Cardiology Advisor: Ultra-early neurological deterioration common in stroke

| Posted in Brain Education, Brain Injury, Brain Research

Ultra-early neurological deterioration (U-END) occurs in one in eight ambulance-transported patients with acute cerebrovascular disease and is associated with significantly worse outcomes, according to a study published online July 23 in JAMA Neurology. Kristina Shkirkova, from the University of California in Los Angeles, and colleagues performed an exploratory analysis of the prehospital, randomized Field Administration of Stroke Therapy-Magnesium Trial involving 315 ambulances and 60 hospitals receiving stroke patients. (August 7, 2018)

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