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Risk Stratification of Sudden Headache

This week we try something different. I interview the lead author of a recent paper...

Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

A 28 year old woman presents to the emergency department with one week of headaches....

Thyrotoxicosis Quiz

A 50 year old female presented to the emergency department with anxiety, palpitations and feeling...

5 Things you Must do when Patients Present with Syncope

Patients who present to the emergency department following a syncopal episode can be a diagnostic...

Can you diagnose the cause of DIPLOPIA? Take the test.

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Can you Diagnose the Cause of DIPLOPIA?

A 58 yo male presents to the emergency department with a complaint of "Doc I'm seeing double"
Try these 8 questions.

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If you think that the patient has MONOCULAR DIPLOPIA

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In terms of BINOCULAR DIPLOPIA, which of the following is correct?

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Which cranial nerve is affected here?

Source: October 2011Case Reports in Neurology 3(3):248-51

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Which cranial nerve is affected here?

Source: September 2006Comprehensive ophthalmology update 7(5):215-21; discussion 223-4

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Look at the following image. Which Cranial Nerve is involved?

Source: Oman J Ophthalmol. 2014 May-Aug; 7(2): 103–104

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In the following image, when would you expect diplopia to occur?

Source: September 2006Comprehensive ophthalmology update 7(5):215-21; discussion 223-4

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Multiple cranial nerve abnormalities and any headache require an urgent CT brain looking for:( 2 correct answers)

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Cranial Nerve III paralysis can be complete or incomplete.
In terms of clinical findings in CN III paralysis, which of the following is true?(3 correct answers)

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Cardioversion in Pregnancy: Is it Safe?

Is cardioversion safe in the pregnant patient? A CASE A 24 yo female patient presents...