Can a commercial diagnostic ultrasound device accelerate thrombolysis? An in vitro skull model.

@article{Pfaffenberger2005CanAC,
  title={Can a commercial diagnostic ultrasound device accelerate thrombolysis? An in vitro skull model.},
  author={Stefan Pfaffenberger and Branka Devcic-Kuhar and Christian Kollmann and Stefan Peter Kastl and Christoph Kaun and Walter Stefan Speidl and Thomas Werner Weiss and Svitlana Demyanets and Robert Ullrich and Heinz Sochor and Christian Woeber and Josef Zeitlhofer and Kurt Huber and M. Gr{\"o}schl and E. Benes and Gerald Maurer and Johann Wojta and Michael Gottsauner-Wolf},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2005},
  volume={36 1},
  pages={124-8}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Recently, 3 clinical trials revealed encouraging results in recanalization and clinical outcome in acute stroke patients when 2-MHz transcranial Doppler monitoring was applied. This study investigated whether a 1.8-MHz commercial diagnostic ultrasound device has the potential to facilitate thrombolysis using an in vitro stroke model. METHODS Duplex-Doppler, continuous wave-Doppler, and pulsed wave (PW)-Doppler were compared on their impact on recombinant tissue… CONTINUE READING