Ana Ochoa-Guzmán

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BACKGROUND Current evidence shows that uric acid is a potent antioxidant whose serum concentration increases rapidly after acute ischemic stroke (AIS). Nevertheless, the relationship between serum uric acid (SUA) levels and AIS outcome remains debatable. We aimed to describe the prognostic significance of SUA in AIS. METHODS We studied 463 patients (52%(More)
INTRODUCTION The importance of the admission blood pressure (BP) for intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) outcome is not completely clear. Our objective was to analyze the clinical impact of BP at hospital arrival in patients with primary ICH. MATERIAL AND METHODS We studied 316 patients (50% women, mean age: 64 years, 75% with hypertension history) with acute(More)
INTRODUCTION The 'obesity paradox' is the decreasing risk of death after cardiovascular disease, with a high body mass index (BMI), even when BMI is a risk factor for vasculopathy, in the first place. Our aim was to analyze the influence of obesity on the functional recovery after ischemic stroke. PATIENTS AND METHODS We studied 510 patients who survived(More)
INTRODUCTION Scarce information exists on intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) in Latin America, and the existent is derived from single-center registries with non-generalizable conclusions. The aim of this study is to describe the frequency, etiology, management and outcome of ICH in Mexico. PATIENTS AND METHODS We studied consecutive patients with ICH(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Complications of diabetes comprise the leading cause of death in Mexico. We aimed to describe the characteristics of management and achievement of therapeutic targets in Mexican patients with diabetes mellitus. METHODS We analyzed data from 2642 Mexican patients with type 1 (T1D, n=203, 7.7%) and type 2 diabetes (T2D, n=2439, 92.3%)(More)
OBJECTIVE to measure the frequency of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in patients with confirmed HCV infection. METHODS we studied 125 adults reactive to anti-HCV antibodies (62.4 % women, mean age 46.8 years) who received confirmatory RT-PCR testing for viremia (63.2 % HCV-RNA-positive). RESULTS twenty-two patients had T2DM (17.6 %, 95 % confidence(More)
OBJECTIVE To obtain a blood pressure reading is mandatory during either the general or specialized physical examination. This study describes factors associated with the accomplishment of blood pressure measurement in the first neurological consultation. METHODS We studied first ambulatory neurology consultations in a Mexican referral hospital.(More)
INTRODUCTION Information regarding hospital arrival times after acute ischaemic stroke (AIS) has mainly been gathered from countries with specialised stroke units. Little data from emerging nations is available. We aim to identify factors associated with achieving hospital arrival times of less than 1, 3, and 6 hours, and analyse how arrival times are(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Cerebellar venous infarction or hemorrhage due to isolated venous thrombosis of the posterior fossa is a rare form of intracranial vein thrombosis that can be unsuspected in clinical practice. METHODS We studied 230 patients with intracranial vein thrombosis, identifying 9 (3.9%: 7 women, mean age 34 years) with neuroimaging or(More)