Rinsho Shinkeigaku (Clinical Neurology)

The 51st Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Neurology

Japanese Guidelines for the Management of Stroke 2009
-Important revised points necessary for the neurologist-

Yukito Shinohara, M.D.

Federation of National Public Service Personnel Mutual Aid Associations Tachikawa Hospital

The first post-publication external review of the Japanese Guidelines for the Management of Stroke 2004 had been published in "Stroke" in 2009. Considering to these results, new stroke guidelines 2009 has been published in Japan on November 2009. Main renewed and revised points in guidelines 2009, particularly important for the neurologist were introduced, focusing on acute stroke treatment such as administration of t-PA, management of patients with life-style related diseases as well as new antiplatelet therapy for the secondary stroke prevention.
Full Text of this Article in Japanese PDF (275K)

(CLINICA NEUROL, 50: 808|811, 2010)
key words: Stroke, Guidelines, External review of the guidelines, Stroke therapy in acute stage, Secondary stroke prevention

(Received: 20-May-10)