Transcranial ultrasound from diagnosis to early stroke treatment: part 2: prehospital neurosonography in patients with acute stroke: the Regensburg stroke mobile project.

@article{Schlachetzki2012TranscranialUF,
  title={Transcranial ultrasound from diagnosis to early stroke treatment: part 2: prehospital neurosonography in patients with acute stroke: the Regensburg stroke mobile project.},
  author={Felix Schlachetzki and Moriz Herzberg and Thilo H{\"o}lscher and M Ertl and Markus S. Zimmermann and Karl Peter Ittner and Hendrik Pels and U. Bogdahn and Sandra Boy},
  journal={Cerebrovascular diseases},
  year={2012},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={262-71}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The primary aim of this study was to investigate the diagnostic accuracy and time frames for neurological and transcranial color-coded sonography (TCCS) assessments in a prehospital '911' emergency stroke situation by using portable duplex ultrasound devices to visualize the bilateral middle cerebral arteries (MCAs). METHODS This study was conducted between May 2010 and January 2011. Patients who had sustained strokes in the city of Regensburg and the surrounding area… CONTINUE READING
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