Cheryl Diane Bushnell
Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Neuology

1. Impact of hormone replacement therapy on ischemic stroke severity in women. Currently conducting an observational outcome study comparing women using or not using HRT at the time of stroke. Outcomes include stroke severity with the NIH Stroke Scale, and disability, handicap, and quality of life measurements at 3 months post-stroke. Patients will be followed for 2 years for recurrent thrombotic events.
2. Impact of concomitant medication use, such as cholesterol-lowering drugs, on stroke outcomes in women.
3. Test-ordering practices for evaluation of coagulopathies in ischemic stroke patients
4. Strategies for improving the evaluation of coagulopathies in ischemic stroke patients.
5. Quality improvement in stroke care. Currently working with the American Academy of Neurology's Stroke Practice Improvement Network on a study of adherence to specific quality indicators in stroke care. I am chair of the Literature Committee, and have designed search strategies for relevant research on stroke quality improvement. New and relevant literature is then made available to sites randomized to receive the information as part of an intervention to improve adherence to quality indicators.

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  • 227 C Bryan Res Bldg, Durham, NC 27710
  • Duke Box 2900, Durham, NC 27710

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