The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the NIHSS: Time for a Change?

August 31, 2021
The NIHSS remains the fundamental assessment of stroke severity. However, some have called for modifying the NIHSS to better capture disability. Is it time to change the NIHSS?
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What Else Beyond the NIHSS Should We Be Doing Clinically?

August 24, 2021
The NIHSS was a research tool meant to limit variability and provide uniform quantifiable assessments  of stroke severity.  As the de facto standard for stroke exams and scores, it has withstood the test of time.  However, there is more to the assessment of acute stroke severity and this podcast takes a deep dive into what else we need to be doing besides the NIHSS.
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Keys to the Neurologic Exam From a Stroke Neurologist Who Trains Non-Neurologists to Be Stroke Doctors

June 15, 2021
Ever wonder how a world renowned stroke neurologist teaches the stroke exam? Listen in to learn the foundations of the neurologic exam and strategies for efficiently identifying deficits in stroke patients.
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Tips and Tricks for Posterior Circulation Stroke Identification

June 1, 2021
The posterior circulation is the source of controversy and challenges in the management of acute stroke patients. Listen to a neurointensivist and interventional stroke physician talk to an emergency physician about the posterior circulation patients. Acute dizziness and vertigo can be separated clinically and Dr. Smith teaches us how in this podcast.
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What Should All Physicians Know About Endovascular Stroke Care?

December 4, 2020
Endovascular stroke care is the criterion standard for LVO treatment, yet not everyone is fluent with data and techniques.  
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