Journal article

Clinical predictive value of the ABCD(2) score for early risk of stroke in patients who have had transient ischaemic attack and who present to an Australian tertiary hospital

Lauren M Sanders, Velandai K Srikanth, Helen Psihogios, Kitty K Wong, David Ramsay, Thanh G Phan

MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA | WILEY | Published : 2011

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To determine the predictive value of the ABCD(2) score for early risk of stroke in Australian patients who have had transient ischaemic attack (TIA). DESIGN, PARTICIPANTS AND SETTING: Cohort study of 512 consecutive patients with suspected TIA referred by the emergency department to the acute stroke unit (in accordance with the TIA pathway) of an urban tertiary hospital in Melbourne, Victoria, between 1 June 2004 and 30 November 2007. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Overall accuracy, estimated by the area under the curve (AUC) of receiver operating characteristic plots (of true positive rate v false positive rate), and sensitivity, specificity, predictive values and likelihood ratios at pr..

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