PhD defence N.A.M. (Nadinda) van der Ende

Reperfusion Therapy for Ischemic Stroke
Prof.dr. D.W.J. Dippel
Prof.dr. A. van der Lugt
Dr. B. Roozenbeek
Tuesday 23 Apr 2024, 13:00 - 14:30
PhD defence
Professor Andries Querido room
Education Center
Erasmus MC
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N.A.M. van der Ende will defend her PhD dissertation on Tuesday 23 April 2024; entitled: Reperfusion Therapy for Ischemic Stroke.

Below is a brief summary of the dissertation:

For patients with ischemic stroke, early reperfusion of the brain tissue by removing the occluding thrombus is essential to limit or even reverse neurological deficits. To improve clinical and safety outcomes of patients with ischemic stroke, new interventions should be designed and evaluated in clinical trials.
The overall aim of the research described in this thesis is to evaluate and improve clinical research methods and outcomes in patients treated with reperfusion therapy for ischemic stroke.
Based on the results of the research in this thesis, we recommend use of the modified Rankin Scale score as primary outcome measure with assessment performed by central assessors for phase III trials. For phase II(b) trials of acute treatment for ischemic stroke, the NIHSS within 1 week
can be used as a primary outcome measure. Presence of any ICH on MRI can be reliably used as (safety) outcome measure. For trials with subjective outcome and reported. Whether dual thrombolytic treatment with small bolus alteplase followed by mutant pro-urokinase improves outcomes in patients with ischemic stroke needs to be assessed in larger trials in patients with larger ischemic strokes.

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The public defence will start exactly at 13.00pm. The doors will be closed once the public defence starts, latecomers can access the hall via the fourth floor. Given the solemn nature of the meeting, we advise not to bring children under the age of 6 to the first part of the ceremony.
A livestream link has been provided to candidate.

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