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Stroke management: updated recommendations for treatment along the care continuum


Wright, L and Hill, KM and Bernhardt, J and Lindley, R and Ada, L and Bajorek, BV and Barber, PA and Beer, C and Golledge, J and Gustafsson, L and Hersh, D and Kenardy, J and Perry, L and Middleton, S and Brauer, SG and Nelson, MR, National Stroke Foundation Stroke Guidelines Expert Working Group, Stroke management: updated recommendations for treatment along the care continuum, Internal Medicine Journal, 42, (5) pp. 562-569. ISSN 1444-0903 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2012 National Stroke Foundation

DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1445-5994.2012.02774.x


The Australian Clinical Guidelines for Stroke Management 2010 represents an update of the Clinical Guidelines for Stroke Rehabilitation and Recovery (2005) and the Clinical Guidelines for Acute Stroke Management (2007). For the first time, they cover the whole spectrum of stroke, from public awareness and prehospital response to stroke unit and stroke management strategies, acute treatment, secondary prevention, rehabilitation and community care. The guidelines also include recommendations on transient ischaemic attack. The most significant changes to previous guideline recommendations include the extension of the stroke thrombolysis window from 3 to 4.5 h and the change from positive to negative recommendations for the use of thigh-length antithrombotic stockings for deep venous thrombosis prevention and the routine use of prolonged positioning for contracture management.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:stroke, cerebrovascular disease, clinical guideline, acute management, rehabilitation
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Primary health care
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Nelson, MR (Professor Mark Nelson)
ID Code:79962
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:33
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2012-10-16
Last Modified:2017-11-06

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