Main Outcome Measures
List of abbreviations:CME (continuing medical education), IRF (inpatient rehabilitation facility), NIHSS (National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale), PM&R (physical medicine and rehabilitation), SNF (skilled nursing facility), UTSW (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center)
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- Thrombolysis with intravenous tissue plasminogen activator predicts a favorable discharge disposition in patients with acute ischemic stroke.Stroke. 2011; 42: 700-704
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- Critical Period After Stroke Study (CPASS): a phase II clinical trial testing an optimal time for motor recovery after stroke in humans.Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2021; 118e2026676118
Dr Ifejika's current work is supported by the University of Texas Southwestern/Texas Health, Resources Clinical Scholar Award (#4). Dr Ifejika's previous work was supported by the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences at the McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), funded by NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences Clinical and Translational Award UL1 TR000371 and KL2 TR000370. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Center for Research Resources or the NIH. Dr Ifejika's preliminary work was supported by the NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Diversity Supplement to P50 NS 044227, the University of Texas Specialized Program of Translational Research in Acute Stroke (SPOTRIAS).