Are primary stroke centers associated with lower fatality?

Are primary stroke centers associated with lower fatality?

Does a long travel time to a primary stroke center (PSC) offset the potential benefits of this specialized care?

In an article published online by JAMA Internal Medicine, Kimon Bekelis, M.D., of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, N.H., and coauthors analyzed data for a national group of Medicare beneficiaries and calculated travel time to evaluate the association of seven-day and 30-day death rates with receiving care in a PSC.

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Are primary stroke centers associated with lower fatality?

Brain App launched in Iceland

Lilja Stefánsdóttir, housewife; RAX (Ragnar Guðni Axelsson ) photographer and Thorir Steingrímsson chairman of Heilaheill, Icelandic stroke support organisation, presented new mobile App in TV show “Sirrý” on TV Hringbraut on July 27, 2016. The guests are all stroke survivors and members of HEILAHEILL.

With this activity started the promotion and distribution of new Brain-App, a life-saving measure for those with stroke symptoms, directly connected to the Emergency Service Line 112. This is an App designed for free download to all smartphones and anyone can download it through their provider, the Apple Store, Google Play or others. (more…)

Are primary stroke centers associated with lower fatality?

We’re going purple

The SAFE board have agreed that we want to associate purple color and stroke across Europe. Using the same color in our materials will tie our work together across languages. Shared use of purple also makes it easier for us to adapt each others’ materials and share it from one country to another, from one language to another.
We would like to invite our members and other supporters to start using purple color and support this decision. (more…)

Are primary stroke centers associated with lower fatality?

New home for the German Stroke Foundation

The German Stroke Foundation has a new home. After 13 months of rehabilitation time this stroke support organisation took over officially the building in Schulstraße 22, Gütersloh, provided by the Bertelsmann Foundation. This foundation has bought the house in May 2015 at the initiative of Liz Mohn, founder and president of Stroke organisation from the town of Gütersloh. (more…)

On September 5th the “Tent of Ictus” begins the journey

On September 5th the “Tent of Ictus” begins the journey

The Catalan’s Stroke Foundation stroke awareness campaign starts

The tent and Stroke panel Catalonia will be on a road trip over Catalonia from September to December 2016 in order to inform and increase sensibility of the general population about the disease, reminding that stroke is preventable and treatable. (more…)