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VST publications


Bladin, C. F., Kim, J., Bagot, K.L., Vu, M., Moloczij, N., Denisenko, S., Price, C., Pompeani, N., Arthurson, L., Hair, C., Rabl, J., O’Shea, M., Groot, P., Bolitho, L., Campbell, B., Dewey, H. M., Donnan, G. A. & Cadilhac, D. A. (2020). Improving Acute Stroke Care in Regional Hospitals: Clinical Evaluation of the Victorian Stroke Telemedicine Program. Medical Journal of Australia, 2020; 10.5694/mja2.50570. Pubmed


Bagot, K.L., Moloczij, N., Arthurson, L., Hair, C., Hancock, S., Bladin, C.F. & Cadilhac, D.A. (2019). Nurses’ Role in Implementing and Sustaining Acute Telemedicine: A Mixed-Methods, Pre-Post Design Using an Extended Technology Acceptance Model. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 2019; 0:0, 1-13. Pubmed


Bagot, K.L., Moloczij, N., Moss, K.M., Vu, M, Bladin, C.F. & Cadilhac, D.A. on behalf of the VST Program investigators. (2018). Sustainable implementation of innovative, technology-based health care practices: a longitudinal, qualitative case study from stroke telemedicine. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 1-13. Pubmed


Kathleen L Bagot, Dominique A Cadilhac, Christopher F Bladin, Caroline L Watkins, Michelle Vu, Geoffrey A Donnan G, Helen M Dewey, Hedley CA Emsley, D Paul Davies, Elaine Day, Gary A Ford, Christopher I Price, Carl R May, Alison SR McLoughlin, Josephine ME Gibson, Catherine E Lightbody on behalf of the VST and ASTUTE investigators. (2017). Integrating acute stroke telemedicine consultations into specialists’ usual practice: Comparing the experience of Australia and the United Kingdom. BMC Health Services Research 2017, 17(751):1-8. Pubmed

Bagot KL, Cadilhac DA, Vu M, Kim J, Savage M, Bolitho L, Howlett G, Rabl J, Dewey H, Hand P, Denisenko S, Donnan GA, Bladin CF. (2017) Transitioning from a single-site project to a state-wide regional telehealth service: the experience from the Victorian Stroke Telemedicine program. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 23(10):850-855. Pubmed


Bagot K, Bladin CF, Vu M, Kim J, Hand PJ, Campbell B, Walker A, Donnan, GA, Dewey, HM, & Cadilhac, DA. (2016). Exploring the benefits of a stroke telemedicine programme: An organisational and societal perspective. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 22(8):489-494. Pubmed


Bagot, K.L., Cadilhac, D.A. Vu, M., Moss, K., & Bladin, C.F. (2015). Telemedicine in the acute health setting: unintended consequences for specialists of a disruptive innovation (an example from stroke). Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 21(8):443-448. Pubmed

Bladin, C.F., Molocijz, N., Ermel, S., Bagot, K.L., Kilkenny, M., Vu, M. & Cadilhac, D.A. (2015). Victorian Stroke Telemedicine Project: Implementation of a new model of translational stroke care for Australia. Internal Medicine Journal, 45(9), 951-956. Pubmed

Moloczij, N., Mosley, I., Moss, K., Bagot, K.L., Bladin, C.F., & Cadilhac, D.A. (2015). Is telemedicine helping or hindering the delivery of stroke thrombolysis in rural areas? A qualitative analysis. Internal Medicine Journal 2015; 45(9), 957-964. Pubmed


Cadilhac DA, Vu M, Bladin C. Experience with scaling up the Victorian Stroke Telemedicine programme. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare 2014; 20(7):413-8. Pubmed

Bladin CF, Cadilhac DA. Effect of telestroke on emergent stroke care and stroke outcomes. Stroke 2014; 45(6):1876-80. Pubmed

Bladin C. Stroke thrombolysis: per ardua, ad astra. Internal Medicine Journal 2014; 44(2):111–113. Pubmed

Cadilhac DA, Moloczij N, Denisenko S, Dewey H, Disler P, Winzar B, Mosley I, Donnan GA, Bladin C. Establishment of an effective acute stroke telemedicine program for Australia: protocol for the Victorian Stroke Telemedicine project. International Journal of Stroke 2014; 9(2):252-8. Pubmed

Other Publications


Ma, H., Campbell, B. C. V., Parsons, M. W., Churilov, L., Levi, C. R., Hsu, C., et al. (2019). Thrombolysis Guided by Perfusion Imaging up to 9 Hours after Onset of Stroke. N Engl J Med 80(19), 1795-1803. Pubmed

Campbell, B. C. V., Ma, H., Ringleb, P. A., Parsons, M. W., Churilov, L., Bendszus, M., et al. (2019). Extending thrombolysis to 4.5-9 h and wake-up stroke using perfusion imaging: a systematic review and meta-analysis of individual patient data. The Lancet 394(10193), 139-147. Pubmed


Campbell, B. C. V., Mitchell, P. J., Churilov, L., Yassi, N., Kleinig, T. J., Dowling, R. J., et al. (2018). Tenecteplase versus Alteplase before Thrombectomy for Ischemic Stroke. N Engl J Med 378(17), 1573-1582. Pubmed


Cadilhac, D. A., Andrew, N. E., Lannin, N. A., Middleton, S., Levi, C. R., Dewey, H. M., et al. (2017). Quality of Acute Care and Long-Term Quality of Life and Survival: The Australian Stroke Clinical Registry. Stroke 48(4), 1026-1032. Pubmed


Huang, X., MacIsaac, R., Thompson, J. L., Levin, B., Buchsbaum, R., Haley, E. C., Jr., et al. (2016). Tenecteplase versus alteplase in stroke thrombolysis: An individual patient data meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Int J Stroke 11(5), 534-543. Pubmed


Campbell, B. C., Mitchell, P. J., Kleinig, T. J., Dewey, H. M., Churilov, L., Yassi, N., . . . Davis, S. M. (2015). Endovascular therapy for ischemic stroke with perfusion-imaging selection. N Engl J Med 372(11), 1009-1018. Pubmed


Meretoja A, Keshtkaran M, Saver JL, Tatlisumak T, Parsons MW, Kaste M, Davis SM, Donnan GA, Churilov L. Stroke thrombolysis: save a minute, save a day. Stroke 2014 Apr;45(4):1053-8. Pubmed

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To access VST clinical services call the 1300 number on your TELEDOC

We encourage our VST participating sites to contact us for all cases of suspected acute stroke, where symptom onset is <24hrs . Please call the 1300 number displayed on your TELEDOC to speak to VST and be connected to a stroke consultant. If you are unable to locate the 1300 number please call the VST office on 03 8877 2903 (Monday to Friday, 8am – 4pm AEST).

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