Eligible: Studio osservazionale sull'uso del TCCD nell'ictus acuto. SINV group, eligible group

Translated title of the contribution: Eligible: A observational study on TCCD in acute stroke. SINV group, eligible group

Giovanni Malferrari, Chiara Bertolino, Federica Casoni, Andrea Zini, Vittoria M. Sarra, Sandro Sanguigni, Mauro Pratesi, Piergiorgio Lochner, Lorenzo Coppo, Giulia Brusa, Donata Guidetti, Silvio Cavuto, Norina Marcello

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The identification of acute stroke patients eligible for fibrinolytic treatment is actually based on clinical and CT findings. The use of ultrasounds examination (US), Echo Color Doppler of the Supra Aortic Vessels (ECD-SAV) and Transcranial Color Coded Duplex (TCCD), can play a significant role in the diagnostic process as well as in the outcome evaluation of these patients. Aim of this prospective, multicenter, observational study (ELIGIBLE Study) was to assess the feasibility of US, within three hours from the stroke onset, and its prognostic role. The ELIGIBLE Study demonstrated the feasibility in clinical practice of US in the diagnosis of acute ischemic stroke, identifying different subtypes of vascular lesions, characterized by different outcome. This is the first study correlating stroke subtypes, identified during US examination within three hours, with prognostic and outcome measures.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)209-212
Number of pages4
JournalRivista Italiana di Neurobiologia
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2006


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology

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Malferrari, G., Bertolino, C., Casoni, F., Zini, A., Sarra, V. M., Sanguigni, S., Pratesi, M., Lochner, P., Coppo, L., Brusa, G., Guidetti, D., Cavuto, S., & Marcello, N. (2006). Eligible: Studio osservazionale sull'uso del TCCD nell'ictus acuto. SINV group, eligible group. Rivista Italiana di Neurobiologia, 3(3-4), 209-212.