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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650062/safety-and-outcome-of-rtpa-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-in-patients-with-active-cancer-case-control-study
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T Geraldes, L Pereira, C Guarda, M Grunho, A C Ribeiro, J Coimbra, I Mendes, M Rodrigues
INTRODUCTION: Cancer patients have increased stroke risk from direct and indirect malignancy effects. Intravenous thrombolysis with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA) is standard medical treatment for acute ischemic stroke (AIS). AIM: To review rtPA use in AIS patients with active cancer. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Retrospective observational case-control study evaluating patients with AIS and cancer admitted to our stroke unit between January/2010 and June/2015...
July 1, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644924/intravenous-thrombolysis-for-acute-ischemic-stroke-a-bridge-between-two-centuries
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Georgios Tsivgoulis, Odysseas Kargiotis, Andrei Alexandrov
Intravenous tissue-plasminogen activator (tPA) remains the only approved systemic reperfusion therapy suitable for most patients presenting timely with acute ischemic stroke. Accumulating real-word experience for over 20 years regarding tPA safety and effectiveness lead to re-appraisal of original contraindications for intravenous thrombolysis (IVT). Areas covered: This narrative review focuses on fast yet appropriate selection of patients for safe administration of tPA per recently expanded indications. Novel strategies for rapid patient assessment will be discussed...
June 23, 2017: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640874/risk-factors-are-different-for-deep-and-lobar-remote-hemorrhages-after-intravenous-thrombolysis
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Luis Prats-Sanchez, Alejandro Martínez-Domeño, Pol Camps-Renom, Raquel Delgado-Mederos, Daniel Guisado-Alonso, Rebeca Marín, Laura Dorado, Salvatore Rudilosso, Alejandra Gómez-González, Francisco Purroy, Manuel Gómez-Choco, David Cánovas, Dolores Cocho, Moises Garces, Sonia Abilleira, Joan Martí-Fàbregas
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Remote parenchymal haemorrhage (rPH) after intravenous thrombolysis is defined as hemorrhages that appear in brain regions without visible ischemic damage, remote from the area of ischemia causing the initial stroke symptom. The pathophysiology of rPH is not clear and may be explained by different underlying mechanisms. We hypothesized that rPH may have different risk factors according to the bleeding location. We report the variables that we found associated with deep and lobar rPH after intravenous thrombolysis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624140/minor-nonintracranial-hemorrhage-and-poor-prognosis-among-stroke-patients-undergoing-intravenous-thrombolysis
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Xiaoming Qin, Songyao Zhao, Liujie Yin, Hailing Dou, Jie Chen, Yifan Wang, Mingzhe Li, Ruifang Chen, Gaiqing Yang, Xin Liu, Runqing Wang, Xinzhou Jia, Shufang Bu, Dongpu Ma, Baoyu Wang, Shize Li
BACKGROUND: Whether nonintracranial hemorrhage (NICH) associated with intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) is a predictor of intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) and poor prognosis is ambiguous. We sought to analyze the rate of NICH and the relationship between NICH and poor outcome in the ischemic stroke population undergoing IVT. METHODS: This is a single-center, hospital-based prospective study. All ischemic stroke patients undergoing IVT between December 2015 and November 2016 were included...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621151/case-report-and-literature-review-on-contrast-induced-encephalopathy
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Mardi Hamra, Yasir Bakhit, Mahboob Khan, Roger Moore
Contrast-induced encephalopathy (CIE) is a rare neurological complication following the administration of injectable intravascular contrast media. Patients with CIE present a wide spectrum of symptoms such as headache, transient cortical blindness, seizure and focal neurological deficits. The diagnosis of CIE requires a high index of suspicion. Its early recognition is of paramount importance in instituting the appropriate supportive treatment in the form of intravenous fluids and also in avoiding unnecessary potentially harmful treatment such as intravenous thrombolysis for suspected ischemic stroke...
