Acute stroke protocols

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Avatar n tn And, if you have insurance or can find a way to afford it, get your husband out of a skilled nursing facility and into an acute or post-acute care rehab facility, preferably one that specializes in brain injuries. My husband had a severe stroke in August and is currently in a neurorehab. He was paralyzed on the right side, lost his ability to speak intelligbly, had no sense of balance, couldn't swallow, short-term memory loss, and had many cognitive issues.
Avatar m tn Can there be residual side effects of a stroke like face tingling, dizziness, jaw tightness, muscle weakness?
Avatar m tn Certain medical conditions need to be considered like a transient ischemic attack, stroke, alzheimer’s disease and depression. Once stroke and TIA are ruled out, she may be assessed by a psychiatrist depending on the protocols in the hospital. Take care.
Avatar n tn Rapid assessment of acute ischemia is critical for the management of acute stroke patiens who may benefit from thrombolytics or neuroprotective therapeutics. Differentiation of acute from chronic stroke, which may all appear hyperintense on T2- Weighted Imaging(T2WI ), is essential in determining the management of patiens.
Avatar n tn The onset of pain under any circumstance shouldn't be ignored. I highly recommend that you pay a visit to your doctor as soon as possible. That said, I'm not sure why your post bears the title "Stroke". Strokes usually present over the course of several hours and involve a plethora of neurological symptoms, like confusion, difficulty speaking, memory loss, sudden lethargy, tingling or numbness down one side of the body, and sometimes a sharp pain in the head.
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Avatar f tn If there was evidence of an acute stroke on the MRI, investigation for causes of stroke in a young person (of which there are many many causes including blood clots from various areas of the body including heart and legs, various clotting tendencies including the clotting tendency that occurs in all women around pregnancy but also other hereditary or non-hereditary clotting disorders, and some genetic disorders such as CADASIL and mitochondrial disorders).
Avatar n tn My mother suffered an acute subdural hematoma after falling down the stairs, hitting her head. She had surgery to drain the blood within a 2 hour window. Her recovery was outstanding at first, and was sent home a week later. She seemed to be pretty close to 100% mentally - able to carry on inteligent conversations with no problems. All of a sudden a couple days after she had been taken home, she began to be unable to "spit out" what she was trying to say.
Avatar n tn After reading the studies use one to back up your suggestion for an alternative treatment. Stroke can be caused by both clots and bleeds. Plavix is generally prescribed following a stroke from a clot. Often clots are caused by simple dehydration and inactivity. If you go off the Plavix keep well hydrated at all times with electrolytes.
Avatar n tn  USG(Abd , Pelvis)  S.Lipid  S.TSH  S.Vit B12: 897 - N  HbA1C  S.Homocysteine : 8.76 –N  MR Angiography of Brain : • Right Cerebral peduncle acute infarct & right basal ganglia acute infract. • Mild Cerebral atrophy. • Atheromatous changes in P2 segment of right PCA. As compared to previous MRI dated 20.11.2016 there is appearance of fresh acute lesion in right cerebral peduncle.
Avatar n tn The next day he woke up with the same symptoms as the stroke 6 years ago and we assumed he had another stroke. The MRI, CTScan shows no new stroke, but his symptoms continue and he doesn't seem to be getting much better. He has lost his job due to the memory loss issues. Any thoughts on what could have happened? We are seeing a neuropsychologist.
Avatar f tn anyways my question is about acute relapses i awoke at approx.
Avatar f tn Under many hospital protocols in the United States most all patients who are deemed bedridden are heparinized with an intramuscular injection on a daily basis. The amount is very small, but I always refuse to have it.
Avatar m tn The doctors are recommending surgery on the right side first, since that is the side of the stroke. She was moved to acute rehab first to get stronger and to give a diagnosed UTI time to clear up. Is there a time frame for the most success for both cardioid surgeries. The surgeon said 1-2 weeks after the stroke and neurologist said it is elective and can be done in a few weeks after she gets stronger.
Avatar f tn I was curious if the standard, acute treatment for a hemorrhagic stroke included an emergency vent shunt. My sixty one year old father suffered a severe hemorrhagic stroke 10 months ago. He received a CT scan upon arrival at the emergency room where they determined he had a hemorrhagic stroke. At that point he was considered a 3 on the Glasgow coma scale.
797659 tn?1282812077 I am not sure how much you can read into those numbers considering you're in the acute stage where viral load can actually bounce in and out of the undetectable range. As to your ALT, the difference between the two numbers is neglible and you can not interpret elevated ALTs in a linear fashion. I would go back to your original post and heed both JP's and my original opinion which was to seek out an experienced heaptologist in a large, teaching hospital.
Avatar f tn they are discovering that the week, ie 48 or 72 protocols because it is a virus should not all be treated equally, that GIs should be treating each person individually. The last one I agree with! We also spoke about Alinia, Here is the problem, Alinia has not been approved for Hep C, So while most insurance companies will cover for them for use in parasites, they will not for hep c.
Avatar f tn I know there are several different protocols for IVF and medications. Any ideas of why my re dosent have me use Lupron like many others do? I will see him probably next week but was wondering in the meantime. I have endometriosis and pcos, 37 yrs old and never pregnant. Thank you in advance for any comments or suggestions you may have.
1129232 tn?1360800358 What protocol did you use for your IVF? I was just reading about protocols and kept reading about the long protocol that uses Lupron and how it seems to have the best results. I was on BCP for 3 weeks but RE did not have me do lupron. I am starting my stims on wed. did anyone do BCP without Lupron?
Avatar f tn He is 70 years old with blood work and blood pressure of a much younger man. When you take coumadin to help prevent a stroke then learn that taking it could also cause a stroke-that's kind of scary. My husband also started taking cod liver oil daily which we read keeps those arteries nice and slippery making it hard for clots to form. He also takes bunches of different vitamins. Thanks also for the heads up about a physicians "Standard of Care" rules.
Avatar f tn Furthermore, psychotic episodes may be an acute change like that seen in delirium, stroke, or seizure. Depending on the complete history, including family history, associated symptoms, and clinical examination, imaging findings will likely be in different anatomical locations. As a general rule, MRI is better for looking at anatomy and for pathological conditions (e.g.
Avatar m tn Sir my mother recently admitted to hospital with recent CT scan report showing the impressions of 'Old lacunar infarct in left corona radiata' & 'Acute nonhemorrhagic left perisylvian and deep frontal white matter infarct (MCA territory). She had a mild stroke 4 years before on the right side and she is visiting the hospital every 1 or 2 months regularly to physician and he use to suggest the warf, etc.
Avatar m tn I am a paramedic and with the constant changes in AHA recommendations, this area is very unclear. Currently our protocols do not mention symptomatic/unstable patients experiencing bigeminal or trigeminal PVCs. In your opinion what would be the best way to treat this pre-hospital (given a 20 - 30 minute transport time)? I understand medical control and our protocols have the final word on this matter.
Avatar m tn Might depend on the genotype. There are others here who are more up-to-date than I on the acute treatment protocols, Jim for example. Might want to flag him. Put his name in the title of a thread and he will most likely answer you. About your test result: My take (I am not a doctor) is that you should get a retest done. Your test result is close to the lower limit of the test, which might indicate that it is a false positive.