Title

Treatment of the unknown patient: insights from acute stroke

Document Type

Article

Department

Neurology

Abstract

When an unidentified patient who cannot communicate presents with symptoms and signs suggesting an acute stroke, the decision to thrombolyse is a particular challenge. In a time-pressured environment, clinicians need clear thought processes for diagnosis and treatment. Ethical considerations, diagnosis, identity and previous history, contraindications, time of symptom onset (EDICT) can help decision-making in this situation.

Publication

Practical neurology.

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