Acute stroke pathway

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Avatar f tn I've noticed months after the hemorrhagic stroke that I still have minimal numbness in the lower part of my leg and sensitivity in my left arm and hand everything else is fine. Has anyone experienced a change in their sense of taste?
Avatar m tn She pointed out that, ironically, some data suggest cannabis is actually neuroprotective in the acute phase of stroke, the difference between the effect on the vessels and the effect on the neurons. "So at the time of stroke, if you get cannabis in your system it actually protects and limits the amount of brain injury," she said, similar to the observed effects with estrogen.
Avatar n tn I have A-Fib and it has gotten much worse lately. Dr's. say very close to stroke. I am on Coumadin now and they want to perform Pulmonary Vein Isolation, if tests say ok to do so. I am 66 years old and was told that 65 is about the cut off age for this procedure. Should I be concerned? Is their anyone my age or close who has had this procedure done? Would like to hear from you. Going for test Monday the 15th to see if I can have surgery. All responses appreciated.
Avatar n tn This makes the possiblity of MS less likely (though not impossible). However, if MS is still suspected visual evoked potentials (a test that evaluates the pathway of the optic nerve to see if there was prior evidence of optic neuritis which is associated with MS) and a spinal tap can be considered. Prednisone in itself can cause patients to have vague, nonspecific symptoms and I've heard patients tell me that they felt like they were "climbing the walls" when they were on it.
Avatar f tn Now, data from the ongoing Framingham Heart Study demonstrates that older people with low total cholesterol (under 200) are much more likely to perform poorly on tests of mental function than those with high cholesterol (over 240). These drugs harm the brain in other ways as well.
Avatar n tn Symptoms don't always indicate a serious problem. It's like saying that since stroke may cause a headache, all people suffering from migranes should be scared to death that they're going to suffer a stroke!! I'm not saying it is certain I will never have cardiac arrest. I'm just saying, it is as likely as it is for anyone else and it does not depend on my PVCs, with good echo and ECG results. I understand your frustration, which we all share. Your nick says it all! PVCs can drive us crazy..
429949 tn?1224695179 My neuro- opthalmologist said that if I did have it that it was probally further back in the visual pathway toward the brain( Retoubular Neuritis), which another form of ON with the same symptoms. It is just back in the optic radiations I think. Did you have any surface eye conditions with it like dry eye, meibomian gland dysfunction, or blepharitis? I had all of these and they are all chronic conditions.
Avatar f tn He said he was able to burn most part of the additional pathway. I am feeling much better, and less fatigued but I get a tightening feeling in my chest and a strange pain which moves from the chest to left arm and under my breast. I still haven't started on my regular excercises although the dr. said to start. I don't want to push it too hard after all the stress the heart has gone through. I hope I'll be fine after some time.
Avatar f tn Ventricles not dialated. Brain volume normal for age. No hemmorrhage, mass, acute infarct, or extra-axial fluid collection. There are several scattered punctate foci of T2 hyperintensity in the subcortical white matter of both cerebral hemispheres, involving the right and left frontal lobes, the left insula, and the left parietal lobe, measuring up to 6 mm in diameter. Appearance is nonspecific. IMPRESSION: Scattered nonspecific subcortical white matter hyperintensities.
Avatar m tn Second, NVP018 appears to act indirectly by strengthening the host immune response via IRFs, including potent inhibition of an interaction between cyclophilin A and IRF9, a key component of the Jak/Stat pathway. Data also indicates that the risk of developing resistance, a significant clinical problem with current therapies for hepatitis B, is very low with NVP018.
Avatar n tn I would say skip the Clonidine right now. It has addictive properties as well, and must be weaned off. It lowers your blood pressure and can be harmful. I think that it is used in the "acute" phases of w/ds only. You are doing so well, don't get back on the wagon! Read my other post to you down below.
237039 tn?1264261657 I doubt if the ER would help, but I do think you need to see a cardiologist who can admit you directly to the hospital. That is , unless you have an acute episode..then take a bayer aspirin and call 911.
