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Should we Consider Endovascular Therapy for Acute Basilar Artery Occlusion?

Background: Acute basilary artery occlusion has a high morbidity and mortality.  Treatment strategies for acute basilar artery occlusion are rather sparse.  Endovascular research over the last 5 years (REBEL EM Post) adds little to the conversation of these strokes as …

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Neurology

The DEVT + SKIP Trials: Does Systemic Thrombolysis Prior to Endovascular Treatment Improve Outcomes in Large Vessel Occlusion Strokes?

Background: The publication of the MR CLEAN trial in January 2015 changed the face of ischemic stroke care. This was the first study demonstrating a benefit to endovascular treatment of a specific subset of ischemic stroke patients: those with a …

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Neurology

EXTEND-IA TNK Part II – What Dose of Tenecteplase is the Right Dose?

Background: The publication of the MR CLEAN trial in January 2015 changed the face of ischemic stroke care. This was the first study demonstrating a benefit to endovascular treatment of a specific subset of ischemic stroke patients: those with a …

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Neurology

REBEL Core Cast 24.0 – Stroke Update 2019

Take Home Points Important as front line providers to know research and data behind stroke care Patients eligible for endovascular care are those with large vessel occlusion in the anterior circulation – anterior cerebral artery, middle cerebral artery, distal intracranial …

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Neurology

Endovascular Therapy for Acute Ischemic Stroke: The New Shiny Toy in Stroke Care?

The shiny new toy in stroke treatment is endovascular therapy.  There have now been 12 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on endovascular stroke therapy (EST), with eight of the last nine showing positive results – stunningly positive.  This flood of positive …

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Neurology

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