Addition of Brain Infarction to the ABCD(2) Score (ABCD(2)I) A Collaborative Analysis of Unpublished Data on 4574 Patients

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Giles M. F., Albers G. W., AMARENCO P., Arsava M. M., ASIMOS A., Ay H., ...More

STROKE, vol.41, no.9, pp.1907-1913, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1161/strokeaha.110.578971
  • Journal Name: STROKE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1907-1913
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Background and Purpose-The ABCD system was developed to predict early stroke risk after transient ischemic attack. Incorporation of brain imaging findings has been suggested, but reports have used inconsistent methods and been underpowered. We therefore performed an international, multicenter collaborative study of the prognostic performance of the ABCD(2) score and brain infarction on imaging to determine the optimal weighting of infarction in the score (ABCD(2)I).