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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098418/bilateral-carotid-cavernous-sinus-fistula-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Gavin Docherty, Maryam Eslami, Kailun Jiang, Jason S Barton
Carotid cavernous fistula (CCF) is an abnormal vascular shunt from the carotid artery to the cavernous sinus. They are commonly classified based on hemodynamics, etiology or anatomically. Hemodynamic classification refers to whether the fistula is high or low flow. Etiology is commonly secondary to trauma or can occur spontaneously in the setting of aneurysm or medical conditions predisposing to arterial wall defects. Bilateral carotid cavernous fistulas are rare. We present a case of bilateral CCF secondary to trauma...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974245/dose-escalation-study-of-intravenous-and-intra-arterial-n-acetylcysteine-for-the-prevention-of-oto-and-nephrotoxicity-of-cisplatin-with-a-contrast-induced-nephropathy-model-in-patients-with-renal-insufficiency
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Edit Dósa, Krisztina Heltai, Tamás Radovits, Gabriella Molnár, Judit Kapocsi, Béla Merkely, Rongwei Fu, Nancy D Doolittle, Gerda B Tóth, Zachary Urdang, Edward A Neuwelt
BACKGROUND: Cisplatin neuro-, oto-, and nephrotoxicity are major problems in children with malignant tumors, including medulloblastoma, negatively impacting educational achievement, socioemotional development, and overall quality of life. The blood-labyrinth barrier is somewhat permeable to cisplatin, and sensory hair cells and cochlear supporting cells are highly sensitive to this toxic drug. Several chemoprotective agents such as N-acetylcysteine (NAC) were utilized experimentally to avoid these potentially serious and life-long side effects, although no clinical phase I trial was performed before...
October 3, 2017: Fluids and Barriers of the CNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931265/diagnostic-and-interventional-optical-angioscopy-in-ex-vivo-carotid-arteries
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Luis E Savastano, Neeraj Chaudhary, Carlos Murga-Zamalloa, Michael Wang, Thomas Wang, B Gregory Thompson
BACKGROUND: Angioscopy - or endovascular endoscopy - is a catheter-based technique employing a flexible fiberoptic angioscope to directly visualize arterial lumen. Poor resolution and excessive stiffness of pre-existent angioscopes limited their use clinically. Recent advances resulted in novel fused optical fiber bundle angioscopes with improved flexibility and imaging resolution. Use of these devices in endovascular neurosurgery is still largely unexplored. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate image quality and feasibility of optical angioscopes for diagnostic and interventional neuro-angioscopy in carotid arteries of human cadavers...
February 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876566/a-survey-of-selected-key-areas-of-management-of-south-african-neurosurgical-patients
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C H Daniel, M D du Trevou
BACKGROUND: Previous surveys of neurosurgical patient management, including a South African (SA) survey conducted in 2001, confirmed the existence of significant dissimilarities in management on national and international levels. This survey aimed to determine current SA neurosurgical patient management and to compare this with international trends. METHOD: Questionnaires in multiple choice question (MCQ) and free text entry format covering key areas of neurosurgical practice were emailed to SA neurosurgeons following ethics approval...
September 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706764/neuroradiological-endovascular-intervention-for-diplopia-in-a-case-of-aneurysmal-aberrant-regeneration-of-the-third-nerve
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Anupam C A Rao, Saumil A Shah, Benjamin W C Sim, Steven T H Yun, Neeranjali S Jain, Yashar Kalani, Ian C Francis
Aberrant regeneration of the third nerve occurs as a result of synkinetic 'miswiring' of the third nerve following its injury, such as in third cranial nerve palsy due to tumor, trauma, or aneurysm. The case presented is an elderly woman with new vertical diplopia, which led to a diagnosis of a third cranial nerve palsy, thought to be caused by a 5 mm blister aneurysm of the posterior communicating artery. However, neuro-ophthalmological evaluation diagnosed aberrant regeneration of the third nerve, with the cause of her new vertical diplopia being an ipsilateral fourth nerve palsy...
