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Higher risk of symptomatic ICH after thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke in Asian population

A recently published study from a large stroke database in China found that risk of symptomatic ICH in Asian population was higher than previous RCTs, which predominantly enrolled Caucasians.  The investigators utilized data from Endovascular Treatment for Acute Anterior Circulation Ischemic Stroke Registry (ACTUAL), a multicenter registry program in China, to study the predictors for symptomatic ICH.   More »

Distance from lesion-to-eloquence in brain arteriovenous malformation resection

Eloquence is one of the most critical features surrounding the natural history and management of brain arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). In a  study published ahead-of-print this week in the Journal of Neurosurgery, 201 consecutive patients with brain AVMs that underwent preoperative functional MRI and diffusion-tensor imaging followed by ... More »

Vessel Wall Enhancement and Blood–Cerebrospinal Fluid Barrier Disruption After Mechanical Thrombectomy

In this recently published study, the investigators performed gadolinium-enhanced MRI to identify the rate of vessel wall permeability impairment and blood-CSF barrier (BCSFB) disruption. More »

The natural history of untreated, ruptured cerebral aneurysms

Data on ruptured cerebral aneurysms left unsecured are from the 1960s. This month in the journal Stroke, a group of researchers from Helsinki in Finland published their findings in a more recent cohort. The authors identified 510 patients ... More »

Coronary artery disease and diabetes associated with higher annual growth rate of brain aneurysms

In  this study  recently presented at the International Stroke Conference, investigators followed a large cohort of patients with known intracranial aneurysms and analyzed demographic and clinical factors that are associated with aneurysm growth.     Not surprisingly, the study found that mean initial size ... More »

Woven EndoBridge (WEB) technique for cerebral aneurysms

The Woven EndoBridge (WEB) technique represents an intrasaccular device designed to obliterate cerebral aneurysms and was first introduced approximately 4 years ago. Currently there are 3 versions including a double and single layer cube and a single ... More »

Calcification of the intracranial internal carotid artery affects recanalization and functional outcome after thrombectomy

In 2015, 5 large randomized clinical trials demonstrated that mechanical thrombectomy substantially improves functional outcome of patients presenting with acute ischemic stroke. The positive results of the trials were largely attributed to screening for large vessel occlusion and high recanalization ... More »

Call to action to support initiatives to designate September 2014 "National Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month"

Call for action by all members to support the initiatives by US representatives Pat Tiberi (R-OH) and Richard Neal (D-MA) have introduced a resolution ( H. Res. 522 ) that would designate September 2014 as “National Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month.”  A similar resolution ( ... More »

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