Stroke Vitals for May 2017

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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.

  

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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.

 

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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.

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