This is the first of what I hope to be regular summaries of the best of free open access resources on a specific topic.
From the basics to the latest research here is a run-down of some of the finest summaries.
Up first a common but surprisingly contentious presentation; acute treatment of Cerebral Vascular Accidents.
tHROMBOLYSIS; THE DEBATE
So thrombolysis is recommended by the guidelines. However, for those who understand the evidence it isn’t quite so simple. . .
This podcast breaks down a recent systematic review, but it is accessible and gives as always a nuanced answer to the difficult questions about implementing evidence into day to day practice.
tHE LATEST RESEARCH
Endovascular therapy is being hailed as the next best thing in acute stroke treatment. For those keen on original research; IMS 3, MR CLEAN, ESCAPE, EXTEN-IA, SWIFT-PRIME and RESCAT are the acronyms you need, otherwise here are some excellent summaries.
There are many more reviews out there, read at your leisure. Keen to add to this section as more FOAM goodness gets produced.