Tagged ‘Neurology’

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Posterior Circulation Stroke

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Diagnosis and management of this often missed, potentially devastating neurological disease.
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Akathisia

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An overview of akathisia: easily missed and easily exacerbated in the ED.
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Dexamethasone in Adults with Bacterial Meningitis

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Morbidity and mortality rates are high among adult patients with acute bacterial meningitis especially those with pneumococcal meningitis. Animal studies have shown that bacterial lysis occuring with antibiotic treatment leads to inflammation in the subarachnoid space and that treatment with dexamethasone,
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Bell’s Palsy

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An overview of Bell’s Palsy
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Levetiracetam versus Phenytoin for Second-Line Treatment of Convulsive Status Epilepticus in Children (ConSEPT): An Open-Label, Multicentre, Randomised Trial

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Status epilepticus is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Benzodiazepines are recommended as first line agents but their efficacy is approximately 50%. The most commonly recommended 2nd line agents are Phenytoin and Fosphenytoin.
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Febrile Seizures

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A brief article on febrile seizures.
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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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