Common Muscle Relaxant Baclofen Could Pose Mental Dangers for Seniors

SATURDAY, Nov. 9, 2019 -- A commonly prescribed muscle relaxant known as baclofen can leave older kidney patients so disoriented that they land in the hospital, a new study warns. " It can present with acute stroke-like symptoms, even though it's...
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(CNN) — Still taking a daily aspirin to ward off heart attacks? You might want to think again, according to a new review. Aspirin is still one of the most commonly used medications in the world, even though it’s no longer recommended as a preventative by many health authorities. There is no evidence that low-dose aspirin — less than 325 milligrams a day — should be taken by most adults in good cardiovascular health, according to a new review of existing research that published Wednesday in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. The review, which focused on the risks and benefits of low-dose d...
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NIH funded study supports link between high levels of gram-negative bacteria and a stroke- seizure- and headache-inducing vascular malformation
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - Category: American Health Source Type: news
Authors: Yeo KK, Azarbal F, Zakroysky P, Dai D, Roe M, Wojdyla D, Low R, Shunk K Abstract OBJECTIVES: Limited studies of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of the left internal mammary artery (LIMA) graft exist. We compared outcomes of different bypass grafts to the left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery. METHODS: Participants ≥65 years old in the CathPCI Registry who underwent PCI of a bypass graft to the LAD between 2009 and 2014 were included. Individuals were divided by graft type: LIMA; saphenous vein graft (SVG); or other. Clinical characteristics and outcomes using Medicare claims data f...
Source: The Journal of Invasive Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Tags: J Invasive Cardiol Source Type: research
A team of researchers from Iran on June 2 published a case study in Radiology...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: COVID-19 tied to 2+ hour delay in seeking stroke care COVID-19 neuro findings marked by mental status, stroke CT angio images show stroke in COVID-19 patient MRI illuminates neurologic manifestations of COVID-19 Stroke scans drop by 40% during COVID-19 outbreak
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In this study, we aimed to validate whether neurointensive care could improve the outcome in patients with critically ill acute ischemic stroke using the linked big dataset on stroke in Korea. METHODS: We included 1,405 acute ischemic stroke patients with mechanical ventilator support in the intensive care unit after an index stroke. Patients were retrieved from linking the Clinical Research Center for Stroke Registry and the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service data from the period between January 2007 and December 2014. The outcomes were mortality at discharge and at 3 months after an index stroke. The main...
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research
It’s all happening. FDA approves Ticagrelor for high-risk cad primary prevention and stroke. I am sure, even Astra Zenica wouldn’t have expected this. At best, the evidence from THEMIS for this Indication, can be called as a statistical extrapolation of comical proportion.  Meanwhile, Ticagrelor thanks Aspirin for its extreme kindness for agreeing to co-live with it.   The twitter reacts. This one is fromDr. Davide Capodanno , current Editor In chief , of  EuroIntervention, the journal with one of the top Impact factor with a huge following. New FDA label for ticagrelor in "h...
Source: Dr.S.Venkatesan MD - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Uncategorized fda approves ticagrelor THEMIS TRIAL ticagrelor for primary prevetnion Source Type: blogs
New evidence on the efficacy and safety of dual antiplatelet therapy for secondary stroke prevention have been realized in the recent years. An updated meta analysis was done to determine the effect of the var...
Source: BMC Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Palato-pharyngo-laryngeal myoclonus, a variant of palatal myoclonus, is characterized by involuntary rhythmic movements of palatal, pharyngeal, and laryngeal muscles. Symptomatic palatal myoclonus is classical...
Source: BMC Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Case report Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Patients with diabetes mellitus were vulnerable to hemorrhagic transformation, whereas those who underwent several attempts of thrombectomy were susceptible to isolated subarachnoid hemorrhage. Both hemorrhage types worsened the functional outcome. Treatment with the stent retriever was significantly associated with postprocedural isolated subarachnoid hemorrhage. PMID: 32475194 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Interventional Neuroradiology - Category: Radiology Tags: Interv Neuroradiol Source Type: research
We report the results of transcranial ultrasound monitoring in three patients with intracranial arterial stenosis of the middle cerebral artery treated with the only drug-eluting balloon certificated for intracranial use in highly symptomatic intracranial arterial stenosis, ELUTAX "3" (AR Baltic Medical). We performed transcranial Doppler ultrasounds 24 h, 72 h, 10 days, 15 days and 30 days after the angioplasty, thereby measuring mean flow velocity (MFV) in the maximum stenosis area in patients with symptomatic steno-occlusive disease of the middle cerebral artery treated with ELUTAX "3". Two patients ...
Source: Interventional Neuroradiology - Category: Radiology Tags: Interv Neuroradiol Source Type: research
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