Neurologic improvement as a predictor of acute cerebral ischemia outcome


  • Ultra-early rapid neurological improvement (U-RNI) is a frequent occurrence and is associated with improved recovery and decreased mortality and may be useful in guiding prehospital decisions around routing and future intervention.

Why this matters

  • Individuals with acute cerebral ischemia (ACI) are selected for specific stroke centers based on their deficit severity in a prehospital setting. Further understanding of U-RNI in the prehospital setting may aid in more accurate triage of individuals to appropriate hospitals.

  • Furthermore, learning more about U-RNI may aid in planning future ambulance-based intervention trials.