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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822510/high-versus-low-dose-statin-therapy-in-indian-patients-with-acute-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-undergoing-thrombolysis
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K Priti, Anand Agrawal, Bhanwar L Ranwa
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to compare high dose versus low dose statin therapy in Indian patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing thrombolysis. BACKGROUND: Randomized trials have demonstrated that statin treatment reduced major adverse cardiac events (MACEs) in patients with stable angina pectoris and acute coronary syndrome. However, randomized studies of statin therapy in Indian patients with STEMI are scarce. METHODS: Of 1859 patients with acute STEMI, 1027 eligible patients were randomized to 80-mg (n=512) or 10-mg (n=515) atorvastatin...
July 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821628/frontline-adapt-therapy-to-treat-patients-with-symptomatic-m2-and-m3-occlusions-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-initial-experience-with-the-penumbra-ace-and-3max-reperfusion-system
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Jens Altenbernd, Oliver Kuhnt, Svenja Hennigs, Ruediger Hilker, Christian Loehr
BACKGROUND: After a series of positive studies for mechanical thrombectomy in large vessel occlusion acute ischemic stroke, the question remains, can symptomatic patients with distal vessel occlusion benefit from mechanical thrombectomy? PURPOSE: To assess the safety and efficacy of the 3MAX reperfusion system as frontline therapy for M2 and M3 occlusions. METHODS: This study retrospectively collected data on 58 patients treated for M2 and M3 occlusions between January and September 2016...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818254/medical-treatment-strategies-to-reduce-perioperative-morbidity-and-mortality-after-carotid-surgery
#3
A Ross Naylor
There is a paucity of high-quality evidence regarding what constitutes "optimal medical therapy" for the purposes of reducing morbidity/mortality after carotid endarterectomy (CEA). All patients should be prescribed antiplatelet therapy. Low-dose aspirin (75 to 325 mg) should be continued throughout the perioperative period and there is no evidence that higher doses confer additional benefit. There is emerging evidence that early implementation of dual antiplatelet therapy in recently symptomatic patients (aspirin 75 mg plus clopidogrel 75 mg) can reduce recurrent cerebral events before CEA and that dual antiplatelet therapy will significantly reduce stroke due to early postoperative carotid thrombosis...
March 2017: Seminars in Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812226/in-light-of-recently-published-clinical-trials-and-their-implication-for-clinical-practice-does-a-large-catchment-area-acute-hospital-require-24%C3%A2-hour-ct-neck-and-head-angiography-and-or-neuro-interventional-services-in-the-setting-of-acute-ischaemic-stroke
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REVIEW
J Halpin, C Peters, J O'Brien, T Scanlon, M Shelly, N Cunningham, L Hickey
BACKGROUND: Recently published clinical trials have resulted in a significant change in the guidelines used to manage patients suffering an acute ischaemic stroke. New neuro-interventional techniques have revolutionised stroke outcomes. Currently, such services are only available in two specialist centres. AIMS: We attempted to evaluate the need for the provision of routine computed tomography (CT) angiography and neuro-interventional services at a university teaching hospital in Limerick...
August 15, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808918/idarucizumab-in-dabigatran-treated-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke-receiving-alteplase-a-systematic-review-of-the-available-evidence
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REVIEW
Slaven Pikija, Laszlo K Sztriha, J Sebastian Mutzenbach, Stefan M Golaszewski, Johann Sellner
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Current guidelines do not recommend the use of intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator in patients with acute ischemic stroke who receive direct oral anticoagulants. While the humanized monoclonal antibody idarucizumab can quickly reverse the anticoagulant effects of the thrombin inhibitor dabigatran, safety data for subsequent tissue plasminogen activator treatment are sparse. Here, we review current knowledge about dabigatran reversal prior to systemic reperfusion treatment in acute ischemic stroke...
