Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome -Treatments in Conventional Medicine perspective

Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS)
Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome, sometimes called Call-Fleming syndrome is defined as a condition of disease of the arteries of which the brain develops a blood vessels spasm that leads to multifocal arterial constriction and dilation, causing the sudden onset of a severe headache (2)
1. Calcium channel inhibitors (nimodipine, nifedipine or verapamil)
a. In the observation of a 63-year-old female with developed visual field impairment and a right-sided hemiparesis. Brain MRI revealed bilateral posterior and left parietal ischaemic strokes and  Cerebral catheter angiography showed segmental arterial vasoconstriction, after 11 days onset of headache, a vasodilative therapy with calcium channel inhibitors was started and serial transcranial Doppler ultrasonography demonstrated resolution of cerebral arterial vasoconstriction(14)
b. Side effects are not limit to
b.1. Constipation
b.2. Nausea,
b.3 Headache
b.4. Rash,
b.5. Edema
b.6. Low blood pressure
b.7. Drowsiness, and dizziness
b.8. Etc.

2. Corticosteroids
a. Corticosteroids (commonly called steroids) are synthetic medicine closely resemble cortisol, a hormone produced adrenal glands produce naturally. In the report of a severe case of a 53-year-old woman with RCVS having an unruptured cerebral aneurysm and presenting as cortical subarachnoid hemorrhage, reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome, and cerebral infarction, by Juntendo University Shizuoka Hospital showed that the patient was successfully treated with corticosteroids and a calcium channel blocker and the aneurysm was clipped. Her various complications are due to the responsible vasoconstriction that started distally and progressed towards proximal arteries. This case demonstrates the spectrum of presentations of RCVS, a clinically complicated condition(20)

b. Side effects are not limit to
b.1. Bones thinning,
b.2. Avascular necrosis of bones
b.3. Swelling of the face
b.4. The medicine can inhibit natural hormones
b.5. It may cause liver damage
b.6. It may lower HDL cholesterol, and raise LDL cholesterol
b.7. Etc.

3. Intravenous magnesium sulfate
a. Magnesium sulfateis is a chemical compound with the formula MgSO4. In the report of four postpartum women aged 15 to 33 years developed acute neurologic deficits 1 to 8 days after uncomplicated deliveries. One had a history of migraine headaches and 2 had histories of spontaneous abortion. Two of the patients had uneventful pregnancies and 2 had preeclampsia, 1 of whom had acute hepatic failure, conducted by Jennifer E and the team showed that aggressive treatment was attempted with most patients including intravenous magnesium sulfate, corticosteroids, calcium channel blockers, balloon angioplasty, vasopressors, and osmotic agents. Two patients underwent serial angiography, with results showing severe, recurrent proximal vasoconstriction involving all major intracranial vessels.

b. Side Effects are not limit to
b.1. It may cause severe allergic reactions, including rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue.
b.2. Dizziness
 b.3. Flushing;
b.4. Irregular heartbeat
b.5. Sweating
b.6. Etc.

4. Etc.


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