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Mechanical Thrombectomy and Functional Outcomes After Stroke

Filipe Brogueira Rodrigues, MD1; Peter Langhorne, PhD2; João Costa, MD, PhD3
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1Clinical Pharmacology Unit, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Lisbon, Portugal
2Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom
3Center for Evidence Based Medicine, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
JAMA. 2016;315(16):1791-1792. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.0383.
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To the Editor Dr Badhiwala and colleagues1 followed the Cochrane Collaboration standards to conduct a systematic review on the use of mechanical thrombectomy in acute ischemic stroke. Reviewing 8 randomized clinical trials, the authors concluded that, in selected patients, endovascular thrombectomy was associated with improved functional outcomes over standard medical care, without differences in adverse events.


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April 26, 2016
Jetan H. Badhiwala, MD; Farshad Nassiri, MD; Saleh A. Almenawer, MD
1Division of Neurosurgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2Division of Neurosurgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
JAMA. 2016;315(16):1792-1793. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.0389.
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