Key clinical point: Thrombectomy appears to be an effective treatment with positive signs for safety for use in pediatric arterial ischemic stroke.
Major finding: Neurologic outcomes improved from a median Pediatric National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale score of 14.0 at admission to 4.0 at day 7.
Study details: The data come from a retrospective, multicenter study of 73 children from 27 stroke centers.
Disclosures: Dr. Sporns had no financial conflicts to disclose; several coauthors disclosed relationships with multiple pharmaceutical companies.
Sporns P et al. JAMA Neurol. 2019 Oct 14. doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2019.3403