Mohana Maddula graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 2005. During his early postgraduate training, Mohana developed an interest in Stroke medicine & Geriatrics. This led him to pursue specialist training in Geriatrics and General Internal Medicine in East Midlands, England. On completion of his training in 2014, Mohana was appointed as Consultant Stroke Physician at Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK, where he worked until December 2016. During this time he completed a postgraduate diploma in Translational Neuroimaging at the University of Nottingham, and was elected as Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. Mohana also worked as Specialist Advisor to the Care Quality Commission (UK) 2013-2016. He moved to New Zealand with his family to take up a Consultant post at Tauranga Hospital where he has been working since January 2017.
Endovascular Clot Retrieval For Acute Ischaemic Stroke: An Update
Endovascular treatment is now established practice for acute ischaemic stroke in the context of large artery occlusion. Several positive trials have shown significant reduction in disability with this treatment. Evidence from two further trials now suggests that the time window can be extended up to 24 hours for certain patients selected using advanced brain imaging techniques. We will discuss the evidence behind the positive endovascular trials, patient selection and brain imaging, and the barriers that may be faced in bringing this research from bed-to-bench side.