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Clinical Research Scales

The Modified Rankin Scale (mRS)

0 -  No symptoms
1 -  No significant disability; able to carry out all usual activities, despite some symptoms
2 -  Slight disability; able to look after own affairs without assistance, but unable to carry
      out all previous activities
3 -  Moderate disability; requires some help, but able to walk unassisted
4 -  Moderately severe disability; unable to attend to own bodily needs without assistance, and unable to walk unassisted
5 -  Severe disability; requires constant nursing care and attention, bedridden, incontinent
6 -  Dead


Rankin J (May 1957). "Cerebral vascular accidents in patients over the age of 60. II. Prognosis". Scott Med J 2 (5): 200–15



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Areas of Expertise

Arteriovenous Malformations (AVMs)
Brain Aneurysm Care
Carotid Artery Disease
Dural Arteriovenous Fistula (DAVF)
Spine Care
Stroke Prevention & Treatment

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