: The primary specific aims for this pilot Phase II studies are: 1. To determine complete recanalization and early clinical recovery rates in patients treated with intravenous TPA and continuously monitored with an external ultrasound compared to those treated with standard TPA dose alone. 2. To determine if continuous monitoring of TPA infusion with external ultrasound is safe and will not result in higher rates of symptomatic intracerebral hemorrhage compared to controls. 3. Data generated during this Phase II trial will form the basis for a design of a properly powered multicenter Phase III trial.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Type
Specialized Center (P50)
Project #
1P50NS044227-01
Application #
6695780
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZNS1-SRB-K (01))
Project Start
2002-09-15
Project End
2007-08-31
Budget Start
Budget End
2003-08-31
Support Year
1
Fiscal Year
2002
Total Cost
$143,375
Indirect Cost
City
Houston
State
TX
Country
United States
Zip Code
77225
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