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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097310/combined-intravenous-thrombolysis-and-thrombectomy-vs-thrombectomy-alone-for-acute-ischemic-stroke-a-pooled-analysis-of-the-swift-and-star-studies
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Jonathan M Coutinho, David S Liebeskind, Lee-Anne Slater, Raul G Nogueira, Wayne Clark, Antoni Dávalos, Alain Bonafé, Reza Jahan, Urs Fischer, Jan Gralla, Jeffrey L Saver, Vitor M Pereira
Importance: Mechanical thrombectomy (MT) improves clinical outcomes in patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) caused by a large vessel occlusion. However, it is not known whether intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) is of added benefit in patients undergoing MT. Objective: To examine whether treatment with IVT before MT with a stent retriever is beneficial in patients undergoing MT. Design, Setting, and Participants: This post hoc analysis used data from 291 patients treated with MT included in 2 large, multicenter, prospective clinical trials that evaluated MT for AIS (Solitaire With the Intention for Thrombectomy performed from January 1, 2010, through December 31, 2011, and Solitaire Flow Restoration Thrombectomy for Acute Revascularization from January 1, 2010, through December 31, 2012)...
January 9, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096032/creation-of-an-intensive-care-unit-and-organizational-changes-in-an-adult-emergency-department-impact-on-acute-stroke-management
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Laurent Puy, Chantal Lamy, Sandrine Canaple, Audrey Arnoux, Nicolas Laine, Ella Iacob, Jean-Marc Constans, Olivier Godefroy
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Following the reorganization of a University Medical Center onto a single campus, an Intensive Care Unit was created within the adult Emergency Department (ED ICU). We assessed the effects of these organizational changes on acute stroke management and the intravenous administration of recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (IV rtPA), as characterized by the thrombolysis rate, door-to-needle time (DNT) and outcome at 3months. METHODS: Between October 2013 and September 2015, we performed a retrospective, observational, single-center, comparative study of patients admitted for ischemic stroke and treated with IV rtPA during two 321-day periods (before and after the creation of the ED ICU)...
January 10, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081269/morphine-does-not-affect-myocardial-salvage-in-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Hye Bin Gwag, Taek Kyu Park, Young Bin Song, Eun Kyoung Kim, Woo Jin Jang, Jeong Hoon Yang, Joo-Yong Hahn, Seung-Hyuk Choi, Jin-Ho Choi, Sang Hoon Lee, Yeon Hyeon Choe, Joonghyun Ahn, Keumhee Chough Carriere, Hyeon-Cheol Gwon
Recent studies have proposed intravenous (IV) morphine is associated with delayed action of antiplatelet agents in acute myocardial infarction. However, it is unknown whether morphine results in increased myocardial damage in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). We investigated myocardial salvage index (MSI) to determine whether IV morphine affects myocardial injury adversely in STEMI patients undergoing primary PCI. 299 STEMI patients underwent contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging a median of 3 days after PCI...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074981/-thrombolysis-in-stroke-mimics-experience-in-10-cases
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Alejandro M Brunser, Arnold Hoppe, Paula Muñoz, Pablo M Lavados, Sergio Illanes, Violeta Díaz, Verónica V Olavarría
BACKGROUND: The effectiveness of intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) in cerebral ischemia is time dependent. Stroke mimics (SM) are frequent in emergency rooms. The effort to reduce door to needle time, can lead to administer thrombolytics to SM. AIM: To describe the frequency and prognosis of SM treated with IVT. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Prospective analysis of all patients evaluated in a Chilean private clinic between December 2004 and July 2015 with a suspected acute ischemic stroke (AIS)...
