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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208199/systemic-thrombolytic-therapy-for-acute-pulmonary-embolism-who-is-a-candidate
#1
Stavros V Konstantinides, Stefano Barco
Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a major cause of both acute and long-term morbidity for a large number of patients worldwide, and massive PE is frequently fatal. Right ventricular (RV) dysfunction is a key determinant of prognosis in the acute phase of PE. Patients with clinically overt RV failure, that is, with cardiogenic shock or persistent hypotension at presentation (acute high-risk PE), are clearly in need of immediate reperfusion treatment with systemic thrombolysis or, alternatively, surgical or catheter-directed techniques...
February 2017: Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
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
#2
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
#3
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/28187798/critical-care-in-acute-ischemic-stroke
#4
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/28185970/risk-factors-for-hemorrhagic-transformation-following-intravenous-thrombolysis-in-acute-cerebral-infarction-a-retrospective-single-center-study
#5
Xiahong Xu, Changsong Li, Ting Wan, Xiaobo Gu, Wenxia Zhu, Junjie Hao, Huan Bao, Lian Zuo, Hui Hu, Gang Li
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the risk factors for the hemorrhagic transformation (HT) following intravenous thrombolysis using a recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (r-tPA) in acute cerebral infarction. METHODS: Acute cerebral infarction patients receiving r-tPA thrombolysis in Shanghai Eastern Hospital were retrospectively studied. Based upon the cranial CT or MRI examination, after the intravenous thrombolysis, the patients were divided into two groups: HT group and non-HT group...
February 6, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178411/computed-tomography-based-thrombus-imaging-for-the-prediction-of-recanalization-after-reperfusion-therapy-in-stroke
#6
REVIEW
Ji Hoe Heo, Kyeonsub Kim, Joonsang Yoo, Young Dae Kim, Hyo Suk Nam, Eung Yeop Kim
The prediction of successful recanalization following thrombolytic or endovascular treatment may be helpful to determine the strategy of recanalization treatment in acute stroke. Thrombus can be detected using noncontrast computed tomography (CT) as a hyperdense artery sign or blooming artifact on a T2(*)-weighted gradient-recalled image. The detection of thrombus using CT depends on slice thickness. Thrombus burden can be determined in terms of the length, volume, and clot burden score. The thrombus size can be quantitatively measured on thin-section CT or CT angiography/magnetic resonance angiography...
January 2017: Journal of Stroke
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
#9
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/28156051/ct-of-the-head-for-acute-stroke-diagnostic-performance-of-a-tablet-computer-prior-to-intravenous-thrombolysis
#10
Patrick D McLaughlin, Fiachra Moloney, Siobhan B O'Neill, Karl James, Lee Crush, Oisin Flanagan, Michael M Maher, Gerald Wyse, Noel Fanning
INTRODUCTION: The authors propose that tablet computers could benefit patients with acute stroke in the remote care setting, where time to and accuracy of CT interpretation greatly influences patient outcome. METHODS: One hundred and fifty consecutive patients who presented to the Emergency Department of a tertiary referral neurosciences centre within a time window suitable for intravenous thrombolytic therapy were included. Images were wirelessly transmitted to a tablet computer (iPad 3rd Generation, model = A1430, Apple, Cupertino, CA) and were reviewed by radiologists with three levels of experience for signs of intracranial haemorrhage, large vessel occlusion and parenchymal infarction...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154103/acute-ischemic-stroke-therapy-overview
#11
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/28150348/management-of-acute-ischaemic-stroke-in-patients-with-dementia
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REVIEW
A Subic, P Cermakova, B Norrving, B Winblad, M von Euler, M G Kramberger, M Eriksdotter, S Garcia-Ptacek
An estimated 10% of stroke patients have an underlying dementia. As a consequence, health professionals often face the challenge of managing patients with dementia presenting with an acute stroke. Patients with dementia are less likely to receive thrombolysis (0.56-10% vs. 1-16% thrombolysis rates in the general population), be admitted to a stroke unit or receive some types of care. Anticoagulation for secondary stroke prevention is sometimes withheld, despite dementia not being listed as an exclusion criterion in current guidelines...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149079/intravenous-thrombolysis-for-acute-ischemic-stroke-review-of-97-patients
#13
Anish Mehta, Rohan Mahale, Kiran Buddaraju, Anas Majeed, Suryanarayana Sharma, Mahendra Javali, Purushottam Acharya, Rangasetty Srinivasa
BACKGROUND: Intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) has now become a standard treatment in eligible patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) who present within 4.5 h of symptom onset. OBJECTIVE: To determine the usefulness of IVT and the subset of patients who will benefit from IVT in AIS within 4.5 h. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with AIS within 4.5 h of symptom onset who underwent IVT were studied prospectively. The study period was from October 2011 to October 2015...
