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Failure of Ancrod and Desmoteplase in Acute Ischemic Stroke

Mark J. Alberts, MD

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November 11, 2009

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Citation: Levy DE, Del Zoppo GJ, Demaerschalk BM, Demchuk AM, Diener HC, Howard G, Kaste M, Pancioli AM, Spatareanu C, Wasiewski WW. Ancrod in Acute Ischemic Stroke. Results of 500 Subjects Beginning Treatment Within 6 Hours of Stroke Onset in the Ancrod Stroke Program. Stroke. 2009 Oct 29. PMID: 19875736

Hacke W, Furlan AJ, Al-Rawi Y, Davalos A, Fiebach JB, Gruber F, Kaste M, Lipka LJ, Pedraza S, Ringleb PA, Rowley HA, Schneider D, Schwamm LH, Leal JS, Söhngen M, Teal PA, Wilhelm-Ogunbiyi K, Wintermark M, Warach S. Intravenous desmoteplase in patients with acute ischaemic stroke selected by MRI perfusion-diffusion weighted imaging or perfusion CT (DIAS-2): a prospective, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Lancet Neurol. 2009 Feb;8(2):141-50. Epub 2008 Dec 25. PMID: 19097942

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