Be challenged with some good old fashioned medical trivia FFFF…introducing Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 181
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
A few years ago I was looking after an elderly woman in the emergency department who had suffered a stroke. She was aphasic — unable to understand speech or create comprehensible sentences. I explained to her family what had happened to her. Then her daughter asked me a question for which I hadn’t prepared an answer: “What does it feel like to have a stroke?”
An elderly woman had a fall. On examination she has an unusual constellation of eye movements. What’s going on?