriana Vieira-de-Abreu, Jesse W Rowley, Zechariah G Franks, Bhanu Kanth Manne, Matthew T Rondina, Larry W Kraiss, Jennifer J Majersik, Guy A Zimmerman, Andrew S Weyrich
OBJECTIVE: Blood vessel wall damage often results in the formation of a fibrin clot that traps inflammatory cells, including monocytes. The effect of clot formation and subsequent lysis on the expression of monocyte-derived genes involved in the development and progression of ischemic stroke and other vascular diseases, however, is unknown. Determine whether clot formation and lysis regulates the expression of human monocyte-derived genes that modulate vascular diseases. APPROACH AND RESULTS: We performed next-generation RNA sequencing on monocytes extracted from whole blood clots and using a purified plasma clot system...
August 3, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768820/thrombectomy-versus-medical-management-for-large-vessel-occlusion-strokes-with-minimal-symptoms-an-analysis-from-stopstroke-and-gestor-cohorts
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Diogo C Haussen, Fabricio O Lima, Mehdi Bouslama, Jonathan A Grossberg, Gisele S Silva, Michael H Lev, Karen Furie, Walter Koroshetz, Michael R Frankel, Raul G Nogueira
INTRODUCTION: It remains unclear whether patients presenting with large vessel occlusion strokes and mild symptoms benefit from thrombectomy. OBJECTIVE: To compare outcomes of endovascular therapy versus medical management in patients with large vessel occlusion strokes and National Institute of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) score ≤5. METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis combining two large prospectively collected datasets including patients with (1) admission NIHSS score ≤5, (2) premorbid modified Rankin Scale (mRS) score 0-2, and (3) middle cerebral-M1/M2, intracranial carotid, anterior cerebral or basilar artery occlusions...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768462/approaches-to-the-field-recognition-of-potential-thrombectomy-candidates
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Stephen C van Gaal, Noreen Kamal, Michael J Betzner, Renee L Vilneff, Balraj Mann, Eddy S Lang, Andrew Demchuk, Brian Buck, Thomas Jeerakathil, Michael D Hill
Systems of care for acute ischemic stroke are being challenged to implement processes that ensure rapid access to endovascular thrombectomy. Optimizing existing regionalized stroke thrombolysis programs for endovascular thrombectomy will require accurate field recognition of treatment candidates. We begin with a review of the development of early clinical tests for ischemic stroke, illustrating challenges relevant to future field tests for large vessel occlusion. Second, we discuss aspects of diagnosis, eligibility, feasibility, and system organization that are potentially relevant to the development and implementation of field tests and diversion criteria...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767503/neuroendovascular-surgery-for-the-treatment-of-ischemic-stroke
#16
Arthur Wang, Meic H Schmidt
This review discusses modern therapeutic interventions for acute ischemic stroke with a focus on endovascular therapy. In 2015, the American Heart Association (AHA) made major changes to the guidelines for the endovascular treatment of acute ischemic stroke. The Class IA indications for endovascular therapy of stroke patients include symptom onset within 6 hours, proven large vessel occlusion of an artery in the anterior circulation, and the use of a stent retriever as part of the mechanical thrombectomy. Advanced perfusion imaging helps identify patients with a low ratio of ischemic core to salvageable penumbra...
June 22, 2017: Cardiology in Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763550/effect-of-endovascular-contact-aspiration-vs-stent-retriever-on-revascularization-in-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke-and-large-vessel-occlusion-the-aster-randomized-clinical-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Bertrand Lapergue, Raphael Blanc, Benjamin Gory, Julien Labreuche, Alain Duhamel, Gautier Marnat, Suzana Saleme, Vincent Costalat, Serge Bracard, Hubert Desal, Mikael Mazighi, Arturo Consoli, Michel Piotin
Importance: The benefits of endovascular revascularization using the contact aspiration technique vs the stent retriever technique in patients with acute ischemic stroke remain uncertain because of lack of evidence from randomized trials. Objective: To compare efficacy and adverse events using the contact aspiration technique vs the standard stent retriever technique as a first-line endovascular treatment for successful revascularization among patients with acute ischemic stroke and large vessel occlusion...
August 1, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762896/ambulance-delivered-transdermal-glyceryl-trinitrate-versus-sham-for-ultra-acute-stroke-rationale-design-and-protocol-for-the-rapid-intervention-with-glyceryl-trinitrate-in-hypertensive-stroke-trial-2-right-2-trial-isrctn26986053
#18
Jason P Appleton, Polly Scutt, Mark Dixon, Harriet Howard, Lee Haywood, Diane Havard, Trish Hepburn, Tim England, Nikola Sprigg, Lisa J Woodhouse, Joanna M Wardlaw, Alan A Montgomery, Stuart Pocock, Philip M Bath
Rationale Vascular nitric oxide levels are low in acute stroke and donors such as glyceryl trinitrate have shown promise when administered very early after stroke. Potential mechanisms of action include augmentation of cerebral reperfusion, thrombolysis and thrombectomy, lowering blood pressure, and cytoprotection. Aim To test the safety and efficacy of four days of transdermal glyceryl trinitrate (5 mg/day) versus sham in patients with ultra-acute presumed stroke who are recruited by paramedics prior to hospital presentation...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760582/improved-outcomes-with-proximal-radial-cephalic-arteriovenous-fistulas-compared-with-brachial-cephalic-arteriovenous-fistulas
#19
Dean J Arnaoutakis, Elise P Deroo, Patrick McGlynn, Maxwell D Coll, Michael Belkin, Dirk M Hentschel, C Keith Ozaki
BACKGROUND: Brachial-cephalic arteriovenous fistulas (BCFs) are associated with high-flow volumes, leading to potential risks such as arm swelling, steal syndrome, pseudoaneurysm (due to a pressurized access), and cephalic arch stenosis. We hypothesized that a proximal radial-cephalic fistula (prRCF) configuration mitigates these risks because a lower flow state is created. Furthermore, we also hypothesized that despite these lower flows, patencies (primary, primary assisted, secondary) are sustained...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756015/mechanical-thrombectomy-in-acute-stroke-five-years-of-experience-in-poland
#20
Agnieszka Słowik, Marcin Wnuk, Paweł Brzegowy, Joanna Chrzanowska-Waśko, Aleksandra Golenia, Bartłomiej Łasocha, Dorota Włoch-Kopeć, Antoni Ferens, Wojciech Serednicki, Piotr Jarocki, Halina Bartosik-Psujek, Rafał Kaczorowski, Edward Filip, Monika Grzegorzak, Jarosław Homa, Janusz Darocha, Daniel Dudek, Wiesław Guz, Konrad Rejdak, Piotr Luchowski, Joanna Wojczal, Michał Sojka, Michał Górnik, Sylwia Stachowicz, Jacek Jaworski, Kinga Buraczyńska, Remigiusz Ficek, Anna Szczepańska-Szerej, Tomasz Jargiełło, Małgorzata Szczerbo-Trojanowska, Anetta Lasek-Bal, Przemysław Puz, Aldona Warsz-Wianecka, Arkadiusz Stęposz, Krzysztof Ziaja, Wacław Kuczmik, Tomasz Urbanek, Damian Ziaja, Witold Tomalski, Adam Kobayashi, Przemysław Richter, Andrzej Płoński, Marcin Kotkowski, Wojciech Czepiel, Iwona Kurkowska-Jastrzębska, Halina Sienkiewicz-Jarosz, Anna Członkowska, Beata BłażejewskaHyżorek, Danuta Ryglewicz, Magdalena Konopko, Edyta Brelak, Jacek Antecki, Igor Szydłowski, Maciej Włosek, Adam Stępień, Krzysztof Brzozowski, Jacek Staszewski, Piotr Piasecki, Piotr Zięcina, Izabela Wołoszyńska, Norbert Kolmaga, Jerzy Narloch, Tomasz Hasiec, Jacek Gawłowicz, Monika Pędracka, Jacek Porębiak, Bogumił Grzechnik, Vadym Matsibora, Michał Frąszczak, Marcin Leus, Maciej Mazgaj, Violetta Palacz-Duda, Grzegorz Meder, Wojciech Skura, Piotr Płeszka, Milena Świtońska, Krzysztof Słomiński, Józef Kościelniak, Paulina Sobieszak-Skura, Magdalena Konieczna-Brazis, Olgierd Rowiński, Andrzej Opuchlik, Anatol Mickielewicz, Beata Szyluk, Piotr Szczudlik, Anna Kostera-Pruszczyk, Maciej Jaworski, Rafał Maciąg, Jarosław Żyłkowski, Bożena Adamkiewicz, Wojciech Szubert, Jarosław Chrząstek, Marek Raźniewski, Agnieszka Pawelec, Paweł Wilimborek, Ryszard Wagner, Paweł Pilarski, Paweł Gierach, Jan Baron, Wojciech Gruszka, Stanisław Ochudło, Agnieszka Krzak-Kubica, Monika Rudzińska-Bar, Miłosz Zbroszczyk, Kamila Smulska, Michał Arkuszewski, Dorota Różański, Dariusz Koziorowski, Izabela Meisner-Kramarz, Stanisław Szlufik, Artur Zaczyński, Krzysztof Kądziołka, Kazimierz Kordecki, Michał Zawadzki, Mirosław Ząbek, Bartosz Karaszewski, Dariusz Gąsecki, Paweł Łowiec, Waldemar Dorniak, Tomasz Gorycki, Edyta Szurowska, Ewa Wierzchowska-Cioch, Tomasz Smyk, Beata Szajnoga, Marcin Bachta, Kajetan Mazurek, Magdalena Piwowarska, Wojciech Kociemba, Artur Drużdż, Adrian Dąbrowski, Michał Glonek, Małgorzata Wawrzyniak, Radosław Kaźmierski, Robert Juszkat, Witold Tomalski, Adam Heliosz, Adam Ryszczyk, Jacek Zwiernik, Grzegorz Wasilewski, Andrzej Tutaj, Grzegorz Dałek, Krzysztof Nosek, Sławomir Bereza, Katarzyna Lubkowska, Jerzy Kamienowski, Piotr Sobolewski, Adam Bielecki, Maciej Miś, Marcin Miś, Maria Krużewska-Orłowska, Jan Kochanowicz, Zenon Mariak, Marta Jakoniuk, Grzegorz Turek, Urszula Łebkowska, Andrzej Lewszuk, Kazimierz Kordecki, Tomasz Dziedzic, Tadeusz Popiela
OBJECTIVES: Mechanical thrombectomy (MT) is not reimbursed by the Polish public health system. We present a description of 5 years of experience with MT in acute stroke in Comprehensive Stroke Centers (CSCs) in Poland. METHODS AND RESULTS: We retrospectively analyzed the results of a structured questionnaire from 23 out of 25 identified CSCs and 22 data sets that include 61 clinical, radiological and outcome measures. RESULTS: Most of the CSCs (74%) were founded at University Hospitals and most (65...
July 5, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
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