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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How Do I Identify Patients at Risk for a Secondary Event Following an Initial Acute Ischemic Stroke?

August 3, 2021
Identification of patients at high risk for secondary ischemic event, after initial event or post TIA...is minimal tissue damage really that big of a deal related to secondary stroke? Drs. Galen Henderson of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Jordan Bonomo 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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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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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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