Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria
versão impressa ISSN 0004-282X
FIGUEIRA, Fernando Faria Andrade. Stroke study group: preliminary results early intensive care improves functional outcome. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 1994, vol.52, n.3, pp. 330-338. ISSN 0004-282X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X1994000300008.
Early and intensive care seems to positively affect outcome in stroke patients. A standardized protocol, costly adjusted to our reality and suitable for application by non-specialist at Emergency Room, proved effective, reflecting in diagnosis reliability, reducing time for beginning therapy, leading to low mortality rates and better functional outcomes at discharge.
Palavras-chave : stroke; treatment; functional outcome; mortality.