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What is the significance of leukoaraiosis in patients with acute ischemic stroke?
BACKGROUND Leukoaraiosis (LA) may have specific clinical correlates in patients with stroke, but this is not well investigated, so that the significance of LA in patients with stroke remains unclear.Expand
Intravenous thrombolysis with rt-PA for acute ischemic stroke within 24h of a transient ischemic attack
BACKGROUND Intravenous thrombolysis (iv-thrombolysis) with the use of rt-PA in patients after recent transient ischemic attack (TIA) is an important clinical problem. The aim of the study was toExpand
Sex differences in risk factor distribution, severity, and outcome of ischemic stroke.
The aim of the study was to identify differences in baseline characteristics and outcomes of men and women with acute ischemic stroke. Ischemic stroke was confirmed by CT scan or autopsy in patientsExpand
Knowledge of Risk Factors and Stroke Symptoms among Nonstroke Patients
Background and Purpose: This study aimed to evaluate knowledge of stroke warning signs, risk factors, treatment and prevention among patients not suffering from stroke. Methods: Patients admitted toExpand
Ischemic strokes are more severe in Poland than in the United States
Article abstract Case fatality rates for stroke were ascertained prospectively in two regional catchment hospitals in Poland and 36 teaching hospitals in the US University Hospital Consortium. CaseExpand
Alternative methods of treatment used by multiple sclerosis patients in Poland.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Despite the great progress that has been made in medicine, treatment of many chronic diseases, including multiple sclerosis (MS), remains hardly effective. It has been reportedExpand
Giant Cell Arteritis as a Cause of First-Ever Stroke
The aims of this study were to assess how frequently giant cell arteritis (GCA) was a cause of first-ever stroke in 4,086 patients in the Lausanne Stroke Registry and to determine the risk factors,Expand
Biothiols and oxidative stress markers and polymorphisms of TOMM40 and APOC1 genes in Alzheimer’s disease patients
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a progressive disease, with frequently observed improper biothiols turnover, homocysteine (Hcy) and glutathione (GSH). GSH protects cells from oxidative stress and may beExpand
Ischemic stroke due to postpartum angiopathy complicated by pulmonary embolism with favorable outcome.
Postpartum cerebral angiopathy is a relatively rare condition. It can cause either ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke, or both, and usually occurs within the first week following non-complicatedExpand
[Guillain-Barré syndrome in a course of early cutaneous type of Lyme borreliosis: diagnostic and therapeutic difficulties].
A case is reported of a 33-year-old man in whom Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBs) developed three weeks after a tick's sting. At the sting site typical for an early cutaneous type of Lyme borreliosis --Expand