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Thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke: results of the Canadian Alteplase for Stroke Effectiveness Study.

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BACKGROUND: Thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke has remained controversial. The Canadian Alteplase for Stroke Effectiveness Study, a national prospective cohort study, was conducted to assess the effectiveness of alteplase therapy for ischemic stroke in actual practice. METHODS: The study was mandated by the federal government as a condition of licensure of alteplase for the treatment of stroke in Canada. A registry was established to collect data over 2.5 years for stroke patients receiv...

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10.1503/cmaj.1041561

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, RDM, Stroke and Geratology
Journal:
CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne
Volume:
172
Issue:
10
Pages:
1307-1312
Publication date:
2005-05-05
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EISSN:
1488-2329
ISSN:
0820-3946
URN:
uuid:c0238fa1-acf7-453b-88d6-665f025a9bad
Source identifiers:
79162
Local pid:
pubs:79162

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