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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29896430/prehospital-notification-procedure-improves-stroke-outcome-by-shortening-onset-to-needle-time-in-chinese-urban-area
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Sheng Zhang, Jungen Zhang, Meixia Zhang, Genlong Zhong, Zhicai Chen, Longting Lin, Min Lou
Intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) can improve clinical outcome in eligible patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS). However, its efficacy is strongly time-dependent. This study was aimed to examine whether prehospital notification by emergency medical service (EMS) providers could reduce onset to needle time (ONT) and improve neurological outcome in AIS patients who received IVT. We prospectively collected the consecutive clinical and time data of AIS patients who received IVT during one year after the initiation of prehospital notification procedure (PNP)...
June 2018: Aging and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29880018/does-the-prehospital-national-early-warning-score-predict-the-short-term-mortality-of-unselected-emergency-patients
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Marko Hoikka, Tom Silfvast, Tero I Ala-Kokko
OBJECTIVES: The prehospital research field has focused on studying patient survival in cardiac arrest, as well as acute coronary syndrome, stroke, and trauma. There is little known about the overall short-term mortality and its predictability in unselected prehospital patients. This study examines whether a prehospital National Early Warning Score (NEWS) predicts 1-day and 30-day mortalities. METHODS: Data from all emergency medical service (EMS) situations were coupled to the mortality data obtained from the Causes of Death Registry during a six-month period in Northern Finland...
June 7, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29867711/world-s-first-24-7-mobile-stroke-unit-initial-6-month-experience-at-mercy-health-in-toledo-ohio
#3
Eugene Lin, Victoria Calderon, Julie Goins-Whitmore, Vibhav Bansal, Osama Zaidat
Background and purpose: As the fourth mobile stroke unit (MSU) in the nation, and the first 24/7 unit worldwide, we review our initial experience with the Mercy Health MSU and institutional protocols implemented to facilitate rapid treatment of acute stroke patients and field triage for patients suffering other time-sensitive, acute neurologic emergencies in Lucas County, Ohio, and the greater Toledo metropolitan area. Methods: Data was prospectively collected for all patients transported and treated by the MSU during the first 6 months of service...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29847193/prehospital-triage-of-acute-ischemic-stroke-patients-to-an-intravenous-tpa-ready-versus-endovascular-ready-hospital-a-decision-analysis
#4
Justin L Benoit, Pooja Khatri, Opeolu M Adeoye, Joseph P Broderick, Jason T McMullan, Jan F Scheitz, Achala S Vagal, Mark H Eckman
BACKGROUND: American Stroke Association guidelines for prehospital acute ischemic stroke recommend against bypassing an intravenous tPA-ready hospital (IRH), if additional transportation time to an endovascular-ready hospital (ERH) exceeds 15-20 min. However, it is unknown when the benefit of potential endovascular therapy at an ERH outweighs the harm from delaying intravenous therapy at a closer IRH, especially since large vessel occlusion (LVO) status is initially unknown. We hypothesized that current time recommendations for IRH bypass are too short to achieve optimal outcomes for certain patient populations...
May 30, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770601/prehospital-identification-of-factors-associated-with-death-during-one-year-follow-up-after-acute-stroke
#5
Per-Olof Hansson, Magnus Andersson Hagiwara, Peter Brink, Johan Herlitz, Birgitta Wireklint Sundström
OBJECTIVES: In acute stroke, the risk of death and neurological sequelae are obvious threats. The aim of the study was to evaluate the association between various clinical factors identified by the emergency medical service (EMS) system before arriving at hospital and the risk of death during the subsequent year among patients with a confirmed stroke. MATERIAL AND METHODS: All patients with a diagnosis of stroke as the primary diagnosis admitted to a hospital in western Sweden (1...
May 16, 2018: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765393/support-of-new-triage-protocol-among-acute-stroke-care-providers
#6
Haitham M Hussein, David C Anderson
Objective: We conducted an online survey to gauge the acceptance of sending acute stroke patients with suspected large vessel occlusion (LVO) directly to an endovascular-capable hospital (ECH) even if that means bypassing a closer alteplase-capable hospital (ACH) without endovascular capability. Methods: The survey was composed of two cases of acute stroke, one with cortical symptoms suggestive of LVO and the other without. In each case, responders were asked to choose between triaging to a closer ACH or an ECH that is further away and to provide an opinion regarding the maximum extra travel time they would tolerate if they chose the ECH...
April 2018: Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760852/altered-mental-status-current-evidence-based-recommendations-for-prehospital-care
#7
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Ashley Sanello, Marianne Gausche-Hill, William Mulkerin, Karl A Sporer, John F Brown, Kristi L Koenig, Eric M Rudnick, Angelo A Salvucci, Gregory H Gilbert
Introduction: In the United States emergency medical services (EMS) protocols vary widely across jurisdictions. We sought to develop evidence-based recommendations for the prehospital evaluation and treatment of a patient with an acute change in mental status and to compare these recommendations against the current protocols used by the 33 EMS agencies in the State of California. Methods: We performed a literature review of the current evidence in the prehospital treatment of a patient with altered mental status (AMS) and augmented this review with guidelines from various national and international societies to create our evidence-based recommendations...
May 2018: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703777/prehospital-neurological-deterioration-in-stroke
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Sabreena J Slavin, Heidi Sucharew, Kathleen Alwell, Charles J Moomaw, Daniel Woo, Opeolu Adeoye, Matthew L Flaherty, Simona Ferioli, Jason McMullan, Jason Mackey, Felipe De Los Rios La Rosa, Sharyl Martini, Brett M Kissela, Dawn O Kleindorfer
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Patients with stroke can experience neurological deterioration in the prehospital setting. We evaluated patients with stroke to determine factors associated with prehospital neurological deterioration (PND). METHODS: Among the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region (population ~1.3 million), we screened all 15 local hospitals' admissions from 2010 for acute stroke and included patients aged ≥20. The GCS was compared between emergency medical services (EMS) arrival and hospital arrival, with decrease ≥2 points considered PND...
April 27, 2018: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657369/factors-affecting-the-effective-management-of-acute-stroke-a-prospective-observational-study
#9
C V Nagendra, T S Srinath Kumar, Vikram Bohra, Viju Wilben, Vivek Karan, Vikram Huded
Background: Stroke, characterized by sudden loss of cerebral function, is among one of the leading cause of death and disability world over. The newer treatment modalities have changed the landscape of stroke treatment but are very much time bound. Aim: To characterize pre-hospital and in-hospital factors affecting acute stroke management thus defining lacunae in stroke management. Subjects and Methods: A prospective observational study, conducted at the emergency department of a tertiary care center in southern India from August 2015 to July 2016...
March 2018: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29596006/accuracy-of-prehospital-identification-of-stroke-in-a-large-stroke-belt-municipality
#10
Nee-Kofi Mould-Millman, Halea Meese, Ibthial Alattas, Moges Ido, Iasson Yi, Tolulope Oyewumi, Michael Colman, Michael Frankel, Arthur Yancey
OBJECTIVE: Strokes are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States, especially in the "stroke belt" of the southeast. Up to 65% of stroke patients access care by calling 9-1-1. The primary objective of this study is to measure the accuracy of emergency medical dispatchers (EMD) and paramedics, in the prehospital identification of stroke. METHODS: The study was based at Grady Emergency Medical Services, which is Atlanta, Georgia's public emergency medical services (EMS) provider...
March 29, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29419523/association-between-the-mode-of-transport-and-in-hospital-medical-complications-in-trauma-patients-findings-from-a-level-i-trauma-center-in-saudi-arabia
#11
Nawfal Aljerian, Saleh Alhaidar, Ali Alothman, Wijdan AlJohi, Faisal Abdullah Albaqami, Suliman Abdullah Alghnam
BACKGROUND: In Saudi Arabia, injury is the leading cause of death. Even if nonfatal, the impact of injuries on population health is enormous, as thousands of young patients suffer permanent disabilities every year. Unlike in developed countries, private transportation (PT) is a common means to transport trauma patients. Outcome differences between patients transported via PT relative to emergency medical services (EMS) has not been previously explored. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the association between transportation mode and in-hospital complications among trauma patients...
January 2018: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348262/dawn-of-a-new-era-for-stroke-treatment-implications-of-the-dawn-study-for-acute-stroke-care-and-stroke-systems-of-care
#12
Mark J Alberts, Martin D Ollenschleger, Amre Nouh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 24, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336710/consensus-statement-prehospital-care-of-exertional-heat-stroke
#13
Luke N Belval, Douglas J Casa, William M Adams, George T Chiampas, Jolie C Holschen, Yuri Hosokawa, John Jardine, Shawn F Kane, Michele Labotz, Renée S Lemieux, Kyle B McClaine, Nathaniel S Nye, Francis G O'Connor, Bryan Prine, Neha P Raukar, Michael S Smith, Rebecca L Stearns
Exertional heat stroke (EHS) is one of the most common causes of sudden death in athletes. It also represents a unique medical challenge to the prehospital healthcare provider due to the time sensitive nature of treatment. In cases of EHS, when cooling is delayed, there is a significant increase in organ damage, morbidity, and mortality after 30 minutes, faster than the average EMS transport and ED evaluation window. The purpose of this document is to present a paradigm for prehospital healthcare systems to minimize the risk of morbidity and mortality for EHS patients...
