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Australian Streptokinase Trial: Progress Report

  • G. A. Dorman
  • S. M. Davis
  • B. R. Chambers
  • P. Gates
  • E. Stewart-Wynne
  • D. Rosen
  • R. R. Tuck
  • J. J. Mcneil
  • G. J. Hankey
Conference paper

Abstract

The Australian Streptokinase Trial (ASK) Study was begun in June 1992 as an Australia-wide effort to assess the efficacy of intravenous streptokinase as a thrombolytic agent to minimize morbidity and mortality after acute ischemic stroke. The study was preceded by a pilot study of 52 patients among seven centers to assess the practicality of administering an agent within a 4-h time window in Australian hospitals. The results of the pilot study suggested that a major study was practical and that a thrombolytic agent administered acutely to patients with ischemic stroke was safe.

Keywords

Ischemic Stroke Acute Ischemic Stroke Thrombolytic Agent Hemorrhagic Transformation Australian Capital 
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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. A. Dorman
    • 1
  • S. M. Davis
    • 2
  • B. R. Chambers
    • 3
  • P. Gates
    • 4
  • E. Stewart-Wynne
    • 5
  • D. Rosen
    • 6
  • R. R. Tuck
    • 7
  • J. J. Mcneil
    • 8
  • G. J. Hankey
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyAustin HospitalHeidelbergAustralia
  2. 2.Department of NeurologyRoyal Melbourne HospitalParkvilleAustralia
  3. 3.Department of NeurologyRepatriation General HospitalHeidelberg WestAustralia
  4. 4.GeelongAustralia
  5. 5.Department of NeurologyRoyal Perth HospitalPerthAustralia
  6. 6.Department of NeurologyRoyal Prince Alfred HospitalCamperdown, SydneyAustralia
  7. 7.Deakin, Australian Capital TerritoryAustralia
  8. 8.Department of Social & Preventive MedicineAlfred HospitalPrahranAustralia

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