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Transcranial Doppler sonography for detecting stenosis or occlusion of intracranial arteries in people with acute ischaemic stroke

  1. Alessia Mattioni1,*,
  2. Miriam Brazzelli2,
  3. Silvia Cenciarelli1,
  4. Tatiana Mazzoli1,
  5. Massimo Del Sette3,
  6. Carlo Gandolfo3,
  7. Marinella Marinoni4,
  8. Cinzia Finocchi3,
  9. Valentina Saia4,
  10. Paolo Eusebi5,
  11. Peter AG Sandercock2,
  12. Stefano Ricci1

Editorial Group: Cochrane Stroke Group

Published Online: 5 SEP 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 1 JUL 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010722

How to Cite

Mattioni A, Brazzelli M, Cenciarelli S, Mazzoli T, Del Sette M, Gandolfo C, Marinoni M, Finocchi C, Saia V, Eusebi P, Sandercock PAG, Ricci S. Transcranial Doppler sonography for detecting stenosis or occlusion of intracranial arteries in people with acute ischaemic stroke (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 9. Art. No.: CD010722. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010722.

Author Information

  1. 1

    ASL 1 dell' Umbria, UO Neurologia, Città di Castello, Perugia, Italy

  2. 2

    University of Edinburgh, Division of Clinical Neurosciences, Edinburgh, UK

  3. 3

    Università di Genova, Dipartimento Neuroscienze, Oftalmologia e Genetica, Genova, Italy

  4. 4

    University of Florence, Department of Neurosciences, Florence, Italy

  5. 5

    Regional Health Authority of Umbria, Epidemiology Department, Perugia, Umbria, Italy

*Alessia Mattioni, UO Neurologia, ASL 1 dell' Umbria, Via Luigi Angelini 10, Città di Castello, Perugia, 06012, Italy. alessia.mattioni@asl1.umbria.it. alessiamattioni@gmail.com.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 5 SEP 2013



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