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Shake, Rattle, and Roll Trial

Karen Furie, MD, interviews Mai Nguyen-Huynh, MD, about the results of the Shake, Rattle, and Roll trial, which she presented during ISC 2017 in Houston, Texas.

Featured Posters from Wednesday, Feb. 22

Late-Breaking Science Posters I
6:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. - Hall E

Influence of Balloon, Conventional, or Distal Catheters on Angiographic and Clinical Outcomes in the STRATIS Registry
Osama O Zaidat | St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo, OH


Primary Outcome Results of the Systematic Evaluation of Patients Treated With Neurothrombectomy Devices for Acute Ischemic Stroke (STRATIS) Registry
Nils H Mueller-Kronast | Delray Medical Center/Tenet South Florida, Delray Beach, FL

Featured Science from Thursday, Feb. 23

Late-Breaking Science Oral Abstracts I
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Grand Ballroom B

E-cigarette Exposure Alters Brain Glucose Utilization and Stroke Outcome
Ali E. Sifat |Texas Tech University Health Science Center School of Pharmacy, Amarillo, TX

RESULTS: Vaping is not safer than smoking; stroke risk may be similar if not higher.


Shake, Rattle & Roll Trial - Improving Blood Pressure Control Among African Americans
Mai N Nguyen-Huynh | Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA

RESULTS: A culturally tailored lifestyle approach improved BP control at 12 months.


Rapid Increase in Endovascular Thrombectomy for Acute Ischemic Stroke in the United States: Data From Get With the Guidelines-Stroke
Eric E Smith | University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada

RESULTS: Randomized controlled trial results and updated guidelines prompted more use of endovascular thrombectomy.


Interhospital Transfer Prior to Thrombectomy is Associated With Delayed Treatment and Worse Outcome in the STRATIS Registry
Michael T Froehler | Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

RESULTS: Strategies to spot large vessel occlusion and use endovascular-capable centers may improve outcomes.

Featured Science from Friday, Feb. 24

Closing Main Event
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Hall C

Randomized Controlled Trial of Early versus Delayed Statin Therapy in Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke
Shinichi Yoshimura | Hyogo College of Medicine, Nisinomiya City, Japan

RESULTS: Stroke disability was not reduced with early statin treatment for acute ischemic stroke.


A Randomized Double-Blind Pilot Study Assessing Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) During Rehabilitation for Improved Upper Limb Motor Function After Stroke
Jesse Dawson | University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

RESULTS: Vagus Nerve Stimulation is safe and feasible for stroke rehabilitation; arm function improved.

QCOR 2017 Scientific Sessions

Quality of Care and Outcomes Research 2016 Scientific Sessions
April 2–3, 2017
The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City
Arlington, Virginia
 

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