Browsing: Neurology

A missed diagnosis of Wernicke encephalopathy (WE) can lead to Korsakoff syndrome, which carries a 20% mortality rate. Because this life-threatening condition can be easily misdiagnosed, it's importan
Differentiating benign peripheral conditions from central nervous system lesions like strokes can be difficult. Enter the HINTS exam - the objective measure.
If a patient presents with recent trauma, neck pain, headache or neck manipulation with signs or symptoms of stroke, cervical artery dissection should be considered.
Flaccid paralysis of the bilateral lower extremities in infants can be the presenting feature for a variety of diseases.
In the United States, more than 2.5 million patients seek care for traumatic brain injury every year, accounting for approximately 2% of all ED visits. The equation for cerebral perfusion pressure can
Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis, a relatively rare condition, nevertheless carries a high mortality rate - making it a can't-miss diagnosis in emergency care.
How does subarachnoid hemorrhage lead to cardiac arrest, complete heart block, or cardiomyopathy?
Subdural Hematoma Secondary to Epidural Anesthesia A 31-year-old multiparous woman who is 7 days postpartum after a c-section presents to the emergency department for the second time complaining of a
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Consult Corner Neurology Brendan Eby, MD, of Washington University in St. Louis shares insight on how to best collaborate with your neurology colleagues. What is the most effective way to present a n
When The Room Is Spinning: Can't-Miss Diagnoses in the Dizzy Patient A 34-year-old previously healthy female presents with abrupt onset right-sided headache, vertigo, and vomiting associated with di