Neurology Consultations Archive
What is a good screening test for evaluation of closed head injury?
Does the concentration of hypertonic saline affect intracranial pressure reduction in patients with traumatic brain injury?
What is the recommended treatment for patients diagnosed with dementia who are suffering with paranoia and/or hallucinations?
When do patients benefit most from palliative care consults?
Are dual-energy x ray absorptiometry scans safe for patients taking anti-seizure medication?
Is there a window of opportunity when surgical intervention is most successful for patient's with Parkinson disease?
A patient with a tracheostomy for severe obstructive sleep apnea has not responded to several treatments to decrease secretions from the plastic tube. What's the next step?
Should testing for vitamin B12 deficiency be part of a standard geriatric workup?
What treatment would you recommend for aborting a migraine in a patient with known coronary artery disease?
A patient is suspected of having hepatic encephalopathy (HE) attributable to liver failure from alcoholism.
How concerned should clinicians be about serotonin syndrome when prescribing a triptan with a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI)?
A hypertensive patient with migraines experienced undesirable side effects (irritability and weight gain) while taking the nonselective beta-blockers nadolol (Corgard) and propranolol (Inderal).
Is it possible to have a geriatric patient in serious delirium while all labs and urinalysis are within normal limits?
Experts are not certain why reversed sleep-wake cycles occur in patients with dementia, but it may be related to late-day confusion, end-of-day exhaustion and reduced lighting, among other factors.
How should a clinician treat a patient with recurring migraines, that also has a history of drug seeking behavior?
The acetylcholinesterase inhibitors have produced excellent results in patients with Alzheimer's disease or dementia, but are they also beneficial for students preparing for exams?
Clinician seeks advice on handling a patient with dramatic psuedoseizures that are provoked by nontoxic environmental stimuli.