Is the K OK?

A 60-year-old man presented to the emergency department with a 1 week history of increasing lethargy, intermittent tingling in both arms and palpitations…

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Decompression Illness

Diving-related problems can present in many ways and their appropriate and timely management is essential for good outcomes and patient safety.…

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Cranial Nerves One to Six

Cranial nerve injuries are important clinical signs, which alert the examiner to intracranial pathology. This session will look at the more common traumatic and medical causes of cranial nerve injury…

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Multiple Sclerosis

This session describes the presentations, pathophysiology, management and treatment options for multiple sclerosis relevant to emergency medicine…

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Multiple Sclerosis

This session describes the presentations, pathophysiology, management and treatment options for multiple sclerosis relevant to emergency medicine…

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Facial Palsy

Isolated facial muscle weakness is an uncommon presentation to the ED and may be quickly diagnosed by the unwary as Bell’s palsy.…

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Stroke or seizure?

A gentleman presented with loss of power and sensation to his left side, slow speech and facial droop; CT brain was normal. His symptoms resolved over the next three days…

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Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a common neurodegenerative disease affecting adults. Symptoms and disability can arise as a result of the disease itself and the complications of medical therapy.…

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Guillain-Barre Syndrome

GBS is now thought to be a group of phenotypically similar disorders. Degeneration of the axon can occur as well as demyelination of the nerve sheath.…

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Intracranial Infections

Intracranial infections (also called central nervous system infections or CNS infections) are relatively rare, but form a very important differential diagnosis in the unwell patient…

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