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We present epidemiologic, etiologic, and clinical data for 1,000 consecutive patients with a first stroke (cerebral infarction or hemorrhage) admitted to the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois since 1982. The patients were evaluated using a standard protocol of tests (computed tomography, Doppler ultrasonography, and electrocardiography in all(More)
We studied 27 patients with acute stroke and a corresponding infarct in the anterior cerebral artery territory, as disclosed using computed tomography. Patients were selected from 1490 patients (1.8%) admitted consecutively to a community-based primary care center who underwent standard investigations. An embolic phenomenon from the internal carotid artery(More)
We studied 36 patients with MRI-proven isolated acute pontine infarct. Corresponding to the constant territories of intrinsic pontine vessels, infarcts followed a predictable distribution, enabling us to delineate three main syndromes. Twenty-one patients had a ventral pontine infarct. Motor involvement varied from mild hemiparesis (ventrolateral pontine(More)
We studied forty patients with CT-proven thalamic infarcts without involvement of the superficial territory of the posterior cerebral artery. The delineation into four arterial thalamic territories (inferolateral, tuberothalamic, posterior choroidal, paramedian) corresponded clinically to four different syndromes. The most common etiologies were lacunar(More)
In a patient with a unilateral embolic infarct in the left posterior thalamo-subthalamic paramedian artery territory, neuropathological studies showed involvement of the intralaminar, dorsomedial, and internal part of the ventral posterior nuclei of the thalamus, of the rostral part of the mesencephalic reticular formation, and of the posterior commissure.(More)
Neuronal growth factors hold promise for providing therapeutic benefits in various neurological disorders. As a means of ensuring adequate central nervous system delivery of growth factors and minimizing significant adverse side effects associated with systemic delivery methods, we have developed an ex vivo gene therapy approach for protein delivery using(More)
The study of 3 personal cases and 5 published cases of unilateral infarct limited to the territory of the tuberothalamic artery suggests that this syndrome should be differentiated from the other thalamic syndromes. The onset is usually sudden, with moderate contralateral weakness. Sensory changes may be present but remain mild. The patients are apathetic,(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE To study consecutive patients with acute or delayed hyperkinetic movement disorders in the Lausanne Stroke Registry. METHODS We have identified 29 patients with acute or delayed movement disorders among 2500 patients who had their first-ever acute stroke in the Lausanne Stroke Registry. SETTING Department of Neurology, Lausanne(More)
We studied 22 patients with first stroke and infarct limited to the midbrain on MRI. We selected these patients (8%) from 281 with posterior circulation infarct admitted consecutively into a primary care center. All patients underwent a systematic protocol of investigations including MR imaging and angiography, and echocardiography. Most infarcts fitted(More)