Scoping Review of Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Early Management of Stroke with Focus on Endovascular Treatment

Alba Navarro-Flores, Christoper A. Alarcon-Ruiz, Cristian Morán-Mariños, Alvaro Taype-Rondan, Joel M. Sequeiros, Carlos Alva-Diaz, Jessica Hanae Zafra-Tanaka

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Background: Stroke represents one of the major causes of death and long-term disability worldwide and, even when new treatment strategies have been identified, there is a need of quality clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) to guide and improve acute stroke care. We aim to describe the characteristics and assess the quality of CPGs in endovascular treatment for acute ischemic stroke due to anterior-circulation large-vessel occlusion. Methods: We conducted a scoping review of CPGs that assessed stroke management. We searched the following databases: PubMed, TripDatabase, Scopus, and Google Scholar to identify CPGs published or updated in the last 3 years and used Appraisal of Guidelines Research and Evaluation II to assess the quality of the guidelines. Results: We found a total of 9 CPGs published or updated between 2018 and 2020, from which only one third had adequate methodologic rigor. Guidelines presented pitfalls related to evidence search, assessment, and methods used to reach the recommendations. All the CPGs considered a 24-hour extended window of treatment and the CPGs considered the use of similar imaging techniques to diagnose and explore the extent of the stroke. However, there were variations regarding the selection criteria for thrombectomy. Conclusions: The quality of the CPGs varied widely, which issues around the identification and assessment of the evidence used to reach recommendations. Despite this, the recommendations regarding the use of thrombectomy were similar across the CPGs. Readers need to carefully assess the methodologic rigor of CPGs before applying them to their clinical practice.

Idioma originalInglés
PublicaciónWorld Neurosurgery
DOI
EstadoAceptada/en prensa - 2021
Publicado de forma externa

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