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Telemedicine Outcomes and Performance: The Next Phase in Stroke Care

with Lawrence Wechsler, MD, a Q&A

June 2017—As telemedicine becomes more embedded in the stroke treatment landscape, new efforts to quantify outcomes and performance will help maximize its use.

Endovascular Intervention Found Effective for "Late Window" Stroke Patients: DAWN Trial Analysis

Tuesday, May 16, 2017—The window for reducing disability and improving functional independence in stroke patients receiving endovascular therapy could extend as far as 24 hours, according to prelim…

Elevated B2M Levels Tied to Ischemic Stroke Risk in Women

Friday, May 12, 2017—β2-microglobulin (B2M) levels may be an indicator of ischemic stroke risk in women, according to new findings published in Neurology (May 10). Investigators performed a n…

AAN 2017 Meeting: Racial and Regional Disparities Identified in Endovascular Care Delivery

Friday, April 28, 2017—Access to endovascular care is significantly impacted by factors such as race, region, and hospital, according to findings presented this week at the American Academy of Neuro…

Stroke Hospitalization Rates and Risk Factors Increasing in Young Adults

Monday, April 17, 2017—Rates of acute ischemic stroke are increasing in young adults, new findings suggest (JAMA Neurology, April 10). Investigators analyzed stroke hospitalization rates as well as …

ISC 2017: Exercise Significantly Improves Cognitive Impairment After Stroke

Thursday, February 23, 2017—New research presented at the ongoing International Stroke Conference 2017 suggests that structured exercise training can significantly improve brain function in stroke surviv…

ISC 2017: Integrative Aspiration System Compares Favorably to Stent Retrievers as Frontline Thrombectomy Therapy for Acute Stroke

Thursday, February 23, 2017—New research presented at the ongoing International Stroke Conference in Houston suggests that the ADAPT (A Direct Aspiration, First Pass Technique) compares favorably to the …

ISC 2017: STRATIS Registry Re-Affirms Benefits of Mechanical Thrombectomy from Pivotal Acute Ischemic Stroke Trials

Thursday, February 23, 2017—Late-breaking results from the STRATIS (Systematic Evaluation of Patients Treated with Neurothrombectomy Devices for Acute Ischemic Stroke) registry re-affirm the benefits of …

 
 

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