Johannes Kaesmacher

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Mitochondria are organelles with a complex architecture. They are bounded by an envelope consisting of the outer membrane and the inner boundary membrane (IBM). Narrow crista junctions (CJs) link the IBM to the cristae. OMs and IBMs are firmly connected by contact sites (CS). The molecular nature of the CS remained unknown. Using quantitative(More)
BACKGROUND Volume coils were developed to improve occlusion rates of intracranial aneurysms. Previous studies have shown increased packing density and comparable occlusion rates, but subgroup analyses of aneurysm size have not been carried out. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the safety and efficacy of the Penumbra Coil 400 (PC400) system in treating intracranial(More)
BACKGROUND The Thrombolysis in Cerebral Infarction (TICI) scale is the most widely applied scoring system to grade technical results of recanalizing therapies in acute ischemic stroke (AIS). TICI 2b and TICI 3 are conventionally subsumed as 'successful recanalization'. Previous studies reported conflicting results for the clinical relevance of achieving(More)
Recent studies suggested that preinterventional intravenous (i. v.) recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA) as bridging therapy facilitates successful and fast vessel recanalization in endovascular stroke treatment (EST); however, data on this effect and the associated clinical value are discrepant. This study examined if this discrepancy could be(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Periprocedural thrombus fragmentation is a relevant risk in endovascular stroke treatment. Because factors influencing its occurrence are largely unknown, this study addresses a potential relationship between thrombus histology and clot stability. MATERIALS AND METHODS Eighty-five patients with anterior circulation stroke treated(More)
BACKGROUND In stroke due to middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusion, collaterals may sustain tissue in the peripheral MCA territory, extending the time window for recanalizing therapies. However, MCA occlusions often block some or all of the 'lenticulostriate' (LS) arteries originating from the M1 segment, eliminating blood flow to dependent territories in(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE This study examines if involvement of the lenticulostriate arteries (LSAs) in MCA stroke and consecutive infarction of the basal ganglia can be predicted by the exact occlusion site, as determined in pre-interventional CT or MRI imaging. METHODS Retrospective analysis of 212 patients with acute isolated MCA occlusions treated with(More)
BACKGROUND Thrombus migration (TM) in intracranial vessels during ischemic stroke has been reported in the form of case reports, but its incidence, impact on the technical success of subsequent endovascular thrombectomy and patients' outcome have never been studied systematically. METHODS AND RESULTS Retrospective analysis was done of 409 patients with(More)
The aim of our study was the technical evaluation of a first pass approach of primary thrombus aspiration (AST) in patients with emergency large intracerebral vessel occlusions (ELVO) under routine clinical conditions. We collected procedural and clinical data of 104 patients who underwent mechanical thrombectomy due to ELVO between June 2014 and January(More)
OBJECTIVE O-(2-[18F]-fluoroethyl)-L-tyrosine-positron emission tomography (FET-PET) imaging is an additional tool for tumor grading and surgery planning. Up to now, not much is known about FET-PET imaging in anaplastic gliomas. Our objective was to assess the FET uptake in anaplastic gliomas, compared with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), histopathologic(More)