Navigation Links
Telephone Treatment Works for Rural Stroke Patients

Stroke patients in rural hospitals can get safe, effective treatment with the use of a clot-busting drug when a doctor from a larger hospital is on the telephone guiding// the treatment. These new findings have important implications for overcoming barriers to optimal stroke care in rural settings, according to research.

“Expert guidance of this treatment over the telephone appears to be safe, practical, and effective,” said study author Anand Vaishnav, MD, with the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, KY.

The study, which is the largest of its kind, evaluated the outcomes of 121 stroke patients who were treated with the drug tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) at a rural community hospital by a stroke neurologist who was on the telephone guiding the treatment. tPA is the only approved treatment for acute ischemic stroke, and must be given within three hours of stroke.

In response to concerns that telephone guidance would delay tPA treatment, the study found it took an average 132 minutes from stroke onset to the beginning of telephone-guided tPA treatment at a rural community hospital. “This is less time than the average 144 minutes it took from stroke onset to tPA treatment in the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) tPA study, which was a large national study published in 1995,” said Vaishnav. “We also had lower rates of bleeding in the brain and death than the original NINDS study.”

The study found 2.5 percent of rural patients treated by telephone had symptomatic bleeding in the brain, compared to 6.4 percent in the original NINDS tPA study. In addition, 17 percent of patients in the urban study died, compared to 7.5 percent of the rural patients treated with tPA in this study.

Nearly half of rural patients treated with tPA by telephone went home after an average hospital stay of four days.

Source-Eurekalert
ED/M
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. MS Patients Improve With Telephone Therapy
2. Telephone Counseling Could Help Lung Transplant Patients
3. Telephone Outreach Boost CRC Screening In Urban Minority
4. Advances in Treatment of Cataracts
5. Recommendations for Treatment of Blood Pressue
6. Treatment for Menieres disease
7. Treatment for pre-menstrual syndrome is ineffective
8. Better Treatment for obesity
9. Gene Treatment for Heart Disease
10. More People Seeking Treatment for Depression
11. Focused Treatment For Childhood Cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/24/2017)... ... 24, 2017 , ... Judy Buchanan, co-owner of Serenity Natural ... Judy says, “I am passionate about sharing Reiki as a holistic, complementary therapy ... challenging time.” , A Certified Medical Reiki™ Master trained by Raven Keys Medical ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... ... “The Adventures of Joey, The Dog Who Barks at Puddles”: a boisterous story about ... as God intended. “The Adventures of Joey, The Dog Who Barks at Puddles” is ... for writing, especially about truth and human behavior. , Published by Christian Faith Publishing, ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... Texas Physical Therapy Specialists (TexPTS) ... Gruene Road in Building 2. The clinic is the group’s second in New Braunfels ... opening the company’s second New Braunfels location brings things full circle for the group, ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... Dilger-Maxwell ... of the Norwalk and Vermillion areas, celebrates the newest charity campaign in ... nonprofit, community-based substance abuse prevention and peer recovery support organization providing vital ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... ... owned and organized by HMP Communications Holdings, LLC, today announced that RestorixHealth® ... its nationwide network of wound centers interested in becoming Certified Wound Specialist Physicians ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/23/2017)... DIEGO and VANCOUVER, British Columbia ... (NASDAQ: SPHS ) (the "Company" or "Sophiris"), ... the treatment of urological diseases, today announced that data ... evaluated the drug as a focal treatment for localized ... March 26, 2017 at the 32 nd Annual ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... 23, 2017 Research and Markets has announced ... report to their offering. ... The global oxygen therapy devices market to grow ... The report, Global Oxygen Therapy Devices Market 2017-2021, has been ... experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition ... their offering. ... The global capillary electrophoresis market to grow at a CAGR of ... Capillary Electrophoresis Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth ... market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: