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BACKGROUND Insula infarction is an early computed tomographic sign of middle cerebral artery (MCA) territory stroke and may affect cardiovascular autonomic function. OBJECTIVE To determine insula involvement in MCA territory infarction and its relationship with infarcts in the remainder of the MCA territory, stroke severity, and clinically relevant(More)
OBJECTIVE Understanding how symptomatic intracranial atherosclerotic disease (ICAD) evolves with current medical therapy may inform secondary stroke prevention. METHODS In a prospective academic-initiated study, we recruited 50 patients (mean age = 63.4 ± 9.0 years) with acute strokes attributed to high-grade (≥70%) intracranial atherosclerotic stenosis(More)
This paper proposes new integer approximations of the lapped transforms, called the integer lapped transforms (ILT), and studies their applications to image coding. The ILT are derived from a set of orthogonal sinusoidal transforms having short integer coefficients, which can be implemented with simple integer arithmetic. By employing the same scaling(More)
BACKGROUND Acute stroke patients with large artery occlusive disease (LAOD) have a distinct pathophysiology and may respond differently to anticoagulation treatments. We compared the efficacy of a low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH), nadroparin calcium, with aspirin in Asian acute stroke patients with LAOD. METHODS Acute ischaemic stroke patients with(More)
JPEG is an international standard for still image compression [ l ] . The P E G baseline algorithm allows users to supply the custom quantization table and Huffman table to control the compression ratio and the quality of the encoded image. Methods for determining the quantization matrix are usually based on i) ratedistortion theory [2,8] and ii) spatial(More)
Background: Literature on prognosis of transient ischemic attack (TIA) in Chinese is scarce. The short-term prognosis of TIA and the predictive value of the ABCD 2 score in Hong Kong Chinese patients attending the emergency department (ED) were studied to provide reference for TIA patient management in our ED. Methods: A cohort of TIA patients admitted(More)
BACKGROUND Current data concerning the relationship between renal function and clinical outcome among stroke patients treated with intravenous thrombolytic therapy are conflicting. Our aim is to analyze whether the clinical outcome of Chinese ischemic stroke patients treated with thrombolytic therapy is affected by the presence of renal dysfunction. (More)
BACKGROUND Literature on prognosis of transient ischemic attack (TIA) in Chinese is scarce. The short-term prognosis of TIA and the predictive value of the ABCD(2) score in Hong Kong Chinese patients attending the emergency department (ED) were studied to provide reference for TIA patient management in our ED. METHODS A cohort of TIA patients admitted(More)
PURPOSE To identify predictors of poor clinical outcome in patients presenting to the intensive care units with status epilepticus (SE), in particular for patients presenting with de novo status epileptics. METHODS A retrospective review was performed on patients admitted to the intensive care units with status epilepticus in two hospitals in Hong Kong(More)
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