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Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency Summary

Description: Localized or diffuse reduction in blood flow through the vertebrobasilar arterial system, which supplies the BRAIN STEM; CEREBELLUM; OCCIPITAL LOBE; medial TEMPORAL LOBE; and THALAMUS. Characteristic clinical features include SYNCOPE; lightheadedness; visual disturbances; and VERTIGO. BRAIN STEM INFARCTIONS or other BRAIN INFARCTION may be associated.

Also Known As: Basilar Artery Ischemia; Basilar Insufficiency; Vertebral Artery Ischemia; Vertebro-Basilar Insufficiency; Vertebro-Basilar Ischemia Show All >>

Networked: 229 relevant articles (16 outcomes, 20 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Piracetam (Nootropil) : 1 outcome 1 study in 3 results : IBA
  2. Calcium : 1 outcome 1 study in 3 results : IBA
  3. Dihydroergocristine : 1 outcome in 2 results : FDA 2 Generic
  4. Aspirin (Acetylsalicylic Acid) : 1 outcome in 2 results : FDA 80 Generic
  5. Alprostadil (Muse) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 8 Generic
  6. cytoflavin : 1 outcome in 1 result : IBA
  7. glucuronyl glucosamine glycan sulfate (Vessel) : 2 studies in 18 results : IBA
  8. Chloralose : 2 studies in 2 results : IBA
  9. Xenon : 1 study in 2 results : IBA
  10. Betahistine (Serc) : 1 study in 2 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency

  1. Brain Ischemia (Cerebral Ischemia)
  2. Pathologic Constriction (Stenosis)
  3. Unstable Angina
  4. Intracranial Vasospasm
  5. Multi-Infarct Dementia (Dementia, Multi Infarct)
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Key Therapies for Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency

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  1. Angioplasty (Angioplasty, Transluminal) : 4 outcomes 3 studies in 52 results
  2. Stents : 4 outcomes 1 study in 42 results
  3. Catheters : 1 outcome 2 studies in 4 results
  4. Carotid Endarterectomy : 1 outcome 1 study in 9 results
  5. Musculoskeletal Manipulations (Manipulative Therapy) : 1 outcome 1 study in 5 results
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