Ian Reid is an endocrinologist and Distinguished Professor at the University of Auckland, where he is Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences. His research interests include calcium metabolism, vitamin D and osteoporosis. He is a past-president of the International Bone and Mineral Society (IBMS), and a recipient of research awards nationally and internationally, including the New Zealand Prime Minister’s Science Prize.
Endovascular Clot Retrieval For Acute Ischaemic Stroke: An Update
Endovascular treatment is now established practice for acute ischaemic stroke in the context of large artery occlusion. Several positive trials have shown significant reduction in disability with this treatment. Evidence from two further trials now suggests that the time window can be extended up to 24 hours for certain patients selected using advanced brain imaging techniques. We will discuss the evidence behind the positive endovascular trials, patient selection and brain imaging, and the barriers that may be faced in bringing this research from bed-to-bench side.