January 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143921/sex-differences-and-functional-outcome-after-intravenous-thrombolysis-revision
#14
Fianne H Spaander, Sanne M Zinkstok, Irem M Baharoglu, Henrik Gensicke, Alexandros Polymeris, Christopher Traenka, Christian Hametner, Peter Ringleb, Sami Curtze, Nicolas Martinez-Majander, Karoliina Aarnio, Christian H Nolte, Jan F Scheitz, Didier Leys, Anais Hochart, Visnja Padjen, Georg Kägi, Alessandro Pezzini, Patrik Michel, Olivier Bill, Andrea Zini, Stefan T Engelter, Paul J Nederkoorn
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Women have a worse outcome after stroke compared with men, although in intravenous thrombolysis (IVT)-treated patients, women seem to benefit more. Besides sex differences, age has also a possible effect on functional outcome. The interaction of sex on the functional outcome in IVT-treated patients in relation to age remains complex. The purpose of this study was to compare outcome after IVT between women and men with regard to age in a large multicenter European cohort reflecting daily clinical practice of acute stroke care...
January 31, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130211/plasma-kallikrein-mediates-brain-hemorrhage-and-edema-caused-by-tissue-plasminogen-activator-therapy-in-mice-after-stroke
#15
Fabrício Simão, Tuna Ustunkaya, Allen C Clermont, Edward P Feener
Thrombolytic therapy using tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) in acute stroke is associated with increased risks of cerebral hemorrhagic transformation and angioedema. While plasma kallikrein (PKal) has been implicated in contributing to both hematoma expansion and thrombosis in stroke, its role in the complications associated with the therapeutic use of tPA in stroke is not yet available. We investigated the effects of tPA on plasma prekallikrein (PPK) activation and the role of PKal on cerebral outcomes in a murine thrombotic stroke model treated with tPA...
January 27, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127492/renal-dysfunction-is-an-independent-risk-factor-for-poor-outcome-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-patients-treated-with-intravenous-thrombolysis-a-new-cutoff-value
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Elyar Sadeghi-Hokmabadi, Demet Funda Baş, Mehdi Farhoudi, Aliakbar Taheraghdam, Daryoush Savadi Oskouei, Mohammad Yazdchi, Maziyar Hashemilar, Nevzat Uzuner, Reshad Mirnour, Ertugrul Colak, Atilla Özcan Özdemir
Objective. This study was set to assess the effect of renal dysfunction on outcome of stroke patients treated with intravenous thrombolysis (IVT). Methods. This multicenter research involved 403 patients from January 2009 to March 2015. Patients were divided into two groups: (1) control group with GFR ≥ 45 mL/min/1.73 m(2) and (2) low GFR group with GFR < 45 mL/min/1.73 m(2). Outcome measurements were poor outcome (mRS 3-6) and mortality at 3 months and symptomatic intracerebral hemorrhage (SICH) within the first 24-36 hours...
2017: Stroke Research and Treatment
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
#17
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/28118025/inter-rater-variability-for-ct-angiography-evaluation-between-neurologists-and-neuroradiologist-in-acute-stroke-patients
#18
Michal Bar, Jir Kra, Tomas Jonszta, Vaclav Marcian, Martin Kuliha, Robert Mikulík
OBJECTIVES: The diagnosis of arterial occlusion has a considerable impact on the indication of mechanical thrombectomy, and computed tomography angiography (CTA) is recommended in management of acute stroke. The goal of present study is to assess the inter-rater agreement in the diagnosis of occlusion of intracranial arteries on CTA between a neuroradiologist and neurologists. METHODS: CTA images of 75 acute-stroke patients were evaluated for occlusion of intracranial arteries by an experienced interventional neuroradiologist, stroke and general neurologist...
January 24, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115729/correction-to-is-unexplained-early-neurological-deterioration-after-intravenous-thrombolysis-associated-with-thrombus-extension
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February 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110890/safety-of-endovascular-intervention-for-stroke-on-therapeutic-anticoagulation-multicenter-cohort-study-and-meta-analysis
#20
Donna Kurowski, Karin Jonczak, Qaisar Shah, Shadi Yaghi, Randolph S Marshall, Haroon Ahmad, James McKinney, Jose Torres, Koto Ishida, Brett Cucchiara
INTRODUCTION: Intravenous (IV) tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) is contraindicated in therapeutically anti-coagulated patients. Such patients may be considered for endovascular intervention. However, there are limited data on its safety. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a multicenter retrospective study of patients undergoing endovascular intervention for acute ischemic stroke while on therapeutic anticoagulation. We compared the observed rate of National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke defined symptomatic intracerebral hemorrhage (sICH) with risk-adjusted historical control rates of sICH after IV tPA using weighted averages of the hemorrhage after thrombolysis (HAT) and Multicenter Stroke Survey (MSS) prediction scores...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
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