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Therapy with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator is underused in the treatment of ischemic stroke in rural hospitals, due to a lack of local stroke expertise. Telemedicine solutions for stroke… (More)
INTRODUCTION Tracking the vital status of stroke patients through death data is one approach to assessing the impact of quality improvement in stroke care. We assessed the feasibility of linking… (More)
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… (More)
Background: The purpose of the Georgia Coverdell Acute Stroke Registry (GCASR) is to improve the quality of patient care. GCASR conducts regular quality improvement activities to educate hospital s...
BACKGROUND Ischemic stroke patients benefit most from intravenous thrombolysis when they receive the treatment as quickly as possible after symptom onset. Hospitals participating in the Georgia… (More)
INTRODUCTION Intravenous alteplase reduces disability and improves functionality among acute ischemic stroke patients. Two decades after its approval, only a small fraction of patients get the… (More)
Background & Purpose: Studies have shown that patients who do not receive IV t-PA due to mild and rapidly improving stroke symptoms (MaRISS) are often not discharged home. The purpose of this study… (More)