Neurology

Board Review: Anti-epileptics

Which anti-epileptic is most likely to cause hyponatremia? 

A. Carbamazepine

B. Dilantin

C. Valproic Acid 

D. Lacosamide

E. Levetiracetam

 

 

 

 

 

Answer is A - Carbamazepine or Tegretol

Bonus Question: What is the first line management in Trigeminal Neuralgia? 

 

 

 

 

 

Answer: Carbamazepine or Tegretol

 

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Back to Basics: Decompression Illness

While the scuba diving decompression illnesses of decompression sickness and arterial gas embolism are treated the same, the pathophysiology and presentation are different.

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Back to Basics: Infantile Botulism

This post was inspired by a recent clinical case in our department. A 7 week full term infant s/p spontaneous vaginal delivery with a normal maternal prenatal screen and course presents to your ED for not eating x 12 hours. On exam, you note decreased spontaneous movements, a weak suck and a weak cry noted. Vitals are normal. What's the diagnosis? 

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