Three key members of Grady Memorial Hospitalâ€™s Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center team made presentations at the recent 2012 International Stroke Conference to be held in New Orleans, La. Emory University School of Medicine faculty at Grady Interventional Neurologists Dr. Raul Nogueira and Dr. Rishi Gupta and Vascular Neurologist Dr. Aaron Anderson discussed their latest research findings. In addition, Dr. Gupta’s abstract on diagnosis of stroke patients was deemed one of the best research papers at the conference.
Organized by the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Stroke Association (ASA), the conference provides a forum to spotlight recent scientific work related to cerebrovascular disease.
Drs. Nogueira and Gupta, with specialties in Endovascular Neurosurgery, Neurocritical Care and Interventional Neuroradiology, led several abstract presentations during the conference.
Dr. Nogueira presented:
Poster: Temporal Distribution of Stroke Volumes and Clinical-Diffusion Mismatch in Patients with Proximal Arterial Occlusions
Poster: Infarct Volume Thresholds for Prediction of Independent Outcome after Acute Ischemic Stroke
Poster: Favorable Vascular Profile in an Independent Predictor of Outcome: A Post Ad hoc analysis of the SENTIS Tria
Vascular neurology specialist Aaron Anderson joined his co-authors for a discussion of the REGARDS study: Use of Stroke Prevention Medications in Self-Reported Stroke/TIA. Karen Seagraves and Kerrin Connelly also joined their co-authors for the presentation of their abstract, Tracking Inter-hospital Transfer Process to Reduce Time from Initial Presentation to Neurovascular Intervention in Acute Stroke.
Dr. Gupta’s paper, â€œCT Perfusion Increases Time to Reperfusion and May Not Enhance Patient Selection for Endovascular Reperfusion Therapies in Acute Ischemic Stroke,â€ was recognized by the ASA as one of the best abstracts at the conference. The abstract summarized research focused on finding the most efficient method for determining the level of irreversible brain damage in stroke patients â€” either no-contrast CT scan or CT perfusion (CTP) â€“ prior to performing any endovascular procedures.
Dr. Gupta served as the principal investigator of the research study. He had one of the three highest rated abstracts among 1,500 abstracts presented at the conference.