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REVIEW
Ava L Liberman, Shyam Prabhakaran
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We discuss the frequency of stroke misdiagnosis in the emergency department (ED), identify common diagnostic pitfalls, describe strategies to reduce diagnostic error, and detail ongoing research. RECENT FINDINGS: The National Academy of Medicine has re-defined and highlighted the importance of diagnostic errors for patient safety. Recent rates of stroke under-diagnosis (false-negative cases, "stroke chameleons") range from 2-26% and 30-43% for stroke over-diagnosis (false-positive cases, "stroke mimics")...
February 2017: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228323/evaluation-of-the-role-of-susceptibility-weighted-imaging-in-thrombolytic-therapy-for-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Guangjian Zhao, Ling Sun, Ziran Wang, Liquan Wang, Zhongrong Cheng, Hongyan Lei, Daiqun Yang, Yansen Cui, Shirui Zhang
We inspected low-intensity venous signals and microbleeds in patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) using susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI) before and after administration of within-thrombolytic-time-window thrombolytic therapies, and observed their prognosis and safety, in order to guide individualized thrombolytic therapies. Patients with AIS were divided into groups A or B according to the presence of symmetric or asymmetric veins on SWI, and were re-inspected by SWI after intravenous thrombolysis using recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA)...
February 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227899/peripheral-sensory-stimulation-is-neuroprotective-in-a-rat-photothrombotic-ischemic-stroke-model
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Aishwarya Bandla, Chua Le Teng Sherry, Frances Lim, Chan Kim Chuan, Lun-De Liao, Nitish V Thakor, Aishwarya Bandla, Chua Le Teng Sherry, Frances Lim, Chan Kim Chuan, Lun-De Liao, Nitish V Thakor, Lun-De Liao, Nitish V Thakor, Frances Lim, Chua Le Teng Sherry, Aishwarya Bandla, Chan Kim Chuan
Ischemic stroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the world. Thrombolytic therapy using recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA), the only FDA-approved drug for acute ischemia, is limited by a narrow therapeutic time window and risk of hemorrhage. There is a serious need for a neuroprotective therapy which is clinically viable. We earlier demonstrated that peripheral sensory stimulation (PSS) is a potential therapeutic intervention for hyperacute ischemia resulting in recovery of neurovascular functions when administered immediately following ischemia onset in a rat model...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222621/digestive-and-urologic-hemorrhage-after-intravenous-thrombolysis-for-acute-ischemic-stroke-data-from-a-chinese-stroke-center
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Hong Chang, Xiaojuan Wang, Xin Yang, Haiqing Song, Yuchen Qiao, Jia Liu
Objective Intravenous thrombolysis with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) is considered the most effective treatment method for AIS; however, it is associated with a risk of hemorrhage. We analyzed the risk factors for digestive and urologic hemorrhage during rt-PA therapy. Methods We retrospectively analyzed patients with AIS who underwent intravenous thrombolysis with rt-PA during a 5-year period in a Chinese stroke center. Data on the demographics, medical history, laboratory test results, and clinical outcomes were collected...
