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BACKGROUND Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) may remain underdiagnosed after stroke, as suggested by long-duration EKG monitoring. Here we report the sensitivity of transtelephonic EKG monitoring (TTM) for detection of PAF in patients following a recent stroke or TIA and a negative 24-hour Holter. METHODS We analyzed data from 98 consecutive patients(More)
BACKGROUND The place of parathyroid gland imaging by [(99m)Tc](technetium)-sestamibi scintigraphy in uraemic patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism remains a matter of debate. The purpose of the present study was (i) to assess its value with respect to plasma intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) levels and to surgical parathyroidectomy (PTx), and (ii) to(More)
Iodine-induced thyrotoxicosis was documented in eighty-five cases. Eighty per cent occur in apparently normal thyroid glands; 60% among them occur in males. Amiodarone accounted for 50% of iodine-induced thyrotoxicosis. Mean thyroid hormone levels at diagnosis were: FT1: 21.7 (normal mean: 7.5, arbitrary units); T3: 4.53 nmol 1(-1) (normal: 2.30 nmol 1(-1).(More)
A multivariate analysis of prognostic factors has been carried out with 375 cases of differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) treated in the same centre by total thyroidectomy and 131I therapy. The patients have been followed for 5 to 23 years. The isolated prognostic roles of age, sex, clinical stage and histology were confirmed, but these factors were found to(More)
We retrospectively reviewed the records of 224 patients with diffuse goiters treated with radioiodine, half of which received carbimazole. In all the cases, we carefully monitored the calculation of dosage. A lower percentage of early hypothyroidism but a higher failure rate was observed in the carbimazole subgroup. Nevertheless, after one year, a constant(More)
Thyroid stunning is usually defined as the inhibition or suppression of iodide trapping by remnant thyroid tissue or by functioning metastases following a diagnostic dose of 131I. The risk of stunning increases progressively with larger doses. Because the threshold above which this effect occurs in thyroid remnants seems to be between 37 MBq and 111 MBq of(More)
BACKGROUND The contribution of lesion size and location in poststroke aphasia is debated, especially the extent to which aphasia severity is affected by damage to specific white matter areas. OBJECTIVE To identify specific white matter areas critical for poststroke aphasia global severity and to determine whether injury to these areas had more impact on(More)
In order to determine the influence of a single dose of fluoxetine on the cerebral motor activation of lacunar stroke patients in the early phase of recovery, we conducted a prospective, double-blind, crossover, placebo-controlled study on 8 patients with pure motor hemiparesia. Each patient underwent two functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Intensive insulin therapy (IIT) has not yet proven its efficacy on stroke prognosis or in the reduction of MRI infarct growth. The INSULINFARCT study aims at determining in patients with hyperacute stroke whether IIT, with a better control of poststroke hyperglycemia, would reduce subsequent MRI infarct growth than usual care with(More)