Transverse venous stenting for the treatment of idiopathic intracranial hypertension, or pseudotumor cerebri.

CONCLUSIONS Transverse sinus stenting is a rapidly developing technique that has shown good effectiveness and safety in the literature. Authors of the present study found that stenting a flow-obstructed transverse sinus in patients with IIH was a safe and effective way to treat the condition. PMID: 29961386 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Neurosurgical Focus - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: Neurosurg Focus Source Type: research

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Source: Military Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research
This is the first study to comprehensively measure both anatomical and non ‚Äźanatomical OSA traits during sleep in those with COPD + OSA (Overlap syndrome) and compare them to those with OSA alone. No consistent differences were found between the two groups, while worsened lung function did impact upper airway function and control of breathing. These findings have impli cations towards mechanisms underlying OSA, as well as management of sleep apnea. AbstractOverlap syndrome (OVS) is the concurrence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and is associated with poor outc...
Source: Physiological Reports - Category: Physiology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH Source Type: research
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Source: Journal Francais d Ophtalmologie - Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Fr Ophtalmol Source Type: research
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Source: Revista Espanola de Enfermedades Digestivas - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Rev Esp Enferm Dig Source Type: research
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