Brain Ischemia

Publication Title: 
Nihon Rinsho. Japanese Journal of Clinical Medicine

This 2010 is a memorial year for CPR, as in 1960 closed chest cardiac massage was first introduced in clinical setting. Jude, Kouwenhoven are the pioneer of this method. However, Prof. Peter Safar was also distinguished pioneer of articial respiration and airway management. Manual chest compression is not efficient to maintain oxygenation and impossible to airway patent. Applying both respiration by mouth-to-mouth breathing and closed chest cardiac massage, it started the new era of CPR.

Author(s): 
Okada, Kazuo
Publication Title: 
Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi Zhongguo Zhongxiyi Jiehe Zazhi = Chinese Journal of Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine / Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Hui, Zhongguo Zhong Yi Yan Jiu Yuan Zhu Ban

OBJECTIVE: To study the effects of integrative medicine protocols on the neural function deficit and short-term disability outcomes in patients with acute ischemic cerebral stroke. METHODS: 99 patients were randomly assigned to three groups, i.e., the Dengzhan Xixin (fleabane) group (Group A), the Kudiezi (sowthistle-leaf ixeris seedling) group (Group B), and the Western medicine control group (Group C). Dengzhan Xixin Injection was intravenously dripped to patients in Group A for 14 days. Chinese decoction was administered to them by pattern typing as well.

Author(s): 
Xie, Ren-ming
Chen, Hong-xia
Xie, Yan-ming
Publication Title: 
Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Sporadic cases of vertebral artery occlusion following neck manipulation have been reported since 1947. The pathogenesis of occlusion, however, has remained largely speculative. Autopsy examination of the intracranial and extracranial portions of the vertebral arteries in the case presented here clearly demonstrates that intramural hematoma arising within granulation tissue in the tunica media was the acute, occlusive event.

Author(s): 
Sherman, M. R.
Smialek, J. E.
Zane, W. E.
Publication Title: 
Neurology

OBJECTIVE: To determine whether spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) is an independent risk factor for cervical artery dissection. METHODS: Using a nested case-control design, the authors reviewed all patients under age 60 with cervical arterial dissection (n = 151) and ischemic stroke or TIA from between 1995 and 2000 at two academic stroke centers. Controls (n = 306) were selected to match cases by sex and within age strata. Cases and controls were solicited by mail, and respondents were interviewed using a structured questionnaire.

Author(s): 
Smith, W. S.
Johnston, S. C.
Skalabrin, E. J.
Weaver, M.
Azari, P.
Albers, G. W.
Gress, D. R.
Publication Title: 
Neurology

Cervical artery dissection (CAD) recurrences are rare but the risk could be higher during the first month. Twenty-seven consecutive patients admitted for an acute CAD were investigated using a standardized imaging protocol. An early asymptomatic recurrence was observed in three patients 49 to 53 days after the initial diagnosis. Anticoagulation was maintained and the prognosis remained good. Early CAD recurrences may have been underestimated previously, because asymptomatic recurrences seem to be more frequent than symptomatic ones.

Author(s): 
Touzé, E.
Oppenheim, C.
Zuber, M.
Méary, E.
Meder, J. F.
Mas, J. L.
Publication Title: 
Revista De Neurologia

INTRODUCTION: Dissection of vertebral artery is an unusual pathology but sometimes is the cause of stroke in young patients. Since last years, and with the rise of some chiropractic technics, some authors have related these ones with the dissection of vertebral artery. CASE REPORT: We show a case of a 37 years old woman that after a chiropractic session began symptoms of posterior circulation dysfunction as decrease level of sense, tetraparesis and alteration of cranial nerves.

Author(s): 
Izquierdo-Casas, J.
Soler-Singla, L.
Vivas-Díaz, E.
Balaguer-Martínez, E.
Sola-Martínez, T.
Guimaraens-Martínez, L.
Publication Title: 
Neurology

OBJECTIVE: To determine whether spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) is an independent risk factor for cervical artery dissection. METHODS: Using a nested case-control design, the authors reviewed all patients under age 60 with cervical arterial dissection (n = 151) and ischemic stroke or TIA from between 1995 and 2000 at two academic stroke centers. Controls (n = 306) were selected to match cases by sex and within age strata. Cases and controls were solicited by mail, and respondents were interviewed using a structured questionnaire.

Author(s): 
Smith, W. S.
Johnston, S. C.
Skalabrin, E. J.
Weaver, M.
Azari, P.
Albers, G. W.
Gress, D. R.
Publication Title: 
Neurology

Cervical artery dissection (CAD) recurrences are rare but the risk could be higher during the first month. Twenty-seven consecutive patients admitted for an acute CAD were investigated using a standardized imaging protocol. An early asymptomatic recurrence was observed in three patients 49 to 53 days after the initial diagnosis. Anticoagulation was maintained and the prognosis remained good. Early CAD recurrences may have been underestimated previously, because asymptomatic recurrences seem to be more frequent than symptomatic ones.

Author(s): 
Touzé, E.
Oppenheim, C.
Zuber, M.
Méary, E.
Meder, J. F.
Mas, J. L.
Publication Title: 
Revista De Neurologia

INTRODUCTION: Dissection of vertebral artery is an unusual pathology but sometimes is the cause of stroke in young patients. Since last years, and with the rise of some chiropractic technics, some authors have related these ones with the dissection of vertebral artery. CASE REPORT: We show a case of a 37 years old woman that after a chiropractic session began symptoms of posterior circulation dysfunction as decrease level of sense, tetraparesis and alteration of cranial nerves.

Author(s): 
Izquierdo-Casas, J.
Soler-Singla, L.
Vivas-Díaz, E.
Balaguer-Martínez, E.
Sola-Martínez, T.
Guimaraens-Martínez, L.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to examine the inter- and intraexaminer reliability of determining the prevalence of vertebral artery hypoplasia on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as well as the reliability of assigning a severity grading of mild, moderate, or marked hypoplasia. METHODS: Two chiropractic radiologists independently evaluated the MR images of 131 adult patients retrospectively for visual vertebral artery hypoplasia. Severity of hypoplastic was graded. The side of hypoplasia and sex of the patient were recorded. The process was repeated after 1 month.

Author(s): 
Peterson, Cynthia
Phillips, Lee
Linden, Ashleah
Hsu, William

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