June 12, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665866/intracranial-aneurysms-of-neuro-ophthalmologic-relevance
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Jonathan A Micieli, Nancy J Newman, Daniel L Barrow, Valérie Biousse
BACKGROUND: Intracranial saccular aneurysms are acquired lesions that often present with neuro-ophthalmologic symptoms and signs. Recent advances in neurosurgical techniques, endovascular treatments, and neurocritical care have improved the optimal management of symptomatic unruptured aneurysms, but whether the chosen treatment has an impact on neuro-ophthalmologic outcomes remains debated. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A review of the literature focused on neuro-ophthalmic manifestations and treatment of intracranial aneurysms with specific relevance to neuro-ophthalmologic outcomes was conducted using Ovid MEDLINE and EMBASE databases...
December 2017: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594658/total-percutaneous-cardiopulmonary-bypass-for-robotic-and-endoscopic-atrioventricular-valve-surgery
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Johan van der Merwe, Filip Casselman, Roel Beelen, Frank Van Praet
Continuous technological advances in endoscopic-, robotic- and catheter-based cardiac interventions are paralleled by rapid evolution in cannulation strategies for circulatory support. The recent introduction of suture-based percutaneous vascular closure devices resulted in innovative strategies to deliver peripheral endovascular therapeutic devices through the iliac and femoral arteries. Percutaneous access allows rapid postoperative mobilization and potentially avoids the devastating neuro-lympho-vascular- and wound infection morbidities associated with conventional open surgical exposure...
July 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583042/cervical-cord-decompression-following-embolisation-of-a-giant-cervical-vertebro-vertebral-arteriovenous-fistula
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George H Tse, Umang J Patel, Stuart C Coley, Richard A Dyde
Arteriovenous fistulation between the vertebral arteries to extradural (epidural) veins, termed vertebro-vertebral arteriovenous fistulae, are uncommon diagnoses without established diagnostic algorithms or treatment options. Minimal evidence exists describing the management of this pathology. Endovascular treatment was performed under general anaesthesia by coil occlusion of the vertebral artery from the point of the fistula to the mid-vertebral artery. Repeat magnetic resonance angiographic imaging one week following the procedure confirmed an 80% reduction in the size of the epidural vein and decompression of the cervical spinal cord...
August 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502847/the-role-for-cardiologists-in-stroke-intervention
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REVIEW
Richard R Heuser
Even though cardiovascular disease (CVD) is still the leading cause of death in the United States, stroke is the second leading global cause of death behind CVD. In the 21st Century, less than 40% of overall stroke patients are discharged to home and almost 25% of Medicare beneficiaries do not survive 90 days. In spite of the fact that tissue plasminogen activator (TPA) has been approved for stroke care for 20 years, only .75% of annual strokes are actually treated with intravenous (IV) TPA. Similar to how interventional cardiologists evolved from IV to catheter mechanical treatment for acute myocardial infarctions (AMI) over 30 years ago, over the last few years, neurointerventionists now perform endovascular stroke therapy in many of these patients using stent retrievers...
May 2017: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492296/italian-consensus-in-neuroradiological-anesthesia-icona
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Carlo A Castioni, Andrea Amadori, Federico Bilotta, Moreno Bolzon, Edoardo Barboni, Anselmo Caricato, Guido Dall'acqua, Francesco DI Paola, Andrea Forastieri Molinari, Paolo Gritti, Italia LA Rosa, Marcello Longo, Carla Maglione, Pietro Martorano, Marina Munari, Valerio Perotti, Frank Rasulo, Maria Ruggiero, Antonio Santoro, Luigia Scudeller, Miriam Tumolo, Anna T Mazzeo
Anesthetic management of patients undergoing endovascular procedures for treating intracranial aneurysms or cerebrovascular malformations must consider a number of specific challenges, in addition to those associated with anesthesia for other specialties. In addition to maintenance of physiological stability, manipulation of systemic and cerebral hemodynamic parameters may be required to treat any sudden unexpected catastrophic neurological events. A multidisciplinary group including neuro- and pediatric anesthesiologists, interventional neuroradiologists, neurosurgeons, and a clinical methodologist contributed to this document...
