Conflicts of interest: None declared.
SYNTHESIS Expansion: design of a nonprofit, pragmatic, randomized, controlled trial on the best fast-track endovascular treatment vs. standard intravenous alteplase for acute ischemic stroke
Version of Record online: 18 MAR 2011
© 2011 The Authors. International Journal of Stroke © 2011 World Stroke Organization
International Journal of Stroke
Volume 6, Issue 3, pages 259–265, June 2011
How to Cite
Ciccone, A., Valvassori, L., Nichelatti, M. and on behalf of the SYNTHESIS Expansion investigators (2011), SYNTHESIS Expansion: design of a nonprofit, pragmatic, randomized, controlled trial on the best fast-track endovascular treatment vs. standard intravenous alteplase for acute ischemic stroke. International Journal of Stroke, 6: 259–265. doi: 10.1111/j.1747-4949.2011.00587.x
Funding: This study was funded by the Italian Agency of Drugs (AIFA # FARM6LN3KS). The trial receives Alteplase from Boehringer Ingelheim Italia, which is paid by AIFA for the use in the experimental arm and by the single participating hospitals for the use in the control arm. The catheters and devices used in the study are those present in the participating interventional radiologists' apparatus and are refunded by the Niguarda Ca' Granda Hospital (Milan, Italy) with the AIFA funding.
- Issue online: 11 MAY 2011
- Version of Record online: 18 MAR 2011
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