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Faculty to advance clinical stroke research at ISC this week

Friday, January 19, 2018

Members of the Duke Neurology Department will advance the field of clinical stroke research this week at the 2018 International Stroke Conference (ISC) in Los Angeles, from January 24 to 26. Department faculty will present The ISC is the world’s premier meeting dedicated to the science and treatment of cerebrovascular disease. Members of our Department contributed to 10 posters at the conference, with Ying Xian, MD, contributing to seven posters, and Shreyansh Shah, MD, contributing to six. Specific posters at the ISC with our faculty as co-authors include:

  • Outcomes of endovascular therapy following interhospital transfer - authors include Shreyansh Shah, MD,  Ying Xian, MD
  • Comparison of acute ischemic stroke care between comprehensive stroke centers and primary stroke centers participating in Get with the Guidelines-Stroke - authors include Shreyansh Shah, MD, Ying Xian, MD
  • Longitudinal outcomes of medicare beneficiaries with transient ischemic attack: a GwtG-Stroke study - authors include Shreyansh Shah, MD
  • Racial variation in comfort-measures-only status in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage - authors include Michael Luke James, MD
  • An international survey of progressive stroke system processes - authors include Matthew Ehrlich, MD, Carmelo Graffagnino, Brad Kolls, MD, PhD, and Shreyansh Shah, MD
  • Changing landscape of stroke systems of care: increase in inter-hospital transfer in the United States - authors include Shreyansh Shah, MD, Ying Xian, MD
  • A cluster randomized trial of a multifaceted intervention to improve acute-ischemic stroke care in China - authors include Ying Xian, MD
  • Patterns of discharge antidepressant therapy use after acute ischemic stroke: Insights from the prosper study - authors include Shreyansh Shah, MD, Ying Xian, MD
  • Rehabilitation provider type influences functional outcome and survival of acute ischemic stroke patients with severe neurological deficits: Findings from the China National Stroke Registry II - authors include Ying Xian, MD
  • Clinical care and outcomes of asian acute ischemic stroke patients - authors include Ying Xian, MD

This conference is one of many recent achievement of the Stroke team at Duke Neurology. In December at the Annual Stroke Belt Consortium Meeting, Shah gave a talk titled, “Impact of endovascular treatment on enhanced primary stroke centers (PSC-E) and stroke systems,” while Jodi Dodds, MD, gave the talk titled, “Why are Strokes becoming more common in young adults?”

In November, stroke faculty also attended the launch of IMPROVE Stroke Care (Implementation of best PRactices fOr acute stroke care - deVEloping and optimizing regional systems of Stroke Care), an effort led by researchers at Duke utilizing principles of systems and implementation research. Developed in collaboration with the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI), IMPROVE Stroke Care will develop a regional integrated stroke system that will quickly and effectively identify, classify and treat stroke patients. IMPROVE Stroke Care will begin collecting data from more than 10,000 patients spread across 10 stroke centers and hospitals in Tennessee and the Carolinas in 2018.