Safety and effectiveness of CATCH+ as a first-line device for revascularization in the treatment of acute ischemic stroke

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

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Putting in more time at work might benefit your career but could leave you at greater risk of a stroke. A study published in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke determined long working hours — classified as more than 10 hours daily at least 50 days out of the year — for a decade or more had a stronger link to stroke. No differences were noted between women and men, but white col lar workers under 50 saw a strong association to stroke. The Washington Post reports employees working…
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Authors: Fernandez-Garcia C, Alonso-Frech F, Monje M, Matias-Guiu J Abstract Introduction: Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a well-established treatment of movement disorders; but recently there has been an increasing trend towards the ablative procedure magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFU). DBS is an efficient neuromodulatory technique but associated with surgical complications. MRIgFUS is an incision-free method that allows thermal lesioning, with fewer surgical complications but irreversible effects. Areas covered: We look at current and prospective aspects of both techniques. In DBS, appropriate pat...
Source: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics - Category: Neurology Tags: Expert Rev Neurother Source Type: research
ConclusionAn ST2 LZD- and methicillin-resistant clone was established in the whole hospital, not only in the ICU but also in wards where LZD consumption is low. This highlights the need to implement and maintain infection control measures as well as antimicrobial stewardship programs in all hospital units, to preserve the efficacy of LZD.
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
This study assessed patient preference for warfarin or DOAC based on a willingness to pay more for potential DOAC benefits. Current warfarin patients with atrial fibrillation or venous thromboembolism enrolled in the University of Utah Health Thrombosis Service were given a one-time electronic survey that assessed preferences between warfarin and DOACs using scenarios comparing effectiveness, safety, and convenience. When DOACs were preferred, patients were asked how much more they would be willing to pay monthly for the perceived advantages associated with DOACs. With 123 completed surveys, 68% of patients preferred to st...
Source: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
AbstractEfficacy and safety of intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) in acute ischemic stroke (AIS) due to intracranial artery dissection (IAD) are currently not established. We aimed to present a single-center experience on IAD-related AIS treated by IVT. We selected all consecutive patients with IAD-related AIS treated by IVT from a prospectively constructed single-center acute stroke registry from 2003 to 2017. We reviewed demographical, clinical and neuroimaging data and recorded hemorrhagic complications, mortality within 7  days and modified Rankin Scale at 3-months. Out of 181 AISs related to cervicocephalic dissectio...
Source: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
AbstractWe included acute ischemic stroke (AIS) patients who received recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) at three stroke centers via either interhospital transfer or direct presentation and compared the clinical outcomes and time metrics to analyze the impact of interhospital transfer on intravenous thrombolysis (IVT). We retrospectively enrolled patients with AIS admitted to three stroke centers from October 1, 2016, to June 1, 2018. Patients treated with rt-PA were classified into the transfer and direct groups. We collected the patients ’ general information and time points. Statistical analyses were...
Source: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
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Putting in more time at work might benefit your career but could leave you at greater risk of a stroke. A study published in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke determined long working hours — classified as more than 10 hours daily at least 50 days out of the year — for a decade or more had a stronger link to stroke. No differences were noted between women and men, but white col lar workers under 50 saw a strong association to stroke. The Washington Post reports employees working…
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Background: In US cystic fibrosis (CF) patients, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) rates have tripled in the past 2 decades. Known clinical risk factors include exposure to a healthcare setting, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and CF-related diabetes. Area-level socio-environmental exposures have not been evaluated. We explored the association of area-level deprivation with MRSA prevalence in a pediatric CF Center in the Southeastern United States. Methods: Patients’ residential addresses were geocoded and linked to a composite Area Deprivation Index and Rural-Urban Commuting Area scores. The association...
Source: The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
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