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Platelet and haemoglobin levels in patients on isosorbide mononitrate and/or cilostazol with lacunar ischaemic stroke: data from the LACI-1 trial (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Appleton, J. P., Flaherty, K., Blair, G. W., Law, Z. K., Doubal, F., Sprigg, N., …Wardlaw, J. M. (2018). Platelet and haemoglobin levels in patients on isosorbide mononitrate and/or cilostazol with lacunar ischaemic stroke: data from the LACI-1 trial

Background: Cilostazol and isosorbide mononitrate (ISMN) have properties that may be of benefit in the context of cerebral small vessel disease and lacunar ischaemic stroke. As both drugs may influence platelet and haemoglobin levels, we sought to as... Read More

Results from the tranexamic acid for primary intracerebral haemorrhage-2 (TICH-2) trial (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Sprigg, N., Flaherty, K., Law, Z. K., Appleton, J. P., Scutt, P., Krishnan, K., & Bath, P. M. (2018). Results from the tranexamic acid for primary intracerebral haemorrhage-2 (TICH-2) trial

Background: Haematoma expansion leads to worse outcome in intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH). Tranexamic acid (TXA) is a promising haemostatic agent to prevent haematoma expansion and improve outcome after ICH. Methods: TICH-2 is a multicentre prospect... Read More

Statistical analysis plan for the ‘Tranexamic acid for hyperacute primary IntraCerebral Haemorrhage’ (TICH-2) trial (2017)
Journal Article
Flaherty, K., Bath, P. M., Dineen, R., Law, Z., Scutt, P., Pocock, S., & Sprigg, N. (in press). Statistical analysis plan for the ‘Tranexamic acid for hyperacute primary IntraCerebral Haemorrhage’ (TICH-2) trial. Trials, 18(1), doi:10.1186/s13063-017-2341-5. ISSN 1745-6215

Rationale Aside from blood pressure lowering, treatment options for intracerebral haemorrhage remain limited and a proportion of patients will undergo early haematoma expansion with resultant significant morbidity and mortality. Tranexamic acid (T... Read More

TICH-2 Trial – Tranexamic Acid for Intracerebral Haemorrhage 2 (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Sprigg, N., Bath, P. M., Appleton, J., Law, Z., Flaherty, K., Scutt, P., …Ali, A. (2017). TICH-2 Trial – Tranexamic Acid for Intracerebral Haemorrhage 2

Rationale: To assess in a pragmatic phase III prospective double blind randomised placebo-controlled trial whether tranexamic acid is safe and reduces death or dependency after spontaneous intracerebral haemorrhage (SICH). The results will determine... Read More

Remote assessment of platelet function in patients with acute stroke or transient ischaemic attack (2017)
Journal Article
Bath, P. M., May, J., Flaherty, K., Woodhouse, L. J., Dovlatova, N., Fox, S. C., …Heptinstall, S. (2017). Remote assessment of platelet function in patients with acute stroke or transient ischaemic attack. Stroke Research and Treatment, 2017, doi:10.1155/2017/7365684. ISSN 2090-8105

Background: Antiplatelets reduce recurrence after cerebral ischaemia. The international TARDIS trial assessed the safety and efficacy of intensive (combined aspirin, dipyridamole and clopidogrel) versus guideline (aspirin and dipyridamole, or clopido... Read More