Neurology/Neurosurgery

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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...

Headache – how not to miss the bad ones

Headache. Still one of those areas that causes concern. Not because we make a mess of it, but...

Dizziness and vertigo

A 67 year old patient comes to the emergency department with a complaint of dizziness. He says that the...

I see double – diplopia of what cause?

A 63 year old woman presents to the Emergency Department with the complaint of diplopia. She is keeping...

Syncope

This is one of my favourite areas, as patients present very frequently with this symptom. That very fact...

SEX, DRUGS AND SUDDEN HEADACHE

Sudden onset of headache and the potential underlying Subarachnoid Haemorrhage(SAH) is not an uncommon presentation to the Emergency...

Seizure, Syncope and Sudden Collapse

Here is a link to a GP website, where a recent video is set up. The lecture is...

The ‘HEAD THRUST TEST’ for acute vertigo diagnosis

Dizziness and vertigo is a common presentation to the emergency department. This month in ‘Medical Talk’, we describe...