Clot-busting drugs improve stroke outcomes in diabetes patients

11/16/2011 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Diabetes patients who took clot-busting drugs had a lower risk of stroke-related disability than those who did not receive the treatment, according to a study in Neurology. Researchers studied 5,411 patients with diabetes and found that 43.2% of those who received clot-busting drugs had a modified Rankin Score of two or less, which corresponds to slight disability, compared with only 34.8% of those who did not take the drugs.

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