Stefania Nannoni

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BACKGROUND In 1989, Louis Caplan first used the term branch atheromatous disease (BAD) to describe an occlusion or stenosis at the origin of a deep penetrating artery of the brain, associated with a microatheroma or a junctional plaque, and leading to an internal capsule or pontine small infarct. BAD remained an understudied concept for decades. In recent(More)
Background: In 1989, Louis Caplan first used the term branch atheromatous disease (BAD) to describe an occlusion or stenosis at the origin of a deep penetrating artery of the brain, associated with a microatheroma or a junctional plaque, and leading to an internal capsule or pontine small infarct. BAD remained an understudied concept for decades. In recent(More)
BACKGROUND To determine the outcome of patients with acute stroke requiring intubation and mechanical ventilation. METHODS DESIGN review of the medical records of 33 patients with stroke intubated at presentation in hospital and not requiring neurosurgery or angiography. SETTING intensive care unit (ICU) of a non teaching hospital. INTERVENTIONS(More)
A 53 years old fisherman was admitted to General Intensive Care Unit in Arezzo with signs and symptoms of Weil disease. An early acute respiratory failure developed. Radiological and haemodynamic findings confirmed a diagnosis of ARDS. The patient developed a severe jaundice, acute renal failure and ARDS (MOF multiple organs failure). To support different(More)
OBJECTIVES Early neurological worsening is common in minor subcortical strokes (SS) and may lead to a poor outcome. We aimed to describe clinical and imaging features associated with progression. MATERIAL AND METHODS Consecutive patients with SS were divided into progressive and non-progressive. Progression was defined as an increase of NIHSS motor score(More)
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