Tag Archives: neurology

tPA in ischemic stroke, “answers”

  Check out our own Dr. Anand Swaminathan discussing this topic and more on ischemic stroke on ER Cast here and here! 1. How do you control blood pressure (BP) in patients who will be or/are receiving tPA? For patients … Continue reading

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tPA in ischemic stroke, Questions

1. How do you control blood pressure in patients who will be/are receiving tPA? 2. Do you treat patients with tPA up to 4.5 hours from onset of symptoms, and if so which ones? 3. How do you determine if … Continue reading

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Vertigo, “Answers”

What elements of history do you find most reliable in differentiating central from peripheral vertigo? Dizziness is the cause of over 10 million ambulatory care visits per year, 25% of which are seen in emergency departments around the US (Newmann-Toker, … Continue reading

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Vertigo, Questions

1.     What elements of history do you find most reliable in differentiating central from peripheral vertigo?                               2.     What elements of physical exam do you find … Continue reading

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