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Jonathan T Caranfa, Elaine Nguyen, Rafay Ali, Iregi Francis, Albert Zichichi, Elliott Bosco, Craig I Coleman, William L Baker, Christine G Kohn
BACKGROUND: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have compared mechanical endovascular therapy (MET) in addition to intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (IVtPA) to IVtPA alone for the management of acute ischemic stroke (AIS). Direct comparative studies between individual METs are not available. In lieu of head-to-head randomized control trials, we performed an adjusted indirect treatment comparison (ITC) meta-analysis to assess the comparative efficacy and safety of different METs, Solitaire+IVtPA and Penumbra+IVtPA in AIS patients...
2018: PloS One
Osama O Zaidat, Alicia C Castonguay, Italo Linfante, Rishi Gupta, Coleman O Martin, William E Holloway, Nils Mueller-Kronast, Joey D English, 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, Albert J Yoo, Vallabh Janardhan, Hashem Shaltoni, Roberta Novakovic, Alex Abou-Chebl, Peng R Chen, Gavin W Britz, Chung-Huan J Sun, Vibhav Bansal, Ritesh Kaushal, Ashish Nanda, Raul G Nogueira
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: In acute ischemic stroke, fast and complete recanalization of the occluded vessel is associated with improved outcomes. We describe a novel measure for newer generation devices: the first pass effect (FPE). FPE is defined as achieving a complete recanalization with a single thrombectomy device pass. METHODS: The North American Solitaire Acute Stroke Registry database was used to identify a FPE subgroup. Their baseline features and clinical outcomes were compared with non-FPE patients...
February 19, 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
Geng Zhou, Ming-Hua Li, Hai-Tao Lu, Jiang-Shan Deng, Yu-Wu Zhao, Yi Xiang J Wang, Yue-Qi Zhu
INTRODUCTION: Mechanical thrombectomy (MT) has been widely accepted as a safe and effective treatment for acute ischemic stroke (AIS). Development of stent retriever devices has been intensively developed over the past two decades. In this study, we compared the effectiveness and safety of a new thrombectomy device with Solitaire FR for the treatment of AIS models. METHODS: Mechanical performance of stent retrievers was tested in vitro. Thrombin-induced thrombus was pre-injected into the right distal external carotid-maxillary artery in 18 dogs to create an acute thrombus occlusion model, and these animals were divided into a Tonbridge group (n=9, with Tonbridge stent Tonbridge Medical Technology) and a Solitaire group as control (n=9, with Solitaire stent, ev3 Neurovascular)...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
Sabrina Trippoli, Erminia Caccese, Claudio Marinai, Andrea Messori
OBJECTIVES: In the acute ischemic stroke, endovascular devices have shown promising clinical results and are also likely to represent value for money, as several modeling studies have shown. Pharmacoeconomic evaluations in this field, however, have little impact on the procurement of these devices. The present study explored how complex pharmacoeconomic models that evaluate effectiveness and cost can be incorporated into the in-hospital procurement of thrombectomy devices. PATIENTS AND METHODS: As regards clinical modeling, we extracted outcomes at three months from randomized trials conducted for four thrombectomy devices, and we projected long-term results using standard Markov modeling...
January 29, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Ting-Yu Yi, Wen-Huo Chen, Yan-Min Wu, Mei-Fang Zhang, Ding-Lai Lin, Xiao-Hui Lin
BACKGROUND: Both intra-arterial recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) and stent retrieval are effective for treating acute ischemic stroke. The goal of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of stent retrieval combined with intra-arterial rt-PA administration via micro-catheter (called the complex technique) in acute ischemic stroke. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed of 93 consecutive patients treated between 2015 and 2017 for occlusions of the intracranial large artery using the complex technique (n=37) or stent retrieval alone (n=56) in our stroke center...
March 15, 2018: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
Young-Jin Kim, Kwang-Wook Cho, Seong-Rim Kim, Do-Sung Yoo, Hae-Kwan Park, Cheol Ji
Objective: Intraarterial thrombolysis (IA-Tx) with stent retriever is accepted as an additional treatment for selected patients and the clinical benefit is well reported. Each intravenous tissue plasminogen activator administration (IV-tPA) and perfusion diffusion mismatching (P/D-mismatching) is well known the beneficial effects for recanalization and clinical outcomes. In this report, authors analyzed the clinical outcomes of additional IA-Tx with retrieval stent device, according to the combined IV-tPA and P/D-mismatching or not...
December 2017: Journal of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
Vernard S Fennell, Swetadri Vasan Setlur Nagesh, Karen M Meess, Liza Gutierrez, Rhys H James, Michael E Springer, Adnan H Siddiqui
BACKGROUND: Despite advances in revascularization tools for large vessel occlusion presenting as acute ischemic stroke, a significant subset of clots remain recalcitrant to current strategies. We assessed the effectiveness of a novel thrombectomy device that was specifically designed to retrieve resistant fibrin rich clots, the geometric clot extractor (GCE; Neuravi, Galway, Ireland), in an in vitro cerebrovascular occlusion stroke model. METHODS: After introducing fibrin rich clot analogues into the middle cerebral artery of the model, we compared the rates of recanalization between GCE and Solitaire flow restoration stent retriever (SR; Medtronic, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; control group) cases...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
Johannes Pfaff, Stefan Rohde, Tobias Engelhorn, Arnd Doerfler, Martin Bendszus, Markus Alfred Möhlenbruch
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The application of radiopaque markers to the Solitaire™ stent-retriever for better visibility during mechanical thrombectomy (MT) has the potential to alter the well-known characteristics of the device; however, it is uncertain whether this adjustment influences efficacy or safety of the enhanced stent-retriever. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of stroke databases of three comprehensive stroke centers. Our investigation was focused on technical and angiographic parameters, including procedure times, reperfusion results (thrombolysis in cerebral infarction, TICI), periprocedural complications and favorable early neurological recovery at discharge (modified Rankin scale ≤2 or National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale, NIHSS = 0 or ∆NIHSS ≥ 10), from consecutive patients with acute anterior circulation ischemic stroke treated with a Solitaire™ Platinum stent-retriever between October 2016 and March 2017...
January 10, 2018: Clinical Neuroradiology
Hamidreza Saber, Gary B Rajah, Riyad Y Kherallah, Ashutosh P Jadhav, Sandra Narayanan
INTRODUCTION: Mechanical thrombectomy (MT) is increasingly used for large-vessel occlusions (LVO), but randomized clinical trial (RCT) level data with regard to differences in clinical outcomes of MT devices are limited. We conducted a network meta-analysis (NMA) that enables comparison of modern MT devices (Trevo, Solitaire, Aspiration) and strategies (stent retriever vs aspiration) across trials. METHODS: Relevant RCTs were identified by a systematic review. The efficacy outcome was 90-day functional independence (modified Rankin Scale (mRS) score 0-2)...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
Yuchun Liu, Keqin Li, Yi Huang, Jie Sun, Xiang Gao
RATIONALE: The superior sagittal sinus (SSS) and transverse sinus are the major dural sinuses that receive a considerable amount of venous drainage. The occlusion of them has been suggested to cause intracranial hypertension, hemorrhage, and lead to potentially fatal consequences. PATIENT CONCERNS: We reported a 35-year-old woman with headache presented to our emergency department with a decreased level of consciousness and epileptic seizures. The examination of speech, higher mental function, and cranial nerve were normal...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
H G Woo, L Sunwoo, C Jung, B J Kim, M-K Han, H-J Bae, Y J Bae, B S Choi, J H Kim
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The Solitaire FR can be used not only as a tool for mechanical thrombectomy but also as a detachable permanent stent. Our aim was to assess the feasibility and safety of permanent stent placement with the Solitaire FR compared with other self-expanding stents for intracranial artery recanalization for acute ischemic stroke. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From January 2011 through January 2016, we retrospectively selected 2979 patients with acute ischemic stroke...
December 14, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
Maria Elena Miletto Petrazzini, Audrey E Parrish, Michael J Beran, Christian Agrillo
The solitaire illusion is a numerosity illusion that occurs when the spatial arrangement of items influences quantity estimation. To date, this illusion has been reported in monkeys, although it seems to be weaker compared with its prevalence in humans, and no study has investigated whether nonprimate species perceive it. In the present work, we asked whether a more distantly related species, fish, perceived the solitaire illusion. To achieve this goal, adult guppies (Poecilia reticulata) were trained to select the array containing the larger quantity of black dots in the presence of 2 mixed arrays containing white and black dots...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Comparative Psychology
F S Al-Ajlan, A S Al Sultan, P Minhas, Z Assis, M A de Miquel, M Millán, L San Román, A Tomassello, A M Demchuk, T G Jovin, P Cuadras, A Dávalos, M Goyal, B K Menon
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Endovascular therapy has become the standard of care for patients with disabling anterior circulation ischemic stroke due to proximal intracranial thrombi. Our aim was to determine whether the beneficial effect of endovascular treatment on functional outcome could be explained by a reduction in posttreatment infarct volume in the Endovascular Revascularization With Solitaire Device Versus Best Medical Therapy in Anterior Circulation Stroke Within 8 Hours (REVASCAT) trial...
