Chapter 45. Stroke

  1. Brian H. Rowe MD, MSc, CCFP(EM), FCCP Professor Research Director
  1. William J. Meurer MD Lecturer in Emergency Medicine and Neurology and
  2. Robert Silbergleit MD Associate Professor

Published Online: 27 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303674.ch45

Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine

Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine

How to Cite

Meurer, W. J. and Silbergleit, R. (2008) Stroke, in Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine (ed B. H. Rowe), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303674.ch45

Editor Information

  1. Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Author Information

  1. Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 31 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405161435

Online ISBN: 9781444303674



  • Acute ischemic stroke (AIS);
  • National Institute of Health Stroke Score (NIHSS);
  • Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR);
  • Cochrane Central Register of ControlledTrials (CENTRAL) and MEDLINE;
  • Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale (CPSS) and Prehospital stroke screening;
  • Los Angeles Prehospital Stroke Screen (LAPSS);
  • facial paresis, arm drift and abnormal speech (CPSS) or handgrip strength (LAPSS);
  • MEDLINE: meta-analyses AND acute ischemic stroke AND CT AND diagnosis


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Case scenario

  • Background

  • Clinical questions

  • General search strategy

  • Critical review of the literature

  • Conclusions

  • Conflicts of interest

  • References