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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Carotid and Vertebral Artery Transluminal Angioplasty Study (CAVATAS) patients with carotid stenosis were randomized between endovascular treatment and endarterectomy. The rates of residual severe stenosis and restenosis and their contribution to recurrent symptoms was unclear. METHODS Endovascular patients were treated by balloon(More)
AIM We examined the cost effectiveness of a single consultation strategy to manage patients referred with TIA or stroke to our cerebrovascular disease (CVD) clinic, where all relevant investigations (blood tests, CT brain scan and carotid Dopplers) were obtained prior to the clinic appointment. DESIGN Retrospective study of patients referred to the CVD(More)
Hereditary spastic paraplegias (HSPs) are genetically and clinically heterogeneous axonopathies primarily affecting upper motor neurons and, in complex forms, additional neurons. Here, we report two families with distinct recessive mutations in TFG, previously suggested to cause HSP based on findings in a single small family with complex HSP. The first(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE (1)H MR spectroscopy can be used to study biochemical changes occurring in the brain in stroke. We used it to examine the relationship between metabolite concentration (N-acetyl aspartate [NAA], lactate, cholines and creatines), size of infarct, clinical deficit, and 3-month clinical outcome in patients with middle cerebral artery(More)
Coeliac disease has been associated with a variety of neurological conditions, most frequently cerebellar ataxia and peripheral neuropathy. To date, chorea has not been associated with coeliac disease. We present the case histories of 4 individuals with coeliac disease and chorea (4 women, average age of onset of chorea 61 years). Unexpectedly, most of(More)
OBJECTIVES Audits in the United Kingdom and other countries show that only a small proportion of eligible stroke patients receive thrombolysis. Providing 24-hour thrombolysis cover presents major challenges in both infrastructure and staffing. One model for improving access is to provide out-of-hours cover in a regional centre but this may present problems(More)
Since its discovery in the early 1960's, abscisic acid (ABA) has received considerable attention as an important phytohormone, and more recently, as a candidate medicinal in humans. In plants it has been shown to regulate important physiological processes such as response to drought stress, and dormancy. The discovery of ABA synthesis in animal cells has(More)
Acute stroke treatment using aspirin and/or heparin was studied in the International Stroke Trial (IST) and Chinese Acute Stroke Trial (CAST) which randomised over 40,000 patients altogether. Combining the results demonstrated that aspirin (150-300 mg) given within 48 h of the onset of stroke produced a small but significant improvement in outcome (death or(More)
The objective of this study was to analyse the Neurothrombectomy Network registry of the Neuromed Campus (NMC) of the Kepler University Hospital in Linz (Austria). The data were compared to the results of recently published thrombectomy trials (MR CLEAN, ESCAPE, EXTEND-IA, SWIFT-PRIME, REVASCAT and THRACE). We retrospectively studied 246 patients with acute(More)