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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342654/the-role-of-the-signal-intensity-ratio-on-fluid-attenuated-inversion-recovery-in-stroke-patients-achieving-successful-recanalization-with-endovascular-treatment
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Taehoon Kim, Jong-Won Chung, Myung Suk Jang, Mi Hwa Yang, Sang-Hwa Lee, Beom Joon Kim, Moon-Ku Han, Jae Hyoung Kim, Cheolkyu Jung, Jae-Sung Lim, Hee-Joon Bae
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate whether fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) imaging hyperintensity can be used as a surrogate marker for the severity of ischemic insult and predict lesion growth. METHODS: Based on a prospective stroke registry database, we identified patients with ischemic stroke who were treated with endovascular treatment (EVT) within 8 hours of onset and achieved successful recanalization (modified thrombolysis in cerebral infarction ≥2B)...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339617/searching-for-the-smoker-s-paradox-in-acute-stroke-patients-treated-with-intravenous-thrombolysis
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Haitham M Hussein, Nicki Niemann, Emily D Parker, Adnan I Qureshi
Background: Inconsistent evidence supports better outcome in smokers after stroke. Our study examines this association in a large sample of ischemic stroke treated with intravenous thrombolysis. Method: Virtual International Stroke Trials Archive (VISTA) database, composed of individual patient data of multiple clinical trials, was queried. The primary outcome was functional independence at 3 months noted by modified Rankin Scale (mRS; a 7-point scale ranging from 0 [no deficit] to 6 [death]) score≤ 2...
January 28, 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330015/contact-aspiration-versus-stent-retriever-front-line-for-recanalisation-in-acute-cerebral-infarction-the-aster-trial
#3
Bertrand Lapergue, Julien Labreuche, Michel Piotin
RATIONALE: Mechanical thrombectomy (MT) with a stent retriever (SR), in association with intravenous (IV) rtPA, is now the standard of care in anterior circulation ischemic stroke caused by large vessel occlusion (LVO). Favorable outcome is strongly associated with the successful reperfusion status. New techniques for MT such as contact aspiration (CA) seem promising to increase reperfusion status and clinical outcome in retrospective studies. We aim at ascertaining whether CA is more efficient than stent retriever as a front-line endovascular procedure...
March 2017: Journal of Neuroradiology. Journal de Neuroradiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330012/mechanical-thrombectomy-for-minor-and-mild-stroke-patients-harboring-large-vessel-occlusion-in-the-anterior-circulation-a-multicenter-case-control-study
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Cyril Dargazanli, Caroline Arquizan, Arturo Consoli, Benjamin Gory, Omer Eker, Xavier Ayrignac, Jean-Pierre Decroix, Astrid Corlobé, Isabelle Mourand, Grégory Gascou, Mahmoud Charif, Julien Labreuche, Alain Duhamel, Paul-Emile Labeyrie, Hocine Redjem, Gabriele Ciccio, Stanislas Smajda, Carlos Riquelme, Oguzhan Coskun, Jean-Philippe Desilles, Frédéric Bourdain, Roberto Riva, Mikael Obadia, Francis Turjman, Georges Rodesch, Pierre Labauge, Alain Bonafé, Mikael Mazighi, Vincent Costalat, Michel Piotin, Raphaël Blanc, Bertrand Lapergue
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Proximal large vessel occlusion (LVO) is present in up to 30% of minor strokes. There is no proven effectiveness of MT in the subgroup of minor stroke with LVO in the anterior circulation and data about mechanical thrombectomy (MT) in this subgroup of patients are sparse, with optimal management of these patients being yet not definitely addressed. The purpose of this case-control study was to evaluate MT in patients suffering from acute ischemic stroke (AIS) and LVO in the anterior circulation, presenting with minor to mild stroke symptoms (NIHSS<8)...
