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Bousser, Marie-Germaine (F), MD, FACS

Department of Neurology, Hospital Lariboisière, Paris, France


Marie-Germaine Bousser is Professor at the Department of Neurology, Hospital Lariboisière, Paris, France.

Dr Bousser’s main research interests focus on cerebrovascular diseases in the field of stroke, migraine and intracranial aneurysm. She is interested in acute ischaemic stroke and heparin treatments, thrombolysis in stroke, secondary stroke prevention with anticoagulants, reductions in the risks of recurrent stroke in patients with and without diabetes, diffusion-weighted imaging of intravascular clots in cerebral venous thrombosis, the genetics of migraine, migraine and the risk of cervical artery dissection, and vascular dementia.

Dr Bousser is or has been a principle investigator in the Perindopril Protection Against Recurrent Stroke Study (PROGRESS), the International Study on Cerebral Vein and Dural Sinus Thrombosis (ISCVT), the DIAMIG study for efficacy and tolerability of acetazolamide in migraine prophylaxis, and the French Study of Aortic Plaques in Stroke (FAPS). She is a member of the Societe Francaise Neuro-Vasculaire, the Agence Nationale d'Accreditation et d'Evaluation en Sante, the French Society of Neurovascular Disorders, the International Headache Society Task Force on Combined Oral Contraceptives & Hormone Replacement Therapy, and of ANAES (National Agency for Accreditation and Evaluation in Health).

Dr Bousser has authored and co-authored more than 300 scientific papers and abstracts ion cerebrovascular diseases in journals such as Headache, Annals of Neurology, Lancet, the New England Journal of Medicine, Adverse Neurology, Cephalalgia, Stroke, Cerebrovascular Diseases, Archives of Neurology, and the Journal of Internal Medicine.

  • Management of extracranial artery dissections

  • The mystery of cervical artery dissections