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Effect of Mechanical Thrombectomy Without vs With Intravenous Thrombolysis on Functional Outcome Among Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke

Journal of the American Medical Association (01/19/21) 325(3): 244 DOI: 10.1001/jama.2020.23522 Suzuki, Kentaro; Matsumaru, Yuji; Takeuchi, Masataka; et al. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2775278 For patients with acute large vessel occlusion stroke, new research...


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Effect of Endovascular Treatment Alone vs Intravenous Alteplase Plus Endovascular Treatment on Functional Independence in Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke

Journal of the American Medical Association (01/19/21) 325(3):234 DOI:10.1001/jama.2020.23523 Zi, Wenjie; Qiu, Zhongming; Li, Fengli; et al. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2775279 Research out of China investigated whether endovascular treatment by itself would be...


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Effect of Endovascular Treatment Alone vs Intravenous Alteplase Plus Endovascular Treatment on Functional Independence in Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke

Journal of the American Medical Association (01/19/21) 325(3):234 DOI:10.1001/jama.2020.23523 Zi, Wenjie; Qiu, Zhongming; Li, Fengli; et al. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2775279 Research out of China investigated whether endovascular treatment by itself would...


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Ultra-Early Tranexamic Acid After Subarachnoid Haemorrhage (ULTRA): A Randomised Controlled Trial

The Lancet (01/09/21) Vol. 397, No. 10269, P. 112; doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)32518-6 Post, René; Germans, Menno R.; Tjerkstra, Maud A.; et al. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)32518-6/fulltext The use of ultra-early, short-term tranexamic acid did...


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Trial of Dexamethasone for Chronic Subdural Hematoma

New England Journal of Medicine (12/31/21) doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa2020473 Hutchinson, Peter J.; Edlmann, Ellie; Bulters, Diederik; et al. https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2020473 Patients with chronic subdural hematoma who were treated with dexamethasone had fewer favorable...


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Shorter Interval from Witnessed Out-Of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest to Reaching the Target Temperature Could Improve Neurological Outcomes After Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation with Target Temperature Management: A Retrospective Analysis

Shorter Interval from Witnessed Out-Of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest to Reaching the Target Temperature Could Improve Neurological Outcomes After Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation with Target Temperature Management: A Retrospective Analysis of a Japanese Nationwide Multicenter Observational...


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The EAN COVID‐19 registry (ENERGY): An International Instrument for Surveillance of Neurological Complications in Patients with COVID‐19

The EAN COVID‐19 registry (ENERGY): An International Instrument for Surveillance of Neurological Complications in Patients with COVID‐19 European Journal of Neurology (11/21/20) doi: 10.1111/ene.14652 Beghi, Ettore; Helbok, Raimund; Crean, Michael; et al. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com...


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NEWS: Magnesium, an Inexpensive and Safe Modality to Prevent Hemorrhagic Complications?

Maas MB, Jahromi BS, Batra A, et al. Magnesium and Risk of Bleeding Complications From Ventriculostomy Insertion. Stroke . 2020 Sep;51(9):2795-800 Reviewed by Wazim Mohamed, MD Read the article .* *You will need to log in to US National Library of Medicine National...


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Intravenous Alteplase for Stroke With Unknown Time of Onset Guided by Advanced Imaging: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Individual Patient Data

The Lancet (11/14/20) Vol. 396, No. 10262, P. 1574 doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)32163-2 Thomalla, Götz; Boutitie, Florent; Ma, Henry; et al. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)32163-2/fulltext Although stroke patients with unknown time of onset have...


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The Impact of Delirium on Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Treatment After Intracerebral Hemorrhage

Neurology (11/17/20) Vol. 95, No. 20 doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000010738 Reznik, Michael E.; Moody, Scott; Murray, Kayleigh; et al. https://n.neurology.org/content/95/20/e2727 Researchers report an association between delirium and withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment (WLST) after...