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Pre-thrombectomy intravenous thrombolytics are associated with increased hospital bills without improved outcomes compared with mechanical thrombectomy alone
  1. Ameer E Hassan1,2,3,
  2. Hari Kotta4,
  3. Leeroy Garza2,
  4. Laurie Preston2,5,
  5. Wondwossen Tekle1,2,3,
  6. Amrou Sarraj6,
  7. Adnan I Qureshi7
  1. 1 Department of Neurology, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Harlingen, Texas, USA
  2. 2 Neuroscience Department, Valley Baptist Medical Center - Harlingen, Harlingen, Texas, USA
  3. 3 Neurology and Radiology, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA
  4. 4 University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Galveston, Texas, USA
  5. 5 Clinical Research, Valley Baptist Health System, Harlingen, Texas, USA
  6. 6 Department of Neurology, UT Houston, Houston, Texas, USA
  7. 7 Zeenat Qureshi Stroke Institute, St Cloud, MN, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ameer E Hassan, Department of Neurology, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Harlingen, TX 78550; ameerehassan{at}gmail.com

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  • Contributors AEH provided research question, analyzed the data, and revised the paper. HK developed the statistical analyses, drafted the paper, and revised the paper. LG provided the hospital bill data. WT revised the paper. AS revised and edited the paper. AQ revised the paper.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests AEH Consultant for Medtronic, Microvention, Penumbra, Stryker, Genentech and GE Healthcare.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

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  • Contributors AEH provided research question, analyzed the data, and revised the paper. HK developed the statistical analyses, drafted the paper, and revised the paper. LG provided the hospital bill data. WT revised the paper. AS revised and edited the paper. AQ revised the paper.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests AEH Consultant for Medtronic, Microvention, Penumbra, Stryker, Genentech and GE Healthcare.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

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