Neurology/Neurosurgery

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Differentiating Subarachnoid from Benign Headache

One of the things I strongly dislike, is when a patient comes into the emergency department with a...

Is Propofol the new wonder drug for headaches?

Is propofol the new wonder drug for treating headaches? You know the scenario: a patient comes in with...

Head injury and blood thinners-When to Scan

Head injury in the anticoagulated patient can be a challenge. Below is the approach I use. I then...

Rapid Approach to Vertigo

I'm giving the talk on vertigo at the EMCORE, however several people have asked, after reading the blog...

Differentiating stroke from benign causes of vertigo; the HINTS study.

The patient with acute vestibular syndrome can present a major diagnostic challenge. The patient with dizziness can be...

Doll’s Eyes and Brainstem Stroke

Here's the case: An 80 year old male is brought in by ambulance. GCS = 3, spontaneously breathing,...

Where’s the lesion?

Good clinical examination is so important in what we do. I say, just have a look, sometimes you'll...

The Relative Afferent Pupillary Defect

This is an important part of the neurological examination of the eye. The Relative Afferent Pupillary Defect (RAPD),...

The JOLT TEST for Meningitis

Neck stiffness in suspected meningitis is a difficult thing to elicit and its definition varies. One doctor may...