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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Seizures within the first 48 hours of a first stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) are an independent prognostic factor for in-hospital mortality. The aim of this study was to determine predictive factors of early seizures in first-ever stroke patients. METHODS Data of 1220 first-ever stroke patients admitted consecutively to(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe the influence of the site of the bleeding on clinical spectrum and early outcome of patients with acute spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). MATERIALS AND METHODS ICH was diagnosed in 229 (11%) of 2000 consecutive stroke patients included in a prospective stroke registry over a 10-year period. Frequency of demographic(More)
We studied the influence of very early seizures (within 48 h of stroke onset) on in-hospital mortality in a cohort of 452 consecutive patients with atherothrombotic infarction. These patients were selected from 2000 consecutive acute stroke patients registered in a prospective hospital-based stroke registry in Barcelona, Spain. A comparison of data between(More)
BACKGROUND There is a paucity of clinical studies focused specifically on intracerebral haemorrhages of subcortical topography, a subject matter of interest to clinicians involved in stroke management. This single centre, retrospective study was conducted with the following objectives: a) to describe the aetiological, clinical and prognostic characteristics(More)
BACKGROUND Prospective stroke registries allow analyzing important aspects of the natural history of acute cerebrovascular events. Using the Sagrat Cor Hospital of Barcelona Stroke Registry, we aimed to determine trends in risk factors, stroke subtypes, prognosis and in-hospital mortality over 19 years in hospitalized stroke patients. METHODS The study(More)
BACKGROUND We studied the influence of early poststroke seizures (within the first 48 hours of onset of a first stroke or transient ischemic attack) on in-hospital mortality in 1,099 consecutive patients collected in a prospective stroke registry. METHODS Differences in the frequency of demographic characteristics, clinical events, and outcome between(More)
We report a clinical description of pure sensory stroke based on data collected from a prospective acute stroke registry. From 2500 acute stroke patients included in a hospital-based prospective stroke registry over a 12-year period, 99 were identified as having pure sensory stroke. Pure sensory stroke accounted for 4.7% of all acute stroke patients, 5.4%(More)
OBJECTIVES Although dysarthria-clumsy hand syndrome (DCHS) is a well known and infrequent lacunar syndrome, there are few data regarding the spectrum of associated clinical characteristics, anatomical site of lesion, and aetiopathogenetic mechanisms. We report a clinical description of this subtype of lacunar stroke based on data collected from a(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine clinical variables related to recurrent lacunar infarction following a previous lacunar stroke. METHODS A total of 122 out of 733 consecutive patients with lacunar infarction collected from a hospital based registry between 1986 and 2004 were readmitted because of a recurrent lacunar infarction. In a subset of 59 patients, cognition(More)