Joan Perendreu

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BACKGROUND Among the acute ischemic stroke patients with large vessel occlusions and contraindications for the use of IV thrombolysis, mainly on oral anticoagulation or presenting too late, primary endovascular therapy is often performed as an alternative to the standard therapy even though evidence supporting the use of endovascular reperfusion therapies(More)
The arteriovenous fistula can be a major and late complication of percutaneous renal biopsies of native kidneys. The incidence of arteriovenous fistulas appears to be low and has been infrequently mentioned in large series of biopsies although there are a number of individual reports. In most part of cases, no systemic effects of the arteriovenous fistulas(More)
Ischemic nephropathy is recognized as a distinct cause of renal insufficiency and it is defined as a significant reduction in glomerular filtration rate in patients with hemodynamically significant renovascular occlusive disease. We argue the epidemiologic and clinical manifestations of atherosclerotic renovascular disease, and we evaluate the pronostic(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Whether intravenous thrombolysis adds a further benefit when given before endovascular thrombectomy (EVT) is unknown. Furthermore, intravenous thrombolysis delays time to groin puncture, mainly among drip and ship patients. METHODS Using region-wide registry data, we selected cases that received direct EVT or combined intravenous(More)
BACKGROUND hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a cancer with high incidence and mortality. OBJECTIVE our aim was to describe the natural history of a patient cohort with HCC, and to identify the factors associated with survival. PATIENTS AND METHODS a retrospective and descriptive study of patients diagnosed with HCC between 1995 and 2002. Qualitative(More)
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