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Planning trials in older patients with stroke: data from the International Stroke Trial

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)395-398
Number of pages4
JournalAge and Ageing
Volume40
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2011

Abstract

SIR—Older people have been substantially under-represented in randomised trials of treatments for acute stroke and stroke prevention, so there is a need to gather good quality evidence from randomised trials on the effects of treatments in older people [1, 2].

We aimed to demonstrate that it is feasible to perform trials which recruit large numbers of very old stroke patients [3] and to describe the frequency of important outcomes in a cohort of patients with acute ischaemic stroke aged over 80, as an aid to planning future studies which seek to include older stroke subjects.

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