Stroke: Same-day mobilisation ‘raises mortality risk’

Exploratory analysis of a trial of very early out-of-bed activity sheds light on risk factors
Clare Pain
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Tertiary analysis of data from a trial of early intensive rehabilitation after stroke suggests that it might increase deaths within the first two weeks of the event, researchers say.

In the Australian-led AVERT trial, more than 2100 patients who had experienced haemorrhagic or ischaemic stroke within the past 24 hours were randomised to either very early mobilisation or to usual care.