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)
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)
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)
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)
OBJECTIVES To describe the activity in the stroke unit (SU) of the Hospital de Caceres as well as the demographic characteristics and cardiovascular risk factors in our patients. To determine the patient's functional status at discharge. MATERIAL AND METHODS A descriptive study of 432 patients admitted consecutively in the SU of the Hospital de Caceres(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)
A 56-year-old man was diagnosed with follicular nonHodgkin’s lymphoma. Four months prior to admission, he presented a right headache attributed to rhinosinusitis. Biopsy showed mucormycosis. There was no affectation intracranial in the brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), but the patient became blind due to involvement of both central retinal arteries.(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 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)
Chiari malformation type I (CM1) is defined as the extrusion of the cerebellar tonsils through the foramen magnum and into the spinal canal. It can be confirmed by a radiograph showing descent of brain tissue 5 mm or more, lending a pointed appearance to the cerebellar tonsils and decreasing the subarachnoid space at the craniocervical junction. The(More)