Latest ESO Guidelines

The European Stroke Organisation (ESO) Guidelines on Management of Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA)

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The European Stroke Organisation (ESO) Guidelines on Intravenous Thrombolysis (IVT) for Acute Ischaemic Stroke

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Guidelines

Guidelines in Development

  • Brain oedema management in acute Stroke
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Dissection
  • Management of unruptured aneurysm
  • Management of hypertension in acute ischemic stroke and intracerebral hemorrhage
  • Secondary Prevention non-related to AF
  • Small Vessel Disease
  • Stroke & Dysphagia
  • PFO Treatment
  • Women & Stroke

ESO publishes two types of documents

  1. Full ESO Guideline Document with evidence-based recommendations and expert consensus statements (for characteristics see table below)
  2. Expedited recommendation in instances where there is at least one published guideline-changing RCT

GUIDELINE
DOCUMENT

Evidence-based recommendation

  • Uses GRADE methodology
  • Follows ESO Guideline SOP
  • Provides high-quality outcome
  • Offers detailed document (available online)
  • Entails time-consuming process
  • Is published in the ESJ

Expert Consensus Statement (ECS)

  • Selected format if there is insufficient evidence to provide an evidence-based recommendation
  • Presented in the guideline document with the result of a majority vote

EXPEDITED
RECOMMENDATION

  • Conducted in the presence of at least one published guideline-changing RCT
  • Typically answers one main PICO question
  • Based on GRADE except that a formal systematic review is not mandatory
  • Rapidly available on the ESO website / MAGICApp
  • Published in the ESJ