Neurological Disorders Identified during Treatment of a SARS-CoV-2 Infection.
Neurological Disorders Identified during Treatment of a SARS-CoV-2 Infection. Intern Med. 2020 Jul 21;: Authors: Wada S, Nagasaki Y, Arimizu Y, Shimo M, Matsukuma Y, Okamoto M, Yoshida S, Ohashi I, Hashimoto G, Kuwashiro T, Yasaka M, Okada Y Abstract A 69-year-old man was admitted to our hospital under diagnosis of pneumonia due to SARS-CoV-2 (Day 0). He underwent endotracheal intubation from Day 3. Although his respiratory condition improved and anesthetic drugs were discontinued, no cough reflex was observed despite intubation having been performed until Day 17. His tendon reflexes were also diminished. We suspected that he had developed Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), and administered intravenous immunoglobulin from Day 18. The absence of cough reflex improved and extubation was successfully performed on Day 23. Neurological disorders including GBS should be considered when intubated SARS-CoV-2 patients present with a loss of cough reflex during the treatment period. PMID: 32713924 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusions The association between the duration of postictal burst suppression and reorientation time after ECT in this sample suggests that (not only the efficacy but also the) cognitive adverse effects of ECT might be related to the extent of postictal central inhibition after the termination of the seizure.
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Purpose of review Prostate biopsy is a very commonly performed office procedure leading to the diagnosis of the most prevalent solid-organ malignancy in American men. Although the transrectal technique for prostate biopsy remains the gold standard, there is increasing interest in the transperineal approach as it offers a clean, percutaneous approach that significantly decreases the risk for infection. In this review, we discuss emerging developments in transperineal prostate biopsy that may optimize the way biopsies are performed in clinical practice. Recent findings Similarly, to transrectal biopsy, the transpe...
This article reviews the current treatment options available and distinguishes them based on five clinical considerations: antithrombotic therapy, sexual function preservation, ambulatory procedures, anesthesia-related risks and duration of catheterization. Recent findings A comprehensive review of the literature was performed on 10 BPO procedures. Laser enucleation of the prostate (LEP), bipolar plasma transurethral vaporization of the prostate and photoselective vaporization (PVP) of the prostate reduces the risk of bleeding, which is recommended for anticoagulated men. Ejaculatory function is more likely to be pr...
Conditions: SARS-CoV 2; COVID; ARDS; ALI; Acute Lung Injury/Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS); Dyspnea Interventions: Drug: ZYESAMI™ (aviptadil acetate); Drug: Placebo; Device: Nebulized administration of ZYESAMI™ or Placebo Sponsors: NeuroRx, Inc.; Cromos, LLC, Tbilisi, Georgia; Lugar Research Center, Tbilisi, Georgia Not yet recruiting