February 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220330/synchronous-cardiocerebral-infarction-in-the-era-of-endovascular-therapy-which-to-treat-first
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Leonard L L Yeo, Tommy Andersson, Kong Wan Yee, Benjamin Y Q Tan, Prakash Paliwal, Anil Gopinathan, Mahendran Nadarajah, Eric Ting, Hock L Teoh, Robin Cherian, Erik Lundström, Edgar L W Tay, Vijay K Sharma
A cardiocerebral ischemic attack (CCI) or a concurrent acute ischemic stroke (AIS) and myocardial infarction (AMI) is a severe event with no clear recommendations for ideal management because of the rarity of the scenario. The narrow time window for treatment and complexity of the treatment decision puts immense pressure on the treating physician. We evaluated this challenging situation at our tertiary center. Using our prospective stroke database out of a total of 555 patients with acute ischemic stroke between 2009 and 2014, we identified five consecutive cases with CCI (incidence 0...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210988/real-life-experience-with-the-specific-reversal-agent-idarucizumab-for-the-management-of-emergency-situations-in-dabigatran-treated-patients-a-series-of-11-cases
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Milan R Vosko, Christof Bocksrucker, Rafał Drwiła, Petr Dulíček, Tomas Hauer, Johannes Mutzenbach, Christoph J Schlimp, David Špinler, Thomas Wolf, Daša Zugwitz
Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) have a favorable benefit-risk profile compared with vitamin K antagonists. However, the lack of specific reversal agents has made the management of some patients receiving long-term treatment with NOACs problematic in emergency situations such as major bleeding events or urgent procedures. Idarucizumab, a fully humanized Fab antibody fragment that binds specifically and with high affinity to dabigatran, was recently approved for use in adult patients treated with dabigatran when rapid reversal of its anticoagulant effect is required...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208130/factors-related-to-cardioembolism-as-major-predictors-of-poor-survival-after-first-ever-middle-cerebral-artery-stroke-treated-with-thrombolysis
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Renata Dal-Prá Ducci, Marcos Christiano Lange, Viviane de Hiroki Flumignan Zétola, Tatjana Rundek
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Prognostic factors related to mortality rates after stroke have been reported; however, most studies included different treatments and did not focus solely on ischemic stroke. The study aimed to report the short- and long-term survival and predictors of death in patients with first-ever ischemic stroke in the middle cerebral artery (MCA) territory, submitted to intravenous thrombolysis (IVT). METHODS: A prospective observational cohort study of patients with first-ever ischemic stroke in the MCA territory treated with IVT from March 2010 to February 2015 was conducted, and patients were followed up until May 2015...
February 17, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202431/thrombus-migration-in-the-middle-cerebral-artery-incidence-imaging-signs-and-impact-on-success-of-endovascular-thrombectomy
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Johannes Kaesmacher, Christian Maegerlein, Mirjam Kaesmacher, Claus Zimmer, Holger Poppert, Benjamin Friedrich, Tobias Boeckh-Behrens, Justus F Kleine
BACKGROUND: Thrombus migration (TM) in intracranial vessels during ischemic stroke has been reported in the form of case reports, but its incidence, impact on the technical success of subsequent endovascular thrombectomy and patients' outcome have never been studied systematically. METHODS AND RESULTS: Retrospective analysis was done of 409 patients with isolated middle cerebral artery occlusions treated with endovascular thrombectomy. TM was observed (1) by analyzing discrepancies between computed tomographic angiography and digital subtraction angiography and (2) by comparing infarct pattern in the striatocapsular region with exact, angiographically assessed thrombus location within the M1-segment and the involvement of the middle cerebral artery perforators...
February 15, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194477/maximizing-first-pass-complete-reperfusion-with-save
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Volker Maus, Daniel Behme, Christoph Kabbasch, Jan Borggrefe, Ioannis Tsogkas, Omid Nikoubashman, Martin Wiesmann, Michael Knauth, Anastasios Mpotsaris, Marios Nikos Psychogios
BACKGROUND: Endovascular techniques for treatment of large vessel occlusions (LVO) in patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) have advanced in recent years. We report a multicenter experience using a combined aspiration and stent retriever technique for mechanical thrombectomy (MT). METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 32 consecutive MT patients using a novel, combined approach of Stent retriever Assisted Vacuum-locked Extraction (SAVE) by 3 operators at 3 stroke centers...
