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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

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

Antihistamines offered more acute vertigo relief than benzos, but no longer-term benefit

A single dose of antihistamine provided no greater benefit at two hours than ondansetron, droperidol, metoclopramide, or piracetam, and daily antihistamine treatment for a week or month had similar results to placebo.
26 Jul 2022

MKSAP Quiz: Evaluation for dementia

A 72-year-old man is evaluated for dementia with fluctuations in attentiveness, visual hallucinations, and slowness of movements over the past year. He has also acted out his dreams in his sleep a few times over the last 2 years. What is the most appropriate treatment?
26 Jul 2022

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

ACP congratulates recent AMA election winners

Sandra A. Fryhofer, MD, MACP, was recently re-elected to the American Medical Association (AMA) Board of Trustees, and Suja Mathew, MD, FACP, was elected to the AMA Council on Medical Education.
28 Jun 2022

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

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

New thinking about Alzheimer's diagnosis

New technology and biomarkers have contributed to the detection of Alzheimer's disease, but clinicians are skeptical about the value of a diagnosis without the ability to treat the condition.
1 Nov 2019

MKSAP Quiz: Difficulty swallowing for 6 months

A 54-year-old man is evaluated for difficulty swallowing of 6 months' duration. He initially had occasional choking with liquids, which has progressed to dysphagia with both liquids and solids. Following a physical exam, lab tests, and MRI of the brain, what is the most likely diagnosis?
15 Mar 2022

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