Israel's Zebra Medical gets FDA ok for brain bleeds product

Zebra Medical Vision, an Israel medical imaging analytics company, said on Monday it received its third clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its alert for intracranial hemorrhage, based on head CT scans.
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CONCLUSION: The absence of vasospasm in the first DSA performed in patients with SAH and negative tomographic angiography could be a useful criterion for establishing an optimal follow-up protocol in these patients, without exposing them to unnecessary risks and radiation. PMID: 32242335 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Revista de Neurologia - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Rev Neurol Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis retrospective study suggests that SHPD may play a protective role in HT appearance and evolution, which requires verification by a randomized clinical trial.
Source: Neurological Sciences - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
AbstractMost of the acute ischemic events, such as acute coronary syndromes and stroke, are attributed to vulnerable plaques. These lesions have common histological and pathophysiological features, including inflammatory cell infiltration, neo-angiogenesis, remodelling, haemorrhage predisposition, thin fibrous cap, large lipid core, and micro-calcifications. Early detection of the presence of a plaque prone to rupture could be life-saving for the patient; however, vulnerable plaques usually cause non-haemodynamically significant stenosis, and anatomical imaging techniques often underestimate, or may not even detect, these ...
Source: Annals of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research
Purpose of review Since the development of intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) for acute ischemic stroke (AIS), functional outcome has improved when treatment occurs within 4.5 h of stroke onset and treatment benefits are greater with earlier treatment. Endovascular revascularization also is better the sooner it is delivered. Recent findings The Get with the Guidelines Stroke registry found that less than one-third of treatment-eligible AIS patients receive intravenous tPA within 60 min of hospital arrival. Initiatives have tried to improve public education and awareness of stroke symptoms to decrease t...
Source: Current Opinion in Critical Care - Category: Nursing Tags: ACUTE NEUROLOGICAL PROBLEMS: Edited by Peter Le Roux Source Type: research
Authors: Bailey HE Abstract A severe and unusual complication found in children with influenza is an acute necrotizing encephalopathy. A 20-month-old female with no significant past medical history was admitted to our facility, presenting with a 4-day history of worsening fever, upper respiratory symptoms, new-onset altered mental status and episodes of extensor posturing. The initial concern was a dystonic reaction secondary to promethazine following a recent diagnosis of influenza A virus. A head computed tomography scan indicated concern for widespread edema, and the video EEG revealed focal slowing in the front...
Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal - Category: Neurology Tags: Neurodiagn J Source Type: research
Background: Intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) and white matter lesion (WML) severity are associated with higher rates of death and disability in intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). A prior report identified an increased risk of IVH with greater WML burden but did not control for location of ICH. We sought to determine whether a higher degree of WML is associated with a higher risk of IVH after controlling for ICH location. Methods: Utilizing the patient population from 2 large ICH studies; the Genetic and Environmental Risk Factors for Hemorrhagic Stroke (GERFHS III) Study and the Ethnic/Racial Variations of Intracerebral Hemo...
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSION For patients with TBI resulting in intracranial hemorrhages, administration of VTE chemoprophylaxis is warranted for those patients with stable repeat computed tomography scans. Early chemoprophylaxis, at 24 to 72 hours is associated with reduced VTE incidence without a corresponding increase or exacerbation of intracranial hemorrhage in patients with TBI who have a stable repeat head computed tomography scan. More studies are needed to establish guidelines for the safety and efficacy of VTE prophylaxis protocols in adult patients with TBI. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE Systematic review, level III.
Source: The Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection, and Critical Care - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS Source Type: research
ConclusionSurgical clipping remains a safe and useful treatment option for pericallosal artery aneurysms in a low-resource neurosurgical facility.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
AbstractBackground/ObjectiveIntracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) patients commonly have concomitant white matter lesions (WML) which may be associated with poor outcome. We studied if WML affects hematoma expansion (HE) and post-stroke functional outcome in a post hoc analysis of patients from randomized controlled trials.MethodsIn ICH patients from the clinical trials MISTIE II and CLEAR III, WML grade on diagnostic computed tomography (dCT) scan (dCT,  33% or>  6 mL ICH volume increase from dCT to the last pre-randomization CT (  10.4 mL total clot volume increase, and a subgroup analysis incl...
Source: Neurocritical Care - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND/AIMS: Four-factor prothrombin complex concentrate is the first-line treatment in vitamin K antagonist-related intracerebral haemorrhage. Early administration is associated with improved patient outcomes. A quality improvement project investigated delays in prothrombin complex concentrate administration in vitamin K antagonist-related intracerebral haemorrhage in order to reduce the time from computed tomography scan confirming intracerebral haemorrhage to prothrombin complex concentrate administration (scan-to-needle time). METHOD: Twenty patients were identified by retrospective audit ove...
Source: British Journal of Hospital Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Br J Hosp Med (Lond) Source Type: research
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