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BACKGROUND Differentiation between true acute tandem occlusion involving the extracranial internal carotid artery (ICA) from pseudotandem occlusion with a patent extracranial ICA has important prognostic and therapeutic implications. We explored the utility of perfusion-derived 4-dimensional CT angiogram (4D-CTA) in identifying carotid pseudo-occlusion in a(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The use of thrombolysis in acute minor ischemic stroke (MIS) remains controversial. We sought to determine the safety and efficacy of intravenous tissue-type plasminogen activator (IV-tPA) in acute MIS patients with demonstrable penumbra on computed tomographic perfusion study. METHODS Consecutive MIS patients with National(More)
We present Low Power Illinois scan architecture (LPILS) to achieve power dissipation and test data volume reduction, simultaneously. By using the proposed scan architecture, dynamic power dissipation during scan testing in registers and combinational cells can be significantly reduced without modifying the clock tree of the design. The proposed architecture(More)
Intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) thrombolysis remains the only proven pharmacological treatment for acute ischemic stroke [1]. A common clinical scenario is where a patient with atrial fibrillation (AF) on therapeutic anticoagulation presents with an acute ischemic stroke but thrombolysis is absolutely contraindicated due to hemorrhagic risk.(More)
Behçet disease (BD) is a rare relapsing, multisystem vasculitis characterised by recurrent oral and genital ulcers, and uveitis. As an autoimmune small vessel vasculitis, BD can involve other organs including the skin, joints, nervous system, kidney and the gastrointestinal tract. This report describes a 40-year-old woman who presented with an uncommon(More)
Correct identification of symptomatic high-grade internal carotid artery stenosis from low-grade or total chronic occlusion is critical for patient selection for urgent carotid endarterectomy. Carotid pseudo-occlusion is a flow-related artifact on noninvasive imaging that can lead to an incorrect diagnosis of total internal carotid artery occlusion, thereby(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Interhospital transfer is a critical component in the treatment of acute anterior circulation large vessel occlusive stroke transferred for mechanical thrombectomy. Real-world data for benchmarking and theoretical modeling are limited. We sought to characterize transfer workflow from primary stroke center (PSC) to comprehensive stroke(More)