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Minimally Invasive Removal of Deep Subcortical Hemorrhage

Wednesday, April 24, 2019—Minimally invasive techniques have been used to treat deep subcortical hemorrhages successfully. In 2 abstracts, presented at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons…

Safety and Efficacy of Web Aneurysm Embolization System

Friday, April 19, 2019—Clinical trial results published in the online edition of the Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery showed positive clinical outcomes for an aneurysm embolization s…

Low Cholesterol May Increase Hemorrhagic Stroke Risk for Women

Thursday, April 11, 2019—Results from a prospective cohort study published in Neurology show that women with low levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol had increased risk o…

Rivaroxaban, Dabigatran Reduce Ischemic Stroke and Intracranial Hemorrhage in Those With Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation

Wednesday, March 13, 2019—A large meta-analysis of 95 studies published in the Journal of Market Access and Health Policy, showed that treatment with rivaroxaban (Xarelto; Janssen Pharmaceuticals,…

Small Study Shows Similar Outcomes for “Drip & Stay” Vs “Drip & Ship” for Ischemic Stroke

Tuesday, March 12, 2019—In a study published in Stroke, there were no significant differences in the number of patients achieving a good outcome (90-day modified Rankin score [mRS] < 2) when …

Premarket Clearance Request Filed for Robotic Neurovascular Intervention

Friday, February 15, 2019—A premarket clearance request for a neurovascular intervention platform (CorPath GRX System; Corindus Vascular Robotics, Waltham, MA) has been filed with the Food and Drug Adm…

Intensive Blood Pressure Lowering With Intravenous Thrombectomy for Acute Ischemic Stroke Did Not Improve Functional Outcomes

Monday, February 11, 2019—In results from the ENCHANTED trial (NCT01422616), presented at the International Stroke Conference (ISC) in Honolulu, Hawaii and published in The Lancet, patients provid…

Embolization Device Receives FDA Approval for Expanded Indication for Small or Medium Wide-Neck Aneurysms

Monday, February 11, 2019—The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved an expanded indication for an embolization device (Pipeline™ Flex; Medtronic, Dublin, Ireland) for the treatment of small…


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