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UNLABELLED Intracranial angioplasty stenting may be an efficient therapy in patients with intracranial atherosclerotic symptomatic vertebrobasilar artery stenosis unresponsive to optimal medical therapy. We present our experience in this setting. RESULTS The study included 12 cases (8 men, 4 women), with an age range of 43-78 years (mean 62.6 years).(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The intensity of the inflammatory response may be related to the volume of acute infarction. Ultra-small superparamagnetic particles of iron oxide (USPIO) may enable assessment of neuroinflammation. We aimed to assess whether the intensity of the inflammatory response might be related to the subacute ischemic lesion volume. METHODS(More)
The authors studied 16 consecutive cases of cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT). Clinical outcome was good or excellent in 14 patients. Comprehensive hypercoagulable screening was done at least 3 months after the onset of CVT, including evaluation of genetic coagulation disorders and plasma levels of homocysteine and factor VIII. This screening was positive in(More)
The demonstration of an underlying prothrombotic condition in cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) may have important practical consequences in terms of prevention. Thyrotoxicosis through a hypercoagulable state may be a predisposing factor for CVT. The authors present the cases of 4 patients who developed CVT and hyperthyroidism. At the acute stage,(More)
OBJECTIVES We examined whether IV administration of cyclosporine in combination with thrombolysis might reduce cerebral infarct size. METHODS Patients aged 18 to 85 years, presenting with an anterior-circulation stroke and eligible for thrombolytic therapy, were enrolled in this multicenter, single-blinded, controlled trial. Fifteen minutes after(More)
BACKGROUND Several testing options are available to detect asymptomatic coronary artery disease (CAD). Dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) has been reported to increase the sensitivity and specificity of stress testing to detect CAD. Most studies concerned patients with known or suspected CAD who have a high pretest probability of disease. We aimed to(More)