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Acute Ischemic Stroke and Timing of Treatment

Ryan P. Radecki, MD1
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1University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
JAMA. 2013;310(17):1855-1856. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.278893.
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To the Editor Dr Saver and colleagues1 used the Get With The Guidelines–Stroke (GWTG-Stroke) registry to investigate the association of time to tissue-type plasminogen activator (tPA) treatment and outcomes from stroke. However, the authors did not address the handling of transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) and stroke mimics within the registry, which is a potential confounder in the abstraction method used in the study.


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November 6, 2013
Jeffrey L. Saver, MD; Gregg C. Fonarow, MD; Lee H. Schwamm, MD
1Department of Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California
2Division of Cardiology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California
3Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
JAMA. 2013;310(17):1856-1857. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.278898.
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