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The Positive Effect of Integrated Care on Depressive Symptoms in Stroke Survivors
Background: Depressive symptoms occur in approximately one-third of stroke patients. We sought to evaluate whether an integrated model of stroke care and secondary prevention reduced depressiveExpand
Anaesthesia for endovascular treatment of cerebral aneurysms
Endovascular treatment of cerebral aneuryms is now widely used and has important implications for the neuroanaesthetist. Significant issues include the decision to use general anaesthesia, factorsExpand
The Spot Sign and Tranexamic Acid on Preventing ICH Growth – AUStralasia Trial (STOP-AUST): Protocol of a Phase II Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind, Multicenter Trial
Rationale No evidence-based acute therapies exist for intracerebral hemorrhage. Intracerebral hemorrhage growth is an important determinant of patient outcome. Tranexamic acid is known to reduceExpand
The Perineal Turnover Perforator Flap: A New and Simple Technique for Perineal Reconstruction After Extralevator Abdominoperineal Excision
Background Extralevator abdominoperineal excision (ELAPE) is increasingly used to treat locally advanced low rectal cancer as it has been related to superior oncological outcomes than traditionalExpand
Mild Core Hypothermia and Anesthetic Requirement for Loss of Responsiveness During Propofol Anesthesia for Craniotomy
Mild hypothermia may be induced during neurosurgery for brain protection. However, its effect on propofol requirement has not been defined. Accordingly, we tested the hypothesis that 3°C of coreExpand
Percutaneous closure of a giant saphenous vein graft aneurysm with an Amplatzer vascular plug.
A 67-year-old man with scleroderma was diagnosed with a giant (12.1 × 8.2 × 7.9 cm) saphenous vein graft (SVG) aneurysm while undergoing evaluation for dyspnea 15 years post-coronary artery bypassExpand
Mycotic intracavernous carotid aneurysm
Intracavernous carotid mycotic aneurysms are rare and management is dictated by clinical presentation. This case involved a patient presenting with a symptomatic expanding proximal internal carotidExpand
Is Doppler ultrasound sufficient as the sole investigation before carotid endarterectomy?
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Doppler ultrasound (DU) of the extracranial carotid arteries has been advocated as the sole imaging modality in carotid endarterectomy (CE) candidates. However this approach failsExpand
Exploring hotspots of pneumococcal pneumonia and potential impacts of ejecta dust exposure following the Christchurch earthquakes.
The etiology of pneumococcal pneumonia (PP) is well-known. Yet, some events may increase its incidence. Natural disasters may worsen air quality, a risk factor for PP. We investigatedExpand