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Hyponatremia and Alcoholism

Hyponatremia and Alcoholism

"Beer potomania" is a syndrome used to describe patients who present with hyponatremia along with a history of excessive beer drinking. These patients are at serious risk of rapid decompensation secondary to hyponatremia and its neurological sequelae. Patients will demonstrate decreased electrolytesparticularly sodium, potassium, and magnesium. The symptoms of beer potomania are related to hyponatremia and hypokalemia, and include dizziness, muscular... Continue Reading

Filed under: Neurology, Substance Abuse

Essential Education for All Patients With Migraine

Essential Education for All Patients With Migraine

With a better understanding of migraine pathophysiology, the number of new migraine treatments has exploded in recent years. Over 40 million Americans suffer... Continue Reading

Filed under: Neurology, NPs & PAs

My Trip to the Capitol

My Trip to the Capitol

As clinicians, we often talk about being a patient advocate, which is something that most of us probably do daily. We may be advocating for authorization of... Continue Reading

Filed under: Health Policy and Trends, Neurology

Trans Fatty Acids Now Also Linked to Higher Risk of Dementia

Trans Fatty Acids Now Also Linked to Higher Risk of Dementia

Consumption of trans fats in high levels has been linked to coronary artery disease, diabetes and more. Now, a team of Japanese researchers have specifically... Continue Reading

Filed under: Cardiometabolic, Neurology, Preventive Medicine

The “HINTS” Examination in Vertigo

The “HINTS” Examination in Vertigo

Vertigo is a symptom, not a diagnosis. It presents a unique problem for many clinicians because it is symptomatic of a plethora of diagnoses, ranging from be... Continue Reading

Filed under: Miscellaneous, Neurology

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