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Apoplexy

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What is the definition of Apoplexy?

Apoplexy is bleeding into an organ or loss of blood flow to an organ. For example,

  • Adrenal apoplexy --  bleeding into the adrenal glands
  • Pituitary apoplexy --  bleeding into the pituitary gland

Apoplexy refers to stroke symptoms that occur suddenly. Such symptoms occur due to bleeding into the brain. It can also occur by a blood clot in a brain blood vessel. Conditions such as subarachnoid hemorrhage or stroke are sometimes called apoplexy.

Functional apoplexy is when a person appears to be having stroke-like symptoms. However, there is no brain defect.

REFERENCES

Goldstein LB. Approach to cerebrovascular disease. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Goldman-Cecil Medicine. 26th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2020:chap 378.

Thiessen MEW. Thyroid and adrenal disorders. In: Walls RM, Hockberger RS, Gausche-Hill M, eds. Rosen's Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice. 9th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2018:chap 120.

Latest Research

Latest Advance
Study
  • Condition: Pituitary Tumor/Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
  • Journal: Brazilian journal of anesthesiology (Elsevier)
  • Treatment Used: Transsphenoidal Hypophysectomy
  • Number of Patients: 1
  • Published —
This study described the case of a patient with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (causes coronavirus disease; SARS-CoV-2) and a pituitary tumor (abnormal growths that develop in the pituitary gland) treated with transsphenoidal hypophysectomy (surgical method to remove a tumor of the pituitary gland).
Latest Advance
Study
  • Condition: Acute Stroke Management During COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Journal: Stroke
  • Treatment Used: Endovascular Therapy
  • Number of Patients: 0
  • Published —
This study determined the effect of endovascular therapy (EVT) for patients with acute ischemic stroke under confinement measures during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Latest Advance
Study
  • Condition: Post-Acute Stroke
  • Journal: The Lancet. Neurology
  • Treatment Used: Fluoxetine
  • Number of Patients: 29
  • Published —
This study evaluated whether daily oral fluoxetine for six months after stroke improves functional outcome in an ethnically diverse population.
Latest Advance
Study
  • Condition: Ischemic Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack
  • Journal: The New England journal of medicine
  • Treatment Used: Ticagrelor and Aspirin or Aspirin Alone
  • Number of Patients: 11016
  • Published —
The study researched the safety and effectiveness of ticagrelor and aspirin or aspirin alone for patients with transient ischemic attack.

Clinical Trials

Clinical Trial
Device
  • Status: Recruiting
  • Study Type: Device
  • Participants: 48
  • Start Date: August 20, 2020
Effects of High-definition Transcranial Electrical Stimulation on the Lower Extremity in Patients With Stroke
Clinical Trial
Behavioral
  • Status: Recruiting
  • Study Type: Behavioral
  • Participants: 64
  • Start Date: August 15, 2020
Evaluation of a Program to Increase Upper Limb Recovery After Stroke
Clinical Trial
Other
  • Status: Recruiting
  • Study Type: Other
  • Participants: 134
  • Start Date: August 1, 2020
Rehabilitation Treatment and Biomarkers of Post-stroke Recovery: a Pilot Study
Clinical Trial
Behavioral
  • Status: Recruiting
  • Study Type: Behavioral
  • Participants: 32
  • Start Date: July 28, 2020
Telerehabilitation With Aims to Improve Lower Extremity Recovery Post-Stroke