Alberto Gil-Peralta

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OBJECTIVE To determine potential predictors of good outcome in primary medium to large intracerebral haemorrhages (ICH) which could be useful for selecting patients for surgical procedures. METHODS Subjects were 138 patients with spontaneous hemispheric ICH >20 ml. They were non-surgically treated and were admitted consecutively to 15 hospitals within the(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Bone marrow mononuclear cell (BM-MNC) intra-arterial transplantation improves recovery in experimental models of ischemic stroke. We aimed to assess the safety, feasibility, and biological effects of autologous BM-MNC transplantation in patients with stroke. METHODS A single-blind (outcomes assessor) controlled Phase I/II trial was(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE To assess by diffusion-weighted MR imaging (DWI) the efficacy of cerebral protection devices in avoiding embolization and new ischemic lesions in patients with severe internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis undergoing carotid artery stent placement (CAS). METHODS One hundred sixty-two CASs in the extracranial ICA were performed with(More)
INTRODUCTION AND CLINICAL CASE A 38 year old woman, with no previous history of trauma, presented complaining of interscapular pain followed by pulsating headache clearly related to posture, alleviated on lying down and worse on standing up. Subsequently, she also complained of diplopia. On examination there was paresia of the left sixth cranial nerve. Low(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiovascular disorders are frequently found among chronic renal failure (CRF) patients due to their higher susceptibility to develop atherosclerosis. However, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), that is associated with a high mortality rate, is not usually assessed in these patients. The aims of this study are to find out the prevalence of PAD(More)
We compared carotid artery disease in 99 black and 106 white patients using duplex ultrasonography (B-mode imaging and Doppler spectral analysis). Blacks had significantly less stenosis of the extracranial internal carotid artery than whites. Among the risk factors investigated, hypertension alone, ischemic heart disease, diabetes mellitus, and smoking(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Periprocedural microembolization is a major and permanent risk for patients treated by angioplasty and stent placement of high-grade carotid stenoses. Little is known however about the characteristics and significance of these embolized particles. Our aim was to assess the volume and composition of debris captured by filters during(More)
We evaluated the effects of plasmapheresis in two patients with Morvan's fibrillary chorea, one of whom had sigmoid carcinoma, with oligoclonal bands in the cerebrospinal fluid, and modifications of the lipid-oxidative muscle pattern. The use of plasmapheresis in the treatment of Morvan's fibrillary chorea has not been reported previously and in our(More)
We evaluated the efficacy and safety of thrombus extraction using a microsnare in patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS). This was a prospective, observational, cohort study in which consecutive patients with AIS (<6 hours of ischemia for anterior circulation and <24 hours for posterior circulation) who had been previously excluded from intravenous(More)