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It is important to consider that acute urinary retention can be a subtle clue of a neurologic process warranting emergent CT imaging to rule out vertebral fracture and MRI to rule out spinal cord comp
One of the most common fractures seen in the ED - and one of the most painful to manipulate and reduce prior to splinting. This nerve block can help.
Before employing this nerve block when addressing shoulder dislocations, ensure familiarity with the nerve structure in the area and assess whether it will be appropriate in the patient.
This OTC anxiolytic might cause you a little anxiety in cases of overdose. Here's an overview on how to help affected patients.
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.
How does subarachnoid hemorrhage lead to cardiac arrest, complete heart block, or cardiomyopathy?
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