Stroke management : Updated recommendations for treatment along the care continuum

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Wright, Leah, Hill, Kelvin M., Bernhardt, Julie, Lindley, Richard, Ada, Louise, Bajorek, Beata V., Barber, P. Alan, Beer, Christopher, Golledge, Jonathon, Gustafsson, L., Hersh, D., Kenardy, J., Perry, L., Middleton, S., Brauer, S. G. and Nelson, M. R.. (2012) Stroke management : Updated recommendations for treatment along the care continuum. Internal Medicine Journal. 42(5), pp. 562 - 569. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1445-5994.2012.02774.x
AuthorsWright, Leah, Hill, Kelvin M., Bernhardt, Julie, Lindley, Richard, Ada, Louise, Bajorek, Beata V., Barber, P. Alan, Beer, Christopher, Golledge, Jonathon, Gustafsson, L., Hersh, D., Kenardy, J., Perry, L., Middleton, S., Brauer, S. G. and Nelson, M. R.
Abstract

The Australian Clinical Guidelines for Stroke Management 2010 represents an update of the Clinical Guidelines for Stroke Rehabilitation and Recovery (2005) and the Clinical Guidelines for Acute Stroke Management (2007). For the first time, they cover the whole spectrum of stroke, from public awareness and prehospital response to stroke unit and stroke management strategies, acute treatment, secondary prevention, rehabilitation and community care. The guidelines also include recommendations on transient ischaemic attack. The most significant changes to previous guideline recommendations include the extension of the stroke thrombolysis window from 3 to 4.5 h and the change from positive to negative recommendations for the use of thigh‐length antithrombotic stockings for deep venous thrombosis prevention and the routine use of prolonged positioning for contracture management.

Keywordsstroke; cerebrovascular disease; clinical guideline; acute management; rehabilitation
Year2012
JournalInternal Medicine Journal
Journal citation42 (5), pp. 562 - 569
PublisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
ISSN1444-0903
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1445-5994.2012.02774.x
Scopus EID2-s2.0-84861443783
Page range562 - 569
Place of publicationAustralia
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