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STUDY OBJECTIVE The distinction between hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke has critical implications for management. For that purpose, clinical scores have been proposed to be used in areas with limited health care resources where brain computed tomographic (CT) scan is not readily available. We conducted this study to evaluate the predictive value of the(More)
BACKGROUND Several lipid metabolism alterations have been described in the brain and plasma of Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients, suggesting a relation between lipid metabolism alteration and dementia. OBJECTIVE We attempted to identify blood fatty acids as biomarkers of dementia. METHODS Fatty acid profiles were established using gas chromatography(More)
BACKGROUND About 40% of the mechanism of ischaemic stroke in young adults remains unclear. A paradoxical embolism associated with persistence of a patent foramen ovale and/or the presence of an atrial septal anevrysm are significantly more frequent in patients examined for ischaemic stroke of unknown cause than in control subjects. AIM was to evaluate the(More)
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