Health Questions and Answers

Archive for the 'Neurology' Category

Coma

Friday, June 15th, 2012

What are the most common causes of coma? Drugs (e.g., alcohol, illicit drugs, accidental or intentional overdose) Hypoxia Hypoglycemia Other metabolic derangements (e.g., sepsis, uremia, hepatic failure) Structural brain disease (e.g., stroke, intracranial hemorrhage) Outline the approach to the patient in coma. ABCs-protect the airway, breathing, and circulation. Draw blood to check for metabolic derangements, […]

Posted in Neurology | No Comments »


MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

What is multiple sclerosis (MS)? MS is the most common disabling neurologic disease of young people under age 40, affecting approximately 250,000 Americans. It is probably an autoimmune disease, characterized by relapsing and remitting episodes of inflammation in the brain and spinal cord. This inflammation destroys the myelin, which is the insulating sheath around nerve […]

Posted in Neurology | 1 Comment »