Journal Article

Acute stroke chameleons in a university hospital: risk factors, circumstances, and outcomes.

Richoz B, Hugli O, Dami F, et al. Neurology. 2015;85:505-11.

This study found that patients with younger age and lower cerebrovascular risk were more likely to experience a missed or delayed diagnosis of acute stroke, as was the case with patients who were in a coma or presented with atypical physical examination findings. As expected, those with missed or delayed diagnosis had worse outcomes. These results argue for cognitive training to improve timely and accurate diagnosis of stroke.