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Should we Consider Endovascular Therapy for Acute Basilar Artery Occlusion?

Background: Acute basilary artery occlusion has a high morbidity and mortality.  Treatment strategies for acute basilar artery occlusion are rather sparse.  Endovascular research over the last 5 years (REBEL EM Post) adds little to the conversation of these strokes as …

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Neurology

The DEVT + SKIP Trials: Does Systemic Thrombolysis Prior to Endovascular Treatment Improve Outcomes in Large Vessel Occlusion Strokes?

Background: The publication of the MR CLEAN trial in January 2015 changed the face of ischemic stroke care. This was the first study demonstrating a benefit to endovascular treatment of a specific subset of ischemic stroke patients: those with a …

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Neurology

The THALES Trial: Ticagrelor and Aspirin vs Aspirin Alone in Acute Ischemic Stroke or TIA

Background: The risk of a subsequent ischemic stroke in the first few months after an acute ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack is approximately 5 to 10%. In these patients Aspirin has been used to prevent secondary ischemia, and trials …

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Neurology

The DIRECT-MT Trial: Are Systemic Lytics Necessary in LVO Treatment?

Background: The publication of the MR CLEAN trial in January 2015 changed the face of ischemic stroke care. This was the first study demonstrating a benefit to endovascular treatment of a specific subset of ischemic stroke patients: those with a …

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Neurology

EXTEND-IA TNK Part II – What Dose of Tenecteplase is the Right Dose?

Background: The publication of the MR CLEAN trial in January 2015 changed the face of ischemic stroke care. This was the first study demonstrating a benefit to endovascular treatment of a specific subset of ischemic stroke patients: those with a …

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Neurology

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