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Evidence-Based Medicine: An Update on Endovascular Stroke Treatment

Original Date: February 23, 2015

Estimated Time: 1 hour

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Original Date: February 24, 2015

Estimated Time: 1 hour

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This activity is jointly provided by Medical Education Resources and National Stroke Association.

Accreditation for this program has expired and this program is for informational purposes only.  

Program Overview

Evidence-Based Medicine:  An Update on Endovascular Stroke Treatment is an educational activity to build general awareness of new trial data that could change the landscape of acute interventional treatment use in acute ischemic stroke patients.

Goals and Learning Objectives

The goal of Evidence-Based Medicine:  An Update on Endovascular Stroke Treatment activity is to educate healthcare professionals on the latest evidence on acute interventional treatments and its place in the care of stroke.

This activity was presented twice to two specialized audiences (neurology and emergency medicine).

Through participation in this activity, learners should be able to:

  • Discuss recent endovascular stroke trials and results.
  • Define the patients who could benefit from endovascular treatments. 
  • Discuss how to translate research results into evidence-based practice. 

Target Audience

The Evidence-Based Medicine:  An Update on Endovascular Stroke Treatment activity is targeted at physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and nurses in the areas of neurology, neuro interventional radiology, and emergency medicine.

Content Developed and Presented By

James C. Grotta, MD
Director Stroke Research, Memorial Hermann Hospital
Director, Houston Mobile Stroke Unit Consortium
Houston, Texas

Rishi Gupta, MD, MBA
Director, Neurocritical Care
Director, Telestroke Network
Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
Wellstar Health System
Marietta, Georgia

Disclosure of Conflict of Interest

Medical Education Resources ensures balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its educational activities. In accordance with this policy, MER identifies conflicts of interest with its instructors, content managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of an activity. Conflicts are resolved by MER to ensure that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a CE activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. MER is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CE activities that promote improvements or quality in health care and not the business interest of a commercial interest.

Faculty Disclosures

The faculty reported the following financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services may be mentioned in this CME activity:

Name of Faculty

Reported Financial Relationship

James C. Grotta, MD

Research : Genentech, Covidien, Frazer Ltd
Consultant: Specialist on Call , Stryker

Rishi Gupta, MD, MBA

Research: Wellstar Foundation, Zoll, Penumbra, Stryker, Covidien
Consulting: Stryker, Covidien,  Rapid Medical

The content managers reported the following financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services may be mentioned in this activity:

Name of Content Managers

Reported Financial Relationship

Michelle Murdock, National Stroke Association

No financial relationships to disclose

MER content managers

No financial relationships to disclose

Disclaimer

The content and views presented in this educational activity are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of Medical Education Resources, National Stroke Association, and/or Medtronic, Inc. The authors have disclosed if there is any discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA in their presentations. The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of Medical Education Resources, National Stroke Association and/or Medtronic, Inc. . Before prescribing any medicine, primary references and full prescribing information should be consulted. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management.

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The Evidence-Based Medicine:  An Update on Endovascular Stroke Treatment activity is supported by an educational grant from Stryker.

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