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3-Month Outcome of Ischemic Stroke Patients Underwent Thrombolytic Therapy; a Cohort Study.
Conclusion: There was no significant correlation between 3-month disabilities of stroke patients underwent thrombolytic therapy and age, sex, time from initiation of symptoms, or vital signs on admission. Patients with a blood sugar lower than 144 had better 3-month outcome. PMID: 32021987 [PubMed]
Source: Accident and Emergency Nursing - February 7, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Sari Aslani P, Rezaeian S, Safari E Tags: Arch Acad Emerg Med Source Type: research

rt-PA in Ischemic Stroke After Idarucizumab Administration rt-PA in Ischemic Stroke After Idarucizumab Administration
This case demonstrates that thrombolytic therapy with rt-PA after reversal of dabigatran with idarucizumab may be safe and feasible in patients with acute ischemic stroke with lacunar infarct.Journal of Medical Case Reports
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Hjerneslag i Norge 2015 –16 – behandling og resultater.
Hjerneslag i Norge 2015–16 – behandling og resultater. Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2020 Feb 04;140(2): Authors: Varmdal T, Indredavik B, Phan A, Fjærtoft H Abstract BACKGROUND: Treatment of stroke in Norway is decentralised; patients with stroke are treated at 50 different hospitals. We have surveyed the treatment of stroke in these hospitals and collated this with data from the Norwegian Stroke Registry. We wished to investigate whether there was any variation in treatment interventions and treatment outcomes between university hospitals and local hospitals. MATERIAL AND METHOD: A questionnaire...
Source: Tidsskrift for den Norske Laegeforening - February 4, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Varmdal T, Indredavik B, Phan A, Fjærtoft H Tags: Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen Source Type: research

Outcomes of thrombolytic therapy in acute ischemic stroke: mothership, drip-and-ship, and ship-and-drip paradigms
Chulalongkorn Stroke Center is a comprehensive stroke center (CSC) located in Bangkok, Thailand. Our stroke network consists of different levels of spoke hospitals, ranging from community hospitals where throm...
Source: BMC Neurology - February 3, 2020 Category: Neurology Authors: Naruchorn Kijpaisalratana, Aurauma Chutinet, Wasan Akarathanawat, Pakkawan Vongvasinkul and Nijasri C. Suwanwela Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Acute Ischemic Stroke.
Authors: Rossi UG, Ierardi AM, Cariati M Abstract A 77-year-old woman with a history of hypertension developed acute onset of aphasia and right hemiplegia and hemisensory loss. She was urgently referred to emergency department. Cerebral multidetector computed tomographic angiography (MD-CTA) revealed an acute ischemic stroke due to the occlusion of the left middle cerebral artery (Figure 1). Since the symptoms started three hours previously, the patient was candidate for mechanical thrombectomy. The patient then performed a selective digital subtraction angiography (DSA) of the left internal carotid artery that con...
Source: Acta Neurologica Taiwanica - February 1, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Acta Neurol Taiwan Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 618: Risk Factors Associated with Outcomes of Recombinant Tissue Plasminogen Activator Therapy in Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke
eng Tsong-Hai Lee Ischemic stroke is the most common type of stroke, and early interventional treatment is associated with favorable outcomes. In the guidelines, thrombolytic therapy using recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator (rt-PA) is recommended for eligible patients with acute ischemic stroke. However, the risk of hemorrhagic complications limits the use of rt-PA, and the risk factors for poor treatment outcomes need to be identified. To identify the risk factors associated with in-hospital poor outcomes in patients treated with rt-PA, we analyzed the electronic medical records of patients who were diagn...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - January 18, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Yi-Ju Tseng Ru-Fang Hu Shin-Tyng Lee Yu-Li Lin Chien-Lung Hsu Shih-Wei Lin Chia-Wei Liou Jiann-Der Lee Tsung-I Peng Tsong-Hai Lee Tags: Article Source Type: research

Similar thrombolysis outcomes in acute stroke patients with and without atrial fibrillation if pre-stroke CHA2DS2-VASc score is low: A retrospective study
The prognosis of acute ischemic stroke patients treated with intravenous (IV) recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA) is poorer in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) than patients without AF, which might be related to the greater stroke severity in AF patients. Higher pre-stroke CHA2DS2-VASc scores are associated with greater stroke severity and poorer outcomes. AF Patients tend to have higher CHA2DS2-VASc scores than the non-AF patients. We thus hypothesized that pre-stroke CHA2DS2-VASc scores can be used to improve outcome stratification of IV thrombolysis therapy in acute stroke patients with and without AF....
Source: Medicine - January 1, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Observational Study Source Type: research

