2015 Stroke Presentations

June 26, 2015

Early Mobility after Thrombolysis for Stroke is Safe and Improves Outcomes

The purpose of this study was to evaluate safety and outcome of mobilizing patients to their functional ability within 24 hours of receiving thrombolytic therapy (IV tPA) for stroke at two Primary Stroke Centers.

Long-term analysis of an Interdisciplinary - Developed Stroke Bedside Swallow Screening Tool

The purpose of this study was to assess performance of the Providence Bedside Swallow Screening Tool (BSS) by reviewing pre- and post-implementation hospital-acquired pneumonia rates, length of stay (LOS), disposition and mortality of our stroke patient population.

Telemedicine in urban Primary Stroke Centers overcomes the “Weekend Effect” in door-to-needle times for acute ischemic stroke

There is a well-documented “weekend effect” of slower door-to-needle times for thrombolysis for acute ischemic strokes, compared to weekdays, ostensibly due to the absence of in-person vascular neurologists during evening and weekend hours.

Patients with Low NIHSS Stroke Scales Have Longer Door to Needle Times: An Analysis of a Telestroke Network

We hypothesized that patients with lower stroke scales would have longer door to needle times (DNT), in addition to other time dependent measures, compared to patients with higher stroke scales because emergency rooms more readily start a stroke alert with more severe symptoms.