March 2017: Journal of Neuroradiology. Journal de Neuroradiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319471/early-secondary-prevention-after-initially-ineffective-revascularization-treatments-for-acute-ischemic-stroke-due-to-tandem-occlusion
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Stefano Forlivesi, Elia Pancheri, Giuseppe Moretto, Paolo Bovi, Manuel Cappellari
The most effective treatment of patients with stroke due to tandem occlusion is still unclear. We report the case of a man with stroke due to tandem internal carotid artery/middle cerebral artery occlusion, who underwent initially ineffective intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) and endovascular treatment. Early anticoagulation with apixaban was started after 48 h of IVT, given a newly diagnosed nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. Spontaneous partial recanalization of the cervical internal carotid artery was noted, and carotid endarterectomy was performed 72 h after IVT and 8 h after the last dose of apixaban...
March 17, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319240/two-paradigms-for-endovascular-thrombectomy-after-intravenous-thrombolysis-for-acute-ischemic-stroke
#6
Gaspard Gerschenfeld, Ioan-Paul Muresan, Raphael Blanc, Michael Obadia, Marie Abrivard, Michel Piotin, Sonia Alamowitch
Importance: Intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) followed by mechanical thrombectomy (MT) is recommended to treat acute ischemic stroke (AIS) with a large vessel occlusion (LVO). Most hospitals do not have on-site MT facilities, and most patients need to be transferred secondarily after IVT (drip and ship), which may have an effect on the neurologic outcome. Objective: To compare the functional independence at 3 months between patients treated under the drip-and-ship paradigm and those treated on site (mothership)...
March 20, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318954/computed-tomography-perfusion-based-decision-making-for-acute-ischemic-stroke-missing-the-mismatch
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J A Molad, M Findler, E Auriel
The emerging use of mechanical thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke treatment focuses on the importance of patient selection. Computed tomography perfusion (CTP) is one of widely used techniques. However, the accuracy and reliability of this modality is in debate among vascular neurologists. We present a case of an 80-year-old man admitted because of acute ischemic stroke. CT angiography demonstrated left proximal M2 occlusion. As CTP demonstrated signs of large ischemic core with no significant penumbra, mechanical thrombectomy was not performed following tPA administration...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318953/mechanical-thrombectomy-in-wake-up-strokes-a-case-series-using-alberta-stroke-program-early-ct-score-aspects-for-patient-selection
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Angelos Aristeidis Konstas, Artin Minaeian, Ian B Ross
BACKGROUND: There is lack of published studies on mechanical thrombectomy with stent retrievers for wake-up stroke (WUS). OBJECTIVE: To report the outcomes of WUS patients with large vessel occlusions, selected for intervention based on Alberta Stroke Program Early CT Score (ASPECTS) and treated with stent retrievers or primary aspiration thrombectomy. METHODS: Data were collected retrospectively for each consecutive WUS patient undergoing mechanical thrombectomy with a stent retriever or primary aspiration catheter between February 2015 and September 2016...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315960/intravenous-thrombolysis-for-ischemic-stroke-in-the-golden-hour-propensity-matched-analysis-from-the-sits-east-registry
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Georgios Tsivgoulis, Aristeidis H Katsanos, Pavla Kadlecová, Anna Czlonkowska, Adam Kobayashi, Miroslav Brozman, Viktor Švigelj, Laszlo Csiba, Klara Fekete, Janika Kõrv, Vida Demarin, Aleksandras Vilionskis, Dalius Jatuzis, Yakup Krespi, Chrissoula Liantinioti, Sotirios Giannopoulos, Robert Mikulik
As there are scarce data regarding the outcomes of acute ischemic stroke (AIS) patients treated with intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) within 60 min from symptom onset ("golden hour"), we sought to compare outcomes between AIS patients treated within [GH(+)] and outside [GH(-)] the "golden hour" by analyzing propensity score matched data from the SITS-EAST registry. Clinical recovery (CR) at 2 and 24 h was defined as a reduction of ≥10 points on NIHSS-score or a total NIHSS-score of ≤3 at 2 and 24 h, respectively...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314516/impact-of-an-intrahospital-mobile-thrombolysis-team-on-3-month-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-benefiting-from-intravenous-thrombolysis-for-acute-ischemic-stroke
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B Hebant, A Triquenot-Bagan, E Guegan-Massardier, O Ozkul-Wermester, L Grangeon, D Maltête
INTRODUCTION/OBJECTIVE: The benefits of thrombolysis in patients presenting with acute ischemic stroke (IS) are highly time-dependent. The aim of our study was to evaluate the clinical benefit, after 3 months, of an intrahospital mobile thrombolysis team (MTT) for thrombolysis in IS. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 95 consecutive patients treated with IV tPA for acute IS at the neurology department of Rouen University Hospital between 1 January and 31 December 2015 were retrospectively identified...
