Antiplatelets, Anticoagulants Similar After Cervical Dissection Antiplatelets, Anticoagulants Similar After Cervical Dissection

There was no difference in rates of stroke, residual stenosis, or occlusion at 1 year in patients treated with anticoagulants vs antiplatelet agents in the CADISS trial.Medscape Medical News
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CONCLUSIONS: The dilator-Dotter technique may be a safe and effective modification of the traditional Dotter technique in allowing rapid ICA recanalization in cases of acute ischemic stroke due to tandem occlusions.
Source: American Journal of Neuroradiology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: INTERVENTIONAL Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The current report described two rare cases of ischemic stroke caused by CAD secondary to APS, along with a review of the literature; the patients displayed characteristic clinical manifestations, implying specific mechanisms for cerebral artery disorders secondary to APS. PMID: 33016197 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Lupus - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Lupus Source Type: research
Conclusions: While history of migraine and neck manipulation are significantly associated with CeAD, most of the traditional vascular risk factors for stroke are less prevalent in this group when compared to strokes due to other etiologies. For CeAD-related strokes, higher initial stroke severity and history of tobacco use may be associated with higher stroke-related disability, but overall, patients with CeAD have similar outcomes as compared to strokes due to other etiologies.Cerebrovasc Dis
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Surgical embolectomy with or without bypass can safely treat acute ischemic stroke due to an ICA dissection that cannot be distinguished between a dissecting occlusion and an embolic occlusion. Thus, it may be considered as an alternative option for patients in whom mechanical thrombectomy has failed or for those who are ineligible for mechanical thrombectomy. PMID: 32874726 [PubMed]
Source: Surgical Neurology International - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research
Study Design. Retrospective database study. Objective. We sought to identify trends in demographics, comorbidities, and postoperative complications among patients undergoing ACDF and PLF. Summary of Background Data. As demand for anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) and posterior lumbar fusion (PLF) surgery continues to increase, it is important to understand changes in the healthcare system and patient populations undergoing these procedures. Methods. We identified 220,520 ACDF and 151,547 PLF surgeries (2006–2016; Premier Healthcare database). Annual proportions or medians were calculated for p...
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: SURGERY Source Type: research
Conclusions: The prevalence of causes of Horner syndrome depends on the accrual method. Among pharmacologically-confirmed cases, the cause was often undetermined or due to a preceding neck or chest procedure. Among pharmacologically-unconfirmed cases, a substantial proportion had also been caused by neck and chest procedures, but tumors in that region were also common. When a cause of Horner syndrome was found in both cohorts, it was usually known before Horner syndrome was discovered, making Horner syndrome an afterthought. However, in an important minority of cases where the cause was not yet known, the identification ...
Source: Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Original Contribution Source Type: research
This study aimed to investigate the effect of statins on neurological outcomes after a stroke due to CAD. METHODS: We conducted a prospective cohort study including consecutive patients diagnosed with a stroke due to CAD. Subjects were classified into non-statin, simvastatin 20mg, simvastatin 40mg, and high-potency statin groups. After 2 years, the functional outcome, stroke recurrence, major cardiovascular events, and mortality were assessed. RESULTS: Among the 54 patients included in our cohort, there were 16 (29.6%) patients without statins, 22 (40.7%) with simvastatin 20mg, 12 (22.2%) with simvastatin 40mg and ...
Source: Medicina Clinica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Med Clin (Barc) Source Type: research
Authors: Uno M, Takai H, Yagi K, Matsubara S Abstract Over the last 60 years, many reports have investigated carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and techniques have thus changed and improved. In this paper, we review the recent literature regarding operational maneuvers for CEA and discuss future problems for CEA. Longitudinal skin incision is common, but the transverse incision has been reported to offer minimal invasiveness and better cosmetic effects for CEA. Most surgeons currently use microscopy for dissection of the artery and plaque. Although no monitoring technique during CEA has been proven superior, multiple mon...
Source: Neurologia Medico-Chirurgica - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo) Source Type: research
We aimed to characterize spontaneous cervical artery dissection (CeAD) patients with and without stroke and describe risk factors for cerebrovascular complications in a Chilean prospective cohort.Methods: Consecutive CeAD patients admitted to a Chilean center confirmed by neuroimaging. Logistic regression was used.Results: 168 patients were included, median follow-up time was 157 days. Stroke occurred in 49 (29.2%) cases, 4 (2%) patients died, all of whom had a stroke, and 10 (6%) presented CeAD recurrence.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
Cervical artery dissection is a rare but important diagnosis to consider in young patients presenting with stroke. Multiple etiologies of cervical artery dissections have been previously reported, but the association with thyrotoxicosis is extremely rare. A previously healthy 43-year-old female presented to the emergency department with new symptoms related to thyrotoxicosis and bilateral internal carotid artery dissections. Her atrial fibrillation and hypertension resolved by treating the underlying hyperthyroidism with methimazole and propranolol.
Source: The American Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
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