Can emergency department physicians safely and effectively initiate thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke?

@article{Akins2000CanED,
  title={Can emergency department physicians safely and effectively initiate thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke?},
  author={Paul T Akins and Christi Delemos and Deidre Wentworth and J Byer and S J Schorer and Richard Presley Atkinson},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2000},
  volume={55 12},
  pages={1801-5}
}
OBJECTIVE To review the clinical outcomes of stroke patients treated with IV tissue plasminogen activator (tPA; alteplase) in a community setting and to compare outcomes when treatment was initiated by a neurologist or an emergency department (ED) physician in telephone consultation with a neurologist and radiologist. METHODS Clinical information was prospectively collected for 43 stroke patients treated with IV tPA (alteplase) within a five-hospital network of affiliated community hospitals… CONTINUE READING

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