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AHA/ASA Guidelines on Ischemic Stroke

Published in 2015: American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Focused Update of the 2013 Guidelines for the Early Management of Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke Regarding Endovascular Treatment. Available here. It acknowledges that a stronger recommendation for the use of endovascular thrombectomy can now be made. This is based on a number of studies suggesting benefit with these… Continue reading AHA/ASA Guidelines on Ischemic Stroke

Acute Cerebrovascular Conditions · Coagulopathy and Bleeding · European Guidelines · US Guidelines

Guideline for Reversal of Antithrombotics in Intracranial Hemorrhage

This guideline, issued jointly by the Neurocritical Care Society and Society of Critical Care Medicine and published in Neurocrit Care December 2015, provides timely and evidence-based reversal strategies to assist practitioners in the care of patients with antithrombotic-associated intracranial hemorrhage. Read the statement here. Best regards, Riikka Takala.

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Steroids and Spinal Cord Injury – Excerpts From the Joint CNS/AANS Guideline

Published in 2013, the joint CNS/AANS Guidelines for the first time discourage the use of steroids for traumatic spinal cord injury. This comes after a thorough review of existing evidence and a critical re-examination of the NASCIS-studies previously interpreted as favouring steroid use. “In summary, there is no consistent or compelling medical evidence of any… Continue reading Steroids and Spinal Cord Injury – Excerpts From the Joint CNS/AANS Guideline