September 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458385/recent-trends-in-neuro-endovascular-treatment-for-acute-ischemic-stroke-cerebral-aneurysms-carotid-stenosis-and-brain-arteriovenous-malformations
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Yuji Matsumaru, Eiichi Ishikawa, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Akira Matsumura
The efficacy of mechanical thrombectomy with stent retrievers for emergent large vessel occlusion has been proved by randomized trials. Mechanical thrombectomy is increasingly being adopted in Japan since stent retrievers were first approved in 2014. An urgent clinical task is to offer structured systems of care to provide this treatment in a timely fashion to all patients with emergent large vessel occlusion. Treatment with flow-diverting stents is currently a preferred treatment option worldwide for large and giant unruptured aneurysms...
June 15, 2017: Neurologia Medico-chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391744/malignant-stroke-in-a-ticagrelor-non-responder-as-a-complication-following-aneurysm-treatment-with-the-pipeline-embolization-device%C3%A2
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Pegah Ghamasaee, Kevin Carr, Jeremiah Johnson, Ramesh Grandhi
The Pipeline Embolization Device™ (PED; Covidien Neurovascular Inc, Irvine, CA, USA) is a flow-diverting stent often used for the endovascular treatment of large or giant, wide-necked intracranial aneurysms of the internal carotid artery. Because of the inherent thrombogenicity of intracranial stents, dual-antiplatelet therapy is initiated after placement, which has been shown to decrease morbidity and mortality related to perioperative ischemic events in neurointerventional procedures. However, in some series, as much as 50% of patients demonstrate clopidogrel non-responsiveness...
June 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251329/spinal-cord-arteriovenous-shunts-of-the-ventral-anterior-sulcus-anatomical-clinical-and-therapeutic-considerations
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Luca Roccatagliata, Shushi Kominami, Antonin Krajina, Robin Sellar, Michael Soderman, René Van den Berg, Hubert Desal, Stephanie Condette-Auliac, Georges Rodesch
INTRODUCTION: Ventral sulcus spinal cord arteriovenous shunts (SCAVS) are rare vascular lesions that are located outside the spinal cord, are exclusively vascularized by the anterior spinal axis, and drain exclusively through the anterior spinal vein. We report the anatomical, clinical, and neuro-radiological features of SCAVS managed by our team. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of patients with SCAVSs evaluated by the senior author of this report (GR) between 1981 and 2014...
March 2017: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194506/treatment-of-type-ii-endoleaks-with-a-novel-agent-precipitating-hydrophobic-injectable-liquid-phil
#14
Amir Helmy, Nadeem Shaida
OBJECTIVE: Endovascular aortic aneurysm repair has become the principle technique used to treat abdominal aortic aneurysms. However, its long-term success is limited by complications, including type II endoleaks from lumbar arteries and the inferior mesenteric artery. Treatment of these endoleaks can be difficult. The most commonly performed procedure is embolisation via mesenteric or iliolumbar vessels. Embolic agents currently used include coils, glue and Onyx, all of which have their limitations...
