IPSO Blog

Teamwork in Pediatric Stroke

By Jenny Wilson and Peter Sporns. Many pediatric hospitals have developed systems to respond to an acute pediatric stroke. These systems involve collaboration between physicians, nurses, and other experts hospital-wide from a diverse set of backgrounds and training,...

Back to school for physicians

By Bethany Johnson-Kerner. Parents, teachers and even some physicians are shocked when they learn that children can have strokes. Although rare, children who have had strokes may experience significant adverse outcomes, including impaired cognitive skills, diminished...

Pediatric Stroke Awareness and Code Stroke Protocols

By Lori Jordan.May is pediatric stroke awareness month. Recognizing a stroke in a child can be difficult. I have been reflecting on how important it is for all healthcare providers and families in our communities to know that strokes occur in children.  We recently...

COVID-19 and pediatric stroke—is there a connection?

By Heather Fullerton.One of our earliest pediatric mechanical thrombectomy cases at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital was during the 2003 SARS global outbreak.  Some of you may remember how children suffered more severe respiratory illnesses with that other...