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BACKGROUND The efficacy of intravenous (IV) alteplase is restricted by the speed of recanalisation and the site of the occlusion. The aim of this study was to ascertain the effect of a combined IV-endovascular approach (intra-arterial alteplase and, if required, additional thrombectomy) in patients with stroke due to arterial occlusion. METHODS We(More)
BACKGROUND This study aims to determine the potential risk factors associated with the development of severe diving-related spinal cord decompression sickness (DCS). METHODS Two hundred and seventy nine injured recreational divers (42 ± 12 years; 53 women) presenting symptoms of spinal cord DCS were retrospectively included from seven hyperbaric centers(More)
BACKGROUND Diagnosis and treatment of cerebral and retinal transient ischaemic attacks (TIAs) are often delayed by the lack of immediate access to a dedicated TIA clinic. We evaluated the effects of rapid assessment of patients with TIA on clinical decision making, length of hospital stay, and subsequent stroke rates. METHODS We set up SOS-TIA, a hospital(More)
The aim of the present study was to assess variability in the evaluation of human sperm concentration, motility and vitality. Technicians and biologists from 10 teams involved in multicentre studies on semen quality attended the same laboratory, each team using its own methods and equipment to analyse the same semen samples. Inter-individual variability was(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Recanalization is a powerful predictor of stroke outcome in patients with arterial occlusion. Intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator is limited by its recanalization rate, which may be improved with mechanical endovascular therapy (MET). However, the benefit and safety of MET remain to be determined. The aim of this(More)
Thirty-two hours (night-day-night) of polygraphic recordings were performed on 14 patients with a diagnosis of narcolepsy-cataplexy. Half of the patients stayed in bed during the day, whereas the other half were seated at a table. Patients were free to nap whenever they wanted to. Patients under continuous bedrest slept 2-3 times more during the day than(More)
Revalidación y normalización del Mini-Examen Cognoscitivo (primera versión en castellano del Mini-mental Status Examination) en la población general geriátrica. A new method of classifying prognostic comorbidity in longitudinal studies: Development and validation. Manito N et al. One-year follow-up of heart failure patients after their first admission. Q J(More)
Polygraphic examinations were made during the day on 6 normal subjects. Simultaneous evaluation of EEG, EOG and EMG was carried out over 30 sec epochs. The data thus obtained were correlated with the various types of behaviour and activities during the day and then interpreted. Six conditions could be defined corresponding to different waking stages. The(More)
Invasive Meningococcal Disease (IMD) is three fold more common in New Caledonia (NC) than in metropolitan France and many IMD cases (35.7 %) are due to Y and W135 serogroups. The purpose of our study was to identify IMD risk factors in NC. A retrospective study of all IMD cases that occurred in NC between 2005 and 2011 was conducted. Socio-environmental,(More)
The study aimed to identify different patterns of gambling activities (PGAs) and to investigate how PGAs differed in gambling problems, substance use outcomes, personality traits and coping strategies. A representative sample of 4989 young Swiss males completed a questionnaire assessing seven distinct gambling activities, gambling problems, substance use(More)