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May. 24, 2021
Chronic pain encompasses a spectrum of clinical scenarios involving both peripheral and central pain syndromes. In this article, the author discusses
Jan. 31, 2021
When discussing back pain, specific terms need to be defined to help understand the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment. First, back pain may be mechanical or musculoskeletal pain. A patient might have radiculopathy, which refers to pain in the distribution of a nerve root with associated weakness and loss of reflexes. Myelopathy refers to compression of the spinal cord; these patients often have upper motor neuron signs like spasticity and hyperreflexia.
Jan. 25, 2021
The clinical examination of a patient with severe brain injury is similar to the evaluation of a comatose patient. Predictors of outcome include the Glasgow Coma Scale and Injury Severity Scores and aspects of the neurologic exam of the comatose patient. Complications include all sequelae of prolonged coma and recumbency, and systemic trauma, including systemic infection, deep venous thrombosis, electrolyte abnormalities, fat embolism syndrome, stress ulceration, and anemia.
Aug. 22, 2020
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