Disclaimer: The presented model on this website for determining the benefit of endovascular treatment for acute ischemic stroke is the result of carefully conducted research. This decision tool is developed and validated based on data of two independent endovascular treatment clinical trials: Multicenter Randomized Clinical Trial of Endovascular Treatment for Acute Ischemic Stroke in the Netherlands (MR CLEAN) and the Interventional Management of Stroke III (IMS III). The MR CLEAN included Dutch patients and IMS III patients from the United States, Canada, Australia, and Europe. At present it is unknown if the tool is also valuable for patients from other geographical regions.
Before you use this app make sure that you read this background information, which will help you to interpret its output: the statistical analysis plan (Towards personalised intra-arterial treatment of patients with acute ischaemic stroke: a study protocol for development and validation of a clinical decision aid; BMJ Open 2017; doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013699) and main paper (Selection of patients for intra-arterial treatment for acute ischaemic stroke: development and validation of a clinical decision tool; BMJ 2017).
As a model can never replace clinical judgement, it can only be used as a decision-support tool. This decision tool should be used exclusively by health care professionals as a complementary tool to estimate treatment benefit of intra-arterial treatment in patients diagnosed with acute ischemic stroke caused by large vessel occlusion. Any responsibility for using this model and its results will rest solely by the health care professional using the model. Using it you should understand and agree that this site is not responsible or liable for any claim, loss, or damage resulting from its use. While we try to keep the information on the site as accurate as possible, we disclaim any warranty concerning its accuracy, timeliness, and completeness, and any other warranty, express or implied, including warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.