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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201864/recurrent-contrast-induced-encephalopathy-following-coronary-angiography
#1
Roberto Spina, Neil Simon, Romesh Markus, David W M Muller, Krishna Kathir
Contrast-induced encephalopathy (CIE) is an acute and reversible neurological disturbance associated with the intra-arterial administration of iodinated contrast medium during cardiac catheterisation. It may manifest with encephalopathy, motor and sensory disturbances; vision disturbances, including cortical blindness, ophthalmoplegia, aphasia; and seizures. Disruption of the blood-brain barrier and direct neuronal toxicity are believed to be implicated in the pathophysiology of the syndrome. Symptoms appear soon after contrast administration and resolve completely within 24-48 h...
February 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184347/intra-arterial-thrombolysis-for-central-retinal-artery-occlusion-after-the-coil-embolization-of-paraclinoid-aneurysm
#2
Minwook Yoo, Sung-Chul Jin, Hae Yu Kim, Byeong-Sam Choi
The most common complication of coil embolization for cerebral aneurysms is thrombo-embolic stroke; in rare cases, these strokes, can present with central retinal artery occlusion. At our institution, a 53-year-old woman underwent stent-assisted coiling of the aneurysm. The patient's vision was improved immediately after intra-arterial thrombolysis and had further improved 8 months later. This report describes our experience of a rare case of central retinal artery occlusion after coil embolization that was successfully treated by intra-arterial thrombolysis...
December 2016: Journal of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154103/acute-ischemic-stroke-therapy-overview
#3
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/28130468/leukoaraiosis-intracerebral-hemorrhage-and-functional-outcome-after-acute-stroke-thrombolysis
#4
Kannikar Kongbunkiat, Duncan Wilson, Narongrit Kasemsap, Somsak Tiamkao, Fatima Jichi, Vanessa Palumbo, Michael D Hill, Alastair M Buchan, Simon Jung, Heinrich P Mattle, Nils Henninger, David J Werring
OBJECTIVE: To perform a systematic review and pooled meta-analysis of published studies to assess whether the presence of leukoaraiosis on neuroimaging before treatment with thrombolysis (IV or intra-arterial) is associated with an increased risk of symptomatic intracerebral hemorrhage (sICH) or poor functional outcome. METHODS: We included studies of patients with acute ischemic stroke, treated with IV or intra-arterial thrombolysis, which assessed functional outcome (3-month modified Rankin Scale [mRS]) or sICH in relation to leukoaraiosis on pretreatment neuroimaging (CT or MRI)...
February 14, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120326/thrombolytic-treatment-for-ischaemic-stroke-could-the-crisis-of-confidence-have-been-avoided-by-better-analysis-of-trial-data
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REVIEW
David Barer, Eivind Berge
In many countries, thrombolysis with intravenous alteplase has become a central part of acute stroke care in recent years, requiring radical restructuring of services. However, a significant minority of emergency and stroke physicians have always had serious doubts about the safety and efficacy of thrombolytic treatment, and in 2015 these prompted a major review of the licensing status of alteplase by the UK regulatory authorities. Subsequent dramatic headlines and media stories have called into question the integrity of researchers and clinicians and undermined public faith in medical research...
January 24, 2017: Drugs & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059705/emergent-endovascular-management-of-long-segment-and-flow-limiting-carotid-artery-dissections-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-intervention-with-multiple-tandem-stents
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S A Ansari, A L Kühn, A R Honarmand, M Khan, M C Hurley, M B Potts, B S Jahromi, A Shaibani, M J Gounis, A K Wakhloo, A S Puri
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Although most cervical dissections are managed medically, emergent endovascular treatment may become necessary in the presence of intracranial large-vessel occlusions, flow-limiting and long-segment dissections with impending occlusion, and/or hypoperfusion-related ischemia at risk of infarction. We investigated the role of emergent endovascular stenting of long-segment carotid dissections in the acute ischemic stroke setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively studied long-segment carotid dissections requiring stent reconstruction with multiple tandem stents (≥3 stents) and presenting with acute (<12 hours) ischemic stroke symptoms (NIHSS score, ≥4)...
January 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920715/intra-arterial-mechanical-thrombectomy-an-effective-treatment-for-ischemic-stroke-caused-by-endocarditis
#7
Olafur Sveinsson, Lars Herrman, Staffan Holmin
Patients with stroke secondary to infectious endocarditis have a high in-hospital morbidity and mortality, with only one-third becoming functionally independent. Infective endocarditis is usually considered a relative contraindication to thrombolytic therapy. We describe 3 consecutive cases of acute middle cerebral artery occlusion due to infective endocarditis, who were all successfully treated with intra-arterial mechanical thrombectomy using the Solitaire device. From this limited experience, mechanical thrombectomy could be used as an effective acute treatment for ischemic stroke in patients with infective endocarditis...