Successful thrombolytic therapy with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator in ischemic stroke after idarucizumab administration for reversal of dabigatran: a case report
ConclusionsIntravenous thrombolytic therapy with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator after reversal of dabigatran with idarucizumab may be safe and feasible in patients with acute ischemic stroke with lacunar infarct. Furthermore, intravenous thrombolytic therapy with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator could be used in patients in emergency settings until just before the end of the recommended time limit within which it needs to be administered because of the immediate effect of idarucizumab.
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - December 26, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Multiple Administrations of Intravenous Thrombolytic Therapy to a Stroke Mimic
Patients who present emergently with focal neurological deficits concerning for acute ischemic stroke can be extremely challenging to diagnose and treat. Unnecessary administration of thrombolytics to potential stroke patients whose symptoms are not caused by an acute ischemic stroke —stroke mimics—may result in patient harm, although the overall risk of hemorrhagic complications among stroke mimics is low.
Source: The Journal of Emergency Medicine - December 2, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Ava L. Liberman, Daniel Antoniello, Steven Tversky, Michael G. Fara, Cen Zhang, Lindsey Gurin, Sara K. Rostanski Tags: Clinical Communications: Adult Source Type: research

Safety and Efficacy of Intravenous Thrombolytic Therapy in Patients With Acute Posterior Circulation Stroke: A Single-Center Study
This study was designed to evaluate the prestroke and baseline characteristics, stroke sub-types, complications, and outcomes of PCS patients and compare them with anterior circulation stroke (ACS) after intravenous thrombolysis. Methods: Data of consecutive patients with PCS and ACS treated with alteplase in a standard dose of 0.9 mg/kg in our stroke center were collected and analyzed retrospectively.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - December 2, 2019 Category: Neurology Authors: Xuan Zhu, Nuo Wang, Huangbin Lin, Ping Zhang, Lei Chen, Minmin Zhang, Benqiang Deng, Tao Wu Source Type: research

Is Door-to-Needle Time Reduced for Emergency Medical Services Transported Stroke Patients Routed Directly to the Computed Tomography Scanner on Emergency Department Arrival?
A nationally recommended practice to accelerate thrombolytic therapy for acute ischemic stroke is to route emergency medical services (EMS)-transported stroke patients directly to the computed tomography (CT) scanner on arrival. We evaluated door-to-needle time with direct-to-CT routing versus emergency department (ED)-bed first routing.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - November 4, 2019 Category: Neurology Authors: Bryan Sloane, Nichole Bosson, Nerses Sanossian, Jeffrey L. Saver, Lorrie Perez, Marianne Gausche-Hill Source Type: research

Even Faster Door-to-Alteplase Times and Associated Outcomes in Acute Ischemic Stroke
We report a single-center, retrospective assessment of the safety and efficacy of alteplase treatment within 45 minutes. Methods: Five hundred and eighty-six patients were treated with alteplase in our emergency departments (EDs) between January 2014 and October 2016; 368 patients were included for analysis.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - October 10, 2019 Category: Neurology Authors: Sarah Jung, Jamie M. Rosini, Jason T. Nomura, Richard J. Caplan, Jonathan Raser-Schramm Source Type: research

The First 10 Thrombolysis for Acute Ischemic Stroke in Lao People's Democratic Republic under Teleconsultation from Thailand
This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility and safety of thrombolytic therapy administration at Mittaphab Hospital, Lao PDR under the international telestroke consultation system from King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Thailand. Methods: Acute ischemic stroke patients who presented at Mittaphab Hospital within 4.5 hours after the onset and received thrombolytic therapy between December 2016 and June 2017 were studied.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - September 14, 2019 Category: Neurology Authors: Aurauma Chutinet, Saysavath Keosodsay, Pongpat Vorasayan, Jitlada Samajarn, Wasan Akarathanawat, Naruchorn Kijpaisalratana, Naly Norsakpeseuth, Ketmany Phetsiriseng, Snong Thongsna, Pakkawan Vongvasinkul, Nijasri C. Suwanwela Source Type: research

