alexa Hemorrhagic transformation: a review of the rate of hemorrhage in the major clinical trials of acute ischemic stroke.
Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases

Journal of Tropical Diseases & Public Health

Author(s): Sussman ES, Connolly ES Jr

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Abstract Acute ischemic stroke is a devastating disease that is often complicated by hemorrhagic transformation. While significant advances have been made over the past two decades with regard to emergent treatment of AIS, many of the therapeutic options are limited by an increased risk of hemorrhage. Here, we sought to review the rates of hemorrhagic transformation in the major clinical trials of AIS intervention. Since the reviewed clinical trials vary significantly in terms of study design, eligibility criteria, stroke severity, and baseline demographic data, direct comparisons between the various trials is not valid. Nevertheless, this review is intended to consolidate the pertinent data on hemorrhagic transformation in order to call attention to any patterns that may warrant further investigation.
This article was published in Front Neurol and referenced in Journal of Tropical Diseases & Public Health

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