Admitting acute ischemic stroke patients to a stroke care monitoring unit versus a conventional stroke unit.


Phase N/A Results

Trial Description

To examine whether intensive monitoring of acute stroke patients further reduces poor outcome and mortality of patients admited to organized stroke care units.


Trial Design

Patients were stratified for stroke subtype and randomly assigned to either the stroke-care monitoring unit or a conventional stroke unit.

Patient Involvement

Patients were randomized into a stroke-care monitoring unit (SCMU) or a conventional stroke unit (SU). All patients were treated in a similar way and strategies to treat complications were identical in both groups. SCMU patients were monitored continuously for 48 hours and moved to a conventional SU for further treatment.


Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary Poor outcome with a modified Rankin scale score greater than or equal to 4 or a Barthel Index less than 60, need for institutional care due to stroke, or mortality.


Academic Hospital Groningen