Luca Remonda

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OBJECTIVE To define predictors of recanalisation and clinical outcome of patients with acute basilar artery occlusions treated with local intra-arterial thrombolysis (IAT). METHODS Vascular risk factors, severity of the neurological deficit graded by the National Institutes of Health stroke scale (NIHSS), and radiological findings were recorded at(More)
PURPOSE To determine the accuracy of gadolinium-enhanced three-dimensional magnetic resonance (MR) angiography in the evaluation of carotid artery stenosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS A prospective blinded comparison of first-pass MR angiography with conventional digital subtraction angiography (DSA) was performed in 21 patients suspected of having carotid(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of preoperative devascularization of spinal metastases in relation to the preembolization tumor vascularization degree and in relation to the intraoperative blood loss. Twenty-four patients underwent preoperative transarterial embolization of hypervascular spinal metastases. Each tumor was assigned a(More)
  • F Gönner, O Heid, +4 authors G Schroth
  • AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology
  • 1998
We evaluated a time-of-flight three-dimensional MR angiographic sequence with an ultrashort echo time for its ability to characterize the perfusional state of cerebral aneurysms that had been treated with Guglielmi detachable coils and to depict adjacent cerebral arteries. The results were compared with findings at conventional MR angiography and digital(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Since 1996, several preliminary studies have shown the usefulness of contrast material-enhanced MR angiography for imaging supraaortic vessels. The aim of this study was to compare the accuracy of contrast-enhanced 3D MR angiography with that of digital subtraction angiography (DSA) in the evaluation of carotid artery stenosis. (More)
The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the clinical outcome of patients with spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas (SDAVFs) that were treated with surgery, catheter embolization, or surgery after incomplete embolization. The study included 21 consecutive patients with SDAVFs of the thoracic, lumbar, or sacral spine who were treated in our(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of local intra-arterial thrombolysis (LIT) using urokinase in patients with acute stroke due to middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusion. METHODS We analyzed clinical and radiological findings and functional outcome 3 months after LIT with urokinase of 100 consecutive(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the safety, efficacy, and predictors of favourable outcome of intra-arterial thrombolysis in acute stroke attributable to internal carotid "T"occlusion METHODS The authors analysed 24 consecutive patients with T occlusions of the internal carotid artery treated by local intra-arterial thrombolysis using urokinase. RESULTS The(More)
BACKGROUND Results of recently published studies suggest that intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) and local intra-arterial thrombolysis (LIT) are feasible procedures in acute stroke after cervical artery dissection (CAD). OBJECTIVES To describe 9 patients with acute stroke caused by CAD who were treated by LIT (n = 7) or IVT (n = 2) and to review the(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Stent placement has been applied in small case series as a rescue therapy in combination with different thrombolytic agents, percutaneous balloon angioplasty (PTA), and mechanical thromboembolectomy (MT) in acute stroke treatment. These studies report a considerable mortality and a high rate of intracranial hemorrhages when(More)