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Mobile stroke units led to better outcomes in patients eligible for tPA

A prospective, observational, multicenter study found that median time from stroke onset to administration of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) was 72 minutes in patients treated by mobile stroke units and 108 minutes for those receiving standard emergency medical services.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2021/09/15/3.htm
15 Sep 2021

April 2007

ACP Hospitalist provides hospital-based physicians with news and information about the practice of hospital medicine.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2007/04/

COVID-19 and stroke, racial disparities; vaccine regulatory updates

Recent studies found that stroke risk in COVID-19 was highest in middle-aged patients, that higher death rates among Hispanic patients were linked to lower health care access, and that mild COVID-19 didn't lead to cardiac abnormalities. The FDA, NIH, and CDC updated their vaccine guidance.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2021/11/03/1.htm
3 Nov 2021

Flying thrombectomy teams faster than transferring stroke patients

The median time from the decision to pursue endovascular thrombectomy to the start of the procedure was 58 minutes in patients who received thrombectomy from interventionists deployed to them by helicopter and 148 minutes in patients transferred to the hospital, a German study found.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2022/05/11/flying-teams-to-perform-thrombectomy-faster-than-transferring-stroke-patients.htm
11 May 2022

Latest studies look at pneumonia scores and stroke rates in inpatients with COVID-19

The PSI and CURB-65 work in patients with pneumonia from SARS-CoV-2, one study found, while another estimated stroke rates in COVID-19 inpatients. Research on breakthrough infections showed that full vaccination provided more protection than previous infection, among other findings.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2021/11/10/1.htm
10 Nov 2021

July 27, 2022

ACP Hospitalist provides hospital-based physicians with news and information about the practice of hospital medicine.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2022/07/27/

Clinical decision tool may predict benefit of intra-arterial treatment after acute ischemic stroke

The study results indicated that intra-arterial treatment should not be withheld based a single patient characteristic, since individuals in subgroups expected to derive no benefit from treatment could in fact see benefit if they have other favorable characteristics.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2017/05/10/3.htm
10 May 2017

August 2020

ACP Hospitalist provides hospital-based physicians with news and information about the practice of hospital medicine.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2020/08/

COVID-19's effects on medical training, stroke care in August ACP Hospitalist

The August ACP Hospitalist is online and in the mail, with articles about academic medicine that focus on pandemic effects, procedure training, and the closure of a residency program. There's also expert advice on strokes associated with COVID-19 and on insulin switches.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2020/08/12/2.htm
12 Aug 2020

Hospital performance on one stroke quality measure may predict performance on others

Hospitals that performed well on one of four indicators—carotid imaging, antithrombolytic therapy, treatment in a stroke unit, or discharge to inpatient rehabilitation—tended to also perform well on the other three, and the reverse was also true, with poor performance on one predicting poor performance on the others.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2020/12/09/4.htm
9 Dec 2020

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