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BACKGROUND Since the early 1980s, imaging techniques have enabled population-based studies of intracerebral haemorrhage. We aimed to assess the incidence, case fatality, and functional outcome of intracerebral haemorrhage in relation to age, sex, ethnic origin, and time period in studies published since 1980. METHODS From PubMed and Embase searches with(More)
BACKGROUND Unruptured intracranial aneurysms (UIAs) are increasingly detected and are an important health-care burden. We aimed to assess the prevalence of UIAs according to family history, comorbidity, sex, age, country, and time period. METHODS Through searches of PubMed, Embase, and Web of Science we updated our 1998 systematic review up to March,(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM To update our 1996 review on the incidence of subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) and assess the relation of incidence with region, age, gender and time period. METHODS We searched for studies on the incidence of SAH published until October 2005. The overall incidences with corresponding 95% confidence intervals were calculated. We(More)
BACKGROUND Magnesium sulphate is a neuroprotective agent that might improve outcome after aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage by reducing the occurrence or improving the outcome of delayed cerebral ischaemia. We did a trial to test whether magnesium therapy improves outcome after aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage. METHODS We did this phase 3 randomised,(More)
BACKGROUND High-dose aspirin (≥500 mg daily) reduces long-term incidence of colorectal cancer, but adverse effects might limit its potential for long-term prevention. The long-term effectiveness of lower doses (75-300 mg daily) is unknown. We assessed the effects of aspirin on incidence and mortality due to colorectal cancer in relation to dose, duration of(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies have reported increased incidence rates of psychotic disorders among immigrant groups. Surprisingly, the cross-cultural validity of the diagnostic instruments that were used was never tested. AIMS To examine whether the incidence rates of psychotic disorders including schizophrenia among Moroccan immigrants to the Netherlands(More)
The structural correlates of impaired cognition in type 2 diabetes are unclear. The present study compared cognition and brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) between type 2 diabetic patients and nondiabetic control subjects and assessed the relationship between cognition and MRI findings and blood pressure and metabolic control. The study included 113(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE It has been reported that nimodipine reduces the frequency of secondary ischemia and improves outcome after aneurysmal SAH, but definitive evidence concerning all available calcium antagonists is lacking. METHODS Systematic overview of randomized trials that were completed by January 1996 compared calcium antagonists with control(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Because intracranial aneurysms develop during life, patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) and successfully occluded aneurysms are at risk for a recurrence. We studied the incidence of and risk factors for recurrent SAH in patients who regained independence after SAH and in whom all aneurysms were occluded by means of clipping.(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine whether intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) treatment given in the acute phase of ischaemic stroke has a favourable effect on cognitive and functional outcome at six months post-stroke. METHODS The present study included 92 patients with a first-ever symptomatic infarct, of whom 25 (27%) were subjected to(More)