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Tenecteplase for Thrombolysis of AIS?

Background: Alteplase has been the accepted thrombolytic for acute ischemic stroke (AIS) for 25 years. However, recent data has emerged regarding tenectaplase as an alternative.  Tenecteplase is a modified form of alteplase, with a lower cost and more favorable pharmacokinetic …

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Neurology

REBEL Cast Ep92: Alteplase for Stroke of Unknown Time of Onset?

Background: Intravenous alteplase is the current standard care for treatment of acute ischemic stroke (AIS) despite active debate on the research supporting its use.  The window for its use has been restricted to <3h of symptom onset based on the …

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Neurology

Thrombolysis in Acute Ischemic Stroke: Now We Have No Positive RCTs

Background: The scientific process in medicine is complicated. Obtaining high-quality data to guide management requires hypothesis formulation, data to support the hypothesis and study replication. Time and again beneficial findings in therapeutic studies fail to be replicated in subsequent studies. …

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Neurology

Extending Systemic Thrombolysis to 4.5 – 9 Hours and Wake-Up Strokes Using Perfusion Imaging: A Meta-Analysis

Background Information: The administration of alteplase (tPA) in acute ischemic stroke (AIS) continues to remain a highly debated topic. As hospital systems continue to undergo major changes to facilitate this controversial drug’s administration, more studies are coming out focusing on neuroimaging …

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Neurology

REBEL Cast Ep72: Systemic Alteplase in Stroke Mimics is Safe?

Background: Currently, alteplase is the mainstay of treatment of acute ischemic stroke.  Advocates of alteplase suggest that the benefit of alteplase is greatest when given early and declines with increasing time from stroke symptom onset (i.e. time is brain).  Therefore, the …

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Neurology

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