Predicting prognosis after stroke: a placebo group analysis from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke rt-PA Stroke Trial.

@article{Frankel2000PredictingPA,
  title={Predicting prognosis after stroke: a placebo group analysis from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke rt-PA Stroke Trial.},
  author={M R Frankel and Lewis Morgenstern and Thomas G Kwiatkowski and Mei Lu and Barbara C. Tilley and J P Broderick and Richard Benjamin Libman and S. R. Levine and Thomas Brott},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2000},
  volume={55 7},
  pages={952-9}
}
BACKGROUND Physicians are often asked to predict outcome after acute stroke. Very little information is available that can reliably predict the likelihood of severe disability or death. OBJECTIVE To develop a practical method for predicting a poor outcome after acute ischemic stroke. METHODS Data from the placebo arms of Parts 1 and 2 of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke rt-PA [recombinant tissue plasminogen activator] Stroke Trial were used to identify variables… CONTINUE READING

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