Monthly Archives: July 2014

Journal Club Review “Certainty of Stroke Diagnosis: Incremental Benefit with CT Perfusion over Non-Contrast CT and CT Angiography”

Background The accompanying primer, ┬áThrombolysis for Stroke and role of CT perfusion Imaging, describes the difficulties and potential shortcomings of thrombolysis for acute stroke and the way that CT perfusion may improve patient selection for thrombolysis. This paper, by Hopyat … Continue reading

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Primer on Thrombolysis for Stroke and Role of CT Perfusion Imaging

Stroke, defined as a sudden vascular event resulting in localised brain damage (World Health Organisation, 1978), is without doubt a major challenge in health care, being the third most common cause of mortality in developed countries and the single greatest … Continue reading

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