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FDA Approves Use of Imaging Platform to Select Patients for Clot Removal

Friday, January 18, 2019—The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a neuroimaging platform (RAPID; iSchemaView, Menlo Park, CA) for selecting stroke patients who are likely to benefit from e…

New Aneurysm Treatment Device Receives Premarket Approval

Tuesday, January 08, 2019—The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted premarket approval (PMA) to an intrasaccular flow disruptor (Web aneurysm embolization system; Microvention, Aliso Viejo, CA) wh…

2018 Drug and Device Approvals for Neurology

January 2019—HEADACHE & PAIN Noninvasive Vagus Nerve Stimulation (Gammacore; electroCore, Basking Ridge, NJ) Cleared: November 28, 2018 and January 29, 2018 Indications: adjun…

Triage for Higher Level of Care

Nerses Sanossian, MD

January 2019—Which is best: primary, comprehensive, or just thrombectomy-ready?

Mechanical Thrombectomy

Shashvat M. Desai, MD; and Ashutosh P. Jadhav, MD, PhD

January 2019—The standard of care for acute ischemic stroke with large vessel occlusion continues to evolve.

Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Vasospasm, and Delayed Cerebral Ischemia

Klearchos Psychogios, MD, MSc; and Georgios Tsivgoulis, MD, PhD, MSc, FESO, FEAN

January 2019—Prevention, effective monitoring, and early detection are the keys to successful management after subarachnoid hemorrhage.

Intracranial Atherosclerotic Disease

Arth K. Srivastava, MD; and Shyam Prabhakaran, MD, MS

January 2019—Neurologists need to be vigilant for this common cause of ischemic stroke, associated with the highest rates of recurrent stroke.

Asymptomatic Carotid Artery Stenosis

Randolph S. Marshall, MD, MS

January 2019—Testing for plaque instability, microemboli, hemodynamic status, and cognitive function may help determine best-practice management.


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