Search results for "Neurology"
Telemedicine appears effective for recurrent benign paroxysmal positional vertigo
In a South Korean trial of patients with previous cases of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, 72.4% of those randomized to a web-based diagnostic questionnaire and a video explaining the canalith repositioning maneuver reported vertigo resolution.
24 Jan 2023
Keys to taking a neurological history
The most powerful tool in neurology is the history and physical exam, including the requirement that patients walk in the presence of neurologists, in order to better understand symptoms.
1 Jul 2016
MKSAP Quiz: 3-month history of daily headaches
A 64-year-old woman is evaluated for a 3-month history of daily headaches of sudden, spontaneous onset. Following a physical exam and MRI, what is the most appropriate treatment of this patient's headaches?
24 Jan 2023
Relationships between primary care physicians, specialists may affect patient satisfaction
Patients gave higher ratings after a referral if the specialist trained with their primary care physician, a quasi-experimental study found.
10 Jan 2023
Catch Parkinson's early for better support
Comanaging patients with Parkinson's disease involves a back-and-forth relationship between the primary care physician and the neurologist over the course of a slow but progressive disease.
1 Apr 2020
Devices to restore hearing may avert cognitive decline, improve cognitive test scores
Physicians should strongly encourage their patients with hearing loss to use restorative devices such as hearing aids and cochlear implants, according to the authors of a new meta-analysis that found significant cognitive benefits with the devices.
13 Dec 2022
MKSAP Quiz: Left-sided facial weakness
A 36-year-old woman is evaluated for left-sided facial weakness. Over the last 10 days she has developed progressive weakness on the left side of her face, which is apparent with eye closure, smiling, and chewing. She has also reduced tearing and diplopia. Following a physical exam, what is the most appropriate next step in management?
18 Oct 2022
Concussions cause cognitive concerns
Traumatic brain injury accounts for three million ED visits a year and at least another three to six million visits for outpatient medical care several days after the injury, without an ED visit.
1 Feb 2019
Neurology guidelines rate migraine prophylaxis options
Prescription, over-the-counter and complementary treatments for migraine prevention were evaluated in two new guideline updates from the American Academy of Neurology.
1 May 2012
Major shift in thinking about cognitive impairment
Because neurocognitive decline can have a variety of etiologies, a new definition by the DSM-5 defined mild cognitive impairment as a syndrome, and then drilled down to its etiology.
1 Jul 2019