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Nervous System Diseases

Nervous System Diseases

Here: 5 new things to know about stroke -- its link with perioperative A-fib; the danger of cocaine; rehab possibilities with an Alzheimer drug; reducing stroke risk with potassium; and a potential screen for occult A-fib after cryptogenic stroke.

Thyroglossal duct cyst; HCV-HIV coinfection; slurred speech and trouble swallowing and chewing . . . see how well you do on the quiz questions this week.

Previously, the football sideline was the sole domain of orthopedic surgeons and athletic trainers. Neurologists are now part of a growing team of physicians with an interest in treating athletes.

Why ask patients to “spit in a cup”? Statistically significant protein differences have been found in Alzheimer disease saliva, and trends have been observed for Parkinson disease.

A 50-year-old man comes to the ED after 2 episodes of loss of consciousness and vomiting. Jaw clenching with a short period of unresponsiveness is observed in the ED. ECG is significant for bradycardia and sinus bradycardia. He had sprayed his home for termites 10 hours earlier. What is the problem here?

Five recent studies on multiple sclerosis offer new insights: the take-home points are featured in this slide show.

Chronic pain and psychological interventions, complex regional pain syndrome, spinal fractures and low back pain, acute gouty arthritis, Chiari I malformation, Dengue fever, erythema nodosum—a look at pain in its many shapes, sizes, and locations.

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