Stroke Assessment and Treatment Team at St. Michael’s Hospital wins award

Stroke Assessment and Treatment Team at St. Michael’s Hospital wins award

In June 2013, the Health Disciplines Professional Practice and Education Recognition Event was held at St. Michael’s Hospital. The Stroke Assessment and Treatment Team (SATT) was recognized and awarded the Interprofessional Collaboration Award. This award is given to a team that makes an outstanding contribution towards patient care. The SATT team is an interprofessional team consisting of neurologists, … Continue reading

Stroke in the young

Young people can have strokes, too. Dr. Richard Swartz from Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center is aware that stroke can happen to anyone, regardless of age, gender and ethnicity. Risk factors for stroke are seen in the young more and more as childhood obesity rates are increasing. However, most strokes that occur in the young are caused … Continue reading

CLOQS Trial

CLOQS Trial

Stroke specialists’ race against the clock to save patients in new trial A stopwatch could mean the difference to receiving faster care for time-sensitive treatments such as tPA for stroke in the Emergency Room. “This is a simple low-cost innovation that we hope will help to improve the outcomes of patients with acute stroke,” says … Continue reading

Delirium after stroke linked to poorer outcomes

According to a new study from Dr. Selchen, Dr. Saposnik and colleagues of St. Michael’s Hospital, up to 30% of hospitalized patients will develop delirium after a stroke. These patients are more likely to die, to be discharged to a long-term care facility, or to stay longer in the hospital. “Early recognition and prevention of … Continue reading

Stroke awareness among women too low: report

Stroke awareness among women too low: report

“Stroke is urgent. Knowing and reacting immediately to stroke warning signs is essential,” said Dr. Frank Silver, neurologist from Toronto Western Hospital. According to a national telephone survey, only 23% of women could name even just one stroke warning sign. Do you know your stroke warning signs? Click here to find out more information and to … Continue reading

iScore a valuable tool for clinicians

iScore a valuable tool for clinicians

The iScore, developed by Dr. Gustavo Saposnik and colleagues, is a validated tool used to estimate outcomes after an acute ischemic stroke. It is able to predict clinical response and risk of hemorrhagic transformation after tPA. This is for informative purposes only and is not meant to be used as a substitute for professional advice. Click here … Continue reading

New Inpatient Stroke & Neurovascular Unit and Outpatient Day Unit (TAMS)

New Inpatient Stroke & Neurovascular Unit and Outpatient Day Unit (TAMS)

Dr. Frank Silver and Dr. Leanne Casaubon are part of the Krembil Neuroscience Center in Toronto Western Hospital. “We designed our neurovascular unit based on extensive research that shows stroke units in hospitals improve patient outcomes,” said Dr. Frank Silver. This in-patient unit contains 20 beds for patients with stroke and neurovascular conditions. These patients … Continue reading