Recanalization therapy in pediatric stroke

ISCHEMIC STROKE / ACUTE THERAPY Recanalization therapy in pediatric stroke Created 21/09/2022, last revision 21/12/2022 [toc] AHA/ASA (2019) - Management of Stroke in Neonates and Children stroke is relatively rare in children but can lead to significant morbidity/mortality acute management strategies are extrapolated from adult studies with some specific considerations Specifics of stroke in pediatric ... Read more

Vertebrobasilar stroke

Vertebrobasilar territory
ISCHEMIC STROKE Vertebrobasilar stroke Created 20/06/2023, last revision 20/09/2023 [toc] the vertebrobasilar (posterior) circulation comprises the vertebral, basilar, and posterior cerebral arteries, as well as their branches it supplies the posterior regions of the brain (brainstem, thalamus, cerebellum, and areas of the occipital and temporal lobes) the term vertebrobasilar insufficiency (VBI) describes inadequate blood flow ... Read more

Neuroimaging in pediatric stroke

Focal cerebral arteriopathy on MRA
ISCHEMIC STROKE Neuroimaging in pediatric stroke Created 09/12/2022, last revision 21/12/2022 [toc] pediatric stroke is increasingly being recognized as an important cause of morbidity and mortality over 75% of children suffer long-term neurological deficits  mortality approx. 10%  19% recurrence/ 5 years it has a unique presentation (which may delay correct diagnosis) and etiologies (→ etiology ... Read more

Dabigatran (PRADAXA)

Dabigatran (PRADAXA)
ADD-ONS / MEDICATION / ANTICOAGULANTS Dabigatran (Pradaxa) Created 19/10/2022, last revision 25/10/2022 [toc] Dabigatran (PRADAXA) is an oral anticoagulant drug used to treat and prevent VTE and stroke in people with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) through direct thrombin inhibition. It is used as an alternative to warfarin, which does not require laboratory monitoring or dietary ... Read more

Focal cerebral arteriopathy (FCA)

Focal cerebral arteriopathy on DSA
ISCHEMIC STROKE / ETIOLOGY Focal cerebral arteriopathy (FCA) Created 22/09/2022, last revision 19/07/2023 [toc] Introduction focal cerebral arteriopathy (FCA) was originally referred to as transient cerebral arteriopathy (TCA) TCA was defined as a monophasic disease leading to unilateral intracranial stenosis (usually the distal ICA segment, M1, or A1 segments) follow-up vascular imaging may reveal progression ... Read more

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