Andreu Massot

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BACKGROUND High levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) are associated with an increased risk of further ischemic events in patients with symptomatic intracranial atherosclerotic disease (ICAD). It remains unknown to which extent this increased risk might be genetically predetermined. We aimed to investigate the relationship between a common genetic polymorphism(More)
BACKGROUND Intracranial atherosclerotic disease (ICAD) is an important cause of ischemic stroke (IS) and endothelial dysfunction plays a critical role in its onset and progression. Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) and endothelial production of angiogenic growth factors (AGFs) may play an essential role in this process. This study investigated the(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Circulating lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A(2) (Lp-PLA(2)) has emerged as a novel biomarker for cardiovascular diseases. Our aim was to determine Lp-PLA(2) mass and activity in a selected cohort of first-ever transient ischemic attack (TIA) or ischemic stroke patients with intracranial atherosclerotic disease (ICAD) and to(More)
Severe skin reactions occur less frequently with eslicarbazepine (ESL) than with the other aromatic anticonvulsants. We report the first case of cutaneous adverse drug reaction (CADR) to ESL and co-sensitization between ESL and betalactams. A 41-year-old white woman developed focal epilepsy due to a meningioma that was removed. As post-operatory(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE We prospectively examine the single and combined predictive value of biological and clinical markers in recurrent strokes related to intracranial atherosclerotic disease (ICAD). METHODS In 73 ICAD first-ever stroke patients, ankle-brachial index (ABI) was assessed three months after TIA or stroke together with CRP, Lp-PLA2, ICAM-1,(More)
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