Efficacy and safety of acupuncture for posterior circulation ischemic vertigo: A protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis

Conclusion: Based on current clinical studies, this systematic review and meta-analysis will provide evidence-based basis for the efficacy and safety of acupuncture in treating PCIV. Trial registration: The protocol for this review has been registered in the INPLASY network (Registration number: INPLASY202070116).
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Study Protocol Systematic Review Source Type: research

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Conclusions: MMP-9 was associated with VBE and independent of VAD. High levels of MMP-9 may predict risk for ischemic stroke in patients with vertigo or dizziness who also have vascular risk factors.
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
The objective of the present study was to analyze frequency and distribution patterns of specific vestibular and non-vestibular diagnoses in an interdisciplinary university emergency room (ER), including data on daytime and season of presentation. A retrospective chart analysis of all patients seen in a one-year period was performed. In the ER 4.23% of all patients presented with VD (818 out of 19,345). The most frequent-specific diagnoses were BPPV (19.9%), stroke/transient ischemic attack (12.5%), acute unilateral vestibulopathy/vestibular neuritis (UVH; 8.3%), and functional VD (8.3%). Irrespective of the diagnosis, the...
Source: Journal of Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Emergency departments will frequently call a stroke alert for patients taking LTG and presenting with symptoms consistent with LTG toxicity, particularly in seniors at greater risk of stroke. This adds not only expense but also radiation and contrast exposure from computed tomography (CT) studies. We recommend that a rapid LTG assay be made available and always ordered in patients receiving LTG, avoiding the considerable expense of an unnecessary stroke evaluation. PMID: 32652284 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Epilepsy and Behaviour - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Epilepsy Behav Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: In VFT analysis of SSNHL with dizziness, diverse patterns were identified. In the absence of SN, no definite vestibular organ involvement was the most frequent. But in the case with SN, posterior canal deficit was most common and cerebellar ischemic stroke was rare. PMID: 32623411 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation - Category: Neuroscience Tags: J Vestib Res Source Type: research
Background and Purpose: The lifetime prevalence of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is high, especially in the elderly. Patients with BPPV are more susceptible to ischemic stroke, dementia, and fractures, severely reducing quality of life of patients. Many studies have analyzed risk factors for the occurrence of BPPV. However, the results of these studies are not identical. We performed this meta-analysis to determine potential risk factors associated with the occurrence of BPPV.Methods: PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library (January 2000 through March 2020) were systematically searched for eligible studies a...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
AbstractThe usefulness of brain imaging studies in dizzy patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) is controversial. We aimed to assess the ‘real-world’ probability of ischemic stroke and other acute brain lesions (ABLs) in these patients to create an algorithm that helps decision-making on whether which and when brain imaging is needed. By reviewing medical records, we identified 610 patients presenting with dizziness, vertigo or i mbalance to our university hospital’s ED and receiving neurological workup. We collected timing/triggers of symptoms, ABCD2 score, focal neurological abnormalities,...
Source: Journal of Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
A 65-year-old man with a history of Wallenberg syndrome caused by vertebral artery dissection at 62 years old was admitted to our hospital with nausea, vertigo, right facial dysesthesia, right hemiplegia, crossed sensory disturbance (sensory loss and numbness in the right face and left body below the neck), and right limb ataxia. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) performed 80 minutes after onset revealed no acute ischemic stroke lesions, but magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) demonstrated complete occlusion of the right vertebral artery.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
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
CONCLUSIONS: The neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory effects of DBD are associated with selective modulation of microglia polarization and reduction in the production of inflammatory mediators and cytokines through inhibition of MAPK and NF-κB activation. These findings suggest that DBD may be a potential treatment for ischemic stroke and other neuroinflammatory diseases. PMID: 32143007 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: International Immunopharmacology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Int Immunopharmacol Source Type: research
We report on a patient with thalamic deep brain stimulation (DBS) for essential tremor who was admitted to a stroke unit with transient vertigo, dysarthria, and gait disturbance. Transient ischemic attacks were assumed but fluctuating neurological symptoms persisted until presentation to a DBS center. Here, unstable high monopolar impedances of the right-hemispheric electrode contacts were detected. Surgical revision revealed a fracture of the pocket adaptor connecting this electrode to the impulse generator. Replacement resulted in stable impedances and remitted the transient neurological symptoms. Emergency and stroke do...
Source: Acta Neurochirurgica - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
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