Wei-Xing Bai

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BACKGROUND Coil embolization of intracranial aneurysms is being increasingly used; however, thromboembolic events have become a major periprocedural complication. OBJECTIVE To determine the safety and efficacy of prophylactic tirofiban in patients with ruptured intracranial aneurysms. METHODS Tirofiban was administered as an intravenous bolus (8.0 μg/kg(More)
INTRODUCTION This study was to investigate the periprocedural stroke rates, safety, and long-term effect of Wingspan stenting for symptomatic severe stenosis of the middle cerebral artery (MCA) at a high-volume center. METHODS Between July 2007 and April 2013, 196 consecutive patients with severe MCA atherosclerotic stenosis (≥70%) who were treated with(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the safety and long-term effect of using the Wingspan stent for severe symptomatic atherosclerotic basilar artery stenosis (≥70%). MATERIALS AND METHODS Between July 2007 and April 2013, we had 91 consecutive patients (age range 41-82 years old) with symptomatic severe basilar stenosis (70-99%) who underwent Wingspan stenting at(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the safety and outcome of intracranial stenting for intracranial atherosclerotic stenosis (IAS). MATERIALS AND METHODS Between July 2007 and April 2013, 433 consecutive patients with IAS > 70% underwent intracranial Wingspan stenting, and the data were prospectively analyzed. RESULTS Intracranial stenting was successful in 429(More)
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