March 14, 2017: Revue Neurologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304205/stenting-of-the-cervical-internal-carotid-artery-in-acute-stroke-management-the-karolinska-experience
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Anastasios Mpotsaris, Christoph Kabbasch, Jan Borggrefe, Vamsi Gontu, Michael Soderman
Background Emergency stent placement in the extracranial internal carotid artery in combination with anterior circulation thrombectomy is a routine procedure. Yet, precise indications and clinical safety in this setting remains controversial. Present data for mechanical thrombectomy include few studies with acute stenting of tandem occlusions. We evaluated the feasibility, safety and clinical outcome of this endovascular treatment in a retrospective analysis of all consecutive cases at a comprehensive stroke centre...
April 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302608/ipsilateral-prominent-thalamostriate-vein-on-susceptibility-weighted-imaging-predicts-poor-outcome-after-intravenous-thrombolysis-in-acute-ischemic-stroke
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X Zhang, S Zhang, Q Chen, W Ding, B C V Campbell, M Lou
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The impact of deep cerebral veins on neurologic outcome after intravenous thrombolysis in patients with acute ischemic stroke is unclear. We investigated the relationship between the appearance of deep cerebral veins on susceptibility-weighted imaging and neurologic outcome in patients who underwent thrombolysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 109 consecutive patients with acute ischemic stroke who had pretreatment SWI and received intravenous thrombolysis within 6 hours...
March 16, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302288/valvular-heart-disease-patients-on-edoxaban-or-warfarin-in-the-engage%C3%A2-af-timi-48-trial
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Raffaele De Caterina, Giulia Renda, Anthony P Carnicelli, Francesco Nordio, Marco Trevisan, Michele F Mercuri, Christian T Ruff, Elliott M Antman, Eugene Braunwald, Robert P Giugliano
BACKGROUND: The use of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) instead of vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and coexisting valvular heart disease (VHD) is of substantial interest. OBJECTIVES: This study explored outcomes in patients with AF with and without VHD in the ENGAGE AF-TIMI 48 (Effective Anticoagulation with factor Xa Next Generation in Atrial Fibrillation-Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction 48) trial, comparing edoxaban with warfarin...
March 21, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292867/vessel-patency-at-24-hours-and-its-relationship-with-clinical-outcomes-and-infarct-volume-in-revascat-trial-randomized-trial-of-revascularization-with-solitaire-fr-device-versus-best-medical-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-acute-stroke-due-to-anterior-circulation
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Mònica Millán, Sebastià Remollo, Helena Quesada, Arturo Renú, Alejandro Tomasello, Priyanka Minhas, Natalia Pérez de la Ossa, Marta Rubiera, Laura Llull, Pedro Cardona, Fahad Al-Ajlan, María Hernández, Zarina Assis, Andrew M Demchuk, Tudor Jovin, Antoni Dávalos
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Higher rates of target vessel patency at 24 hours were noted in the thrombectomy group compared with control group in recent randomized trials. As a prespecified secondary end point, we aimed to assess 24-hour revascularization rates by treatment groups and occlusion site as they related to clinical outcome and 24-hour infarct volume in REVASCAT (Randomized Trial of Revascularization With Solitaire FR Device Versus Best Medical Therapy in the Treatment of Acute Stroke Due to Anterior Circulation Large Vessel Occlusion Presenting Within Eight Hours of Symptom Onset)...