June 16, 2017: Future Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619989/low-versus-standard-dose-alteplase-in-patients-on-prior-antiplatelet-therapy-the-enchanted-trial-enhanced-control-of-hypertension-and-thrombolysis-stroke-study
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Thompson G Robinson, Xia Wang, Hisatomi Arima, Philip M Bath, Laurent Billot, Joseph P Broderick, Andrew M Demchuk, Geoffery A Donnan, Jong S Kim, Pablo M Lavados, Tsong-Hai Lee, Richard I Lindley, Sheila C O Martins, Veronica V Olavarria, Jeyaraj D Pandian, Mark W Parsons, Octavio M Pontes-Neto, Stefano Ricci, Shoichiro Sato, Vijay K Sharma, Thang H Nguyen, Ji-Guang Wang, Mark Woodward, John Chalmers, Craig S Anderson
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Many patients receiving thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke are on prior antiplatelet therapy (APT), which may increase symptomatic intracerebral hemorrhage risk. In a prespecified subgroup analysis, we report comparative effects of different doses of intravenous alteplase according to prior APT use among participants of the international multicenter ENCHANTED study (Enhanced Control of Hypertension and Thrombolysis Stroke Study). METHODS: Among 3285 alteplase-treated patients (mean age, 66...
June 15, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607929/treatment-of-cervical-artery-dissection-antithrombotics-thrombolysis-and-endovascular-therapy
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REVIEW
Jing Peng, Zunjing Liu, Chunxia Luo, Lin Chen, Xianhua Hou, Li Xiao, Zhenhua Zhou
Cervical artery dissection (CAD) is an important cause of stroke for young patients, accounting for 5-22% of strokes in patients <45 years of age, which presents not only a great burden to the stroke victims but also a financial burden to the family and society. Because CAD can lead to different clinical lesions, including neuropathy, acute ischemic stroke, and subarachnoid hemorrhage, and is an arterial dissection with a self-healing tendency, the treatment options depend on the clinical manifestations...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601259/validation-of-serial-alberta-stroke-program-early-ct-score-as-an-outcome-predictor-in-thrombolyzed-stroke-patients
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Wan-Yee Kong, Benjamin Y Q Tan, Nicholas J H Ngiam, Deborah Y C Tan, Christine H Yuan, Staffan Holmin, Tommy Andersson, Erik Lundström, Hock Luen Teoh, Bernard P L Chan, Rahul Rathakrishnan, Eric Y S Ting, Vijay K Sharma, Leonard L L Yeo
BACKGROUND: The Alberta Stroke Program Early CT Score (ASPECTS) on baseline imaging is an established predictor of functional outcome in anterior circulation acute ischemic stroke (AIS). We studied ASPECTS before intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) and at 24 hours to assess its prognostic value. METHODS: Data for consecutive anterior circulation AIS patients treated with IVT from 2006 to 2013 were extracted from a prospectively managed registry at our tertiary center...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601258/computed-tomography-perfusion-abnormalities-in-bilateral-thalamic-infarction-due-to-artery-of-percheron-occlusion
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Adam MacLellan, Karl Boyle
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to report a novel case of hyperacute computed tomography (CT) perfusion imaging abnormalities in artery of Percheron infarction. METHODS: We described a case of a 74-year-old man who presented acutely to the emergency room with witnessed sudden onset altered level of consciousness. RESULTS: Although initial hyperacute CT brain imaging was reported as normal, subsequent magnetic resonance imaging revealed bilateral paramedian thalamic infarction...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601092/ischemic-stroke-complicating-thrombolytic-therapy-with-tenecteplase-for-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-two-case-reports
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Salim Arous, Meryem Haboub, Mohamed El Ghali Benouna, Tarik Bentaoune, Rachida Habbal
BACKGROUND: Hemorrhagic complications are quite common in the rare cases where thrombolysis is performed. Ischemic stroke in the aftermath of thrombolysis for a ST elevation myocardial infarction is a very rare and paradoxical complication. With these observations in mind we report two interesting cases of ischemic stroke which occurred after fibrinolytic therapy with tenecteplase for a ST elevation myocardial infarction. CASE PRESENTATION: The first case was a 56-year-old African man who presented with an acute infero-basal ST elevation myocardial infarction 6 hours after chest pain onset...
