A 53-year-old woman presents to the emergency department (ED) with altered consciousness. Seen in Figure 1 is the brain CT scan obtained at ED presentation.
Take a look at these 3 images and see if you can pinpoint the cause of altered consciousness in this woman.
Persons with epilepsy have a higher prevalence of comorbid conditions—psychiatric disorders in particular—than the general population. Here: a look at the most common comorbidities and a discussion of the clinical implications.
This FDA-approved treatment for migraine is a welcome alternative for patients who have significant medication intolerances or who wish to try a non-pharmacologic approach to treatment.
An unusual cause of postpartum neurologic deficits: MRIs of progressing relapsing-remitting MS; Lhermitte-Duclos disease as a cause of ataxia: here. . . 5 short clinical cases, each with images, that offer take-home messages you can use in your practice.
How do we use Tysabri responsibly? How often should you screen patients taking the medication for the JC virus? What are the considerations for transitioning JC+ patients to another medication—and when is the best time to make the transition?
Neurologists are often tapped by the media to explain complex conditions to a nonphysician audience. As part of a marketing strategy, offering your expertise to local media outlets helps them report accurately and burnishes your reputation.
As clinicians, we can daily apply knowledge learned from a few patients with pure amnesia to patients we see often—those who have memory deficits, such as so-called Mild Cognitive Impairment and neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's.
Here, view results of CT of the head and axial FLAIR and axial diffusion-weighted MRI studies. What is in your differential? What is your diagnosis?
There’s no apparent difference in efficacy or safety between anti-epileptic drugs diazepam and lorazepam in treating pediatric status epilepticus (SE)—a finding that challenges the results of some studies.
The frequency of migraine attacks is higher in women during perimenopause and postmenopause than in premenopause, a new study shows.
Despite comedians’ assertions to the contrary, sex-associated headaches are not funny. But medications can help relieve or even prevent them.
This debilitating disease has significant effects on family relationships as well as the person, a new study shows.
The Alzheimer drug may help repair some damage caused by stroke. In a rodent model, treated animals showed improved motor behavior and restored sensory mapping in the cortex. Here, more about the proposed mechanism.
The rate of diagnostic accuracy is lower in early disease and higher in later disease and is improved by medication response and other factors.