‘Time lost is brain lost’

A new study involving UCLA researchers finds that mobile stroke units (MSUs) – state-of-the-art ambulances built to provide stroke patients with emergency neurological diagnosis and treatment prior to hospital arrival — improve patient outcomes and lessen the chance for disability by delivering care faster than standard stroke care.

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Nurse Work Environment Influences Stroke Outcomes

Stroke remains a leading cause of death worldwide and one of the most common reasons for disability. While a wide variety of factors influence stroke outcomes, data show that avoiding readmissions and long lengths of stay among ischemic stroke patients has benefits for patients and health care systems alike. Although reduced readmission rates among various medical patients have been associated with better nurse work environments, it is unknown how the work environment might influence readmissions and length of stay for ischemic stroke patients.

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Clinical trial begins for non-invasive brain scanner to monitor intracranial hemorrhage

SENSE device uses low-power tailored radio frequency (RF) pulse to detect changes that may indicate expanding brain bleed; * Current standard of care lacks a means to monitor brain injury continuously, non-invasively, in real time, between CT scans

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