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Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and post-epidemic periods on the process of endovascular treatment for acute anterior circulation ischaemic stroke.
Zhang, Tangqin; Chen, Chu; Xu, Xiangjun; Xu, Junfeng; Yang, Ke; Xu, Youqing; Yuan, Lili; Yang, Qian; Huang, Xianjun; Zhou, Zhiming.
  • Zhang T; Department of Neurology, Yijishan Hospital, Wannan Medical College, 2# Zheshan West Road, Wuhu, 241001, Anhui Province, China.
  • Chen C; Department of Neurology, Yijishan Hospital, Wannan Medical College, 2# Zheshan West Road, Wuhu, 241001, Anhui Province, China.
  • Xu X; Department of Neurology, Yijishan Hospital, Wannan Medical College, 2# Zheshan West Road, Wuhu, 241001, Anhui Province, China.
  • Xu J; Department of Neurology, Yijishan Hospital, Wannan Medical College, 2# Zheshan West Road, Wuhu, 241001, Anhui Province, China.
  • Yang K; Department of Neurology, Yijishan Hospital, Wannan Medical College, 2# Zheshan West Road, Wuhu, 241001, Anhui Province, China.
  • Xu Y; Department of Neurology, Yijishan Hospital, Wannan Medical College, 2# Zheshan West Road, Wuhu, 241001, Anhui Province, China.
  • Yuan L; Department of Neurology, Yijishan Hospital, Wannan Medical College, 2# Zheshan West Road, Wuhu, 241001, Anhui Province, China.
  • Yang Q; Department of Neurology, Yijishan Hospital, Wannan Medical College, 2# Zheshan West Road, Wuhu, 241001, Anhui Province, China.
  • Huang X; Department of Neurology, Yijishan Hospital, Wannan Medical College, 2# Zheshan West Road, Wuhu, 241001, Anhui Province, China. doctorhuangxj@hotmail.com.
  • Zhou Z; Department of Neurology, Yijishan Hospital, Wannan Medical College, 2# Zheshan West Road, Wuhu, 241001, Anhui Province, China. neuro_depar@hotmail.com.
BMC Neurol ; 21(1): 238, 2021 Jun 24.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1282244
ABSTRACT
BACKGROUND AND

PURPOSE:

The purpose of our study was to analyse endovascular treatment (EVT) in patients presenting acute anterior circulation ischemic stroke with large-vessel occlusion (AIS-LVO) during the pandemic and post-epidemic periods.

METHODS:

Patients with AIS-LVO of the anterior circulation who underwent EVT were enrolled. According to the times of Wuhan closure and reopening, patients were divided into a pre-pandemic group (from November 8, 2019, to January 22, 2020), pandemic group (from January 23, 2020, to April 8, 2020) and post-epidemic group (from April 9, 2020, to June 24, 2020). The primary endpoints were the time delay among symptom onset to arriving hospital door, to groining puncture and to vascular reperfusion. Secondary endpoints were the functional outcomes evaluated by 90-day modified Rankin scale (mRS) score.

RESULTS:

In total, the times from onset to reperfusion (OTR, median 356 min vs. 310 min, p = 0.041) and onset to door (OTD, median 238 min vs. 167 min, p = 0.017) were prolonged in the pandemic group compared to the pre-pandemic group, and the delay continue in the post-epidemic period. In the subgroup analysis, the time from door to imaging (DTI) was significantly prolonged during the pandemic period. Interestingly, the prolonged DTI was corrected in the directly admitted subgroup during post-epidemic period. In addition, the functional outcomes showed no significant differences across the three periods.

CONCLUSIONS:

Total time and prehospital time were prolonged during the pandemic and post-epidemic periods. Urgent public education and improved in-hospital screening processes are necessary to decrease time delays.
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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Endovascular Procedures / Ischemic Stroke / COVID-19 Type of study: Observational study Limits: Aged / Female / Humans / Male / Middle aged Language: English Journal: BMC Neurol Journal subject: Neurology Year: 2021 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: S12883-021-02262-0

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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Endovascular Procedures / Ischemic Stroke / COVID-19 Type of study: Observational study Limits: Aged / Female / Humans / Male / Middle aged Language: English Journal: BMC Neurol Journal subject: Neurology Year: 2021 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: S12883-021-02262-0