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Intracarotid phenoxybenzamine for cerebral arterial spasm.
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PMID:  5100373     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Phenoxybenzamine was injected into the carotid artery of 23 patients after operations on their cerebral arterial aneurysms. Rapid improvement was seen in three cases with pronounced neurological disability. The other 20 were treated prophylactically in an attempt to prevent the onset of spasm. These results would appear to indicate that intracarotid phenoxybenzamine may be of value in the treatment of cerebral arterial spasm, provided that it is given before irreversible infarction of the brain has occurred. Until more is known about its action it would be best to give the drug only after operation.
Authors:
B H Cummins; H B Griffith
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British medical journal     Volume:  1     ISSN:  0007-1447     ISO Abbreviation:  Br Med J     Publication Date:  1971 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1971-03-24     Completed Date:  1971-03-24     Revised Date:  2010-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372673     Medline TA:  Br Med J     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  382-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Carotid Arteries
Cerebral Arterial Diseases / drug therapy*,  prevention & control
Humans
Intracranial Aneurysm / surgery
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