February 13, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187798/critical-care-in-acute-ischemic-stroke
#10
M McDermott, T Jacobs, L Morgenstern
Most ischemic strokes are managed on the ward or on designated stroke units. A significant proportion of patients with ischemic stroke require more specialized care. Several studies have shown improved outcomes for patients with acute ischemic stroke when neurocritical care services are available. Features of acute ischemic stroke patients requiring intensive care unit-level care include airway or respiratory compromise; large cerebral or cerebellar hemisphere infarction with swelling; infarction with symptomatic hemorrhagic transformation; infarction complicated by seizures; and a large proportion of patients require close management of blood pressure after thrombolytics...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185942/the-effects-of-pharmaceutical-thrombolysis-and-multi-modal-therapy-on-patients-with-acute-posterior-circulation-ischemic-stroke-results-of-a-one-center-retrospective-study
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Yang Yang, Chunyang Liang, Chunsen Shen, Hao Tang, Shang Ma, Qiang Zhang, Mou Gao, Qin Dong, Ruxiang Xu
BACKGROUND: The treatment method for acute ischemic stroke is rapidly developing, and the effects of endovascular modalities, when used alone or in combination, needs to be studied. We aimed to identify the difference between pharmaceutical thrombolysis and multi-modal therapy (MMT) used in acute posterior circulation ischemic stroke (APCIS) patients and also to detect the predictors for successful recanalization and favorable outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of patients with APCIS who received thrombolytic pharmaceuticals and MMT from 2011 to 2016 was performed at the stroke center...
February 7, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183857/coexistent-sickle-cell-disease-has-no-impact-on-the-safety-or-outcome-of-lytic-therapy-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-findings-from-get-with-the-guidelines-stroke
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Robert J Adams, Margueritte Cox, Shelly D Ozark, Julie Kanter, Phillip J Schulte, Ying Xian, Gregg C Fonarow, Eric E Smith, Lee H Schwamm
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The recommended treatment for ischemic stroke is tPA (tissue-type plasminogen activator). Although sickle cell disease (SCD) represents no known contraindication to tPA, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health recommended acute exchange transfusion for stroke in SCD, not tPA. Data on safety and outcomes of tPA in patients are needed to guide tPA use in SCD. METHODS: We matched patients from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines-Stroke registry with SCD to patients without SCD and compared usage, complications, and discharge outcomes after tPA...
February 9, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178170/use-of-susceptibility-weighted-imaging-in-assessing-ischemic-penumbra-a-case-report
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Xiujuan Wu, Song Luo, Ying Wang, Yang Chen, Jun Liu, Jing Bai, Jiachun Feng, Hongliang Zhang
RATIONALE: The ischemic penumbra assessment is essential for the subsequent therapy and prediction of evolution in patients with acute ischemic infraction. Although controversial as a perfect equivalence to penumbra, perfusion-weighted imaging (PWI)-diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) mismatch may predict the response to thrombolysis. Due to the reliance of PWI on contrast agents, noninvasive alternatives remain an unmet need. PATIENT CONCERNS: We reported a 65-year-old man complained of paroxysmal hemiplegia of his right limbs and anepia for 2 days, whereas the symptoms lasted for about 12 hours when he admitted to the hospital...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174327/stroke-with-unknown-time-of-symptom-onset-baseline-clinical-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging-data-of-the-first-thousand-patients-in-wake-up
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Götz Thomalla, Florent Boutitie, Jochen B Fiebach, Claus Z Simonsen, Norbert Nighoghossian, Salvador Pedraza, Robin Lemmens, Pascal Roy, Keith W Muir, Martin Ebinger, Ian Ford, Bastian Cheng, Ivana Galinovic, Tae-Hee Cho, Josep Puig, Vincent Thijs, Matthias Endres, Jens Fiehler, Christian Gerloff
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: We describe clinical and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) characteristics of stroke patients with unknown time of symptom onset potentially eligible for thrombolysis from a large prospective cohort. METHODS: We analyzed baseline data from WAKE-UP (Efficacy and Safety of MRI-Based Thrombolysis in Wake-Up Stroke: A Randomized, Doubleblind, Placebo-Controlled Trial), an investigator-initiated, randomized, placebo-controlled trial of MRI-based thrombolysis in stroke patients with unknown time of symptom onset...
