G Saposnik

Summary

Affiliation: St. Michael's Hospital
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Pontine warning syndrome
    Gustavo Saposnik
    Stroke Research Unit, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, 55 Queen St E, Ste 931, Toronto ONM5C1R6, Canada
    Arch Neurol 65:1375-7. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Hospital volume and stroke outcome: does it matter?
    G Saposnik
    Stroke Program, Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, London Health Sciences Center, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada
    Neurology 69:1142-51. 2007
  3. doi request reprint Do all age groups benefit from organized inpatient stroke care?
    Gustavo Saposnik
    Stroke Research Unit, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, Stroke Outcome Research Canada, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Stroke 40:3321-7. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Stroke outcome in those over 80: a multicenter cohort study across Canada
    Gustavo Saposnik
    South East Toronto Regional Stroke Center, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Stroke 39:2310-7. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Variables associated with 7-day, 30-day, and 1-year fatality after ischemic stroke
    Gustavo Saposnik
    Stroke Research Unit, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Stroke 39:2318-24. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Escalating levels of access to in-hospital care and stroke mortality
    Gustavo Saposnik
    Stroke Research Unit, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, M5C 1R6, Canada
    Stroke 39:2522-30. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Stroke in the very elderly: hospital care, case fatality and disposition
    Gustavo Saposnik
    Stroke Research Program, South East Toronto Regional Stroke Center, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, St Michael s Hospital, Ont, Canada
    Cerebrovasc Dis 27:537-43. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Socioeconomic status, hospital volume, and stroke fatality in Canada
    Gustavo Saposnik
    Department of Medicine, Division of Neurology, Stroke Research Unit, South East Toronto Regional Stroke Center, St Michael sHospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Stroke 39:3360-6. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Homocysteine-lowering therapy and stroke risk, severity, and disability: additional findings from the HOPE 2 trial
    Gustavo Saposnik
    Department of Medicine, Division of Neurology, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Stroke 40:1365-72. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Applying the evidence: do patients with stroke, coronary artery disease, or both achieve similar treatment goals?
    Gustavo Saposnik
    Division of Cardiology, Canadian Heart Research Centre and Terrence Donnelly Heart Centre, University of Toronto, Canada
    Stroke 40:1417-24. 2009

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Publications39

  1. doi request reprint Pontine warning syndrome
    Gustavo Saposnik
    Stroke Research Unit, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, 55 Queen St E, Ste 931, Toronto ONM5C1R6, Canada
    Arch Neurol 65:1375-7. 2008
    ..Little is known about stroke mechanisms in patients with fluctuating symptoms and the role of branch atherosclerotic disease...
  2. ncbi request reprint Hospital volume and stroke outcome: does it matter?
    G Saposnik
    Stroke Program, Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, London Health Sciences Center, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada
    Neurology 69:1142-51. 2007
    ..Our aim was to determine whether facility type and hospital volume was associated with stroke mortality...
  3. doi request reprint Do all age groups benefit from organized inpatient stroke care?
    Gustavo Saposnik
    Stroke Research Unit, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, Stroke Outcome Research Canada, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Stroke 40:3321-7. 2009
    ..We sought to determine whether the reduction in mortality or institutionalization seen with organized stroke care was similar across all age groups...
  4. doi request reprint Stroke outcome in those over 80: a multicenter cohort study across Canada
    Gustavo Saposnik
    South East Toronto Regional Stroke Center, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Stroke 39:2310-7. 2008
    ..However, limited information is available about the burden of stroke in individuals over 80. We sought to evaluate differences in clinical outcomes in Canadians over 80 years old hospitalized for an acute ischemic stroke...
  5. doi request reprint Variables associated with 7-day, 30-day, and 1-year fatality after ischemic stroke
    Gustavo Saposnik
    Stroke Research Unit, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Stroke 39:2318-24. 2008
    ..However, limited information is available concerning variables associated with stroke case fatality at these different points in time. We sought to identify and compare variables associated with 7-day, 30-day, and 1-year stroke fatality...
