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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088349/stroke-biomarkers-in-clinical-practice-a-critical-appraisal
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REVIEW
Geelyn J L Ng, Amy M L Quek, Christine Cheung, Thiruma V Arumugam, Raymond C S Seet
Biomarkers provide critical mechanistic insights to key biologic processes that occur during cerebral ischemia which, when carefully applied, can improve clinical decision-making in acute stroke management. The translation of a blood-based biomarker in ischemic stroke to clinical practice is challenging, in part, due to the complexity of ischemic stroke pathogenesis and the presence of a blood-brain barrier that restricts the release of brain-specific markers into the circulation. The pathologic and clinical aspects of ischemic stroke are described in this review, where a non-exhaustive list of biomarkers that interrogate different aspects of ischemic stroke such as oxidative damage, inflammation, thrombus formation, cardiac function and brain injury are described...
January 11, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076634/immediate-versus-delayed-treatment-for-recently-symptomatic-carotid-artery-stenosis
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Vladimir Vasconcelos, Nicolle Cassola, Edina Mariko Koga da Silva, José Carlos Costa Baptista-Silva
BACKGROUND: The timing of surgery for recently symptomatic carotid artery stenosis remains controversial. Early cerebral revascularization may prevent a disabling or fatal ischemic recurrence, but it may also increase the risk of hemorrhagic transformation, or of dislodging a thrombus. This review examined the randomized controlled evidence that addressed whether the increased risk of recurrent events outweighed the increased benefit of an earlier intervention. OBJECTIVES: To assess the risks and benefits of performing very early cerebral revascularization (within two days) compared with delayed treatment (after two days) for people with recently symptomatic carotid artery stenosis...
November 2016: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
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)...
November 10, 2016: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031392/dce-mri-blood-brain-barrier-assessment-in-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Kersten Villringer, Borja E Sanz Cuesta, Ann-Christin Ostwaldt, Ulrike Grittner, Peter Brunecker, Ahmed A Khalil, Kristina Schindler, Ole Eisenblätter, Heinrich Audebert, Jochen B Fiebach
OBJECTIVE: To quantitatively evaluate blood-brain barrier changes in ischemic stroke patients using dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) MRI. METHODS: We examined 54 stroke patients (clinicaltrials.gov NCT00715533, NCT02077582) in a 3T MRI scanner within 48 hours after symptom onset. Twenty-eight patients had a follow-up examination on day 5-7. DCE T1 mapping and Patlak analysis were employed to assess BBB permeability changes. RESULTS: Median stroke K(trans) values (0...
December 28, 2016: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017224/hemorrhagic-transformation-and-cerebral-edema-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-link-to-cerebral-autoregulation
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Pedro Castro, Elsa Azevedo, Jorge Serrador, Isabel Rocha, Farzaneh Sorond
BACKGROUND: Hemorrhagic transformation and cerebral edema are feared complications of acute ischemic stroke but mechanisms are poorly understood and reliable early markers are lacking. Early assessment of cerebrovascular hemodynamics may advance our knowledge in both areas. We examined the relationship between dynamic cerebral autoregulation (CA) in the early hours post ischemia, and the risk of developing hemorrhagic transformation and cerebral edema at 24h post stroke METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 46 patients from our center with acute ischemic stroke in the middle cerebral artery territory...
January 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994355/interaction-of-incidental-microbleeds-and-prior-use-of-antithrombotics-with-early-hemorrhagic-transformation-causative-or-protective
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Konark Malhotra, Monica Khunger, Bichun Ouyang, David S Liebeskind, Yousef M Mohammad
BACKGROUND: Gradient echo (GRE) sequence of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a sensitive tool to detect hemorrhagic transformation (HT) and old cerebral microbleeds (CMBs). Presence of CMBs and prior use of antithrombotics pose a risk of HT in ischemic stroke. We evaluated the association of CMBs and antithrombotic use with resultant HT in acute ischemic stroke (AIS). METHODS: This retrospective study included AIS patients admitted to our center between January 2009 and August 2010 who underwent GRE-weighted MRI within 48 h of admission...
October 2016: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982555/how-to-manage-blood-pressure-after-brain-injury
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Laurent Carteron, Fabio S Taccone, Mauro Oddo
Manipulation of blood pressure (BP) is a mainstay of therapy in patients with acute brain injury (ABI). In the early emergent phase (first hours from injury), depending on intracranial pathology, BP manipulation aims to 1) limit the progression of parenchymal hematomas or hemorrhagic transformation (in patients with ischemic/hemorrhagic stroke and aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage [SAH]), and 2) attenuate hypoperfusion and secondary cerebral ischemic insults (in patients with traumatic brain injury [TBI])...
