Stroke is a common presentation to all Emergency Health care providers, with around 150,000 strokes occurring in the UK each year! Our impact and treatment can be hugely significant and in this podcast we’re going to conver the topic in some depth, and importantly cover some of the new Guidance published by NICE in their ‘Stroke and transient ischaemic attack in the over 16’s diagnosis and initial management’ document that was published in May of this year.
We'll be running through
As always we’d love to hear any thoughts or comments you have on the website and via twitter.
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Stroke and transient ischaemic attack in over 16s: diagnosis and initial management. NICE guideline.Published: 1 May 2019
Acute Stroke Lecture notes; LITFL
Are you at risk of a Stroke; Stroke Association
Modifiable Risk Factors for Stroke and Strategies for Stroke Prevention.Hill VA. Semin Neurol. 2017
A systematic review of stroke recognition instruments in hospital and prehospital settings. Rudd M. Emerg Med J. 2016
Acute Stroke Diagnosis.Kenneth S. Yew. Am Fam Physician. 2009
Imaging of acute stroke prior to treatment: current practice and evolving techniques.G Mair. Br J Radiol. 2014
Should CT Angiography be a Routine Component of Acute Stroke Imaging?Vanja Douglas. Neuro hospitalist. 2015
Comparative Sensitivity of Computed Tomography vs. Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Detecting Acute Posterior Fossa Infarct. David Y Hwang. J Emerg Med. 2013
Posterior circulation ischaemic stroke. A Merwick BMJ 2014
Prehospital stroke scales as screening tools for early identification of stroke and transient ischemic attack (Review)Zhelev Z, Walker G, Henschke N, Fridhandler J, Yip S. 2019. Cochrane.
This month we're finishing off our theme of syncope with a paper that looks to answer the big question; in those with undifferentiated syncope, does hospitalisation result in better outcomes when compared to discharge?
We have a look at a paper reviewing the feasibility of live streaming video from scene using the 999 caller's mobile phone, a fantastic utilisation of technology and a really exciting area; we also get the thoughts of one of the co-authors, Richard Lyon, Associate Medical Director for KSS.
Finally we take a look at a paper reviewing the time on scene in cardiac arrests, that suggests if no ROSC is gained, rapidly getting off scene is in our patients' interest.
We'd love to hear your thoughts and comments.
Simon & Rob