EMERGENCY MEDICINE

Central Nervous System Infections

Jun 23, 2022 by in EMERGENCY MEDICINE Comments Off on Central Nervous System Infections

Central Nervous System Infections Benjamin H. Schnapp Corlin Jewell THE CLINICAL CHALLENGE Infections of the central nervous system (CNS) can be rapidly fatal and require prompt intervention in order to…

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Seizures and Status Epilepticus

Jun 23, 2022 by in EMERGENCY MEDICINE Comments Off on Seizures and Status Epilepticus

Seizures and Status Epilepticus Elaine Rabin CLINICAL CHALLENGE Seizures are the clinical manifestations of abnormal, increased, synchronized electrical activity in the brain. An estimated 10% of the population experience at…

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Acute Stroke

Jun 23, 2022 by in EMERGENCY MEDICINE Comments Off on Acute Stroke

Acute Stroke Christopher A. Lewandowski Edward P. Sloan THE CLINICAL CHALLENGE Stroke is characterized as a neurologic deficit attributed to an acute focal injury of the central nervous system (CNS)…

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Headache

Jun 23, 2022 by in EMERGENCY MEDICINE Comments Off on Headache

Headache Steven A. Godwin Daniel Eraso THE CLINICAL CHALLENGE Headache is the fifth most common presenting symptom to the emergency department (ED), which recorded over 4 million visits in 2014,…

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Thoracic and Lumbar Spine

Jun 23, 2022 by in EMERGENCY MEDICINE Comments Off on Thoracic and Lumbar Spine

Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Lauren M. Post Angela Hua CLINICAL CHALLENGE In the emergency department (ED), low back pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal chief complaints and affects…

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Head Trauma (Severe)

Jun 23, 2022 by in EMERGENCY MEDICINE Comments Off on Head Trauma (Severe)

Head Trauma (Severe) Scott A. Goldberg Cappi Lay THE CLINICAL CHALLENGE Management of severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) focuses not on reversing the initial insult but on minimizing sequelae and…

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Dizziness and Vertigo

Jun 23, 2022 by in EMERGENCY MEDICINE Comments Off on Dizziness and Vertigo

Dizziness and Vertigo Matthew S. Siket Jonathan A. Edlow THE CLINICAL CHALLENGE Dizziness poses a conundrum for patients and health care providers. First, it is a common and nonspecific symptom…

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