Affiliation: Wayne State University
- What drives the increasing utilisation of hemicraniectomy in acute ischaemic stroke?Pratik Bhattacharya
Department of Neurology Stroke Program, Wayne State University, 4201 St Antoine, UHC 8D, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 84:727-31. 2013..Our objective was to review factors driving the nationwide utilisation of this potentially lifesaving procedure in the USA...
- Are racial disparities in stroke care still prevalent in certified stroke centers?Pratik Bhattacharya
Department of Neurology and Stroke Program, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan 48201, USA
J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 22:383-8. 2013..Efforts must be focused on eliminating disparities in prehospital delays. Guideline-based care tendered at JC-certified centers might help narrow disparities in acute stroke care delivery...
- Early use of MRI improves diagnostic accuracy in young adults with strokePratik Bhattacharya
Department of Neurology and Stroke Program, Wayne State University, 8D UHC, 4201 St Antoine, Detroit, MI 48201, United States
J Neurol Sci 324:62-4. 2013..We assessed the hypothesis that early use of MRI, arrival by ambulance, and presentation to a Primary Stroke Center (PSC) would be associated with a reduced rate of misdiagnosis...
- Left ventricular dysfunction is associated with cerebral grey matter injury: an in-vivo brain MRI segmentation studyPratik Bhattacharya
Comprehensive Stroke Program, Department of Neurology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA
J Neurol Sci 321:111-3. 2012..Patients with heart failure often experience cognitive deficits. The relationship between systolic function and cerebral gray matter injury is unclear...
- Clinical profiles, complications, and disability in cocaine-related ischemic strokePratik Bhattacharya
Department of Neurology, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA
J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 20:443-9. 2011..Moreover, because the patients with cocaine-related stroke is younger, they have an earlier morbidity. New strategies for effective stroke prevention interventions are needed in this subgroup...
- Why do ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack patients get readmitted?Pratik Bhattacharya
Department of Neurology, Wayne State University Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
J Neurol Sci 307:50-4. 2011..Readmission is an important indicator for the quality of healthcare services. The authors examined the reasons for 30-day readmission among urban stroke patients, and their clinical consequences...
- Gender based differences in acute stroke care in Michigan hospitalsNandakumar Nagaraja
Department of Neurology and Stroke Program, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA
J Neurol Sci 314:88-91. 2012..We sought to examine whether gender-based differences in acute stroke care occur in both Joint Commission (JC) certified and noncertified hospitals...
- Arrival by ambulance is associated with acute stroke intervention in young adultsNandakumar Nagaraja
Department of Neurology and Stroke Program, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
J Neurol Sci 316:168-9. 2012..We hypothesized that arrival to the emergency department by ambulance would be associated with increased rate of stroke intervention with intravenous t-PA or intra arterial procedures...
- Factors associated with misdiagnosis of acute stroke in young adultsAbraham Kuruvilla
Department of Neurology and Stroke Program, Wayne State University Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI, USA
J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 20:523-7. 2011..Our study demonstrates the increasing need for "young stroke awareness" among emergency department personnel. Initial misdiagnosis can potentially lead to a lost opportunity for thrombolysis in otherwise good candidates...
- Thrombolysis and outcome of young stroke patients over the last decade: insights from the Nationwide Inpatient SampleAmit Kansara
Wayne State University Stroke Program, Detroit, Michigan, USA
J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 22:799-804. 2013..In the present study, we evaluated trends of use of thrombolysis and outcome among young adults (19-44 years of age) with AIS using a nationally representative administrative database...
- Comparison of outcomes of nonsurgical spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage based on risk factors and physician specialtyPratik Bhattacharya
Division of Vascular Neurology, Department of Neurology, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan 48201, USA
J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 19:340-6. 2010..To our knowledge, there is no reported literature on the effect of physician specialty and outcomes (modified Rankin scale [mRS] score, in-hospital death, and hospital length of stay [LOS])...
- Early access to a neurologist reduces the rate of missed diagnosis in young strokesWazim Mohamed
Department of Neurology, Wayne State University Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan Electronic address
J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 22:e332-7. 2013..We hypothesized that the presence of an in-house neurologist or a neurology or emergency medicine (EM) residency is associated with a lower rate of missed stroke diagnosis and a greater use of thrombolytic therapy...
- Safety considerations in the epilepsy monitoring unit for psychogenic nonepileptic seizuresMarie Atkinson
Department of Neurology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, 4201 St Antoine, 8A UHC, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
Epilepsy Behav 25:176-80. 2012..For the ES group, 57 of 101 were due to electrographic seizures without seizure detection software or push-button activation. Similar safety protocols should be administered while monitoring these patients regardless of seizure type...
- Role of non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in predicting cerebrovascular events in patients following myocardial infarctionNitin Mahajan
Department of Cardiology, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Am J Cardiol 109:1694-9. 2012..36 (95% CI 0.89 to 1.90) for low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. In conclusion, non-HDL cholesterol is the strongest predictor among the lipid risk factors of incident CVD in patients with established coronary heart disease...
- New insights in antiplatelet therapy for patients with ischemic strokeSeemant Chaturvedi
Department of Neurology and Stroke Program, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48210 2153, USA
Neurologist 17:255-62. 2011..Antiplatelet agents currently used in the treatment of ischemic stroke and TIA are aspirin, clopidogrel, and dipyridamole...
- Intensive medical therapy for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosisPratik Bhattacharya
Department of Neurology and Stroke Program, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
Curr Cardiol Rep 13:18-23. 2011..Evidence is accumulating that improved medical therapy has led to a lower risk of stroke in medically treated patients and that ultrasound methods can identify higher-risk patients. These developments are highlighted in this article...