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Evidence-Based Publications on Acute Stroke


Ancrod in Acute Ischemic Stroke.Results of 500 Subjects Beginning Treatment Within 6 Hours of Stroke Onset in the Ancrod Stroke Program. Published November 2009.

Patient Dissatisfaction With Acute Stroke Care. Published November 2009.

Stroke Patient Outcomes in US Hospitals Before the Start of the Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center Certification Program. Published October 2009.

Emergency Treatment Of Acute Ischemic Stroke: Expanding The Time Window. Published October 2009.

Angioplasty And Stenting Of Symptomatic And Asymptomatic Vertebral Artery Stenosis: To Treat Or Not To Treat. Published October 2009.

Endovascular Treatment With Angioplasty Or Stenting Versus Endarterectomy In Patients With Carotid Artery Stenosis In The Carotid And Vertebral Artery Transluminal Angioplasty Study (CAVATAS): Long-Term Follow-Up Of A Randomised Trial. Published October 2009.

Pre Admission Antithrombotics Are Associated With Improved Outcomes Following Ischaemic Stroke: A Cohort From The Registry Of The Canadian Stroke Network. Published September 2009.

Point-of-Care International Normalized Ratio Testing Accelerates Thrombolysis in Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke Using Oral Anticoagulants. Published August 2009.

Recombinant Tissue Plasminogen Activator Increases Blood-Brain Barrier Disruption in Acute Ischemic Stroke: An MR Imaging Permeability Study. Published August 2009.

Intracranial HemorrhageFollowing Thrombolytic Use for Stroke Caused by Infective Endocarditis. Published August 2009.

A Multicenter Evaluation of the ABCD2 Score's Accuracy for Predicting Early Ischemic Stroke in Admitted Patients With Transient Ischemic Attack. Published August 2009.

Categorizing Stroke Prognosis Using Different Stroke Scales. Published August 2009.

Stroke Severity, Its Correlates and Impact on Thrombolysis in a Population-Based Study. Published August 2009.

Interdisciplinary Treatment Selection in Admitted Patients with Acute Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Published August 2009.

Perfusion Differences on SPECT and PWI in Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke. Published July 2009. 

A Comprehensive Review of Prehospital and In-hospital Delay Times in Acute Stroke Care. Published July 2009.

Telestroke 10 Years Later - 'Telestroke 2.0'. Published July 2009.

Safety and Effectiveness of Endovascular Therapy After 8 Hours of Acute Ischemic Stroke Onset and Wake-up Strokes. Published July 2009.

Can the ABCD2 Risk Score Predict Positive Diagnostic Testing for Emergency Department Patients Admitted for Transient Ischemic Attack? Published July 2009.

National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale Score Is Poorly Predictive of Proximal Occlusion in Acute Cerebral Ischemia. Published July 2009.

The Cost of Pediatric Stroke Acute Care in the United States.Published July 2009.

Blood Pressure Management in Acute Intracerebral Hemorrhage. Published July 2009.

Influence of Weekend Versus Weekday Hospital Admission on Mortality Following Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Clinical Article. Published July 2009.

Prehospital Transport Time Intervals for Acute Stroke Patients.Published June 2009.

Acute Stroke and Transient Ischaemic Attack Management – Time to Act Fast. Published June 2009.

Number Needed to Treat to Benefit and to Harm for Intravenous Tissue Plasminogen Activator Therapy in the 3- to 4.5-Hour Window. Joint Outcome Table Analysis of the ECASS 3 Trial. Published June 2009.

National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale Certification Is Reliable Across Multiple Venues. Published June 2009.

Characteristics and the Fate of Intraluminal Thrombus of the Intracranial and Extracranial Cerebral Arteries in Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients. Published June 2009.

Use of the Triage Stroke Panel in a Neurologic Emergency Service. Published June 2009.

Clinical Application of Therapeutic Hypothermia in Stroke. Published June 2009.

