Dr Daria Antipova (, MSc)
Title of PhD Project: Designing a pre-hospital scoring system for the prediction of haemorrhagic and ischaemic stroke
Successfully defended thesis in 2020
Dates: April 2017 to March 2020
Stroke is one of the major causes of death and disability in adults worldwide. Once a stroke patient arrives at hospital . a CT scan of their brain to determine whether the stroke is caused by a blocked artery or bleeding to treatment. patients might benefit greatly if they were treated before getting to hospital, particularly in rural areas where transit times are long
The aim of our research to develop a new type of scoring system to predict stroke type . Stroke patients admitted to Raigmore Hospital (Inverness) recruited. Their quickly using an ultrasound machine. They in line with standard hospital practice. A scoring system based upon what we with ultrasound, together with other important demographic and clinical data.
a prize for the best presentation at the PGR SMMSN Winter Conference which took place on 28-29 November. She also received third prize for her poster presentation at the BSRM (Scottish Branch)
Daria Antipova, Leila Eadie, Ashish Macaden, Philip Wilson "Diagnostic accuracy of clinical tools for assessment of acute stroke: a systematic review” BMC Emerg Med. 2019 Sep 4;19(1):49. doi: 10.1186/s12873-019-0262-1.
Daria Antipova, Leila Eadie, Ashish Stephen Macaden, Philip Wilson “Diagnostic value of transcranial ultrasonography for selecting subjects with large vessel occlusion: a systematic review” Ultrasound J. 2019 Oct 22;11(1):29. doi:
Antipova D, Eadie L, MacAden AS, Wilson P. Training novice users to assess stroke aetiology in remote settings using transcranial ultrasound: pilot study. Rural and Remote Health 2021; 5618. https://doi.org/10.22605/RRH5618
Antipova D, Eadie L, Macaden A, Wilson P. Diagnostic value of transcranial ultrasonography for selecting subjects with large vessel occlusion: systematic review. The Ultrasound Journal (2019) 11:29 https://doi.org/10.1186/s13089-019-0143-6
Antipova D, Eadie L, Macaden A, Wilson P. Diagnostic accuracy of clinical tools for assessment of acute stroke: a systematic review. BMC emergency medicine 2019;19(1):49. doi: 10.1186/s12873-019-0262-1
- Professor Philip Wilson, Director of Centre for Rural Health
- Dr Leila Eadie, Research Fellow, Centre for Rural Health
- Dr Ashish Stephen MacAden, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine and Stroke, Raigmore Hospital, NHS Highland
Additional Short Study:
Rapid assessment using transcranial ultrasound: pilot study with novice users
May – July 2019
Overview and aims
Responding to stroke in remote and rural areas is difficult. It can take a long time for an ambulance to reach patients and then transport them back to hospital to work out whether strokes are being caused by bleeding or by blood clots blocking the arteries. Acting quickly is very important as the longer the patient waits for assessment and treatment, the poorer their outcome will be.
The most common methods of looking for signs of occluded vessel or bleeding in the brain use large scanners which are bulky and not readily portable. Ultrasound scanners can be very portable and can therefore be used in ambulances and other situations outside of a hospital.
This study contributes to the ongoing project ‘Designing a prehospital scoring system for the prediction of haemorrhagic stroke and ischaemic stroke’ (https://www.abdn.ac.uk/iahs/research/crh/projects/daria-antipova-phd-1257.php).
It is looking at the practicality and effectiveness of brief training provided for novice transcranial ultrasound users to ensure that they are able to acquire a pre-specified set of images and video clips of satisfactory quality which could then be transferred for expert interpretation and decision making.
We are aiming to recruit a maximum of 15 volunteers among qualified clinicians or students of Nursing or Medicine. Participants will receive three-hour training on transcranial grey-scale and colour-coded duplex sonography to visualise cerebral landmarks and major cerebral blood vessels. This will involve transcranial ultrasound scanning of healthy volunteers through the temporal bone windows.
If the training programme is successful, it could be used in the future to provide training for a wider audience of GPs working in remote and rural areas, community physicians and ambulance paramedics. This could also help ensure speedier and more effective prehospital treatment.
This study is run and funded by the University of Aberdeen.
Daria Antipova on 01463 255902 or email firstname.lastname@example.org