While prescriptions of dual antiplatelet therapy after mild noncardioembolic stroke increased from 25.7% in 2010 to 52.8% in 2022 in 168 Florida hospitals, underuse remained common, especially in women and non-Hispanic Black patients.
13 Sep 2023
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
In an observational analysis, patients with afib who underwent ablation had fewer hospitalizations and ED visits in the two years after the procedure versus the year before it.
20 Sep 2023
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
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
Hospitalists are finding career opportunities helping their hospitals use data to improve care.
30 Aug 2023
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
The forces of physics can explain clinical and other functions of the hospital.
23 Aug 2023
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.
15 Sep 2021
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