Postpartum hypertensive disorders in the Emergency Department – A retrospective review of local practice in Calgary, Alberta

ConclusionsPostpartum HDP is commonly under-recognized and under-treated in the ED, highlighting opportunities for interventions to improve the recognition and management of postpartum HDP.
Source: Pregnancy Hypertension: An International Journal of Womens Cardiovascular Health - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

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ConclusionThe management of hypertension was done according to a codified protocol with molecules available in each Maghreb establishment; it requires deep involvement of the paramedical staff.
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Discussion Facial nerve palsy has been known for centuries, but in 1821 unilateral facial nerve paralysis was described by Sir Charles Bell. Bell’s palsy (BP) is a unilateral, acute facial paralysis that is clinically diagnosed after other etiologies have been excluded by appropriate history, physical examination and/or laboratory testing or imaging. Symptoms include abnormal movement of facial nerve. It can be associated with changes in facial sensation, hearing, taste or excessive tearing. The right and left sides are equally affected but bilateral BP is rare (0.3%). Paralysis can be complete or incomplete at prese...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Conclusions: Pre-injury psychiatric and pre-injury headache/migraine symptoms are risk factors for worse functional and post-concussive outcomes at 3- and 6-months post-mTBI. mTBI patients presenting to acute care should be evaluated for psychiatric and headache/migraine history, with lower thresholds for providing TBI education/resources, surveillance, and follow-up/referrals. Clinical Trial Registration: www.ClinicalTrials.gov, identifier NCT01565551. Introduction Traumatic brain injury (TBI) remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. In 2013 ~2.8 million TBI cases were recorded annually i...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusions: These finding suggest that Poly-ICLC could be safely used for inducing transient innate immune responses in treated HIV+ subjects indicating promise as an adjuvant for HIV therapeutic vaccines. Trial Registration: www.ClinicalTrials.gov, identifier: NCT02071095. Introduction Innate immune dysregulation during HIV infection hinders the formation of anti-HIV adaptive immunity (1–6) resulting in rampant viral dissemination and progression to AIDS. Adherence to combination anti-retroviral therapy (cART) regimens controls viremia, restores CD4+T cell counts and reverses immune dysfunction to a larg ext...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
We present the case of a 24-year-old female who was 4  days post-partum and presented with headache, neck pain, and new-onset seizures. She had undergone epidural anesthesia during labor, and initial imaging was suggestive of intracranial hypotension versus pachymeningitis. Despite initial conservative therapy including anti-epileptic drugs, magnesium therapy, empiric antibiotics, and Trendelenburg positioning, the patient continued to deteriorate. Follow-up imaging was suggestive of PRES with signs of intracranial hypertension. The patient underwent a decompressive suboccipital craniectomy for refractory and severe P...
Source: Acta Neurochirurgica - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
Conclusion The results obtained from this research shows, in general, the fragility in the social and political infrastructure necessary to improve the living conditions of populations, particularly those that depend on family agriculture in drought prone areas. The conditions of social, economic and environmental vulnerabilities presented in the region can be amplified by the drought process, and can aggravate the impacts resulting drought events, thus disadvantaging the population of this region, as shown in the Fig. 1. The general perception of the interviewees of the health sector shows an agreement with what is found...
Source: PLOS Currents Disasters - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: research
​BY GREGORY TAYLOR, DO, &SHERIF G. EL-ALAYLI, DOA 30-year-old G5P3 presented to the ED with bilateral lower-extremity edema and headache for three days. She presented one week after an uncomplicated full-term vaginal delivery with an unremarkable pregnancy course and no prior requirement for antihypertensive therapy. The headache was described as achy to sharp, with associated photophobia. She also noted occasional vaginal spotting, which was common a few weeks after delivery. She denied any chest pain, shortness of breath, nausea or vomiting, abdominal pain, or any other symptoms. She admitted to occasional mild cra...
Source: The Case Files - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: research
This study accessed the patients information on demographic characteristics, physical signs and symptoms. Study population This is a cross-sectional and observational study carried out in Brazil during DENV and ZIKV epidemic occurred in 2016. Patients were assisted at the Healthy Unit UPA Coronel Antonino in Campo Grande, MS, Brazil from February to March of 2016. During the study 134 suspected arboviral infection cases were included and submitted to investigation. Patients presenting fever, rash during acute phase of infection (up to the 7th day after disease onset) followed by at least two of the following signals a...
Source: PLOS Currents Outbreaks - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsOur patient had pheochromocytoma during pregnancy. She had no complaints about hypertension before or during pregnancy until giving birth to her child; her only symptoms were a vague left flank pain, gestational diabetes, and headaches for the past 2  years. The unusual symptom of flank pain led to timely diagnosis and a good treatment outcome.
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion Extremely elevated CSF opening pressure observed in a small number of IIH patients may not necessarily be associated with significant headache or visual impairment, suggesting an increased tolerance in these individuals.
Source: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: Cranial nerves, Headache (including migraine), Pain (neurology), Hypertension, Ophthalmology, Disability ABN Annual Meeting, 17-19 May 2016, The Brighton Centre, Brighton Source Type: research
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