DAWN trial: solution or problem?

Key point: The main results of the “magnificent seven” (MR-CLEAN, ESCAPE, EXTEND-IA, SWIFT PRIME, REVASCAT, THRACE, THERAPY) regarding stroke therapy showed that endovascular thrombectomy had a clinical benefit when it was performed within 6 hours after the onset of stroke symptoms and that there is an inverse relation between time and the benefit of the Read more about DAWN trial: solution or problem?[…]

Anesthesia-related outcomes for endovascular stroke revascularization: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Key point: Despite recently published trials showed the sizeable treatment effect of the endovascular mechanical thrombectomy, several studies suggest that the choice of anesthetic management during the endovascular recanalization procedure may have a substantial effect on patient outcomes. Preliminary retrospective observational studies have suggested that general anesthesia (GA) is associated with poorer outcomes than conscious sedation Read more about Anesthesia-related outcomes for endovascular stroke revascularization: A systematic review and meta-analysis[…]

Anesthesia Technique and Outcomes of Mechanical Thrombectomy in Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke.

Bekelis K1, Missios S2, MacKenzie TA2, Tjoumakaris S2, Jabbour P2.   Pubmed BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The impact of anesthesia technique on the outcomes of mechanical thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke remains an issue of debate. We investigated the association of general anesthesia with outcomes in patients undergoing mechanicalthrombectomy for ischemic stroke. METHODS: We performed a Read more about Anesthesia Technique and Outcomes of Mechanical Thrombectomy in Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke.[…]