Benign Intracranial Hypertension Necessitating Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Insertion Secondary to Growth Hormone Therapy
Conclusion Surgical management involving shunt procedures are reserved for refractory cases and are highly effective at resolving intractable symptoms. PMID: 31411389 [PubMed - in process]
Authors: Tai J, Zou J, Zhang X, Wang Y, Liang Y, Guo D, Wang M, Cui C, Wang J, Cheng J, Shi Y Abstract Background: Hypertension is a primary risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Tianma Gouteng decoction (TGD), originating from Zabingzhengzhixinyi, has been used for thousands of years in China to treat hypertension, giddiness, and migraine. This updated meta-analysis aimed at assessing the efficacy and safety of TGD combined with nifedipine in the treatment of primary hypertension. Methods: Related research published prior to September 1, 2019, was found in electronic databases without language limitati...
Conclusion: Atypical MRI presentations of PRES are common, and there is a need to keep a strong index of suspicion for the diagnosis of PRES. The prognosis of PRES is good, and most cases show excellent recovery, particularly if underlying etiology can be treated satisfactorily.
Ronnie and colleagues reported a case of a 10-year-old female with a history of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) complicated by hypertension and cardiomyopathy secondary to lupus who presented to the emergency department with a history of vision loss and headache . The authors diagnosed the patient with posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES). Although interesting, the diagnostic criteria for PRES was not met.
In this study, we seek to characterize the complex interaction of intracranial compartments and contributors to intracranial hypertension.
AbstractBackgroundAtrial myxoma remains a rare clinical entity with an incidence of surgically resected cases of 0.5 –0.7 per million population and prevalence of
Conclusion: Intravenous immunoglobulin preparations are used for the treatment of many diseases due to their immunoregulatory effects. In recent years, the use of IVIGs without FDA approval has been increasing. PMID: 32020150 [PubMed - in process]
ConclusionsThe presence of a giant cystic metastasis with symptoms of intracranial hypertension needs a radical and safe surgical removal, along with the management of a multidisciplinary oncologic group.
Conclusions: The m.1555A>G variant is not only associated with hearing loss but with a number of other multiorgan manifestations. Heteroplasmy rate are required for establishing a genotype/phenotype correlation.
A 67-year-old man was admitted to the emergency department with a 2-day history of headache, nausea, and left-hand weakness. On physical examination, his blood pressure was 145/70 mm Hg, heart rate 80 beats per minute, respiratory rate 20 breaths per minute, oxygen saturation 92%, and the grip strength on his left hand was grade 3. His medical history included migraines and hypertension. Magnetic resonance imaging showed right parietal infarct on diffusion-weighted imaging. Laboratory test results revealed that complete blood count, partial thromboplastin time, and prothrombin time were normal.
We report the epidemiological, clinical, laboratory, and radiological characteristics and treatment and clinical outcomes of these patients.MethodsAll patients with suspected 2019-nCoV were admitted to a designated hospital in Wuhan. We prospectively collected and analysed data on patients with laboratory-confirmed 2019-nCoV infection by real-time RT-PCR and next-generation sequencing. Data were obtained with standardised data collection forms shared by the International Severe Acute Respiratory and Emerging Infection Consortium from electronic medical records. Researchers also directly communicated with patients or their ...