reports of temporal artery
biopsies in 223 patients with TA and found that 164 (74%) of the reports mentioned the presence of giant cells.
The diagnosis of GCA is typically established by temporal artery
Histologic findings on biopsy of the temporal artery
can include mononuclear cell infiltration; granulomatous inflammation, usually with multinucleated giant cells, intimal proliferation, and vascular occlusion.
Once again, independent research by medical professionals validates our findings about the usefulness of temporal artery
thermometry," said Francesco Pompei, Ph.
COSS is based on the hypothesis that surgical anastomosis of the superficial temporal artery
to the middle cerebral artery, when added to the best medical therapy, can reduce subsequent ipsilateral ischemic stroke by 40% at 2 years' follow-up in this highly select patient population, despite perioperative stroke and death.
The study(1), the first published clinical analysis evaluating the accuracy of temporal artery
thermometry in neonates, compared the accuracy of temporal artery
and axillary temperature readings as well as the discomfort level of newborns while obtaining the temperature readings.
To date, studies have shown that BIBN 4096 BS has "no constrictor effect on the middle cerebral, radial, or superficial temporal artery
or on regional cerebral blood flow, blood pressure, or heart rate.
palpation of the pulse in the temporal artery
to determine the
Postganglionic sympathetic fibers travel along the external carotid artery to the superficial temporal artery
and the transverse facial artery and terminate in the sweat glands.
A newly published study conducted by doctors at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School concluded that a new temporal artery
thermometer, "is more accurate than the tympanic [ear] thermometer in infants, and is better tolerated by infants than rectal thermometry" (Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, March 2001).
March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A recently issued patent extends protection of the technology incorporated in Exergen's award winning and best selling medical thermometer brand, the TemporalScanner(TM) Temporal Artery
Blood analysis showed an elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and temporal artery
biopsy showed giant cell arteritis.