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07.09.2024

8BrainWaves Quanta: TNK-ing to the next level


MedLink Neurology
Podcast is delighted to feature selected episodes from BrainWaves, courtesy of James E Siegler MD, its originator and host. BrainWaves is an academic audio podcast whose mission is to educate medical providers through clinical cases and topical reviews in neurology, medicine, and the humanities, and episodes originally aired from 2016 to 2021.

Originally released: May 20, 2018

It's the age of thrombectomy. The DAWN of a new era. But should we give up on intravenous thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke? In this installment of the Quanta series (typically shorter episodes, this one happens to be 19 minutes), we review the latest data on fibrinolytic agents and anticipate the upcoming paradigm shift in the management of patients with cerebral infarction.

Produced by James E Siegler. Music by Hyson and Jon Watts. BrainWaves' podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used for clinical decision-making.

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Campbell BC, Mitchell PJ, Churilov L, et al. Tenecteplase versus alteplase before thrombectomy for ischemic stroke. N Engl J Med 2018;378(17):1573-82. PMID 29694815

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