Ischemic Stroke Caused by Carotid Stump at the Common Carotid Artery.
Ischemic Stroke Caused by Carotid Stump at the Common Carotid Artery. Intern Med. 2020 Jul 28;: Authors: Hashimoto G, Wada S, Morita T, Tomohara S, Hara K, Kumabe M, Matsushima T, Kadowaki M, Hamaguchi M, Kuwashiro T, Yasaka M, Okada Y Abstract An 84-year-old man developed motor aphasia and right hemiparesis on postoperative day 1 after orchiectomy for suspected malignant lymphoma. He had a history of thoracic endovascular aortic repair for aortic aneurysm using a bypass graft from the right subclavian artery to the left common carotid artery (CCA); however, the graft had become occluded six months later. Brain magnetic resonance imaging revealed acute cerebral infarctions in the left frontal lobe. Carotid ultrasonography revealed a stump at the left CCA, just below the bifurcation, formed by the occluded graft with an oscillating thrombus. This case was rare in that a CCA stump was identified as the embolic source of ischemic stroke. PMID: 32727984 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
This study compared stroke characteristics and poststroke care and disability between these groups.Stroke
Those suffering from cancer, heart conditions, strokes, diabetes and lung disease are among the worst affected by delays to their diagnosis and care, a survey of senior doctors reveals.
CONCLUSION: Anti-NMO assays, made available during the last five years with the help of The Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation, have led to a clear jump in the number of cases diagnosed. Major advances in the field of epidemiology, imaging, and pathophysiology of NMO-SD have led to improved patient care and outcome. PMID: 32741562 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusions: Changing national guidelines with discard of contraindications for anticoagulation and the introduction of DOACs led to a broader recommendation of oral anticoagulation. However, both, new guidelines and DOACs, were not found to be associated with an increasing percentage of patients discharged from our hospital already on recommended anticoagulant prevention. This might be explained by the decreasing length of hospital stay during the study period and a missing evidence of early bleeding risk of DOACs in patients with acute brain infarction. Evidence-based data to close this therapeutic gap are needed.Cerebrovasc Dis
Conclusions: In our large cohort of CAS patients, coexistent UIAs are not uncommon. Stenting of a carotid artery in the presence of coexistent UIAs could be conducted safely. Together with 3-month dual antiplatelet therapy, CAS did not increase the rupture risk of the coexistent UIAs within 3 months.Cerebrovasc Dis
Publication date: Available online 3 August 2020Source: Stem Cell ResearchAuthor(s): Glen Lester Sequiera, Cheryl Rockman-Greenberg, Sanjiv Dhingra
CONCLUSIONS: Although d-ROMs predicted mortality and CVD events in unadjusted models, the associations of d-ROMs with these outcomes were not independent of CRP. Oxidative stress and inflammation appear to share common causal pathways. PMID: 32741893 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Publication date: Available online 3 August 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Shintaro Katahira, Yukiharu Sugimura, Payam Akhyari, Artur Lichtenberg
Mustard procedure – Cardiology MCQ Mustard procedure is: Atrial based repair of d-TGA using an intra atrial baffle Repair for tricuspid atresia Arterial switch operation for d-TGA Double switch operation for corrected TGA Post your answer as a comment below. Correct answer will be posted after 2 days. The post Mustard procedure – Cardiology MCQ appeared first on All About Cardiovascular System and Disorders.
This report demonstrates the detailed clinico-investigative profile of a child who survived rabies following inadequate post-exposure prophylaxis and adds to the sparse knowledge of this usually fatal condition. ABBREVIATIONS: ADEM, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis; CBNAAT, cartridge-based nucleic acid amplification test; CSF, cerebrospinal fluid; EEG, electroencephalogram; GCS, Glasgow coma scale; EVM, eye opening, best verbal response, best motor response; IM, intramuscular; IVIg, intravenous immunoglobulin; MRC, Medical Research Council; MRI/FLAIR, magnetic resonance imaging/fluid attenuation inversion recovery;...