October 2016: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067616/management-of-acute-central-retinal-artery-occlusion-intravenous-thrombolysis-is-feasible-and-safe
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Cécile Préterre, Gaelle Godeneche, Xavier Vandamme, Thomas Ronzière, Matthias Lamy, Christophe Breuilly, Cédric Urbanczyk, Valérie Wolff, Pierre Lebranchu, Mathieu Sevin-Allouet, Benoit Guillon
Background Although acute central retinal artery occlusion is as a stroke in the carotid territory (retinal artery), its management remains controversial. The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility and safety of intravenous thrombolysis delivered within 6 h of central retinal artery occlusion in French stroke units. Methods We performed a retrospective analysis of patients treated with intravenous alteplase (recombinant tissue-plasminogen activator), based on stroke units thrombolysis registers from June 2005 to June 2015, and we selected those who had acute central retinal artery occlusion...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065616/experience-on-mechanical-thrombectomy-for-acute-stroke-treatment-in-a-brazilian-university-hospital
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Guilherme S Nakiri, Luis H Castro-Afonso, Lucas M Monsignore, Francisco A Dias, Frederico F Alessio-Alves, Soraia Ramos C Fabio, Millene R Camilo, Pedro T Cougo-Pinto, Octavio M Pontes-Neto, João Pereira Leite, Daniel G Abud
BACKGROUND: Brazil is a developing country struggling to reduce its extreme social inequality, which is reflected on shortage of health-care infrastructure, mainly to the low-income class, which depends exclusively on the public health system. In Brazil, less than 1% of stroke patients have access to intravenous thrombolysis in a stroke unit, and constraints to the development of mechanical thrombectomy in the public health system increase the social burden of stroke. OBJECTIVE: Report the feasibility of mechanical thrombectomy as part of routine stroke care in a Brazilian public university hospital...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065404/cerebral-microbleeds-and-risk-of-intracerebral-hemorrhage-post-intravenous-thrombolysis
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Ramin Zand, Georgios Tsivgoulis, Mantinderpreet Singh, Michael McCormack, Nitin Goyal, Muhammad Fawad Ishfaq, Reza Bavarsad Shahripour, Katherine Nearing, Lucas Elijovich, Anne W Alexandrov, David S Liebeskind, Andrei V Alexandrov
BACKGROUND: Stroke patients who have cerebral micro bleeds (CMBs) could be potentially at a greater risk for symptomatic intracerebral hemorrhage (sICH) than those patients without CMBs. The aim of our study was to investigate whether the presence and burden of CMBs are associated with post IVT sICH. METHODS: In this multicenter study, consecutive patients treated with intravenous tissue plasminogen activator were prospectively identified and analyzed. Patients without magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) within 24 hours of treatment were excluded...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062859/outcomes-after-direct-thrombectomy-or-combined-intravenous-and-endovascular-treatment-are-not-different
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Sònia Abilleira, Aida Ribera, Pedro Cardona, Marta Rubiera, Elena López-Cancio, Sergi Amaro, Ana Rodríguez-Campello, Pol Camps-Renom, David Cánovas, Maria Angels de Miquel, Alejandro Tomasello, Sebastian Remollo, Antonio López-Rueda, Elio Vivas, Joan Perendreu, Miquel Gallofré
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Whether intravenous thrombolysis adds a further benefit when given before endovascular thrombectomy (EVT) is unknown. Furthermore, intravenous thrombolysis delays time to groin puncture, mainly among drip and ship patients. METHODS: Using region-wide registry data, we selected cases that received direct EVT or combined intravenous thrombolysis+EVT for anterior circulation strokes between January 2011 and October 2015. Treatment effect was estimated by stratification on a propensity score...
January 6, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062805/intravenous-thrombolysis-before-endovascular-therapy-for-large-vessel-strokes-can-lead-to-significantly-higher-hospital-costs-without-improving-outcomes
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Ansaar T Rai, SoHyun Boo, Chelsea Buseman, Amelia K Adcock, Abdul R Tarabishy, Maurice M Miller, Thomas D Roberts, Jennifer R Domico, Jeffrey S Carpenter
BACKGROUND: Limited efficacy of IV recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) for large vessel occlusions (LVO) raises doubts about its utility prior to endovascular therapy. PURPOSE: To compare outcomes and hospital costs for anterior circulation LVOs (middle cerebral artery, internal carotid artery terminus (ICA-T)) treated with either primary endovascular therapy alone (EV-Only) or bridging therapy (IV+EV)). METHODS: A single-center retrospective analysis was performed...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049738/when-the-heart-rules-the-head-ischaemic-stroke-and-intracerebral-haemorrhage-complicating-infective-endocarditis
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Estabrak Jiad, Sumanjit K Gill, Maria Krutikov, David Turner, Michael H Parkinson, Carmel Curtis, David J Werring
Sir William Osler meticulously described the clinical manifestations of infective endocarditis in 1885, concluding that: 'few diseases present greater difficulties in the way of diagnosis … which in many cases are practically insurmountable'. Even with modern investigation techniques, diagnosing infective endocarditis can be hugely challenging, yet is critically important in patients presenting with stroke (both cerebral infarction and intracranial haemorrhage), its commonest neurological complication. In ischaemic stroke, intravenous thrombolysis carries an unacceptably high risk of intracranial haemorrhage, while in intracerebral haemorrhage, mycotic aneurysms require urgent treatment to avoid rebleeding, and in all cases, prompt treatment with antibiotics and valve surgery may be life-saving...
