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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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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CT Angiography - What Should the Rest of Us Know?

June 8, 2021
CT Angiography of the head and neck has become a standard in the Emergency Department as part of the initial workup of a patient with a suspected stroke, but they are challenging to interpret.
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