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Research & Reviews  2,919 results

A Previously Healthy Adolescent With Acute Psychosis and Severe Hyperhidrosis.
https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2019-3786
Pediatrics Rosenblatt T, Ort K et. al.

May 21st, 2020 - A previously healthy 15-year-old boy presented with 3 months of progressive psychosis, insomnia, back and groin pain, and hyperhidrosis. On examination, the patient was disheveled, agitated, and soaked with sweat, with systolic blood pressure in t...

Cryptococcal meningitis in a patient with multiple sclerosis on dimethyl fumarate treat...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msard.2020.102137
Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders; Workel HH, Wolfhagen MJHM et. al.

May 14th, 2020 - We present a case of meningitis caused by Cryptococcus neoformans var. grubii in a 46-year old non-HIV-infected patient with multiple sclerosis, treated with dimethyl fumarate monotherapy. We identified no other risk factors for developing cryptoc...

Intraventricular Hemorrhage Clearance in Human Neonatal Cerebrospinal Fluid: Associatio...
https://doi.org/10.1161/STROKEAHA.119.028744
Stroke Mahaney KB, Buddhala C et. al.

May 13th, 2020 - Background and Purpose- Preterm neonates with intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) are at risk for posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus and poor neurological outcomes. Iron has been implicated in ventriculomegaly, hippocampal injury, and poor outcomes follo...

Reactive increase of cerebrospinal fluid white blood cell count after lumbar puncture: ...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jns.2020.116876
Journal of the Neurological Sciences; Neumann B, Steinberg T et. al.

May 10th, 2020 - Lumbar puncture (LP) is commonly used in the diagnostic workup of neurological patients, often to exclude inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system. In clinical practice, an increase of white blood cell count (WBC) in the cerebrospinal f...

CSF studies which ultimately led to the possible diagnosis of anti-NMDAR encephalitis.
https://doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2019-233489
BMJ Case Reports; Roberts C, McEachern M et. al.

May 9th, 2020 - A 17-year-old man with no significant medical history presented with new-onset seizure activity and altered mental status manifesting as bizarre behaviour, which included rapid pressured and tangential speech, psychomotor agitation, insomnia and d...

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Guidelines  4 results

Critical Issues in the Evaluation and Management of Adult Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department With Acute Headache
https://www.acep.org/globalassets/sites/acep/media/clinical-policies/cp-headache.pdf

Jun 25th, 2019 - This clinical policy from the American College of Emergency Physicians addressed key issues in the evaluation and management of adult patients presenting to the emergency department with acute headache. A writing subcommittee conducted a systemat...

Atraumatic (pencil-point) versus conventional needles for lumbar puncture: a clinical p...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6364256
BMJ (Clinical Research Ed.); Rochwerg B, Almenawer SA et. al.

May 23rd, 2018 - Atraumatic (pencil-point) versus conventional needles for lumbar puncture: a clinical practice guideline.|2018|Rochwerg B,Almenawer SA,Siemieniuk RAC,Vandvik PO,Agoritsas T,|economics,economics,prevention & control,adverse effects,instrumentation,

Aseptic and Bacterial Meningitis: Evaluation, Treatment, and Prevention
https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0901/p314.html
American Family Physician;

Aug 31st, 2017 - The etiologies of meningitis range in severity from benign and self-limited to life-threatening with potentially severe morbidity. Bacterial meningitis is a medical emergency that requires prompt recognition and treatment. Mortality remains high d...

Differential Diagnosis of Meningococcal Meningitis Based on Common Clinical and Laboratory Findings: Are There Criterion Standards?
https://journals.lww.com/infectdis/Abstract/2010/07000/Differential_Diagnosis_of_Meningococcal_Meningitis.9.aspx
Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice; Fretzayas,A.,et al

Jul 1st, 2010 - Background: The prompt diagnosis of meningitis is essential for a good outcome. Aim: This study was designed to differentiate children with meningococcal meningitis, aseptic meningitis, and no meningitis. Patients and Methods: A total of 150 chi...

