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Stroke transport csc

Thomas V Kodankandath, Paul Wright, Paul M Power, Marcella De Geronimo, Richard B Libman, Thomas Kwiatkowski, Jeffrey M Katz
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The transfer of acute ischemic stroke (AIS) patients to a comprehensive stroke center (CSC) must be rapid. Delays pose an obstacle to time-sensitive stroke treatments and, therefore, increase the likelihood of exclusion from endovascular stroke therapy. This study aims to evaluate the impact of the Stroke Rescue Program, with its goal of minimizing interfacility transfer delays and increasing the number of transport times completed within 60 minutes. METHODS: The Stroke Rescue Program was initiated to facilitate the rapid transfer of AIS patients from regional primary stroke centers (PSCs) to the network's CSC...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
Thomas V Kodankandath, Jane Shaji, Nina Kohn, Rohan Arora, Elliott Salamon, Richard B Libman, Jeffrey M Katz
BACKGROUND: The "drip-and-ship" paradigm is an important treatment modality for acute ischemic stroke (AIS) patients who do not have immediate access to a comprehensive stroke center (CSC). Intravenous thrombolysis is initiated at a primary stroke center followed by expeditious transfer to a CSC. We sought to determine factors associated with poor outcomes in drip-and-ship AIS patients transferred to a CSC. METHODS: This study is a retrospective analysis of 130 consecutive drip-and-ship patients transferred by ambulance to a single CSC between July 2012 and June 2014...
August 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
Denisse Sequeira, Christian Martin-Gill, Matthew R Kesinger, Laura R Thompson, Tudor G Jovin, Lori M Massaro, Francis X Guyette
OBJECTIVE: Stroke is the leading cause of disability in the United States with most of these patients being transported by emergency medical services. These providers are the first medical point of contact and must be able to rapidly and accurately identify stroke and transport these patients to the appropriate facilities for treatment. There are many conditions that have similar presentations to stroke and can be mistakenly identified as potential strokes, thereby affecting the initial prehospital triage...
April 15, 2016: Prehospital Emergency Care
J Pfaff, M Pham, C Herweh, M Wolf, P A Ringleb, S Schönenberger, M Bendszus, M Möhlenbruch
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Stroke networks have been installed to increase access to advanced stroke specific treatments like mechanical thrombectomy (MT). This concept often requires patients to be transferred to a comprehensive stroke center (CSC) offering MT. Do patient referral, transportation, and logistic effort translate into clinical outcomes comparable to patients admitted primarily to the CSC? MATERIAL AND METHODS: We categorized 112 patients with acute ischemic stroke in the anterior circulation, who received MT at our institution, into primary admissions (A) and referrals from either local (B) or regional (C) hospitals, assessed the clinical outcome, and tested the impact of distance and delay of transportation from the referring remote hospital...
September 2, 2015: Clinical Neuroradiology
Ganesh Asaithambi, Saqib A Chaudhry, Ameer E Hassan, Gustavo J Rodriguez, M Fareed K Suri, Adnan I Qureshi
BACKGROUND: The "drip and ship" paradigm among acute ischemic stroke (AIS) patients has resulted in expansion of thrombolytic treatment in patients eligible for intravenous (IV) recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA). It remains controversial whether the settings within the emergency medical services (EMS) transport are adequate for IV rt-PA infusion. We sought to determine EMS adherence to guidelines during the transport of drip and ship AIS patients treated with IV rt-PA while being transferred to comprehensive stroke centers (CSCs) and the effect of nonadherence on outcome upon discharge...
October 2013: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
Thor S Thorsen, Kenneth L Madsen, Tino Dyhring, Anders Bach, Dan Peters, Kristian Strømgaard, Lars Christian B Rønn, Ulrik Gether
PDZ (PSD-95/Discs-large/ZO-1 homology) domains represent putative targets in several diseases including cancer, stroke, addiction and neuropathic pain. Here we describe the application of a simple and fast screening assay based on fluorescence polarization (FP) to identify inhibitors of the PDZ domain in PICK1 (protein interacting with C kinase 1). We screened 43,380 compounds for their ability to inhibit binding of an Oregon Green labeled C-terminal dopamine transporter peptide (OrG-DAT C13) to purified PICK1 in solution...
August 2011: Combinatorial Chemistry & High Throughput Screening
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