Prediction of infarct growth and neurologic deterioration in patients with positive perfusion-diffusion mismatch.

@article{Hong2012PredictionOI,
  title={Prediction of infarct growth and neurologic deterioration in patients with positive perfusion-diffusion mismatch.},
  author={Chien-Tai Hong and Yu Sun and C W Lu and Hsiu-Chen Shin and Rong-Chi Chen},
  journal={Clinical neurology and neurosurgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={114 4},
  pages={376-80}
}
BACKGROUND To assess the value of baseline clinical severity and perfusion-diffusion mismatch as predictors for further infarct growth and clinical outcome. METHODS Patients with acute ischemic stroke and initial perfusion-diffusion mismatch within 72 h were enrolled. Baseline perfusion defects on time-to-peak (TTP) and cerebral blood volume (CBV) maps were measured. Infarct volume and stroke severity were assessed by diffusion-weighted image (DWI) and NIHSS, and were repeatedly assessed 7… CONTINUE READING