Recognizing and responding to stroke

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 2, 2016 3:55:17 PM / by David Patterson posted in Emergency Procedures

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David Patterson is an instructor & trainer at Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Training Center. The mission of the organization is to provide health professionals top quality ACLS training as well as Basic Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. In one of his articles, he writes about recognizing and responding to stroke.

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Acute Ischemic Stroke - Emergency Training of the Interventional Treatment Teams

[fa icon="calendar'] May 30, 2016 4:37:15 PM / by Prof Iris Grunwald posted in Emergency Procedures

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Did you know that when a stroke occurs, around 1.9 million neurons die per minute? Stroke requires emergency treatment and cannot be planned in advance. The emergency team needs to act fast. In this blog post, I will discuss endovascular management of stroke and how emergency teams can safely train for interventional clot extraction. 

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How Endovascular Treatment Can Help Patients Recover Faster After a Stroke

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 29, 2016 12:37:52 PM / by Linda Nicolini posted in Emergency Procedures

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Act F.A.S.T. urges a popular stroke awareness campaign aimed at educating people to recognize the most common symptoms of a stroke and react quickly: Face drooping, Arm weakness and difficulties in Speech? It is then Time to call the emergency and seek help.

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How simulation can be used in clinical trials

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 3, 2015 2:11:00 PM / by Matar Dakhil posted in Emergency Procedures

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As a lot of device manufacturers’ products are under efficacy scrutiny and cost pressure, the role of well-designed clinical trials proving economic and treatment benefits is mounting. 

 

 

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Carotidworld – A website devoted to carotid pathology

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 16, 2013 3:55:00 PM / by Prof. Fabrizio Fanelli posted in Emergency Procedures

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In this blog post Prof. Fanelli, a world-wide expert on carotid artery stenting and teaching, focuses on the website www.carotidworld.org. The site is entirely devoted to carotid pathology.

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The hospital “Pit Crew”

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 24, 2012 4:27:00 PM / by Göran Malmberg CEO posted in Emergency Procedures

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I am a frequent reader of the Interventional News and most recently I read the issue distributed at the CIRSE congress  [1]  in Lisbon a couple of weeks ago. One of the articles that caught my attention was discussing the use of comprehensive checklists implemented per discipline and in this case targeting interventional radiology. [2]
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“How many times have you done this procedure, doc?”

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 13, 2012 4:30:00 PM / by Max Berry posted in Emergency Procedures

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Questions such as this from proactive, increasingly knowledgeable patients place a physician (resident, fellow or newly minted attending) on the horns of an ethical dilemma.  Although fellows are closely supervised and trained under a gradually increasing responsibility principle (based upon subjective evaluation), a time will come when there is no one available to back you up in the catheterization lab.

Fact: Someone has to be a physician’s first case of any given type. However, no one really wants to be that person.

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Act now to ensure CT is not ‘the doughnut of death’ in trauma

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 11, 2012 4:45:00 PM / by Professor Lars Lönn MD, PhD, EBIR posted in Emergency Procedures

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Below you will find an article originally published in ECR Today 2012 © ESR – European Society of Radiology. Featured are Professor Lars Lönn, Rigshospitalet Copenhagen and Dr David Kessel immediate past president of the British Society of Interventional Radiology and consultant radiologist at Leeds Teaching Hospitals, U.K.

Both gentlemen are senior and very experienced in the area and both have used simulation extensible for education. The article is focusing on the opportunity however also challenges using Computer Tomography with respect to trauma care and opportunities to save lives, if this is implemented in a correct way.

Enjoy your reading.

Göran Malmberg, CEO at Mentice AB

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Are you prepared when life changes in a heartbeat?

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 29, 2012 4:46:00 PM / by Per Warvås posted in Emergency Procedures, User Stories

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This week our Director of Technology Per Warvås is providing his thoughts on the incident from last week where the professional footballer Fabrice Muamba suffered from Cardiac Arrest . As a fanatic sportsman and soccer fan, Per took this very emotionally and is trying to highlight his thoughts on how we deal with serious incidents such as this.

Enjoy your reading. 
Regards
Göran Malmberg

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