by Bogdan Ciopleias,

Twitter: @bciopleias

Poster Walk with Bogdan Ciopleias

The second day of the ESOC 2024, amazing sessions full of great talks, fascinating plenary and scientific sessions. Today I manage to observe a lot of amazing posters, they captured my attention effortlessly. Here are some of the most interesting ones…

In the diagnosis and imaging section, Hildesheim et al from Montreal, Canada, tried to decode the structural connectivity after stroke for clinical use, bypassing the need for diffusion tensor imaging, with the main objectives to compare the outcomes of the model-based approach vs gold standard individual tractography for assessing the structural connectivity disruption and to demonstrate the suitability of the model-based approach as a reliable alternative to individual tractography. The authors observed that structural connectivity disruption assessed with the model-based approach vs individual tractography revealed average discrepancies of less than 10% and model-based estimates of structural connectivity disruption may be accurate enough to replace individual tractography.

Michele Ramoli et al from Cesena, Italy, evaluated in a multicentre study the impact of sex on thrombectomy outcomes in ischemic stroke in the sex and gender section. The authors observed that women receiving EVT for anterior circulation LVO-related stroke have similar rates of good outcomes and similar rates of sICH when compared with men.

In the Genetics and Translational Medicine section Lee et al from Jeju, Republic of Korea, did a longitudinal measurement of serum neurofilament light chain (NfL) in patients with CADASIL, including 59 patients for a three- year follow-up. The authors observed that changes in serum NfL were strongly correlated with changes in global cognitive function and cortical thickness measured on brain MRI, serum NfL could serve as a good blood biomarker for disease prediction.

I was really interested to read about the outcomes of early short duration DAPT in minor ischemic stroke due to small artery occlusion, presented by Foschi et al in a prospective multicentric real-world study which included 678 minor ischemic strokes, 253 due to small artery occlusion. The authors observed an overall favourable short-term prognosis in patients that received early short- term dual-antiplatelet therapy.

Drescher et al, together with his colleagues from Sweden presented their data regarding the trends in 90-days case-fatality and functional outcome after stroke in Sweden from 2010 up to 2019, in the Rehabilitation and Outcomes section. The authors observed a decline in 90 days case-fatality and an increased proportion of patients with favourable outcomes in stroke patients population.

Keep up the amazing work!