Severe Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage after Warning Headache during Pregnancy: A Case Report.

CONCLUSIONS: A pregnant woman with severe headache should undergo brain CT or magnetic resonance imaging to rule out subarachnoid hemorrhage. PMID: 32655093 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Nippon Medical School - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: J Nippon Med Sch Source Type: research

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Authors: Sola A, Rodríguez S, Cardetti M, Dávila C Abstract Objective: To evaluate and report the clinical characteristics and outcomes of SARS-CoV-2 infection in pregnant women and newborns in Latin America. Methods: Descriptive study based on the prospective report of the units of the Ibero-American Society of Neonatology Network. Results: Of 86 pregnant women with COVID-19 confirmed by RT-PCR in seven countries (6 from Latin America, and Equatorial Guinea) 68% (59) were asymptomatic. Of 32% of symptomatic women, 89% (24) had mild symptoms and 3.5% (3) had severe respiratory symptoms. No wom...
Source: Pan American Journal of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rev Panam Salud Publica Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Future initiatives to engage preconception women should span the social-ecological model of health and consider women's personal preferences for accessible and tailored preconception health information and support at individual, interpersonal, community and organisational levels, as well as in the broader environment. SO WHAT?: This research provides guidance to those in health promotion when planning future initiatives to promote and protect women's preconception health. PMID: 32780533 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research
Emilio Lozupone, Marisa Distefano, Rosalinda Calandrelli, Giacomo Della Marca, Alessandro Pedicelli, Fabio PilatoNeurology India 2020 68(1):192-198 A 38-year-old woman 12 days after delivery of her second pregnancy was admitted to emergency room for a severe occipital headache started 3 days before, associated with confusion, nausea, vomiting and walking impairment. Neurological examination showed left hemiparesis, hypoesthesia in left arm and leg. Brain computer tomography images showed a large intraparenchymal hematoma in the right frontoparietal lobes with mass effect on adjacent subarachnoid spaces and on lateral vent...
Source: Neurology India - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
Introduction: Cerebral vein thrombosis (CVT) is an uncommon cause of stroke and is more likely to affect young adults and children. Women have a three-fold increased risk compared to men, owing to gender specific factors such as oral contraceptive use (OCP), pregnancy, and hormone replacement therapies. The presenting symptoms of CVT are non-specific and include headache, seizure, focal neurological deficits, or coma as the most severe presentation. The rarity and variable symptoms of the disease leads to delayed diagnosis and implementation of treatment. With improved imaging techniques and increased awareness in recent y...
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 332. Antithrombotic Therapy: Poster II Source Type: research
AbstractThis systematic review summarizes the existing data on headache and pregnancy with a scope on clinical headache phenotypes, treatment of headaches in pregnancy and effects of headache medications on the child during pregnancy and breastfeeding, headache related complications, and diagnostics of headache in pregnancy. Headache during pregnancy can be both primary and secondary, and in the last case can be a symptom of a life-threatening condition. The most common secondary headaches are stroke, cerebral venous thrombosis, subarachnoid hemorrhage, pituitary tumor, choriocarcinoma, eclampsia, preeclampsia, idiopathic ...
Source: The Journal of Headache and Pain - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: most common presenting complaint in patients was breathlessness seen in 17 patients (34%), followed by neurological deficit in 14 patients (28%). Thirteen patients (26%) had complaints of headache, whereas 12 (24%) patients complained of chest pain on admission. Other symptoms included vomiting, giddiness, psychomotor agitation, and decreased urine output. Out of a total of 4076 admissions during the study period in the intensive care unit we had 50 cases of hypertensive emergencies with prevalence of 1.22% in our intensive care unit. Most common organ involvement was the retina followed by cardiovascular syst...
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Conclusion: Compared with nonpregnant women of the same age group, women with PAS had fewer vascular risk factors. Cerebral venous thrombosis and RCVS were more common in PAS, most of which occurred postpartum. These results provide further evidence for the unique pathophysiology of pregnancy-related stroke, raising important questions for future investigation.
Source: Neurology Clinical Practice - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Migraine, Stroke in young adults, All Cerebrovascular disease/Stroke, Subarachnoid hemorrhage Research Source Type: research
Conclusion: De novo headache during pregnancy is relatively common and almost always leads to neurological referral.
Source: The Neurologist - Category: Neurology Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
Conclusions: Many unnecessary tests are obtained to evaluate syncope. Selecting tests based on history and examination and prioritizing less expensive and higher yield tests would ensure a more informed and cost-effective approach to evaluating older patients with syncope._____________________________________________________________________________4)    Reed MJ.  The ROSE (Risk Stratification of syncope in the emergency department) Study.  J Am Coll Cardiol, 2010; 55:713-721, doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2009.09.049  Objectives: The aim of this study was to develop and validate a clinical deci...
Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
Conclusions: Many unnecessary tests are obtained to evaluate syncope. Selecting tests based on history and examination and prioritizing less expensive and higher yield tests would ensure a more informed and cost-effective approach to evaluating older patients with syncope._____________________________________________________________________________4)    Reed MJ.  The ROSE (Risk Stratification of syncope in the emergency department) Study.  J Am Coll Cardiol, 2010; 55:713-721, doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2009.09.049  Objectives: The aim of this study was to develop and validate a clinical deci...
Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
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