HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Northwestern Memorial neurologist is lead author of comprehensive stroke center recommendations

Recommendations for establishing comprehensive stroke centers (CSC) to treat patients with complex types of stroke or cerebrovascular disease who require more specialized care and technological resources than are available at Primary Stroke Centers (PSC) will be published in an upcoming issue of Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association and are currently available online. Developed by the Brain Attack Coalition (BAC), a group of professional, voluntary and governmental organizations committed to improving stroke care, the recommendations state that CSCs need stroke specialists, advanced imaging and surgical capabilities, and a specialized infrastructure.

Nearly five years ago, the BAC proposed two types of stroke centers: primary and comprehensive. Recommendations for PSCs, which have the necessary staffing, infrastructure and programs to stabilize and treat most acute patients, were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association and efforts are now underway to credential these facilities.

"While PSCs provide stroke patients with high-quality care, we acknowledged that 30 to 35 percent of stroke patients with complex stroke types, severe deficits or multiple organs affected would benefit from an even higher level of specialized care, hence our recommendations for CSCs," explains Mark J. Alberts, MD, director of the Stroke Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and the lead author on the guidelines for both PSCs and CSCs. "These recommendations for CSCs vs. PSCs approximate different levels of care and capabilities, which is akin to what different levels of trauma centers do."

"When our recommendations for PSCs were published, a survey showed that less than 34 percent of hospitals had appropriate stroke protocols in place and less than 18 percent had rapid identification for patients experiencing acute stroke," said Dr. Alberts. "Today, there are over 120 PSCs certified by the Joint Commission on Accreditation o
'"/>

Contact: Patty Keiler
pkeiler@nmh.org
312-926-5900
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
16-Jun-2005


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Northwestern chemists develop new method for synthesizing anti-cancer flavonoids
2. $15M Northwestern grant funds heart research
3. Northwestern surgeon invents teaching technology for scary patient exams
4. Northwestern Memorial earns magnet status for nursing excellence
5. Heart transplant program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital celebrates anniversary
6. Evanston Northwestern Healthcare first to use latest robotic surgical system
7. Northwestern researchers launch Avastin trial for pancreatic tumors
8. Northwestern Memorial Hospital named Bariatric Surgery Society Center of Excellence
9. Northwestern receives major award for nanotechnology cancer center
10. Northwestern Memorial named one of 100 Best Places for Working Mothers
11. Northwestern Memorial named among 100 Most Wired Hospitals for sixth consecutive year

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:9/3/2020)... ... 2020 , ... International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) recently bestowed the ... This advanced LED wireless dimming controller, along with the previously IDA approved Dimulator, ... against light pollution. Leo Smith, the Northeast Regional Director for IDA says “We ...
(Date:9/1/2020)... ... September 01, 2020 , ... KitoTech Medical, ... convertible note financing, which will be used to accelerate the commercialization of its ... financing, the company will continue to expand its customer base of healthcare systems ...
(Date:9/1/2020)... Fla. (PRWEB) , ... September 01, 2020 , ... ... Reconstructive Surgeon with specialty fellowship training in aesthetic surgery of the face, breast, ... MD – the only female-owned premier boutique plastic surgery and aesthetic practice in ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... , ... Just found out your dear friend has cancer? , It’s hard to hear your ... shares their diagnosis. Once the shock wears off, the questions and fears can be overwhelming. ... best ways to help? Words are failing me. I’m scared. I want to DO something. ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... ... management solution for chiropractors, announced today the launch of its integrated, HIPAA compliant, ... start running their virtual practice in under 90 seconds. , According to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/1/2020)... ... 01, 2020 , ... September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Ovarian ... other cancer of the female reproductive system. The American Cancer Society estimates that ... women will die from this disease. Throughout the month of September, Women’s Excellence ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... 31, 2020 , ... Cloudticity announced today that Network Products ... winner in the 15th Annual 2020 Network PG’s IT World Awards®. , The ... Network Products Guide honoring achievements of world’s best in organizational performance, product and ...
(Date:8/27/2020)... , ... August 27, 2020 , ... ... software, today announced the successful completion of their 2020 System and Organizational Controls ... their HITRUST® interim assessment and MARS-E compliance assessment. These achievements reflect their long-standing ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: