Tag: neuro

Case of the Month – October 2017

  Get your thinking caps ready folks, for it’s time for the newest edition of Case of the Month.   The patient is a 28-year-old man with a history of SLE complicated by lupus nephritis, who presents with pressure-like mid-back…

Brainstem Rule of Fours

Who remembers the brainstem in medical school? You vaguely remember pictures like the one to the right that made you want to adopt a pug? Well, stick with me and let’s learn a system for the brainstem. I promise I…

So Bored I Tapped That … Shunt

It’s a perfect sunny day in San Diego, and Ron Burgundy is about to broadcast another episode of his highest rated (local) news show. Little does the public know that Ron suffers from hydrocephalus and has a ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt. While…

Xray Vision: Headache – Answer

Congratulations to ablumenberg! While your answer wasn’t complete, you were the only one to submit an answer, so, you win money (or a gift card)!   To recap: An 88 yo M on aspirin and PLAVIX is BIBEMS for headache and vomiting the…

Morning Report: 9/11/2015

Here’s Dr. Chan with today’s Morning Report!   Unprovoked  First Seizure in Adults   Was this really a seizure? -Fair Marker: Incontinence (38% sensitive, 57% specific) -Strong Markers: Postictal confusion, tongue biting, cyanosis, confirmed unresponsiveness, aura, eye deviation, rhythmic limb…