EMERGENCY MEDICINE

The Neuropathies

Jun 23, 2022 by in EMERGENCY MEDICINE Comments Off on The Neuropathies

The Neuropathies Ethan Abbott Although the neuropathies represent a broad, complex, and heterogeneous group of disorders, this chapter presents several distinct and commonly evaluated neurologic emergencies encountered by the acute…

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Altered Consciousness and Behavior

Jun 23, 2022 by in EMERGENCY MEDICINE Comments Off on Altered Consciousness and Behavior

Altered Consciousness and Behavior Andrew Bissonette Joseph B. Miller THE CLINICAL CHALLENGE Patients presenting with altered mental status (AMS) to the emergency department (ED) are common and challenging. Although etiologies…

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Fundamentals of Neuroimaging

Jun 23, 2022 by in EMERGENCY MEDICINE Comments Off on Fundamentals of Neuroimaging

Fundamentals of Neuroimaging Charles R. Wira III Alex Janke Over time in emergency medicine there has been greater accessibility to imaging modalities, such as non-contrast computed tomography (CT), computed tomography…

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Neuroanatomy: The Basics

Jun 23, 2022 by in EMERGENCY MEDICINE Comments Off on Neuroanatomy: The Basics

Neuroanatomy: The Basics Amy D. Costigan Brian Silver A solid foundational understanding of neuroanatomy is critical to the recognition and management of neurologic emergencies. This chapter discusses the most important…

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Weakness

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

Weakness Andy S. Jagoda Melissa Villars CLINICAL CHALLENGE Neurologic weakness is a decrease in muscle strength or power; weakness is also a general term commonly used by patients to describe…

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The Neurologic Examination

Jun 23, 2022 by in EMERGENCY MEDICINE Comments Off on The Neurologic Examination

The Neurologic Examination Jean Khoury Andrew N. Russman The neurologic examination is the essential tool to localize clinical findings within the nervous system, to develop a differential diagnosis, and to…

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14 Emergency Medicine

Dec 11, 2021 by in EMERGENCY MEDICINE Comments Off on 14 Emergency Medicine

“Before running the code, check your own pulse” – Dr Paul L. Bernstein, Rochester, NY 14.1 Basic Life Support When a person is found unresponsive: aIn patients found unresponsive with…

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