Acute Ischemic Stroke Research

We aim to combat the sex and gender disparities in acute ischemic stroke through translational research. Our team focus on all aspects of ischemic stroke care in the prehospital and emergency department settings. In addition to our focus on the quality of care, we are also interested in identifying sex-based differences in the metabolic response to stroke that are amenable to manipulation for neuroprotection.

Our Team

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Layne Dylla, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine University of Colorado School of Medicine 

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Hannah M. Higgins, MSc 
Professional Research Assistant Department of Emergency Medicine

Active Research

Sex-based Differences in the Ischemic-Reperfusion Response to Hyperoxia for the Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke 
Supported by  Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health - K12-HD057022; Ludeman Family Center for Women’s Health Research Covid-19 Supplement.  
Description / Aims  The study assesses for sex differences in the cell death, immune, and clinical response to hyperoxia for the emergency department treatment of acute ischemic stroke. 
Sex-based Differences in the Metabolic Response to Stroke 
Supported by  Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute CO-J-22-13; The study assesses for sex differences in tryptophan metabolism via the kynurenine pathway in acute ischemic stroke and conducts a preliminary untargeted metabolomic survey of sex differences in stroke.  

Closed Research

The Role of Hyperoxia in the Emergency Department Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke. 
Supported by  American Heart Association Early Scientist Career Development Award - 19CDA34660039. Pilot study of the feasibility, safety, and early efficacy of brief early hyperoxia therapy for the emergency department treatment of acute ischemic stroke.