Stroke Vitals for May 2017

Access to the full content of this site is available only to registered healthcare professionals. Register to read more

We screened 498 studies on Stroke this month. These are the most important.

LVO stroke: primary stroke center protocol boosts outcomes

Source: JAMA Neurol

  • The treatment effect of mechanical thrombectomy for stroke is time dependent.
  • A standardized protocol at primary stroke centers is associated with faster treatment time and improved outcomes for patients with emergent large vessel occlusion (LVO) stroke.


  More details »


Stroke: should BP abnormalities delay intra-arterial treatment?

Source: Stroke

  • Current guidelines do not contain specific BP recommendations for intra-arterial treatment patients.
  • Systolic BP is not associated with the benefit or safety of IAT for acute ischemic stroke, according to a study of 500 patients.


  More details »


Stroke: cognitive impairment persists in 54% of patients with good functional outcome

Source: Stroke

  • 54.4% of patients with stroke with favorable functional outcomes by modified Rankin Scale (mRS) score were still cognitively impaired at 2-3 y follow-up.
  • The mRS scale is widely used but is limited to activities of daily living.

   More details »


Previous Vitals on StrokeApril '17March '17

Other recent Vitals: