ANA Investigates Minimally Invasive Neurosurgeries for Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage


There has been tremendous progress in recent decades in the management of ischemic strokes. Meanwhile, hemorrhagic strokes have stubbornly resisted this progress. Interventions for these types of strokes have failed again and again to show a benefit over standard medical management, until this year. The recently published ENRICH trial is the first to show that minimally invasive neurosurgery may improve functional outcomes for patients with hemorrhagic stroke. Study lead author, Dr. Gustavo Pradilla joins us today to talk about the differences between ENRICH and previous negative trials, and future neurosurgical approaches for spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage. Dr. Pradilla is a Professor of Neurosurgery, Otolaryngology, and Head and Neck Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine and Chief of Neurosurgery at Grady Memorial Hospital. He spoke to Dr. Masoom J. Desai, neurointensivist and Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of New Mexico.

Guest: Dr. Gustavo Pradilla, Emory University School of Medicine & Grady Memorial Hospital
Interviewer/Producer: Dr. Masoom Desai, University of New Mexico

Dr. Pradilla disclosed as follows; The EnRICH trial was funded by NICO Corporation. The NICO Corporation manufactures both the BrainPath port and the Nico Myriad device, which were two of the devices that were used for the surgical evacuation of hematomas in this trial. The other two disclosures are that I am a consultant for Stryker and Aesculap.