Response by Hastrup et al to Letter Regarding Article, “Prehospital Acute Stroke Severity Scale to Predict Large Artery Occlusion: Design and Comparison With Other Scales”
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We appreciate the letter from Adeoye et al1 on our recent publication2 about the PASS (Prehospital Acute Stroke Severity) scale for identification of large-vessel occlusion (LVO).
We fully agree that it is a limitation that no scales apart from the RACE (Rapid Arterial Occlusion Evaluation Scale)3 have been tested in a prehospital setting among patients with suspected stroke. As the authors stress, the results from validation of RACE indicate problems with its usefulness in the prehospital setting because only 40% of the population was scored in the test …