Aurelio Mosquera

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PURPOSE To determine the prevalence of epilepsy and the role of neurocysticercosis in the occurrence of epilepsy in Atahualpa. METHODS We used a door-to-door survey to detect subjects with epileptic seizures, to collect a blood sample for determination of anticysticercal antibodies, and to evaluate social characteristics of the population, including(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence and subtypes of cerebrovascular complications of Bothrops spp. snakebites. METHODS The authors studied 309 consecutive patients bitten by Bothrops spp. who attended a large general hospital. Special emphasis was placed on the time elapsed between the bite and admission to the hospital, clinical manifestations,(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the prevalence of asymptomatic intracranial stenosis using transcranial Doppler ultrasonography in patients with evidence of asymptomatic carotid stenosis. BACKGROUND Symptomatic atherosclerotic intracranial largeartery stenosis accounts for approximately 10% of ischemic strokes annually. It is unknown whether a significant risk(More)
The efficacy of albendazole (15 mg/kg/d for 1 week) was compared with praziquantel (100 mg/kg in three divided doses at 2-hour intervals) for therapy of parenchymal brain cysticercosis. Ten patients were treated with albendazole and 10 patients with praziquantel. Although the total number of cysts was significantly reduced from 64 to 7 in patients treated(More)
We studied 151 patients aged 15 to 44 years with non-traumatic intracerebral hemorrhage admitted to a large public hospital over a 10-year period. Patients were evaluated for an association of death or severe disability after the stroke with the following variables: sex, age, location of the hemorrhage, and possible etiology. Lobar hemorrhages were found in(More)
Background and Purpose: Racial differences in stroke subtypes have been documented. Asians have a higher rate of cerebral hemorrhage than whites; however, there is little information about stroke subtypes among Hispanics. The purpose of this study was to determine the patterns of stroke subtypes in a population of Hispanics. Methods: Five hundred(More)
INTRODUCTION AND CLINICAL CASE A 58-year-old hypertensive man presented with the sudden onset of quadriplegia and inability to protrude the tongue. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a bilateral medial medullary infarction associated with an abnormally dilated and partially occluded vertebral artery. CONCLUSION This is the first clinicoradiological report(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the accuracy of an screening questionnaire for stroke detection in speaking-speaking communities. PATIENTS AND METHODS We performed a door-to-door survey in Atahualpa (a rural community in coastal Ecuador) using a modified version of the Spanish translation of the OMS questionnaire for stroke detection. Subjects suspected of having a(More)
We carried out a door-to-door survey to assess the prevalence, incidence, risk factors and possible etiology of major neurological diseases in Atahualpa, a rural village located in the coastal region of Ecuador. A total of 2,548 individuals were interviewed with standardized screening questionnaires to detect suspected cases of epilepsy, stroke and(More)