Drug Combo May Help Lower Danger After Mini-Stroke

The American Stroke Association reports that more than one-third of U.S. adults have had a transient ischemic attack/mini-stroke.
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CONCLUSION: Although there is no universally accepted willingness-to-pay threshold in France, our analysis suggest that MT combined to IV-tPA can be considered a cost-effective treatment compared with IV-tPA alone. PMID: 30642680 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revue Neurologique - Category: Neurology Tags: Rev Neurol (Paris) Source Type: research
ConclusionsLow-dose dexmedetomidine improves hemodynamic stability during emergence and recovery from general anesthesia in patients receiving carotid endarterectomy.Trial registry numberUMIN000010607.
Source: Journal of Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Acute esophageal necrosis (AEN), also known as Gurvits syndrome, black esophagus, or acute necrotizing esophagitis, is a rare clinical entity and an unusual reason for upper gastrointestinal bleeding. It is typically described in critically ill patients with multiple medical conditions, arising from a combination of ischemic insult to the esophageal mucosa due to low-flow vascular states, corrosive injury caused by reflux of acid and pepsin, and decreased function of the mucosal barrier systems and reparative mechanisms as occurs in malnourished and debilitated physical states. Patients with AEN tend to be older men, as me...
Source: Case Reports in Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Background: Cerebral stroke, with ischemic stroke being its most common type, is the leading cause of chronic disability. The ketogenic diet has been used for treating seizures for centuries and has been considered to be a treatment for other neurologic diseases in recent years. The goal of this study is to evaluate the effects of ketogenic diet preconditioning on the early motor-behavior outcome of rats with induced cerebral ischemic stroke. Methods: Twenty-four rats were surveyed in 3 groups of Main, Control, and Sham.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
The aim of this study was to identify whether diastolic dysfunction predicts death at 90  days after acute ischemic stroke.
Source: Journal of the Neurological Sciences - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
Objectives: In this research we wanted to highlight the importance of defining Borderzone infarctions (BZI) as a separate subtype in stroke classifications. We thus studied cases of isolated BZI, small vessel disease (SVD), and large vessel disease (LVD), to identify their points of similarities and difference in a sample of Egyptian patients. Methods: This is a cross-sectional (observational) study. Consecutive 637 acute ischemic stroke patients were recruited over a 2 year period, from 2 stroke units of Ain Shams University hospitals in Egypt.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsDoppler ultrasound in our neurosonology laboratory was found to be a useful diagnostic tool for detecting cervical carotid artery stenosis and demonstrated superiority to carotid duplex despite the lack of B-mode. Furthermore, this technique was found to be useful for detecting intracranial stenosis.ResumenIntroducciónLa detección de estenosis arterial cervical e intracraneal es fundamental en el estudio del ictus isquémico, al ser el origen aterotrombótico el más prevalente en nuestro entorno. La ultrasonografía se ha convertido, por su accesibilidad y fiabilidad, en la...
Source: Neurologia - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 January 2019Source: Neurología (English Edition)Author(s): M. Vicente-Pascual, C. Zamora-Martinez, S. Amaro-Delgado
Source: Neurologia - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 January 2019Source: Neurología (English Edition)Author(s): C. Valcárcel-Nazco, D. Alonso-Modino, F. Montón-Álvarez, R. Sabatel-Hernández, M.S. Pastor-Santoveña, P. Mesa-Blanco, J.C. López-Fernández, P. Serrano-AguilarAbstractIntroduction and objectiveImaging diagnosis is essential for treatment planning in stroke patients. However, use of these techniques varies due to uncertainty about their effectiveness. Our purpose was to describe the use of CT and MRI in stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA) over 5 years in hospitals be...
Source: Neurologia - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Short-term BPV over 24 and 48 h after IAT in acute ischemic stroke patients was related to recanalization degree, and END occurrence, and may be an independent predictor of clinical outcome.Cerebrovasc Dis 2018;46:279 –286
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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