Pediatric Acute Stroke Protocol Activation in a Children's Hospital Emergency Department

Ladner, T. R.; Mahdi, J.; Gindville, M. C.; Gordon, A.; Harris, Z. L.; Crossman, K.; Pruthi, S.; Abramo, T. J.; Jordan, L. C.

Stroke. 2015 Jul 4; 46(8):2328-31

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Pediatric acute stroke teams are a new phenomenon. We sought to characterize the final diagnoses of children with brain attacks in the emergency department where the pediatric acute stroke protocol was activated and to describe the time to neurological evaluation and neuroimaging. METHODS: Clinical and demographic information was obtained from a quality improvement database and medical records for consecutive patients (age,

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