December 16, 2016: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980241/therapeutic-strategies-to-attenuate-hemorrhagic-transformation-after-tissue-plasminogen-activator-treatment-for-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Masato Kanazawa, Tetsuya Takahashi, Masatoyo Nishizawa, Takayoshi Shimohata
This review focuses on the mechanisms and emerging concepts of stroke and therapeutic strategies for attenuating hemorrhagic transformation (HT) after tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) treatment for acute ischemic stroke (AIS). The therapeutic time window for tPA treatment has been extended. However, the patients who are eligible for tPA treatment are still <5% of all patients with AIS. The risk of serious or fatal symptomatic hemorrhage increases with delayed initiation of treatment. HT is thought to be caused by 1) ischemia/reperfusion injury; 2) the toxicity of tPA itself; 3) inflammation; and/or 4) remodeling factor-mediated effects...
December 13, 2016: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909202/prediction-of-blood-brain-barrier-disruption-and-intracerebral-hemorrhagic-infarction-using-arterial-spin-labeling-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Takeya Niibo, Hajime Ohta, Shirou Miyata, Ichiro Ikushima, Kazuchika Yonenaga, Hideo Takeshima
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Arterial spin-labeling magnetic resonance imaging is sensitive for detecting hyperemic lesions (HLs) in patients with acute ischemic stroke. We evaluated whether HLs could predict blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption and hemorrhagic transformation (HT) in acute ischemic stroke patients. METHODS: In a retrospective study, arterial spin-labeling was performed within 6 hours of symptom onset before revascularization treatment in 25 patients with anterior circulation large vessel occlusion on baseline magnetic resonance angiography...
January 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891675/surgical-management-of-infective-endocarditis-complicated-by-ischemic-stroke
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REVIEW
Kevin E Hodges, Syed T Hussain, William J Stewart, Gosta B Pettersson
Embolism to the central nervous system is a frequent and important complication of infective endocarditis. While early surgery improves outcomes in many groups of patients with infective endocarditis, ischemic stroke secondary to septic embolism carries the risk of hemorrhagic transformation and neurological deterioration with heparinization and cardiopulmonary bypass. We review the literature regarding the surgical management of infective endocarditis in patients with cerebral emboli.
January 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865697/sulfonylurea-pretreatment-and-in-hospital-use-does-not-impact-acute-ischemic-strokes-ais-outcomes-following-intravenous-thrombolysis
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Georgios Tsivgoulis, Nitin Goyal, Sulaiman Iftikhar, Ramin Zand, Jason J Chang, Lucas Elijovich, Anne W Alexandrov, Marc D Malkoff, Andrei V Alexandrov
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Preliminary studies have indicated that sulfonylurea drugs (SUD) may confer protection against cerebral swelling and hemorrhagic transformation in severe acute ischemic stroke (AIS). We sought to determine whether pretreatment and in-hospital use of SUD may be associated with better outcomes in diabetic AIS patients treated with intravenous thrombolysis (IVT). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We analyzed consecutive diabetic AIS patients treated with IVT during a 3-year period...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822079/intravenous-recombinant-tissue-plasminogen-activator-for-acute-ischemic-stroke-a-feasibility-and-safety-study
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Elyar Sadeghi-Hokmabadi, Mehdi Farhoudi, Aliakbar Taheraghdam, Mazyar Hashemilar, Daryous Savadi-Osguei, Reza Rikhtegar, Kaveh Mehrvar, Ehsan Sharifipour, Parisa Youhanaee, Reshad Mirnour
BACKGROUND: In developing countries, intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) is available at a limited number of centers. This study aimed to assess the feasibility and safety of IVT at Tabriz Imam Reza Hospital. METHODS: In a prospective study, over a 55-month period, any patient at the hospital for whom stroke code had been activated was enrolled in the study. Data on demographic characteristics, stroke risk factors, admission blood pressure, blood tests, findings of brain computed tomography (CT) scans, time of symtom onset, time of arrival to the emergency department, time of stroke code activation, time of CT scan examination, and the time of recombinant tissue plasminogen activator administration were recorded...
2016: International Journal of General Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818831/safety-and-efficacy-of-acute-clopidogrel-load-in-patients-with-moderate-and-severe-ischemic-strokes
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Amir Shaban, Dominique J Monlezun, Natalia Rincon, Jonathan Tiu, Melisa Valmoria, Sheryl Martin-Schild
Objective. To study the safety and efficacy of a clopidogrel loading dose in patients with moderate and severe acute ischemic strokes. Background. The safety of clopidogrel loading has been extensively investigated in patients with minor strokes and transient ischemic attacks. Methods. Acute ischemic stroke patients presenting consecutively to our center from 07/01/08 to 07/31/13 were screened. Clopidogrel loading was defined as at least 300 mg dose (with or without aspirin) given within 6 hours of admission...
2016: Stroke Research and Treatment
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/27801765/should-we-treat-a-patient-s-symptoms-or-angiography-image-in-tia-two-case-reports
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Hana Karpatová, Jana Jankových, Robert Mikulík
OBJECTIVES: Data on vascular status in the first hours after onset of transient ischemic attack (TIA) and its clinical significance are missing. Also, it is not known whether arterial occlusion, if present in TIA, should be the target for revascularization. We present 2 patients to demonstrate that TIA can be due to acute major intracranial arterial occlusion and to show how such arterial occlusion may affect the outcome. CASE REPORTS: Two patients (54 and 63 years old) were diagnosed with TIA and at the same time had occlusion of the middle cerebral artery...
November 2016: Neurologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789787/initial-experience-with-sofia-as-an-intermediate-catheter-in-mechanical-thrombectomy-for-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Johnny H Y Wong, Huy M Do, Nicholas A Telischak, Adrienne M Moraff, Robert L Dodd, Michael P Marks, Shreya M Ingle, Jeremy J Heit
BACKGROUND: The benefits of mechanical thrombectomy for emergent large vessel occlusion (ELVO) have been established. Combined mechanical/aspiration (Solumbra) and a direct aspiration as a first pass technique (ADAPT) are valid procedures requiring an intermediate catheter for clot suction. Recently, SOFIA (Soft torqueable catheter Optimized For Intracranial Access) was developed as a single lumen flexible catheter with coil and braid reinforcement, but its suitability for mechanical thrombectomy had not been evaluated...
October 27, 2016: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771196/fluid-attenuated-inversion-recovery-hyperintensity-is-associated-with-hemorrhagic-transformation-following-reperfusion-therapy
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Sung-Ho Ahn, Bum Joon Kim, Yeon-Jung Kim, Sun U Kwon, Jong S Kim, Dong-Wha Kang
BACKGROUND: It is still controversial whether early fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) hyperintensity within acute ischemic lesions carries the risk of hemorrhagic transformation (HT) after reperfusion therapy. Furthermore, the association between the location of FLAIR hyperintensity and HT has not been investigated. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed patients who underwent reperfusion therapy within 6 hours of stroke onset and magnetic resonance imaging including a FLAIR sequence before completing reperfusion therapy...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27758944/combination-of-thrombolysis-and-statins-in-acute-stroke-is-safe-results-of-the-stars-randomized-trial-stroke-treatment-with-acute-reperfusion-and-simvastatin
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Joan Montaner, Alejandro Bustamante, Silvia García-Matas, Maite Martínez-Zabaleta, Carmen Jiménez, Javier de la Torre, Francisco R Rubio, Tomás Segura, Jaime Masjuán, David Cánovas, Mar Freijo, Raquel Delgado-Mederos, Javier Tejada, Aida Lago, Yolanda Bravo, Natália Corbeto, Dolors Giralt, Bárbara Vives-Pastor, Anna de Arce, Francisco Moniche, Pilar Delgado, Marc Ribó
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The STARS trial (Stroke Treatment With Acute Reperfusion and Simvastatin) was conducted to demonstrate the efficacy and safety of simvastatin treatment in acute stroke. METHODS: STARS07 was a multicentre, phase IV, prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Patients with Acute ischemic stroke recruited within 12 hours from symptom onset were randomized to oral simvastatin 40 mg or placebo, once daily for 90 days. Primary outcome was proportion of independent patients (modified Rankin Scale score of ≤2) at 90 days...
November 2016: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27740982/imaging-of-ischemic-stroke
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Michelle P Lin, David S Liebeskind
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article provides an overview of cerebrovascular hemodynamics, acute stroke pathophysiology, and collateral circulation, which are pivotal in the modern imaging of ischemic stroke that guides the care of the patient with stroke. RECENT FINDINGS: Neuroimaging provides extensive information on the brain and vascular health. Multimodal CT and MRI delineate the hemodynamics of ischemic stroke that may be used to guide treatment decisions and prognosticate regarding expected outcomes...
October 2016: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27699498/thrombolysis-in-dementia-patients-with-acute-stroke-is-it-justified
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Maurizio Paciaroni, Leonardo Pantoni
The administration of thrombolytic therapy in elderly patients with dementia and acute ischemic stroke may be controversial, because the reported risk of rt-PA associated intracerebral hemorrhage in these patients is higher compared with that of patients without dementia and because these patients are already disabled. Moreover, there are known risk factors for hemorrhagic transformation in patients with dementia: amyloid angiopathy, leukoaraiosis and the presence of microbleeds. In this review, we describe the impact of dementia on functional outcome following thrombolytic therapy for acute ischemic stroke and discuss some of the issues related to the use of this therapy in this specific patient's population...
October 3, 2016: Neurological Sciences
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