r-tPA

r-tPA

recombinant tissue Plasminogen activator
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El tratamiento endovascular, particularmente la trombectomia mecanica intra-arterial como tratamiento adyuvante al r-tPA, ha demostrado resultados promisorios en este subgrupo de pacientes, constituyendose en la actualidad en un nuevo estandar para el manejo de la IA (3,4).
El objetivo de este trabajo es describir la tecnica y resultados quirurgicos obtenidos en pacientes sometidos a embolectomia microquirurgica de emergencia, como alternativa al tratamiento con r-tPA o terapia endovascular, cuando estas terapias no fueron factibles o no estuvieron disponibles.
En los casos de AI, se decidio realizar embolectomia microquirurgica por no disponibilidad de r-tPA en el primer caso (17), baja probabilidad de recanalizacion en el segundo caso (trombo extenso) y contraindicacion para r-tPA en el tercer caso (embolia septica cerebral).
The whole country has just a couple of specialist stroke centres and availability of r-tPA is extremely scarce.
But in a large prospective study, administration of r-TPA to patients with mild stroke improved their chances of an excellent outcome and appeared to reduce the risk of death, said Dr.
Now, researchers are studying several therapies that, when combined with r-tPA, may not only clear the clot but also prevent a recurrence.
Researchers at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor have compared the use of r-tPA alone with the use of r-tPA combined with coronary angioplasty.
The IMS III Trial was a prospective, randomized trial comparing two different treatment approaches--combined intravenous (IV) and intra-arterial (IA) therapy, and standard IV r-tPA (clot-busting drug)--to restoring blood flow to the brain.
Patients will be assigned to either IV r-tPA therapy alone or a combined IV r-tPA therapy and intra-arterial (IA) treatment with the Penumbra System.
The trial is examining if a combined approach of intravenous r-tPA and intra-arterial intervention is more likely to produce a better outcome for patients than intravenous r-tPA alone, and it's important that the trial reflect current standards of care among our investigators.
The purpose of this study is to compare two different treatment approaches -- combined intravenous and intra-arterial (IA) therapy and standard intravenous (IV) r-tPA -- to restoring blood flow to the brain.