Vietnamese UN peacekeeping medics rescue patient from stroke in South Sudan
According to information released by the infirmary on Tuesday, the patient was carried to the hospital by their colleagues in a condition of right hemiplegia that began around one hour before their admission.
The patient remained aware, with the capacity to talk and respond, but his blood pressure was quite high.
While performing the required laboratory testing, Dr. Dang Long Trieu and Dr. Tran Dang Khoa were able to keep the patient’s blood pressure at a normal level.
They employed optic nerve sheath ultrasonography, a bedside method that may be used to measure increasing intracranial pressure, instead of CT or MRI scanners to identify the patient with left-sided stroke purportedly caused by brain hemorrhage, given the hospital’s adverse facility situation.
After treating the patient in line with the stroke protocol, the Vietnamese level-2 field hospital No. 3 moved them via medevac (medical evacuation plane) to the level-3 field hospital in Kampala, Uganda, with the agreement of competent health authorities.
This is the third stroke case successfully managed by the Vietnamese level-2 field hospital No. 3 during its 12-month tenure as part of the UN peacekeeping deployment in South Sudan.