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Too good to intervene? Thrombectomy for large vessel occlusion strokes with minimal symptoms: an intention-to-treat analysis
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    Thrombectomy in low NIHSS stroke - a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge
    • Anselm Angermaier, Resident
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      • Soenke Langner, Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Neuroradiology, University Medicine Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany

    We read with great interest the article of Haussen et al. 1 outlining the problem of identifying patients with minor stroke symptoms (low NIHSS) despite proximal vessel occlusion who should undergo thrombectomy. Intension-to-treat analysis showed significantly higher reduction of stroke severity in the primary thrombectomy group compared to the medical group. But more interestingly, per-protocol analysis revealed a high propo...

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