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Table 1 Baseline patient and treatment characteristics 2019 and 2020

From: Impact of the COVID-19-pandemic on thrombectomy services in Germany

Characteristics GSR-ET March to May
N = 795
P
2019 2020
Age, median (IQR) [years] 77 (66–83) 76 (65–82) 0.717
Female, % (n) 54.5 (234) 51.0 (186) 0.319
Medical history, % (n)
 Hypertension 79.8 (339) 79.4 (285) 0.929
 Diabetes mellitus 25.4 (108) 24.4 (88) 0.804
 Atrial fibrillation 42.8 (181) 40.4 (138) 0.555
Pre-stroke mRS score > 1, % (n) 22.9 (96) 19.5 (66) 0.285
Baseline NIHSS score, median (IQR) 15 (9–18) 14 (9–18) 0.799
ASPECTS, median (IQR) 9 (8–10) 9 (8–10) 0.911
External, % (n) 43.8 (188) 38.5 (141) 0.149
Anterior circulation occlusion, % (n) 86.6 (361) 89.5 (307) 0.222
Intravenous alteplase treatment, % (n) 43.4 (185) 50.4 (181) 0.053
General anesthesia, % (n) 70.3 (289) 70.2 (240) 1
  1. IQR Interquartile range, mRS Modified Rankin Scale, NIHSS National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale, ASPECTS Alberta Stroke Program Early CT Score