September 2016: Case Reports in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917359/protective-roles-of-intra-arterial-mild-hypothermia-and-arterial-thrombolysis-in-acute-cerebral-infarction
#8
Xiaoxiang Peng, Yue Wan, Wenjun Liu, Bitang Dan, Li Lin, Zhouping Tang
OBJECTIVE: Herein, we evaluated the efficacy and safety of intra-arterial mild hypothermia in combination with arterial thrombolysis to treat acute cerebral infarction due to middle cerebral artery occlusion. METHODS: A total of 26 patients with acute middle cerebral artery occlusion were divided into a normothermia group (n = 15) and a mild hypothermia group (n = 11). The infarct volumes at 24 h and 7 days after the operation were compared between the normothermia group and the mild hypothermia group...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896904/contrast-induced-encephalopathy-following-cardiac-catheterization
#9
Roberto Spina, Neil Simon, Romesh Markus, David Wm Muller, Krishna Kathir
OBJECTIVES: To describe the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and management of contrast-induced encephalopathy (CIE) following cardiac catheterization. BACKGROUND: CIE is an acute, reversible neurological disturbance directly attributable to the intra-arterial administration of iodinated contrast medium. METHODS: The PubMed database was searched and all cases in the literature were retrieved and reviewed. RESULTS: 52 reports of CIE following cardiac catheterization were found...
November 29, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848280/intra-arterial-thrombolysis-of-digital-artery-occlusions-in-a-patient-with-polycythemia-vera
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Philipp Jud, Franz Hafner, Thomas Gary, Leyla Ghanim, Rainer Lipp, Marianne Brodmann
There are limited therapeutic options for the resolution of digital artery occlusions. Intra-arterial thrombolysis with anticoagulative and thrombolytic drugs successfully restored the blood flow in the affected digital arteries.
January 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847771/emergent-double-barrel-bypass-shortly-after-intravenous-administration-of-recombinant-tissue-plasminogen-activator-for-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Joon-Ho Choi, Hyun-Seok Park
Although intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (IV rt-PA) is effective in many cases of acute ischemic stroke, the neurologic symptoms can worsen after IV rt-PA because of sustained vessel occlusion. For such cases, several reperfusion modalities are available, including intra-arterial thrombolysis (IAT), carotid endarterectomy, and superficial temporal artery-middle cerebral artery (STA-MCA) bypass. Invasive procedures, such as major surgery, should be generally avoided within 24 hours after the administration of IV rt-PA...
September 2016: Journal of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803392/selecting-patients-for-intra-arterial-therapy-in-the-context-of-a-clinical-trial-for-neuroprotection
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Patrick Lyden, Sara Weymer, Chris Coffey, Merit Cudkowicz, Samantha Berg, Sarah O'Brien, Marc Fisher, E Clarke Haley, Pooja Khatri, Jeff Saver, Steven Levine, Howard Levy, Marilyn Rymer, Lawrence Wechsler, Ashutosh Jadhav, Elizabeth McNeil, Salina Waddy, Kent Pryor
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The advent of intra-arterial neurothrombectomy (IAT) for acute ischemic stroke opens a potentially transformative opportunity to improve neuroprotection studies. Combining a putative neuroprotectant with recanalization could produce more powerful trials but could introduce heterogeneity and adverse event possibilities. We sought to demonstrate feasibility of IAT in neuroprotectant trials by defining IAT selection criteria for an ongoing neuroprotectant clinical trial...
December 2016: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789150/a-case-of-contrast-leakage-mimicking-intraventricular-hemorrhage-in-a-patient-with-intravenous-thrombolysis
#13
Min-Gyu Park, Min-Kyeung Kim, Baik-Kyun Kim, Seung Kug Baik, Kyung-Pil Park
Contrast leakage on non-enhanced brain computed tomography (CT) is a common phenomenon after diagnostic or interventional cerebral angiography in patients with acute ischemic stroke. Contrast leakage is known to be related to the loosening of the blood-brain barrier. Sometimes, the contrast leakage on non-enhanced brain CT has been mistaken for intracranial hemorrhage. Differentiating the contrast leakage from the intracranial hemorrhage on non-enhanced brain CT is a very important issue, because subsequent treatment after intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) or intra-arterial thrombolysis would depend on the result of brain CT after thrombolysis...
January 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781043/treatment-strategies-for-acute-ischemic-stroke-caused-by-carotid-artery-occlusion
#14
REVIEW
Wei Li, Qin Yin, Gelin Xu, Xinfeng Liu
Background: Acute ischemic stroke caused by internal carotid artery (ICA) occlusion usually has a poor prognosis, especially the T occlusion cases without functional collaterals. The efficacy of intravenous (IV) or intra-arterial (IA) thrombolysis with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) remains ambiguous in these patients. Eendovascular recanalization of the occluded carotid has been attempted in recent years as a potential strategy. However, the different etiologies of ICA occlusion pose a significant challenge to neurointerventionists...
September 2016: Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781041/visual-improvement-after-intra-arterial-thrombolysis-for-central-retinal-artery-occlusion-does-not-correlate-with-time-to-treatment
#15
Paul S Page, Alexander C Cambon, Robert F James
BACKGROUND: Intra-arterial thrombolysis (IAT) for the treatment of acute central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) has demonstrated variable results for improving visual acuity and remains controversial. Despite limited evidence, time from symptom onset to thrombolysis is believed to be an important factor in predicting visual improvement after IAT. METHODS: A comprehensive review of the literature was conducted and individual subject level data were extracted from relevant studies...
