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Pattern-reversal visual evoked potential stimulus (A) and waveform (B). (Contributed by Dr. Han Cheng.)
Jul. 26, 2021
Stroke & Vascular Disorders
Prevention of stroke and transient ischemic attack includes blood pressure lowering, cholesterol reduction with statins, smoking cessation, and antiplatelet therapy, and more specific interventions, such as carotid revascularization or anticoagulation for atrial fibrillation.
Jul. 21, 2021
Neurologic complications of chronic renal failure include diffuse encephalopathy, seizures, stroke, movement disorders, sleep alterations, polyneuropathy, mononeuropathies, and myopathy. Dialysis is also associated with several types of encephalopathies. Toxic metabolic accumulation, hyperkalemia, hypercoagulability, immunologic disturbances, and acid base disequilibrium are potential mechanisms.
Oct. 12, 2020
Behavioral & Cognitive Disorders
Alzheimer disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disease that causes dementia, most often starting with memory loss. Its hallmark microscopic features are neurofibrillary tangles and amyloid plaques. Other symptoms may include anomia, visuospatial deficits, executive dysfunction, apathy, depression, and agitation.
Feb. 19, 2020
Tardive dystonia occurs after exposure to dopaminergic blocking agents, usually after long-term exposure, and may not improve despite discontinuation of the offending agent. Dopamine-blocking agents associated with tardive dystonia are most frequently antipsychotic medications but also include antiemetics, such as metoclopramide. The effects of tardive dystonia are often disabling and compromise quality of life due to abnormal movements and the pain produced by these.
May. 05, 2019
Jun. 01, 2020
Sleep paralysis is an REM sleep parasomnia characterized by an inability to perform voluntary movements associated with marked anxiety that occurs either at sleep onset (hypnagogic form) or on awakening (hypnopompic form). Attacks last a few minutes, do not involve respiratory and ocular muscles, are fully reversible, and often are accompanied by terrifying hallucinatory phenomena. Sleep paralysis is frequently associated with narcolepsy, but may be familial.
May. 24, 2021
Headache & Pain
Homeostasis refers to the concept that organisms must adjust to external stimuli so that internal conditions remain stable. Multiple medical problems
Jan. 24, 2020