Gregory Telman

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The inter-relation between the size of patent foramen ovale (PFO) by transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and the amount of microembolic signals (MES) on transcranial doppler (TCD) is still not determined. METHODS The study group comprised of 104 patients with first-ever ischaemic stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA). Three(More)
BACKGROUND Carotid disease complicated by thrombosis or embolism is a frequent cause of acute ischemic stroke. The aim of the study was to determine factors associated with carotid disease in patients suffering from acute ischemic stroke in northern Israel. METHODS Participants were 1378 acute ischemic stroke patients, including 671 patients with and 707(More)
BACKGROUND Ethnic differences among first primary intracerebral hemorrhage (PICH) patients in an Israeli biethnic population have not yet been studied. PATIENTS AND METHODS We included in the study 546 patients (counting warfarin-related hemorrhages) hospitalized during the period from December 1999 through June 2008. RESULTS The mean age was 71.1 +/-(More)
BACKGROUND There is limited information about distribution of etiologies of ischemic stroke in different age groups. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this study, we applied the Trial of ORG 10172 in Acute Stroke Treatment (TOAST) classification in 87 patients aged < or = 45, and in 347 patients aged 46-60 years with first-ever ischemic stroke in order to follow(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE There is no information about the optimal position of a patient for the performance of a transcranial Doppler (TCD) examination to detect patent foramen ovale (PFO). Such information is important to improving the sensitivity of the test in comparison to the gold standard of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). METHODS Thirty-four(More)
Cognitive decline has recently been found to be associated with microemboli in cerebral vessels in patients with artificial heart valves. The authors sought to determine the nature of such microemboli, that is, whether they are gaseous or solid, by comparing their characteristics to those of artificially generated air emboli in patients with patent foramen(More)
Sixty-five years old patient suffering from acute stroke was treated by rTPA intravenously. TCD monitoring of both middle cerebral arteries (MCA) was carried out simultaneously with administration of rTPA. Seven microemboli were found in right and four in left MCA. Duplex ultrasound, CT angiography and digital subtractional angiography revealed occlusion of(More)