Lasse Speiser
Aarhus University Hospital
OcclusionLocal anesthesiaSedationStentStroke
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Background: Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is the most common primary systemic vasculitis predominantly affecting large and medium sized vessels. In rare cases, the vasculitis can affect the vessels of the brain. Results: We describe four cases of GCA with involvement of the cerebral vessels causing stroke. These cases were unresponsive to aggressive immunosuppression and we opted to treat with endovascular balloon dilatation of the stenotic areas. The procedure was safe. The four patients were trea...
#1Leif Sørensen (Aarhus University Hospital)H-Index: 11
#2Lasse Speiser (Aarhus University Hospital)H-Index: 1
Last. Claus Z. Simonsen (Aarhus University Hospital)H-Index: 22
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Background The “General or Local Anesthesia in Intra-Arterial Therapy” (GOLIATH) trial compared infarct growth and outcome in patients undergoing endovascular therapy (EVT) under either general anesthesia (GA) or conscious sedation (CS). The results were the same for the primary outcome (infarct growth) but successful reperfusion was higher in the GA arm. Objective To further examine differences in the quality and safety of EVT with the two anesthetic regimens in a post hoc analysis of GOLIATH. ...
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#2Claus Z. SimonsenH-Index: 22
Last. Lasse SpeiserH-Index: 1
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This is a case report of a 54-year-old male, who was admitted twice with transient ischaemic attacks and eventually stroke due to cerebral vasculitis because of an underlying borrelial infection. He did not have any preceding symptoms of neuroborreliosis (Bannwarth syndrome) or erythema migrans. This report underlines the importance of performing a broad neurological evaluation of patients, who present with atypical neurological symptoms.