June 11, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600481/optimal-thresholds-for-ischemic-penumbra-predicted-by-computed-tomography-perfusion-in-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke-treated-with-mechanical-thrombectomy
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Katsuharu Kameda, Junji Uno, Ryosuke Otsuji, Nice Ren, Shintaro Nagaoka, Kazushi Maeda, Yoshiaki Ikai, Hidefuku Gi
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Optimal thresholds for ischemic penumbra detected by CT perfusion (CTP) in patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) have not been elucidated. In this study we investigated optimal thresholds for salvageable ischemic penumbra and the risk of hemorrhagic transformation (HT). METHODS: A total of 156 consecutive patients with AIS treated with mechanical thrombectomy (MT) at our hospital were enrolled. Absolute (a) and relative (r) CTP parameters including cerebral blood flow (aCBF and rCBF), cerebral blood volume (aCBV and rCBV), and mean transit time (aMTT and rMTT) were evaluated for their value in detecting ischemic penumbra in each of seven arbitrary regions of interest defined by the major supplying blood vessel...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596447/impact-of-thrombus-length-on-outcomes-after-intra-arterial-aspiration-thrombectomy-in-the-therapy-trial
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Albert J Yoo, Pooja Khatri, J Mocco, Osama O Zaidat, Rishi Gupta, Donald Frei, Demetrius Lopes, Harish Shownkeen, Olvert A Berkhemer, Denise Meyer, Susana S Hak, Sophia S Kuo, Hope Buell, Arani Bose, Siu Po Sit, Rüdiger von Kummer
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Increasing thrombus length (TL) impedes recanalization after intravenous (IV) thrombolysis. We sought to determine whether the clinical benefit of aspiration thrombectomy relative to IV r-tPA (recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator) may be greater at longer TL. METHODS: THERAPY was a randomized trial of aspiration thrombectomy plus IV r-tPA versus IV r-tPA alone in large-vessel stroke patients with prospective TL measurement ≥8 mm...
June 8, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596196/effect-of-retrievable-stent-size-on-endovascular-treatment-of-acute-ischemic-stroke-a-multicenter-study
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D Yang, Y Hao, W Zi, H Wang, D Zheng, H Li, M Tu, Y Wan, P Jin, G Xiao, Y Xiong, G Xu, X Liu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: In clinical practice, stent diameter is one of the variable properties important for endovascular treatment. A consensus guideline for stent retriever size selection has yet to be established. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of different diameters of Solitaire retrievers on outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Of 628 patients enrolled from the Endovascular Treatment for Acute Anterior Circulation Ischemic Stroke Registry, 256 were treated with the Solitaire 4-mm device and 372, with the 6-mm device...
June 8, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592218/first-line-use-of-contact-aspiration-for-thrombectomy-versus-a-stent-retriever-for-recanalization-in-acute-cerebral-infarction-the-randomized-aster-study-protocol
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Bertrand Lapergue, Julien Labreuche, Raphael Blanc, Xavier Barreau, Jérome Berge, Arturo Consoli, Georges Rodesch, Susanna Saleme, Vincent Costalat, Serge Bracard, Hubert Desal, Alain Duhamel, Sandrine Baffert, Mikael Mazighi, Benjamin Gory, Francis Turjman, Michel Piotin
Rationale Mechanical thrombectomy with a stent retriever is now the standard of care in anterior circulation ischemic stroke caused by large vessel occlusion. New techniques for mechanical thrombectomy, such as contact aspiration, appear promising to increase reperfusion status and improve clinical outcome. Aim We aim at ascertaining whether contact aspiration is more efficient than the stent retriever as a first-line endovascular procedure. Sample size estimates With a two-sided test (alpha = 5%, power = 90%) and an anticipated rate of spontaneous recanalization and catheterization failures of 15%, we estimate that a sample size of 380 patients will be necessary to detect an absolute difference of 15% in primary outcome (superiority design)...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585904/egyptian-experience-in-increasing-utilization-of-reperfusion-therapies-in-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Magd Fouad Zakaria, Hany Aref, Azza Abd ElNasser, Nagia Fahmy, Mohamed Amir Tork, Mohamed Mahmoud Fouad, Ahmed ElBokl, Tamer Roushdy, Sara ElFaramawy, Mohammad Abdullah El-Shiekh, Ramez Reda Moustafa
Background The rate of alteplase (tPA) thrombolysis utilization in acute stroke in Egypt is <1%. We report on the causes of this low rate of reperfusion therapies and take corrective action to improve it. Methods Two prospective observational studies were conducted at Ain Shams University hospitals. The first included 269 acute stroke patients admitted to the hospital over a six-month period. Obstacles to reperfusion therapy were identified, and based on the results, a corrective action plan was implemented including making alteplase(tPA) available, training, and establishing a standardized local protocol for reperfusion therapy...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583459/a-retrospective-study-of-clinical-outcomes-after-endovascular-treatment-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-patients-with-complete-anterior-circulation-infarction-taci-in-the-absence-of-multimodal-ct
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Chenghua Xu, Anyang Tao, Peng Wang, Zhimin Wang, Yi Zhang, Xiaoxiao Tao, Huaping Xin, Xian Zheng, Jiangxian Ying
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the positive predictive value of large artery occlusion and clinical prognosis in acute ischemic stroke patients with total anterior circulation infarct (TACI) who underwent endovascular treatment in the absence of multimodal CT angiography (CTA)/ CT perfusion (CTP). METHODS: The inclusion criteria for the acute ischemic stroke patients to receive endovascular treatment were as the follows: the OCSP classification was TACI, Alberta Stroke Program Early Computed Tomography Score (ASPECTS) ≥ 6, National Institutes of Health stroke scale (NIHSS) score ≥8, and within 4...
