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Prospective Randomized, Controlled Trial for Treatment of Intraventricular Hemorrhage

2010-07-15 17:00:00 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Intraventricular hemorrhage comprises about 15% of the 500,000 strokes that occur annually in the United States. In the emergent setting, patients with obstructive hydrocephalus are routinely treated with placement of an external ventricular drain. This study will compare the effect of external ventricular drainage plus intraventricular thrombolysis versus external ventricular drainage plus endoscopic evacuation on neurologic outcomes for patients with hydrocephalus from intraventricular hemorrhage.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Dose Comparison, Endpoint Classification: Safety Study, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Intraventricular Hemorrhage

Intervention

Rt-PA thrombolysis, endoscopic hematoma evacuation

Location

Albany Medical Center
Albany
New York
United States
12208

Status

Recruiting

Source

Albany Medical College

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2010-07-15T17:00:00-0400

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