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OBJECTIVE To determine clinical and pharmacologic factors that could influence the initial severity and short-term outcome of cerebral ischemia. METHODS In a cross-sectional hospital-based study of patients with acute supratentorial ischemic stroke, we systematically collected medical history, previous leisure-time physical activity, current and previous(More)
Patients with Huntington's disease (HD) and Parkinson's disease (PD) show different patterns of preserved and impaired memory performance. This study investigates explicit memory for movements in HD and PD with a linear positioning apparatus using Dick et al.'s procedure (J. Gerontol. 43, 127-135, 1988). In the first experiment, 12 HD patients were compared(More)
Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) is a pharmacologic agent inducing neutrophil mobilization and a new candidate for neuroprotection and neuroregeneration in stroke. Its effects when used in combination with tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) were explored during the acute phase of ischemic stroke. We used a middle cerebral artery occlusion(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Prestroke dementia is frequent but usually not identified. Non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) is independently associated with an increased risk for dementia. However, the frequency and determinants of prestroke dementia in patients with NVAF have never been evaluated. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the(More)
Intravenous (i.v.) recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) should be available on a 24/7 basis in hospitals admitting patients with stroke. We aimed at evaluating the influence of the number of patients previously treated with i.v. rt-PA by neurologists on patients' outcome. For each patient consecutively treated with i.v. rt-PA for cerebral(More)
The proportion of patients with ischaemic stroke treated by intravenous (i.v.) recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) is an indicator of quality of stroke care. The objective of the study is to evaluate the rate of i.v. thrombolysis in the North-of-France region and its evolution over time. We determined the proportion of inhabitants treated by(More)
BACKGROUND Morphological aspect of polycystic ovaries (PCO) is a very common finding in an IVF center population: this includes PCOS patients identified in 18-25% of the couples presenting with infertility and so called "sonographic PCO only" the prevalence of which has been estimated as high as 33% in asymptomatic patients. Finding the optimal first(More)
The case of a young, male patient hospitalized for investigation of a cerebral vascular accident is reported. The investigations led to the diagnosis of disseminated lupus erythematosus associated with the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies (lupus circulating anticoagulant and anticardiolipin antibody). The authors discuss certain notions relating to(More)
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