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Olivier Bill - Top 30 Publications

Creating a stroke unit in a community hospital improves the management of stroke patients.

Dramatic advances in recent years have changed the care of stroke patients. Creation of stroke hubs with centers and units achieved a significant reduction in mortality and morbidity. The indications for acute therapies such as intravenous thrombolysis and endovascular treatment target an increasing proportion of stroke patients. Early rehabilitation and multidisciplinary approaches have become part of the gold standard in stroke care. The creation of additional stroke units and strengthening local synergies should continue in order to propose the best medical treatments for all stroke patients.

Sex Differences and Functional Outcome After Intravenous Thrombolysis.

Women have a worse outcome after stroke compared with men, although in intravenous thrombolysis (IVT)-treated patients, women seem to benefit more. Besides sex differences, age has also a possible effect on functional outcome. The interaction of sex on the functional outcome in IVT-treated patients in relation to age remains complex. The purpose of this study was to compare outcome after IVT between women and men with regard to age in a large multicenter European cohort reflecting daily clinical practice of acute stroke care.

Applying openEHR's Guideline Definition Language to the SITS international stroke treatment registry: a European retrospective observational study.

Interoperability standards intend to standardise health information, clinical practice guidelines intend to standardise care procedures, and patient data registries are vital for monitoring quality of care and for clinical research. This study combines all three: it uses interoperability specifications to model guideline knowledge and applies the result to registry data.

Intravenous Thrombolysis in Patients Dependent on the Daily Help of Others Before Stroke.

We compared outcome and complications in patients with stroke treated with intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) who could not live alone without help of another person before stroke (dependent patients) versus independent ones.

Changes in European Label and Guideline Adherence After Updated Recommendations for Stroke Thrombolysis: Results From the Safe Implementation of Treatments in Stroke Registry.

Intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) for acute ischemic stroke is subject to label and guideline contraindications. Updated European guidelines in 2008/2009 recommended IVT in selected patients aged >80 years and stroke onset-to-treatment time 3 to 4.5 hours, which the label still prohibited. Our aim was to compare contraindication nonadherence before and after the guideline update.

Anti-TNF alpha medications and neuropathy.

We studied the clinical, electrophysiological, and pathological features, outcome, and frequency of anti-tumor necrosis factor alpha (a-TNF) medications-induced neuropathies (ATIN) in patients with inflammatory disorders. Of 2,017 patients treated with a-TNF medication, 12 patients met our inclusion criteria for a prevalence of 0.60% and an incidence of 0.4 cases per 1,000 person-years. The median time from a-TNF medication treatment to ATIN was 16.8 months (range 2-60 months). Six patients had focal or multifocal peripheral neuropathies. The other six had generalized neuropathies. For all, a-TNF medication was stopped. Seven patients received immunoglobulin infusions. ATIN outcome was favorable in all but one patient. ATINs are rare and heterogeneous neuropathies. In 10 patients, the neuropathy was "inflammatory", suggesting that it could be due to systemic pro-inflammatory effects of a-TNF agents.

Implementability of stroke guidelines: a pragmatic comparison between US and European recommendations using eGLIA.

Due to the prevalence and severity of stroke, and the emergency of its management, the need of reaching a consensus towards its treatment is of prime importance. This paper's aim is to compare two stroke guidelines by using eGLIA in order to evaluate their implementability. Methods included a systematic assessment of the European (ESO) and American (AHA/ASA) guidelines with eGLIA and a review of literature and analysis of each recommendation with the program. The ESO performs better in Executability and Decidability, as 91.5% and 34.8% of recommendations show no barriers, compared to 81.0% and 14.0% in the AHA/ASA guidelines. On the other hand, AHA/ASA guideline have more recommendations with positive assessments in the Validity and Effect on the Process of Care (91.4% vs 83.0% and 58.1% vs 25%). Results show that ESO guidelines address a wider patient view and that the AHA/ASA guidelines are stricter, only publishing recommendations with a high level of evidence; AHA/ASA guidelines are updated with more frequency and have a clearer sequence of action. Both guidelines show some contradictions, but of minor importance. The strength of this study is the fact that the whole guidelines were read and analysed, and, although we would suggest an improvement of the tool by adding an automatic statistics chart and clarifying some questions, it showed that eGLIA should be used whenever such a text is published.