Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
BioMed Research International
Volume 2018, Article ID 9548743, 8 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/9548743
Research Article

Improvement of Endovascular Stroke Treatment: A 24-Hour Neuroradiological On-Site Service Is Not Enough

1Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology, University Hospital, RWTH Aachen University, Pauwelsstr. 30, 52074 Aachen, Germany
2Department of Neurology, University Hospital, RWTH Aachen University, Pauwelsstr. 30, 52074 Aachen, Germany
3Department of Radiology, University Hospital Tübingen, Hoppe-Seyler-Straße 3, 72076 Tübingen, Germany

Correspondence should be addressed to Omid Nikoubashman; ed.nehcaaku@namhsabuokino

Received 31 July 2017; Revised 25 November 2017; Accepted 30 November 2017; Published 4 January 2018

Academic Editor: Marcel Arnold

Copyright © 2018 Omid Nikoubashman et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. J. L. Saver, M. Goyal, A. Bonafe et al., “Stent-retriever thrombectomy after intravenous t-PA vs. t-PA alone in stroke,” The New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 372, no. 24, pp. 2285–2295, 2015. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  2. O. A. Berkhemer, P. S. Fransen, D. Beumer et al., “A randomized trial of intraarterial treatment for acute ischemic stroke,” The New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 372, no. 1, pp. 11–20, 2015. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  3. B. C. Campbell, P. J. Mitchell, T. J. Kleinig et al., “Endovascular therapy for ischemic stroke with perfusion-imaging selection,” The New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 372, no. 11, pp. 1009–1018, 2015. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  4. T. G. Jovin, A. Chamorro, E. Cobo et al., “Thrombectomy within 8 hours after symptom onset in ischemic stroke,” The New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 372, no. 24, pp. 2296–2306, 2015. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  5. M. Goyal, A. M. Demchuk, B. K. Menon et al., “Randomized assessment of rapid endovascular treatment of ischemic stroke,” The New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 372, no. 11, pp. 1019–1030, 2015. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  6. O. Nikoubashman, M. Jungbluth, K. Schürmann et al., “Neurothrombectomy in acute ischaemic stroke: A prospective single-centre study and comparison with randomized controlled trials,” European Journal of Neurology, vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 807–816, 2016. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  7. M. Goyal, B. K. Menon, M. D. Hill, and A. Demchuk, “Consistently achieving computed tomography to endovascular recanalization < 90 minutes: solutions and innovations,” Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation, vol. 45, no. 12, pp. e252–e256, 2014. View at Google Scholar
  8. S. M. Van Schaik, S. Scott, L. M. de Lau, R. M. Van den Berg-Vos, and N. D. Kruyt, “Short Door-to-Needle Times in Acute Ischemic Stroke and Prospective Identification of Its Delaying Factors,” Cerebrovascular Diseases Extra, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 75–83, 2015. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  9. O. Nikoubashman, T. Probst, K. Schürmann et al., “Weekend effect in endovascular stroke treatment: Do treatment decisions, procedural times, and outcome depend on time of admission?” Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 336–339, 2017. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  10. M. A. Almekhlafi, A. Hockley, J. A. Desai et al., “Overcoming the evening/weekend effects on time delays and outcomes of endovascular stroke therapy: The Calgary Stroke Program experience,” Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery, vol. 6, no. 10, pp. 729–732, 2014. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  11. A. Mpotsaris, A. Kowoll, W. Weber, C. Kabbasch, A. Weber, and D. Behme, “Endovascular stroke therapy at nighttime and on weekends-as fast and effective as during normal business hours?” Journal of Vascular and Interventional Neurology, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 39–45, 2015. View at Google Scholar
  12. O. Nikoubashman, A. Reich, R. Pjontek, M. Jungbluth, and M. Wiesmann, “Postinterventional subarachnoid haemorrhage after endovascular stroke treatment with stent retrievers,” Neuroradiology, vol. 56, no. 12, pp. 1087–1096, 2014. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  13. H. P. Adams Jr., B. H. Bendixen, L. J. Kappelle et al., “Classification of subtype of acute ischemic stroke: definitions for use in a multicenter clinical trial,” Stroke, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 35–41, 1993. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  14. J. E. Fugate, A. M. Klunder, and D. F. Kallmes, “What is meant by "TICI"?” American Journal of Neuroradiology, vol. 34, no. 9, pp. 1792–1797, 2013. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  15. J. H. W. Pexman, P. A. Barber, M. D. Hill et al., “Use of the Alberta Stroke Program Early CT Score (ASPECTS) for assessing CT scans in patients with acute stroke,” American Journal of Neuroradiology, vol. 22, no. 8, pp. 1534–1542, 2001. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  16. A. Meretoja, D. Strbian, S. Mustanoja, T. Tatlisumak, P. J. Lindsberg, and M. Kaste, “Reducing in-hospital delay to 20 minutes in stroke thrombolysis,” Neurology, vol. 79, no. 4, pp. 306–313, 2012. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  17. H.-J. Cho, K. Y. Lee, H. S. Nam et al., “Process improvement to enhance existing stroke team activity toward more timely thrombolytic treatment,” Journal of Clinical Neurology, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 328–333, 2014. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  18. E. T. Thortveit, M. G. Bøe, U. Ljøstad, Å. Mygland, and A. Tveiten, “Organizational changes aiming to reduce iv tPA door-to-needle time,” Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, vol. 130, no. 4, pp. 248–252, 2014. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  19. K. Schregel, D. Behme, I. Tsogkas et al., “Effects of Workflow optimization in endovascularly treated stroke patients - a pre-post effectiveness study,” PLoS ONE, vol. 11, no. 12, article e0169192, 2016. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  20. M. Psychogios, D. Behme, K. Schregel et al., “One-stop management of acute stroke patients,” Stroke, vol. 48, no. 11, pp. 3152–3155, 2017. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  21. P. Khatri, T. Abruzzo, S. D. Yeatts, C. Nichols, J. P. Broderick, and T. A. Tomsick, “Good clinical outcome after ischemic stroke with successful revascularization is time-dependent,” Neurology, vol. 73, no. 13, pp. 1066–1072, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus