Navigation Links
Evidence-based care and outcomes improve at Get With The Guidelines-Stroke hospitals
Date:2/22/2010

Acute stroke care and clinical outcomes have improved significantly at hospitals participating in the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The GuidelinesStroke program, according to a large study in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, a journal of the American Heart Association.

To better characterize contemporary stroke patients and determine the impact of Get With The GuidelinesStroke participation, researchers analyzed several aspects of the first 1 million stroke patients at 1,392 hospitals participating in the quality improvement initiative from 2003 to 2009.

Each year more than 795,000 Americans suffer a stroke and another 200,000 to 500,000 present with a transient ischemic attack (TIA), often called a "warning stroke."

"We found that the opportunities to provide guideline-recommended care addressed by the performance measures were substantially met for stroke and TIA patients, with overall composite care improving substantially from 72 percent in 2003 to 93 percent in 2009," said Gregg C. Fonarow, M.D., lead author of the study and professor of cardiovascular medicine at the University of California-Los Angeles. "Stroke and TIA patients receiving all of the care measures for which they were eligible increased from 44 percent in 2003 to 84 percent in 2009."

Patients in the database were an average 70.1 years of age. Of all strokes analyzed, ischemic strokes (caused by a blood clot blocking a blood vessel in the brain) were the most common (60.2 percent), followed by TIAs (22.8 percent), intracerebral hemorrhages (10.9 percent), subarachnoid hemorrhages (3.5 percent) and unclassified strokes (2.7 percent).

In-hospital mortality was highest among patients suffering hemorrhagic strokes (caused by blood leaking into the brain tissue).

Hospital participation in Get With The GuidelinesStroke made the biggest impact on stroke death rates among the most common stroke types isc
'/>"/>

