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BACKGROUND Corticosteroids have been used to treat head injuries for more than 30 years. In 1997, findings of a systematic review suggested that these drugs reduce risk of death by 1-2%. The CRASH trial--a multicentre international collaboration--aimed to confirm or refute such an effect by recruiting 20000 patients. In May, 2004, the data monitoring… (More)
OBJECTIVE To ascertain the value of transcranial Doppler ultrasonography (TCD) in the first 24 hours of hospital admission in patients suffering good-grade spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) in order to detect a high-risk group for symptomatic vasospasm. METHOD Forty-nine spontaneous good-grade SAH were included. The first TCD studies were carried… (More)
Carotid endarterectomy is beneficial for patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis exceeding 60% of diameter reduction. The Framingham Heart Study group identified left ventricular mass as an additional risk factor for strokes. Betaseron has been approved for the treatment of selected patients with multiple sclerosis.