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MR CLEAN-NO IV: Endovascular Treatment for Stroke Compared to Alteplase Followed by Endovascular Treatment: No Difference, But Also Not Not Worse

Background: While the effects of stroke can be both debilitating and devastating, the benefit of certain treatments have not always been clear and the data supporting them are fraught with controversy. Reanalysis of the two trials demonstrating the benefit of thrombolytics …

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Neurology

REBEL Cast Ep 105: Thrombolysis Before Endovascular Therapy for LVO Acute Ischemic Stroke

In this episode of REBEL Cast, Anand Swaminathan and I sit down to discuss the utility of thrombolysis prior to Endovascular therapy for LVO acute ischemic stroke.  The discussion is broken up into two potential scenarios: Not all facilities are …

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Neurology

Rebellion21: Stroke – Tiiii-ii-iiime is on Your Side, or is it? via George Willis, MD

In this 15-minute lecture from Rebellion in EM 2021, George Willis, MD discusses acute ischemic stroke and the evidence base for and against thrombolysis.

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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

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

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