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Stroke Busters: Mobile Stroke Units Offer a New Approach to Care

A Q&A with Shazam Hussain, MD

January/February 2015—Calling 911 in Cleveland might deliver a highly specialized vehicle to suspected stroke patients. What’s behind the new intervention?

Stroke Research Continues to Support Rapid Assessment, Personalized Treatment Approaches

With Pooja Khatri, MD and M. Shazam Hussain, MD

November/December 2014—Several key studies were published this year, and results of a stem cell study may be on the horizon.

Treatment of Seizures in Patients with Significant Drug Interactions and Co-Morbidities

Lola Morgan, MD and Jose E. Cavazos, MD, PhD

July/August 2014—How can clinicians optimize treatment of seizures for individuals with cardiovascular disease or glioblastoma?

MELAS: A Tricky Disease with an Easy Diagnostic Test

Dorota Jasinska and Jerzy Boczon

July/August 2014—MELAS (mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes) is a multisystem disorder with onset typically in childhood. Mutation in mitochondrial DNA gene MT-TL1 is cause of the disease in 80 percent.

Preventing Blood Clots in Stroke Patients

Lynn Razzano RN, MSN, ONCC and Michael Wong, JD

July/August 2014—An Interview with Dr. Martin Dennis on the Clots 3 Study

Viewpoints: Assessing Disorders of Consciousness

Andrew M. Goldfine, MD

June 2014—Patients with disorders of consciousness can have a wide range of underlying brain functions and therefore require a detailed, expert exam to ensure accurate diagnosis.

Brain Stimulation and Robotics-Assisted Motor Training: New Frontiers in Physical Therapy?

A Q&A with Dylan Edwards, PhD, PT

May 2014—A new approach may help patients recover from stroke and other neurologic injuries. In part one of a series, a researcher explains the technique.

Non-invasive Tool Monitors Cerebral Blood Flow in Real Time

May 2014—A new tool may provide non-invasive, real-time tracking of cerebral function for early identification of damage.


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