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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 21-24

Homogeneity and the outcome of clinical trials: An appraisal of the outcome of recent clinical trials on endovascular intervention in acute ischemic stroke


1 Department of Interventional Neurology, Max Super-specialty Hospital, New Delhi, India; Department of Neuroradiology, Universitäts und Rehabilitationskliniken Ulm (RKU), Ulm, Germany
2 Department of Neurology, Badr Al Samaa Hospital, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

Correspondence Address:
Shakir Husain
Department of Neuroradiology, Universitäts und Rehabilitationskliniken Ulm (RKU), Oberer Eselsberg 45, Ulm - 89081, Germany

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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0972-2327.173308

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Clinical trials that allow significant heterogeneity of population or interventions often result in uncertain outcomes. In this paper, we review the outcomes of five recent trials of endovascular interventions in acute ischemic stroke in the context of the neutral results of previous large clinical trials on the subject.


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