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 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)
A PREVIOUSLY HEALTHY22-YEAR-OLD MAN WAS referred to our institution by another hospitalbecauseofhighfever,drowsiness,and multiple ring-enhancing lesions on brain computed tomography (CT). Medical history was unremarkable, except for a tongue piercing the patient had gotten 2 weeks earlier. On hospital admission, global aphasia and right hemiplegia were(More)
BACKGROUND The CHA2DS2-VASc score has been recommended for the assessment of thromboembolic risk in patients with atrial fibrillation. Data regarding the association between the pre-admission CHA2DS2-VASc score and the outcome of patients with stroke and TIA are scarce. We aimed to assess the predictive value of pre-admission CHA2DS2-VASc score for early(More)
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a frequent complication of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). In the AMI setting, AF is frequently brief and attributed to acute haemodynamic changes, inflammation or ischaemia. However, it remains uncertain whether transient AF episodes are associated with a subsequent increased risk of ischaemic stroke. We studied the impact of(More)
BACKGROUND The importance of gender as an independent risk factor for poor outcome is not clear. We examined gender differences in patients' characteristic, management and outcome at discharge and 3-months after acute stroke in a national hospital-based registry. METHODS Data were derived from the triennial two-month national Acute Stroke Israeli Registry(More)
BACKGROUND Data concerning hemodynamic status prior to and after carotid endarterectomy (CEA) in symptomatic and asymptomatic patients is insufficient. Transcranial Doppler (TCD) provides information regarding compensatory collateral flow as well as mechanisms of cerebral autoregulation in patients with carotid stenosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS Forty eight(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)
OBJECTIVES Patent foramen ovale (PFO) is considered as an important risk factor for cerebrovascular diseases. Nevertheless, the relationship between the distribution of high-intensity transient signals (HITS), resulting from injection of air mixed with saline and detected by transcranial Doppler (TCD), and clinical cerebrovascular syndromes in these(More)
BACKGROUND Most patients with neurosyphilis are considered asymptomatic. The diagnosis is challenging and the role of neuroimaging is not yet well established. The present study was conducted to focus on the clinical findings and further characterize the imaging features of the disease, along with a review of the pertinent literature. METHODS Six male(More)