He Had a Temporary Blast of Amnesia. What Was Going On?

The man lost his memory and then quickly got it back. Doctors were perplexed when tests ruled out seizure and stroke.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Amnesia Seizures (Medical) transient ischemic attack (T.I.A.) transient global amnesia (T.G.A.) Doctors Medicine and Health Source Type: news

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ConclusionEvidence shows that patients suffering TIA should be seen urgently within 24hrs. The degree of non TIA symptoms being reviewed risks these services being overrun.  A review of our service has shown that the average time of referral to review is longer than desired, however only a third of patients seen were felt to have a TIA. Unless there is a change in the standard of referral it will continue to be difficult to see all true TIAs within 24hrs. This will require further education for our colleagues and a more robust triaging system.
Source: Age and Ageing - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research
Antonio Lucena-Cacace1, Masayuki Umeda1, Lola E. Navas2,3 and Amancio Carnero2,3* 1Department of Cell Growth and Differentiation, Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan 2CIBERONC, ISCIII, Madrid, Spain 3Instituto de Biomedicina de Sevilla (IBIS), Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocío (HUVR), CSIC, Universidad de Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain Glioma Cancer Stem-Like Cells (GSCs) are a small subset of CD133+ cells with self-renewal properties and capable of initiating new tumors contributing to Glioma progression, maintenance, hierarchy, and complexity. GSCs are highly res...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Apelin-13 Suppresses Neuroinflammation Against Cognitive Deficit in a Streptozotocin-Induced Rat Model of Alzheimer’s Disease Through Activation of BDNF-TrkB Signaling Pathway Huaiqing Luo1, Yang Xiang1, Xiangping Qu1, Huijun Liu1, Chi Liu1, Guangyi Li2, Li Han3*† and Xiaoqun Qin1*† 1Department of Physiology, School of Basic Medical Science, Central South University, Changsha, China 2Department of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, Changsha Medical University, Changsha, China 3Department of Physiology, School of Basic Medical Science, Changsha Medical University, Changsha, China Alzheimer&rsq...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Conclusion The high prevalence of comorbidities in patients with stroke indicates the need for therapies in preclinical studies that take into account these comorbidities in order to avoid failures in translation to the patient. Preclinical studies are beginning to evaluate the efficacy of MSC treatment in stroke associated with comorbidities, especially hypertension, for ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke. Regarding aging and diabetes, only ischemic stroke studies have been performed. For the moment, few studies have been performed and contradictory results are being reported. These contradictory results may be due to the u...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Fight Aging! provides a weekly digest of news and commentary for thousands of subscribers interested in the latest longevity science: progress towards the medical control of aging in order to prevent age-related frailty, suffering, and disease, as well as improvements in the present understanding of what works and what doesn't work when it comes to extending healthy life. Expect to see summaries of recent advances in medical research, news from the scientific community, advocacy and fundraising initiatives to help speed work on the repair and reversal of aging, links to online resources, and much more. This content is...
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ConclusionTCM appears to be associated with varying degrees with several acute neurological diseases besides subarachnoid hemorrhage.
Source: Neurocritical Care - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ConclusionsEGb 761 could improv motor function especially gait impairments among pMCAO rat model related to the decreased neuronal damage. Therefore, it might be the potential to be explored further as an effective therapeutic drug to treat post stroke motor dysfunctions.Graphical Abstract Graphical Abstract
Source: Phytomedicine - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundStanford type A acute aortic dissection requires emergency surgery. Because patients with ischemic stroke as a complication of Stanford type A acute aortic dissection do not often complain of chest or back pain, probably due to consciousness disturbance, amnesia, or aphasia, a fatal course following inappropriate intravenous rt-PA therapy and delay of appropriate surgical treatment sometimes occur.Review and proposed recommendationsWhen treating any suspected stroke patients, emergency services and initial urgent care doctors should always suspect aortic dissection. Even in the absence of chest or back pa...
Source: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Conclusions EGb 761 could improv motor function especially gait impairments among pMCAO rat model related to the decreased neuronal damage. Therefore, it might be the potential to be explored further as an effective therapeutic drug to treat post stroke motor dysfunctions. Graphical abstract
Source: Phytomedicine - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
In conclusion, a debate exists on whether aging is a disease in itself. Some authors suggest that physiological aging (or senescence) is not really distinguishable from pathology, while others argue that aging is different from age-related diseases and other pathologies. It is interesting to stress that the answer to this question has important theoretical and practical consequences, taking into account that various strategies capable of setting back the aging clock are emerging. The most relevant consequence is that, if we agree that aging is equal to disease, all human beings have to be considered as patients to be treat...
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