stroke, neurology, decompressive hemicraniectomy, malignant MCA, ischaemic
Stroke, malignant MCA infarct, decompressive craniectomy, neurology
Rick Abbot is back at last, with the tale of his own potential neurological catastrophe – with musings on delayed ED presentations and the quality of neurological physical examination.
Do we, as a global medical profession, truly know whether or not tPA is a beneficial treatment early on in the presentation of a CVA?
As revenge for an incident best left unmentioned, Chris Nickson of LITFL.com and iTeachEM.com handed me the poisoned chalice of speaking on tPA for stroke at SMACC 2013. This is the result. (Un)fortunately there is no actual video footage as I wasn’t important enough, so my Finnish heavy metal air cello will be left to […]
Brain Attack! Thrombolyse! STAT! Oh, actually, hang on, maybe not. Welcome Domhnall Brannigan…
Stroke, brainstem, posterior circulation, treatment, therapy, management, intravenous thrombolysis, intra-arterial thrombolysis, endovascular thrombectomy, neurology
Help Professor Daniel Fatovich collect data about attitudes to TPA in stroke by answering these 4 questions!
Schrödinger’s Fence…or, where we currently sit on the matter of thrombolysis in Acute Stroke. An Opinion Piece on IST-3
Stroke is the second commonest cause of death (10-12%), consumes >4% total healthcare costs, and is commonest cause of adult disability in western world. 80-85% are ischaemic (thrombotic or embolic) and 15-20% the more lethal haemorrhagic stroke (including 5% SAH), of which over 50% will die by 1 month.