Pharmacologic Therapy Is Not Associated with Stroke Prevention In Patients With Isolated Blunt Vertebral Artery Injury

This study seeks to evaluate the efficacy of medical therapy in preventing strokes for isolated VAI.
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research

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We describe a new method to induce focal brain damage targeting the motor cortex to study damage to the descending motor tracts in the non-human primate. Stereotaxic injection of malonate into the primary motor cortex produced a focal lesion in middle-aged marmosets (Callithrix jacchus). Assessment of sensorimotor function using a neurological scale and testing of forelimb dexterity and strength lasted a minimum of 12  weeks. Lesion evolution was followed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at 24 h, 1 week, 4 and 12 weeks post-injury and before sacrifice for immunohistochemistry. Our model produced consistent les...
Source: Translational Stroke Research - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Some patients with COVID-19 are also presenting with neurologic disorders, including encephalopathy, stroke, Guillain-Barre syndrome and more. What it means, however, is at this point unclear.Medscape Medical News
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This study delves into the mechanisms by which a short period of fasting can accelerate wound healing. Fasting triggers many of the same cellular stress responses, such as upregulated autophagy, as occur during the practice of calorie restriction. It isn't exactly the same, however, so it is always worth asking whether any specific biochemistry observed in either case does in fact occur in both situations. In particular, the period of refeeding following fasting appears to have beneficial effects that are distinct from those that occur while food is restricted. Multiple forms of therapeutic fasting have been repor...
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We describe the case of a 39-year-old male, who presented to our emergency department after a one-day history of headache and vomiting, with associated sudden onset posterior neck pain and cerebellar signs following a massage. Computed tomography angiogram and brain demonstrated bilateral vertebral artery dissection and cerebellar stroke. He was admitted to hospital for monitoring and conservative management with antiplatelet therapy, resulting in a good outcome. This is the first reported case of bilateral vertebral artery dissection and stroke to be associated with massage. This case also suggests, unlike many reports in...
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Insufficient documentation and inappropriate indications for IDC insertion were features noted during this audit. Daily electronic reminders and prompting concerning TROC are important to reduce catheter days and reduce infection rates. Indwelling catheters and associated infections impact the length of hospitalisation, mortality and morbidity of stroke patients. PMID: 32242174 [PubMed - in process]
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Neurological involvement in MM encompasses a myriad of variants and while the clinical setting varies from one patient to another, an underlining neoplasia should be evaluated in suspected patients. PMID: 32239096 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology - Category: General Medicine Tags: Rom J Morphol Embryol Source Type: research
Discussion: The above data should prompt neurologists, cardiologists and family doctors to try to detect AF as a risk factor for ischemic stroke which worsens patient prognosis, prolongs hospital stay and contributes to increase in mortality, especially when more effective drug treatment is currently possible. PMID: 32241245 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Neurological Research - Category: Neurology Tags: Neurol Res Source Type: research
ConclusionOur study estimated the number of stroke patients undergoing CTA for suspected LVO and those eligible for thrombectomy in relation to the population. Numbers were essentially the same throughout the week, and during office and on-call hours. Our data can be used to make adequate staffing plans.
Source: Neuroradiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Stroke is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the UK accounting for nearly 100,000 admissions annually1 and is projected to cost up to £43 billion overall per year in 2025.2 Mechanical thrombectomy (MT) for large-vessel occlusion strokes is a highly effective treatment, which was confirmed with the publication of five landmark trials in 2015.3–7 Further trials more recently demonstrated efficacy in selected patients in up to 24 hours.8,9 It is estimated that based on current evidence around 10–11% of strokes in the UK (approximately 10,800 patients) are eligible for thrombectomy annually, and wi...
Source: Clinical Radiology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research
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