Stroke: meta-analysis finds better outcomes from endovascular treatment
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A meta-analysis suggests that endovascular treatment is associated with favorable or excellent outcomes compared with best medical treatment in patients with acute ischemic stroke.
15 randomized trials, including 2980 patients, that compared endovascular treatment with best medical treatment were subjected to meta-analysis, with a primary endpoint of outcome by modified Rankin scale.
Patients who received endovascular treatment had significantly higher rates of favorable outcomes (OR=1.82 [95% CI, 1.38-2...