Ultrasound-enhanced systemic thrombolysis

Ultrasound-enhanced systemic thrombolysis

Ultrasound-Enhanced Systemic Thrombolysis is a medical technology that utilizes transcranial doppler ultrasonography to treat stroke-causing blood clots. It is thought that transcranial doppler ultrasonography aimed at residual obstructive intracranial blood flow may help expose thrombi to tissue plasminogen activator or other thrombolytic drugs.

Studies have shown that complete recanalisation or dramatic clinical recovery can be increased by more than 19% when using transcranial doppler ultrasonography.

External links

* [http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/351/21/2170/ Ultrasound-Enhanced Systemic Thrombolysis for Acute Ischemic Stroke] NEJM
* [http://www.thedoctorslounge.net/neurology/articles/ultrasound_stroke/index.htm Ultrasound-Enhanced Systemic Thrombolysis for Acute Ischemic Stroke] [http://www.thedoctorslounge.net thedoctorslounge.net]
* [http://www.druginfozone.nhs.uk/Record%20Viewing/viewRecord.aspx?id=541186/ Ultrasound-enhanced systemic thrombolysis for acute ischaemic stroke] [http://www.druginfozone.nhs.uk druginfozone.nhs.uk]
* [http://jon.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/14/2/108/ CLOTBUST: Design of a Randomized Trial of Ultrasound-Enhanced Thrombolysis for Acute Ischemic Stroke] [http://jon.sagepub.com sagepub.com]
* [ Combined Lysis of Thrombus in Brain Ischemia with Transcranial Ultrasound and Systemic TPA] [ Internet Stroke Center]

ee also

* Ultrasound
* Stroke
* Tissue plasminogen activator

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