Cerebrovascular diseases (Basel, Switzerland)

Prehospital Computed Tomography Angiography in Acute Stroke Management.

Publication Date: 
Nov 13, 2017

BACKGROUND: An ambulance equipped with a computed tomography (CT) scanner, a point-of-care laboratory, and telemedicine capabilities (mobile stroke unit [MSU]) has been shown to enable the delivery of thrombolysis to stroke patients directly at the emergency site, thereby significantly decreasing

Simultaneous ring voice-over-Internet phone system enables rapid physician elicitation of explicit informed consent in prehospital stroke treatment trials.

Publication Date: 
Nov 26, 2009

BACKGROUND: Cellular phone conversations between on-scene patients or their legally authorized representatives (LARs) and off-scene enrolling physician-investigators require immediate and reliable connection systems to obtain explicit informed research consent in prehospital treatment trials.