Higher volumes tied to better outcomes in endovascular therapy for stroke
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Operator and hospital volume were associated with lower rates of inpatient mortality and better functional status at discharge among patients who underwent endovascular therapy for acute ischemic stroke, according to data presented at the International Stroke Conference.
Laura K. Stein, MD, assistant professor of neurology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and colleagues analyzed 2016-2017 Medicare data to determine whether total cases predicted inpatient mortality, good disposition at discharge and 30-day readmissions.
“As it stands now, physicians at centers seeking
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Survival rates after ischemic stroke improved from 1991 to 2015
1 month ago - By Healio
Survival after a first ischemic stroke has improved from 1991 to 2015, according to data presented in a late-breaking science session at the International Stroke Conference.
The study also found that survival rates for hemorrhagic stroke did not improve during this time.
“Stroke unit care has a positive impact on case fatality and 1-year mortality,” Reem Waziry, MD, MPH, PhD, research fellow in the department of epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, said during the presentation. “This may be attributable to the prevention and treatment of
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