1. Differentiation of true transient ischemic attack versus transient ischemic attack mimics.

Ali Noureddine; Kavian Ghandehari; Mohammad Taghi Shakeri

Volume 13, Issue 3 , Summer 2014, , Pages 127-130

  Background: Previous literatures have shown a transient ischemic attack  (TIA) mimic rate  of 9-31%. We aimed  to ascertain the proportion of stroke mimics amongst suspected TIA patients. Methods: A prospective observational study was performed in   Ghaem   Hospital,   Mashhad,   Iran   ...  Read More

2. Decompressive craniectomy after unsuccessful intravenous thrombolysis of malignant cerebral infarction.

Humain Baharvahdat; Hamid Etemadrezaie; Samira Zabyhian; Zahra Valipour; Babak Ganjeifar; Seyed Mohammad Mousavi Mirzaye; Payam Sasannejad; Kavian Ghandehari

Volume 13, Issue 2 , Spring 2014, , Pages 101-104

  Background:  Intravenous  recombinant  tissue plasminogen  activator  (rt-PA) is an approved  treatment for acute ischemic stroke within 4.5 h of symptoms onset. Decompressive craniectomy (DC) has been  shown  as an effective  therapeutic  modality in malignant  middle cerebral  artery (MCA) ...  Read More