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In-Focus: Stroke

June 2016—Thrombolysis Utilization Rates Too Low for Effect Utilization rates of intravenous thrombolysis with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) for acute ischemic strok…

Building the Ideal Stroke Network With Telemedicine

Jeffrey C. Wagner, MD

June 2016—Telemedicine is the glue that holds stroke networks together.

Detecting Atrial Fibrillation: How Long Should Patients Be Monitored?

A Q&A with John Rogers, MD

June 2016—Gathering evidence appears to show significant benefit for long-term monitoring in atrial fibrillation detection.

Stroke as Initial Manifestation of Neurosyphilis in an HIV Positive Patient

Shamin Masrour, DO, Kent Ellington, MD, and Myriam Abdennadher, MD

May 2016—With neurosyphilis on the rise, young patients who present with ischemic strokes should be tested for HIV and syphilis.

A Candid Look at Stroke Guidelines

Mahesh V. Jayaraman, MD

April 2016—Summary, significance, and the reasons why the SNIS published its own guidelines.

The Emerging Role of Neurotoxins for the Treatment of Upper Limb Spasticity

A Q&A with David M. Simpson, MD

November/December 2015—One expert addresses the evolving standards of care and strategies for enabling patients to receive optimal care.

The Science Behind the Powerful Benefits of Having a Purpose

Majid Fotuhi, MD, PhD And Sara Mehr

September 2015—Purpose in life is one of the main components of Quality of Life.

Antiplatelet Therapy and Lacunar Stroke: Still a Match

With Ashkan Shoamanesh, MD

June 2015—A new meta-analysis does not support dual-antiplatelet therapy, but monotherapy may help.


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Launched in 2002, Practical Neurology is a publication uniquely dedicated to presenting current approaches to patient management, synthesis of emerging research and data, and analysis of industry news with a goal to facilitate practical application and improved clinical practice for all neurologists. Our straightforward articles give neurologists tools they can immediately put into practice.