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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Increasing evidence suggests that inflammatory mechanisms are involved in the intracerebral hemorrhage-induced brain injury. We evaluated the prognostic role of the peripheral leukocyte counts and neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage. METHODS Patients with acute spontaneous intracerebral(More)
BACKGROUND Diabetes mellitus (DM) is associated to an increased incidence of cerebral and myocardial infarction which could be reduced by long-term maintenance of optimal glycemic values. The aim of the study was to evaluate in diabetic patients with ischemic stroke the chronic glycemic status and its relationship with functional outcome. METHODS We(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the 1-year efficacy and safety of oral lacosamide as conversion monotherapy in adult patients with partial onset seizures with or without generalization. METHOD We prospectively followed-up consecutive patients converted to lacosamide monotherapy after 1-year seizure freedom on lacosamide add-on therapy and withdrawal of the concurrent(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between arterial blood pressure (BP) variability during the acute phase and the 3-month outcome in ischemic stroke patients with internal carotid artery (ICA) occlusion. METHODS At least 10 BP measurements during the first 48 h after stroke onset were obtained in 89 patients with ICA(More)
Immunity plays key roles in pathophysiology of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). The aim of the study was to determine whether the peripheral leukocyte count and neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) predicted neurological deterioration (ND) after ICH. We identified consecutive patients with ICH who had blood sampling performed within 24 hours from symptom's(More)
The treatment of neuropathic pain is a medical challenge. The responsiveness to the different classes of drugs is often unsatisfactory and frequently associated to a wide range of side effects. International guidelines suggest for the "localized" neuropathic pain the topical treatment with 5% lidocaine medicated plaster, alone or associated to systemic(More)
A 44-year-old man with a 20-year history of seropositive erosive rheumatoid arthritis (RA), diagnosed according to the American Rheumatology Association revised criteria, was referred for severe headache and partial simple motor seizures. At the time of presentation, his disease was inactive under a stable dose of methylprednisolone (8 mg/day). The(More)
To the Editor: We read the interesting recent article by Lattanzi et al,1 who found that Alzheimer disease (AD) patients had increased visit-to-visit blood pressure (BP) variability in comparison with agematched cognitive normal controls. We have reported the cross-sectional relationship of increased visit-to-visit BP variability (based on 12 visits once a(More)
Dimethyl fumarate (DMF), fingolimod (FTY) and teriflunomide (TFN) are oral disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) approved for relapsing–remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) whose efficacy and tolerability have been separately assessed in phase III trials. Conversely, little evidence exists about their head-to-head comparison. The aim of the study was to(More)