"Acute stroke, due to ischemia or hemorrhage in the brain, often demands critical care for definitive treatment or adjunctive management of life-threatening complications. The early chaotic hours after stroke onset frequently map the trajectory of subsequent neurologic disability or outcomes, yet sparse data have charted the long-term outcomes of such patients. Big data, however, are needed to realize precision medicine of stroke in neurocritical care, and van Valburg et al provide some groundwork to solve the unquestionably big problem of stroke around the world. They chronicle the course of acute stroke patients admitted to critical care units from onset to almost 4 years later in a retrospective, observational cohort study."
Read more in Critical Care Medicine (link to full article on Ovid).