Sandrine Deltour

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BACKGROUND Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) may remain underdiagnosed after stroke, as suggested by long-duration EKG monitoring. Here we report the sensitivity of transtelephonic EKG monitoring (TTM) for detection of PAF in patients following a recent stroke or TIA and a negative 24-hour Holter. METHODS We analyzed data from 98 consecutive patients(More)
BACKGROUND Hemiplegia and hemiparesis are the most common deficits caused by stroke. A few small clinical trials suggest that fluoxetine enhances motor recovery but its clinical efficacy is unknown. We therefore aimed to investigate whether fluoxetine would enhance motor recovery if given soon after an ischaemic stroke to patients who have motor deficits.(More)
PURPOSE To compare predicted and final infarct lesion volumes determined by processing apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) maps derived at admission diffusion-weighted (DW) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in patients with acute stroke and to verify that predicted areas of infarct growth reflect at-risk penumbral regions based on recanalization status. (More)
BACKGROUND Postthrombolysis brain haemorrhagic transformations (HT) are often categorized with the CT-based classification of the European Cooperative Acute Stroke Study (ECASS). However, little is known about the reliability of this classification and its extension to MRI. Our objective was to compare the inter- and intraobserver reliability of this(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Intensive insulin therapy (IIT) has not yet proven its efficacy on stroke prognosis or in the reduction of MRI infarct growth. The INSULINFARCT study aims at determining in patients with hyperacute stroke whether IIT, with a better control of poststroke hyperglycemia, would reduce subsequent MRI infarct growth than usual care with(More)
BACKGROUND Recently, the concept of 'clinically relevant penumbra' was defined as an area saved by arterial recanalization and correlated with stroke outcome. This clinically relevant penumbra was located in the subcortical structures, especially the periventricular white matter. Our aims were to confirm this hypothesis, to investigate the impact of(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Previous data have shown the feasibility of identifying ischemic penumbra in patients with acute stroke by using a semiautomated analysis of ADC maps. Here, we investigated whether the fate of ADC-defined penumbra was altered by HG. We also examined the interaction between HG and arterial recanalization on infarct growth. MATERIALS(More)
Hyperglycemia is correlated with poor prognosis in ischemic strokes and also increases the risk of hemorrhagic transformation after thrombolysis. The toxicity of hyperglycemia, already well established in animals, is beginning to be clear for humans. On the other hand, the beneficial effect of insulin remains controversial in animals and has never been(More)