In this issue of Neurosurgery News, Drs. Bradley Gross,
Ashutosh Jadhav, Tudor Jovin, Brian Jankowitz, and Phillip V. Parry discuss
topics including stent-assisted aneurysm coiling, dural arteriovenous fistulas,
extending the role of the neuroendovascular surgeon in a deployed environment,
and improving outcomes in the acute stroke population with endovascular
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be
- Recognize the rationale for the usage of stents to assist
coiling of intracranial aneurysms.
- Identify some of the limitations of first generation
intracranial stent technology and how the new ATLAS stent may overcome some of
- Recognize treatment options and overall results for dural
- Review presentation modalities for dural arteriovenous
- Identify risk factors for an aggressive course for dural
- Improve civilian understanding about Neurosurgical
capabilities in a deployed environment.
- Increase patient outcomes by implementing peripheral
vascular procedures that can be safely performed by someone with a basic
endovascular skill set.
- Improve diagnostic skill set for being able to identify
- Closely follow recommended guidelines by referring patients
for endovascular therapy with acute ischemic stroke in the setting of large
vessel occlusive disease.
- Increase patient outcomes by considering IV thrombolysis for
patients presenting within 4. 5 hours of symptoms onset after acute ischemic
- Improve management of acute ischemic stroke in order to
maximize the number of patients that will benefit from available therapies.
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- Goyal M, Menon BK, van Zwam WH, Dippel DW, Mitchell PJ, Demchuk AM, Dávalos A, Majoie CB, van der Lugt A, de Miquel MA, Donnan GA, Roos YB, Bonafe A, Jahan R, Diener HC, van den Berg LA, Levy EI, Berkhemer OA, Pereira VM, Rempel J, Millán M, Davis SM, Roy D, Thornton J, Román LS, Ribó M, Beumer D, Stouch B, Brown S, Campbell BC, van Oostenbrugge RJ, Saver JL, Hill MD, Jovin TG; HERMES collaborators. Endovascular thrombectomy after large-vessel ischaemic stroke: a meta-analysis of individual patient data from five randomised trials. Lancet. 2016 Apr 23;387(10029):1723-31.
- Jovin TG, Liebeskind DS, Gupta R, Rymer M, Rai A, Zaidat OO, Abou-Chebl A, Baxter B, Levy EI, Barreto A, Nogueira RG. Imaging-based endovascular therapy for acute ischemic stroke due to proximal intracranial anterior circulation occlusion treated beyond 8 hours from time last seen well: retrospective multicenter analysis of 237 consecutive patients. Stroke. 2011 Aug;42(8):2206-11.
Drs. Gross, Jadhav, Jankowitz, and Parry have
reported no relationships with any entities producing health care goods
Dr. Jovin has financial interests with the following any
entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:
Consultant: Codman Neurovascular, Neuravi
Stockholder: Silk Road, Anaconda
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