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OBJECTIVE To determine the 3-year outcome in 287 young adults (15 to 45 years old) consecutively admitted between 1992 and 1996 for an ischemic stroke. METHODS Follow-up was obtained with clinical examinations or telephone interviews, and data were recorded about risk factors, associated disorders, causes of stroke, and current treatments. Functional(More)
An early diagnosis and heparin therapy have contributed to a decreased mortality in cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT). However, predictors of outcome are difficult to identify, because most studies suffered heterogeneity in diagnostic findings and treatments, retrospective design, and recruitment bias. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The link between stroke and degenerative dementia, especially Alzheimer's disease, is closer than expected by chance. Dementia after stroke may be due to the cumulative effect of vascular and degenerative changes. The prevalence of dementia just before stroke onset remains unsettled. The aim of this study was to determine the(More)
The main aetiologies of acute myelopathy (AM) are: multiple sclerosis, systemic disease (SD), spinal cord infarct (SCI), parainfectious myelopathy (PIM) and delayed radiation myelopathy (DRM). Although a large amount of data have been published for each individual aetiology, comparison studies are scarce. The aim of this study was to assess the various(More)
The objective of this study was to describe the epidemiology, clinical presentation and consequences of chronic daily headache (CDH) in France. A representative nation-wide sample of the general population was identified using a stratified sampling method. Ten thousand five hundred and eight-five subjects were screened in face-to-face interviews, and data(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Acute confusional state (ACS) is frequent in hospitalized stroke patients. We previously showed that 16% of patients admitted for a stroke have preexisting dementia. The extent to which preexisting cognitive decline is associated with a risk of ACS at the acute stage of stroke remains to be systematically examined. The aim of this(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE We attempted to evaluate the sensitivity of helical CT for the diagnosis of extracranial internal carotid artery (ICA) dissection. METHODS Sixteen consecutive patients with 18 angiographically confirmed extracranial ICA dissections were studied with a helical CT protocol with large-volume acquisition and thin axial slice(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence and clinical features of migraine and related headache types in France. METHODS The authors recruited a population of subjects with headache representative of the national population using a stratified sampling method. They screened 10,585 subjects aged 15 and older who were representative of the general population.(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of contrast-enhanced fast three-dimensional (3D) MR angiography in depicting both the carotid and vertebral arteries in their cervical portions and to compare MR angiography with conventional angiography for the evaluation of arteriosclerotic disease. METHODS Twenty-seven(More)
An early diagnosis and heparin therapy have contributed to a decreased mortality in cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT). However, predictors of outcome are difficult to identify, because most studies suffered heterogeneity in diagnostic findings and treatments, retrospective design, and recruitment bias. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical(More)