Neurology Archives - Page 9 of 9 - The Emergency Medical Minute


Podcast #93: Pneumoencephaly

Run Time: 3 minutes Author: Dr. Eric Miller Educational Pearls: Pneumoencephaly, simply, is intracranial air. This appears black on a CT scan as shown in the first image above. Most common causes of pneumencephaly is post-surgical, infectious organism, and trauma. A Mount Fuji sign indicates a tension pneumocephaly and is shown in the middle image…

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Podcast #82: Bell’s Palsy

Run Time: 2 minutes Author: Dr. Susan Brion Educational Pearls: Bell’s Palsy is an acute peripheral facial nerve palsy, which was named after Charles Bell who described the condition. The facial nerve has branches that affect hearing, facial motor skills, salivation, lacrimation, and taste to the anterior 2/3 of the tongue. Determining if the patient…

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Podcast #72: SCIWORA

Run Time: 3 minutes Author: Dr. Suzanne Chilton Educational Pearls: SCIWORA is an acronym for Spinal Cord Injury Without Radiographic Abnormality. This name was appropriate prior to the invention of the MRI, as now MRIs can usually find some abnormality missed on an Xray or CT. This type of injury occurs most often in children because…

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Podcast #58: Transcranial Doppler in Concussion

Run Time: 7 minutes Author: Dr. Philip Fidler/Dr. Gretchen Hinson Educational Pearls: Estimation of burn size is done by the Lund-Browder diagram and the Rule of 9s – burn size is often underestimated in children because there head is a larger portion of their body and often overestimated in adults. A hyperbaric O2 chamber has…

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Podcast #52: Syphilis the Great Imitator

Run Time: 7 minutes Author: Dr. Donald Stader Educational Pearls: Syphillis is a very important historical and current disease. The study of Syhpillis or “Syphilology” evolved into the field of dermatology. Syphilis, an is caused by the spirochete bacteria, Treponema pallidum.  Syphilis comes in three stages: primary, secondary, and tertiary stages. In the primary stage, they…

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