Upstate New York (UNY) Stroke Workgroup

In light of the 2015 acute stroke treatment guidelines recommending acute endovascular therapy for select patients with large vessel occlusions, the UNY Stroke Workgroup was formed to review evidence, practice, goals/ concerns, and to develop consensus-based recommendations for acute stroke patient evaluation, triage, and management. 
For the full article,"Establishing Recommendations for Stroke Systems in the Thrombectomy Era: The Upstate New York Stakeholders Proceedings," click here.  

Relevant Articles

Holodinsky JK, Williamson TS, Kamal N, Mayank D, Hill MD, Goyal M. Drip and ship versus direct to comprehensive stroke center: Conditional probability modeling. Stroke. 2017; 48:233-238. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.116.014306


Developing a Statewide Protocol to Ensure Patients with Suspected Emergent Large Vessel Occlusion are Directly Triaged in the Field to a Comprehensive Stroke Center: How we did it

Jayaraman MV, Iqbal A, Silver B, Siket M, Amedee C, McTaggart RA, et al; Developing a statewide protocol to ensure patients with suspected emergent large vessel occlusion are directly triaged in the field to a comprehensive stroke center: how we did it. J. NeuroIntervent Surg. 2016; 0:1-3. doi:10.1136/neurintsurg-2016-012275


Drip 'n Ship vs. Mothership for Endovascular Treatment: Modeling the Best Transportation Options for Optimal Outcomes

Milne MSW, Holodinsky JK, Hill MD, Nygren A, Qiu C, Goyal M, Kamal N. Drip ‘n ship vs. mothership for endovascular treatment: Modeling the best transportation options for optimal outcomes. Stroke. 2016; 48:791-794. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.116.015321


Clinical Scales Do Not Reliably Identify Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients with Large-Artery Occlusion

Turc G, Maier B, Naggara O, Seners P, Isabel C, Tisserand M, et al; Clinical scales do not reliably identify acute ischemic stroke patients with large-artery occlusion. 2016. Stroke; 47:1466-1472. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.116.013144.

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