Acute Stroke Care in a Neurologically Underserved State: Lessons Learned from the Iowa Stroke Survey. Published June 2009.

Experts Recommend Expansion of Stroke Treatment Window for Some Patients. Published June 2009.

Efficacy and Safety of Tissue Plasminogen Activator 3- to 4.5-Hours After Acute Ischemic Stroke. A Metaanalysis.  Published May 2009.

Gender Differences in Acute Ischemic Stroke. Etiology, Stroke Patterns and Response to Thrombolysis. Published May 2009.

Perfusion CT Improves Diagnostic Accuracy for Hyperacute Ischemic Stroke in the 3-hour Window: Study of 100 Patients with Diffusion MRI Confirmation. Published May 2009.

Definition and Evaluation of Transient Ischemic Attack. A Scientific Statement for Healthcare Professionals From the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Stroke Council; Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia; Council on Cardiovascular Radiology and Intervention; Council on Cardiovascular Nursing; and the Interdisciplinary Council on Peripheral Vascular Disease. Published May 2009.

Early Hospital Arrival Improves Outcome at Discharge in Ischemic but Not Hemorrhagic Stroke: A Prospective Multicenter Study. Published May 2009.

Is it Time to Reassess the SITS-MOST Criteria for Thrombolysis? A Comparison of Patients With and Without SITS-MOST Exclusion Criteria. Published May 2009.

Telemedicine Versus Telephone for Remote Emergency Stroke Consultations: A Critically Appraised Topic. Published May 2009.

Recommendations for the Implementation of Telemedicine Within Stroke Systems of Care. A Policy Statement From the American Heart Association. Published May 2009.

Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke: Intravenous and Endovascular Therapies. Published April 2009.

Transient Ischemic Attack Patients with Fluctuations Are at Highest Risk for Early Stroke. Published April 2009.

Dispatcher Recognition of Stroke Using the National Academy Medical Priority Dispatch System. Published April 2009.

Stroke in the Very Elderly: Hospital Care, Case Fatality and Disposition. Published April 2009. 

Outcomes of Intravenous Recombinant Tissue Plasminogen Activator Therapy According to Gender. A Clinical Registry Study and Systematic Review. Published April 2009.

Thrombolysis in Young Adults With Ischemic Stroke. Published April 2009.

Stroke Presentation and Hospital Management. Comparison of Neighboring Healthcare Systems With Differing Health Policies. Published April 2009.

The Concept of Ischemic Penumbra in Acute Stroke and Therapeutic Opportunities. Published April 2009.

Outcomes of Intravenous Tissue Plasminogen Activator for Acute Ischemic Stroke in Patients Aged 90 Years or Older. Published April 2009.

Treatment of Hypertension in Acute Ischemic Stroke. Published March 2009.

Endovascular Approaches to Acute Stroke. Published March 2009.

Endovascular Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke. Published March 2009.

IV vs. IA TPA in Acute Ischemic Stroke with CT Angiographic Evidence of Major Vessel Occlusion: A Feasibility Study. Published March 2009.

Regional Implementation of the Stroke Systems of Care Model. Recommendations of the Northeast Cerebrovascular Consortium. Published March 2009.

Resident-Based Acute Stroke Protocol Is Expeditious and Safe. Published January 2009.

Arterial Vasospasm During Mechanical Thrombectomy for Acute Stroke. Published January 2009.

Thrombolysis with Alteplase 3 to 4.5 Hours after Acute Ischemic Stroke. Published September 2008.

Clinical Data From the Pivotal Penumbra Stroke Trial Presented at the International Stroke Conference's Late Breaking Science Session. Published February 2008.

The Brain Attack Coalition has published guidelines for the development of primary (2000) and comprehensive (2005) stroke centers.


Building the Case for a Primary Stroke Center:  A Resource Guide.

Recommendations for the Establishment of Stroke Systems of Care:  Recommendations From the American Stroke Association’s Task Force on the Development of Stroke Systems. Published July 2005.


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