May 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336708/emergency-dispatcher-stroke-recognition-associations-with-downstream-care
#14
J Adam Oostema, Todd Chassee, Mathew Reeves
OBJECTIVE: As the first point of contact for patients activating emergency medical services (EMS), emergency dispatchers have the earliest opportunity to recognize stroke. We sought to quantify dispatcher stroke recognition and its relationships with EMS stroke recognition and response speed. METHODS: We assembled a cohort of consecutive EMS-transported patients with a dispatcher suspected stroke or a hospital discharge diagnosis of stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA)...
January 16, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329535/measurement-of-the-potential-geographic-accessibility-from-call-to-definitive-care-for-patient-with-acute-stroke
#15
J Freyssenge, F Renard, A M Schott, L Derex, N Nighoghossian, K Tazarourte, C El Khoury
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization refers to stroke, the second most frequent cause of death in the world, in terms of pandemic. Present treatments are only effective within precise time windows. Only 10% of thrombolysis patients are eligible. Late assessment of the patient resulting from admission and lack of knowledge of the symptoms is the main explanation of lack of eligibility. METHODS: The aim is the measurement of the time of access to treatment facilities for stroke victims, using ambulances (firemen ambulances or EMS ambulances) and private car...
January 12, 2018: International Journal of Health Geographics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317012/prehospital-identification-of-patients-with-a-final-hospital-diagnosis-of-stroke
#16
Elin Andersson, Linda Bohlin, Johan Herlitz, Annelie J Sundler, Zoltán Fekete, Magnus Andersson Hagiwara
Introduction the early phase of stroke, minutes are critical. Since the majority of patients with stroke are transported by the Emergency Medical Service (EMS), the early handling and decision making by the EMS clinician is important. Problem The study aim was to evaluate the frequency of a documented suspicion of stroke by the EMS nurse, and to investigate differences in the clinical signs of stroke and clinical assessment in the prehospital setting among patients with regard to if there was a documented suspicion of stroke on EMS arrival or not, in patients with a final hospital diagnosis of stroke...
February 2018: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315463/a-shorter-system-delay-for-haemorrhagic-stroke-than-ischaemic-stroke-among-patients-who-use-emergency-medical-service
#17
M Andersson Hagiwara, B Wireklint Sundström, P Brink, J Herlitz, P-O Hansson
OBJECTIVES: We compare various aspects in the early chain of care among patients with haemorrhagic stroke and ischaemic stroke. MATERIALS & METHODS: The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and nine emergency hospitals, each with a stroke unit, were included. All patients hospitalised with a first and a final diagnosis of stroke between 15 December 2010 and 15 April 2011 were included. The primary endpoint was the system delay (from call to the EMS until diagnosis)...
May 2018: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298860/pre-hospital-detection-of-acute-ischemic-stroke-secondary-to-emergent-large-vessel-occlusion-lessons-learned-from-electrocardiogram-and-acute-myocardial-infarction
#18
REVIEW
Alexander G Chartrain, Christopher Paul Kellner, J Mocco
Currently, there is no device capable of detecting acute ischemic stroke (AIS) secondary to emergent large vessel occlusion (ELVO) in the pre-hospital setting. The inability to reliably identify patients that would benefit from primary treatment with endovascular thrombectomy remains an important limitation to optimizing emergency medical services (EMS) triage models and time-to-treatment. Several clinical grading scales that rely solely on clinical examination have been proposed and have demonstrated only moderate predictive ability for ELVO...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297735/national-assessment-of-quality-programs-in-emergency-medical-services
#19
Michael Redlener, Patrick Olivieri, George T Loo, Kevin Munjal, Michael T Hilton, Katya Trudeau Potkin, Michael Levy, Jeffrey Rabrich, Michael R Gunderson, Sabina A Braithwaite
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to understand the adoption of clinical quality measurement throughout the United States on an EMS agency level, the features of agencies that do participate in quality measurement, and the level of physician involvement. It also aims to barriers to implementing quality improvement initiatives in EMS. METHODS: A 46-question survey was developed to gather agency level data on current quality improvement practices and measurement. The survey was distributed nationally via State EMS Offices to EMS agencies nation-wide using Surveymonkey©...
May 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297717/cincinnati-prehospital-stroke-scale-can-identify-large-vessel-occlusion-stroke
#20
Christopher T Richards, Ryan Huebinger, Katie L Tataris, Joseph M Weber, Laura Eggers, Eddie Markul, Leslee Stein-Spencer, Kenneth S Pearlman, Jane L Holl, Shyam Prabhakaran
OBJECTIVE: Accurate prehospital identification of patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) from large vessel occlusion (LVO) facilitates direct transport to hospitals that perform endovascular thrombectomy. We hypothesize that a cut-off score of the Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale (CPSS), a simple assessment tool currently used by emergency medical services (EMS) providers, can be used to identify LVO. METHODS: Consecutively enrolled, confirmed AIS patients arriving via EMS between August 2012 and April 2014 at a high-volume stroke center in a large city with a single municipal EMS provider agency were identified in a prospective, single-center registry...
January 3, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
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