Table 4

Outcome of 47 patients with ICA occlusions, n (%) if not indicated otherwise

Non-thrombolysed patientsThrombolysed patientsp Value comparing the two groups
N3512
NIHSS score after 24 h
 Median NIHSS score change (range)0 (25)−1 (11)0.058
 Increased7/32 (21.9)1/11 (9.1)0.261
 Stable16/32 (50)4/11 (36.4)
 Decreased9/32 (28.1)6/11 (54.5)
NIHSS score at discharge
 Median NIHSS score change (range)0 (43)−2 (42)0.055
 Increased11/33 (33.3)2/12 (16.7)0.496
 Stable6/33 (18.2)2/12 (16.7)
 Decreased16/33 (48.5)8/12 (66.6)
NIHSS score at 3 months
 Median NIHSS score change (range)0 (43)−2.5 (43)0.042
 Increased13/30 (43.3)3/12 (25)0.206
 Stable6/30 (20)1/12 (8.3)
 Decreased11/30 (36.7)8/12 (66.7)
  • A p value of <0.05 was considered significant, these are in bold font. NIHSS, National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale.