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Duke Neurology at ISC 2020: Highlights from Los Angeles

Thursday, February 20, 2020
ISC 2020

The AHA/ASA's top award for all three of our hospitals, as well as more than a dozen new lectures, abstracts, and presentations are just some highlights to come from Duke at the 2020 International Stroke Conference in Los Angeles this week.

Duke University Hospital, Durham Regional Hospital, and Duke Raleigh Hospital all received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s "Get with the Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus with Honor Roll Elite Plus" award. This award, the most prestigious of its kind, recognizes a stroke centers' ongoing commitment to improving patient care and patient outcomes as well as how quickly patients receive clot-busting treatment.

Duke was also selected as a recruitment site the new DISCOVERY (Determinants of Incident Stroke Cognitive Outcomes and Vascular Effect on RecoverY) trial, which was introducted at this year's ISC. Nada El-Husseini, MD, will serve as the site's principal investigator, while the Duke Clinical Research Institute's Lisa Wruck, PhD, will serve as statistical core.

This year our faculty contributed to the following panels and symposia: 

  • Neurophysiology predictors - Wayne Feng, MD, MS, and colleagues
  • Stroke care and quality improvement: Collaboration between China and the U.S. (an ASA and Chinese Stroke Association joint symposium) - Ying Xian, MD, PhD, and colleagues
  • Addressing disparities in stroke care and outcomes - Nada El-Husseini, MD

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Above, Wayne Feng, MD, MS, leads a discussion at the ISC, while below Ovais Inamullah, MD, presents a poster.

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Members of our Department also contributed to the following posters, abstracts, sessions, and oral presentations:

  • Characteristics of strokes associated with new generation left ventricular-assistant device usage - Ovais Inamullah, MD, Nada El-Husseini, MD, Matthew Luedke, Michael Lutz, PhD, Wayne Feng, MD, MS, Martin Weiss, MD, and colleagues
  • Transcranial direct current stimulation for post-stroke motor recovery - A Phase II study (TRANSPORT2) - Wayne Feng, MD, MS, Pratik Chhatbar, PhD, Kristina Balderson, and colleagues
  • APP Mentorship and Creative Strategies for Career Development - Mary Guhwe, DNP, FNP-BC
  • Implementation science study suggests that key concepts of systems of stroke care are missing or not fully implemented - Lisa Monk MSN, RN,Shreyansh Shah, MD, Matthew Ehrlich, MD, MHS, Bradley Kolls, MD, PhD, Carmen Graffagnino, MD
  • Differential cortical effect modulated by anodal, cathodal and bihemispheric transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in patients with ischemic stroke - Pratik Chhatbar, PhD, Wayne Feng, MD, MS, and colleagues
  • Further evidence of safety and tolerability on 4 mA transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in patients with ischemic stroke - Pratik Chhatbar, PhD, Wayne Feng, MD, MS, and colleagues
  • Use, characteristics, and outcomes of endovascular thrombectomy in acute ischemic stroke patients beyond 6 hours of stroke onset in us clinical practice - Ying Xian, MD, PhD, and colleagues
  • Patient characteristics, quality and outcomes after endovascular therapy for in-hospital ischemic stroke - Ying Xian, MD, PhD, Shreyansh Shah, MD, and colleagues
  • Complement activation contributes to malignant transformation of stroke and limits cognitive recovery after reperfusion therapy - Wayne Feng, MD, MS, and colleagues
  • Intravenous thrombolysis for in-hospital ischemic stroke in the endovascular era: findings from the national get with the guidelines-stroke registry - Ying Xian, MD, PhD, and colleagues
  • Contemporary use of iv alteplase in acute ischemic stroke beyond 4.5 hours of stroke onset in clinical practice is rare - Ying Xian, MD, PhD, Shreyansh Shah, MD, and colleagues
  • Improve acute reperfusion treatment quality for stroke in China - Ying Xian, MD, PhD, and colleagues
  • Predictors of functional recovery after thrombectomy in posterior circulation stroke: Insights from the STAR collaboration - - Wayne Feng, MD, MS, and colleagues
  • Impact of Medicare reform on inpatient rehabilitation facility access for hemorrhagic stroke patients - Ying Xian, MD, PhD, and colleagues
  • Trends in dual antiplatelet therapy prescription patterns for secondary prevention in patients with noncardioembolic ischemic stroke - Ying Xian, MD, PhD, and colleagues

The International Stroke Conference is the world’s premier meeting dedicated to the science and treatment of cerebrovascular disease. This year’s conference features more than 1,700 presentations in 21 categories of basic, clinical and translational sciences. Read more about it here.