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Stroke Medicine

  • Kazumi Kimura・MD・Professor
INDEX :  Themes of Research    Clinical Features    Educational Features

Themes of Research

  • Intravenous tissue plasminogen activator therapy for acute ischemic stroke
  • Mechanical thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke
  • Combined mechanical thrombectomy and intravenous tissue plasminogen activator therapy for acute ischemic stroke
  • Combined sonothrombosis using transcranial Doppler and intravenous tissue plasminogen activator therapy for acute ischemic stroke
  • Magnetic resonance imaging based intravenous tissue plasminogen activator therapy for acute ischemic stroke
  • Plasma brain natriuretic peptide for acute stroke
  • Stroke mobile telemedicine for acute stroke
  • Kurashiki Prehospital Stroke Scale
  • Cryptogenic stroke
  • Aortogenic stroke

Clinical Features

Our institution provides the diagnosis, care and prevention for acute stroke (transient ischemic attack, ischemic stroke, cerebral hemorrhage, subarachnoid hemorrhage). When patients suspected patient as having a stroke at arrival of our hospital, we immediately assess neurological findings and diagnose by neuroimaging (computed tomography・magnetic resonance imaging). Thus, we examine duplex carotid ultrasonography, transcranial Doppler, transesophageal cardioechography, and conventional cerebral angiography to identify the stroke etiology. We are able to accept acute stroke patients for 24 hours. From October 2005 to November 2013, a total of 288 patients were treated with intravenous tissue plasminogen activator therapy (0.6 mg/kg). The motto of our institution is “team medicine”.

Educational Features

The aim of our institution’s education is to develop strokologists, and we mainly educate on the basis of the following aspects:

  • Neurological findings
  • Neuropathways
  • Neuroimaging
  • Neurosonology
  • Management, treatment and prevention of stroke
  • Clinical research
  • Society announcements
  • Research articles