Stroke Center Care and Outcome: Results from the CSPPC Stroke Program
AbstractThe aim of this study was to assess the association between admission to stroke centers for acute ischemic stroke and complications and mortality during hospitalization in a Chinese population by means of an observational study using data from the China Stroke Center Data-Sharing Platform. We compared in-hospital complications and mortality for patients admitted with acute ischemic stroke (N = 13,236) between November 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018 at stroke center (SH) and non-stroke center (CH) hospitals using distance to hospitals as an instrumental variable to adjust for potential prehospital selection bias....
Source: Translational Stroke Research - September 8, 2019 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Dynamic Detection of Thrombolysis in Embolic Stroke Rats by Synchrotron Radiation Angiography
AbstractA rodent model of embolic middle cerebral artery occlusion is used to mimic cerebral embolism in clinical patients. Thrombolytic therapy is the effective treatment for this ischemic injury. However, it is difficult to detect thrombolysis dynamically in living animals. Synchrotron radiation angiography may provide a novel approach to directly monitor the thrombolytic process and assess collateral circulation after embolic stroke. Thirty-six adult Sprague-Dawley rats underwent the embolic stroke model procedure and were then treated with tissue plasminogen activator. The angiographic images were obtained in vivo by s...
Source: Translational Stroke Research - January 24, 2019 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Efficacy of Tirofiban Administered at Different Time Points after Intravenous Thrombolytic Therapy with Alteplase in Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke
To evaluate the efficacy of tirofiban administered at different time points within 24 hours of intravenous thrombolysis with alteplase in acute ischemic stroke.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - January 14, 2019 Category: Neurology Authors: Jin Liu, Qiuyan Shi, Yuan Sun, Jingyuan He, Bin Yang, Chunyang Zhang, Rui Guo Source Type: research

Talk About Thrombolysis. Regular Case-Based Discussions of Stroke Thrombolysis Improve Door-to-Needle Time by 20%.
Background: The outcome of stroke patients can be improved by a rapid initiation of thrombolytic therapy. Here, we sought to determine whether an additional simple but thorough case-based discussion of recent thrombolysed cases with the entire neurologic staff can improve the door-to-needle time without changes to the implemented stroke protocol. Methods: For every performed thrombolysis, a route card, consisting of a timeline with 3 time points and target times, had to be completed by the attending neurologist.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - December 28, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Caroline Klingner, Albrecht G ünther, Stefan Brodoehl, Otto W. Witte, Carsten M. Klingner Source Type: research

Intravenous Thrombolysis in Acute Ischemic Stroke After Idarucizumab Reversal of Dabigatran Effect: Analysis of the Cases From Taiwan
Background: Asians with atrial fibrillation carry a higher risk of ischemic stroke than non-Asians even under treatment of nonvitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants. The purpose of the study was to observe the feasibility of intravenous thrombolytic therapy after administering a reversal agent, idarucizumab, in dabigatran-treated patients with acute ischemic stroke in Taiwan. Methods: Dabigatran-treated patients with acute ischemic stroke who received intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) after idarucizumab reversal were enrolled in the retrospective nationwide study.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - December 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Chen-Wen Fang, Yi-Te Tsai, Ping-Chen Chou, Hsi-Ming Chen, Chien-Ming Lu, Chen-Rong Tsao, Chih-Lin Chen, Mu-Chien Sun, Yu-Song Shih, Cheng-Yang Hsieh, Lu-An Chen, Po-Lin Chen, Jung-Tze Yeh, Yi-Heng Li Source Type: research

Acute Stroke Patients With Mild-to-Moderate Pre-existing Disability Should Be Considered for Thrombolysis Treatment
Thrombolytic therapy in patients with pre-existing disability presenting with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) is controversial because of concerns regarding poor outcomes and futility of treatment. We hypothesized that a similar proportion of patients with and without pre-existing disability would return to their premorbid functional status following thrombolysis.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - July 20, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Wenwen Zhang, Skye Coote, Tanya Frost, Helen M. Dewey, Philip M.C. Choi Source Type: research

Low Levels of Caveolin-1 Predict Symptomatic Bleeding After Thrombolytic Therapy in Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke Brief Report
Background and Purpose—Experimental models of cerebral ischemia demonstrate that the decrease in the caveolin-1 membrane protein results in an increase in endothelial permeability. Because this phenomenon is responsible for hemorrhagic transformation (HT) after cerebral ischemia, we aimed to determine whether caveolin-1 levels may predict bleeding after recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator (r-tPA) administration in patients with acute stroke.Methods—We studied 133 patients with a first hemispheric stroke treated with r-tPA within 4.5 hours of symptom onset. HT was evaluated and classified on cranial computed t...
Source: Stroke - May 25, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Mar Castellanos, Cecile van Eendenburg, Carme Gubern, Elisabet Kadar, Gemma Huguet, Josep Puig, Tomas Sobrino, Gerard Blasco, Joaquin Serena, Juan Manuel Sanchez Tags: Biomarkers, Endothelium/Vascular Type/Nitric Oxide, Blood-Brain Barrier, Ischemic Stroke Brief Reports Source Type: research

