As with most complaints in Emergency Medicine, headaches are usually benign and self-limited conditions. Occasionally, however, the etiology can be potentially devastating, particularly in post-partum patients...
Your patient is seizing, your benzo didn't work, what's next?
Knowing your action plan for a patient in status epilepticus is crucial. Preparation = success! Review this chart until you've got a 1st, 2nd & 3rd line medication, with doses, always ready in your mind. If you've got this down already, how about for pediatrics?
A 26 year old male presents to your Emergency Department with bilateral lower extremity weakness. He states he recently had a “stomach bug” following a camping trip. You suspect Guillain-Barre Syndrome. Which of the following is most consistent with GBS?
A) CSF with elevated protein
C) Facial droop
D) Sterile pyuria
E) Vesicular rash
Which anti-epileptic is most likely to cause hyponatremia?
C. Valproic Acid
Answer is A - Carbamazepine or Tegretol
Bonus Question: What is the first line management in Trigeminal Neuralgia?
Answer: Carbamazepine or Tegretol
While the scuba diving decompression illnesses of decompression sickness and arterial gas embolism are treated the same, the pathophysiology and presentation are different.