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Effectiveness of t-PA in acute ischemic stroke: outcome relates to appropriateness.

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OBJECTIVE: To examine whether the demonstrated efficacy of tissue-type plasminogen activator (t-PA) for acute ischemic stroke can be effective in a community setting. METHODS: Sixty-eight consecutive patients with acute ischemic stroke treated with IV t-PA within 3 hours of symptom onset by attending general neurologists in a busy teaching hospital. Outcome measures at 3 months were the National Institute of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS), functional outcome (independence [modified Rankin score ...

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10.1212/wnl.54.3.679

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, RDM, Stroke and Geratology
Barber, PA More by this author
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Karbalai, HG More by this author
Demchuk, AM More by this author
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Journal:
Neurology
Volume:
54
Issue:
3
Pages:
679-684
Publication date:
2000-02-05
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EISSN:
1526-632X
ISSN:
0028-3878
URN:
uuid:eeb66e32-1aad-43b2-b845-17c2fe7d0f81
Source identifiers:
79151
Local pid:
pubs:79151

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