Thrombolytic Therapy in Severe Cardioembolic Stroke After Reversal of Dabigatran with Idarucizumab: Case Report and Literature Review
Whether idarucizumab, an antidote of dabigatran, can be used effectively and safely before thrombolytic therapy with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) in patients with stroke undergoing treatment with dabigatran remains unknown. We herein describe a 57-year-old man who developed severe cardioembolic stroke with a National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale score of 22 in the left middle cerebral artery territory while undergoing treatment with dabigatran for nonvalvular atrial fibrillation and who was treated with rt-PA after the reversal of dabigatran with idarucizumab.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - March 16, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Yuichiro Ohya, Noriko Makihara, Kayo Wakisaka, Takao Morita, Tetsuro Ago, Takanari Kitazono, Hitonori Takaba Tags: Case Studies Source Type: research

Thrombolytic Therapy of Acute Ischemic Stroke during Early Pregnancy
Thrombolytic treatment (recombinant tissue plasminogen activator [rt-PA]) has established efficacy in acute ischemic stroke, but pregnancy has been an exclusion criterion for all clinical trials that validated alteplase in acute stroke, so our knowledge about its use in this condition is limited.Herein we report the successful use of intravenous rt-PA thrombolysis, uncomplicated by neither hemorrhage development nor other complication in a woman who was 13 weeks pregnant with acute ischemic stroke.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - November 28, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Anne Landais, Hugo Chaumont, Rachel Dellis Tags: Case Studies Source Type: research

Treatment and Outcome of Hemorrhagic Transformation After Intravenous Alteplase in Acute Ischemic Stroke: A Scientific Statement for Healthcare Professionals From the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association AHA/ASA Scientific Statement
Purpose—Symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage (sICH) is the most feared complication of intravenous thrombolytic therapy in acute ischemic stroke. Treatment of sICH is based on expert opinion and small case series, with the efficacy of such treatments not well established. This document aims to provide an overview of sICH with a focus on pathophysiology and treatment.Methods—A literature review was performed for randomized trials, prospective and retrospective studies, opinion papers, case series, and case reports on the definitions, epidemiology, risk factors, pathophysiology, treatment, and outcome of sICH. The documen...
Source: Stroke - November 27, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Shadi Yaghi, Joshua Z. Willey, Brett Cucchiara, Joshua N. Goldstein, Nicole R. Gonzales, Pooja Khatri, Louis J. Kim, Stephan A. Mayer, Kevin N. Sheth, Lee H. Schwamm Tags: Statements and Guidelines AHA/ASA Scientific Statement Source Type: research

The effect and associated factors of dispatcher recognition of stroke: A retrospective observational study.
CONCLUSIONS: The dispatchers should spend more time identifying stroke patients by following the dispatch protocol. Recognition of stroke by dispatchers was associated with improved stroke care. PMID: 29158105 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - November 17, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: Hsieh MJ, Chien KL, Sun JT, Tang SC, Tsai LK, Chiang WC, Chien YC, Jeng JS, Huei-Ming Ma M, Taipei EMS Stroke Collaborative Group Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Drip-and-Ship Thrombolytic Therapy for Acute Ischemic Stroke
Neuroendovascular therapy is a common treatment for patients with acute ischemic stroke of the anterior circulation who fail to respond to recombinant tissue plasminogen activator. However, although most hospitals can provide recombinant tissue plasminogen activator therapy, many cannot perform neuroendovascular therapy. Thus, use of a drip-and-ship treatment-liaison system allowing recombinant tissue plasminogen activator-treated patients to be transferred to facilities offering neuroendovascular therapy is important.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - September 1, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Ichiro Deguchi, Satoko Mizuno, Shinya Kohyama, Norio Tanahashi, Masaki Takao Source Type: research

