Drip 'n Ship Versus Mothership for Endovascular Treatment: Modeling the Best Transportation Options for Optimal Outcomes.

@article{Milne2017DripS,
  title={Drip 'n Ship Versus Mothership for Endovascular Treatment: Modeling the Best Transportation Options for Optimal Outcomes.},
  author={Matthew S W Milne and Jessalyn K. Holodinsky and Michael D Hill and Anders O. H. Nygren and Chao Qiu and Mayank Goyal and Noreen Kamal},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2017},
  volume={48 3},
  pages={791-794}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE There is uncertainty regarding the best way for patients outside of endovascular-capable or Comprehensive Stroke Centers (CSC) to access endovascular treatment for acute ischemic stroke. The role of the nonendovascular-capable Primary Stroke Centers (PSC) that can offer thrombolysis with alteplase but not endovascular treatment is unclear. A key question is whether average benefit is greater with early thrombolysis at the closest PSC before transportation to the CSC (Drip… CONTINUE READING
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