Impact of CT scanner location on door to imaging time for emergency department stroke evaluation

Stroke is a potentially serious condition commonly diagnosed in the ED. Time to diagnosis can be crucial to maximizing outcome in a majority of ischemic stroke cases amenable to thrombolytic therapy.
Source: The American Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Source Type: research

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A nationally recommended practice to accelerate thrombolytic therapy for acute ischemic stroke is to route emergency medical services (EMS)-transported stroke patients directly to the computed tomography (CT) scanner on arrival. We evaluated door-to-needle time with direct-to-CT routing versus emergency department (ED)-bed first routing.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
Emilio Rodríguez-Castro1,2, Manuel Rodríguez-Yáñez1,2, Susana Arias1,2, María Santamaría1,2, Iria López-Dequidt1,2, Ignacio López-Loureiro1, Manuel Rodríguez-Pérez1, Pablo Hervella1, Tomás Sobrino1, Francisco Campos1, José Castillo1* and Ramón Iglesias-Rey1* 1Clinical Neurosciences Research Laboratory, Department of Neurology, Clinical University Hospital, Health Research Institute of Santiago de Compostela (IDIS), Santiago de Compostela, Spain2Stroke Unit, Department of Neurology, Hospital Clínico Universitario, Santiago...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Johannes Schurig1,2*, Karl Georg Haeusler1,2,3, Ulrike Grittner4,5, Christian H. Nolte1,2, Jochen B. Fiebach1,2, Heinrich J. Audebert1,2, Matthias Endres1,2,5,6 and Andrea Rocco1,2 1Center for Stroke Research Berlin, Charité–Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany 2Department of Neurology, Charité–Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany 3Department of Neurology, Universitätsklinikum Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany 4Insitute of Biometry and Clinical Epidemiology, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany 5Berlin Institute of Heal...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Post-stroke BBB disruption appears to be predictive of functional outcome irrespective of stroke size.Cerebrovasc Dis
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusions: The present study strongly showed that lower GFR is an independently predictor of HT; in addition, large infarct volume, AF, and HA are also important risks of HT for AIS patients without TT, which offered a practical information that risk factors should be paid attention or eliminated to prevent HT for stroke patients though the level of evidence seems to be unstable. PMID: 29998881 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Chinese Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Chin Med J (Engl) Source Type: research
SUMMARY: Timely administration of thrombolytic therapy is critical to maximizing the likelihood of favorable outcomes in patients with acute ischemic stroke. Although emergency medical service activation overall improves the timeliness of acute stroke treatment, the time from emergency medical service dispatch to hospital arrival unavoidably decreases the timeliness of thrombolytic administration. Our mobile stroke unit, a new-generation ambulance with on-board CT scanning capability, reduces key imaging time metrics and facilitates in-the-field delivery of IV thrombolytic therapy.
Source: American Journal of Neuroradiology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: INTERVENTIONAL Source Type: research
We report the first case of mechanical circulatory supported with Impella CP on the left and Impella RP on the right (Abiomed Inc., Danvers, MA) for acute biventricular failure due to suspected acute myocarditis in the context of thrombolytic therapy for ischaemic stroke.
Source: ESC Heart Failure - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
Conclusions:CEA was performed in ischemic stroke patients with minor or moderate infarction on CT scan with an acceptable rate of recurrent stroke and death and without any adverse functional outcome.Disclosure: Dr. Ahrar has nothing to disclose. Dr. Qureshi has nothing to disclose. Dr. Saleem has nothing to disclose.
Source: Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: SubAcute Interventional Therapies in Cerebrovascular Disease Source Type: research
If you've been to any regional or national EMS conference in the last two years, you've seen these mobile stroke units. They are beautiful large ambulances with the latest and greatest in modern technology including mobile CT scanners. Often, the name of a hospital is blazoned on the side. There is usually a staff member present to tell you how great these will be for your community. But are they? Where's the science? What's the cost? These are important questions that should be asked and answered before these devices are deployed on a widespread basis. Although still somewhat controversial, therapies are now available to ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Patient Care Source Type: news
In conclusion, alteplase is the only treatment available for acute ischemic stroke that is effective in some patients. In order to improve tPA effectiveness and minimize risks, patients with symptoms suggestive of an AIS should get rapid assessment and treatment with tPA after careful review of the contraindications. Given that smaller strokes can still be associated with considerable long term neurological morbidity, treatment should still be considered in those patients after weighing the risks and benefits and in consultation with the patient and family. Advanced age should also not be a limiting factor. Although the NI...
Source: EPMonthly.com - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
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