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Intensive Glucose Management Poststroke Does Not Improve Outcomes and May Increase Risks

Thursday, February 07, 2019—Results of the SHINE study (NCT01369069) presented at a plenary during the International Stroke Conference in Honolulu, HI show that intensive management of hyperglycemia for …

Stroke Snapshot: Patient Triage in the Era of Thrombectomy

Digvijaya Navalkele, MD, MPH; and Sheryl Martin-Schild, MD, PhD

February 2019—Stroke systems of care need to advance as stroke care has.

New Study Will Evaluate Smart Watch Technology for Help in Preventing Strokes

Monday, January 21, 2019—January 21, 2019 -- A new study will analyze the impact of a smart watch (Apple, Cupertino, CA) on early detection and diagnosis of atrial fibrillation (AFib) and the potentia…

FDA Approves Use of Imaging Platform to Select Patients for Clot Removal

Friday, January 18, 2019—The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a neuroimaging platform (RAPID; iSchemaView, Menlo Park, CA) for selecting stroke patients who are likely to benefit from e…

New Aneurysm Treatment Device Receives Premarket Approval

Tuesday, January 08, 2019—The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted premarket approval (PMA) to an intrasaccular flow disruptor (Web aneurysm embolization system; Microvention, Aliso Viejo, CA) wh…

2018 Drug and Device Approvals for Neurology

January 2019—HEADACHE & PAIN Noninvasive Vagus Nerve Stimulation (Gammacore; electroCore, Basking Ridge, NJ) Cleared: November 28, 2018 and January 29, 2018 Indications: adjun…

American Academy of Neurology Call for Uniformity in Brain Death Standards

Thursday, January 03, 2019—Noting that only 1 state, Nevada, has adopted legislation requiring use of medically accepted guidelines for determining brain death, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) i…

Triage for Higher Level of Care

Nerses Sanossian, MD

January 2019—Which is best: primary, comprehensive, or just thrombectomy-ready?


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