Yakup Krespi

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INTRODUCTION Behçet's disease (BD) is a multisystemic, recurrent, inflammatory disorder. Neurological involvement is well-known but cerebral vasculitis and ischaemic stroke are unusual. CASE DESCRIPTION A 43-year-old male patient presented with acute left hemiparesis, he had recurrent oral aphthae and scrotal ulcerations. Two episodes of transient(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Shortening door-to-needle time (DNT) for the thrombolytic treatment of stroke can improve treatment efficacy by reducing onset-to-treatment time. The goal of our study was to explore the association between DNT and outcome and to identify factors influencing DNT to better understand why some patients are treated late. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Previous studies in the United States and the United Kingdom have shown that stroke research is underfunded compared with coronary heart disease (CHD) and cancer research despite the high clinical and financial burden of stroke. We aimed to determine whether underfunding of stroke research is a Europe-wide problem. METHODS Data for(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE According to the European license, alteplase can be given no sooner than 3 months after previous stroke. However, it is not known whether past history of stroke influences the effect of treatment. Our aim was to evaluate safety and functional outcome after intravenous thrombolysis administered in everyday practice to patients with(More)
Awareness and wakefulness require an intact connection of the neocortex with the ascending reticular formation. Any factor disrupting these pathways is likely to cause a syndrome of unconciousness. Disorders of consciousness encompass a broad spectrum of various entities with coma being the most severe form of lack of response. Awareness and wakefulness are(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE A recent meta-analysis investigating the association between statins and early outcomes in acute ischemic stroke (AIS) patients treated with intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) indicated that prestroke statin treatment was associated with increased risk of 90-day mortality and symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage. We investigated the(More)
Neurological involvement is observed in 5%-25% of patients with lymphoma being either the first presentation of the disease or emerging during its course. However, Guillain-Barré syndrome is rarely reported. In this article, we present a case with intestinal lymphoma developing Guillain-Barré syndrome during the course of the disease. A 66-year-old male(More)
The authors describe 2 cases of posterior fosa venous infarction. A 56-year-old woman with essential thrombocytemia presented with fluctuating complaints of headache, nausea, vomiting, left-sided numbness-weakness, and dizziness and became progressively stuporous. Cranial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed bilateral parasagittal fronto-parietal and(More)
BACKGROUND Brain imaging is logistically the most difficult step before thrombolysis. To improve door-to-needle time (DNT), it is important to understand if (1) longer door-to-imaging time (DIT) results in longer DNT, (2) hospitals have different DIT performances, and (3) patient and hospital characteristics predict DIT. METHODS Prospectively collected(More)