Admitting acute ischemic stroke patients to a stroke care monitoring unit versus a conventional stroke unit: a randomized pilot study.

@article{Sulter2003AdmittingAI,
  title={Admitting acute ischemic stroke patients to a stroke care monitoring unit versus a conventional stroke unit: a randomized pilot study.},
  author={Geert Sulter and Jan Willem J. Elting and Marc Langedijk and Natasha M. Maurits and Jacques de Keyser},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2003},
  volume={34 1},
  pages={101-4}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Pathophysiological considerations and observational studies indicate that elevated body temperature, hypoxia, hypotension, and cardiac arrhythmias in the acute phase of ischemic stroke may aggravate brain damage and worsen outcome. METHODS Both units were organized with the same standard care and multidisciplinary approach to nursing and rehabilitation. A blinded observer assessed functional outcome at 3 months with the modified Rankin scale (mRS) and Barthel Index (BI… CONTINUE READING
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