Children with TBI who underwent therapeutic hypothermia, however, experienced increased mortality and worse outcomes.
The US FDA is requiring that label changes be made to reflect the risks involved with extended exposure to anesthetics and sedatives in children and pregnant women.
The results confirm the effectiveness and safety of low-dose CBZ as a first-line agent for the treatment of neonatal seizures.
SPECT imaging can be more accurate in the diagnosis of traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder than CT or MRI.
Overall, men had smoked longer, more daily, and their total exposure in pack-years was greater than women.
It's important that these strategies be vetted much the same as other medical interventions.
A nurse-driven stroke evaluation algorithm improved patient triage and treatment utilization.
The combined treatment prevents more damage than hypothermia alone.
The mobile unit allows for significantly shorter times to treatment with IV-tPA.
Loss of consciousness during subarachnoid hemorrhage is associated with a 2.8-fold increase in death and poor functional outcome at 1 year.
D-dimer level at 2 weeks after injury accurately predicts deep vein thrombosis formation.
A selective structural disruption in fibers connecting the thalamus and primary motor cortex may be behind the absence of overt motor function in vegetative patients who are covertly aware.
The drug is meant to reverse the effects of the anticoagulant in emergency situations where uncontrolled bleeding is a risk.
Nearly 60% of health care professionals felt uncertain that their treatment would prevent another stroke.
The benefits for both the patient and caregiver were evident.
New recommendations for the treatment of acute stroke put emergency physicians and neurology stroke specialists at odds.
Stroke patients treated by more experienced neurologists have slightly better outcomes.
The number of spinal cord injury in older adults increased from 28% in 1997-2000 to 66% in 2010-2012
By 2030, chronic subdural hemorrhage rates will increase drastically, and hospitals may be unprepared.
Determinations of brain death are becoming increasingly clouded by special circumstances, religious beliefs, and inconsistencies across state lines.
Patient, surgical, and institutional factors influence surgical management and mortality in central cord syndrome.
The devices work via a "mind over muscle" method that sends signals through nerve pathways.
Since being instated in 1998, there has been a near 30% drop in NTD occurrences.
A new spinal implant that mimics the dura mater restored movement in paralyzed rats without damaging tissue.
Case study describes neurologic regression in otherwise healthy 8-year-old.
Children with severe brain injuries who are aged 2 or younger, have bleeding in the brain, or are victims of abuse should be monitored for seizures.
A new drug tested in a rat model of spinal cord injury showed improved movement and bladder function.
Stroke emergency mobile units increase the percentage of stroke patients who receive thrombolysis within an hour of symptom onset.
Weight-loss surgery may increase the risk of spontaneous intracranial hypotension.
While lying flat is optimal for blood flow to the brain post-ischemic stroke, it can also cause brain swelling.
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