By Eugene C. Toy
EXCEL on your neurology clerkship and at the USMLE Step 2 CK "This ebook is notable. The medical situations are enticing and relaxing to learn, maximizing the absorption of useful scientific details. i like to recommend this booklet to all scientific scholars on scientific rotations."--Lance E. Davis, scientific scholar, UT Southwestern clinical university you wish publicity to situations to cross the USMLE and shelf checks and that is precisely what this cutting edge source bargains. Written via skilled educators, Case records: Neurology is helping you think that via prognosis and managemenet whilst confronting neurological medical difficulties. fifty three high-yield medical circumstances concentrate on the middle capabilities for the neurology clerkship. every one case contains a longer dialogue, definitions of keyword phrases, medical pearls, and USMLE-format overview questions. it truly is an interactive studying approach that is helping you examine rather than simply memorize. that includes: fifty three neurology situations with whole discussions and overview Q&A scientific pearls spotlight key issues Primer on tips on how to technique the sufferer is helping you study within the context of actual sufferers
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A. B. C. D. E. 3] Unilateral resting tremor Supranuclear downed gaze palsy Orthostatic hypotension early in the course of the disease Early falls Abnormal cerebral MRI Levodopa Dopamine agonists Amantadine Anticholinergics Haloperidol Which of the following medications would be most likely to cause drug-induced parkinsonism? A. B. C. D. E. 1] A. Resting tremor is an early manifestation of Parkinson disease. 2] C. Amantadine can decrease the incidence of levodopa induced dyskinesia. 3] B. Antiemetic agents such as prochlorperazine (Compazine) and metoclopramide can cause a drug-induced parkinsonism.
An exception to this rule is in an emergent situation such as respiratory failure or shock when the patient needs treatment even as the etiology is being investigated. SUMMARY 1. 2. 3. There is no replacement for a meticulous history and physical examination. There are four steps in the clinical approach to the neurology patient: making the diagnosis, assessing severity, treating based on severity, and following response. There are seven questions that help to bridge the gap between the textbook and the clinical arena.
They may also not be an option for patients with asthma, diabetes, or certain heart problems. Other medications include anti-seizure medications such as primidone (Mysoline), which may be effective in patients who do not respond to betablockers; they are usually given at much lower doses than in epilepsy, typically 50 to 700 mg per day. The main side effects are drowsiness and flu-like symptoms, which usually disappear within a short time. Tranquilizers such as diazepam (Valium) and alprazolam (Xanax) are sometimes used to treat people whose tremors are made much worse by tension or anxiety.
Case Files: Neurology (Lange Case Files Series) by Eugene C. Toy