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Multicenter clinical trial of thrombolytic therapy in 1,406 patients with acute myocardial infarction. Collaborative Group of Clinical Trial for Urokinase Therapy.
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PMID:  9772414     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical efficacy and safety of intravenous thrombolytic therapy of Urokinase Tech-Pool (UKTP) in acute myocardial infarction (AMI). METHODS: The data were collected from the 148 participating hospitals from November, 1994 to April, 1996. A total of 1,406 patients with AMI were analyzed to evaluate the clinical efficacy, side effects and mortality of UKTP. The patency of the infarct-related artery (IRA) was evaluated in 124 patients by coronary artery angiography (CAG) 90 minutes after the onset of UKTP infusion. RESULTS: The reperfusion rate in IRA was 73.5% by clinical standards. The patency rate was 72.6% by CAG. The total mortality during the first 5 weeks was 7.8% (109/1,406). The rate of minor bleeding was 10.2% (143/1,406), of major bleeding 0.43% (6/1,406) and of intracranial hemorrhage 0.50% (7/1,406). In elderly patients (> 75 years old), UKTP was as effective and safe as in younger patients (< 65 years old). Late thrombolytic therapy with UKTP (> 6 hours after the onset of symptom) was still effective. The appropriate dosage of UKTP might be 150 million units of infusion within 30 minutes. CONCLUSION: UKTP is an effective, reliable and safe agent in the thrombolytic therapy of AMI.
D Hu; Z Xu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Clinical Trial, Phase II; Journal Article; Multicenter Study    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chinese medical journal     Volume:  110     ISSN:  0366-6999     ISO Abbreviation:  Chin. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1997 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-10-27     Completed Date:  1998-10-27     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7513795     Medline TA:  Chin Med J (Engl)     Country:  CHINA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  839-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Heart Center, Beijing Red Cross Chaoyang Hospital, China.
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MeSH Terms
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / drug therapy*,  mortality
Thrombolytic Therapy*
Time Factors
Urokinase-Type Plasminogen Activator / administration & dosage,  adverse effects,  therapeutic use*
Reg. No./Substance:
EC Plasminogen Activator

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