Tagged ‘Neurology’

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Cauda Equina Syndrome

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This post reviews the rare but high-associated morbidity diagnosis of cauda equina syndrome.
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Case of the Month

July 2018

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Aphasia and R-sided hemiparesis
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Tenecteplase vs Alteplase Before Endovascular Therapy for Ischemic Stroke (EXTEND-IA TNK)

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This review is cross-posted on REBEL EM.

Alteplase is a tissue plasminogen activator that is approved for use prior to thrombectomy in ischemic strokes with the goal of reperfusion to ischemic areas of the brain.
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Wernicke Encephalopathy

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This post explores Wernicke Encephalopathy with a focus on diagnosis and management.
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The VAN Assessment to Identify Large Vessel Occlusion Strokes

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This review is cross-posted on REBEL EM.

Over the last three years, we have seen the rise of neurointerventional therapies for patients with ischemic strokes due to large vessel occlusions (LVOs).
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The Ottawa SAH Decision Instrument

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Acute headaches account for 1-2% of all ED visits. Of these patients, 1-3% will actually have a subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) (Goldstein 2006). This makes it a rare, challenging to make diagnosis but,
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Predictive Factors for Rebleeding in Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

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In patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage, one of the major early complications is rebleeding, with reported incidences ranging from 8% to 23% in the first 72 hours (Larsen 2010).  If repair of the ruptured aneurysm is performed successfully in a timely fashion,
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