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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)
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)
INTRODUCTION Treatment of spontaneous supratentorial intracerebral hemorrhage (SICH) is controversial. This study aims to evaluate the outcome and invasiveness of one surgical approach that provides complete evacuation of SICH, the image-guided keyhole evacuation. METHODS The technique was employed in 20 consecutive patients, nine of whom harbored deep(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)
INTRODUCTION Few studies have tested the hypothesis of whether the beneficial effect of Stroke Units (SUs) can be reproduced in routine clinical practice and whether SU are also superior to neurological wards [NWs]. We aimed to compare the outcomes of patients of a newly implemented SU to the outcomes of patients hospitalized in a NW. METHODS We made a(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Little is known about the effect of thrombolysis in patients with preexisting disability. Our aim was to evaluate the impact of different levels of prestroke disability on patients' profile and outcome after intravenous thrombolysis. METHODS We analyzed the data of all stroke patients admitted between October 2003 and December 2011(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 The diversity of clinical presentation and neuroimaging findings of CADASIL (cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy) from different regions of the world has not yet been studied in depth. Here we investigated the variability of clinical, radiological and genetic data of 48 patients analyzed for(More)