Distinguishing between stroke and mimic at the bedside: the brain attack study

Peter J Hand, Joseph Kwan, Richard I Lindley, Martin S Dennis, Joanna M Wardlaw

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Abstract / Description of output

The bedside clinical assessment of the patient with suspected stroke has not been well studied. Improving clinical skills may accelerate patient progress through the emergency department. We aimed to determine the frequency and nature of stroke mimics and to identify the key clinical features that distinguish between stroke and mimic at the bedside.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)769-75
Number of pages7
JournalStroke; a journal of cerebral circulation
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Brain
  • Carotid Arteries
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Echocardiography
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Ischemic Attack, Transient
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Models, Statistical
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Odds Ratio
  • Regression Analysis
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Risk Factors
  • Stroke
  • Time Factors
  • Ultrasonography


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