  6. doi request reprint Escalating levels of access to in-hospital care and stroke mortality
    Gustavo Saposnik
    Stroke Research Unit, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, M5C 1R6, Canada
    Stroke 39:2522-30. 2008
    ..However, limited information is available comparing different levels of organized care. Our aim was to determine whether escalating levels of organized care can improve stroke outcomes...
  7. doi request reprint Stroke in the very elderly: hospital care, case fatality and disposition
    Gustavo Saposnik
    Stroke Research Program, South East Toronto Regional Stroke Center, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, St Michael s Hospital, Ont, Canada
    Cerebrovasc Dis 27:537-43. 2009
    ..However, limited information is available about the burden of stroke in individuals over 90...
  8. doi request reprint Socioeconomic status, hospital volume, and stroke fatality in Canada
    Gustavo Saposnik
    Department of Medicine, Division of Neurology, Stroke Research Unit, South East Toronto Regional Stroke Center, St Michael sHospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Stroke 39:3360-6. 2008
    ..We sought to determine whether residence in a low-income neighborhood was associated with admission to low-volume facilities and whether this contributed to differences in fatality after stroke...
  9. doi request reprint Homocysteine-lowering therapy and stroke risk, severity, and disability: additional findings from the HOPE 2 trial
    Gustavo Saposnik
    Department of Medicine, Division of Neurology, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Stroke 40:1365-72. 2009
    ..Our aim was to determine whether vitamin therapy reduces the risk of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, as well as stroke-related disability...
  10. doi request reprint Applying the evidence: do patients with stroke, coronary artery disease, or both achieve similar treatment goals?
    Gustavo Saposnik
    Division of Cardiology, Canadian Heart Research Centre and Terrence Donnelly Heart Centre, University of Toronto, Canada
    Stroke 40:1417-24. 2009
    ..We sought to evaluate and compare differences in treatment patterns and the attainment of current guideline-recommended targets in unselected high-risk ambulatory patients with CAD, CVD, or both...
  11. doi request reprint Myocardial infarction associated with recency of immigration to Ontario
    G Saposnik
    Department of Medicine, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    QJM 103:253-8. 2010
    ..OBJECTIve: To determine the risk of AMI among new immigrants compared to long-term residents, and, among those who develop AMI, their short- and long-term mortality rate...
  12. doi request reprint Age disparities in stroke quality of care and delivery of health services
    Gustavo Saposnik
    Stroke Research Unit, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Stroke 40:3328-35. 2009
    ..Limited information is available on the effect of age on stroke management and care delivery. Our aim was to determine whether access to stroke care, delivery of health services, and clinical outcomes after stroke are affected by age...
  13. doi request reprint IScore: a risk score to predict death early after hospitalization for an acute ischemic stroke
    Gustavo Saposnik
    Stroke Outcomes Research Centre, Stroke Outcome Research Canada Working Group, Department of Medicine, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, 55 Queen St E, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Circulation 123:739-49. 2011
    ..Our aim was to identify predictors of mortality and to develop and validate a risk score model using information available at hospital presentation...
  14. doi request reprint Effectiveness of Virtual Reality Exercises in STroke Rehabilitation (EVREST): rationale, design, and protocol of a pilot randomized clinical trial assessing the Wii gaming system
    G Saposnik
    Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
    Int J Stroke 5:47-51. 2010
    ..EVREST was designed to evaluate feasibility, safety and efficacy of using the Nintendo Wii gaming virtual reality (VRWii) technology to improve arm recovery in stroke patients...
  15. doi request reprint Risk of premature stroke in recent immigrants (PRESARIO): population-based matched cohort study
    G Saposnik
    Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, 55 Queen St E, Toronto, Ontario, M5C 1R6, Canada
    Neurology 74:451-7. 2010
    ..We determined the risk of acute stroke associated with recency of immigration...
  16. doi request reprint Effectiveness of virtual reality using Wii gaming technology in stroke rehabilitation: a pilot randomized clinical trial and proof of principle
    Gustavo Saposnik
    Division of Neurology, Departments of Medicine and Health Policy Management and Evaluation and Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St Michael s Hospital, Dalla Lana, School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Stroke 41:1477-84. 2010
    ..Although existing evidence suggests that increasing intensity of stroke rehabilitation therapy results in better motor recovery, limited evidence is available on the efficacy of virtual reality for stroke rehabilitation...
  17. doi request reprint In-hospital myocardial infarction following acute ischaemic stroke: an observational study
    J Liao
    McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Eur J Neurol 16:1035-40. 2009
    ..Acute myocardial infarction is expected to be an important medical complication following ischaemic stroke. We sought to describe the frequency and clinical impact of in-hospital myocardial infarction following acute ischaemic stroke...
  18. doi request reprint Impact of seizures on morbidity and mortality after stroke: a Canadian multi-centre cohort study
    J G Burneo
    Epilepsy Programme, Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    Eur J Neurol 17:52-8. 2010
    ..Limited information is available about the impact of seizures on stroke outcome, health care delivery and resource utilization...
  19. ncbi request reprint Weekends: a dangerous time for having a stroke?
    Gustavo Saposnik
    Stroke Program, Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, London Health Sciences Center, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada
    Stroke 38:1211-5. 2007
    ..However, limited information is available concerning the "weekend effect" on stroke mortality. Our aim was to evaluate the impact of weekend admissions on stroke mortality in different settings...
  20. doi request reprint Gender differences in carotid imaging and revascularization following stroke
    M K Kapral
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Neurology 73:1969-74. 2009
    ..Carotid endarterectomy is performed less often in women than in men, but it is unknown whether this reflects differences in screening rates, disease prevalence, or other factors...
  21. doi request reprint Risk factors, inpatient care, and outcomes of pneumonia after ischemic stroke
    O Finlayson
    University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Neurology 77:1338-45. 2011
    ..Moreover, there is discrepancy in the literature regarding the impact of pneumonia on stroke outcomes...
  22. doi request reprint Care and outcomes in patients with ischemic stroke with and without preexisting dementia
    G Saposnik
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto M5C 1R6, Canada
    Neurology 77:1664-73. 2011
    ..To describe clinical characteristics and evaluate processes of care and outcomes at discharge in patients with ischemic stroke with and without preexisting dementia...
  23. doi request reprint Gastrointestinal bleeding after acute ischemic stroke
    M J O'Donnell
    Henderson Research Centre, 70 Wing, Room 220, 711 Concession Street, Hamilton, Ontario, L8V 1C3, Canada
    Neurology 71:650-5. 2008
    ..We sought to describe the incidence, risk factors, and association with clinical outcomes of gastrointestinal bleeding following acute ischemic stroke...
  24. ncbi request reprint Acute stroke with hyperdense middle cerebral artery sign benefits from IV rtPA
    M C Tartaglia
    Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, London Health Sciences Center, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada
    Can J Neurol Sci 35:583-7. 2008
    ..The presence of a hyperdense middle cerebral artery sign (HMCAS) on pre-treatment head computed tomogram (CT) is considered a poor prognostic sign. We compared the clinical outcome in IV rtPA-treated patients with and without a HMCAS...
  25. ncbi request reprint Optimizing discharge planning: clinical predictors of longer stay after recombinant tissue plasminogen activator for acute stroke
    Gustavo Saposnik
    Stroke Program, Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences and Southwestern Ontario Coordinated Stroke Strategy, London Health Science Center, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    Stroke 36:147-50. 2005
    ..Although studies have identified variables associated with LOS, few have analyzed predictors of longer stay after receiving thrombolytic therapy for acute stroke...
  26. ncbi request reprint Predictors of major neurologic improvement after thrombolysis in acute stroke
    Gustavo Saposnik
    Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, London Health Science Center, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    Neurology 65:1169-74. 2005
    ..Major neurologic improvement at 24 hours after administration of recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) in acute stroke may predict good outcome at 3 months...