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Drugs  5 results see all →

Clinicaltrials.gov  3,117 results

A Previously Healthy Adolescent With Acute Psychosis and Severe Hyperhidrosis.
https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2019-3786
Pediatrics Rosenblatt T, Ort K et. al.

May 21st, 2020 - A previously healthy 15-year-old boy presented with 3 months of progressive psychosis, insomnia, back and groin pain, and hyperhidrosis. On examination, the patient was disheveled, agitated, and soaked with sweat, with systolic blood pressure in t...

Cryptococcal meningitis in a patient with multiple sclerosis on dimethyl fumarate treat...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msard.2020.102137
Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders; Workel HH, Wolfhagen MJHM et. al.

May 14th, 2020 - We present a case of meningitis caused by Cryptococcus neoformans var. grubii in a 46-year old non-HIV-infected patient with multiple sclerosis, treated with dimethyl fumarate monotherapy. We identified no other risk factors for developing cryptoc...

Intraventricular Hemorrhage Clearance in Human Neonatal Cerebrospinal Fluid: Associatio...
https://doi.org/10.1161/STROKEAHA.119.028744
Stroke Mahaney KB, Buddhala C et. al.

May 13th, 2020 - Background and Purpose- Preterm neonates with intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) are at risk for posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus and poor neurological outcomes. Iron has been implicated in ventriculomegaly, hippocampal injury, and poor outcomes follo...

Reactive increase of cerebrospinal fluid white blood cell count after lumbar puncture: ...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jns.2020.116876
Journal of the Neurological Sciences; Neumann B, Steinberg T et. al.

May 10th, 2020 - Lumbar puncture (LP) is commonly used in the diagnostic workup of neurological patients, often to exclude inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system. In clinical practice, an increase of white blood cell count (WBC) in the cerebrospinal f...

CSF studies which ultimately led to the possible diagnosis of anti-NMDAR encephalitis.
https://doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2019-233489
BMJ Case Reports; Roberts C, McEachern M et. al.

May 9th, 2020 - A 17-year-old man with no significant medical history presented with new-onset seizure activity and altered mental status manifesting as bizarre behaviour, which included rapid pressured and tangential speech, psychomotor agitation, insomnia and d...

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News  187 results

Physician Botches Pediatric Lumbar Puncture, Family Collects; More
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/925589

Feb 23rd, 2020 - The family of a child who was partially paralyzed after receiving treatment at a hospital in the state of Washington will receive a $10 million settlement, the News Tribune reports. A few months after she was born, the child of Chante Ramirez — id...

Negligent use of steroids
https://www.mdedge.com/node/213956/path_term/51944/page/0/2?channel=83

Dec 10th, 2019 - The patient developed neurologic symptoms, and lumbar puncture yielded green pus caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. He went on to develop arachnoiditis, which left him with impotence, incontinence, and excruciating pain.

Simple Blood Test Highly Accurate in Detecting Alzheimer's Biomarker
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/919900

Oct 14th, 2019 - ST. LOUIS — A highly accurate blood test detects amyloid, a key biomarker of Alzheimer's disease (AD), potentially eliminating the need for a lumbar puncture, new research suggests. The study shows "that plasma Aβ42/Aβ40 accurately identifies indi...

CSF Testing Common in Some Children but Positive Results Rare
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/916040

Jul 25th, 2019 - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Nonculture infection tests of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in otherwise healthy children very rarely yields results requiring clinical intervention, according to new research. Such tests are frequently ordered on lumbar-pu...

Critical Issues in the Evaluation and Management of Adult Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department With Acute Headache
https://www.acep.org/globalassets/sites/acep/media/clinical-policies/cp-headache.pdf

Jun 25th, 2019 - This clinical policy from the American College of Emergency Physicians addressed key issues in the evaluation and management of adult patients presenting to the emergency department with acute headache. A writing subcommittee conducted a systemat...

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Patient Education  51 results see all →