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BioMed Research International
Volume 2013, Article ID 715170, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/715170
Clinical Study

Comparison of Neurologic and Radiographic Outcomes with Solitaire versus Merci/Penumbra Systems for Acute Stroke Intervention

1Department of Neurosurgery, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
2Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA

Received 18 September 2013; Accepted 18 November 2013

Academic Editor: Steven J. Monteith

Copyright © 2013 Shannon Hann et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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