January 2018: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
Hae Won Rho, Won Ki Yoon, Jang Hun Kim, Jong Hyun Kim, Taek Hyun Kwon
We present 2 cases of complicated mechanical thrombectomy involving tandem cervical internal carotid artery and middle cerebral artery occlusion using the Solitaire FR stent and simultaneous carotid stent angioplasty. During the procedures, the Solitaire stents containing the thrombus were wedged into the open-cell carotid stents, which were already deployed for proximal flow restoration. We describe the methods used to avoid and overcome such complications.
September 2017: Journal of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
Hokyun Han, Hyunho Choi, Keun-Tae Cho, Byong-Cheol Kim
Objective: Few studies have reported the outcome of mechanical thrombectomy with Solitaire stent retrival (MTSR) in subtypes of acute ischemic stroke. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and result of MTSR in acute cardioembolic stroke. Methods: Twenty consecutive patients with acute cardioembolic stroke were treated by MTSR. The angiographic outcome was assessed by thrombolysis in cerebral infarction (TICI) grade. TICI grade 2a, 2b, or 3 with a measurable thrombus that was retrieved was considered as a success when MTSR was performed in the site of primary vessel occlusion, and TICI grade 2b or 3 was considered as a success when final result was reported...
November 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
Radoslav Raychev, Reza Jahan, Jeffrey L Saver, Raul G Nogueira, Mayank Goyal, Vitor M Pereira, Elad Levy, Dileep R Yavagal, Christophe Cognard, David Liebeskind
Microcatheter contrast injection (MCI) prior to stent retriever deployment for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke may be useful for evaluation of distal anatomy and flow patterns beyond the occlusion. However, prior data from intra-arterialthrombolysis suggested that MCI increases the risk of intracranial hemorrhage (ICH). The safety and utility of MCI has not been investigated in the setting of thrombectomy. METHODS: We analyzed the Solitaire With the Intention For Thrombectomy as Primary Endovascular Treatment (SWIFT PRIME) trial to correlate pre-intervention MCI flow with collateral flow, and to investigate its impact on ICH and clinical outcome after thrombectomy with the Solitaire device...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
Erdem Cayli, Sukru Oguz, Hasan Dinc
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October 2017: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
Ju-Yu Chueh, Miklos G Marosfoi, Olivia W Brooks, Robert M King, Ajit S Puri, Matthew J Gounis
Background: Over the course of the thrombectomy procedure, clot fragments may become dislodged and lead to downstream emboli due to manipulation of an endovascular device. The EmboTrap thrombectomy system features an inner stent channel with an outer stent trap design that may potentially reduce the risk of distal clot fragmentation during clot removal. We tested the hypothesis that distal emboli to both the same and new territory generated during mechanical thrombectomy are a function of device design...
October 2017: Interventional Neurology
Xiongjun He, Liang Zhang, Juan Yang, Hui Zheng, Kaifeng Li, Yajie Liu
Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and safety of multimodal therapy for patients with non-superacute vertebral basilar artery occlusion. Method: We performed a retrospective analysis of multimodal therapy for patients with vertebral basilar artery occlusion. All patients who were beyond the time window to receive intravenous thrombolysis and who had deterioration of symptoms after drug treatment received small-balloon dilatation of the occlusive artery to estimate vascular occlusion aetiology...
October 2017: Interventional Neurology
John D Nerva, Ryan P Morton, Cory M Kelly, Danial K Hallam, Michael R Levitt
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE: Coil migration is a potential complication of endovascular aneurysm treatment. Dislodged coils into the parent artery require retrieval to prevent thromboembolic complications. A variety of techniques for coil retrieval have been described, including the use of single stentrievers and aspiration catheters. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: The use of 2 stentrievers, as opposed to a single device, was thought to be advantageous in coil removal by the additional point of friction due to the extensive length of coil stretching and earlier failure of a single device...
November 2, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
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