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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The Clock Is Dead - The Reign of Tissue Imaging

August 17, 2021
Mismatch is your friend if you want to treat acute stroke patients beyond 3 hrs. While the clock was once the king, tissue imaging may now define what brain is salvageable and what has been lost. Listen here and see if you agree that the clock is dead in stroke.
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Defining the SOC - Is 4.5 Hrs the Real Answer?

August 10, 2021
The standard of care can feel elusive. Listen here as Dr. Knight shares his expertise regarding the definition of the SOC in extended window therapy for tPA. It's not a simple question and Dr. Knight is the one to answer it.
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What Is the Clinical Impact of the Genetic Polymorphism Observed with the Effectiveness of some P2Y12 Inhibitors?

August 3, 2021
The association of genetic polymorphisms and P2Y12 inhibitors in regards to efficacy for patients with ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) remains controversial. Drs. Deepak Bhatt of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Natalie Kreitzer of the University of Cincinnati discuss key perspectives from a neurocritical, emergency medicine, and stroke perspective related to this important area of medicine.
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“Gaming the Conversation”: What Really Happens in Your Mind When You Are Evaluating a Patient for Acute Stroke Diagnosis and Treatment?

May 25, 2021
Learn what really happens in the mind of a stroke expert during the evaluation of an acute stroke patient. How to avoid pitfalls and how to make sure the patients you are caring for understand what is happening. Dr. Knight guides listeners through the steps to effectively diagnose and treat acute stroke patients.
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