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Intravenous thrombolysis for acute ischaemic stroke in young adult patients.

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BACKGROUND: Intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (IV tPA) has been studied primarily in patients over age 50. We sought to describe baseline differences in adult patients < or = 50 years-old taken from a large prospective cohort of acute stroke patients treated with intravenous tPA (IV tPA) and to determine whether outcomes differed for this population. METHODS: Data (n = 1120) prospectively collected from the Canadian Alteplase for Stroke Effectiveness Study (CASES) were reviewed and ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, RDM, Stroke and Geratology
Journal:
The Canadian journal of neurological sciences. Le journal canadien des sciences neurologiques
Volume:
36
Issue:
2
Pages:
161-167
Publication date:
2009-03-05
ISSN:
0317-1671
URN:
uuid:093e5094-f7cd-4c93-9452-02d8920bf301
Source identifiers:
79120
Local pid:
pubs:79120

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