In 2015, the Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit was listed at #1 on the Top 10 Innovations, announced at the 2015 Medical Innovation Summit. Now, a new study from Cleveland Clinic is showing improved functional outcomes due to early intervention with the MSTU.
Patients in the study had to have been given tPA, and were either transported to a Cleveland Clinic facilty by the MTSU or EMS. Patients were then evaluated on their modified Rankin Scale score (mRs) at 90 days post-treatment.
“Now we have shown that the accelerated management on the mobile stroke unit is associated with a statistically significant increase in the likelihood of having an excellent or good functional outcome 90 days after the stroke compared with management via traditional ambulance transport to the ED," said Andrew Russman, DO, senior author on the study.
Learn more about this study at ConsultQD.