• BASILAR: Endovascular Treatment Improves Outcomes in BAO Stroke

    1 month ago - By Medscape

    The addition of endovascular therapy to thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke with basilar artery occlusion improved functional outcomes in a new registry study.
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  • Mechanical clot removal alone may be as effective as joint use with thrombolysis in stroke

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Among patients with acute stroke and large-vessel occlusion, adding IV thrombolysis to endovascular therapy may not be necessary, according to findings presented at the International Stroke Conference.
    Endovascular therapy alone was tied to less risk for intracerebral hemorrhage and similar mortality rates compared with endovascular therapy plus IV thrombolysis , researchers from the SKIP study reported.
    However, direct therapy did not meet the noninferiority margin compared with bridging therapy for the primary efficacy endpoint of favorable outcome, defined
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