A new study out today from Washington University suggests that Toyota’s process for maximizing efficiency in manufacturing cars can also help hospitals improve their care of stroke patients.
Study lead Washington University stroke neurologist Jin-Moo Lee says with input from doctors, lab technicians, and other hospital staff, Barnes-Jewish Hospital was able to eliminate inefficiencies and cut the average time it took evaluate and treat stroke patients from an hour down to 37 minutes.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has issued his first public remarks since suffering a stroke.
In a video released Tuesday, Kirk says he can't wait to get back to work and is walking again. The 52-year-old senator suffered a major stroke in January and underwent emergency surgery. He entered a rehabilitation center in February and was discharged last week.
Dr. Richard Harvey said Friday that Kirk continues to improve his "mobility for day-to-day activities." He adds that Kirk has been meeting regularly with his staff and has been getting visits from close friends and family.
Harvey is the medical director of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago's Center for Stroke Rehabilitation.
A new analysis suggests racial and ethnic minorities are not getting equal treatment when it comes to strokes.
At the request of the American Heart Association, a group of stroke experts led by Saint Louis University neurologist Dr. Salvador Cruz-Flores examined the scientific literature for racial and ethnic disparities in stroke care.