Is Door-to-Needle Time Reduced for Emergency Medical Services Transported Stroke Patients Routed Directly to the Computed Tomography Scanner on Emergency Department Arrival?

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

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This study assesses the current practices of physicians in Lebanon routinely involved in ischemic stroke (IS) management. We conducted a prospective observational study of patients hospitalized at 8 different Lebanese hospitals in the period August 1, 2015 to July 31, 2016, with a diagnosis of acute stroke. Baseline characteristics and data on diagnostic studies, as well as treatments received during hospitalization and at discharge, were collected and analyzed. Two hundred and three strokes/transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) were recorded but only 173 patients (85%) with ischemic events were included in the study. The pati...
Source: Functional Neurology - Category: Neurology Tags: Funct Neurol 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: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
CONCLUSIONSTopographic assessment of acute ischemic changes using the sASPECTS (including caudate, lentiform nucleus, insula, and M5) can predict disability/death in anterior circulation stroke as accurately as the ASPECTS; and may help predict response to treatment and risk of developing symptomatic ICH.
Source: Journal of Neuroimaging - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Clinical Investigative Study Source Type: research
This study was designed to assess the effect of simple in-hospital interventions on reducing door-to-CT (DTC) time and reaching door-to-needle (DTN) time of less than 60 minutes. Methods. Before any intervention, DTC time was recorded for 213 patients over a one-year period at our center. Five simple quality-improvement interventions were implemented, namely, call notification, prioritizing patients for CT scan, prioritizing patients for lab analysis, specifying a bed for acute stroke patients, and staff education. After intervention, over a course of 44 months, DTC time was recorded for 276 patients with the stroke code. ...
Source: International Journal of Vascular Medicine - Category: Cardiology Tags: Int J Vasc Med Source Type: research
The sooner thrombolytic therapy is given to acute ischemic stroke patients, the better the outcome. Prehospital notification may shorten the time between hospital arrival and brain computed tomography (door-to...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis study suggests that anaesthesiologists who are experienced in pre‐hospital care may be quickly trained to assess cerebral CT examinations in acute stroke patients with regard to radiological contraindications for thrombolytic therapy.
Source: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
This study is to assess the time delay while using this scanner compared with our 64-slice scanner.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: We employed a realistic simulation of AIS care to explore performance characteristics of proposed AIS care process configurations during the narrow window of opportunity to deliver thrombolytic therapy. This simulation methodology provides a model for prototyping process reengineering, in which essential details and assumptions in AIS care are identified for critical review by stakeholders. Study Supported by: Genentech, Inc.Disclosure: Dr. Levy has received personal compensation for activities with Genentech. Dr. Norris has received personal compensation for activities with Genentech. Dr. Tayama has received ...
Source: Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Cerebrovascular Disease and Interventional Neurology I ePosters Source Type: research
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