Browsing: Neurology

Bell's palsy, also called idiopathic facial nerve palsy, is the paralysis of facial motor function without an identifiable cause. It typically presents with sudden onset unilateral facial paralysis an
We explore a case of varicella-zoster virus (VZV) reactivation without typical skin findings in a 66-year-old patient who presented with mastoiditis and encephalitis.
One of our nation's greatest health challenges is the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus, which is expected to swell by more than 50% by 2035. Many of these diabetic patients will lack both primar
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.