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Endovascular Therapy for Acute Ischemic Stroke, Part III (Using Neuroimaging to Select Patients): The MR RESCUE Trial 

Endovascular Therapy for Acute Ischemic Stroke, Part III (Using Neuroimaging to Select Patients): The MR RESCUE Trial
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Endovascular Therapy for Acute Ischemic Stroke, Part III (Using Neuroimaging to Select Patients): The MR RESCUE Trial
Author(s):

Matthew D. Kalp

and David Y. Hwang

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199377527.003.0038
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date: 19 September 2019

This chapter provides a summary of a landmark study in vascular neurology. Can neuroimaging identify acute stroke patients most likely to have improved clinical outcomes from endovascular mechanical embolectomy? Starting with that question, it describes the basics of the study, including funding, study location, who was studied, how many patients, study design, study intervention, follow-up, endpoints, results, and criticism and limitations. The study found no significant outcome difference between patients in the standard care and embolectomy groups when using advanced neuroimaging to select patients within an 8-hour timeframe. The chapter briefly reviews other relevant studies and information and concludes with the main study’s implications.

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