Definition: Syndrome characterized by dysfunction of multiple lumbar and sacral nerve roots in the lumbar vertebral canal due to compression Anatomy The spinal cord terminates in the conus medullaris at the T12/L1 vertebral body in adults Cauda equina Collection of nerve roots from L1-S5 Compression from various causes results in lower motor neuron pathology
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Definition: Encephalopathy that occurs secondary to thiamine (vitamin B1) deficiency. While Wernicke encephalopathy is reversible with treatment, it can progress to the irreversible Korsakoff’s syndrome if left untreated.
With the publication of the DAWN and DEFUSE-3 trials came a new era in stroke management. We have discussed the specific literature pertaining to endovascular therapy on REBEL EM before in our 2hour CME activity HERE. Along with the two new publications came the 2018 AHA/ASA guidelines for endovascular therapy in acute ischemic stroke. Anand Swaminathan and myself […]
Background: Over the last three years, we have seen the rise of neurointerventional therapies for patients with ischemic strokes due to large vessel occlusions (LVOs). This group of strokes typically includes patients with occlusion of the distal intracranial carotid artery, middle cerebral artery or anterior cerebral artery. Rapid identification of these patients both in the prehospital […]
Background: Welcome back to REBEL Cast episode 47. In this issue we are going to talk about some recent trials published in the past year that have gotten some love in the FOAMed world. We have been meaning to discuss these trials, but just simply didn’t have the time until now. What trials are we […]