Intravenous Thrombolysis in Anticoagulated and Thrombocytopenic Ischemic Stroke Patients Does Not Increase the Risk of Intracerebral Hemorrhage (P4.271)
Conclusions:These data suggest that IV rt-PA can be safely administered in coagulopathic and thrombocytopenic patients. Although rates of sICH and mortality were similar to the NINDS cohort, caution may be needed to identify certain hemorrhagic risk factors. Routine exclusion of anticoagulated or thrombocytopenic patients is not supported and the use of IV rt-PA in these patients may increase the eligibility for acute stroke therapy, particularly at institutions where IA therapy is unavailable.Disclosure: Dr. Barazangi has received personal compensation for activities with Genentech. Dr. Sorensen has nothing to disclose. D...
Source: Neurology - April 17, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Barazangi, N., Sorensen, S., Chen, C., Wong, C., Yee, A., Ke, M., Rose, J., Grosvenor, D., Bedenk, A., Fernandes, J., Tong, D. Tags: Thrombolysis and Acute Evaluation in Ischemic Stroke Source Type: research

Rapidly improving neurological deficit of stroke; case series in Academic institute, KAUH, Jeddah (P4.283)
Conclusions:Rapidly improving patient represent a challenge to whether tPA should be given. However, the good outcome with thrombolytic therapy observed in our study, will hopfuly support the decision to treat.Study Supported by: nonDisclosure: Dr. khoja has nothing to disclose. Dr. Alshaer has nothing to disclose. Dr. al-Turkistani has nothing to disclose. Dr. Al-Mekhalfi has nothing to disclose.
Source: Neurology - April 17, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: khoja, a., Al-Shaer, D., al-Turkistani, a., Al-Mekhalfi, M. Tags: Thrombolysis and Acute Evaluation in Ischemic Stroke Source Type: research

Acute Stroke Therapy in Infective Endocarditis - Case Series and Systematic Review (P6.295)
Conclusions:Endovascular thrombectomy alone appears to be safer than IV-tPA alone in the management of AIS in patients with IE.Disclosure: Dr. Marquardt has nothing to disclose. Dr. Cho has nothing to disclose. Dr. Zhang has nothing to disclose. Dr. Uchino has nothing to disclose. Dr. Wisco has nothing to disclose.
Source: Neurology - April 17, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Marquardt, R., Cho, S.-M., Zhang, L., Uchino, K., Wisco, D. Tags: Cardiovascular Issues in Ischemic Stroke Source Type: research

The effect of statin use in acute ischemic stroke patients treated with thrombolytic therapy
This study investigated the effects of statins for the acute ischemic stroke patients after thrombolysis on the stroke outcome considering statin intensity and time window.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - March 18, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Jong-Moo Park, Tae Kyoung Kim, Eui Sung Jung, Kyusik Kang, Woung-Woo Lee, Jungju Lee, Ohyun Kwon, Byung-Kun Kim Source Type: research

Coexistent Sickle Cell Disease Has No Impact on the Safety or Outcome of Lytic Therapy in Acute Ischemic Stroke Clinical Sciences
Conclusions—Coexistent SCD had no significant impact on the safety or outcome of thrombolytic therapy in acute ischemic stroke. Although the sample size is relatively small, these data suggest that adults with SCD and acute ischemic stroke should be treated with thrombolysis, if they otherwise qualify. Addition studies, however, should track the intracranial hemorrhage rate and provide information on other SCD-related care such as transfusion.
Source: Stroke - February 27, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Robert J. Adams, Margueritte Cox, Shelly D. Ozark, Julie Kanter, Phillip J. Schulte, Ying Xian, Gregg C. Fonarow, Eric E. Smith, Lee H. Schwamm Tags: Ischemic Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) Original Contributions Source Type: research

Intravenous Thrombolysis in Unknown-Onset Stroke Clinical Sciences
Conclusions—Our data suggest no excess risk of symptomatic intracerebral hemorrhage but increased mortality and reduced favorable outcome in patients with UKO stroke compared with patients treated within the approved time window.
Source: Stroke - February 27, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Laura Dorado, Niaz Ahmed, Gotz Thomalla, Manuel Lozano, Branko Maloȷcic, Mushtaq Wani, Monica Millan, Ales Tomek, Antoni Davalos Tags: Cerebrovascular Disease/Stroke, Ischemic Stroke Original Contributions Source Type: research

Substantial Progress Yet Significant Opportunity for Improvement in Stroke Care in China Clinical Sciences
Conclusions—Adherence to stroke performance metrics has increased over time, but significant opportunities remain for further improvement. Continuous stroke quality improvement program should be developed as a national priority in China.
Source: Stroke - October 24, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: Li, Z., Wang, C., Zhao, X., Liu, L., , Li, H., Shen, H., Liang, L., Bettger, J., Yang, Q., Wang, D., Wang, A., Pan, Y., Jiang, Y., Yang, X., Zhang, C., Fonarow, G. C., Schwamm, L. H., Hu, B., Peterson, E. D., Xian, Y., Wang, Y., Tags: Clinical Studies, Health Services, Quality and Outcomes, Cerebrovascular Disease/Stroke Original Contributions Source Type: research

Sex Disparities in Ischemic Stroke Care: FL-PR CReSD Study (Florida-Puerto Rico Collaboration to Reduce Stroke Disparities) Clinical Sciences
Conclusions— Women received comparable stroke care to men in this registry as measured by prespecified Get With The Guidelines metrics. However, women less likely received thrombolysis and had door-to-needle time <1 hour, an observation that calls for the implementation of interventions to reduce sex disparity in these measures.
Source: Stroke - September 26, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: Asdaghi, N., Romano, J. G., Wang, K., Ciliberti-Vargas, M. A., Koch, S., Gardener, H., Dong, C., Rose, D. Z., Waddy, S. P., Robichaux, M., Garcia, E. J., Gonzalez-Sanchez, J. A., Burgin, W. S., Sacco, R. L., Rundek, T. Tags: Secondary Prevention, Women, Quality and Outcomes, Ischemic Stroke Clinical Sciences Source Type: research

Effects of Alteplase for Acute Stroke on the Distribution of Functional Outcomes: A Pooled Analysis of 9 Trials Clinical Sciences
Conclusions— Treatment with intravenous alteplase initiated within 4.5 hours of stroke onset increases the chance of achieving an improved level of function for all patients across the age spectrum, including the over 80s and across all severities of stroke studied (top versus bottom fifth means: 22 versus 4); the earlier that treatment is initiated, the greater the benefit.
Source: Stroke - August 22, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: Lees, K. R., Emberson, J., Blackwell, L., Bluhmki, E., Davis, S. M., Donnan, G. A., Grotta, J. C., Kaste, M., von Kummer, R., Lansberg, M. G., Lindley, R. I., Lyden, P., Murray, G. D., Sandercock, P. A. G., Toni, D., Toyoda, K., Wardlaw, J. M., Whiteley, Tags: Treatment, Cerebrovascular Disease/Stroke, Cerebrovascular Procedures, Ischemic Stroke Clinical Sciences Source Type: research

Identification of Reversible Disruption of the Human Blood-Brain Barrier Following Acute Ischemia Brief Reports
Conclusions— This study demonstrates that diffuse, mild BBB disruption in the acutely ischemic human brain is reversible with reperfusion. This study also confirms prior findings that focal severe BBB disruption confers an increased risk of hemorrhagic transformation in patients treated with intravenous tissue-type plasminogen activator.
Source: Stroke - August 22, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: Simpkins, A. N., Dias, C., Leigh, R., on behalf of the National Institutes of Health Natural History of Stroke Investigators, Benson, Hsia, Latour, Luby, Lynch, Merino, Nadareishvili, Warach Tags: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Blood-Brain Barrier, Intracranial Hemorrhage, Ischemic Stroke Brief Reports Source Type: research

Intravenous Thrombolysis With Recombinant Tissue-Type Plasminogen Activator in a Stroke Patient Receiving Dabigatran Anticoagulant After Antagonization With Idarucizumab Brief Reports
Conclusions— This case represents a new therapeutic paradigm. It is further supported by in vitro data showing no nonspecific interactions of idarucizumab with recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator–induced thrombolysis. Thus, patients effectively anticoagulated with dabigatran who were previously contraindicated for thrombolytic therapy in this situation may now receive treatment because of the ability to rapidly reverse the anticoagulant activity of dabigatran with idarucizumab.
Source: Stroke - June 27, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: Berrouschot, J., Stoll, A., Hogh, T., Eschenfelder, C. C. Tags: Cerebrovascular Procedures, Ischemic Stroke Brief Reports Source Type: research

