Coventry mother left paralysed after a COUGH triggered devastating brain haemorrhage

Caz Dickinson was 42 when she collapsed after suffering a brain haemorrhage at home in Coventry in 2009. She spent years in a care home before finally returning home last month.
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This article reviews the current literature regarding established and proposed EE-GERD, reporting on all available options for its correct diagnosis and therapeutic management. Expert opinion: MII-pH could help to identify a hidden GERD that causes EE. Unfortunately, standard MII-pH analysis results are often unable to define this association. New parameters such as the mean nocturnal baseline impedance and post-reflux swallow-induced peristaltic wave index may have an improved diagnostic yield, but prospective studies using impedance-pH are needed. PMID: 31322443 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Expert Review of Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol Source Type: research
ConclusionsOur results demonstrate that treatment of intracranial aneurysms with the Neuroform Atlas stent is associated with low morbidity and a high aneurysm occlusion rate at mid-term follow-up. Further studies will be necessary to confirm our results.
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Conclusion: The epidemiological picture of TB showed that males were predominant in our study however female were more affected in younger age group compared to male. More than 51% of the cases were in productive age group which affects the socioeconomic condition of family and society. More than 2/3 of patients were from lower socioeconomic group with low BMI. Therefore improving nutrition and immunity can play an important role. 2.3% of the cases were HIV reactive and were on ART. Co-morbidities like COPD and Diabetes were seen in our study which were statistically significant and had impact on the treatment outcome of r...
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 July 2019Source: Journal of Clinical NeuroscienceAuthor(s): Kyle P. O'Connor, Allison E. Strickland, Bradley N. BohnstedtAbstractIntrathalamic aneurysms are a cause of patient morbidity and mortality. Aneurysms in this location can be accessed microsurgically when they cannot be accessed endovascularly. Care must be taken to avoid critical white matter tracts when approaching the thalamus microsurgically. Use of a tubular retractor can offer safe brain retraction during the approach. A 53-year-old female with a history of hypertension and cerebrovascular accidents presented with slurre...
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Not all headache disorders are the same. An excruciating, sudden-onset headache known as thunderclap headache (TCH) is a medical emergency, very different from more common headache disorders such as migraine and tension headache. If you develop TCH, you should call 911 or immediately go to the closest hospital. TCH is associated with a variety of causes, ranging from benign to potentially fatal. Urgent evaluation in an emergency setting is needed to quickly identify and treat any underlying condition. Diagnosing and treating secondary thunderclap headache When you arrive at the hospital, the medical team will want to confi...
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By SAURABH JHA Of my time arguing with doctors, 30 % is spent convincing British doctors that their American counterparts aren’t idiots, 30 % convincing American doctors that British doctors aren’t idiots, and 40 % convincing both that I’m not an idiot. A British doctor once earnestly asked whether American physicians carry credit card reading machines inside their white coats. Myths about the NHS can be equally comical. British doctors don’t prostate every morning in deference to the NHS, like the citizens of Oceania sang to Big Brother in Orwell’s dystopia. Nor, in their daily rounds, do the...
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LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Just when you thought your brain could unwind on a Friday, you realise that it would rather be challenged with some good old fashioned medical trivia FFFF…introducing Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 233. Readers can subscribe to FFFF RSS or subscribe to the FFFF weekly EMAIL Question 1: Who popularised museli? + Reveal the Funtabulous Answer expand(document.getElementById('ddet201504324'));expand(document.getElementById('ddetlink201504324')) Dr Maxi...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Frivolous Friday Five Bircher Bircher Museli Clare Stanton Ekbom syndrome II Ernest W Goodpasture Essex Lopresti Goodpastures disease hugo flecker irukandji irukandji syndrome jack barnes John Range Maximilian Bircher-Benner Pa Source Type: blogs
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog aka Tropical Travel Trouble 005 Guest Post: Dr Branden Skarpiak – Global Health Fellow, Department of Emergency Medicine. UT Health San Antonio A 35 year old male presents to your emergency room for right upper quadrant pain that has gotten worse over the last 2-3 days. He also describes associated nausea, vomiting, and fevers. He denies other abdominal pain, or change in his bowel or bladder habits. His wife notes that he has started to “look more yellow...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Clinical Cases Tropical Medicine amebic amoeba amoebiasis amoebic dysentery amoebic liver abscess bloody diarrhoea e.dispar e.histolytica entamoeba histolytica Source Type: blogs
ConclusionsPrevalence of subacute post‐stroke OD and swallow safety impairments was much higher than CRT attenuation, and risk factors strongly differed suggesting that the swallow response receives a stronger cortical control than the cough reflex. OD has a greater impact on PSP clinical outcome than impaired cough, the poorest prognosis being for patients with both airway protective dysfunctions. We found that the prevalence of OD was much higher than impairments in the CRT response. Neurotopographical and clinical stroke factors attenuated the CRT response but no specific risk factors for impaired CRT response were f...
Source: Neurogastroenterology and Motility - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
ConclusionsPrevalence of subacute post‐stroke OD and swallow safety impairments was much higher than CRT attenuation, and risk factors strongly differed suggesting that the swallow response receives a stronger cortical control than the cough reflex. OD has a greater impact on PSP clinical outcome than impaired cough, the poorest prognosis being for patients with both airway protective dysfunctions. We found that the prevalence of OD was much higher than impairments in the CRT response. Neurotopographical and clinical stroke factors attenuated the CRT response but no specific risk factors for impaired CRT response were f...
Source: Neurogastroenterology and Motility - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
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