Juan Carlos Portilla Cuenca

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BACKGROUND The Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI) is commonly used in outcome and mortality studies. Our aim was to investigate the association between CCI score and the functional outcome and mortality 6 months after ischemic stroke (IS) or intracerebral hemorrhage. METHODS This was a prospective observational cohort of patients with spontaneous(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Current evidence shows that numerous classic vascular risk factors (VRF) contribute to mild cognitive impairment (MCI), but the effects of emerging VRFs are less well-known. Using a comprehensive approach, we assessed the frequency and strength of association between MCI and classic VRFs, subclinical markers of atherosclerosis(More)
OBJECTIVE Evidence suggests that intima-media thickness (IMT) and plasma homocysteine (Hcy) levels are associated with one another, and both appear to be related to cognitive dysfunction. However, no connection between both factors taken together and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) has been established. This study analysed potential relationships between(More)
Short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache attacks with conjunctival injection and tearing (SUNCT) syndrome is a rare headache syndrome classified among the trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias. It is usually idiopathic, although infrequent secondary forms have been described. Recently, the term short-lasting unilateral headache with cranial autonomic(More)
INTRODUCTION Emesis gravidarum is a common pathology rarely requiring hospitalization to control hydroelectrolytic and metabolic alterations. Although it is typical in the first quarter of pregnancy, it can appear in any moment of the gestation. On the other hand, venous angioma (VA) is the most frequent cerebral vascular malformation. In fact, it is a(More)
INTRODUCTION Arteriosclerosis of the extra-cranial arteries is believed to be responsible for almost one-third of all ischaemic strokes. The sound diagnosis of the degree of stenosis is essential in deciding the best therapeutic strategy. Although cerebral angiography is considered the reference technique, ultrasound study (UST) is a more readily available,(More)
INTRODUCTION Evidence supports that admitting patients with stroke during different hospital work periods is related to distinct outcomes. We aimed to analyse outcomes in patients according to the period and time of admission to the stroke unit. METHODS Retrospective study. For purposes of data analysis, patients were grouped according to the following(More)
Mucormycosis is caused by a saprophytic fungal infection by non-septate hyphae of the genus Mucor. Five classic forms are recognized: rhinocerebral, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, cutaneous, and disseminated. Rhinocerebral mucormyco-sis (RCM) frequently occurs in immunosuppressed patients, such as those with uncontrolled diabetes mellitus or haema-tological(More)
INTRODUCTION Type 1 neurofibromatosis is the most common neurocutaneous syndrome. Most published case series study the paediatric population. MATERIAL AND METHODS Cross-sectional study of cases of type 1 neurofibromatosis from neurology departments that were recorded in a database. We analysed the different clinical variables providing the diagnosis as(More)