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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 most often 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.

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What are the latest Apoplexy Clinical Trials?
A Multicenter, National, Investigator-initiated, Randomized, Parallel-group, Registerbased Superiority Study to Compare Extended ECG Monitoring Versus Standard ECG Monitoring of 1-2 Days in Elderly Patients With Ischemic Stroke or TIA.

Summary: Stroke is one of the leading causes behind death and permanent disability in adults. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common clinical arrhythmia and its prevalence is steeply increasing with age. Atrial fibrillation is associated with a manifold increase in the risk for stroke. It is considered important to investigate the heart rhythm in stroke survivors without previously known AF, because d...

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Patient-tailored Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation to Improve Stroke Rehabilitation

Summary: In a double-blinded sham-controlled study the effect of patient-tailored transcranial direct current stimulation during rehabilitation training will be examined.

What are the Latest Advances for Apoplexy?
Effect of Age, Stage, and Type of Surgical Revascularization on Clinical and Angiographic Outcome in Moyamoya Disease - Experience from a Case Series of 175 Revascularization Procedures.
Sixteen-Syndrome in a Young Patient with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.
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Safety and efficacy of MT10107 in post-stroke upper limb spasticity treatment: A phase I randomized controlled trial.
Who are the sources who wrote this article ?

Published Date: January 29, 2022
Published By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

What are the references for this article ?

Goldstein LB. Approach to cerebrovascular diseases. 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, ed. Rosen's Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2023:chap 117.