A 63-year-old female with significant PMhx HTN, HLD, IDDM, CAD has been in the hospital for 3 days for uncontrolled hyperglycemia. The patient’s nurse calls you at 8 PM and reports patient appeared acutely altered. You are on your way when the pager goes off, it’s a CODE CVA in that patient’s room. Upon examination, … Continue reading How do you work up a CODE CVA?
A 36 y/o male with PMHx of IDDM is admitted to ICU for DKA and subsequently has a first time seizure. After resolution of what does appear to be a seizure and not a convulsive syncopal event, do you start this patient on an anti-epileptic drug (AED)? This answer is one of a few questions … Continue reading Do you start AEDs on a first time seizure?