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Precise analysis of stroke subtypes is important for clinical treatment decisions, the prognostic evaluation of patients, as well as defining stroke populations in clinical studies. The TOAST classification is the most widely used and approved form for etiologic subtyping. Increasing knowledge about stroke mechanisms and the introduction of new diagnostic(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Data on the association between vertebral endplate changes and low back pain are contradictory. This study was designed to assess whether this association exists among Southern European subjects. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients in this study serving as cases were 35-50 years of age with low back pain lasting >90 days, for whom a(More)
It is currently believed that the incidence rate of optic neuritis (ON) ranges between 0.56 and 5.1 cases per 100,000 person-years. However, since these figures were generated, they have not been updated and there are suggestions that the incidence of ON is on the rise. When designing new therapies and clinical trials for ON, and to improve the management(More)
We read with great interest the study by Chen and colleagues highlighting interest in hydroxyethyl starch (HES) 130/0.4 in treatment after hemorrhagic shock to ameliorate oxidative stress and the inflammatory response in a rat model. Compared with HES 200/0.5 and succinylated gelatin, the authors showed that infusions of HES 130/0.4 significantly reduced(More)
No. Objective: To estimate the prevalence of epilepsy in a semi-rural area of Gabon (first population-based survey in this country). Background: Prevalence of epilepsy in Africa is high (median prevalence: 15‰-Preux & Druet-Cabanac, 2005). However, no data exist in several countries, as in Gabon although 7 neurologists are working there. Data are important(More)
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