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A Transformational Era in Stroke Care

Donna K. George, MD

July/August 2018—The 2018 guidelines for treatment of acute ischemic stroke reflect great advances in patient care.

Stryker's Surpass Streamline Flow Diverter for Treating Intracranial Aneurysms Receives Approval

Tuesday, July 17, 2018—Stryker announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted premarket approval for the Surpass Streamline flow diverter to treat unruptured large and giant wide-…

Black and Hispanic People May Be More Likely to Have a Second Hemorrhagic Stroke than Whites

Wednesday, June 06, 2018—Results from a study published online in the journal Neurology suggest that black and Hispanic people may be more likely to have a second hemorrhagic stroke compared to white …

FDA Grants Clearance for Fully Implantable Wireless Intracranial Pressure Sensor

Thursday, May 31, 2018—The AURA intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring system (Branchpoint Technologies, Irvine, CA) has been granted clearance by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This first …

FDA Clears Next-Generation Stent Retriever to Treat Ischemic Stroke

Tuesday, May 22, 2018—Cerenovus, part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its …

Poor Blood-Pressure Control Related to More Lacunar Strokes at Earlier Age

Tuesday, May 15, 2018—While elevated blood pressure is a well-established risk factor for stroke, there has been debate regarding the roll of elevated blood pressure in lacunar stroke with some stu…

FDA Issues Recommendation on Neurovascular Stents Used for Stent-Assisted Coiling of Unruptured Brain Aneurysm

Wednesday, May 09, 2018—The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a letter to health care providers that gives recommendations on patient selection and use of neurovascular stents for sten…

Get Ahead of Stroke Campaign Improves Triage and Transport in Tennessee

Friday, March 30, 2018—The Get Ahead of Stroke campaign is an initiative from the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) designed to improve national public education and systems of care for …


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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.