José Luis González-Gutiérrez

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BACKGROUND Both cerebral hemispheres seem to contribute to motor recovery after stroke. We studied the effect of motor activity on cerebral blood flow in both hemispheres at different stages of stroke evolution. METHODS Thirty patients with hemiplegic stroke and 30 controls were included. Patients were examined within the first week (T1), 1 month (T2) and(More)
INTRODUCTION Intracranial stenoses (IS) are known to be a manifestation of atherosclerosis and a cause of cerebral ischemia, although very few clinical reports have appeared describing such patients in our milieu. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to describe the vascular risk factors, clinical presentation, radiological characteristics, aetiological(More)
INTRODUCTION The encephalopathies that may accompany Hashimoto's thyroiditis and scleromyxedema, both of which are diseases that probably have an autoimmune origin, are clinically similar. The presence of both Hashimoto's thyroiditis and scleromyxedema in a patient with encephalopathy led us to compare the clinical symptoms and the different possible(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE In healthy persons, the force carried out by a group of muscles doing bilateral exercise with maximum effort is less than that done during unilateral exercise. The nervous control of movement is probably different in these two cases. Our objective was to study and compare cerebral activation on movement of one and of both hands by(More)
The objective of the study was to assess the utility of the Frenchay Activities Index (FAI) to measure instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) and functional recovery in stroke patients compared to other measures such as Barthel Index (BI) and Scandinavian Stroke Scale (SSS). A cross-sectional descriptive analysis design was done. Ninety stroke(More)
Our aim was to investigate the mediating or moderating role of anxiety and depression in the relationship between headache clinical parameters and quality of life in Chronic Tension-Type Headache (CTTH). Twenty-five patients diagnosed with CTTH according to the criteria of the International Headache Society were studied. A headache diary was kept for 4(More)
INTRODUCTION The presence of depression constitutes one of the treatable complications in stroke survivors. Its long term prevalence and the triggering factors are unknown in our community. Moreover, its presence can interfere in the process of rehabilitating the patient and in family dynamics. PATIENTS AND METHODS A sample of 118 patients from the Stroke(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE There are not sufficient studies analyzing the health costs of ictus in Spain. We carried out a prospective study to evaluate the health costs incurred by a person with a stroke during the first postictal year. PATIENTS AND METHODS We included 118 patients from the Stroke Unit of the Hospital Universitario San Carlos in Madrid,(More)
INTRODUCTION Increased survival of patients with stroke, and reduction in the time spent in hospital, has led to more domiciliary care and extra problems of adjustment for the patient chronically disabled by the stroke and for his carer. MATERIAL AND METHODS Ninety patient-carer units from the Stroke Unit of the Hospital Universitario San Carlos in Madrid(More)
INTRODUCTION One of the most notable advances in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease today is the appearance of the drugs rivastigmine, donepezil, galanthamine and memantine. AIMS. We attempt to throw light on the dosage regimens, degree of effectiveness and safety profile of rivastigmine solution by means of a retrospective, descriptive, cross-sectional(More)