Outcomes of General Anesthesia and Conscious Sedation in Endovascular Treatment for Stroke.

@article{Just2016OutcomesOG,
  title={Outcomes of General Anesthesia and Conscious Sedation in Endovascular Treatment for Stroke.},
  author={Caroline Just and Philippe N Rizek and Peter Tryphonopoulos and D M Pelz and Miguel F Arango},
  journal={The Canadian journal of neurological sciences. Le journal canadien des sciences neurologiques},
  year={2016},
  volume={43 5},
  pages={655-8}
}
Background Recent studies have strongly indicated the benefits of endovascular therapy for acute ischemic stroke, but what remains a continued debate is the role for general anaesthesia versus conscious sedation (CS) for such procedures. Retrospective studies have found poorer neurological outcomes in patients who underwent general anesthesia (GA); however, some have revealed worse baseline stroke severity in these patients. Methods This study is a retrospective cohort study aimed at comparing… CONTINUE READING