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Bedside Tool Helps Predict Outcomes After Stroke | News Brief

A clinical prediction rule for death and severe disability after acute ischemic stroke— derived from preadmission comorbidities, level of consciousness, age, and neurologic deficit—appears to identify patients who will have poor outcomes after hospitalization. In a study, investigators found that non-specialist clinicians could use scores from the rule to predict the following:

30-day mortality.
Death or severe dependence at discharge.
1-year mortality.

Abstract: Archives of Internal Medicine, November 12, 2012.

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The content of this activity was initially presented live at the 2014 ISSFAL Congress held in Stockholm, Sweden.  Topics Include Mediterranean Diet, Milk Fat Globule Membrane (MFGM), DHA Fatty Acid, and Omega-3 Index in Heart Failure Patients.

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