Emergency Neurology by Morris Levin

By Morris Levin

What Do I Do Now? Emergency Neurology is designed as a source for clinicians in any respect degrees of educating in all fields of medication who deal with sufferers with pressing and emergent neurological syndromes. It makes use of a singular technique targeting the "clinical deadlock" that so frequently happens in advanced situations, and emphasizes the artistic highbrow procedure clinicians delight in.

Authored by way of Morris Levin, in addition to colleagues from the Dartmouth-Hitchcock clinical heart, this quantity provides 32 universal urgent/emergent instances divided in to 4 specific sections: (1) Diagnostic Questions (Adult), (2) remedy issues (Adult), (3) moral, Neuropsychiatric and felony matters and four) Pediatric matters. The chapters are brief and to the purpose, making an allowance for the expanding paintings calls for on physicians. hence, the process during this e-book, as within the "What Do I Do Now? " sequence more often than not, is very functional, logical and enjoyable.

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Epidural anaesthesia and thrombocytopenia. Anaesthesia. 1989;44:775–777. Sinclair AJ, Carroll C, Davies B. Cauda equina syndrome following a lumbar puncture. J Clin Neurosci. 2009;16:714–716. van Veen JJ, Nokes TJ, Makris M. The risk of spinal haematoma following neuraxial anaesthesia or lumbar puncture in thrombocytopenic individuals. Br J Haematol. 2010;148:15. 24 WHAT DO I DO NOW? EMERGENCY NEUROLOGY 6 Diffuse Weakness In the ED a 28-year-old man complains of leg weakness for the past day and a half.

So, in summary, with prolonged migraine aura it is imperative to look further for evidence of cerebral ischemia and other causes of focal neurological deficits, which can then be explored and managed. If there is no stroke on MRI DWI images, persistent aura is the most likely diagnosis, although this is not considered conclusive until the aura symptoms have lasted more than 1 week, with imaging remaining normal. There are several options, but no clear guidelines, for treating the aura in hopes of curtailing it.

Hence MRI and lumbar puncture are indicated if suspicion is high, particularly if 36 WHAT DO I DO NOW? EMERGENCY NEUROLOGY other focal findings, such as cranial neuropathies, are seen on exam. Lyme titer, angiotensin converting enzyme level, and tests for syphilis are all worth considering in these cases. Electronystagmography can eventually confirm a labyrinthine cause of vertigo, but here cerebrovascular etiology is not entirely ruled out because small-vessel embolization (to the internal auditory artery or vestibular artery) or other occlusive pathophysiology can lead to essentially isolated vertigo.

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