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Comment & Response
March 21, 2017

Sedation vs Intubation for Patients With Acute Stroke Undergoing Thrombectomy

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, Arizona

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JAMA. 2017;317(11):1176-1177. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.0379

To the Editor Dr Schönenberger and colleagues investigated whether anesthetic choice influenced outcome following endovascular thrombectomy for large-vessel stroke by conducting a randomized blinded trial enrolling 150 thrombectomy patients over a 2-year period.1 Interpretation of the results is limited by the choice of primary outcome measure, an underpowered trial design, and the relative ineffectiveness of the intervention.