August 14, 2017: CNS Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806993/successful-intravenous-thrombolysis-for-ischemic-stroke-after-reversal-of-dabigatran-anticoagulation-with-idarucizumab-a-case-report
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Sergio Agosti, Laura Casalino, Enrico Rocci, Gabriele Zaccone, Eugenia Rota
BACKGROUND: Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants, including dabigatran, are currently widely used for the prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. Recently, idarucizumab, a monoclonal antibody fragment for immediate reversal of dabigatran-induced anticoagulation, has been introduced into the market to be used in life-threatening bleeding or urgent surgery, allowing for rapid normalization of clotting parameters. The use of idarucizumab is not yet well established in patients presenting with acute ischemic stroke on dabigatran who are candidates for thrombolytic therapy...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804959/head-to-head-comparison-of-prasugrel-versus-ticagrelor-in-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Ryota Sakurai, Ivana Burazor, Heidi N Bonneau, Hideaki Kaneda
OBJECTIVES: We sought to compare the efficacy and safety of prasugrel and ticagrelor in patients with coronary artery disease undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). BACKGROUND: Evidence from randomized head-to-head comparison between prasugrel and ticagrelor is rare regarding clinical endpoints. METHODS: PubMed, the Cochrane Library, and Web of Science were queried with the terms "prasugrel," "ticagrelor," and "randomized." Relevant randomized controlled trials (RCTs) or the same terms were also surveyed using clinicaltrials...
August 13, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804875/prehospital-pathways-of-occipital-stroke-patients-with-mainly-visual-symptoms
#8
S Räty, K Silvennoinen, T Tatlisumak
OBJECTIVES: Occipital ischemic strokes typically cause homonymous visual field defects, for which means of rehabilitation are limited. Intravenous thrombolysis is increasingly and successfully used for their acute treatment. However, recognition of strokes presenting with mainly visual field defects is challenging for both patients and healthcare professionals. We studied prehospital pathways of occipital stroke patients with mainly visual symptoms to define obstacles in their early recognition...
August 13, 2017: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801174/the-cerebral-collateral-circulation-relevance-to-pathophysiology-and-treatment-of-stroke
#9
REVIEW
Myron D Ginsberg
The brain's collateral circulation consists of arterial anastomotic channels capable of providing nutrient perfusion to brain regions whose normal sources of flow have become compromised, as occurs in acute ischemic stroke. Modern CT-based neuroimaging is capable of providing detailed information as to collateral extent and sufficiency and is complemented by magnetic resonance-based methods. In the present era of standard-of-care IV thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke, and following the recent therapeutic successes of randomized clinical trials of acute endovascular intervention, the sufficiency of the collateral circulation has been convincingly established as a key factor influencing the likelihood of successful reperfusion and favorable clinical outcome...
August 8, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798356/low-serum-albumin-level-as-a-predictor-of-hemorrhage-transformation-after-intravenous-thrombolysis-in-ischemic-stroke-patients
#10
Ruiwen Che, Xiaoqin Huang, Wenbo Zhao, Fang Jiang, Longfei Wu, Zhen Zhang, Tingting Bian, Qingfeng Ma, Zhipeng Yu, Qian Zhang, Kai Dong, Haiqing Song, Xunming Ji
Serum albumin levels has been shown to predict outcome in ischemic stroke patients. We aimed to investigate the relationship between serum albumin levels and hemorrhagic transformation (HT) after intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) in patients with acute stroke. 428 patients receiving intravenous rt-PA therapy were included from 2013 to 2016 and were categorized into two groups: low level (<35 mmol/L) and normal level (35-55 mmol/L) group. Demographic, clinical and laboratory information, HT and functional outcomes were analyzed...
August 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798266/thrombectomy-of-calcified-emboli-in-stroke-does-histology-of-thrombi-influence-the-effectiveness-of-thrombectomy
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Tomas Dobrocky, Eike Piechowiak, Alessandro Cianfoni, Felix Zibold, Luca Roccatagliata, Pascal Mosimann, Simon Jung, Urs Fischer, Pasquale Mordasini, Jan Gralla
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Thrombus composition has been postulated to affect the success of endovascular therapy. Calcified clots are composed of large amounts of calcium phosphate which influences their mechanical properties and may serve as a model for testing this hypothesis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the recanalization and complication rates of calcified thromboemboli in patients with acute ischemic stroke who underwent thrombectomy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed of all calcified intracranial thromboemboli in patients suffering an acute ischemic stroke, referred for endovascular therapy at two centers between January 2013 and July 2016...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796540/recent-advances-in-targeted-delivery-of-tissue-plasminogen-activator-for-enhanced-thrombolysis-in-ischemic-stroke
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Masumeh Zamanlu, Mehdi Farhoudi, Morteza Eskandani, Javad Mahmoudi, Jaleh Barar, Mohammad Rafi, Yadollah Omidi
Tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) is the only FDA approved medical treatment for the ischemic stroke. However, it associates with some inevitable limitations, including: short therapeutic window, extremely short half-life and low penetration in large clots. Systemic administration (i.v./i.a.) may lead to complications such as hemorrhagic conversion in the brain and relapse in the form of re-occlusion. Furthermore, ultrasound has been utilized in combination with contrast agents, echogenic liposome, microspheres or nanoparticles carrying tPA for improving thrombolysis - an approach that has resulted in slight improvement of tPA delivery and facilitated thrombolysis...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Drug Targeting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791192/dragon-score-predicts-functional-outcomes-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-patients-receiving-both-intravenous-tissue-plasminogen-activator-and-endovascular-therapy
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Arthur Wang, Noorie Pednekar, Rachel Lehrer, Akira Todo, Ramandeep Sahni, Stephen Marks, Michael F Stiefel
BACKGROUND: The DRAGON score, which includes clinical and computed tomographic (CT) scan parameters, predicts functional outcomes in ischemic stroke patients treated with intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (IV tPA). We assessed the utility of the DRAGON score in predicting functional outcome in stroke patients receiving both IV tPA and endovascular therapy. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of patients treated at our institution from February 2009 to October 2015 was conducted...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783210/monocyte-count-at-onset-predicts-post-stroke-outcomes-during-a-90-day-follow-up
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Luca Liberale, Fabrizio Montecucco, Aldo Bonaventura, Ilaria Casetta, Silva Seraceni, Alessandro Trentini, Marina Padroni, Franco Dallegri, Enrico Fainardi, Federico Carbone
BACKGROUND: Acute ischemic stroke (AIS) triggers both systemic and neurovascular inflammation, influencing post-stroke recovery. In smokers with AIS inflammation might be further upregulated, increasing ischemia/reperfusion injury. Here, the predictive value of leukocyte and adhesion molecules levels on post-stroke outcomes was investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 89 patients with AIS (n=30 smokers and n=59 non-smokers) were recruited and evaluated 1, 7 and 90 days after the onset to assess stroke severity by the National Institute of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) score as well as clinical recovery at 90 day by the modified Rankin Scale (mRS)...
August 7, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780236/tenecteplase-versus-alteplase-for-management-of-acute-ischaemic-stroke-nor-test-a-phase-3-randomised-open-label-blinded-endpoint-trial
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Nicola Logallo, Vojtech Novotny, Jörg Assmus, Christopher E Kvistad, Lars Alteheld, Ole Morten Rønning, Bente Thommessen, Karl-Friedrich Amthor, Hege Ihle-Hansen, Martin Kurz, Håkon Tobro, Kamaljit Kaur, Magdalena Stankiewicz, Maria Carlsson, Åse Morsund, Titto Idicula, Anne Hege Aamodt, Christian Lund, Halvor Næss, Ulrike Waje-Andreassen, Lars Thomassen
BACKGROUND: Tenecteplase is a newer thrombolytic agent with some pharmacological advantages over alteplase. Previous phase 2 trials of tenecteplase in acute ischaemic stroke have shown promising results. We aimed to investigate the safety and efficacy of tenecteplase versus alteplase in patients with acute stroke who were eligible for intravenous thrombolysis. METHODS: This phase 3, randomised, open-label, blinded endpoint, superiority trial was done in 13 stroke units in Norway...
