Unusual Cause of Dysphagia in a Post-Stroke Patient

We describe the evaluation and treatment of a 53-year-old man with a history of intracerebral hemorrhage in the left basal ganglia who presented with dysphagia caused by a vallecular cyst.
Source: Dysphagia - Category: Speech Therapy Source Type: research

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Conclusions: The current findings indicate that MST1 participates in SAH-induced BBB disruption and white matter fiber damage via the downstream NF-κB-MMP-9 signaling pathway. Therefore, MST1 antagonists may serve as a novel therapeutic target to prevent early brain injury in SAH patients. PMID: 30018671 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Behavioural Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Behav Neurol Source Type: research
AbstractAssociation between serum calcium and magnesium versus hemorrhagic transformation (HT) remains to be identified. A total of 1212 non-thrombolysis patients with serum calcium and magnesium collected within 24  h from stroke onset were enrolled. Backward stepwise multivariate logistic regression analysis was conducted to investigate association between calcium and magnesium versus HT. Calcium and magnesium were entered into logistic regression analysis in two models, separately: model 1, as continuous va riable (per 1-mmol/L increase), and model 2, as four-categorized variable (being collapsed into quartiles). H...
Source: Neurological Sciences - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ConclusionMechanical thrombectomy using the SAVE technique seems to be effective, fast and safe. First-line use of SAVE leads to high rates of complete and near complete reperfusion.
Source: Clinical Neuroradiology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
This article provides a detailed study design and protocol of HeCES2, an observational prospective cohort study with the objective to investigate the pathophysiology of carotid atherosclerosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Recruitment and carotid endarterectomies of the study patients with carotid atherosclerosis were performed from October 2012 to September 2015. After brain and carotid artery imaging, endarterectomised carotid plaques (CPs) and blood samples were collected from 500 patients for detailed biochemical and molecular analyses. Findings to date: We developed a morphological grading for macroscopic characteristic...
Source: Annals of Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Ann Med Source Type: research
(MedPage Today) -- Both ischemic and hemorrhagic events increased
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - Category: Cardiology Source Type: news
Clearance of metabolic waste from the brain via fluid drainage pathways is becoming an important topic in the context of age-related neurodegeneration, as is noted by the authors of this open access review paper. There is good evidence to suggest that drainage of cerebrospinal fluid is a significant path for the removal of wastes, such as the protein aggregates associated with dementia, and that the relevant fluid channels atrophy and fail with age. That decline may well be an important contribution to the development of neurodegenerative disease in later life, and the first efforts to do something about it are now underwa...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs
Conclusion: The incidence of early post-stroke seizures was high in our study and was positively associated with a poor functional outcome, a higher in-hospital mortality rate and a longer duration of in-hospital stay. The most important risk factors were ICH, the cortical site of involvement and a large size of the lesion.
Source: Neurology India - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
Paragonimiasis is a food-borne parasitic disease caused by Paragonimus lung flukes, which are epidemic in Asia. Cerebral paragonimiasis accounts for
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractAutonomic dysfunction is common in neuro-critical care patients and may compromise the function of various organs. Among the many diseases causing or being associated with autonomic dysfunction are traumatic brain injury, cerebrovascular diseases, epilepsy, Guillain –Barré syndrome (GBS), alcohol withdrawal syndrome, botulism and tetanus, among many others. Autonomic dysfunction may afflict various organs and may involve hyper- or hypo-activity of the sympathetic or parasympathetic system. In this short overview, we address only a small number of neuro-inten sive care diseases with autonomic dysfunctio...
Source: Clinical Autonomic Research - Category: Research Source Type: research
Conclusions A patient with subarachnoid and intraventricular hemorrhage showed recovery of an injured ARAS and consciousness after a shunt operation for hydrocephalus. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
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