Outcomes after stroke thrombectomy were no better with tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) withheld in the MR CLEAN-NO IV trial, suggesting that the practice of giving thrombolytics still holds in stroke.
Select stroke patients who present late to the hospital — beyond 6 hours and up to 24 hours after stroke onset — still stand to benefit from endovascular thrombectomy, confirms the AURORA meta-analysis of six randomized trials presented at the ISC 2021 Meeting.
Getting patients with suspected large-vessel occlusion (LVO) stroke to undergo immediate angiography instead of the standard CT scan speeds up time stroke treatment and improves 90-day functional outcomes, according to the ANGIOCAT study presented at the ISC 2021 Meeting.
Patients hospitalized with COVID-19 are more likely to die or have critical illness if they also have a stroke during hospitalization, according to a large dataset from the COVID-19 CVD Registry launched by AHA.
Switching from alteplase to tenecteplase led to reductions in interfacility transfer times, thus enabling earlier endovascular thrombectomy (EVT) in patients who have had a stroke, according to data presented at ISC 2021.
Icosapent ethyl may reduce the risk of ischaemic stroke in statin-treated patients who have or are at risk of atherosclerosis, according to post hoc findings of the REDUCE-IT* trial presented at ISC 2021.
Not only does the CGRP* inhibitor galcanezumab show sustained efficacy in migraine patients, long-term treatment does not come with excess cardiovascular (CV) risk, according to studies presented at the AAN 2021 Annual Meeting.
Migraine and headache are common ailments of people living in the modern era. Dr Jon Marshall of The Singapore Headache and Migraine Clinic shares his insights with Pearl Toh on how to manage migraine and headache using non-pharmaceutical strategies, with a focus on the manual medicine approach.
In a webinar held on 27 March 2021, paediatric
endocrinology nurses Karen Blair,
Kate Davies, and Siti Zarina Yaakop shared
insights and clinical experience based
on their frontline roles in caring for patients
with central precocious puberty (CPP)
and supporting their family members.