February 7, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174326/intravenous-thrombolysis-in-unknown-onset-stroke-results-from-the-safe-implementation-of-treatment-in-stroke-international-stroke-thrombolysis-registry
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Laura Dorado, Niaz Ahmed, Götz Thomalla, Manuel Lozano, Branko Malojcic, Mushtaq Wani, Mònica Millán, Ales Tomek, Antoni Dávalos
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Stroke patients with unknown onset (UKO) are excluded from thrombolytic therapy. We aim to study the safety and efficacy of intravenous alteplase in ischemic stroke patients with UKO of symptoms compared with those treated within 4.5 hours in a large cohort. METHODS: Data were analyzed from 47 237 patients with acute ischemic stroke receiving intravenous tissue-type plasminogen activator in hospitals participating in the Safe Implementation of Treatment in Stroke-International Stroke Thrombolysis Registry between 2010 and 2014...
February 7, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170316/medical-university-of-south-carolina-telestroke-a-telemedicine-facilitated-network-for-stroke-treatment-in-south-carolina-a-progress-report
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Sami Al Kasab, Robert J Adams, Ellen Debenham, David J Jones, Christine Ann Holmstedt
BACKGROUND: Patients in rural communities lack access to acute stroke therapies. Rapid administration of lytic therapy increases the likelihood of favorable functional outcome in acute ischemic stroke (AIS). At the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), we implemented a Web-based telestroke program that allows patients presenting with AIS at a rural hospital to receive expert stroke consultation within minutes. This increases their chances of receiving lytic therapy, and therefore increases the likelihood of good functional outcome...
February 7, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162169/-efficacy-of-intravenous-thrombolysis-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-with-hyperdense-middle-cerebral-artery-sign
#17
L Peng, Y Guo, Y Wang, Y N Lin, C H Zhang, H Y Wang, R M Yu, X P Sun
Objective: To observe the efficacy and safety of recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator (rtPA) intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) in the treatment of acute cerebral infarction with hyperdense middle cerebral artery sign (HMCAS). Methods: Acute cerebral infarction patients with HMCAS from July 2010 to November 2015 at the First Affiliated Hospital of Dalian Medical University were collected.These patients were divided into two groups depending on whether they received IVT or not.The Nation Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) and modified Rankin Scale (mRS) were used to evaluate early and long-time therapeutic effects...
January 17, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157744/treatment-of-acute-ischemic-stroke
#18
Alejandro A Rabinstein
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article provides an update on the state of the art of the emergency treatment of acute ischemic stroke with particular emphasis on the alternatives for reperfusion therapy. RECENT FINDINGS: The results of several randomized controlled trials consistently and conclusively demonstrating that previously functional patients with disabling strokes from a proximal intracranial artery occlusion benefit from prompt recanalization with mechanical thrombectomy using a retrievable stent have changed the landscape of acute stroke therapy...
February 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154103/acute-ischemic-stroke-therapy-overview
#19
Luciana Catanese, Joseph Tarsia, Marc Fisher
The treatment of acute ischemic stroke has undergone dramatic changes recently subsequent to the demonstrated efficacy of intra-arterial (IA) device-based therapy in multiple trials. The selection of patients for both intravenous and IA therapy is based on timely imaging with either computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging, and if IA therapy is considered noninvasive, angiography with one of these modalities is necessary to document a large-vessel occlusion amenable for intervention. More advanced computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging studies are available that can be used to identify a small ischemic core and ischemic penumbra, and this information will contribute increasingly in treatment decisions as the therapeutic time window is lengthened...
February 3, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153014/towards-best-practice-in-acute-stroke-care-in-ghana-a-survey-of-hospital-services
#20
Leonard Baatiema, Michael Otim, George Mnatzaganian, Ama De-Graft Aikins, Judith Coombes, Shawn Somerset
BACKGROUND: Stroke and other non-communicable diseases are important emerging public health concerns in sub-Saharan Africa where stroke-related mortality and morbidity are higher compared to other parts of the world. Despite the availability of evidence-based acute stroke interventions globally, uptake in low-middle income countries (LMIC) such as Ghana is uncertain. This study aimed to identify and evaluate available acute stroke services in Ghana and the extent to which these services align with global best practice...
February 2, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
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