Neurology

Hypertension and Stroke

In this minicast, The Weingart Strikes Back! Scott Weingart has some issues with our last episode on managing blood pressure in acute ischemic stroke. But the Swami doesn’t take it lying down and has a few things of his own to say. http://traffic.libsyn.com/ercast/HTN_stroke.output.mp3 DIRECT DOWNLOAD Announcement Join Scott, Swami and Rob at the Essentials of …

Spinal tap following a negative CT in suspected SAH

It’s deeply rooted medical dogma that spinal tap needs to follow a negative CT when evaluating patients for subarachnoid hemorrhage. New literature has come out to challenge that idea. We talk with Scott Weingart of emcrit.org and Ryan Radecki of Emergency Medicine Literature of Note about a 2011 BMJ paper that looks at the sensitivity of computed tomography when performed within 6 hours of headache onset.