Leonard Leong Litt Yeo

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Intracranial collaterals influence the prognosis of patients treated with intravenous tissue plasminogen activator in acute anterior circulation ischemic stroke. We compared the methods of scoring collaterals on pre-tPA brain CT angiography for predicting functional outcomes in acute anterior circulation ischemic stroke. MATERIALS(More)
BACKGROUND Recanalization of occluded intracranial arteries remains the aim of intravenous (IV) tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) therapy in acute ischemic stroke (AIS). OBJECTIVE To examine the timing and impact of recanalization on functional outcomes in AIS. DESIGN A longitudinal cohort of consecutive IV tPA–treated patients with AIS from January(More)
BACKGROUND The rates and extent of recovery in acute ischemic stroke (AIS) patients treated with intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (IV-tPA) remain highly variable. Hyperdense middle cerebral artery sign (HMCAS) on pretreatment unenhanced computerized tomography (CT) of the brain represents the presence of thrombus, often associated with severe(More)
BACKGROUND Transcranial Doppler (TCD) ultrasonography is a noninvasive bedside tool that can evaluate cerebral blood flow hemodynamics in major intracranial arteries. TCD-derived pulsatility index (PI) is believed to be influenced by intracranial pressure (ICP). OBJECTIVE To correlate TCD-PI with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pressure (representing ICP),(More)
BACKGROUND Intravenously administered tissue plasminogen activator (IV tPA) remains the only approved therapeutic agent for arterial recanalization in acute ischemic stroke (AIS). Considerable proportion of AIS patients demonstrate changes in their neurologic status within the first 24 hours of intravenous thrombolysis with IV tPA. However, there are little(More)
Transcranial Doppler ultrasonography (TCD) is the only non-invasive examination that provides a reliable evaluation of intracranial blood flow patterns in real-time, adding physiological information to the anatomical information obtained from other neuroimaging modalities. TCD is relatively cheap, can be performed bedside, and allows monitoring both in(More)
OBJECT Both the older and the recent extracranial-intracranial (EC-IC) bypass trials for symptomatic carotid occlusion failed to demonstrate a reduction in stroke recurrence. However, the role of superficial temporal artery (STA)-middle cerebral artery (MCA) bypass in patients with symptomatic intracranial stenoocclusive disease has been rarely evaluated.(More)
Considerable data implicate oxidative damage in influenza pathogenesis. We examined temporal changes in oxidative damage using accurate biomarkers in an adult cohort with acute influenza infection and their relationships with clinical parameters. Clinical information and blood samples were collected during their acute illness and 3 months later. A fatigue(More)
Oxidative stress may be important in the pathogenesis of dengue infection. Using accurate markers of oxidative damage, we assessed the extent of oxidative damage in dengue patients. The levels of hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid products (HETEs), F(2)-isoprostanes (F(2)-IsoPs), and cholesterol oxidation products (COPs) were measured in 28 adult dengue patients(More)
The artery of Percheron is an uncommon anatomic variant in which a solitary trunk originates from either posterior cerebral artery and provides arterial supply to bilateral paramedian thalami and the rostral midbrain (Fig. 1). Recognition of this anatomical variant is essential in establishing the stroke mechanism in bilateral paramedian thalamic infarcts.(More)