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Feb 23, 2017

Idiopathic intracranial hypertension, also known as the pseudotumor cerebri syndrome, is characterized by elevated intracranial pressure with clinical features of headaches, vision impairment, and occasionally cranial nerve palsies in the absence of a structural lesion on neuroimaging. But that doesn't mean...


Feb 16, 2017

In 1959, Adams and colleagues described a few patients who developed a rapid flaccid quadriparesis following fluid resuscitation for malnutrition and chronic alcoholism. Twenty years later, we learned that this occurs as a consequence of rapid correction of hyponatremia. But this isn't the only cause of the osmotic...


Feb 9, 2017

The request for a consult is like calling in a favor. You shouldn't actually expect the consultant to do it, you should be polite and helpful in all the ways your grandmother expects you to behave. At least that's the courtesy I've seen from really spectacular providers. In this week's episode, we not only review the...


Feb 2, 2017

It may come as a surprise to you, but patients who seize...will seize. And in this week's episode, we talk about the fundamentals in working up a patient who presents in status epilepticus. So SEIZE the opportunity to learn from Dr. Chloe Hill as she navigates us through this week's Teaching through Clinical Cases....