January 2017: Practical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045369/carotid-endarterectomy-following-thrombolysis-for-acute-ischaemic-stroke
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Naz Ahmed, Damian Kelleher, Manmohan Madan, Sarita Sochart, George A Antoniou
BACKGROUND: Insufficient evidence exists to support the safety of carotid endarterectomy (CEA) following intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) for acute ischaemic stroke. Our study aimed to report a single-centre experience of patients treated over a five-year period. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Departmental computerised databases were interrogated to identify patients who suffered an ischaemic stroke and subsequently underwent thrombolysis followed by CEA. Mortality and stroke within 30 days of surgery were defined as the primary outcome end points...
January 3, 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040669/perfusion-computed-tomography-in-patients-with-stroke-thrombolysis
#12
Hiroyuki Kawano, Andrew Bivard, Longting Lin, Henry Ma, Xin Cheng, Richard Aviv, Billy O'Brien, Kenneth Butcher, Min Lou, Jingfen Zhang, Jim Jannes, Qiang Dong, Christopher R Levi, Mark W Parsons
Stroke shortens an individual's disability-free life. We aimed to assess the relative prognostic influence of pre- and post-treatment perfusion computed tomography imaging variables (e.g. ischaemic core and penumbral volumes) compared to standard clinical predictors (such as onset-to-treatment time) on long-term stroke disability in patients undergoing thrombolysis. We used data from a prospectively collected international, multicentre, observational registry of acute ischaemic stroke patients who had perfusion computed tomography and computed tomography angiography before treatment with intravenous alteplase...
December 31, 2016: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038899/mechanical-thrombectomy-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-initial-single-center-experience-and-comparison-with-randomized-controlled-trials
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Andreia Carvalho, André Cunha, Marta Rodrigues, Sofia Figueiredo, Ludovina Paredes, Tiago Gregório, Hugo Morais, Joaquim Pinheiro, Vítor Tedim Cruz, José Mário Roriz, João Pinho, Carla Ferreira, Edgar Torre, Joana Nunes, Sérgio Castro, Manuel Ribeiro, Miguel Veloso, Pedro Barros
BACKGROUND: Until recently, intravenous thrombolysis was the only reperfusion therapy with proven efficacy in patients with acute ischemic stroke. However, this treatment option has low recanalization rates in large-vessel occlusions. The search for additional treatments continued until 5 randomized trials (MR CLEAN, ESCAPE, EXTEND-IA, SWIFT PRIME, and REVASCAT) revealed the superiority of mechanical thrombectomy for anterior circulation large-vessel occlusion. After 1 year of performing thrombectomy with stent retrievers in our tertiary hospital, we intended to answer the question: is it possible to achieve similar results in a "real-world" setting? METHODS: We analyzed data from our prospective observational registry, compared it with the trials aforementioned, and concluded that the answer is affirmative...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034965/is-unexplained-early-neurological-deterioration-after-intravenous-thrombolysis-associated-with-thrombus-extension
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Pierre Seners, Robert Hurford, Marie Tisserand, Guillaume Turc, Laurence Legrand, Olivier Naggara, Jean-Louis Mas, Catherine Oppenheim, Jean-Claude Baron
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Early neurological deterioration (END) after anterior circulation stroke is strongly associated with poor outcome. Apart from straightforward causes, such as intracerebral hemorrhage and malignant edema, the mechanism of END occurring after intravenous thrombolysis remains unclear in most instances. We tested the hypothesis that unexplained END is associated with thrombus extension. METHODS: From our database of consecutively thrombolysed patients, we identified anterior circulation stroke patients who had both admission and 24-hour T2* magnetic resonance imaging, visible occlusion on admission magnetic resonance angiography and no recanalization on 24-hour magnetic resonance angiography...
December 29, 2016: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028726/predictors-of-in-hospital-mortality-and-dependence-at-discharge-in-patients-with-mca-stroke-with-intravenous-thrombolysis
#15
Renata Dal-Prá Ducci, Marcos Christiano Lange, Viviane de Hiroki Flumignan Zétola
Early risk stratification of mortality and dependence is important for guiding medical decision-making in stroke care. The study aim is to evaluate whether there are any differences between risk factors for in-hospital mortality and dependence at discharge in patients with first-episode ischemic stroke in the middle cerebral artery (MCA) receiving intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) treatment. The study comprised a single-center cohort of patients admitted consecutively for first-episode MCA ischemic stroke. A logistic regression analysis was performed to determine the variables associated with in-hospital mortality and dependence at discharge...
December 27, 2016: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028565/severe-cerebral-hypovolemia-on-perfusion-ct-and-lower-body-weight-are-associated-with-parenchymal-haemorrhage-after-thrombolysis
#16
S Tsetsou, M Amiguet, A Eskandari, R Meuli, P Maeder, B Jiang, M Wintermark, P Michel
INTRODUCTION: Haemorrhagic transformation of acute ischemic stroke (AIS) and particularly parenchymal haemorrhage (PH) remains a feared complication of intravenous thrombolysis (IVT). We aimed to identify clinical and perfusion CT (PCT) variables which are independently associated with PHs. METHODS: In this observational cohort study, based on the Acute Stroke Registry Analysis of Lausanne (ASTRAL) from 2003 to December 2013, we selected patients with AIS involving the middle cerebral artery (MCA) territory who were thrombolysed within 4...
December 27, 2016: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017749/general-anesthesia-during-endovascular-stroke-therapy-does-not-negatively-impact-outcome
#17
Arthur Wang, Madison Stellfox, Fred Moy, Apolonia E Abramowicz, Rachel Lehrer, Rivkah Epstein, Nicole Eiden, Amy Aquilina, Noorie Pednekar, Glenn Brady, Matthew Wecksell, John Cooley, Justin Santarelli, Michael F Stiefel
OBJECTIVE: Recent randomized trials, have demonstrated that endovascular therapy improves outcomes in patients with an acute ischemic stroke from a large vessel occlusion (LVO). Sub-group analysis of the MR CLEAN study found that patients undergoing general anesthesia (GA) for the procedure did worse than those with non-general anesthesia (non-GA). Current guidelines now suggest that we consider non-GA over GA, without large, randomized trials specifically designed to address this issue...
December 22, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017233/bridging-therapy-with-intravenous-recombinant-tissue-plasminogen-activator-improves-functional-outcome-in-patients-with-endovascular-treatment-in-acute-stroke
#18
Ilko L Maier, Daniel Behme, Marlena Schnieder, Ioannis Tsogkas, Katharina Schregel, Alexander Kleinknecht, Katrin Wasser, Mathias Bähr, Michael Knauth, Marios Psychogios, Jan Liman
BACKGROUND: Although endovascular treatment for proximal cerebral vessel occlusion is very effective, it remains controversial if intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) prior to endovascular treatment is superior compared to endovascular treatment alone. In this study we compared functional outcomes and recanalization rates of endovascularly treated stroke patients with and without bridging IVT. METHODS: Patients with acute large artery occlusion within the anterior and posterior cerebral circulation eligible for intraarterial revascularization with and without prior IVT were included in this monocentric, prospective observational study...
January 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007450/a-review-of-open-and-endovascular-treatment-of-superior-vena-cava-syndrome-of-benign-aetiology
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REVIEW
G S Sfyroeras, C N Antonopoulos, G Mantas, K G Moulakakis, J D Kakisis, E Brountzos, C R Lattimer, G Geroulakos
BACKGROUND: The widespread use of central venous catheters, ports, pacemakers, and defibrillators has increased the incidence of benign superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS). This study aimed at reviewing the results of open and endovascular treatment of SVCS. METHOD: Medical literature databases were searched for relevant studies. Studies with more than five adult patients, reporting separate results for the SVC were included. Nine studies reported the results of endovascular treatment of SVCS including 136 patients followed up for a mean of 11-48 months...
December 19, 2016: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001316/computed-tomography-based-quantification-of-lesion-water-uptake-identifies-patients-within-4-5-hours-of-stroke-onset-a-multicenter-observational-study
#20
Jens Minnerup, Gabriel Broocks, Judith Kalkoffen, Soenke Langner, Michael Knauth, Marios Nikos Psychogios, Heike Wersching, Anja Teuber, Walter Heindel, Bernd Eckert, Heinz Wiendl, Peter Schramm, Jens Fiehler, André Kemmling
OBJECTIVE: Many patients with stroke cannot receive intravenous thrombolysis because the time of symptom onset is unknown. We tested whether computed tomography (CT)-based quantification of water uptake in the ischemic tissue can identify patients with stroke onset within 4.5 hours, the time window of thrombolysis. METHODS: Perfusion CT was used to identify ischemic brain tissue, and its density was measured in native CT and related to the density of the corresponding area of the contralateral hemisphere to quantify lesion water uptake...
December 2016: Annals of Neurology
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