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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Recent reports have indicated that mechanical thrombectomy may have potential to treat acute ischemic stroke. However, few comparative studies of neurothrombectomy devices are reported. This study aims to compare the safety and effectiveness of two retrievable stent systems in acute ischemic stroke patients. METHODS A prospective(More)
INTRODUCTION Cerebellar infarction (CI) is uncommon, but may result in severe complications. The aim of our study was to determine the characteristics of patients with CI, as well as their outcomes as regards the territories affected. PATIENTS AND METHODS Data were collected from 124 patients admitted to our department during a five-year period, with a(More)
BACKGROUND Several clinical scales have been developed for predicting stroke recurrence. These clinical scores could be extremely useful to guide triage decisions. Our goal was to compare the very early predictive accuracy of the most relevant clinical scores [age, blood pressure, clinical features and duration of symptoms (ABCD) score, ABCD and diabetes(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Recent reports have indicated that mechanical thrombectomy may have the potential to treat acute ischemic stroke. This study aims to describe the safety and effectiveness of Trevo Retriever, using Stentriever technology, in revascularization of patients with acute ischemic stroke. METHODS Prospective study evaluating the clinical,(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with M2 middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusions are not always considered for endovascular treatment. OBJECTIVE To study outcomes in patients with M2 occlusion treated with endovascular procedures in the era of stentrievers. METHODS We studied patients prospectively included in the SONIIA registry (years 2011-2012)-a mandatory,(More)
The highest risk of subsequent stroke after a TIA occurs within the first week after the index event. However, the risk of stroke recurrence (SR) remains high during the first year of follow-up. We studied the temporal pattern and predictors of SR (at 7 days and from 7 days to 1-year follow-up). Between April 2008 and December 2009, we included 1,255(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of endovascular treatment on cognitive function as a prespecified secondary analysis of the REVASCAT (Endovascular Revascularization With Solitaire Device Versus Best Medical Therapy in Anterior Circulation Stroke Within 8 Hours) trial. METHODS REVASCAT randomized 206 patients with anterior circulation proximal arterial(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Recent trials have shown the superiority of endovascular thrombectomy (EVT) over medical therapy alone in certain stroke patients with proximal arterial occlusion. Using data from the Randomized Trial of Revascularization With Solitaire FR Device Versus Best Medical Therapy in the Treatment of Acute Stroke due to Anterior Circulation(More)
BACKGROUND Many guidelines recommend urgent intervention for patients with two or more transient ischaemic attacks (TIAs) within 7 days (multiple TIAs) to reduce the early risk of stroke. OBJECTIVE To determine whether all patients with multiple TIAs have the same high early risk of stroke. METHODS Between April 2008 and December 2009, we included 1255(More)