HCMC Act F.A.S.T. Wallet Card

2016-10-13T18:16:35-05:00June 10th, 2013|HCMC, Neurology|

HCMC is a certified stroke center, and as part of out public outreach and education, the team has developed a very useful wallet care based on the Act FAST campaign from the National Stroke Association.

Headaches in the ED

2016-10-13T18:16:37-05:00April 22nd, 2013|Neurology|

There is very little known about the difference between the various types of headaches. In the ED the primary concern is to separate primary from secondary causes of headache. Primary headaches are those that are not caused by a secondary medical condition, and are usually divided

Alternative Therapies for Primary Headache

2016-10-13T18:16:37-05:00April 2nd, 2013|Neurology|

As droperidol goes back on shortage, I wanted to give a brief review of primary headache treatments. Most therapies for primary headaches have a ~60% rate of pain relief, and there is no predictable overlap between drug classes, so if one class doesn’t work, try another class

Indications of Acute Ischemic Stroke on Head CT

2016-10-13T18:16:42-05:00February 13th, 2013|Neurology|

Obtaining a non-contrast Head CT is one of the critical actions in evaluation of neurologic symptoms concerning for acute stroke. Evaluating the images involves scanning for the following features of ischemia of the brain parenchyma. Hypoattenuation involving one-third or more of the