A study on Cleveland Clinic’s mobile stroke unit reveals one characteristic that seems to particularly drive early IV thrombolysis delivery.
Practice may not make perfect in healthcare, but it can sure make for greater efficiency and effectiveness. This study of our mobile stroke unit’s evolution over three years is a case in point.
A Cleveland Clinic study presented at the 2018 International Stroke Conference suggests these units may help bypass interhospital transfers for patients requiring thrombectomy.
The answer is yes, according to a new national database analysis, but the differences are limited and fairly focused on promptness of reperfusion therapy.
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Something’s going right in acute stroke therapy: Medicare data show that one-year mortality fell 18 percent from 2009 to 2013 in tandem with a 60 percent rise in IV tPA use.
Recent prospective MRI studies found evidence of early ischemia in two-thirds of patients acutely after SAH. We’re now planning studies aimed at correlating platelet-leukocyte interactions with this MRI evidence of ischemia.