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Antibiotics for treating acute ischemic stroke—a novel idea?

Minocycline 200 mg once daily taken at the time of first stroke symptoms may aid in improving clinical deficits following an acute ischemic stroke (AIS), but more robust and better controlled clinical studies are needed before the antibiotic can be recommended for this indication. “There is an urgent need to… 

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Thrombolysis may be beneficial later and in older patients suffering an acute stroke

About 1.44 to 1.64 million cases of new stroke occur each year in India, with stroke sufferers losing over 6 million disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) annually due to death and disability, according to data from the World Health Organization (WHO). Thrombolysis with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) is used to… 

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