August 2, 2017: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775140/predictors-for-cerebral-edema-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-treated-with-intravenous-thrombolysis
#16
Magnus Thorén, Elsa Azevedo, Jesse Dawson, Jose A Egido, Anne Falcou, Gary A Ford, Staffan Holmin, Robert Mikulik, Jyrki Ollikainen, Nils Wahlgren, Niaz Ahmed
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Cerebral edema (CED) is a severe complication of acute ischemic stroke. There is uncertainty regarding the predictors for the development of CED after cerebral infarction. We aimed to determine which baseline clinical and radiological parameters predict development of CED in patients treated with intravenous thrombolysis. METHODS: We used an image-based classification of CED with 3 degrees of severity (less severe CED 1 and most severe CED 3) on postintravenous thrombolysis imaging scans...
August 3, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775134/emergency-coagulation-assessment-during-treatment-with-direct-oral-anticoagulants-limitations-and-solutions
#17
Matthias Ebner, Ingvild Birschmann, Andreas Peter, Florian Härtig, Charlotte Spencer, Joachim Kuhn, Gunnar Blumenstock, Christine S Zuern, Ulf Ziemann, Sven Poli
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: In patients receiving direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs), emergency treatment like thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke is complicated by insufficient availability of DOAC-specific coagulation tests. Conflicting recommendations have been published concerning the use of global coagulation assays for ruling out relevant DOAC-induced anticoagulation. METHODS: Four hundred eighty-one samples from 96 DOAC-treated patients were tested using prothrombin time (PT), activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) and thrombin time (TT), DOAC-specific assays (anti-Xa activity, diluted TT), and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry...
August 3, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768462/approaches-to-the-field-recognition-of-potential-thrombectomy-candidates
#18
Stephen C van Gaal, Noreen Kamal, Michael J Betzner, Renee L Vilneff, Balraj Mann, Eddy S Lang, Andrew Demchuk, Brian Buck, Thomas Jeerakathil, Michael D Hill
Systems of care for acute ischemic stroke are being challenged to implement processes that ensure rapid access to endovascular thrombectomy. Optimizing existing regionalized stroke thrombolysis programs for endovascular thrombectomy will require accurate field recognition of treatment candidates. We begin with a review of the development of early clinical tests for ischemic stroke, illustrating challenges relevant to future field tests for large vessel occlusion. Second, we discuss aspects of diagnosis, eligibility, feasibility, and system organization that are potentially relevant to the development and implementation of field tests and diversion criteria...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766306/interpretation-of-brain-ct-scans-in-the-field-by-critical-care-physicians-in-a-mobile-stroke-unit
#19
Maren Ranhoff Hov, Erik Zakariassen, Thomas Lindner, Terje Nome, Kristi G Bache, Jo Røislien, Jostein Gleditsch, Volker Solyga, David Russell, Christian G Lund
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: In acute stroke, thromboembolism or spontaneous hemorrhage abruptly reduces blood flow to a part of the brain. To limit necrosis, rapid radiological identification of the pathological mechanism must be conducted to allow the initiation of targeted treatment. The aim of the Norwegian Acute Stroke Prehospital Project is to determine if anesthesiologists, trained in prehospital critical care, may accurately assess cerebral computed tomography (CT) scans in a mobile stroke unit (MSU)...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764639/antithrombotic-treatment-during-coronary-angioplasty-after-failed-thrombolysis-strategies-and-prognostic-implications-results-of-the-respire-registry
#20
José M De la Torre Hernández, Mario Sadaba Sagredo, Miren Telleria Arrieta, Federico Gimeno de Carlos, Elena Sanchez Lacuesta, Juan A Bullones Ramírez, Javier Pineda Rocamora, Victoria Martin Yuste, Tamara Garcia Camarero, Mariano Larman, Jose R Rumoroso
BACKGROUND: Thrombolysis is still used when primary angioplasty is delayed for a long time, but 25%-30% of patients require rescue angioplasty (RA). There are no established recommendations for antithrombotic management in RA. This registry analyzes regimens for antithrombotic management. METHODS: A retrospective, multicenter, observational registry of consecutive patients treated with RA at 8 hospitals. All variables were collected and follow-up took place at 6 months...
August 1, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
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