Tag: IVT

Direct thrombectomy fails to show non-inferiority versus bridging therapy in early...

The international DIRECT-SAFE trial has produced results indicating that intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) plus mechanical thrombectomy—commonly referred to as bridging therapy—should continue to be recommended...

World Stroke Congress bolsters evidence on optimal thrombectomy and thrombolysis approaches

While much-needed improvements to existing triage and transport protocols for acute stroke patients were a leading topic of focus on World Stroke Day (29...

Tenecteplase offers “incredible opportunity” to optimise thrombolytic stroke treatments

Earlier this year, results from the Canadian AcT (Alteplase compared to tenecteplase) randomised controlled trial (RCT) were delivered for the first time at the...

US study bolsters recent evidence supporting tenecteplase in ischaemic stroke care

Tenecteplase, a newer-generation intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) drug, has outperformed the traditional treatment (alteplase) for ischaemic strokes in several key areas, demonstrating better health outcomes...

SWIFT-DIRECT sub-analysis finds effect of bridging thrombolysis is preserved over time

A recent sub-analysis of the SWIFT-DIRECT trial, which is published in the Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery (JNIS), has found “no evidence” that the effect...

Study findings encourage direct EVT approaches over bridging thrombolysis in select...

A retrospective study involving more than 200 patients has indicated that ‘bridging thrombolysis’ may not be associated with improved functional outcomes in stroke patients...
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Benefits of EVT for basilar artery occlusion “cannot be excluded” following...

A randomised controlled trial (RCT) involving 300 patients found that functional outcomes among basilar artery occlusion stroke patients “did not differ significantly” with endovascular...

ISC News: Non-inferiority for direct mechanical thrombectomy “could not be proven”

Skipping IV thrombolysis and using mechanical clot removal alone for stroke was not shown to be non-inferior compared to the combination of both treatments,...
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Brainomix AI software improves stroke treatment rates at Budapest University Hospital

On the 8th of November 2019, during a symposium at the annual meeting of the Hungarian Neuroradiology Society (MNRT) in Mátraháza, Hungary, Bence Gunda...
MR CLEAN II update

MR CLEAN II trials are expanding into France

The recent European Society of Minimally Invasive Neurological Therapy (ESMINT; 4–6 September, Nice, France) meeting saw Adriaan C G M van Es of Erasmus...

Randomised controlled trial needed to determine safety of direct mechanical thrombectomy...

The meta-analysis trial showed no evidence that rates of successful reperfusion differed in direct mechanical thombectomy and intravenous thrombolysis prior to mechanical thrombectomy. In contrast...