Technical factors affecting outcomes following endovascular treatment of posterior circulation atherosclerotic lesions.

Conclusion: Endovascular treatment of vertebrobasilar atherosclerosis can be performed safely, particularly for vertebral origin lesions. Higher rates of technical failure and complication may be acceptable for certain intracranial lesions due to their refractory nature and the morbidity caused by such lesions. Treatment should be tailored to features of each individual lesion. PMID: 29279801 [PubMed]
Source: Surgical Neurology International - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: Intravenous infusion of MSCs inhibited the inflammatory reaction to an implanted stent strut, and prevented progressive neointimal hyperplasia in the stented CCA and SCA in a porcine model. Thus, MSC treatment could attenuate the recurrence of cerebral ischemic events after stenting. PMID: 31585431 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: J Neurosurg Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 1 September 2019Source: The LancetAuthor(s): Deepak L Bhatt, Philippe Gabriel Steg, Shamir R Mehta, Lawrence A Leiter, Tabassome Simon, Kim Fox, Claes Held, Marielle Andersson, Anders Himmelmann, Wilhelm Ridderstråle, Jersey Chen, Yang Song, Rafael Diaz, Shinya Goto, Stefan K James, Kausik K Ray, Alexander N Parkhomenko, Mikhail N Kosiborod, Darren K McGuire, Robert A HarringtonSummaryBackgroundPatients with stable coronary artery disease and diabetes with previous percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), particularly those with previous stenting, are at high risk of ischaemic even...
Source: The Lancet - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
In this study 95 consecutive patients with intracranial atherosclerotic stenosis (>70%) underwent stent angioplasty using Wingspan stents. The primary endpoints were stroke or death within 30  days of the procedure and subsequent stroke attributed to the stented vessel. Disabling stroke was defined as stroke with a modified Rankin scale >  3. Secondary endpoints included transient ischemic attacks, contralateral stroke, nonstroke death, and other events. Patients underwent prestent balloon dilation with or without poststent balloon dilation, close restenosis follow-up, and selective retreatmen...
Source: Clinical Neuroradiology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Angioplasty and stenting may be feasible for the patients with nonacute symptomatic atherosclerotic middle cerebral artery total occlusive disease who have failed medical management.
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Jang-Hyun Baek1 and Byung Moon Kim2* 1Department of Neurology, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea 2Department of Radiology, Interventional Neuroradiology, Severance Stroke Center, Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea Identification of intracranial, atherosclerosis-related, large vessel occlusion (ICAS-LVO) is important to set up an optimal endovascular treatment strategy, as most ICAS-LVOs require specific endovascular modalities for efficient recanalization. However, there is currently no decisive way to identify ICAS...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ConclusionsStroke caused by giant cell arteritis is a serious and potentially severe condition which requires a high level of suspicion and early treatment with corticosteroids. New diagnostic techniques contribute to refining patient assessment and identifying the optimal treatment. Endovascular treatment may be a valid therapeutic option in selected patients.ResumenIntroducciónAunque la asociación de arteritis de la temporal e ictus isquémico no es frecuente, su diagnóstico y su manejo posterior plantean serias dificultades, requiriendo un alto índice de sospecha.MétodosAnalizamo...
Source: Neurologia - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusions: With the current increased burden of acute coronary syndromes and the lack of immediate primary PCI facilities for all patients with STEMI, facilitated angioplasty seems a feasible therapeutic option. Another benefit of facilitated angioplasty may be represented by a major contribution of thrombolytic therapy in re-establishing microvascular myocardial blood flow.
Source: American Journal of Therapeutics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Systematic Reviews Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 7 February 2019Source: Interdisciplinary NeurosurgeryAuthor(s): Kamil Zeleňák, Martin Vorčák, Ján Sýkora, Zuzana Trabalková, Jana Zeleňáková, Ema Kantorová, Vladimír NosáľAbstractA 55-year-old woman with acute ischaemic stroke was referred for endovascular treatment after unsuccessful intravenous thrombolysis. Her initial National Institutes of Health Stroke Score (NIHSS) was 20. The right carotid artery stenting was performed because of the inappropriate result of angioplasty of the right internal carotid artery st...
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
This study is unable to comment on whether patients with STEMI(-) Occlusion MI have benefit from emergent cath, because that is not the population studied and this subgroup is not commented on.This study is just the most recent in a long long line of similar literature. Context is everything for understanding this study. See below for an excerpt from theOMI Manifesto which summarizes the existing literature and provides details on each study:-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Counter-argument:“Haven’t there been RCTs showing no benefit ...
Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
Conclusion: Patients with CKD had more often permanent type of AF. Percutaneous interventions of the left main coronary artery, the only elective procedures influencing patients ’ prognosis, were done more frequently in CKD patients with AF. In-hospital mortality was significantly higher in patients with severe renal impairment. Despite the higher risk of ischaemic stroke in CKD group the use of oral anticoagulation therapy was significantly less frequent and the patients were deprived of the confirmed benefits of such treatment.Kidney Blood Press Res 2018;43:1796 –1805
Source: Kidney and Blood Pressure Research - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
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