Comparison of predictive scores of symptomatic intracerebral haemorrhage after stroke thrombolysis in a single centre

Symptomatic intracerebral haemorrhage following thrombolysis for ischaemic stroke causes significant morbidity and mortality. This study assessed which of four risk scores (SEDAN, HAT, GRASPS and SITS) best predicts symptomatic intracerebral haemorrhage.

Methods: Data from 431 patients treated at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary (2003–2013) were extracted from a thrombolysis database. Score performance was compared using area under the curve.

Neurology symposium report

This symposium covered a range of common neurological conditions of interest both to the general physician and neurologist. Neurological problems presenting to acute physicians were highlighted: stroke risk and prevention following transient ischaemic attacks; an update on stroke thrombolysis; when to refer stroke patients to regional neuroscience centres; and epilepsy and its neurological and cardiac mimics. At the other end of the spectrum, the management of chronic neurological disease, including Parkinson’s disease, and end-of-life neurology care were reviewed.