IPSO Blog

Reflections on the first IPSO Virtual Conference

By Grégoire Boulouis, Peter Sporns and Jenny Wilson. IPSO had its first conference July 19-21, 2021 after COVID-19 obliterated plans for an in-person conference in 2020 in Vienna, Austria. While there was a feeling of disappointment in not being able to meet in...

IPSO’s International Perspective

By Heather Fullerton. When we first conceived of IPSO a few years ago, one explicit goal was to obtain a global perspective on cerebrovascular disease in children.  The factors that lead to pediatric stroke are heterogenous and complex, some poorly understood mix of...

COVID-19 and Pediatric Stroke: What is the Connection?

By Lauren A. Beslow.In May 2020, the New England Journal of Medicine reported a series of 5 young adult patients who presented to the same hospital in a two-week period with larger artery strokes as a presenting feature of COVID-19. This high profile NEJM...

Kids have strokes, too?

By Ratika Srivastava. I am a pediatric stroke fellow at the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary, Canada. Whenever I tell people what I do, they invariably say, “OH! I didn’t know kids have strokes. That’s so sad.” And it is sad – but it is not without hope....

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...