ISUIA: the old problem.

Key point:
 In the last post, we have concluded that when an unruptured intracranial aneurysm is identified we have to decide whether the “patient” (and not only the aneurysm) should be treated and whether it should be treated with endovascular or neurosurgical techniques. But for years our decision making has been influenced by results of Read more about ISUIA: the old problem.[…]

Sex, Smoking, and Risk for Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Key points: According to prospective cohort studies, smoking is the most important risk factor for unruptured intracranial aneurysms, correlating with their appearance, growth and rupture. In addition, earlier studies report that women are at higher risk for SAH with adjusted hazard ratios (HRs) from 1.4 to 1.9 compared with men. In this paper, published August, 2016, Read more about Sex, Smoking, and Risk for Subarachnoid Hemorrhage[…]

Antiplatelet therapy for the prevention of peri-coiling thromboembolism in high-risk patients with ruptured intracranial aneurysms.

Edwards NJ1,2, Jones WH1, Sanzgiri A1, Corona J1, Dannenbaum M1, Chen PR1. Abstract OBJECTIVE The most frequent procedural complication of the endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysms is a thromboembolic event (TEE); in a subset of patients, such events will cause permanent neurological disability. In patients with unruptured aneurysms, increasing evidence supports the use of periprocedural Read more about Antiplatelet therapy for the prevention of peri-coiling thromboembolism in high-risk patients with ruptured intracranial aneurysms.[…]