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Air-Mobile Stroke Unit for access to stroke treatment in rural regions

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Stroke, August 2018
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Title
Air-Mobile Stroke Unit for access to stroke treatment in rural regions
Published in
International Journal of Stroke, August 2018
DOI 10.1177/1747493018784450
Pubmed ID
Authors

Silke Walter, Henry Zhao, Damien Easton, Cees Bil, Jonas Sauer, Yang Liu, Martin Lesmeister, Iris Q Grunwald, Geoffrey A Donnan, Stephen M Davis, Klaus Fassbender

Abstract

Background In recent years, important progress has been made in effective stroke treatment, however, patients living in rural and remote areas have nil or very limited access to timely reperfusion therapies. Aims Novel systems of care to overcome the detrimental treatment gap for stroke patients living in rural and remote regions need to be developed. Summary of review A possible solution to the treatment disparity between stroke patients living in metropolitan and rural areas may involve the use of specially designed aircrafts equipped with the ability to diagnose and treat acute stroke at remote emergency sites. We describe technical solutions for an Air-Mobile Stroke Unit (Air-MSU) concept, where an aircraft is customized with the ability to perform multimodal computed tomography, in addition to onboard laboratory equipment and telemedicine connection. The Air-MSU is envisioned not only to allow intravenous thrombolysis in the field but also to allow prehospital triage to a comprehensive stroke center through use of contrast intracerebral vascular imaging. Several options for the Air-MSU approach are described, and issues regarding the potential medical benefit, optimal operating environment, technical realization, and integration in pre-existing solutions (e.g., flying doctor service) are addressed. Conclusion The Air-MSU may represent a novel tool to reduce treatment disparity for stroke patients in rural and remote areas. However, this approach requires further implementation research to determine the overall benefit to these communities.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 21 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 6 29%
Student > Master 5 24%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 19%
Student > Bachelor 2 10%
Researcher 2 10%
Other 2 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 10 48%
Social Sciences 3 14%
Engineering 3 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 10%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 10%
Other 1 5%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 May 2019.
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#3,527,632
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Outputs from International Journal of Stroke
#257
of 849 outputs
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#93,905
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Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Stroke
#6
of 17 outputs
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