July 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163497/successful-endovascular-neurosurgical-practice-in-resource-poor-exclusive-rural-neuro-hospital-setup
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Kamble Jayaprakash Harsha
AIM: The aim of this study to evaluate the feasibility of establishing endovascular neurosurgery in remote resource-poor neuro-hospital setup and evaluate its outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of diagnostic and therapeutic endovascular neurosurgical procedures performed during September 2013-June 2016. RESULTS: A total of 174 diagnostic cerebral and spinal digital subtraction angiograms and 70 major endovascular neurosurgeries were performed during the period...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153625/ruptured-mycotic-aneurysm-and-cerebral-vasospasm-in-the-setting-of-endocarditis-and-heart-failure-requiring-cardiothoracic-surgery-case-report-and-literature-review
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REVIEW
Chih-Ta Lin, Bruce Tranmer, Susan Durham, David Johnson, Mark Hamlin, R Morton Bolman
BACKGROUND: Ruptured mycotic aneurysm in the setting of cardiac failure and cerebral vasospasm presents unique management challenges. CASE DESCRIPTION: A patient with a ruptured mycotic aneurysm with subarachnoid hemorrhage, cerebral vasospasm, and endocarditis with heart failure successfully underwent craniotomy, neuroendovascular treatment, and cardiopulmonary bypass for mitral valve replacement while in cerebral vasospasm. This case highlights clinical management strategies for a patient with a ruptured mycotic aneurysm, subarachnoid hemorrhage, cerebral vasospasm, endocarditis, and heart failure...
April 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152631/construction-of-an-in%C3%A2-vivo-carotid-siphon-model-for-testing-endovascular-devices-for-neuro-interventions
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Bu-Lang Gao, Yong-Li Wang, Xue-Jing Zhang, Qiong-Ying Fan, Wei-Li Hao, Dong-Hai Zhang
Objective The aim of this study was to construct an in vivo carotid siphon model for testing neurovascular devices for endovascular interventions. Methods A model of a human carotid siphon was pre-shaped using a glass tube from a human cadaver and used to confine a segment of one side of the common carotid artery (CCA) in canines. This segment of CCA with the glass carotid siphon on was interposed end-to-end onto the contralateral CCA so as to simulate a human carotid artery siphon in vivo. Two weeks later, the siphon model was evaluated using computed tomography angiography and digital subtraction angiography, and the covered stent specially designed for intracranial vasculature was navigated through the siphon model for a longitudinal flexibility test...
June 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144922/current-concepts-and-strategies-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension-in-adults
#18
REVIEW
Jane W Chan
Since obesity has become an epidemic in industrialized nations, idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is now a more common neuro-ophthalmic disorder that causes visual loss and headaches. This review highlights the new diagnostic criteria for IIH and the new insights into the pathophysiologic mechanisms of IIH. Key diagnostic and monitoring techniques for papilledema include not only neuroimaging and the measurement of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pressure, but also perimetry, optical coherence tomography, and ocular sonography...
August 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116837/bacterial-nanocellulose-magnetically-functionalized-for-neuro-endovascular-treatment
#19
Mónica Echeverry-Rendon, Lisa M Reece, Fernando Pastrana, Sandra L Arias, Akshath R Shetty, Juan Jose Pavón, Jean Paul Allain
Current treatments for brain aneurysms are invasive, traumatic, and not suitable in most patients with increased risks. A new alternative method is using scaffold stents to create a local and focal attraction force of cells for an in situ reconstruction of the tunica media. For this purpose, a nanostructured bioactive coating is designed to render an asymmetric region of the stent scaffold magnetic and biomimetic, which utilizes bacterial nanocellulose (BNC) as a platform for both magnetic and cell attraction as well as proliferation...
January 24, 2017: Macromolecular Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116528/cerebral-abscess-after-neuro-vascular-embolization-own-experience-and-review-of-the-literature
#20
REVIEW
G Cossu, R T Daniel, M Messerer
BACKGROUND: Cerebral abscesses are a rare complication after therapeutic neuro-endovascular procedures. METHOD: The aim of this article is to report a case of cerebral abscess after the endovascular embolization of a cerebral aneurysm and to discuss and review all the cases of cerebral abscess secondary to neurovascular embolization described in the literature up to now. RESULTS: A 40-year-old female patient was treated using an endovascular embolization for a ruptured aneurysm of the basilar artery tip...
March 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
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