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In 2008, Duke became one of three ASA Bugher Foundation Stroke Prevention Research Centers. The three awarded centers are developing collaborative research programs (see Stroke-Related Clinical Research). The center program also has an emphasis in providing multidisciplinary fellowship training (see Fellowship Program).
Download a zipped folder containing five files: Readme text, VA TOAST Algorithm, Data Abstraction Manual, Data Collection Form, and VASt TOAST Scoring Program (SAS Macro).
Please cite the following reference when using these materials:
As part of the Veterans Administration Acute Stroke Study (VASt), a computerized algorithm was developed and validated for improving the reliability of the TOAST algorithm for assigning ischemic stroke subtype (Goldstein LB, Jones MR, Matchar DB, Edwards LJ, Hoff J, Chilukuri V, Armstrong B, Horner RD. Improving the reliabilty of stroke subgroup classification using the Trial of ORG 10172 in Acute Stroke Treatment (TOAST) criteria. Stroke. 2001;32:1091-1097).
For additional information concerning the Duke Stroke Center, please write:
Larry B. Goldstein, MD
Director, Duke Stroke Center
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC 27710