Dizziness and vertigo in a  tertiary ENT emergency department.

CONCLUSION: BPPV is the most frequent diagnosis seen in the ED; however, physicians need to document nystagmus more precisely and perform diagnostic tests systematically, in order to make an accurate diagnosis. To avoid misdiagnoses, ED physicians and ENT specialists should be able to recognize central signs in patients with an acute vestibular syndrome. Every fourth patient does not receive a definitive diagnosis. Diagnostic ED workup for patients with dizziness needs further improvement. PMID: 32221628 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: HNO - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: HNO Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 28 May 2020Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Jiang PAN, Yang CAO, Chuang FANG, Yan ZHANG, Jin-zhong TANG, Wei ZHANG, Cheng-xi WANG
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion: In Mexico, only 5 out of 10 patients with STEMI have access to reperfusion therapy. Pharmacoinvasive strategy is takes advantage of the accessibility of fibrinolysis and the effectiveness of PCI. The present research protocol aims to provide information that serves as a link between information derived from controlled clinical trials and records derived from real world experience. PMID: 32459215 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Archivos de Cardiologia de Mexico - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Arch Cardiol Mex Source Type: research
Authors: Chang J, Kim JA, Kim K, Choi S, Kim SM, Nam YY, Park S, Goo AJ, Park SM Abstract BACKGROUND: The effect of antipsychotics adherence on the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) among schizophrenia patients has not been studied. While antipsychotic adherence is favorable for all-cause mortality, its association with CVD incidence is unclear due to the potential risk of CVD caused by antipsychotics. METHODS: Using the Korean National Health Insurance Service Database, we constructed a case-cohort of 80,581 newly-diagnosed schizophrenia patients between 2004 and 2013 from a cohort of all Koreans 20-40 year...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Both the WATCHMAN and the ACP/Amulet occluder provide excellent procedural results with comparable implantation success and no differences with respect to procedural safety and long-term effectiveness. PMID: 32451320 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: EuroIntervention - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research
Authors: Schröder RR Abstract After several decades studying different acto-myosin complexes at lower and intermediate resolution - limited by the electron microscope instrumentation available then - recent advances in imaging technology have been crucial for obtaining a number of excellent high-resolution 3D reconstructions from cryo electron microscopy. The resolution level reached now is about 3-4 Å, which allows unambiguous model building of filamentous actin on its own as well as that of actin filaments decorated with strongly bound myosin variants. The interface between actin and the...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
(Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery) New research published today in the Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery (JNIS) shows ischemic stroke patients are arriving to hospitals and treatment centers an average of 160 minutes later during the COVID-19 pandemic, as compared with a similar timeframe in 2019. These delays, say stroke surgeons from the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS), are impacting both survival and recovery.
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
Publication date: September 2020Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery, Volume 21Author(s): Masaki Naganuma, Yuichiro Inatomi, Makoto Nakajima, Toshiro Yonehara, Yukio Ando
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
The objective of the current study was to investigate the associations of ABCB1 C3435T polymorphism with echocardiographic performances among patients with acute ischemic stroke. Patients with IS or TIA, who were hospitalized and received TTE between October 2016 to March 2019, were enrolled in this study. Demographic data and echocardiographic parameters of each participant were recorded. We included 122 patients, with the respective distribution of 12.30%, 48.36%, and 39.34% in CC, CT, and TT genotypes. There were significant differences among the three ABCB1 types, with respect to RV (P = 0.036). The prese...
Source: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
In this study, we investigated the effects of cerebellar intermittent theta burst stimulation (c-iTBS), a high-frequency rTMS protocol, on visuo-motor learning in a sample of hemiparetic patients due to recent stroke in the territory of the contralateral middle cerebral artery. Eight stroke patients were enrolled for the purposes of the study in the chronic stage of recovery (i.e., at least 6  months after stroke). In two sessions, Patients were randomly assigned to treatment with real or sham c-iTBS applied over the cerebellar hemisphere ipsilateral to the affected body side. c-iTBS was applied immediately befor...
Source: The Cerebellum - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
This study assesses the current practices of physicians in Lebanon routinely involved in ischemic stroke (IS) management. We conducted a prospective observational study of patients hospitalized at 8 different Lebanese hospitals in the period August 1, 2015 to July 31, 2016, with a diagnosis of acute stroke. Baseline characteristics and data on diagnostic studies, as well as treatments received during hospitalization and at discharge, were collected and analyzed. Two hundred and three strokes/transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) were recorded but only 173 patients (85%) with ischemic events were included in the study. The pati...
Source: Functional Neurology - Category: Neurology Tags: Funct Neurol Source Type: research
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