Telehealth, helicopters, and hospitalists all have a part to play in reducing disparities in stroke outcomes, experts say.
7 Sep 2022
In findings from a Texas Medicare cohort validated with national data, 3% of patients with acute ischemic stroke were evaluated with CT perfusion, and most cases were evaluated at hospitals that did not offer this test.
31 Mar 2021
The AREST trial, which ended early due to changes in national guidelines, found statistically similar but numerically lower rates of the primary study outcome (fatal stroke, recurrent ischemic stroke, or transient ischemic attack) in those who received anticoagulation early with apixaban versus later with warfarin.
3 Mar 2021
The Get With The Guidelines study did identify some areas of potential improvement in inpatient stroke care, including more dysphagia screening and use of high-intensity statin therapy.
27 Jul 2022
An analysis spanning 11 U.S. states found that 16% of patients with ischemic stroke from 2016 through 2018 were treated by EDs and hospitals that neither performed mechanical thrombectomy nor transferred patients to receive it.
19 May 2021
Measure of the month: stroke and stroke rehabilitation.
15 Dec 2008
The risk of ischemic stroke was highest during the first four weeks after an infective endocarditis diagnosis, and it was lower in patients on anticoagulation, according to the Danish registry study.
8 May 2019
An analysis of hospitalized patients found that those who used methamphetamine had a 32% increase in cardiovascular disease risk compared to nonusers who also had been hospitalized. Risk increases associated with misuse of alcohol and cocaine were 28% and 47%, respectively.
10 Aug 2022
Analyses of the ENCHANTED trial found that in the day after stroke symptom onset, every 10-mm Hg drop in systolic blood pressure (SBP) (down to as low as 110 to 120 mm Hg) was associated with a 20% decrease in the odds of unfavorable functional status.
3 Nov 2021
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