Outcome in hyperglycemic stroke with ultrasound-augmented thrombolytic therapy

Neurology. 2006 Aug 22;67(4):700-2. doi: 10.1212/01.wnl.0000229926.85117.75.

Abstract

Hyperglycemia independently predicts poor outcome after acute ischemic stroke. CLOTBUST (Combined Lysis Of Thrombus in Brain ischemia using transcranial Ultrasound and Systemic tPA) demonstrated that ultrasound-augmented thrombolysis improves recanalization and 24-hour outcome in patients with acute ischemic stroke. We hypothesized that ultrasound would preferentially benefit hyperglycemic patients, and reviewed CLOTBUST with respect to admission glucose and good outcome. We found that ultrasound's benefit on 90-day outcome was primarily apparent at higher glucose levels, suggesting that ultrasound therapy may improve outcome following hyperglycemic stroke.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Blood Glucose / analysis
  • Combined Modality Therapy / statistics & numerical data
  • Comorbidity
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hyperglycemia / blood
  • Hyperglycemia / epidemiology*
  • Hyperglycemia / therapy*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Risk Assessment / methods
  • Risk Factors
  • Stroke / blood
  • Stroke / epidemiology*
  • Stroke / therapy*
  • Thrombolytic Therapy / statistics & numerical data*
  • Ultrasonic Therapy / statistics & numerical data*
  • United States / epidemiology

Substances

  • Blood Glucose