These are not real stock tips: Post-op DVT Prophylaxis and Intra-arterial Treatment of Stroke

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Factor XI Antisense Oligonucleotides for Post-operative VTE and Intra-arterial Treatment for Stroke

Nathan and Amol want you to understand the following:

1. Factor XI is a promising treatment target for preventing VTE, with a recent study showing that an antisense oligonucleotide was more effective in reducing VTE and had less associated bleeding than enoxaparin.

2. Intra-arterial treatments for stroke with the latest generation of devices was found to be effective in patients with moderately symptomatic strokes due to large vessel occlusion.

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The papers

HR Büller et al. Factor XI Antisense Oligonucleotide for Prevention of Venous Thrombosis. N Engl J Med. 2015 Jan 15;372(3):232-40. (PubMed).

OA Berkhemer et al. A Randomized Trial of Intraarterial Treatment for Acute Ischemic Stroke. N Engl J Med. 2015 Jan 1;372(1):11-20. (PubMed).

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