Francisco Branas

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Giant cell (temporal) arteritis (GCA) is the most common systemic vasculitis in Western countries. It involves large and medium-sized vessels with predisposition to the cranial arteries in the elderly. Cranial ischemic complications, in particular permanent visual loss, constitute the most feared aspects of this vasculitis. Although the use of(More)
INTRODUCTION Cervical myelopathy is a common disorder of the spinal cord. The most frequent symptoms are muscle weakness and spasticity starting in the legs. Occasionally the sensory levels are several spinal cord segments below the cervical lesion which makes diagnosis difficult. CLINICAL CASE We present the case of a 31 year old man who presented (after(More)
BACKGROUND Ninety percent of hip fractures (HF) occur in people older than 64 years. We describe the epidemiological data (age, sex, date of admission and discharge and mortality) of elderly with hip fracture in the different regions of Spain. METHOD Data obtained from the Minimum Data Set of the Ministry of Health were used to analyse hip fracture(More)
Four patients diagnosed with Behçet's disease developing neurologic manifestation are described. Central nervous system findings were observed in three of them and peripheral neuropathy in ther other patient. All the patients were treated with chlorambucil, 0.1-0.2 mg/kg/day as initial dose. Three of them ended the immunosuppressive therapy after a period(More)
Transient global amnesia (AGT) is a well-defined syndrome of unknown aetiology. It is generally believed to be of vascular origin. Other theories suggest epilepsy or migraine as the cause. We studied the clinical features and associated risk factors in 24 patients with AGT, comparing them with two control groups with 24 people in each group, paired for age(More)