Anaemia is a negative prognostic factor for patients with heart failure and impaired renal function, but its role in stroke patients is unknown. Furthermore, anaemia has been shown to influence the level of N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), but this is only investigated in patients with heart failure, not in stroke patients.… (More)
BACKGROUND Newly developed troponin assays have superior diagnostic and prognostic performance in acute coronary syndrome (ACS), when compared to conventional troponin assays; however, highly sensitive troponin has not been evaluated in patients with acute ischemic stroke. METHODS Highly sensitive troponin T (hsTnT) was measured daily during the first 4… (More)
A 41-year-old man suffered hypothermic cardiac arrest after water immersion and was transported to our university hospital by ambulance helicopter for rewarming on cardiopulmonary bypass. He resumed spontaneous cardiac activity 6 h 52 min after cardiac arrest and recovered completely.
Infiltration with local anaesthetics with addition of adrenaline or noradrenaline has been used since 1910 prior to skin incision for craniotomy. In a controlled series of patients scheduled for intracranial operations, systemic blood pressure was measured intra-arterially after infiltration with 15-20 ml 0.5% lignocaine with nonradrenaline 1 mu gr/ml. A… (More)