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Paravertebral calcification as a potential indicator for nonaccidental trauma - Kojima K, Nimtz J, Martin SW, Guertin SR, Cavenagh EC.

We report a case of nonaccidental trauma (NAT) involving a 23-month-old boy who presented with seizures, acute subarachnoid hemorrhage, and acute subdural hemorrhage. Ophthalmologic examination showed bilateral intraretinal hemorrhages. Further evaluation ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

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Conclusion Our results indicate that BI-1 may participate in the regulation of EBI after SAH by regulating IRE1-JNK pathway. Thus, the results suggest that BI-1 may be a potential therapeutic target for SAH treatment. PMID: 29334839 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Neurological Research - Category: Neurology Tags: Neurol Res Source Type: research
Source: BMJ - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Cerebral vasospasm is an uncontrollable and sometimes fatal complication occurring after subarachnoid hemorrhage. However, cerebral hyperperfusion syndrome is a rare complication after subarachnoid hemorrhage. Although plain computed tomography of cerebral hyperperfusion syndrome looks similar to cerebral infarction induced by cerebral vasospasm, they should be distinguished from each other because they require completely different treatments.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Case Studies Source Type: research
Purpose of review Cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) is diagnosed primarily as a cause of lobar intracerebral hemorrhages (ICH) in elderly patients. With improving MRI techniques, however, the role of CAA in causing other symptoms has become clear. Recognizing the full clinical spectrum of CAA is important for diagnosis and treatment. In this review we summarize recent insights in clinical CAA features, MRI biomarkers, and management. Recent findings The rate of ICH recurrence in CAA is among the highest of all stroke subtypes. Cortical superficial siderosis (cSS) and cortical subarachnoid hemorrhage (cSAH) are importa...
Source: Current Opinion in Neurology - Category: Neurology Tags: CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASE: Edited by Hugh S. Markus Source Type: research
Neurocritical care as a subspecialty has grown rapidly over the last two decades, including fast-growing new techniques in neuromonitoring, neuroimaging, and various therapeutic tools.Neurosurgical Intensive Care by Javed Siddiqi is a focused, concise handbook that provides a quick review mainly for residents and fellows receiving training in neurocritical care, but also provides a useful refresher for other healthcare professionals providing care to critically ill neurosurgical patients. The book has 31 chapters with some changes in the table of contents and the addition of two chapters compared with the first edition. Ne...
Source: Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn patients with billateral Terson syndrome we recommend early surgery, especially if the neurological status allows it, a good visual acuity being helpful for the neurophysical rehabilitation of the patient.
Source: International Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
Lumbar drainage (LD) is the choice for the treatment of acute hydrocephalus and increased intracranial pressure in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). It also reduces vasospasm risk and delayed ischemic neurological events. We evaluated the role of LD in the preoperative management of patients with aneurysmal SAH (aSAH).
Source: World Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: Original article Source Type: research
In conclusion, the cutoff age for poor m RS score>  2 was 3 to 9 years older for EC than for SC. Actual age was one of the indications for elderly patients to achieve the optimum outcome; however, the treatment indication should be carefully considered based on the condition in each country.
Source: Neurosurgical Review - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
AbstractThe original version of this paper unfortunately captured the names of Florian Gessler and Volker Seifert incorrectly and are now corrected in this paper.
Source: Acta Neurochirurgica - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
AbstractThe Ross procedure offers excellent short-term outcome but the long-term durability is under debate. Reinterventions and follow-up of 100 consecutive patients undergoing Ross Procedure at our centre (1993 –2011) were analysed. Follow-up was available for 96 patients (97%) with a median duration of 5.3 (0.1–17.1) years. Median age of the patient cohort was 15.2 (0.04–58.4) years with 76 males. 93% had underlying congenital aortic stenosis. Root replacement technique was applied in all. The most common valved conduits used for reconstruction of the right ventricular outflow tract were homografts (66...
Source: Mammalian Genome - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
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