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BACKGROUND: Automated infrared pupillometry (AIP) has been shown to be helpful in the setting of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage and stroke as an indicator of imminent irreversible brain injury. We postulated that the early detection of pupillary dysfun...
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HIGH blood pressure, also known as hypertension, can lead to serious health problems including heart attacks and strokes. Dubbed as a "silent killer" because of its rarely noticeable symptoms, the only way to find out for sure is to have your levels checked. But there's one sign found on your face which could be signalling the condition.
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STROKES can be deadly, but knowing the warning signs and receiving them is one way you can reduce your risk of long-term effects or death. Did you know the symptoms are different for men and women?
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Most of the work aimed at treating aging as a medical condition is focused on stress response upregulation, finding ways to trigger some of the regulatory pathways and mechanisms involved in beneficial cellular reactions to the mild stresses of exercise, reduced calorie intake, hypoxia, heat, cold, and so forth. Improved cell behavior leads to improved tissue function, which in turn slows the progression of degenerative aging. Many of these pathways converge on autophagy, and evidence from the study of calorie restriction suggests that improved autophagy is the largest contributing factor. Autophagy is the name give...
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THE BAD reputation of bad cholesterol is mainly attributable to its clogging effect on the arteries. As the arteries narrow, blood carrying key nutrients struggles to reach the vital organs. Unfortunately, high cholesterol does not produce symptoms. Further down the line, however, changes in the face could be a warning that a stroke might be imminent.
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Anasthesiol Intensivmed Notfallmed Schmerzther. 2021 Dec;56(11-12):746-759. doi: 10.1055/a-1330-5239. Epub 2021 Nov 24.ABSTRACTStroke is one of the most common neurological emergencies and requires rapid detection and treatment (time is brain). There is still insufficient knowledge about stroke warning signs. It is therefore of crucial importance that trained personnel in the preclinical setting recognize the relevant warning symptoms and collect the necessary information to quickly refer the patient to the appropriate additional care structure. For this purpose, training of the emergency medical services (EMS) and the cor...
Source: Anasthesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie : AINS - Category: Intensive Care Authors: Source Type: research
This study aims to investigate the association between seven urinary PAH concentrations (1-hydroxynaphthalene, 2-hydroxynaphthalene, 3-hydroxyfluorene 2-hydroxyfluorene, 1-hydroxyphenanthrene, 1-hydroxypyrene, and 2 &3-hydroxyphenanthrene) and CKD in the US adult population. A cross-sectional analysis using the 2015-2016 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) dataset was conducted. CKD was defined with estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and albumin to creatinine ratio (ACR). Participants with an eGFR 30 mg/gm were considered to have CKD. A specialized complex survey design analysis package u...
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Conclusions: Modeled EMS prehospital triage of ELVO patients ’ results in shorter MT times without a change in thrombolysis times. As triage tools increase in sensitivity and specificity, EMS triage protocols stand to improve patient outcomes.Cerebrovasc Dis Extra 2021;11:137 –144
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases Extra - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusion: There is a wide heterogeneity of postoperative cerebral hemodynamic findings among TBI patients who underwent DC, including hemodynamic heterogeneity between their cerebral hemispheres. DC was proved to be effective for the treatment of cerebral oligoemia. Our data support the concept of heterogeneous nature of the pathophysiology of the TBI and suggest that DC as the sole treatment modality is insufficient. Introduction Decompressive craniectomy (DC) may effectively decrease intracranial pressure (ICP) and increase cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP) in traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients with refracto...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusion: There is a wide heterogeneity of postoperative cerebral hemodynamic findings among TBI patients who underwent DC, including hemodynamic heterogeneity between their cerebral hemispheres. DC was proved to be effective for the treatment of cerebral oligoemia. Our data support the concept of heterogeneous nature of the pathophysiology of the TBI and suggest that DC as the sole treatment modality is insufficient. Introduction Decompressive craniectomy (DC) may effectively decrease intracranial pressure (ICP) and increase cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP) in traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients with refracto...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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