Outcome in hyperglycemic stroke with ultrasound-augmented thrombolytic therapy. Academic Article uri icon


  • Hyperglycemia independently predicts poor outcome after acute ischemic stroke. CLOTBUST (Combined Lysis Of Thrombus in Brain ischemia using transcranial Ultrasound and Systemic tPA) demonstrated that ultrasound-augmented thrombolysis improves recanalization and 24-hour outcome in patients with acute ischemic stroke. We hypothesized that ultrasound would preferentially benefit hyperglycemic patients, and reviewed CLOTBUST with respect to admission glucose and good outcome. We found that ultrasound's benefit on 90-day outcome was primarily apparent at higher glucose levels, suggesting that ultrasound therapy may improve outcome following hyperglycemic stroke.

published proceedings

  • Neurology

author list (cited authors)

  • Martini, S. R., Hill, M. D., Alexandrov, A. V., Molina, C. A., & Kent, T. A.

citation count

  • 15

complete list of authors

  • Martini, SR||Hill, MD||Alexandrov, AV||Molina, CA||Kent, TA

publication date

  • August 2006