Table 2

Outcome data of the studied groups

OutcomesThrombectomy (n=10)Medical (n=22)p Value*
Parenchymal hemorrhages0 (0)0 (0)1.00
NIHSS score
 NIHSS score at discharge, median (IQR)1 (0–3)2 (0.5–4.5)0.31
 NIHSS score worsening >4/death1 (10)5 (23)0.63
 NIHSS shift−2.500.01
90-Day mRS†0.19
 04 (40)5 (23)
 13 (30)7 (32)
 23 (30)5 (23)
 30 (0)1 (5)
 40 (0)0 (0)
 5–60 (0)4 (18)
90-Day mRS 0–210 (100)17 (77)0.15
90-Day mortality0 (0)3 (14)0.53
Discharge home9 (90)16 (73)0.38
  • Results are shown as number (%) unless stated otherwise.

  • *Significant p values are shown in bold.

  • †The last observation carried forward was used formissing final scores on the mRS.13 Only one patient (10%) of the interventional group and one (4%) of the medical therapy group had mRS carried from discharge to 90 days (both with mRS=0 at discharge).

  • mRS, modified Rankin Scale; NIHSS, National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale.