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AIM To determine the utility of the Recognition of Stroke in the Emergency Room (ROSIER) scale as a stroke recognition tool among Chinese patients in the prehospital setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS Compared with the Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale (CPSS), emergency physicians prospectively used the ROSIER as a stroke recognition tool on suspected(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the value of the use of plasma B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) among acute ischemic stroke patients in a Chinese emergency department (ED). MATERIALS AND METHODS In our ED, the emergency physicians prospectively assessed consecutive adult patients with acute phase of ischemic stroke and measured plasma BNP by Biosite Triage(®)BNP(More)
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