CTA lowers costs, improves outcomes for minor stroke

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Conclusion: In the absence of an association between the presence of PAD and collateral scores or outcomes after EVT, it may be questioned whether PAD leads to RIPC in patients with acute ischemic stroke due to large vessel occlusion.
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Background and Purpose: Intracranial atherosclerotic disease (ICAD) is a common cause of stroke worldwide. Although there are different endovascular options for the treatment of symptomatic ICAD (sICAD), it is still controversial. Herein, we aim to study the safety and efficacy of a new generation of drug-eluting balloon-mounted stent (DES); Resolute (R) onyx DES in the treatment of sICAD.Methods: A prospectively maintained neuroendovascular procedures database in a high-volume comprehensive stroke center was reviewed from October 2019 through January 2020. Patients were included if they had sICAD (≥70% stenosis), faile...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Authors: Wang Y, Zhao C, Huang D, Sun B, Wang Z Abstract Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) is a rare disease associated with high disability and mortality rates. A subset of patients do not respond to standard anticoagulation therapy, leading to the progression of CVST with hemorrhagic stroke, which represents a major challenge for its treatment. Severe hemorrhagic (SH)-CVST is life-threatening due to large hematoma, edema and/or cerebral hernia. Anticoagulation or thrombolytic therapy alone may lead to further aggravation of the hematoma. Stent retriever thrombectomy combined with long-term local thrombolysi...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
ConclusionThe use of CEA is a  feasible alternative to CAS in acute stroke and has the advantage that DAPT/GpIIb/IIIa inhibitors are not needed. All PH2 in CEA patients occurred during the intervention, implying that hemorrhage in this group is likely to be caused by reperfusion injury, whereas delayed hemorrhage is likely to b e caused by DAPT/GpIIb/IIIa inhibitors.
Source: Clinical Neuroradiology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ConclusionThe examined 3D-CTA segmentation system is a reproducible procedure for aneurysm morphologic characterization and, in particular, for assessment of aneurysm sac dimensions, but considerable carefulness is required in neck length interpretation.
Source: La Radiologia Medica - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
ConclusionAcutely altered mental status might be the main manifestation of multiple brain infarctions in critically ill COVID-19 patients. It should be specially considered in those with suspected COVID-19-associated coagulopathy. Full-dose anticoagulation and clinical-radiological monitoring might reduce their neurological consequences.
Source: Neurological Sciences - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusion: The signal intensity of the intracranial major arteries, including the ACA, MCA, and PCA, on preoperative 3D-TOF MRA may identify adult MMD patients at higher risk for CHP after direct revascularization surgery.Cerebrovasc Dis
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Interventional neuroradiology can fill an important role in military far forward care as these providers can treat both traumatic and atraumatic cerebral and extracranial vascular injuries. In addition, knowledge and skill with vascular access and general interventional radiology principles can be used to aid in other lifesaving interventions. As interventional equipment becomes more available and portable, this relatively young specialty can alter the treatment for servicemen and women who are injured downrange. PMID: 32812042 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Military Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research
ConclusionWe have described an unusual imaging finding in a  cohort of younger patients with large-volume ICH, all of whom presented in a 2-month period to a high-volume neurovascular unit. The cause of these ICH presentations and associated imaging findings are unclear, but we encourage other clinicians to be aware of and vigilant for this rare phenomenon , especially in younger patients with such a bleeding pattern.
Source: Clinical Neuroradiology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: This case adds to our understanding of the vascularization of the precentral gyrus by distal ACA branches, in particular the PIFA. PMID: 32807055 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Current Neurovascular Research - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Curr Neurovasc Res Source Type: research
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