Consensus statements and recommendations from the ESO-Karolinska Stroke Update Conference, Stockholm 11-13 November 2018

Ahmed N, Audebert H, Turc G, Cordonnier C, Christensen H, Sacco S, Sandset EC, Ntaios G, Charidimou A, Toni D, Pristipino C, Köhrmann M, Kuramatsu J, Thomalla G, Mikulik R, Ford GA, Marti-Fabregas J, Fischer U, Thoren M, Lundstrom E, Rinkel GJE, Van Der Worp HB, Matusevicius M, Tsivgoulis G, Milionis H, Rubiera M, Hart R, Moreira T, Lantz M, Sjostrand C, Andersen G, Schellinger P, Kostulas K, Sunnerhagen KS, Keselman B, Korompoki E, Purrucker J, Khatri P, Whiteley W, Berge E, Mazya M, Dippel DWJ, Mustanoja S, Rasmussen M, Soderqvist AK, Escudero-Martinez I, Steiner T (2019)

Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2019


DOI: 10.1177/2396987319863606


The purpose of the European Stroke Organisation-Karolinska Stroke Update Conference is to provide updates on recent stroke therapy research and to give an opportunity for the participants to discuss how these results may be implemented into clinical routine. The meeting started 22 years ago as Karolinska Stroke Update, but since 2014 it is a joint conference with European Stroke Organisation. Importantly, it provides a platform for discussion on the European Stroke Organisation guidelines process and on recommendations to the European Stroke Organisation guidelines committee on specific topics. By this, it adds a direct influence from stroke professionals otherwise not involved in committees and work groups on the guideline procedure. The discussions at the conference may also inspire new guidelines when motivated. The topics raised at the meeting are selected by the scientific programme committee mainly based on recent important scientific publications. This year's European Stroke Organisation-Karolinska Stroke Update Meeting was held in Stockholm on 11-13 November 2018. There were 11 scientific sessions discussed in the meeting including two short sessions. Each session except the short sessions produced a consensus statement (Full version with background, issues, conclusions and references are published as web-material and at and ) and recommendations which were prepared by a writing committee consisting of session chair(s), scientific secretary and speakers. These statements were presented to the 250 participants of the meeting. In the open meeting, general participants commented on the consensus statement and recommendations and the final document were adjusted based on the discussion from the general participants Recommendations (grade of evidence) were graded according to the 1998 Karolinska Stroke Update meeting with regard to the strength of evidence. Grade A Evidence: Strong support from randomised controlled trials and statistical reviews (at least one randomised controlled trial plus one statistical review). Grade B Evidence: Support from randomised controlled trials and statistical reviews (one randomised controlled trial or one statistical review). Grade C Evidence: No reasonable support from randomised controlled trials, recommendations based on small randomised and/or non-randomised controlled trials evidence.

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Bispebjerg Hospital DK Denmark (DK) University of Ioannina / Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων GR Greece (GR) Alexandra Hospital GR Greece (GR) GHU Paris Psychiatrie et Neurosciences FR France (FR) Karolinska Institute SE Sweden (SE) Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) DE Germany (DE) San Filippo Neri Hospital IT Italy (IT) Aarhus University Hospital / Aarhus Universitetshospital DK Denmark (DK) University Medical Centre Utrecht (UMC Utrecht) NL Netherlands (NL) Masaryk University CZ Czech Republic (CZ) Helsingin yliopisto / University of Helsinki FI Finland (FI) University of Cincinnati US United States (USA) (US) Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg DE Germany (DE) Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) DE Germany (DE) University of Thessaly / Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλίας GR Greece (GR) Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) CA Canada (CA) Universität Bern CH Switzerland (CH) University of Edinburgh GB United Kingdom (GB) Vall d'Hebron University Hospital / Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron ES Spain (ES) Hospitales Universitarios Virgen Macarena y Virgen del Rocío ES Spain (ES) Oslo University Hospital / Oslo Universitetssykehus Rikshospitalet NO Norway (NO) National and Kapodistrian University of Athens GR Greece (GR) Uppsala University SE Sweden (SE) University of L'Aquila / Università degli Studi dell'Aquila IT Italy (IT) Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin DE Germany (DE) University of Gothenburg / Göteborgs universitet SE Sweden (SE) Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau ES Spain (ES) Erasmus University Medical Center (MC) NL Netherlands (NL) Università degli studi "La Sapienza" IT Italy (IT) Harvard University US United States (USA) (US) Hospital Roger Salengro / Hôpital Roger Salengro FR France (FR) University of Oxford GB United Kingdom (GB)

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Ahmed, N., Audebert, H., Turc, G., Cordonnier, C., Christensen, H., Sacco, S.,... Steiner, T. (2019). Consensus statements and recommendations from the ESO-Karolinska Stroke Update Conference, Stockholm 11-13 November 2018. European Stroke Journal.


Ahmed, Niaz, et al. "Consensus statements and recommendations from the ESO-Karolinska Stroke Update Conference, Stockholm 11-13 November 2018." European Stroke Journal (2019).

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