Progressing stroke: towards an internationally agreed definition.

  title={Progressing stroke: towards an internationally agreed definition.},
  author={Philip Birschel and John Ellul and David Barer},
  journal={Cerebrovascular diseases},
  volume={17 2-3},
BACKGROUND The study of early neurological deterioration (progression) in acute stroke has been hampered by a lack of standardisation in the terminology or assessment procedures. An international panel was therefore convened, to agree on robust operational definitions for future studies and to validate them in an observational study involving 10 centres from the European Stroke Database Collaboration. METHODS Standardised neurological assessments were performed daily for the first 3 days on… CONTINUE READING

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