Phase III Trial Of Cerevast’s Transcranial Ultrasound To Treat Stroke Misses Endpoint
The 90-day results of CLOTBUST ER, published in The Lancet, show sonothrombolysis to treat acute ischemic stroke is feasible and probably safe, but the trial did not show a clinical benefit of the therapy in conjunction with alteplase treatment.
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