Tagged ‘Neurology’

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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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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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