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Balloon guide catheter use in mechanical thrombectomy linked to clinical and angiographic outcomes
March 28, 2018  
The use of balloon guide catheters (BGCs) during mechanical thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke is associated with superior clinical and angiographic outcomes, concludes a systematic review and meta-analysis recently published by JNIS and discussed in this podcast. Waleed Brinjikji (Departments of Radiology and Neurosurgery of the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA) tells the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Felipe Albuquerque the details of his paper ‘Impact of balloon guide catheter on technical and clinical outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis’.
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Favorable revascularization therapy in patient with ASPECTS =5 in anterior circulation infarct
January 31, 2018  
A low baseline Alberta Stroke Programme Early CT Score (ASPECTS) is strongly associated with low rates of favorable outcome in patients with acute stroke. The study discussed in this podcast evaluated the efficacy and safety of revascularization therapy in patient with ASPECTS =5 in anterior circulation infarct, concluding that revascularization therapy contributed to a favorable clinical outcome at 90 days, especially in patients younger than 70 years. The Editor-in-Chief of JNIS Felipe Albuquerque is joined by Vincent Costalat (Department of Neuroradiology, CHRU Gui de Chauliac, Montpellier, France), who co-authored the paper: "Favorable revascularization therapy in patients with ASPECTS = 5 on DWI in anterior circulation stroke". Read the full details of this article published in the January 2018 issue of JNIS here: jnis.bmj.com/content/10/1/5
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