New remote robotic brain surgery could revolutionize aneurysm, stroke treatment

Surgeons at a Toronto hospital have performed the world’s first neurovascular surgery using robotics, a procedure that could open the door to heightened levels of precision and improved care for patients in remote communities.
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ConclusionThe finding suggested that LC had the ability to protect neurons by promoting the endogenous proliferation of neuroblast and production of neural differentiation factor in rats after ischemia injury. Meanwhile, LC can anti-neuroinflammation, which is important for the treatment of neuron injury. Accordingly, LC perhaps a promising medicine for neuron damage therapy after cerebral ischemia.Graphical abstract
Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
ConclusionsClaims- versus site-based (+CEC) follow-up identified similar overall cardiovascular event rates despite meaningful differences in the events detected. Randomized treatment effects were similar using the 2 methods, suggesting claims data could be used to support clinical research leveraging routinely collected data. This approach may lead to more effective evidence generation, synthesis, and appraisal of medical products and inform the strategic approaches toward the National Evaluation System for Health Technology.
Source: American Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
ConclusionsREDUCE LAP-HF II is designed to evaluate the clinical efficacy of the IASD device in patients with symptomatic HF with elevated LA pressure and LVEF≥40%.
Source: American Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
DiscussionNMV modulates both spatial and postural bias and could thus be proposed as a tool in rehabilitative therapy. However, due to the heterogeneity of published data and the various significant shortfalls highlighted, current research does not allow clear guidelines to be proposed.
Source: Neurophysiologie Clinique - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 11 November 2019Source: Neuroscience ResearchAuthor(s): Ryosuke Kitatani, Satoko Koganemaru, Ayaka Maeda, Yusuke Mikami, Masao Matsuhashi, Tatsuya Mima, Shigehito YamadaAbstractThe present study aimed to investigate the long-term effects of gait intervention with transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) synchronized with gait cycle frequency on the cortical control of muscle activity during gait, using coherence analyses, in patients after stroke. Eight chronic post-stroke patients participated in a single-blinded crossover study, and 7 patients completed the long-term interven...
Source: Neuroscience Research - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 11 November 2019Source: NeuroscienceAuthor(s): Rui Zhao, Miaofa Ying, Shenglong Gu, Wei Yin, Yanwei Li, Hong Yuan, Sanhua Fang, Mingxing LiAbstractMicroglia activation plays a key role in regulating inflammatory and immune reaction during cerebral ischemia and it exerts pro-inflammatory or anti-inflammatory effect depending on M1/M2 polarization phenotype. Cysteinyl leukotriene 2 receptor (CysLT2R) is a potent inflammatory mediator receptor, and involved in cerebral ischemic injury, but the mechanism of CysLT2R regulating inflammation and neuron damage remains unclear. Here, we found that...
Source: Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Use of marijuana is linked to a higher risk of stroke and hospitalization for cardiac arrhythmia in young people, two new studies suggest.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 11 November 2019Source: Journal of NeuroradiologyAuthor(s): Martin Bretzner, Renaud Lopes, Ray McCarthy, Delphine Corseaux, Florent Auger, Gillian Gunning, Nicolas Beauval, Antonino Bongiovanni, Meryem Tardivel, Charlotte Cordonnier, Jean-Pierre Pruvo, Sophie Susen, Xavier Leclerc, Grégory KuchcinskiAbstractBackground and purpose: Previous studies have suggested that mechanical revascularization in acute ischemic stroke (AIS) patients could be affected by clot histology. In this 7T micro-MRI study, we used R2* relaxometry of clot analogs to evaluate the relationship between texture...
Source: Journal of Neuroradiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
After many years of stroke being subsumed within other parts of ICD, it now is listed under neurology. Once classified as a circulatory problem, stroke is a brain disorder in the new ICD-11.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news
Abstract Introduction: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is defined as an association between diabetes, hypertension, obesity and dyslipidemia and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Mitral annular calcification (MAC) is associated with several cardiovascular disorders, including coronary artery disease, atrial fibrillation (AF), heart failure, ischemic stroke and increased mortality. The CHA2DS2-VASc score is used to estimate thromboembolic risk in AF. However, the association among MAC, MetS and thromboembolic risk is unknown and was evaluated in the current study. Methods: The study group consisted of 94 patients with ...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
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