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2022 Jan 31

Neurol Sci

Drip-and-ship toward mothership model for mechanical thrombectomy during COVID-19 pandemic: a retrospective analysis.


Paolucci M, Biguzzi S, Cordici F, Romoli M, Altini M, Agnoletti V, Fabbri A, Francesconi R, Menarini M, Perin T, Ruggiero M, Longoni M
Neurol Sci. 2022 Jan 31.
PMID: 35099642.


During the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in spring 2020, our stroke network shifted from a drip-and-ship strategy (transport of acute ischemic stroke patients to the nearest primary stroke centers) toward a mothership model (direct transportation to the Comprehensive Stroke Center). We retrospectively analyzed stroke network performances comparing the two models.