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Endovascular reperfusion therapy for acute ischemic stroke: a meta-analysis.
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PMID:  20003684     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Intra-arterial thrombolysis has been advocated for treatment of acute ischemic stroke and several prognostic factors were identified in these patients. Other endovascular methods aiming to recanalize occluded vessels including balloon angioplasty, stenting and use of mechanical clot retrieving devices were devised. To date, this approach is replaced by a multi-modal reperfusion therapy (MMRT) approach that emphasizes combination of various methods to achieve reperfusion. MMRT includes intra-arterial infusion of thrombolytics and/or antiplatelet agents, mechanical clot disruption and retrieval and balloon angioplasty with stent placement. Recent results suggest that MMRT results in higher chances for both recanalization of the occluded artery and reperfusion of the ischemic tissue.
Authors:
Ronen R Leker; Savvas Grigoriadis; José E Cohen
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurological research     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1743-1328     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurol. Res.     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7905298     Medline TA:  Neurol Res     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  787-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurology, Hadassah Hebrew University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel.
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