Incidence of epilepsy and associated factors in elderly patients in Germany

ConclusionsThe incidence of epilepsy was high and increased with age in elderly patients followed in general practices in Germany. Addressing identified risk factors may help reduce the risk of developing epilepsy.
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research

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CONCLUSION: Sputum suction and alveolar lavage with portable fibrobronchoscope can significantly improve the hypoxia and pulmonary infections, reduce the inflammatory response, and thus improve the prognosis, rendering suction and alveolar lavage with portable fibrobronchoscope as a safe and effective treatment for non-severe ischemic SAP patients with dysphagia. PMID: 30657017 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Neurological Research - Category: Neurology Tags: Neurol Res Source Type: research
The number and complexity of endoscopic procedures performed by gastroenterologists and surgeons have increased in parallel with the increasing number of antithrombotic agents in clinical use.1,2 The decision to stop and resume 1 or more of these antithrombotic agents in the periprocedural period is challenging, and one must consider several patient-specific and procedure-specific factors, most notably the indication for antithrombotic use and the bleeding risk associated with the procedure. Acute coronary syndrome and stroke carry high rates of  morbidity and mortality and are dreaded adverse events of withholdi...
Source: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Original article Source Type: research
Every pancreatic surgeon should read this article by this group of talented interventional gastroenterologists from 3 university centers in Germany. Why? Because all of us pancreatic surgeons (at least those of us who are honest) have observed pancreatic leaks, and these leaks can be very difficult to manage. Having been on the surgical staff at Mayo Clinic Rochester for 30 years, I have had the privilege of working in a truly multidisciplinary environment with unbelievably gifted interventional gastroenterologists (like Todd Baron, who was one of the pioneers in the late 1990s in this aggressive endoscopic management of p...
Source: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Original article Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The increase in blood flow in superficial skin layers indicates reactive hyperemia after exposure in both groups. The prolonged hyperemia in deep skin layers in patients with diabetes indicates increased tissue vulnerability. Despite the increase in blood flow in deep skin layers, the SO2 and thus supply of tissue in patients with diabetes were reduced.
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - Category: Dermatology Tags: FEATURES: ORIGINAL INVESTIGATION Source Type: research
Monique and her mother, Selena, describe how Monique has cared for her since her stroke.        
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
ConclusionThis innovative use of milrinone, if applied in more captured patients with internal carotid occlusion or those with reversible hemodynamic failure, would improve our understanding of the ischemic thresholds and cerebral vascular reserves and would improve the clinical outcome of this significant ischemic insult.
Source: Neurology and Therapy - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewHere, we describe the four primary imaging modalities for identification of carotid artery dissection, advantages, limitations, and clinical considerations. In addition, imaging characteristics of carotid dissection associated with each modality will be described.Recent FindingsRecent advances in etiopathogenesis describe the genetic factors implicated in cervical artery dissection. MRI/MRA (magnetic resonance angiography) with fat suppression is regarded as the best initial screening test to detect dissection. Advances in magnetic resonance imaging for the diagnosis of dissection include the use o...
Source: Current Pain and Headache Reports - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
AbstractObjectivesTo produce a scoring system for predicting the development of edema in ischemic stroke patients without edema on admission.MethodsThis retrospective study included 572 ischemic stroke patients (73.3  ± 13.0 years, 300 male) without signs of cerebral edema on the first CT scan, which was performed on admission. Another scan was normally performed 3 days later, and subsequently whenever needed. Edema was defined as cerebral hypodensity with compression of lateral ventricles. The main clini cal, laboratory, and instrumental variables obtained during the first 24 h were rel...
Source: Neurological Sciences - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Living with a chronic condition such as epilepsy can have a debilitating effect on the individual and their carers. Managing epilepsy among people with learning disabilities may present a challenge because of ...
Source: BMC Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
This study provides the first indication that the VIA 120 short form is comparable regarding the validity and reliability of the original VIA 240-item version indicating its potential to be used in large scale research studies.
Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
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