Paola Santalucia

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Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) accounts for between 10% to 30% of first-ever strokes; outcomes are significantly worse than with ischemic stroke with a 30-day mortality rate up to 50%, furthermore, half of the deaths occur in the acute phase. Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is classified as primary or secondary according to the underlying etiology. Primary(More)
Background and Scope. Early etiologic diagnosis of ischemic stroke subtype guides acute management and treatment. We aim to evaluate if plasma biomarkers can predict stroke subtypes in the early phase from stroke onset. Methods. Plasma N-terminal prohormone of brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), D-dimer, C-reactive protein, serum albumin, and globulin(More)
Simulation is a frontier for disseminating knowledge in almost all the fields of medicine and it is attracting growing interest because it offers a means of developing new teaching and training models, as well as of verifying what has been learned in a critical setting that simulates clinical practice. The role of simulation in neurology, until now limited(More)
Posterior circulation stroke accounts for about 20% of all ischemic strokes in a variety of syndromic pictures ranging from lacunar and limited infarcts to more extensive involvement. Furthermore, infarcts in the vertebrobasilar (VB) region are frequently multiple and not univocally identifiable in one single clinical entity; the prognosis is sometimes(More)
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