Journal article

Abstract 37: Pediatric Brain Attacks: Differentiating Between Stroke and Mimics in the Emergency Room.

Mark T Mackay, Michelle Lee, Leonid Churilov, Adriana Yock-Corrales, Geoffrey Donnan, Paul Monagle, Franz Babl

Stroke | Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health) | Published : 2014

Abstract

Objective: Timely recognition of stroke in the pediatric emergency room (ER) is critical to improving access to hyper-acute therapies. We aimed to identify key clinical features which discriminate between stroke and non-stroke brain attacks (mimics). Methods: Two-hundred and eighty consecutive children presenting to the ER with non-stroke brain attacks, prospectively recruited over 18 months in 2009-2010, were compared to 104 children with stroke, prospectively/retrospectively recruited from 2003-2010. Brain attack was defined as acute onset focal brain dysfunction with ongoing symptoms or signs on arrival to the ER. Exclusion criteri..

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