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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Sangha RS, Naidech AM, Corado C
Challenges in the medical management of symptomatic intracranial stenosis in an urban setting.
The researchers hypothesized that recurrent stroke risk among patients treated with aggressive medical management (AMM) is similar to that found in the medical arm of the SAMMPRIS trial (Stenting and Aggressive Medical Management for Preventing Recurrent Stroke in Intracranial Stenosis). However, results indicated that recurrent stroke risk within 30 days in patients with symptomatic intracranial atherosclerotic disease was higher than that observed in the medical arm of SAMMPRIS even in the subgroup receiving AMM.
Citation: Sangha RS, Naidech AM, Corado C . Challenges in the medical management of symptomatic intracranial stenosis in an urban setting. Stroke 2017 Aug;48(8):2158-63. doi: 10.1161/strokeaha.116.016254.
Keywords: Brain Injury, Urban Health, Stroke, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, Care Management
Sauser Zachrison K, Schwamm LH
Implementation of rapid treatment and interfacility transport for patients with suspected stroke by large-vessel occlusion: in one door and out the other.
This editorial discusses an article in this same issue of JAMA Neurology (McTaggart et al) that describes the results of the implementation of a standard protocol for patients with suspected emergent large-vessel occlusion (ELVO), and the protocol’s impact on both the process of care and patient outcomes. The editorial concludes that the McTaggart article challenges the medical community to develop an interdisciplinary, team-based, protocol-based approach to patients with potential ELVOs, and that work across the disciplines is needed to achieve an acceptable false-positive rate for the system.
Citation: Sauser Zachrison K, Schwamm LH . Implementation of rapid treatment and interfacility transport for patients with suspected stroke by large-vessel occlusion: in one door and out the other. JAMA Neurol 2017 Jul;74(7):765-66. doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2017.0324..
Keywords: Brain Injury, Health Services Research (HSR), Healthcare Delivery, Stroke, Transitions of Care, Trauma