1442701 tn?1286387587 It can be puzzling and frustrating and is usually chronic rather than acute which means that it’s a constant feature, although it may fluctuate in degrees depending on factors such as viral activity in the body, heat, stress or physical over-exertion. These are called Paresthesias. Other neuropathic pains are Dysesthesias; they include a burning feeling, aching or girdling around the body e.g. The MS Hug.
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665881 tn?1248930597 Another important observation made by Zamboni's team is that the pattern of reflux, that is, the specific pathway the blood uses to flow back to the brain, showed a strong correlation to the type of MS. Persons with PPMS had a different reflux pattern that those with RRMS and SPMS. Furthermore, the PPMS reflux pattern provided a good explanation why this form of MS is more aggressive and problematic.
Avatar n tn In simple terms I think the theory means that the more times an epileptic seizure occurs, the more likely it will occur in the future. The nervous pathway is facilitated each time that the pathway is used. Eventually, the nervous reflex becomes habituated. Kindling is also applied to other brain and nervous system problems including depression. Kindling applied to PVCs and PACs may provide an understanding of why the frequency of PVCs and PACs tends to get worse over time in some people .
Avatar n tn Under conditions in which an excess of methionine is present or cysteine synthesis is required, homocyst(e)ine enters the transsulfuration pathway. In this pathway, homocyst(e)ine condenses with serine to form cystathionine in a reaction catalyzed by the vitamin B(6))-dependent enzyme cystathionine (beta)-synthase. [6] Cystathionine is subsequently hydrolyzed to form cysteine, which may in turn be incorporated into glutathione or further metabolized to sulfate and excreted in the urine.
Avatar n tn A couple of times, it even felt like an electrical type jolt in my chest. It was alarming. Okay, so I had the ablation and it went well. They found the pathway, ablated it, my legs healed in a few days. The thing is, the uncomfortable feeling continues. I just dont feel right at times, typically at night, laying flat or on my right side. I do not think I am hypersensitive because these feelings often wake me from my sleep. I have never had any trouble sleeping before.
Avatar n tn I am also an RN who has practiced in the acute care cardiology field and learned that many people who have frequent palpitation just have very sensitive electrical systems or extra nerve pathways in their hearts and position changes put pressure on different parts of the heart muscle where the nerve systems are and cause the palpitations. Anyway..just thought I'd share my own experiences.
Avatar n tn Protracted abstinence syndrome: begins when the acute phase(hanging out) of opioid withdrawal ends and persists up to 6 months: depression, abnormal responses to stressful situations, drug hunger, decreased self-esteem, anxiety, and many other psychological disturbances. Recurrence or expression of underlying personality problems that drug use may have masked( and all humans have) should be expected, diagnosed, and treated appropriately.
Avatar m tn I have had a cat scan which turned up nothing abnormal and have been referred to a neurologist by both the optician and my dr. By some stroke of luck there was a cancellation for the neurologist so I am able to get in tomorrow. There was apparently nothing wrong with my eye but the optician did feel that something was wrong with my optic nerve (can't remember if he said it was swollen or something was pushing onto it?
Avatar n tn This happened to me before perhaps having such an episode 3-5 times a year, but it never triggered high blood pressure. I am worried it could lead to a stroke so now I will be watching what I eat and exercising more frequently. I am still searching for answers as to what might be causing this but am glad to have found this forum.
Avatar m tn Supplemental vitamin D show no consistent effects on infection In studies on acute respiratory tract infection3, tuberculosis4 and overall infections5, the effects of vitamin D have been mixed (and largely unsuccessful) in terms of reducing infectious burden. A complete evaluation of the above mentioned studies, and the differences between them that can help explain the different results, is not suited for this article.
Avatar m tn It should be present in the body in optimum amount, else it can cause brain related problems like stroke, Alzheimer's and Prrkinson's disease. If you realize that you are suffering from alpha lipoic acid side effects, visit a doctor without any delay. ................................................................. Side Effects Side effects of alpha lipoic acid may include headache, tingling or a "pins and needles" sensation, skin rash, or muscle cramps.
Avatar n tn However, I've had a lot of back pain and sometimes I was wondering if it was related to that. In between the acute attacks I still have back pain that radiates around my left side. When I read about the shingles possibility without a rash, it makes sense! I wonder if that's what it is. I still intend to investigate the gastrointestinal route, however, just in case.