From Medscape Neurology

Coverage from the

World Stroke Congress (WSC) 2016

October 26 - 29, 2016; Hyderabad, India

October 26 - 29, 2016 Hyderabad, India
  • WSC Mild Anemia Predicts Poor Outcome After Intracerebral Hemorrhage Anemia at baseline predicts poor functional outcomes after intracerebral hemorrhage, a study finds. It may just indicate frailty, leaving open the question of whether correcting it could improve outcomes.
  • WSC Staff Time Spent on Bureaucracy Robs Stroke Patients of Therapy Staff and organizational factors, rather than patient factors, are the main barriers to more intensive physical, occupational, and speech therapy during the acute phase of stroke recovery, a study shows.
  • WSC Early Intensive Stroke Rehab Shows Harm in Severe Stroke Very early intensive mobilization was harmful compared with usual care for stroke in terms of deaths at 14 days, especially for older patients and more severe strokes, safety results from the AVERT trial show.

Conference News

Most Popular News from WSC 2014

  • 'MR CLEAN' Polishes Stroke Outcome With Endovascular Therapy 'MR CLEAN' Polishes Stroke Outcome With Endovascular Therapy Endovascular therapy on top of intravenous thrombolytic was safe and effective in improving functional outcomes in anterior circulation strokes, a study showed. Benefit occurred even for the oldest patients.
  • IMS-III: Endovascular Therapy Benefits Severe Stroke IMS-III: Endovascular Therapy Benefits Severe Stroke Long-term data from IMS-III show that patients with severe, not moderate, stroke may benefit from endovascular therapy in addition to IV tPA, but benefit appears only after several months.
  • Electrical Stimulation Improves Swallowing After Stroke Electrical Stimulation Improves Swallowing After Stroke Dysphagia after stroke can lead to substantial morbidity. Electrical stimulation of the pharynx can accelerate swallowing recovery and possibly hospital discharge, a meta-analysis shows.

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Medscape Board at the Podium

  • Hans-Christoph Diener, MD, PhD
    University Duisburg-Essen, Hufelandstrasse, Essen, Germany
    Presentation: Atrial fibrillation: Improved diagnosis, and impact of new oral anticoagulants
    Date: October 26, 2016
    Presentation: Joint WSO-WHF session: The increasing global burden of atrial fibrillation and stroke
    Date: October 27, 2016
  • Werner Hacke, MD, PhD, DSc
    University of Heidelberg, Germany
    Leadership: WSO Congress Oversight Committee