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Twitch of doom? | Neurology | 03-2011
When I was a student, one of my senior teachers in neurology recounted how he d travelled by train to another city for a consultation about his fasciculations while he ...

Coming off antiepileptics | Neurology | 04-2010
There isn t a blanket answer to this question. Some seizure disorders, such as benign rolandic epilepsy, almost always remit while some, such as absence epilepsy, are often outgrown in ...

What pulls the migraine trigger? | Neurology | 10-2009
Many environmental factors have been reported to trigger headaches in some migraineurs. These include foods rich in nitrites hot dogs, other prepared meats , monosodium glutamate, octopamine, phenylethylamine, or tyramine ...

The lowdown on elevated hemidiaphragm | Imaging | 09-2006
Normally, lung volumes can be evaluated by observing how much the lung tissue extends to the periphery and the diaphragm moves to the level of the 9th-11th ribs posteriorly. The ...

Hacking away at a dry cough | Respirology | 12-2005
It's unusual to have a non-productive cough with bronchiectasis unless it's in the upper lobes. You should look for other causes, such as post-nasal drip, reflux esophagitis and reversible airflow ...

Can lung ailments cause headache? | Neurology | 01-2004
Traditionally, the interaction between the respiratory and nervous systems is split into two basic categories. The first is the effect of neurologic disease on the respiratory system. For example, neurologic ...

Will botulinum toxin shots stop hyperhidrosis? | Dermatology | 11-2003
Hyperhidrosis is a common problem, especially for young people, yet many don't seek care, either out of embarrassment or due to a mistaken belief that little can be done. Like ...

Can corticosteroids help in mono | Infection | 04-2003
No specific therapy is usually recommended for most patients with infectious mononucleosis. Corticosteroids are often used for severe cases with complications, including impending upper-airway obstruction, hemolytic anemia, carditis or neurologic ...

CHAGAS' DISEASE: NEW TO NORTH AMERICA | Infection | 04-1995
Chagas' disease is due to Trypanosoma cruzi. Infection is most often acquired through the bite of triatomine or reduviid bugs which reside in dwellings with dirt floors or cracks in ...



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