Contact: Cathy Lewis
cathy.lewis@heart.org
214-706-1324
American Heart Association
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. EBSCO Publishing and Zynx Health Expand Partnership for Integrated Access to Evidence-Based Content
2. External Evidence-Based Reviews Keep Healthcare System Vital
3. Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice to offer continuing education units for reviewers
4. EBSCO Publishing Makes Evidence-Based Flu Resources Freely Available
5. New Evidence-Based Research Shows that Universal Comprehensive Eye Exams Would Help More Children Succeed in School
6. Evidence-based information about complementary and alternative medicine treatments now available
7. American Dental Association, The Forsyth Institute Collaborate to Pilot Evidence-Based Dentistry Training Course
8. MEDRAD Introduces Manage.Report - Advances Evidence-Based Decision Making
9. Evidence-Based Analysis of Aspartame Research
10. CPM Resource Center and The Shams Group Partner to Help Hospitals Integrate Evidence-Based Clinical Content Into Information Systems
11. Health-care reform should start with paying evidence-based financial incentives to doctors
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/1/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... August 01, 2015 , ... On Tuesday, ... group , who are thought to have been behind the attack on Anthem Inc. ... covered were zero day exploits, watering hole attacks and spear phishing campaigns. ...
(Date:8/1/2015)... ... ... reTXT ” was featured on NewsWatch as part of its monthly AppWatch, which takes ... and Windows. Joe Toohey, the host of AppWatch and technology expert, conducted the app ... including ones already sent. , While text messaging has more features than it did ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... ... Down is a reputable source of authentic tickets for the 2015 iHeart Radio Music ... genre of music will have an act they are excited to see at this two-day ... artists will perform: Sam Smith, Coldplay, Kenny Chesney, The Who, Jason Derulo, Demi Lovato, ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) , ... August 01, 2015 , ... Super Bowl 50 ... The National Football League’s biggest day each year is the Super Bowl. In the ... buildup that takes place from the host venue. The 2016 Super Bowl game will mark ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... ... players to know in predictive health analytics , Jvion continues to disrupt ... firm creates predictive software that targets patient and population level illness to drive ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Frenemy at the Gates - Hackers Excel at Leveraging Trust 2Health News:Frenemy at the Gates - Hackers Excel at Leveraging Trust 3Health News:Frenemy at the Gates - Hackers Excel at Leveraging Trust 4Health News:Correct Auto-Correct and Clarify the Unclear with reTXT Messaging App 2Health News:Cheap 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival Tickets in Las Vegas at MGM Grand Garden Arena: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices on the iHeart Radio Music Festival in Vegas 2Health News:Cheap 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival Tickets in Las Vegas at MGM Grand Garden Arena: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices on the iHeart Radio Music Festival in Vegas 3Health News:Cheap 2016 Super Bowl Tickets at Levi's Stadium: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices on Super Bowl 50 Tickets in Santa Clara, CA at Levi's Stadium 2Health News:Jvion Showcased as Leader in the Predictive Analytic Market 2
... researchers find , THURSDAY, Sept. 24 (HealthDay News) ... three months of pregnancy may have a slightly increased ... , Septal heart defects -- malformations in the wall ... left -- were more common among women taking antidepressants ...
... SEPTEMBER 24, 2009 Late-breaking results from the PROSPECT ... vulnerable plaque that are most likely to cause sudden, ... identify them through imaging techniques before they occur. ... of Events in the Coronary Tree (PROSPECT), is the ...
... , , BEDFORD, Mass., ... the Company) (Nasdaq: HOLX ), a leading ... systems and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare ... Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), in its ...
... MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 24 A free "See, ... the NorthPoint Heath & Wellness Center, the College of American Pathologists, ... be held at the North Point Health and Wellness Center in ... scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day by area ...
... more evidence in areas where more men have ... High levels of persistent environmental chemicals are found ... with high rates of male reproductive problems, say ... chemicals, or EDCs, are commonly found in fatty ...
... , , , SAINT ... Special Administrative Board of Saint Louis Public School District (SLPS) ... Administrative claiming services. St. Louis Public Schools serves approximately ... State of Missouri. , , Accelify was ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Antidepressants Linked to Heart Defects in Newborns 2Health News:Antidepressants Linked to Heart Defects in Newborns 3Health News:Coronary imaging techniques helps to identify plaques likely to cause heart attacks 2Health News:New U.K. NICE Guidance Supports Use of Hologic's Adiana(R) Permanent Contraception System 2Health News:New U.K. NICE Guidance Supports Use of Hologic's Adiana(R) Permanent Contraception System 3Health News:New U.K. NICE Guidance Supports Use of Hologic's Adiana(R) Permanent Contraception System 4Health News:Free Upcoming Program Scheduled to Help Remove Barriers To Early Cervical and Breast Cancer Diagnosis for Local Women 2Health News:Free Upcoming Program Scheduled to Help Remove Barriers To Early Cervical and Breast Cancer Diagnosis for Local Women 3Health News:Free Upcoming Program Scheduled to Help Remove Barriers To Early Cervical and Breast Cancer Diagnosis for Local Women 4Health News:Environmental Chemicals May Affect Male Reproduction 2Health News:Saint Louis Public School District Awards Contract to Accelify 2
(Date:7/31/2015)... CHICAGO , July 31, 2015 ... a press release on July 28, 2015, "Surviving ... Safety Launches Fundraising for Patient Safety." ... last sentence should read: "PPAHS is ... of Patients on Opioids. For more information on the ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... 31, 2015 Quietly, sedately, Morocco,s ... the domestic pharmaceutical industry is strong, with a well-developed ... high international standards. One place where the ... sub-Saharan Africa: Morocco has quietly become the second largest ... Africa . Indeed, Moroccan pharma companies have been ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... July 31, 2015  Xencor, Inc. (NASDAQ: XNCR ... for the treatment of autoimmune diseases, asthma and allergic ... Yujiro S. Hata to its board of directors. ... and corporate development is a tremendous asset to our ... chief executive officer of Xencor. "Xencor faces a range ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:PharmaBoardroom Releases New Morocco Pharmaceuticals Report 2PharmaBoardroom Releases New Morocco Pharmaceuticals Report 3Xencor Appoints Yujiro S. Hata to Board of Directors 2Xencor Appoints Yujiro S. Hata to Board of Directors 3
... , ... announced today that the Company,s iPSC technology platform, developed ... Innovation of 2009 by The Scientist and has received the ... These notable awards recognize Fate Therapeutics for advancing minimally ...
... , INDIANAPOLIS and WILMINGTON, Del., Dec. ... LLY ) and Incyte Corporation (Nasdaq: INCY ) ... worldwide license and collaboration agreement for the development and ... follow on compounds, for inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Fate Therapeutics' iPSC Technology Awarded Top Industry Honors for Small Molecule and Protein Reprogramming Breakthroughs 2Fate Therapeutics' iPSC Technology Awarded Top Industry Honors for Small Molecule and Protein Reprogramming Breakthroughs 3Fate Therapeutics' iPSC Technology Awarded Top Industry Honors for Small Molecule and Protein Reprogramming Breakthroughs 4Lilly and Incyte Announce Collaboration for Development and Commercialization of Oral Anti-Inflammatory and Autoimmune Therapies 2Lilly and Incyte Announce Collaboration for Development and Commercialization of Oral Anti-Inflammatory and Autoimmune Therapies 3Lilly and Incyte Announce Collaboration for Development and Commercialization of Oral Anti-Inflammatory and Autoimmune Therapies 4Lilly and Incyte Announce Collaboration for Development and Commercialization of Oral Anti-Inflammatory and Autoimmune Therapies 5Lilly and Incyte Announce Collaboration for Development and Commercialization of Oral Anti-Inflammatory and Autoimmune Therapies 6
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
Medicine Products: