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OBJECTIVE To investigate whether the location and extent of the CT hyperdense artery sign (HAS) at presentation affects response to IV alteplase in the randomized controlled Third International Stroke Trial (IST-3). METHODS All prerandomization and follow-up (24-48 hours) CT brain scans in IST-3 were assessed for HAS presence, location, and extent by… (More)
An 89-year-old man presented with two separate minor stroke episodes due to high grade bilateral carotid stenoses, which were successfully treated with endovascular angioplasty and stenting. The role of operative interventions for high grade symptomatic carotid stenosis in patients aged over 80 years is discussed.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Estimating patient weight forms an important part of emergency ischemic stroke management guiding the dose of alteplase (tissue-type plasminogen activator). Weighing patients with stroke can be logistically challenging and time consuming, potentially delaying treatment times. We aimed to assess the reliability of approximating weight… (More)
A critical decision-step in the emergency treatment of ischemic stroke is whether or not to administer thrombolysis - a treatment that can result in good recovery, or deterioration due to symptomatic intracranial haemorrhage (SICH). Certain imaging features based upon early computerized tomography (CT), in combination with clinical variables, have been… (More)