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We analyzed the efficacy of a point-of-care ultrasonographic protocol, based on a focused multiorgan examination, for the diagnostic process of symptomatic, non-traumatic hypotensive patients in the emergency department. We prospectively enrolled 108 adult patients complaining of non-traumatic symptomatic hypotension of uncertain etiology. Patients received(More)
The aim of our study was to evaluate the etiopathogenesis and the vascular risk factors in a consecutive series of patients with juvenile ischemic stroke. We enrolled 273 patients (158 males and 115 females), aged between 16 and 49 years, with ischemic cerebrovascular events (ICVE), including transient ischemic attack (TIA) or stroke, referred to our(More)
Evaluate Magnetic Resonance (MR) and Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) sensibility in the diagnosis and follow-up of dissection of Internal Carotid and Vertebral Artery (ICA/VA). We revalued MR examination of 36 patients, 24 men, 12 women, aged 18–69 years. All patients underwent brain TC and MR (GE 1 Tesla); in 16 subjects 3D Time-of-Flight (TOF-3D) MRA(More)
To assess the time course and mechanism of early minimal luminal diameter (MLD) loss, serial angiographic observations were performed. Seventy-four patients (with 74 severe narrowings [ > or = 70%]) with acute ischemic syndromes who had an early loss in MLD of > 0.3 mm at 24 hours after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) also underwent 1(More)
Sirs: Cervicocephalic arterial dissection (CAD) is an important cause of cerebrovascular accidents in young and middle-aged patients [1]. CAD may be caused by major non-penetrating trauma of the cervical carotid and vertebral arteries; it more frequently occurs spontaneously or in association with trivial trauma causing hyperextension or rotation of the(More)
Sirs: Occipital neuralgia (ON) (Arnold’s neuralgia) is characterized by jabbing pain attacks in the territory of occipital nerves associated to hypesthesia/dysesthesia in the same area [1, 2]. Pain frequently radiates to the frontal region and may be associated with tenderness over the affected nerve at the superior nucal line. ON can be caused by trauma,(More)