March 14, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291782/obesity-paradox-in-stroke-myth-or-reality-a-systematic-review
#15
Lisa Oesch, Turgut Tatlisumak, Marcel Arnold, Hakan Sarikaya
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Both stroke and obesity show an increasing incidence worldwide. While obesity is an established risk factor for stroke, its influence on outcome in ischemic stroke is less clear. Many studies suggest a better prognosis in obese patients after stroke ("obesity paradox"). This review aims at assessing the clinical outcomes of obese patients after stroke by performing a systematic literature search. METHODS: The reviewers searched MEDLINE from inception to December 2015...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289148/admission-hyperglycemia-and-outcomes-in-large-vessel-occlusion-strokes-treated-with-mechanical-thrombectomy
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Nitin Goyal, Georgios Tsivgoulis, Abhi Pandhi, Kira Dillard, Aristeidis H Katsanos, Georgios Magoufis, Jason J Chang, Ramin Zand, Daniel Hoit, Apostolos Safouris, Asim Choudhri, Anne W Alexandrov, Andrei V Alexandrov, Adam S Arthur, Lucas Elijovich
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Higher admission serum glucose levels have been associated with poor outcomes in patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) treated with IV thrombolysis. We sought to evaluate the association of admission serum glucose with early outcomes of patients with emergent large vessel occlusion (ELVO) treated with mechanical thrombectomy (MT). METHODS: Consecutive AIS patients due to ELVO treated with MT in three tertiary stroke centers were evaluated...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283607/individual-and-system-contributions-to-race-and-sex-disparities-in-thrombolysis-use-for-stroke-patients-in-the-united-states
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Roland Faigle, Victor C Urrutia, Lisa A Cooper, Rebecca F Gottesman
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) is underutilized in ethnic minorities and women. To disentangle individual and system-based factors determining disparities in IVT use, we investigated race/sex differences in IVT utilization among hospitals serving varying proportions of minority patients. METHODS: Ischemic stroke admissions were identified from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample between 2007 and 2011. Hospitals were categorized based on the percentage of minority patients admitted with stroke (<25% minority patients [white hospitals], 25% to 50% minority patients [mixed hospitals], or >50% minority patients [minority hospitals])...
March 10, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279987/risk-of-thrombus-fragmentation-during-endovascular-stroke-treatment
#18
J Kaesmacher, T Boeckh-Behrens, S Simon, C Maegerlein, J F Kleine, C Zimmer, L Schirmer, H Poppert, T Huber
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Periprocedural thrombus fragmentation is a relevant risk in endovascular stroke treatment. Because factors influencing its occurrence are largely unknown, this study addresses a potential relationship between thrombus histology and clot stability. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighty-five patients with anterior circulation stroke treated with thrombectomy were included in this retrospective study. The number and location of emboli after retrieving the primary thrombus, the number of maneuvers, and TICI scores were evaluated...
March 9, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277464/clot-imaging-in-large-vessel-occlusion-strokes
#19
Johnny H Wong, Michael P Marks
Advances in mechanical thrombectomy techniques have resulted in improved, recanalization and functional outcomes in acute stroke, as demonstrated in recent, randomized trials comparing mechanical thrombectomy with thrombolysis. In conjunction with the technological advancements in thrombectomy devices, there has been better appreciation of stricter patient selection criteria for endovascular therapy based on pre-procedural imaging, including clot location, infarct volume, and penumbral territory at risk. Pre-procedural imaging performed to assess suitability for endovascular therapy commonly provides information on clot characteristics, such as clot location, length, density, and susceptibility, which can influence and may predict the efficacy of intravenous and endovascular treatments...
March 8, 2017: Topics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging: TMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277445/thrombolytic-therapy-in-wake-up-stroke-patients
#20
Gretchen M Stern, Nicholas Van Hise, Lindsay M Urben, Matthew J Korobey, Jamie M Pitlick, Andrew J Crannage
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study is to review existing and ongoing trial data on wake-up stroke (WUS) patients for thrombolytic therapy. METHODS: A literature search was conducted in PubMed (conception-October 2016) using the terms wake-up stroke, acute ischemic stroke, wake-up thrombolysis, computed tomography imaging in wake-up stroke, and magnetic resonance imaging in wake-up stroke. Ongoing trials were found using the ClinicalTrials.gov website. RESULTS: The search yielded 61 articles in PubMed and 7 ongoing trials...
March 9, 2017: Clinical Neuropharmacology
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