Alan Jon Smally

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For more than 50 years lidocaine has been used to treat ventricular arrhythmias. Neurologic dysfunction, manifested as a stroke, occurred acutely in an 87-year-old woman after she had been administered repeated doses of lidocaine, a lidocaine infusion, then an intravenous amiodarone infusion for ventricular tachycardia. This was ultimately diagnosed as(More)
As in Israel, the opinion of the American emergency medicine community is divided on the use of thrombolysis in acute stroke. Interestingly, the neurologic community is also divided. The NINDS and other studies have been subject to different interpretations and reinterpretations. The truth as to the efficacy of thrombolysis in stroke is in the eyes of the(More)
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