Browsing: Neurology

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Brain abscesses can be difficult to diagnose and often mimic other intracranial pathology such as stroke or malignancy. These patients may not exhibit infectious symptoms such as fever, leukocytosis,
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Tension pneumocephalus — which can result from air accumulation under pressure within the skull cavity — is a potentially fatal condition and may require emergency surgery. It is difficult to diagnose
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Immunoglobulin A vasculitis (IgAV) is the most common form of present vasculitis in children. Diagnosis is clinical and includes the presence of palpable purpura with at least 1 of the following: a bi
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Emergency physicians should maintain a high degree of suspicion for anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis (ANMDARE) and ovarian teratomas in young female patients presenting acutely with psychiatric symptom
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Valacyclovir-associated neurotoxicity (VAN) is a relatively rare phenomenon. This case report details a unique presentation of VAN in a hemodialysis-dependent patient. It underscores the importance of
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New cases of syphilis are on the rise, so have a high index of suspicion in patients with any risk factor or symptoms. Consider neurosyphilis in patients with prior history of syphilis and any headach
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This Critical Care Alert examines a study of targeted mild hypercapnia versus normocapnia for patients who achieved ROSC after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.
In this underpowered RCT, no evidence was found that TXA limits HE nor that it improves clinical outcomes by 90 days in NOAC-associated ICH. That being said, there were no major safety concerns noted
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Concurrent acute ischemic stroke and submassive pulmonary embolism is a rare occurrence, and there is no sufficient evidence to support a particular method of management. It is important to weigh the
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Our case report supports the importance of maintaining a high clinical suspicion for intracranial hemorrhage when a postpartum female presents to the emergency department with acute neurological sympt