Prognostic Significance of Short-Term Blood Pressure Variability in Acute Stroke: Systematic Review Clinical Sciences
Conclusions— This systematic review and meta-analysis suggest that greater systolic BPV, measured early from ischemic stroke or intracerebral hemorrhage onset, is associated with poor longer-term functional outcome. Future prospective studies should investigate how best to measure and define BPV in acute stroke, as well as to determine its prognostic significance.
Source: Stroke - August 24, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: Manning, L. S., Rothwell, P. M., Potter, J. F., Robinson, T. G. Tags: Cerebrovascular disease/stroke, Acute Cerebral Hemorrhage, Acute Cerebral Infarction, Acute Stroke Syndromes Clinical Sciences Source Type: research

Day-by-Day Blood Pressure Variability and Functional Outcome After Acute Ischemic Stroke: Fukuoka Stroke Registry Clinical Sciences
Conclusions— These data suggest that intraindividual day-by-day BP variability during the subacute stage is associated with the 3-month functional outcome after acute ischemic stroke.
Source: Stroke - June 22, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: Fukuda, K., Kai, H., Kamouchi, M., Hata, J., Ago, T., Nakane, H., Imaizumi, T., Kitazono, T., on behalf of the FSR Investigators, The steering committee of the Fukuoka Stroke Registry included, Ishitsuka, Fujimoto, Ibayashi, Kusuda, Arakawa, Irie, Fujii, Tags: Acute Cerebral Infarction Clinical Sciences Source Type: research

Drip and Ship Thrombolytic Therapy for Acute Ischemic Stroke: Use, Temporal Trends, and Outcomes Clinical Sciences
Conclusions— Drip and ship tPA is common, used in 1 in 4 patients treated with tPA in the United States. Modest differences in mortality and symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage may be because of patient selection bias, post-tPA care differences, or unmeasured confounding. The drip and ship paradigm may facilitate widespread tPA use in patients with acute stroke.
Source: Stroke - February 23, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: Sheth, K. N., Smith, E. E., Grau-Sepulveda, M. V., Kleindorfer, D., Fonarow, G. C., Schwamm, L. H. Tags: Acute Cerebral Infarction, Acute Stroke Syndromes, Embolic stroke, Emergency treatment of Stroke, Thrombolysis Clinical Sciences Source Type: research

Variations in Acute Hospital Stroke Care and Factors Influencing Adherence to Quality Indicators in 6 European Audits Brief Reports
Conclusions— Detected variations in performance of acute stroke services were found. Differences in adherence to quality indicators might indicate population subgroups with specific needs for improving care delivery.
Source: Stroke - January 26, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: Wiedmann, S., Hillmann, S., Abilleira, S., Dennis, M., Hermanek, P., Niewada, M., Norrving, B., Asplund, K., Rudd, A. G., Wolfe, C. D. A., Heuschmann, P. U., on behalf of the European Implementation Score Collaboration Tags: Health policy and outcome research, Emergency treatment of Stroke, Other Stroke Treatment - Medical Brief Reports Source Type: research

Sex, diastolic blood pressure, and outcome after thrombolysis for ischemic stroke.
Conclusion. The study indicates that females appear to gain a relatively greater benefit from thrombolytic therapy than men due to a better functional recovery. A higher diastolic blood pressure increases the risk for a worse prospective functional status in men. PMID: 25302134 [PubMed]
Source: Stroke Research and Treatment - December 2, 2014 Category: Neurology Tags: Stroke Res Treat Source Type: research

Does a history of migraine affect the rate of thrombolysis in young stroke patients?
Conclusion. Migraine is associated with a low rate of thrombolytic therapy in young patients admitted with acute ischaemic stroke. Migraine patients admitted with acute ischaemic stroke are at risk of maltreatment. PMID: 24349822 [PubMed]
Source: Stroke Research and Treatment - December 2, 2014 Category: Neurology Tags: Stroke Res Treat Source Type: research

Medicolegal considerations with intravenous tissue plasminogen activator in stroke: a systematic review.
Conclusion. Physicians and hospitals are at an increased risk of litigation in patients with AIS when in IV-tPA is being considered for treatment. While majority of the cases litigated were cases where tPA was not administered, only about 1 in 20 cases was litigated when complications occurred. PMID: 24083048 [PubMed]
Source: Stroke Research and Treatment - December 2, 2014 Category: Neurology Tags: Stroke Res Treat Source Type: research

