Posts Tagged ‘vascular’

Update for Spetzler-Martin/Ponce grade

I just released a new version of the Spetzler-Martin/Ponce decision support module on The other interactive decision support modules that are available still use the “old” style (loading module in new window) whereas the new module runs directly in the main view and updates the content immediately when parameters are changed. This is done…Continue Reading…

Decision support: Stroke risk in atrial fibrillation

In their Chest 2010 article, Lip et al described a new risk stratification schema for assessing stroke risk in atrial fibrillation. It is called the CHA2DS2-VASc score, which is an improved version of the classic CHADS2-score. The new score consists of these items: Besides a scoring systems and corresponding risk rates, the authors also propose…Continue Reading…

Decision support: Stroke risk after TIA

According to this summary on, “the ABCD2 score is a risk assessment tool designed to improve the prediction of short-term stroke risk after a transient ischemic attack (TIA). The score is optimized to predict the risk of stroke within 2 days after a TIA”. More information is available here. Here is how it looks…Continue Reading…

Hemorrhage characteristics between vascular malformations

Cordonnier et al (2008) describe the differences between intracranial vascular malformation types in the characteristics of their presenting haemorrhages.

Supratentorial cavernous malformations

I have just read the article from Shih and Pan (2005) on management of supratentorial cavernous malformations (CMs).