June 2, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579600/incidence-management-and-short-term-outcome-of-stroke-in-a-general-population-of-1-4-million-japanese%C3%A3-shiga-stroke-registry
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Naoyuki Takashima, Hisatomi Arima, Yoshikuni Kita, Takako Fujii, Naomi Miyamatsu, Masaru Komori, Yoshihisa Sugimoto, Satoru Nagata, Katsuyuki Miura, Kazuhiko Nozaki
BACKGROUND: This study determined the current status of the incidence, management, and prognosis of stroke in Japan using a population-based stroke registry.Methods and Results:Shiga Stroke Registry is an ongoing population-based registry that covers approximately 1.4 million residents of Shiga Prefecture. Cases of acute stroke were identified using standard definitions through surveillance of both all acute-care hospitals with neurology/neurosurgery facilities and death certificates in 2011...
June 3, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579511/streamlining-workflow-for-endovascular-mechanical-thrombectomy-lessons-learned-from-a-comprehensive-stroke-center
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REVIEW
Hongjin Wang, Arthur Thevathasan, Richard Dowling, Steven Bush, Peter Mitchell, Bernard Yan
BACKGROUND: Recently, 5 randomized controlled trials confirmed the superiority of endovascular mechanical thrombectomy (EMT) to intravenous thrombolysis in acute ischemic stroke with large-vessel occlusion. The implication is that our health systems would witness an increasing number of patients treated with EMT. However, in-hospital delays, leading to increased time to reperfusion, are associated with poor clinical outcomes. This review outlines the in-hospital workflow of the treatment of acute ischemic stroke at a comprehensive stroke center and the lessons learned in reduction of in-hospital delays...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579505/relationship-between-post-thrombolysis-blood-pressure-and-outcome-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-patients-undergoing-thrombolysis-therapy
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Longfei Wu, Xiaoqin Huang, Di Wu, Wenbo Zhao, Chuanjie Wu, Ruiwen Che, Zhen Zhang, Fang Jiang, Tingting Bian, Tingting Yang, Kai Dong, Qian Zhang, Zhipeng Yu, Qingfeng Ma, Haiqing Song, Yuchuan Ding, Xunming Ji
BACKGROUND: The management of blood pressure (BP) for acute ischemic stroke (AIS) patients undergoing thrombolysis is still under debate. The purpose of this study was (1) to explore the association between post-thrombolysis BP and functional outcome and (2) to examine whether post-thrombolysis BP can predict functional outcome in Chinese AIS patients undergoing thrombolysis therapy. METHODS: From December 2012 to November 2016, AIS patients undergoing thrombolysis were reviewed retrospectively in the Department of Neurology at Xuanwu Hospital...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576782/tenecteplase-in-ischemic-stroke-offers-improved-recanalization-analysis-of-2-trials
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Andrew Bivard, Xuya Huang, Christopher R Levi, Neil Spratt, Bruce C V Campbell, Bharath Kumar Cheripelli, Dheeraj Kalladka, Fiona Catherine Moreton, Ian Ford, Christopher F Bladin, Stephen M Davis, Geoffrey A Donnan, Keith W Muir, Mark W Parsons
OBJECTIVE: To test whether patients with complete vessel occlusion show greater recanalization at 24 hours and have improved clinical outcomes at 24 hours and 90 days when treated with tenecteplase compared to alteplase. METHODS: Pooled clinical and imaging data from 2 phase 2 randomized trials comparing tenecteplase with alteplase allowed CT angiography (CTA) scans to be assessed centrally for occlusion status at baseline and at 24 hours post thrombolysis using the modified thrombolysis in cerebral infarction (TICI) scale...
June 2, 2017: Neurology
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