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Hongbing Chen, Hua Hong, Shihui Xing, Gang Liu, Aiwu Zhang, Shuangquan Tan, Jian Zhang, Jinsheng Zeng
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to investigate the clinical-radiological features and stroke mechanisms of symptomatic intracranial internal carotid artery (IICA) atherosclerosis and prognoses of patients with IICA atherosclosis, and compare these data with those from patients with symptomatic extranial carotid artery (EICA) atherosclerosis. METHODS: We prospectively recruited 155 patients with symptomatic IICA or EICA atherosclerosis (stenosis ≥50% or occlusion) from 1968 Chinese patients with a first-ever ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack...
November 2015: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
A A Canterin, G Zanata, F A Canterin, V Donadon, G B Cignacco, F Marchesini, M Rovere, M Marin, P Bomben, C Dal Palù
We have studied smoking habit in the sample enrolled in the ten year follow-up of the "Pordenone Study on the Precursors of Atherosclerosis in Childhood". The response rate at ten year follow-up was very high (about 90%). Prevalence of smoking is 45.1% among males and 25.6% among females. Males and females aged 23 present a prevalence of smokers higher than the other groups while the group aged 26 smoke less. Males began to smoke at 16.4 years, females at 16.7. Mean daily consumption is 12.6 cigarettes among males, and 5...
June 1991: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
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