Minimally invasive puncture and drainage versus craniotomy: basal ganglia intracerebral hemorrhage in elderly patients.

This study aimed to compare the curative effects of these two procedures in such patients. A retrospective study of patients older than years with spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage was conducted between January 2012 and December 2015. Of the 86 patients, 47 received minimally invasive puncture and drainage and 39 underwent craniotomy. One year after surgery no statistically significant difference was observed between the two groups with respect to: evacuation rate of the hematoma five days after the operation, volume of residual hematoma, occurrence of rebleeding, development of infectious meningitis, length of hospitalization, fatality, or Glasgow Outcome Scale and Barthel Index scores. However, the amount of blood loss during the procedure (P
Source: Journal of Integrative Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: J Integr Neurosci Source Type: research

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ConclusionsPillar suture combined with tonsillectomy may reduce postoperative bleeding incidence despite increasing pillar edema in pediatric tonsillectomy. Postoperative pain-relief, palatal hematoma, palatal discomfort sensation, site infection, and velopharyngeal insufficiency were not significantly altered compared to tonsillectomy alone. However, further studies are needed to corroborate the results of this study.ResumoIntroduçãoDiversas técnicas cirúrgicas têm sido utilizadas na tonsilectomia no intuito de reduzir complicações.ObjetivosAvaliar os efeitos da sutura dos p...
Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Conclusion: It may be employed either alone or in combination with cryotherapy, existing chemotherapy, bypass surgery or radiations to achieve the optimal results in these patients. Nevertheless, there is a need to formulate a uniform dose and procedure to achieve homogeneity and develop references for clinical practices. PMID: 31977258 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: International Journal of Radiation Biology - Category: Radiology Tags: Int J Radiat Biol Source Type: research
Authors: Ashour AS, Dey N, Mohamed WS, Tromp JG, Sherratt RS, Shi F, Moraru L Abstract Wireless Capsule Endoscopy (WCE) is a highly promising technology for gastrointestinal (GI) tract abnormality diagnosis. However, low image resolution and low frame rates are challenging issues in WCE. In addition, the relevant frames containing the features of interest for accurate diagnosis only constitute 1% of the complete video information. For these reasons, analyzing the WCE videos is still a time consuming and laborious examination for the gastroenterologists, which reduces WCE system usability. This leads to the emergent...
Source: Current Medical Imaging Reviews - Category: Radiology Tags: Curr Med Imaging Rev Source Type: research
Source: Nutritional Neuroscience - Category: Nutrition Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 25 January 2020Source: Life SciencesAuthor(s): Fei Qin, Min-Xiao Xu, Zhong-Wei Wang, Zhi-Ning Han, Ya-Nan Dong, Jie-Xiu ZhaoAbstractBackgroundExposure of particulate matter of
Source: Life Sciences - Category: Biology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis is the largest series to date reporting>30-day follow-up for patients undergoing venous ablation procedures while receiving anticoagulation and the longest follow-up reported of any series. Durability, safety, and efficacy of vein ablation in patients receiving anticoagulation are comparable to those in control patients. Anticoagulation should not be considered a contraindication to endothermal ablation of the GSV or SSV for symptomatic venous reflux.
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionAutomatic quantification of myoclonic jerks using human pose and body movement analysis of patients’ videos is feasible and was found to be quite consistent with the accepted clinical gold standard quantification method. Based on the results of this study, the automatic analytical method should be further developed and validated to improve myoclonus severity follow-up for EPM1 patients.
Source: Seizure - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 24 January 2020Source: SeizureAuthor(s): Hui-Hsien Pan, Tung-Wei Hung, Jeng-Dau Tsai, Hsuan-Ju Chen, Pei-Fen Liao, Ji-Nan SheuABSTRACTPurposeLittle is known about whether allergic disease is associated with a subsequent increased risk of childhood-onset epilepsy. We used a large, population-based cohort study to examine whether children with antecedent allergic rhinitis (AR) were associated with a subsequent increased risk of epilepsy.MethodsThis retrospective population-based cohort study was conducted by using data from the 2000–2012 Taiwan’s National Health Insurance Resear...
Source: Seizure - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog aka Tropical Travel Trouble 007 When you think tropical medicine, malaria has to be near the top. It can be fairly complex and fortunately treatment has become a lot simpler. This post is designed to walk you through the basic principals with links to more in depth teaching if your niche is travel medicine, laboratory diagnostics or management of severe or cerebral malaria. If you stubbled on this post while drinking a cup of tea or sitting on the throne and want a fe...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Clinical Cases Tropical Medicine malaria Plasmodium plasmodium falciparum plasmodium knowles plasmodium malariae plasmodium ovale plasmodium vivax Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSIONS: Glycerol was the only osmotic therapy evaluated, and data from trials to date have not demonstrated an effect on death. Glycerol may reduce neurological deficiency and deafness. PMID: 29405037 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
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