IV tPA for Acute Strokes in Patients with COVID - What Does the Limited Evidence Mean?

December 4, 2020
The incidence of acute stroke in COVID-19 patients occurs at a rate that is at least 7 times greater than the general population. Controversy about the safety and efficacy of IV-tPA remains.
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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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Emergency Nursing Assessments, the NIHSS and Pitfalls in Identifying Acute Stroke Patients. How Do You Do It, and Do It Well?

December 4, 2020
Nurses in the emergency setting are the key to stroke patient progression. From first point of assessment and triage, ED nurses set the standard. 
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What Pitfalls Do Clinicians Face In Understanding Statistics In Acute Stroke Trials?

December 4, 2020
Statistics can illuminate or obfuscate. Clinicians need to understand acute stroke trial data and statistics in meaningful ways, but challenges abound.
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What Was Missing From the NINDS Trial?

December 4, 2020
The NINDS trial was the seminal study of IV-tPA in the treatment of acute stroke. Yet controversy still exists around the trial methodology and the interpretation of the data. Was anything missing from NINDS? Does it still resonate nearly 25 years later?
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