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Trauma Activation Vs. Stroke Code

The Trauma Pro

Medics call the receiving trauma center in advance to advise them that they have a stroke code. Stroke centers pride themselves on the speed of their stroke teams in assessing, scanning, and when appropriate, administering thrombolytics to resolve the problem. Trauma team or stroke team? Is this a reasonable request?

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Posterior Circulation Strokes

EM Ottawa

Posterior circulation ischemia accounts for approximately 20-25% of all ischemic strokes and is a significant cause of patient disability. Posterior strokes are misdiagnosed more than 3x more often than anterior circulation strokes.1 Posterior strokes are misdiagnosed more than 3x more often than anterior circulation strokes.1

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EM@3AM: Brainstem Strokes

EMDocs

Answer : Brainstem stroke specifically in the pons resulting in locked in syndrome. CT head without contrast 1 is performed and reveals the following: Question: What is the diagnosis?

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Paediatric stroke

Life in the Fast Lane

Oliver Flower Paediatric stroke Stuart Browne is a Neuro Rehabilitation specialist from Sydney. He discusses what “severe disability” really means.

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Sickle Cell Disease and Stroke

Pediatric EM Morsels

Impact of the New American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Definition of Stroke on the Results of the Stenting and Aggressive Medical Management for Preventing Recurrent Stroke in Intracranial Stenosis Trial. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2017 Jan;26(1):108-115. doi: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2016.08.038.

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SGEM#436: For the Longest Time – To Give TNK for an Acute Ischemic Stroke

The Skeptics' Guide to EM

Tenecteplase for Stroke at 4.5 He is an assistant professor in Emergency […] The post SGEM#436: For the Longest Time – To Give TNK for an Acute Ischemic Stroke first appeared on The Skeptics Guide to Emergency Medicine. Tenecteplase for Stroke at 4.5 Reference: Albers GW et al. TIMELESS Investigators. TIMELESS Investigators.

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Understanding and intervening in stroke cases

Emergency Live

A Guide to Stroke Symptoms and Actions to Take Recognizing Stroke Signs: Symptoms Not to Ignore A stroke, or cerebrovascular accident, is a serious medical condition that occurs when the blood flow to a part of the brain is interrupted or reduced, depriving the brain tissues of oxygen and nutrients.

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