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Neurology appointment 1

This time last week I had just had my first neurology appointment. I’d booked the earliest slot available (three months in advance), had chosen my hospital wisely, and had even researched the listed Doctors to ensure I was giving myself the best shot! 341 more words

Algorithm for Treatment of ICP and PbtO2 from BOOST Trial

  • Algorithm for treatment of monitoring parameters in the BOOST trial.
  • Treatment options for each ICP and PbtO2 scenario

Scenario Type B:  decreased PbtO2, normal ICP… 34 more words

SAH Management Algorithm

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  • In our practice, we prefer to start seizure prophylaxis in the setting of an unsecured aneurysm to abate potential deleterious effects of seizures on an already dysregulated brain.
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Checklist: Predictors of DCI

  • SAH Blood clot:  Volume, location, persistence over time and density
  • Poor clinical condition on admission and loss of consciousness at ictus
  • smoking (strong)
  • diabetes (mod)
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How Cortical Spreading Ischemia leads to DCI

  • cortical neuronal swelling
  • dendrite spine distortion
  • slow changes in brain electrical potential (spreading depolarization)
  • decreased brain electric activity (spreading depression)

Normal Neurovascular Coupling:  Spreading depolarization –> arterioles vasodilate –> hyperemia –> … 154 more words

Straight, No Chaser In the News: Zika Virus Update

The Zika virus continues to be in the news, especially regarding its effects on newborns. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of pregnant women in the United States reported to have the Zika virus has increased from 48 to 157. 322 more words

Sterling Medical Advice

A narrow band of green light may ease migraines

Most migraine and post-traumatic headache sufferers find their headaches get worse in light, leading them to quit their most fundamental daily tasks and seek the comfort of darkness. 445 more words

Research