  27. ncbi request reprint The impact of lesion side on acute stroke treatment
    Silvia Di Legge
    Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, London Health Science Centre, University of Western Ontario, Canada
    Neurology 65:81-6. 2005
    ..Only a small percentage of patients with acute stroke are treated with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA)...
  28. ncbi request reprint Does a birthday predispose to vascular events?
    Gustavo Saposnik
    Stroke Team, Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, London Health Sciences Center, University of Western Ontario, Ontario, Canada
    Neurology 67:300-4. 2006
    ..To examine the influence of birthdays on the onset and course of vascular events such as stroke, TIA, and acute myocardial infarction (AMI)...
  29. doi request reprint The Canadian Neurological Scale and the NIHSS: development and validation of a simple conversion model
    Yongchai Nilanont
    Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
    Cerebrovasc Dis 30:120-6. 2010
    ..The CNS requires less extensive neurological evaluation and is quicker and simpler to administer...
  30. doi request reprint Disparities in management patterns and outcomes of patients with non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome with and without a history of cerebrovascular disease
    Tony C Lee
    Division of Cardiology, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Cardiol 105:1083-9. 2010
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  31. ncbi request reprint Lack of improvement in patients with acute stroke after treatment with thrombolytic therapy: predictors and association with outcome
    Gustavo Saposnik
    Stroke Program, Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, London Health Sciences Centre, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    JAMA 292:1839-44. 2004
    ..Few studies have analyzed outcome at 24 hours. An early and reliable prediction of poor outcome has implications for clinical management and discharge planning...
  32. doi request reprint Association between weekend hospital presentation and stroke fatality
    Jiming Fang
    Toronto General Hospital, 200 Elizabeth Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Neurology 75:1589-96. 2010
    ..Previous studies have found higher stroke case fatality in patients admitted to the hospital on weekends compared to weekdays, but the reasons for this association are not known...
  33. ncbi request reprint Predicting functional outcome after intra-arterial thrombolysis: aspects of ASPECTS
    Gustavo Saposnik
    Stroke 35:e7-8; author reply e7-8. 2004
  34. doi request reprint Quality of ischemic stroke care in emerging countries: the Argentinian National Stroke Registry (ReNACer)
    Luciano A Sposato
    Stroke Center, Neurosciences Institute at Favaloro Foundation, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Stroke 39:3036-41. 2008
    ..Our aim was to explore the feasibility of measuring standardized indicators of quality of ischemic stroke care in acute care facilities in Argentina...
  35. ncbi request reprint Neglecting the difference: does right or left matter in stroke outcome after thrombolysis?
    Silvia Di Legge
    Stroke Unit, Università of Tor Vergata, Viale Oxford 81 00133 Rome, Italy
    Stroke 37:2066-9. 2006
    ..We analyzed outcomes after IV rt-PA with respect to the side of the affected hemisphere...
  36. ncbi request reprint Stroke in South America: a systematic review of incidence, prevalence, and stroke subtypes
    Gustavo Saposnik
    Stroke Unit, Department of Neurology, Ramos Mejia Hospital, Buenos Aires University, Argentina
    Stroke 34:2103-7. 2003
    ..Because epidemiological and clinical characteristics of stroke vary according to regional factors, we need to know the peculiarities of stroke on this continent...
  37. ncbi request reprint Spontaneous and reflex movements in 107 patients with brain death
    Gustavo Saposnik
    The Movements in Brain Death Study Group, Department of Neurology, Hospital J M Ramos Mejia, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Am J Med 118:311-4. 2005
  38. doi request reprint Dissecting brain death: time for a new look
    Gustavo Saposnik
    Neurology 70:1230-1. 2008
  39. ncbi request reprint Poststroke care: chronicles of a neglected battle
    Gustavo Saposnik
    Stroke 38:1727-9. 2007