Reducing haemorrhagic transformation after thrombolysis for stroke: a strategy utilising minocycline.
Authors: Blacker DJ, Prentice D, Alvaro A, Bates TR, Bynevelt M, Kelly A, Kho LK, Kohler E, Hankey GJ, Thompson A, Major T Abstract Haemorrhagic transformation (HT) of recently ischaemic brain is a feared complication of thrombolytic therapy that may be caused or compounded by ischaemia-induced activation of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs). The tetracycline antibiotic minocycline inhibits matrix MMPs and reduces macroscopic HT in rodents with stroke treated with tissue plasminogen activator (tPA). The West Australian Intravenous Minocycline and TPA Stroke Study (WAIMATSS) aims to determine the safety and efficacy ...
Source: Stroke Research and Treatment - December 2, 2014 Category: Neurology Tags: Stroke Res Treat Source Type: research

Impact of Living Alone on the Care and Outcomes of Patients With Acute Stroke Brief Reports
Conclusions— Patients living alone had delayed hospital arrival, less thrombolytic therapy, and were less likely to return home. Greater understanding of the inter-relationships among living alone, social isolation, access to stroke care, and outcomes is needed.
Source: Stroke - September 22, 2014 Category: Neurology Authors: Reeves, M. J., Prager, M., Fang, J., Stamplecoski, M., Kapral, M. K. Tags: Acute Stroke Syndromes Brief Reports Source Type: research

Thrombolysis in Ischemic Stroke Without Arterial Occlusion at Presentation Clinical Sciences
Conclusions— This study provides crucial data that patients with ischemic stroke who do not have visible arterial occlusion at presentation may benefit from thrombolysis.
Source: Stroke - August 25, 2014 Category: Neurology Authors: Lahoti, S., Gokhale, S., Caplan, L., Michel, P., Samson, Y., Rosso, C., Limaye, K., Hinduja, A., Singhal, A., Ali, S., Pettigrew, L. C., Kryscio, R., Dedhia, N., Hastak, S., Liebeskind, D. S. Tags: Cerebral Lacunes, Embolic stroke, Computerized tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Pathology of Stroke, Thrombolysis Clinical Sciences Source Type: research

Defining Clinically Relevant Cerebral Hemorrhage After Thrombolytic Therapy for Stroke: Analysis of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Tissue-Type Plasminogen Activator Trials Clinical Sciences
Conclusions— The ECASS2 and mSITS-MOST symptomatic intracerebral hemorrhage definitions, which combine radiological features and occurrence of substantial early neurological deterioration, best identify tPA hemorrhages that alter final patient outcome.
Source: Stroke - August 25, 2014 Category: Neurology Authors: Rao, N. M., Levine, S. R., Gornbein, J. A., Saver, J. L. Tags: Acute Cerebral Infarction, Emergency treatment of Stroke, Intracerebral Hemorrhage, Thrombolysis Clinical Sciences Source Type: research

Race/Ethnic Differences in the Risk of Hemorrhagic Complications Among Patients With Ischemic Stroke Receiving Thrombolytic Therapy Clinical Sciences
Conclusions— In patients with stroke receiving tPA, hemorrhagic complications were slightly higher in blacks and Asians, but not in Hispanics compared with whites. Asians also faced significantly higher risk for sICH relative to other race/ethnic groups. Future studies are needed to evaluate whether reduction in tPA dose similar to that used in many Asian countries could improve the safety of tPA therapy in Asians in the United States with acute ischemic strokes while maintaining efficacy.
Source: Stroke - July 28, 2014 Category: Neurology Authors: Mehta, R. H., Cox, M., Smith, E. E., Xian, Y., Bhatt, D. L., Fonarow, G. C., Peterson, E. D., for the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Program Tags: Thrombolysis Clinical Sciences Source Type: research

Different Doses of Recombinant Tissue-Type Plasminogen Activator for Acute Stroke in Chinese Patients Clinical Sciences
Conclusions— These results did not support the dose of 0.9 mg/kg of r-tPA being optimal for all patients in the East Asian population. In elderly patients (71–80 years), a lower dose of 0.6 mg/kg is associated with a better outcome. Confirmation of the results through randomized trial is required.
Source: Stroke - July 28, 2014 Category: Neurology Authors: Chao, A.-C., Liu, C.-K., Chen, C.-H., Lin, H.-J., Liu, C.-H., Jeng, J.-S., Hu, C.-J., Chung, C.-P., Hsu, H.-Y., Sheng, W.-Y., Hu, H.-H., on behalf of the Taiwan Thrombolytic Therapy for Acute Ischemic Stroke (TTT-AIS) Study Group Tags: Thrombolysis Clinical Sciences Source Type: research