One-pass endovascular treatment of intracranial atherosclerotic stenosis with a novel PTA balloon and self-expanding microstent.

CONCLUSION: The FBTS method in this series appeared to be safe and effective for the endovascular treatment of ICS. It bears the specific potential to reduce wire perforations, which so far have been linked to major procedure-related adverse events of endovascular ICS treatment. PMID: 27312474 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Methods of Information in Medicine - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Neuroradiology Source Type: research

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ConclusionsDouble bolus reteplase given with heparin is effective in the treatment of high, intermediate risk pulmonary embolism with minimal risk of bleeding.
Source: Indian Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Background: Optimal timing to initiate anticoagulation after acute ischemic stroke (AIS) from atrial fibrillation (AF) is currently unknown. Compared to other stroke etiologies, AF typically provokes larger infarct volumes and greater concern of hemorrhagic transformation, so seminal randomized trials waited weeks to months to begin anticoagulation after initial stroke. Subsequent data are limited and non-randomized. Guidelines suggest anticoagulation initiation windows between 3 and 14 days post-stroke, with Class IIa recommendations, and level of evidence B in the USA and C in Europe.Aims: This open-label, parallel-group...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusions: The CATCH+ device is a safe and effective mechanical thrombectomy device for the first-line treatment of acute ischemic stroke.
Source: Journal of Neuroradiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
In this study, we used group-based trajectory modeling (GBTM) to study the characteristics of various groups of patients hospitalized with ACVD. In this research, the patient data were derived from the 1 million sampled cases in the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) in Taiwan. Cases who had been admitted to hospitals fewer than four times or more than eight times were excluded. Characteristics of the ACVD patients were collected, including age, mortality rate, medical expenditure, and length of hospital stay for each admission. We then performed GBTM to examine hospitalization patterns in patients who had...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
ConclusionsAlthough thrombolysis might increase the risk of ICH based on existing studies, patients with acute minor ischemic stroke could still benefit from thrombolysis at 3  months from the onset.
Source: Brain and Behavior - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH Source Type: research
This study sought to evaluate associations between nephrolithiasis and hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke using a national sample cohort from Korea. Data from 2002 to 2013 were collected for individuals ≥ 20 years of age in the Korean National Health Insurance Service (NHIS)-National Sample Cohort. We extracted nephrolithiasis patients (n = 22,636) and 1:4 matched controls (n = 90,544) and analyzed the occurrence of stroke. Matching was performed based on age, sex, income, region of residence, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and dyslipidemia history. Crude and adjusted hazard ratios (HRs) were calculated using Cox proport...
Source: International Journal of Medical Sciences - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: Int J Med Sci Source Type: research
We investigated the associations between alcohol-related emergency department visits and hospitalizations and vascular events including acute ischemic stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), and subarachnoid hemorrhage.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
(Natural News) Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) is a rare condition caused by the sudden tightening of blood vessels that supply oxygen to the brain. It is characterized by severe ‘thunderclap’ headaches – with or without neurological symptoms – and in some cases, occasional seizures. RCVS can also lead to ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke. Traditionally, two...
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CONCLUSION: In LCC, the clinical spectrum is largely heterogeneous and the course of the disease appears highly variable in contrast to other hereditary cerebral small vessel diseases. PMID: 31521395 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revue Neurologique - Category: Neurology Tags: Rev Neurol (Paris) Source Type: research
ConclusionThe majority of strokes occurring in anticoagulated patients are related to warfarin use. We observed an almost significant reduction in the proportion of ischaemic strokes due to under-dosing of OAC over the study period. Warfarin continues to be recommended as the first line anticoagulant for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation by the HSE Medicines Management Programme, a decision which we would argue warrants review.
Source: Age and Ageing - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research
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