September 2016: Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781037/rescue-thrombectomy-in-large-vessel-occlusion-strokes-leads-to-better-outcomes-than-intravenous-thrombolysis-alone-a-real-world-applicability-of-the-recent-trials
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Raul G Nogueira, Osama O Zaidat, Alicia C Castonguay, Diogo C Haussen, Coleman O Martin, William E Holloway, Nils Mueller-Kronast, Joey English, Italo Linfante, Guilherme Dabus, Tim W Malisch, Franklin A Marden, Hormozd Bozorgchami, Andrew Xavier, Ansaar T Rai, Michael T Froehler, Aamir Badruddin, Thanh N Nguyen, M Asif Taqi, Michael G Abraham, Vallabh Janardhan, Albert J Yoo, Hashem Shaltoni, Alex Abou-Chebl, Peng R Chen, Gavin W Britz, Roberta Novakovic, Ashish Nanda, Ritesh Kaushal, Mohammad A Issa, Michael R Frankel, Rishi Gupta
BACKGROUND: The Interventional Management of Stroke III (IMS-III) trial demonstrated no benefit for intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (IV rt-PA) followed by endovascular therapy versus IV rt-PA alone. However, IMS-III mostly included earlier generation devices. The recent thrombectomy trials have incorporated the stent-retriever technology, but their generalizability remains unknown. METHODS: The North American Solitaire Acute Stroke (NASA) registry recruited patients treated with the Solitaire FR™ device between March 2012 and February 2013...
September 2016: Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769189/the-collateral-circulation-determines-cortical-infarct-volume-in-anterior-circulation-ischemic-stroke
#17
Estelle Seyman, Hilla Shaim, Shani Shenhar-Tsarfaty, Tali Jonash-Kimchi, Natan M Bornstein, Hen Hallevi
BACKGROUND: Acute ischemic stroke (AIS) is a common neurological event that causes varying degrees of disability. AIS outcome varies considerably, from complete recovery to complete loss of tissue and function. This diversity is partly explained by the compensatory ability of the collateral circulation and the ensuing cerebral flow grade. The collateral flow to the anterior circulation largely supplies the cortical areas. The deep brain tissue is supplied by penetrating arteries and has little or no collateral supply...
October 21, 2016: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27758942/cost-effectiveness-of-endovascular-stroke-therapy-a-patient-subgroup-analysis-from-a-us-healthcare-perspective
#18
Wolfgang G Kunz, M G Myriam Hunink, Wieland H Sommer, Sebastian E Beyer, Felix G Meinel, Franziska Dorn, Stefan Wirth, Maximilian F Reiser, Birgit Ertl-Wagner, Kolja M Thierfelder
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Endovascular therapy in addition to standard care (EVT+SC) has been demonstrated to be more effective than SC in acute ischemic large vessel occlusion stroke. Our aim was to determine the cost-effectiveness of EVT+SC depending on patients' initial National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) score, time from symptom onset, Alberta Stroke Program Early CT Score (ASPECTS), and occlusion location. METHODS: A decision model based on Markov simulations estimated lifetime costs and quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) associated with both strategies applied in a US setting...
November 2016: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756804/endovascular-therapy-for-acute-ischaemic-stroke-the-pragmatic-ischaemic-stroke-thrombectomy-evaluation-piste-randomised-controlled-trial
#19
Keith W Muir, Gary A Ford, Claudia-Martina Messow, Ian Ford, Alicia Murray, Andrew Clifton, Martin M Brown, Jeremy Madigan, Rob Lenthall, Fergus Robertson, Anand Dixit, Geoffrey C Cloud, Joanna Wardlaw, Janet Freeman, Philip White
OBJECTIVE: The Pragmatic Ischaemic Thrombectomy Evaluation (PISTE) trial was a multicentre, randomised, controlled clinical trial comparing intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) alone with IVT and adjunctive intra-arterial mechanical thrombectomy (MT) in patients who had acute ischaemic stroke with large artery occlusive anterior circulation stroke confirmed on CT angiography (CTA). DESIGN: Eligible patients had IVT started within 4.5 hours of stroke symptom onset. Those randomised to additional MT underwent thrombectomy using any Conformité Européene (CE)-marked device, with target interval times for IVT start to arterial puncture of <90 min...
January 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27621948/mechanical-solitaire-thrombectomy-with-low-dose-booster-tirofiban-injection
#20
Duck-Ho Goh, Sung-Chul Jin, Hae Woong Jeong, Sam Yeol Ha
PURPOSE: Mechanical thrombectomy using a Solitaire stent has been associated with a high recanalization rate and favorable clinical outcome in intra-arterial thrombolysis. To achieve a higher recanalization rate for mechanical Solitaire thrombectomy, we used an intra-arterial low-dose booster tirofiban injection into the occluded segment after stent deployment. We report the safety and recanalization rates for mechanical Solitaire thrombectomy with a low-dose booster tirofiban injection...
September 2016: Neurointervention
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