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BACKGROUND Vasospasm-related delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI) significantly impacts on outcome after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Erythropoietin (EPO) may reduce the severity of cerebral vasospasm and improve outcome, however, underlying mechanisms are incompletely understood. In this study, the authors aimed to investigate the effect of EPO on(More)
OBJECTIVE To quantify the risk for bleeding complications after thrombolysis for ischemic stroke in patients on warfarin (international normalized ratio [INR] ≤ 1.7) and to put these data into perspective with previous studies. METHODS A total of 548 consecutive stroke patients receiving IV recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA) were(More)
OBJECTIVE Prominent fibrinogen cleavage by recombinant tissue plasminogen activator and formation of fibrinogen degradation products with anticoagulant properties was proposed to amplify the risk of thrombolysis-related bleeding complications, but supportive evidence mainly derived from studies on myocardial infarction. METHODS This study included 547(More)
INTRODUCTION Vasospasm still is a major cause of morbidity after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. The purpose of this report is to describe the successful management of severe refractory vasospasm with continuous intra-arterial nimodipine (IAN) treatment. CASE DESCRIPTION A 72-year old right handed woman was admitted with non-traumatic SAH WFNS grade(More)
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