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INTRODUCTION The obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSA) confers increased risk of cardiovascular disease, given its association with other vascular risk factors. Both OSA and other vascular risk factors are associated with silent brain lesions. AIM To assess the prevalence of silent brain lesions in patients with OSA. PATIENTS AND METHODS We… (More)
Hemorrhagic transformation is a complex phenomenon where brain tissue bleeds, which could be associated or not to an increase in the neurological deficit after the acute ischemic stroke. The aim of our study was to evaluate clinical predictors of hemorrhagic transformation in patients with non-lacunar ischemic stroke. We performed a prospective analysis of… (More)
Leucoencefalopatia posterior reversible de afectacion troncoencefalica y medular aislada.
INTRODUCTION Enrollment of patients aged above 80 years in trials assessing endovenous thrombolysis (rt-PA) was scarce. The goal of this study is to compare safety and efficacy of endovenous rt-PA between patients aged above 80 and those below 80 years. PATIENTS AND METHODS A cohort of patients who received rt-PA was prospectively followed. Length of… (More)
Neurologic complications of infective endocarditis have been observed in 20-40% of cases. Our aim was to determine the frequency of neurologic involvement, clinical manifestations, lesional patterns and evolution in patients with infective endocarditis. This was a prospective cohort study. We included 98 patients with left-sided infective endocarditis.… (More)