'Locked-in' girl is triumphing over brain hell

A TEENAGE girl hopes to be home for Christmas after making a rare recovery from "locked-in syndrome" caused by a brain haemorrhage. Miranda Meldrum, was left imprisoned in a paralysed body when she had a stroke in April last year.
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Source: Journal of Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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AbstractThe use of insertable cardiac monitors (ICM) has been increasing because of their ability to provide long-term electrocardiographic monitoring and symptom correlation. Indications for implantation include evaluation of cryptogenic stroke, unexplained syncope, intermittent palpitations, and atrial fibrillation. When the ICM needs to be removed because of battery depletion and/or diagnostic revelation, its removal can be challenging because of its small size and the capsule that forms around the proximal end of the device. A simple technique is described that takes advantage of the ICM design to facilitate its successful extraction.
Source: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
We describe the performance of the apnea test without disconnection from the mechanical ventilator in two patients. The first case involved an 8-year-old boy admitted with severe hypoxemia due to pneumonia. He presented with cardiorespiratory arrest, followed by unresponsive coma due to hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. Two clinical exams revealed the absence of brainstem reflexes, and transcranial Doppler ultrasound revealed brain circulatory arrest. Three attempts were made to perform the apnea test, which were interrupted by hypoxemia; therefore, the apnea test was performed without disconnection from the mechanical vent...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva - Category: Intensive Care Source Type: research
We describe the performance of the apnea test without disconnection from the mechanical ventilator in two patients. The first case involved an 8-year-old boy admitted with severe hypoxemia due to pneumonia. He presented with cardiorespiratory arrest, followed by unresponsive coma due to hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. Two clinical exams revealed the absence of brainstem reflexes, and transcranial Doppler ultrasound revealed brain circulatory arrest. Three attempts were made to perform the apnea test, which were interrupted by hypoxemia; therefore, the apnea test was performed without disconnection from the mechanical vent...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva - Category: Intensive Care Source Type: research
We describe the performance of the apnea test without disconnection from the mechanical ventilator in two patients. The first case involved an 8-year-old boy admitted with severe hypoxemia due to pneumonia. He presented with cardiorespiratory arrest, followed by unresponsive coma due to hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. Two clinical exams revealed the absence of brainstem reflexes, and transcranial Doppler ultrasound revealed brain circulatory arrest. Three attempts were made to perform the apnea test, which were interrupted by hypoxemia; therefore, the apnea test was performed without disconnection from the mechanical vent...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva - Category: Intensive Care Source Type: research
We describe the performance of the apnea test without disconnection from the mechanical ventilator in two patients. The first case involved an 8-year-old boy admitted with severe hypoxemia due to pneumonia. He presented with cardiorespiratory arrest, followed by unresponsive coma due to hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. Two clinical exams revealed the absence of brainstem reflexes, and transcranial Doppler ultrasound revealed brain circulatory arrest. Three attempts were made to perform the apnea test, which were interrupted by hypoxemia; therefore, the apnea test was performed without disconnection from the mechanical vent...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva - Category: Intensive Care Source Type: research
Condition:   Stroke Intervention:   Device: T-chair Sponsor:   KU Leuven Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conditions:   Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis;   Brainstem Stroke;   Muscular Dystrophies;   Parkinson's Disease and Parkinsonism;   Multiple System Atrophy;   Brain Tumor Adult;   Spinal Cord Injuries;   Locked-in Syndrome Interventions:   Behavioral: BCI-FIT multi-modal access;   Behavioral: BCI-FIT adaptive signal modeling;   Behavioral: BCI-FIT active querying;   Behavioral: BCI-FIT language modeling Sponsor:   Oregon H...
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conditions:   Stroke;   Subluxation, Glenohumeral Intervention:   Device: kinesiotape Sponsors:   Ankara Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Education and Research Hospital;   Sultan Abdulhamid Han Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey Completed
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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