The majority of strokes, approximately 87%, are ischemic in etiology with the remaining hemorrhagic in origin. Emergent large vessel occlusions (ELVOs) are a subtype of ischemic stroke accounting for approximately 30-40% of acute large vessel blockages. Treatment for ELVOs focuses on recanalization of the occluded vessel by time-sensitive administration of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) or thrombus removal using mechanical thrombectomy. Although a great deal of time and resources have focused on translational stroke research, little progress has been made in the area of identifying additional new treatments for stroke. Translational limitations include difficulty simulating human comorbid conditions in animal models, as well as the temporal nature of stroke pathology. The Blood And Clot Thrombectomy Registry And Collaboration represents an ongoing tissue registry for thrombectomy patients and includes collection of intracranial arterial blood, systemic arterial blood, thrombi, as well as a series of clinical and radiographic data points for analysis. This chapter will explore the methodologies employed and results obtained from studying BACTRAC-derived human biological specimens and how they can inform translational experimental design in animal studies.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Methods in Molecular Biology|
|State||Published - 2023|
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- Brain ischemia
- Gene expression
- Transient middle cerebral artery occlusion
- Translational rat model
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology