Martin A. Samuels, MD
Note: Some of these reviews are adapted from reviews that appeared in Journal Watch Neurology, Martin A. Samuels, MD, editor-in-chief, published by the Massachusetts Medical Society.
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Samuels M.; Update in Neurology. Ann Intern Med. 2007;146:128-132. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-146-2-200701160-00007
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2007;146(2):128-132.
This year's Update in Neurology includes discussions of stroke, diabetic neuropathy, cancer neurology, headache, and multiple sclerosis.
Intracerebral hemorrhage is one of the least treatable forms of stroke, and it primarily affects patients with hypertension. Continued bleeding is thought to occur in many patients with intracerebral hemorrhage (1), and the condition is associated with neurologic deterioration and high mortality rates. Administering early hemostatic therapy to patients with intracerebral hemorrhage in the emergency department might improve outcomes by stopping ongoing bleeding and minimizing increases in the volume of the hematoma.
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