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Title: Enhancement of TIA management in primary care with a novel electronic tool.
Authors: Gerraty, Richard
Other Authors: Canavero, Isabella
Keywords: Stroke
Cerebrovascular Disease
Early Use of Existing Preventive Strategies for Stroke
Transient Ischemic Attack
Early Management
Epworth HealthCare, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: Apr-2015
Publisher: American Academy of Neurology
Citation: Neurology. 2015 Apr 14;84(15)
Abstract: Cerebrovascular disease causes a heavy burden for society. To avoid disability and reduce costs, stroke prevention is essential. The Early Use of Existing Preventive Strategies for Stroke (EXPRESS) and Transient Ischemic Attack Clinic with Round-the-Clock Access (SOS-TIA) studies in Oxfordshire and Paris suggested that rapid investigation and treatment can prevent early stroke in TIA patients. Neurologist-led rapid access clinics are not available to all, however, and it is general practitioners (GPs) who most commonly play the crucial role in early management, making the diagnosis and urgent transfer to hospital, or initiating tests and treatments and triaging patients to the appropriate specialist clinic, including determining the urgency of referral. Individual GPs see few such patients, however, and their knowledge of TIA diagnosis and urgent investigations and secondary prevention treatments is not always optimal.
DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000001480
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ISSN: 0028-3878
Journal Title: Neurology
Type: Journal Article
Affiliated Organisations: University of Pavia, Monza Policlinico and Pavia Mondino, Pavia, Italy
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