49 e-Letters

published between 2014 and 2017

  • Transcranial antegrade approach for the treatment of dural sinus thrombosis

    With interest, I read this article and the authors' claim that their technique has not been previously described. A cursory search using PubMed would have shown that we described this approach almost 30 years ago:

    Treatment of dural sinus thrombosis with local urokinase infusion. Case report. Scott JA, Pascuzzi RM, Hall PV, Becker GJ. J Neurosurg. 1988 Feb;68(2):284-7.

  • Social Media Metrics: A New Way of Measuring Scientific Impact
    Andres M Lozano

    We read with great interest the article by Fargen et al(1), which reports the Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery (JNIS) experience in social media. The journal recently implemented a three-pronged social media strategy, along with the hiring of dedicated social media staffing, to enhance their online viewership. Since implementing this marketing approach, JNIS has had significantly more website accessions to their pe...

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  • Re:Comment on The Medina Embolic Device: early clinical experience from a single center
    Marta Aguilar Perez

    We would like to thank our colleagues for reading our publication and for the thorough review of the paper. We greatly look forward to reading their own experience and believe that it will add substantially to the literature on this new and interesting device.

    At the outset we would like to make it clear that we stand by our initial comment in saying that we believe the combination of a MED and other devices,...

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  • Trying to catch the "ghost ischemic core": CT perfusion versus DWI
    Nicola Morelli

    Dear Editor, We read with great interest the original article by Boned S. et al. (1) which demonstrates that CT perfusion (CTP) may overestimate the final infarct core, especially in the early time window. Interestingly, the authors introduce the "ghost infarct core" concept in ischemic stroke, referring to that particular condition where the final infarct core at follow up imaging may be smaller than the one observed on...

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  • Comment on The Medina Embolic Device: early clinical experience from a single center
    Frederic Clarencon

    Frederic Clarencon, MD, PhD 1, 2, Nader-Antoine Sourour, MD 1 *

    1. Department of Interventional Neuroradiology. Pitie-Salpetriere Hospital.

    APHP. Paris France. 2. Paris VI University Pierre et Marie Curie. Paris. France

    * Corresponding author

    We read with great interest the case series entitled: "The Medina Embolic Device: early clinical experience from a single center" by Aguilar Per...

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  • Letter by Parthasarathy et al. regarding article, "Unwanted detachment of the Solitaire device during mechanical thrombectomy in acute ischemic stroke ".
    Vipul Gupta

    Letter by Parthasarathy et al. regarding article, "Unwanted detachment of the Solitaire device during mechanical thrombectomy in acute ischemic stroke ".

    Rajsrinivas Parthasarathy MRCP (UK) Neurology, Vipul Gupta MD, Gaurav Goel MD DM

    Department of Neurointerventional surgery, Institute of Neuroscience, Medanta, the Medicity, Gurgaon, India.

    Title word count: 14

    Word Count: Abstract: 1...

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  • Comments on "Prevalence of dural venous sinus stenosis and hypoplasia in a generalized population"
    Roberto De Simone

    Dear Editor, we read with great interest the paper by Durst at al. [1], aimed to define the anatomy of cerebral dural sinus system in the generalized population, evaluating the prevalence of sinus venous stenosis and hypoplasia. This condition is considered of pathogenetic relevance in idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) [2-4] and has been also associated to chronic and, mostly, to refractory headaches [5-7]. We a...

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  • Training Guidelines for Endovascular Ischemic Stroke Intervention: The Critical Missing Link....
    Deepak Sharma

    Optimal outcome of intra-arterial treatment for Acute ischemic stroke (AIS) requires the involvement of appropriately trained and qualified providers from diverse specialties working together in synchrony under tight time line, communicating effectively to provide evidence-based clinical care. Hence, we welcome the international multi-society consensus document on training guidelines for the interventionalists involved in...

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  • Drive on
    David A. Rubin

    I am glad to see that my letter has piqued the interest of interventional neuroradiologists like Dr. Jagadeesan. I agree with him that no one should be running a fellowship that does not have the volume to expose trainees to enough cases so that they may obtain the necessary experience to practice safely. However, I think he has misunderstood my point. As I stated about the original piece, "I have no objection to the lo...

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  • Caution during use of DDAVP in IPSS
    Francesca Pecori Giraldi

    Dear Sir, we have read with great interest the paper by Deipolyi and co-workers on the use of desmopressin during inferior petrosal sinus sampling (IPSS) in alternative to corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) for the diagnostic work-up of Cushing's disease (1). As the Authors report, evidence collected in small series suggests that desmopressin achieves an equivalent diagnostic accuracy to CRH, thus appears a tempting...

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