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OBJECTIVE To report our experience in carotid artery stenting (CAS) with GORE flow reversal system, focusing the assessment of its efficacy, security and practice procedure evolution. METHODS Twelve patients treated for atherosclerotic carotid stenosis were prospectively evaluated. All patients were symptomatic. Carotid symptoms were embolic stroke in(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Cerebral infarction among young adults has been little studied in Brazil. Most studies adopt a variable upper age limit and often use the term "young" to designate different age ranges. The objective of the present study was to determine possible differences in etiology of cerebral infarction in specific age subpopulations. METHODS(More)
Stroke is a frequent cause of oropharyngeal dysphagia but may also cause alterations in esophageal motility. The aim of this investigation was to evaluate the effect of bolus taste on the esophageal transit of patients with stroke and controls. Esophageal transit and clearance were evaluated by scintigraphy in 36 patients in the chronic phase of stroke(More)
Although stroke affects mainly the oral and pharyngeal phases of swallowing, it may also impair esophageal contractions. Our hypothesis is that stroke may affect esophageal transit. The oral, pharyngeal, and esophageal transit was studied by the scintigraphic method in 26 patients (age range = 26–83 years), eight of whom had mild dysphagia but all were able(More)
The antiphospholipid antibodies are associated with a large number of neurologic syndromes, cerebral infarct (CI) being the most common of them. In these cases the pathogenesis of the CI is poorly understood and remains controversial; however, the existence of a vasculopathy is indubitable. We report the cases of two young patients with CI and diagnosis of(More)
OBJECTIVE Large vessel occlusion in acute ischemic stroke is associated with low recanalization rates under intravenous thrombolysis. We evaluated the safety and efficacy of the Solitaire AB stent in treating acute ischemic stroke. METHODS Patients presenting with acute ischemic stroke were prospectively evaluated. The neurological outcomes were assessed(More)
CONTEXT Stroke is a frequent cause of dysphagia. OBJECTIVE To evaluate in a tertiary care hospital the prevalence of swallowing dysfunction in stroke patients, to analyze factors associated with the dysfunction and to relate swallowing dysfunction to mortality 3 months after the stroke. METHODS Clinical evaluation of deglutition was performed in 212(More)
The possible etiologies of cerebral infarcts (CI) in young patients differ from those in the older stroke population. Recently, deficiencies of fibrinolytic factors emerged as an important etiology of stroke in the young population. The literature has emphasized the diagnosis of such conditions especially in stroke cases of undetermined etiology and with(More)
OBJECTIVE Scarce data are available on the occurrence of symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage related to intravenous thrombolysis for acute stroke in South America. We aimed to address the frequency and clinical predictors of symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage after stroke thrombolysis at our tertiary emergency unit in Brazil. METHOD We reviewed the(More)
Motor rehabilitation of stroke survivors may include functional and/or nonfunctional strategy. The present study aimed to compare the effect of these two rehabilitation strategies by means of clinical scales and functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI). Twelve hemiparetic chronic stroke patients were selected. Patients were randomly assigned a(More)