Thursday, 24 November 2016

UAB Case Study Chronicles First Brain Bleed Tied to Energy Drinks

UAB Case Study Chronicles First Brain Bleed Tied to Energy Drinks

 This is serious news. 

Newswise — BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Investigators at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have presented the first case study of a patient experiencing a hemorrhagic stroke — a brain bleed — following consumption of an energy drink.

In an article in press in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine, the UAB physicians detail the case of a 57-year-old man who developed an intracranial hemorrhage within 15 minutes of drinking a popular energy drink

The patient presented at a local emergency department and was transferred to the stroke unit at UAB with symptoms of sensory changes (tingling and numbness) in the right arm and leg, along with ataxia (shaky gait and movement). A CT scan revealed a small hemorrhage near the left thalamus.
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